MiWay 5 will Shift City Transit to a Grid Network

Improved frequency along main corridors will be the focus from 2016-2020

This week, MiWay 5 – a plan that will move Mississauga’s transit system from a design that radiates from the city centre to a grid network that will allow for more frequent buses along main corridors was presented to General Committee of City Council.

“MiWay 5 is about building a better MiWay together,” said Mary-Lou Johnston, manager of business development for transit. “We heard the message loud and clear at the City’s recent transportation summit – Mississauga Moves 2015 – that transit systems and active modes of transportation need to be expanded. MiWay 5 will help us achieve this.”

MiWay 5 is a five year transit plan from 2016-2020 that was developed after an 18 month review based on public engagement and a technical review. Information sessions were held in the spring of this year to allow the public to learn more about MiWay 5 and voice their opinions on the draft plan. Engagement also occurred through focus groups and a web-based survey.

“During public and stakeholder engagement there was a strong preference of moving MiWay to a grid network with improved frequencies and getting people to their destinations faster,” added Johnston.

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CVC Seeks Nominations for Environmental Awards

When it comes to a healthy environment, Credit Valley Conservation (CVC) believes anything is possible with a little help from its friends. To honour local efforts, CVC is seeking nominations for its annual Friends of the Credit Conservation Awards. The awards program recognizes first-time projects and initiatives, as well as those that have extended over multiple years. Consideration is given to all projects that promote a healthy environment.

“For three decades it has been our privilege to honour those who have improved the health and wellbeing of our communities,” said Mike Puddister, CVC’s Deputy CAO and Director of Watershed Transformation. “The awards program is our way of recognizing those in the community who stand out for their leadership and environmental contributions.”

The Friends of the Credit Conservation Awards are given annually to people who demonstrate environmental excellence in the watershed. Nominations are open to individuals, landowners, schools, community groups, businesses and youth (25 and under) who have made a significant contribution to the local environment.

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Diaspora Dialogues’ 905 Roadshow is coming to the Art Gallery of Mississauga

This November, the Art Gallery of Mississauga (AGM) and Diaspora Dialogues presents The 905 Roadshow: A Creativity Cabaret, a mash-up of reading, performances, and more featuring Mississauga’s best. Since 2005, Diaspora Dialogues has supported the creation and presentation of new fiction, poetry and drama that reflect the complexity of Toronto-and Canada-back to residents through the eyes of its richly diverse communities. Their focus is on the development of both artist and audience, and on working toward redefining the “mainstream” in the arts sector, and ensuring it is as diverse as the country itself.
The AGM is pleased to partner with Diaspora Dialogues to present an evening of readings, performances and art to the public featuring some of Mississauga’s very own. The event will take place on Thursday, November 26 at the Art Gallery of Mississauga (300 City Centre Drive, Mississauga) beginning at 6:00 p.m. Admission is free.
Artists and performers include: 

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Mississauga is a City Committed to Building Transit: Mayor Crombie

The following are remarks by Mississauga Mayor Bonnie Crombie delivered today during the Mississauga Moves 2015 Transportation Summit at the Living Arts Centre:

“Good morning, everyone.

“On behalf of the team of professionals from the City of Mississauga and Members of Council, welcome to our first-ever transportation summit – Mississauga Moves 2015.

“Throughout the day, participants will join local and international experts and take part in interactive workshops and presentations.

“We have intentionally brought in outside experts to learn about best practices being implemented around the world, so that we can think about the implications for our City.

“As we look toward our future planning needs, it is fundamental that we all of us to take ownership to make Mississauga an even more dynamic place to pursue one’s dreams.

“Now I’m challenging each of you to roll up your sleeves, and get to work.

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The Credits, a Celebration of Cultural Heritage

On November 5, 2015 in the presence of a sellout crowd, The Credits Heritage Mississauga Awards honoured members of the Mississauga community for their contributions and achievements with a celebration of our community heritage.

“Heritage is so important to us as individuals and as families and it should be important to us as a community.  Knowing and understanding our past sets a solid foundation which will help us move forward and Mississauga’s cultural heritage is so richly diverse, it’s exciting to celebrate it.  The city has grown from a large diaspora of people from all parts of the world and Heritage Mississauga is at the forefront of preserving and communicating all peoples’ heritage for generations to come.” said Event Chair Jake Dheer, Director of Heritage Mississauga and Senior Manager for Rogers TV and OMNI Television and former Citizen of the Year.

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