Mississauga council decries province's housing order

“Nobody here, myself, nor any of the council members gave approval for an MZO,” Mississauga Mayor Bonnie Crombie said. “Nor were any of us given a heads up that this was coming.”

Published May 18, 2023 at 7:49pm

Thomas Desormeaux
Thomas Desormeaux
Mississauga council decries province's housing order
Mississauga Mayor Bonnie Crombie speaks at the Ontario Liberal Party's 2019 AGM in Toronto on Friday June 7, 2019. (Chris Young/The Canadian Press)

At a recent meeting of the Mississauga planning committee, Coun. Brad Butt didn’t mince words. The municipality’s decision on whether to approve a sweeping new mixed-use project on its waterfront has been rendered moot.

“I want to keep this very specific,” he said. “This is an information report on the request for whether or not Mississauga City Council would support a Ministry Zoning Order, which we all know now is… to some degree not relevant.”

Mississauga councillors meant for Monday’s planning and development committee meeting to be an opportunity to discuss a recent Minister Zoning Order Request in their city. Following an approval announcement from the Ontario government, they had a different situation on their hands.

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