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City Provides Community and Cultural Groups Grant Funding for 2020

Today, Mississauga City Council approved $3.8 million in grant funding to support community and cultural groups in Mississauga.

“The City of Mississauga’s grant programs empower our local not-for-profit organizations while supporting the diverse needs of our community,” said Paul Mitcham, Commissioner, Community Services. “The support provided through these grants enhances the quality of life for our residents. They also expand our cultural and recreational offerings to different communities and support environmental protection initiatives throughout the city.”

Community Grant Program

This program assists local, not-for-profit community groups by providing multi-year, annual operating and project grants. The program aligns with the strategic priorities of the Recreation, Parks & Forestry and Environment Divisions. 

A total of 16 organizations will receive funding through the Community Grant program in 2020.

Approved Grants:

  • Active Adult Centre of Mississauga*: $275,257
  • Backyard Farm and Market: $10,000
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of Peel: $10,000
  • Blooming Boulevards: $4,350
  • Boys & Girls Club of Canada: $10,000
  • Cruisers Sports for the Physically Disabled:$10,000
  • Erin Mills Youth Centre*: $72,888
  • Global 180 Students Communications Inc.: $9,957
  • MIAG Centre for Diverse Women and Families: $4,949
  • Mississauga Sports Council*: $114,595
  • Nexus Youth Services*: $42,615
  • Safe City Mississauga*: $132,730
  • The DAM: $10,000
  • The Riverwood Conservancy*: $331,859
  • Volunteer MBC: $38,200
  • Ecosource*: $109,683

Arts and Culture Grant Program

Grant funding for this program supports emerging and established not-for-profit professional and community-based arts, culture and heritage organizations in Mississauga. The grant supports the development of exemplary arts and culture programs and services that improve participation, knowledge, understanding and an appreciation of arts, culture and heritage for the citizens of Mississauga.

A total of 25 organizations will receive funding through the Arts and Culture Grant program in 2020. 

Approved Grants:

  • Art Gallery of Mississauga*: $325,000
  • Arts on the Credit Mississauga: $5,000
  • Canadian Arabic Orchestra: $15,000
  • Chamber Music Society of Mississauga: $85,000
  • Eagle Spirits of the Great Waters: $7,500
  • Fashion Circuit Series: $7,500
  • Frog in Hand: $15,000
  • Heritage Mississauga*: $244,000
  • Living Arts Centre Mississauga*: $100,000
  • Mississauga Arts Council*: $269,670
  • Mississauga Big Band Jazz Ensemble: $4,400
  • Mississauga Children’s Choir: $25,000
  • Mississauga Chinese Arts Organization: $21,500
  • Mississauga Choral Society: $57,300
  • Mississauga Festival Choir: $20,000
  • Mississauga Festival Youth Choir: $17,000
  • Mississauga Potters Guild: $18,000
  • Mississauga Symphony Orchestra*: $150,000
  • Sampradaya Dance Creations*: $130,000
  • Sawitri Theatre Group: $60,000
  • Small Arms Society: $25,000
  • Streetsville Historical Society: $4,000
  • Theatre Unlimited: $15,500
  • Visual Arts Mississauga*: $165,000
  • Youth Troopers for Global Awareness: $25,000

Cultural Festivals and Celebrations Grants

Cultural traditions and celebrations are important for Mississauga residents and visitors. Grant funding in this area supports cultural programming and helps event attendees enjoy clean and safe venues.

A total of 18 festivals will receive Cultural Festivals and Celebrations funding in 2020.

Approved Grants:

  • Arts on the Port: $7,500
  • Bollywood Monster Mashup*: $100,000
  • Canada Day Together Festival: $12,500
  • Carassauga Festival*: $120,000
  • Dragon Lion Dance Festival: $5,000
  • Egyptian Coptic Festival: $7,500
  • Malton Celebrates Canada Day: $27,000
  • Mississauga Italfest: $19,999
  • Mississauga Latin Festival: $19,000
  • Mississauga Polish Days Festival: $10,000
  • Mississauga Waterfront Festival: $100,00
  • Mosaic South Asian Heritage Festival: $80,000
  • Muslimfest: $50,000
  • Paint the Town Red Port Credit: $70,000
  • Philippine Festival Mississauga: $19,000
  • Southside Shuffle Blues and Jazz Festival*: $100,000
  • Streetsville Christmas in the Village: $12,500
  • Streetsville Founder’s Bread and Honey Festival: $60,000

Culture Project Grants

This grant supports cultural events, projects or activities in the community.

A total of 11 groups will receive Culture Projects funding in 2020. 

Approved Grants:

  • Arts & Culture Initiative of South Asia: $5,000
  • Canadian Heritage Photography Foundation: $4,949
  • Eagle Spirits of the Great Waters: $5,000
  • Ink Movement: $3,500
  • Meadowvale Music Theatre: $5,000
  • MEHAR: Mental & Emotional Health Awareness Renaissance: $5,000
  • Mississauga Arts Council: $5,000
  • MonstrARTity Creative Community: $5,000
  • Riverwood Conservancy: $5,000
  • Sawitri Theatre Group: $5,000
  • Visual Arts Mississauga: $5,000

* Represents multi-year funding

For more information about the City’s grant programs, visit mississauga.ca/grants.

Renovations Set To Begin On Mississauga City Centre Transit Terminal at Square One

Work Scheduled for Completion by Fall, 2021; Elevator to be Out of Service from April to July, 2020

In February, the City Centre Transit Terminal (CCTT) will undergo a complete interior renovation to transform the City’s busiest facility into a modernized space with improved accessibility and services for MiWay customers. The project is expected to be completed by fall 2021.

“Exciting things are underway this year. The CCTT was built in 1996 and is a 23-year-old facility. It is located in downtown Mississauga with more than 45,000 commuters accessing it every day. The building requires upgrades to meet the growing needs of our community,” said Geoff Marinoff, Director, Transit. “This facility is an important part of the customer experience for many MiWay riders. Every effort will be made to ensure disruption is minimal and that fare and customer information services will continue to be provided onsite.”

During the renovations, the CCTT will remain accessible to the community with some areas temporarily out of service. It is anticipated that the elevator will be temporarily out of service from April until July 2020. Customers are encouraged to look for directional signage indicating access points. Customer service for the information booth and fare booths will be relocated, but will remain onsite throughout construction to serve commuters.

For more information about the CCTT renovation, visit miway.ca/cctt

“The Dr. Seuss Experience” Extends Run Through to March 2020

Record-setting attendance prompts organizers to extend stay with new content and an educational opportunity for underserved youth 

Due to an overwhelming demand for tickets, Kilburn Live has announced that The Dr. Seuss Experience will be extending its stay in the GTA until March 22, 2020.  The Dr. Seuss Experience, an imaginative and interactive experience into the wondrous world of Dr. Seuss, has garnered record-setting attendance since its world premiere at Mississauga’s Square One in late October. 

The Dr. Seuss Experience will close temporarily on January 6th and will reopen with surprise enhancements and a new Dr. Seuss character on January 16th.  Kilburn Live also announced that there would be no further extension to the run beyond this date.

To celebrate the sensory spectacle’s continued success and to show gratitude for the warm reception it received, Kilburn Live is providing up to 1,000 free tickets to select GTA public schools during the extended run. 

“We are thrilled to be extending this highly popular engagement and look forward to providing opportunities for more guests to enjoy The Dr. Seuss Experience. We think as many children as possible should have the opportunity to enter the innovative and immersive world of Dr. Seuss that celebrates literacy, imagination, and many of the other important messages of the Dr. Seuss books. As such, we are working with select public schools to invite children who might not have otherwise had the opportunity to visit this Experience.”                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

Mark Manuel, CEO of Kilburn Live

A first-ever experience based on the storied Dr. Seuss franchise, The Dr. Seuss Experience takes each guest on an awe-inspiring journey through nine different Dr. Seuss books, allowing each visitor a chance to magically step into the pages of each of the books. The Dr. Seuss Experience features interactive elements from “Oh, The Places You’ll Go!”, “The Lorax” and “Horton Hears a Who!,” as well as specialty rooms dedicated to “How the Grinch Stole Christmas!” and “If I Ran the Circus.” All the rooms are designed around key scenes and characters from each of these beloved books to stimulate the hearts, souls, and imaginations of fans, both young and young at heart, from across the GTA and beyond.

“When we launched The Dr. Seuss Experience, we imagined it would be well-received but had no idea it would have this kind of an impact, and the fact that even more children will get to open their eyes to the world of Dr. Seuss in such an interactive way is incredible,” said Susan Brandt, president of Dr. Seuss Enterprises, L.P. “We can’t wait to see all the places the Experience will go from here!”

The engagementalso offers educators a teaching experience that encourages children to explore the life lessons in Dr. Seuss’s books, helping to foster a love of reading, self-confidence and the wonderful possibilities within their imagination.

The tour will travel to multiple, yet-to-be-announced cities across North America and as it expands, guests can expect new interactive additions, based on different books, to join the rotation. To purchase tickets or receive information on future tour dates, visit www.experienceseuss.com.

About Kilburn Live

Kilburn Live, a division of Kilburn Media, is one of the fastest growing live events companies in North America. As a global leader in experiential, touring, and static live event offerings, Kilburn Live brings the world’s biggest brands to life through groundbreaking and highly entertaining attractions, activations, and immersive entertainment.

About Dr. Seuss

Theodor Seuss Geisel is quite simply the most beloved children’s book author of all time. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize in 1984, three Academy Awards, two Emmy Awards, three Grammy Awards, and three Caldecott Honors, Geisel wrote and illustrated 45 books for children. Hundreds of millions of copies have found their way into homes and hearts around the world. While Theodor Geisel died on September 24, 1991, Dr. Seuss lives on, inspiring generations of children of all ages to explore the joys of reading. For more information about Dr. Seuss and his works, follow us on Instagram and Facebook.

About Dr. Seuss Enterprises

Dr. Seuss Enterprises is a leading children’s entertainment company focused on protecting Theodor Seuss Geisel’s (Dr. Seuss) legacy and thereby ensuring that each generation can experience the genius of Dr. Seuss.  The company was established in 1993 and is based in San Diego, CA.  Dr. Seuss Enterprises’ global endeavors complement Dr. Seuss’s iconic books and include films, TV shows, stage productions, exhibitions, digital media, licensed merchandise, and other strategic partnerships.  Ted Geisel once said he never wanted to license his characters to anyone who would “round out the edges” – a guiding principle at Dr. Seuss Enterprises. For more information about Dr. Seuss and his works, follow us on Instagram and Facebook.

About Square One

Proudly managed by Oxford Properties, Square One is distinctively positioned as Canada’s cosmopolitan destination for the fashion, entertainment and epicurean enthusiast, with over 320 merchants including Holt Renfrew, Tiffany, Reds, Babaton, Simons, Apple, COS, Whole Foods, Crate and Barrel, and The Food District. Square One is owned by Alberta Investment Management Corporation (AIMCo) on behalf of its clients and Oxford Properties Group. Recognized for its dedication to present innovative, fashion-forward experiences, unexpected campaigns and social media collaborations. Square One is one of Canada’s Top Ten most productive shopping centres, and in 2017, became only the second shopping centre in Canada to achieve $1 billion in annual retail sales. For more information, please visit shopSQUAREONE.com.

Mississauga Chosen to Host Ontario Summer Games in 2022

The City of Mississauga has been selected by the Government of Ontario to host the 2022 Ontario Summer Games (OSG).

“Mississauga is thrilled to once again be selected to host the Ontario Summer Games. As Canada’s sixth-largest city, we pride ourselves on our ability to host large-scale sporting events like these. I want to thank the Province for choosing Mississauga. We can’t wait to welcome Ontario’s top athletes, their coaches, families and fans to our great City in 2022.”

Mayor Bonnie Crombie

“Mississauga is so deserving of this opportunity, as a diverse, welcoming, and energetic city that really embodies Ontario as the world in one province,” said Lisa MacLeod, Minister of Heritage Sport, Tourism and Culture Industries. “I want to congratulate them on their successful bid. I can’t wait to celebrate the Games—and our athletes—with them!”

“Having hosted the 2016 Ontario Summer Games and the 2018 Ontario 55+ Summer Games, we are excited to build on those successful events and deliver an even better experience in 2022,” said Shari Lichterman, Director, Recreation. “Our staff and volunteers are ready to work with our host committee and start planning another great event for our community and the visiting athletes.”

City Council has appointed two City representatives to sit on the Host Committee; Councillors Karen Ras, Ward 2 and Matt Mahoney, Ward 8.

“Mississauga is already established as a leader in sport, but the opportunity to host another Ontario Summer Games will allow us to further showcase our world-class facilities and welcome more visitors to our City,” said Councillor Karen Ras, Ward 2 and Host Councillor for the Ontario Summer Games.

Lichterman added, Mississauga continues to deliver on its Sport Tourism Strategy with these successful bids.  Next year, the City is home to the 2020 Canadian Tire National Skating Championships and the 2020 Karate Canada Junior National Championships. Mississauga is also hosting the 2021 Ontario Parasport Games.  

The 2022 Ontario Summer Games will be held in Mississauga from August 11-14, 2022.

About the Ontario Summer Games:

The Ontario Summer Games is the largest multi-sport event in the province. It attracts 3,000 young athletes 15 and 16 years old as well their coaches, managers, officials and their families. The Games are a program of the Ministry, Culture and Sport. For more information about the Games please visit: Games Ontario at mtc.gov.on.ca/en/sport/gamesontario/gamesontario.shtml

City of Mississauga Seeks Public Input on Updates to Noise Bylaw

How Much is Too Much Noise? Have Your Say on How Noise is Regulated in Mississauga

The City of Mississauga is updating its Noise By-laws to make them more responsive to community needs. As the City evolves from a suburban community to an urban centre, there is an opportunity to modernize how noise is regulated. 

City staff are currently reviewing the Nuisance Type Noise By-law and the Noise Control By-law and will consult with residents and stakeholders on a range of proposed options. The potential changes will cover aspects such as the complaint response process, residential and construction noise exemptions, permitted periods for amplified sound and noise thresholds.

Residents are encouraged to have their say by attending an upcoming public meeting, or providing feedback online by taking a survey, asking a question or sharing their ideas.

Public Meeting Dates:

Monday, January 20

6 to 8 p.m.

Huron Park Community Centre

830 Paisley Blvd. W.

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Tuesday, January 21

6 to 8 p.m.

Malton Victory Hall

3091 Victory Crescent

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Wednesday, January 29

6 to 8 p.m.

South Common Community Centre

2233 South Millway

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Thursday, January 30

6 to 8 p.m.

Tomken Twin Arena Auditorium

4495 Tomken Rd.

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