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Here to Stay – Repairs Planned for Port Credit Library

By Issues, Resources, Stephen’s Initiatives, Ward 1

I have worked over the last several months, on your behalf, to ensure that we were able to keep the Port Credit Library in our community. Today, I am pleased with the decision that this quintessential structure’s future was passed on consent. I would like to thank you for your patience and understanding on this matter. For further details, please see the release below.


 

February 9, 2022

A plan to repair the foundation of the Port Credit Library was approved in principle at today’s General Committee meeting. This will enable the library to reopen in the same location once the work to rehabilitate the building is completed.

“Over the past several months, I have been working extensively to ensure that Ward 1 is able to have a library in the Port Credit community. I am so pleased it will be able to stay in its present place – it’s a popular location that means so much to library customers and the Port Credit neighbourhood,” said Stephen Dasko, Councillor, Ward 1. “Thank you to everyone for your patience as staff, Council and I worked to develop a viable, long-term plan for the library.”

The building has been closed to the public since June 28, 2021. The library and Port Credit Memorial Park are built on landfill that over time has impacted the stability of the building’s foundation and supports.

Since that time, City staff researched and reviewed several options that include:

  • – building a new library at the same location
  • – relocating to another location in the Lakeshore area
  • – maintaining the existing 8,200 sq. ft. library by repairing the existing concrete foundation

The report recommended that the City proceed with the repair option and keep the building in its current location at a cost of approximately $6 to $8 million.

The repair work involves a process the City first tested in 2016 as a pilot project, whereby helical piles (steel pipes) were installed onto three piers to stabilize the foundation. This was found to be an effective long-term solution and will be used to repair the entire foundation.

The foundation repair is expected to extend the building’s life for another 50 years.

“Rehabilitating the foundation is a benefit for everyone. It is the most cost-effective solution, it allows the library to stay in the neighbourhood and it extends the life of the building for many years to come,” said Shari Lichterman, Commissioner, Corporate Services and Chief Financial Officer.

The construction timeline is approximately 20 to 24 months, with the library expected to reopen in late 2023 or early 2024.

The recommendation to repair the Port Credit Library foundation will be before Council for final approval on February 16.

“The Port Credit Memorial Arena Pop Up Library will continue to serve the community as the library building undergoes rehabilitation,” said Jodi Robillos, Commissioner, Community Services. “Customers can also access any of our other 17 locations or our wide range of ebooks, audiobooks and other online services.”

Visit: Port Credit Library web 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: #0709 – NB Hurontario St at South Service Road

By Issues, Resources, Ward 1

Stop(s) Impacted:  No.: 0709: NB Hurontario St at South Service Road

Temporary Stop Location: Existing platform to be relocated approximately 100m to the South

Routes Impacted: 2 North

Date and Time: Effective Immediately

Estimated Duration: until Tuesday, June 28, 2022 @ 5:00pm

Event Type: HuLRT

Agency: Mobilinx

Notes:

–             Stops will remain accessible;

–             No detours required.

Notice of Bus Stop Impact: #0324 – NB Hurontario St at Inglewood Dr

By Issues, Resources, Ward 1

Stop(s) Impacted:  No.: 0324: NB Hurontario St at Inglewood Dr (currently located South of Eaglewood Blvd)

Temporary Stop Location: Existing platform to be relocated 60m to the North

Routes Impacted: 2 North, 8 North

Date and Time: Effective Immediately

Estimated Duration: until Thursday, June 23, 2022 @ 5:00pm

Event Type: HuLRT

Agency: Mobilinx

Notes:

–             Stops will remain accessible;

–             No detours required.

Notice of Bus Stop Impact: #0304 – NB Hurontario St North of Mineola Rd E

By Issues, Resources, Ward 1

Stop(s) Impacted:  No.: 1900: NB Hurontario St North of Mineola Rd E

Temporary Stop Location: No.: 0332: NB Hurontario St at Pinewood Tr (approx. 200m North)

Routes Impacted: 2 North

Date and Time: Effective Immediately

Estimated Duration: until Friday, July 8, 2022 @ 5:00pm

Event Type: HuLRT

Agency: Mobilinx

Notes:

–             Stops will remain accessible;

–             No detours required.

 

Film Notice: Film Notice: The Gray Hat Productions Inc

By Events, Issues, Resources, Ward 1

Please be advised that the above will be filming interior and exterior scenes for a TV Series “Gray” at 36 Lake St, 46 John Street, 102 Lakeshore Road W, and JC Saddington Park (Ward 1) between June 21-23rd between the hours of 7am-11pm (daily). Prep will be conducted on June 20th and wrap on June 24th, between the hours of 8am-8pm (daily).

 

A permit has been granted to allow parking on the following:

 

  • South of Lakeshore Rd E (including overnight parking):
  • Lake St, both sides, between Peter St and John St South – CLEARING FOR PICTURE ONLY
  • Peter St South, east side of the roadway between Lake St and Bay St
  • John St South, west side of the roadway between Lake St and Bay St – CLEARING FOR PICTURE ONLY
  • Front St South, east side of the roadway between 35 Front St South to Lake St
  • Bay St, north side of the roadway between Front St South and John St S
  • Peter St South, east side of the roadway between Lake St to the south dead end – GENERATOR PLACEMENT ONLY
  • North of Lakeshore Rd E (no overnight parking):
  • Front St North, east side layby between Lakeshore Rd W and John St N
  • John St North (E/W section), north side of the roadway between Front St North and Lakeshore Rd W

 

Production has been permitted to film scenes within JC Saddington Park (53 Lake St) on June 22 & 23rd – primarily the N/E section. No parking is permitted within the Park public lot to ensure access for the public, however, note that the S/E parking lot entrance will be barricaded to ensure safe traffic flow around generator placement on Peter St South.

 

Production has been approved for intermittent traffic stoppages (max of 3 min) under the supervision of Peel Regional Police not between the hours of 7am – 9am and 4pm – 6pm. A camera is permitted on the roadway, boulevard, sidewalk as long as two-way traffic/pedestrian access is maintained at all times.

Grass clippings not collected in Peel

By Issues, Ward 1
  • Peel Region does not accept grass clippings at the curb or at Community Recycling Centres, which was an approved decision by Council in February 2019.
  • Please do not mix grass into waste, yard waste or compost – doing so uses more resources and time to filter contents so that waste, yard waste and compost can be processed.
  • Instead, Peel Region encourages residents to leave clippings on the lawn – otherwise known as grasscycling.
  • Information about how to grasscycle and its benefits can be found by visiting: ca/waste/grasscycling/

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Film Notice: Shrink Ray Productions Ltd

By Events, Issues, Ward 1

Please note that the above has been issued a permit for interior and exterior access to Small Arms Inspection Building (1352 Lakeshore Rd E, Ward 1) from June 14th, 9:00pm-9:00pm, June 15th.  

Production will be utilizing the lot to park production vehicles on June 14th, 9:00pm-9:00pm, June 15th.  They will also be utilizing a portion of the South building for cast/crew holding on June 15th, 6am-9pm.

Message from Peel Region Police: Virtual Community Meeting hosted by 11 & 12 Division on Wednesday June 22nd

By Issues, Resources, Ward 1

You are invited to join us for the Virtual Community Meeting hosted by 11 & 12 Division on Wednesday June 22nd, 2022 from 7:00-8:30pm.

HOST: Constable Rowena Pryce, 11 Division Community Liaison Officer

Stay informed. The topics chosen are data driven and based on community input! Sign up below to register for the Virtual Community Meeting.

To be included in the meeting, please register by June 19, 2022 @ midnight. Read More

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