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City of Mississauga's Civic Square Vision

Jan 23, 2009

At this week's Council meeting, City of Mississauga Community Services staff presented conceptual designs for the revitalization of the City's downtown square.

"Great cities have great squares. We know the Civic Square is key to the development of the City Centre and social infrastructure in Mississauga," said Community Services commissioner Paul Mitcham. "It is a legacy project that will allow us to host events that bring people together in Mississauga and further our goal of building a City for the 21st century. We have consulted the public and have approximately $10 million budgeted for this project; we have also requested additional funding from other levels of government."

Mitcham explained that this revitalization project was one of many infrastructure projects submitted to the Federation of Canadian Municipalities' (FCM) for funding which could be available as early as this spring.

"The Civic Square has the potential to develop into an outdoor community centre by incorporating principles to make it people friendly," said senior project manager Randy Jamieson. "The proposed design features connecting the Civic and Library squares into one and upgrades to existing features that the community uses for cultural and special events. A market area, stage, media wall and upgraded ice-rink and water feature will support large events. The scope of the project and detailed design will depend on if and when, we receive infrastructure funding from other levels of government to achieve the full vision for the square."

For more information contact Randy Jamieson, senior project manager at 905-615-3200 extension 4133 or at randy.jamieson@mississauga.ca

Mississauga is Canada's sixth largest city with a population of more than 700,000. With well-established infrastructure and state-of-the-art facilities, the City is considered to be an employer of choice, delivering quality municipal programs and services to its citizens. Mississauga is a dynamic, diverse and progressive municipality, known for its economic strength and for being Canada's safest city.

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Media Contact:

Catherine Monast
Team Leader Media/External Communications
City of Mississauga
905-615-3200 ext. 5046
catherine.monast@mississauga.ca
www.mississauga.ca




Related Links:
   Civic Square Backgrounder
   Concept Diagram


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