Skip to content

Speed limits and traffic calming

Speed limits and traffic calming techniques help to manage vehicle speed and traffic congestion on City streets.

Speed limits

Speed limits on City streets are set according to Ontario’s Highway Traffic Act. The default speed limit on roads within the City of Mississauga is 50 kilometres per hour, unless otherwise posted.

If you want to submit a request to change the speed limit on a City road, or you have questions about the speed limits in your neighbourhood, please call 311 (905-615-4311 outside City limits).

If you have a question or concern about a speed limits on a regional road, please contact the Region of Peel.

School zone speed limits

The speed limit in front of elementary schools is 40 kilometres per hour. For schools located on major roads, flashing speed limit signs have been installed. The limit is 40 kilometres per hour when flashing.

Community Safety Zones

Areas near schools, daycare centres, retirement facilities and intersections with a high number of collisions can be declared ‘community safety zones’. Fines for traffic violations in these zones are higher than normal. These zones include:

  • Hurontario Street between Dundas Street and Eglinton Avenue
  • Dundas Street East between Cawthra Road and the east city limit
  • Goreway Drive between Derry Road East and the north city limit

Neighbourhood Speed Watch program

If you’re concerned about speeding or aggressive driving on a residential street, you can request a radar message board unit from the City be temporarily set up on your street. A radar message board measures the speed of an approaching vehicle and displays the speed next to a speed limit sign.

For more information about this program please contact 311 (905-615-4311 outside City limits).

Road Watch program

If you see dangerous or aggressive driving on a City road, such as a driver running a red light or making an unsafe lane change at a high speed, you can make a report online to Peel Regional Police.

Traffic calming

Traffic calming uses physical devices or design features of roads such as speed humps or raised pedestrian crossings to help reduce excessive traffic speeds.

Implementing traffic calming on City roads is an extensive process that involves evaluation and consultation with stakeholders before construction can begin. If you have any questions about traffic calming please call 311 (905-615-4311 outside City limits).

Give website feedback