Jun 08, 2009
City of Mississauga officials were on hand Friday at Sawmill Valley Trail and on Sunday at
the Mississauga Civic Centre to hear the Federal and Provincial governments allocate over $92
million to infrastructure projects in Mississauga.
Friday's event, attended by Members of Mississauga City Council, Members of Provincial
Parliament (MPPs) and a Member of Parliament (MP), included announcements from Harinder Takhar
MPP, Mississauga-Erindale and Minister of Small Business and Consumer Services and Bob Dechert
MP, Mississauga-Erindale, with each level of government allotting $46.2 million towards
Mississauga's infrastructure needs.
"This is fantastic news for the City of Mississauga," said Mayor Hazel McCallion
at the Civic Centre announcement. "Council and I will work hard to deliver on the
projects and do our part to stimulate the local economy as we revitalize our
infrastructure. We are excited to be able to redevelop our Civic Centre, replace noise
walls, improve transit, roads, trails, pools and libraries. These are important projects
for the future of our City. We could not have done this without the partnership from the
Federal and Provincial governments."
"We are excited and ready to begin our projects," said City Manager and CAO Janice
Baker. "Staff assessed what the most urgent needs were for the City. The projects that
received funding will help us keep our infrastructure in good repair as well as plan for future
needs. It will now be up to the municipality to contribute its share of funding just as the
other levels of government have."
The City of Mississauga submitted applications under the following ISF categories:
- Public Transit Infrastructure
- Local Road Infrastructure
- Cultural Infrastructure
- Municipal Buildings
- Parks and Trails
- Water and Waste Infrastructure
A list of funded projects is attached.
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.
Senior Communications Advisor, Transportation & Works
Phone: 905-615-3200 x5046