Check out our updates on some actions in our climate change plan. New updates will be added to this page throughout the year.
The City is completing a feasibility study for a low-carbon District Energy (DE) system in Downtown Mississauga. If implemented, the system could reduce the City’s GHG significantly.
What is District Energy?
District Energy is an efficient system for heating and cooling buildings. It involves using one centralized plant that produces and distributes thermal energy to a network of buildings.
Benefits of District Energy
- Reduce greenhouse gas emissions
- Improve energy resilience
- Improve energy security
Learn how you can get involved and have your say about the project.
The Pedestrian Master Plan shapes how pedestrian connections are designed and implemented across our neighbourhoods, helping to enhance and create safe places for people to walk in Mississauga.
The plan was endorsed by Council on June 23, 2021.
We Are Resilient is an outreach and exhibition program designed to raise awareness about climate change’s impact on our community and environment. It will run for a minimum of three years and will include a campaign, outdoor exhibit and travelling exhibition.
The program is a collaboration between the City’s Environment team and the Museum of Mississauga.
The travelling exhibition launched in September 2022 and will continue to be active around the City.
Learn more about and get updates on the We Are Resilient program.
The City’s Corporate Green Building Standard outlines performance requirements applicable to new construction and major renovations at City-owned and operated buildings. It was approved by Council in 2019 and includes three increasing levels of performance.
Review the Program Manual for more information.
The City is constructing a new fire station at Tenth Line and Aquitaine Avenue to serve Ward 9 and the surrounding neighbourhoods. Station 125 will achieve Level Three of the City’s Corporate Green Building Standard and net zero energy. More information about the fire station is available online.
The Peel Zero Emission Vehicle (ZEV) Strategy provides strategic actions to support the uptake of light-duty ZEVs in the City. It was endorsed by Council in 2022 to support Mississauga’s role in implementing the strategy within the region.
What is a Zero Emission Vehicle (ZEV)?
A ZEV is a vehicle that doesn’t produce tailpipe emissions. They can include battery-electric, plug-in hybrid and hydrogen fuel cell-powered vehicles.
The benefits of ZEVs include improved air quality and decreased greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.
The Strategy was developed by the following partners through the Peel Climate Change Partnership:
- City of Mississauga
- Region of Region
- City of Brampton
- Town of Caledon
- Credit Valley Conservation
- Toronto and Region Conservation Authority
The ZEV strategy aims to:
- Reduce the transportation sector’s GHG emissions and air pollution
- Improve business and resident knowledge about the benefits and costs of ZEVs
- Increase ZEV driving experiences, availability and ownership
- Enhance planning processes and access to EV charging infrastructure
- Promote local job creation and economic development
Read the Strategy for more information.
The Urban Agriculture Strategy aims to enable urban agriculture in Mississauga. It includes 18 actions and was developed through conversations with stakeholders, including equity-deserving marginalized groups and communities. It was endorsed by Council in 2022.
The Strategy will:
- Encourage healthier lifestyles
- Empower the community to learn new skills about growing and harvesting produce
- Strengthen relationships between the City and the community
Read the Strategy for more information.
In 2021-22, the City participated in the Canadian Cities and Regions Initiative Peer 2 Peer Network. The City was one of only 15 municipalities chosen.
Through the initiative, the City:
- Attended online training events and workshops
- Shared best practices with other participating municipalities
- Developed a circular economy roadmap for City staff
In 2022, the City joined Partners in Project Green’s Circular Economy Consortium. This will allow the City to collaborate with a diverse group of organizations to advance the circular economy.
You can also check the 2021 Climate Change Action Plan Report, which provides an update on the implementation of the CCAP and focuses on actions implemented in 2020 and 2021.