Today Mississauga City Council enacted a by-law, approving the designation of the Cooksville Business Improvement Area (BIA).
“Today, we made history by enacting a by-law that will support the growth of the Cooksville business community, promote economic development and attract business investments to Mississauga. The Cooksville BIA will continue to build on the success of the community and make it a vibrant beautiful hub where businesses and the community can work together to create a strong economic future,” said Ward 7 Councillor, Dipika Damerla. “I would like to thank staff, residents and members of the Cooksville business community, who worked tirelessly to make this happen. As a result of their efforts, current and future business owners will have the support they need to flourish.”
A governance by-law has also been developed to assist the Cooksville BIA with establishing clear processes and procedures for its future operations.
“The BIA’s have become the heart of many of our Mississauga business communities,” said Janice Baker, City Manager and Chief Administrative Officer (CAO). “Staff will continue to work with members of the BIA to support their goals and provide access to tools to better serve and promote the Cooksville business community.”
The Cooksville BIA will be located at the intersection of Hurontario Street and Dundas Street. It will extend along Hurontario Street from Floradale Drive in the south, to the train line and lands around the Cooksville GO Station in the north; and along Dundas Street from Confederation Parkway in the west, to Cawthra Road in the east.
Cooksville is the City’s fifth BIA. There are currently BIAs operating in Clarkson, Malton, Port Credit and Streetsville.