City Calls for Nominations for the 34th Mississauga Urban Design Awards

The Mississauga Urban Design Awards have opened the call for nominations for the 2016 program. The awards, which will take place every two years, is the longest running municipal urban design competition in Ontario.

The deadline for submissions is May 16, 2016. Nomination packages for the Mississauga Urban Design Awards are available now. Forms and information on judging criteria are available here.

Jury Day for the awards is on June 16,2016. Jury members for 2016 include:

  • MayorBonnie Crombie
  • Ed Sajecki, Commissioner, Planning and Building
  • Olha Dobush, Director, Chronic Disease and Injury Prevention, Region of Peel
  • Philippa Campsie, Adjunct Professor, University of Toronto
  • Michel Trocme, Urban Designer, Partner at Urban Strategies

The awards, which include an Award of Excellence, Award of Merit and Award of Healthy by Design, will be presented on September 22, 2016 in the Great Hall at Civic Centreat 6:30 p.m.

For more information on the awards program, please call 905-615-3200, extension 5522 or extension 5539, email urban.design@mississauga.ca or visitthe City’s Urban Design Awards website.

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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