We’ve switched to biennial data gathering for the city profiles — The data available here was collected in early 2022 and originally published in last year’s Canadian City Parks Report.
City Profile
Population: 717,961
  • Mississauga is one of 53% of cities with a park system master plan updated within the last 10 years.
  • Mississauga is one of 70% of cities with a community park group program.
  • Mississauga is one of 57% of cities that has a seniors strategy that includes parks.
  • The city recently approved a new Parks Plan that will guide parkland acquisition, ensuring that parks and recreation amenities are provided where it is needed most.
  • In 2021, the city began to develop an Urban Agriculture Strategy with a range of stakeholder input from schools, urban growers, food banks, Indigenous and equity-deserving communities. The final strategy will seek council approval in 2022 and will work to support “corporate and community efforts to increase urban-scale food production across Mississauga.”
  • The city's outdoor natural ice rink program provided 50 rinks in 2021, tripling the amount of rink space available to residents as a response to Covid-19.
of total city land is parkland

29,243 ha of total city area

Refer to the Parks Plan for more details on the City of Mississauga's parkland provision goals.
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Parkland provision goal (distance to park / ha per 1000 people)

1.2 ha / 1,000 people and within 10 minute walk 12% of gross land area for parkland in the Urban Growth Centre and Major Nodes Playgrounds within 800 metres of residential areas or 400 metres in areas of intensification

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