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And that’s a wrap on 2023, Mississauga!

City services | December 29, 2023

What a year it has been! As a City, we’ve made strides, shaping our growth and development as a welcoming and diverse world-class city. Throughout 2023, we’ve expanded transit, provided more housing options and opened new facilities like the Malton Youth Hub, Hazel McCallion Central Library, and Burnhamthorpe Community Centre. We’ve prioritized active transportation and climate change, while working towards creating a healthier and more sustainable future.

Looking back at our progress

We began the year off with the approval of 2023 Budget, which highlighted the City’s commitment to investing in its future and prioritizing key areas like climate action, road safety and transportation to enhance the quality of life for residents. Mississauga has earned recognition for its financial management, including receiving a AAA credit rating, three Government Finance Officers Association awards and being named one of Canada’s Best Employers.

Over the last year, Mississauga has celebrated many milestones, welcomed new leaders like our City Manager and Chief Administrative Officer Shari Lichterman, along with many new directors. At the same time, we had to bid farewell to former Mayor Hazel McCallion.

Diversity and inclusion also continued to be at the forefront of the City’s celebrations and events, Black History Month, International Women’s Day, Pride Month, National Indigenous History Month, and Truth and Reconciliation Day, among other relevant City events.

MiWay introduced a one-year pilot program to promote ridership and inform future transit options by offering free rides for children aged six to 12 with a valid PRESTO card, and a $1 all-day fare for seniors aged 65 and above.

MiWay bus in the foreground with City Hall in the background.

Mississauga’s dedication to innovation, entrepreneurship and small businesses has been reinforced with the opening of IDEA Square One, an anchor innovation hub along with the creation of two, unique partnerships with the University of Toronto Mississauga (UTM) and Sheridan College.

Housing continues to a major area of focus. We’ve seen progress on affordable housing options, increased housing choices, inclusionary zoning, Green Building standards and Council’s approval on fourplexes.

Photo of buildings under construction in Mississauga

Ensuring public safety is of utmost importance, significant efforts were made to advance Vision Zero actions and road safety initiatives, as well as promote fire safety. We also took steps to help ensure residents could fully enjoy their neighbourhoods through the enforcement of City by-laws.

School crossing guard directing pedestrians to cross the street near a school.

We shared tips about how to manage inclement weather, such as flooding and snow, along with how to keep our environment and wildlife safe. We also prepared residents for annual construction, road and park maintenance and clean up.

City crews filling a large pothole on local road

Throughout the year, we advocated for independence from the Region of Peel. While Mississauga remains fully to move forward with the full dissolution, we’re prepared to work with the province to make it a reality.

While the list of notable moments and milestones continues, it’s important to acknowledge all those who shared their ideas, input, consultation and feedback with us, helping us shape our city!

Looking ahead to 2024

As the end of the year approaches, we invite everyone to be part of shaping our future, contributing to our vibrant community’s ongoing success and prosperity. Whether you’re looking for a job, a place to live or just some great recreational activities, there’s no better place to be than Mississauga.

Photo of City Hall at Night

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Here’s to 2024!


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