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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: #0334 – NB Hurontario St at Mineola Rd E | Thursday, April 18, 2024

By Hurontario LRT, Resources, Ward 1

Stop(s) Impacted:  No. 0334: NB Hurontario St at Mineola Rd E

Temporary Stop Location: Temporary wooden platform relocated 50m south

Routes Impacted: 2 North, 8 North

Date and Time: Thursday, April 18, 2024 @ 7:00am

Estimated Duration: until Thursday, April 18, 2024 @ 5:00pm

Event Type: HuLRT

Agency: Mobilinx

Notes:

–             Stops will remain accessible;

–             No detours required.

TEMPORARY ROAD CLOSURE MATTAWA AVENUE FROM LORELAND AVENUE TO DUNDAS STREET EAST

By Resources, Ward 1

TEMPORARY ROAD CLOSURE – MATTAWA AVENUE FROM LORELAND AVENUE TO DUNDAS STREET EAST

The Region of Peel will be closing Mattawa Avenue from west of 1680 Mattawa Avenue to a point around the bend of the roadway. The scope of the work includes the replacement of sanitary trunk sewers and water mains.

When: May 1, 2024- December 31, 2024

Where:  Mattawa Avenue from Loreland Avenue to Dundas Street East (within the vicinity of 1680 Mattawa Avenue)

Advance warning signs and detour signs are in place.

Lane Reductions and Turn Restrictions for Track Installation at The Queensway and Hurontario Street Beginning Monday April 30, 2024 at 10 p.m. to Monday June 25, 2024 at 10 p.m

By Announcement, Hurontario LRT, Resources

Lane Reductions and Turn Restrictions for Track Installation at The Queensway and Hurontario Street
Beginning Monday April 30, 2024 at 10 p.m. to Monday June 25, 2024 at 10 p.m

What work is taking place?

Crews will be welding tracks and doing concrete work for guideway installations within the intersection of Hurontario Street and The Queensway. Work will begin on the north half of the intersection first. When completed, crews will shift staging over to the south half of the intersection. During this process, east-west traffic will be reduced to single lanes in each direction. Left turns will also not be permitted in the intersection. Detours routes are available via Dundas Street, Confederation Parkway, King Street and Camilla Road. Work is scheduled to begin on Monday April 22, 2024 at 10 p.m., until Monday June 17, 2024 at 10 p.m.

Construction work at this intersection is scheduled to take place from 7 a.m. – 10 p.m., seven days per week, until completion. Overnight work is required on the first day so crews can safely set up the staging for area. Access for emergency vehicles will be maintained. Traffic signal timings will be adjusted to keep people moving. Pedestrian crossings will be maintained at a signalized crosswalk. Please follow the signs installed to assist with navigating around the closure.

MiWay Route 4 and 103 will be detoured because of these works. Visit www.miway.ca/updates for updates on your bus route.
In accordance with City of Mississauga Noise By-Law Exemption requirements, this notice is meant to advise that residents near the work site can expect to hear noise and vibration caused by trucks, excavators, loaders, tri-axles, backhoes, and other construction equipment related to this work.

Please note, work may be rescheduled due to weather or unforeseen circumstances. If you require the most up-to-date information, please reach out to peel@metrolinx.com and our team will provide you with e-updates of this work.

 

TIMING • Intersection work is scheduled to begin April 22, 2024 until June 17, 2024. • Construction is scheduled to occur from 7 a.m. – 10 p.m., 7 days per week. • Work could be rescheduled and delayed due to weather conditions or unforeseen circumstances.

TRAFFIC DETAILS • Eastbound and westbound movements will be reduced to a single lane in each direction. • Left turns at The Queensway and Hurontario Street will not be permitted. • Traffic delays are expected. • Watch for slow moving vehicles entering and exiting work areas. • Remember to reduce your speed when approaching lane reductions.

WHAT TO EXPECT? • Every effort will be made to minimize disruptions. • Residents and businesses near the work site can expect to hear noise and vibration caused by trucks, excavators, loaders, tri-axles, backhoes, and other construction equipment related to this work.

TRANSIT DETAILS • MiWay Route 4 and 103 will be detoured because of these works. • Visit MiWay.ca/updates for updates on your bus route. • Watch for additional signs directing passengers at bus stops as boarding areas may be relocated.

PEDESTRIAN DETAILS • Please take care when travelling near construction areas. • Sidewalk access in the area could be affected. • Watch for additional signs directing pedestrians as detours may be required. • Clear and defined walking paths will be maintained during construction to ensure pedestrian safety.

PROPERTY DETAILS • Crews will not require property access for this work.

CONTACT US • Metrolinx has a dedicated community relations team in place to work with residents in Peel region through the construction and operation of this transformational transit project. • 24-hour line 416-202-7500.

 

New City webpage for building additional units

By Announcement, Resources

As part of our Housing Action Plan, the City has updated its zoning rules to make it possible for homeowners to build more homes on their property. This means, it’s easier for residents with a detached, semi-detached or town house, to build:

  • ​Up to two additional residential units – such as garden suites, garage conversions, apartments, etc. – in addition to their primary home; or
  • A new purpose-built fourplex (or fourplex conversion)

While not all properties are suitable, our research shows that a detached ARU is permitted on more than 130,000 residential lots in Mississauga. And many other homes could be converted to accommodate a second or third unit.

The City has launched a new webpage to help residents determine whether building an ARU or fourplex makes sense for them. Visit mississauga.ca/building-more-units​ to learn more.

 

NOTICE OF BRIEF WATER INTERRUPTION – Friday April 19th, 2024, between 2 a.m. and 6 a.m., – 1425 To 1505 and 1970 to 2220 Dundas Street East, 2545 to 2605 Summerville Court, 3045 to 3110 Southcreek Road and 1490 Sedlescomb Drive

By Resources

NOTICE OF BRIEF WATER INTERRUPTION

Watermain Replacement and Improvement
1425 To 1505 and 1970 to 2220 Dundas Street East,
2545 to 2605 Summerville Court, 3045 to 3110 Southcreek Road
and 1490 Sedlescomb Drive

The Peel Region 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 work on the system or conduct tests.

On Friday April 19th, 2024, between 2 a.m. and 6 a.m., please expect a loss of water pressure and a brief water outage (roughly 15 minutes) while we work in your area. 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.

Property owner/manager responsibilities during a water interruption
If you are a property owner/manager, it is your responsibility to:
• Ensure maintenance, mechanical or plumbing staff are on site during the water interruption, as it may affect internal systems that rely on water such as boilers, fire suppression, and alarms.
• Notify the fire alarm company if the interruption could affect an alarm system.
• Have a fire watch completed during the water interruption, as the building’s sprinkler protection system will not function when the water supply is shut off.

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). 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 the water meter (usually located in the basement). If it is leaking, call Water Meter Installations Dispatch at:
• 905-791-7800, extension 3226 (8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. – Monday to Friday)
• 905-791-7800 extension 4409 (after hours or statutory holidays)

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Keeping you informed
We will let you know if there are any major changes to the plans.
Information on this project can also be found at www.peelregion.ca/pw/construction/miss/18-1310C.asp

Thank you for your patience as we complete this necessary work. This work will allow us to continue providing you with high quality tap water.
If you have any questions, please contact us.

Water Linear Engineering
Engineering Services Division
Public Works, Peel Region
Email: construction@peelregion.ca
Phone: 905-791-7800 ext. 4409

SCHEDULED WATER INTERRUPTION NOTICE – Thursday, April 18th, from approximately 8:30 am to 5:00 pm – 61-76 Onaway Rd

By Resources, Ward 1

INTERRUPTION DETAILS

Date and Time: Thursday, April 18th, from approximately 8:30 am to 5:00 pm.

Location: 65 Onaway Rd                  

Addresses Affected: 61-76 Onaway Rd               

Project #:  C- 603618

Regional InspectorPhemelo 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 Thursday, April 18th, 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)

Building green to advance City’s climate change goals

By Announcement, Planning & Development, Resources

On April 17, Mississauga Council approved the City’s updated  Green Development Standards (GDS). The GDS updates include mandatory and voluntary metrics for developers to consider when designing new residential and non-residential developments, to lower greenhouse gas emissions (GHGs) and ensure new developments are more resilient, energy-efficient and sustainable. The GDS, initially developed in 2012, have been updated to include energy and resilience considerations and will help the City achieve the goals of the Climate Change Action Plan and become a net-zero community.

“Buildings in Mississauga are responsible for around 50 per cent of greenhouse gas emissions from our City. However, these emissions can be greatly reduced through better building and site design, and through the updated GDS in our Site Plan process,” said Acting Mayor Matt Mahoney. “Greener buildings not only help us tackle climate change, they also save everyone, from owners to renters, more money through energy efficiency. Our updated Green Development Standards provide clear direction to the development industry on how to design buildings that will help us achieve the objectives set out in our Climate Change Action Plan. We want to work closely with the building industry to achieve our shared goal of a greener Mississauga.”

The City conducted extensive consultation on the draft mandatory and voluntary metrics with residents, industry representatives and the development industry as part of the Green Developments Standards update. Staff also reviewed best practices from other Ontario municipalities to ensure the updated GDS aligned – an important factor for the development industry.

“Our updated GDS will help the local building industry cut down on harmful emissions and better prepare for climate change impacts, ensuring that new buildings under site plan control are better for everyone – nature, people, and our local economy,” said Andrew Whittemore, Commissioner, Planning and Building. “Mississauga is doing what we can, within our jurisdiction, to tackle climate change through better building design and operation. Small changes can make a big difference in reducing GHGs and energy use.”

Updated GDS

The updated GDS establishes a tiered structure that includes both mandatory and voluntary developer requirements. The requirements are divided into three tiers: tier one, which contains mandatory requirements, and tiers two and three, which include voluntary and higher performance standards. Over time, the initial voluntary tiers (tiers two and three) will become mandatory to achieve the goal of new near net-zero developments by 2030.

The updated GDS will take effect on March 1, 2025.

Incentives for builders

In alignment with other municipalities, the City of Mississauga will conduct a feasibility study to determine appropriate incentives, which may include financial incentives, to increase uptake of the tier two and tier three voluntary metrics and higher performance standards by the building industry.

For more information about the City of Mississauga’s Update to the Green Development Standards, visit yoursay.mississauga.ca/green-standards-2023

Picture of a green roof on a sustainable building

Fostering Inclusivity: Peel Region introduces Supply Chain Diversity program 

By Announcement, Resources

Peel Region is proud to announce its Supply Chain Diversity pilot program aimed at ensuring diverse suppliers have access to procurement opportunities in Peel. A diverse supplier is a business that is at least 51% owned, operated, and controlled by individuals from underrepresented or underserved groups.  

 

This supply chain program reflects Peel’s steadfast commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion by embedding diversity in their operations and removing systemic barriers that have historically limited opportunities to some suppliers. The program was created in consultation with municipalities delivering similar programs and is open to select Invitational Request for Quotation (RFQ) projects which cost between $25,000 and $100,000.  

 

To participate in the program, suppliers must be certified as a Diverse Supplier through established non-profit supplier certification organizations. By partnering with these certification organizations, Peel aims to ensure that diverse businesses are well-represented in the procurement process.  

 

Suppliers who wish to be certified are encouraged to contact the respective certification organization directly. The Supply Chain Diversity web page lists examples of non-profit supplier certification organizations. Certified suppliers who wish to learn more about this program can visit Peel Region’s procurement portal. 

Free confidential paper shredding returns this spring

By Announcement, Resources

Free confidential paper shredding returns this spring

Peel is offering residents free confidential paper shredding at three Community Recycling Centres (CRCs) on the following dates:

  • May 4: Fewster CRC
  • May 11: Heart Lake CRC
  • May 25: Bolton CRC

Paper shredding on these dates will be available during regular business hours of 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Residents can bring unbound paper documents such as taxes, bills, income statements and personal information.

To keep traffic flow moving quickly and efficiently, visitors will not be able to stay and watch their documents be shredded.

Along with your papers, we encourage residents to bring non-perishable food items to donate to a local food bank.

Regular fees apply to all other items brought to the CRC for disposal.

National Work Zone Awareness Week

By Announcement

National Work Zone Awareness Week is April 15 to 19, 2024

Slow down to help keep everyone safe in work zones

Today marks the start of National Work Zone Awareness week, a campaign highlighting the importance of slowing down when driving through work zones.

As road maintenance and construction season starts across Peel, all road users are asked to slow down and exercise extra caution when travelling through work zones to protect on-site workers and keep everyone safe.  National Work Zone Awareness Week aims to help drivers, cyclists, and pedestrians understand that work zone safety is a shared responsibility.

Reducing vehicle speed can help avoid collisions and can reduce the impact by giving people more time to react and stop.

What is a work zone? 

Work zones are any areas where construction is taking place on the road.  It includes both stationary and moving work zones such as line painting vehicles. This work can impact speed limits, number of lanes, sidewalks, bike lanes, turning ability and visibility within the zone.

When navigating through work zones, keep these tips in mind:

  • Be aware. Pay attention to signage posted throughout work zones. These signs warn drivers, pedestrians, and cyclists that they’re approaching construction and will direct everyone safely through the work zone.
  • Stay focused. Keep your eyes on the road and avoid all distractions such as cellphones and eating while driving.
  • Keep your distance. Lane closures, reduced speeds, and traffic pattern shifts are common in work zones. Be alert and expect the unexpected.
  • Slow down as you approach workers. Give them room to work and be prepared to stop.
  • Plan ahead. Use our new construction map to see where current and upcoming construction is happening on Peel routes.

Peel Region is committed to Vision Zero and is working to prevent injuries and fatalities due to collisions on our roadways. The Vision Zero approach focuses on everyone’s responsibility to be aware of their surroundings and follow the rules of the road.

For more information on work zone safety in Peel, visit peelregion.ca/construction/work-zone-safety

Temporary Road Closure: Hyacinthe Boulevard from Cawthra Road and Breckenridge Road

By Announcement, Ward 1

Road Closure: Hyacinthe Boulevard from Cawthra Road and Breckenridge Road

 

The Region of Peel is completing a temporary rolling closure of Hyacinthe Boulevard from Cawthra Road to Breckenridge Road. During the working hours the road will be closed but will maintain access to residents residing within the work zone as well as emergency services. Outside of working hours the use of steel plates will be utilized or temporary asphalt will be repaved to allow motorists to travel. The scope of the work is to complete sanitary main installation and the road closure is required due to the depth of the trench and location of the trench within the roadway.

When:   April 29, 2024 –  May 3, 2024

Where:  Hyacinthe Boulevard from Cawthra Road to Breckenridge Road

Advance warning signs and detour signs are in place.

Did you know…Mississauga prunes process to deliver better forestry services

By Resources

The City is working to improve timelines, address the backlog of Forestry work orders and enhance the overall quality of forestry service delivery.

The City of Mississauga is taking significant steps to refine its forestry services by streamlining processes, eliminating the backlog of work orders and elevating the quality-of-service delivery in its forestry division. Last week, the City’s Forestry team presented a Corporate Report at the General Committee meeting, detailing the division’s strategy for enhancing service delivery. It focused on clearing the backlog of tree pruning, removals, and stumping work orders, developing a new tree maintenance contract and adopting a proactive tree maintenance approach.

“Mississauga has seen a substantial increase in both the demand for forestry services and the volume of trees under its care. Mississauga’s urban forest is growing, with nearly 300,000 street trees and more than a million trees across City parks, trails and natural areas. This steady growth has heightened the workload and demand for forestry services throughout the city,” said Nadia Paladino, Director of Parks, Forestry and Environment. “In the past decade, requests for service soared by 60 per cent, while the completion rate of work orders jumped by 144 per cent.”

Enhancing service timelines and addressing backlog

To manage this growth effectively, the City has embarked on initiatives aimed at enhancing service timelines and addressing the accumulated backlog. Efforts include the eradication of the current backlog, the initiation of a new tree maintenance contract, and the implementation of a proactive approach to tree maintenance.

Efforts to clear the backlog

To tackle the existing backlog, the City has deployed additional stumping crews, successfully clearing 3,573 stumping work orders between July 2023 and January 2024. This clearance sets the stage for the City to proceed with delayed tree planting activities this spring.

Improving customer experience in Forestry

The City is also improving the forestry customer experience. Residents are able to track and monitor the status and completion of service requests and work orders online in real-time through a new interactive tree map. This is accompanied by a number of improvements to internal processes and technologies that will reduce delays, accelerate turnaround times and enable the City to optimize the deployment of operational resources.

Boosting the City’s forestry capacity

A new contract for tree maintenance services has been developed and is anticipated to be awarded later in the spring. It will increase service capacity to address the backlog of tree removals and pruning and meet the growing demand for services.

Proactive tree maintenance

Mississauga is adopting a seven-year proactive maintenance cycle for its trees, aiming to bolster the health and resilience of the urban forest. This strategy is designed to extend the life and benefits of the trees, minimize maintenance costs and reduce the volume of maintenance requests in the long run. This proactive cycle will commence in the fall as part of the new maintenance contract.

Paladino highlighted that the City is focusing on strategic initiatives, including its new Forestry and Natural Heritage Master Plan, Forestry asset growth model and Forestry asset management plan to help ensure cost-effective and service-efficient decisions will cater to both present and future demands.

Climate change and Future Directions

A healthy and resilient urban forest is critical to fighting climate change and to sustaining a healthy and vibrant community for future generations. As a City, Mississauga is committed to doing its part towards securing a better future by transforming into a low carbon, sustainable and resilient city. An important part of the Climate Change Action Plan is the protection and preservation of trees.

On April 3, 2024, City Council passed its Parks, Forestry and Environment Future Directions plans that will help guide decision-making and set priorities for staff and Council as the City continues to build strong, resilient, healthy and active communities and environments.

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