• Councillor Dasko’s Spring -Summer 2020 Newsletter

  • Rise Up Mississauga – Concert of Hope – Friday, May 8, 2020 @ 7:00 p.m.

    An entrepreneur in  his own right, Ron Duquette, has taken the initiative to put together  an amazing concert of outstanding local performers from all around Mississauga.   

    His message is below and I hope you will enjoy it!                                          Stephen

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    Hi Folks,

    I hope you are all safe and sound and COVID-19 free in your homes, practising all the things we’ve been

    told to do by our leaders across the country.

    I’ve been working on a special project to stave off boredom during the COVID-19 pandemic lock down.

    Recently, great talents from around the world and across Canada have performed to thank health care

    workers and people in food supply, along with our essential service heroes, in this unprecedented time.

    After watching Andrea Bocelli deliver his magnificent live performance in the Duomo in Milan on Easter Sunday

    I got to thinking….why not here in Mississauga. That was my inspiration and “AHA” moment.

    Teaming up with my colleagues at the Mississauga Arts Council, the result is “Rise Up Mississauga” – Concert of Hope, a 40-minute virtual concert featuring some of Mississauga’s finest home grown musicians, along with our local politicians, all coming together with a message of solidarity. Two of the artists wrote original songs for this production.

    If you aren’t doing anything on Friday, May 8th at 7:00p.m. (EST) I hope you can tune in and enjoy the show.

    Stay safe everyone.

    PLEASE FEEL FREE TO SHARE THIS MESSAGE WITH YOUR FRIENDS AND COLLEAGUES.

    Ron

     

    https://youtu.be/spQxyjOH-ZE

  • Mississauga’s Construction Projects Move Forward in Compliance with Provincial Regulations

    April 29, 2020

     

    The City of Mississauga’s construction season is now underway following Council approval of a staff report that concluded that all construction projects within the Roads and Stormwater Capital Programs are essential under Ontario Regulation 82/20 – Closure of Places of Non-Essential Businesses. In total, there are 21 planned construction projects and eight projects continuing from 2019. These projects include road resurfacing, sidewalk and multi-use trail construction, bridge repairs, creek and erosion control work and construction of new stormwater management facilities.

    “In the midst of COVID-19, it is critically important that we are able to move people and goods safely and efficiently through our city. It will also be key to our competitiveness once we restart the economy,” said Mayor Bonnie Crombie. “As Mississauga continues to grow and mature, it’s important that our key infrastructure be kept in good repair. Thanks to residents who are doing their part to help stop the spread of COVID-19 by staying home, our roads are experiencing lighter traffic, making this an ideal time to give them the attention they deserve while making progress on other key construction projects.”

    Construction projects within the City’s Roads and Stormwater Capital Programs involve repair and maintenance of critical infrastructure, including roads, bridges and stormwater management ponds. With pot hole filling, sidewalk and curb repair and spring clean-up efforts already underway, the City is now moving forward with its busy road construction season.

    “The health and safety of our workers and contractors is our top priority,” said Geoff Wright, Commissioner, Transportation and Works. “We will be closely monitoring and working with our contractors to ensure that all projects operate according to the Occupational Health and Safety Act and its regulations as well as the on-site best practices recommended by public health officials.”

    Ongoing work is also being done to maintain the City’s 5,600 kilometres of roads. This includes monitoring road conditions year-round and repairing pot holes when the weather is appropriate.

    “While road improvements are underway, residents are asked to be patient and are encouraged to plan ahead and consider alternate routes to avoid traffic delays,” said Helen Noehammer, Director, Infrastructure Planning and Engineering Services. “If out walking or cycling, residents are reminded to use extra caution around construction sites, not to enter work sites which have been closed to the public, respect all work site barricades and signage and practice physical distancing around workers and others at all times.”

    For more information and to use the construction map to see where projects are happening in Mississauga, visit mississauga.ca/construction.

    BACKGROUND

    2020 Planned Construction Projects

    • Residential road resurfacing – approximately 87 streets amounting to 29.5 km
    • Major and industrial road resurfacing – approximately 16 streets amounting to 12.1 km
    • Creek and erosion control work:
      • Cooksville Creek (four different locations)
      • Mary Fix Creek
      • Etobicoke Creek
    • Dredging and maintenance of six stormwater management ponds
    • Construction of two new stormwater management facilities located at:
      • Sandalwood Park
      • Tacc Drive and Winston Churchill Boulevard
    • Trunk sewer rehabilitation
    • Repair of four bridges:
      • Brookhurst Road bridge over Sheridan Creek
      • Pedestrian bridge over Central Parkway East (south of Bloor Street)
      • Financial Drive bridge over Levi Creek
      • Lushes Avenue bridge over Sheridan Creek
    • Other work:
      • Construction of  823 m of new noise walls
      • Construction of 3.98 km of new sidewalks
      • Construction of 4.3 km of new multi-use trails
      • Construction of Low Impact Development to manage stormwater runoff – Erindale Village

     

  • List of locations within the Region of Peel that have Free Public Wi-Fi. 

    Free Public Wi-fi resources:

    East Avenue Paramedics Station, 938 East Avenue **Ward1**

    Tall Pines LTC, 1001 Peter Robertson Blvd, Brampton

    Malton Village LTC, 7075 Rexwood Road; Mississauga

    Peel Manor LTC, 525 Main St N; Brampton

    Davis Centre LTC, 80 Allan Dr; Bolton

    Sheridan Villa LTC, 2460 Truscott Dr

    Mississauga-Fairview Clinic, 325 Central Parkway West

    Mississauga-Meadowvale Clinic, 6975 Meadowvale Town Centre

    Brampton-Bramalea Clinic, 150 Central Park Drive, Brampton

    Mississauga-Malton Clinic, 7205 Goreway Drive, Mississauga

    Lynch Ambulance, 55 Trueman Street, Brampton

    Streetsville Reporting Station, 2492 Thomas Street

    Tedlo Paramedics Station, 2355 Tedlo Street, Unit 4

    Mavis TransHelp / Paramedics, 3190 Mavis Road

    Rising Hill Paramedics Station, 25 Rising Hill Ridge, Brampton

    Sheridan Park Paramedics Station, 2230 Sheridan Park Drive

    Lorne Park Paramedics Station, 1188 Lakeshore Road West

  • An Appeal from The Compass

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    It would be an understatement to say that a lot has changed since the COVID-19 pandemic first affected our lives.

    But, at The Compass, what has not changed is our commitment to our community and our dedication to helping those in need. We continue to prepare custom, pick-up food orders for our clients, as requested over the phone or online. For drop-ins, we are distributing hampers at the door to help them until their next visit. We also have a volunteer working remotely to assist clients with CERB applications.

    The kind of change we have experienced in the last six weeks has made many of us feel stressed and anxious. Stress and anxiety can affect our physical and mental health, and our relationships. Can you imagine what it would be like to go through this time without money to buy food or pay rent? That is the uncertainty a number of our clients are facing.

    The Compass is grateful to be here to support the vulnerable in our community, and we can only do that with your help. Our volunteers are our biggest supporters, and right now many of our volunteers are playing an important part in the fight against COVID-19 by staying at home. We are all in this together.

    A core team of volunteers is working on site at The Compass, with the number of volunteers in the market reduced from 15+ to six, so we can maintain physical distancing. A number of volunteers are working remotely, helping with pick-ups, sharing our social media messages and letting the community know how people can support The Compass at this time.

    Our hours have also been extended, so we are now distributing food Mondays from Noon to 7:30 p.m., and Wednesdays and Fridays from 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Clients schedule their weekly pick-up time, and place orders for custom hampers on our website. On arrival, clients are greeted outside from a safe distance and called by name to pick up their hamper. We have taken many steps to ensure everyone’s safety.

    We are also grateful to the many businesses across the city that are working hard to keep us going. We have received meals from Paramount Fine Foods, Park Royal Fish & Chips, Pump House Grille and My Secret Kitchen to name a few. And we have received food donations from Loblaws, Sobeys, Winners, HomeSense and more.

    Our greatest need right now is for financial donations, which allow us to immediately buy the most-needed supplies at lower-than-retail prices. With hard work and communication we can all get through this together. Lucie Zima, a long-time Compass volunteer, is hopeful that, “when the dust settles, our core values as a society—kindness, gentleness, patience, mindfulness and generosity of spirit—will prevail. What a wonderful result from an unprecedentedly tumultuous time that would be.”

     

     

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    We want to give a shoutout to a new local initiative called Masks For Meals. Inspired by the growing need for food banks as people have lost their jobs, some people in the Mississauga/Oakville area are now sewing masks to help slow the spread of COVID-19, and distributing them in exchange for donations to local food banks like The Compass. The goal is to expand this program across Mississauga and Oakville.

     

     

    This newsletter was prepared by volunteer Content Manager John Wilson, a Toronto-based freelance writer with On the Danforth and Broadview Magazine. For inquiries, contact John at editor@thecompass.ca.

     

     

     

    Copyright © 2020
    The Compass
    310 Lakeshore Road West
    Mississauga, Ontario
    L5H 1G8The Compass is a registered charity: Charitable Registration Number 86235 2754 RR0001
    (Registered as The Lakeshore Community Outreach Centre Inc.)

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  • Ward 1 Ratepayer Associations, The Compass & BIA – Information

    1. Applewood Acres Association

    President:  Beryl Chamberlain

    Address: 1098 Henley Road

    Email: applewoodacreshomeowners@hotmail.com

    Website: www.applewoodacres.ca

     

    Boundaries:

    North – Queensway

    South – QEW

    East – Dixie Road

    West – Cawthra Road

     

    Meeting Information:

    Executive meetings are held monthly. Annual Meeting is held October

     

     

    1. Cranberry Cove Ratepayers Association

    President:  Lori Ebos

    35 Pine Ave South

    L5H 2P5

    ccrainfo24@gmail.com

     

    Boundaries:

    North – Lakeshore Road

    South – Lake Ontario

    East – Esso Imperial Oil Property

    West – Rhododendron Gardens

     

     

    1. Credit Reserve Association (CRA)

    President: Mary Furlin

    Address:156 Hollyrood Heights Drive

    Mississauga, ON L5G 2H4

    Email: mfurlin@sympatico.ca

    Website: www.credit-reserve.com

    Contact Number: 905-271-3567

     

    Boundaries:

    North – QEW

    South – CN Tracks

    East – Cooksville Creek/Trotwood Avenue

    West – Credit River

     

     

     

     

    1. Lakeview Ratepayers Association

    President: Deborah Goss

    Address: Lakeview Ratepayers Association
    579A Lakeshore Road East
    PO Box 39515
    Mississauga ON
    L5G 4S6

    Email: admin@lakeviewratepayers.com

    Website: www.lakeviewratepayers.com

    Boundaries:

    North to the QEW

    South to Lake Ontario

    East to Dixie Road and the Etobicoke Creek (south of the CN tracks)

    West to Cawthra Road, Enola Road to the Adamson Estate (south of the CN tracks)

     

    1. Orchard Heights Homeowner’s Association

    President: Tonya Elmazi

    Email: ohhapres@gmail.com

    Website: www.orchardheights.ca

    Contact Number: 416-937-0697

     

    Boundaries:

    North – South Service Road – QEW

    South – Toronto Golf Club

    East – Etobicoke Creek

    West – Dixie Road

     

     

    1. Sherway Homeowners and Recreational Association

    President: Jamie Pugh

    Email: shorapresident@gmail.com

    Website: www.sherwayhomeowners.com

    Contact Number: 647-393-2199

     

    Boundaries:

    North – Queensway

    South – QEW

    East – Etobicoke Creek

    West – Dixie Road

     

     

     

     

     

    1. Town of Port Credit Association (TOPCA)

    President: Mary Simpson

    Address: 61 Wesley Avenue

    Mississauga, ON L5H 2M8

    Email: TOPCA@topca.net

    Website: www.topca.net

     

    Boundaries:

    North – CNR tracks

    South – Lake Ontario

    East – Seneca Avenue

    West – Shawnmarr Road

     

     

    1. Port Credit Business Improvement Association (BIA)

    Address: Port Credit Lighthouse

    105 Lakeshore Rd W,

    Mississauga, ON L5H

    General Manager: Beatrice Moreira-Laidlow

    Email: beatrice@portcredit.com

    Website: www.portcredit.com

    Contact Number: 905-278-7742

     

    Boundaries:

    North – CNR Tracks

    South – Lake Ontario

    East – Cooksville Creek (west side)

    West – Benson/Pine Avenue

     

    1. Lakeshore Community Outreach Centre Inc. operating as “THE COMPASS”.

    Address: 310 Lakeshore Rd. W

    Mississauga, ON L5H 1G8

    Email:  info@thecompass.ca

    Website: https://thecompass.ca

    Contact Number: 905 274-9309

    Boundaries, as defined by our agency agreement with the Mississauga Foodbank:

    North-QEW

    South-Lake Ontario

    East-Etobicoke Creek (Toronto Border)

    West-Winston Churchill BLVC.

    Outreach center and food bank serving the vulnerable in our community.

  • A message from Councillor Dasko

     

     

  • Help keep our streets clean

    April 16, 2020

    We need residents’ help, and hope you can share this message:

    You can help keep your #Mississauga street clear of debris this spring. Please don’t sweep yard waste to the road – just bag it for regular collection. Learn how here http://ow.ly/r1Yw50zcUmg

  • Councillor Daskos’s Update: April 16, 2020

  • New Mississauga Web Page a One-Stop Resource for Older Adults

    COVID-19 Response: New Mississauga Web Page a One-Stop Resource for Older Adults

     April 15, 2020

    In these challenging times, the City of Mississauga is focused on supporting our older adult community. The City has launched a new web page that provides guidance for older residents  and their caregivers to help meet their needs.

    “Our older adult community is one of the most vulnerable when it comes to COVID-19,” said Mayor Bonnie Crombie. “The City’s new web page provides easy to find, at-a-glance information for older adults and caregivers. This is something that our older adults asked for and I am pleased that we are able to provide this resource to help meet their needs, enhance their well-being and improve outcomes.”

    Residents can find information on symptoms and prevention, health and wellness and key emergency contacts. The web page also provides links to online Library services and free online videos, workouts and other resources to help older adults stay healthy while practicing physical distancing.

    A printable information sheet is also available on the web page.

    Anyone who may not be able to access the web page is advised to ask a friend or family member to assist.

    For updates on actions the City is taking to help residents, visit mississauga.ca/coronavirus or follow us on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.

    You Can Help

     The Mississauga Food Bank is accepting donations to help support older adults and others who are relying on food banks during this time.

    Trillium Health Centre Partners are accepting donations of personal protective equipment (PPE) as they continue to provide care for older adults and other patients in response to COVID-19.