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‘Quite reasonable’ 128-unit seniors development proposed for Mississauga neighbourhood
April 20, 2022

Mississauga could be getting more seniors-focused housing if a proposed six-storey, mixed-use building is approved.

Airstar Holdings is proposing to construct the 128-unit building on the east side of Airport Road, north of Derry Road in Mississauga’s Malton neighbourhood.

Jacob Lapointe of Weston Consulting presented on behalf of Airstar at a March 28 Mississauga Planning and Development Committee meeting.

He said the proposed building would be “tenured towards seniors,” with seven accessible parking spaces and around 111 standard vehicle spots, around 60 fewer spots than are currently required by Mississauga’s existing zoning.

The land for the proposed building is vacant and the project will require changes to the city’s zoning and official plan, which currently only allows low-rise developments such as detached, semi-detached and triplex dwellings.

At the meeting, local councillor Carolyn Parrish called the project “an important development” because it was would provide seniors units in Malton.

Parrish moved the development with a notwithstanding clause, meaning that the project will return straight to a future Mississauga City Council meeting instead of coming back to a planning committee meeting, which is the typical process.

“I’m happy with 128 senior units,” she said. “The number of units is quite reasonable.”

Plans for the development, which is at 7211 and 7233 Airport Rd., also include ground floor retail, which Parrish suggested could be a pharmacy or convenience store.