Proposed Milton/Mississauga boundary realignment

From the Regional Municipality of Halton:

If Mississauga/Peel annexes the Ninth Line Corridor, then essentially, the Milton-Mississauga border  would be moved west to the middle of Hwy. 407 from the middle of Ninth Line.

If Mississauga/Peel annexes the Ninth Line Corridor, then essentially, the Milton-Mississauga border would be moved west to the middle of Hwy. 407 from the middle of Ninth Line.

Halton Region has been engaged in discussions initiated by the City of Mississauga to explore a municipal boundary realignment. The proposed realignment would move the current Ninth Line (Regional Road No. 13) municipal boundary between the Town of Milton and City of Mississauga westward to the 407 Highway.

Staff from Halton Region, the Town of Milton, the City of Mississauga and Peel Region have all been involved in discussions proposing the municipal boundary realignment which would result in the annexation of land to the City of Mississauga and Peel Region from the Town of Milton and Halton Region.

The area affected by this proposed municipal boundary realignment is known as the “Ninth Line Corridor” and the annexation lands lie between Highway 407 to the west and Ninth Line to the east, the Highway 407 / 403 interchange to the south and Highway 401 to the north (see map above).

According to a report in the Milton Canadian Champion, the Town of Milton and Halton Region should receive a combined $3.3 million if the annexation by the City of Mississauga and Peel Region is approved. From those funds, the Town could get $2 million and Halton about $1.29 million as compensation for the future loss of property taxes being paid by existing property owners in the east Milton area to be annexed.

If all four municipalities accept the dollar figure, the next step will be for them to approve the political boundary realignment, which municipal staff hope to have in place by the beginning of 2010.

Public Information Session
A joint public meeting with the Town of Milton, City of Mississauga, Peel Region and Halton Region will be held on September 30, 2009 to provide an opportunity for the public to review and comment on the draft restructuring proposal for the proposed municipal boundary realignment.

Date: Wednesday September 30, 2009
Time:
7pm
Place:
Halton Regional Centre, Council Chambers, 1151 Bronte Road, Oakville

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2 Comments

  1. Doesn’t $3.3 million seem to be a steal for this land?

    This long stretch of land along the 407 will be used for business/industrial plazas down the road I would think, so there is the potential to bring in big property tax dollars there.

    Also, given the fact that Mississauga has essentially expanded as far as it can in all directions, I think they’d be willing to pay a premium to acquire some more real estate, especially along a major 400-series highway.

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  2. TRafuse says:

    Have you looked at this “land” when you’re on the 407? 30% of it is marsh and only inhabited by ducks and geese. Before any of the marshes are filled I am sure the MOE will require a lengthy EA to be completed. Mississauga doesn’t need the land. There’s still to develop and the 50 story condos at Square one replace a lot of acreage in a hurry. Annexing this land will benefit Halton and Milton. Every time a new traffic light goes up on ninth line to control the 1000s of cars from Mississauga homes using it Halton and Milton will pay their share. Every time the road needs to be repaired because 1000s of Mississauga cars are using it Halton and Milton will have to pay their share. Seems like a large liability for the taxes of about 12 homes. This just makes the cost recovery of services related to roads single layer instead of it being shared by 4 governments.

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