• City leash- free zones

    October 17, 2019

    Parks, Forestry, and Environment are currently reviewing the Parks By-law and are looking to solicit feedback from residents regarding items related to City leash- free zones and dog walker permits.  In 2014, staff consulted with the public on these issues and implemented the following:

    • A dog walker permit process that allowed a commercial dog walker to have 5 to 8 dogs in their care at one time.
    • No age restrictions for children entering the leash-free zones.

     

    Staff will be sending a survey out, working with Leash Free Mississauga to send to their membership, Animal Services, and to send to all current dog walker permit owners.  We would encourage you to share the survey as well to solicit feedback on this topic.  The survey will be available until October 31st, 2019.

    Survey Link: https://app.keysurvey.com/f/1439978/a972/

     

  • Slower Residential Street Speed Limits will Roll in One Neighbourhood at a Time

    October 3, 2019

    Yesterday, members of General Committee supported amendments to the Traffic By-law that will gradually lower speeds on residential streets from 50 to 40-kilometres per hour (km/h). This year, 10 neighbourhoodsacross the City will have their speed limits reduced to 40 km/h.

    This amendment to the City’s Traffic By-law addresses the actions in the Transportation Master Plan related to safety goals to achieve Vision Zero that include reducing speed limits within neighbourhoods.

    “The new 40 km/h speed limit in our neighbourhoods advances Vision Zero by matching speeds to the types of activity on a street,” said Mayor Bonnie Crombie. “It will also promote active transportation by making it safer for our families to walk, ride, play and commute. It’s another tool we can use to address speeding in our neighbourhoods and help keep pedestrians and cyclists safe.”

    The corporate report highlights that staff consulted with City councillors to determine priority neighbourhoods to receive the new lower 40 km/h signage in this first round.

    “Reducing speed limits in our local neighbourhoods is an important part of the City’s Vision Zero initiatives that was supported by the Road Safety Committee,” said Ward 9 Councillor Pat Saito and Chair of the City’s Road Safety Committee. “It takes small steps like this one to work toward reducing the number of pedestrians injured on our roads.”

    “Currently, 40 km/h speed zones are posted in front of elementary schools, but the speed limit through the rest of the neighbourhood is 50 km/h,” said Andy Harvey, Director, Traffic Management and Municipal Parking. “This amendment will see the City gradually reduce speed limits throughout the entire neighbourhood from 50 km/h to 40 km/h. The first 10 neighbourhoods will be adjusted to 40 km/h this year by placing signs at every entry and exit to a neighbourhood.”

    In 2017, the Government of Ontario passed new legislation under the Safer School Zones Act (Bill 65) that amended the Highway Traffic Act, allowing municipalities to designate areas where speed limits can be lower than 50 km/hr.

    The By-law will come before City Council on Oct. 9 for final approval. For more information visit the corporate report.

    For more detailed information on where 40 km/h speed limits will be implemented this year visit the road safety webpage.

     

  • Help Shape the City’s New Economic Development Strategy

    October 7, 2019

    Mississauga residents are invited to help shape the City’s new Economic Development Strategy by completing an online survey. The survey will help the City identify priority areas and address the changing economic climate.

    The five-year strategy will focus on attracting businesses, employment and investment opportunities to Mississauga. The last strategy was created 10 years ago and has helped Mississauga achieve many accolades including first overall mid-sized City of the Future by Foreign Direct Investment (fDi). The new strategy, now in development, will build on that success to continue to make Mississauga a thriving hub where businesses and the community can innovate and grow.

    “Having a strong economic development strategy is the cornerstone of job creation – attracting and retaining global industries and securing talent,” said Bonnie Brown, Director, Economic Development. “Additionally, our strategy will help the City identify areas of focus and opportunities for innovation and collaboration with our 91,000 small businesses, 1,400 multinational firms and 75 Fortune 500 companies.”

    The survey closes on October 18. Once the consultation period has concluded, the draft strategy will be presented to Council for approval.

    Brown added, “We encourage our residents and business community to share their input and be part of shaping the City’s economic future.”

    For more information about the Economic Development Strategy, visit yoursay.mississauga.ca/edstrategy.

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    BACKGROUND

    Mississauga has a robust and diverse business community that makes up some of the largest knowledge-based sectors in Canada. These sectors include Life Sciences, Advanced Manufacturing (Aerospace, Automotive, Clean Tech and Food and Beverage), Information and Communications Technology and Financial Services and Real Estate.

    For more information about the City’s Economic Development initiatives, visit thefutureisunlimited.ca 

  • You’re Invited! Provide Feedback on the 2020 MiWay Five Transit Service Plan

    October 8, 2019

    This month, MiWay will be hosting five public information sessions as part of the MiWay Five Transit Service Plan (2016-2020) where participants can provide feedback on the proposed 2020 service changes in person or online.

    Some highlights of the 2020 service plan include:

    • Implementing seamless connections with the new Kipling Station in Toronto (currently under construction); and
    • Lisgar and Meadowvale area routing changes, integrating the New Churchill Meadows Community Centre and Park.

    Learn how these and other upcoming changes will help meet the City’s strategic goal of developing a transit-oriented city.

    Public Information Sessions

    Session #1:
    Tuesday, October 15, 2019
    7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
    City Centre Transit Terminal (inside the Terminal)
    200 Rathburn Rd. W
    [MAP]

    Session #2:
    Wednesday, October 16, 2019
    2 to 7 p.m.
    Meadowvale Town Centre Transit Terminal
    6677 Meadowvale Town Centre Circle
    [MAP]

    Session #3:
    Thursday, October 17, 2019
    2 to 7 p.m.
    Westwood Square Transit Terminal
    7205 Goreway Dr.
    [MAP]

    Session #4:
    Friday, October 18, 2019
    12:30 to 5:30 p.m.
    Burnhamthorpe Library
    3650 Dixie Rd.
    [MAP]

    Session #5:
    Saturday, October 19, 2019
    10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
    Erin Mills Town Centre Transit Terminal
    5100 Erin Mills Pkwy
    [MAP]

    At the transit terminal locations (except City Centre), look out for MiWay’s outreach tent set up outside a parked bus featuring MiWay 5 information displays inside – customers are welcome to board and speak with MiWay staff about the changes.

    Plan your MiWay trip by visiting miway.ca/planatrip or by calling 905-615 INFO (4636) for customized route and schedule information.

    Unable to attend? We still want to hear from you! Tell us what you think about the 2020 MiWay Five Transit Service Plan by taking the online survey at miway.ca/survey.

    About the MiWay Five Transit Service Plan
    The MiWay Five Transit Service Plan (2016-2020) is delivering ongoing improvements in the transit network to meet the City’s strategic goal of developing a transit-oriented city. To learn more about MiWay’s five-year transit service plan visit miway.ca/miway5.

     

     

  • Terra Cotta’s Fall Fest – October 5 and 6, 2019

    As a member of the Credit Valley Conservation authority, I’m  actively promoting Terra Cotta’s Fall Fest and

    Please visit the link below for further details.

    If you have questions about the event or need anything, please let me know.

    All festival details can be found on www.FallFest.ca

     

    Stephen

  • How would you spend the City’s 2020 Budget?

    Sep 23, 2019

    Mississauga’s online budget allocator for the proposed 2020 Budget is now available at 2020 Budget Allocator.

     

    The online budget allocator lets residents test different spending options for a range of City services including recreation, library, transit, fire and emergency services and more by increasing or decreasing the budget for each service area all while maintaining a balanced budget.

     

    Results received from the allocator by October 18, 2019 will be shared with Budget Committee on November 18, 2019. The results will help inform the committee’s review of the proposed 2020 Business Plan and Budget.

     

    “The budget allocator is a hands-on way for residents to learn more about what City services cost, how property tax dollars are spent and to tell us about how they want us to invest their tax dollars,” says Jeff Jackson, Director of Finance and Treasurer. “It is an opportunity for residents to think about the City’s service levels and spending and to share what is important to them. It also provides the opportunity for people to get involved in and learn more about the City’s business planning and budgeting process.”

     

     Budget Allocator Background

    • The City of Mississauga introduced an online budget allocator tool in 2014 to raise awareness of the budget process; get residents thinking about the impacts of spending choices; and provide a way for residents to voice their opinions about the City’s plans and budget.
    • There are 12 service areas included, each with five spending options to work with.
    • Results are to be shared with Budget Committee on November 18, 2019.

     

    Learn About the Budget

    • Details about the City’s budget and the budgeting process are available online at mississauga.ca/budget.
    • Read anoverview of the 2020 preliminary Business Plan & Budget that was presented to Budget Committee on June 26, 2019.
    • The full 2020 Proposed Business Plan & Budget will be posted online November 5, 2019.
    • Budget Committee deliberations are scheduled for October 2, November 18, 19, 25, 26 and 27, 2019 with a Council vote to approve the budget planned at the December 11, 2019 Council Meeting.*

    * Budget Committee meeting schedules are subject to change.

     

    Get Involved in Planning and Budgeting

     

  • Weekly Yard Waste Collection Begins in Brampton and Mississauga – September 23, 2019

    BRAMPTON, ON. (September 23, 2019) – Weekly yard waste collection begins Monday, September 30, 2019 and runs until Friday, December 13, 2019 for residents in the cities of Brampton and Mississauga. Residents of the Town of Caledon will continue to receive bi-weekly yard waste collection on their scheduled days, while citizens living in rural areas of Caledon will have their yard waste picked up on designated Fridays.

    Yard waste must be at the curb by 7:00 a.m. on collection days and is accepted in yard waste bags, and old garbage containers or blue/grey bins in good condition that are clearly labelled “yard waste”.

    Residents are encouraged to visit peelregion.ca/waste and use When Does It Go to check their waste collection schedule and sign up for the new Waste Notification Program, which sends collection reminders by text message, email or phone call.

    Residents in the Canadian Food Inspection Agency Asian Long Horned Beetle quarantined area of Malton cannot move any yard waste, nursery stock, trees, logs, lumber, wood, wood chips and bark chips out of the restricted area. Yard waste in this area will be collected from the curbside on regular scheduled collection days but cannot be accepted for drop-off at any of the Region’s Community Recycling Centres.

    The Region of Peel works with residents and partners to create a healthy, safe and connected Community for Life for approximately 1.5 million people and over 175,000 businesses in the cities of Brampton and Mississauga and the Town of Caledon. Peel’s services touch the lives of residents every day. Recognized as a leader in management and service delivery, the Region of Peel is the only government organization at any level to receive Excellence Canada’s Platinum Award for Excellence, Innovation and Wellness®. For more information about the Region of Peel, explore peelregion.ca and follow us on Twitter at @regionofpeel.

    David Martino
    Communication Coordinator, Public Works
    Region of Peel
    905-791-7800 x 4855

     

  • New Planning and Development Committee Date for 55 Port Street

    Please be advised that an additional Planning and Development Committee meeting has been scheduled for Tuesday, October 15, 2019 at 6:00 PM to consider the remaining item on the September 16, 2019 agenda.

    4.7. RECOMMENDATION REPORT (WARD 1)

    Official Plan amendment and rezoning applications to permit a nine storey condominium apartment building with 35 units and one level of underground parking

    55 Port Street East, south side of Port Street East, east of Helene Street South

    Owner: Brown Maple Investments Ltd.

    File: OZ 18/007 W1

    Bill 139

     

  • You’re Invited! Have Your Say on the Draft Climate Change Action Plan

    September 18, 2019 

    The City of Mississauga has developed a draft Climate Change Action Plan (CCAP) for public input. In recent years, Mississauga has seen increased seasonal flooding, ice storms and some of the hottest summers on record. The CCAP details actions to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and prepare Mississauga for a changing global climate. Residents can provide input at one of three open houses. An online survey is also available for those unable to attend the open houses.

    Public Consultation Details:

    What:
    Open houses to provide input on the draft CCAP

    Who:

    Anyone who works, plays, or lives in Mississauga

    When/Where:

    Open House 1

    Wednesday, October 2
    7 to 9 p.m.

    Meadowvale Community Centre, Upper lobby

    6655 Glen Erin Dr.

    Mississauga, ON

    [MAP]

     

    Open House 2

    Tuesday, October 8
    7 to 9 p.m.

    Mississauga Valley Community Centre, L.C. Taylor Auditorium

    1275 Mississauga Valley Blvd.

    Mississauga, ON

    [MAP]

     

    Open House 3

    Thursday, October 10
    3 to 7 p.m.

    University of Toronto Mississauga, Instructional Building Atrium

    1599 Outer Cir. Rd.
    Mississauga, ON

    [MAP]

     

    If taking transit, plan your trip with MiWay at miway.ca/planatrip.

     

    For more information about the Climate Change Action Plan, visit theclimatechangeproject.ca.

     

    eCity: http://www.mississauga.ca/portal/cityhall/pressreleases?paf_gear_id=9700020&itemId=10700251q&returnUrl=%2Fportal%2Fcityhall%2Fpressreleases

     

  • Strong Financial Performance Highlights the City’s ‘AAA – Stable’ Credit Rating for the 16th Straight Year

    September 17, 2019

    Citing the City of Mississauga’s “solid budgetary performance,” Standard and Poor’s Rating Services (S&P) has reaffirmed the City’s ‘AAA – Stable’ credit rating for the 16th straight year. The City’s outlook remains stable.

    In this year’s report, S&P stated, “The City of Mississauga benefits from a solid budgetary performance with high operating balances, very low debt levels and extremely high liquidity.” The report goes on to state that “Mississauga’s competitive tax rates, proximity to major markets and extensive transportation infrastructure network have aided its economy and helped attract and retain investment.”

    “I’m pleased that for the 16th year, Mississauga is being recognized as a municipal leader in fiscal management,” said Mayor Bonnie Crombie. “Council has made it a top priority to realize savings, attract new investment and hold the line on taxes. This positive financial outlook is proof that Mississauga is a great place to live, work and invest.”

    S&P added that companies in the life sciences, advanced manufacturing, financial services and information and communication technology sectors have helped to boost Mississauga’s economy, and that the City has “very good budgeting practices” that include multi-year business plans updated annually, operating budgets and a three-year outlook.

    “This metric is a strong, third-party endorsement for Council and staff who focus on maintaining the City’s strong financial position,” said Gary Kent, Commissioner of Corporate Services and Chief Financial Officer. “We continually work to deliver quality services and infrastructure in a fiscally responsible manner. S&P has recognized our strong business planning and budgeting practices and our commitment to transparency in reporting as they confirmed our ‘AAA –Stable’ status for the 16th consecutive year.”

    S&P stated, “We believe that continued growth and diversification will further strengthen the City’s economy and help it weather tough economic cycles.” The report also stated that an exceptional liquidity position added to the City’s strengths.

    Mississauga’s Long-Range Financial Plan is a snapshot of the City’s current and anticipated financial position over the next 10 years. The plan supports the vision of the City’s Strategic Plan: Our Future Mississauga. The City’s Annual Report Highlights reflect its commitment to transparency in financial reporting.

    For more information, visit standardandpoors.com.

    To learn more about the City of Mississauga’s finances, visit mississauga.ca/financereports.