Open House #3: Q&A

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The plan is for a 46-acre mixed-use community with new parks, enhanced retail, and a range of housing options (town homes, mid and high rise buildings). This draft plan includes housing for approximately 12,000 to 15,000 people, based on approximately 6,400 units.


Welcome, and thanks for joining us!

You came, you shared and you asked questions at Open House #1 and Open House #2. The Plan Dixie Team has been working hard on a draft plan for the site at Dixie Outlet Mall based on your ideas, City comments and consultant background studies (all part of the planning process). Feedback from this Q&A will be gathered to inform future versions of the plan as we move through this process.

  • See the Draft Plan: Watch the video above to see a draft plan for the site at Dixie Outlet Mall, or view the Draft Site Plan Presentation (PDF format).

  • Q&A: Have a question? Submit it using the Q&A tool below. Your feedback is important.

  • Quick Poll: Tell us what your neighbourhood needs most!

Let's Plan Together! Have your say below.

Answers to questions will be posted by the Plan Dixie Project Team in the coming weeks. Please be patient with us as we gather your questions and allow one of our subject matter experts the chance to provide input. This Q&A will be open to receive questions until January 4, 2021.

The plan is for a 46-acre mixed-use community with new parks, enhanced retail, and a range of housing options (town homes, mid and high rise buildings). This draft plan includes housing for approximately 12,000 to 15,000 people, based on approximately 6,400 units.


Welcome, and thanks for joining us!

You came, you shared and you asked questions at Open House #1 and Open House #2. The Plan Dixie Team has been working hard on a draft plan for the site at Dixie Outlet Mall based on your ideas, City comments and consultant background studies (all part of the planning process). Feedback from this Q&A will be gathered to inform future versions of the plan as we move through this process.

  • See the Draft Plan: Watch the video above to see a draft plan for the site at Dixie Outlet Mall, or view the Draft Site Plan Presentation (PDF format).

  • Q&A: Have a question? Submit it using the Q&A tool below. Your feedback is important.

  • Quick Poll: Tell us what your neighbourhood needs most!

Let's Plan Together! Have your say below.

Answers to questions will be posted by the Plan Dixie Project Team in the coming weeks. Please be patient with us as we gather your questions and allow one of our subject matter experts the chance to provide input. This Q&A will be open to receive questions until January 4, 2021.

CLOSED: This discussion has concluded.

Have a question? Please enter it below, and one of the Plan Dixie team members will respond to you. Your question will be reviewed and answered by a project subject matter expert; we appreciate your patience during this process.

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    How "high{" will the high-rise buildings be?

    Lou N asked about 1 year ago

    Hi there,

    The number of buildings as well as the building heights are not final and will continue to evolve as we work with the City and community to refine the plan. Our aim is to provide various housing types and tenures to ensure we can address Mississauga’s housing crisis, and provide options for a range of incomes, needs and lifestyles: families, affordable, seniors, missing middle, and rental housing. In addition, we want to prioritize land dedicated to parks and safe connections for bikes, walking, and cars. With community feedback, we can make sure the plan is welcoming and respects the surrounding neighbourhood character. The Urban Design Study currently underway will address shadow, noise, wind, sustainability and appropriate built form standards., and will be available to the public on the City’s website once the application has been filed in 2021.

    The Plan Dixie Team

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    The number of housing units and population increase seems high for this area. I see you’re trying to accommodate the traffic but I still have concerns about traffic and population capacity for the area. How will this impact public transit? Schools? Traffic? The plan speaks to the property plan but I don’t get a good picture of the full community impact.

    N asked about 1 year ago

    Hi there,

    The number of buildings as well as the building heights are not final and will continue to evolve as we work with the City and community to refine the plan. Our aim is to provide various housing types and tenures to ensure we can address Mississauga’s housing crisis, and provide options for a range of incomes, needs and lifestyles: families, affordable, seniors, missing middle, and rental housing. In addition, we want to prioritize land dedicated to parks and safe connections for bikes, walking, and cars. With community feedback, we can make sure the plan is welcoming and respects the surrounding neighbourhood character. The Urban Design Study currently underway will address shadow, noise, wind, sustainability and appropriate built form standards., and will be available to the public on the City’s website once the application has been filed in 2021.

    Our vision is to improve upon an already vibrant community to offer a mix of new improvements and uses: easily accessible new shops, services and restaurants for the neighbourhood, walkable streets, and improved access to local transit, public parks and green space as well as a full range of housing options. As part of the planning process, we will work closely with the Community Services staff at the City to define the various parks, community amenities and recreational experiences that are needed for this specific area; this will include POPS and green space maintained by the City.

    The City and local school boards will consider capacity of services and amenities through their review of the application, particularly public facilities. We will also have a Retail and Service Needs Assessment prepared to assess appropriate amount of retail/commercial uses.

    The Plan Dixie Team

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    How will 12000 to 15000 people possibly fit in this space? You are ruining the area with your profit driven density. This project is NOT taking the area back to its roots as your plan advertises.

    KB asked about 1 year ago

    Hi there,

    Peel's population is set to expand by one million people over the next 25 years, and Mississauga is already facing a housing crisis. The land around the Dixie Outlet Mall has been deemed under-utilized and mandated for development by both the City of Mississauga and the Province of Ontario. We understand the impact of density on traffic is a key consideration that has been raised by your neighbours, and we will be doing a series of traffic and transportation studies to ensure the design can support this population – including the addition of new cycling trails, an improved transit experience with a new bus shelter, and safe, walkable streets to encourage the use of other modes of transportation. An Urban Design Study will be completed in 2021, which includes these studies, and will be used to inform the plan. These studies will be available for the community to review and provide comment on once they are formally submitted to the City.

    The Plan Dixie Team

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    Is there a plan for a new school, new police station and new tennis courts? Our neighborhood is stretched to the limits, crime is on the rise, especially in Orchard Heights park. Is there any planning around that? Or just hopes that only good people will move in? We don't want this area turning into Jane & Finch. City closed many schools in the area and there is huge shortage of school options already, especially French Immersion and elementary schools. The closest elementary school is 10 km away. The poor two tennis courts are overbooked from 7 am to midnight with people fighting over the spot. I didn't see anything concrete in your plans. Please respond.

    mariannaresident asked 12 months ago

    Hi there,

    Our design approach considers how we can design safe spaces for all, including active uses at grade with eyes on street and the presence of people, accessible public spaces, and well-lit pathways and sidewalks. Building mixed-use communities provides for a more active public realm that does not “close at night” creating safer spaces for everyone. 

    We have not yet submitted a formal application to the City of Mississauga. Once there is a formal application, the local school board can provide requirements and comments on the need for new schools.

    We are very early in the process and have not yet submitted a formal application to the City. Housing will be determined by working with City Housing Staff, Planning Staff as well as the Councillor, and informed by studies completed by the City such as the Housing Strategy and Making Room for the Middle.

    Our vision is to improve upon an already vibrant community to offer a mix of new improvements and uses: easily accessible new shops, services and restaurants for the neighbourhood, walkable streets, and improved access to local transit, public parks and green space as well as a full range of housing options. As part of the planning process, we will work closely with the Community Services staff at the City to define the various parks, community amenities and recreational experiences that are needed for this specific area; this will include POPS and green space maintained by the City.

    The Plan Dixie Team

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    How many storeys will each of the currently projected 17 high-rise towers have? How many storeys will the mid-rise towers have and what is the number of mid-rise towers projected at present? Could you break down the number of occupants for each one of these buildings? We were told an additional 15,000 inhabitants are planned for the dixie mall property at the meeting on December 2 with the Home Owners Association of Orchard Heights.

    robincurtis asked 12 months ago

    Hi there,

    The number of buildings as well as the building heights are not final and will continue to evolve as we work with the City and community to refine the plan. Our aim is to provide various housing types and tenures to ensure we can address Mississauga’s housing crisis, and provide options for a range of incomes, needs and lifestyles: families, affordable, seniors, missing middle, and rental housing. In addition, we want to prioritize land dedicated to parks and safe connections for bikes, walking, and cars. With community feedback, we can make sure the plan is welcoming and respects the surrounding neighbourhood character. The Urban Design Study currently underway will address shadow, noise, wind, sustainability and appropriate built form standards., and will be available to the public on the City’s website once the application has been filed in 2021.

    The Plan Dixie Team

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    How many residences are planned for?

    Dilbert asked 12 months ago

    Hi there,

    The number of buildings as well as the building heights are not final and will continue to evolve as we work with the City and community to refine the plan. Our aim is to provide various housing types and tenures to ensure we can address Mississauga’s housing crisis, and provide options for a range of incomes, needs and lifestyles: families, affordable, seniors, missing middle, and rental housing. In addition, we want to prioritize land dedicated to parks and safe connections for bikes, walking, and cars. With community feedback, we can make sure the plan is welcoming and respects the surrounding neighbourhood character. The Urban Design Study currently underway will address shadow, noise, wind, sustainability and appropriate built form standards., and will be available to the public on the City’s website once the application has been filed in 2021.

    The Plan Dixie Team

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    A key tenet of public consultation and community engagement is having the project team present aspects of the project that the public can provide input and actually influence potential change. Otherwise it's just information going one-way. At this stage of the project, what do you foresee as areas where the public and stakeholders can actually provide input that would impact the project? If the public can't influence tower heights or number of units, be clear with those intentions. If the public can only influence the finishes on the benches in the park, be clear with those intentions.

    timlclai asked 12 months ago

    Hi there,

    The plan is informed by feedback from the community, City Staff comments and our technical studies, which are currently underway. There will be future points of engagement for you to share your feedback, including an informal meeting held by the Councillor and a Statutory meeting held by Plan Dixie – these will both take place this year after a formal application has been submitted to the City.

    The Plan Dixie Team

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    what happens to our fantastic flea market?

    roasterguy asked 12 months ago

    Hi there,

    We are still working out the details of the plan based on various studies, and this will be defined in collaboration with City Staff and the community. We know the community loves the flea market; our aim is to transform that parking lot into green space and a vibrant place for the community. We will share your feedback with the team.

    The Plan Dixie Team

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    You say walking spaces what is required is indoor walking area for seniors.

    roasterguy asked 12 months ago

    Hi there,

    Our vision is to improve upon an already vibrant community to offer a mix of new improvements and uses: easily accessible new shops, services and restaurants for the neighbourhood, walkable streets, and improved access to local transit, public parks and green space as well as a full range of housing options. As part of the planning process, we will work closely with the Community Services staff at the City to define the various parks, community amenities and recreational experiences that are needed for this specific area; this will include POPS and green space maintained by the City.

    The Plan Dixie Team

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    How many buildings will be 40 storeys in height and where will they be located on the sight and what will be the height of the other high-rise buildings on the site?

    Grant asked 12 months ago

    Hi there,

    The number of buildings as well as the building heights are not final and will continue to evolve as we work with the City and community to refine the plan. Our aim is to provide various housing types and tenures to ensure we can address Mississauga’s housing crisis, and provide options for a range of incomes, needs and lifestyles: families, affordable, seniors, missing middle, and rental housing. In addition, we want to prioritize land dedicated to parks and safe connections for bikes, walking, and cars. With community feedback, we can make sure the plan is welcoming and respects the surrounding neighbourhood character. The Urban Design Study currently underway will address shadow, noise, wind, sustainability and appropriate built form standards., and will be available to the public on the City’s website once the application has been filed in 2021.

    The Plan Dixie Team

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