• Port Credit GO Station

    September 11, 2020

    A platform change at Port Credit GO Station Terminal due to construction.  This will be effective from 9:00am Monday September 14 until further notice.

    All routes at Platform 8 (8 and 23E) will be moved to Platform 5 and will keep the same stop number.

    Thank you.

     

  • City of Mississauga Named Among Top 20 Best Locations in Canada

    September 8, 2020

    The City of Mississauga’s Economic Development Office (EDO) has been ranked one of the top 20 local and regional groups representing Canada’s Best Locations by Site Selection magazine. This is the fourth year in a row that EDO has received this acknowledgment. The ranking is based on corporate end-user facility investment, job creation data and the magazine’s own research.

    “Mississauga continues to be a place where businesses choose to invest and thrive, thanks to the efforts of our dedicated Economic Development Team,” said Bonnie Crombie, Mayor of Mississauga. “Given our strategic location and highly skilled and talented workforce, Mississauga is an attractive place for businesses of all sizes looking to invest. Working together, we will remain a hub for jobs and prosperity in the years to come.”

    The 2020 results are based on data from April 1, 2019 to March 31, 2020. The selection process includes:

    • The number of new facilities and expansions per capita
    • Project capital investment per capita
    • Job creation per capita
    • Subjective analyses of website resources, programming and outreach efforts

    “We’re honoured to receive this recognition for the fourth year in a row. I really want to acknowledge the hard work of the Economic Development Office during such an unpredictable and disruptive time,” said Bonnie Brown, Director, Economic Development. “In securing business, the City continues to deliver on its strategic plan, including building and expanding our local economy. Thank you to Site Selection for recognizing us.”

    Mississauga continues to attract creative and innovative companies with recent investments that include:

    • Plug and Play: co-located in BASF’s head office to work with start-ups to test solutions in sectors such as supply chain, food, materials, energy, mining and automotive.
    • Goodfood Market Corp: slated to open in summer 2021; invested in a 200,000 square feet fulfilment centre, which will create 2,000 jobs.
    • Printful: opening at the end of 2020, invested in $2.8 million to develop a fulfillment centre, creating up to 50 jobs.
    • Sire Biosciences: opened new headquarters that will include operational headquarters for Fusion Nutrition Inc.
    • White Studios Inc.: opened a 181,000  square feet production space – its second studio location in Mississauga.

    Mississauga will be highlighted alongside other top Canadian economic development groups in Site Selection’s September 2020 issue.

    To learn more about the top 20 Canadian economic development group rankings and recipients, visit siteselection.com.

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  • City of Mississauga Named Among Top 20 Best Locations in Canada

    September 8, 2020

    The City of Mississauga’s Economic Development Office (EDO) has been ranked one of the top 20 local and regional groups representing Canada’s Best Locations by Site Selection magazine. This is the fourth year in a row that EDO has received this acknowledgment. The ranking is based on corporate end-user facility investment, job creation data and the magazine’s own research.

    “Mississauga continues to be a place where businesses choose to invest and thrive, thanks to the efforts of our dedicated Economic Development Team,” said Bonnie Crombie, Mayor of Mississauga. “Given our strategic location and highly skilled and talented workforce, Mississauga is an attractive place for businesses of all sizes looking to invest. Working together, we will remain a hub for jobs and prosperity in the years to come.”

    The 2020 results are based on data from April 1, 2019 to March 31, 2020. The selection process includes:

    • The number of new facilities and expansions per capita
    • Project capital investment per capita
    • Job creation per capita
    • Subjective analyses of website resources, programming and outreach efforts

    “We’re honoured to receive this recognition for the fourth year in a row. I really want to acknowledge the hard work of the Economic Development Office during such an unpredictable and disruptive time,” said Bonnie Brown, Director, Economic Development. “In securing business, the City continues to deliver on its strategic plan, including building and expanding our local economy. Thank you to Site Selection for recognizing us.”

    Mississauga continues to attract creative and innovative companies with recent investments that include:

     

    • Plug and Play: co-located in BASF’s head office to work with start-ups to test solutions in sectors such as supply chain, food, materials, energy, mining and automotive.
    • Goodfood Market Corp: slated to open in summer 2021; invested in a 200,000 square feet fulfilment centre, which will create 2,000 jobs.
    • Printful: opening at the end of 2020, invested in $2.8 million to develop a fulfillment centre, creating up to 50 jobs.
    • Sire Biosciences: opened new headquarters that will include operational headquarters for Fusion Nutrition Inc.
    • White Studios Inc.: opened a 181,000  square feet production space – its second studio location in Mississauga.

     

    Mississauga will be highlighted alongside other top Canadian economic development groups in Site Selection’s September 2020 issue.

     

    To learn more about the top 20 Canadian economic development group rankings and recipients, visit siteselection.com.

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  • Road Safety Continues to be a Priority as Students Head Back to School

    September 8, 2020

    As students head back to school this September, the City of Mississauga wants to remind everyone to be alert and cautious when using roadways.

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    “I’d like to wish the thousands of students across Mississauga a great first day back to school! Whether you are returning to class or participating in virtual learning, it is an exciting time for students, parents and teachers alike. Our goal is to keep students safe in the classroom and on our roadways. Back to school brings increased traffic, additional vehicles on our roads and more people walking, cycling or getting dropped off at different locations. Please stay alert and keep your eyes peeled at all times. If you’re using our roads, we ask that you be vigilant, follow the rules, obey signs and speed limits and slow down in school zones,” said Mayor Bonnie Crombie. “We are committed to keeping our roads safe for everyone, whether you walk, ride your bike or drive to school. Stay safe, stay healthy and, most importantly, have a fun first day back!”

    As students head back to school, they will be greeted by crossing guards to help them safely cross the street. The City’s Crossing Guard program helps school children from kindergarten to fifth grade cross the road, for both the Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board and the Peel District School Board.

    In addition to the Crossing Guard program, the City also has two safety advisory committees, Road Safety Committee and Traffic Safety Council that help promote awareness of road safety programs and maintain the safety of road users including students, pedestrians, cyclists, drivers, and ensures they are accessible to those that use mobility devices.

    “Our safety work hasn’t stopped. The Road Safety Committee along with City staff have been working hard keep our roads safe for students, cyclists and drivers,” said Pat Saito, Ward 9 Councillor and Chair of the City’s Road Safety Committee. “It’s a busy time on the roads when school starts again and we all have a responsibility to get our students safely to and from school.”

    The City has adopted the Vision Zero approach, which sets the goal of zero fatal and injury-causing collisions each year.

    “Delivering road safety action items from our Transportation Master Plan will advance the City’s commitment to Vision Zero,” said Geoff Wright, Commissioner, Transportation and Works. “To achieve this, we are moving forward with numerous projects including lowering speed limits and implementing speed reduction initiatives, such as traffic calming, Community Safety Zones, and the Crossing Guard program.”

    In addition to back to school initiatives, the City will be rolling out a number of road safety campaigns to create awareness around road safety initiatives such as distracted driving, pedestrian safety, neighbourhood speed limits and automated speed enforcement.

    Safety tips for students and drivers when commuting:

    • Consider walking to the bus stop or different drop-off/pick-up routines by stepping out of the car and complete the journey to school by walking.
    • Plan and practice your school route as a household ahead of time; encourage children to walk or cycle with siblings and friends, depending on their age.
    • Active transportation means using people power to get where you’re going and helps reduce traffic congestion in and around school zones, which means safer streets for everyone. You can use your feet, bike, scooter or any other form of non-motorized vehicle to get you to and from school.
    • Getting ready to ride MiWay? Additional trips to high schools and universities/colleges will resume, along with high school routes (300 series). These changes take effect on September 8. Holiday schedules will be in effect on Labour Day (September 7) and Thanksgiving Day (October 12). MiWay is also changing service levels on several routes to accommodate returning customers as businesses and schools start to reopen. Learn more by visiting ca/sept7 and miway.ca/students.

    Students will gradually return to school the weeks of September 8 and 14 for both Peel District and Dufferin-Peel Catholic schools in a staggered approach for the 2020 to 2021 season. This means fewer people will be in school buildings, so students and staff can focus on learning and adopt new routines and safety practices before all students return.

    For more road safety information or additional safety tips, please visit mississauga.ca/services-and-programs/transportation-and-streets/traffic/.

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  • Region of Peel Garage Collection Exemption

  • Fall garbage exemption period is suspended across Peel

    September 8, 2020

    BRAMPTON, ON (September 8, 2020) – The Region of Peel advises residents that the fall garbage exemption period (originally scheduled from Sept 14-25, 2020) is suspended in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, to minimize manual collection and ensure worker safety, while maintaining services for the long term.

    Residents are reminded that:

    • Unlimited amounts of garbage will not be collected.
    • You can place only up to 2 extra bags on your garbage collection day. No garbage tags needed.
    • Additional bags beyond the 2-bag limit will not be collected.
    • Bulky items continue to be collected at the curb and accepted at Peel Community Recycling Centres.

    If residents must leave their home to dispose of extra garbage bags, residents can take it to any Peel Community Recycling Centre, where disposal fees may apply. Check peelregion.ca/waste for locations and hours of operation.

    Residents are encouraged to check peelregion.ca/waste for information or sign up to receive free weekly waste notification reminders.

    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. For more information about the Region of Peel, explore peelregion.ca and follow us on Twitter @regionofpeel and Instagram @peelregion.ca.

     

  • Select City Services Set to Reopen on September 8

    September 2, 2020

     As part of the City’s phased and controlled reopening plans, some limited City services will be available in-person, by appointment only beginning September 8:

    In addition, the Council Chamber and Committee Rooms will reopen for meetings at the Civic Centre (300 City Centre Dr.) with reduced capacity.

    “Mississauga has come a long way, working together as a community, to stop the spread of COVID-19,” said Mayor Bonnie Crombie. “We know how much our residents and businesses want to get life back to normal, but we must remain vigilant. Working alongside our public health experts, we are now in a position to gradually and safely reopen some of our counter services along with modified community programming. Thank you to everyone for continuing to do your part to stay safe and healthy. Please, wear a face covering, wash your hands, maintain physical distancing, stay home if you are feeling ill and get tested if needed.”

    Health and safety protocols are in place to protect staff and the public at all City facilities. These protocols include:

    • Active screening – Staff and visitors are screened with COVID-19 assessment questions before entering a City facility.
    • Limited building access – Doors have been designated for entry and exit.
    • Mandatory masks – Face coverings are required in all indoor public spaces.
    • Physical distancing – Signage and floor markings indicate how to maintain two metres or six feet of space between others.
    • Signage – Floor decals and signage provide direction, health and safety reminders and ensure physical distancing.
    • Limited elevator capacity – Signage indicates safe and reduced capacity of elevators.
    • Stairwells – Where possible, stairwells are designated for up or down traffic.
    • Enhanced cleaning protocols – New protocols include increased cleaning and disinfecting of highly-touched surfaces and high traffic areas.

    “The health and safety of our staff and the public continue to be our number one priority,” said Paul Mitcham, City Manager and Chief Administrative Officer (CAO). “We have and will continue to work closely with Peel Public Health and adhere to all guidelines and regulations put out by the Government of Ontario and the Region of Peel. These limited in-person service offerings as well as modified programming at our Recreation, Library and Culture facilities form the next step in our safe and gradual reopening and recovery plans. Other city services, including development applications and building permit applications, property tax payments and more continue to be accepted online.”

    Additional program and service updates:

    Recreation

    Beginning September 8, community centres, fitness centres, indoor pools and limited arenas will reopen with modified programs/services.

    Starting September 14, C Banquets (on the 12th floor of Civic Centre) and the BraeBen Golf Course dining room will be available for bookings.

    Library

    All locations except Frank McKechnie (currently under renovation) will reopen on September 15 with limited service. Curbside service will continue to be offered at Frank McKechnie until the renovations are completed in mid-October. Visits are limited to one hour and services including computer access and limited study require an appointment.

    Culture

    Starting September 8, bookings of some spaces will reopen including the Living Arts Centre RBC Theatre, studio rentals, church and group bookings. In addition, the information desk, reception and box office will reopen.

    Mississauga’s COVID-19 Recovery Framework guides the City’s reopening and recovery. The Framework is supported by four individual recovery plans – Community, Economic, Finance and Corporate – which set Mississauga’s path forward in a safe, efficient and inclusive way.

    Visit mississauga.ca/recovery or call 311 for more information.

     

  • Brueckner Rhododendron Park

    This fall, a city contractor crew will be working to remove invasive non-native plant species and plant native trees, shrubs and meadow plants in existing naturalized areas in Brueckner Rhododendron Park. This work is part of the City’s efforts to improve and create habitat in the City’s natural areas.

    Selective herbicide treatment will occur during (the month of September) to remove non-native invasive plants. Herbicide will be applied directly to the base of plants to minimize impacts to surrounding area. The contractor will post signage at all entrances to the area at least 24 hours before treatment and will remove signs 48 hours after treatment.

    In addition, native plants will be planted in these areas. These native plants will not only provide food and habitat for wildlife (such as birds, bees and butterflies), but they will help with water uptake, CO2 intake, and air quality.

     

    Any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact Stephen or the office.

     

  • Information Technology and Mississauga Library Team Up to Support Student Success

    September 4, 2020

    Information Technology (IT) and Mississauga Library are working together to support student success this fall.

    Through its Smart City framework, IT  has teamed up with the library  to repurpose 100 gently-used laptop computers. The City is donating the laptops to the Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board and the Peel District School Board for distribution to at-risk families.

    “As students return to learning this fall, they are using technology more now than ever,” said Mayor Bonnie Crombie. “By making laptops available to those families in need, we are able to increase their access to technology and provide students with the resources they need to succeed and thrive at school.”

    The laptop donation project is one of many resources the Library offers students. These include textbook and hotspot lending, virtual services and online reference support.

    “Bridging the digital divide through equal access to technology is a priority,” said Jennifer Stirling, Acting Director, Mississauga Library. “The laptop donation project, supported with funding from the Library’s P. and L. Odette Charitable Foundation grant, is part of the City’s Community Recovery Framework. This framework focuses on providing programs and services that have a direct impact on the community’s quality of life.”

    “The Smart City framework is a great fit for this collaborative effort,” said Shawn Slack, Director, Information Technology and Chief Information Officer (CIO). “As a Smart City, Mississauga is known for helping students succeed. From a city-wide network of free wireless hotspots, to open data and eduroam – the free education roaming service for post-secondary students – we are creating a Smart City for everyone.”

    For more information about the Library’s programs and services, visit mississaugalibrary.ca and follow Mississauga Library on InstagramFacebook and Twitter.

    To learn more about Smart City, visit smartcity.mississauga.ca/.

     

  • Applewood Creek Erosion Control EA Study

    September 23, 2020

    Our Environmental Assessment Study for erosion control along Applewood Creek through the Lakeview Golf Course has been completed.

    A Project File Report (PFR) has been prepared and is being placed on the public record for review for 45 days.  The PFR will be available on the City’s stormwater projects website beginning September 3rd, 2020:

    http://www.mississauga.ca/portal/stormwater/new-projects

    Please let me know if you have any questions, or require any further information.