When talking about Mississauga, it’s often just grouped in with the larger city of Toronto but it actually is its own municipality with its own city hall and government officials. How is the city run? Where are big decisions made? Well, here’s a few of the government buildings in Mississauga that help keep it running and its own, independent, city from Toronto.
Where are we going?
As a city, Mississauga is dedicated to being a city of the 21st century. We are investing in building developments, public services and transportation. The city does this with efficient, cost-effective and accessible facilities. Our goal is to build a vibrant and safe community for everyone who lives here. As a city, we are also committed to working with our provincial and federal governments to help build relationships to keep us all moving into the future.
Our city hall is located at 300 City Centre Drive within the Mississauga Civic Centre. City Hall is home to most of the municipal departments that help keep the city running. From budget committees to those involving the environment and transportation, everything that goes on here is open to the public and the councils encourage community members to be involved and speak up to any concerns they might have. City Hall is home to the city’s budget, financial reporting and is responsible for monitoring property taxes.
City Clerk’s Office
Located within City Hall, this is probably the most commonly visited department. Here you can also apply for marriage licenses, building permits and even pay those pesky parking tickets you might have earned. This department is also responsible for handling municipal elections and administers the Provincial Offenses Court and the Administrative Penalty System.
Mississauga Service Canada Centre
This building is open to provide you with information needed relating to services provided by the federal government. Located at 3085 Glen Erin Drive, it is easily accessible and the employees are there to help you.
Mississauga Civic Centre
This building is an architectural marvel – featuring a prominent clock tower, the design was influenced by farmsteads that once heavily influenced the area. This building is really close to Square One Shopping Centre, and is home to Mississauga City Council. This centre is the second home for the Mississauga City Hall, and the third overall home for city council. It includes its own wedding chapel, fitness area and holds the maor and council offices. One of the most attractive features here is the Great Hall: a open space that is four storey’s high with marble walls and a glass pyramid atrium. The atrium allows natural light to fill the space, and reflects the area’s connection with its agricultural beginnings while staying decidedly modern in its design.
Outside there is a large courtyard, known as Celebration Square, featuring 9,000 square metres of open mulit-media public space. The courtyard also features a wading pool in the summer, ice rink in the winter and breathtaking floral gardens which have often been used for wedding photos.
Mississauga’s government buildings are modern in both design and function, keeping them current with the city’s goals of moving the community into the 21st century.
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