City of Mississauga Following Provincial Plan to Safely Reopen

By Covid-19, Issues, Resources, Ward 1

City of Mississauga Following Provincial Plan to Safely Reopen

On October 22, the Government of Ontario announced a Plan to Safely Reopen Ontario and Manage COVID-19 for the Long-Term which includes lifting remaining capacity restrictions in places where proof of vaccination is required.

“This is a promising sign that we are heading in the right direction and getting life back to normal,” said Mayor Bonnie Crombie. “I know that businesses have had an incredibly difficult 18 months with repeated closures and changing capacity limits. I am hopeful that this plan will provide much needed relief and a light at the end of the tunnel, as well as allow many of our businesses to get back on their feet.” Read More

Coyotes and Community Safety – Community Virtual Meeting on November 9th, 2021 at 6:30 p.m.

By Events, Issues, Ward 1

The public registration link is now available for the upcoming coyote, safety/awareness, information session scheduled for Tuesday, November 9th, 2021, from 6:30pm to 8pm.

Click here to register for the community virtual meeting.

The content of the presentation will include general information/awareness regarding wild canids, both fox and coyote, public safety, City initiatives to address issues and the negative impacts of wildlife feeding.  (turkey’s, rodents, habituated canids)

Peel 2051 Official Plan Public Consultations

By Events, Issues, Resources, Ward 1

Download the notice here.

Peel 2051 is the Region’s Official Plan Review and Municipal Comprehensive Review (MCR), which will help us better plan for the future by taking action on new population and employment forecasts, responding to public and stakeholder feedback, and complying with new provincial legislation, plans, and policies.

Open Houses

The Region will be conducting two Open Houses to provide members of the public an opportunity to learn about the proposed ROPA, ask staff questions, and provide comments:

Note that the same materials will be presented at each of these Open Houses. The virtual display boards for the Peel 2051 focus areas are available below. Read More

Fall 2021 Leaf Pickup Program

By Issues, Resources, Ward 1

Fall leaf pickup

In the fall, the City of Mississauga provides a vacuum leaf pickup service on streets that are more than 35 years old and have many large mature trees.

Where leaves are picked up

You can refer to the leaf pickup route map and schedule to find out if your street is part of the leaf pickup program.

If your address is listed for the leaf pickup service, you’ll get a notice in the mail letting you know when leaves will be picked up in your area.

Rain or early snowfall can impact the collection schedule. To find out if your street is affected, you can call 311 (905-615-4311 outside City limits).

Preparing for leaf pickup

If your area is listed for leaf pickup:

  • Rake leaves to the curb or ditch a day or two before the start of your collection week
  • Don’t mix other items such as wood, bricks or brush as they can damage equipment and injure workers
  • Keep the road and curbside storm drains clear of raked leaves

If you missed leaf pickup

If you missed the City’s leaf pickup:

The Region of Peel will pick up leaves and yard waste that you have collected and placed in bins or paper bags on your regular waste collection day until mid-December.

You can compost your leaves or spread them around the base of your trees to fertilize the soil by protecting it against extreme temperatures.

New Proof of Vaccination Requirements for Youth Sports in Mississauga in effect November 1

By Covid-19, Issues, Resources, Ward 1

To comply with Peel Public Health’s Letter of Instruction for all residents of Peel Region, the City of Mississauga will now require proof of vaccination for those aged 12 and older who are participating in organized sports and recreation fitness activities indoors starting November 1.

Effective November 1, 2021, all participants 12 years and older entering a City of Mississauga recreation or culture location will be required to provide proof of vaccination or a valid medical exemption, along with identification. This will apply to youth and all coaches, instructors, caregivers, volunteers, and game officials.

“Our staff are working hard behind the scenes to make this a seamless transition and we are in the process of contacting sports teams, coaches or volunteers and participants that the new requirements impact,” said Jodi Robillos, Acting Commissioner of Community Services. “Youth that remain unvaccinated and enrolled in a program at one of the City’s many facilities will be offered a prorated refund upon request.”

Anyone over the age of 12 who is required to show proof of vaccination can show a printed or digital copy of their proof of vaccination certificate and a piece of Government-issued ID.

The Letter of Instruction was directed by Peel’s Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Lawrence Loh in accordance with Provincial Regulations. According to Peel Public Health, indoor sports venues have been identified as “locations of concern,” which have been driving transmission of COVID-19 over the last few weeks. The additional measures in Peel Region, which includes the City of Mississauga, will help to protect Peel’s active youth sports community.

Learn more about the City of Mississauga’s COVID-19 proof of vaccination requirements.

Slow Down, Save Lives: City Continues to Install Automated Speed Enforcement Cameras to Lower Speeds

By Events, Issues, Ward 1

October 18, 2021

Mississauga’s Automated Speed Enforcement (ASE) cameras, activated on July 5, 2021, reduced speeds and increased speed limit compliance on neighbourhood streets, improving safety for everyone. Data from the first month of enforcement shows that average speeds decreased by more than 11km/hr on Morning Star Drive and more than 9km/hr on Sawmill Valley Drive.

The data also shows that more drivers are following the speed limit. The speed limit compliance rate increased by 41 per cent on Morning Star Drive and 28 per cent on Sawmill Valley Drive.

Starting this month, 10 additional cameras will be operating in Mississauga neighbourhoods. By December, the program’s full complement of 22 cameras will be active across the City. An interactive map showing all camera locations is available online.

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Proof of vaccination required for youth sports participants 12 and older effective November 1 

By Covid-19, Issues, Resources, Ward 1

Brampton, ON. (October 15, 2021) – Effective November 1, 2021 at 12:01 a.m., all participants 12 years and older entering sports or recreational fitness facilities in Peel will be required to provide proof of vaccination or a valid medical exemption, along with identification. This will apply to youth and all coaches, instructors, caregivers, volunteers, and game officials.

This proof of vaccination program is directed under a Letter of Instruction issued by Peel’s Medical Officer of Health.

Beginning November 1, the following documents will be required for every entry into sports facilities: 

  • Identification and proof of being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or
  • A valid medical exemption.

Indoor sports venues in Peel Region have been identified as locations of concern which have been driving transmission of COVID-19 over the last few weeks. The Peel program is consistent with other municipalities and will help to protect Peel’s active youth sports community.

Peel Public Health supports a provincial approach to proof of vaccination for youth sports to bring consistency across Ontario.

Residents can get their first or second dose at any Peel clinic.

Councillor Dasko Invites You to The Speaker Series on November 4th

By Events, Issues, Planning & Development, Resources, Ward 1

This event is open for all to attend!

No registration is required to join the event.

The link above will be active on  November 4th at 6:30 p.m.

Click the link to sign in and join the meeting.

If assistance is required for signing into the Webex Meeting, please send me an email at or call my office at (905) 896 – 5100.