By Cheryl Lindsay
With 22km of shoreline along Lake Ontario, as well as the Credit River Valley and abundant green space, Mississauga has the potential to utilize these areas for waterfront and city park redevelopment. On June 20, 2011 Mayor Hazel McCallion and City Councillor Jim Tovey were joined by Ontario Power Generation (OPG) staff as well as Mississauga South MPP and Minister of Labour, Charles Sousa, at a press conference at Lakefront Promenade Park to announce that the parties have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to work together to develop a shared vision for the nearly 100 hectares of land.
The City of Mississauga is involving its residents through Inspiration Lakeview: A Vision and Next Steps document,
which incorporates ideas from residents. The document will be used to create a list of core principles that will serve as a point of reference throughout development.
Mississauga’s waterfront and river valley has the potential to become an internationally renowned model of planning and environmental integration, utilizing best practices and new technology. The overarching business goal of Inspiration Lakeview is to become a self-sustaining, business community populated with entrepreneurs that will drive the innovation of new businesses in the city.
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Cheryl Lindsay is an undergrad student and the University of Toronto, Mississauga. She is currently enrolled in the CCIT program pursuing a specialist in Digital Enterprise Management. Cheryl is a student intern with the RIC Centre acting as Assisting Communications Officer.