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Message from the Mayor   Message from the Mayor

On behalf of the City of Mississauga, Members of Council and our team of committed professionals, I can confidently say our City has so much to be proud of. As you will read here, there are a number of milestones and achievements thoroughly documented in this report about the progress we are making with our Strategic Plan goals.

Mississauga's Strategic Plan is a roadmap created in consultation with thoughtful feedback from residents and committed community partners. It identifies important city-building priorities, for Canada's sixth-largest community, that matter to residents of all ages and thriving local businesses.

As we reflect on our 2016 achievements, we continue to press ahead with the development of the 20 kilometre and 22 stop Hurontario LRT, along with ongoing customer improvements to MiWay transit service. Building a modern, public and vast-public transit network is fundamental to the competitiveness of our local economy. In 2016, Mississauga was also recognized for excellence in economic development.

Transit is essential to Mississauga's overall future growth; it's at the heart of our urban planning efforts to achieve important milestones in the development of our planned Lakeview waterfront in southeast Mississauga, our historic Cooksville neighbourhood and our emerging downtown core.

In 2016, Mississauga hosted the largest Ontario Summer Games ever, welcoming athletes, teams, coaches and fans from communities across the province to the Hershey Centre. It truly was a gold-medal experience for everyone involved! We officially reopened the new Meadowvale Community Centre and Library on time and on budget, complete with popular and modern amenities. We continue to implement important changes that safeguard the health and wellbeing of our residents and local environment, including our popular local Earth Markets.

As we look toward the future, Mississauga has so much to look forward to. With the goals set out in our Strategic Plan, we continue to build a city where all people can live, work, study, find a well-paying job and enjoy an enriching quality of life.

Bonnie Crombie, MBA, ICD.D
Mayor of Mississauga


 


Janice M. Baker   Message from the City Manager

As Mississauga continues to evolve into a global, world-class city, we pride ourselves on being open and transparent. Each year, we are proud to share the achievements we have made as part of our Strategic Plan progress report.

Our Strategic Plan was launched in 2009 to set a 40-year vision for the city. It is our guiding document and commitment to expanding our transit system, ensuring residents and newcomers thrive, connecting our neighbourhoods, cultivating innovative business and living green.

Our 2016 report offers a snapshot of our progress over the last 12 months, as well as a glimpse of achievements underway. It demonstrates how this work is aligned with our Strategic Pillars, for example:

  • we continued to Move forward with planning for the City's first Light Rail Transit (LRT) system along Hurontario
  • under our Belong pillar, we welcomed thousands of athletes, coaches and visitors during the Ontario Summer Games
  • we helped residents Connect by building great public spaces like the Ridgeway Community Courts
  • we worked to help our Cooksville residents and businesses Prosper with the creation of a Long-Range Community Vision and
  • our popular Earth Markets invited residents to learn new ways to Live Green.

As you read through, I hope you find our achievements inspiring. We will continue to keep you updated on our progress.

At the City, we are committed to continuous improvement and recognize there is always more work to be done. I encourage you to share your ideas about ways we can make Mississauga great. Tell us your thoughts by emailing public.info@mississauga.ca.

Thank you,
Janice M. Baker, FCPA, FCA
City Manager and CAO


 
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