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Stephen Dasko

Announcement from Hydro One — Community Meeting Notice

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NOTICE OF
COMMUNITY MEETING
LOCATION CHANGE
TREE REMOVAL & INSULATOR REPLACEMENT
April 2019
In order to provide a continued supply of safe and reliable power, Hydro One will be conducting insulator replacement and vegetation maintenance on the electricity transmission corridor from Manby Transmission Station (TS) to Oakville TS (project details and map on reverse). In an effort to replace insulators that have reached their end-of-life on a number of towers, Hydro One forestry crews will be required to remove trees and brush along this high voltage corridor to ensure safe clearances and ready access to our transmission lines and towers. In addition, forestry crews will also be conducting scheduled vegetation maintenance for the corridor this year.
To learn more about our planned work and talk with our project team, join us at one of our drop-in style Community Information Centres Please note that the location of Community Drop-In Session #1 has been changed to better accommodate your community.
Community Drop-In Session #1
NEW LOCATION
Tuesday, April 9th, 2019
6:30pm – 8:30pm
Port Credit Legion
Upstairs Roundroom 35 Front St N, Mississauga
Community Drop-In Session #2
Wednesday, April 10th, 2019
6:30pm – 8:30pm
Mississauga Valley Community Centre
Room 3
1275 Mississauga Valley Boulevard Mississauga
Project Information:
What is an insulator? Transmission line insulators mechanically support and electrically isolate the energized wires from the structure, and prevent short circuits to the ground.
What is vegetation maintenance? In order to maintain safe clearances from our transmission lines and electrical infrastructure, Hydro One Forestry crews will:
 remove incompatible* trees and shrubs from under and near the power lines ;
 clear tower bases for safe and ready access to conduct critical insulator replacement; and
 apply government approved herbicide directly to cut stems to prevent regrowth. This is not a broad-spray application.
*Incompatible refers to any type of vegetation that in its lifetime, could grow into or interfere with electrical equipment.
Hydro One Forestry crews will complete this work manually with equipment like chainsaws and pruners. Support vehicles such as bucket trucks and chippers will be used where necessary.You can also expect to see construction crews and large equipment on the corridor to complete the insulator replacement.
If work is required on your property, a Hydro One Forestry representative will contact you in advance to discuss what is required.   -30-

Announcement from Metrolinx – LRT

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Information as of March 2019
Bell Network Infrastructure Relocation
Beginning late March 2019
What is the Hurontario Light Rail Transit project?
The Hurontario LRT will be a light rail service connecting people from the Port Credit GO station to the Brampton Gateway Terminal. The Hurontario LRT will connect with the Port Credit and Cooksville GO stations, Mississauga Transitway, MiWay and Züm transit lines.
To accommodate the construction of the Hurontario LRT, Bell is required to move fibre and coaxial network lines.
During this phase, Bell contractors will be working in front of 1215 Hurontario Street (Cousin’s Market).
Timing
• Work will begin late-March and will last for approximately
1 week.
• Work will occur between 8:00 A.M. and 7:00 P.M.,
Monday to Friday.
• Work could be rescheduled due to weather conditions or any unforeseen circumstances.
What to Expect
• Every effort will be made to minimize disruption.
• Residents and businesses near the work site can expect to hear noise caused by trucks, generators and other construction equipment related to this work.
Traffic Details
• During construction hours, no lane reductions will be required along Hurontario Street.
• At least one property access will be maintained.

Note: at no time will lanes be closed.
For information regarding the Hurontario LRT project and construction updates, follow us on Twitter @HurontarioLRT,
or contact us at the Metrolinx Hurontario LRT project office at 416-202-7500 or email: hurontariolrt@metrolinx.com.

Pedestrian Details
• Please take care when travelling near construction areas. Watch for additional signs directing pedestrians as detours may be required.
• Sidewalk access in the area could be affected. Please watch for signage directing pedestrian traffic.
Property Details
• Please ensure any personal belongings, such as signs, benches and underground sprinklers on city owned land have been relocated prior to the beginning of construction.
• For details on your property boundaries, please refer to your land survey, or consult an Ontario Land Surveyor.
Want the latest construction notices delivered straight to your inbox? Sign up for the HuLRT
newsletter at Metrolinx.com/hurontariolrt. For more information about the Bell civil work or cable relocation, please contact the Hurontario LRT Community Relations staff by
phone 416-202-7500 or email hurontariolrt@metrolinx.com.
Thank you for your patience as we work to build this new project.
Please support your local businesses during construction.

Metrolinx Announcement

By Events

Information as of March, 2019
Enbridge Gas Distribution Line Relocation Hurontario Street and Oriole Ave
Beginning April 2019
What is the Hurontario Light Rail Transit Project?
The Hurontario LRT will be a light rail service connecting people from the Port Credit GO station to the Brampton Gateway Terminal. The Hurontario LRT will connect with the Port Credit and Cooksville GO stations, Mississauga Transitway, MiWay and Züm transit lines.
What work is taking place?
To accommodate the construction of the Hurontario LRT, Enbridge is required to install a new gas line on Hurontario Street at Eaglewood Boulevard and on Oriole Avenue.
These pipelines are integral to Enbridge’s gas system and must be re-routed to ensure the safe and reliable delivery of natural gas to customers in the Greater Toronto Area.
Timing
• Work is scheduled to start in April 2019 and will last for approximately two months.
• Work will occur between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m.,
Monday to Friday.
• Work could be rescheduled and delayed due to weather conditions or any unforeseen circumstances.
What to Expect
• Every effort will be made to minimize disruptions.
• Access to properties will be maintained at all times through at least one driveway.
• Residents and businesses near the work site can expect to hear noise caused by trucks, excavators, backhoes, and other construction equipment related to this work.
Note: at no time will all lanes be closed.
For information regarding the Hurontario LRT project and construction updates, follow us on Twitter @HurontarioLRT,
or contact us at the Metrolinx Hurontario LRT project office at 416-202-7500 or email: hurontariolrt@metrolinx.com.

Traffic Details
• During construction hours, lane reductions will be required on Hurontario Street at Eaglewood Boulevard and on Oriole Avenue.
• At a minimum, one north and southbound lane will be maintained at all times.
• Traffic delays are expected.
• There will be no impact to property access.
@metrolinx.com
Transit Details
• Due to lane reductions along Hurontario Street at Eaglewood Boulevard, delays can be expected on MiWay Routes 8, 19, 103.
Pedestrian Details
• Please take care when travelling near construction areas. Watch for additional signs directing pedestrians as detours may be required.
• Sidewalk access in the area could be affected. Please watch for signage directing pedestrian traffic.
Property Details
• Please ensure any personal belongings, such as signs, benches and underground sprinklers on city owned land have been relocated prior to the beginning of construction.
• For details on your property boundaries, please refer to your land survey, or consult an Ontario Land Surveyor.

Want the latest construction notices delivered straight to your inbox? Sign up for the HuLRT newsletter at metrolinx.com/hurontariolrt.
For more information about the gas line relocation, please contact Enbridge at enbridgegasmedia@enbridge.com or the Hurontario LRT Community Relations staff by email hurontariolrt@metrolinx.com or phone 416-202-7500.
Thank you for your patience as we work to build this new project.
Please support your local businesses during construction.   -30-

Carrassauga is coming! May 24-26, 2019

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Our 2019 Pavilion List and Locations  

There are 29 Pavilions, located at 12 locations throughout Mississauga.

For details about entertainment schedules, toonie tastes or how to contact one of our Pavilions please click on the Country name below to visit their individual pages.

Africa Pavilion – Paramount Fine Foods Centre, Main Arena – 5500 Rose Cherry Place

Canada Pavilion – Streetsville Legion – 101 Church Street

China Pavilion – Frank McKechnie Community Centre – 310 Bristol Road E.

Colombia Pavilion – Carmen Corbasson CC, East Arena – 1399 Cawthra Road

Croatia Pavilion – Paramount Fine Foods Centre – SportZone Gym – 5600 Rose Cherry Place

Cyprus Pavilion – Burnhamthorpe Community Centre, Applewood Hills Room – 1500 Gulleden Drive

Ecuador Pavilion – Paramount Fine Foods Centre, North Parking Lot, outdoor tent – 5600 Rose Cherry Place

Egypt Pavilion – Canadian Coptic Centre – 1246 Eglinton Ave. W

Greece Pavilion – Greek Community of Mississauga – 1785 Matheson Blvd.  (Matheson and Eglinton)

Hawaii Pavilion – Mississauga Valley CC L.C. Taylor Auditorium 2nd floor, 1275 Mississauga Valley Blvd.

India Pavilion – Paramount Fine Foods Centre – Community Rinks, Rink 3 – 5500 Rose Cherry Place

Indonesia Pavilion – Paramount Fine Foods Centre, North Parking Lot, outdoor tent – 5600 Rose Cherry Place

Iraq Pavilion -Paramount Fine Foods Centre, North Parking Lot, outdoor tent – 5600 Rose Cherry Place

Ireland Pavilion – Paramount Fine Foods Centre – SportZone Lobby – 5600 Rose Cherry Place

Korea Pavilion – Carmen Corbasson CC, West Arena – 1399 Cawthra Road

Lebanon Pavilion – Paramount Fine Foods Centre Community Rinks, Rink 2 – 5500 Rose Cherry Place

Macedonia Pavilion – Saint Ilija Macedonia Orthodox Church – 1775 Bristol Road West

Mexico Pavilion – Carmen Corbasson CC, East Arena – 1399 Cawthra Road

Pakistan Pavilion – Paramount Fine Foods Centre, North Parking Lot, outdoor tent – 5600 Rose Cherry Place

Peru Pavilion -Paramount Fine Foods Centre, North Parking Lot, outdoor tent – 5600 Rose Cherry Place

Philippines Pavilion – Paramount Fine Foods Centre Community Rinks, Rink 4 – 5500 Rose Cherry Place

Poland Pavilion – Mississauga Valley CC , Arena, 1275 Mississauga Valley Blvd.

Portugal Pavilion – Portuguese Cultural Centre of Mississuaga – 53 Queen Street North

Serbia Pavilion – St. Sava Serbian Centre – 2520 Dixie Road (off Blundell Rd)

Trinidad & Tobago – Paramount Fine Foods Centre, North Parking Lot, outdoor tent – 5600 Rose Cherry Place

Turkey Pavilion – Paramount Fine Foods Centre Community Rinks, Rink 4 – 5600 Rose Cherry Place

Ukraine Pavilion – St. Mary’s Ukrainian Catholic Church – 3625 Cawthra Road

Venezuela Pavilion – Burnhamthorpe CC Arena – 1500 Gulleden Dr.

Vietnam Pavilion – Paramount Fine Foods Centre, North Parking Lot, outdoor tent – 5600 Rose Cherry Place

Ride Free with your Carassauga Passport on MiWay or Carassauga shuttle buses during the Festival hours between all Pavilion locations.  Visit our Transit page for details on the different bus routes.

Spring Clean Up-Program

By Events, Issues, Resources

Now that winter is hopefully behind us, I am pleased to share with you the details of our annual Spring Clean-up Program. The Program is underway and includes the following activities:

 

  • Street Sweeping
  • Snow Plow Sod Damage Inspection and Repair
  • Pothole Repair
  • Sidewalk Repair
  • Litter Clean-up
  • Inlet and Outlet Clearing

 

Street Sweeping

The city of Mississauga was able to start spring street sweeping in the Clarkson and Mavis districts a few days early.

Please be reminded that all streets, including on-street bike lanes, are expected to be completed by April 23 (weather permitting). Boulevards and islands will be cleaned from April 29 to May 24 (weather permitting).

We know that road users become eager for the streets to be swept as soon as the weather starts warming up. We appreciate their patience and are committed to completing this work as soon as possible.

After our spring clean-up is complete, we will continue to maintain roadways through our regular Street Sweeping Program.

Snow Plow Sod Damage Inspection and Repair

Snow plow sod damage service requests are commonly reported at this time of year. Sod is prone to damage by our equipment throughout the winter when the ground is soft or if there is any over growth of grass creeping onto the sidewalk.

Residents can report snow plow sod damage by calling 3-1-1, using the PingStreet app or submitting a request online.  The area will be noted and inspected this spring to see if sod replacement or re-seeding is required. Repairs typically take place from May-June and September-October.

Pothole Repair

As soon as the weather warms up our crews begin repairing potholes around the City. Staff have been especially busy over the last couple of weeks and will continue to address potholes throughout the spring and summer.

Potholes are identified pro-actively through regular patrolling of the City’s road network in accordance with Minimum Maintenance Standards. Residents can also help by reporting potholes to us by calling 3-1-1, using the PingStreet app or submitting a request online.  The area will be inspected within three business days and made safe. If additional repairs are required, they will be completed on a priority basis as a part of our regular maintenance schedule.

Sidewalk Inspection and Repair

Each year, we hire students to inspect our sidewalk network. Starting in May, these staff will walk every sidewalk in the City and record deficiencies. Residents can also report sidewalk damage by calling 3-1-1, using the Pingstreet app or submitting a request online.  The area will be inspected within three business days and made safe. If additional repairs are required, they will be completed on a priority basis as a part of our regular maintenance schedule.

Litter Clean up

Crews have begun their regularly scheduled clean-up of debris and litter on the road allowance. Residents can also report litter or dumping on the road allowance by calling 3-1-1, using the Pingstreet app or submitting a request online.

Residents should call the Ministry of Transportation at 1-800-268-4686 to report litter on 400 series highway ramps.

Inlet and Outlet Cleaning

Crews have also begun to clear debris from inlets and outlets to ensure stormwater can flow freely. Residents can report any build-up of natural debris, such as leaves, large tree limbs or sediment, by calling 3-1-1.

Illegal Sign Blitzes

Crews from our Signs and Pavement Markings Unit and four Works yards complete two illegal sign blitzes annually in the spring and fall. Our next blitz is scheduled for April 24th, weather permitting. Residents can report illegal signs by calling 3-1-1, through the PingStreet app, or on the City’s website.

Please let me know if damage or debris in the road allowance is causing a public safety risk, residents should call 3-1-1 directly.

Sincerely, 

Stephen Dasko, Councillor Ward 1

 

 

 

Annual spring Clean up Street Sweeping Program

By Issues, Resources

 

Item Timeframe

(*weather permitting)

Streets (including bike lanes) April 8, 2019. – April 23, 2019.
Curb-faced sidewalks April 29, 2019. – May 24, 2019.
Boulevards and Traffic Islands

 

April 29, 2019. – May 24, 2019.
Splash Pads April 29, 2019. – May 24, 2019.

 

We know that road users become eager for the streets to be swept as soon as the weather starts warming up. We appreciate their excitement and will be focused on sweeping all streets and bike lanes first, before moving on to curb-faced sidewalks, boulevards and traffic islands, and splash pads.

We endeavour to schedule street sweeping as early in the spring as possible. The program requires mild temperatures to ensure that roads are clear of all snow, particularly in areas where it may have been piled. This timing also allows us to remove winter maintenance equipment from the Works yards when it is no longer needed to make space for street sweepings.

After our spring clean-up is complete, we will continue to maintain roadways through our regular street sweeping program. For more information, please visit: http://www.mississauga.ca/portal/residents/springclean-up

In addition to these programs, emergency and scheduled street sweeping will continue to be available on an as needed basis.

Should you have any questions or concerns about this year’s Street Sweeping Program, please contact Samer Inchasi, Manager, Works Maintenance or myself.

 

Thank you,

Councillor Stephen Dasko

 

Regional Governance across Ontario – Including Peel Region

By Issues, Uncategorized

Open Letter to Residents

Many of you may have heard or read about Mississauga seeking independence from Peel Region.

To provide some background, in mid-January, the Province announced that it is reviewing Regional Governance across Ontario, including Peel Region. (News link: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/ontario-regional-government-review-1.4978949)

At that point, City staff were instructed to pull together information for Council consideration and that was debated on  Wednesday, March 20, 2019  in terms of what our next steps are.

Mississauga, under previous Mayor McCallion and now Mayor Crombie, both have long held the very public views that Mississauga should be a stand-alone city with a population approaching 800,000 people.  For many years, Mississauga has paid for 60% of the Regional costs and supporting our neighbouring municipalities in their growth. At this point, it is estimated that we are supporting Brampton and Caledon by approximately $85 million per year – funds that could otherwise be reinvested into our City building. If you would like the history and details on this, there are really good reports at this link: https://www7.mississauga.ca/documents/committees/general/2019/2019_03_20_GC_Additional_Agenda.pdf

The Province is currently seeking public input from the cities and residents that could be impacted by any regional government changes. You can participate by providing comments at this link: https://www.ontario.ca/page/regional-government-review.

The deadline for public input is April 23, 2019.

Wednesday, March 20, 2019, Council supported in principle – pending public consultation – to look at becoming a stand-alone city.

There will be a public consultation meeting in the evening on April 8th, 7:00 pm in Council Chambers at City Hall, 300 City Centre Drive.

We are currently working on the possibility of additional opportunities for public input. As soon as they are confirmed, we will advise you.

Residents have been asking me where I stand on this particular issue. Based on the information I have seen to date, it would appear that Mississauga would be able to support itself with Peel Regional services such as policing, ambulance and human services moving to a utility-based model with Mississauga paying on a per capita basis.

Having said that, we do not have a clear sense of what will be examined in the Regional Government Review by the Ontario Government other than to be more efficient in decision making and the delivery of services. The Province’s options are keep the existing Regional model, amalgamation (essentially creating the City of Peel) or allowing Brampton and Mississauga to be stand-alone cities with a more rural Caledon going to Dufferin County or some variation thereof.

There are still many unknowns at this time but at the very least, any governance changes brought forward by the province, should remain cost neutral or to the benefit of Mississauga taxpayers.

At the end of day, given that municipalities are strictly under the purview of the Province, any decisions on the future governance of Mississauga and Peel Region will ultimately be at the discretion of the Province.

Now is the time to make your opinion known.

Kind regards,

 

Stephen Dasko,  Councillor Ward 1

 

Mississauga Steelheads have clinched a playoff spot for the fourth consecutive year!

By Events

As you are aware, the Mississauga Steelheads have clinched a playoff spot for the fourth consecutive year! We have finalized our playoff schedule and we are set to face the Sudbury Wolves starting Friday night in Sudbury!

I wanted to reach out in hopes you would be interested in supporting the Steelheads in our playoff run. We are really encouraging Mississauga to get behind us in playoffs and would love to have your support.

We have an amazing ticket offer for round one that includes a FREE student/child ticket with the purchase of an adult ticket.

I have created a bunch of graphics in hopes you can send them off in newsletters, emails, social media, etc! There are graphics for every necessary dimension in the link/folder below (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, 8.5×11 posters, 1920×1080 for videoboard and tv screens).

LINK: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1ddUCEs4mMzUbTvoHJh-daRCsd89MTIqo?usp=sharing

 

Toastmasters Club Meetings

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Port Credit Toastmasters Club meet every Monday except holidays at

Lorne Park Library, 1474 Truscott Drive

Meeting is from 7:00 PM – 8:45 PM

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Clarkson Toastmasters Club,  meet every Tuesday at

Clarkson Community Centre, Multi-Purpose Room, 2475 Truscott Drive

Meeting is from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM

These are community based non-profit clubs, which helps individuals become better leaders, communicators and public speakers. Guests are welcome to attend for free, and membership is limited to those 18 years of age and older.

Get involved! For more information on Toastmasters International, visit: www.toastmasters.org

Community Meeting Notice

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Re:     78 Park Street East, 22 – 28 Ann St. Mississauga

            Proposed Rezoning Application

            Edenshaw Developments

Dear Resident,

A community meeting has been arranged for a Pre-Application Submission Community Meeting for March 25th, 2019, 7:00p.m. to 9:00p.m. at Clarke Hall, 161 Lakeshore Rd. W.

Edenshaw Developments are the new property owners of 78 Park Street East, and 22-28 Ann Street. Edenshaw Developments is proposing to submit development applications to the City for a proposal consisting of a 22 storey apartment (condominium) building with ground floor commercial.

This meeting is being held prior to submission of a development application to the City in order to allow the applicant and City to hear comments from the community on the proposal. The meeting will consist of a presentation from the property owner on the proposed development, in addition to the opportunity to ask questions.

While no application has been submitted to the City as of yet, should have any questions regarding the planning process, please contact David Ferro, Development Planner at 905-615-3200 ext. 4554, or by email at david.ferro@mississauga.ca.

We hope to see you there.