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Waste update from Region of Peel

By Covid-19

Region of Peel

  • Donations of clothing and other reusable goods in Peel, during COVID-19
    • Residents are asked not to drop off any donations at Diabetes Canada bins or other charitable organization drop-off bins, as they will not be collected.
    • Community Recycling Centres are not accepting tires, electronic waste, large appliances or bulky items until further notice.

Essential Spring Maintenance Work Continues in the City of Mississauga

By Covid-19

April 22, 2020

While the City continues taking action in response to COVID-19, essential spring maintenance work is already underway around the city. Works operations crews have been providing maintenance work and repairs to infrastructure (e.g., roads, sidewalks) such as pot hole/asphalt repairs, debris clean-up, catchbasin and drain cleaning and more. Street sweeping is scheduled to begin next month.

In addition, the City’s parks and forestry crews have continued to care for City parks and natural areas, as well as responding to emergency and high priority service requests for tree clean-up.

“I would like to thank our staff for ensuring our city’s roads and sidewalks continue to remain among the best in the GTA even during these challenging times,” said Mayor Bonnie Crombie. “Their work ensures Mississauga stays running, whether that’s continued protection and restoration of our green spaces or making our roads safe and accessible for those who need to travel on them. Mississauga continues to work for residents.”

Mickey Frost, Director, Works Operations and Maintenance added, “We have a dedicated team responding to emergency and priority service requests to ensure the City’s continued responsibilities to the public. At the same time, we’re following all public health safety protocol when out in the field for the safety of our work crew and the public.”

As spring clean-up work is done around the city, works operations crews will focus primarily on major roads and in commercial/industrial areas where physical distancing from the public is more likely. Work in residential areas will only occur if there is a safety or emergency need.

Residents can also help keep their neighbourhood and street clear of debris by not sweeping any yard waste onto the road. Yard waste should be bagged for regular yard waste collection.

For the safety of frontline staff and contractors, physical distancing rules apply for the public and will be enforced by the City’s Security Officers. Residents should also respect all barricades and signage at work sites.

City Turns Special Cherry Blossoms Viewing into a Virtual Experience in Response to COVID-19

By Covid-19

April 22, 2020

The City of Mississauga’s beautiful cherry blossoms in Kariya Park are expected to be in full bloom in the coming weeks and while residents won’t be able to visit in person, they can admire the blossoms from afar via the City’s new blossom webcam.

“Kariya Park is an important part of our city as it honours Mississauga’s special relationship with our twin city – Kariya, Japan,” said Mayor Bonnie Crombie. “Although residents can’t admire the beauty of our cherry blossoms up close this year, they can still use their phones to do so from the comfort of their own homes. This is a temporary but necessary closure that will ensure the health and safety of our community during these unprecedented times. I look forward to seeing the blossoms in person next year.”

The City is offering a live feed where residents can view the cherry blossoms online beginning today until their petals start to fall, as the trees only stay in bloom for approximately two weeks.

“To avoid the spread of COVID-19 and limit the amount of visitors during the cherry blossom period, the City has made the decision to close this facility entirely,” said Jodi Robillos, Director, Parks, Forestry and Environment. “We know this park is special to our residents, so we were able to find an innovative way to help residents and visitors enjoy the blossoms, while protecting our community.”

As one of Mississauga’s most popular parks, Kariya Park attracts many visitors this time of year to see the blossoms in bloom. The park features 65 beautiful cherry blossom trees of different varieties and colours, and were a gift from Kariya, Japan. To view them bloom live, visit mississauga.ca/cherryblossomwebcam.

Robillos says, “We remind residents to stay home. However, if you need to get some fresh air, use one of our City trails for walking, biking, rollerblading or taking pets out. Don’t hang around, play or use parks as you normally would. Failure to comply with the Provincial Order can result in a fine up to $1,000. The community is also reminded to not litter on public or private property including waste, dog waste, recycling, disposable masks, gloves or other protective materials. If the waste or recycling bins are full, please take it home.”

To learn more about the latest updates on actions taken by the City, visit mississauga.ca/coronavirus or follow @CityMississauga on Twitter.

MiWay Changes Local Routes on Hurontario Corridor due to LRT Construction 

By Hurontario LRT

April 20, 2020

Effective April 27, MiWay will implement local route changes to the Hurontario corridor to help minimize impacts on travel due to Hurontario Light Rail Transit (HuLRT) construction, which began on March 30.

The construction officially began with the removal of medians along Hurontario Street from Matheson Boulevard to Highway 407. The planned Hurontario route changes are in addition to other recent changes and daily service adjustments being made by MiWay to provide essential transit services across Mississauga in response to COVID-19.

Route changes include:

  • Route 19 Hurontario will be replaced by two new routes: Route 17 Hurontario and Route 2 Hurontario
    • Route 17 Hurontario: travels between the Highway 407 Park and Ride and the City Centre Transit Terminal and will provide 24-hour service during weekdays
    • Route 2 Hurontario: travels between the City Centre Transit Terminal and the Port Credit GO Station and will provide 24-hour service during weekdays
  • Route 19 Variants 19A, 19B and 19C will be cancelled; route 19C alternative route options to Heartland Town Centre include Route 61 Mavis or Route 66 McLaughlin
  • Route 25 Traders Loop will be revised to service to portions of the former Routes 19A and 19B

“We’ve redesigned routes along the Hurontario corridor to minimize impacts to travel during Hurontario Light Rail Transit construction,” said Geoff Marinoff, Director, Transit. “Our priority is to maintain service reliability as best we can to help customers get to where they need to be.”

 

To learn more about these new route changes, visit miway.ca/hurontario. MiWay would like to remind residents to limit travel on transit to essential trips only to help flatten the curve. For more information on MiWay’s response, visit miway.ca/coronavirus.

Visit miway.ca to plan a trip or call 905-615-4636 for customer service assistance.

New Mississauga Web Page a One-Stop Resource for Older Adults

By Covid-19, Resources
COVID-19 Response: New Mississauga Web Page a One-Stop Resource for Older Adults

 April 15, 2020

In these challenging times, the City of Mississauga is focused on supporting our older adult community. The City has launched a new web page that provides guidance for older residents  and their caregivers to help meet their needs.

“Our older adult community is one of the most vulnerable when it comes to COVID-19,” said Mayor Bonnie Crombie. “The City’s new web page provides easy to find, at-a-glance information for older adults and caregivers. This is something that our older adults asked for and I am pleased that we are able to provide this resource to help meet their needs, enhance their well-being and improve outcomes.”

Residents can find information on symptoms and prevention, health and wellness and key emergency contacts. The web page also provides links to online Library services and free online videos, workouts and other resources to help older adults stay healthy while practicing physical distancing.

A printable information sheet is also available on the web page.

Anyone who may not be able to access the web page is advised to ask a friend or family member to assist.

For updates on actions the City is taking to help residents, visit mississauga.ca/coronavirus or follow us on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.

You Can Help

 The Mississauga Food Bank is accepting donations to help support older adults and others who are relying on food banks during this time.

Trillium Health Centre Partners are accepting donations of personal protective equipment (PPE) as they continue to provide care for older adults and other patients in response to COVID-19.

 

City of Mississauga COVID-19 Response: Council Meeting April 15 – Managing the Impact of COVID-19

By Covid-19

Important Updates and Safety Reminders

COVID-19 | April 15, 2020

Today, Council discussed actions and impacts in response to COVID-19 to improve safety and help mitigate impacts on residents and businesses.
“As we continue to manage this health pandemic, we ask that residents please do their part by respecting the rules for the safety of our community,” said Mayor Bonnie Crombie. “We continue to see people disrespecting park amenity closures, not keeping a safe distance or bending the rules when it comes to gatherings with family and friends. We have also seen a rise in littering of medical gloves and masks outside grocery stores and pharmacies across our city. This is a health concern and a safety risk. Those found violating these rules will face fines. Please be good neighbours and friends and stay at home where possible. This is the only way we will help flatten the curve. We are all in this together.”

Renewal Fees Deferred for Animal and Mobile Licences

·          Renewal fees are being deferred for Pet licensing and the Mobile Licensing until June 1 or 30 days after the re-opening of public counters.
At last week’s Council meeting, our Finance team presented a report outlined the City’s current financial position.

Hiring Suspended

To assist with mitigating the financial impact of COVID-19, City of Mississauga hiring will be suspended temporarily for all positions effective end of day Tuesday, April 14. Essential services will be maintained.

Litter and Waste Dumping

  • All litter, particularly masks and gloves as well as dog waste must be disposed of properly using the appropriate waste containers available or by bringing it home.
  • Dumping household waste and garbage is unacceptable and in contravention of the City’s Debris and Anti Littering By-law and is actively being enforced. Dumping can be reported online.

Enforcement Actions

  • Security Officers are patrolling parks and are educating and enforcing emergency orders to limit gatherings of 5 or more (unless living in same household) and issuing fines of at least $750 where applicable.
  • Those found littering medical gloves, masks or any other personal protective equipment (PPE) can face littering fines starting at $365

COVID-19 Information

  • Residents can call 3-1-1 to report non-compliance
  • Set fines for non-compliance range from $750 to $1000
  • To learn about the latest updates on actions taken by the City of Mississauga visit ca/coronavirus or follow @CityMississauga on Twitter.
  • For health information, please visit ca/coronavirus.

 

City of Mississauga COVID-19 Response: Council Meeting April 15 – Managing the Impact of COVID-19

By Covid-19

Important Updates and Safety Reminders

COVID-19 | April 15, 2020

Today, Council discussed actions and impacts in response to COVID-19 to improve safety and help mitigate impacts on residents and businesses.
“As we continue to manage this health pandemic, we ask that residents please do their part by respecting the rules for the safety of our community,” said Mayor Bonnie Crombie. “We continue to see people disrespecting park amenity closures, not keeping a safe distance or bending the rules when it comes to gatherings with family and friends. We have also seen a rise in littering of medical gloves and masks outside grocery stores and pharmacies across our city. This is a health concern and a safety risk. Those found violating these rules will face fines. Please be good neighbours and friends and stay at home where possible. This is the only way we will help flatten the curve. We are all in this together.”

Renewal Fees Deferred for Animal and Mobile Licences

·          Renewal fees are being deferred for Pet licensing and the Mobile Licensing until June 1 or 30 days after the re-opening of public counters.
At last week’s Council meeting, our Finance team presented a report outlined the City’s current financial position.

Hiring Suspended

To assist with mitigating the financial impact of COVID-19, City of Mississauga hiring will be suspended temporarily for all positions effective end of day Tuesday, April 14. Essential services will be maintained.

Litter and Waste Dumping

  • All litter, particularly masks and gloves as well as dog waste must be disposed of properly using the appropriate waste containers available or by bringing it home.
  • Dumping household waste and garbage is unacceptable and in contravention of the City’s Debris and Anti Littering By-law and is actively being enforced. Dumping can be reported online.

Enforcement Actions

  • Security Officers are patrolling parks and are educating and enforcing emergency orders to limit gatherings of 5 or more (unless living in same household) and issuing fines of at least $750 where applicable.
  • Those found littering medical gloves, masks or any other personal protective equipment (PPE) can face littering fines starting at $365

COVID-19 Information

  • Residents can call 3-1-1 to report non-compliance
  • Set fines for non-compliance range from $750 to $1000
  • To learn about the latest updates on actions taken by the City of Mississauga visit ca/coronavirus or follow @CityMississauga on Twitter.
  • For health information, please visit ca/coronavirus.

COVID-19 Response: New Mississauga Web Page a One-Stop Resource for Older Adults

By Covid-19

April 15, 2020

In these challenging times, the City of Mississauga is focused on supporting our older adult community. The City has launched a new web page that provides guidance for older residents  and their caregivers to help meet their needs.

“Our older adult community is one of the most vulnerable when it comes to COVID-19,” said Mayor Bonnie Crombie. “The City’s new web page provides easy to find, at-a-glance information for older adults and caregivers. This is something that our older adults asked for and I am pleased that we are able to provide this resource to help meet their needs, enhance their well-being and improve outcomes.”

Residents can find information on symptoms and prevention, health and wellness and key emergency contacts. The web page also provides links to online Library services and free online videos, workouts and other resources to help older adults stay healthy while practicing physical distancing.

A printable information sheet is also available on the web page.

Anyone who may not be able to access the web page is advised to ask a friend or family member to assist.

For updates on actions the City is taking to help residents, visit mississauga.ca/coronavirus or follow us on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.

 

You Can Help

 

The Mississauga Food Bank is accepting donations to help support older adults and others who are relying on food banks during this time.

 

Trillium Health Centre Partners are accepting donations of personal protective equipment (PPE) as they continue to provide care for older adults and other patients in response to COVID-19.