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SCHEDULED WATER INTERRUPTION NOTICE – Tuesday, May 7th, from approximately 8:30 am to 5:00 pm

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INTERRUPTION DETAILS

Date and Time: Tuesday, May 7th, from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm

Location: 536 Lynd Ave

Addresses Affected: 1426-1473 Radcliffe Blvd; 529-581 Lynd Ave; 1481, 1495 Garnet Ave   

Project #:  C603651

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 Tuesday, May 7th, 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)

 

Discover Mississauga like never before on a Community Bike Ride

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Community Rides are free, guided bike rides that take place across various neighbourhoods in Mississauga.

We often see our city through the windshield of a car and miss so much in the process. So, why not discover Mississauga on two wheels, make new friends and strengthen your ties with the community by joining the City’s Community Rides as part of Mississauga’s 50th anniversary? The guided bike rides are free and are a wonderful way to discover Mississauga’s neighbourhoods while staying active. All you need is a bike and a helmet! So, come on out and join in the fun!

Starting Saturday, May 4, Community Rides will be taking place every two weeks until the end of October. Rides are for all ages and cycling ability levels, and happen in different Mississauga neighbourhoods. They are between eight and 16 kilometres. If you can’t make it to one of the rides, you can still cycle the routes at your convenience using our online route map.

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Event details:

What:

Community Rides are free, guided bike rides that take place across Mississauga. These bike rides are an excellent way to experience the city’s cycling infrastructure. From on-road bike lanes to shared pathways and multi-use trails, there’s always something new to discover.

Who:

Mississauga residents of all ages and cycling abilities who want to be active outdoors and are interested in seeing their neighbourhood and city by bike.

Where/when:

Community Rides will take place every two weeks between June and October.

Those interested in participating in the group-style rides must register and be at the starting location for the start time. City staff will be onsite at the starting location to help guide participants and answer any questions.

Pre-season ride

Planned 2024 Community Rides:

Registration for these in-person guided rides is required.

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Mississauga 50 for 50

As part of Mississauga’s 50th anniversary, we are encouraging residents to give back to the community by participating in the 50 for 50 challenge. You can do your part by showing your appreciation for the benefits of cycling – whether you bike 50 kilometres or bike for 50 minutes to help reduce your carbon emissions or simply stay active. Once you complete the challenge, download your 50 for 50 certificate to show off your civic pride.

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Learn more about Community Rides and register for rides mississauga.ca/communityrides.

Come celebrate the IDEA Square One Entrepreneurship Hub’s first birthday!

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Join us at an open house to celebrate IDEA Square One Entrepreneurship Hub’s first year of operations on May 2

You’re invited to join the City of Mississauga’s Economic Development team on Thursday, May 2 from 4-6 p.m. to celebrate the first birthday of IDEA Square One – Mississauga’s anchor entrepreneurship hub – a place for Mississauga’s small business, start-up and scale-up community to connect, learn, and grow their businesses.

What

IDEA Square One first birthday

Where

IDEA Square One
100 City Centre Dr., 2nd floor
Mississauga

When

Thursday, May 2, 2024, from 4 – 6 p.m.

  • Meet IDEA Square One clients as they showcase their businesses and offerings, from baking to cashmere scarves, from 3D printing to mocktails
  • Learn more about how IDEA Square One services can support your small business

Agenda

  • 4 – 4:30 p.m.: Registration
  • 4:30 p.m.: Opening Remarks by Christina Kakaflikas, Director, Economic Development
  • 4:35 p.m.: Remarks by Ward 4 Councillor John Kovac and City staff
  • 4:40 – 6 p.m.: Networking and IDEA client showcase

Register for the IDEA Square One First Birthday Celebration here.

Media please RSVP to media@mississauga.ca.

Learn more about IDEA Mississauga at ideamississauga.ca.

Make summer more affordable with a Sauga Summer Pass

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Summer is right around the corner and the City of Mississauga is helping youth (ages 12-16) have fun, for free.

The warm weather is on its way and families are filling in their calendar for the months ahead – perhaps with a budget in mind. Mississauga parents, guardians and youth residents are encouraged to make the most out of the Sauga Summer Pass. The pass, which is available for free, makes it easier for youth to spend time within the City without worrying about transportation.From June 28 – September 2, 2024, youth ages 12-16 can use the Sauga Summer Pass to access free rides on MiWay within Mississauga and free participation in fun swims at the City’s indoor and outdoor pools. Youth ages 14-16 can also use the pass to get free fitness centre access (some restrictions may apply).

 

How to apply:

Starting today Mississauga youth 12 to 16 years can now register for a Sauga Summer Pass, here’s how:

  • Download, print and complete the Sauga Summer Pass application form.
  • Submit the completed form at any City community centre.
  • Bring a physical piece of identification with you to verify your date of birth.
  • Fitness centre access can be added to your pass by completing additional steps with a parent/guardian at any community centre.

Good to know:

  • Sauga Summer Passes are available on a first-come, first-served basis until the program reaches capacity.
  • A photo must be taken by City customer service staff to add to the pass. As a result, the pass should only be utilized by the person for whom the application was approved; pass-back or sharing is not allowed.
  • Pass holders can access City swimming pools during designated drop-in fun swimming times only. To view scheduled pool times, visit Active Mississauga or inquire at the pools.
  • Check out the fitness amenities where the pass can be used.
  • The Sauga Summer Pass is only valid on MiWay. If you’re transferring to a different transit system, you’ll need to pay the applicable fare.

Passholders must show a valid Sauga Summer Pass to the Transit Operator when boarding a MiWay bus to ride for free.

Plan a MiWay trip online or call 905-615-INFO (4636) for route and schedule information.

For more information about the Sauga Summer Pass, please visit mississauga.ca/summerpass.

National Awareness Day for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, Girls and Two-Spirit Peoples Sunday May 5th

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National Awareness Day for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, Girls and Two-Spirit (MMIWG2S), also know as Red Dress Day, is on Sunday, May 5, 2024.

The day honours and brings awareness to the thousands of Indigenous women, girls and two-spirit people who have been subject to disproportionate violence in Canada.

The 2015 Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada’s Calls to Action report identified 94 steps to address the legacy of residential schools in Canada. Call to Action #41, outlined below, addresses the issue of disproportionate violence towards Indigenous women and girls and called for the creation of a public inquiry into the crisis.

Call to Action #41

  1. We call upon the federal government, in consultation with Aboriginal organizations, to appoint a public inquiry into the causes of, and remedies for, the disproportionate victimization of Aboriginal women and girls. The inquiry’s mandate would include:
  2. Investigation into missing and murdered Aboriginal women and girls.
  3. Links to the intergenerational legacy of residential schools.

Although complete, Call to Action # 41 still has an ongoing MMIWG Action Plan to deliver 231 Calls to Justice that need to be tracked and reported on.

T0 recognize this important day, the City will fly the Every Child Matters flag located on the East end of Celebration Square (City Centre Dr.) on May 5 at half-mast. The flag will remain at half-mast for 24 hours.  The Civic Centre clock tower will also be dimmed on the same evening in recognition.

If you are a victim or survivor of human trafficking, call the Canadian Human Trafficking Hotline at 1-833-900-1010.

Peel Regional Police Update: Road Safety Initiatives

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As we approach Road Safety Week from May 14-20, 2024, we would like to provide you with an update on Peel Regional Police’s recent efforts to address road safety in Peel Region.

Since the start of this year, there have been multiple collisions across Peel Region resulting in 11 fatalities. This is the highest number of road fatalities we have seen in a 4-month period since 2020. Of the 11 deceased, 8 of them were males between the ages of 19-29 years old. Our data shows that road safety implications have disproportionately higher rates among young males. We are urging everyone, especially young male drivers, to avoid speeding, driving aggressively, driving distracted, or driving impaired.

Peel Regional Police is working diligently to prevent the loss of life on our roads. We have posted a Public Safety Notice on this matter and encourage you to share this message with your communities to amplify our notice for residents to practise safe driving.

Additionally, we would like to bring to your attention recent efforts from the Safer Roads Team (SRT) in arresting a prolific driving offender subject to 5 lifetime driving prohibitions. On Thursday, April 11, 2024, SRT officers arrested 41-year-old Nirmal Singh from Brampton. Since 2017, Nirmal Singh has been convicted of 35 Criminal Code and 8 Provincial Offence Act (POA) charges. Additional information on the charges can be found here.

Road safety is a crucial policing function, and one which all members of Peel Regional Police are committed to addressing. With warmer weather approaching, we will continue our efforts to curb illegal street racing and aggressive high-speed driving in Brampton and Mississauga. In the coming weeks, we will be launching our annual Project E.R.A.S.E. (Eliminating Racing Activities on Streets Everywhere) and Project Noisemaker initiatives aimed at changing poor and aggressive driver behaviour. More details on the launch of these initiatives will be shared in the future.

Celebrate Mississauga Youth Weeks with 12 days of free events and programs

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Mississauga Youth Weeks offers youth the opportunity to connect with people their age, express their creativity, and try something new while exploring facilities across the city.

The City of Mississauga is excited to introduce Mississauga Youth Weeks – a two-week celebration of youth! From Monday, April 29 to Friday, May 10, Mississauga youth can participate in a variety of fun and exciting registered and drop-in activities at various City facilities, for free. Additionally, at the start of Mississauga Youth Weeks, registration for the Sauga Summer Pass opens for youth ages 12 to 16.

Mississauga Youth Weeks

What

Mississauga Youth Weeks 2024 is an action-packed 12-day celebration with a variety of activities for youth ages 12 to 24, including:

  • Gaming – eSports and board games
  • Sports – Basketball, dodgeball and volleyball games and tournaments
  • Arts – Introduction to crocheting, water colouring and hair braiding
  • Wellness – Session with Ajax, Mississauga Fire and Emergency Service’s facility dog
  • Weight room – Access to machines and equipment
  • Swimming – Aqua fitness, Fun Swims, and water rescues
  • Escape rooms, drama and dance workshops, and more!

There is something for everyone, across many different interests.

Who

Mississauga youth ages 12 to 24

Where

Build a schedule of drop-in programs and pre-register for events at mississauga.ca/MYW.

When

Monday, April 29 to Friday, May 10, 2024

Cost

Free

For a full list of Mississauga Youth Weeks events and activities visit mississauga.ca/MYW.

Register for a Sauga Summer Pass

To register for a Sauga Summer Pass, visit mississauga.ca/summerpass – applications open on Monday, April 29 for youth aged 12 to 16. This seasonal pass includes free access to MiWay bus rides, as well as free participation in public fun swims at all City indoor and outdoor pools, and free access to fitness centres at certain locations (only ages 14-16) from Monday, July 1 to Monday, September 2.

Seasonal operating hours begin at three Community Recycling Centres

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Starting in May, Peel Region starts additional seasonal hours at three Community Recycling Centre (CRC) locations:

Brampton Community Recycling Centre

Regular Hours: Monday – Sunday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Additional Operating Hours:

  • Summer: Monday – Wednesday, 4:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., May to August
  • Fall: Wednesdays, 4:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., September to October

Heart Lake Community Recycling Centre

Regular Hours: Monday – Sunday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

  • Additional Operating Hours: Thursday, 4:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., May to October

Battleford Community Recycling Centre

Regular Hours: Monday – Sunday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Additional Operating Hours:

  • Summer: Monday – Thursday, 4:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., May to August
  • Fall: Monday – Tuesday, 4:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., September to October

Hours of operation remain unchanged at the Fewster, Caledon and Bolton CRCs.

Residents can check the waste sorter to find out if a specific item is accepted at a CRC and how to prepare items for safe disposal. For information about the services available at each CRC location, check peelregion.ca/waste/community-recycling-centres.

 

Circular Innovation Council partners with Peel Region to expand its community-based circular hub

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Virtual Share, Reuse, Repair Hub expands to a new community and grows its resource and business directory

Circular Innovation Council, a national not-for-profit organization focused on accelerating Canada’s transition toward a circular economy, has expanded its virtual community hub in partnership with Peel Region.

Initially launched by Circular Innovation Council in 2022 with support from York Region’s Circular Economy Initiatives Fund, the Share, Reuse, Repair Hub is a community-based virtual resource that provides easy access to share, reuse, repair services in the community. It also offers a platform for local businesses to promote their contribution to the circular economy.

The Hub includes:

  • A directory of 85+ businesses, resources, and events specific to Peel Region and the municipalities of Brampton, Caledon, and Mississauga.
  • A new map that allows users to find businesses based on location and categories.
  • Educational information about how different businesses support the circular economy.
  • Listing of local events like repair cafes, swaps, curbside giveaways, and collection drives.
  • 30+ informative virtual resources.
  • Promotional opportunities for local businesses to showcase their sustainable efforts to the local community.

Businesses and organizations that are not currently listed in the directory and want to get involved are encouraged to reach out to Circular Innovation Council by emailing info@ShareReuseRepairHub.ca or submit a request form to be added to the Hub.

“We are pleased to be expanding our Share, Reuse, Repair Hub in collaboration with municipalities like Peel Region who are dedicated to stimulating their local circular economies,” says Jo-Anne St. Godard, Executive Director of Circular Innovation Council. “Share, reuse, and repair are simple – yet essential actions we can easily incorporate into our lives to extend the life of products we use every day. Connecting our communities with the necessary information to seek options that promote share, reuse, repair is critical for driving behaviour change away from our current take-make-waste mindset. We are looking forward to bringing this important resource to additional communities across Canada.”

“We are very excited about our partnership with the Circular Innovation Council’s Share, Reuse, Repair Hub,” says Norman Lee, Director- Waste Management, Peel Region. “Peel is committed to minimizing the impacts of waste in our community. This partnership will lower waste generation and encourage our residents to use the repair, reuse and share services in our community. This in turn will help support our long-term goal of 75% waste diversion from landfills by 2034.”

For more information and to explore the directory, visit ShareReuseRepairHub.ca.

About Circular Innovation Council

Circular Innovation Council is a national, not-for-profit, membership-based organization with over 40 years of experience delivering programming that educates and empowers Canadians to take action on the circular economy and its environmental, economic and social benefits. In concert with our members and partners, we leverage our experience and expertise to deliver on the broad gains inspired by the circular economy through research, policy, programs, and pilots. Our mandate is to accelerate Canada’s transition toward a circular economy by putting concepts into action.

About Peel Region

In 2024, Peel Region marks its 50th anniversary. Peel Region works with residents and partners to create a healthy, safe, and connected Community for Life for approximately 1.5 million people and over 200,000 businesses in Brampton, Mississauga and Caledon. Peel’s services touch the lives of residents every day. For more information explore peelregion.ca and follow us on X @regionofpeel and Instagram @peelregion.ca.

On December 13, 2023, the Ontario government announced that Peel Region will not be dissolved, and that Bill 112 legislation will be updated to reflect service delivery in Peel. Services for residents and businesses will continue without interruption. For updates and more information, visit Peel’s website.