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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.

Construction Notice – Temporary Road Closure – Mineola Road West – 24 hour works

By Hurontario LRT, Issues, Resources, Ward 1

TEMPORARY ROAD CLOSURE

MINEOLA ROAD WEST AT HURONTARIO STREET

HuLRT UTILITY INSTALLATION

 

The contractor is installing underground utilities at Hurontario Street and Mineola Road West.  Due to the underground conditions, the duration of the temporary closure must be further extended.  During the closure, no vehicles (including Emergency Services) will be able to access Mineola Road West from Hurontario Street. The signed detour uses Indian Valley Trail and Glenburnie Road to access Mineola Road West.

Variable Message Signs have been updated to advise motorists of the extended closure of Mineola Road West.

Mineola Road West at Hurontario – Temporary Road Closure Update

  • From now through to Saturday August 20th at 10:00 pm the constructor will continue to work 24 hours a day.

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.

Temporary Closure of Pinewood Trail at Hurontario Street – August 16th to 20th – LRT Construction

By Hurontario LRT, Resources, Ward 1

In preparation for the construction of the Hurontario LRT, the constructor must close Pinewood Trail just east of Hurontario Street to install an electrical duct bank.

During the closure, no vehicles (including Emergency Services) will be able to access Pinewood Trail from Hurontario Street.  A signed detour will be erected that uses Mineola Road East and Goldthorpe Road to access Pinewood Trail.

Variable Message Signs will been installed to advise motorists of the planned closure and a copy of the notification letter that was hand delivered to residents in the area is attached.

The road closure will take place:

  • Tuesday August 16th, 2022 at 7 am through to Saturday August 20th at 5:00 pm.  Work will be occurring 24 hours a day.

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.

 

 

What work is taking place?

Construction crews will be installing utilities along Hurontario Street that will also need to cross Pinewood Trail. This will result in a temporary closure of a portion Pinewood Trail from 7 a.m on August 16 to 5 p.m. on August 20, 2022. The road closure and construction will be continuous throughout this duration.
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, backhoes, and other construction equipment related to this work. Some of this work will be done overnight and, on the weekend, so crews will be able to complete this work safely and efficiently.
During this closure, motorists can access Pinewood Trail from Hurontario Street using the detour map provided. 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.

TIMING

 Pinewood Trail will be closed from: o 7 a.m. August 16 to 5 p.m. August 20, 2022 o The road closure and construction work will be continuous throughout this duration

 Work could be rescheduled and delayed due to weather conditions or unforeseen circumstances.

TRAFFIC DETAILS

 Access to Pinewood Trail will be maintained through a detour from Hurontario Street, Mineola Road East and Goldthorpe Road.

 Watch for slow moving vehicles entering and exiting work areas.

 Remember to reduce your speed when approaching work zones.

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, triaxles, backhoes, and other construction equipment related to this work.

 

TRANSIT DETAILS

 MiWay near the intersection will continue to operate with regular service.

 Visit www.miway.ca/updates for updates.

 Watch for additional signs directing passengers at bus stop as boarding areas may be relocated.

PEDESTRIAN DETAILS

 Please take care when travelling near construction areas.

 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

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.

Notice of Bus Stop Impact: #0333 – SB Hurontario St at Mineola Rd W

By Issues, Resources, Ward 1

Stop(s) Impacted:  No.: 0333: SB Hurontario St at Mineola Rd W

Temporary Stop Location: Temporary marker to be placed 20m to the South

Routes Impacted: 2 South

Date and Time: Effective Immediately

Estimated Duration: until Friday, August 19, 2022 @ 5:00pm

Event Type: HuLRT

Agency: Mobilinx

Notes:

–             Stops will remain accessible;

–             No detours required.

Film Notice: Undivided Creative Inc

By Issues, Ward 1

Please be advised that the above will be filming interior scenes for a “Natalist” commercial at 1649 Sunnycove Dr (Ward 1) on August 12th, 7:00 AM – 11:00 PM. Any prep and wrap activity will be entirely on private property.

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

  • One side of Sunnycove Dr between Laughton Ave and Tarn Rd

Region of Peel to advocate for provincial support on key issues for residents and businesses

By Issues, Resources, Ward 1

August 10, 2022

A Region of Peel delegation consisting of the Regional Chair and members of Regional Council will be attending the 2022 Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO) conference, August 14-17 in Ottawa. The Region participates annually in this AMO’s premier event, which provides Ontario municipalities with a forum for conversation with provincial decision-makers regarding ongoing challenges and with opportunities for collaboration and learning through numerous workshops and information sessions. Read More

Notice of Bus Stop Impact: #0334 – NB Hurontario St at Mineola Rd

By Issues, Resources, Ward 1

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

 

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

Temporary Stop Location: Existing temporary platform to be relocated 125m to the South

Routes Impacted: 2 North, 8 North

Date and Time: Effective Immediately

Estimated Duration: until Tuesday, August 30, 2022 @ 5:00pm

Event Type: HuLRT

Agency: Mobilinx

Notes:

–             Stops will remain accessible;

–             No detours required.

Film Notice: Idaho Productions Ltd

By Issues, Resources, Ward 1

Please be advised that the above will be filming interior and exterior scenes for a TV Series “Accused” at 2365 Dixie Rd (Ward 1) on August 2nd, 7:00 AM – 11:00 PM. Prep will be conducted on July 28th – August 1st, 7am-6pm and wrap on August 3rd, 7am-7pm.

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

  • North side of Caterpillar Rd only

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, as they film a vehicle pulling into their studio property from Caterpillar Rd.

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