Planning and Development Committee Notice: OPA 24-4 W1 – 70 Mississauga Road South

By Announcement, Planning & Development, Ward 1

Councillor Dasko would like you to be informed of a proposed Official Plan Amendment in your neighbourhood.

The applicant is proposing to change the applicable policies in the Port Credit Local Area Plan Special Site to permit a maximum building height of 35 storeys and an additional 898 dwelling units totally 3893 dwelling units over the entire site.  Current Special Site policies permit up to a maximum building height of 29 storeys and a total of 2995 dwelling units.

This Official Plan Amendment application requires a public meeting that has yet to be scheduled.  The City will provide further notice once the required public meeting is scheduled.  The public meeting notice will include further details on how to participate.

The applicant’s studies and concept plans are available for public review at https://yoursay.mississauga.ca/opa-24-4-w1-70-mississauga-road-south. Please review the link to learn more about how to participate and provide feedback.  Please reach out if you have any questions.

Our Community

By Ward 1

In hearing your passion, hope, and ideas for the future of Ward 1, I know more than ever, we must be united to ensure this great community is always our place to call home.

MiWay Ambassador Program celebrates student achievements and promotes transit benefits

By Events, Resources

The MiWay Student Ambassador Program, celebrated for its comprehensive strategy in teaching students the benefits of using public transportation, is excited to announce this year’s competition winners.

May 22, 2024

The MiWay Student Ambassador Program, renowned for its inclusive approach to educating students about the advantages of taking public transit, proudly announces the winners of this year’s competition. The program not only highlights the benefits of using MiWay as a sustainable transportation option at any age but also fosters essential skills in leadership, communication, and teamwork among its participants.

Throughout the program, student ambassadors have the opportunity to earn volunteer hours and rewards while learning about MiWay routes, accessing transit information, and providing valuable feedback directly to MiWay. This initiative reflects MiWay’s commitment to engaging with the youth of Mississauga and encouraging a new generation of public transit users.

“Embracing public transit as a young adult isn’t just about getting from point A to point B; it’s about taking a step towards independence, sustainability, and connectedness. Whether it’s the ride to school, a community centre, or to see friends and family, each ride is an opportunity to reduce your carbon footprint, engage with your community, and inspire your peers to do the same,” said Eve Wiggins, Director of Transit.

MiWay Student Ambassador Program Winners

This year’s competition saw enthusiastic participation from students across Mississauga, with notable achievements:

  • First Place: Amirthan & Anannthan from Glenforest Secondary School take home the grand prize of one year of free transit on MiWay and Apple AirPods Pro.
  • Second Place: Muhammad & Karan from Stephen Lewis Secondary School have earned themselves Apple AirPods and a $100 PRESTO card.
  • Third Place: Abdullah & Sarthak from Erindale Secondary School will receive  a $100 Amazon gift card and a $100 PRESTO card.

MiWay Ambassador Program 2024-2025

The MiWay Ambassador Program will kick off this September and continue engaging students during the 2024-2025 school year. More than 70 applications from 29 high schools have already been received, and the deadline for applications is Friday, May 31. MiWay extends its sincere congratulations to all winners and participants for their dedication and creativity in promoting public transit within their communities.

Please visit the MiWay Student Ambassador website for more information on the MiWay Ambassador Program and how to apply.

SCHEDULED WATER SUPPLY INTERRUPTION NOTIFICATION RELATED TO CAPITAL WORKS CONSTRUCTION – 1541 to 1590 and 1616 Haig Boulevard -Thursday May 23rd, 2024

By Resources, Ward 1

INTERRUPTION DETAILS
Date: Thursday May 23rd, 2024
Time: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Location: 1541 to 1590 and 1616 Haig Boulevard
Affecting: Approximately 13 homes affected and 1- 50 unit townhouse complex affected
Project No.: 22-1395
Project Manager: Frank Pugliese
Telephone: (905) 867-6437

 

Join the Invasive Species Awareness Fair: Learn how the City keeps natural spaces healthy and balanced

By Announcement, Events, Parks

Come out to the Invasive Species Awareness Fair at Erindale Park on May 25.

May 17, 2024

On Saturday, May 25, the City of Mississauga is hosting an Invasive Species Awareness Fair at Erindale Park from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The fair aims to raise awareness about how invasive species affect our natural environment and ways residents can take action. Invasive species are plants, animals or micro-organisms that are not native to Mississauga. In large numbers, invasive species can negatively affect natural environments, habitats, ecosystems and the City’s urban forest.

During the event, residents will learn more about non-native invasive plants and emerging invasive pests. Residents will also have the opportunity to learn how to detect invasive species while exploring Erindale Park on a guided walk, join a garlic mustard pulling competition and participate in other family-friendly activities.

At the fair, there will also be goats to showcase a new and unique approach to managing invasive plant species – goat grazing. The initiative to use goat grazing as an invasive plant control method is new and unique to the area. There will also be baby goats for residents to meet.

Yellow graphic of "Invasive Species Awareness Fair"

Event details

What

The City is hosting the Invasive Species Awareness Fair to share information about invasive species.

Who

Mississauga residents interested in learning more about invasive species in the city.

Registration is not required. If joining the guided nature walk and/or garlic mustard removal, participants must sign a waiver once they arrive (if under 18 years old, a parent or guardian will need to sign the waiver).

When

Saturday, May 25, from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Where

Erindale Park
1695 Dundas St W.
Mississauga, ON

The Invasive Species Awareness Fair will be on the west side of the park, across the pedestrian bridge.

Get involved as a Mississauga Nature Steward

Become a Mississauga Nature Steward and help City staff remove invasive plants in parks and natural areas. As a Nature Steward, you will be provided with training and supplies to work independently or have the opportunity to participate in staff-led events to work alongside City staff and other members of the public.

The City is hosting five stewardship events to learn what garlic mustard is and how to properly remove and dispose of the invasive plant while working alongside City staff.

The events include:

Creditview Wetlands

Saturday, June 1 from 10 a.m. to noon | Register

Adamson Estate

Saturday, June 15 from 10 a.m. to noon | Register

Tecumseh Park

Saturday, June 22 from 10 a.m. to noon | Register

Cawthra Woods

Saturday, June 26 from 10 a.m. to noon | Register

Sawmill Valley Trail

Saturday, July 6 from 10 a.m. to noon | Register

Report invasive species

The City’s Invasive Species Management Plan and Implementation Strategy guides the management of priority invasive species in priority natural areas across Mississauga.

If you spot an invasive plant species on City property like a park, trail or boulevard, you can report it using the invasive species reporting form. If you spot spongy moth in Mississauga, you can report it using the online reporting form.

Learn more about the Invasive Species Awareness Fair.

Victoria Day Holiday Service Hours at Peel Region

By Announcement, Resources

BRAMPTON, ON (May 17, 2024) – Peel Region offices and non-emergency services will be closed for Victoria Day on Monday, May 20, 2024, and will reopen Tuesday, May 21, 2024.

The following non-emergency services are closed on May 20, 2024, and will reopen on Tuesday, May 21, 2024:

  • Access Peel Counters.
  • Dental Services Contact Centre and Dental Clinics.
  • Family Health Call Centre.
  • Healthy Sexuality Clinics.
  • Ontario Works in Peel.
  • Housing Services, Client Services.
  • Peel Works Harm Reduction – Mobile Vans.
  • Early Years and Child Care Services.

Human Services

Early Years and Child Care Services will be closed on Monday, May 20, 2024, for Victoria Day and reopen on Tuesday, May 21, 2024. Child Care Subsidy will be closed on Monday, May 20, 2024.

Housing Services, Client Services will be closed on Monday, May 20, 2024, for Victoria Day and reopen on Tuesday, May 21, 2024.

Vaccination Clinics

Peel Public Health vaccination clinics, which offer routine school immunizations and vaccines required under the Immunization of School Pupils Act, will be closed on Monday, May 20, 2024, for Victoria Day and reopen on Tuesday, May 21, 2024.

Emergency shelter, food, or personal support

For urgent homelessness supports, including food, supplies, referrals, and shelter, call the Street Helpline 24/7 at 1-877-848-8481. For information on emergency shelter, visit the emergency shelter webpage or call 905-450-1996.Emergency Peel Living Maintenance Requests

For emergency Peel Living maintenance requests, contact the 24-hour request line at 905-790-7335.TransHelp  

All trips for Monday, May 20, and Tuesday, May 21, must be booked by 7 p.m. on Sunday, May 19.

On Monday, May 20 (Victoria Day):

  • Call us at 905-791-1015 if you need to cancel your trip.
  • Flexible (same day) trips will not be provided.
  • All subscription trips will be cancelled, with the exception of dialysis trips.
  • TransHelp will operate from 6 a.m. to 1 a.m.
  • The TransHelp office will be closed and unable to process applications, payments, or feedback.

We offer bookings up to 7 days in advance. Consider booking your next trip early to ensure your holiday travel.

Email transhelp@peelregion.ca or call 905-791-1015 with any questions.

Public Transit

Visit Mississauga Transit for holiday schedules.

Waste Collection

There will be no waste collection on Monday, May 20. Waste will be collected one day later that week. Check your collection calendar to find your pickup day or sign up to receive free waste collection reminders.

All Community Recycling Centres (CRCs) will be closed on Monday, May 20 and will return to regular hours of operation on Tuesday, May 21.

 

You’re invited: Celebrate National Public Works Week in Mississauga!

By Announcement

Come out to the City’s Family Fun Day on Saturday, May 25 to meet the staff, get up close to our trucks and equipment and join fun, family-friendly activities.

May 16, 2024

On Saturday, May 25, the City of Mississauga is celebrating its public works professionals and recognizing the important work they do with the return of its National Public Works Week Family Fun Day – and you’re invited!

The City of Mississauga’s public works professionals play an essential role in keeping us safe by building and maintaining the infrastructure, facilities and services we use and rely on everyday like roads, sidewalks, parks, bike lanes, transit and stormwater infrastructure. National Public Works Week (May 19-25, 2024) recognizes how these professionals contribute to and enhance the quality of life in communities. This year’s theme is “Advancing Quality of Life for All.”

Family Fun Day is a great opportunity to meet City staff and learn more about their work through a variety of interactive family-friendly activities. Get up close to the equipment and trucks and join in on fun activities.

What:

National Public Works Week Family Fun Day event

Event activities include:

  • ‘Touch a Truck’ and equipment displays (e.g. snow plow, MiWay bus, front-end loader)
  • Interactive exhibits with fun and educational activities
  • Bouncy castle

This event is free to attend. Registration is not required.

Where:

Outside of the Living Arts Centre and on Princess Royal Drive.

When:

Saturday, May 25
10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Consider leaving your car at home and walk, cycle or take MiWay instead. Plan your trip using our Trip Planner.

For more information about public works in the City, visit mississauga.ca/services-and-programs/transportation-and-streets/.

City to boost MiWay service through 57,000 additional service hours; maintenance enhancements

By Announcement, Resources

City Council has voted to boost MiWay route service by an additional 57,000 service hours and over 2,400 hours of additional maintenance and repair service.

May 15, 2024

Mississauga City Council has voted to boost MiWay route service by an additional 57,000 service hours and over 2,400 hours of additional maintenance and repair service to meet the growing demands for transit service in Mississauga.

There will be more buses on the road more often and on the routes that need them the most, ensuring dependable, on-time service for riders.

“We’ve seen a significant increase in demand for transit services in our City and we’re increasing service to match,” said Ward 8 Councillor and Acting Mayor, Matt Mahoney. “The addition of new drivers and maintenance workers will allow us to build the kind of capacity that our residents need and expect from MiWay. Through the Dedicated Gas Tax Fund for Public Transportation program, these improvements will do exactly what they’re designed to do and contribute greatly to improved quality of life for our residents.”

The Dedicated Gas Tax Fund for Public Transportation Program provides municipalities with the means to support and improve transportation services. Mississauga’s allocation of this funding to MiWay will lead to continued growth, which is key as ridership continues to increase.

Since the end of the COVID-19 Pandemic, MiWay ridership has surpassed 2019 levels by nearly 10 per cent as of 2023. While there was a 4 per cent allowance for increased service hours in the City’s 2024 Budget, the City continues to see significant growth in ridership in 2024.

“The ability for us to increase the service on some of the busiest routes in Mississauga means residents can get to their destinations quicker and with even more dependability — something MiWay prides itself on and strives for every day,” said Eve Wiggins, Director of Transit. “We’ve listened to our riders and are taking action to meet their needs, while continuing with our mission to continually grow transit service and ridership in Mississauga.”

The additional funding will increase service and maintenance through the addition of 44 new transit operators and 11 new maintenance staff. These additions will help ensure service is increased with a focus on the following routes:

  1. Burnhamthorpe Express: Route 126
  2. University of Toronto (UTM) Routes 44 and 110
  3. Kipling Bus Terminal Route 11 – Westwood Mall

Service will also be improved by redirecting 60-foot buses (with greater passenger capacity) to busier corridors such as Mavis Road (Route 61) and McLaughlin Road (Route 66).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Learn more about MiWay routes and ways we are improving for residents

A new tune for Mississauga musicians with Musician Fair Pay policy

By Announcement, Music, Resources

The policy is one of the first in Canada to set a minimum payment for musicians that perform at City-produced events and results directly from the City’s first Music Strategy: 2022-2026.

May 15, 2024

Today in Council, the City of Mississauga’s first Musician Fair Pay Policy was approved, marking a significant step towards recognizing and valuing the contributions of musicians within the local art scene.

The policy is one of the first in Canada to set a minimum payment for musicians that perform at City-produced events and results directly from the City’s first Music Strategy: 2022-2026. The strategy identifies 32 actions over the next five years to support the growth and development of Mississauga’s music industry.

“Musicians are the foundation of a strong music economy and help contribute to our city’s lively music scene,” says Kristina Zietsma, Director, Culture and Recreation. “By setting these standards, Mississauga not only acknowledges the professional status of musicians, but also sets a precedent for other municipalities to follow. This policy aims to ensure that all performers are compensated fairly for their talents and efforts, fostering a more sustainable and vibrant cultural ecosystem for years to come.”

Noted in a corporate report, the policy applies to City-produced events where musicians are contracted by staff for live performances and outlines clear guidelines for equitable remuneration. It was developed in collaboration with the local music community and industry stakeholders, ensuring a comprehensive understanding of musicians’ needs. It also reflects a broader commitment to supporting the arts, recognizing the essential role that music plays in enriching the community’s cultural life. This transparent approach aims to eliminate ambiguity, ensuring that artists are compensated appropriately for their work.

Rates are based on a minimum scale set in the current Tariff of Fees by the Toronto Musicians’ Association, Local 149 (TMA) – the local union branch of the American Federation of Musicians of the United States and Canada (AFM) for musicians in the Greater Toronto Area. The rates established by TMA 149 serve as the industry standard minimum payment rates for professional musicians.

The City’s Musician Fair Pay Policy will be posted in the coming weeks on the City’s website.

ADVANCE NOTICE Watermain Improvement East Avenue and Rangeview Road

By Resources, Ward 1

Peel Region is planning to install new watermains in your area within the next two years, as shown on the attached map. Watermains are underground pipes that bring tap water from our water treatment plants to your neighbourhood. As our population grows, we need to build larger watermains to keep providing high quality water services.

Important note
This upcoming construction will take place in the municipal right-of-way and within permanent easements.
• The municipal right-of way includes the street and the land owned by your city between the street and your water service box (small, round metal valve in either your driveway or lawn).
• An easement is where Peel Region has obtained legal access to enter your property for the purposes of maintaining and improving Regional infrastructure.

This work may impact the bottom of your driveway and the area around the sidewalk. We therefore recommend delaying any major landscaping or driveway paving until after this construction has been completed.

Before construction begins
Before we start construction, you may notice several activities in your area:
1. We will survey your street and use temporary spray paint or flags to mark the location of underground gas, hydro, and cable on roads, driveways, and lawns.
2. We may drill holes in the road or municipal right-of-way (the land between the street and your water service box) to collect soil samples, determine ground conditions, or confirm utility locations.
3. We will take pictures and record video to help us restore the area as close as possible to its former condition, after construction takes place.
We expect these activities to take place between May 2024 and December 2024.

Keeping you informed
We are currently in the early planning stages, so we can’t give exact dates for when we will do the work.
In addition, as your city’s future planning activities may change, we may alter our plans to improve watermains in your neighbourhood. We will deliver more detailed information to your home or business closer to the proposed construction date.

Sign up for email notices
Receive timely updates right to your inbox by signing up for e-notices. Visit peelregion.ca/construction/signup to start signing up.

Information on this project can also be found at peelregion.ca/construction/project-22-1125/

If you have any questions, please contact us.

Water Linear Engineering
Engineering Services Division
Public Works, Peel Region
Email: construction@peelregion.ca
Phone: 905-791-7800 ext. 4409

ADVANCE NOTICE Sanitary Sewer Replacement and Improvement Mattawa Avenue

By Resources, Ward 1

Peel Region is planning to replace the sanitary sewers in your area within the next two years, as shown on the attached map. Sanitary sewers are underground pipes that carry wastewater from your home to a wastewater treatment plant. Wastewater is created when water goes down the drain or is flushed down the toilet. As pipes age and our population grows, we need to replace older watermains and sewers to keep providing high quality wastewater services to you.

Important note
This upcoming construction will take place in the municipal right-of-way. The municipal right-of way includes the street and the land owned by your city between the street and your water service box (small, round metal valve in either your driveway or lawn). This work may impact the bottom of your driveway and the area around the sidewalk. We therefore recommend delaying any major landscaping or driveway paving until after this construction has been completed.

Before construction begins
Before we start construction, you may notice several activities in your area:
1. We will survey your street and use temporary spray paint or flags to mark the location of underground gas, hydro, and cable on roads, driveways, and lawns.
2. We may drill holes in the road or municipal right-of-way (the land between the street and your water service box) to collect soil samples, determine ground conditions, or confirm utility locations.
3. We will take pictures and record video to help us restore the area as close as possible to its former condition, after construction takes place.
We expect these activities to take place in Summer 2024.

Keeping you informed
We are currently in the early planning stages, so we can’t give exact dates for when we will do the work.
In addition, as your city’s future planning activities may change, we may alter our plans to replace watermains or sanitary sewers in your neighbourhood. We will deliver more detailed information to your home or business closer to the proposed construction date.

Sign up for email notices
Receive timely updates right to your inbox by signing up for e-notices. Visit peelregion.ca/construction/signup to start signing up.

Information on this project can also be found at peelregion.ca/pw/construction/miss/24-2300A3

If you have any questions, please contact us.

Water Linear Engineering & Wastewater Collection and Conveyance
Engineering Services Division
Public Works, Peel Region
Email: construction@peelregion.ca
Phone: 905-791-7800 ext. 4409

ADVANCE NOTICE – Sanitary Sewer and Watermain Replacement and Improvement – Baldwin Road, Wyton Court, Stanfield Road, Third Street, West Avenue

By Resources, Ward 1

Peel Region is planning to replace the watermain and sanitary sewers in your area within the next two years, as shown on the attached map.
• Watermains are underground pipes that bring tap water from our water treatment plants to your neighbourhood.
• Sanitary sewers are underground pipes that carry wastewater from your home to a wastewater treatment plant. Wastewater is created when water goes down the drain or is flushed down the toilet.
As pipes age and our population grows, we need to replace older watermains and sewers to keep providing high
quality water and wastewater services to you.

Important note
This upcoming construction will take place in the municipal right-of-way. The municipal right-of way includes the street and the land owned by your city between the street and your water service box (small, round metal valve in either your driveway or lawn). This work may impact the bottom of your driveway and the area around the sidewalk. We therefore recommend delaying any major landscaping or driveway paving until after this construction has been completed.

Before construction begins
Before we start construction, you may notice several activities in your area:
1. We will survey your street and use temporary spray paint or flags to mark the location of underground gas, hydro, and cable on roads, driveways, and lawns.
2. We may drill holes in the road or municipal right-of-way (the land between the street and your water service box) to collect soil samples, determine ground conditions, or confirm utility locations.
3. We will take pictures and record video to help us restore the area as close as possible to its former condition, after construction takes place.
We expect these activities to take place in Summer 2024.

Keeping you informed
We are currently in the early planning stages, so we can’t give exact dates for when we will do the work.
In addition, as your city’s future planning activities may change, we may alter our plans to replace watermains or sanitary sewers in your neighbourhood. We will deliver more detailed information to your home or business closer to the proposed construction date.

Sign up for email notices
Receive timely updates right to your inbox by signing up for e-notices. Visit peelregion.ca/construction/signup to start signing up.

Information on this project can also be found at peelregion.ca/pw/construction/miss/24-2300A2

If you have any questions, please contact us.

Water Linear Engineering & Wastewater Collection and Conveyance
Engineering Services Division
Public Works, Peel Region
Email: construction@peelregion.ca
Phone: 905-791-7800 ext. 4409

Escape the couch! Free summer events are back at Mississauga Celebration Square

By Announcement, Events, Resources

From diverse festivals and outdoor fitness sessions to captivating movies and lively concerts, there’s something for everyone.

Summer is almost here! So dust off the BBQ and get ready to head over to Mississauga Celebration Square (MCS) with the family for some fun, free activities and events. There’s so much to enjoy now until the end of October.

From diverse festivals and outdoor fitness sessions to captivating movies and lively concerts, there’s something for everyone—including Mississauga’s new Sauga Savings Pass, which offers discounts at some of the city’s most popular spots.

What’s on tap this season:

  • The Fountain: cool off at the City’s biggest wading pool. Enjoy a day of fun in the sun steps away from the big screens, food trucks and exciting live events. View hours of operation 
  • Festivals: check out a variety of festivals happening every weekend and immerse yourself in the rich tapestry of Mississauga’s cultural offerings. View event calendar
  • Fresh Air Fitness: get your sweat on and take part in outdoor fitness classes every Wednesday – including Zumba®, Bollywood, yoga, strength and stretch, led by highly-qualified City fitness instructors. View schedule
  • Lions Farmers Market: support local every Wednesday and pick-up produce, sweet treats and artisan goods from local businesses. Learn more
  • Open Air Storytime: enter a world of imagination and adventure through interactive live readings of children’s books at the Amphitheatre on Wednesday mornings as you watch stories come to life. View story line-up
  • Movie Nights: grab a blanket and head over to the City’s largest outdoor movie theatre to enjoy an incredible movie line-up under the stars, featuring everything from animated hits to live action blockbusters. View movie schedule
  • Amphitheatre Unplugged: it’s time for open mic night! Enjoy local talent close to home. From live music to comedy acts, it’s the perfect way to support Mississauga’s up-and-coming artists. Learn more
  • Sporting events on the big screen: calling all sports fans, check out a variety of games on the MCS screens all summer long. Select screenings of international soccer tournaments and summer games will be shown. Screening schedule will be posted soon – stay tuned on celebrationsquare.ca for more details.

Are you a youth or know someone between the ages of 12 and 16? Take advantage of the Sauga Summer Pass and enjoy free MiWay rides to all these activities from June 28 to September 2, 2024.

For more information about upcoming activities and events, including National Indigenous Peoples Day and Canada Day, visit the webpage.