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City of Mississauga Considers Temporary Use By-law to Permit Some Outdoor Businesses

By Covid-19, Events, Issues

November 18, 2020

Today at General Committee, staff were directed to prepare a temporary use by-law effective to December 31, 2021, to permit outdoor retail sales and display and outdoor recreational and entertainment establishments.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the City has received several requests for outdoor uses which are not permitted in the zoning by-law. To support Mississauga’s businesses and/or charitable ventures, the City can temporarily permit outdoor retail sales and display and temporary outdoor recreational and entertainment establishments in appropriate zones.

A statutory public meeting scheduled for December 9, 2020 is required to enact the temporary use by-law. If moved by Council next week, enforcement of the zoning by-law provisions which currently do not permit outdoor retail sales and display and outdoor recreational and entertainment establishments will be suspended until the public meeting takes place and the temporary use by-law enacted.


Public meeting with respect to permitting outdoor retail sales and display and outdoor recreational and entertainment establishments and for the public to ask questions and share views about the proposal.

Options for participating in the meeting outlined below.


  • Mayor Crombie and Members of Council
  • Members of the public


Wednesday, December 9, 2020


9:30 a.m.


This will be a virtual meeting. Mississauga’s Council Chamber is closed to the public due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The proceedings will be live-streamed online for the public to view at the following link:

If you do not have access to the internet and wish to phone in to listen to the meeting only, please call 905-615-3200, extension 3795 by 4.p.m. on the Monday prior to the meeting for instructions.

Submit a Written Submission:

If you would like to share your views, please submit to the City Clerks Office by 4 p.m. on the Friday prior to the meeting:

In order to be received by Council at the meeting, written comments must be received no later than 48 hours prior to the meeting. Please include your name, your address and subject matter on your submission.  Written comments received before, during or after a Council meeting but before a by-law is passed, receive the same consideration as verbal comments made during a Council meeting.

Participate Virtually With Verbal Submission:

Advance registration is required to participate and/or make comments in the virtual public meeting. Please fill out the Request to Speak form no later than Monday at 4 p.m. prior to the meeting date.

Any materials you wish to show during your presentation must be provided as an attachment to the email. Links to cloud services will not be accepted. You will be provided with directions on how to participate from Clerks’ staff.

Residents without access to the internet, via computer, smartphone or tablet, can participate and/or make comments in the meeting via telephone. To register, please call City Clerks Office staff at 905-615-3200, extension 3795 no later than Monday at 4 p.m. prior to the meeting date. You must provide your name and phone number if you wish to speak. You will be provided with directions on how to participate from Clerks’ staff.

City of Mississauga Develops Policy to Green its Fleet and Equipment to Help Reduce Emissions and Fight Climate Change

By Events, Issues

November 18, 2020

Today, General Committee received the City’s Green Fleet and Equipment Policy and Electric Vehicle Charging Station Standard in its efforts towards reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 40 per cent by 2030 as part of the City’s Climate Change Action Plan.

“As we move forward with our Climate Change Action Plan, it’s vital we make necessary changes within our organization to be more sustainable,” said Mayor Bonnie Crombie. “Having this policy in place will allow us to lead by example and take real action in the fight against climate change.”

The Green Fleet and Equipment Policy will prioritize investment in low and zero-emissions fleet, equipment and infrastructure; the Electric Vehicle Charging Station Standard will guide the installation of electric vehicle chargers on City property.

“In 2017, we found that 78 per cent of Corporate emissions come from the City’s fleet and equipment. We need to make drastic changes if we want to reduce 40 per cent of the City’s GHGs by 2030,” said Jodi Robillos, Director, Parks, Forestry and Environment. “This policy is a critical first step that lays the foundation for staff. It prioritizes the purchase of low or zero-emissions fleet and equipment, as well as improves the use of our existing fleet and equipment. Greening our fleet and equipment could lead to a 28 per cent reduction in Corporate GHG emissions and will help us reach our reduction target of 40 per cent by 2030.”

The Green Fleet and Equipment Policy and Electric Vehicle Charging Station Standard will also complement other City efforts in reducing GHG emissions and improving air quality – the Idling Control By-law and the Unnecessary Vehicle Idling policy.

Robillos added, “This policy will prioritize the electrification of the City’s fleet and equipment in a way that is sustainable and meets our operational needs. We will work to make investments in zero-emissions technologies, such as electric vehicles, which will be phased in over time. Between 2020 to 2030, there is an opportunity to replace more than 50 per cent of our light-duty fleet and equipment, all of Fire’s support vehicles and almost all of MiWay’s fleet, which includes buses and support vehicles.”

In December 2019, Council approved the City’s Climate Change Action Plan. The plan has two goals – reduce 80 per cent of Mississauga’s GHG emissions by 2050 and increase resilience and the capacity for the City to withstand and respond to climate events.

The Green Fleet and Equipment Policy will go to Council next week for approval.

Learn more about the City’s Climate Change Action Plan, Green Fleet and Equipment Policy and Electric Vehicle Charging Station Standard.

City of Mississauga launched a Music Strategy Survey

By Events, Issues

The City of Mississauga launched a Music Strategy Survey which will help inform the development of our first Music Strategy.

Feedback collected from the survey will be used to design targeted recommendations in the Strategy. While the Music Strategy will address the ongoing impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the music sector and propose temporary solutions, the goal is to support long-term growth of the sector post-pandemic. As such, questions focus primarily on music-related habits and business operations pre-pandemic, as well as ideas for the future.

The survey closes Friday, December 18. 

We are seeking input from the music sector as well as residents and would appreciate any help you can provide in sharing the survey.  Here is the Survey Link:

Volunteers Needed for Salvation Army

By Events

Please Help: Volunteers Needed

Give the gift of time this holiday season.

Register to volunteer for the kettle drive @

Shift Duration: 2 to 3 Hours between November 14 to December 24, 2020

Volunteer Locations: Square One Shopping Centre, Costco Heartland/ Dundas, Loblaws Heartland, Real Canadian Superstore

The Salvation Army Mississauga Community & Family Services

2020 Kettle Campaign Volunteer Coordinator: Sharmila Rasalingam (905) 279- 7525 x 224


Make a difference in your community today!

City of Mississauga Seeks Input on Stormwater Master Plan Build Beautiful

By Events, Planning & Development

November 17, 2020

The City of Mississauga is looking for input on its Stormwater Master Plan, titled Build Beautiful. Residents are encouraged to complete an online survey to share their thoughts and ideas on the development of the plan. Input collected through the online survey will help the City define a vision for the future of managing stormwater in Mississauga. Stormwater (rainwater) is the rain and melted snow flowing from your property that drains into streets, ditches, storm drains and watercourses, and then into Lake Ontario.

The Stormwater Master Plan will outline actions and recommendations for managing rainwater over the immediate and long-term in Mississauga. With this new plan, the City will address issues facing Mississauga today including flooding and water quality. It will chart a course toward protecting our water supply and preserving our natural environment.

Online Survey Details:


Seeking input through an online survey for the development of the City’s Stormwater Master Plan.


Property owners in Mississauga

Property renters in Mississauga

Residents (includes residents living in areas prone to flooding)


Community groups

Conservation Authorities



The survey is online


The deadline to complete the survey is Tuesday, December 1, 2020.

Information provided from the survey will help inform the Stormwater Master Plan. For more information or opportunities to provide input or share ideas about the Stormwater Master Plan, visit

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Port Credit BIA was the recipient of the Transformation Award

By Events

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, STEPS supported GTA 11 Business Improvement Areas (BIAs) to develop 41 art installations in collaboration with 20 local artists. Ranging from sidewalk decals to storefront exhibits, installations fostered a sense of community during local economic recovery.

Councillor Dasko is thrilled to let you know that the Port Credit BIA was the recipient of the Transformation Award within the challenge!

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Community Virtual Meeting Tonight – 420 Lakeshore Road East (corner of Lakeshore Road and Enola Avenue)

By Events, Issues, Planning & Development

Re: Community Virtual Meeting 

420 Lakeshore Road East (corner of Lakeshore Road and Enola Avenue)

Plazacorp have submitted plans to redevelop the existing Beer Store at 420 Lakeshore Road East (corner of Lakeshore Road and Enola) with a condominium apartment building ranging in height from 2 to 12 storeys and containing 195 residential units with at grade non-residential uses and two levels of underground parking.

The applicant is proposing to amend the official plan designation from Mixed Use to Residential High Density and to rezone the property from C4 (Mainstreet Commercial) to RA5 – Exception (Apartment – Exception) to implement this development proposal.  Driveway access to the proposal will be provided from Enola Avenue.

Due to the COVID pandemic, we are not able to have an in-person meeting. Therefore, we have arranged a Community virtual meeting on Tuesday, November 17, 2020 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. The Call-in details are as follows: Join by phone: 647-484-1596, Meeting Access: 172 461 3999#, Meeting Password: Ward1.

If you would like to submit your comments, please forward to Paul Stewart, Planner, Planning and Development Department, 300 City Centre Drive, 6th floor, Mississauga, ON  L5B 3C1 or

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What Businesses Need to Know for Level RED – CONTROL

By Covid-19, Issues

On November 6th, the Ontario Government moved to the Keeping Ontario Safe and Open Framework, a tiered response that allows regions to scale up or scale back public health restrictions based on the risk level.
As of November 7th, Mississauga is in the Red-Control Level of Ontario’s Framework.
On November 7th, because of a worsening pandemic picture, Dr. Lawrence Loh, Medical Officer of Health for the Region of Peel, issued directives to the community that are stricter than those required for the Red – Control stage.

Please read through the following link for more information on what businesses need to know for the level red- control stage:

Giving Tuesday – December 1st, 2020

By Events, Issues

Giving Tuesday is a global movement unlocking the power of generosity to transform communities. After Black Friday and Cyber Monday, Giving Tuesday is a day dedicated to giving. It started as a simple idea in 2012 and is now celebrated in more than 60 countries around the world.

On Tuesday, December 1, 2020, join Mississauga Gives to celebrate the Giving Tuesday movement in Mississauga and encourage each other to do good. Donate to charity, volunteer, support a small business, fundraise, help spread the word, or perform an act of kindness – especially during these challenging times.

Learn more about the global Giving Tuesday movement at and locally at

Virtual Press Conference: Mississauga’s COVID-19 Update for November 18, 2020

By Covid-19, Events, Issues

November 16, 2020

On Wednesday, November 18 at 4 p.m., media are invited to virtually attend Mayor Bonnie Crombie’s weekly press conference focused on the City of Mississauga’s latest COVID-19 recovery plans.


Latest updates and announcements on the City’s COVID-19 plans for recovery in Mississauga.

Wednesday, November 18, 2020 at 4 p.m.

Mississauga Mayor Bonnie Crombie
Dr. Lawrence Loh, Medical Officer of Health at Region of Peel
Nancy Macdonald-Duncan, Acting Fire Chief and Director of Emergency Management

Online – the virtual press conference will be streamed on the City’s website at

Media: All media must RSVP to Megan Schabla, by noon on November 18 if they would like to participate and ask questions. Confirmed media will be provided with a Webex meeting request and log-in details in order to join the conference.

For more information about the City’s COVID-19 response and service impacts, visit: