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Reimagine Streetsville Main Street Square

Oct 09, 2012

Mississauga residents, businesses and interest groups are invited to come listen, imagine and share their ideas for a new Streetsville Main Street Square.

The evening will include a presentation about creating great spaces for the residents of Streetsville.

What: Presentation, Reimagine Streetsville Main Street Square

Who: Gil Penalosa, Keynote speaker, Executive Director, 8-80 Cities

When: Monday, October 15, 2012, 6:45 - 9 p.m.

Where: Streetsville Kinsmen Senior Citizens Centre, 327 Queen St. South, Streetsville, Mississauga

The City of Mississauga is working in partnership with 8-80 Cities, a non-profit organization, to create a community-led vision for the Streetsville Main Street Square.

Anyone unable to attend is invited to send their ideas and sign up for project updates by contacting Randy Jamieson, Senior Project Manager, Parks & Forestry at randy.jamieson@mississauga.ca.

About Gil Penalosa

Gil Penalosa is an internationally renowned liveable city and social marketing strategist who advises decision makers and communities on creating vibrant and healthy cities for all. As Executive Director of the Canadian based NGO 8-80 Cities he works to encourage walking and cycling as activities as well as to re-create and increase the use of underperforming parks and streets. He has participated in many walking and cycling studies in North America including large and small cities.

About 8-80 Cities

8-80 Cities is a non-profit organization dedicated to contributing to the transformation of cities into places where people can walk, bike, access public transit and visit vibrant parks and public places. Their approach is to engage communities at all levels and across multiple sectors to inspire the creation of cities that are easily accessible, safe and enjoyable for all. For more information, visit www.8-80cities.org.

About Mississauga

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 focussing on delivering services, implementing its Strategic Plan, delivering value for money and maintaining infrastructure.

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