• City of Mississauga Reopens City-Owned Golf Courses  

    COVID-19 l May 15, 2020

    The City of Mississauga will be reopening its two owned golf courses, BraeBen and Lakeview. Golf courses are the first City facilities in Mississauga to open and will help lead the way in the City’s recovery plan. The City will be meeting COVID-19 safety guidelines established by the province and will incorporate other best practices within the industry.

    “I’m supportive of the Province’s decision to reopen golf courses with strict physical distancing and enhanced health and safety measures in place. I know many golfers are anxious to hit the green and enjoy the great outdoors. While the experience may be a bit different this year, the safety of players and staff is our top priority right now,” said Mayor Crombie. “Most golfers I know spend most of their time away from others looking for their ball. These reopenings will also help the City recover lost revenue and address our financial losses as a result of this pandemic.”

    BraeBen will open to customers on Saturday, May 16, 2020 and Lakeview will open the following week on Thursday, May 21, 2020. Tee times can be booked over the phone and online as of Friday, May 15 at 8 a.m. BraeBen’s 9-hole course and driving range will remain closed until further notice. All tournaments, instruction, group clinics, and league play will not be permitted until further notice.

    “Staff have been working hard over the past several weeks preparing our two great golf courses in anticipation of today’s announcement, and we look forward to helping our residents slowly get back to a more active and enjoyable quality of life,” said Shari Lichterman, Director, Recreation. “All measures such as physical distancing, proper hygiene standards, screening protocols and use of proper PPEs will be enforced within the clubhouse, as well as maintenance buildings to keep our staff and the public safe.”

    The following procedures will be in place at both City golf courses to ensure overall public safety consistent with recently announced provincial guidelines:

    Golf Course

    • Practice greens to remain closed
    • Tee-times will be spaced out to reduce congestion
    • Bookings must be made in advance by phone or visit our website to book a tee time online ca/portal/discover/golf
    • Flags must remain in place and holes will be modified for hands-free ball retrieval
    • Bunker rakes, ball washers and water stations removed from the course
    • Benches removed or blocked off where fixed
    • On-course washrooms to remain closed
    • No beverage carts
    • Power carts will be limited to one person per cart, unless the occupants reside in the same household
    • Power carts, pull carts and rental clubs will be thoroughly disinfected after each use

    Food Services

    • Only limited menu grab and go food services will be offered

    Clubhouse & Proshop

    • Clubhouse will remain closed to the public with the exception of the proshop areas for check-in and washroom access only
    • Door attendant to use screening measures with all guests and staff, and limit access to clubhouse/proshop with a separate entrance and exit
    • All tables and chairs inside and outside of the clubhouse will be removed
    • Protective plexiglass shields installed at pro-shop and food concession counters
    • Floor markings added to ground indicating 6ft spacing
    • Only pre-packaged balls and tees will be sold.  All other retail options will be put away until further notice such as clothing, golf shoes, hats and accessories
    • Customers will be encouraged to use debit or credit card for payments, but cash accepted if necessary

    To stay informed on COVID-19 impacts on City services, please visit: Mississauga.ca/coronavirus.

     

     

  • Stay Positive, Active and Entertained with Mississauga’s Virtual Programs

    May 6, 2020

    The City of Mississauga offers a range of online activities during COVID-19 to help every member of the household stay positive, active and entertained at home.

    “We understand it is difficult to keep everyone busy and active as we all continue to stay at home and practise physical distancing,” said Mayor Bonnie Crombie. “That’s why we have put together a range of free virtual programs and resources to help boost the physical and mental wellbeing of our residents. Keeping fit, staying healthy, and enjoying fun activities will help us maintain a positive mindset as we work to overcome this virus together.”

    Keep Fit

    Visit Mississauga Recreation for virtual fitness classes and meditation sessions, and for nutrition and lifestyle information. The first live virtual fitness class is Cardio Kick Box on May 7 at 12:15 p.m.

    Follow the #StayHomeStayActive campaign on FacebookTwitter and Instagram.

    Grow a Garden

    • Starting the week of May 11, order up to three varieties of seeds from the new online Mississauga Seed Library. Simply complete the online form and the seeds will arrive by mail. Visit ca/seeds for more information.

    Enjoy Family Fun

    “As it gets harder to stay in and keep spirits up, we want to make it easier by offering virtual activities and resources everyone can enjoy,” said Paul Mitcham, Commissioner, Community Services. “The physical and emotional well-being of all our residents is important and we encourage people of all ages to try out a fitness class, live stream a concert and have some fun with their kids or grandkids.”

    Older Adult Activities

    • Older adults can take part in a variety of virtual programs available four days each week. Residents can enjoy a yarn crafters meet-up, coffee talks, fitness breaks and weekly hot topics provided by the Mississauga Senior Centre. Participants can join via computer, tablet or phone. Follow Recreation on social media @MississaugaRec for up-to-date information.

    Be Entertained

    • Mississauga Culture and the Living Arts Centre present an #ArtsAtHomeprogram to bring the arts into the home while supporting the City’s creative communities and industries. You can live stream virtual concerts and follow @saugaculture and @livingartsctr on social media for the latest in creative news and activities.
    • Stream or download an album through Freegal with your library card, or enjoy free movies and TV shows on your digital devices through Hoopla.
    • Paramount Fine Foods Centre (PFFC) is sharing content from event partners and more. The #PFFCentreAtHome web page offers live music with scheduled live streams, Canadian sing-a-longs and playlists. Live streams include Tyler Shaw, Billie Joe Armstrong from Green Day, and Juanes, all of whom have performed here over the past 20 years. Their fun activity page includes virtual backgrounds to bring (PFFC) into your next online Zoom or Webex mobile meeting. Enjoy educational programs from the Harlem Globetrotters, and colouring pages and origami from Baby Shark Live! New content is added regularly and shared across @PFFCentre social media channels.
    • Watch “Rise Up Mississauga – Concert of Hope” at 7 p.m. on May 8 via Facebook Live on Mississauga Arts Council’s Facebook page. Enjoy free virtual entertainment featuring 25 Mississauga-based artists singing inspirational songs.
    • Join Mississauga Library on May 15 at 7 p.m. for a talk by award-winning Canadian author Kenneth Oppel.  Starting on May 18, check out the library’s website and social media for interactive book clubs, film discussion clubs, English conversation circles and more.

    Book Corner

     

  • Tax Deferral, Online Penalty Notice Screening and Prohibiting Fireworks

    City of Mississauga COVID-19 Response Continues: Tax Deferral, Online Penalty Notice Screening and Prohibiting Fireworks

    COVID-19 | May 6, 2020

    Today, Council approved further actions in response to COVID-19 including, tax deferral, allowing online administrative penalty screening and prohibiting the sale and use of fireworks.

    “Mississauga continues to run efficiently and deliver key services in the face of this pandemic,” said Mayor Bonnie Crombie. “That includes continuing to take measures to keep Mississauga safe and provide cash flow relief to our residents. Prohibiting fireworks is the right thing to do at this time to help discourage large groups from gathering, keep our City safe and ensure our firefighters and enforcement teams are focused on the task at hand, that’s fighting COVID-19.”

    Tax Deferral
    To provide further financial assistance to taxpayers and help ease financial pressures as a result of the impacts of COVID-19, Council agreed to postpone regular final tax instalments and eliminate late payment charges and fees related to tax payment requests for changes. The City is requesting that landlords pass the tax deferral on to their tenants. Details

    Virtual Fireworks Only
    Council voted to prohibit the sale and use of fireworks until further notice to reduce the potential for large crowds and continue to promote resident safety for the duration of the emergency related to COVID-19 as declared by the Province of Ontario and ensure existing resources are available and used for resident safety.  While fireworks are currently banned in Mississauga, please enjoy a virtual display this year with highlights from previous Mississauga firework events presented by Tim Hortons: https://youtu.be/cy7B2SL1zcc

    Three by-laws were amended to prohibit the use and sale of fireworks in Mississauga:

    1. Fireworks Residents By-law – Regulating the use of fireworks by the public including restrictions on dates, times and permit requirements.
    2. Fireworks Vendors By-law – Regulating the licensing for the ownership and operation of portable firework display units within the City.
    3. Business Licensing By-law – Regulating the licensing and sale of fireworks from inside a building (not portable).

    Online Screening Reviews of Administrative Penalties
    Council voted to amend the Administrative Penalty By-law and Licencing Administrative Penalty By-law to allow for written submissions for online screening reviews of administrative penalties. During the current Provincial Court closure period, the by-law amendments allows the screening review process to continue as an option for anyone seeking a review of their penalty notice, which was previously only allowed in-person.

    This online option will be available later this spring for the following administrative penalties related:

    For those who have already submitted requests for screening reviews, a notice will be mailed to the address that the court has on file providing the opportunity to have their dispute heard by way of online written submissions.

    For those who chose to continue with an in-person review, their matters will be dealt with once the Court offices re-open. For all new penalty notices, the defendant will be given the option of paying the penalty, or choosing an online submission or in-person review of their penalty notice.

    To stay informed on COVID-19 impacts on City services, please visit: Mississauga.ca/coronavirus.

     

    No fireworks are allowed in #Mississauga until further notice. As #VictoriaDay approaches, do not light or buy #fireworks. With emergency orders in place due to #COVID19, we want to do our part to keep our community safe. Report non-compliance to 311. http://ow.ly/Zf1f50zyZYP

     

    .@CityMississauga #COVID19 response continues keeping #Mississauga safe & providing cash flow relief: tax relief, online Administrative Penalty Screening & prohibiting the sale & use of Fireworks. http://ow.ly/Zf1f50zyZYP

     

    Link to eCity:

    https://web.mississauga.ca/city-of-mississauga-news/news/city-of-mississauga-covid-19-response-continues-tax-deferral-online-penalty-notice-screening-and-prohibiting-fireworks/

     

  • Councillor Dasko’s Spring -Summer 2020 Newsletter

  • Rise Up Mississauga – Concert of Hope – Friday, May 8, 2020 @ 7:00 p.m.

    An entrepreneur in  his own right, Ron Duquette, has taken the initiative to put together  an amazing concert of outstanding local performers from all around Mississauga.   

    His message is below and I hope you will enjoy it!                                          Stephen

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    Hi Folks,

    I hope you are all safe and sound and COVID-19 free in your homes, practising all the things we’ve been

    told to do by our leaders across the country.

    I’ve been working on a special project to stave off boredom during the COVID-19 pandemic lock down.

    Recently, great talents from around the world and across Canada have performed to thank health care

    workers and people in food supply, along with our essential service heroes, in this unprecedented time.

    After watching Andrea Bocelli deliver his magnificent live performance in the Duomo in Milan on Easter Sunday

    I got to thinking….why not here in Mississauga. That was my inspiration and “AHA” moment.

    Teaming up with my colleagues at the Mississauga Arts Council, the result is “Rise Up Mississauga” – Concert of Hope, a 40-minute virtual concert featuring some of Mississauga’s finest home grown musicians, along with our local politicians, all coming together with a message of solidarity. Two of the artists wrote original songs for this production.

    If you aren’t doing anything on Friday, May 8th at 7:00p.m. (EST) I hope you can tune in and enjoy the show.

    Stay safe everyone.

    PLEASE FEEL FREE TO SHARE THIS MESSAGE WITH YOUR FRIENDS AND COLLEAGUES.

    Ron

     

    https://youtu.be/spQxyjOH-ZE

  • Tele Town Hall on Tuesday, May 5 beginning at 6 p.m.

    April 28, 2020

    The City of Mississauga will provide important updates to residents on the latest COVID-19 news via a Tele Town Hall on Tuesday, May 5 beginning at 6 p.m.

    The City continues to address pandemic concerns and will inform the public and local businesses about what the City is doing to protect their health and safety.

    Residents will be able to listen and ask questions to an expert group of panelists from the City, Peel Region Public Health, Trillium Health Partners, Peel Regional Police and Peel Regional Paramedic Services. City Councillors and senior staff will also be available.

    Panelists will include:

    • Mayor Bonnie Crombie, City of Mississauga
    • Janice Baker, City Manager and Chief Administrative Officer, City of Mississauga
    • Tim Beckett, Fire Chief and Director of Emergency Management, City of Mississauga
    • Dr. Lawrence Loh, Medical Officer of Health, Peel Region Public Health
    • Michelle DiEmanuele, President and CEO, Trillium Health Partners
    • Nancy Polsinelli, Interim Chief Administrative Officer, Region of Peel
    • Chief Nish Duraiappah, Peel Regional Police
    • Peter Dundas, Chief and Director, Peel Regional Paramedic Services

    Residents who wish to participate in the session can do so in the following three ways:

    1. Pre-register: residents who wish to participate in the session are encouraged to register their telephone number in advance at the following link: mississauga.ca/townhall
    2. Participate online: to participate live online, simply click the following link: mississauga.ca/livestreamevent
    3. Join by telephone: a random selection of residents will receive a telephone call to participate. If you don’t wish to participate, simply hang up. If you don’t receive a call and would like to participate, dial 1-877-229-8493 and enter ID number: 115911.

    What:

    City of Mississauga Tele Town Hall to update the community on COVID-19

    When:

    Tuesday, May 5, 2020

    6 to 7:30 p.m.

     

    To learn about the latest updates on actions taken by the City of Mississauga, visit mississauga.ca/coronavirus or follow @CityMississauga on Twitter.

    For health information, please visit peelregion.ca/coronavirus

  • Virtual Activities Online or by Phone – Mississauga Seniors’ Centre

    During this time of social isolation we all need some connection.  We would like to invite you to join us for some activities.  All you need is a phone or computer to join in the fun.  Anyone 60+ years of age is welcome.  Each activity will be offered on a weekly basis.

     

    Day Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
    Activity and Time Yarn Crafters

    1:30 pm –

    2:30 pm

    Coffee

    Time

    11:00 am – 12:00 pm

      Hot

    Topics

    11:00 am – 12:00 pm

    Fit

    Break

    1:00 pm –

    2:00 pm

     

     

    MONDAYS  

    Yarn Crafters 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

    Join us for some time to connect and show off your current projects or start a new one. We would love to see and chat with you. Even if you don’t have a project, join us.

    For phone in Meeting number is 475 670 876

     

    TUESDAYS

    Coffee Talk 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

    Bring your steamy cup of coffee and let’s chat.

    For phone in Meeting number is 478 227 408

     

    Coffee Talk Topics:

    • Tuesday April 8th – Favourite movies
    • Tuesday May 5th – Favourite recipes

     

    THURSDAYS – starts May 7th

    Hot Topics 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

    Each week we will present a new topic of interest.  We will have a guest speaker to speak on things that matter.  Watch for weekly hot topics.

    For phone in meeting number is 479 444 995

     

    Hot Topics:

    • Tuesday May 7th – Library news – A librarian will join us to show you how you can utilize the City of Mississauga library while still under social isolation

     

     

    FRIDAYS

    Fit Break 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

    Join a certified fitness instructor who will lead you through an exercise class. No equipment required. Materials in your home will be used.

    For phone in Meeting number is 474 862 476

     

    Fit Break Session:

    • Friday May 1st – Sit Fit
    • Friday May 8th – Low Impact Fitness– can be done standing or seated chair options

     

     

    JOINING BY PHONE

    1. Please call 1-647-484-1596
    2. It will prompt you to punch in the meeting number
    3. Use the meeting number noted for your activity

     

     

    JOINING ONLINE (computer, ipad/tablet or phone app)

    For more detailed information on how to access these online activities, please see the attachment.

     

     

    If you require support to either join by computer or by phone, we will be available up to an hour before the program start time to help walk you through the process.

     

     

     

    Do you have a topic you would like to see us present?  Let us know.

  • A message from Councillor Dasko

     

     

  • City of Mississauga Donates Spring Flowers to Health Care Professionals

    April 24, 2020

    The City of Mississauga is donating approximately 1,500 pansies, ranunculus and primrose as a gesture of thanks to hospital workers and health care providers at Trillium Health Partners.

    “We are incredibly grateful to our hospital and health care heroes who are on the front lines battling the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Mayor Bonnie Crombie. “This is a small gesture but one we believe shows Mississauga’s support for the dedicated men and women who courageously go to work to keep us healthy and safe. They are working while we stay home so that together, we can flatten the curve. On behalf of Council, we salute our health care heroes at Trillium Health Partners. These flowers are a sign of spring and brighter days ahead. I hope they bring much needed light and joy during this very difficult time. ”

    “The staff at Trillium Health Partners are working long hours under difficult circumstances,” said Caroline Riseboro, President and CEO of Trillium Health Partners Foundation. “This is a lovely and moving gesture from the City of Mississauga, one which reminds us that, even in dark times, beauty and renewal persist. On behalf of my colleagues at the hospital, a special thanks to Mayor Crombie and the City.”

    “Plant materials for the City’s spring planting program, typically used in planters and gardens across the City, are ordered eight months in advance and could not be cancelled,” said Jodi Robillos, Director, Parks, Forestry and Environment.  “Our parks and forestry staff are preparing for the onset of spring which includes litter pick up and the mowing of turf but horticulture is not an essential service.  Rather than dispose of this plant material, a proposal was developed at the request of Mayor Crombie to donate the plants to hospital workers and health care providers at Trillium.”

    City of Mississauga staff continue to provide essential services including waste collection, priority maintenance, legislated inspections, contract administration and bylaw enforcement during the COVID-19 crisis.

    The City has partnered with Humberview Maintenance Group Ltd., Royalview Landscaping and Winsom Landscape Contractors who volunteered their staff time to collect and deliver the plants for distribution to each health care professionals as they exited the Trillium Hospitals professionals as they exited the Trillium Hospitals.

    Mayor Bonnie Crombie and Councillor Stephen Dasko are greeted by President and CEO of Trillium Health Partners Michelle E. DiEmanuele as the City of Mississauga donates spring flowers to Health Care Professionals

     

  • Earth Day celebrations Wednesday, April 22, 2020

    Ps join in on this terrific initiative of Lila’s.  I hope to see  you out there on Earth Day evening

     

    Lila's Earth Day Light Up The Night

    Join Lila and help light up the night on April 22, 2020 at 830 PM. Please join our FB group at [https://www.facebook.com/groups/700625347346161/](https://www.facebook.com/groups/700625347346161/) and share with your friends!

    Posted by LeAnne Armano on Sunday, April 5, 2020