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Dundas Connects

The Dundas Connects Master Plan guides future urban growth and intensification along the Dundas Street Corridor. It was endorsed by City Council on June 18, 2018.

About

The Dundas Street Corridor is an active and dynamic street, exemplifying the City’s diversity. Along the corridor there are stores, businesses, parks, schools, churches and beautiful neighbourhoods. Dundas is also a key part of our transportation network, with thousands of people using it every day to move around the city.

Over the next 35 to 40 years, the City estimates that the number of people using Dundas Street will greatly increase. To establish a vision for the future of land use and transportation along Dundas, the City developed the Dundas Connects Master Plan.

Public consultation on the Master Plan ran from 2016 to 2018. (External link)

The Master Plan fulfilled the requirements of Phases 1 and 2 of the Municipal Class EA approval process. It was presented at the Planning and Development Committee on June 11, 2018 and endorsed by City Council on June 18, 2018.

Recommendations

The Dundas Connects Master Plan supports major improvements to transportation, land use and the public realm along the 19.5 kilometre corridor. Recommendations in the Master Plan include:

  • Implementing Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) along Dundas Street
  • Encouraging mixed-use development that supports transit
  • Creating more open spaces and community facilities
  • Maintaining existing and supporting new affordable housing
  • Maintaining four traffic lanes along Dundas Street
  • Providing safe cycling infrastructure along the length of the Dundas Street Corridor
  • Enhancing pedestrian space and providing street trees
  • Encouraging street-related retail while supporting existing businesses

Read the full Dundas Connects Master Plan(External link).

Implementation

The Dundas Connects Master Plan is being implemented through the following projects:

To implement the Dundas Connects recommendations for road widening, the City has implemented an amendment to the Official Plan (MOPA 106), which was passed on February 5, 2020. The Official Plan Amendment widened the right-of-way of Dundas Street across the corridor in order to protect for its width as future redevelopment of properties occurs.

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The City is reviewing areas of Dundas Street that are part of a flood plain, and making recommendations about the flood risks to existing and future residents, property, and infrastructure. The results will rely heavily on the long-term flood mitigation work currently being undertaken by the engineers in our Transportation & Works Division.

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Metrolinx and the City of Mississauga are working together to develop the preliminary design and complete the Transit Project Assessment Process for the Dundas Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) Project.  The Dundas BRT is planned to extend for 48 km along Dundas Street from Highway 6 in Hamilton to the Kipling Transit Hub in Toronto, including approximately 17 km in the City of Mississauga. The Dundas BRT is part of a bold, forward-looking transportation plan aimed at creating stronger connections and providing fast, frequent and reliable transit to those in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Region.

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A Major Transit Station Area (MTSA) is the area including and around any existing or planned higher order transit station or stop. The City is working closely with the Region of Peel to identify MTSA boundaries and policies to support transit development.

A Region-led MTSAs study will establish policies to support the development of complete communities for higher density, mixed use growth in areas with existing or planned transit.  The bus rapid transit (BRT) stations along the Dundas Street corridor will be encompassed in the MTSA work.

The Region’s work will provide a framework that defines the density, heights, and land uses for each MTSA, and will provide direction for future development within the corridor in line with the Dundas Connects Master Plan. In addition to the Master Plan recommendations, existing and potential development will be considered to develop policies that reflect the unique character of each MTSA and to define their appropriate boundaries.

Once the Region of Peel implements the MTSA policies into the Regional Official Plan, the City will implement the same through amendments to the City’s Official Plan.

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Resources

Contact

For more information about the consultation process, or the Master Plan itself, please contact Bashar al-Hussaini, Bashar.Al-Hussaini@mississauga.ca(External link).

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