City Profile
Mississauga
Mississauga

Ontario
Population: 777200

  • With 15 volunteers per 100,000 residents, Mississauga has almost double the median of 8.
  • Mississauga is one of 63% of cities with a citywide park system master plan updated within the last 10 years.
  • Mississauga is one of about a quarter of cities that offer a formal park volunteer program, a grant program, and a policy to waive permit fees for groups showing financial need.
  • New nearly 3.6-hectare Saigon Park opening in 2020 honours Vietnamese culture and history, and also contains stormwater management facilities.
  • The city launched a beach mat pilot project in June 2019 to improve accessibility at two of the City's popular beaches in Jack Darling Memorial Park and Lakefront Promenade Park.
  • Guided by the city’s Smart Cities Master Plan, the iParks pilot project will build nine Mississauga parks with Wi-Fi, allowing for digital screens, smart furniture, and more.
Data 2020

3.7

ha parkland per 1000 people

2912 ha of total parkland

38%

of total parkland is natural area

1113 total ha

10%

of total city land is parkland

29243 ha of total city area

8

Dog parks

11

Community gardens/urban farms

1.2

Parkland provision goal (ha per 1000 people)

Distance to Tableland park: 800 m Distance to Downtown park: 400-800 m

15

volunteers per 1000 people

11,640 total

13

community park groups

Yes

Policy to waive permit fees for groups with financial need?

$44

Parks operating budget per person

$34,500,000 total

$24,000,000

Total parks capital budget

$112,000

Total philanthropy/sponsorships

Yes

Provincially legislated tools available for parkland development

Community Benefits Charge¹

¹This tool was introduced in 2019 and is still under review. Previous Provincial legislation allowed 5% of development site or cash-in-lieu. The City of Mississauga has a policy in place to designate ESAs, however the data for ESAs within the municipal parks system is unavailable.

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