The Downtown21 Master Plan process (Downtown21) commenced in January 2009 with an aggressive outreach process to collaboratively build a new vision for Downtown Mississauga
Lots of great NEW additions are comming our way to the Mississauga City Centre Core. This is all part of the Downtown21 Master Plan. The City of Mississauga continues to move forward on its $1.3-billion light-rail transit (LRT) project . The LRT, which will run along Hurontario St. from Port Credit to downtown Brampton, has moved into the design phase. The 20-kilometre route will have as many as 32 stations and is being touted as a way to reduce commute times and improve connections to GO Transit and the Bus Rapid Transit line, which is currently under construction, and other transit options.
Approaching from the north, the transit route utilizes a new bridge over Highway 403 that aligns with the north-south portion of City Centre Drive. This bridge avoids the Highway 403 interchange at Hurontario Street and provides a valuable pedestrian and bicycle connection across Highway 403, connecting the north and south portions of the Cooksville Creek Greenway. The route then travels west along Rathburn Road to Living Arts Drive, south to Burnhamthorpe Road and then east back to Hurontario Street.
A secondary connection travels south along City Centre Drive via Clarica Drive to Hurontario Street. The resulting downtown system creates routing and operational flexibility. From the south (Port Credit) – LRT can circle the downtown and return south. From the north (Burnhamthorpe) – LRT can circle the downtown and return north. Every second LRT vehicle can be a through trip.
Hazel McCallion – “Hurricane Hazel” has bean an amazing mayor to Mississauga for 32 consecutive years! It is her last term this year but her accomplishments will always be remembered. ..
Mayor McCallion has played a leading role for women in politics. She is the first woman to hold such significant positions as President of the Streetsville and District Chamber of Commerce; President of the Anglican Young Peoples’ Association of Canada; Mayor of Streetsville and Mayor of Mississauga. She was chosen one of the “American Women of the Year” in Who’s Who of American Women (which refers to North American women). Mayor McCallion also holds Germany’s highest individual honour, the Cross of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany, for her role in bringing German companies to Canada. In addition, Her Worship has been awarded the Paul Harris Fellowship by Rotary International in 1985 and 1992, awarded the Lions International President’s Award, awarded the Helen Keller Fellowship from the Mississauga Lions Clubs and named a Melvin Jones Fellow for dedicated humanitarian services by Lions Clubs International..
“The city’s position of being debt-free can be attributed to our dedication to responsible and forward-looking fiscal management. This concept is central to our strategic plan and our management processes. But in a word, we run the city like a business, and adhere to a pay-as-you-go approach. We plan for expenditures, and save for the unexpected. What is incredible about Mississauga’s growth is the fact that it is coupled closely with a superior quality of life for residents, with great services at a reasonable cost,” she explained.