Issues

Closure of NSR at Westfield and Insley Closure for Sanitary MH Construction

By Announcement, Issues, Resources, Ward 1

An update received from GHD, Project Managers for the Ministry of Transportation project at the QEW and Dixie:

An update for the current and upcoming closure at NSR.

  • Insley Rd. Closure at NSR – The work has been completed and the Insley closed section will be opened before the end of today.
  • NSR Closure from Westfield Rd. to Insley Rd. – Starting on Wednesday, Mar. 13th for approx. 2 weeks (weather permitting).

We will keep you updated.

Please contact us, should you have any questions regarding the closure of North Service Road at 905-247-8730, by e-mail at qewdixie@ghd.com, or by visiting the website at https://www.qewdixie.com

Environmental assessment – Cooksville Creek Erosion Control Project south of Lakeshore Road

By Issues, Resources, Ward 1

This section of Cooksville Creek has been impacted by recent storm events and high lake levels and is in need of rehabilitation to address existing erosion issues.  Rehabilitation plans will also need to consider impacts to the adjacent City trail through Helen Molasy Memorial Park that sits above the east bank of the creek, as well as the neighbouring properties which have experienced ongoing drainage issues.

Project objectives

The main goal of this project is to develop a restoration design to mitigate the existing erosion problems for this section of Cooksville Creek, and provide long-term stability to the creek corridor, while also protecting or enhancing the existing environmental resources within the study area.

The City will also be looking to develop related restoration plans for the Helen Molasy Trail and berm that sits atop the eastern creek bank, as well as developing solutions to reduce or eliminate drainage problems along the neighbouring properties.

Benefits

  • Provide long-term erosion protection along the creek banks
  • Increased safety and protection for nearby infrastructure and property
  • Improvements to the environmental health of the creek while enhancing aquatic habitat and vegetation
  • Opportunities for planting of native species, and enhanced wildlife habitat where possible

Project documents

If you have comments or questions, require further information or would like to be added to the study mailing list to receive future notifications, please contact:

Greg Frew, P.Eng.
Project Manager
City of Mississauga
905-615-3200 extension 3362
greg.frew@mississauga.ca

Visit the project website

Mississauga Community Meeting – Hosted by Peel Regional Police – Thursday February 22, 2024

By Announcement, Events, Issues

In consultation with City Councillors and the City of Mississauga, Peel Regional Police have announced they will hold a Mississauga-wide Community Meeting on Thursday February 22nd from 6:00-8:00 p.m., at the Hazel McCallion Central Library – Noel Ryan Auditorium (301 Burnhamthorpe Rd W, Mississauga, ON L5B 3Y3).

Throughout PRP’s engagements across the city, they have been hearing similar concerns and issues voiced by community members. Based on these interactions, they have identified key topics to focus on during this meeting:

  • Auto Thefts
  • Break and Enters
  • Gun Violence and Violent Crime
  • Crime Prevention Strategies
  • How to Connect with Divisions/PRP
  • Open Discussion with Q&A

In an effort to manage public interest and limited seating, we kindly ask residents to register their attendance by February 19th through this link: Mississauga Community Meeting with Peel Police – Peel Police.

Mississauga welcomes provincial investment in two important transit projects

By Announcement, Hurontario LRT, Issues, Resources

Earlier today, the Provincial government announced plans to support two key transit priorities for Mississauga – enhancing GO Train service along the Milton Line with two-way, all-day service and reinstating the two-kilometre Downtown Loop as part of the Hazel McCallion Line (Hurontario LRT). The City of Mississauga looks forward to working with the Province, Metrolinx and the Federal government to implement these key city-building initiatives.

“All-day, two-way GO Train service on the Milton Line is a game changer for Mississauga. It has long been a top transit and city-building priority for our city,” said Acting Mayor Joe Horneck. “For too long, the train has travelled the wrong way for Mississauga residents and businesses. Along with the federal commitment made two years ago, this project can finally move forward. It is our hope that the federal and provincial governments can work together to make this project a reality as soon as possible. On behalf of City Council, I want to thank the province for these investments in Mississauga.”

On the Hurontario corridor, the addition of the downtown loop is welcome news for the City as it will support the growth of Mississauga’s downtown core, which is projected to double in population in the next 20 years. More than 70,000 people and more than 10,000 new jobs will come to Mississauga’s downtown. People will need to move to and from the core and the downtown loop will be an important way to do this.

“Mississauga is also very pleased that the Province is moving ahead with the reintroduction of the Downtown Loop to the Hazel McCallion Line,” said Shari Lichterman, City Manager and Chief Administrative Officer. “Like all-day, two-way GO service on the Milton Line, this has been a priority for many years. It is essential for Mississauga to reach its provincial housing targets and to build a sustainable community.”

Regionally connected public transit is essential to support the City’s future growth and development. When Mississauga signed the provincial housing pledge in March 2023 and released its housing plan, “Growing Mississauga,” the City requested the provincial government make investments in essential infrastructure, like the downtown loop and all-day, two-way GO service on the Milton Line. The City has long advocated for both projects and is pleased to see them green lit to proceed.

Press Release – Province confirms reinstatement of Mississauga LRT Loop

By Announcement, Hurontario LRT, Issues, Resources

I was very pleased to hear the announcement from Premier Doug Ford this morning at the Mississauga Board of Trade Breakfast that the Province has committed to reinstate the LRT loop at Square One.

Critically needed infrastructure investments are important for Mississauga’s growth and prosperity. Today’s announcement represents a significant step forward in enhancing our public transit network, ensuring smoother commutes, and ultimately improving the quality of life for all citizens.

 

 

Statement from Regional Chair Nando Iannicca: Transition Board update

By Issues

BRAMPTON, ON (Jan. 26, 2024) – “The Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing, Minister Paul Calandra, has provided clarity on the renewed mandate of the Transition Board for Peel Region. In a letter received today, the Minister underscored the focus on enhancing the efficiency and responsiveness of local government in Peel. This follows the December 2023 announcement that Peel Region would not be dissolved.  The Transition Board’s recalibrated mandate includes the following objectives:

  • Accelerating the building of homes in Mississauga, Brampton, and Caledon to increase housing supply.
  • Reducing duplication and removing layers of bureaucracy from the administration of services.
  • Ensuring the continuity of services for local residents.
  • Recognizing the importance of value for money, financial sustainability and high-quality services delivered in an efficient manner.

It was also shared that the Transition Board will provide recommendations on the potential transfer of Peel Region services to the City of Mississauga, the City of Brampton, and the Town of Caledon. These services are land use planning, water and wastewater management, regional roads, and waste management. According to the letter, all other services currently delivered by Peel Region are considered out of scope.

The Minister anticipates receiving recommendations from the Transition Board by Spring 2024.

We will continue to work with the Province and the Transition Board to provide the information needed to inform decisions and to gain clarity on the updated mandate”.

~ Peel Regional Chair, Nando Iannicca

Coyote Information Session – Thursday February 15th

By Events, Issues, Parks

Mississauga is home to a lot of wildlife, including coyotes. Coyotes are native to North America and live in natural areas, including suburbs and cities. Mississauga residents and visitors are encouraged to enjoy and live in harmony with wildlife by not interfering with their natural instincts and behaviours.

Learn more about coyotes and other urban wildlife in Mississauga by visiting mississauga.ca/wildlife.

The City of Mississauga will be hosting a free information session to educate residents on coyotes and how to coexist in urban environments. The session is open to all interested Mississauga residents and will be held on Thursday, February 15. Attendance to the session is being offered either in-person or online.

The session will feature a presentation from Mississauga Animal Services staff who will share information about coyote behaviour, mating season, safety tips and how to report coyote sightings or encounters. The session will also include a Q&A period where residents can ask questions related to coyotes and get answers from the City’s Animal Services team.

What

Coyote information session – hybrid meeting (attend in-person or online)
This information session is open to all Mississauga residents

When

Date: Thursday, February 15, 2024

Time: 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Where

Burnhamthorpe Community Centre – Applewood Room

1500 Gulleden Drive
Mississauga, ON

Online session – WebEx virtual meeting (requires registration)

Questions

Residents are encouraged to share their coyotes questions in advance of the session by emailing mypet.info@mississauga.ca.

City remains committed to reducing single-use plastics

By Food for thought, Issues

Plastic can take more than 1,000 years, or 100 decades, to decompose and break down. The plastic you throw away today will start to decompose in 3024. Unfortunately, much of this waste ends up in landfills or as litter, causing harm to Mississauga’s environment and wildlife. To help reduce plastic waste, the City has proposed the Reduction of Single-use Items in City Facilities and Operations policy to limit single-use items purchased in all City facilities and operations.

“We’re dedicated to reducing plastic waste at the City,” said Acting Mayor John Kovac. “That’s why this policy is so important. Reducing single-use plastics is not just beneficial for the environment but also crucial for Mississauga’s future. Simple changes like swapping to reusable cutlery, straws and water bottles and making use of compostable bags can have a big impact. We can significantly decrease the amount of plastic waste in landfills, creeks, green spaces and natural habitats. Action is needed today for a better tomorrow.”

What are single-use plastics?

Single-use plastics refer to plastic materials intended for one-time use and are generally discarded after their use. Single-use plastics prioritize convenience over durability and repeated use. Examples of single-use plastic include plastic grocery bags, product packaging, straws, coffee cups and lids, plastic cutlery, fast food containers and plastic sandwich bags.

The Reduction of Single-use Items in Facilities and Operations policy is intended to:

  • Limit the purchase and use of single-use items in City facilities and operations.
  • Educate City staff on environmentally sustainable alternatives to single-use items.
  • Communicate the City’s commitment to environmental stewardship.
  • Identify roles and responsibilities in reducing the purchase and use of single-use items.

“According to the Government of Canada, about three million tonnes of plastic waste is discarded every year, with less than nine percent of it being recycled,” said Jodi Robillos, Commissioner, Community Services. “While single-use plastics are still accessible for purchase in Canada, including things like resealable plastic bags, garbage bags and zip ties, the City is committed to reducing plastic waste and recommending alternatives to plastic products. The City will also continue to educate and promote waste reduction, as well as reduce the use of non-recyclable, single-use plastics in internal operations where feasible.”

The environment and single-use plastics

Plastic waste pollution has a severe impact on the City’s ecosystems. It poses a threat to Mississauga’s wildlife – as many animals find themselves entangled or mistakenly ingesting plastic thinking it’s food. This can lead to animals getting trapped or injured, or even dying due to ingestion. Decomposing plastic can also release toxic chemicals that can harm aquatic life and contaminate water sources including soil, creeks and rivers.

Actions to reduce plastic waste

By making small changes to our day-to-day lives, you can help reduce plastic waste. Here are some easy ways to limit your plastic consumption:

  • Carry reusable bags when shopping.
  • Use a reusable water bottle instead of buying plastic bottles. Try out a water bottle filling station available at all community centres.
  • Use a reusable cutlery set instead of disposable plastic utensils.
  • Choose to buy items with less plastic packaging.
  • Pack lunches and snacks in reusable containers instead of plastic bags.
  • Shop at bulk food stores to reduce packaging waste when possible.
  • Cook at home instead of ordering takeout (takeout food often comes in single-use packaging).
  • Bring coffee or a hot drink from home in a reusable mug.
  • Switch to bar soaps instead of bottled shampoos and body washes.
  • Repurpose old plastic containers and bottles.
  • Recycle items properly.
  • Participate in local city-wide litter clean-up
  • Avoid littering. Throw your waste in the proper waste bin available throughout the city.

These actions along with other actions like reducing your waste, shopping local and eating more plant-based foods can make a positive impact on the environment.

On June 20, 2018, City Council passed Motion 15.4 to request the Federal Government to develop a strategy to reduce plastic pollution. The Federal Government implemented the Single-use Plastics Prohibition Regulations, which came into effect in 2022. Late last year, Canada’s Federal Court overturned the Federal ban on single-use plastics. This court ruling has no impact on the City’s proposed Reduction of Single-use Items in City Facilities and Operations policy.

This policy is an action within the Climate Change Action Plan. Learn more about the City’s Climate Change Action Plan and its progress.

The Reduction of Single-use Items in City Facilities and Operations policy was endorsed by the Environmental Action Committee on November 7, 2023 and will go to Council with final approvals on Wednesday, January 31, 2024.

Learn more about the City’s efforts to manage waste or actions you can take by visiting: ownyourlitter.ca

We want to hear from you on projects in Mississauga

By Events, Food for thought, Issues, Planning & Development, Ward 1

We want to work together to create a better Mississauga for everyone. There are many ways you can be involved and share your ideas and opinions on the different projects around the city. Your input can help shape our vision for Mississauga!

Graphic reads Let's Hear Your Ideas, yoursay.mississauga.ca

Upcoming opportunities

Dixie Outlet Mall Policy Review

The City is moving forward with next steps to help guide the future redevelopment of the Dixie Outlet Mall site. On January 29, city staff will share draft Official Plan policies for community input. Policies around areas such as housing, parks, transportation, retail, office, commercial and community uses will be used as a framework for future development.

Here’s how to get involved:

1. Join one of our in-person community meetings at the Small Arms Inspection Building (1352 Lakeshore Rd E) on Monday, January 29 from 3-5 p.m. or 6-8 p.m.

2. If you are unable to attend the in-person meetings, the presentation will be posted on Dixie Outlet Mall Policy Review website. Comments and questions are welcome anytime.

Visit Your Say – Dixie Outlet Mall Policy Review to register for the meeting, share your feedback and sign up for updates.

Streetsville Heritage Conservation District

We are approaching the end of Phase 1 of the Streetsville Heritage Conservation District Study. The consulting team has completed an evaluation of the study area. It has been determined that the study area includes property which meets the legislated criteria for identifying a potential Heritage Conservation District under Part V of the Ontario Heritage Act. A recommended Heritage Conservation District boundary has been identified.

Now that data has been collected and recommendations are being drafted, we are looking to the community for input. Information provided to the consultants at the upcoming community meeting will feed into a report prepared by the Consultants. This report will be brought forward to Council in late winter 2024 to determine whether or not the study should proceed to Phase 2.

Join us at our next community meeting:

Wednesday, January 24, 2024 at 7 p.m.
Vic Johnston Community Centre
Hazel McCallion Hall
335 Church Street, Mississauga

Reminder

An Evening with Brent Toderian

Get your free ticket for an evening of engaging discussion about Mississauga’s future.

Join us for an unforgettable evening with Brent Toderian, renowned urbanist and city planner, as he shares his insights and experiences in shaping vibrant cities.

This in-person event will take place on Wednesday, January 17, 2024 at Mississauga’s Living Arts Centre.

More information

The city plans to continue its community engagement efforts and is always looking for new ways to involve residents in the decision-making process. For more information on community engagement initiatives in Mississauga, please sign up on this site.