News release

Mississauga City Council Provides Additional Relief In Response to COVID-19

COVID-19 | March 25, 2020

At the March 25 Council meeting, Mississauga City Council provided for a deferral of the Stormwater Charge by up to 90 days and amended the City’s Sign By-law in response to COVID-19 to help further mitigate impacts on residents and businesses.

“We’re working to provide relief where we can to residents and businesses,” said Mayor Crombie. “These are unprecedented times, so deferring items like the property tax and now the stormwater charge is the right thing to do. We all have a responsibility to act where and how we can.”

Stormwater Charge Deferral – 90 Days

This deferral until later in the year is to help provide cash flow relief over the next few months.

The charge will need to be paid before the end of the year.

The Region of Peel bills this service on behalf of the City and will action the deferral through their billing system. Details to be confirmed at Region of Peel Council.

What is the Stormwater Charge?

This is a dedicated source of revenue that appears on the Region of Peel water bill to manage the rain and melted snow flowing from our properties on to our streets and down into more than 51,000 storm drains. This water flows through a large and complex network of pipes and waterways directly into Lake Ontario.

The charge is identified on the bill as a Stormwater Charge and shows the number of billing units for the property, the daily rate being charged, the total number of days included in the bill cycle along with the total Stormwater Charge amount. For more information visit: Stormwater Charge

Sign By-law Amendment

Council amended the  Sign By-law and Portable Signs on Road Allowances Corporate Policy during the Declared Emergency in accordance with the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act to provide additional advertising opportunities for businesses and community groups during the COVID-19 pandemic. This provision will be in place as long as the state of emergency is in place, or until June 30, 2020 except for community groups who will have this provision until December 31, 2020.

  • Three additional portable signs per street front are added without a permit.
  • The maximum display period was extended from 21 days to 30 days
  • The number of permits per group was increased from 10 to 15 per year

Businesses and Community groups can access portable sign applications online using eSigns.




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