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Notification: Closure of NSR at Westfield and Insley Closure for Sanitary MH Construction

By Resources, Ward 1

Project Managers for the Ministry of Transportation QEW Dixie Interchange Project have advised:

Please be informed that North Service Road at Westfield Drive will be closed due to the construction of a sanitary manhole. Similarly, Insley Road will be closed for sanitary manhole construction. As these manholes are located in the middle of the road, closures are necessary to ensure the safety of construction workers and the public. A detour will be implemented to assist traffic during the closure. The dates are noted below:

  • Insley Rd. Closure at NSR – Starting on Tuesday, Feb. 27th for approx. 2 weeks
  • NSR Closure from Westfield Rd. to Insley Rd. – Starting on Tuesday, Mar. 12th for approx. 2 weeks

We’ll ensure everyone stays updated in case there are any changes.

We apologize for any inconvenience caused and appreciate your patience and cooperation.

Please contact us, should you have any questions regarding the closure of North Service Road at 905-247-8730, by e-mail at qewdixie@ghd.com, or by visiting the website at https://www.qewdixie.com

 

Coyote Information Session – Thursday February 15th

By Events, Issues, Parks

Mississauga is home to a lot of wildlife, including coyotes. Coyotes are native to North America and live in natural areas, including suburbs and cities. Mississauga residents and visitors are encouraged to enjoy and live in harmony with wildlife by not interfering with their natural instincts and behaviours.

Learn more about coyotes and other urban wildlife in Mississauga by visiting mississauga.ca/wildlife.

The City of Mississauga will be hosting a free information session to educate residents on coyotes and how to coexist in urban environments. The session is open to all interested Mississauga residents and will be held on Thursday, February 15. Attendance to the session is being offered either in-person or online.

The session will feature a presentation from Mississauga Animal Services staff who will share information about coyote behaviour, mating season, safety tips and how to report coyote sightings or encounters. The session will also include a Q&A period where residents can ask questions related to coyotes and get answers from the City’s Animal Services team.

What

Coyote information session – hybrid meeting (attend in-person or online)
This information session is open to all Mississauga residents

When

Date: Thursday, February 15, 2024

Time: 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Where

Burnhamthorpe Community Centre – Applewood Room

1500 Gulleden Drive
Mississauga, ON

Online session – WebEx virtual meeting (requires registration)

Questions

Residents are encouraged to share their coyotes questions in advance of the session by emailing mypet.info@mississauga.ca.

UPDATE: TEMPORARY ROAD CLOSURE SOUTH SERVICE ROAD BETWEEN OGDEN AVENUE TO CAWTHRA ROAD – Status REOPENED

By Resources, Ward 1

UPDATE from contractor GHD for the Ministry of Transportation Project:

We are writing to provide a quick update on the ongoing sanitary and storm work at Ogden Ave and South Service Road intersection.

Unfortunately, the contractor was not able to complete the work as planned and faced unexpected challenges related to complex underground utility conflicts while working on the sanitary infrastructure. Due to these unforeseen issues and with the fast-approaching Christmas break, the decision has been made to open the intersection temporarily on Dec 20, 2023, and remove the detour, and close the intersection again after the holidays to efficiently complete the remaining sanitary & storm work. The details of the closures are:

Closed from Jan. 8th to Jan. 26th , 2024 – SSR/Ogden MH1252 Storm Installation

Re-opened as of January 24th, 2024 at noon.

-SSR closure at Ogden on Jan. 8th, 2024, including detour installation

-realign water main to accommodate proposed storm MH1252 (as per response to IR#401)

-complete storm MH1252 and adjacent pipe runs

Just a heads up, the contractor has also provided closure dates for the completion of work on NSR/Westfield & Insley Road; however, this work will commence after the completion of the Ogden & SSR intersection work.

Closed from Jan. 29th to Mar. 1st, 2024 – Westfield/Insley at NSR Sanitary Installation

-mobilize to Westfield/NSR on Jan. 29th and commence Sanitary work

-Feb. 5th to Feb. 16th – Westfield Rd. closure at NSR

-Feb. 19th to Mar. 1st – NSR closure at Insley Rd.

If you have any questions or require further information, please feel free to contact:

You may visit the QEW-Dixie website for regular updates on the status of the construction project.

Click here for the QEW Dixie Project Contact Page. 

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.

Notice of Bus Stop Impact: #0324 – NB Hurontario St at Inglewood Dr | Wednesday, February 28, 2024

By Hurontario LRT, Resources, Ward 1

Please be advised of the following stop impacts. See the related details below:

Stop(s) Impacted:  No. 0324: NB Hurontario St at Inglewood Dr

Temporary Stop Location: Relocated 95m south

Routes Impacted: 2 North, 8 North

Date and Time: Wednesday, February 28, 2024 @ 7:00am

Estimated Duration Wednesday, March 13, 2024 @ 7:00am

Event Type: HuLRT

Agency: Mobilinx

Notes:

–             Stops will remain accessible;

–             No detours required.

PRP Launches NG-911 in 911 Communications Centre

By Resources

Peel Regional Police is excited to share that we are the first Public Safety Answering Point (PSAP) in Canada to officially launch Next Generation-911 (NG-911) services!

The launch on February 21st, 2024, is a significant milestone for our service, our outstanding team of 911 operators and the residents of Peel Region.

The new 9-1-1 system will allow emergency call follow-ups through an automated process, freeing up time for call takers who can focus efforts on actual emergencies. Members of the public who call 9-1-1 accidentally can expect to receive an automated callback with instructions to either acknowledge the misdial or indicate if they have an emergency.

Implementing NG-911 will allow us to answer calls in a modern age and provide communications swiftly and accurately to all first responders. It will also support PRP’s comprehensive and ongoing work towards substantially decreasing wait times in emergency situations. Through voice, text and future video submissions, NG-911 will provide essential situational awareness to first responders with critical information at their fingertips. It will also allow us to address 911 misuse by differentiating between legitimate 911 calls and misuse calls.

Peel Regional Police making history as the first PSAP to launch NG-911 services in Canada is a testament to our commitment of becoming the most progressive and innovative police service. This platform provides PRP the ability to enable new types of service delivery models in the future that will further support the Region of Peel’s Community Safety and Well-Being Framework and Priorities.

During this transition period, there will be no interruption of the 911 system to callers, nor will any member of the public have to do anything different when calling for help. PRP asks the public to please not “test” call the system as it will increase delay times and could compromise public safety.

Peel Region to invest additional $130 million to expand capacity at G.E. Booth Water Resource Recovery Facility

By Resources, Ward 1

Increased capacity will accommodate more housing in support of Bill 23

BRAMPTON, ON (Feb. 26, 2024) – Peel Region council approved an additional investment of $130 million to increase wastewater capacity by 40 million litres per day (MLD), at the G.E. Booth Water Resource Recovery Facility, (WWRF). An additional 40 MLD of flow capacity can support additional housing units of between 28,000 and 47,000, depending on the type of development.

Peel Region staff and their consultant have identified opportunities to make increased capacity available sooner by advancing construction through their current capital contractors, ROMAG Contracting Ltd. and CIMA Canada Inc. This will result in additional capacity being available by 2028 instead of 2039, provide better value for tax dollars and support project growth targets from Bill 23.

Peel staff are working on the new capital works master plan, scheduled for completion in 2025, which includes an assessment of the infrastructure required to meet Bill 23 growth projections. As part of this planning work staff are identifying projects that can be advanced earlier. The investment to increase capacity at G.E. Booth is one such project.

The G.E. Booth (Lakeview) Water Resource Recovery Facility (WRRF) is the Region of Peel’s largest wastewater treatment plant.  The facility originally went into service in 1955 and has undergone multiple expansions and currently has a capacity of 518 MLD. The plant serves the eastern portion of the Region of Peel and part of York Region. The plant is designed to treat municipal wastewater from residential, commercial, and industrial customers.

Peel Regional Police’s Mississauga Community Meeting – Shared Links

By Food for thought, Resources, Ward 1

Councillor Stephen Dasko would like to share links, as provided as a follow up by PRP, to key information discussed at the meeting:

Subscribe to PRP’s newsroom to keep up-to-date with what we’re doing by receiving real-time information sent directly to your inbox: https://subscribe.peelpolice.ca/Subscribe

Forbes names City of Mississauga one of Canada’s Best Employers for the fifth year in a row

By Announcement, Food for thought

The City of Mississauga was once again recognized by Forbes as one of Canada’s Best Employers for 2024 for the fifth consecutive year, ranking among the top percentage of all Government Services organizations in Canada.

“As we celebrate the 50th anniversary of our great City, it is an honour to be recognized by Forbes as a top employer across the country,” said Acting Mayor Joe Horneck. “This achievement is worth celebrating because it represents the City of Mississauga’s strong people culture, remarkable leadership and the continued commitment of our employees to delivering excellent services to our residents.”

The 2024 list features companies and corporations across Canada, including 23 Mississauga-based businesses. According to Forbes, the evaluation is based on an independent survey of over 40,000 employees working for companies and institutions in Canada that employ 500 or more staff.

“Our strength as an employer lies in the City’s dynamic corporate culture and commitment to fostering a diverse and inclusive work environment,” said Shari Lichterman, City Manager and Chief Administrative Officer. “We are proud of our employees and inspired by their passion for outstanding service delivery. We are committed to continuing to support their comprehensive well-being with ongoing opportunities for growth and development.”

City employees are the key driver in keeping the organization running smoothly, while making a difference in the lives of our residents every day.

Learn about the work the City does daily to make Mississauga the great city that it has been for 50 years!

The complete list of Canada’s Best Employers can be viewed at  Forbes.com.

About the City of Mississauga and the City’s 50th  anniversary

Mississauga is Canada’s seventh-largest city and home to 795,000 residents, and more than 99,000 businesses. Over 77 Fortune 500 companies have their Canadian head offices or major divisional head offices located in Mississauga.

In 2024, the City of Mississauga celebrates its 50th anniversary. This anniversary marks the City’s incorporation in 1974. A part of the Treaty and Traditional Territory of the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation, The Haudenosaunee Confederacy, the Huron-Wendat and Wyandot Nations. Mississauga is one of Canada’s largest and most diverse cities.

Yard waste collection begins the week of March 4 in Peel

By Announcement, Resources

Yard waste collection begins the week of March 4 in Peel

BRAMPTON, ON (February 26, 2024) – Yard waste collection begins the week of March 4 in Peel, with the cities of Brampton and Mississauga receiving weekly yard waste collection and urban areas in the Town of Caledon receiving bi-weekly yard waste collection. Rural areas of Caledon will have yard waste picked up on designated Fridays.

Residents can check their collection calendar to find their pickup day or sign up to receive free weekly waste collection reminders at peelregion.ca/waste/reminders.
Reminders:

  • Yard waste must be at the curb by 7 a.m. on your collection day.
  • Put yard waste at the curb in kraft yard waste bags (plastic bags not accepted), or containers that are clearly labelled “yard waste” by marker or sticker.

Peel Region no longer accepts grass clippings at the curb or at Community Recycling Centres.

City of Mississauga calls on province to revisit how it measures cities on housing progress

By Announcement, Issues, Planning & Development

The City is responding to the province’s 2023 housing targets performance update

City building | February 23, 2024

Mississauga is encouraging the province to revisit how it allocates important housing funding to local municipalities. In a letter to the Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing, the City outlined its key concerns after Mississauga was deemed ineligible for the Building Faster Fund primarily due to insufficient housing starts – a measure that is completely outside of the City’s control.

“As a City, we understand the urgency of this crisis and are using all of the tools we have to prioritize getting more homes built,” said Acting Mississauga Mayor, Joe Horneck. “We will continue to address these important issues with the industry experts on our Housing Panel to find innovative solutions that will help us continue to deliver on our housing commitments.”

Mississauga is committed to helping the province meet its goal of building 1.5 million new homes. The City was one of the first municipalities in Ontario to prepare a Housing Action Plan and submit a housing pledge to the province. However, Mississauga has been clear that cities must be measured on factors they can influence and is encouraging the government to re-think housing starts as a way to measure our progress.

“We’re disappointed that Mississauga residents are losing out on much-needed funding that can help our city deliver the kind of intensification the province is looking for,” said Shari Lichterman, Mississauga City Manager and Chief Administrative Officer. “The worst part is that we’re losing out on funding despite all of the work we’ve undertaken to grow our City including streamlining our development and building permit approval processes and expanding housing permissions.”

Lichterman added, “Right now we have 12,000 new residential units under construction, 4,000 units under building plan review and an incredible 33,000 new units under site plan review – which is the final stage of our development application review process. We can’t put shovels in the ground, but we’re doing everything we can to make our City a great place to build.”

Mississauga has taken a leadership role in convening housing experts and city leaders across Ontario to collaborate on a common ‘reporting data set’ that will help advance housing metrics in the province. Given the government’s decision to deem Mississauga ineligible for the Building Faster Fund, the City is encouraging the Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing to prioritize consultations on appropriate ways to measure municipalities on our progress.

Some of the City’s key concerns outlined in the letter include:

  • Housing starts are counted when the building’s foundation is finished. In a high-rise, this could be many months, often years, after the City issues a building permit.
  • Despite having 3,470 housing starts in 2023, the City has:
    • Approved over 31,000 residential units in the last three years through our development process.
    • More than 12,000 units under construction.
    • More than 33,000 residential units undergoing site plan review.
  • The City has limited control over market forces and the business and financial decisions of the development and building industry – who determine when to start construction.
  • Development and construction activity is slowing due to a wide variety of factors outside of the City’s control such as interest rates, labour shortages, cost of materials, market/investor demand, etc.
  • Cities in Ontario are at different stages of growth and development which makes comparing housing starts problematic. Mississauga is no longer building low-rise subdivisions like other GTA cities which are much faster and simpler to build than complex high-rise towers.

Read the City’s full response to the province’s 2023 Housing Targets and Performance update.

Background

Housing is a top priority for Mississauga. The City’s housing action plan – Growing Mississauga – includes five goals and 23 actions to help address supply and affordability. It builds on the success of the City’s innovative strategy Making Room for the Middle. When adopted in 2017, it was one of the first municipal housing plans focused on middle-income earners. Today more than 90 per cent of the strategy’s 40 actions are complete or underway.

To learn more about the City’s housing action plan – and read all 23 actions – visit mississauga.ca/housing.

Public Meeting – Planning and Development Committee – Please be informed of the proposed new Mississauga Official Plan

By Planning & Development

City Wide
City of Mississauga
Every 10 years the City reviews and updates the Official Plan with ideas and guidance from the community. The City is moving forward with the next phase and is releasing the draft new Official
Plan.
The Official Plan provides the basis for Mississauga’s land use planning and urban design, in line with the City’s Strategic Plan. It includes policies on transportation, housing, culture and heritage,
the environment and the economy.
The Official Plan guides how the City will grow and develop, as required by the Ontario Planning Act. The goals and policies of this proposed new Official Plan are intended to be achieved by
2051.
File: CD.02-MIS (All Wards)

In Person and Virtual Public Meeting
Meeting Date and Time:
Monday, March 18, 2024 at 6:00 p.m.
Meeting Place:
Mississauga Civic Centre, Council Chamber, 300 City Centre Drive
The City of Mississauga is presenting the proposed new Official Plan.
Meeting Details:
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 wish to phone in to listen to the meeting only, please call 905-615-3200, ext. 5423 for instructions.

Options for participating in the meeting are outlined below.

Purpose of Meeting:
 To present the proposed new Official Plan
 For people to ask questions and share their views about the proposal
 For Planning and Development Committee to receive a report that provides information on the proposed new Official Plan
The report will be available on-line one week prior to the meeting at:
http://www.mississauga.ca/portal/cityhall/planninganddevelopment

For detailed information contact:
Ben Phillips at 905-615-3200 ext. 5881 or ben.phillips@mississauga.ca

If you would like to share your views and/or you wish to be notified of further meetings or be added to the mailing list, please contact the Planning and Building Department by Friday at 4:00 p.m. prior to the meeting date:
 by mail to 300 City Centre Drive, 6th floor, Mississauga ON L5B 3C1
 by email to application.info@mississauga.ca
 please include your name, your address, and application number or address of the property you are providing comments on

Written Comments:
In order to be received by Committee at the public meeting, written comments must be received no later than Friday at 4:00 p.m. prior to the meeting date. Submissions are accepted by email at deputations.presentations@mississauga.ca or by mailing the Planning and Development Committee, 300 City Centre Drive, 2nd Floor, Mississauga, ON L5B 3C1. Please include your name, your address, and application number or address of the property you are providing comments on. Written comments received before, during or after a public meeting but before a by-law is passed receive the same consideration as verbal comments made during a public meeting.

How to participate in a public meeting if you wish to make verbal submissions:

Participate Virtually
Advance registration is required to participate and/or make comment virtually at the public meeting. Please email deputations.presentations@mississauga.ca no later than Friday at 4:00 p.m. prior to the meeting date. Any materials you wish to show the Committee during your presentation must be provided as an attachment to the email. Links to cloud services will not be accepted. You will be provided with directions on how to participate from Clerks’ staff.

Residents without access to the internet can participate and/or make comment in the meeting via telephone. To register, please call Angie Melo at 905-615-3200 ext. 5423 no later than Friday at 4:00 p.m. prior to the meeting date. You must provide your name, phone number, and application number if you wish to speak to the Committee. You will be provided with directions on how to participate from Clerks’ staff.

Participate In Person
To make a verbal submission in person, advance registration is preferred. Please email deputations.presentations@mississauga.ca no later than Friday at 4:00 p.m. prior to the meeting date.

Background Studies:
The proposed new Official Plan is available for review at: www.mississauga.ca/officialplan

The proposed new Official Plan covers all lands in the City.

Contact the city planner noted above for more information.

Notice of Decision:
If you wish to be notified of the decision of the City of Mississauga on the proposed Official Plan, you must make a written request to:

Ben Phillips, RPP
Manager, Official Plan and Zoning Services
City Planning Strategies Division
Planning and Building Department
Address: 300 City Centre Drive, 7th floor
Mississauga ON
L5B 3C1

Personal Information:
Individuals should be aware that any personal information in their verbal or written communication will become part of the public record, unless the individual expressly requests the City to remove the personal information. Questions about the collection of this information may be directed to application.info@mississauga.ca or in writing to the Planning and Building Department at 300 City Centre Drive, Mississauga ON L5B 3C1.

Information about Appeals:
If a person or public body does not make oral submissions at a public meeting or make written submissions to the City of Mississauga before the proposed official plan is adopted, the person or public body may not be added as a party to the hearing of an appeal before the Ontario Land Tribunal unless, in the opinion of the Tribunal, there are reasonable grounds to add the person or public body as a part.

If a person or public body would otherwise have an ability to appeal the decision of the Region of Peel (the approval authority) to the Ontario Land Tribunal but the person or public body does not make oral submissions at a public meeting or make written submissions to the City of Mississauga before the proposed official plan is adopted, the person or public body is not entitled to appeal the decision.

Date of Notice: February 22, 2024
CD.02-MIS

SCHEDULED WATER INTERRUPTION NOTICE – Friday, February 23rd, from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm – 922 The Greenway 

By Resources, Ward 1

INTERRUPTION DETAILS

Date and Time: Friday, February 23rd, from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm

Location: 922 The Greenway                                

Addresses Affected: 861-972 The Greenway                          

Project #:  C602675

Regional Inspector:  Phemelo Mpoloka

Telephone #   437-220-8917

                        905-791-7800 ext. 3246/3247

The Region of Peel Public Works department regularly maintains and repairs the water system to make sure you have a consistent supply of quality drinking water. Sometimes we must turn off your water supply while we do this work.

Your water will be turned off on Friday, February 23rd, from approximately 8:30 am to 5:00 pm. If we need to reschedule this work due to weather or other circumstances, we will let you know the new date and time.

If this interruption may affect an alarm or maintenance company, it is your responsibility to notify them.  During the time that the water supply is interrupted, the building’s sprinkler protection system will not function.  A fire watch should be performed as necessary during time period.

After the water interruption:

When we turn the water back on, air in the pipes may make the water cloudy and your plumbing may vibrate or make noise.  We recommend removing the air by slowly turning on your taps from the lowest to the highest faucet in the building (that is, starting in the basement/first floor and finishing on the top floor). Flush the toilets as well. You will likely need to run the water for 10 to 30 seconds.  Run the water until it is clear, and any vibration or noise has stopped.

Important note:  After the water is turned back on, we recommend checking your water meter (usually located in the basement).  If it is leaking, call Water Meter Installations Dispatch at:

  • (905) 791 – 7800 Ext. 3226 (8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. – Monday to Friday)
  • (905) 791 – 7800 Ext. 4409 (After hours or Statutory Holidays)

There’s much to do in March at The Riverwood Conservancy!

By Events, Parks, Ward 1

Spring is just around the corner, and the warmer weather means some unique waterfowl will soon be migrating north. Don’t miss your chance to see some unique species at our upcoming birding events!

Register for our March events today!

Winter Waterfowl at Lakefront Promenade

March 4 | 9:00 am

Birding with the Expert at J.C. Saddington Park

March 9 | 8:30 am

March Break: Duck Day at Lakefront Promenade

March 12 | 9:00 am

Birding with the Expert at J.C. Saddington Park

March 20 | 8:30 am

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