City of Mississauga’s Driveway Windrow Snow Clearing Program

By Events, Issues, Resources

August 6, 2019

Please be advised that the City of Mississauga’s Driveway Windrow Snow Clearing Program will be accepting applications on Tuesday, August 6, 2019 until Friday, November 8, 2019 at 9:00 p.m.

Driveway Windrow Snow Clearing Program

The program will provide windrow snow clearing service after every snow plowing operation from December 2, 2019 to March 27, 2020. A space approximately three metres (10 feet) wide will be cleared in the windrow to allow room for one car to pass.

Windrows will be cleared after active snow plowing operations have been completed. Residents should allow up to 36 hours after the end of a snow storm for their windrow to be cleared. Clearing to bare pavement cannot be guaranteed. 

Eligible Residents

Residents who are 65 years and older in 2019 and individuals who are physically disabled can apply for the Driveway Windrow Snow Clearing Program.  The cost to participate is $200. This amount is non-refundable. Applicants who qualify for financial assistance may be eligible to receive the service at no cost.

How to Apply

Residents can visit the City’s website to download an application form. Application packages are also available at Community Centres, Recreation Customer Service Centre and the Mississauga Seniors’ Centre.

Program Promotions

The program will be promoted through community centres, libraries, community directories, the City’s website, social media, a news release, digital/print ads and other digital channels.

Mississauga Business Improvement Areas Benefit from Ontario’s Main Street Revitalization Initiative 

By Events, Issues, Resources, Uncategorized

July 30, 2019

The City of Mississauga received $667,953 in funding through the Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO) as part of the Government of Ontario’s Main Street Revitalization Initiative.

“I’d like to thank the Government of Ontario for recognizing that main streets are at the heart of well-planned, complete cities. It’s important that we continue to invest in enhancing these thriving pockets in our city for the benefit of residents, tourists and local businesses,” said Mayor Bonnie Crombie. “Small businesses help empower and strengthen our neighbourhoods, create jobs and support the growth of our economy. These investments will help boost the BIA’s efforts to draw tourism, promote small businesses and attract investment. When small businesses thrive, Mississauga thrives.”

“On behalf of the residents of Ward 1 and our exceptional Port Credit BIA Administration and Board members, I would like to also thank the Government of Ontario and AMO’s contribution to our community” said Ward 1 Councillor Stephen Dasko.

The Main Street Revitalization Initiative is funded by the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs and administered by AMO. The funding is being distributed among Mississauga’s four Business Improvement Areas (BIAs): Clarkson, Malton, Port Credit and Streetsville as well as the downtown.

“I’d like to congratulate Port Credit on the completion of their Main Street Revitalization project. Vibrant main streets in Mississauga help attract visitors, create jobs and increase the competitiveness of small businesses, which are the backbone of our communities,” said Ernie Hardeman, Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs. “The Main Street Revitalization Initiative helps communities enhance and revitalize main streets and demonstrates that Ontario is open for business.”

“We’ve identified priority projects through consultation with ward councillors and the BIAs. Projects will focus on Mississauga’s downtown core and key neighbourhoods,” said Paul Mitcham, Commissioner, Community Services. “Continued partnerships with our BIAs are imperative in order to enhance our streetscapes and drive economic success.”

The first beautification project to be completed in Mississauga was the installation of new waste receptacles in Port Credit, aimed at keeping its main streets clean. Other beautification projects being managed by the City’s BIA’s include enhanced signage, benches, new planters and flowers.

Mitcham added, “These enhancements will help create a cleaner and greener city that will attract residents and visitors to Mississauga’s diverse neighbourhoods, while benefiting its robust small business community.”

Program guidelines state that the funding must apply to work that has been endorsed through a Community Improvement Plan or municipal physical infrastructure priorities that involves construction, renewal, renovation or redevelopment. The City is not required to contribute or match funding for this initiative and will have until March 2020 to use the funding.


BIAs are vibrant networks of community members dedicated to Mississauga’s unique neighbourhoods and villages. As valued City partners and champions of the communities they serve, BIAs oversee the beautification and maintenance of neighbourhoods, promote and support local businesses and implement programs and activities that benefit both residents and visitors. The City supports the BIAs in advancing their projects and creating a world-class city where people can live, work and play.

The Main Street Revitalization Initiative provides $26 million in funding to help municipal governments undertake main street revitalization activities that support and benefit small businesses. All municipalities are eligible for funding and the funding formula was established without the need for an application or matching funds.

For more information on the Main Street Revitalization Initiative, visit

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Pictured: Mayor Bonnie Crombie, Ward 1 Councillor Stephen Dasko, MPP Mississauga-Malton Deepak Anand, MPP Mississauga-Lakeshore Rudy Cuzzetto, MPP Mississauga-Streetsville Nina Tangri and representatives from Mississauga’s four BIAs.

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Pictured: Mayor Bonnie Crombie, Ward 1 Councillor Stephen Dasko, MPP Mississauga-Malton Deepak Anand, MPP Mississauga-Lakeshore Rudy Cuzzetto, MPP Mississauga-Streetsville Nina Tangri and representatives from Mississauga’s four BIAs.


Council Endorses Proposed Port Credit West Village Redevelopment Plan

By Issues, Resources

July 30, 2019

The vision for the Port Credit West Village has moved closer to reality. At yesterday’s Planning and Development Committee, Council endorsed the proposed development of the former Imperial Oil Lands at 70 Mississauga Rd. S. and 181 Lakeshore Rd. W. The proposed redevelopment plan will go to Council for formal support on July 31.

The proposed multi-phase community includes 2,995 new residential units (townhomes, mid-rise and high-rise up to 29 storeys), retail, parkland and campus (employment, recreation and education) uses on the 72-acre property.

“I am pleased that we are moving forward with next steps to revitalize these former brownfield lands into a vibrant waterfront destination that will attract residents from Mississauga and beyond,” said Mayor Bonnie Crombie. “As an important City-building initiative, this redevelopment will drive tourism, create jobs and boost economic growth, helping put Mississauga on the international map. We will continue to work together to ensure our vision to transform the waterfront becomes a reality.”

“Working collaboratively with the residents and key stakeholders has created a vision for this dynamic addition to our waterfront. I look forward to continuing open dialogue as this development evolves and we have a waterfront for the entire City of Mississauga second to none,” said Ward 1 Councillor Stephen Dasko.

As next steps, City Staff will attend the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal (LPAT) hearing scheduled for August 7, when a final decision will be made. If LPAT approves the matter, construction is anticipated to start in 2020.

“Over the past several years we’ve engaged extensively with the community,” said Andrew Whittemore, Commissioner, Planning and Building. “The comments received from the public and key stakeholders have helped shape the vision for this dynamic addition to our waterfront. We will continue to engage with residents and ensure we have strong land use policies that align with our goal of creating an accessible and sustainable waterfront.”

Visit the City’s development information webpage to learn more.

Port Credit West Village is one of Mississauga’s three key redevelopment projects, together with 1 Port St. E. and the Lakeview Waterfront.



Dixie/Dundas/Blundell Roads – GO Station Issue

By Issues, Resources, Uncategorized

Councillor Dasko and Councillor Fonseca called a meeting with various agencies to this the ongoing issues at the commercial centre/GO station on the south-east corner of Dundas Street East and Dixie Road in May, 2019.

In attendance were Traffic Management and Municipal Parking staff, representatives from The Region of Peel, Metrolinx, the commercial property management (Fieldgate) and LEA Consulting.  The discussions continued from the meeting of May 10th, dealing with traffic concerns related to queuing, parking lot grid-lock and traffic and pedestrian safety within the internal road network.  Additionally, we discussed the results of recent traffic data analysis collected by LEA Consulting.

From the traffic data analysis, it was clear that the most significant pressures were a result of traffic generated from the GO parking lot upon train arrivals.  This occurs in short intervals of about 10 minutes, approximately twice an hour.  Queuing along the internal roadway was resulting in motorists being unable to exit the parking lot in what is perceived to be a reasonable amount of time.

To address this, and alleviate some of the congestion, Traffic Signals and Systems have implemented a specific timing plan at the intersection of Dixie Road and Blundell Road that would respond to train arrivals.  The timing would be in effect for these short peaks and work to help alleviate some of the queuing within the private roadway by allowing more access to Dixie Road.  Additionally, The Region of Peel agreed to pursue potential changes to the lane designations at the intersection exiting the GO/commercial property at the Dixie Road intersection.  This would provide an exclusive right-turn lane that would further help to alleviate some of the queueing experienced on the internal roadway during these peak times.  Metrolinx staff will be reviewing internally with their operations staff, recommendations related to onsite road markings and traffic controls that would further alleviate some of the pressures generated from their train arrivals.

With respect to the traffic safety issues within the commercial area of the property, the results of the data analysis failed to identify a pattern related to speeding or right-of-way that would require improvement through physical changes.  They will continue to monitor to ensure motorists entering the property from at Neilco Court and Jarrow Avenue are not queuing back to Dundas Street East.

Regarding pedestrian flow and safety within the parking lot, Fieldgate will be working with Metrolinx, Walmart and Costco to ensure there are proper sidewalks and pedestrian refuge between the properties.  Most notably along the internal roadway between the Metrolinx property and the Walmart parking lot.

A third meeting has not been scheduled.  Staff are recommending a period of monitoring to evaluate the impact the proposed improvements have on the situation and follow up as necessary.

If you have any questions or comments, please contact me at your convenience.


Maxwell Gill, C.E.T.

Supervisor, Traffic Operations   T 905-615-3200 ext.4539 | F 905-896-5583

City of Mississauga | Transportation and Works Department

1 Port Street Proposal Update

By Issues, Resources

Visit the site below for complete details

Here it is:

All the materials from the July 18 PIC have been posted on the project website:

Public Information Centre #1

DATE: Thursday, July 18, 2019
TIME: Open House 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m., Presentation 6:30 p.m.
LOCATION: Clarke Memorial Hall, 161 Lakeshore Road West, Mississauga

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Westacres Tennis Club

By Issues, Resources

Westacres Tennis Club is a membership based, not-for-profit organization registered with the City that manages and operates community club courts and the associated premises through an Agreement with the City. The role of the City is to ensure that the club is meeting policy and agreement requirements and it is the Club’s elected Board of Directors who run the day-to-day business of the organization.


In May 2019 Council endorsed the revised and renamed policy “Outdoor Tennis & Pickleball in Mississauga” (attached) which changed the public access requirement. Every community club must promote and offer a minimum of five open houses annually to allow public participation and encourage Club membership. The remaining open houses scheduled for Westacres Tennis Club in 2019 are:

Sunday July 21 – 2 to 5 p.m.

Tuesday August 13 – 6 to 9 p.m.

Saturday, August 17 – 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The gates will be unlocked only during the open houses in order to manage risk and to protect the assets the club has invested in such as nets, windscreens and the court surface.


Through the executive board’s efforts the club’s membership has increased over the past three years to 143 members in 2018. This meets the policy guideline for minimum membership as a community club.


The board must abide by the Privacy Act not to release each member’s personal information unless they have received permission to do so. City staff have been informed that the Club president did reach out to the entire membership this week to see if there were any interested members wanting to be on a “play list” and days most available.  If they are interested the member would then grant the executive permission to release their personal contact information to other members on the “play list” to contact. The Club will be getting back to those who responded. Please contact the Club President, listed on the website, if you did not receive his email.


Volunteers are always needed by every organization which is also another great way to engage with members.  I would encourage you to contact the Executive if you are interested.


City Creates Tourism Municipal Services Corporation to Promote Tourism

By Issues

July 5, 2019

This week, City Council approved plans to create a Tourism Municipal Services Corporation (Tourism MSC) to promote Mississauga as a tourism destination. The Tourism MSC will operate as Mississauga’s tourism and destination marketing organization.

“Tourism is a major driver for local economies in cities across the country, including Mississauga, Canada’s sixth largest city,” said Mayor Bonnie Crombie. “It generates revenue, provides good jobs and keeps our city open for business. This new organization will allow us to attract more tourism and encourage visitors to explore all that our great city has to offer. From our sprawling waterfront to cultural festivals, sports teams, live music, creative arts, dining and more, there is so much to see and do in Mississauga.”

The Tourism MSC will allow Mississauga to have an independent non-profit organization that will be eligible to receive Municipal Accommodation Tax (MAT) funds as required by Government of Ontario legislation.

“The Tourism Advisory Board is excited to take this next step in growing tourism in Mississauga,” said Pat Saito, Ward 9 Councillor and Chair of the Mississauga Tourism Advisory Board. “We have a vibrant hospitality industry to attract and serve all visitors whether they are here for business or pleasure. The new organization will implement our Tourism Master Plan and take us to the next level as a popular destination.”

The City hosted a public meeting on June 3 to get feedback on the City’s plans to develop a Tourism MSC. This consultation showed strong support for the initiative. Tourism staff also prepared a business case study outlining the benefits of establishing the corporation. This is included with the corporate report.

“The Tourism MSC will enable us to continue to promote sports tourism and attract provincial and national sporting events such as the Ontario Summer Games and the 55+ Summer Games,” said Shari Lichterman, Director, Recreation. “Having a strong independent corporation will allow us to develop our City as a destination that will continue to thrive and attract large multicultural festivals.”

Under the leadership of Tourism MSC interim directors – Paul Mitcham, Commissioner, Community Services; Gary Kent, Commissioner and Chief Financial Officer, Corporate Services and Shari Lichterman, Director, Recreation – staff in consultation with the Mississauga Tourism Advisory Board, will develop and bring back recommendations to Council in late 2019 regarding governance, operations and required elements to bring the Tourism MSC to full operation.

The City’s Tourism Unit will continue to implement the approved Tourism Master Plan.

In 2017, the Government of Ontario brought in regulation permitting municipalities to implement a Municipal Accommodation Tax (MAT). On February 7, 2018 City Council approved the implementation of a MAT Tax. This law went into effect on April 1, 2018. Government of Ontario legislation requires 50 per cent of the MAT funds collected by a municipality be directed to an eligible non-profit organization.

Tweet: .@CityMississauga is creating a Tourism Municipal Services Corporation (Tourism MSC) to promote Mississauga as a tourism destination.


Kimberly Hicks

Senior Communications Advisor

T 905-615-3200 ext.5232 | M 905-662-4329

Mississauga Begins Community Improvement Plan for Affordable Rental Housing

By Issues

Jul 05, 2019

Mississauga is continuing its work to create more affordable housing. This week, Council approved a proposal to develop a Community Improvement Plan (CIP) to offer incentives for new affordable rental dwellings.

“Mississauga, much like many other growing cities across the Greater Toronto Hamilton Area (GTHA), is facing a housing affordability challenge,” said Mayor Bonnie Crombie. “This plan will help Mississauga take another meaningful step toward building more affordable rental housing in our city. It will also allow us to continue to make progress on our Making Room for the Middle Affordable Housing plan and ensure that everyone, no matter their background, can afford to live in Mississauga.”

A CIP can be created when what is needed in a community will not be built by the market without intervention. This CIP could encourage the development of new affordable purpose-built rental units by providing financial and non-financial incentives. Only units meeting defined affordability criteria would be considered for incentives by Council. Staff will recommend the appropriate affordability thresholds through work on the CIP.

“We are suggesting a city-wide CIP for affordable rental units because these are not being built by the market anywhere in the city, with the exception of developments supported by the Region of Peel and other levels of government,” said Andrew Whittemore, Commissioner of Planning and Building. “With a current primary rental vacancy rate of 0.8 per cent in our city, compared to a balanced market vacancy rate of 3 per cent, supply has not kept up with demand.”

This week’s approval begins a three-step process which includes:

  • Introduction of a by-law to designate the entire city as a Community Improvement Project Area for the purposes of affordable rental housing
  • Preparation of the Plan including an analysis of incentive options
  • Consultation with the community and industry, including a statutory public meeting

“We will work in tandem with our Regional partners who are also undertaking a CIP,” said Jason Bevan, Director of City Planning Strategies, who presented the report at Council. “The Region is currently conducting a business case and financial assessment with an update expected to Regional Council this Fall. Mississauga’s CIP would be significantly more effective with Regional participation given their share of overall development charges and property taxes.”

The CIP must take into consideration recent changes to municipal planning and financial legislation introduced in Bill 108.

The CIP follows other recent Council actions to advance the City’s affordable housing strategy including the Demolition Control and Rental Protection By-laws. The City currently has a CIP in place for office space in the downtown area.

Public Information Centre – 1 Port Street East Proposed Marina Project

By Events, Issues, Resources

July 9, 2019

In 2016, City Council approved the Inspiration Port Credit Master Plan, which included a marina at 1 Port Street East as part of the vision.

The City of Mississauga is beginning an environmental assessment under the Environmental Assessment Act for the 1 Port Street East Proposed Marina Project. The environmental assessment will study a proposed expanded land base for additional waterfront parkland. It will also examine any marina alternatives for the existing site. As an introduction to the project, the City is inviting local-area residents, businesses, stakeholders and the boating community to a public information centre on July 18.

Public Information Centre – 1 Port Street East Proposed Marina Project

Local-area residents and businesses
Boaters and those who use the existing marina

Port Credit BIA

Local Ratepayer and Community Groups
City staff

Thursday, July 18, 2019

Open House 4 to 8 p.m.
Presentation 6:30 p.m.


Clarke Memorial Hall
161 Lakeshore R.W.
Mississauga, ON
The community will be engaged throughout the project and will be given opportunities to provide input.


For more information about the project, visit