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Spotlight on Public Works

May 16, 2013

This year, during National Public Works Week (NPWW), Mayor Hazel McCallion will switch on the City's new energy efficient LED street lights for the first time during the annual Family Fun Day celebration on Saturday, May 25.

"Our Transportation and Works department takes pride in providing our residents with public works services that residents depend on daily," said Martin Powell, commissioner, Transportation and Works Department. "Join us in celebrating National Public Works Week by learning more about the role of public works during our planned activities."

Powell said NPWW is an opportunity to showcase public works in the City of Mississauga including new citywide street lighting, traffic signals, snow clearing, stormwater and the Phase 1 fall 2013 opening of our new transitway.

Mississauga's NPWW Events – May 21-25

1. Family Fun Day and LED street lighting photo opportunity:

Where: Mississauga Celebration Square
When: Saturday, May 25, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Photo Opportunity: Join Mayor Hazel McCallion on May 25 at 11:30 a.m. as she "flicks the
switch" on for our new LED streetlights for the first time.

What: See educational displays, demonstrations of heavy equipment, road design,
and the spill response unit. Don't miss a demonstration by the Mississauga
Fire and Emergency Services Extrication Team at 1 p.m. Donate to
Engineers Without Borders by purchasing a barbecued burger. Munch on
some free popcorn and bring the kids to our bouncy castle.

2. Public tours at two Transportation and Works facilities:

Where: Engineering and Works Facility, 3185 Mavis Road, and City Centre Transit
Terminal, 200 Rathburn Road West
When: Wednesday, May 22 - Friday, May 24, 11 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. at each
facility, each day.

3. Local student participation in NPWW:

Local schools are showing their creative side by taking part in the City's catch basin design program where students design curbside storm drains, learn about how they work, and how they are connected to the quality of our drinking water.

For more information visit or contact Scott Holmes, maintenance project manager, Transportation and Works Department, at 905-615-3200, ext. 5894.

Twittercue: Join us Sat., May 25, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. for Family Fun Day to celebrate National Public Works Week at Mississauga Celebration Square.

As Canada's sixth largest city, Mississauga is home to 741,000 residents and more than 54,000 businesses, including more than 60 Fortune 500 companies with Canadian head offices or major divisional head offices. A diverse, progressive and award-winning municipality located on the shores of Lake Ontario in the heart of the Greater Toronto Area, Mississauga is "Leading Today for Tomorrow" by focusing on delivering services, implementing its Strategic Plan, delivering value for money and maintaining infrastructure.


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