The Mississauga Board of Trade (MBOT) congratulates the City of Mississauga on another very significant year in building permit values. This is yet another sign of a City that is good for business.
The City of Mississauga issued 3,700 building permits with a construction value of $1.3 billion for 2016.
The construction value was as follows;
- $733 million in residential permits
- $277 million in commercial permits
- $192 million in industrial permits
- $115 million in other permits such as schools, government buildings, churches.
“This is really great news for a City that is still growing. These new developments generate significant economic activity for Mississauga and create spaces for businesses to invest and grow,” said David Wojcik, President & CEO, Mississauga Board of Trade.
The City also continued to see efficiencies in permit submissions and issuances with the full use of ePlans – an online application process launched in 2015 that allows customers to submit building permits, site plans and other applications electronically 24/7.
“And while we compliment the City and staff for making efforts in 2016 to improve efficiencies, we still hear on a regular basis from the building and development sector that approvals take too long and the process is very bureaucratic. If Mississauga is going to continue to be successful, we recommend a full red-tape review of the planning and building process,” concluded Mr. Wojcik.