Have Your Say on the 2018 Budget

Consultation has concluded


The 2018 Budget Has Been Approved

Thank you for your participation in the 2018 Budget process.

In November 2017, Mississauga City Council approved the 2018 Business Plan and Budget.

Highlights:

  • The impact of the budget is a $141 increase on the property tax for an average residential property valued at $604,000.
  • The total increase in Mississauga’s residential property tax will be 2.74 per cent. The increase includes 1.58 per cent for City services and 1.16 per cent for the Region of Peel.
  • The 2018 Budget ensures local government programs and services continue to be delivered cost-effectively. The budget projects savings of over $3 million. This means a savings of nearly $52 million over the past decade.
  • The City is adding approximately $2.8 million in new services, including:
    • continuing the MiWay service growth and adding 46,000 service hours;
    • increasing support to culture groups and local artists;
    • redeveloping the recently-acquired Small Arms Inspection Building;
    • hosting the Ontario 55+ Summer Games;
    • providing public education about the City’s Active Transportation options to encourage the use of cycling and walking infrastructure; and
    • improving the Library’s collection to support the City’s population growth.

View the 2018 Business Plan and Budget or visit mississauga.ca/budget to learn more.


The 2018 Budget Has Been Approved

Thank you for your participation in the 2018 Budget process.

In November 2017, Mississauga City Council approved the 2018 Business Plan and Budget.

Highlights:

  • The impact of the budget is a $141 increase on the property tax for an average residential property valued at $604,000.
  • The total increase in Mississauga’s residential property tax will be 2.74 per cent. The increase includes 1.58 per cent for City services and 1.16 per cent for the Region of Peel.
  • The 2018 Budget ensures local government programs and services continue to be delivered cost-effectively. The budget projects savings of over $3 million. This means a savings of nearly $52 million over the past decade.
  • The City is adding approximately $2.8 million in new services, including:
    • continuing the MiWay service growth and adding 46,000 service hours;
    • increasing support to culture groups and local artists;
    • redeveloping the recently-acquired Small Arms Inspection Building;
    • hosting the Ontario 55+ Summer Games;
    • providing public education about the City’s Active Transportation options to encourage the use of cycling and walking infrastructure; and
    • improving the Library’s collection to support the City’s population growth.

View the 2018 Business Plan and Budget or visit mississauga.ca/budget to learn more.

CLOSED: This discussion has concluded.
  • 1. Mississauga population has increased in the past 10 years, especially in SQ one area, where several high rise buildings have been built. Are there any plans to extent the roads, to accommodate the increased number of cars, accordingly? 2. LED lighting system was a great project in terms of saving energy, but the lighting level of most of the streets is much lower, meaning Mississauga is not illuminated properly after dark. Are there any plans to review the illumination level on the streets to make them safer for both drivers and pedestrians?

    Cristina asked 10 months ago
    1. Based on the City of Mississauga's Official Plan including the Downtown Core Local Area Plan (MOPA8 – Partial Approval), the City's transportation goals and objectives for the Downtown include: 
    · Creating a vibrant downtown by strengthening the transportation system, improving linkages/access and enhancing the pedestrian experience; 
    · Creating a fine-grained, well-connected street network that supports multiple modes of transportation; and, 
    · Developing an urban environment that includes high-quality public spaces such as parks, pedestrian-friendly sidewalks and outdoor seating areas. 

    The Transportation and Works Department is currently completing the planning studies for Square One Drive Extension and Living Arts Drive Extension which are two key streets in the Downtown area that will support all modes of transportation and assist in accommodating the future transportation demand of the street network. As the Downtown continues to grow, the City will continue to implement additional streets and pedestrian and cycling facilities in order to support the City's transportation goals and objectives for the Downtown. Examples include a new connection from City Centre Drive to Webb Drive and the extension of Webb Drive to Kariya Drive. 

    2. The illumination level achieved on Mississauga streets with LED lighting meets the City’s approved standards for roadway illumination. It is a common notion that the LED lighting is below par as compared to the previous high pressure sodium (HPS) lighting because the HPS lighting contributed to a lot of light trespass that unnecessarily illuminated the surrounding areas. LED lighting is, by design, very targeted lighting where the roads and sidewalks are primary areas of illumination.
  • The littering has become a big problem that requires budget allocation for clean up which might be utilized elsewhere. What's the plan to enforce the laws that discourage littering?

    Sam asked 11 months ago
    Thank you for your inquiry regarding enforcing the laws that discourage littering. The City of Mississauga takes littering and dumping very seriously. Our Enforcement Division has a number of responses to address the issue. Municipal Law Enforcement Officers (MLEOs) can address excessive litter or debris on private property, through the Debris and Anti Littering By-law or through the Property Standards By-law depending on the severity. In cases where people are observed littering, or dumping debris, a complaint can be filed through our Citizen Contact Centre by dialling 3-1-1 or by visiting our online form. Enforcement staff will investigate and take appropriate action for any complaint received. 

    In dealing with properties where there is significant debris and or litter, and the property owner refuses to comply with the by-law, the City may enter onto the property to bring it into compliance. In this case, the cost associated with the clean-up is placed on the subject property tax roll so there is no additional burden on the public. 

    With regards to our public spaces, we can advise that our Environment Division is currently working on a revised litter and waste signage system for City property and waste and recycling containers. This will be finalized in 2019 as part of our Waste Diversion Strategy. Additionally, the Environment Division is targeting the problem by changing attitudes and creating “litter consciousness” through programs like participating in a volunteer clean-up with the Don't Be A Litterbug program and the “Green Chair” initiative where students educate others about a litter-free Mississauga.
  • Why do we have A City of Mississauga when two thirds of our property taxes are administered by Peel Region. Is it time for serious discussion on AMALGAMATION? Peter Crawford

    Concerned citizen asked 11 months ago
    It’s important to understand that Mississauga gets 34 per cent of every tax dollar received, while the Region gets 45 per cent and 21 per cent goes to the Government of Ontario. As a two-tier municipality, Mississauga provides services and programs that are distinct from those delivered by the Region of Peel. City services include local roads, transit, snow clearing, libraries and community centres, city parks and street tree and fire and emergency services. The Region of Peel is responsible for police, paramedics, waste management, public health and social services. Service delivery is coordinated, not duplicated. The City administers all property tax dollars collected on behalf of the Region of Peel and Government of Ontario. 

    The City, through its business planning and budgeting process, will continue to explore ways to increase efficiencies in service delivery, with a focus on providing value for money. 

    Please note that for over 15 years, the City of Mississauga has engaged on the issue of two-tier governance. More information is available at www.mississauga.ca/portal/cityhall/regionalgovernance
  • As a healthcare worker who works in the downtown Toronto core of hospitals, like many, struggle to find alternatives to getting into the core of Toronto in a timely manner. Although go trains are available they are not available early or late enough to support shift workers communing. The only line available is lakeshore, and the drive down to catch the go train isn't beneficial and is just as easy to drive in especially in early mornings. Will there ever be a plan to improve our transit into Toronto by means of a subway connecting into TTC subway line?

    Natalie asked 11 months ago
    There are no plans to extend the Bloor-Danforth Subway line into Mississauga. The City, through Dundas Connects Project is considering Bus Rapid Transit along Dundas connecting to the subway at Kipling. This transit technology is more appropriate from a capacity, cost and speed of implementation for this corridor than a subway line is. At present, GO Transit offers a train-bus service to Union Station on the Milton and Kitchener lines when the trains are not running (GO buses stopping at Mississauga rail stations). This service offers competitive off-peak travel times and the span of service exceeds that offered by the TTC Subway.
  • I am Thambi in Streetsville I wish to know about the one dollar fare for seniors on Miway extending to whole day. When it was introduced it was said the time restriction would be for some experimental period only. I have seldom or never seen buses going crowded or overloaded during the prohibited time, There are always vacant seats during the prohibited period of 6:00 AM - 9:30 AM and 3:30 PM - 7:00 PM..Please let us know if the experimental period would end and the ban during the restricted time would be lifted.

    thambi asked 11 months ago
    City Council has made the seniors off-peak $1 cash fare permanent as of October 11, 2017. This provides an affordable off-peak travel option for seniors that is significantly below the regular fare for all other users: Child $1.65, Students $2.25 and Adult Presto $3. MiWay delivers a network of 83 routes during peak times. It is inevitable that certain routes or trips will not be full although many of the core routes are experiencing heavy loads during these times. Most customers ride on more than one route to complete their journey and this usually involves a transfer to a core route. Fares must be consistent across the network and there are no plans to extend the senior $1 cash fare to peak periods.
  • What are the dates/times/locations for the pop-up kiosk? It says it will run from Sept 11-Nov 1 and to check back for more details, but it is now a month in, with no details on this page!

    winterseeking-iom7ve asked 11 months ago
    2018 Budget: Pop up Kiosks at Mississauga Libraries 

    October 24
    6:00pm – 8:00pm
    Malton Library 

    October 26
    6:00pm – 8:00pm
    Central Library 

    November 7
    5:30pm – 7:30pm
    Churchill Meadows 

    November 8
    6:00pm – 8:00pm
    Courtney Park
  • Do the property taxes collected just go to general revenue?

    11 months ago

    The property tax is the City’s primary source of funding. It helps pay for important services, such as keeping roads in good repair, maintaining and expanding our transit system, supporting our fire and emergency services, parks, community centres, libraries and much more.

    We provide all of these services with just 34 cents of every tax dollar collected. The rest goes to the Region of Peel and the Government of Ontario.

    The City also receives revenues from other sources such as user fees and developer contributions.