A public meeting was held on January 22 regarding the creation of a waterfront park in Lakeview. The meeting took place at the Mississauga’s Seniors’ Centre. An open house started at 4:30p.m. There was a chance for more than 100 residents to provide feedback and got an opportunity to get a first glimpse of the project.
Five different designs were presented for public feedback. Some two million cubic metres of fill, mostly excavated from the Hanlan feedermain project, will be used in construction of the park, which will jut out into Lake Ontario.
“This meeting is an opportunity for local residents to provide valued input into the design and development of green space in their neighbourhood,” said Rae Horst, Credit Valley Conservation chief administrative officer.
Within five or six years, a now derelict and inaccessible stretch of the Mississauga waterfront will be transformed into an inviting public space boasting a curvy cobble beach and a variety of habitats for birds and fish to flourish.
The goal is to create a new natural park and, significantly, close a glaring gap on the waterfront trail running across the city. Once completed, it will allow the trail to meander around the G.E. Booth Wastewater Treatment Plant.
By April, the preferred option will be revealed. If the EA passes muster with the Ministry of the Environment, construction is expected to start in June 2014.