Category: News

Bread and Honey Festival 50th Year Anniversary

This is a very exciting year for the Village of Streetsville, as the Streetsville Founders’ Bread and Honey Festival is back in town and celebrating its milestone 50th anniversary as a community festival! I have many wonderful memories of this very special community festival over the years, from the stellar live performances to the delicious bread and …

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Good News for MiWay Customers this Spring

MiWay has good news this spring for adults purchasing a PRESTO monthly pass and for seniors who want to pay a $1 fare with PRESTO instead of cash. Adult Monthly PRESTO Pass Reduced On April 1, 2022 the adult PRESTO monthly pass will be reduced to $131 from $135. Customers can purchase at the new …

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New Parks Plan Helps Mississauga Increase Parkland

Today, Council approved the City’s Parks Plan, a comprehensive document that outlines Mississauga’s city-wide parkland needs now and in the future. As the city continues to intensify, the Parks Plan will guide how much parkland Mississauga requires, where it is needed and how to acquire it. The Parkland Conveyance By-law, which outlines the City’s process to acquire …

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Speed Cameras are Working and Drivers are Slowing Down

From August to December 2021, the City activated Automated Speed Enforcement (ASE) cameras on 12 streets throughout Mississauga. ASE uses a camera and a speed measurement device to help enforce speed limits in school area community safety zones. The data shows that drivers are slowing down and following the speed limit. The average reduction in speed is …

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Mississauga Increases Public Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

With the soaring price of gas, there is expected to be a spike in interest in electric vehicles by Mississauga residents. An electric vehicle (EV) can be fully or partially (hybrid) electric and is known to be efficient and durable, requires less maintenance and can have a longer lifetime than traditional gas-powered vehicles. According to Stats …

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2022 Aerial Spray

The City of Mississauga is conducting an aerial spray this spring. The spray will target and manage Lymantria dispar dispar (LDD), formerly known as “gypsy moth,” in affected city neighbourhoods. The timing of the spray is dependent on weather conditions, the emergence of the LDD caterpillars and the development of leaves on trees. Key spray dates and …

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Earth Days 2022 Events

From Wednesday, April 13 to Saturday, April 23, the City of Mississauga is hosting a series of Earth Days events. These environmentally-focused events will educate residents on sustainable actions they can take to protect the environment while helping to make Mississauga more climate change resilient. Earth Days 2022 programming encourages residents to develop a greater …

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Participate in Virtual Engagement Sessions Shaping Mississauga

As we welcome spring, the City has a number of virtual community engagement sessions coming up on key projects that are building our city.  Have your say Mississauga! We want to hear your ideas and opinions on the projects that are transforming Mississauga. Here are the upcoming engagement sessions for April and May where you can …

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Development Charges and Community Benefits Charge By-Law Review

On Wednesday, April 6, staff will provide an overview of the City’s proposed Development Charges By-law and Community Benefits Charge By-law during a public meeting. Development Charges are fees the City collects to help pay for the infrastructure and services needed when new residential or non-residential buildings are built. The Community Benefits Charge is a new fee, established …

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Join the April 6 Housing Supply and Affordability Information Session

On Wednesday, April 6, the City of Mississauga is holding a live, virtual information session on how we’re tackling the housing crisis in our City and working to make housing more affordable. Residents will learn about the actions Mississauga is taking to create more housing supply and make it more affordable. The session will also …

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