City of Mississauga COVID-19 Response: Enhanced Measures to Protect our Community
COVID-19 | April 1, 2020
At its April 1, 2020 Council meeting, Mississauga City Council took further actions in response to COVID-19 to further improve safety and help mitigate impacts on residents and businesses.
“Council and staff continue to monitor this pandemic as it unfolds and take action to provide relief for both residents and businesses,” said Mayor Bonnie Crombie. “Today, we announced additional relief measures which includes 3 month rent deferral for tenants in our City facilities. We are also stepping up enforcement of physical distancing in our parks and public spaces, by issuing fines of $750 or more. We encourage people to stay home as much as possible and stay apart. We will only get through this if we all work together.”
Rent Deferral for City Facility Tenants
· The City of Mississauga is landlord to 42 tenants in its buildings
· Today Council approved offering deferral of rent payments for tenants in City owned buildings for three months (April – June) until (July-Sept)
· This will allow short term cash flow until it becomes clear what relief the Federal and Provincial governments are offering
· Council asked landlords to work with their tenants (residential and non- residential) to provide relief where feasible and necessary to allow for short term cash flow relief
Parking Lots for City Parks Closed Until further Notice
· Parking lots will be closed to vehicles at City parks and at some community centres adjacent to parks.
· Green spaces and park trails remain open for walking as long as physical distancing is maintained.
City Enforcement Measures
· City By-law Enforcement and Security Officers, are enforcing provincial orders related to non-essential business closures and gatherings of more than 5 people (unless members of a single household), in partnership with Peel Regional Police
· Residents can call 3-1-1 to report non-compliance
· Set fines for non-compliance range from $750 to $1000
Failure to comply with an order made under the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act may result in a set fine (ticket) of $750 or $1,000 for obstructing any person in exercising a power or performing a duty under the order. If the charge is laid by issuing a summons, a failure to comply with an emergency order could result in a fine up to $100,000 and up to one year imprisonment for an individual, $500,000 for a director or officer of a corporation or $10,000,000 for a corporation upon conviction.
· Residents in Mississauga wishing to report a non-compliant food establishment such as a bar or restaurant, should call Peel Public Health at 905-799-7700.
City Facility Closures and Program Cancellations
All City facilities and public counters remain closed until further notice including but not limited to:
· City Hall
· Community centres
· Recreation facilities
· Soccer pitches
· Basketball courts
· Off-Leash parks
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