• Budget Engagement Session on the proposed 2021 Budget

    September 22, 2020

    Mississauga residents are invited to participate in a Budget Engagement Session on the proposed 2021 Budget with Mayor Bonnie Crombie and the City’s senior staff. Residents can choose from sessions taking place on October 8 (city-wide) and October 13 (Wards 1, 2 and 4: Councillor Stephen Dasko, Councillor Karen Ras and Councillor John Kovac) and October 22 (Wards 3 and 6: Councillor Chris Fonseca and Councillor Ron Starr). Staff from the Region of Peel will also participate in the city-wide session.

    Residents will receive a telephone call in advance based on a list provided by a virtual town hall service, with an invitation to participate in one of the upcoming sessions. They will be able to ask a question and hear about the City’s proposed 2021 Budget. Residents will receive a second telephone call just before the session begins. The call out is done 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.

    “Council has already had significant consultation through the COVID-19 recovery process and we have captured those points already. The City’s Budget Engagement Sessions provide us with additional input on what is important to residents,” said Gary Kent, Commissioner of Corporate Services and Chief Financial Officer. “We face a challenging year, making these sessions an important part of our budget engagement.”

    Residents can also register to participate in the Budget Engagement Sessions. In addition, the city-wide session will be available to watch on Facebook Live and online.

    Information about the City’s budget is available at mississauga.ca/budget. Other ways to participate in the budget process include:

     

  • Filming Schedule – Ward 1

    Please note that the above will be filming interior scenes for a commercial “Remax” at 271 Donnelly Drive (Ward 1) on Friday, September 25th between the hours of 7am-11pm. Any prep or wrap required will be conducted entirely on private property.

     

    A permit has been issued to allow parking on:

    • One side of Donnelly Drive from Gill Avenue to Glenburnie Road
      • PDO onsite at all times due to narrow roadway
    • One side of Glenburnie Road from Donnelly Drive to Donnelly Drive

     

    Affected residents have been informed of these activities via notification letter. A release form survey was sent to residents with less than 20% objecting in order to allow:

    • Filming and film activity to occur within a sensitive neighbourhood

     

    Additionally, a traveling grid permit (#61956) has also been issued for scenes involving a picture vehicle traveling on various City of Mississauga roadways (excluding Regional roadways)

     

    Should you have comments, questions or concerns please contact Liza Toliao at the Film Office at ext. 4114.

     

    Thanks,

     

     

    Mississauga Film & Television Office

    T 905-615-3200 x4114

  • Have Your Say on Noise in Mississauga – Join a Virtual Consultation Session

     

    September 22, 2020

     

    The City of Mississauga is holding three virtual consultation sessions to get public input on how to manage noise now and for the future. As the City moves ahead in updating its Noise Control By-law, this is one more opportunity for residents to have their say.

     

    The feedback received will help shape the new by-law to make it more responsive to resident and community needs.

     

    What:
    Virtual consultation sessions that include a presentation on the Noise Control By-law Review and group discussion and input.

     

    Who:

    • Mississauga residents
    • Business owners
    • Taxpayers

     

    How:

    Register here to participate.

    When:

    • Thursday, October 1            1 to 2:30 p.m.
    • Tuesday, October 6              6:30 to 8 p.m.
    • Wednesday, October 7        6:30 to 8 p.m.

     

    An online survey is also available until October 7, 2020.

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  • Updated Parks By-law Ensures Greater Clarity and Safety for the Public

    September 17, 2020

    Yesterday, Council approved an updated Parks By-law that will ensure more safety and greater clarity for park users and the City’s enforcement staff. The by-law is effective immediately.

    “As Mississauga continues to grow and evolve, updates to the Parks By-law are necessary for the City to effectively continue administering and enforcing all park related activities and programs,” said Jodi Robillos, Director, Parks, Forestry and Environment. “This also ensures that all park users are clearly made aware and understand what is and isn’t allowed in our parks. More importantly, it brings more safety measures for the public so that our parks can continue to be used and enjoyed by everyone.”

    Some of the key highlights with the updated Parks By-law are as follows:

    • Children under 12 years of age are not allowed to enter Leash-Free Zones.
    • Commercial dog walkers with an approved permit can use Leash-Free Zones Monday to Friday between the hours of 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. only.
    • Smoking regulations aligned with the Region of Peel’s No Smoking or Vaping By-law which prohibits smoking and vaping in public outdoor spaces.
    • Park opening hours to change to dawn from 7 a.m. (closure still remains at 11 p.m.) to better reflect user needs.
    • A Park Vendor section created for clarity around food/refreshment vehicles or carts, and portable display units that operate in parks – with reference to Mobile Licensing processes that are required.
    • Designated busking areas to be identified through the City’s SaugaBusks program.
    • A section that deals with kite flying to address requests and emerging trends.
    • Commercial activities section for goods and services provided by third parties in parks, including commercial photography, fitness/instructional classes and park vendors.
    • Clarity around fishing in parks.
    • Allowing for different modes of transportation that can be used in park and trail systems.
    • Providing clear prohibition of the use of profane/abusive language, including hate speech during gatherings and events within parks.

    In reviewing and updating the by-law, staff from various business units were involved, including: Parks, Forestry and Environment; Enforcement; Corporate Security; Legal Services; Recreation; Animal Services; and Mobile Licensing. The City also consulted with residents, Leash-Free Mississauga and commercial dog walkers for regulations that relate to Leash-Free Zones.

    To learn more about these changes, view the updated Parks By-law.

    For more information about the City’s parks and green spaces, visit mississauga.ca/parks.

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  • Mississauga’s Windrow Snow Clearing Program Now Open for Registration

    September 14, 2020

     

    The City is now accepting applications for its Windrow Snow Clearing Program for some residents needing snow clearing assistance. The program is available for up to 300 residents who are 65 years or older, or who have a physical disability.

     

    Program participants can expect to have a three-metre space in their windrow cleared during the winter season. A windrow is the pile of snow left at the end of a driveway after the street has been plowed. The program does not include the clearing of the whole driveway.

     

    “We understand the challenges that some residents face when it snows,” said Mickey Frost, Director, Works Operations and Maintenance. “Our windrow service makes winter easier for program participants to deal with throughout the season.”

     

    Winter crews will clear a space in a resident’s driveway beginning up to 36 hours after the end of a snow storm and when road plowing is completed. Windrow snow clearing may not be to bare pavement, but will make the driveway safe and passable for one car to get in and out.

     

    Additional Program Details:

    • Last day to apply is Friday, November 6, 2020 at 4:30 p.m.
    • Program starts November 30, 2020 and ends March 12, 2021.
    • Cost of program is $200, but free for residents who meet financial assistance criteria.
    • Only 300 spots are available on a first come, first serve basis.

     

    How to Apply:

    • Download and print an application form online at ca/windrow or pick one up at any community centre service desk.
    • Submit the completed form and required documents through any of the following:
      • In-person at any community centre service desk

     

    • The following submission options have been added as part of the City’s response to COVID-19:

     

    • By mail:

    Recreation Customer Service Centre

    Paramount Fine Foods Centre

    5600 Rose Cherry Place

    Mississauga, ON L4Z 4B6

     

    For more information about the Windrow Snow Clearing Program, including eligibility, financial assistance criteria and details on how to apply, visit mississauga.ca/windrow.

     

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  • Filming in Ward 1

    Please note that the above will be filming interior and exterior scenes for a TV series “Sex/Life” at 259 Indian Valley Tr (Ward 1) on September 15, 12:00noon – September 16, 2:00am

     

    A permit has been issued to allow parking on the following from September 14, 5:00pm – September 15, 7:00pm:

    • One side of Indian Valley Tr from Pinetree Cres to Glenburnie Rd
    • One side of Glenwood Dr from Kenollie Ave to Indian Valley Tr
    • One side of Point-O-Woods Rd

     

    Affected residents have been informed of these activities via notification letter. A release form survey was sent to residents with less than 20% objecting in order to allow:

    • Afterhours filming
    • Afterhours vehicle movement
    • Overnight parking
    • Lighting and/or generators oriented towards neighbouring residences

     

    Should you have comments, questions or concerns please contact the Film Office at ext. 4114.

     

    Thank you.

     

  • HYDRO ROAD SOUTH OF LAKESHORE ROAD—TEMPORARY ROAD CLOSURE NOTICE—

    September 11, 2020

    Please be advised that Hydro Road south of Lakeshore Road will be closed.

    When: Starting Monday, September 14th, 2020 until Friday, September 18th, 2020.

    Where:  Hydro Road south of Lakeshore Road.

     Why:  A temporary road closure is required for the purpose of completing service connection for the new development.

     

     

  • Port Credit GO Station

    September 11, 2020

    A platform change at Port Credit GO Station Terminal due to construction.  This will be effective from 9:00am Monday September 14 until further notice.

    All routes at Platform 8 (8 and 23E) will be moved to Platform 5 and will keep the same stop number.

    Thank you.

     

  • Road Safety Continues to be a Priority as Students Head Back to School

    September 8, 2020

    As students head back to school this September, the City of Mississauga wants to remind everyone to be alert and cautious when using roadways.

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    “I’d like to wish the thousands of students across Mississauga a great first day back to school! Whether you are returning to class or participating in virtual learning, it is an exciting time for students, parents and teachers alike. Our goal is to keep students safe in the classroom and on our roadways. Back to school brings increased traffic, additional vehicles on our roads and more people walking, cycling or getting dropped off at different locations. Please stay alert and keep your eyes peeled at all times. If you’re using our roads, we ask that you be vigilant, follow the rules, obey signs and speed limits and slow down in school zones,” said Mayor Bonnie Crombie. “We are committed to keeping our roads safe for everyone, whether you walk, ride your bike or drive to school. Stay safe, stay healthy and, most importantly, have a fun first day back!”

    As students head back to school, they will be greeted by crossing guards to help them safely cross the street. The City’s Crossing Guard program helps school children from kindergarten to fifth grade cross the road, for both the Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board and the Peel District School Board.

    In addition to the Crossing Guard program, the City also has two safety advisory committees, Road Safety Committee and Traffic Safety Council that help promote awareness of road safety programs and maintain the safety of road users including students, pedestrians, cyclists, drivers, and ensures they are accessible to those that use mobility devices.

    “Our safety work hasn’t stopped. The Road Safety Committee along with City staff have been working hard keep our roads safe for students, cyclists and drivers,” said Pat Saito, Ward 9 Councillor and Chair of the City’s Road Safety Committee. “It’s a busy time on the roads when school starts again and we all have a responsibility to get our students safely to and from school.”

    The City has adopted the Vision Zero approach, which sets the goal of zero fatal and injury-causing collisions each year.

    “Delivering road safety action items from our Transportation Master Plan will advance the City’s commitment to Vision Zero,” said Geoff Wright, Commissioner, Transportation and Works. “To achieve this, we are moving forward with numerous projects including lowering speed limits and implementing speed reduction initiatives, such as traffic calming, Community Safety Zones, and the Crossing Guard program.”

    In addition to back to school initiatives, the City will be rolling out a number of road safety campaigns to create awareness around road safety initiatives such as distracted driving, pedestrian safety, neighbourhood speed limits and automated speed enforcement.

    Safety tips for students and drivers when commuting:

    • Consider walking to the bus stop or different drop-off/pick-up routines by stepping out of the car and complete the journey to school by walking.
    • Plan and practice your school route as a household ahead of time; encourage children to walk or cycle with siblings and friends, depending on their age.
    • Active transportation means using people power to get where you’re going and helps reduce traffic congestion in and around school zones, which means safer streets for everyone. You can use your feet, bike, scooter or any other form of non-motorized vehicle to get you to and from school.
    • Getting ready to ride MiWay? Additional trips to high schools and universities/colleges will resume, along with high school routes (300 series). These changes take effect on September 8. Holiday schedules will be in effect on Labour Day (September 7) and Thanksgiving Day (October 12). MiWay is also changing service levels on several routes to accommodate returning customers as businesses and schools start to reopen. Learn more by visiting ca/sept7 and miway.ca/students.

    Students will gradually return to school the weeks of September 8 and 14 for both Peel District and Dufferin-Peel Catholic schools in a staggered approach for the 2020 to 2021 season. This means fewer people will be in school buildings, so students and staff can focus on learning and adopt new routines and safety practices before all students return.

    For more road safety information or additional safety tips, please visit mississauga.ca/services-and-programs/transportation-and-streets/traffic/.

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  • Region of Peel Garage Collection Exemption