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

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

Community Meeting Regarding 70 Mississauga Road South (Brightwater) – Thursday November 16th from 6:30-8pm – Port Credit Legion

By Events, Planning & Development, Ward 1

The Port Credit West Village Partners Inc. (Brightwater) is interested in submitting an application for official plan amendment and rezoning for additional units within the existing approved density permissions (Gross Floor Area).

No additional gross floor area/density is being proposed as part of this application. The request may also include minor technical amendments to the approved zoning provisions.

A Community Meeting is being hosted by Councillor Stephen Dasko prior to Brightwater formally submitting a development application to allow Brightwater and the City to hear the thoughts of the local residents early in the process.

We have arranged a Community IN PERSON meeting on Thursday, November 16, 2023 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Port Credit Legion, Riverview Hall, 2nd floor, 35 Front Street North, Mississauga.

Should you have any questions prior to the scheduled meeting, please contact myself or David Ferro, Development Planner for this application at 905-615-3200 ext. 4554 or email at David Ferro at

Don’t miss the 3rd Annual Festival of Trees happening this December at the Small Arms Inspection Building.

By Events, Ward 1

Join us as we kick off the Artisan Market from December 8-10, followed by the Culinary Market during the final weekend from December 15-17.

Be sure to attend opening night on December 8 from 7pm – 9pm and join us throughout the opening weekend for shopping the Artisan Market, live music, and of course, the unveiling of this year’s new art installations from established and emerging artists from across Ontario.

Dive into the fascinating “Life of a Tree” at 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM during our Festival of Trees event, presented with the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority!

Discover the incredible contributions trees make to our world and uncover the secrets of their life cycle. Plus, become a tree-identification expert and get to know the remarkable keystone and unique species thriving right in your own neighbourhood.

Then, at 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM, spread your wings and embark on a “Birdwatching 101” adventure, also hosted with the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority!

From binocular basics to identifying different species, we’ve got your birding journey covered as we explore the stunning Lakeshore Park.

Don’t miss out on these engaging experiences!

Live Performances by Local Musicians

December 8-10 and December 15-17

Get ready to turn up the heat at the Festival of Trees this December! While the local musicians may not be adorning themselves with holiday lights, they’ll be lighting up the stage like a star on December 8-10 and 15-17.

Their performances will provide the perfect ambiance for the various artist installations that will elevate your festival experience to new heights, they are here to bring the fire to your winter wonderland.

Don’t miss the chance to immerse yourself in this electrifying experience during the most festive time of the year!

Mississauga Festival of Trees Art Installations

December 8-17, 2023

Experience the magic of the Festival of Trees like never before! Our captivating art installations are not just visual spectacles; they’re powerful community connectors.

This year’s collection of artistic wonders celebrates our shared heritage, diverse traditions, and the beauty of unity. What makes this experience even more special is that it’s open to the public throughout the week, allowing everyone to explore at their own pace.

As you wander through the enchanting forest of creativity, you’ll discover how these installations weave a tapestry of togetherness, making this festival a true reflection of our vibrant and connected community.

Join us in celebrating the art of connection at the Festival of Trees, where every display tells a story of our shared history, our dreams, and our future.

Learn more

Mississauga remembers with City Hall ceremony on November 11

By Events

On November 11, the City of Mississauga will honour Canadian Armed Forces past and present with an outdoor ceremony at City Hall. City officials and dignitaries will gather at the outdoor Community Memorial at 10:30 a.m. to pay tribute to Canada’s veterans. Members of the public may attend the Remembrance Day ceremony in person or watch it online.

Canadian soldiers and veterans will be honoured with a moment of silence and the laying of wreaths.

Remembrance Day ceremony at Mississauga City Hall

Saturday, November 11, 2023
10:30 to 11:30 a.m.

Mississauga City Hall, Outdoor Community Memorial
(Memorial located at northwest corner of Mississauga Celebration Square)
300 City Centre Dr., Mississauga

Watch virtually:          
Those unable to attend the ceremony can watch the live stream online.

Interested media that wish to cover the ceremony are asked to RSVP to by 3 p.m. on Friday, November 10.

Also on November 11, veterans can ride MiWay for free with one friend.

Veterans should wear items such as uniforms, medals or carry items that identify them to transit operators. As a sign of respect to Canadian veterans, all buses will stop for two minutes of silence at 11 a.m. on November 11.

Remembrance Day events in Mississauga

Royal Canadian Legion: Branch #82
The annual Remembrance Day parade will be held on Saturday, November 11. The parade will begin in front of Branch #82 Royal Canadian Legion at 35 Front St. in Port Credit at 9:30 a.m. and will march from the Legion Hall to Trinity Anglican Church on Stavebank Rd. for a church service. Following this, there will be a short service at 11 a.m. in front of the cenotaph that will include the laying of wreaths.

Royal Canadian Legion: Branch #139
The parade begins at 10:30 a.m. and the service conducted by the Streetsville Legion at 11 a.m. at the cenotaph in the Village Square. The service will include the laying of wreaths and a moment of silence.

Royal Canadian Legion: Branch #582
The parade will begin at 10 a.m. Attendees are asked to meet in the parking lot of St. John the Baptist Anglican Church at 719 Dundas St. E and the parade will lead to the cenotaph. The service will start at 10:30 a.m.

Additional information can be found on the City’s Remembrance Day webpage.

Ward 1 Community Excellence Awards – Thursday October 26th – Photos 2023

By Events, Stephen’s Initiatives, Ward 1

The Ward 1 Community Excellence Awards were a huge success and a wonderful celebration of just some of the amazing people and businesses we have in our Ward.

We celebrated at the Mississauga Senior’s Centre on Thursday October 26th and had a great turnout of nominees along with many of their family and friends.

Here are a few pictures from the evening:


Best Pizza – Pizza e Dolci

Best New Business – Carlo’s Bakery

Entrepreneur of the Year – Brad Baumgarten

Best Real Estate Agent – Jim Chu

Excellence in Customer Service – Zest for Living

Best Patio – The Crooked Cue

Best Restaurant – Ice N Spice

Artist of the Year, Music – Heather Christine

Artist of the Year, Dance – Colleen Snell – Frog in Hand

Artist of the Year, Visual Art – Stephen Uhraney

Environmental Stewardship – Jeanne McRight

Volunteer of the Year – Jeff McPhee

Lifetime Acheivement Award – Ron Duquette

All the 2023 Winners!

Congratulations again to all the nominees and our winners from 2023.  We are already looking forward to next year!

Light Up the Square 2023

By Events

Celebrate the magic of winter in the heart of Mississauga at Light Up the Square

Join the fun on Saturday November 25th, as we light the Christmas tree for the first time this season. There will be ice skating, live performances, and the Holiday Street Market will be offering tasty treats and artisanal goods all night long.
The magic doesn’t stop there. Mississauga’s downtown transforms into a technicolour wonderland as six glowing art installations make their home at Celebration Square and Living Arts Centre (LAC) Park from November 25 until January 2.
7:00 p.m. – Lighting of the Christmas Tree and holiday lights.
Official opening of the City’s largest outdoor skating rink.
Skate rentals are available on-site.
The Holiday Street Market by Street Eats brings artisan and food vendors to get you in the holiday spirit.
Snap a photo with Santa and the elves at the Coca-Cola Holiday Caravan.
Explore six glowing public art installations across Celebration Square and LAC Park.
Live music and exciting performances all night long.