Mississauga’s Malton will be undergoing a full revitalization. The City of Mississauga’s planning department passed a long-term community vision, MyMalton, which establishes guidelines and principles for the redevelopment of one of Mississauga’s most neglected areas.
The MyMalton project aims to review the planning policies that shape the look and feel of the Malton community. The project begins with Community Consultation that will result in an updated and enhanced land use planning vision which addresses the opportunities, needs and concerns of the Malton neighbourhood. The sessions are used to better understand the community and engage residents and businesses in the neighbourhood.
Some key themes addressed in the project include revitalization through reinvestment and redevelopment, creating more community gathering places, more opportunities for youth, greater diversity in retail, commercial and entertainment options and beautification.
The beautification plans in the MyMalton project include transforming the Airport and Derry roads intersection into a public space designated for airplane spotting. Malton will also see the modernizing of some of its greenspaces including Elmcreek Park, Malton Greenway, Wildwood Park and streetscapes.
The city hopes to attract new tenants to surrounding properties by offering tax breaks for businesses willing to improve their storefront facades.
For more information on Malton’s revitalization project, visit their website at www.mississauga.ca/portal/residents/mymalton