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City Financial Assistance Programs for Older Adults

If you are an older adult living in Mississauga and you meet financial assistance criteria, you may be eligible for City financial assistance programs for older adults.  Here is a snapshot of the City financial assistance programs for older adults: Property Tax Rebate Program The City of Mississauga offers a tax rebate on annual property …

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New Ontario Seniors Dental Care Program (OSDCP)

Please be advised that the Region of Peel Seniors’ Dental Program will now be replaced by the Province’s new Ontario Seniors Dental Care Program (OSDCP).  The program will provide low-income seniors access to essential dental care they may not otherwise be able to afford.  Ontario residents are eligible for the OSDCP if they: Are 65 …

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City’s First Comprehensive Climate Change Action Plan

I am very pleased to report that Council approved the City’s first comprehensive Climate Change Action Plan (CCAP). The plan focuses on both mitigation and adaptation and sets out actions for the City and the community to take over the next 10 years. The plan contains ambitious yet practical steps to address climate change. There are two …

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City of Mississauga Holiday Hours Schedule 2019/2020

Please be advised that the City of Mississauga administrative offices will be closed starting at noon on December 24, 2019 and will reopen on January 2, 2020. Some City services will be available during the closure period.  To view the full holiday hours schedule, please visit www.mississauga.ca/contactus. 3-1-1 Citizen Contact Centre Dial 3-1-1 between 7 a.m. …

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Winter On-Street Parking

The winter season is now upon us, so this is just a friendly reminder to please keep roads free of vehicles when it snows. Parked vehicles make it challenging to efficiently clear roads for emergency vehicles and transit to travel. On-Street Parking Restriction An on-street parking restriction is in effect year round between 2:00 a.m. …

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Follow Safe Rideshare Habits This Holiday Season

The holiday season is now upon us, and during this busy time of parties and celebrations, many people will use rideshare to travel to and from holiday events.  The City of Mississauga is reminding everyone to follow safe ridesharing habits this holiday season as follows: Confirm the vehicle’s plate number as shown in the app …

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Recycling Makes a Difference

If you’ve ever wondered whether blue box recycling makes a difference, I can certainly tell you that it does, and every little bit helps!  Here are some common statements that we often hear about recycling and facts to address those statements: Statement: “Only 9% of plastics is recycled.” FACT: This number accounts for all plastics …

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MiWay’s Next-Generation Hybrid Buses

I am very pleased to report that MiWay has added 10 new, next-generation hybrid-electric buses that are convertible to full battery power. These buses are unique in the MiWay fleet and help to advance the City of Mississauga’s commitment to address climate change.  Greening our transit fleet is one way that our city is taking meaningful action …

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Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program

The federal government is providing $33 billion through the Government of Canada’s Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program (ICIP) to cost-share projects under four streams: 1. Public Transit; 2. Community, Culture and Recreation; 3. Green Infrastructure and 4. Rural and Northern Communities. The ICIP is a ten-year federal infrastructure program designed to create long-term economic growth, …

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2019 Snow Clearing Information

Colder temperatures and morning frosts have already made their mark in Mississauga and snow won’t be far behind.  The City will be clearing 5,600 lane kilometres of roads and on-street bike lanes, 1,600 linear kilometres of priority sidewalks, 3,400 bus stops, 95 kilometres of roadside multi-use trails and over 1,000 pedestrian crossings. Residents can get …

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