Yesterday marked one year until the 2018 Municipal Election! The City of Mississauga will hold the 2018 Municipal Election on October 22, 2018.
People eligible to vote will be voting for the Offices of Mayor, Ward Councillor, School Board Trustee as well as Peel Regional Chair. The individuals who are elected will make many important decisions including how tax dollars are spent in our community.
- Tuesday, May 1, 2018 – The first day for candidates to file a nomination
- Friday, July 27, 2018 – The last day for a candidate to file a nomination, nominations must be filed by 2pm
- Monday, October 22, 2018 – Voting Day
- Monday, December 3, 2018 – Inaugural Council, New Term of Council Begins
New in 2018:
- Vote Anywhere: If you are an eligible elector, on Advanced Poll Days, you can vote at any polling location regardless of where you live in the City. On Election Day, you can vote at any polling location within your ward.
- Election Campaign Contribution Rebate Program: Contributions made by eligible individuals to the campaign of a candidate running for mayor or councillor may qualify for a rebate. Application rules and procedures must be followed by the candidate and contributor in order for the City to pay a rebate. Further information, including rules and procedures, will be made available on Mississauga’s election website, mississaugavotes.ca in 2018.
- Peel Regional Chair: In the next election, the Peel Regional Chair will be elected by general vote. This means the candidates for Regional Chair will be on the City of Mississauga’s ballot in 2018 and eligible electors in Peel will vote for their preferred candidate.
Stay tuned to mississaugavotes.ca for more information about the 2018 Municipal Election.
City of Mississauga’s Planning and Development Committee yesterday adopted the City’s first housing strategy Making Room for the Middle: A Housing Strategy for Mississauga.
The Strategy is the City’s plan for fostering a supportive environment for the development of a range of housing that is affordable for all. It targets middle-income households and also benefits lower-income households.
While the Region of Peel
is responsible for subsidized housing, middle-income households have not been widely supported in terms of housing supply. Middle-income households do not qualify for financial assistance and cannot afford housing at current market prices. The strategy will help provide opportunities for lower-income households by freeing up supply.
The strategy offers 40 actions supported by the Mississauga Housing Advisory Panel, a group of over 20 housing professionals from the public, private and non-profit sectors that shared their knowledge, advice and solutions. It also includes a five-year action plan centred on municipal powers and funding partnerships to achieve its goals.
“Making Room for the Middle: A Housing Strategy for Mississauga
defines how the City of Mississauga will address the affordable housing crisis in our City,” said Mayor Bonnie Crombie. “We’re ready to do our part to ensure that those who want to live in Mississauga can afford to do so. The strategy provides bold, innovative solutions to increasing affordability. Safe, affordable housing is a pillar of a complete city and we will achieve our goals if we work together with our partners to create a supportive development environment for a range of affordable housing for all.”
Continue reading Mississauga Moves Forward on its Housing Strategy
Starting October 23, 2017, more improvements and changes are being made as part of the MiWay Five Service Plan (2016-2020). Customers can expect improved GO Transit connections, more frequent service and a new Mississauga Transitway connection on some routes.
“MiWay is continuing to make progress on the MiWay Five Service Plan,” said Geoff Marinoff, Director of Transit. “The plan allows for more frequent buses along main corridors and delivers more direct services. The plan is preparing for transit expansion as MiWay prepares for the completion of the Mississauga Transitway and the new light rail line along Hurontario Street.”
Major service improvements and changes for October 2017 include
|29 Park Royal-Homelands
||More frequent all-day transit service on weekdays and weekends
||A new two-way transit service connecting Winston Churchill Station, Loyola Catholic Secondary School and South Common Centre providing improved MiWay and GO Transit connections
|47 Ridgeway Loop
||Route cancelled and replaced with Route 36 Colonial-Ridgeway
||Revised morning routing to school due to low ridership. Route will no longer service north of Bancroft Drive
| 314 Rick Hansen-Creditview
||Revised morning routing to school due to low ridership. Route will no longer service north of Britannia Road
For a complete list of service improvements, visit miway.ca/miway5.
Visit MiWay’s Trip Planner to plan your route and get real-time trip updates or call 905-615-INFO (4636).
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 MiWay Affordable Transportation Pilot and Senior One Dollar Cash Fare – Off-Peak Approved by City of Mississauga