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Mississauga’s Future Unveiled to Residents at Strategic Launch Event This Evening

May 26, 2009

Mississauga residents received a glimpse of their City’s future in the new Strategic Plan launched at the Living Arts Centre this evening. Internationally recognized environmentalist Dr. David Suzuki was the event’s keynote speaker and Citytv personality Francis D’Souza hosted the evening’s presentations.

“We created this plan through feedback, comments and suggestions from our residents,” said Mayor Hazel McCallion. “It’s the plan they asked us to develop to make Mississauga a better City.”

The Strategic Plan was approved by Mississauga City Council on April 22, 2009. It was the result of a two-year process undertaken by the City of Mississauga that began with a public engagement campaign. The plan sets standards and guidelines to help shape the City’s future as it continues to develop and grow into one of Canada’s largest municipalities.

“City staff have put in a tremendous amount of work into developing this plan,” said Janice Baker, City Manager and CAO. “The end result is a wonderful strategy where Mississauga will inspire the world as a dynamic and beautiful global City.”

Five pillars for change are identified in the plan. Each pillar is connected to specific action items which will be carried out to meet the goal of the Strategic Plan. These pillars are:

  • Move – developing a transit oriented City
  • Belong – ensuring youth, older adults and new immigrants thrive
  • Connect – completing our neighbourhoods
  • Prosper – cultivating creative and innovative businesses
  • Green – living green

Dr. David Suzuki praised Mississauga for developing such an environmentally responsible and proactive plan and said, “I am thrilled and delighted with what Mississauga is doing.” 

To view the Strategic Plan, visit