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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

By Events, Issues, Resources
​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

By Events, Resources

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.

You’re Invited! Unveiling of Port Credit Library’s Pollinator Garden

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Give your friends and family a buzz and join us on Saturday, June 8 at Port Credit Library to celebrate the unveiling of the pollinator garden.

This garden is a joint project between the City of Mississauga, Cloverleaf Garden Club of Mississauga, Credit Valley Conservation, Scotts Canada Ltd and the Port Credit Seed Library. It hosts a variety of local native flowers, ornamental grasses and shrubs to attract bees, butterflies and other pollinators by providing a source of food and shelter.

The City has many pollinator projects, and projects that support pollinator habitats, including the One Million Trees program, 13 pollinator and community gardens as well as the honeybee hive on the roof of City Hall.

Event Details

What:  Unveiling of Port Credit Library’s pollinator garden

When: Saturday, June 8, 2019, 2 to 4 p.m.

Who: Members of Council, Library Leadership Team, Port Credit Seed Library Members, Scotts Miracle-Gro, Credit Valley Conservation, Cloverleaf Garden Club, Community groups, Local residents

Where: Patio of the Port Credit Library, 20 Lakeshore Rd. E., Mississauga, ON [MAP]

Cost: Free admission – The first 50 kids will be able to take home a free pollinator plant.

In the event of inclement weather, the celebration will take place in the Program Room.

Open House on Mississauga’s New Protected Bike Lanes

By Events, Issues

May 28, 2019

The City of Mississauga is seeking public input on its study to plan for the implementation of protected bike lanes on The Collegeway between Winston Churchill Boulevard and Mississauga Road as identified in the 2018 Cycling Master Plan.

This study is partially funded by the Government of Ontario. The City intends to resurface The Collegeway between Winston Churchill Boulevard and Mississauga Road to provide space for more protected bike lanes.

Two open houses will be held to present the study’s progress to the public and obtain community input – the first will take place in June and the second will be in the fall. Participants will have an opportunity to meet the project team, review the study’s background, existing conditions, challenges and opportunities, preliminary design concepts and next steps.

What:
Open house on Mississauga’s plans for new protected bike lanes

When:
Tuesday, June 4, 2019
3 to 9 p.m. (presentations at 3:30 and 7 p.m.)

Where:
The Salvation Army Erin Mills
2460 The Collegeway
Mississauga, ON
[MAP]

Taking transit? Plan your trip with MiWay.

For more information, visit mississaugabikes.ca/thecollegeway. Unable to attend? Email questions or feedback to cycling@mississauga.ca.

National AccessAbility Week

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The City of Mississauga is happy to support National AccessAbility Week (NAAW), from Monday, June 3 to Friday, June 7. As we continue to find ways to make Mississauga a great place to be for all, there are a number of events and activities that you can take part in throughout the week.

National AccessAbility Week aims to change the way that we think, talk and act about accessibility and inclusion. Since the introduction of the Ontarians with Disabilities Act in 2001 and the City’s Accessibility Advisory Committee was established in 2003, we have remained committed to ensuring that our facilities are accessible and barrier free. Our Multi -Year Accessibility Plan established in 2012 also demonstrates our commitment to ensuring everyone feels a sense of belonging in our city.

National AccessAbility Week Activities

Always a favourite, the Older Adult Expo at South Common Community Centre will showcase more than 80 exhibitors focused on older adult health as well as opportunities to learn about the City’s fitness and technology programs.

Also, be sure to check out the Accessibility Showcase in the Great Hall on Friday June 7, where you can learn about the many programs and services offered to people with disabilities.

Throughout the week, you will also have the chance to:

  • Check out MiWay buses at Celebration Square and watch as staff demonstrate the various features that make them accessible.
  • Join Traffic Management & Municipal Parking in Celebration Square as we partner with the Canadian Institute for the Blind (CNIB) to demonstrate how to use the audible pedestrian signals on Mercer Avenue.
  • Meet a therapy dog and boost your spirits at Erin Meadows Library.

Mississauga has truly become a leader in making our programs, services and infrastructure inclusive for all residents. Thanks to all of you who have been a part of this important work.

I encourage you to get out to as many events as possible throughout the week. For more information and a full list of events for National AccessAbility week, visit the Accessibility page on Inside Mississauga.

Stephen Dasko