Mississauga Seeks Bee-City Designation

I am very pleased to report that the City of Mississauga will be taking important steps towards becoming a Bee City to help improve pollinator health and bee habitats within the community. The City will be joining Bee City Canada, which is a program created to engage Canadian municipalities, First Nations, schools, businesses and other …

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City Launches Garlic Mustard Task Force

The City’s Forestry Section is launching a Garlic Mustard Task Force to encourage residents to steward their local natural areas through planned Garlic Mustard removals. Garlic Mustard is an invasive species that was brought to North America as a food source and for herbal medicine. In natural areas, Garlic Mustard outperforms native species by crowding …

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Mississauga’s First Transportation Master Plan Approved

The City’s first Transportation Master Plan (TMP)was recently approved by Council. The plan aims to keep Mississauga moving and continue to build a transit-oriented city where people can easily move across the city and beyond, to get to school, work, shopping or activities, while helping businesses with the efficient movement of goods and services. The TMP is …

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20-Minute Makeover in Ward 11

Join the thousands of participants across Canada, from April 15 – 27, who will volunteer for 20 minutes to pick up litter around their workplace, school or community. Organize a group of your co-workers, family and friends, and find a space in our amazing Ward 11 community that is in need of a clean-up. There …

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Earth Week Activities

Spring has finally arrived, and I know we are all looking forward to the wonderful sunshine! The beginning of spring also means that Earth Month, Earth Week, and Earth Day are here! The month of April is Earth Month, April 21-27 is Earth Week, and April 22nd is Earth Day. There are many ways that …

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2019 Civic Awards of Recognition

If you know any outstanding individuals, community groups and businesses whose contributions help make Mississauga a great place to live, work and play, consider nominating them for a 2019 Civic Award of Recognition. Achievements are recognized in the following four categories:  Voluntary Community Service Individuals or groups that have improved the quality of life in …

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City Receives Double Gas Tax Funding From Federal Government

As part of the Government of Canada’s Budget 2019, the Federal Government will double the amount of money municipalities receive this year through the Federal Gas Tax Fund.   As part of this initiative, the City will receive approximately $80 million to use for transit and transportation infrastructure. This one-time additional funding will enable the City …

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Seven Things for Homeowners to Check this Spring

After each winter season ends, it’s always a good idea to check your property for any winter damages to avoid costly repairs later on. Here are some things you can check for this spring:  Check for roof damageAll the snow and ice from winter can do some damage to your roof. Be sure to check …

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New Fish Counting System in Credit River

The Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (MNRF) has installed a new fish counting system in the Credit River, at the dam in Streetsville. The system is operated by the Lake Management Unit of the MNRF and contains a live video feed, which can be viewed at http://www.riverwatcherdaily.is/Migration . The MNRF purchased this counting system to …

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Please Don’t Feed Wildlife 

The City of Mississauga’s Animal Services would like to kindly remind all residents to refrain from feeding wildlife. Please be advised that the feeding of wildlife is prohibited in Mississauga as per the Animal Care and Control By-law 0098-04 as amended. The feeding of wild animals and birds can become habit forming making them dependent on a …

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