AECOM was retained by the City of Mississauga, Ontario, Canada, to create a new comprehensive plan and strategy for Mississauga’s Downtown. The project was designed to achieve a particular set of place-making goals and urban objectives for land owners, the development community, and the public.

In June of 2007, the City of Mississauga launched the largest community engagement process in its history. The “Our Future Mississauga – Be Part of the Conversation” initiative was designed to set the stage for a new vision and Strategic Plan for Mississauga. Through extensive public engagement, the process was wide-spread in its reach and vast in its collection of ideas. The future growth of downtown Mississauga is positioned to be woven into the context of the city through a framework of new streets, parks and greenways, and future transit. A fundamental recommendation from this process was the identification and targeting of the Main Street District as a critical action to establish development momentum in the downtown.