Mississauga’s Recognized with Two Awards for Excellence for 2019 Budget 

By Issues, Resources, Uncategorized

November 18, 2019

The City of Mississauga was recognized with two awards for its 2019-2022 Business Plan and 2019 Budget.

The City’s Finance Division has received the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award for excellence in financial reporting from the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA). This is the 30th consecutive year for Mississauga to receive the award, the most received by a Canadian municipality.

Participants must meet nationally recognized guidelines for effective budget presentation in order to receive this award. The GFOA assesses each budget submission for its merit as a policy document, a financial plan, an operations guide and as a communications device.

In addition, the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) Canada awarded the City with a Silver Leaf Award in the Government Communications Programs category for the 2019 Budget Engagement Campaign.

The Silver Leaf is a national award that recognizes outstanding work in communications. The Silver Leaf for the 2019 Budget Engagement Campaign confirms that Mississauga has achieved communications excellence in Canada for how the City communicates to our residents about its budget.

The campaign featured communications tactics aimed at helping residents understand what they get for their property tax dollars. This was an important factor in helping decision makers prepare budgets in a transparent manner, ensuring responsiveness to residents’ needs and views.

“It’s an honour for the City’s Budget to be acknowledged for excellence with these two awards,” said Gary Kent, Commissioner of Corporate Services and Chief Financial Officer. “These achievements reflect Council’s commitment to excellence and sets high standards among other municipalities. Our success is due to the collaborative efforts of a dedicated team of City staff who contribute their expertise every year.”


The Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) represents public finance officials throughout the United States and Canada. GFOA advances excellence in government finance by providing best practices, professional development, resources and practical research for more than 20,500 members and the communities they serve.

The International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) is a global membership association with thousands of members from around the world. IABC serves professionals in the field of business communication, bringing together the profession’s collective disciplines. IABC delivers on the Global Standard in communication through its educational offerings, certification, awards program, resource library, online magazine and annual World Conference.

The City of Mississauga is recognized with the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award for excellence in financial reporting for the 30th consecutive year from the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA).

The City of Mississauga is recognized with the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) Canada Silver Leaf Award for the 2019 Budget Engagement campaign.


MiWay Celebrates Five Years of Service Growth on the Transitway  

By Issues, Resources, Uncategorized

November 19, 2019

Time flies on the Mississauga Transitway bypassing traffic. This month, MiWay is celebrating five years of service delivery since launching the first phase of its dedicated 18 kilometre transit corridor in 2014 – the first of its kind in the Greater Toronto Area.

“As a growing urban city, we will continue to make smart investments to grow our transit service and make our fleet cleaner and greener. The transitway has helped our city tackle gridlock and has changed the way we move people across Mississauga and beyond,” said Mayor Bonnie Crombie. “By efficiently connecting customers to other transit services such as GO Transit and the TTC, we are making it easier for people to leave their cars at home and hop on MiWay to connect to where they need to be.”

Since the first four stations opened, MiWay’s annual ridership numbers have steadily increased along with new investments in service through the MiWay Five Transit Service Plan (2016-2020). In its operation, the transitway has seen an annual ridership of 5.1 million in 2019, providing searvice across 12 stations. Customers can access GO Bus services at several stations (since GO Transit also travels on the Transitway), as well as connections to Brampton Transit and the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) at certain stations.

“Through strategic investments in transit, we’re enhancing the customer experience on our transit system. Buses on the transitway are not impacted by traffic congestion, roadway delays, or construction allowing for faster travel times and greater reliability,” said Geoff Marinoff, Director, Transit. “Today, the transitway enables services for thousands of riders every day, allowing them to travel east and west across Mississauga in under 35 minutes.”

According to Marinoff, the Transitway has benefitted customers by:

  • providing four express routes that travel on the Transitway
  • reducing customer travel time
  • ensuring reliable commutes with buses bypassing congestion
  • providing easier connections to surrounding cities

The Mississauga Transitway is part of the City of Mississauga’s Official Plan, along with the MiWay Five Transit Service Plan (2016-2020), which aims to transition the system to a grid network, allowing for more frequent and direct routes. In 2020, MiWay will focus on integrating new transit hubs with the new construction of Kipling Station and the Churchill Meadows Community Centre and Park. The first MiWay Five plan wraps up in 2020 and MiWay is in the development stages of its next MiWay Five Transit Service Plan (2021-2025), which will improve MiWay services across the city, as well as to and through Mississauga’s transitway stations.   To learn more, visit

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

The Mississauga Transitway opened with the first four Mississauga-constructed stations, Central Parkway, Cawthra, Tomken and Dixie in November 2014. The new Square One GO Bus terminal, near the City Centre Transit Terminal (CCTT), opened in 2016. In 2017, the other Mississauga-constructed stations, Tahoe, Etobicoke Creek, Spectrum and Orbitor, and Metrolinx-constructed stations, Winston Churchill, Erin Mills Parkway and Renforth, opened.

The transitway is a key component of Ontario’s Smart Growth program for development of the Greater Toronto Area and connects to a 100-kilometre wide initiative that will create a dedicated bus corridor from Oakville to Pickering. For more information on the transitway, visit:


Mississauga’s Budget Discussions are Underway

By Issues, Resources, Uncategorized

Nov 18, 2019

Today, City staff’s overview presentation of the proposed 2020 Business Plan and Budget to the Budget Committee began with an economic outlook by Andrew Grantham, Executive Director and Senior Economist, Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (CIBC).

Grantham stated, “Tentative signs of improvement in US-China trade relations and global growth has eased some of the downside risk facing the Canadian economy and the City of Mississauga in particular. However, slower growth in Canada and Ontario specifically recently, compared to 2017, has been driven largely by softer consumer spending. With household budgets remaining stretched, with savings low and affordability concerns remaining, growth is likely to remain modest going forward.”

2020 Tax Impact

The proposed overall tax impact is a 3.84 per cent increase on the 2020 residential property tax bill. Of this, 1.74 per cent is for the City’s services and, 2.1 per cent for Region of Peel services, based on the proposed Regional budget. The proposed overall tax increase on the 2020 commercial/industrial property tax bill is 2.35 per cent. Of this, 1.07 per cent is for the City’s services, and 1.28 per cent for Region of Peel services.

“In 2020, the City continues to focus on a number of projects and plans that will align with the City’s Strategic Plan and corporate priorities,” said Jeff Jackson, Director of Finance and City Treasurer. “New services focus on quality of life for residents, quality of service, service delivery and value for money. Existing services will be maintained or improved. New initiatives will help further advance the Strategic Plan. The Public Safety Fire Program is part of Mississauga’s commitment to a high standard of public safety. We also need to continue to invest and maintain the infrastructure we already own.”

A presentation on Mississauga’s economic growth story by Bonnie Brown, Director, Economic Development, highlighted that:

Mississauga has experienced strong economic growth over the past five years, with total employment growing twice as fast as our population.

  • Of Canada’s ten largest cities, Mississauga is the only city that ranks fifth or higher across key industrial sectors; Automotive, Aerospace, Food & Beverage, Life Sciences, Finance, and Information Communication Technologies
  • Mississauga’s per capita economic output is almost 40% higher than average output in Ontario.


The City’s stormwater charge is a dedicated source of funding that appears on the Region of Peel water bill separate from the budget and the 2020 increase is set at 2 per cent. This amounts to $108.20 per stormwater billing unit.

Fees and Charges

The City’s Budget Committee previously considered new and increased fees and charges for 2020. This included transit fares and fees for Recreation and Parks, Forestry & Environment programs. Additional revenue of approximately $1.8 million is expected from the increases and new fees. These will also lift some pressures on the property tax rate in 2020.

Learn more about the City’s 2020 Business Plan and Budget and what they mean to you as a taxpayer:

  • Visit see what you get for your tax dollars
  • Read an overviewof the 2020 preliminary Business Plan & Budget that was presented to Budget Committee on June 26, 2019
  • Watch or attend Budget Committee deliberations scheduled for November 19, 25, 26 and 27 with a Council vote to approve the budget now expected at the December 4 Council Meeting.*

* Budget Committee meeting schedules are subject to change.

Choose from several ways to get involved and share your thoughts



Mississauga is Ready to Clear the way this Winter

By Issues, Resources, Uncategorized

November 5, 2019

Colder temperatures and morning frosts have already made their mark in Mississauga and snow won’t be far behind. When the time comes, the City’s winter crews will be ready to take on winter.

“Mississauga is ready and prepared for whatever winter weather may come our way,” said Mayor Bonnie Crombie. “Whether it’s snow or ice on our roads, winter crews will be working around the clock to make sure roads, bike lanes, sidewalks and bus stops are safe and accessible this winter. To minimize the impact on the environment, roads are only salted when needed. I encourage residents to drive according to weather conditions and give snow plows lots of space as they work to clear our roads and keep you safe.”

Mickey Frost, Director, Works Operations and Maintenance added: “We have 378 pieces of snow clearing equipment that are ready to clear 5,600 lane kilometres of roads and on-street bike lanes, 1,600 linear kilometres of priority sidewalks, 3,400 bus stops, 95 kilometres of roadside multi-use trails and over 1,000 pedestrian crossings. Residents can get snow clearing updates using our snow plow tracker online and by following @MississaugaSnow on Twitter.”

Here is what residents need to know about snow clearing in Mississauga:

Levels of Service


Snowfall accumulation for: Less than 8 cm 8 to 15 cm 15 to 30 cm More than 30 cm or back-to-back storms
·       Major and priority roads

·       Priority sidewalks and designated multi-use trails

·       Bus stops

·       Pedestrian crossings

·       Salted within 12 hours after the end of a snowfall ·       Plowing and salting

·       Cleared within 12 hours after the end of a snowfall

·       Plowing and salting

·       Cleared within 24 hours after the end of a snowfall

·       Plowing and salting

·       Cleared more than 24 hours after the end of a snowfall

·       Residential and secondary roads ·       Salted within 24 hours after the end of a snowfall ·       Plowing and salting

·       Cleared within 24 hours after the end of a snowfall

·       Plowing and salting

·       Cleared within 36 hours after the end of a snowfall

·       Plowing and salting

·       Cleared more than 36 hours after the end of a snowfall

Residential roads and priority sidewalks are not cleared to bare pavement, but are made passable and safe.

Download and view highlights of what the City clears.

On-street Parking

Parked vehicles reduce the City staff’s ability to efficiently and safely clear roads. Any parked vehicles on residential roads should be removed during snow clearing. On-street parking restrictions remain in effect from 2 a.m. to 6 a.m., year-round.

Temporary parking permits can be suspended at any time during winter operations and new permits will not be issued. Vehicles parked on City streets will be enforced according to the Traffic By-law and will be issued a penalty notice and be subject to towing at the owner’s expense.

Using Salt Responsibly 

The City is committed to maintaining road safety while minimizing impacts to the environment by using the right amount of road salt in the right place and time. Salt trucks are equipped with on-board technology to monitor and control salt use. Access to an advanced weather monitoring system also allows winter crews to salt only when necessary and in accordance with conditions.

Residents are also encouraged to minimize the impact of salt on the environment by following manufacturer instructions to only apply the right amount under the right conditions.

Download the Pingstreet mobile app to report over-salting at bus stops.

Significant Weather Event

During severe winter events, the City may declare a Significant Weather Event under the Ontario Municipal Act (Regulation 239/02). This allows the City’s works operations more time to deploy winter equipment to address a significant winter storm. Service level timing starts after the declaration is lifted instead of when the snow stops.

Snow Clearing Updates and Temporary Parking Permit Cancellations

  • Follow @MississaugaSnow on Twitter.
  • Visit the online Snow Plow Tracker.
  • Call 3-1-1 (905-615-4311 if outside city limits) for concerns about road conditions after snow clearing is complete.

Safety Tips 

  • Be a good neighbour by clearing your sidewalk as soon as possible after a snowfall for the safety of others, and offer to help older adults and people with disabilities who may need it.
  • Drive according to weather conditions and give snow plows and salt trucks lots of space as they clear the roads.
  • Wear appropriate footwear when outside.
  • Ensure pets are brought indoors during extreme weather conditions.

For more information about snow clearing in the city, visit


Council Endorses Lakeview Waterfront Development Master Plan

By Issues, Resources, Uncategorized

November 6, 2019 

Today, City of Mississauga Council endorsed the Lakeview Waterfront Development Master Plan. The Plan sets out the framework for the development of the 177-acre site, formerly the Lakeview Power Generating Station lands, located in Mississauga’s Lakeview community.

Today’s approval of the Master Plan is the latest step in the multi-year project which began with Inspiration Lakeview consultations in 2010. The City can now review submitted development applications and can consider amendments to the Official Plan and Zoning By-law. Public consultation will continue throughout the process.

“I am pleased that we are one step closer to creating liveable, walkable communities connecting the lakeshore from east to west,” said Mayor Bonnie Crombie. “The transformation of our waterfront will drive tourism, foster innovation, spur economic growth and attract a new generation to Mississauga. Few cities in the world have the opportunity to develop 250 acres of their waterfront. The potential here is enormous.  As we continue to work together, our vision to create a world-class waterfront will become a reality.”

The Plan sets out an urban framework that defines the character of Lakeview Village. It creates the foundation for the development of mixed-use, multi-modal, green and innovative neighbourhoods on the site.

“The Lakeview Waterfront Development Master Plan outlines an ideal 21st century community for our waterfront,” said Andrew Whittemore, Commissioner of Planning and Building. “We wanted to ensure this Master Plan was in place before we considered any Official Plan amendments. The development of the Master Plan allowed us to more closely examine the built form and density. We were also able to more fully engage with the community, than what would have been possible under the original Official Plan process.”

Following presentations of earlier versions of the Master Plan to Planning and Development Committee (PDC) on April 29 and June 24, Lakeview Community Partners Limited met with City staff and the Lakeview Community Advisory Panel  (LCAP) to incorporate feedback received and revise the Plan.

“I would like to thank the community for the significant time and energy they have contributed to this process,” said Ward 1 Councillor Stephen Dasko. “We will continue to work with our community partners to ensure we can create something for generations to enjoy.”

The Lakeview Waterfront is one of Mississauga’s three key redevelopment waterfront projects along with Port Credit West Village and 1 Port Street.

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Transportation Environmental Study Report (TESR) Addendum QEW Credit River Bridge Replacement – November 7, 2019

By Events, Issues, Resources, Uncategorized

City of Mississauga, Region of Peel
In 2013, the Ministry of Transportation (MTO) completed a study that followed the process for a Group ‘B’ project
under the Class Environmental Assessment (EA) for Provincial Transportation Facilities (2000), and identified a
strategy to accommodate future transportation requirements for the QEW from west of Mississauga Road to west
of Hurontario Street, and address the Credit River Bridge. The Class EA study was documented in a Transportation
Environmental Study Report (TESR) and recommended the following improvements:
• New QEW Credit River Bridge directly to the north of the existing bridge
• Rehabilitation of the existing QEW Credit River Bridge
• Reconstruction and reconfiguration of the existing QEW
• Reconfiguration of the Mississauga Road interchange including replacement of the Mississauga Road overpass
• Support facilities and features including landscaping, utilities, drainage and storm water management
improvements, illumination, noise walls, Advanced Traffic Management System (ATMS)
In 2019, the province chose to implement this project through a Design-Build-Finance (DBF) Public Private
Partnership (P3) procurement model. Additionally, the Province chose to take an alternative approach to life cycle
asset management through replacement of the existing QEW Credit River Bridge rather than rehabilitation.
As the 2013 Class EA considered a rehabilitation scenario only, additional work is now being carried out to assess
impacts associated with the proposed replacement of the QEW Credit River Bridge; conduct further stakeholder
consultation; and prepare and file a TESR Addendum.
MTO is also working with the City of Mississauga to incorporate the City’s active transportation initiatives for
crossings over the Credit River and the QEW, and multi-use trails.
MTO will be hosting a Public Information Centre (PIC) to provide the public and other interested stakeholders with
an opportunity to review and discuss the TESR Addendum study with members of the Project Team. The PIC will
follow a “drop-in” format.
You’re Invited! Public Information Centre
Date: Thursday, November 7, 2019
Time: 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Location: Anapilis Halls, Archives Hall – 2185 Stavebank Road, Mississauga
When completed, the TESR Addendum will be filed for a 30-day public review period. Additional notices will be
published in local newspapers at that time and sent to those on the project mailing list, to advertise where the
document is available for review.
To find out more about the project, please visit the project website at

Applewood Creek Erosion Control Project Open House – Thursday, November 7th 4-7 p.m.

By Events, Issues, Resources

October 24, 2019


Municipal Class Environmental Assessment Study:
Applewood Creek Erosion Control Project – Lakeview Golf Course
(Dixie Outlet Mall to CN Rail)
The study is being undertaken in accordance with the planning and design process for Schedule ‘B’ projects, as outlined in the “Municipal Class Environmental
Assessment” document (October 2000, amended in 2015), which is approved under the Ontario Environmental Assessment Act.
information, all comments shall become part of the public records. Questions about this collection should be directed to the Project Manager listed above.
• Consultation is an important part of the Class EA process. Public input and comment are invited
for incorporation into the planning and design of this project.
review the alternative solutions being considered, and to answer any questions you may have.
The location and date for the PIC are listed below:
• The PIC will be an “open house” drop-in format with poster board displays illustrating the existing
conditions of the study area, the problems, and conceptual designs of alternative solutions that
are being considered, including potential impacts to the golf course.
• We invite you to share your input with City staff and the study consultants and designers who will
be available to discuss the project and answer your questions.
• If you have any questions or comments regarding the study, require additional information, or
wish to be added or removed from the study mailing list, please contact:
DATE: Thursday November 7th, 2019
TIME: 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm
LOCATION: Lakeview Golf Course – Heritage Room
190 Dixie Road, Mississauga, Ontario, L5E 2P4
• The City of Mississauga is undertaking a Schedule B
Class Environmental Assessment (Class EA) Study to
control erosion and restore the section of Applewood
Creek through the Lakeview Golf Course.
• Through its ongoing erosion monitoring program,
the City of Mississauga recognizes that this section
of Applewood Creek is in need of rehabilitation to
address existing erosion and safety issues.
• The study is examining the creek and associated
natural resources to identify existing erosion
problems, potential future risks, and opportunities
for restoration and environmental enhancement.
• Through the Class EA process, multiple alternative
solutions are being evaluated by the Study Team
consultation (see below). The Study Team will then
select a Preferred Alternative and proceed with
design of the recommended works.
• At the end of the study, a Project File, documenting
the study process will be available for public review.


Marina of Port Credit

By Issues, Resources, Uncategorized

October 21, 2019

Thank you for your interest in this critical issue in Port Credit, in fact, Ward 1 and the City as a whole. Allow me to highlight some of the issues regarding the funding proposal for the Marina of Port Credit.


  • Canada Lands has conveyed the current break wall, the water lot and the land at the north-east side of the Marina to the City, provided that the project be completed or well underway within 10 years.  Otherwise the property site would revert back to Canada Lands;


  • The City is undergoing a significant transformation along the waterfront of Lake Ontario which is rich in its history, culture, and definitely of course tourism.  For the first time in over a generation, the waterfront will be accessible for all;


  • The marina is a rare entity on Lake Ontario as it has a deep water port and also provides over direct 150 jobs in the marina industry alone;


  • Port Credit is a dynamic and unique Village on the lake and the indirect economic benefits are measured not only by boaters, the boating industry as well, but by the thousands of tourists that visit every year to be by the water and enjoy all types of boats;


  • The Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program (ICIP) offers an opportunity for the City to receive 27 cents on the dollar to be able to submit a proposal to keep the Port in Port Credit – maintain a working marina, have boat slips, boat storages, and have 3.5 acres of new parkland for all to enjoy;


-It is critical that Mississauga continues to be home to a working marina.  This comes at a time when the waterfront is going through a dramatic transformation. The City as a whole, will benefit from being known, the City with the impressive and spectacular waterfront;


This issue is expected to be before the General Committee meeting which on Wednesday, October 30, 2019 at 9:30 a.m. in the Council Chambers at City Hall.


I would like to personally invite you to come and if you would like to make a presentation before General Committee, please contact the General Committee Coordinator:  Stephanie Smith at or by phone at 905 866-3795.  If you are unable to attend, please send me your comments on this matter and I will bring them forward to your Mayor, Commissioner of Community Services and Members of Council.


Mississauga Ready to Work with Mobilinx and Metrolinx to get Hurontario LRT Up and Running

By Hurontario LRT, Issues, Resources

October 22, 2019


Today, Infrastructure Ontario and Metrolinx announced that Mobilinx has signed the contract to design, build, finance, operate and maintain Hurontario Light Rail Transit (LRT), a key city-building initiative and the largest transit infrastructure project to take place in Mississauga’s history.

“After more than 10 years of hard work, I’m proud to say with confidence that the Hurontario LRT is moving full steam ahead. Today marks an important milestone, which puts this project on track to completion. We know construction will be challenging, but I look forward to getting shovels in the ground and trains running up and down our City’s busiest corridor soon,” said Mayor Bonnie Crombie. “The Hurontario LRT will get people moving, break congestion, lower our City’s GHG emissions, and help us better manage the growth happening in our City. By 2041, we anticipate that nearly 25 per cent of all jobs in our City will be within 1 kilometre of the LRT. It will be a game-changer for Mississauga and I cannot wait to take my first ride on the new line.”

Major construction is expected to begin in early 2020. Ongoing early works to move underground utilities will continue along the corridor.

“City staff have been working closely with Metrolinx, along with the City of Brampton, to prepare for this major construction project,” said Janice Baker, City Manager and CAO. “This is a Metrolinx led project, and while the City has no direct contractual relationship with Mobilinx, we have a team of City staff who will support the construction team and provide critical input into the next phase of the project. Of highest priority will be timely communication on potential impacts and disruption during construction, and a smooth transition to an exciting new level of service on one of our busiest transit corridors.”

A Corporate Report will be presented to Mississauga Council in the coming months with an update on project agreements, as well as costs for operations and maintenance.

For more information, please visit

Hurontario LRT will have 19 stops, including the future City Centre stop on Rathburn Road


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The new 18-km dedicated light rail transit system from Port Credit GO Station to Brampton Gateway Terminal is scheduled to be completed by late 2024. Once running, locally-assembled Alstom light rail vehicles will carry tens of thousands of passengers on a daily basis between 19 stops. Hurontario LRT will link to the Mississauga Transitway, MiWay and Brampton Transit routes, GO Stations at Port Credit and Cooksville, Square One GO Bus Terminal, and the Brampton Gateway Terminal.




Mississauga Takes Action on Climate Change with new Hybrid Buses

By Issues, Resources

October 16, 2019

Today, MiWay announced the introduction of 10 new, next-generation hybrid-electric buses that are convertible to full battery power. These buses are unique in the MiWay fleet and help to advance the City of Mississauga’s commitment to address climate change.

“We know that climate change is real, it’s here and it’s affecting our city,” said Mayor Bonnie Crombie. “Greening our transit fleet is one way that our city is taking meaningful action to reduce our carbon footprint. We will continue to apply a climate lens on everything we do to ensure that we can achieve an 80 per cent reduction in emissions by 2050. We can’t afford not to act. We owe it to the next generation.”

Features of MiWay’s next-generation hybrid buses:

  • Start-stop engine technology that shuts down the engine while stopped at bus stops and automatically restarts when the brake is released – achieving up to 25 per cent fuel savings
  • All-drive control mechanisms and battery storage systems that are mounted on the roof
  • “Plug and play” components, helping to simplify the maintenance process
  • Reduced number of drive belts from four to one, reducing the potential of breakdowns on the road and lowering overall maintenance costs

“These new buses are a key step on the road to electrification for the MiWay fleet,” said Geoff Marinoff, Director, Transit. “They are more fuel-efficient and can be converted to run on full battery power, further reducing greenhouse gas emissions. We’ll be evaluating how these buses perform in our system and monitoring further changes in technology to inform future bus purchases.”

The draft Climate Change Action Plan includes a number of actions related to low emissions mobility including:

  • Replacing the transit bus fleet with low or zero-emission vehicles
  • Assessing charging infrastructure options for future electrification of transit
  • Developing a strategy for zero-emissions vehicles

“We’re preparing for the future with the City’s first comprehensive Climate Change Action Plan, which is currently out for public input. It identifies actions to be taken over the next 10 years to decrease greenhouse gases and help the city adapt to a changing climate,” said Jodi Robillos, Director, Parks, Forestry & Environment. “The purchase of these second-generation hybrid buses helps to advance sustainable transportation – an important priority outlined in our Plan.”

Following the public consultation period which will end on October 18, 2019, a final draft Climate Change Action Plan is set to be presented to Mayor and Members of Council by the end of 2019 for approval.

For more information on the draft plan, please visit; for more information on the hybrid-electric buses, visit

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