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Transportation Environmental Study Report (TESR) Addendum QEW Credit River Bridge Replacement – November 7, 2019

By Events, Issues, Resources, Uncategorized

City of Mississauga, Region of Peel
THE PROJECT
In 2013, the Ministry of Transportation (MTO) completed a study that followed the process for a Group ‘B’ project
under the Class Environmental Assessment (EA) for Provincial Transportation Facilities (2000), and identified a
strategy to accommodate future transportation requirements for the QEW from west of Mississauga Road to west
of Hurontario Street, and address the Credit River Bridge. The Class EA study was documented in a Transportation
Environmental Study Report (TESR) and recommended the following improvements:
• New QEW Credit River Bridge directly to the north of the existing bridge
• Rehabilitation of the existing QEW Credit River Bridge
• Reconstruction and reconfiguration of the existing QEW
• Reconfiguration of the Mississauga Road interchange including replacement of the Mississauga Road overpass
• Support facilities and features including landscaping, utilities, drainage and storm water management
improvements, illumination, noise walls, Advanced Traffic Management System (ATMS)
In 2019, the province chose to implement this project through a Design-Build-Finance (DBF) Public Private
Partnership (P3) procurement model. Additionally, the Province chose to take an alternative approach to life cycle
asset management through replacement of the existing QEW Credit River Bridge rather than rehabilitation.
As the 2013 Class EA considered a rehabilitation scenario only, additional work is now being carried out to assess
impacts associated with the proposed replacement of the QEW Credit River Bridge; conduct further stakeholder
consultation; and prepare and file a TESR Addendum.
MTO is also working with the City of Mississauga to incorporate the City’s active transportation initiatives for
crossings over the Credit River and the QEW, and multi-use trails.
HOW TO GET INVOLVED
MTO will be hosting a Public Information Centre (PIC) to provide the public and other interested stakeholders with
an opportunity to review and discuss the TESR Addendum study with members of the Project Team. The PIC will
follow a “drop-in” format.
You’re Invited! Public Information Centre
Date: Thursday, November 7, 2019
Time: 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Location: Anapilis Halls, Archives Hall – 2185 Stavebank Road, Mississauga
When completed, the TESR Addendum will be filed for a 30-day public review period. Additional notices will be
published in local newspapers at that time and sent to those on the project mailing list, to advertise where the
document is available for review.
To find out more about the project, please visit the project website at www.qewcreditriver.ca.

Applewood Creek Erosion Control Project Open House – Thursday, November 7th 4-7 p.m.

By Events, Issues, Resources

October 24, 2019

 

CITY OF MISSISSAUGA – PUBLIC INFORMATION CENTRE
Municipal Class Environmental Assessment Study:
Applewood Creek Erosion Control Project – Lakeview Golf Course
(Dixie Outlet Mall to CN Rail)
The study is being undertaken in accordance with the planning and design process for Schedule ‘B’ projects, as outlined in the “Municipal Class Environmental
Assessment” document (October 2000, amended in 2015), which is approved under the Ontario Environmental Assessment Act.
information, all comments shall become part of the public records. Questions about this collection should be directed to the Project Manager listed above.
PUBLIC CONSULTATION
• Consultation is an important part of the Class EA process. Public input and comment are invited
for incorporation into the planning and design of this project.
review the alternative solutions being considered, and to answer any questions you may have.
The location and date for the PIC are listed below:
• The PIC will be an “open house” drop-in format with poster board displays illustrating the existing
conditions of the study area, the problems, and conceptual designs of alternative solutions that
are being considered, including potential impacts to the golf course.
• We invite you to share your input with City staff and the study consultants and designers who will
be available to discuss the project and answer your questions.
• If you have any questions or comments regarding the study, require additional information, or
wish to be added or removed from the study mailing list, please contact:
DATE: Thursday November 7th, 2019
TIME: 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm
LOCATION: Lakeview Golf Course – Heritage Room
190 Dixie Road, Mississauga, Ontario, L5E 2P4
WHAT?
• The City of Mississauga is undertaking a Schedule B
Class Environmental Assessment (Class EA) Study to
control erosion and restore the section of Applewood
Creek through the Lakeview Golf Course.
WHY?
• Through its ongoing erosion monitoring program,
the City of Mississauga recognizes that this section
of Applewood Creek is in need of rehabilitation to
address existing erosion and safety issues.
HOW?
• The study is examining the creek and associated
natural resources to identify existing erosion
problems, potential future risks, and opportunities
for restoration and environmental enhancement.
• Through the Class EA process, multiple alternative
solutions are being evaluated by the Study Team
consultation (see below). The Study Team will then
select a Preferred Alternative and proceed with
design of the recommended works.
• At the end of the study, a Project File, documenting
the study process will be available for public review.

 

Marina of Port Credit

By Issues, Resources, Uncategorized

October 21, 2019

Thank you for your interest in this critical issue in Port Credit, in fact, Ward 1 and the City as a whole. Allow me to highlight some of the issues regarding the funding proposal for the Marina of Port Credit.

 

  • Canada Lands has conveyed the current break wall, the water lot and the land at the north-east side of the Marina to the City, provided that the project be completed or well underway within 10 years.  Otherwise the property site would revert back to Canada Lands;

 

  • The City is undergoing a significant transformation along the waterfront of Lake Ontario which is rich in its history, culture, and definitely of course tourism.  For the first time in over a generation, the waterfront will be accessible for all;

 

  • The marina is a rare entity on Lake Ontario as it has a deep water port and also provides over direct 150 jobs in the marina industry alone;

 

  • Port Credit is a dynamic and unique Village on the lake and the indirect economic benefits are measured not only by boaters, the boating industry as well, but by the thousands of tourists that visit every year to be by the water and enjoy all types of boats;

 

  • The Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program (ICIP) offers an opportunity for the City to receive 27 cents on the dollar to be able to submit a proposal to keep the Port in Port Credit – maintain a working marina, have boat slips, boat storages, and have 3.5 acres of new parkland for all to enjoy;

 

-It is critical that Mississauga continues to be home to a working marina.  This comes at a time when the waterfront is going through a dramatic transformation. The City as a whole, will benefit from being known, the City with the impressive and spectacular waterfront;

 

This issue is expected to be before the General Committee meeting which on Wednesday, October 30, 2019 at 9:30 a.m. in the Council Chambers at City Hall.

 

I would like to personally invite you to come and if you would like to make a presentation before General Committee, please contact the General Committee Coordinator:  Stephanie Smith at Stephanie.smith@mississauga.ca or by phone at 905 866-3795.  If you are unable to attend, please send me your comments on this matter and I will bring them forward to your Mayor, Commissioner of Community Services and Members of Council.

Stephen

Mississauga Ready to Work with Mobilinx and Metrolinx to get Hurontario LRT Up and Running

By Hurontario LRT, Issues, Resources

October 22, 2019

 

Today, Infrastructure Ontario and Metrolinx announced that Mobilinx has signed the contract to design, build, finance, operate and maintain Hurontario Light Rail Transit (LRT), a key city-building initiative and the largest transit infrastructure project to take place in Mississauga’s history.

“After more than 10 years of hard work, I’m proud to say with confidence that the Hurontario LRT is moving full steam ahead. Today marks an important milestone, which puts this project on track to completion. We know construction will be challenging, but I look forward to getting shovels in the ground and trains running up and down our City’s busiest corridor soon,” said Mayor Bonnie Crombie. “The Hurontario LRT will get people moving, break congestion, lower our City’s GHG emissions, and help us better manage the growth happening in our City. By 2041, we anticipate that nearly 25 per cent of all jobs in our City will be within 1 kilometre of the LRT. It will be a game-changer for Mississauga and I cannot wait to take my first ride on the new line.”

Major construction is expected to begin in early 2020. Ongoing early works to move underground utilities will continue along the corridor.

“City staff have been working closely with Metrolinx, along with the City of Brampton, to prepare for this major construction project,” said Janice Baker, City Manager and CAO. “This is a Metrolinx led project, and while the City has no direct contractual relationship with Mobilinx, we have a team of City staff who will support the construction team and provide critical input into the next phase of the project. Of highest priority will be timely communication on potential impacts and disruption during construction, and a smooth transition to an exciting new level of service on one of our busiest transit corridors.”

A Corporate Report will be presented to Mississauga Council in the coming months with an update on project agreements, as well as costs for operations and maintenance.

For more information, please visit metrolinx.com/hurontarioLRT.

Hurontario LRT will have 19 stops, including the future City Centre stop on Rathburn Road

 

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Background:

The new 18-km dedicated light rail transit system from Port Credit GO Station to Brampton Gateway Terminal is scheduled to be completed by late 2024. Once running, locally-assembled Alstom light rail vehicles will carry tens of thousands of passengers on a daily basis between 19 stops. Hurontario LRT will link to the Mississauga Transitway, MiWay and Brampton Transit routes, GO Stations at Port Credit and Cooksville, Square One GO Bus Terminal, and the Brampton Gateway Terminal.

 

 

 

Mississauga Takes Action on Climate Change with new Hybrid Buses

By Issues, Resources

October 16, 2019

Today, MiWay announced the introduction of 10 new, next-generation hybrid-electric buses that are convertible to full battery power. These buses are unique in the MiWay fleet and help to advance the City of Mississauga’s commitment to address climate change.

“We know that climate change is real, it’s here and it’s affecting our city,” said Mayor Bonnie Crombie. “Greening our transit fleet is one way that our city is taking meaningful action to reduce our carbon footprint. We will continue to apply a climate lens on everything we do to ensure that we can achieve an 80 per cent reduction in emissions by 2050. We can’t afford not to act. We owe it to the next generation.”

Features of MiWay’s next-generation hybrid buses:

  • Start-stop engine technology that shuts down the engine while stopped at bus stops and automatically restarts when the brake is released – achieving up to 25 per cent fuel savings
  • All-drive control mechanisms and battery storage systems that are mounted on the roof
  • “Plug and play” components, helping to simplify the maintenance process
  • Reduced number of drive belts from four to one, reducing the potential of breakdowns on the road and lowering overall maintenance costs

“These new buses are a key step on the road to electrification for the MiWay fleet,” said Geoff Marinoff, Director, Transit. “They are more fuel-efficient and can be converted to run on full battery power, further reducing greenhouse gas emissions. We’ll be evaluating how these buses perform in our system and monitoring further changes in technology to inform future bus purchases.”

The draft Climate Change Action Plan includes a number of actions related to low emissions mobility including:

  • Replacing the transit bus fleet with low or zero-emission vehicles
  • Assessing charging infrastructure options for future electrification of transit
  • Developing a strategy for zero-emissions vehicles

“We’re preparing for the future with the City’s first comprehensive Climate Change Action Plan, which is currently out for public input. It identifies actions to be taken over the next 10 years to decrease greenhouse gases and help the city adapt to a changing climate,” said Jodi Robillos, Director, Parks, Forestry & Environment. “The purchase of these second-generation hybrid buses helps to advance sustainable transportation – an important priority outlined in our Plan.”

Following the public consultation period which will end on October 18, 2019, a final draft Climate Change Action Plan is set to be presented to Mayor and Members of Council by the end of 2019 for approval.

For more information on the draft plan, please visit theclimatechangeproject.ca; for more information on the hybrid-electric buses, visit miway.ca/nextgenhybrid.

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Vacuum Leaf Collection Program 2017

By Issues, Resources, Uncategorized

Our Vacuum Leaf Collection Program will begin in late October. As you are aware, it is difficult to predict when the leaves will fall. However, in response to resident feedback, we have scheduled the program to begin one week later this year. We hope that this will allow us to collect as many leaves as possible before we have to transition to winter operations.

Streets that qualify for the program will be visited according to the following schedule:

 

  2019 Vacuum Leaf Pickup
 Yellow/Gold Flyer  Blue Flyer  Green Flyer
Oct. 28-Nov. 1 Nov. 4-8 Nov. 11-15
Nov. 18-22 Nov. 25-29 Dec. 2-6
Visit our Leaf Pickup Route Map online: http://www6.mississauga.ca/onlinemaps/tranwork/design/html/leafguide/zmap.htm

This year, 130 streets have been added to the program according to our criteria. This brings our total to 1,738 streets. Residents eligible for Vacuum Leaf Pickup will receive a postcard in the mail with their collection dates (see attached). These cards are delivered on a staggered schedule so that they arrive approximately two weeks prior to the zone’s first pickup.

Residents are instructed to rake leaves to the boulevard’s edge or into their ditch by the Sunday prior to their leaf collection dates. Leaves should not be raked onto the road as this can cause catchbasins to become blocked and impact road drainage when it rains.

Residents who miss their leaf pickup, or who have additional leaves to collect after the program has ended, can rake their leaves into open reusable containers (e.x. bushel baskets, labelled rigid plastic containers) or paper yard waste bags and place them curbside for pick up by the Region of Peel on the resident’s regular waste collection day until December 12, 2019. This option is also available to residents who do not qualify for the Vacuum Leaf Pickup Program.

 

City leash- free zones

By Issues, Resources

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

By Issues, Resources

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

By Events, Issues, Resources

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 

Peel offers curbside battery collection this fall

By Events, Resources

BRAMPTON, ON (Oct. 7, 2019) – Residents who are saving their single-use household batteries, can place these out for curbside collection which runs from October 21 – November 1, 2019. Residents are encouraged to check their collection calendar at peelregion.ca/waste to find out their battery collection day or to sign up to receive free waste notification reminders.

This collection service provides residents a convenient way to ensure that their batteries are disposed of safely.

Residents can:

  • Set out only single-use A, AA, AAA, C, D, 9 volt and button cell household batteries in a transparent, sealable bag. On your recycling collection day, place the bag of batteries on top of your closed organics cart.  If you don’t have an organics cart, place your bag of batteries beside your recycling bags.
  • Take household batteries to battery drop-off barrels throughout Mississauga, Brampton and Caledon.
  • Drop off all other batteries to one of Peel’s Community Recycling Centres (CRCs) year-round free of charge.

Visit peelregion.ca/waste to find a CRC or drop-off barrel near you.

Thanks to your efforts, we have recycled 67 tonnes of batteries since 2016 helping Peel get closer to its target of 75% waste diversion by 2034.

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.