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Located in Mississauga, Ontario, Dixie Plaza was the first mall in the area when it opened in 1956, and was renamed Dixie Outlet Mall in the late-80s. Over the years, it has acted as a place for locals from nearby neighbourhoods to shop for everyday needs, or for a bit of fun and delight – from music festivals and markets to pageants. The vision is to restore the area to its ground-breaking roots, by revitalizing it and bringing a beautiful new urban plan to the neighbourhood.
The Plan Dixie Project Team will work closely with the City and community to bring to life a new vision for the property at Dixie Outlet Mall. The plan will have a mix of uses, including enhanced green space, improved access for bikes and walking, new shops and restaurants, housing options, and will bring vibrancy and architectural elegance to the area. From the first community engagement session, Open House #1, key themes were chosen that have helped drive the planning process. Feedback from Open House #2 and Open House #3, hosted online in 2020, will continue to support the evolution of the design over the coming months.
We want to reprogram your retail experience with new options, more options and an improved experience for getting there. We want to re-invent where you dine out, or how you get your groceries – bringing amenities to your doorstep.
More ways to move with improved access for walking, biking and transit riders, leveraging the existing network to seek out opportunities for capacity and safety enhancements.
Revitalization of the neighbourhood with new public realm experiences offering access to outdoor public space and parks to enhance your everyday.
A variety of options for a variety of incomes and needs to support a growing city, supported by a walkable public realm and easily accessible community amenities, shops, restaurants and day-to-day services.
Advancements in design, sustainability and architectural integrity to elevate your surroundings, create places to dwell and delight, and establish a sense of community by bringing people together.
Who owns the mall?
Slate Asset Management owns the majority of the mall; Choice Properties REIT owns Treasure Hunt and the NoFrills.
Who is on the project team?
Slate Asset Management is an active real estate investment owner/manager operating across Canada, in the US, and in Europe. We are passionate about our projects and we consider ourselves to be partners with our tenants and the communities surrounding our properties. Dixie Outlet Mall is an important part of the Slate real estate portfolio, and as we begin to contemplate future plans, we would like to hear from you.
Choice Properties REIT, Canada’s preeminent diversified real estate investment trust, is the owner, manager and developer of an extensive portfolio of retail, industrial, office and residential properties. We build for the future, exploring new ways to help people live well through the creation of healthy, livable communities. We look forward to being a part of this project and working with the community to build something great.
Get to know our full team in The Team section below.
What is happening to the mall?
We are still early in the planning process and are continuing to edit a draft master plan based on community feedback from Open House #1, #2 and #3, City comments, and a series of technical studies. Once this design is formally submitted to the City, there will be an approval process that will include a series of community engagement. All information will also be available on the City website. See the project timeline here.
Will the NoFrills be staying?
Yes! The NoFrills will remain operational on the site throughout the planning process.
What is the timeline for this project?
We are still in the early stages of the planning process. To date, we have held three community consultations to gather community feedback: Open House #1 in October 2019, a virtual Open House #2 in Summer 2020, and a virtual Open House #3 in December 2020. Once a formal submission has been made to the City, we will provide additional opportunities for community engagement as we work with the City to evolve the plan. See the project timeline here. Get connected by opting in below to stay updated!
Will there be new retail options?
We are building something new here. Something that will elevate your neighbourhood with trees, benches, outdoor spaces, walkable amenities, new shops and restaurants. We hope to advance the design of this new place together with the community to build a plan that is right for Mississauga and considers how and what the community wants in their everyday.
Will there be community space?
We understand community is at the heart of this site. We will work with the City and the local community to find opportunities for new gathering spaces and accessible public realm experiences that support neighbourhood needs.
Will this site become a park?
The vision is to transform a 100% concrete site into a vibrant community with tree-lined pathways, accessible green space and trails. Consideration for families, safety and how we design outdoor spaces are priorities of ours. We will be working with the City and the local community to determine what type of dedicated park space is needed to support the creation of a new public realm that beautifies and restores.
Are you building affordable housing?
This site has the potential to accommodate many forms of housing. Mississauga and the entire GTA are experiencing an unprecedented pressure on housing affordability, and delivering housing opportunities at a well-connected site with a myriad of amenities is good for our citizens. We will consider the needs of existing and future residents when planning the mix and tenure of units.
What are you going to do about the traffic?
Our transportation consultants will be undertaking a series of technical studies to understand the flow of traffic in and out of the site as part of the design process and any future submissions to the City.
Are you the ones adding the ramp to the QEW at Dixie Road?
The Ontario Ministry of Transportation (MTO) is responsible for the highway and road changes happening around Dixie Outlet Mall. We will continue to keep the community up to date on new information as it becomes available.
With planning for the future of Dixie Outlet Mall well underway, the Plan Dixie team has been busy working with the City, stakeholders, and you, the community, to get feedback on the site plan. Here are the latest updates.
Virtual Open House #3 Recap
From Dec. 4, 2020 to Jan. 4, 2021, community members asked questions and shared feedback on the draft site plan for Dixie Outlet Mall. You can view posted answers online at engage.plandixie.ca/questions. What’s next? We will submit an Official Plan Amendment Application and receive comments from City of Mississauga staff. City comments will be analyzed in combination with community feedback received to date to support the evolution of the draft plan.View the Answers
Virtual Open House #3 Report
We received over 149 questions and comments from the community during Open House #3, hosted online. Take a look at the report, which summarizes some of the key topics from surrounding neighbourhoods.Read the Report
Open House #2 Community Ideas Report
Hundreds of community members shared their ideas, concerns, feedback, and vision for the future of Dixie Outlet Mall at the second Open House, held online during the summer of 2020. The report is currently being finalized and will be ready soon. You will be able to learn about what your neighbours had to say, including their hopes that the site will feature more green spaces, dining options, safer pedestrian and cycling routes, and affordable housing for all.Read the Report
Open House #1 Recap
On October 3, 2019, The Plan Dixie Project Team hosted the first Open House for the redevelopment of Dixie Outlet Mall, where community members could meet the project team, see a presentation from Giannone Petricone Associates, and provide feedback and ideas.View the Gallery
Open House #1 Community Ideas Report
Following the first Open House for the redevelopment of Dixie Outlet Mall, The Plan Dixie Project Team reviewed the feedback provided and ideas shared from the community. Key themes include: amenities & services, active transportation, parks & open spaces, housing, and design for future.Read the Report
Upcoming Community Engagement
There will be a time in the future that we will reopen the Living Room, located within Dixie Outlet Mall. It will once again play a role in our community engagement process and be a meeting place for us. We look forward to welcoming you back to the Living Room when the time is right.Stay Connected
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