Mississauga, Ontario — At a special Council meeting on March 19, 2020, Mississauga City Council approved a number of measures to support business and residents during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Recommendations made by the Mississauga Board of Trade (MBOT) factored into these measures.
- Deferral of Property Tax payments for ninety (90) days so that installments due in April, May and June can be paid in July, August and September
- Free Public Transit effective March 21, 2020 until the Region of Peel lifts the Social Distancing directive
- Relaxing of Parking restrictions in the City
“It was important for the City to send a message of support to business,” said David Wojcik, President & CEO, MBOT. “While these are good measures, more may need to be done depending on the length of the pandemic and particularly the requirement for many businesses to be closed.”
MBOT is also working with its partner associations the Canadian Chamber of Commerce and Ontario Chamber of Commerce on measures the Federal and Provincial government and taking and may need to take in the future.