City Awarded $2.5 Million in Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Funding

I am very pleased to announce that the City will receive over $2.5 million in Government of Canada funding for 28 infrastructure rehabilitation projects in Mississauga through Intake 2 of the Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program (CIP 150). The CIP 150 approved City projects under intake 2 include the rehabilitation of five trails, 17 playgrounds, …

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New Animal Care and Control By-law Amendments

For those of you who are pet owners, please be advised that changes were recently made to pet licensing that allow residents to buy a new two-year pet licence at a reduced rate, as well as lower the cost of a pet licence for low-income residents.  In addition to revising the pet licensing fee structure, …

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Free Tax Preparation Assistance from the Region of Peel

Tax season has arrived, and if you need assistance preparing your tax return, the Region of Peel is offering free tax preparation assistance for low-income families and individuals at its Regional offices in Mississauga and Brampton.  The clinics will be offered every Saturday through March and April, with the exception of the Easter weekend.  Last …

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Community Engagement Strategy

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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