Budget Engagement Sessions: Learn More About the City’s 2022 Budget Priorities

By Events, Issues, Ward 1

September 24, 2021

Mississauga residents are invited to participate in Budget Engagement Sessions (City-wide or Ward-specific) on the City’s proposed 2022 Budget  During the sessions, participants will hear from Mayor Bonnie Crombie, select Councillors and Senior City staff about the City’s budget priorities, programs and services. Residents will also have the ability to ask budget-related questions.

Residents can choose to participate in the following sessions:

Tuesday, October 5 from 7 to 8:30 p.m.: City-wide session with Mayor Crombie and Senior-Level City Staff [Register]

Wednesday, October 6 from 7 to 8 p.m.: Ward-specific session with Ward 1 Councillor Stephen Dasko and Ward 2 Councillor Karen Ras [Register]

How to Participate in the Sessions

  1. Residents can pre-registerto participate in any of the Budget Engagement Sessions. The City-wide session will also be streamed on Facebook Live and online on the City’s website.
  2. Residents will receive a phone call in advance with an invitation to participate in one of the upcoming sessions. Residents will receive a second phone call just before the session begins. The callout is to ensure as many residents as possible have an opportunity to participate. Anyone who receives a call and does not wish to participate can simply hang up.

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Invitation to Community Engagement Webinar #2 about the GTA West Highway and Transit Corridor Environmental Assessment Study

By Issues, Resources, Ward 1

Invitation to Community Engagement Webinar #2 about the GTA West Highway and
Transit Corridor Environmental Assessment Study

The Ontario Ministry of Transportation (MTO) is in Stage 2 of the GTA West Transportation
Corridor Route Planning and Environmental Assessment (EA) Study. After confirming the
Preferred Route and 2020 Focused Analysis Area on August 7, 2020 (please refer to the
enclosed key plan or view mapping at, the GTA West Project Team
commenced developing the Preferred Route to a preliminary design level of detail.
The GTA West Study is being undertaken as an Individual EA in accordance with the Ontario
EA Act and the GTA West Corridor EA Terms of Reference, which was approved by the Ontario
Minister of the Environment on March 4, 2008. On May 3, 2021, the Federal Minister of
Environment and Climate Change designated the GTA West Study under the Federal Impact
Assessment Act.

To further meet the public’s needs and address community questions, the GTA West Project
Team hosted a Community Engagement Webinar in July 2021. We are hosting a second
Community Engagement Webinar on September 29, 2021 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. The
GTA West Project Team will provide the same overview of the project as was presented
in July, followed by a question & answer period. Expert panelists from a variety of
disciplines (e.g. noise, air quality, fisheries, archaeology, etc.) will be in attendance to answer
your questions.

Public and Project Team member health and safety is of utmost importance. Given the current
COVID-19 pandemic, this Webinar will be conducted as an online session hosted through the
Zoom platform. For the best experience, we encourage you to join the Webinar on Zoom
through an electronic device. If you don’t have access to an electronic device, you can listen to
the Webinar through your telephone. If you join by telephone, please submit your questions in
advance. A recording of the event will be posted on the project website.
To register for the Webinar, please visit the project website at www.gtawest.
com/consultation-2 and click on the Zoom registration link under the Upcoming
Opportunities for Input section. If you have accessibility requirements, please leave a
message at the toll-free telephone line at 1-877-522-6916.

If you have questions that you would like to submit to the GTA West Project Team in advance of
the Webinar, please e-mail them to, submit them through the
contact form on the project website at or call the toll-free
telephone line at 1-877-522-6916.

As always, comments and input regarding the study are encouraged. This material will be
maintained on file for use during the project and may be included in project documentation to
meet the requirements of the Ontario EA Act. Information collected will be used in accordance
with the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act and the Access to Information
Act. With the exception of personal information, all comments will become part of the public
record. If you have any accessibility requirements to participate in this project, please contact
the Project Team at the e-mail address or telephone line listed above.

Study information is available on the project website: Des renseignements
sont disponibles en français en composant (289) 835-2484 (Yannick Garnier).

National Day for Truth and Reconciliation Service Hours at the Region of Peel  

By Issues, Resources, Uncategorized, Ward 1

BRAMPTON, ON (September 22, 2021) – Region of Peel offices and non-emergency services will be closed in observance of National Day for Truth and Reconciliation on Thursday, September 30, 2021.

The following non-emergency services are closed and will reopen on Friday, October 1, 2021: 

  • Access Peel Counters (by appointment only)
  • Dental Services Contact Centre
  • Early Years and Child Care Services
  • Family Health Call Centre
  • Healthy Sexuality Clinic
  • Needle Exchange Program – Mobile Van
  • Ontario Works in Peel
  • Peel Living Office

Vaccination Clinics

Vaccination clinics continue to be open.
To book your appointment, visit: COVID-19 vaccine.

Emergency shelter, food, medication, or personal support

For urgent homelessness supports, including food, supplies, referrals, and shelter, call the Street Helpline 24/7 at 1-877-848-8481. For information on emergency shelter, visit the emergency shelter web page or call 905-450-1996.

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Weekly yard waste collection begins soon in Mississauga

By Issues, Ward 1

September 21, 2021 – Weekly yard waste collection begins Monday, October 4, 2021 and runs until Friday, December 10 for residents in the cities of Brampton and Mississauga.

Yard waste must be at the curb by 7 am and will only be collected in a Kraft brown paper bag, or any bin or container clearly labelled “yard waste” with a marker or sticker.

Acceptable yard waste items include:

  • Leaves and yard raking’s with debris
  • Tree trimmings, branches
  • Brush, hedge trimmings
  • Household and garden plants
  • Halloween pumpkins (without the candle).

Residents are encouraged to check for information or sign up to receive free weekly waste notification reminders.



Council Approves Extension of Mandatory Face Mask By-Law to March 31, 2022

By Issues, Uncategorized, Ward 1

Based on the advice of Peel Public Health, Mississauga Council approved an extension to the City’s Mandatory Face Mask By-Law to March 31, 2022.

The Mandatory Face Mask By-Law  requires everyone (subject to some exceptions) to wear a medical or non-medical mask inside buildings where the public is ordinarily invited or permitted access. This by-law also applies to those who have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

“As we continue to respond to COVID-19 in our community, we have to do everything possible to stop the spread and wearing a mask, especially indoors, is one way we can continue to do our part,” said Mayor Bonnie Crombie. “As we enter the fall, we expect that more people will start spending more time indoors which is why I am very supportive of Dr. Loh’s recommendation to extend the face mask by-law to March 2022.”

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Mississauga Council Identifies Six Priority Transit Projects

By Issues, Ward 1

Mississauga Council Identifies Six Priority Transit Projects

Local government | September 15, 2021

Today, City Council endorsed the top six priority transit projects for the City of Mississauga that will break gridlock, ease congestion, and ensure residents, visitors and commuters can access improved local and regionally connected public transit. All levels of government have a role to play in making these projects a reality.

“Our goal is to get Mississauga moving and to give people an option other than the car. The priority transit projects we have identified will connect our communities from the Airport Corporate Centre to our downtown core to the City’s waterfront, and to our neighbours to the east and west,” said Mayor Bonnie Crombie. “These rapid transit lines will spur growth and development in our city, create jobs and service essential businesses, and allow us to achieve our goal of building complete, healthy communities where people can live, work and play. The job of building a great City is a shared responsibility, which is why we are calling on the federal and provincial levels of government to work together to build these critical projects.”

  • Lakeshore Bus Rapid Transit (BRT): (and additional transit improvements along Lakeshore corridor)
    The Lakeshore corridor is experiencing significant growth and development and is a regional tourism and culture destination. There is a great need for transit solutions that will allow people to move quickly to and along this important corridor in our City.

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Older Adults and People with Physical Disabilities Can Now Apply for Windrow Snow Clearing

By Issues, Resources, Ward 1

September 9, 2021

The City of Mississauga has opened registration for its Driveway Windrow Snow Clearing Program. The program assists adults aged 65 years or older and people with physical disabilities with windrow clearing this winter. A windrow is the pile of snow left at the end of a driveway after a snowplow has cleared the street.

Eligible participants will have windrows cleared beginning November 26, 2021 until March 28, 2022. A space of about three metres (10 feet) wide will be cleared, providing enough space to allow one car to get in and out of the driveway. The program does not include the clearing of the entire driveway. Read More