Bill 185 mandates that planning operations moves to the Cities of Mississauga and Brampton and the Town of Caledon from Region of Peel beginning July 1, 2024. Mississauga is well-prepared for this move.

As part of the amended Peel dissolution plan announced by the Minister on January 24, 2024 some Region of Peel services will be transferring to the municipalities of Mississauga, Brampton and Caledon. The City is preparing to take on these services currently offered by Peel:

  • Land use planning
  • Water and wastewater
  • Waste management
  • Regional roads

What this means for residents

Peel Region services you rely on today will continue. We are committed to continue to provide these services, like waste collection and water and wastewater, seamlessly during this transition and into the future.

Transferring some regional responsibilities to the City will minimize duplication of services and create efficiencies while still providing the necessary support to front-line workers.

The provincially appointed Transition Board will work with Mississauga and Peel Region to help determine how regional services will operate in the new model. We’re working closely with the Province, Peel Region and other municipal partners in the Region to ensure a seamless transition.

We remain committed to providing exceptional customer service to residents and businesses. Get more information about services and programs currently offered by the City of Mississauga.

How the City is preparing

Mississauga is ready to expand its role as a local service provider. We have a proven track-record of strong financial management, exceptional leadership and extensive experience. Today, the City already provides over 300 services to residents.

Peel Region and its employees provide excellent services to residents. These programs will continue after services are transferred to the City.

We will need highly qualified Peel employees to deliver these same services in Mississauga. We’re preparing to welcome Peel employees as we begin to deliver regional services locally.

In fact, we’ve hired Catherine Matheson as the Commissioner of Municipal Transition to steer us, the corporation, through this transition. Catherine has extensive experience, including previously serving as a Commissioner of Corporate Services and Chair of Board Peel Living Housing Corporation at the Region of Peel.

In July 2023, the Government of Ontario appointed a five-member Transition Board to oversee the dissolution process for Peel Region.

That mandate changed in December 2023 following an announcement by the Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing. The details of this change were further clarified in an announcement on January 24, 2024.

The updated focus is to review and recommend the transfer of some services, including waste management, planning, regional roads, and water and wastewater operations, to the lower-tier municipalities, including Mississauga. For more information, read the Transition Board’s mandate.

The City and the Province share a goal of getting more homes built in Mississauga. The transfer of these four services will help us do this by eliminating duplication and streamlining operations. The Transition Board’s goal is to get more housing built quickly while ensuring fairness for all cities, residents and employees.

The members of the Transition Board are:

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

Mississauga is working cooperatively 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.

Completed milestones

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.

The transfer of some regional services to the City of Mississauga is just the beginning of our path to independence. An independent Mississauga will benefit residents and taxpayers by:

  • Saving taxpayer money
  • Improving efficiency in the delivery of programs and services to residents
  • Eliminating duplication
  • Building housing more quickly to reach our provincial housing target