Business and innovation | June 11, 2015
The City of Mississauga has completed the five-year mark of its Strategic Plan. The plan informs decision-making, set priorities and focuses on specific areas of strategic change.
“Over the past five years, we have made progress that has positively impacted the community,” said Janice Baker, City Manager and Chief Administration Officer. “In 2009, Council approved a bold Strategic Plan and Action Plan that puts words into action. It ensures that the City makes the right choices that reflect the feedback received from more than 100,000 citizens.”
The Strategic Plan is a 40-year outlook that moves Mississauga forward into the future.
Baker added, “Over the past few years, we have shown we are committed to results. We are measuring our progress along the way to highlight our successes.”
“We’ve seen substantial strides with a number of important actions– including our newly built transitway. We’ve received funding for our new Light Rail Transit System which will connect people across the city,” said Susan Burt, Director of Strategic Community Initiatives. “There have also been major advancements with our lakefront, creating walkable neighbourhoods and the building great public spaces residents say they want.”
The annual Strategic Plan Progress Report updates residents and stakeholders on actions taken under the five Strategic Pillars for Change – Move, Belong, Connect, Prosper and Green.
The Mississauga Transitway offers faster and easier transit service with the opening of phase one at Central Parkway, Cawthra, Tomken and Dixie in 2014.
Youth programs at the library increased over 50 per cent from 539 in 2009 to 1,148 in 2014.
Attendance at cultural events has increased from 545,763 in 2009 to 1,278,843 in 2014 – a 134 per cent increase.
600 jobs have been created because the
Mississauga Business Enterprise Centre supported the development of 100 new small and youth businesses.
More than 30,000 LED streetlights have been installed, resulting in more than 8 million kWh or $1.3 million savings.
To learn about all the actions and progress being made to achieve Mississauga’s vision for the future, visit the Strategic Plan website.
Senior Advisor (A), Media Relations
City of Mississauga
905-615-3200, ext. 5053