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City of Mississaugaís Public Works Celebrates National Public Works Week: May 16 - 19, 2011

May 12, 2011

The City of Mississauga’s Transportation and Works Department is hosting free Public Tours during National Public Works Week, May 16 to 19, 2011.

"Our department helps to further the City’s goals of developing a transit-oriented City, completing neighbourhoods and living green," says Transportation and Works commissioner Martin Powell. "The public tours event is an opportunity for residents to learn more about how we deliver services they rely on, such as running MiWay, operation of our traffic control system and enforcing municipal bylaws."

Powell added "National Public Works Week is celebrated annually across North America and helps educate citizens about the role of public works and how it improves their quality of life. In 2010, the City received the Bruce Brunton Award for National Public Works Week from the Ontario Public Works Association."

This year’s event theme is, "Public Works: Serving You and Your Community." The annual family fun day event is not running for 2011. Residents are invited to participate in the following free tours:

Free Public Tours

When: Monday, May 16 to Thursday, May 19, 2011
Tours start at 11 a.m. and 12:45 p.m.

Where: Engineering and Works Facility
3185 Mavis Road (south of Burnhamthorpe Road)

City Centre Transit Terminal (Square One, south of Rathburn Road)
200 Rathburn Road West

What: Visit traffic control headquarters, and discover how street signs are made. Get a behind-the-scenes look at how a bus farebox works when it processes MiWay tickets and coins.

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

As Canada's sixth largest city, Mississauga is home to 734,000 residents and 55,000 businesses, including 63 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 focussing on delivering services, implementing its Strategic Plan, delivering value for money, maintaining infrastructure and continuing to be an employer of choice.

Media Contact:
Baljit Seran
Public Affairs Consultant
City of Mississauga
905-615-3200 ext. 5050
TTY: 905-896-5151