Mayor Bonnie Crombie and Councillors Stephen Dasko (Ward 1), Chris Fonseca (Ward 3) and Matt Mahoney (Ward 8) attended the Association of Municipalities of Ontario’s (AMO) 2019 Conference in Ottawa in August. They represented the City to discuss priorities and issues facing Mississauga such as affordable housing, transit and infrastructure.
“Affordable housing, transit and infrastructure are issues Mississauga faces,” said Mayor Crombie. “AMO encourages municipalities to share information, priorities and concerns while working with colleagues to discuss viable solutions and opportunities to similar challenges. For example, there is great potential to grow the Southern Ontario network into the largest aerospace cluster in Canada. There is economic value in working together. We must unlock this potential and be intentional in our collaboration. We must also continue to look for ways to secure affordable housing and prepare for our transit to go beyond borders for the growth that is to come.”
At the beginning of the conference, Mayor Crombie chaired a second Southern Ontario Municipal Aerospace Council (SOMAC). SOMAC is a forum to raise awareness for Southern Ontario’s aerospace sector and collectively advocate for policies to attract investment in the aerospace industry.
Mississauga City Manager and Chief Administrative Officer Janice Baker also participated in the conference.
For more than a century, Ontario’s largest municipal conference (AMO) has brought together municipal, provincial and federal officials to work collectively to overcome municipal challenges and plan for the future.