Help Shape the City’s New Economic Development Strategy

By Events, Issues, Resources

October 7, 2019

Mississauga residents are invited to help shape the City’s new Economic Development Strategy by completing an online survey. The survey will help the City identify priority areas and address the changing economic climate.

The five-year strategy will focus on attracting businesses, employment and investment opportunities to Mississauga. The last strategy was created 10 years ago and has helped Mississauga achieve many accolades including first overall mid-sized City of the Future by Foreign Direct Investment (fDi). The new strategy, now in development, will build on that success to continue to make Mississauga a thriving hub where businesses and the community can innovate and grow.

“Having a strong economic development strategy is the cornerstone of job creation – attracting and retaining global industries and securing talent,” said Bonnie Brown, Director, Economic Development. “Additionally, our strategy will help the City identify areas of focus and opportunities for innovation and collaboration with our 91,000 small businesses, 1,400 multinational firms and 75 Fortune 500 companies.”

The survey closes on October 18. Once the consultation period has concluded, the draft strategy will be presented to Council for approval.

Brown added, “We encourage our residents and business community to share their input and be part of shaping the City’s economic future.”

For more information about the Economic Development Strategy, visit

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Mississauga has a robust and diverse business community that makes up some of the largest knowledge-based sectors in Canada. These sectors include Life Sciences, Advanced Manufacturing (Aerospace, Automotive, Clean Tech and Food and Beverage), Information and Communications Technology and Financial Services and Real Estate.

For more information about the City’s Economic Development initiatives, visit 

Peel offers curbside battery collection this fall

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BRAMPTON, ON (Oct. 7, 2019) – Residents who are saving their single-use household batteries, can place these out for curbside collection which runs from October 21 – November 1, 2019. Residents are encouraged to check their collection calendar at to find out their battery collection day or to sign up to receive free waste notification reminders.

This collection service provides residents a convenient way to ensure that their batteries are disposed of safely.

Residents can:

  • Set out only single-use A, AA, AAA, C, D, 9 volt and button cell household batteries in a transparent, sealable bag. On your recycling collection day, place the bag of batteries on top of your closed organics cart.  If you don’t have an organics cart, place your bag of batteries beside your recycling bags.
  • Take household batteries to battery drop-off barrels throughout Mississauga, Brampton and Caledon.
  • Drop off all other batteries to one of Peel’s Community Recycling Centres (CRCs) year-round free of charge.

Visit to find a CRC or drop-off barrel near you.

Thanks to your efforts, we have recycled 67 tonnes of batteries since 2016 helping Peel get closer to its target of 75% waste diversion by 2034.

The Region of Peel works with residents and partners to create a healthy, safe and connected Community for Life for approximately 1.5 million people and over 175,000 businesses in the cities of Brampton and Mississauga and the Town of Caledon. Peel’s services touch the lives of residents every day. Recognized as a leader in management and service delivery, the Region of Peel is the only government organization at any level to receive Excellence Canada’s Platinum Award for Excellence, Innovation and Wellness®. For more information about the Region of Peel, explore and follow us on Twitter at @regionofpeel.


You’re Invited! Provide Feedback on the 2020 MiWay Five Transit Service Plan

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October 8, 2019

This month, MiWay will be hosting five public information sessions as part of the MiWay Five Transit Service Plan (2016-2020) where participants can provide feedback on the proposed 2020 service changes in person or online.

Some highlights of the 2020 service plan include:

  • Implementing seamless connections with the new Kipling Station in Toronto (currently under construction); and
  • Lisgar and Meadowvale area routing changes, integrating the New Churchill Meadows Community Centre and Park.

Learn how these and other upcoming changes will help meet the City’s strategic goal of developing a transit-oriented city.

Public Information Sessions

Session #1:
Tuesday, October 15, 2019
7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
City Centre Transit Terminal (inside the Terminal)
200 Rathburn Rd. W

Session #2:
Wednesday, October 16, 2019
2 to 7 p.m.
Meadowvale Town Centre Transit Terminal
6677 Meadowvale Town Centre Circle

Session #3:
Thursday, October 17, 2019
2 to 7 p.m.
Westwood Square Transit Terminal
7205 Goreway Dr.
Session #4:
Friday, October 18, 2019
12:30 to 5:30 p.m.
Burnhamthorpe Library
3650 Dixie Rd.

Session #5:
Saturday, October 19, 2019
10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Erin Mills Town Centre Transit Terminal
5100 Erin Mills Pkwy

At the transit terminal locations (except City Centre), look out for MiWay’s outreach tent set up outside a parked bus featuring MiWay 5 information displays inside – customers are welcome to board and speak with MiWay staff about the changes.

Plan your MiWay trip by visiting or by calling 905-615 INFO (4636) for customized route and schedule information.

Unable to attend? We still want to hear from you! Tell us what you think about the 2020 MiWay Five Transit Service Plan by taking the online survey at

About the MiWay Five Transit Service Plan
The MiWay Five Transit Service Plan (2016-2020) is delivering ongoing improvements in the transit network to meet the City’s strategic goal of developing a transit-oriented city. To learn more about MiWay’s five-year transit service plan visit



Mississauga Comic Expo

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It’s a comic book fan’s dream! Mississauga Comic Expo  (MCX) returns on October 18 and 19 as part of Ontario Public Library Week. The free two-day event features local Mississauga and Greater Toronto Area (GTA) graphic artists, novelists, creators, designers and developers. This family-friendly, all-ages event, hosted by Mississauga Library, celebrates the diverse culture of comics, gaming, anime, cosplay and art.

Enthusiasts can test their skills in an escape room and in a range of board, tabletop and card games. Other activities include a costume creation station, an anime marathon, introduction to Dungeons & Dragons, local artists and exhibitors, an Instagram photo booth, sketch challenge and children’s area.

The 2019 guest lineup includes Marcus To (DC, Marvel Comics), Megan Kearney (Disney Princess), Adam Gorham (Archie Comics, Marvel Comics), Jamal Campbell (DC, Marvel Comics) and many more.

Event Details

Mississauga Comic Expo

Friday, October 18, 2019
4:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Game Night: tabletop board and card games, Dungeons & Dragons, escape room and more.

Saturday, October 19, 2019
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Costume creation station, artist alley, exhibitors, workshops, panels, cosplay shoots, tabletop board game demos and video game free-play sessions.

Mississauga Central Library
301 Burnhamthorpe Rd. W.
Mississauga, ON

Free admission

Ward 1 Hosted Inaugural Awards of Excellence

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October 11, 2019

Yesterday, Councillor Stephen Dasko hosted the Inaugural Ward 1 Awards of Excellence at the Mississauga Seniors’ Centre in Mississauga.

There were 15 broad categories who received outstanding support of nominees from across the Ward 1 community.  Categories such as Entrepreneur of the Year, Environmental Stewardship, Diversity and Inclusion, Volunteer of the Year and Citizen of the Year were recognized.

Residents, business leaders, community organizations were all welcomed upon their arrival to enjoy a casual reception.  As Councillor Dasko thanked everyone for attending he said “I am so delighted to see the response, the enthusiasm of so many residents who submitted nominations.  The number of entries for each category was plentiful,” said Councillor Dasko.

There was an overwhelming attendance on hand to recognize excellence across the Ward.  All those that participated truly helped contribute to making Our Community as Our Home at this prominent event.

AWARDS OF EXCELLENCE – Ward 1, October 10, 2019 

  1. Entrepreneur of the Year: Sophie Allard
  2. Established Artist of the Year: Sue Archibald
  3. New Business of the Year: Stonehooker Brewery
  4. Best Pizza Shop of the Year: Amadio’s
  5. Best Casual Dining of the Year: Port Credit Social House
  6. Restaurant Neighbour: Maggie’s Diner
  7. Restaurant of the Year: The Brogue Inn
  8. Ward 1 Leadership – Adult: Beatrice Moreira-Laidlow
  9. Ward 1 Leadership – Senior: Janis Alton
  10. Environmental Stewardship – Adult: Cindy Wilding
  11. Diversity and Inclusion: Jo-Anne Beggs
  12. Volunteer of the Year – Adult: Annette Seip
  13. Volunteer of the Year – Senior: Sandy Smale
  14. Business of the Year: Sawmill Sid Inc.
  15. Citizen of the Year: Luanne Bandiera




How would you spend the City’s 2020 Budget?

By Events, Issues, Resources

Sep 23, 2019

Mississauga’s online budget allocator for the proposed 2020 Budget is now available at 2020 Budget Allocator.


The online budget allocator lets residents test different spending options for a range of City services including recreation, library, transit, fire and emergency services and more by increasing or decreasing the budget for each service area all while maintaining a balanced budget.


Results received from the allocator by October 18, 2019 will be shared with Budget Committee on November 18, 2019. The results will help inform the committee’s review of the proposed 2020 Business Plan and Budget.


“The budget allocator is a hands-on way for residents to learn more about what City services cost, how property tax dollars are spent and to tell us about how they want us to invest their tax dollars,” says Jeff Jackson, Director of Finance and Treasurer. “It is an opportunity for residents to think about the City’s service levels and spending and to share what is important to them. It also provides the opportunity for people to get involved in and learn more about the City’s business planning and budgeting process.”


 Budget Allocator Background

  • The City of Mississauga introduced an online budget allocator tool in 2014 to raise awareness of the budget process; get residents thinking about the impacts of spending choices; and provide a way for residents to voice their opinions about the City’s plans and budget.
  • There are 12 service areas included, each with five spending options to work with.
  • Results are to be shared with Budget Committee on November 18, 2019.


Learn About the Budget

  • Details about the City’s budget and the budgeting process are available online at
  • Read anoverview of the 2020 preliminary Business Plan & Budget that was presented to Budget Committee on June 26, 2019.
  • The full 2020 Proposed Business Plan & Budget will be posted online November 5, 2019.
  • Budget Committee deliberations are scheduled for October 2, November 18, 19, 25, 26 and 27, 2019 with a Council vote to approve the budget planned at the December 11, 2019 Council Meeting.*

* Budget Committee meeting schedules are subject to change.


Get Involved in Planning and Budgeting


Weekly Yard Waste Collection Begins in Brampton and Mississauga – September 23, 2019

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BRAMPTON, ON. (September 23, 2019) – Weekly yard waste collection begins Monday, September 30, 2019 and runs until Friday, December 13, 2019 for residents in the cities of Brampton and Mississauga. Residents of the Town of Caledon will continue to receive bi-weekly yard waste collection on their scheduled days, while citizens living in rural areas of Caledon will have their yard waste picked up on designated Fridays.

Yard waste must be at the curb by 7:00 a.m. on collection days and is accepted in yard waste bags, and old garbage containers or blue/grey bins in good condition that are clearly labelled “yard waste”.

Residents are encouraged to visit and use When Does It Go to check their waste collection schedule and sign up for the new Waste Notification Program, which sends collection reminders by text message, email or phone call.

Residents in the Canadian Food Inspection Agency Asian Long Horned Beetle quarantined area of Malton cannot move any yard waste, nursery stock, trees, logs, lumber, wood, wood chips and bark chips out of the restricted area. Yard waste in this area will be collected from the curbside on regular scheduled collection days but cannot be accepted for drop-off at any of the Region’s Community Recycling Centres.

The Region of Peel works with residents and partners to create a healthy, safe and connected Community for Life for approximately 1.5 million people and over 175,000 businesses in the cities of Brampton and Mississauga and the Town of Caledon. Peel’s services touch the lives of residents every day. Recognized as a leader in management and service delivery, the Region of Peel is the only government organization at any level to receive Excellence Canada’s Platinum Award for Excellence, Innovation and Wellness®. For more information about the Region of Peel, explore and follow us on Twitter at @regionofpeel.

David Martino
Communication Coordinator, Public Works
Region of Peel
905-791-7800 x 4855


New Planning and Development Committee Date for 55 Port Street

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Please be advised that an additional Planning and Development Committee meeting has been scheduled for Tuesday, October 15, 2019 at 6:00 PM to consider the remaining item on the September 16, 2019 agenda.


Official Plan amendment and rezoning applications to permit a nine storey condominium apartment building with 35 units and one level of underground parking

55 Port Street East, south side of Port Street East, east of Helene Street South

Owner: Brown Maple Investments Ltd.

File: OZ 18/007 W1

Bill 139


2019 Fall Leaf Pickup Program

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2019 Fall Leaf Pickup Program

The City of Mississauga will begin its 2019 Vacuum Leaf Pickup in many neighbourhoods this month. Vacuum Leaf Pickup is provided to streets that are more than 35 years old and have many large mature trees. Streets with fewer and younger trees are not part of the program.

Addresses that are eligible for the program will also receive direct-mail notice that indicates leaf pickup dates in their area. Residents can also view the Leaf Pickup Route Map online to view leaf pickup dates or to see if their street is eligible.

To prepare for leaf pickup:

  • Rake leaves to the edge of the boulevard or into your ditch by Sunday before your scheduled leaf pickup. Do not rake leaves onto the road.
  • Do not mix items such as wood, brick or brush with the leaves as that can damage equipment or injure workers.
  • Reduce the risk of flooding by keeping the curbside storm drains clear of leaves.
  • Help City crews by removing cars from the street during leaf pickup.

What if more leaves fall after the scheduled leaf collection?

Please put the leaves in paper yard waste bags, bushel baskets or reusable containers without lids and place them curbside for pickup by the Region of Peel on your regular waste collection day. Yard waste will be collected until December 12, 2019. For more information about yard waste collection, visit

For more information about the City’s Leaf Pickup Program, visit