Community Engagement Strategy

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The City is developing a new strategy to guide how residents are consulted with on City planning and services.  The City would like to consult with residents on public consultation and engagement and will be hosting upcoming workshops to provide residents with an opportunity to offer feedback: Community Workshop Date:  Thursday, February 23 Time:  9 …

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Public Open House on Short-Term Accommodations

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The City will be holding a Public Open House on Short-Term Accommodations, to provide residents with more information on Short-Term Accommodations.  Short-Term Accommodations are web based platforms, such as Airbnb, that connect people with those who have a spare room, entire apartment, or house to rent on a short-term basis, usually less than 30 days.  …

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Calling All Poets

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If you love writing poetry, serving as the City of Mississauga’s next Poet Laureate may be the job for you. The honorary position recognizes a poet who writes poetry or spoken word and has written on themes that are relevant to Mississauga residents. The position will begin in April 2017 and run through March 2019. …

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Advanced Transportation Management System in Mississauga

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The City of Mississauga continues to implement a state-of-the-art Advanced Transportation Management System (ATMS) to better respond to changing traffic conditions and adjusting traffic signals.  The ATMS project seeks to: Maximize the available capacity of the roadway network, Minimize the impact of roadway incidents to users, Pro-actively manage traffic, Assist in the provision of emergency …

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Mississauga Will Receive Additional Funding for Local Transit

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The City of Mississauga will receive additional Provincial Gas Tax funding from the Province to improve and expand the transit system. The Province will double the gas tax funding that goes to municipalities. Mississauga can now expect approximately $32 million in gas tax funding. These funds will be invested into mitigating gridlock, building transit, and …

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New Culture Master Plan

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The City’s Culture Division will begin meeting with residents and art groups to create a new Culture Master Plan.  The Culture Master Plan will identify specific actions that will grow and evolve Mississauga’s arts and culture scene.  The new plan will provide the City with a 10-year plan that will grow and strengthen arts, culture …

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Fun Activities for Family Day

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It’s almost Family Day, and there are many fun and exciting things to do with your family in Mississauga.  City facilities will be hosting great recreational and cultural programs and activities, so be sure to check them out Family Day at Mississauga Celebration Square  Noon to 4 p.m. Enjoy a full afternoon of winter wonder …

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New MiWay Service Begins at Winston Churchill Station

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New MiWay service has begun at the Mississauga Transitway’s Winston Churchill station.  Winston Churchill is the eighth station to open along the dedicated east-west transit corridor that, when complete in 2017, will run from Winston Churchill in the west to Renforth station in the east. Currently Erin Mills, Central Parkway, Cawthra, Tomken, Dixie, Tahoe and …

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2017 City and Region Business Plan and Budget

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The  2017 City and Region Business Plans and Budget s have been approved by Council and Regional Council.  The total increase in Mississauga’s residential property tax will be 2.9 per cent. The increase includes 1.9 per cent for City services and 1.0 per cent for the Region of Peel.  Highlights of the 2017 City Business …

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What You Should Know About Trees on Your Property

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Trees in Mississauga provide a number of economic and environmental benefits to our community that enhance our neighbourhoods. With more than two million trees on public and private property, the city’s urban forest is a valuable asset. When it comes to trees on private property, there are a few things residents need to know. City-owned …

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