The Parkway Belt, enacted in 1978, was Ontario's first attempt at slowing urban sprawl by means of development-free corridors. It was amended again and again in the following years to reduce its scope, such that it ended up as little more than a network of wide highway and utility rights of way.

In Mississauga, the parkway belt corridors follow highways 403, 407, 410 and Eastgate Parkway. Places of note in the belt include:

The Missing Link is a proposal to redirect freight trains from the Milton and Georgetown lines onto a new railway within the Parkway Belt lands along Highway 407.


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