Several tax clinics are scheduled across Mississauga to help low-income residents prepare their taxes. Find out about the locations, hours and contact information to book an appointment on the Canada Revenue Agency’s website.
Contributions to mayoral and councillor candidates in Mississauga elections may now be eligible for a rebate. Mississauga City Council voted in favour of implementing a Municipal Election Campaign Contribution Rebate Program for the 2018 Municipal Election.
“Various municipalities in Ontario have implemented election campaign rebate programs,” said Mayor Bonnie Crombie. “The small cost of a campaign rebate program is a worthy investment if it will broaden the source of campaign funding and potentially increase voter and candidate participation.”
A rebate program enables a municipality to reimburse contributions made by individuals to the campaign of a candidate running for mayor or councillor. Application rules and procedures must be followed by the candidate and contributor in order for the City to pay a rebate.
Rebates of 25 per cent will be issued for financial contributions between $25 and $150.
Further information, including rules and procedures, will be made available on Mississauga’s election website, mississaugavotes.ca in 2018.
Heritage property owners in Mississauga are eligible to apply for grant funding through the 2017 City of Mississauga Designated Heritage Property Grant Program.
The program, which opens on Friday, February 17, 2017, offers grants to help heritage property owners with restoration, conservation and repair to a property designated as heritage under the Ontario Heritage Act. Matching grants from $500 to $5,000 are available for general conservation and from $500 to $10,000 for the repair or restoration of structural elements.
How to Apply
Details, eligibility criteria and the online application are available through the Heritage Planning website at mississauga.ca/heritageplanning.
An information session is planned for designated heritage property owners to learn more about the process involved when applying for a grant, eligibility criteria and available funds.
Wednesday, March 8, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
301 Burnhamthorpe Road West (Central Library), 2nd Floor, Classroom 3 [MAP]
The deadline for applying is Friday, March 24, 2017 by 4:30 p.m.
Big cities need new ways to fund infrastructure and other projects. The City of Mississauga is taking action by asking the federal and provincial governments to contribute to its city-building projects and initiatives in their 2017 budgets. Today the City’s General Committee approved the proposed requests for the City’s top priorities – transit, infrastructure, job creation and partnerships.
“The City of Mississauga and Members of Council welcome the opportunity to offer recommendations and outline our priorities to the federal and provincial governments as they prepare their 2017 budgets,” Mayor Bonnie Crombie said. “We need to find more options for sustainable funding to address our critical needs in areas such as transit, infrastructure and affordable housing and work together with the federal and provincial governments to build a 21st Century city.”
The downtown segment of the Mississauga Transitway and Regional Express Rail, along with new construction and other infrastructure projects, require sustainable funding. Federal and provincial support for transit and city-building projects such as Dundas Connects and Inspiration Lakeview is critical to boosting economic growth, job creation and productivity.
“Like all municipalities, Mississauga receives only 10 per cent of all tax dollars collected in Canada,” said Janice Baker, City Manager and Chief Administrative Officer. “At the same time, the City owns 65 per cent of its infrastructure, much of which is aging. We acknowledge the contributions the federal and provincial governments have provided; there has been good progress. We ask both levels of government to continue to partner with us to help meet the challenges facing our growing communities.”
Other priorities include support for active transportation, small business and entrepreneurs.
Read the full submissions for further information.
City staff will use the pilot’s test data and crowdsourced data to analyze Internet performance across the city. A customized heat-map will be used to display the data collected. The heat-map will identify variations in the quality of internet performance and offer insight into the relationship between geography and connectivity. Data will also be available by ward or neighbourhood.
There are many great, free programs for Malton youth – including basketball, sewing, volleyball and painting – at the Malton Community Centre, library and Malton Neighbourhood Services. View the full calendar here: February 2017
Thank you to the Malton Youth IMPACT group!
A reminder that February 20 is Family Day – the Region of Peel will not be doing regular waste pick up. Collection will be one day later than usual next week. City offices will also be closed.
If you’re looking for fun, free activities to enjoy with your family, the City of Mississauga is offering free skating and swimming times and several centres throughout the city. Learn more here.
The City of Mississauga is set to receive additional Provincial Gas Tax funding to improve and expand its transit system.
Ontario Transportation Minister Steven Del Duca was in Mississauga today to make the announcement with Mayor Bonnie Crombie and Mississauga-Streetsville MPP Bob Delaney.
“I welcome the announcement that Ontario will double the gas tax funding that goes to municipalities. Mississauga can now expect approximately $32 million in gas tax funding. These are important and necessary funds that Council will use to invest to break gridlock, build transit and move people and our economy forward,” said Mayor Bonnie Crombie.
Mississauga could see its funding increased to an estimated $20 million in 2019-20, $24 million in 2020-21 and $32 million in 2021-22.
“In 2016-17, Mississauga received $16.6 million from Provincial Gas Tax funding. These funds were used to enhance and grow our MiWay transit system including the completion of the Transitway. We continue to foster partnerships, seek innovative solutions and welcome assistance from senior levels of government,” said Janice Baker, City Manager and Chief Administrative Officer.
The City of Mississauga was awarded its first Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold Status for Fire Station 119 located at 6375 Airport Road. The LEED Gold Status applies to both Fire Station 119 and Peel Regional Paramedic Satellite Station S11 as part of the Airport Road Emergency Services building.
“We’ve made it a priority to make our facilities environmentally friendly. Our commitment to being at the forefront of green and sustainable design is evident with this milestone and we hope to continue leading the way for other municipalities to follow,” said Ward 5 Councillor, Carolyn Parrish. “The residents of Malton are particularly proud of being at the forefront of gold standard environmental innovation.”
Officially opened in June 2016, the state-of-the-art facility consists of many sustainable design features, including:
- a white reflective roof
- stormwater management design
- exterior and interior LED fixtures
- high efficiency heating and cooling equipment
- natural ventilation
- low flow plumbing fixtures
“As the City of Mississauga’s first certified LEED Gold building, Fire station 119 represents an important milestone in the City’s commitment to building great and environmentally responsible buildings in our communities,” said Raj Sheth, Director of Facilities and Property Management. “This award illustrates Mississauga’s commitment to becoming a leader in green building initiatives and reinforces the City’s strategic plan’s green pillar.”
Mississauga began pursuing LEED Gold certification for Fire Station 119 at the start of the design process. This is now the second City facility with LEED status. Garry W. Morden Fire Training Centre received a LEED Silver Status in 2014.
In September 2016, Fire Station 119 also won a Mississauga Urban Design Award – Award of Merit for Quality and Green Initiatives.
LEED certification provides independent third-party verification that a building, home or community was designed and built using strategies aimed at achieving high performance in key areas of human and environmental health. Sustainable site development, water savings, energy efficiency, materials selection and indoor environmental quality are all aspects of LEED design.
The Region of Peel’s first youth shelter at Goreway Dr. and Queen St. in Brampton was filled to capacity on its first day, Monday Jan. 30.
The shelter accommodates youth in two buildings, one for males the other for females and has 30 beds, with the ability to expand to 38 beds. The location at the former 7&7 motel has good proximity to public transportation that makes it more accessible to youth in the City of Brampton and the communities of Caledon.
Onsite services and programs at the shelter are being delivered by the Salvation Army. Our Place Peel, which operates a shelter in Mississauga, is providing youth outreach and after care supports.
Youth will have access to a range of services including:
In April 2016, Regional Council endorsed the Region of Peel’s recommendation to open a dedicated youth shelter in Brampton to continue to meet its goals of reducing poverty and increasing stable employment. The shelter will be open for a two-year period, which will allow the Region to further study how homelessness affects young people in the community and develop long-term solutions.