The City of Mississauga received $667,953 in funding through the Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO) as part of the Government of Ontario’s Main Street Revitalization Initiative.
“I’d like to thank the Government of Ontario for recognizing that main streets are at the heart of well-planned, complete cities. It’s important that we continue to invest in enhancing these thriving pockets in our city for the benefit of residents, tourists and local businesses,” said Mayor Bonnie Crombie.
The Main Street Revitalization Initiative is funded by the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs and administered by AMO. The funding is being distributed among Mississauga’s four Business Improvement Areas (BIAs): Clarkson, Malton, Port Credit and Streetsville as well as the downtown.
The first beautification project to be completed in Mississauga was the installation of new waste receptacles in Port Credit, aimed at keeping its main streets clean. Other beautification projects being managed by the City’s BIA’s include enhanced signage, benches, new planters and flowers.
Program guidelines state that the funding must apply to work that has been endorsed through a Community Improvement Plan or municipal physical infrastructure priorities that involves construction, renewal, renovation or redevelopment. The City is not required to contribute or match funding for this initiative and will have until March 2020 to use the funding.
Photo courtesy of Streetsville BIA