Category Archives: City of Mississauga

City to Study Introduction of Bike, E-bike or E-scooter Share System

Today, members of General Committee supported a recommendation for City staff to look at a shared program of how bikes, e-bikes or e-scooters could be used for travel in Mississauga.

“Bikes, e-bikes and e-scooters offer another way for residents to travel short distances within our City, We will look at available options and models including publicly owned and operated, privately owned and operated as well as mixed publicly and privately owned and operated.”

Helen Noehammer
Acting Commissioner
Transportation and Works

The Cycling Master Plan called for the creation of bike share systems and the Transportation Master Planrecommended creating a shared system of bikes, e-bikes or e-scooters. The corporate report highlights that this kind of system is also supported by regional and provincial plans such as the Let’s Move Peel: Long Range Transportation Plan and the Ontario Growth Plan for the Greater Golden Horseshoe.

Noehammer added that, “To determine which system would be a good fit for Mississauga, staff will review bikes, e-bikes and e-scooters that operate within a docked (devices are picked up and dropped off at specific locations) and dockless (users can park the device within certain zones) style. In addition, staff will also review standards and safety of these shared systems.”

Currently, the Ontario Highway Traffic Act doesn’t allow e-scooters on roads and sidewalks. The Government of Ontario is in the process of reviewing that Act.

The Cycling Committee and the Road Safety Committee have received presentations on these shared systems.

Tickets Now on Sale for World Premiere of “The Dr. Seuss Experience”

North American Tour Kicks Off at Square One with Immersive Interactive Attraction

New Rooms Revealed Tied to Dr. Seuss Classics
“How The Grinch Stole Christmas!” and “The Sneetches”

With tickets officially on sale today at 12:00 p.m. EST at www.experienceseuss.com, Dr. Seuss fans from across Southwestern Ontario will have the chance to be the first in the world to visit “The Dr. Seuss Experience.” This imaginative and interactive immersion into the wondrous world of Dr. Seuss will premiere in a standalone space at Mississauga’s Square One on Saturday, October 26.

Tickets on sale now

The Dr. Seuss Experience” is brought to life by Kilburn Live, the Live Events division of Kilburn Media, a leading entertainment company focused on producing content with an emphasis on quality and originality, in conjunction with Dr. Seuss Enterprises, a global leader in educational entertainment. The 15,000-square-foot Seuss-tacular, sensory spectacle will feature multiple rooms with immersive installations themed after some of the iconic author’s timeless works.

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Unique Film Event Will Explore City Growth, Affordable Housing and the Taste of Culture

Access to affordable housing, the growth of cities and the power of cultural food experiences will be explored at the Our Future City: Urban Film Forum on Saturday, November 2 at the Noel Ryan Auditorium, Central Library. The City, in collaboration with Hot Docs, will present this special day of documentary films to generate thought-provoking discussions about issues related to city building. The film event marks the start of the public engagement phase of Mississauga’s Official Plan Review which officially began in June.

Our Future City: Urban Film Forum features:

  • Internationally-acclaimed documentary films
  • Opportunity to participate in post-show discussions with notable influencers
  • Announcement of the winners of Our Future City: Short Film Competition
  • Showcase of city-wide projects and the Downtown Strategy with opportunities to provide feedback
  • Food trucks on Mississauga Celebration Square
Aisha Jamal

Aisha Jamal, a Toronto-based film programmer, independent filmmaker and college professor is the event moderator. Her documentaries have screened at festivals and venues worldwide, and this fall on the Documentary channel. Ms. Jamal is a Canadian Film Programmer at Hot Docs Canadian Documentary Film Festival and Programming Associate of Canadian and Nordic Features at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF).  

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City of Mississauga Launches 2020 Culture and Community Grant Programs

Starting today, applications are being accepted for the City’s 2020 Culture and Community Grants Program. Mississauga-based arts, culture and community organizations that require financial support for 2020 are encouraged to apply. 

Organizations are encouraged to review the Culture Program Guidelines and Community Grant Program Guidelines before applying. 

All applications must be submitted online at mississauga.ca/grantsportal by Friday, October 11, 2019 at 4:30 p.m.

2020 CULTURE AND COMMUNITY GRANTS

Arts and Culture Grant Program

This program provides funding for Mississauga-based, not-for-profit cultural organizations. The grant helps organizations advance knowledge and develop outstanding programs and services that further participation, understanding and the appreciation of culture and heritage for Mississauga residents. 

Culture Festivals and Celebrations Grant Program

This program assists Mississauga-based organizations by providing funding for costs associated with providing clean and safe venues for the presentation of arts, heritage and cultural festivals and celebrations.

Culture Projects Grant Program

This program supports cultural events, projects or activities taking place between January 1 and December 31, 2020. 

Community Grant Program

This program assists Mississauga-based and active, not-for-profit community groups; it provides one-year operating and project grants. This grant focuses on facilitating the delivery of recreation and sport, parks and forestry and environment programs as well as projects which improve the quality of life for Mississauga residents.

INFORMATION SESSIONS
Information sessions are available for organizations interested in applying for the City’s grant programs. Sessions are mandatory for organizations that have not received funding from the City within the last two years.

Information SessionsDate and TimeLocation
Arts and Culture Grant Information Sessions 
[In person only]    
Wednesday, August 28 from 9 to 11 a.m. Wednesday, September 4 from 6 to 8 p.m.         Mississauga Central Library, Noel Ryan Auditorium301 Burnhamthorpe Rd. W.Mississauga, ON[MAP] For more information and to register, contact 905-615-3200 ext. 5476 or emailgrantsinfo@mississauga.ca. Applications and guidelines are available at
mississauga.ca/grants.All applications must be submitted online. 
Cultural Festivals and Celebrations Grant 
[In person only] 
 
Thursday, August 29 from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, September 5 from 9 to 11 a.m. Mississauga Central Library, Noel Ryan Auditorium301 Burnhamthorpe Rd. W.Mississauga, ON[MAP] For more information and to register, contact 905-615-3200 ext. 5476 or emailgrantsinfo@mississauga.ca. Applications and guidelines are available at
mississauga.ca/grants. All applications must be submitted online. 
Community Grants Webinar [Online only] Wednesday, September 11 at 2 p.m.  A link will be provided once registration is complete.

For more information and to register, contact 905-615-3200 ext. 5476 or email grantsinfo@mississauga.ca. Guidelines are available atmississauga.ca/communitygroups. All applications must be submitted online.

Mississauga to Assume Full Operation of Living Arts Centre

Today, Mississauga City Council passed a motion to end its relationship agreement with The Living Arts Centre in Mississauga (LAC) on December 31, 2019 and assume responsibility for all operations and management of the facility.

“In order to grow our music industry, drive tourism and establish Mississauga as a ‘Music City,’ we need to unlock the true potential of the Living Arts Centre,” said Mayor Bonnie Crombie. “Today, Council took the first step by voting in support of a motion that will help realize that vision. In addition to their cultural significance, creative industries are an important driver of economic growth and employment. It’s important the City of Mississauga has the ability to strategically leverage City assets, including the Living Arts Centre, so that we can take our creative industries to the next level and grow it in a way that drives investment, creates jobs and ultimately puts Mississauga on the map as a ‘Music City’. On behalf of Council, I do want to thank the exceptional volunteer board members who have dedicated countless hours to the Living Arts Centre over the past 20 years; and I look forward to working with the current board during this transition.”  

Over the next six months, City staff will work with the current LAC Board to transition operations and management of the facility.  

“Today, the City owns, operates and manages several major entertainment and cultural facilities such as the Paramount Fine Foods Centre, Celebration Square and the Meadowvale Theatre. Council has tasked staff with finding opportunities across all these municipal assets to better integrate programming, drive tourism and establish Mississauga as a creative music city,” said Janice Baker, City Manager and Chief Administrative Officer. “It is business as usual for employees, customers and rental clients at the LAC as we transition into this new management model.” 

Baker added that the City’s Culture Division will play a key role in leading the transition along with other City staff.