• COVID-19 Update

     

    Good afternoon,

    We are in challenging and quickly changing times with regards to the Corona Virus (COVID-19) and its impact on our lives.  So far it has taught us just how our lives can be altered so quickly.

    The COVID-19 issue is changing daily. As of today March 20th this is the latest information I would like to share with you.

    Please do not hesitate to contact me: Stephen.dasko@mississauga.ca or 905-896-5100

    Stephen

     

    FEDERAL

     

    • CDA/US Border closed (except trade & essential travel); Supply chains will not be affected
    • The Federal Government has proposed $82B financial aid package
    • Emergency Care Benefit – available to those not able to work, isolated, caregivers
    • Enhanced GST credit ($400 pp & $600/couple)
    • Child Benefit $300 top up
    • Seniors – temporarily reducing minimum Retirement Income Fund (RIF) withdrawal requirement by 25%. Old Age Security (OAS) and GIS payments not at risk
    • $200m for shelters
    • Small Business Subsidy – Up to 10% wage subsidy over 3 months
    • Banks will work with individuals and businesses on a case by case basis to assist – up to 6 months relief on mortgage and other credit products
    • Tax filing deadline: June 1, 2020, interest free until August 2020

     

    PROVINCIAL

     

    • Premier declares State of Emergency
    • First phase of COVID funding – $304 M $100 M for increased capacity in hospitals to assist with critical care beds
    • $50 M for more testing and screening
    • $50 M to further protect frontline workers, first responders and patients
    • $25 M to support frontline workers
    • $50 M for long-term care homes
    • $20 M for residential facilities in developmental services, gender-based services and protective care for children and youth to support
    • $5 M to protect seniors in retirement homes
    • $4 M for Indigenous communities

     

     

    REGION OF PEEL

    • Water and wastewater treatment processes remain unchanged. Peel will ensure customers have access to clean safe water. Reminder to residents “DO NOT FULSH WIPES OR PAPER TOWELS”
    • Transhelp – passengers should only travel for dialysis, work, groceries, pharmacy & medical appointments. Vehicles are being cleaned daily
    • Garbage, Recycling and Organics – There is No change to weekly pick-up. Recycling centres are closed
    • Child care centres are closed
    • Long Term Care facilities are no longer allowing visitors, exempt for those with loved ones who are seriously ill or end-of-life care
    • Further Information for the Region of Peel can be found at: peelregion.ca/coronavirus/affected-services.asp#cs

    CITY OF MISSISSAUGA

    • City Hall: All City Facilities and programing are closed

    Mississauga Council Defers Property Tax Due Dates by 90 Days

    • City of Mississauga Council decided to defer the April, May and June interim property tax due dates by 90 days to help ease the economic impact of COVID-19. This deferral until later in the year is to help provide relief over the next few months.
    • All property taxes need to be paid before the end of the year.
    • The April payment will not be due until July; the May payment will be due in August; the June payment will be due in September. The deferral applies to residential and commercial properties. The city’s positive liquidity position allows it to manage this 90 day deferral. There will be no impact on city services from this deferral.
    • For anyone who has provided post-dated cheques for April, May and June – they will not be cashed in April, May and June. Each payment will be deferred for 90 days and will be cashed instead in July, August and September.
    • Preauthorized tax payment due dates have also been deferred by 90 days. There  will be no payments withdrawn from taxpayers’ bank accounts in April, May and June. Payment withdrawals will resume from July to September.
    • FAQs are being developed and will be communicated to taxpayers. For more information: COVID-19 Pandemic – Property Tax Assistance

    Transit

    • MiWay – Free Transit until Social Distancing is lifted by Region of Peel

    Effective Saturday, March 21:

    • Customers with accessibility needs requiring the use of the ramp may continue to use the front doors.
    • No fare payment will be required.
    • Monthly PRESTO pass holders will be notified of the status of their March and April pass in the coming weeks.
    • Customers will board from the rear doors only.

    Suspension of Parking Offences

    • With the changing needs of our city, particularly for those who are working from home, caring for others, or trying to ensure the flow of goods and services; effective immediately we are suspending parking enforcement for:
    • On-street time limit offences; such as five (5) and fifteen (15) hour parking
    • Overnight 2 a.m. – 6 a.m. parking restrictions
    • The above parking offences may be enforced in exceptional circumstances where a significant traffic safety and/or community concern exists to ensure the safe and orderly movement of vehicles in the city.
    • All other parking offences will continue to be enforced to maintain public safety. This includes: fire routes and accessible parking, no stopping, prohibited parking areas, as well as pay and display/metered areas where payment is required. This will ensure an adequate level of street parking, traffic flow and to maintain traffic and pedestrian safety.

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

    Also, sign up for my e-newsletter at stephen.dasko.ca for us to provide updates

    For health information, please visit peelregion.ca/coronavirus

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