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Stephen Dasko

Reconstruction of existing trail in Lakefront Promenade Park

By Events, Issues, Resources

Jun 24, 2019

The existing trail is in poor condition and is due for lifecycle replacement and will also be upgraded to 3.0m wide where possible to meet our current trail standard.   We anticipate completion of this work within three (3) weeks pending weather.  Staff will be posting “Notice of Service Disruption” at all the access locations for resident awareness.  Should you have any questions or concerns please contact me.

Stephen

Economic Development Strategy Forum

By Events, Issues
As the City of Mississauga approaches the end of its 10 year economic development strategy, the City’s Economic Development Office (EDO) is planning for a new era of local economic growth and prosperity with the development of a new five year economic Development Strategy that will guide us through a highly innovative, competitive and connected global economy.

To build on the City’s success, EDO has retained a team of consultants from Hatch, who will bring international expertise in economic development, to facilitate the creation of a new strategy and engage key stakeholders to help shape Mississauga’s economic development priorities.

This is to advise you, that you, and/or an individual within your organization that is responsible for strategic planning, have been selected to participate in thematic workshops based on the Strategy’s areas of focus: business, people, place and infrastructure. The workshops will be facilitated by Hatch consultants and will draw upon evidence gathered to date.

Please see the following link and select the session(s) that you would like to attend. If you feel that the thematic workshops might be of interest to someone within your organization whose focus is strategic planning, please kindly forward this communication to them. 

Once registered, an agenda and details on the workshop will be circulated one week prior to the workshop.

 

Location:
City Hall, 300 City Centre Drive,
C Banquets, 12th Floor,
Mississauga, ON
L5B 3C1

 

Session 1: Business
Wednesday, July 10 | 7:30 – 9:30am

 

Register

 

Session 2: Places
Wednesday, July 10 | 2:00 – 4:00pm

 

Register

 

Session 3: People
Thursday, July 11 | 7:30 – 9:30am

 

Register

 

Session 4: Infrastructure
Thursday, July 11 | 6:30 – 8:30pm

City is making Mississauga’s waterfront more inclusive and accessible

By Events, Issues, Resources

In an effort to remove and prevent barriers for persons with disabilities, the City is making Mississauga’s waterfront more inclusive and accessible for all with the Accessible Beach Routes pilot project.  Accessible Beach Routes will roll out at Lakefront Promenade and Jack Darling Memorial Park on July 1, 2019, weather permitting.

Accessible beach mats provide a nonslip, accessible surface and allows individuals with mobility aids, such as wheelchairs and walkers, older adults and parents with strollers, easier to access to the beach.

Parks Operations staff will install the mats and directional signage at both park locations.  The mats are secured in place with pins, allowing for easy maintenance without requiring the mats to be removed or the facility closed for an extended period of time.  The beach access route will remain in place for the season and the mats will be removed annually in the fall and over winter.

If you have any additional questions, please do not hesitate to contact me directly.

Stephen

Music, Munchies and Memories – Your Canada Day Invite has Arrived

By Uncategorized

How often do you go to 152nd birthday celebrations? How about when you’re the one getting the gifts? Well that’s what you’re invited to this Canada Day at Mississauga Celebration Square.

Platinum-selling, award-winning, recording artists, Marianas Trench are headlining the mega event on the main stage.

If the hot sun doesn’t keep the stage and the anticipated 100,000 guests warm, music by Logan Staats, Leaving Thomas and Sickick definitely will.

No Canada Day celebration would be complete without the opportunity to remember what it means to be Canadian. The official ceremony will put guests in that proud-to-be-Canadian state of mind as Mayor Bonnie Crombie and Members of Council will lead a reaffirmation oath encouraging attendees to re-confirm their Canadian Citizenship.

Don’t forget your towel for your chance to make an afternoon splash in the fountain sponsored by Alectra. When the sun goes down, the lights get brighter. The celebration of the summer is punctuated with a spectacular fireworks finale at 10:05 p.m. presented by Tim Hortons.

Afternoon hosts, Global News’ Anthony Farnell and Farah Nasser and evening hosts, Antony Robart and ET Canada’s Sangita Patel will host the event which includes a full day of family-friendly entertainment.

Come for the food, stay for the entertainment, leave with the best Canada Day memories ever.

Event Details
Date: 

Monday, July 1, 2019

Time: 
2 to 10:30 p.m.

Canada Day Main Stage Line-up:

Paul Edward Costa, Mississauga’s Poet Laureate

Pujita Verma, Mississauga’s Youth Poet Laureate

Logan Staats, Season 1 Winner of CTV’s The Launch
Canadian Pop Country Duo, Leaving Thomas

Masked Hip-Hop and Mash-up DJ, Sickick

Juno and Much Music Video Award-Winning Artists, Marianas Trench

Epic fireworks display presented by Tim Hortons

Location: 

Mississauga Celebration Square
300 City Centre Dr.
Mississauga, ON
[Map]

Cost:  
Free

Additional Information:
Details on the Canada Day celebration on the Square can be found here.

IMPORTANT EVENT INFORMATION

Parking and Transportation
With limited access to available parking downtown, event goers are encouraged to carpool, walk, bike or take MiWay. Use MiWay’s Plan a Trip tool on any device at miway.ca/planatrip for customized route and schedule information to get to Celebration Square on time. MiWay will also offer additional trips from the City Centre Transit Terminal following the fireworks on the following routes: 3, 10, 19, 23, 26, 34 and 61. Limited accessible parking is available at the 201 City Centre Dr. parking lot after 3 p.m. and in the Living Arts Centre underground parking lot.

Road Closures
There will be road closures in the downtown core from 10 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. on July 1. Areas impacted by the closures are outlined below. The road closure map can be downloaded here.

Closed: July 1 from 10 a.m. to 11:30 p.m.
• Duke of York Boulevard from Burnhamthorpe Road W. to Prince of Wales Drive
• City Centre Drive from Living Arts Drive to Mercer Street
• Princess Royal Drive from Living Arts Drive to Duke of York Boulevard

Closed: July 1 from 7 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.
• Living Arts Drive from Burnhamthorpe Road W. to Prince of Wales Drive
• Burnhamthorpe Road W. from Confederation Parkway to Hurontario Street
• Kariya Gate from Burnhamthorpe Road W. to City Centre Drive (north-bound lanes only)

Don’t worry about losing power half way through the fun. The City has installed two accessible mobility device charging stations on Celebration Square. One can be found directly in front of the amphitheatre and the other in Legends Row on the west side of the square.

Fireworks
If you plan to set off fireworks in your neighbourhood this Canada Day, visit the City’s website for more information on using fireworks safely on Canada Day.

Stephen
 

Nine Creeks Trail Update (formerly named: Lakeshore Royal Windsor)

By Uncategorized
  • Project webpage -> http://www.mississauga.ca/portal/residents/parks-lakeshore-royal-windsor
    • Please note that it is still under an old informal name as Lakeshore Royal Windsor. The webpage will be updated shortly to refer to the trail as Nine Creeks Trail
    • The webpage provides a project overview, public engagement, construction staging and frequently asked questions
  • Please let me know if you have any questions!

Stephen

Good Clean Up Program

By Issues, Resources, Uncategorized

Information regarding the City of Mississauga Goose program:  Along the Waterfront, the City of Mississauga  has a program called Goose Roundup. It’s an annual collection of geese in Mississauga and Oakville. Working alongside Canadian Wildlife Services, the geese are collected and released at Jack Miner’s Foundation Sanctuary, where the geese enjoy their lives in a protected environment.

The City frequently sweeps the turf areas and pathways, primarily in Port Credit Memorial Park, JJ Plaus and Credit Village Marina. We also bring a contractor in to power wash the railings along Credit Village Marina when droppings get excessive.

Parks staff also utilize backpack blowers and pressure washers in many of our waterfront parks to deal with goose droppings- especially along pathways and in picnic shelters.

 

Try an eBike during the Tactical Urbanism Pilot

By Events, Issues, Resources
​Starting June 7, things will look a little different on Living Arts Drive the street between Princess Royal Drive and City Centre Drive. A range of temporary urban features will be installed as part of the Tactical Urbanism pilot, designed to improve safety and public enjoyment of our city streets.

Click here for more details.

Sign up for your opportunity during your lunch break to try out a Bosch eBike during this pilot project. The eBikes can run on electric power as well as by pedaling, and will be available from June 10 to June 14 from noon to 2 p.m. The motor can shore up your pedaling as needed and can make it easier to go uphill or ride for long distances.

This eBike trial is open only to City of Mississauga employees and not for members of the public. The eBikes will be located at the northwest corner of Princess Royal Drive and Living Arts Drive.

Take advantage of this opportunity by registering online and signing a waiver prior to your session. Spaces are limited! You will also need to bring your own helmet in order to participate.

Questions about the eBike test event? Contact Diana.Suzuki-Bracewell@mississauga.ca.

Come out and experience Tactical Urbanism on Living Arts Drive and share your feedback on this pilot project at yoursay.mississauga.ca/downtown.

More rail service on the Lakeshore West GO lines.

By Issues, Resources

Beginning June 29, we will run more rail service on the Barrie, Stouffville and Lakeshore West GO lines.

On the Barrie Line – we are extending four weekend train trips all the way up to Barrie to make it easier for you to spend time with family and friends or have a weekend getaway. For customers travelling to Barrie, trains at 11:40 a.m. and 9:30 p.m. will take you from Union Station all the way to Allandale Waterfront GO. For customers travelling from Barrie, trains at 4:20 p.m. and 8:40 p.m. will take you from Allandale Waterfront GO all the way to Union Station.

On the Lakeshore West Line – we are also offering customers five late-night express trips from Aldershot GO to Long Branch GO seven days a week.

 

Lakeshore West
Type of Increase Departure Arrival
New trip 12:01 a.m., Aldershot 12:30 a.m., Long Branch
New trip 12:31 a.m., Aldershot 1:00 a.m., Long Branch
New trip 1:01 a.m., Aldershot 1:30 a.m., Long Branch
New trip 1:31 a.m., Aldershot 2:00 a.m., Long Branch
New trip 2:01 a.m., Aldershot 2:30 a.m., Long Branch

 

 

Kitchener
Type of Increase Departure Arrival
Existing trip, new stops at Etobicoke North, Weston, Bloor 3:00 p.m., Mount Pleasant 3:51 p.m., Union Station

 

For additional information on these changes, please visit www.gotransit.com, you can also use our trip planning tools for easier travel.

If you would like real-time updates sent directly to your mobile device, please sign up for our On the GO alerts here, or follow your line’s @gotransit account on Twitter.

 

Best,

Jackie

 

Jacqueline Czajka

Manager (A), Stakeholder Relations

Communications & Public Affairs Division

 

97 Front St. W, 4th Floor | Toronto, ON | M5J 1E6

Cell: (647) 262-3946    Office: (416) 202-0328

Email: jackie.czajka@metrolinx.com