City Awarded $2.1 Million in Federal Funding Through the Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program

The City of Mississauga has been awarded approximately $2.1 million in Government of Canada funding for 25 infrastructure rehabilitation projects through the Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program (CIP 150). The CIP 150 approved City projects include the rehabilitation of 14 trails, nine playgrounds and two specific renovation projects at Lake Aquitaine Park in Ward 9 and Riverwood Park in Ward 6. The federal program celebrates Canada’s 150th anniversary, under the theme Giving back to Canada. The objective of the program is to strengthen public infrastructure and provide economic benefits in communities across Canada.

“Infrastructure funding commitments, such as Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program 150, made by the Trudeau government, helps municipalities invest to update much needed infrastructure,” said Mayor Bonnie Crombie. “This funding enhances the overall well-being of our community and directly contributes to our city’s unrivalled quality of life for all residents. The funding also offers an opportunity for the City to complete projects of historical significance, celebrating Canadian history and heritage.” Continue reading City Awarded $2.1 Million in Federal Funding Through the Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program

New Utility Company Will Lead to Cost Savings, Improved Service: Mayor Crombie

This merger is important not only for the energy sector, but more importantly, for residents and consumers, Mayor Bonnie Crombie said today during a signing ceremony in that will establish Ontario’s second largest local electric distribution company.

 MergeCo is the temporary name for the new utility company that will service Mississauga ratepayers. Its head office will be in Mississauga. Enersource Corporation, Horizon Utilities Corporation and PowerStream Inc. are looking to merge and jointly purchase Hydro One Brampton Networks Inc. from the Ontario Government, with a service territory of approximately 1,800 km.

“This new utility company will provide the residents of Mississauga with cost savings, new efficiencies, and improved customer service, along with safer, reliable and clean electricity,” Mayor Bonnie Crombie said. “It’s a smart merger that’s in line with the Ontario government’s commitment to improve energy delivery and cost savings for consumers,” Mayor Bonnie Crombie added.

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MiWay is Getting on the Grid —  Learn More About 2016 Service Changes

Residents are invited to attend one of the MiWay information sessions being held from March 7 to 10. The sessions will provide residents with an update on 2016 service improvements that start to shift buses to a grid network as identified in the MiWay 5 Service Plan (2016-2020).

The sessions will also highlight service improvements  on the Mississauga Transitway, which include offering MiWay service to the newly opened Erin Mills Station, improving the frequency of route 109(a transitway route) and offering new weekend service on route 101 Dundas Express. The transitway is a dedicated, east-west bus corridor scheduled to be fully complete in 2017 with 12 stations.

“MiWay 5, our new five-year service plan, was created with community feedback,” said Mary-Lou Johnston, Manager of Business Development for Transit. These information sessions not only offer residents an opportunity to learn about the changes occurring this year; it also allows them to see how their input and feedback is helping shape MiWay’s service delivery and future transit expansion across Mississauga.”

MiWay 5 Information Sessions

 Monday, March 7, 12 – 3 p.m. 
Mississauga Civic Centre | The Great Hall | 300 City Centre Drive

 Monday, March 7, 5 -8 p.m.
Mississauga Central Library | Atrium | 301 Burnhamthorpe Road West

Tuesday, March 8, 5 – 8 p.m.
Malton Library | Program Room #3 | 3540 Morning Star Drive

Wednesday, March 9, 5 – 8 p.m.
South Common Centre | Near terminal doors | 2150 Burnhamthorpe Road West

Thursday, March 10, 5 – 8 p.m.
Port Credit Memorial Arena | Credit Room | 40 Stavebank Road North

MiWay welcomes community feedback on the proposed changes, either in person or by contacting MiWay Customer Service.

For more information on MiWay 5, visit miway.ca/miwayfive