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Free City Program Gets Kids Active and Outdoors This Summer

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June 24, 2019 

Let’s Play in the Park is back for its sixth season this summer. The City-run program provides kids ages six to 12 with the opportunity to enjoy the outdoors, be active and make new friends.

The nine-week program is free and runs weekdays from Tuesday, July 2 to Friday, August 30. The program takes place at 13 parks across Mississauga and includes two parks that are new to the program this year: Barondale Green Park and Hillside Park.

Supervised by qualified staff trained in HIGH FIVE® principles of healthy child development, kids in the program get to participate in fun recreation activities including organized games and sports, arts and crafts, theme days and more.

Registration for the program is required however residents can register for as many Let’s Play in the Park programs as they would like. 

Program Details:

What:  Let’s Play in the ParkWho: Kids ages six to 12;  When/Where:

1 to 4 p.m.* Barondale Green Park

Community Common

Lisgar Fields

Neebin Park

Serson Park– Ward 1

Weekdays – Monday to Friday from July 2 to August 30, 2019 (exception date August 5, 2019)

New Mississauga Library website

By Events, Issues, Uncategorized

June 25, 2019

Today, we reached a milestone in the Digital Modernization Initiative and launched the new Mississauga Library website to the public. Following months of design, planning, and testing, staff activated the site smoothly today at 10:00 am, without any problems or disruptions to services.

We created the site by using public input to improve our work, and by following our new Digital Service Standard. Our goal was to make the site accessible and easier to use by creating better search, clear navigation, and simplified content. The site works on a wide range of devices: mobile, tablet, and desktop.

We will continue to measure and improve our work in the following ways:

  • Each page of the new Library site features a feedback button for customers to report problems directly to staff
  • We have implemented a quality assurance dashboard, which will monitor continuously for any errors
  • We are introducing a new customer satisfaction tool this year, to help us understand people’s ever-shifting needs as we continue to evolve the site

The site was developed through a collaborative effort between the Strategic Communications, IT, and Mississauga Library teams. Led by the library’s Master Plan, Future Directions, the site helps move towards the goals of bridging the digital divide, ensuring barrier free access to technology and continuing to invest in a 24/7 virtual branch.

Should you require any additional information please let me know.

Reconstruction of existing trail in Lakefront Promenade Park

By Events, Issues, Resources

Jun 24, 2019

The existing trail is in poor condition and is due for lifecycle replacement and will also be upgraded to 3.0m wide where possible to meet our current trail standard.   We anticipate completion of this work within three (3) weeks pending weather.  Staff will be posting “Notice of Service Disruption” at all the access locations for resident awareness.  Should you have any questions or concerns please contact me.

Stephen

Economic Development Strategy Forum

By Events, Issues
As the City of Mississauga approaches the end of its 10 year economic development strategy, the City’s Economic Development Office (EDO) is planning for a new era of local economic growth and prosperity with the development of a new five year economic Development Strategy that will guide us through a highly innovative, competitive and connected global economy.

To build on the City’s success, EDO has retained a team of consultants from Hatch, who will bring international expertise in economic development, to facilitate the creation of a new strategy and engage key stakeholders to help shape Mississauga’s economic development priorities.

This is to advise you, that you, and/or an individual within your organization that is responsible for strategic planning, have been selected to participate in thematic workshops based on the Strategy’s areas of focus: business, people, place and infrastructure. The workshops will be facilitated by Hatch consultants and will draw upon evidence gathered to date.

Please see the following link and select the session(s) that you would like to attend. If you feel that the thematic workshops might be of interest to someone within your organization whose focus is strategic planning, please kindly forward this communication to them. 

Once registered, an agenda and details on the workshop will be circulated one week prior to the workshop.

 

Location:
City Hall, 300 City Centre Drive,
C Banquets, 12th Floor,
Mississauga, ON
L5B 3C1

 

Session 1: Business
Wednesday, July 10 | 7:30 – 9:30am

 

Register

 

Session 2: Places
Wednesday, July 10 | 2:00 – 4:00pm

 

Register

 

Session 3: People
Thursday, July 11 | 7:30 – 9:30am

 

Register

 

Session 4: Infrastructure
Thursday, July 11 | 6:30 – 8:30pm

City is making Mississauga’s waterfront more inclusive and accessible

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In an effort to remove and prevent barriers for persons with disabilities, the City is making Mississauga’s waterfront more inclusive and accessible for all with the Accessible Beach Routes pilot project.  Accessible Beach Routes will roll out at Lakefront Promenade and Jack Darling Memorial Park on July 1, 2019, weather permitting.

Accessible beach mats provide a nonslip, accessible surface and allows individuals with mobility aids, such as wheelchairs and walkers, older adults and parents with strollers, easier to access to the beach.

Parks Operations staff will install the mats and directional signage at both park locations.  The mats are secured in place with pins, allowing for easy maintenance without requiring the mats to be removed or the facility closed for an extended period of time.  The beach access route will remain in place for the season and the mats will be removed annually in the fall and over winter.

If you have any additional questions, please do not hesitate to contact me directly.

Stephen

Try an eBike during the Tactical Urbanism Pilot

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​Starting June 7, things will look a little different on Living Arts Drive the street between Princess Royal Drive and City Centre Drive. A range of temporary urban features will be installed as part of the Tactical Urbanism pilot, designed to improve safety and public enjoyment of our city streets.

Click here for more details.

Sign up for your opportunity during your lunch break to try out a Bosch eBike during this pilot project. The eBikes can run on electric power as well as by pedaling, and will be available from June 10 to June 14 from noon to 2 p.m. The motor can shore up your pedaling as needed and can make it easier to go uphill or ride for long distances.

This eBike trial is open only to City of Mississauga employees and not for members of the public. The eBikes will be located at the northwest corner of Princess Royal Drive and Living Arts Drive.

Take advantage of this opportunity by registering online and signing a waiver prior to your session. Spaces are limited! You will also need to bring your own helmet in order to participate.

Questions about the eBike test event? Contact Diana.Suzuki-Bracewell@mississauga.ca.

Come out and experience Tactical Urbanism on Living Arts Drive and share your feedback on this pilot project at yoursay.mississauga.ca/downtown.

5th Annual Volta Luso Charities will be taking place on Sunday, June 23rd, 2019

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The Luso Canadian Charitable Society is excited to announce its 5th Annual Volta Luso Charities will be taking place on Sunday, June 23rd, 2019. This walk, cycle and ride event is in support of Luso Charities programs and services for persons living with disabilities and their families. Programs are provided at our newest centre in Mississauga as well as our existing centres in Toronto and Hamilton.

Help kick off the event at the starting line at 11:00 AM at the Portuguese Cultural Centre of Mississauga, located at 53 Queen Street North in Mississauga. Volta Luso Charities is a fun event for families featuring walks, bike riding, stationary spin classes, motorcycle rally and an outdoor entertainment area with a family fun zone for children. The event is free for all registered participants and everyone is welcome. Fundraising for the event in excess of $100 will receive an event gift.

We believe that with your help we can better reach the community and provide our services to more individuals. Details and registration information for the event can be found in the following link.

Please RSVP your attendance by contacting me directly and do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions. I look forward to hearing from you.

Sincerely,

Kimberly Lulham

Event & Community Outreach Coordinator

Luso Canadian Charitable Society

6245 Mississauga Road

Mississauga, ON L5N 1A4
(905) 858-8197

lusoccs.org

 

 

Who we are

The Luso Canadian Charitable Society is a community leader in the delivery of accessible, coordinated and sustainable services for individuals with physical and developmental disabilities. We do not receive any ongoing government funding and rely on organized fundraising events that embrace the kindness of individuals to achieve our goals.