Be prepared for construction season with Peel’s email notice service

By Resources

Be prepared for construction season with Peel’s email notice service

Residents impacted by Regional construction projects can receive timely email notices directly to their inbox by signing up for Peel’s e-notice service. These emails will inform residents about what to expect regarding any upcoming watermain and sanitary sewer construction in their neighbourhood.

Peel Region maintains the municipal watermains and sanitary sewers in Brampton, Caledon, and Mississauga. These underground pipes bring tap water from treatment facilities to homes and businesses and collect wastewater to send to water resource recovery facilities.

“Watermain Construction in Your Neighborhood” lets residents know what to expect during watermain construction, including its effects on traffic, parking, water pressure, and waste collection.

To learn more about ongoing and future Regional construction projects, including an interactive map, and to sign up for email updates, visit:

Stay informed and be prepared this construction season.


Mississauga introduces new ‘Invest Mississauga’ brand to support the city’s status as a global business centre

By Announcement, Events, Resources

The City of Mississauga has recently introduced Invest Mississauga, a new brand for its economic development division. This new identity highlights Mississauga’s status as a global center of diverse economic activities and its robust and expanding technology sector.

June 17, 2024

At this week’s Collision Conference, the City of Mississauga officially launched Invest Mississauga, a new brand for its economic development division. The new brand highlights Mississauga’s position as one of the world’s most diverse economies with a strong and growing tech sector.

An identifer for Invest Mississauga which is navy, white and yellow.

“Invest Mississauga is among Canada’s most trusted economic development organizations,” said Christina Kakaflikas, Director, Economic Development at the City of Mississauga. “Our goal is to foster a competitive, prosperous, sustainable and inclusive economy by helping businesses of all sizes grow and succeed. Our customer-focused approach provides customized market data, reliable advice, programming and access to valuable networks that help make business decisions easier, faster and more effective at all stages of growth.”

Today, every company is becoming a tech company by investing in and integrating new ways of doing business through technology to stay competitive. Advanced technologies like robotics and AI are creating new opportunities for companies across every business sector in Mississauga. Invest Mississauga’s leadership, together with the city’s strength across key knowledge-based sectors, makes Mississauga the place for tech and other companies to invest and grow.

Mississauga’s growing tech sector

Mississauga’s tech sector comprises more than 940 companies and 44,000 highly skilled workers. With nearly a third (28 per cent) of the City’s post-secondary educated workforce specializing in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), Mississauga is a front-runner for companies developing and integrating emerging technologies across diverse business sectors including life sciences, advanced manufacturing, financial services, smart logistics and others.

Kakaflikas added, “Invest Mississauga is continuing to build on Mississauga’s future as a world-leading, innovative economic centre. From startup to multinational enterprise, we work directly with entrepreneurs and business leaders to understand their needs and provide strategies and resources that will help them grow and achieve their goals.”

For example, Medtech employment in Mississauga has nearly doubled since 2016. Mississauga is a world-leader in life sciences and health technology with global companies and startups operating in Medtech, Biotechnology, Pharmaceuticals, and many other subsectors. The city has the second-largest Life Sciences cluster in Canada with more than 500 companies that employ 27,000 people. There has been a $1.5 billion boost in new life sciences investments in Mississauga since 2020.

IDEA Mississauga, an arm of Invest Mississauga supports the city’s startup community, and accelerates inclusive entrepreneurship. Through the IDEA Entrepreneurship Hub, located inside the Square One Shopping Centre, entrepreneurs can come together in a collaborative, creative space. Founders can connect with mentors, partners, and have access to talent and programming that will help take their ventures to the next level.

Invest Mississauga can provide resources and programming to help companies across all sectors grow and maintain their competitive edge.

For more information, visit

About Invest Mississauga

Mississauga is Canada’s seventh largest city and the province of Ontario’s second largest economy. Invest Mississauga is a catalyst for sustainable growth and entrepreneurship in Mississauga, building the city’s future into a world-leading, innovative economic centre. Companies can find the support they need through Invest Mississauga’s offerings, including access to valuable market insights, sector-specific data analytics, guidance on government funding programs and more – giving them the confidence they need to know they’re in the right place to start, locate or grow a business.

Heat Season 2024 – Heat Alert Information

By Announcement, Resources

We are providing you with this update as we move into the warmer months and heat season. During these hot periods, Peel Region’s Medical Officer of Health issues heat warnings and extended heat warnings upon notification from Environment and Climate Change Canada that heat thresholds have been met.

As defined by Ontario’s Ministry of Health, heat warnings are issued when there are 2 or more consecutive days of:

  1. Daytime maximum temperatures are expected to reach 31°C or warmer and overnight temperatures are 20°C or warmer.
  2. Humidex values that are expected to reach 40 or higher.

Extended heat warnings are issued when heat warnings last for 3 or more days.

Based on Environment and Climate Change Canada’s data, the Region of Peel’s Medical Officer of Health has issued the first Heat Warning of the season for Mississauga, with conditions starting tomorrow, Monday June 17th, 2024. The warning will be in effect until further notice.

When extremely hot temperatures are forecast, the City offers residents places to stay cool in Mississauga. These include visiting one of our swimming poolsair-conditioned libraries, spray pads and community centres.

The following is also completed during heat warnings:

  1. The stay cool page is updated on the Recreation microsite.
  2. Social Media is issued (and additional messaging follows throughout the duration of the heat warning, as needed).
  3. Residents can visit the City’s Extreme Heat page to learn more.

In addition, business areas with outdoor workers adjust their operations accordingly to ensure they are meeting health and safety requirements.

We will not be issuing additional updates in advance of each heat warning. Residents can be directed to the City’s hot weather news story throughout the heat season. All of the above identified actions will remain applicable for further heat warning events.

Temporary Road Closure – Eaglewood Boulevard at Hurontario Road – June 14th at 7 pm through to June 17th at 7 am, 2024 – 24 hour work

By Resources, Ward 1




The LRT constructor will be closing Eaglewood Boulevard at Hurontario Street to complete investigation and regrading works of the existing sanitary sewer on Hurontario Street at Eaglewood Boulevard.  While these works are underway, motorists will not be able to access Eaglewood Boulevard from Hurontario Street and must detour via Crossfield Bend, and Mineola Boulevard.

Pedestrian movements along Eaglewood Boulevard and along Hurontario Street will be maintained throughout the closure.

Emergency Services access to/from Hurontario Street at Eaglewood Boulevard will be maintained during the closure.

Traffic flow will be maintained along Hurontario Street however traffic will be shifted to the west and reduced to a single lane per direction.

The attached notice was delivered to businesses and residents in the Eaglewood Boulevard area.  Variable Message Signs (VMS) have also been installed to advise motorists of the planned temporary closure scheduled for :

  • Friday June 14th at 7:00 p.m. through to Monday June 17th at 5:00 a.m., 2024


Please note that the LRT constructor has been approved to work 24 hours during this period to reduce the overall duration of the closure.

Should you have any questions or concerns, please contact the undersigned.

NOTE:  Construction schedules are subject to change due to weather conditions and unforeseen construction conditions.  Should the schedule require changes for any reason, an updated notice will be circulated.


SCHEDULED WATER INTERRUPTION NOTICE – Thursday, June 13th, 12:00pm to 5pm. – 1311 Northaven Dr   

By Resources, Ward 1


Date and Time: Thursday, June 13th, 12:00pm to 5pm. 

Location: 1311 Northaven Dr                                 

Addresses Affected: 553-1316 Northaven Dr                                   

Project #: C-603083

Regional Inspector: Phemelo Mpoloka

Telephone #               437-220-8917

905-791-7800 ext. 3246/3247

The Region of Peel Public Works department regularly maintains and repairs the water system to make sure you have a consistent supply of quality drinking water. Sometimes we must turn off your water supply while we do this work.

Your water will be turned off on Thursday June 13th, from approximately 12:00 pm to 5:00 pmIf we need to reschedule this work due to weather or other circumstances, we will let you know the new date and time.

If this interruption may affect an alarm or maintenance company, it is your responsibility to notify them.  During the time that the water supply is interrupted, the building’s sprinkler protection system will not function.  A fire watch should be performed as necessary during this time period.

After the water interruption:

When we turn the water back on, air in the pipes may make the water cloudy and your plumbing may vibrate or make noise.  We recommend removing the air by slowly turning on your taps from the lowest to the highest faucet in the building (that is, starting in the basement/first floor and finishing on the top floor). Flush the toilets as well. You will likely need to run the water for 10 to 30 seconds.  Run the water until it is clear, and any vibration or noise has stopped.

Important note:  After the water is turned back on, we recommend checking your water meter (usually located in the basement).  If it is leaking, call Water Meter Installations Dispatch at:

  • (905) 791 – 7800 Ext. 3226 (8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. – Monday to Friday)
  • (905) 791 – 7800 Ext. 4409 (After hours or Statutory Holidays)

Watt a surprise! Get ready for an electrifying drive into electric vehicles

By Announcement, Events, Resources

Attend a community event, learn more about electric vehicles and even test drive one.

June 6, 2024

Prepare to be charged with excitement as the City is hosting two electric vehicle (EV) events this month – Community EV Day and Plug’n Drive test drives! Now is a great time to dive into the world of EVs, test drive different vehicles and discover which model suits you best!

Community EV Day

Stop by the Community EV Day event on Saturday, June 22 at Burnhamthorpe Community Centre to learn more about EVs. You’ll have the chance to learn more about electric vehicles, and test drive an electric vehicle on a drop-in basis. You’ll hear from the Mississauga EV Society about what it’s like to own an EV, check out some of the City’s electric fleet vehicles, participate in micromobility demonstrations and learn ways to take action to make Mississauga more sustainable and climate change resilient. The City’s Forestry team will also be on site with a tree giveaway.


Burnhamthorpe Community Centre

1500 Gulleden Drive, Mississauga


Saturday, June 22

10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Community Electric Vehicle Day

Test drive an electric vehicle

From June 6 to 30, the City is also partnering with Plug’n Drive so residents can get behind the wheel of an EV for a test drive.

In partnership with Plug’n Drive, the City is hosting electric vehicle test drives. Bookings are available every Thursday to Sunday beginning on June 6 until June 30, 2024. You will have the opportunity to learn about the environmental and economic benefits of EVs, ask questions and test drive one of the latest models.

Sign up for a 45-minute appointment, where you’ll get the chance take an EV for a spin and learn more about owning one.


Burnhamthorpe Community Centre

1500 Gulleden Drive, Mississauga


June 6 to 30, 2024

Thursday to Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The last appointment each day is at 4 p.m.

People looking inside the engine of an electric vehicle.

EV chargers in Mississauga

The City is increasing charging infrastructure through commitments made in Mississauga’s Climate Change Action Plan. To date, the City has installed 30 public charging ports, adding to more than 400 charging ports already available across the city.

Making the switch to EVs and climate impact

As part of the Climate Change Action Plan, the City is committed to reducing greenhouse gas emissions, and is working to provide educational resources for residents to reduce their carbon footprint. One action residents can take is to switch to electric vehicles.

An electric vehicle can be fully or partially (hybrid) electric and is known to be efficient and durable, requires less maintenance and can have a longer lifetime than traditional gas-powered vehicles. With the rising cost of gas, switching to electric vehicles can help you save money on fuel, and can also reduce your carbon emissions by up to 90 per cent. Adopting electric vehicles can lead to a greener, more sustainable future for transportation.

Electric vehicle being charged at station.

Learn more about climate change and the City’s progress:

Mississauga makes adding a garden suite easy with free design plans

By Planning & Development, Resources

Building an additional unit in your backyard is now even easier with free plans from the City – get started here.

June 4, 2024

The City is making it easier to build a garden suite by offering free, pre-approved plans for Mississauga homeowners. Garden suites are small homes that can be built in many backyards citywide. They are a good option for homeowners who want to downsize, need a separate space for family members or who want a rental unit for extra income.

“Today we’re delivering another key initiative from Mississauga’s Housing Action Plan.  Our garden suite plans are a great example of how we’re streamlining City processes to get homes built more quickly and help with affordability,” said Andrew Whittemore, Commissioner of Planning and Building. “Housing is a top priority and these plans are one more way that we’re helping to make it easier to get building.”

There are two standardized garden suite models to choose from:

  • Open-concept studio – 40 square metres (430 square feet)
  • One-bedroom suite – 55 square metres (600 square feet)

Both models include a kitchen space and three-piece washroom.

The pre-approved plans, which can be downloaded from the City’s website, help residents save time and money as they won’t need to hire a designer to draw custom plans.

Adding density in a gentle way

Garden suites are a good way to add density to Mississauga neighbourhoods in a gentle way. Gentle density helps bring people to areas where schools, parks, community centres and other types of infrastructure is already in place. It can also help reduce sprawl by encouraging more compact, walkable communities.

Whittemore added, “Like other maturing cities, we’re seeing major growth in our urban areas – such as our downtown core – but many of our neighbourhoods are shrinking. Allowing more housing types – such as fourplexes, triplexes and garden suites – is a good way to reinvigorate communities experiencing population decline.”

Using pre-approved plans

Homeowners can customize their interior and exterior garden suite finishes such as paint, plumbing fixtures, siding, windows, doors and flooring as these items don’t require changes to the pre-approved plans. The layout of the suite – such as wall, door, window and room locations – can not be modified.

One of the benefits of the pre-approved plans is that homeowners can skip the design phase and start working directly with a licensed builder. Homeowners will be responsible for all building costs and may need support to help prepare the building permit application.

Visit to learn more, see renderings and download the pre-approved plans.


Increasing ‘Missing Middle’ housing in low-rise communities is a key action in the City’s housing plan. In late 2023, the City updated its Official Plan and zoning rules to make it easier for homeowners to build:

  • Up to two additional residential units (ARUs) in addition to the primary home; or
  • A new fourplex on a lot (or convert their current home to four separate units)

Read Growing Mississauga: An Action Plan for New Housing to learn how the City is working to meet the province’s goal of building 120,000 new homes while streamlining building approvals and making homes more affordable.

One-bedroom garden suite with beige brick and vertical wood siding
Artist rendering of the one-bedroom garden suite
Studio garden suite with blue wood siding
Artist rendering of the studio garden suite

Spring Garbage Exemption Happening Soon

By Announcement, Resources

June 3, 2024 – Peel’s spring garbage exemption period is coming up.

To find your garbage exemption day:

During a garbage exemption pickup:

  • You can put any amount of acceptable garbage on the curb.
  • Garbage tags are not needed.
  • Extra garbage is collected only on your garbage collection day, not on your recycling collection day.

To be picked up, an extra garbage bag cannot:

  • Weigh more than 20 kg (44 lbs).
  • Be larger than 66 cm (26 in) wide and 90 cm (35 in) high.
  • Be smaller than 30 cm (12 in) wide and 30 cm (12 in) high.

To find out more about Peel’s garbage exemption, visit our website.

Metrolinx Upcoming Construction Impacts – Updated closure dates Friday June 14th – Monday June 17th, 2024

By Announcement, Hurontario LRT, Resources, Ward 1


The work is now scheduled to take place from Friday, June 14, 2024 at 7 p.m. to Monday, June 17, 2024 at 5 a.m.


Please feel free to share this information with your community at your convenience.  


The attached updated notice has been delivered to residents impacted by this construction within a 500 meter radius. We will also be featuring this construction notice on and electronic signs will be installed in the area to advise of the closure.


As construction on the Hazel McCallion Line progresses,  crews will be working continuously on sanitary repairs on Hurontario Street and Eaglewood Boulevard. This will involve the closure of the access to Eaglewood Boulevard from Hurontario St. from Friday, June 7, 2024 at 7 a.m. to Monday, June 10, 2024 at 5 a.m. Work hours will be continuous during this duration. Work could be rescheduled and delayed due to weather conditions or unforeseen circumstances.


A detour route to Eaglewood Boulevard will be available via Mineola Road and Crossfield Bend. During this work temporary lane closures are also required on Hurontario Street. Please follow the signs installed to assist with navigating around the lane closures. Access to emergency vehicles will be maintained.


In accordance with City of Mississauga Noise By-Law Exemption requirements, this notice is meant to advise that residents near the work site can expect to hear noise and vibration caused by trucks, excavators, backhoes, and other construction equipment related to this work. Some noise will also be generated by construction vehicles moving materials in a wider area.


The attached notice has been mailed to residents impacted by this construction between Mineola and Lakeshore. We will also be featuring this construction notice in our newsletter and on in the coming week, and electronic signs will be installed in the area to advise of the closure by Monday June 3rd.

Please note, work may be rescheduled due to weather or unforeseen circumstances. If you require the most up-to-date information, please reach out to 

Peel Regional Police Update: Launch of Centralized Bureau to Respond to Online Reporting

By Announcement, Resources

Peel Regional Police is changing the platform for online reporting to make it more accessible and user friendly for the public, and to better respond to our community’s needs.

A new centralized Online Community Response Bureau (OCRB) has been launched to respond to incident reports submitted online by members of the public.

This dedicated bureau aims to improve response times and streamline our online reporting process. In addition to launching the Bureau, we have upgraded our software to enhance the quality of reports received, expanded the types of incidents that can be reported and centralized the reporting process.

As part of the expanded incident types, PRP will now accept and respond to hate crime reports submitted online. This addition is crucial in addressing the number of underreported incidents within our community, ensuring that all voices are heard, and all incidents are appropriately addressed.

Incidents that can be reported online include:

  • Theft under $10,000
  • Commercial Theft/Retail Theft/Theft of Gas under $10,000
  • Theft from Vehicle under $10,000
  • Damage/Mischief to Property under $10,000
  • Damage/Mischief to Vehicle under $10,000
  • Driving Complaint/Road Watch
  • Lost Property under $10,000
  • Hate Motivated Crime/Incident

Reports can be submitted online by visiting the ‘Report It’ section on or by clicking here.