New Parking Master Plan

The City of Mississauga has developed its first  Parking Master Plan and Implementation Strategy . The plan outlines how local parking will evolve as the City continues to grow and transform.  The Parking Master Plan is the result of a two-year study that gathered input from decision-makers, parking providers and parking users. Engagement activities included in-person workshops, …

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20-Minute Makeover in Ward 11

From April 15 – 27 , thousands of people across Canada volunteered for 20 minutes to pick up litter around their workplace, school or community. I organized a small cleanup at Streetsville Rotary Park , beside the Streetsville Library on Saturday, April 27, 2019. I would like to thank everyone who joined me to clean …

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2019 Bread & Honey Festival

The Bread & Honey Festival has been great fun for everyone and a wonderful tradition in our community since 1973. The 2019 festival will be held on the weekend of May 31- June 2, so be sure to mark your calendars! This year’s festival promises to be an amazing celebration with an amazing line-up of …

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New Garbage Exemption Periods

Please be advised that the Region of Peel’s garbage exemption periods have changed. During an exemption period you can put unlimited amounts of acceptable garbage on the curb. You don’t need to use garbage bag tags during this time. The exemption period on your garbage collection day for 2019 and 2020 are during the weeks …

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City launches Tree Stewardship Program

The City’s Forestry Section is launching a Tree Stewardship Program to encourage residents to support street trees adjacent to their property. In 2018, the City installed tree watering bags on street trees that were planted in 2015 and no longer covered by warranty. This year the program will expand to street trees that were planted …

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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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