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Free confidential paper shredding returns this spring

By Announcement, Resources

Free confidential paper shredding returns this spring

Peel is offering residents free confidential paper shredding at three Community Recycling Centres (CRCs) on the following dates:

  • May 4: Fewster CRC
  • May 11: Heart Lake CRC
  • May 25: Bolton CRC

Paper shredding on these dates will be available during regular business hours of 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Residents can bring unbound paper documents such as taxes, bills, income statements and personal information.

To keep traffic flow moving quickly and efficiently, visitors will not be able to stay and watch their documents be shredded.

Along with your papers, we encourage residents to bring non-perishable food items to donate to a local food bank.

Regular fees apply to all other items brought to the CRC for disposal.

Did you know…

By Resources

Mississauga has a Tree Mapping Tool that shows the location and details of City-owned trees on streets and in manicured park areas?

You can view the status of open service requests or work orders by searching for your address and selecting the property or tree on the map, respectively.

To submit a new service request, please call 311 or use the available online forms.  You can use the Service Request Lookup to check an existing request.

Check it out by clicking here!

Environmental Assessment Study NOTICE OF COMPLETION Beach Street Sewage Pumping Station Diversion

By Resources, Ward 1

The Region of Peel has completed a Schedule B Municipal Class Environmental Assessment (MCEA) study to review existing sanitary sewer infrastructure and evaluate options to divert flow
from the Beach Street Sewage Pumping Station (SPS) to the new Beechwood SPS. A Project File Report documenting the MCEA process and results has been filed and is available on the project
website for review.

The Notice of Completion, is included below.

The Study is being planned under Schedule B of the Municipal Class Environmental Assessment. Subject to comments received as a result of this Notice, and the receipt of necessary approvals, the
Region of Peel intends to proceed with the design and construction of this project. Project materials including the Project File Report and other project information are available at
www.peelregion.ca/public-works/environmental-assessments/mississauga/beach-streetsewage-station.asp

Please submit any comments or concerns by Thursday, May 9, 2024. To provide comments or request additional information about this project, please contact:
Troy Leyburne, BSc. (Env.)
Project Manager, Wastewater
Engineering Services, Public Works
905-791-7800 ext. 7919
Troy.Leyburne@peelregion.ca

Jason Ahlberg, P.Eng., PMP
Consultant Project Manager
WSP Canada Inc.
289-982-4391
Jason.Ahlberg@wsp.com

For concerns that involve the prevention, mitigation or remediation of adverse impacts on constitutionally protected Aboriginal and treaty rights, a Section 16 Order request may be made to
the Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks. Section 16 Order requests on other grounds will not be considered.
Requests should specify what kind of order is being requested (request for additional conditions or a
request for an individual environmental assessment), how an order may prevent, mitigate or remedy
those potential adverse impacts, and any information in support of the statements in the request.

Requests should also include the requester contact information, the project name and the proponent’s name. This will ensure that the Ministry is able to efficiently begin reviewing the request.
Requests must be sent by Thursday, May 9, 2024. Requests should be sent in writing or by email to both:

Minister of the Environment, Conservation and Parks
Ministry of Environment, Conservation and Parks
777 Bay Street, 5th Floor
Toronto ON M7A 2J3
minister.mecp@ontario.ca

Director, Environmental Assessment Branch
Ministry of Environment, Conservation and Parks
135 St. Clair Ave. W, 1st Floor
Toronto ON, M4V 1P5
EABDirector@ontario.ca

With the exception of personal information, all comments will become part of the public record of the study. The study is being conducted according to the requirements of the MCEA which is a
planning process under Ontario’s Environmental Assessment Act.

 

Bus Stop Impact – Dundas Street East (Stop #1191)

By Resources, Ward 1

Please be advised that stop #1191 on EB Dundas Street East at Jarrow Avenue will be out of service effective 8:00am Monday April 15 until further notice for construction tunnelling works.

Patrons will be directed to the previous stop #0863 at Neilco Court which is approximately 177 metres west.

Stop #1191 is serviced by Route 1/1C East with continued accessible bus service at Stop #0863.

April 8 to 12 is 9-1-1 Awareness Week in Peel

By Announcement, Events, Resources

43 per cent of 9-1-1 calls are not emergencies

During 9-1-1 Awareness Week, we recognize our first responders — emergency communicators, Fire, Police and Paramedics — for saving lives and helping residents in immediate need. We are also reminding Peel residents to call 9-1-1 only for emergencies.

In 2023, just over 900,000 calls or nearly half of all calls to 9-1-1 were for non-emergencies. They were misuse, hang-ups, short duration (accidents) or test calls to the 9-1-1 system. These calls take up valuable time and resources and can potentially prevent first responders from attending to real emergencies.

Call 9-1-1 only when someone needs immediate help from Paramedics, Police and Fire. To prevent accidental calls, lock your cell phones and do not program 9-1-1 into your phones. In addition, teach children how to use 9-1-1 correctly and how to recognize an emergency.

Call these numbers for non-emergencies

  • Call 311  for local municipal government (city or town) concerns, or to get information on municipal programs and services.
  • Call 811 to get answers to general health questions and concerns.
  • Call 211  for community-based health, social, and government services.
  • Call Police non-emergency telephone numbers:
    • Peel region – 905-453-3311
    • Town of Caledon – 905-584-2241
    • Caledon Village – 519-927-3041
  • Call Peel Regional Paramedic Services non-emergency number:
  • Call Fire non-emergency numbers:
  • Mississauga – 905-456-5700
  • Brampton – 905-456-5788
  • Caledon – 905-584-2272

Go here to learn more about 9-1-1.

SCHEDULED WATER INTERRUPTION NOTICE – Tuesday, April 9th, from approximately 8:30 am to 5:00 pm. – 1263 Woodland Ave   

By Resources, Ward 1

INTERRUPTION DETAILS

Date and Time: Tuesday, April 9th, from approximately 8:30 am to 5:00 pm.

Location: 1263 Woodland Ave                       

Addresses Affected: 1234-1276 Woodland Ave; 147 Inglewood Dr                     

Project #:  C-603577

Regional InspectorPhemelo Mpoloka

Telephone #   437-220-8917

                        905-791-7800 ext. 3246/3247

The Region of Peel Public Works department regularly maintains and repairs the water system to make sure you have a consistent supply of quality drinking water. Sometimes we must turn off your water supply while we do this work.

Your water will be turned off on Tuesday, April 9th, from approximately 8:30 am to 5:00 pm. If we need to reschedule this work due to weather or other circumstances, we will let you know the new date and time.

If this interruption may affect an alarm or maintenance company, it is your responsibility to notify them.  During the time that the water supply is interrupted, the building’s sprinkler protection system will not function.  A fire watch should be performed as necessary during time period.

After the water interruption:

When we turn the water back on, air in the pipes may make the water cloudy and your plumbing may vibrate or make noise.  We recommend removing the air by slowly turning on your taps from the lowest to the highest faucet in the building (that is, starting in the basement/first floor and finishing on the top floor). Flush the toilets as well. You will likely need to run the water for 10 to 30 seconds.  Run the water until it is clear, and any vibration or noise has stopped.

Important note:  After the water is turned back on, we recommend checking your water meter (usually located in the basement).  If it is leaking, call Water Meter Installations Dispatch at:

  • (905) 791 – 7800 Ext. 3226 (8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. – Monday to Friday)
  • (905) 791 – 7800 Ext. 4409 (After hours or Statutory Holidays)

Feedback from Mississauga residents is helping shape the City’s future

By Announcement, Parks, Resources

New Future Directions plans for Culture, Recreation, Parks, Forestry & Environment, Library and Fire & Emergency Services were approved by Council.

Today at Council(April 3, 2024), the new Future Directions plans for CultureRecreationParks, Forestry & EnvironmentLibrary, and Fire & Emergency Services were approved.

Mississauga’s Future Directions plans help guide decision-making for various community services.  Using valuable feedback, demographic information and user data, the City develops plans that address infrastructure and service delivery needs.  These long-range plans align with Council priorities and investigate innovative and unique opportunities to enhance existing facilities, as well as programs and services.

“In its 50th year, Mississauga has grown into a vibrant city with a reputation for delivering high quality programs and services to residents,” said Jodi Robillos, Commissioner, Community Services. “We’ve received valuable feedback from residents, and we’re committed to making improvements to our many programs and services to ensure we continue to deliver them at the level residents expect, while at the same time adapting our offerings to meet the needs of a growing and changing community. We’ve listened to residents and customers and we’re making changes.”

Public engagement is an important part of the City’s work on our Future Directions plans. More than 7,000 survey responses helped to inform the draft plans; and a second survey issued after the draft plans were released garnered another 10,900 responses. This level of input from residents, community groups, user groups and other interested parties, combined with other relevant data, and research plays a role in guiding City actions and priorities for the next five to 10 years.

With strategic priorities in mind, there are some notable recommendations mentioned in the Future Directions plans, such as:

  • Adding new amenities across Mississauga, including but not limited to cricket facilities, spray pads, pickleball courts, and leash-free zones.
  • Exploring fee subsidies for attending and hosting cultural programming to increase access to Recreation and Culture venues, programs and events.
  • Redeveloping or expanding Lakeview Library to service anticipated population growth, and to redevelop or expand Mississauga Valley Library as part of a broader renovation of the community centre.
  • Constructing a new community centre in Service Area E (Cooksville) to include an indoor aquatics centre, library, double gymnasium, fitness studio, and multi-purpose program space.
  • Developing and implementing fire safety public education programming that targets residents ages 65 and above, school aged children ages 6-14 and unregistered daycare and community group homes.

Robillos added, “A lot has changed since our last cycle of Future Directions, making these plans more reflective of current life and the demographic in Mississauga. It was essential to get detailed feedback, opinions, and questions from local community members to help shape our future operations. It’s important that residents have access to programs and services in their community that allow them to thrive, in a healthy and sustainable environment.”

The 2024 Future Directions plans build on the work completed since 2019 and identify new recommendations for how the City can advance its strategic priorities for supporting growth and sustainability, while maintaining its strong commitment to Reconciliation, equity, diversity and inclusion.

About Future Directions:

Future Directions is a planning process undertaken every five years to guide Library, Parks, Forestry & Environment, Recreation, Culture and Fire & Emergency Services. These plans focus on concrete actions that the City will undertake to maintain Mississauga residents’ high quality of life.

Mississauga’s first shared system of e-bikes and e-scooters is coming this summer

By Resources

The City is getting a new transportation option – a shared system of e-bikes and e-scooters that residents can rent to move around Mississauga.

Get ready to explore Mississauga in a whole new way this summer! The City of Mississauga is partnering with Lime Technology, Inc. and Bird Canada to launch Mississauga’s first shared system of e-bikes and e-scooters this summer. Up to 300 electric pedal-assist bicycles (e-bikes) and 900 electric kick-style scooters (e-scooters) and will be available for public use across Mississauga. With this new shared system, users will be able to travel throughout Mississauga using another mode of transportation that is fun, convenient and environmentally friendly.

Micro-mobility is a form of travel using a lightweight device powered by your own body or electricity. For a fee, users will be able to rent e-bikes and e-scooters to get around the city. Users will have the flexibility to park their device with flexibility at a bike rack or another designated location closest to their destination.

“We’re excited to be partnering with Lime Technology, Inc. and Bird Canada to offer e-scooters and e-bikes in Mississauga, creating a shared micro-mobility system for residents,” said Geoff Wright, Commissioner, Transportation and Works. “Having a shared system of e-bikes and e-scooters was a recommendation in our Transportation Master Plan and also supports our work on climate change to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Along with walking, biking and taking MiWay, residents now have even more ways to get around our city sustainably.”

Shared e-scooter and e-bike devices

Both partners will be providing pedal-assist e-bikes and e-scooters. Devices will be programmed with:

  • No-ride zones on sidewalks and other restricted areas.
  • Slow-ride zones on busy shared trails and areas with high foot traffic.
  • No-parking zones to ensure trips can only end in areas approved for parking.

The City has approved a three-year contract with Lime Technology, Inc. and Bird Canada. The program will be rolling out this summer.

More information on how to rent and the cost of renting a device will be available closer to the program launch.

Learn more about safety, rules and etiquette for bikes, e-bikes and e-scooters. Learn more about cycling in Mississauga.

Background

In October 2019, Council supported the recommendation for City staff to look at how a program of shared bikes, e-bikes or e-scooters could be used for travel in Mississauga as part of a Micro-Mobility Program Development Project. Following extensive analysis and community and stakeholder consultation in June 2022, Council approved a recommendation to develop a shared micro-mobility program that offers e-bikes and e-scooters. In October 2023, staff brought a report to General Committee providing an update on the Shared Micro-mobility Program and recommending that a hybrid docked and dockless, privately owned and operated system of e-bikes and e-scooters be implemented in 2024.

Person riding e-scooter on multi-use trail in Mississauga.

SCHEDULED WATER INTERRUPTION NOTICE – Thursday, April 4th, from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm – 604 Exbury Cres

By Resources, Ward 1

INTERRUPTION DETAILS

Date and Time: Thursday, April 4th, from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm

Location: 604 Exbury Cres                         

Addresses Affected: 544-605, 1592-1604 Exbury Cres; 1533-1607 Blanefield Rd; 608, 609 Drymen Cres;          

Project #:  C-603530

Regional InspectorPhemelo Mpoloka

Telephone #   437-220-8917

                        905-791-7800 ext. 3246/3247

The Region of Peel Public Works department regularly maintains and repairs the water system to make sure you have a consistent supply of quality drinking water. Sometimes we must turn off your water supply while we do this work.

Your water will be turned off on Thursday, April 4, from approximately 8:30 am to 5:00 pm. If we need to reschedule this work due to weather or other circumstances, we will let you know the new date and time.

If this interruption may affect an alarm or maintenance company, it is your responsibility to notify them.  During the time that the water supply is interrupted, the building’s sprinkler protection system will not function.  A fire watch should be performed as necessary during time period.

After the water interruption:

When we turn the water back on, air in the pipes may make the water cloudy and your plumbing may vibrate or make noise.  We recommend removing the air by slowly turning on your taps from the lowest to the highest faucet in the building (that is, starting in the basement/first floor and finishing on the top floor). Flush the toilets as well. You will likely need to run the water for 10 to 30 seconds.  Run the water until it is clear, and any vibration or noise has stopped.

Important note:  After the water is turned back on, we recommend checking your water meter (usually located in the basement).  If it is leaking, call Water Meter Installations Dispatch at:

  • (905) 791 – 7800 Ext. 3226 (8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. – Monday to Friday)
  • (905) 791 – 7800 Ext. 4409 (After hours or Statutory Holidays)

Swing into spring at one of Mississauga’s golf courses!

By Announcement, Resources

We are happy to share that our golf courses are gearing up for the new season with the following opening dates:

  1. Braeben 18-Hole Course & Driving Range: Fri, April 5th
  2. Lakeview Golf Course: Wed, April 10th
  3. Braeben 9-Hole Academy Course: Wed, April 24th

New benefits for residents

New for 2024, Mississauga residents will get a five percent discount on green fees and can book a tee time online one hour earlier than non-residents. This initiative aims to provide better access and incentives for Mississauga residents to golf at our three City courses. For more information on this program, please visit www.mississauga.ca/golf/resident-golf-benefits/

Online tee-time bookings for Braeben’s 18-hole course start on Fri, March 29th, at 8pm for residents and 9pm for non-residents via www.mississauga.ca/golf.