Mississauga Board of Trade Congratulates City of Mississauga on $1.3 billion in Building Permits for 2016

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.