City of Mississauga Enters Stage 3 of Province’s Reopening Plan

July 31, 2020 Please be advised that following the Government of Ontario’s announcement this week, Mississauga, as part of the Region of Peel, has been given the green light to enter Stage 3 of Ontario’s Framework for Reopening Our Province today, Friday, July 31. Stage 3 brings new restrictions on social gatherings. The limit on indoor gatherings …

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2020 Streetsville Santa Claus Parade Cancellation

The Streetsville Santa Claus Parade Committee is saddened to announce that Santa wants everyone safe and healthy, so right now that means he will have to stay home to work in the North Pole!   Due to the current COVID19 conditions and future uncertainty, The Parade Committee will not be able to proceed with a Streetsville …

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Mississauga’s Four Pillar Recovery Plans – Corporate, Financial, Economic and Community

City Council approved the  Corporate  and the  Financial  Pillar Recovery Plans, two of the four pillars outlined in the City’s overall COVID-19 Recovery Framework. The  COVID-19 Recovery Framework provides a plan for what recovery operations will look like at the City of Mississauga. The framework outlines work in four key areas: Community, Economic, Financial and Corporate. The Recovery Framework supports our …

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Mandatory Face Covering By-law For Indoor Public Spaces

Mississauga City Council approved a new by-law requiring face coverings to be worn in all indoor public spaces that are accessible to the public. The by-law is in effect as of July 10, to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.  Face coverings (including a mask, bandana or scarf) are to be constructed of cloth, linen …

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City Adopts New Framework to Keep Pedestrians and Cyclists Moving Safely

The City of Mississauga is moving forward with an Active Transportation COVID-19 Recovery Framework. Starting this summer, the City will introduce more short-term and long-term active transportation options for cyclists and pedestrians that allow for safe physical distancing. Residents can look forward to Quiet Streets that limit vehicle traffic, temporary road closures that provide more …

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Mississauga’s Interactive Map for Coyote Sightings

Mississauga residents can report coyote sightings with an  interactive map  and online reporting system. The map – created by the City’s Geographic Information System (GIS) team and powered by  ESRI  – will allow residents to conveniently report coyote sightings and for Mississauga Animal Services to better track coyote reports. This new system should not be used for immediate reports …

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Mississauga Recognized as a Tree City

The City of Mississauga has been given the Tree Cities of the World designation from the  Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations  (FAO) and the  Arbor Day Foundation . Mississauga joins a number of international cities that have taken steps toward investing in maintaining, preserving and creating robust and healthy city forests.  Mississauga is among 10 Canadian …

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Mississauga 2021 Budget – Preliminary Forecast on June 24

The City of Mississauga’s first Budget Committee meeting for the upcoming year will be done virtually and will take place on Wednesday, June 24. The presentation is an early look at how the City plans to invest taxpayer dollars to deliver programs and services. Council will be updated on the 2020 financial position and possible …

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Mississauga Library to Offer Curbside Pickup at Select Locations

Mississauga Library will offer returns at all locations except Mississauga Valley Library starting on June 17 and curbside pickup for holds as of June 23 at select locations across the city. This is part of the library’s phased approach to resuming services following the Government of Ontario’s announcement on May 14 allowing public libraries to …

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Mississauga Joins Digital Main Street’s ShopHERE Powered by Google Program

To help support our local small businesses, Mississauga is proud to announce it will be joining the  ShopHERE , powered by Google program. The program will provide independent businesses and artists with resources to develop and launch an online store at no-cost, with the support of local post-secondary students.  Launched originally on May 12, 2020 for the …

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