Mayor Crombie Marks Historic City-Building Investment in Downtown Core

Rogers Real Estate Development Ltd announced a $1.5 billion planned development in Downtown Mississauga. The development is M City – a 10-tower, 15-acre, 4.3 million sq. ft. community. It is to include over two-acres of public parkland and has been inspired by the City of Mississauga’s own Downtown21 Master Plan. The following are remarks by Mayor Bonnie Crombie made during today’s announcement:

“Good morning, everyone. On behalf of the City of Mississauga, Members of Council and our team of professional staff let me welcome Edward Rogers to Canada’s sixth largest city for what is truly an historic announcement.

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Plans for Hurontario Light Rail Transit Stops

At today’s General Committee Meeting, staff presented a stop hierarchy for the Hurontario Light Rail Transit (LRT) to identify key stop locations along the corridor and set the framework for stop design in Mississauga.

“The Hurontario Light Rail Transit Project is a major City building initiative,” said Mayor Bonnie Crombie. “The stops will be important landmarks in communities where people gather for travel to work, school, events and appointments. The stops will be what unifies the LRT with the communities of Hurontario.”

“Mississauga staff undertook a careful examination of the Hurontario corridor to identify stop locations that warrant more profile or an elevated level of design,” said Geoff Wright, Commissioner of Transportation and Works. “Metrolinx held a design excellence workshop in June with the Hurontario Light Rail Transit Ad Hoc Council Working Group and City staff to help set the hierarchy.”

“The transit stop is an important civic symbol and is considered to be an icon for mobility and connectivity between places and destinations in an urban setting,” said Joe Perrotta, Director Hurontario Light Rail Transit Project Office. “Through design, the transit stop can communicate something about its location, sense of place, land use setting, community character and history. The stop hierarchy factors in existing conditions along the LRT corridor and how Hurontario Street is to evolve and transform in the future.” Continue reading Plans for Hurontario Light Rail Transit Stops

Credit Valley Conservation: Working Hard in Our Backyard

When it comes to climate change and the state of the environment, everyone thinks globally but do you know what is being done locally to help improve our environment?  On Saturday, October 1, join Credit Valley Conservation (CVC) for its annual Stewardship Forum to learn how collectively we are working to protect our local resources for the future. The event takes place at University of Toronto Mississauga Campus from 9 a.m. to 1:15 p.m.

“Each year we host this event to shed light on key projects and issues in our watershed,” said Mike Puddister, Deputy CAO and Director of Watershed Transformation at CVC. “Our goal is to inform and inspire the community to get involved locally. The work that we all do at the local level helps to reduce the effects of climate change globally.”

This year’s event will feature a keynote address by Nobel Laureate and Township of Amaranth Mayor Don MacIver, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize in 2007 with former U.S. Vice-President Al Gore for his work on the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. MacIver was a senior scientist with Environment Canada for many years and co-chaired the World Meteorological Climate Conference in 2007. Continue reading Credit Valley Conservation: Working Hard in Our Backyard

We are Building a Complete City: Mayor Bonnie Crombie

Mississauga – During my inaugural State of the City Address I spoke about building on the foundation of the previous 41 years and the strong position Mississauga finds itself in today. We will use our strong foundation to build a complete city, Mayor Bonnie Crombie said during her 2016 State of the City Address at a sold out event hosted by the Mississauga Board of Trade.

“A complete city is one where people can find good-paying jobs or take risks and launch new business ventures,” Mayor Crombie said. “It’s a place where students and workers have access to reliable, affordable and seamless public transit that gets them where they need to be.”

I am pleased to stand before all of you and inform you that the state of the City of Mississauga is strong, Mayor Crombie added, while discussing economic development, municipal-provincial-federal relations, transit, urban planning, affordable housing, the Mayor’s 2016 Citywide Food Drive, and youth employment initiatives.  Continue reading We are Building a Complete City: Mayor Bonnie Crombie

City of Mississauga Launches 2017 Culture and Community Grants Program

The City of Mississauga is now accepting applications from arts, culture and community organizations requiring financial support in 2017.

In anticipation of the Canada 150th anniversary events expected to take place throughout Mississauga next year, the City is offering a grant program in 2017 that focuses specifically on this monumental celebration.

“The Culture grant programs are one of the most important tools the City has to encourage the growth and development of the arts community in Mississauga,” said Paul Damaso, Director, Culture Division, City of Mississauga. “Making these grants available helps to strengthen the cultural sector and increases the economic and social impacts arts and culture has on our city.” Continue reading City of Mississauga Launches 2017 Culture and Community Grants Program