The City of Mississauga’s Budget Committee recently considered new and increased fees and charges for 2017, including: Transit Fares, Fire and Emergency Services, Recreation, and Parks and Forestry programs. These revenue sources will help offset the cost of delivering these services.
- MiWay fare increase by $0.10 for adult and senior tickets in 2017. Cash fare and Presto fares will remain at 2016 rates
- New administration fee for defaulted Provincial Offences Act (POA) fines
- New charge for non-legislated Fire Safety Plan Reviews
Additional revenue of approximately $1.4 million is expected from the increases and new fees. These will alleviate some pressures on the property tax rate in 2017.
The proposed fees and charges will be presented at a Council meeting for approval on October 12, 2016.
All Budget Committee and Council meetings are open to the public. The next Budget Committee meeting is scheduled for Monday, November 28, 2016. The full schedule of meetings is available online at www.mississauga.ca/portal/cityhall/calendar.
About the City of Mississauga
As Canada’s sixth largest city, Mississauga is home to 764,000 residents and over 86,000 businesses. These include 71 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 focussing on delivering the right services, implementing its Strategic Plan, delivering value for money, maintaining infrastructure and continuing to be an employer of choice.