About SMaRT CiTY
Our Future is Smart
The Smart City Program launched in 2019 with City Council approval of a 10 year SMRTCTY Master Plan. This plan creates a framework that ensures Mississauga will use technology to help create vibrant, inclusive communities with a high quality of life so that people, businesses and the environment thrive.
Our Vision is to harness the creative power of technologies and innovative ideas to enhance the quality of life in Mississauga. We will effectively integrate physical, digital and human systems in the built environment to deliver a sustainable, prosperous and inclusive future – a Smart City for Everybody!
The Smart City Master Plan provides a framework for how The City of Mississauga will approach digital projects, engage with the public and look at digital transformation. It also launches the Smart City program that will provide ongoing initiatives, public engagement, and thought leadership around digital modernization and smart city technologies.
The outcomes we are looking to achieve are ambitious – to enable a sustainable and desirable city, where people feel empowered, safe, healthy and happy. At the core, Mississauga’s Smart City initiatives are about creating A Smart City for Everybody. We believe that when everyone wins we all win.
How Did We Get Here?
Mississauga has been a Smart City for many years, with a particular focus on digital infrastructure. This infrastructure enables Mississauga to move boldly into the future as technologies continue to emerge. You can see all of the city’s digital initiatives in the Digital Mississauga section.
In 2018, Canada’s Federal Government launched the national Smart Cities Challenge to help communities across the country level up to prepare for smart cities technologies. Mississauga worked closely with our community and developed a submission based on eliminating commute times, preparing for the future of mobile work and ensuring equity across the city through a community based model of a smart city.
In 2019 the Smart City team developed a SMRTCTY Master Plan, outlining a 10 year digital strategy that will shape the way the city works with technology. This plan was endorsed by Mississauga’s City Council in June 2019, which launched the Smart City program.
Understanding the difference between Information Technology (IT) and Smart City is essential for understanding this Smart City Master Plan. In a municipal context, IT has traditionally been a support for internal staff, along with a few forward facing projects such as websites and online services. Smart City shifts digital into the public realm including infrastructure, transit, street furniture, public facing services and programs. This is a fundamental change and is the driving force behind the Smart City movement globally.
A Smart City Policy will be developed to guide decision making around digital initiatives. This policy will be built with Mississaugan’s to ensure their values and expectations are reflected in technology decisions.
SmRT CTY Goals
Mississauga will harness the creative power of technologies and innovative ideas to enhance the quality of life in Mississauga. We will effectively integrate physical, digital and human systems in the built environment to deliver a sustainable, prosperous and inclusive future – a Smart City for Everybody!
inclusive, embrace creativity & innovation creating opportunities for social resiliency and digital literacy.
enable local and global interconnectedness, entrepreneurship & innovation, economic opportunity and procurement innovation.
identify and affect positive change for safety, health & wellbeing, equality, cultural and social vibrancy providing a better quality of life.
support mobility that provides freedom of movement, active transportation, and future oriented multimodal with integrated technologies improving access and choice.
support solutions that provide green energy, low/no carbon mobility, climate change mitigation & adaptation and green urban planning.
be open and transparent, efficient and accessible through the use of digital services and technologies that improve customer service.