Canadian City Unveils Plans for Waterfront Redevelopment

19 April 2011 (Last Updated April 19th, 2011 18:30)

The Canadian city of Mississauga, Southern Ontario, has unveiled plans for a master-planned, mixed-use, transit-oriented neighbourhood for the city's waterfront area. The city's plans include construction of mid-rise apartment blocks and offices with street-front retail at ground level,

The Canadian city of Mississauga, Southern Ontario, has unveiled plans for a master-planned, mixed-use, transit-oriented neighbourhood for the city's waterfront area.

The city's plans include construction of mid-rise apartment blocks and offices with street-front retail at ground level, as well as high-rises and townhouses and a possible college or university campus.

The creek on the waterfront will be restored to a wetland and the shoreline would be turned into green space to create a continuous belt of parkland.

The proposal also includes construction of new streets including a central, pedestrian-friendly north-south thoroughfare and a transit corridor.

The project, if executed, is expected to reach completion in 15-20 years, as reported in The Globe and Mail.