We are participating in the Government of Canada’s Smart Cities Challenge.
We are participating in the
Government of Canada’s
Smart Cities Challenge.
Our Smart City projects improve services, foster open government, make data more accessible and enable research-based decisions.
Mississauga is a Smart City
Mississauga is committed to engaging the community, citizens and industry leaders in our Smart City journey.
A Smart City is a municipality that uses data and communication technologies to create sustainable economic development, increase operational efficiency, improve the quality of government services and make improvements to community life.
To learn more about the City of Mississauga and our vision for the future watch the City brand video.
The City of Mississauga has been recognized for its advancements in Smart City initiatives including free public Wi-Fi, open data, hackathons, fibre network, Advance Traffic Management, LED Lighting, mobility, online services, mobile apps and social media. In addition, Mississauga has connected City Services such as building automation, snow ploughs, the works fleet, transit and fire.
Here’s how we’ve been using smart technologies to build a 21st century city:
Creating a Connected City
Mississauga is home to the largest municipally owned fibre optic network in Canada. Over 800 kilometres of fibre connect over 290+ sites across the city.
Fostering Digital Inclusion
Free wireless internet access in community facilitates and public spaces, with more locations under review.
Supporting Innovation & Ideation
The City of Mississauga currently has over 100 data sets available on our Open Data Catalogue.
A Virtual City Campus
Mississauga is the first Canadian city to make eduroam available to its student population, creating a virtual campus using the City’s free public Wi-Fi network.
Engaging Youth and Tech Community
The City is dedicated to helping to engaging youth and building a strong tech community by supporting events like Tech and the City.
Mobile and Digital Transformation
The City prides itself on our online service delivery such as tax self-service, license renewals and recreation program registration.
“Now that the details of the Smart Cities Challenge have been released, we’ll begin the work to craft our submission in consultation with our residents, businesses and community partners.”
Janice Baker, City Manager, City of Mississauga
“We don’t want to be known simply as a Smart City but rather a great City with a great vision that enables a connected and engaged community, a Smart City.”
Shawn Slack, CIO, City of Mississauga
Smart Cities Challenge
The Government of Canada’s Smart Cities Challenge is a cross-Canadian initiative open to communities of all sizes, including municipalities, regional governments and Indigenous communities (First Nations, Métis and Inuit). Successful applicants will receive prizing based on population size.
According to the program details released by Infrastructure Canada, the Challenge will be an open and transparent process. Communities that submit proposals will also post them online, so that residents and stakeholders can see them. An independent jury will be appointed to select finalists and winners.
Smart Cities Challenge submissions are due April 24, 2018. The Jury will select finalists by summer 2018. Each finalist will receive a $250,000 grant to develop their final proposal which must be submitted in winter 2019. Winners will be announced spring 2019.
The City will be conducting a series of public engagement sessions to help facilitate our submission process. Visit our digital engagement site for more event details and to submit your ideas in the online discussion.
One prize of up to $50 million open to all communities, regardless of population;
Two prizes of up to $10 million open to all communities with populations under 500,000 people; and
One prize of up to $5 million open to all communities with populations under 30,000 people.
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