New Cookbook From The Compass Food Bank & Outreach Centre

By Announcement, Food for thought, Ward 1

Back in 2021, The Compass Food Bank & Outreach Centre released their first ever Compass Cookbook in time for Christmas and sold over 575 copies!

From the feedback received, they made great gifts and since then the recipes have been cooked in kitchens far and wide.

The same group of wonderful volunteers who put together that first cookbook have now produced a new one that’s been printed and is ready to sell. “All Roads Lead to Sweet Treats” is exactly what it sounds like. You can now purchase a beautiful spiral-bound 104-page collection of sweet treats for your baking pleasure.

Thanks to our incredible printers at Options Mississauga, they are able to offer this second masterpiece at the same price as the first, only $20 per copy. No price increase, same outstanding quality cookbook.

As before, you can buy for yourself, as gifts for others, as well as purchase some to donate to our clients.

Order yours now by clicking on the button below. If you prefer, you can pay by cash or cheque at our office or you can send an e-transfer to but please mark “cookbooks” in the notes.

Don’t miss out on this opportunity. Make your purchase in time for the holidays. These are great gifts for teachers, colleagues, neighbours, your book club, family, friends and more.

All proceeds go to support The Compass Food Bank.


Mississauga selected to host Ontario’s top country music awards in 2024 and 2026

By Announcement, Events

The City of Mississauga is thrilled to share that the Country Music Association of Ontario (CMAO) has selected Mississauga to be the host city for the CMAOntario Festival and Awards in 2024 and 2026.

“Mississauga is honoured and excited to welcome the 12th annual CMAOntario Festival and Awards,” said Acting Mayor and Ward 3 Councillor Chris Fonseca. “As Canada’s seventh-largest city and 2023 Music City of the Year, we are home to world-class, diverse musicians and a vibrant live music scene that attracts visitors from across Canada. I want to thank CMAO for choosing Mississauga to hold this prestigious music festival. We look forward to celebrating Ontario’s artists and welcoming them to our city next summer.”

CMAO has partnered with Visit Mississauga and the City of Mississauga to bring a weekend of live music, concerts and activities to the city from May 31 to June 2, 2024, with a spectacular awards show planned for Sunday, June 2 at the Living Arts Centre.

“Hosting these prestigious awards in our city truly highlights that we have great spaces to share and enjoy music while advancing our Music Strategy,” said Jodi Robillos, Commissioner, Community Services. “As a City, we’re focused on amplifying Mississauga’s music scene and helping advance local artists and talent. I want to acknowledge Victoria Clarke and the Visit Mississauga team for their sponsorship role and for working to bring this fantastic event to our city, and thank CMAO for selecting Mississauga to host this event first in 2024 and then again in 2026.”

Earlier this year, Mississauga was named the 2023 Music City of the Year and was recognized for its efforts in establishing a Music Strategy with a goal of positioning the city as an incubator for top musical talent and national destination for live music events and festivals.

In 2022, the City announced its first Music Strategy: 2022-2026, which identifies 32 actions over the next five years to support the growth and development of Mississauga’s music industry. It focuses on four guiding principles, which include amplifying Mississauga’s artists, creating a favourable environment for live music, supporting underrepresented people and groups, and celebrating Mississauga’s history and success.

For more information about the 12th annual CMAOntario Festival and Awards, visit

Notice of Study Completion – Port Credit East Water and Wastewater Servicing Optimization Strategy – Schedule C Class Environmental Assessment

By Announcement, Resources, Ward 1

About the Study

The Region of Peel has completed the Schedule ‘C’ Municipal Class Environmental Assessment (EA) for the Port Credit East Water and wastewater Servicing Optimization Strategy.

The purpose of this project was to develop an integrated and optimized servicing strategy to meet the needs of the existing community and provide for future growth.

Preferred Design Concept

Your Input is Important

You are invited to review the final draft Environmental Study Report (ESR) for the Port Credit East Water and wastewater Servicing Optimization Strategy, to provide the project team with any feedback and comments. This ESR documents the planning process undertaken, potential impacts and mitigation measures, and the following recommendations:

  1. New Deep Trunk Sewer on Lakeshore Road,
  2. New Sub-Transmission Watermain on Lakeshore Road,
  3. Replacement of Existing Rosemere SPS and associated Twinned Forcemains, and,
  4. Decommissioning of Elmwood and Hiawatha SPS and associated new Gravity Sewers.

Subject to comments received following this Notice and the receipt of approvals, the Region intends to proceed with construction of the recommended project as outlined in the ESR.

The ESR will be available for a 30-day public review period from November 16 to January 4, 2024. An electronic copy of the ESR will be available for public review on the project website.

Visit the project website

Comment Submissions

If you wish to submit comments and/or concerns on this study, please contact the Project Manager listed below. If you have concerns related to Indigenous treaty rights which cannot be resolved, you may send your Section 16 Order request to the Minister of Environment, Conservation and Parks and the Director of the Environmental Assessment Branch at the addresses listed below. A copy of the request should also be sent to the Region’s Project Manager.

All requests must be received by the Project Manager within the 30-day public review period by January 4, 2024. If you require accommodations to provide comments and/or feedback, please contact the Project Manager.

Ministry Contacts

Hon. David Piccini, Minister

Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks

777 Bay Street, 5th Floor

Toronto, ON M7A 2J3


Director, Environmental Assessment Branch Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks

135 St. Clair Avenue West, 1st Floor

Toronto, ON M4V 1P5


Project Contacts

The Region of Peel is committed to ensure that all Regional services, programs, and facilities are inclusive and accessible for persons with disabilities. Please contact the Project Manager if you need any accommodations to provide comments or feedback for this study.

Italia Ponce, P.Eng., Project Manager

10 Peel Centre Drive

Brampton, ON L6T 4B9

(905) 791-7800 ext. 4583


This notice was reissued November 16, 2023

With the exception of personal information, all comments will become part of the public record of the study.

The study is being conducted according to the requirements of the Municipal Class Environmental Assessment, which is a planning process approved under Ontario’s Environmental Assessment Act.


By Announcement, Events, Ward 1

As part of the Queen Elizabeth Way improvement from east of Cawthra Road to West of Etobicoke Creek, the contractor will be replacing Ogden pedestrian bridge which will require the closure of North Service Road, South Service Road and QEW between Dixie Road and Cawthra Road.

  • Eastbound and Westbound traffic on the QEW will be diverted to the off ramps where the traffic will be detoured to the north through Queensway and to the south through Lakeshore Road.
  • North Service Road and South Service Road will be closed and detoured to the north through Queensway and to the south through Lakeshore Road. Local access will be maintained.
  • MiWay will be detouring their transit services.
  • The attached notice was distributed to residents and businesses in advance of the planned closure.

Nov 25, 2023 (10 PM – 9 AM) – QEW Closure for installation of the main bridge section (across QEW)

Dec 2, 2023 (10 PM – 6 AM) – SSR Closure for installation of the second bridge section (across SSR)

This work is planned to occur between 10 pm on Saturday November 25th and 9 am on Sunday November 26th. Additionally, on Nov 25, 2023, a smaller bridge section crossing NSR will be installed together with the main bridge section crossing QEW.

During the closure, Emergency Services (Fire, Police & Ambulance) will NOT be maintained.   

Variable Message Signs have been installed in advance of the closure and MTO has advertised the planned QEW closure.

North Service Road, South Service Road and QEW between Cawthra Road and Dixie Road – Temporary Road Closure

  • Starting Saturday, November 25th at 10 pm until Sunday November 26th at 9:00 am.

Mississauga receives Active Transportation funding for vital waterfront trail connections

By Announcement, Events, Parks, Ward 1

Today, it was announced that the City of Mississauga will receive $17 million for active transportation through the federal government’s Active Transportation Fund (ATF). This is a funding partnership between the Government of Canada ($17 million investment) and the City of Mississauga ($12 million investment) to expand and enhance trail connections along Mississauga’s eastern shoreline.

“I was so delighted to be part of today’s announcement for the funding of the vital waterfront trail connections…. a huge milestone for our Ward 1 residents and throughout the community”, says Ward 1 Councillor Stephen Dasko.

“Today’s announcement turns a long-held vision of a vibrant, accessible waterfront into a reality. This shoreline trail will provide a year-round connection between Mississauga and Toronto, and an outdoor space that promotes active living,” said Charles Sousa, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Public Services and Procurement and Member of Parliament for Mississauga—Lakeshore, on behalf of the Honourable Sean Fraser, Minister of Housing, Infrastructure and Communities. “Our government is committed to helping communities develop the infrastructure they need while reducing greenhouse gas emissions. By investing in a trail network in the redeveloped and restored Lakeview community and Jim Tovey Lakeview Conservation Area, we are creating a healthier, sustainable environment for everyone to enjoy.”

Charles Sousa, Acting Mayor and Ward 3 Councillor Chris Fonseca, and Stephen Dasko, Councillor Ward 1 and member of the Credit Valley Conservation Board of Directors, announced funding that will support two major projects – the Mississauga Waterfront/Trans Canada Trail ($17 million) and the Jim Tovey Lakeview Conservation Area trail owned and operated by Credit Valley Conservation ($4 million).

“On behalf of the City of Mississauga and Members of Council, we welcome this active transportation funding announcement and thank our federal partners for this investment,” said Acting Mayor and Ward 3 Councillor Chris Fonseca. “Investing in active transportation is an investment in the health, well-being and future of Mississauga. By prioritizing walking and cycling infrastructure, we create safer streets, reduce traffic congestion, improve air quality and promote a more connected, vibrant, and sustainable city. It’s an investment in our residents’ quality of life, our environment and the long-term economic vitality of our city.”

Mississauga’s Waterfront/Trans Canada Trail will provide key trail connections to destination parks within the Lakeview Village. It will also connect to Lakefront Promenade Park to the west and the Jim Tovey Lakeview Conservation Area to the east. Highlights of the project include:

  • Development of more than 2.5 kilometres of paved, lit, cycling and pedestrian trails to close the gap in the Trans Canada Trail and Regional Waterfront Trail systems.
  • Bridge connection to allow safe crossing for cyclists and pedestrians.
  • Development of community recreation and tourism connections that include access to the Western Pier and the Jim Tovey Lakeview Conservation Area.
  • Rest stations with washroom facilities.
  • Bicycle parking areas along with bench and bike repair station facilities.

“Active transportation is about all forms of movement. So along with the transit services and smart traffic management systems we are implementing in Mississauga, we also need to ensure we are planning for and building robust cycling and pedestrian networks that are safe, comfortable, connected and convenient. Today’s announcement and funding investment helps enable us to do just that,” said Shari Lichterman, City Manager and Chief Administrative Officer.

This funding serves to aid Mississauga in increasing its active transportation infrastructure while supporting the City’s Climate Change Action PlanTransportationCycling and Pedestrian Master Plans, as well as Canada’s National Active Transportation Strategy.

Learn more about Mississauga’s Waterfront Parks Strategytrailscycling infrastructure and the Lakeview Village development.

From left to right: Jodi Robillos, Commissioner Community Services, Mississauga, Chris Fonseca, Acting Mayor and Councillor Ward 3, Mississauga, Quentin Hanchard, Chief Administrative Officer, Credit Valley Conservation, Charles Sousa, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Public Services and Procurement and Member of Parliament for Mississauga—Lakeshore, Lee Tovey, Stephen Dasko, Councillor Ward 1 and Member of Credit Valley Conservation Board of Directors
Mississauga’s Waterfront (current)
Mississauga’s Waterfront (planned trail upgrades)

Housing Information Session: Increasing Housing Choices in Neighbourhoods

By Announcement, Events, Planning & Development

Mississauga needs more housing options for families, older adults, students and others who want to live in low-rise neighbourhoods. On December 6, join City staff and housing industry experts for a virtual panel discussion and Q&A session. Learn more about the:

* Current state of housing in Canadian communities

* Role of gentle density in reviving neighbourhoods

* Work underway to bring more housing options to Mississauga neighbourhoods

City staff will also take feedback on a new project to remove barriers for semi-detached homes and houses on smaller lots. This is another way that the City can help make more housing available in low-rise neighbourhoods.

Meeting Details

When: Wednesday, December 6, 2023 – 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Where: Virtual session – register

Panelists: Karen Chapple, Director, School of Cities, University of Toronto

Matthew Rabba, Principal, Matthew Vincent Building Group

Can’t make the meeting? A recording of the presentations will be posted following the meeting. Learn more on the Increasing Housing Choices in Neighbourhoods engagement website.

For more information about all the actions the City is taking to help get housing built, read Growing Mississauga: An Action Plan for New Housing.

Regional Council to begin deliberating Peel’s proposed 2024 Budget tomorrow (November 16th, 2023)

By Announcement, Events, Issues, Resources

BRAMPTON, ON. (Nov. 15, 2023) – Regional Council discussions of Peel’s 2024 Operating and Capital Budgets begin tomorrow morning.

The meeting will commence with the Regional Budget Corporate Overview presentation at 9:30 a.m., followed by the presentation for Peel Regional Police.

On Nov. 23, the Regional Council budget meeting will continue with presentations for nine Regionally Controlled Services: Housing Support, Water and Wastewater, Transportation, Paramedics, Seniors Services, Public Health, Community Investment, Waste Management, and Early Years and Child Care. Visit the 2024 proposed budget pages for more information and to view videos for services.

On Nov. 30, the Regional Council budget meeting will continue with presentations for Regionally Financed External Organizations: Credit Valley Conservation, and Toronto and Region Conservation Authority.

The Regional Council Budget meeting(s) are open to the public and residents may attend. The meetings will also be live streamed on

The proposed 2024 Regional Operating and Capital Budgets is available at

PRESTO on Google Wallet

By Announcement, Resources

Metrolinx is pleased to share the latest milestone in making it more convenient to choose transit by offering customers more options to pay their fare. Starting November 14, 2023, customers can tap a digital version of their PRESTO card in Google Wallet, whether on an Android smartphone or Wear OS smartwatch.

Customers using PRESTO in Google Wallet can enjoy new card features such as loading funds instantly from anywhere and setting up multiple fare types if they qualify for discounts. There is a $0 issuance fee for PRESTO in Google Wallet.

PRESTO in Google Wallet will be available for customers to tap on GO Transit, UP Express, Brampton Transit, Burlington Transit, Durham Region Transit, Hamilton Street Railway, MiWay (in Mississauga), Oakville Transit, TTC, and York Region Transit. We are working to add support for additional mobile platforms in the future and will reach out to you as soon as we have more information to share.

To learn more about PRESTO in Google Wallet, customers can visit

Virtual information session: learn more about the City’s 2024 Budget

By Announcement, Events, Issues

Mississauga residents are invited to participate in the annual citywide Budget Information Session where the City’s proposed 2024 Budget will be discussed.
The session will include insights from the Mayor, Members of Council and senior City leadership on the City’s budget priorities, programs and services. Residents will also have the opportunity to ask budget-related questions and participate in the discussion. The session will be held on Tuesday, November 28 from 7 to 8:30 p.m.

The 2024 Budget focuses on investments in the City’s infrastructure, including transit, roads and emergency services. These investments are aimed at advancing public safety, continuing progress with climate change and implementing Vision Zero actions.


2024 Budget Information Session


Tuesday, November 28 from 7 to 8:30 p.m.
Register for the event


Mississauga Mayor Bonnie Crombie
Members of Council
Senior City leadership
Interested Mississauga residents


Telephone or online

At random, select Mississauga residents will receive a phone call in advance of the session with an invitation to participate. They will receive a second phone call just before the session begins. The callout is to ensure as many residents as possible have an opportunity to participate. Anyone who gets a call and does not wish to participate can hang up.

If you don’t receive an advanced phone call, you can pre-register before Friday, November 24 to participate or ask questions in the citywide 2024 Budget Information Session.

Watch and listen to the session

For those interested in tuning in, the session will be live streamed to the City’s website where residents can watch the session. If you’d like to ask a question, please submit them online. The page will be live on Tuesday, November 28 at 6:55 a.m.

Budget Committee meetings

Budget Committee meetings are scheduled from November 27 to 29, 2023, at 9:30 a.m. and are open for the public to attend. The full schedule of meetings is available online at Council and Committees Calendar Listings.

Stay informed and get involved in the City’s 2024 Budget process by:

2024 Budget creative with a photo of the City's clock tower