Lakeview has a rich source of history and pride, dating back to its roots when the land was occupied by an alliance of Iroquoian speaking people, and prior to the first historical contacts in the 1600’s between First Nations and Europeans in the area.
Today, Lakeview certainly carries its fair share of the weight for residents of Mississauga. The GE Booth (Lakeview) Wastewater Treatment Facility processes 70 per cent of our region’s wastewater, while the Lakeview Water Treatment Plant supplies two-thirds of Peel’s drinking water and another 40 per cent to York Region, earning Peel Region millions of dollars in revenue.
For years, Lakeview has fought diligently to promote smart development and smart growth, culminating in the Inspiration Lakeview Master Plan that will see new business, retail stores, waterfront public spaces and facilities together with mid-rise residential development come to the community. In 2005, former LRA President Jim Tovey and John Danahy started a discussion around the kitchen table of how the OPG now former Lakeview Generating Station Lands could be something more than utility land in the future. In 2008, after 3 years of workshops and visioning sessions with the community, Jim and John took the Vision to the City of Mississauga and Council unanimously approved that City staff move ahead to develop a plan for a new mixed use development.
Lakeview residents support well planned development that celebrates our unique location on the waterfront, ensuring we are mindful of sky views and building at human scale, putting the health and well being of people first. We are pro-smart growth, and proponents of a more visionary style planning policy with appropriate heights stepping back from the lakefront and Lakeshore Road promoting public transit throughout our community and pedestrianization where possible. Active living
Lakeview has supported the city as it diligently promotes smart planning and the primacy of municipal planning over LPAT (OMB) appeals. The Local Area Plan,