May 23, 2012
The City is right on track in its quest to make Mississauga a vibrant, healthy
and sustainable city for the 21st century. At a presentation at Council today, the City of
Mississauga shared its 2011 achievements with residents and stakeholders, as outlined in two
The Progress Report
focuses on the actions which are transforming the City and achieving the vision set out in its
Strategic Plan. The annual Highlights
Report demonstrates how the City is delivering on its Business Plan Priorities.
"2011 was an outstanding year for Mississauga. We have already seen enormous progress
since the Strategic Plan was approved three years ago," said Janice Baker, City Manager
and CAO. "As we set our sights on specific areas of strategic change, we continue to
develop into a dynamic, innovative and globally recognized city."
Gary Kent, director of City Strategy and Innovation, explained how the Strategic Plan is moving
from vision to action through more than 80 long-term actions under the five Pillars of
Strategic Change: Move, Belong, Connect, Prosper and Green. "The Progress Report includes
both concrete actions that are underway and the comprehensive plans that guide continued work
and necessary decision-making," said Kent. "The new Strategic Plan website features
20 examples of how the Strategic Plan continued to unfold in 2011."
In addition to the 2011 Progress Report, Council also received the 2011 Highlights report,
which outlines key accomplishments advancing the City's 2011-2014 Business Plan
Some of the City's 2011 achievements include:
completion of 153 infrastructure projects, including Mississauga Celebration Square,
eight pools and four libraries, through the Infrastructure Stimulus Fund and Recreational
Infrastructure Canada programs;
attendance of 416,000 to Mississauga Celebration Square's first summer season;
a 5.9 per cent increase in MiWay ridership;
a fully accessible bus fleet with 80 per cent of all MiWay routes designated as fully
one of three official International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) Awards "Buzz"
an 8.1 per cent reduction in electricity demand during Earth Hour; and
awarded one of Canada's Top Employers for Young people and for New Canadians.
The Highlights Report is posted on the City of Mississauga website and the full Progress Report
is available on the City's new Our Future Mississauga website.
"We are particularly proud of our successes because they are a result of collaboration
with the community, stakeholders and partners," said Baker. "The positive change
resulting from the Strategic Plan can be seen all around us, as Mississauga continues to
attract people, employment and opportunities."
As Canada's sixth largest city, Mississauga is home to 738,000 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
and maintaining infrastructure.
Public Affairs Specialist