Top 5 Apps You Need to Download in Mississauga

Published April 22, 2017 at 3:43 am


Although your smartphone almost certainly comes equipped with the basic apps–Facebook, Instagram, some form of weather forecasting tool–there are a few that are particularly helpful when you’re navigating city life. 

So, if you ever need a little info on transit or what to do about a damaged curb near your home, your phone can be of great service to you.

Download these five free Mississauga-specific apps (listed in no particular order) to have the city at your fingertips:

5) Pingstreet

Pingstreet is essential for every Mississauga resident. It will connect you to official city resources with many features including: 

  • Parking Permits: Request a temporary parking permit for a residential street
  • Report a Problem: Report on burnt out park lights, graffiti, illegal signs, shopping carts, sidewalk or road damage, three hour parking violations, tree ownership, tree stump removal, damaged or dead/unhealthy trees, faded or missing pavement markings, traffic sign repair, traffic signal light timing, garbage or debris on roads, objects encroaching on City property, curb damage, dead/damaged sod, or request tree pruning
  • Local Government: View the contact information of your Mayor and Ward Councillors
  • News: Stay up-to-date with the latest news releases
  • Meetings & Events: Find upcoming community events and committee meetings
  • Discover Mississauga: Uncover what the City has to offer
  • Garbage & Recycling: View your waste collection schedule

4) Mississauga’s Transit System

This app will help you navigate MiWay stress-free with an abundance of useful features:

  • Offline Departure Times: All departure times are saved locally so an internet connection is not required 
  • Saved Stops: Save your most frequented stops for fast and easy access
  • Search for Route: Type in your route number for quick access to information
  • Stop Search: Enter the four-digit stop number at any bus stop to find all bus routes servicing the stop
  • Fares: Check how much it costs to take the bus
  • Service Changes: View all recent service changes to see if your route is effected
  • Route Maps: Check the route map to see if it will reach your desired destination

3) A Black Cab Mississauga

Order a taxi with ease with this city-specific app featuring:

  • Live Tracking: Track your booked taxi’s arrival 
  • Notifications: Receive a text message when your taxi has arrived so you know when to come outside
  • Locate: Easily send your typed address or map of your current location to the taxi driver
  • Preferences: Add your preferred payment method or special requests (e.g. six-person van, animal-friendly, wheel-chair accessible)
  • Fare: Estimate the fare of your journey
  • Saved Locations: Save your favourite locations for faster booking
  • Rate your ride: Give feedback about the quality of service you received

2) CJMR 1320 Radio: The Voice of the City

This app will allow you to stream live Mississauga’s first radio station CJMR which has been on-air since 1974. The multi-cultural station broadcasts on 1320 AM and features 15+ different languages weekly: Punjabi, Hindi, Urdu, Bengali, Gujarati, Polish, Ukrainian, Italian, Portuguese, Croatian, Romanian, Mandarin, Dutch, Spanish, Russian, and Tagalog.

1) Heritage Mississauga

This app is from the Mississauga Heritage Foundation, the only independent organization dedicated to promoting the City’s heritage. The not-for-profit charity works on research relating to Mississauga’s history and modern developments. This app concentrates on Mississauga’s contribution to the War of 1812. It focuses on the 57 men (one-fifth of the then-Mississauga population of 250) identified so far who left their families and farms in Mississauga to defend Canada. In addition to an interactive map with city locations of historical significant, the app features information on:

  • Daily life during the war
  • Battles
  • Individual Profiles
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