Mississauga a ‘cautionary tale’ as cities sprawl out across Southern Ontario

By Oliver Moore, Globe & Mail, January 1, 2022

With developments planned on the very last piece of untouched land available in Mississauga, the city’s decades-long era of sprawl is definitively over.

The city was once a bedroom community of Toronto so synonymous with suburbia that its long-time mayor was known as the Queen of Sprawl. That mayor, the since-retired Hazel McCallion, eventually recognized her city couldn’t expand forever and started a push for intensification.

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