Mississauga Makes Housing Data Easier to Track with New Dashboard

The City has launched a new Development Data dashboard to make it easier to access Mississauga housing data and monitor economic growth. The dashboard makes a wide-range of data available and shows the amount of development underway across the city.

The dashboard is one of 23 actions in the City’s four-year Growing Mississauga plan to get more homes built, streamline approvals and make housing more affordable. The plan was approved earlier this year.

“As a city, we’re committed to reporting back on our housing and development progress in a meaningful and transparent way,” said Andrew Whittemore, Commissioner of Planning and Building. “We also recommend that the province establish common data points to ensure standardized reporting across all municipalities – a shared understanding of housing data is important if we are going to move the needle on the housing crisis.”

For quick reference, the dashboard includes a Housing Update highlighting key figures such as the number of housing units approved and under construction in Mississauga. This monthly summary includes data from both the City of Mississauga and the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation.

The dashboard also provides access to detailed data across the following five tabs:

  1. Residential development tracking: provides information about active and approved housing development applications including the number of approved units
  2. Non-residential development tracking: details total gross floor area for active and approved industrial and commercial development applications
  3. Active development pipeline: provides a deeper dive on active applications by development type
  4. Building permits: includes details on residential and non-residential building permits issued since 2014
  5. Status of approved applications: provides a high-level summary of the number of units associated with an active, phased or inactive application city-wide and details where growth is planned throughout the city

“Cities are constantly evolving which is why access to timely and comprehensive data is so important,” Whittmore added. “As we work to bring more housing to Mississauga, good data helps us make informed decisions today about how best to plan for the future.”

The Development Data dashboard including the Housing Update summary is part of the City’s overall approach to sharing data in an open and transparent manner. Other data available on Mississauga’s City Planning Data Hub includes information on population and jobs growth forecasts, Census profiles and demographics, economic and employment surveys, and other current and historical planning data. Visit the Data Hub to learn more.

To learn more about the City’s housing action plan – and read all 23 actions – visit Mississauga.ca/housing.