Permanent Plans for MiWay Affordable Transportation Pilot and Senior One Dollar Cash Fare – Off-Peak

Today at General Committee, MiWay’s proposed Affordable Transportation Pilot Program (ATPP) was approved in principle by Mississauga City Council and is on its way to becoming a permanent program in January 2018 along with the Senior One Dollar Cash Fare at off peak-times. Final approval is to follow at the October 11 Council meeting.

“Making the affordable transportation program permanent assists residents with low incomes and gives them better access to employment and services,” said Mayor Bonnie Crombie “This program contributes to the City’s strategic goal of ensuring affordability and accessibility. The social and financial return on investment from this program benefits our City and helps keep our communities strong.”

“The two phases of the affordable transportation pilot helped us develop the program and make it effective,” said Geoff Marinoff, Director of Transit. “City of Mississauga and Region of Peel staff recommend that the phase two pilot becomes a permanent program for eligible Mississauga residents. The Region will continue to assess the eligibility and MiWay will administer the issuance of PRESTO cards. Financial responsibilities for subsidy and administrative costs will be covered by the Region. MiWay will continue to make the Senior One Dollar Cash Fare available at off-peak times.” Continue reading Permanent Plans for MiWay Affordable Transportation Pilot and Senior One Dollar Cash Fare – Off-Peak

Meadowvale Theatre Unveils New Season Lineup

Fall is finally here and so is Meadowvale Theatre’s 2017-2018 season.

“Our new 2017-2018 season focuses on programming that celebrates diverse artistic and cultural expression,” said Melissa Agius, Manager, Performing Arts, City of Mississauga. “We’re offering a collection of creative and fun experiences with performances geared towards theatre lovers of all ages.”

This season offers seven performances including Pete the Cat. Sponsored by Partner Hotel: Four Points by Sheraton Meadowvale, this family-friendly show puts the meow in Meadowvale this fall and features a groovy blue cat that gets caught rocking out after bedtime. This production focuses on an adventure of friendship in a welcoming and sensory-friendly environment.

The “Nearly World-Famous” DuffleBag Theatre is back with a unique and interactive theatrical experience of Beauty and the Beast. This bilingual performance brings the classic fairy tale back to life by inviting audience members on-stage to participate.

Canada’s Ballet Jörgen will be performing Anastasia, a show about the Russian Grand Duchess, Anastasia. The ballet follows the daughter of the fallen Russian Tsar through the ballrooms of St. Petersburg, the Russian Revolution and finally to captivity. The tragic story of an innocent girl born to privilege and cast into a fierce world makes for an extraordinary tale.

The last show this season is by Second City alumna Anne Marie Scheffler who will be performing Suddenly Mommy. This hilarious, one-woman show focuses on every mom’s experiences of good times, bad advice and trying to do it all.

Special thanks to Meadowvale Theatre 2017-2018 season’s food sponsor Domino’s Pizza.

In addition to these performances, Music Theatre Mississauga will be presenting its 25th season of the Encore Series, a series of five musicals. The musicals include: South Pacific; Irving Berlin’s White Christmas; Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat; Mel Brooks’ The Producers; and Chess The Musical.

Mayor Crombie Delivers 2017 State of the City Address

We are strengthening the foundation to build Mississauga for the next f years, Mississauga Mayor Bonnie Crombie said today during her keynote 2017 State of the City Address delivered at a business networking event hosted by the Mississauga Board of Trade. A copy of the speech delivered is attached.

“I stand before you today to say the state of the City of Mississauga is strong,” Mayor Crombie said. “Our future is bright, proud and promising. We are achieving real results for the entrepreneurs, businesses and people of Canada’s sixth-largest City,” Mayor Crombie added. Continue reading Mayor Crombie Delivers 2017 State of the City Address

Tech and the City

Next Hackathon Focuses on Building a Connected and Engaged Community

Interested in data, technology and building a more connected community? The City of Mississauga is co-hosting its second hack day event, ‘Tech and the City’ on Saturday, October 21. This year’s theme of ‘Building a Connected and Engaged City’ highlights Mississauga’s leading role in Canada as a smart city.

This initiative is in partnership with ICUBE UTM, Sheridan College, RIC Centre, SOTI Inc. and presenting sponsor ESRI Canada. The one-day innovation hackathon will have teams of tech-minded individuals unite to create solutions to build a connected and engaged community.

Teams will be given challenges to build their solutions and the opportunity to pitch their ideas to a panel of judges. Participants can also attend workshops led by industry professionals and instructors.

The winning teams will receive a grand prize package that includes enrolment in a sponsored accelerator program and one Google Home unit per person. Total prize value is over $5,000.

To register your team and learn more about Tech and the City, visit techandthecity.ca.