City holds public meeting on increasing housing choices in neighbourhoods

Mississauga needs more housing options for families, older adults, students and others who want to live in low-rise neighbourhoods. Increasing the supply and variety of homes across Mississauga through gentle density is a primary action in the City’s Housing Action Plan.

The City is holding a statutory public meeting at Planning and Development Committee to present draft regulations to allow residents to build up to four residential units on low-rise residential lots.

Meeting Details

When:  Wednesday, November 29, 2023 at 6 p.m.

Where:  Council Chambers, City Hall

Participate:  Watch the live stream on the City’s website (without registering) or join in person at City Hall. Instructions on how to register for the meeting are included in the meeting agenda.

Note: The housing information session planned for December 6 has been postponed until 2024.


Mississauga City Council has long supported exploring policies to introduce gentle density and build more housing.

  • The City’s Increasing Housing Choices in Neighbourhoods (IHCN) work, which began in 2021, established new zoning and Official Plan regulations for additional residential units such as garden suites, garage conversions and laneway suites and allows up to three residential units on a lot.
  • IHCN stemmed from Mississauga’s 2017 Making Room for the Middle affordable housing strategy. At the time, the City was one of the first municipalities in Canada to develop a housing strategy focused on middle-income earners.

Read Growing Mississauga: An Action Plan for New Housing to learn more about the City’s efforts to help get more homes built, streamline building approvals and make homes more affordable.