DTAH were part of a multi-disciplinary team who developed a healthy and complete community framework for the long term evolution of five areas in the City of Mississauga anchored by shopping malls that were originally conceived as nodes or centres within their respective neighbourhoods. The “Reimagining the Mall” project ensures that any future development will improve the quality and function of the physical surroundings, promote active lifestyles, and support local retail offerings in a mixed-use environment.

The work resulted in policy and guidance to address challenges and opportunities in the redevelopment of mall sites, and a comprehensive demonstration plan that reflects the vision and guiding principles for the five community nodes. Overall, the undertaking has received great interest from landowners, developers and other municipalities faced with the evolution of similar retail commercial mall sites in their communities. The Directions Report received unanimous approval by the City of Mississauga Council in June 2019. All project presentations and reports, including the final Directions Report, can be found online here