Mississauga is in the midst of a housing crisis. Housing affordability remains a top issue for many in our community.

Housing and rental prices keep increasing:

  • The average sale price of a single detached home in Mississauga is $1.3 million.
  • Rent for a 2-bedroom apartment can range from $1,600 to $2,800.

These prices are out of reach for 80% of the households in Mississauga.

Safe, affordable housing is the foundation for our economy and the quality of life we enjoy. People should be able to afford to live and work in Mississauga.

Taking action on affordability

Learn about the City’s plans to make housing more affordable in Mississauga.

Mississauga adopted its affordable housing strategy – Making Room for the Middle – in 2017 to help provide housing that is affordable for all. At the time, the City was one of the first municipalities in Canada to develop a housing strategy focused on middle-income earners.

As of 2023, almost 90% of the strategy’s 40 actions have been completed, are ongoing or underway. Highlights include:

  • Securing affordable units in new developments
  • Making it easier to build second units
  • Protecting rental units from demolition/conversion
  • Reducing parking requirements for all housing
  • Development charge relief grant program for affordable rental housing
  • Lowered fees for non-profit housing providers

Read the full Making Room for the Middle housing strategy.

In 2023, the City launched Growing Mississauga, our action plan to get more housing built and to make it more affordable. The plan outlines 5 goals and 23 actions the City will take over the next four years. The plan also details where private sector and government support is necessary to meet the accelerated pace of development.

Growing Mississauga includes the following actions to improve housing affordability:

  • Working with the province to ensure rental housing is protected and expanded
  • Providing incentives for affordable rental housing
  • Working with other levels of government to prioritize affordable housing when surplus lands are sold
  • Implement new policy which requires affordable housing units in new developments in the City’s major transit station areas

Provincial housing legislation

In 2022, the Province of Ontario passed two major housing bills that have implications for the City’s efforts to deliver affordable housing. While the new legislation aims to increase housing supply, neither bill guarantees that housing will become more affordable. The City is committed to helping the Province increase supply while continuing to focus on – and advocate for – ways to make housing more affordable.

  1. Bill 109, More Homes for Everyone Act, 2022 received Royal Assent on March 30, 2022. The changes introduced in the legislation respond in part to recommendations from the Housing Affordability Task Force (HATF) report released on February 8, 2022. It included 55 recommendations to increase the supply of market housing in Ontario.

Read the City’s detailed response to the task force recommendations or watch a recording of our housing affordability information session hosted by Mayor Crombie, Members of Council and City staff.

  1. Bill 23, More Homes Built Faster Act, 2022 received Royal Assent on November 28, 2022. This legislation introduced significant changes to how municipalities plan – and pay – for development.

For more information, visit mississauga.ca/Bill23.

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