• City of Mississauga Moves Forward with Residential Road Safety Initiatives

    June 24, 2020

     

    Today, City Council received an update on Mississauga’s Automated Speed Enforcement (ASE) program, an automated system that uses a camera and a speed measurement device to detect and capture images of vehicles travelling in excess of the posted speed limits. Council also approved several recommendations in the corporate report about speed management initiatives. Together, these projects will implement several safety actions in the Transportation Master Plan and advance the City’s commitment to Vision Zero.

     

    “We continue to take action to make our roads safer for everyone. Mississauga is taking a thoughtful and planned approach to implementing Automated Speed Enforcement in Mississauga to ensure it is aligned with new provincial regulations and effective for years to come,” said Mayor Bonnie Crombie. Our goal is to keep our City safe and have zero deaths on our roads to achieve Vision Zero. To do this, we need to continue to lower speed limits in our neighbourhoods and implement speed reduction initiatives to create safer communities for our families to walk, cycle and play in. Given the recent rash of deadly speed-related accidents on roads across the GTA, we will be exploring how we can fast-track the implementation of ASE on major arterial roads.”

     

    In addition to the ASE update, Council also received an update on the Neighbourhood Area Speed Limit Project. Before beginning the ASE program, a number of speed limit initiatives within the Neighbourhood Area Speed Limit Project need to be completed. This includes lowering speed limits to 30 km/h in neighbourhood school zones, implementing school area community safety zones, and lowering speed limits on residential streets to 40 km/h. The next step is to identify and implement these zones.

     

    “We have heard repeatedly through the City’s Road Safety Committee that residents want lower speed limits in their neighbourhoods,” said Ward 9 Councillor Pat Saito and Chair of the Road Safety Committee. “A key piece to reducing speeds in our neighbourhoods is to first lower the speed limits followed by implementing Automated Speed Enforcement. This combined effort will be an important step forward in advancing Vision Zero in Mississauga.”

     

    The report highlights the steps and processes required to implement ASE:

    • Establish a Task Force to create court capacity for ASE
    • Delay Phase 1 of ASE until January 2021 to allow necessary lowered school zone speed limits and community safety zones to be identified and signage installed
    • Authorize staff to enter into agreements with the ASE vendor Redflex Traffic Systems (Canada) Limited, the City of Toronto Joint Processing Centre and the Ministry of Transportation
    • Establish the City’s preferred method for dealing with ASE charges – issuing tickets under the Provincial Offences Act (POA) or through the Administrative Penalty System (APS) – a system of administering penalties used by a municipality to regulate by-laws

    Once the above agreements are reached, the City can begin the ASE program six months later.

     

    “The City has identified speeding as a problem on its roads and Council’s support of the implementation of these important speed initiatives will deliver on the actions in our Transportation Master Plan,” said Andy Harvey, Director, Traffic Management and Municipal Parking. “It is unfortunate that the COVID-19 pandemic has delayed the implementation of both our Neighbourhood Area Speed Limit Project and ASE. However, we are continuing to position the City to deliver ASE in an efficient, yet co-ordinated effort.”

    Harvey added that provincial-wide closures including the court system, due to the coronavirus pandemic, has impacted the delivery of Mississauga’s ASE program.

     

    For more information on ASE, visit aseontario.com.

     

    Background

    The Ontario Government amended Bill 65 – the Safer School Zones Act in 2017. This Act amended the Highway Traffic Act to introduce the use of ASE in school zones and community safety zones across the province. Ontario municipalities worked jointly with the Ontario Traffic Council to plan the implementation of ASE. In October 2019, Mississauga City Council approved amendments to the Traffic By-Law that will gradually lower speeds on residential streets from 50 to 40 km/h. To-date, 11 neighbourhoods have received 40 km/h signage at the entry and exit points.

     

  • Peel Regional Police Chief’s video message of thanks

  • Updates to Current City Closures Amid Province’s Phase One Recovery Announcement COVID-19

    | May 15, 2020

    The City of Mississauga is reviewing the announcement made by the Province on May 14. The City is actively planning and preparing accordingly in consultation with Peel Public Health. The City is awaiting the details of the Provincial regulations to ensure plans are in place for a safe opening of any facilities detailed in the Phase One framework.

    “We want to be mindful of the situation across the GTHA and take reopenings of City facilities slow and steady. The safety of residents and staff will continue to guide every decision we make,” said Mayor Bonnie Crombie. “We will continue to work closely with the Province and take our lead from Peel Public Health. Further facility reopenings will be rolled out in the weeks and months to come. For now, we ask that you remain patient and vigilant as we work together to reduce the spread of COVID-19 in our community.”

    Any reopening plans or changes to current closures will be communicated through the City’s website and social media channels.

    “We are pleased to be reopening our two golf courses for residents to enjoy. We are ensuring that we strictly adhere to all the guidelines and regulations put out by the Province,” said Paul Mitcham, Commissioner of Community Services. “When it comes to the reopening City facilities, like our golf courses, safety is a priority for customers and staff. We are being diligent and ensuring that all proper safety measures are in place to protect the health of both the public and City employees.”

    CITY FACILITES REOPENING

     City-run Community Gardens

    Mississauga’s nine community gardens are scheduled to reopen on May 22, 2020 to registered garden members only including Garden of the Valley, Hillside Community Garden, Malton Community Garden, Parkway Green Generation Garden, Forest Glen Community Garden, Hancock Community Garden, Churchill Meadows Community Garden, Small Arms Community Garden and Iceland Teaching Garden.

    The City has worked closely with its community garden partner, Ecosource, to develop a safety protocol plan and opening plan. Some of these guidelines include increased supervision, scheduled access, limit to one person per plot at a time, eliminating shared tools, suspension of teaching and group programs and provision of hand washing stations.

    City-owned Golf Courses

    BraeBen will reopen to customers on May 16, 2020 and Lakeview will reopen on May 21, 2020.While the courses are set to open, it’s important for residents to know there are a number of procedures that have been put in place to help ensure public safety. So if you are planning to play a round at either course, please be aware and follow all safety guidelines.

    Golf course parking lots will be open to customers. Customers should arrive no earlier than 20 minutes before tee time. After finishing their round, customers are asked to not loiter.

    Visit mississauga.ca/golf for more information and book tee times.

     

    CLOSURES THAT REMAIN IN EFFECT

    Boats/Marinas

    All City-run marinas and boat launches remain closed at this time. Residents wishing to launch personal watercraft (like a kayak or canoe) may do so at one of the beaches. Residents are reminded that parking lots are restricted and they must ensure they are meeting the requirements of provincial orders and public health guidelines while boating.

     Leash-Free Zones, Sports Courts and Multi-Use Fields

    Although the Province has announced its intention to permit certain facilities to reopen, it has not yet released the regulations that will revise the emergency orders and detail the requirements for reopening. The City of Mississauga is awaiting the details of the provincial regulations to ensure plans are in place for a safe opening of any facilities detailed in the Phase One framework.

     Libraries

    City Libraries remain closed at this time. Any reopening plans or changes to the current Library closures will be communicated through our website and social media channels. In the meantime, Library users can access virtual library services and programming at Mississaugalibrary.ca.

    Parks and Conservation Areas

    City parks and trails remain open for walk-through access only. Park amenities such as playgrounds, leash free zones, sports courts and sports fields remain closed and are actively enforced.

    The Provincial government announced that some provincial parks and conservation reserves can reopen for walk-through, day-use only. Conservation areas in Mississauga remain closed. For more information, please visit the local conservation area website.

    Parking Lots

    All City facility parking lots, except for City-owned golf course parking lots, are closed to unauthorized vehicles. These lots include those at community centres, libraries and parks where feasible.

    Tennis and Pickle Ball Courts

    City tennis and pickle ball courts remain closed at this time. The City is working with community tennis groups to establish a plan for a safe and timely reopening of these facilities.

     

    To stay informed on COVID-19 impacts on City services, please visit: Mississauga.ca/coronavirus.

  • 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

  • Province starts to re-open some businesses

    As of Monday May 4th, the following will be able to operate:

    • Garden centres and nurseries with curbside pick-up and delivery only;
    • Lawn care and landscaping;
    • Additional essential construction projects that include:
      • shipping and logistics;
      • broadband, telecommunications, and digital infrastructure;
      • any other project that supports the improved delivery of goods and services;
      • municipal projects;
      • colleges and universities;
      • child care centres;
      • schools; and
      • site preparation, excavation, and servicing for institutional, commercial, industrial and residential development;
    • Automatic and self-serve car washes;
    • Auto dealerships, open by appointment only;
    • Golf courses may prepare their courses for the upcoming season, but not open to the public; and
    • Marinas may also begin preparations for the recreational boating season by servicing boats and other watercraft and placing boats in the water, but not open to the public. Boats and watercraft must be secured to a dock in the marina until public access is allowed.

     

    Although certain businesses are being permitted to reopen, it is critical that people continue to stay home, practise physical distancing and only go out for essential reasons, to pick up groceries, prescriptions or to keep a medical appointment.

  • Wireless Locations in Ward 1

    Marina Area

    • Lakefront Marina
    • Marina Dockside

    Lakeshore Rd. Splash Pad Area

    • Lakefront Depot
    • Lakefront Volleyball Areas (P1, P5, P6)
    • Lakefront Promenade Drive
    • Lakefront Promenade Splash Pad Area

    Port Credit Library

    • Port Credit Library Rooftop (Memorial Park)

    Port Credit BIA Intersections

    • Lakeshore Rd. & Cawthra Rd.
    • Lakeshore Rd. & Meadow Wood Rd.
    • Lakeshore Rd. & Shawnmarr Rd.
    • Lakeshore Rd. & Stavebank Rd.
    • Mississauga Rd. & Lakeshore Rd.
    • Hurontario St. & High St.
    • Hurontario St. & Inglewood Dr.
    • Hurontario St. & Lakeshore Rd.
    • Hurontario St. & Park St.
    • Lakeshore Rd. & Beechwood Ave.
    • Lakeshore Rd. & Cumberland Dr.
    • Lakeshore Rd. & Elizabeth St.
    • Lakeshore Rd. & Elmwood Ave.
    • Lakeshore Rd. & Hampton Crescent
    • Lakeshore Rd. & Hiawatha Dr.
    • Lakeshore Rd. & Inverhouse Dr.
    • Lakeshore Rd. & John St.
    • Lakeshore Rd. & Maple Ave.

    Lakeshore Rd. & Shaw Dr.

  • City of Mississauga Invites Residents to COVID-19 Tele Town Hall

    April 28, 2020

    The City of Mississauga will provide important updates to residents on the latest COVID-19 news via a Tele Town Hall on Tuesday, May 5 beginning at 6 p.m.

    The City continues to address pandemic concerns and will inform the public and local businesses about what the City is doing to protect their health and safety.

    Residents will be able to listen and ask questions to an expert group of panelists from the City, Peel Region Public Health, Trillium Health Partners, Peel Regional Police and Peel Regional Paramedic Services. City Councillors and senior staff will also be available.

    Panelists will include:

    • Mayor Bonnie Crombie, City of Mississauga
    • Janice Baker, City Manager and Chief Administrative Officer, City of Mississauga
    • Tim Beckett, Fire Chief and Director of Emergency Management, City of Mississauga
    • Dr. Lawrence Loh, Medical Officer of Health, Peel Region Public Health
    • Michelle DiEmanuele, President and CEO, Trillium Health Partners
    • Nancy Polsinelli, Interim Chief Administrative Officer, Region of Peel
    • Chief Nish Duraiappah, Peel Regional Police
    • Peter Dundas, Chief and Director, Peel Regional Paramedic Services

    Residents who wish to participate in the session can do so in the following three ways:

    1. Pre-register: residents who wish to participate in the session are encouraged to register their telephone number in advance at the following link: mississauga.ca/townhall
    2. Participate online: to participate live online, simply click the following link: mississauga.ca/livestreamevent
    3. Join by telephone: a random selection of residents will receive a telephone call to participate. If you don’t wish to participate, simply hang up. If you don’t receive a call and would like to participate, dial 1-877-229-8493 and enter ID number: 115911.

    What:

    City of Mississauga Tele Town Hall to update the community on COVID-19

    When:

    Tuesday, May 5, 2020

    6 to 7:30 p.m.

     

    To learn about the latest updates on actions taken by the City of Mississauga, visit mississauga.ca/coronavirus or follow @CityMississauga on Twitter.

    For health information, please visit peelregion.ca/coronavirus

  • City of Mississauga Announces New Director of Development and Design

    April 27, 2020

    The City of Mississauga has selected Chris Rouse as the new Director, Development and Design in Planning and Building effective Monday, June 1, 2020. Rouse is currently the City’s Planning Manager for the North area. He replaces Lesley Pavan, who is retiring from the City on May 29, 2020.

    “I am pleased to welcome Chris to the Planning and Building Department’s leadership team,” said Andrew Whittemore, Commissioner of Planning and Building. “Chris will be leading the Development and Design Division for the City. He brings a wealth of experience to this role having held a variety of positions during his career including managing a team of planners, designers and landscape architects over the last nine years. Chris knows Mississauga extremely well and will add tremendous insight into our future planning initiatives.”

    In his new role as Director, Rouse will oversee the Development and Design Division, which is responsible for processing and reviewing development applications, performing proactive design work and special studies and consultations including landscape, streetscape and urban design policy. The Division is also responsible for master planning and providing design advice and information regarding design-related matters to City Council, the public, developers, consultants, and other stakeholders.

    Rouse joined the City of Mississauga in 1993 as a volunteer. He has subsequently held six different positions within the Development and Design Division. His experience ranges from small residential infill projects, redevelopment of historical buildings and new buildings within historical districts to small and large industrial, commercial and institutional projects as well as industrial and residential developments.

    “I am proud to work for the City of Mississauga and am looking forward to continuing to provide community planning services that will help shape, build and create an inclusive, complete and innovative world-class city,” said Rouse. “In my new role, I look forward to working closer with the City’s Leadership Team and as well as with Mayor and Council.”

    Rouse holds a Degree in (Urban) Geography from the University of Guelph and a degree in Urban and Regional Planning from Ryerson University. He is a member of the Canadian Institute of Planners (MCIP) and is a Registered Professional Planner (RPP) with the Ontario Professional Planners Institute. In his leisure time, he enjoys fishing and spending time with his wife and four children at the family cottage.

     

  • A message from Councillor Dasko

     

     

  • City of Mississauga Donates Spring Flowers to Health Care Professionals

    April 24, 2020

    The City of Mississauga is donating approximately 1,500 pansies, ranunculus and primrose as a gesture of thanks to hospital workers and health care providers at Trillium Health Partners.

    “We are incredibly grateful to our hospital and health care heroes who are on the front lines battling the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Mayor Bonnie Crombie. “This is a small gesture but one we believe shows Mississauga’s support for the dedicated men and women who courageously go to work to keep us healthy and safe. They are working while we stay home so that together, we can flatten the curve. On behalf of Council, we salute our health care heroes at Trillium Health Partners. These flowers are a sign of spring and brighter days ahead. I hope they bring much needed light and joy during this very difficult time. ”

    “The staff at Trillium Health Partners are working long hours under difficult circumstances,” said Caroline Riseboro, President and CEO of Trillium Health Partners Foundation. “This is a lovely and moving gesture from the City of Mississauga, one which reminds us that, even in dark times, beauty and renewal persist. On behalf of my colleagues at the hospital, a special thanks to Mayor Crombie and the City.”

    “Plant materials for the City’s spring planting program, typically used in planters and gardens across the City, are ordered eight months in advance and could not be cancelled,” said Jodi Robillos, Director, Parks, Forestry and Environment.  “Our parks and forestry staff are preparing for the onset of spring which includes litter pick up and the mowing of turf but horticulture is not an essential service.  Rather than dispose of this plant material, a proposal was developed at the request of Mayor Crombie to donate the plants to hospital workers and health care providers at Trillium.”

    City of Mississauga staff continue to provide essential services including waste collection, priority maintenance, legislated inspections, contract administration and bylaw enforcement during the COVID-19 crisis.

    The City has partnered with Humberview Maintenance Group Ltd., Royalview Landscaping and Winsom Landscape Contractors who volunteered their staff time to collect and deliver the plants for distribution to each health care professionals as they exited the Trillium Hospitals professionals as they exited the Trillium Hospitals.

    Mayor Bonnie Crombie and Councillor Stephen Dasko are greeted by President and CEO of Trillium Health Partners Michelle E. DiEmanuele as the City of Mississauga donates spring flowers to Health Care Professionals