Below are a list of Mississauga economic recovery initiatives regarding COVID-19:
Mississauga Economic Resiliency Taskforce
Mississauga’s Economic Resiliency Task Force will oversee and offer Council advice on sector specific economic recovery plans including industry, small business, creative industry, and land development. The Task Force will coordinate with Tourism Mississauga’s Board of Directors on review of a tourism recovery plan.
City of Mississauga COVID-19 Recovery Framework
The City worked closely with Peel Public Health to develop the framework. The recovery framework was developed based on best practices in other jurisdictions and identifies four pillars of recovery: Community, Economic, Finance, and Corporate.
Mandatory Face Covering By-Law Toolkit for Businesses
Starting July 10, 2020, a new City by-law requires everyone to wear a face covering or non-medical mask in indoor public spaces. This is in addition to wearing a face covering while taking public transit. Wearing a face covering or mask is an additional measure to take to reduce the spread of COVID-19 and keep each other safe. This by-law will be in effect until October 1, 2020.
Active Transportation COVID-19 Recovery Framework
Council approved a report for an Active Transportation COVID-19 Recovery Framework. Starting this summer, the City will introduce more short-term and long-term active transportation options for cyclists and pedestrians that allow for safe physical distancing.
Temporary Outdoor Restaurant Patios Permitted to Open
As of June 24, 2020, restaurants and bars with a valid 2020 business license are permitted to temporarily expand outdoor seating and dining areas, provided they comply with City requirements and meet COVID-19 safety guidelines for patrons and staff. On July 8, 2020 Council approved a temporary use by-law that permits temporary outdoor restaurant patios on both public and private property. As part of the approval, Council also waived the fees and some of the requirements under the Business Licensing By-Law and Noise Control By-laws.
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Digital Main Street - ShopHERE
Mississauga has joined the ShopHERE, powered by Google program. This program provides independent businesses and artists with resources to develop and launch an online store, with the support of local post-secondary students. Local businesses and artists can apply for the program to get their online store built at no cost.
Celebration Square Farmers’ Market and Food Trucks Reopening Plan
Council approved a reopening plan for daily food trucks and the Lions Farmers Market at Celebration Square as outlined in the Corporate Report Celebration Square Farmers’ Market and Food Trucks Reopening Plan.
MiWay Fares & Mandatory Face Masks
Following the strong recommendation of Peel Public Health and the Governments of Ontario and Canada, effective July 2, wearing a non-medical mask or face covering will be mandatory when travelling on MiWay, at stops and transit terminals to reduce the risk of spread of COVID-19.
Business Community - Best Practices & Resources
The City of Mississauga Economic Development Office has conducted outreach through Roundtable and Individual Meetings with our Mississauga businesses. During these meetings, our businesses have shared with us the impacts of the COVID-19 situation on their operations and their mitigation actions in order to continue functioning during this time. In response to this feedback, we are providing information that is intended to assist your business in navigating through this challenging period.