In 2014, Bonnie Crombie was elected Mayor of Mississauga. Building regionally-integrated transit, igniting new economic development opportunities, and creating a more open, engaging and inclusive city, have been Mayor Crombie’s leading policy priorities for Mississauga.
Mayor Crombie worked with Council to secure full-funding for the Hurontario-Main Light Rail Transit (LRT), the largest infrastructure project in Mississauga history.
Mayor Crombie serves as honorary chair of the Mississauga International Partnership Program Committee (MIPP), a new working group committed to leveraging Mississauga’s cultural diversity and international contacts to attract foreign-direct investment.
Mayor Crombie launched the Innovation and Entrepreneurship Taskforce, which brings together leaders from business, the public sector and academia, to identify strategies to further transform Mississauga into a thriving hub for innovation, entrepreneurship and capital investment.
During Mayor Crombie’s first year, she formed the Mayor’s Advisory Board on Poverty and Homelessness which has a mandate to find practical solutions to combat homelessness, hunger, poverty, and address affordable housing challenges.
Mayor Crombie is also a Director with Alectra Utilities, a local energy provider which serves nearly 280,000 residential and commercial customers across Mississauga.
Mayor Crombie was a member of the Peel Regional Police Services Board, where she led the way to bring an end to the practice of street checks (carding).
Prior to her election, Mayor Crombie served as the Ward 5 City Councillor, and previous to that, as Member of Parliament for Mississauga-Streetsville. Before entering public service, Mayor Crombie enjoyed a twenty-year career in business.
Mayor Crombie has an MBA from York University’s Schulich School of Business and earned a Corporate Director’s Certificate from the Institute of Corporate Directors at the Rotman School of Management. She attended St. Michael’s College at the University of Toronto, earning an Honours Bachelor of Arts in political science and international relations. Mayor Crombie also studied French immersion at the Paris Sorbonne University.
Mayor Crombie was awarded the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal for her work in the community. She and her husband Brian have three children, Alex, Jonathan and Natasha. Bonnie speaks conversational French and Polish.