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Study Method

The purpose of the environmental studies are to:  

  • Establish existing (baseline) conditions;  
  • Identify and characterize existing features;  
  • Complete impact assessments; and  
  • Develop measures to avoid, minimize or mitigate potential negative effects.  

Methods undertaken to complete these studies include the following: 

  • A desktop review using provincial and municipal documents and policies, online data sources such as the City of Mississauga Open Data Catalogue and associated databases/mapping tools.  
  • Site visits to supplement background research. The features examined include:  
  • Physical neighbourhood composition – land use and built form patterns, transportation network, and public realm characteristics;  
  • Community amenities – institutional uses, parks and recreational uses, community groups and resources;  
  • Neighbourhood demographics; and  
  • Future development.  
  • Identify potential adverse impacts and opportunities to socio-economic features and land use.  
  • Identify appropriate mitigation measures and monitoring requirements for potential adverse impacts.  

Existing environmental conditions

Toronto 

  • The Toronto corridor is consistent with provincial and municipal plans and policies as it is anticipated to enhance public transit connections and support economic development objectives.  
  • Directly fronting Dundas Street in Toronto, much of the study area consists of low-rise to high-rise commercial and residential uses, with low-rise residential and commercial behind. High-rise development in the eastern end of the study area is clustered near the Kipling Transit Hub.  
  • A range of community amenities (including institutional and recreational uses, and community resources) are present within the study area. Most community amenities are clustered throughout the eastern end of the study area.  
  • A number of development applications are either in progress or recently approved within the study area. They primarily consist of new residential development.  
  • The demographic profile within the study area is relatively consistent with the Toronto city-wide average.  

Kipling GO and Subway Station. Kipling GO and Subway Station.
Source: AECOM, 2021.

Mississauga East

  • Mississauga East is consistent with provincial and municipal plans and policies as it is anticipated to enhance public transit connections to various communities and support economic development objectives.  
  • Land uses on Dundas Street in Mississauga East consist of low-rise and mid-rise commercial and residential uses, with low-rise residential and commercial behind.  
  • The demographic profile within the study area ranges, with some communities being relatively consistent with the Mississauga city-wide average where others differ.  
  • A range of community amenities (including institutional and recreational uses, and community resources) are present within the study area. Many of the community resources are clustered around Downtown Cooksville.  
  • A number of development applications for various land use types are either in progress or recently approved within the study area.  

Mississauga West

  • Mississauga West is consistent with provincial and municipal plans and policies as it is anticipated to enhance public transit connections to the area and support economic development objectives.  
  • Directly fronting Dundas Street, land uses consists of low-rise and mid-rise commercial and residential uses, with low-rise residential and commercial behind.  
  • A range of community amenities (including institutional and recreational uses, and community resources) are present within the study area. Erindale Park is a key destination for Mississauga residents.  
  • Several development applications for various land use types are either in progress or recently approved within the study area.  
  • The demographic profile within the study area is relatively consistent with the Mississauga City-wide average. 

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