Mississauga Seeking Public Feedback for an Urban Hen Program

The City of Mississauga is launching an online survey on July 12 to determine if residents are receptive of a city-wide Urban Hen Program. The survey is part of consultations already underway for the development of an Urban Agriculture Strategy. The strategy will help identify the City’s role in supporting efforts to increase urban-scale food …

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Eden Food for Change Satellite Food Bank in Streetsville

Eden Food for Change has opened a new satellite Food Bank in Streetsville. Located behind Streetsville United Church at 274 Queen St. S., the satellite location is open on a weekly basis on Wednesdays between the hours of 2 to 5 p.m. The satellite location was made possible by many community donors, including the Rotary Club …

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2021 Budget Approved

2021 Tax ImpactProperty taxes in Mississauga are used to fund services provided by the City of Mississauga, the Region of Peel and the Government of Ontario for the Ministry of Education. Of every property tax dollar, 36 per cent goes to the City; the rest is divided between the Region of Peel at 45 per …

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2021 Property Tax Deferral Program Available for Eligible Mississauga Property Owners

A 2021 Property Tax Deferral program will allow eligible property owners to apply to defer their property tax payments until December 15, 2021. The application-based program will allow eligible residential and business property owners to apply to defer their property tax payments in 2021. As of January 1, 2021, all regular property tax billings, collections, …

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City’s Website Redesigned

The City of Mississauga has a new, redesigned website at Mississauga.ca featuring improved search, streamlined information and services, and a responsive design that works on all your favourite devices. The City’s site – Mississauga.ca receives over 1.1 million unique page views per month. During early testing of the redesigned site, an average of 450 people …

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Virtual Challenge to Encourage Youth to take Action on Climate Change

The City of Mississauga has launched the Climate Change Youth Challenge “Mission to Earth,” a virtual educational program for high school and post-secondary students, as part of the implementation of the Climate Change Action Plan. The six-month program will engage and challenge youth to develop sustainable solutions for Mississauga, such as transitioning to efficient energy …

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MiWay Introduces First-Ever 60 Foot Hybrid-Electric Buses in Ontario

Today, MiWay announced the introduction of 11 new, second-generation 60 foot hybrid-electric buses that are convertible to full battery power, helping to reduce the environmental impacts of public transit – advancing the City of Mississauga’s commitment to zero-emission buses in its fleet. These are the first buses of its kind in Ontario and the third …

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First Pedestrian Master Plan

The City of Mississauga is creating its first Pedestrian Master Plan to help identify gaps in its pedestrian network. The City will seek community feedback through an online survey and a virtual public information session The Pedestrian Master Plan will: review the City’s existing pedestrian network (sidewalks, crosswalks, walkways, multi-use trails), and identify opportunities for future infrastructure projects identify …

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Virtual Community Meetings Planned to Discuss Mississauga’s Official Plan

The City of Mississauga will host three virtual community meetings to discuss its Official Plan update. The City is reviewing the Plan to ensure it reflects the changing needs of the community while conforming to updated provincial legislation. The meetings are designed to discuss city-wide priorities as well as key planning issues affecting individual wards. October 26 …

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Industry-Specific Economic Recovery Plans

General Committee endorsed two of five industry-specific plans to guide the City’s economic recovery from COVID-19. The Small Business and Broader Industry plans outline priorities and actions to reboot and grow these industries. The Small Business and Broader Industry Economic Recovery Plans are being led by the City’s Economic Development Office (EDO). The plans identify 42 unique actions to help …

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