The lot before demolition and environmental clean-up.
Former Firestone/Bridgestone at 435 Lakeshore Road East purchased by Indwell for affordable housing in Lakeview Mississauga. Future site of 66-unit affordable housing with support. Will include commercial use space on main floor.
Indwell is a Christian charity that creates affordable housing communities that support people seeking health, wellness and belonging.
For a number of years, the City of Mississauga, together with the Government of Ontario, Ontario Power Generation (OPG) and the community have worked together to develop a shared vision for the Lakeview waterfront that was the previous home of a provincial coal fired generating station.
“The City engaged in an initiative that spanned years of consultation, collaboration and consensus,” said Janice Baker, City Manager and Chief Administrative Officer. “The outcome of the process was a collective community vision of a mixed-use neighbourhood, with a vibrant public and private realm including open spaces, cultural amenities and a hub for employment. The Inspiration Lakeview Master Plan is the result of tremendous grass-roots energy and commitment, with a true ‘made-in-Mississauga’ stamp on it. We look forward to receiving the formal application and commencing our technical review and to further engagement with the community to bring this vision to a reality.”
“The development of the Lakeview lands has been and will continue to be a collaborative effort and a new way of community building,” said Bonnie Crombie, Mayor of Mississauga. “Getting to today was no small feat. We owe much of our progress to the late Jim Tovey and to the residents behind Inspiration Lakeview. I’d also like to thank the Government of Ontario for making Lakeview a priority and for transferring a portion of the property to the City to support innovation and promote culture. Together, we’ve built a solid master plan we can all be proud of. I look forward to continuing to work with the community as we transform our vision for the lakefront into reality, while putting Mississauga on the map as a destination.”
The three sister communities of Lakeview, Port Credit, and Clarkson each share a common connecting road. Together our communities have created a new model for development along a complex roadway. This concept posits that there are seven ways to view a road. The more complex the road, the more of the seven descriptive layers need be addressed in order to better understand the complex nature of the road usage. Some roads are described mainly according to a few of the layers, but complex roads like Lakeshore need to be considered from at least seven perspectives (layers).
In October 2008 the City of Mississauga retained Deloitte, along with Urban Strategies, KerrSmith Design and Lord Cultural Resources to undertake the development of the Inspiration Lakeview Innovation Corridor Feasibility Study. Market Analysis and Economic Feasibility Study for the development of the Innovation Corridor as part of implementing the Inspiration Lakeview Master Plan vision. The study will provide recommendations and a strategy to assist the City and local stakeholders to attract new employment and potential institutional uses to the Innovation Corridor. The study area consists of the Serson Place Innovation Corridor and the Serson Campus as identified in the Inspiration Lakeview Master Plan, as well as the Small Arms Inspection Building. The study team will be seeking input from key community stakeholders in Mississauga and the broader economic region to help with the study analysis.