For Immediate Release
July 26th, 2017
Mayor Crombie Meets with AeroCentre Executives, Discusses Transit
On behalf of the City of Mississauga and Members of Council, I welcome the opportunity to meet with professionals and industry leaders of the AeroCentre, Mayor Bonnie Crombie said today during a roundtable discussion with leading business executives.
The AeroCentre is located directly within Mississauga’s Airport Corporate Centre, which is home to over 35,000 employees and 674 businesses. The broader Airport Employment Mega Zone is home to 325,000 people.
Mississauga is proudly home to the AeroCentre, which in turn is home to leading national and international companies, adding that “these discussions are an important step in strengthening the relationship between the AeroCentre’s business community and the City of Mississauga.”
The roundtable provided a unique and valuable opportunity for businesses to address questions and concerns that employees have on a variety of issues, especially transit accessibility and transportation.
“At the City of Mississauga, Council and staff are committed to ensuring that we invest, improve and expand our regionally-integrated MiWay public-transit network,” Mayor Crombie said. “With today’s unveiling of a new MiWay bus shelter at the AeroCentre, the City of Mississauga once again is demonstrating its commitment to help the businesses of our globally competitive Airport Corporate Centre do business and remain ahead of the competition,” Mayor Crombie added.
“The private-sector wants public transit built because improved access to transit helps companies improve their ability to recruit the best, hire the best and maintain a highly-skilled and talented workforce.”
“We are working to address the “last mile” issue. Transit does not work if it is not convenient and does not get people where they need to go, quickly and reliably. When planning for Mississauga’s own future, Council and staff factor improving access to job creators in our own budget and planning efforts.”
In a few weeks, the Renforth Gateway MiWay bus-rapid transit station is scheduled to open, Mayor Crombie said. The station will help make travel to Pearson Airport and the Bloor-Danforth subway line easier via Highway 427. Renforth Gateway has been identified by Metrolinx as a transportation mobility hub, which will integrate rapid transit and local bus service.
“As I said, we’re here to help and strengthen our partnership with the companies and professionals from the AeroCentre. We want you to succeed,” Mayor Crombie concluded.