Here to Stay – Repairs Planned for Port Credit Library

By Issues, Resources, Stephen’s Initiatives, Ward 1

I have worked over the last several months, on your behalf, to ensure that we were able to keep the Port Credit Library in our community. Today, I am pleased with the decision that this quintessential structure’s future was passed on consent. I would like to thank you for your patience and understanding on this matter. For further details, please see the release below.


 

February 9, 2022

A plan to repair the foundation of the Port Credit Library was approved in principle at today’s General Committee meeting. This will enable the library to reopen in the same location once the work to rehabilitate the building is completed.

“Over the past several months, I have been working extensively to ensure that Ward 1 is able to have a library in the Port Credit community. I am so pleased it will be able to stay in its present place – it’s a popular location that means so much to library customers and the Port Credit neighbourhood,” said Stephen Dasko, Councillor, Ward 1. “Thank you to everyone for your patience as staff, Council and I worked to develop a viable, long-term plan for the library.”

The building has been closed to the public since June 28, 2021. The library and Port Credit Memorial Park are built on landfill that over time has impacted the stability of the building’s foundation and supports.

Since that time, City staff researched and reviewed several options that include:

  • – building a new library at the same location
  • – relocating to another location in the Lakeshore area
  • – maintaining the existing 8,200 sq. ft. library by repairing the existing concrete foundation

The report recommended that the City proceed with the repair option and keep the building in its current location at a cost of approximately $6 to $8 million.

The repair work involves a process the City first tested in 2016 as a pilot project, whereby helical piles (steel pipes) were installed onto three piers to stabilize the foundation. This was found to be an effective long-term solution and will be used to repair the entire foundation.

The foundation repair is expected to extend the building’s life for another 50 years.

“Rehabilitating the foundation is a benefit for everyone. It is the most cost-effective solution, it allows the library to stay in the neighbourhood and it extends the life of the building for many years to come,” said Shari Lichterman, Commissioner, Corporate Services and Chief Financial Officer.

The construction timeline is approximately 20 to 24 months, with the library expected to reopen in late 2023 or early 2024.

The recommendation to repair the Port Credit Library foundation will be before Council for final approval on February 16.

“The Port Credit Memorial Arena Pop Up Library will continue to serve the community as the library building undergoes rehabilitation,” said Jodi Robillos, Commissioner, Community Services. “Customers can also access any of our other 17 locations or our wide range of ebooks, audiobooks and other online services.”

Visit: Port Credit Library web page

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.

Walk and Roll this October! Let’s Work Together to Keep Everyone Safe on our Roads

By Issues, Resources, Ward 1

September 28, 2022

October is Pedestrian Safety Month. During the fall, the risk of collisions increases when daylight hours shorten. In partnership with the Region of Peel, the City of Mississauga is raising awareness about pedestrian safety, reminding all road users of their responsibility on the road and encouraging students and their families to use active transportation safely on their way to school. October is also International Walk to School Month, which celebrates walking and other forms of active transportation as a healthy and fun way to get to school that benefit students, their communities and the environment. Read More

Weekly yard waste collection begins in Brampton and Mississauga

By Issues, Resources, Ward 1

September 28, 2022

Weekly yard waste collection begins Monday, October 3, 2022, and runs until Friday, December 9, 2022, for residents in the cities of Brampton and Mississauga.

Residents in urban areas of Caledon will continue to receive bi-weekly yard waste collection on their scheduled days, while rural areas of Caledon will have their yard waste picked up on designated Fridays. Check your collection calendar for more details. Read More

Mississauga Road Closure – between Kane Road and Front Street

By Issues, Resources, Ward 1

Mississauga Road Closure – between Kane Road and Front Street
From Wednesday October 12th to Monday October 17th

Background
Metrolinx will be carrying out repairs to the existing railway bridge that crosses over Mississauga Road between Front Street and Kane Road. This work is necessary to ensure continued public safety, and the continued safe operation of train movements over the bridge. In order to access the railway corridor, our crews will be utilizing the existing gate into the Lakeshore West corridor off of Front Street between Mississauga Road and the Port Credit Royal Canadian Legion. Read More

Water Interruption Notice – Hurontario St, Hampshire Cres, Polesden Dr – September 25, 2022

By Issues, Resources, Ward 1

SCHEDULED WATER INTERRUPTION DETAILS

Date: Sunday September 25th to Monday September 26th, 2022

Time: between 8:00 p.m. to 4:00 a.m.

Location:

1569, 1563, 1559, 1553, 1547, 1541, 1523, 1515, 1505, 1498, 1495, 1489, 1471, 1462, 1461, 1450, 1443, 1440, 1435, 1430, 1424, 1421, 1413, 1412, 1402, 1392, 1382, 1370, 1368, 1358, and 1333-1395 Hurontario Street
9 Mineola Road East
1458-1604 Hampshire Crescent
1518-1561 Polesden Drive
Wards 1, City of Mississauga

Film Notice: Taylor Reid Creative Agency

By Issues, Resources, Ward 1

Please be advised that the above will be filming exterior scenes for a “CT Bikes” commercial at Lakefront Promenade Park (800 Lakefront Promenade) (Ward 1) on September 21st, 7:00 AM – 1:00 PM. Should there be inclement weather forecasted, September 22nd.

Production has also been approved for crew vehicle parking onsite at AE Crooks Park (140 Lakefront Promenade, Ward 1) from 7:00 AM – 1:00 PM.

East Trunk Offline Storage Facility – Etobicoke Valley Dog Park – Project Update

By Issues, Resources, Ward 1

September 19, 2022

CONSTRUCTION WORK STARTING IN YOUR AREA
East Trunk Offline Storage Facility
Southcreek Road and Etobicoke Valley Dog Park

Etobicoke Creek_Construction commencement notice_Sept 19 2022

The Region of Peel will be working in your area to install a new sanitary trunk sewer offline storage facility, and properly abandon an existing sanitary trunk sewer, as shown on the attached map.
Sanitary sewers are underground pipes that carry wastewater from your home or business to a wastewater treatment plant. Wastewater is created when water goes down the drain or is flushed down the toilet. To respond to climate change and meet the demands of a growing population, we will be constructing an underground facility that will store wastewater during large rain events. (For more information, see peelregion.ca/publicworks/ environmental‐assessments/mississauga/east‐trunk‐ss‐offline‐storage‐facility.asp for Environmental Assessment.) Read More

Let’s get back to waste basics

By Issues, Resources, Ward 1

Residents with curbside waste collection will receive a Waste Pickup guide in the mail.

September 12, 2022

The Region of Peel is encouraging residents to practise the waste basics, after many service changes during the pandemic. Ensuring that we properly sort our waste into the right bin is an important step we can all take to decrease what is going to landfill. Read More