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City of Mississauga's Public Works Celebrates National Public Works Week: May 1923, 2009

May 13, 2009

The City of Mississauga's Transportation and Works Department is hosting its 8th annual Family Fun Day Event for National Public Works Week, May 19 to 23, 2009.
"Public works helps keep Mississauga moving," says Transportation and Works Commissioner Martin Powell. "This is a fun way for residents of all ages to learn more about their City and how we deliver services they rely on, such as running Mississauga Transit and enforcing municipal bylaws. The work our department does helps to further the City's goals of developing a transit-oriented City, completing neighbourhoods and living green."

Celebrated annually across North America, National Public Works Week educates citizens about the role of public works and how it improves their quality of life. This year's theme is, "Revitalize, Reinvest, Renew," and residents are invited to participate in the following events: 

Featured Activities

Free Public Tours


Tuesday, May 19 to Friday, May 22, 2009

Tours start at 11 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.


Engineering and Works facility

3185 Mavis Road (south of Burnhamthorpe Road)


Learn how street signs are made and see what controls every traffic signal in the city. Also included is a behind-the-scenes look at how a bus farebox works when it processes Mississauga Transit tickets and coins.

Family Fun Day


Saturday, May 23, 2009

10 a.m. to 3 p.m.


Mississauga Civic Centre at 300 City Centre Dr. (Burnhamthorpe Road and Duke of York Blvd.)


Residents of all ages are invited to enjoy a free day of fun, entertainment and learning. The event includes heavy equipment, the City's Green Fleet of hybrid vehicles and displays:

  • emergency rescue and hazardous materials demonstration by Mississauga firefighters
  • O.P.P. rollover simulator and mobile support unit
  • charity barbecue (by donation) in support of Engineers Without Borders
  • hockey shootout and putting green challenge
  • roads and subdivisions design
  • storm sewer system
  • spill response unit
  • Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) project
  • jumper castle
  • guided bus tour of major City construction projects (tour leaves from Civic Square at 11 a.m.)

For more information, contact Scott Holmes, Manager, Development Construction, Transportation and Works Department, at 905-615-3200, ext. 4717, or visit

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.

Media Contact:
Catherine Monast
Senior Communications Advisor, Transportation & Works
Phone: 905-615-3200 x5046
TTY:    905-896-5151