PPS is nearing completion on an effort to help the city of Mississauga, Canada, activate its empty city plazas and streets. PPS staff Cynthia Nikitin and Phil Myrick worked with Fred Kent to develop a program for revitalizing the public spaces in and around downtown, including concepts for a new park and as well as existing plazas. The program was envisioned as an integrated campaign that involved training for city staff, placemaking workshops, concept development for downtown spaces, and actions the city could take in the short term. Only six months after the project started, the city has created a new department that will oversee Placemaking citywide and initiate an ambitious program of events all year, beginning this summer.