• The Compass – Walk the Walk – September 2020

    Every year volunteers, clients, friends and other residents of Ward 1 and 2 come together to Walk the Walk for our local food bank. The Compass distributed over 486,000 lbs of food last year to locals in need. The Compass provides more than just food, they are also a community for their clients who participate in programs such as men and women’s groups, movie night, tax help and many other services. With only 3 part time staff the Compass is powered by local volunteers and funding from local donors. The Walk is the major fundraising event adn this year it’s going to be virtual – I urge you to go to thecompass.ca/walk and sign up to Walk the Walk in your neighbourhood or your backyard for a neighbour in need.

    Please see my video message in support of this event!

    The Compass Video 2020

     

  • The Compass Annual Walk the Walk – September 13-19, 2020

    Every year volunteers, clients, friends and other residents of Ward 1 and 2 come together to Walk the Walk for our local food bank. The Compass distributed over 486,000 lbs of food last year to locals in need. The Compass provides more than just food, they are also a community for their clients who participate in programs such as men and women’s groups, movie night, tax help and many other services. With only 3 part time staff the Compass is powered by local volunteers and funding from local donors. The Walk is the major fundraising event and this year it’s going to be virtual – I urge you to go to thecompass.ca/walk and sign up to Walk the Walk in your neighbourhood or your backyard for a neighbour in need.

  • Heart House Hospice – Virtual Butterfly Release

  • Interim Place’s 9th Annual Steps to End Violence Against Women Walk on Saturday, September 27th, 2020.

    We are pleased to invite you to join us once again for Interim Place’s 9th Annual Steps to End Violence Against Women Walk on Saturday, September 27th, 2020.

    This year’s first-ever virtual walk will take place online, with a virtual fitness challenge culminating in a livestreamed Rose Vigil and Awards Ceremony on Sunday, September 27th. To learn more about the event please download our Fundraising Toolkit. To register for the event please visit:   https://interimplace.akaraisin.com/ui/STEPS2020

    This walk is an opportunity to honour the lives that have been lost to gender-based violence in Peel Region over the past ten years, and the 47,000 survivors and their children who have walked through Interim Place’s doors and accessed our services.  Since last year’s walk, five women in Peel Region have lost their lives at the hands of men in their lives. Women are at significantly increased risk of gender-based violence due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and as such Interim Place’s two 24-hour Shelters, Emergency Crisis Lines, Community Support programming, and Sexual Violence Support Program have and will continue to remain fully operational throughout the pandemic. Due to the increased demand for supports and services, the need for fund raised dollars is greater than ever.

    It would mean a great deal to us as an agency, and to the community, to have you join us as a participant in the walk to honour survivors of violence their families and help raise much-needed funds to meet the increasing demands of survivors in our community. Any support you could provide in promoting the event in your networks and/or newsletter would also be very much appreciated.

  • Mississauga to Better Weather the Storm with new Winter Maintenance Contract

    July 23, 2020

    Yesterday, City Council approved a new eight-year winter maintenance contract for the City of Mississauga which will begin in the fall of 2021 through to the 2029 winter season. The upcoming 2020/21 winter season will be the final year of the current seven-year contract.

    The new winter maintenance contract will ensure that snow clearing operations are more efficient throughout the city. This includes upgrades to snow clearing equipment and salt management practices for better service delivery. However, due to COVID-19 financial pressures, Council did not approve additional levels of service for an expanded driveway windrow program and residential sidewalks, deferring these enhancements to at least 2023 to minimize the budget impact in 2021 and 2022.

    “This new contract strikes the right balance between keeping up with the growing demands for snow clearing in our City while keeping our COVID-19 financial pressures top of mind,” said Mayor Bonnie Crombie. “Thankfully, our staff have been able to identify efficiencies without impacting service levels. We will continue to find savings and apply a ‘need’ not ‘want’ lens when negotiating City service contracts moving forward.”

    Beginning in the 2021/22 winter season, here is what residents can expect:

    • New snow clearing equipment that allow for plowing and salting at the same time. The City will continue to meet approved service levels and Minimum Maintenance Standards more efficiently as per the Municipal Act, 2001.
    • Continued snow clearing of bus stops and priority sidewalks at the same time as the clearing of priority roads. This level of service was introduced during the 2019 winter season to help meet accessibility needs.
    • Snow clearing operations can be amended as modes of transportation change, such as the implementation of the Hurontario LRT and additional Active Transportation initiatives for pedestrians and cyclists. This includes bike lanes as part of the Active Transportation COVID-19 Recovery Framework.

    “It is vital that the City continues to take progressive steps to effectively deliver snow clearing services in Mississauga,” said Mickey Frost, Director, Works Operations and Maintenance. “While keeping financial pressures in mind, the City has managed to redirect resources to find operational efficiencies without impacting service delivery. We have also made it a priority to support effective salt management practices, as more effective plowing should require less salt usage, especially in areas monitored by local conservation authorities. Using less salt will therefore not only lead to material savings, but have a less negative impact to our environment.”

    Currently, Mississauga clears 5,600 lane kilometres of roads and on-street bike lanes; 1,600 linear kilometres of priority sidewalks; 3,400 bus stops; 95 kilometres of roadside multi-use trails; and over 1,000 pedestrian crossings.

    For more information about the new eight-year winter maintenance contract, view the corporate report.

     

    To learn more about snow clearing in Mississauga, visit mississauga.ca/snow.

     

  • When it Comes to the City’s 2021 Budget – What do You Want to Know?

    July 20, 2020

    What do you want to know when it comes to the City’s Budget? The City is looking for input to help understand and shape Budget community engagement during COVID-19 recovery. An online survey has launched to seek input from residents across Mississauga to hear ideas and opinions on the engagement related to the 2021 Budget. Community input is an important way to help shape the future of Mississauga.

    Residents are invited to have their say about community engagement methods and initiatives for the 2021 Budget by filling out a survey by Friday, July 31.

    What:
    An online survey to determine what Mississauga residents and businesses want to hear about when it comes to the 2021 Budget and how they want the City to connect with them regarding the Budget.

    Who:
    Mississauga residents
    Business owners
    Taxpayers

    Where:

    To complete the survey, visit web.mississauga.ca/council/budget-and-finances/city-of-mississauga-budget/2020-budget-get-involved/

    When:
    Survey closes Friday, July 31, 2020

    The survey results will help inform the Budget Engagement plan for 2021.

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  • Filming July 14, 2020 @ 1440 Lakeshore Road East

    Please note that the above will be filming exterior scenes for a music video “Koffee” at the TRCA Lands at 1440 Lakeshore Rd E (Ward 1) on July 14 from 8:00am – 9:00pm.

     

    Production has also been granted permission to park crew vehicles and a support vehicle at Small Arms Inspection Building parking lot (1352 Lakeshore Rd E).

     

    All permitted productions are required to confirm that they will comply with health protocols outlined in the Ontario Health and Safety Act Section 21.

     

    Should you have any comments, questions or concerns please contact Liza Toliao at the Film Office at 905-615-3200 x4114.

     

    Thank you.

     

     

     

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  • Southside Shuffle 2020 goes virtual

  • Road Safety Services Begins Project Noisemaker

  • Mississauga Rows its Way to the 2023 World Rowing Indoor Championships

    June 30, 2020

    Today, the World Rowing Federation (FISA – from the French, Fédération Internationale des Sociétés d’Aviron), announced that the City of Mississauga will host the World Rowing Indoor Championships in 2023. The Championship will be held on February 25 and 26, 2023 at the Paramount Fine Foods Centre.

    “Mississauga is thrilled to be selected to host the 2023 World Rowing Indoor Championships. Our successful bid reflects our ability to manage internationally-known sporting events at a premiere sports venue like the Paramount Fine Food Centre,” said Mayor Bonnie Crombie. “Mississauga is a diverse, welcoming and energetic city. We can’t wait to welcome the world’s top indoor rowing competitors, their coaches, families and fans to our great city in 2023.”

    This is the first time Mississauga has hosted the World Championships but we have been host to the Canadian Indoor Rowing Championships (CIRC) for the past 11 years.

    “Tourism Mississauga championed this bid which will bring visitors from across the world to Mississauga,” said Toni Frankfurter, Chair, Tourism Mississauga. “With an excellent transportation system, great amenities and exceptional restaurants, coupled with a vibrant downtown that boasts arts and culture, and a plethora of tourist attractions and activities, Mississauga has something for every athlete, spectator and attendee to enjoy.”

    The Championships are a partnership with Rowing Canada Aviron and the Canadian Indoor Rowing Championships. The event will be two full days of race events combining the Canadian Indoor Rowing (CIRC) program alongside World Rowing Indoor events. The event will welcome between 2,500 to 3,500 participants.

    “Athletes from as far as Asia, Europe and North America will compete in this international championship,” said Shari Lichterman, Chief Executive Officer, Tourism Mississauga and Commissioner, Community Services, City of Mississauga. “Tourism Mississauga has a focused approach and vision for the future of competitive sport guided by the Tourism Master Plan and Sport Tourism Strategy. As a sport-oriented and youth-friendly city, we’re excited to showcase our outstanding sport facilities and welcome thousands of athletes and visitors to Mississauga.”

    Mississauga was among other national cities to compete for the bid to host the Championship including Lima, Peru; Beijing, China; Cairo, Egypt; Hamburg, Germany; Prague, Czech Republic and London, England.

    For more information about the World Indoor Rowing Championships or for other events in Mississauga, visit Tourism Mississauga at visitmississauga.ca.

    BACKGROUND:

    Indoor rowing, otherwise known as Ergometer rowing, has been widely used in training and preparation of athletes for many years. More recently, indoor rowing has grown into a serious sport of its own.

    The World Indoor Rowing Championships is an open and accessible event with a mission is to broaden the participation of indoor rowing racing. For more information, visit worldrowing.com.

    2023 marks the 40th year the indoor rowing championships have been held in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA).