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Mississauga celebrates Black excellence at upcoming free community event

By Events

This Friday, February 23, residents and visitors alike are invited to attend the City of Mississauga’s second annual Celebrating Black Excellence event in partnership with the Black Caucus Alliance. The free event runs from 7 to 9 p.m. at Mississauga City Hall. Doors open at 6 p.m.

The evening is a wonderful opportunity to celebrate and recognize the accomplishments of Mississauga’s Black community and includes musical guests, keynote speakers and a Black Excellence Awards ceremony.

What

Celebrating Black Excellence event

When

Friday, February 23, 2024
6 p.m. – Doors open
7 p.m. – Ceremony begins

Where

Mississauga City Hall
Ground floor, Great Hall
300 City Centre Dr.

Cost

Free (no registration required)

For more information about the event and City programming for Black History Month, visit the webpage.

City-wide Coyote Information Session Link

By Events, Issues

The City held our first City-wide Coyote information session and it was a very positive meeting.

Feedback received from those online and in the room was that the presentation was thorough, informative and educational. Many who attended expressed their gratitude for the City’s efforts regarding our coyote management plan and the steps we are taking to help residents and coyotes co-exist in our urban environment.

We received a lot of good engagement during the question and answer period. Residents asked thoughtful questions about best practices around coyote sightings and actions to take; safe guarding smaller pets; coyote habits and population size in Mississauga, how to report a coyote sighting along with many more.

The session was recorded and is now posted on the City’s YouTube channel as well as the City’s news room. We are sharing these links with any residents who may have missed the session or who are seeking more information regarding coyotes.

As always, should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out.

SCHEDULED WATER INTERRUPTION NOTICE – Thursday, February 22nd, from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm – 1011 & 1013 Strathy Ave   

By Resources, Ward 1

INTERRUPTION DETAILS

Date and Time: Thursday, February 22nd, from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm

Location: 1011 & 1013 Strathy Ave                                   

Addresses Affected: 1059, 1107 Lakeshore E Rd; 1015-1048 Strathy Ave; 1059-1092 Gardener Ave; 1069-1091 Ella Ave                       

Project #:  C603185 & C603184

Regional Inspector:  Phemelo Mpoloka

Telephone #   437-220-8917

                        905-791-7800 ext. 3246/3247

The Region of Peel Public Works department regularly maintains and repairs the water system to make sure you have a consistent supply of quality drinking water. Sometimes we must turn off your water supply while we do this work.

Your water will be turned off on Thursday, February 22nd, from approximately 8:30 am to 5:00 pm. If we need to reschedule this work due to weather or other circumstances, we will let you know the new date and time.

If this interruption may affect an alarm or maintenance company, it is your responsibility to notify them.  During the time that the water supply is interrupted, the building’s sprinkler protection system will not function.  A fire watch should be performed as necessary during time period.

After the water interruption:

When we turn the water back on, air in the pipes may make the water cloudy and your plumbing may vibrate or make noise.  We recommend removing the air by slowly turning on your taps from the lowest to the highest faucet in the building (that is, starting in the basement/first floor and finishing on the top floor). Flush the toilets as well. You will likely need to run the water for 10 to 30 seconds.  Run the water until it is clear, and any vibration or noise has stopped.

Important note:  After the water is turned back on, we recommend checking your water meter (usually located in the basement).  If it is leaking, call Water Meter Installations Dispatch at:

  • (905) 791 – 7800 Ext. 3226 (8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. – Monday to Friday)
  • (905) 791 – 7800 Ext. 4409 (After hours or Statutory Holidays)

Metrolinx – Hazel McCallion Line – Update – Mississauga South

By Hurontario LRT, Ward 1

ONGOING and UPCOMING CONSTRUCTION:

The 2024 construction year is in full swing as crews remain busy along the project corridor in Mississauga South. Most of this work involves completing utility relocation and upgrades on both sides of Hurontario Street. Once the utility works wrap up in the coming months, road widening activities on both sides of Hurontario Street will begin, making room for guideway construction and track installation in the center of the roadway. Residents and businesses can expect to see:

  • changes to the existing boulevard, driveways, sidewalks; and
  • improvements to the multi-use pathway on the east side of the street.

Here’s a snippet of ongoing and upcoming construction activities you can expect for February and March:

  • The new station at Port Credit is starting to take shape. At the platform level, work continues with forming and pouring the walls and at the street level, mechanical and electrical installation is nearing completion.
  • Alectra duct bank works continue along the boulevard on the west side of Hurontario Street between Mineola Road West and Indian Valley Trail. These works are completed in conjunction with the installation of new hydro poles and the stringing of aerial cables along the east side of Hurontario Street between Mineola and Pinewood Trail. Once complete, the plan is to remove the old hydro poles along the west side of the road and convert the electrical service to those properties from aerial to underground. In doing so, we are working with individual property owners and businesses to access their property and construct the duct banks up to their electrical metre bases. To do this work safely and efficiently, there will be temporary power outages and driveway impacts to prepare for these upgrades to the delivery of service.
  • Construction of a new Bell manhole northwest at Pinetree Way is ongoing and will continue until March 2024.
  • Connections for Rogers telecoms between Park Street and Eaglewood Boulevard are ongoing and expected to be complete by mid to late February.
  • While most of the water, storm, and sanitary infrastructure has already been upgraded and relocated in this area, there are a few minor areas remaining to install storm and sanitary pending the decommissioning and demolition of Inglewood and the handover of Eaglewood as well as at the new station at Port Credit.

  • The new bridge structure is complete at Eaglewood Boulevard and a small section of guideway and track has been constructed and installed at the future intersection. We are working with the City of Mississauga on the installation of temporary traffic signals before decommissioning the existing intersection at Inglewood Drive. Once complete, the new intersection will be handed over to the City of Mississauga which is expected in March.
  • Once Eaglewood structure is commissioned and Inglewood structure is decommissioned, a small section of flood walls and creek bed will be completed north of the new Eaglewood intersection.
  • Installation of an acoustic fence is expected to take place in February along the east side of Hurontario Street north of the plaza at Eaglewood to just south of Mineola Road East. The fence is expected to be completed by early March.

COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT:

Out in the Community

The Peel Community Engagement Team has been engaging with the residents of Mississauga South!

From Pop-Up activations at Square One and the Hazel McCallion Library Reopening, to foot canvasses and site meetings with property owners, our team has been interacting with the community to share construction updates on the Hazel McCallion Line project.

Over the next few weeks, you can find us at the following locations:

  • Square One Shopping Mall – February 22nd – 12 noon to 4pm
  • Youth Education Job Fair – Delta Hotel 3670 Hurontario 9am to 4:30pm
  • Shoppers World Brampton – March 13th – 1pm to 3pm

Community residents can contact us via social media, phone (416-202-7500), email (peel@metrolinx.com).

Safety
Safety is our number one priority and a shared responsibility. Please note and follow construction signage as you walk, cycle or drive along Hurontario Street. Pedestrians are advised to only cross at signalized intersections and always walk on designated pathways.

Contact Us
If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to reach out to Metrolinx Community Relations team at 416-202-7500 or email Peel@metrolinx.com

For more updates and information on this project, and to get the latest news on what’s happening in Peel, subscribe to our newsletter: Metrolinx.com/hazelmccallion

50th Anniversary LAC Fly Tower Mural Project – Public Survey

By Announcement

An open survey has been launched for residents https://yoursay.mississauga.ca/50th-anniversary-mural  alongside a video series about the three shortlisted artists and artist teams.

In order to develop a proposal for the site, the three shortlisted artists and artist teams have the opportunity to ask the public questions, with responses guiding the design of the mural.

Once the shortlisted artists submit their proposals, the art selection committee will convene again to select the winning proposal. The mural will be installed this summer.

2024 Mississauga Arts Awards (MARTYS) – Nominations Open

By Announcement, Events, Music, Ward 1

The 29th Mississauga Arts Awards (MARTYS) is taking place on June 26, 2024, and nominations are now OPEN!

Professional artists and groups who are either residents of the City of Mississauga, have a significant connection to Mississauga, or have made a major contribution to the arts within Mississauga are eligible to submit a nomination.

Nominations are due Monday, March 11, 2024 at 9:00 AM. Guidelines, criteria and nomination forms are located here: macarts.ca/martys

Environmental assessment – Cooksville Creek Erosion Control Project south of Lakeshore Road

By Issues, Resources, Ward 1

This section of Cooksville Creek has been impacted by recent storm events and high lake levels and is in need of rehabilitation to address existing erosion issues.  Rehabilitation plans will also need to consider impacts to the adjacent City trail through Helen Molasy Memorial Park that sits above the east bank of the creek, as well as the neighbouring properties which have experienced ongoing drainage issues.

Project objectives

The main goal of this project is to develop a restoration design to mitigate the existing erosion problems for this section of Cooksville Creek, and provide long-term stability to the creek corridor, while also protecting or enhancing the existing environmental resources within the study area.

The City will also be looking to develop related restoration plans for the Helen Molasy Trail and berm that sits atop the eastern creek bank, as well as developing solutions to reduce or eliminate drainage problems along the neighbouring properties.

Benefits

  • Provide long-term erosion protection along the creek banks
  • Increased safety and protection for nearby infrastructure and property
  • Improvements to the environmental health of the creek while enhancing aquatic habitat and vegetation
  • Opportunities for planting of native species, and enhanced wildlife habitat where possible

Project documents

If you have comments or questions, require further information or would like to be added to the study mailing list to receive future notifications, please contact:

Greg Frew, P.Eng.
Project Manager
City of Mississauga
905-615-3200 extension 3362
greg.frew@mississauga.ca

Visit the project website

Family Day Holiday Service Hours at Peel Region

By Food for thought

Peel Region offices and some non-emergency services will be closed for the Family Day holiday on Monday, February 19, 2024.

The following non-emergency services are closed and will reopen Tuesday, February 20, 2024.

  • Access Peel Counters
  • Dental Services Contact Centre and Dental Clinics
  • Early Years and Child Care Services
  • Family Health Call Centre
  • Healthy Sexuality Clinics
  • Housing Services, Client Services
  • Needle Exchange Program and Harm Reduction – Mobile Van
  • Ontario Works in Peel

Vaccination Clinics

Routine school immunization clinics will be closed on Monday, February 19, 2024. Clinics will resume regular hours of operations on Tuesday, February 20, 2024. Visit here to book your appointment.

Emergency shelter, food, or personal support

For urgent homelessness supports, including food, supplies, referrals, and shelter, call the Street Helpline 24/7 at 1-877-848-8481. For information on emergency shelter, visit the emergency shelter web page or call 905-450-1996.

Emergency Peel Living Maintenance Requests

For emergency Peel Living maintenance requests, contact the 24-hour request line at 905-790-7335.

TransHelp

To travel on Monday, February 19 and Tuesday, February 20, you must call 905-791-1015 and book by 7 p.m. on Sunday, February 18.

On Monday, February 19 (Family Day):

  • Call us at 905-791-1015 if you need to cancel your trip.
  • Flexible (same-day) trips will not be provided.
  • All subscription trips will be cancelled, with the exception of dialysis trips.
  • TransHelp will operate from 6 a.m. to 1 a.m.
  • The TransHelp office will be closed and unable to process applications, payments, or feedback.

We offer bookings up to 7 days in advance. Consider booking your next trip early to ensure your holiday travel.

Email transhelp@peelregion.ca or call 905-791-1015 with any questions.

Public Transit

Visit  Mississauga Transit for holiday schedules.

Waste collection Brampton, Mississauga, Caledon

On Monday, February 19 (Family Day), there will be no waste collection. Waste will be collected one day later that week. Check your collection calendar to find your pickup day or sign up to receive free waste collection reminders.

All Community Recycling Centres will be closed on Monday, February 19 (Family Day) and will return to regular hours of operation on Tuesday, February 20.