In one of my previous posts, I mentioned about new projects in Ward 10 in 2015. One of those long-awaited ones is the development project of the Ninth Line Corridor.
Since Mississauga annexed this strip of land from the Town of Milton in 2010—and even before, I have been working closely with our community and city officials discussing the needs of our residents, the expansion of our city vs. the lacking infrastructure, the best uses for these new lands, the process for zoning and amendments to the City’s Official Plan, and so forth. We held meetings, commissioned surveys and organized public forums and, most recently, started with the visioning workshops last spring.
I couldn’t have been happier when the project review study finally got started. Yes, the region is investing in this area, in its future and in our future! One of the reasons I’m very excited about this project is because of its strategic positioning. The Ninth Line Corridor Development Project presents us with a very wonderful opportunity of building a gateway into Mississauga from the west. It means so much for our ward residents in the context of increased open spaces, active and passive recreational amenities, jobs, some housing and… well… you fill in the blank! I’ve heard from residents who want bike paths, walking trails, off-leash dog parks, community gardens and picnic areas. Finally there’s a possibility to accommodate all these and much more including places of religious assembly. We have a chance to build something bold and beautiful on this edge of the city!
You will have ample opportunity to contribute your thoughts and ideas to the development process of these 865 acres of land, bordered by Ninth Line, Hwy 401 and Hwy 407 and at the Hwy 407/Ninth Line crossover in the southern point. It is important to have your voices heard to make it a success. Another public engagement session is planned for later this spring, following the review of the transitway alignment by the Province of Ontario.
In the meantime, I want to hear from you now. Tweet/DM me, post on my FB page, email me or leave your comments here. Let’s get involved. Let’s keep the conversation going.