When the Region of Peel dissolves on January 1, 2025, Mississauga will become an independent city. We’re preparing to take on many of the regional services currently offered by Peel, which will allow us to serve residents more efficiently and effectively. We’re working with our neighbouring municipalities to make this transition as smooth as possible.

What this means for residents

We remain committed to providing exceptional customer service to residents and businesses and to funding those programs efficiently and effectively. We’re committed to seamless service delivery during this transition.

We’re prepared to deliver new programs and services currently managed by Peel Region. Transferring regional services to the City will eliminate duplication of services and create efficiencies while still providing the necessary support to front-line service areas. Residents and businesses will have a single point of contact for all municipal services.

The provincially appointed Transition Board will help determine how regional services will operate in the future. We’re working closely with the province, Peel Region and other partners to prevent any disruptions to these services:

  • Water and wastewater
  • Waste management
  • Land use planning
  • Human services
  • Public health
  • Housing
  • Transportation
  • Policing
  • Paramedic services
  • Labour relations
  • Heritage, arts and culture
  • Information technology

Peel Region services you rely on today will continue. Get more information about services and programs currently offered by the City of Mississauga.

We’re confident that an independent Mississauga will work better for residents and taxpayers. The budget for new city services will transfer along with the service. That includes provincial funding and existing municipal property taxes that are currently collected by Mississauga and directed to Peel Region.

This means that the majority of property tax dollars will stay within our community. All funding decisions will be at the sole discretion of Mississauga Council and won’t be influenced by the competing priorities of other municipalities.

A phased approach to funding changes may be needed to support a smooth and equitable transition.

How the City is preparing for independence

Mississauga is ready to be a single-tier, independent municipality. We have a proven track record of strong financial management, exceptional leadership and extensive experience. City Council and senior leaders are working hard to ensure a seamless transition to independence on January 1, 2025.

Peel Region and its employees provide excellent services to residents. Most of these services will continue after separation. We’ll need highly qualified Peel employees to deliver these same services in Mississauga. We are preparing to welcome Peel employees as we begin to deliver regional services locally.

The following staff additions are just part of how we’re getting ready for independence:

In July 2023, the Government of Ontario appointed a five-member Transition Board to oversee the dissolution process for Peel Region. The role of the board is to make restructuring recommendations to the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing while ensuring fairness for all cities, residents and employees. Initial recommendations will be developed by January 2024, and final recommendations will be delivered by summer 2024.

The members of the Transition Board are:

  • John Livey, Chairperson
  • Tracey Cook
  • Eric Jolliffe
  • Sean Morley
  • Peter Weltman

We’re working co-operatively with the board to ensure continuity of service during the transition period and beyond. Representatives from Peel and the three municipalities have also formed specialized working groups to help guide the reallocation of services.

The Transition Board is accepting input from residents until December 11, 2023. To share your feedback on changes to local services, visit the Peel Transition Board.

Latest news

We’re continually working toward becoming an independent city. For updates on our progress, read the latest independence news.


The Peel transition is a result of Bill 112, Hazel McCallion Act (Peel Dissolution), 2023, passed by the Government of Ontario. For more information on the Act, read the legislation. Completed milestones of the transition include:

  • On May 18, 2023, the Government of Ontario introduced Bill 112 to dissolve Peel Region
  • On June 8, 2023, Bill 112, the Hazel McCallion Act (Peel Dissolution), 2023, came into effect
  • On July 5, 2023, the province announced the appointment of the Transition Board
  • On October 5, 2023, the City hired Catherine Matheson as the new Interim Commissioner for Health and Human Services
  • On October 16, 2023, the City hired Lori Kelly as the new Director of Municipal Transition and Integration

Our city, our future

Mississauga has evolved into a world-class city and destination. As we celebrate 50 years as a city in 2024, we’re ready to chart our own path.

This transition will benefit residents and taxpayers by:

  • Saving taxpayer money
  • Improving efficiency in the delivery of programs and services to residents
  • Eliminating a layer of municipal government
  • Making City decisions independently
  • Building housing more quickly to reach our provincial housing target

Mississauga has advocated for independence for many years. For more information on our efforts, please visit our archive page.

To learn more about the City of Mississauga, explore our organization.