958-960 Lakeshore Road E (former Brownstones / Byngmount School)

Official Plan Change & Rezoning Submission

Submission by Region of Peel for new development – 151 Affordable Units
Location of Development – Lakeshore/East Av (former Brownstone & Byngmount School

In April 2014, Cllr Tovey held a charrette to receive ideas from the community on how the redevelopment of affordable housing at East Avenue location (Owned by the Region of Peel) would integrate best within the community. The response was a mixed use building (seniors affordable development) that would include retail space at the ground level and garden space for the residents of the building in the green space at the back with no through traffic but walkable integration between the neighborhoods.

The community wished to ensure these new residents (seniors affordable units) would be integrated with the Lakeside community to the west & the Lakeshore pedestrian orientated corridor. The Lakeview Legacy document captures the idea in point 10 (page 7) when referring to the ’10 guiding design principles’ of the Citizens Visioning Plan. (excerpt below)

Establish the Lakeshore Corridor as a tree lined linear Heritage Park including an LRT and bikeway on the south side of Lakeshore Road flanking and servicing the medium density south of Lakeshore in the Lakeview Core (strategy 6) and linking Lakeview’s existing neighborhoods to the waterfront, core community services, revitalized commercial and employment zone.

See news articles written at the time Mississauga News and Toronto.com 

The current affordable building development proposal under review and requiring an official plan & zoning change, does not include the above items or allow the stepping back from 2-4 stories along Lakeshore Road, nor does it take into consideration the LAP policy, the future transportation plans or Linear Heritage Park along the Lakeshore Corridor.

In addition, here lies a perfect opportunity to increase the number of units by extending the building from Lakeshore Road and further south along East Avenue, maintaining the ‘L’ shape of the building but stepping back from Lakeshore Road. Ultimately, this will blend the development at this location, with the new community development of Rangeview and Lakeview Village, integrating with the east side of East Avenue as it develops. The unique idea was to extend the building and add additional units over the top of the paramedic station (also owned by the Region) not unusual elsewhere in the world, and achieving more desperately needed housing. Note: The Region owns the former Byngmount School property directly adjacent.

Affordable housing is welcome and has been encouraged on this site by the community.  The focus should align with the city strategic plan; completing our neighborhoods through developing walkable, connected neighbourhoods, while building vibrant communities and nurturing ‘villages’.

Further discussions are taking place between between the Region of Peel, Councillor Dasko, local residents, and the Lakeview Ratepayers Association.

Additional reading documents:
Peel Region Agenda Sept 2017  Peel Housing Report – start on page 3


ARTIST ANNOUNCEMENT!

Lakeview Community Partners Limited and Artscape Atelier are thrilled to announce the 19 local artists selected to animate the site at Lakeview Village, including 14 muralists, 2 visual artists, 1 sculpturist, 1 painter and 1 poet.

Five Mississauga artists were selected including one Lakeview artist, Lynn Taylor.

Artists will produce a range of artworks using different mediums to tell their story on the Lakeview Village site and within the sunflower fields. Lakeview Village will be a hub for arts and culture, creating opportunities and platforms for artists today and for the future.
MEET THE ARTISTS
Lakeview Community Partners Limited looks forward to welcoming community members and visitors to the Lakeview Village site to celebrate and experience the art of placemaking this summer in a safe manner as COVID-19 health and social distancing measures permit.

Call for Artists

Lakeview Community Partners in partnership with Artscape Atelier
have recently released a call for paid opportunities for 17 artists on 4 distinct works associated with the Lakeview site. Work/opportunities are being offered to local artists providing art for the Lakeview Community. Arts and culture will play a large role in society’s healing and recovery coming out of this crisis. Please see attached document providing a summary of the art projects being advanced that will centre around the construction hoarding associated with the Discovery Centre and this years sunflower fields.

Lakeview Lands Development – Community Meeting Hosted by Councillor Dasko Thurs Feb 27th @ 6:30pm-8:30pm

Inspiration Lakeview…
We are the first community in north america to initiate a visioning process known as the Lakeview Legacy Project.

In 2010 our community worked with the City to start the process of making the vision for revitalization a reality. Fast forward 10 years… 2020

Come out to Councillor Dasko’s Community meeting on Thursday Feb 27th at Mississauga Seniors Centre 6:30 – 8:30 pm.

This is your opportunity to ask questions and hear more information regarding the former OPG Lands site as it moves forward into the next stage of development.

Check the City website for the history on the community consultation starting with the kick off event back in 2010.

http://www.mississauga.ca/portal/residents/inspirationlakeview

Bring your voice to Thursdays meeting, we look forward to seeing you there. Check out comments from our previous post for more details
http://lakeviewratepayers.com/category/development/inspiration-lakeview_opg/


Lakeview Lands – PDC Meeting – Monday Oct 28 @ 6:00pm City Hall

City Staff will bring a Recommendation Report to the Committee requesting endorsement of the Lakeview Waterfront Development Master Plan on Monday Oct 28th.

The plan increases the density of the development from 2018 Official Plan Amendment of 6800 units to 8026 units.

Three towers (40 / 29 / 24 storeys) are presented in the Marina District. The 40 & 29 storey towers have now been moved to the back row.

Lakeview Community Advisory Panel has requested the reduction of the 24 storey directly on the waters edge to 12 storeys, in keeping with the consistent request of the community to keep tall buildings away off the waterfront (see image below for explanation). 

Plan to attend City Hall to hear from City Staff, Council and Developer, LCP. (also available live streamed) Your comments may be presented by request or through a deputation to Council by contacting in advance: angie.melo@mississauga.ca

Requested reduction 24 storey tower to 12 storeys at waters edge
50% Waterfront Park Viewshed Character impacted y 24 storey tower in the front row
Suggestion: wrap 4-12 storey transition to all edges of the Waterfront Park (east to west) to protect 100% Waterfront Park viewshed character by providing 6 floors to other towers and extending six floors to the west (shown above)
At this stage of the planning process, the Ratepayer’s Association and Panel have heard, from the community, significant reservations around areas of the master plan that have not been addressed, including:

The capacity of current and future infrastructure (e.g., roads, parking, transit, sewers) to support this development and the existing stable community

Parkland Experience and design. including incorporating an indigenous village and cultural centre as part of the reconciliation process and developing the idea of a distinct and unique destination as a key goal

The amenities (e.g., community programming and centres, senior facilities, affordable housing) that the City plans to provide as a result of approving this development

The diversity and percentage of floor area allocated to various mixed uses (e.g., commercial, institutional, residential, retail, recreational, employment centres) to ensure that the development is a complete neighbourhood – where residents can live, work and play without venturing outside the development for every day necessities – rather than an isolated bedroom community

How the City of Mississauga’s Climate Emergency declared on June 24, 2019 has been considered in the interpretation of the Development Master Plan and how it will impact the OPA, zoning and other city requirements in the future

Clarifying the regulatory authority of the masterplan concerning the OPA and zoning process

Community Information Session #2 – Lakeview Lands (former OPG site) Saturday Oct 5 @ 2:30pm Seniors Centre – Hosted by Lakeview Ratepayers & Lakeview Community Advisory Panel

September 19 – Community Information Session

We would like to invite you to the follow up to our recent Community Info Session with a revised model based on new information – Mississauga Seniors Centre – Saturday Oct 5 – Doors open: 2:30pm.

Opening remarks from Councillor Stephen Dasko
Presentation (new September updated plan) & round table discussions

Please refer to Inspiration Lakeview website for studies & documents