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SCHEDULED WATER INTERRUPTION NOTICE – Friday, February 23rd, from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm – 922 The Greenway 

By Resources, Ward 1

INTERRUPTION DETAILS

Date and Time: Friday, February 23rd, from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm

Location: 922 The Greenway                                

Addresses Affected: 861-972 The Greenway                          

Project #:  C602675

Regional Inspector:  Phemelo Mpoloka

Telephone #   437-220-8917

                        905-791-7800 ext. 3246/3247

The Region of Peel Public Works department regularly maintains and repairs the water system to make sure you have a consistent supply of quality drinking water. Sometimes we must turn off your water supply while we do this work.

Your water will be turned off on Friday, February 23rd, from approximately 8:30 am to 5:00 pm. If we need to reschedule this work due to weather or other circumstances, we will let you know the new date and time.

If this interruption may affect an alarm or maintenance company, it is your responsibility to notify them.  During the time that the water supply is interrupted, the building’s sprinkler protection system will not function.  A fire watch should be performed as necessary during time period.

After the water interruption:

When we turn the water back on, air in the pipes may make the water cloudy and your plumbing may vibrate or make noise.  We recommend removing the air by slowly turning on your taps from the lowest to the highest faucet in the building (that is, starting in the basement/first floor and finishing on the top floor). Flush the toilets as well. You will likely need to run the water for 10 to 30 seconds.  Run the water until it is clear, and any vibration or noise has stopped.

Important note:  After the water is turned back on, we recommend checking your water meter (usually located in the basement).  If it is leaking, call Water Meter Installations Dispatch at:

  • (905) 791 – 7800 Ext. 3226 (8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. – Monday to Friday)
  • (905) 791 – 7800 Ext. 4409 (After hours or Statutory Holidays)

Join the 10th annual Seed Library launch and get ready to cultivate your green thumb

By Events, Resources, Ward 1

Come and celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Mississauga Seed Library with a range of workshops, gardening experts and family-friendly activities. The workshops will take place at the Small Arms Inspection Building on Saturday, February 24, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Not only does the program provide a satisfying experience for individuals and families to explore the pleasures of gardening, but it also aims to bolster local food systems, cultivate seed-saving literacy and encourage the use of locally adapted plants. Seed gardens can be grown either indoors or outdoors, depending on the weather conditions.

What

The City is hosting events in Mississauga to celebrate the tenth year of the Mississauga Seed Library with workshops, gardening experts and family-friendly activities.

Where

In-person
Small Arms Inspection Building
1352 Lakeshore Rd. E
Mississauga, ON

When

The workshops will take place on Saturday, February 24, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Indigenous Gardening Methods and Techniques Small Arms Inspection Building 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. Drop-in
Attracting Pollinators to Your Yard Small Arms Inspection Building 12 to 1 p.m. Drop-in
Get Growing: Vegetables in Pots, Vegetables in Plots

 

Small Arms Inspection Building 1 to 2 p.m. Drop-in
Watercolour Botanical Bookmarks for Older Adults Small Arms Inspection Building 10 to 11 a.m. Register
Watercolour Botanical Bookmarks for Older Adults Small Arms Inspection Building 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. Register
Container Gardening Workshop Small Arms Inspection Building 12:30 to 2 p.m. Register

Additional program details

The Mississauga Library Seed Library form will open at 3 p.m. on Saturday, February 24.

The Malton Library browsing collection will open on Saturday, March 2 and the Port Credit Library browsing collection will open on Saturday, March 9.

If you’re interested in contributing to the Seed Library, the library is now accepting seed donations. The Seed Library offers open-pollinated and non-GMO seeds to the public, including tomato, bean, and marigold seeds, among others, completely free of cost. At the end of the growing season, don’t forget to harvest your seeds and return some of them to the library. This will help keep the Seed Library self-sustaining.

To learn more about the Seed Library and how to harvest your seeds for donation, contact seed.library@mississauga.ca or visit mississaugalibrary.ca/seeds.

Ontario’s One Fare Program: Transferring between transit systems more simply, seamlessly & affordably

By Announcement, Resources

Ontario’s One Fare Program is making it more affordable and convenient for everyone to connect between GO Transit, Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) and participating local transit systems.

Effective February 26, 2024, transit riders will only pay once when they transfer between TTC and GO Transit, Brampton Transit, Durham Region Transit, MiWay and York Region Transit. This streamlined approach eliminates double or triple fares and ensures you move seamlessly across different transit systems without  added financial burden.

This financial relief is a game-changer. Whether you are commuting to work, visiting family or friends, or exploring the city, Ontario’s One Fare Program puts money back into your pocket.

How Ontario’s One Fare Program works starting on GO Transit

  1. Start your journey on a GO train or GO Tap your PRESTO card and pay the usual GO Transit fare.
  2. Tap off when you get to your destination station or exit the
  3. Transfer to your local transit
  4. Tap your PRESTO card and pay $0.

How Ontario’s One Fare Program works starting on local transit (local transit to GO example)

  1. Start your journey on local transit and tap your PRESTO The usual fare amount will come off your card.
  2. Transfer to a GO bus or GO
  3. Tap your PRESTO card and pay a reduced fare on your GO Your discount will be equal to the cost of the tap on local transit.
  4. Tap off when you arrive at your

How Ontario’s One Fare Program works starting on local transit (local transit to TTC example)

  1. Start your journey on local transit and tap your PRESTO The usual fare amount will come off your card.
  2. Transfer to the
  3. Tap your PRESTO card and pay $0.

Only PRESTO transactions will qualify, including physical PRESTO cards, credit, debit and PRESTO in Google Wallet. Transfers are valid for two hours if you start your trip on local transit and within three hours of the start of your GO trip. Learn more about paying with PRESTO here.

Peel Region releases 2023 Year in Review Council Report

By Announcement, Resources

Peel Region’s Chief Administrative Officer Gary Kent presented the Year in Review of Peel’s 2023 Accomplishments and Awards at Regional Council today. The report recognizes the achievements, financial accomplishments, awards, and recognition received in 2023. This report celebrates the Region’s success despite last year’s uncertainty, including the introduction of Bill 112 and the possible dissolution of Peel Region.

Report highlights include:

Accomplishments:

  • Peel’s drinking water system received the highest possible inspection rating of 100% from the Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks.
  • Delivered water and wastewater services at a rate which is 30% lower than the GTA average per household.
  • Secured 50 Zero Emission Vehicles for Peel Region and Peel Regional Police, reducing an estimated 418 tonnes of GHG emissions – equivalent to taking 128 gasoline-powered cars off the road.
  • Achieved a customer satisfaction rating of 97% for waste management services.
  • Developed Canada’s first emotion-based dementia training for first responders.

Financial highlights:

  • $800 million in external funding secured to support ongoing service operations.
  • $23 million secured to advance climate action and other initiatives.
  • Completed 31 continuous improvement initiatives with $0.9 million in cost savings and $3.3 million in cost avoidance.
  • Peel Region received a AAA credit rating from S&P Global Ratings for the 28th consecutive year and from Moody’s Corporation for the 11th consecutive year. This is the highest rating a municipal or regional government can receive.

Awards and recognition:

  • Peel Region’s Water and Wastewater Division was awarded the Infrastructure Award of Excellence from the Greater Toronto Sewer and Water Construction Association.
  • G.E. Booth Water Resource Recovery Facility received the Public Works Project of the Year award from the Ontario Public Works Association.
  • The Registered Nurses Association of Ontario recognized Peel Region Long Term Care’s best practices.
  • Peel Region was named one of Canada’s Best Employers by Forbes.

Click here to learn more and to view the full 2023 Year in Review Report.

Quotations

“I am proud to present the 2023 Year in Review of our awards and accomplishments. While 2023 was a challenging year as we navigated uncertainties surrounding Bill 112 and the dissolution of Peel Region, it was also an incredibly successful year for our community.

In 2023, we came together to achieve milestones and maintain exceptional service delivery to meet the needs of the community. I am grateful for the resilience and dedication of Peel Region employees, the community, and to council for their continued support.”

Gary Kent, Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) – Peel Region

“Last year was a turbulent and uncertain one for Peel Region. However, the dedication, commitment and professionalism of our staff ensured we continued to deliver exceptional programs and services. I am so proud of the work we do every day for our community.”

Nando Iannicca, Peel Regional Chair

SCHEDULED WATER INTERRUPTION NOTICE – Thursday, February 22nd, from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm – 1011 & 1013 Strathy Ave   

By Resources, Ward 1

INTERRUPTION DETAILS

Date and Time: Thursday, February 22nd, from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm

Location: 1011 & 1013 Strathy Ave                                   

Addresses Affected: 1059, 1107 Lakeshore E Rd; 1015-1048 Strathy Ave; 1059-1092 Gardener Ave; 1069-1091 Ella Ave                       

Project #:  C603185 & C603184

Regional Inspector:  Phemelo Mpoloka

Telephone #   437-220-8917

                        905-791-7800 ext. 3246/3247

The Region of Peel Public Works department regularly maintains and repairs the water system to make sure you have a consistent supply of quality drinking water. Sometimes we must turn off your water supply while we do this work.

Your water will be turned off on Thursday, February 22nd, from approximately 8:30 am to 5:00 pm. If we need to reschedule this work due to weather or other circumstances, we will let you know the new date and time.

If this interruption may affect an alarm or maintenance company, it is your responsibility to notify them.  During the time that the water supply is interrupted, the building’s sprinkler protection system will not function.  A fire watch should be performed as necessary during time period.

After the water interruption:

When we turn the water back on, air in the pipes may make the water cloudy and your plumbing may vibrate or make noise.  We recommend removing the air by slowly turning on your taps from the lowest to the highest faucet in the building (that is, starting in the basement/first floor and finishing on the top floor). Flush the toilets as well. You will likely need to run the water for 10 to 30 seconds.  Run the water until it is clear, and any vibration or noise has stopped.

Important note:  After the water is turned back on, we recommend checking your water meter (usually located in the basement).  If it is leaking, call Water Meter Installations Dispatch at:

  • (905) 791 – 7800 Ext. 3226 (8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. – Monday to Friday)
  • (905) 791 – 7800 Ext. 4409 (After hours or Statutory Holidays)

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

City invests $4.7 million to support community, culture and live music in Mississauga

By Announcement, Food for thought, Music, Resources, Ward 1

Today, February 14th, 2024, Mississauga City Council approved $4.7 million in grant funding to support various community and cultural groups, including live music presenters in Mississauga.

As a nod to the City’s 50th anniversary, this year’s theme is Celebrate 50. This theme is designed to help arts and culture groups celebrate Mississauga’s rich and diverse communities through their unique cultural practices. It encourages projects that share underrepresented stories and histories related to Mississauga, including those that emphasize Indigenous worldviews, creative and artistic methods and presentation practices.

2024 also marks the second year of the Live Music Grant pilot program, which supports for-profit concert presenters as a part of the City’s Music Strategy.

Community Grant Program

The Community Grant program assists Mississauga-based, not-for-profit community groups by providing multi-year, annual operating and project grants to improve the quality of life for residents. The grant program aligns with the strategic priorities of the Culture, Recreation, Parks and Forestry and Environment divisions.

Approved grants:

*Indicates multi-year funding

  • Active Adult Centre Mississauga: $9,990
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of Peel Inc.: $10,000
  • Blooming Boulevards: $10,000
  • Citizens for the Advancement of Community Development: $10,000
  • Cruisers Sports for the Physically Disabled: $10,000
  • Ecosource: $109,863*
  • Erin Mills Youth Centre: $58,000*
  • Global 180 Student Communications Inc.: $9,950
  • Joshua Creek Church/Heart Comonos: $6,500
  • Malton Black Development Association: $10,000
  • MIAG Centre for Diverse Women & Families: $10,000
  • Mississauga Girls Softball Association, Inc.: $7,500
  • Mississauga Seniors Club Inc.: $6,000
  • Mississauga Sports Council: $120,500*
  • Mississauga Youth Action Committee: $2,990
  • Ontario Schools Cricket Association: $10,000
  • Our Place Peel: $10,000
  • Pak Pioneers Community Organization of Canada: $9,950
  • Port Credit Lawn Bowling Club: $10,000
  • Safe City Mississauga: $224,127*
  • Senior Tamils Society of Peel: $10,000
  • Lady Ballers Camp: $6,000
  • The Dam: $80,000*
  • The Erin Mills Farmers Market: $10,000
  • The Riverwood Conservancy: $369,859*
  • Volunteer MBC: $40,000*

Arts and Culture Grant Program

Grant funding for this program supports emerging and established, not-for-profit, professional and community-based arts, culture, and heritage organizations in Mississauga. The grant supports the development of exemplary arts and culture programs and services that improve participation, knowledge, understanding and an appreciation of arts, culture and heritage for residents of Mississauga.

Approved grants:

*Indicates multi-year funding

  • Art Gallery of Mississauga: $350,000*
  • Arts on the Credit Mississauga: $15,000
  • Canadian Arabic Orchestra: $100,000
  • Chamber Music Society Mississauga: $100,000
  • Crane Creations Theatre Company: $100,000
  • CreativeHub 1352: $75,000
  • Eagle Spirits of the Great Waters: $19,999
  • Fashion Circuit Series: $17,000
  • Frog in Hand: $100,000
  • Heritage Mississauga: $297,000*
  • Hispanic Canadian Arts and Culture Association: $19,500
  • Meadowvale Music Theatre: $10,000
  • Mississauga Arts Council: $360,000*
  • Mississauga Big Band Jazz Ensemble: $2,975
  • Mississauga Children’s Choir: $39,000
  • Mississauga Chinese Arts Organization: $22,500
  • Mississauga Choral Society: $62,000
  • Mississauga Festival Choir: $36,000
  • Mississauga Festival Youth Choir: $18,250
  • Mississauga Music: $19,999
  • Mississauga Potters Guild: $19,500
  • Mississauga Theatre Alliance: $10,000
  • NeoVoce Philharmonic Choir: $5,000
  • Orchestras Mississauga: $200,000*
  • Sampradaya Dance Creations: $160,000*
  • Sawitri Theatre Group: $108,000
  • Streetsville Historical Society: $4,800
  • Theatre Unlimited: $19,999
  • Visual Arts Mississauga: $225,000*
  • Youth Troopers for Global Awareness: $35,000

Cultural Festivals and Celebrations Grants

The Cultural Festivals and Celebrations grant program provides funding to offset expenses associated with providing a clean and safe venue for the presentation of arts, heritage and cultural festivals and celebrations to residents and visitors. This grant supports a range of events that reflect the City’s many cultural traditions.

Approved grants:

*Indicates multi-year funding

  • Bollywood Monster Mashup: $120,000*
  • Carassauga Festival: $120,000*
  • International Film Festival of South Asia Toronto: $15,000
  • Mississauga Italfest: $45,000
  • Malton Celebrates Canada Day: $24,000
  • Mississauga Latin Festival: $19,500
  • Mississauga Polish Days: $19,999
  • Mosaic Festival: $105,000
  • Muslimfest: $50,000
  • Paint the Town Red: $105,000
  • Philippine Festival Mississauga: $19,999
  • Southside Shuffle Blues and Jazz Festival: $120,000*
  • Streetsville Bread and Honey Festival: $100,000
  • Streetsville Christmas in the Village: $15,000
  • Mississauga World Music Festival: $15,000
  • Portugalo Fest: $9,750

Culture Project Grants

The 2024 Culture Projects Grant program aims to support arts and culture initiatives highlighting the City’s 50th anniversary. With the focus this year on “Celebrate 50”, the theme helps arts and culture groups celebrate and recognize the origins, transformations and potential of the City’s rich and diverse communities through their unique cultural practices and encourages projects that share underrepresented stories and histories related to Mississauga.

Approved grants:

  • Blackwood Gallery: $5,000
  • Canadian Arabic Orchestra: $5,000
  • Frog in Hand: $5,000
  • Mississauga Music: $5,000
  • Kaleidoscope Chinese Performing Arts Society: $5,000
  • Crane Creations Theatre Company: $5,000
  • Arts on the Credit: $3,500
  • MonstrARTity Creative Community: $5,000
  • SAWITRI Theatre Group: $5,000
  • Streetsville BIA: $2,500
  • NeoVoce Philharmonic Choir: $5,000

Live Music Grant Pilot Program

The Live Music Grant Pilot Program is a two-year pilot intended to increase the number and frequency of live music events in Mississauga. 2024 marks the second year of the program. The grant will provide $45,000 per year for a maximum of $90,000 in total funding over the two years. This grant stream is the first City Culture Grant open to for-profit businesses with the potential to increase tourism and cultural growth.

Approved grants:

  • BluPrint/Bluprint Concert 2024: $2,500
  • Celestial Music Ras Penco & Friends in Concert: $2,000
  • Friends in Arts/Friends in Arts live concerts: $2,500
  • Aim Nation/History of our Music: $2,500
  • Majd Sekker Sextet band/From Upherate to the Credit: $1,000
  • Headway Music/2024 Open Mic Series at Cuchulainn’s: $2,500
  • The Academy The Hustle Mississauga Edition: $2,500
  • Let’s Make Good Productions/Arlene & The People EP Release: $2,500
  • Sounds from Damascus/Sounds from Damascus DNA: $2,500
  • 40oz Heroes/RIVER MOUTH II: $2,500
  • The Savoy Band/Two Nights of Dancing and Live Jazz Music: $2,500
  • Deep Ganguly/MYBANSURI MUSICAL EVENTS: $2,250
  • antiskeptic entertainment/illScarlett returns to Mississauga!: $2,500
  • Ebony Ivy Corp OOH LA LA Showcase: $750

For more information about the City’s grant programs, visit the webpage.

About the City’s 50th anniversary

In 2024, the City of Mississauga celebrates its 50th anniversary. This anniversary marks the City of Mississauga’s incorporation in 1974. A part of the Treaty and Traditional Territory of the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation, The Haudenosaunee Confederacy, the Huron-Wendat and Wyandot Nations, Mississauga is one of Canada’s largest and most diverse cities.

SCHEDULED WATER INTERRUPTION NOTICE – Friday, February 16th, from 8:30 am to 5:00pm – 1512 Kenmuir Ave

By Resources, Ward 1

INTERRUPTION DETAILS

Date and Time: Friday, February 16th, from 8:30 am to 5:00pm

Location: 1512 Kenmuir Ave

Addresses Affected: 1493-1551 Kenmuir Ave                         

Project #:  C-603244

Regional Inspector:  Phemelo Mpoloka

Telephone #   437-220-8917

                        905-791-7800 ext. 3246/3247

The Region of Peel Public Works department regularly maintains and repairs the water system to make sure you have a consistent supply of quality drinking water. Sometimes we must turn off your water supply while we do this work.

Your water will be turned off on Friday, February 16th, from approximately 8:30 am to 5:00 pm. If we need to reschedule this work due to weather or other circumstances, we will let you know the new date and time.

If this interruption may affect an alarm or maintenance company, it is your responsibility to notify them.  During the time that the water supply is interrupted, the building’s sprinkler protection system will not function.  A fire watch should be performed as necessary during time period.

After the water interruption:

When we turn the water back on, air in the pipes may make the water cloudy and your plumbing may vibrate or make noise.  We recommend removing the air by slowly turning on your taps from the lowest to the highest faucet in the building (that is, starting in the basement/first floor and finishing on the top floor). Flush the toilets as well. You will likely need to run the water for 10 to 30 seconds.  Run the water until it is clear, and any vibration or noise has stopped.

Important note:  After the water is turned back on, we recommend checking your water meter (usually located in the basement).  If it is leaking, call Water Meter Installations Dispatch at:

  • (905) 791 – 7800 Ext. 3226 (8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. – Monday to Friday)
  • (905) 791 – 7800 Ext. 4409 (After hours or Statutory Holidays)