Feb 12, 2013
The City of Mississauga's 'Grand Central Station of Information' celebrated its one
millionth download late last month. Mississauga Data
is a website that houses reports, newsletters, brochures and a range of different types of
Mississauga-specific data and information products. Through the site, users can access
and download up-to-date facts and information about the city, free of charge.
Mississauga is improving the city's accountability and transparency by providing information
in an 'open data' model. Open data is a term that governments use for providing the
information that they use to plan or revise policies or programs free to the public. It
ensures citizens have the tools to understand the 'why' behind what their governments do.
The Information Planning Research Unit manages Mississauga Data. The unit collects and
manages statistical data products with information about population, demographics, census,
development monitoring/activity, growth forecasts, housing, employment, office, land use,
vacant employment lands and the environment.
For more information, visit Mississauga
Data. To get new information as soon as it is available, subscribe to the RSS feed, or join
Mississauga Data's more than 1,400 followers on Twitter @MississaugaData.
Public Affairs Specialist, City of Mississauga
905-615-3200 ext. 3940