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About TOPCA

WHERE:  Port Credit is an historic port community, and an authentic village, within the urban context of Mississauga, Ontario, Canada.  Our (2016) population is 12,800 in a city of over 770,000.  The Port Credit Planning District (same boundaries) is the smallest in the City.

WHAT:  The Town of Port Credit Association (TOPCA) is the municipally-recognized residents' association for the entire Port Credit District, located in Mississauga's Ward 1.  TOPCA is an all-volunteer, non-profit group.  We rely on Membership support to continue our activities.

WHO:  To serve our hundreds of individual members, the TOPCA Executive is elected every year at the TOPCA Annual General Meeting (AGM).

WHY:  TOPCA fosters open discussion on issues of importance to Port Credit residents, and aims to be a representative voice for residents at City Council and other levels of government.

WHEN:  The Town of Port Credit Association (TOPCA) was constituted in November 2006.

CONSTITUTION:  Click to view our Constitution as lodged with the City of Mississauga.

AFFILIATION:  TOPCA has chosen to be affiliated with the City of Mississauga through the voluntary Community Group Support Program.  To fulfill the terms of our affiliation, we annually submit our AGM Minutes, a list of our Executive members, and our latest Financial Report (click to view 2018).  These are public documents in order to maintain transparency.

VISION:  We embrace the Port Credit community vision: 'Evolving the Urban Village'

MISSION:  To be a VOICE for all who live, own property, or own a business in the Port Credit District, from Seneca Avenue on the eastern boundary, to the Shawnmarr Road development on the western edge, and from the CNR line south to Lake Ontario.

PRIMARY GOAL:  To enhance our village ambience and keep Port Credit a vibrant place to live, work, shop, dine and play.

PLATFORMS:  TOPCA's website is maintained as an open resource for community and citizen-oriented information that affects all Port Credit residents.  Follow us on Twitter and Facebook.  We correspond by e-mail via TOPCA@topca.net (please whitelist us).




Frequently Asked Questions

Q:  What is a ratepayers’ or residents’ association?

A:  Such associations are recognized by the City as speaking for a group of residents with common interests, within defined boundaries.  These associations receive regular communications from their Councillor in order that members are well-informed on issues in their area.

Q:  Why should I belong to a residents' association?

A:  As citizens we have the responsibility to speak up on issues that concern us.  Ratepayer or residents’ groups enable us to speak collectively, the better to be heard by those who make the decisions at City Council.  Even if you don’t wish to be an active member, you can lend support simply by joining or donating.