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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Mississauga’s Construction Projects Move Forward

The City of Mississauga’s construction season is now underway following Council approval of a  staff report  that concluded that all construction projects within the Roads and Stormwater Capital Programs are essential under  Ontario Regulation 82/20 – Closure of Places of Non-Essential Businesses . In total, there are 21 planned construction projects and eight projects continuing from 2019. These projects …

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Masks Mandatory when Travelling on MiWay and Fares Reinstated Starting July 2

Effective July 2, wearing a non-medical mask or face covering will be mandatory when travelling on MiWay, at stops and transit terminals to reduce the risk of spread of COVID-19. Children under the age of two, people with disabilities or other medical conditions that prevent them from wearing any mask will not be required to …

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Virtual Committee Meetings & Library Recovery Plan

City Council has approved proceeding with virtual meetings for Planning and Development Committee (PDC) and Committee of Adjustment, as well as a Library recovery plan. During the pandemic, on April 22, 2020 Council suspended PDC and Committee of Adjustment meetings. Since the closure of City Hall, Planning and Building Department services have remained fully operational, including …

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Re-opening Plans, Public Engagement, Events Cancelled

Council approved a  phased approach  and safety procedures for the re-opening of City outdoor recreation amenities. Communications, physical distancing and signage are included in the plans and will be developed. Phases will be implemented in consultation with the Region of Peel Medical Officer of Health. Physical distancing is now a requirement in the park amenity re-openings as …

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Garbage Exemption Period is Suspended across Peel

The Region of Peel advises residents that the spring garbage exemption period is suspended in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, to minimize manual collection and ensure worker safety, while maintaining services for the long term. Reminders: Bulky items will not be collected from the curb or accepted at CRCs. Up to 2 extra garbage bags, without tags, …

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City Provides Additional Financial Assistance for Taxpayers during COVID-19

Council has approved further financial assistance to taxpayers to help ease financial pressures as a result of the impacts of COVID-19 by: deferring final tax instalments for 90 days stopping late payment charges and fees related to tax payment requests for changes Council previously provided cash flow assistance by deferring the April to June interim …

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