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Planning and Development Committee Notice: OPA 24-4 W1 – 70 Mississauga Road South

By Announcement, Planning & Development, Ward 1

Councillor Dasko would like you to be informed of a proposed Official Plan Amendment in your neighbourhood.

The applicant is proposing to change the applicable policies in the Port Credit Local Area Plan Special Site to permit a maximum building height of 35 storeys and an additional 898 dwelling units totally 3893 dwelling units over the entire site.  Current Special Site policies permit up to a maximum building height of 29 storeys and a total of 2995 dwelling units.

This Official Plan Amendment application requires a public meeting that has yet to be scheduled.  The City will provide further notice once the required public meeting is scheduled.  The public meeting notice will include further details on how to participate.

The applicant’s studies and concept plans are available for public review at https://yoursay.mississauga.ca/opa-24-4-w1-70-mississauga-road-south. Please review the link to learn more about how to participate and provide feedback.  Please reach out if you have any questions.

Our Community

By Ward 1

In hearing your passion, hope, and ideas for the future of Ward 1, I know more than ever, we must be united to ensure this great community is always our place to call home.

Be prepared for construction season with Peel’s email notice service

By Resources

Be prepared for construction season with Peel’s email notice service

Residents impacted by Regional construction projects can receive timely email notices directly to their inbox by signing up for Peel’s e-notice service. These emails will inform residents about what to expect regarding any upcoming watermain and sanitary sewer construction in their neighbourhood.

Peel Region maintains the municipal watermains and sanitary sewers in Brampton, Caledon, and Mississauga. These underground pipes bring tap water from treatment facilities to homes and businesses and collect wastewater to send to water resource recovery facilities.

“Watermain Construction in Your Neighborhood” lets residents know what to expect during watermain construction, including its effects on traffic, parking, water pressure, and waste collection.

To learn more about ongoing and future Regional construction projects, including an interactive map, and to sign up for email updates, visit: https://peelregion.ca/construction/.

Stay informed and be prepared this construction season.

 

Dixie Outlet Mall Policy Review – Planning and Development Committee June 25, 2024

By Planning & Development, Ward 1

Join Us! In-Person and Virtual Meeting

City staff have refined the draft policies and are seeking comments on the revised Official Plan Amendment (OPA). An Information Report with the draft policies will be presented to the Planning and Development Committee (PDC) on June 25, 2024. Please see the details below on how to participate virtually, in person or provide comments.

Planning and Development Committee Meeting

  • Date: Tuesday, June 25, 2024
  • Time: 6:00 p.m.
  • Location: Online and Mississauga Civic Centre, Council Chamber, 300 City Centre Drive
  • Agenda can be found here

This meeting will be held in person and online. Advance registration is required to make a verbal submission at the meeting virtually. Advance registration is preferred to make a verbal submission at the meeting in person. The proceedings will be streamed live online for the public to view at the following link: http://www.mississauga.ca/portal/cityhall/council-and-committee-videos.

If you are unable to attend, have questions, or would like to share comments, you can also email karin.phuong@mississauga.ca

We would appreciate receiving your feedback on the draft OPA by August 2, 2024. Thank you for participating throughout this study and for helping to guide future growth and development of the Dixie Outlet Mall site.

Best Regards,

The Dixie Outlet Mall Policy Review Team

Celebrate Mississauga’s 50th Anniversary with your photography

By Events, Youth

The Mississauga Library invites teens and young adults (12-24) to celebrate our city’s 50th anniversary by sharing photos that show their love for the city.

June 17, 2024

In celebration of the City’s 50th anniversary, the Mississauga Library is excited to invite youth ages 12-24 in our community to showcase their talent and love for the city through photography. Participants are encouraged to submit photos of their favourite places in Mississauga, capturing the essence and beauty of our city through their eyes. We encourage participants to capture the places they love and find meaningful in their city. This can include parks, landmarks, community spaces, neighbourhoods, or hidden gems.

Submission Period

Applications for photo submissions are open from June 1, 2024, until August 31, 2024. This gives our young photographers ample time to capture and submit their most meaningful and artistic photographs.

Selection and Exhibition

All submitted images will be archived in the Historic Images Gallery, preserving the youth’s vision of Mississauga for future generations. The Teen Advisory Group will short-list ten submissions based on specific judging criteria. These finalists will be featured online for public voting and displayed digitally and in print at the Bradley Museum’s “Out of the Vault” 50th Anniversary Exhibition. The exhibition, running from September to December 2024, will offer attendees a unique glimpse into the city’s history and future through the lens of its younger residents.

Participation Benefits

This is a fantastic opportunity for young photographers to have their work recognized and preserved in the city’s historical archives. Additionally, it offers a platform for youth to engage with their community and meaningfully contribute to the 50th-anniversary celebrations.

For More Information

For additional details on the photo submission process, eligibility, and the upcoming exhibition, please visit the Snapshots of Mississauga webpage.

Join us in celebrating Mississauga’s 50th anniversary and share your vision of our city through photography. This is your chance to be a part of history!

Learn to Fish – Mississauga – Lakefront Promenade and Lake Aquitaine

By Announcement, Events, Parks, Ward 1

Free Learn to Fish Program 2024

Last year, City of Mississauga Parks staff worked with the MNRF to deliver their Learn to Fish program in an urban centre.  They had 10 pop-up sessions between Lake Aquitaine and Lakefront Promenade throughout Summer 2023.  These sessions had 219 participants in total with an equal split between children and adults.  The participation was higher than anticipated and MNRF was not expecting such a high percentage of adults.

As a result of the success of these 10 sessions, staff have been working with MNRF to bring the Learn to Fish program to Mississauga on a more regular basis.  We are happy to announce that the program will be at Lakefront Promenade and Lake Aquitaine starting this weekend to the end of August all summer long.

The Learn to Fish program is a free program that teaches new anglers of all ages how to fish in Ontario. This fun and engaging 2–hour program combines a 1-hour practical teaching session with one hour of supervised hands-on fishing.

Sign up with your group by reaching out to Leah Silverman at parks.communitydevelopment@mississauga.ca. To sign up individually online: Learn to Fish | ontario.ca

Dates available from mid-June to the end of August at Lake Aquitaine or Lakefront Promenade.

 

Mississauga introduces new ‘Invest Mississauga’ brand to support the city’s status as a global business centre

By Announcement, Events, Resources

The City of Mississauga has recently introduced Invest Mississauga, a new brand for its economic development division. This new identity highlights Mississauga’s status as a global center of diverse economic activities and its robust and expanding technology sector.

June 17, 2024

At this week’s Collision Conference, the City of Mississauga officially launched Invest Mississauga, a new brand for its economic development division. The new brand highlights Mississauga’s position as one of the world’s most diverse economies with a strong and growing tech sector.

An identifer for Invest Mississauga which is navy, white and yellow.

“Invest Mississauga is among Canada’s most trusted economic development organizations,” said Christina Kakaflikas, Director, Economic Development at the City of Mississauga. “Our goal is to foster a competitive, prosperous, sustainable and inclusive economy by helping businesses of all sizes grow and succeed. Our customer-focused approach provides customized market data, reliable advice, programming and access to valuable networks that help make business decisions easier, faster and more effective at all stages of growth.”

Today, every company is becoming a tech company by investing in and integrating new ways of doing business through technology to stay competitive. Advanced technologies like robotics and AI are creating new opportunities for companies across every business sector in Mississauga. Invest Mississauga’s leadership, together with the city’s strength across key knowledge-based sectors, makes Mississauga the place for tech and other companies to invest and grow.

Mississauga’s growing tech sector

Mississauga’s tech sector comprises more than 940 companies and 44,000 highly skilled workers. With nearly a third (28 per cent) of the City’s post-secondary educated workforce specializing in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), Mississauga is a front-runner for companies developing and integrating emerging technologies across diverse business sectors including life sciences, advanced manufacturing, financial services, smart logistics and others.

Kakaflikas added, “Invest Mississauga is continuing to build on Mississauga’s future as a world-leading, innovative economic centre. From startup to multinational enterprise, we work directly with entrepreneurs and business leaders to understand their needs and provide strategies and resources that will help them grow and achieve their goals.”

For example, Medtech employment in Mississauga has nearly doubled since 2016. Mississauga is a world-leader in life sciences and health technology with global companies and startups operating in Medtech, Biotechnology, Pharmaceuticals, and many other subsectors. The city has the second-largest Life Sciences cluster in Canada with more than 500 companies that employ 27,000 people. There has been a $1.5 billion boost in new life sciences investments in Mississauga since 2020.

IDEA Mississauga, an arm of Invest Mississauga supports the city’s startup community, and accelerates inclusive entrepreneurship. Through the IDEA Entrepreneurship Hub, located inside the Square One Shopping Centre, entrepreneurs can come together in a collaborative, creative space. Founders can connect with mentors, partners, and have access to talent and programming that will help take their ventures to the next level.

Invest Mississauga can provide resources and programming to help companies across all sectors grow and maintain their competitive edge.

For more information, visit investmississauga.ca.

About Invest Mississauga

Mississauga is Canada’s seventh largest city and the province of Ontario’s second largest economy. Invest Mississauga is a catalyst for sustainable growth and entrepreneurship in Mississauga, building the city’s future into a world-leading, innovative economic centre. Companies can find the support they need through Invest Mississauga’s offerings, including access to valuable market insights, sector-specific data analytics, guidance on government funding programs and more – giving them the confidence they need to know they’re in the right place to start, locate or grow a business.

Heat Season 2024 – Heat Alert Information

By Announcement, Resources

We are providing you with this update as we move into the warmer months and heat season. During these hot periods, Peel Region’s Medical Officer of Health issues heat warnings and extended heat warnings upon notification from Environment and Climate Change Canada that heat thresholds have been met.

As defined by Ontario’s Ministry of Health, heat warnings are issued when there are 2 or more consecutive days of:

  1. Daytime maximum temperatures are expected to reach 31°C or warmer and overnight temperatures are 20°C or warmer.
  2. Humidex values that are expected to reach 40 or higher.

Extended heat warnings are issued when heat warnings last for 3 or more days.

Based on Environment and Climate Change Canada’s data, the Region of Peel’s Medical Officer of Health has issued the first Heat Warning of the season for Mississauga, with conditions starting tomorrow, Monday June 17th, 2024. The warning will be in effect until further notice.

When extremely hot temperatures are forecast, the City offers residents places to stay cool in Mississauga. These include visiting one of our swimming poolsair-conditioned libraries, spray pads and community centres.

The following is also completed during heat warnings:

  1. The stay cool page is updated on the Recreation microsite.
  2. Social Media is issued (and additional messaging follows throughout the duration of the heat warning, as needed).
  3. Residents can visit the City’s Extreme Heat page to learn more.

In addition, business areas with outdoor workers adjust their operations accordingly to ensure they are meeting health and safety requirements.

We will not be issuing additional updates in advance of each heat warning. Residents can be directed to the City’s hot weather news story throughout the heat season. All of the above identified actions will remain applicable for further heat warning events.

Temporary Road Closure – Eaglewood Boulevard at Hurontario Road – June 14th at 7 pm through to June 17th at 7 am, 2024 – 24 hour work

By Resources, Ward 1

TEMPORARY ROAD CLOSURE

EAGLEWOOD BOULEVARD AT HURONTARIO STREET

FOR SANITARY SEWER WORKS

The LRT constructor will be closing Eaglewood Boulevard at Hurontario Street to complete investigation and regrading works of the existing sanitary sewer on Hurontario Street at Eaglewood Boulevard.  While these works are underway, motorists will not be able to access Eaglewood Boulevard from Hurontario Street and must detour via Crossfield Bend, and Mineola Boulevard.

Pedestrian movements along Eaglewood Boulevard and along Hurontario Street will be maintained throughout the closure.

Emergency Services access to/from Hurontario Street at Eaglewood Boulevard will be maintained during the closure.

Traffic flow will be maintained along Hurontario Street however traffic will be shifted to the west and reduced to a single lane per direction.

The attached notice was delivered to businesses and residents in the Eaglewood Boulevard area.  Variable Message Signs (VMS) have also been installed to advise motorists of the planned temporary closure scheduled for :

  • Friday June 14th at 7:00 p.m. through to Monday June 17th at 5:00 a.m., 2024

 

Please note that the LRT constructor has been approved to work 24 hours during this period to reduce the overall duration of the closure.

Should you have any questions or concerns, please contact the undersigned.

NOTE:  Construction schedules are subject to change due to weather conditions and unforeseen construction conditions.  Should the schedule require changes for any reason, an updated notice will be circulated.

 

Notification of herbicide application for the control of hazardous plants in your ward

By Parks, Ward 1

This is to notify you of upcoming herbicide application to control Wild Parsnip beginning June 17th, 2024 at J.C. Saddington Park and Orchard Heights Park.

Contractors working on behalf of the City, Brinkman & Associates Reforestation Ltd., will apply VisionMax (Glyphosate) directly to the plants using a handheld/backpack sprayer to minimize impacts to plants in the surrounding area. Notification signs will be posted at all access points to the spray area at least 24 hours prior to treatment and will be removed no less than 48 hours after treatment. Treatment should be completed within 1 week, but the timelines may be extended as needed depending on weather conditions.

This work supports the City’s Invasive Species Management Program and improves the health of natural areas across the City.

The Park Supervisor and 311 have been notified of these operations.

We’re back, baby! Living Arts Centre 2024/2025 season announced and tickets now on sale!

By Announcement, Events

The Living Arts Centre has unveiled its spectacular lineup for the 2024/2025 season!

Join us for a journey filled with music, comedy, dance, and more. This season’s exciting lineup includes Bif Naked, Blippi, Talib Kweli, Pink Martini, The Fab Four, Legends of Reggae, Sister Sledge, Glass Tiger, The Strumbellas, Fraggle Rock, HYPROV and so much more!

Be sure to take advantage of our limited-time offer – purchase multiple shows and skip the ticket fees!

Special Ticket Offer:

  • Buy 2 shows and SAVE 10% + save ticket fees*
  • Buy 3 shows and SAVE 15% + save ticket fees*

*This promotional offer is only available on the 2024/2025 season and applies to new orders only, and is valid until July 2, 2024 at 11:59 p.m.

Check out the full season at livingartscentre.ca.

Lakeview Artisan Market – Pride Pop-up Artisan Market June 16

By Events, Ward 1

Pride Celebration at CreativeHub 1352

Join us for a vibrant Pride Celebration on June 16th, from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM, during our weekly Farmers’ Market! Celebrate and support Queer makers and performers while enjoying a day packed with fun activities.

Drag Bingo The legendary King Julez (@king._.julez) will be hosting Drag Bingo. Participation is free, and everyone is welcome!

Pride Pop-up Artisan Market Support these amazing 2SLGBTQIA+ vendors:
● @deesimagineering
● @Mabble_Mootz
● @madebyweirdkang
● @riddlemecreative
● @soymilkstudio

Pride Cookie and Coffee Combo Visit our café to enjoy a special Pride Cookie and Coffee Combo featuring delicious brown butter rainbow sprinkle cookies from the 2SLGBTQIA+ owned business, Katie’s Cookies (@shopkatiescookies).

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