Mississauga is located west of Toronto, in the Regional Municipality of Peel. The City of Mississauga is a lower-tier municipality governed by 11 councilors and a mayor. All plans and policies in Mississauga must conform to the Growth Plan for the Greater Golden Horseshoe (2017) and the Provincial Policy Statement (2005). Lester B. Pearson International Airport, Canada’s busiest airport is located in northeastern Mississauga.
Mississauga has re-examined their approach to transportation and development in recent years. New policies and plans place greater emphasis on transit-oriented design and densification. Transportation infrastructure in the City of Mississauga is guided by a suite of plans and policies including the Strategic Plan, Mississauga Official Plan 2018, Cycling Master Plan, Downtown 21 Master Plan, City of Mississauga Accessibility Plan and Accessibility Design Handbook, Region Peel Official Plan and the Growth Plan for the Greater Golden Horseshoe (Subsection 3.2.2) (2006).
Mississauga was featured in TCAT’s Complete Streets in Southern Ontario Project.