It is planned that casual bike rides will be held throughout the
City beginning in Spring 2013, ward by ward, including the local
Councillor where possible.
Councillor Chris Fonseca, who sits on the MCAC, has kicked this series
off in (her) Ward 3 and will attend many of the rides.
CENAC PUBLIC MEETING:Wednesday,
June 26 @ 4:00 p.m. at GTAA Administration Building,
Drive East (map), Boardrooms Pearson A&B, Toronto AMF.
Community Environment & Noise Advisory Committee (CENAC)provides a forum where the public can openly discuss and
ask questions about noise-related issues at
Pearson International Airport which is located in Mississauga.
The committee meets four or five times per year and is open to
members of the public. The committee is comprised of elected
representatives and residents from the Cities of Brampton,
Mississauga and Toronto.
There were 36 flights a night between the
restricted hours of 12:30 a.m. and 6:30 a.m. which was planned to increase to
42 in 2012 and 52 flights a night
by 2014. Public input is requested.
CALL FOR NOMINATIONS - HERITAGE MISSISSAUGA 'THE
CREDITS' AWARDS:Heritage Mississauga announces the launch of its new awards program
the Credits, dedicated to honouring contributions and achievements
of unsung heritage heroes in our community. Eight categories are
open for nominations by the community. Deadline:June 28.
WESTERN GTA SUMMIT:Tuesday, May 21 @ 1-9 p.m.at the Mississauga Convention Centre,
75 Derry Road
West (map). FREE.
►Mississauga News article
(April 15, 2013):
Summit looks at issues plaguing western GTA.
four mayors expressed concern that the debate about transit and
transportation planning and funding in the GTA has focused too much
on Toronto. Furthermore, all mayors were in agreement that the
municipalities and residents of the Western GTA must have a
say in the decisions that are made, and that the 2013
Western GTA Summit will be an excellent way to do this."
MESSAGE: While there is primary focus on ‘How do we
pay for it?’ [transit upgrades], we as a community must also discuss
and reach consensus on what ‘it’ is.
BIKE TRAIN TO NIAGARA: Bike Train service
between Toronto/Mississauga and Niagara is now provided by GO
Transit during the summer months. The full 2013
Summer schedule (starts June 29) has yet to be announced, and is expected
May. The Mississauga stop is PORT CREDIT.
"This is a large, complex city-building project from the lakeshore in Port Credit to downtown Brampton. This
next meeting builds upon the design outcomes of PIC #1, and will provide a recommendation
for the LRT alignment, the stops, the complete system and its integration."
►Mississauga News article
(March 20, 2013):
City awaits Metrolinx report on funding tools. Excerpt: “A
$1.6-billion light rail transit project planned for Mississauga to
connect Port Credit with Brampton is one of the projects that will need
funding. Metrolinx officials say they must inform Queen’s Park of their
investment strategy by June 1 .”
► Metrolinx is
mandated to release the proposed
Metrolinx Investment Strategy by
June 1, 2013, including proposals for revenue
generating tools that may be used by the province or the
municipalities to support the implementation of the
transportation plan for the regional GTHA area, called:
Meet at the AGM (Main Floor of City Hall) 1 p.m. - Camille Turner -
Participants will visit familiar places for the first time, tuning in
through sound and embracing strange and wonderful worlds that hide in
plain view. Tour lasts about 1.5 hours.
Meet at Port Credit at the Lighthouse 5 p.m. - Greg Smith – Instawalk! An instagram
walking experience! How do you see your community or this place?
Tour lasts about 1.5 hours. (map)
VOTE FOR THE 2015 PAN-AM GAMES MASCOT:
The Top 6 designs for the Mascot Creation Challenge have been
unveiled. Until May 5 you can vote once per
day on your favourite design as shown.
Choice will be unveiled July 17, 2013.
LET YOUR GREEN SHOW (2) - USE LESS WATER:
This is Phase 2 of a new campaign called 'Let
Your Green Show' which invites residents to “do something, get
something and turn your neighbourhood green.” During the
program period, the City of Mississauga and the Region of Peel are
rewarding residents for taking action on the environment.
See website for details.
MISSISSAUGA EARTH DAYS:Saturday, April 20 @ 9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Tree planting at Meadowvale Conservation Area. Join the
City of Mississauga and partners Credit Valley Conservation,
Ecosource, Evergreen, and Toronto and Region Conservation to
officially launch the
Trees Mississauga planting program at this year's annual
tree planting event as part of Earth Days.
STREETSVILLE MAIN STREET SQUARE
- DESIGN PRESENTATION:
Wednesday, April 24 @ 6:30 - 9:00 p.m. at VIC JOHNSON C.C.,
335 Church Street (map).
A new Streetsville Main Street Square will create a community
focal point for local festivals, events and celebrations while
respecting the community’s significant heritage and village history.
Through placemaking, this is a
community-led vision for the
Streetsville Main Street Square (image).
Gil Penalosa, Executive Director,
8-80 Cities, spoke at the first workshop on October 15, 2012. The City of Mississauga is working in partnership
with 8-80 Cities, a non-profit organization, to create a
community-led vision for the
Streetsville Main Street Square.
Gil Penalosa works to encourage walking and cycling as activities as
well as to
re-create and increase the use of underperforming parks
EMERALD ASH BORER:
This spring (2013) Forestry staff and contractors will begin implementing
the City’s 10-year Emerald Ash Borer Management Plan to
preserve 20,000 select City-owned ash trees from the effects of the
Emerald Ash Borer (EAB).
There were four (4) public
information sessions where residents were invited to learn more
and to speak directly with Forestry staff about EAB, including the
City’s action plan to manage EAB
(website), the long
term effect of EAB, available treatment (TreeAzin/BioForest),
woodlot management and what residents can do to preserve ash trees
located on private property.
NOTE: The City of Mississauga will not be treating
Ash trees located on private property and the Forestry Section
encourages residents to continually inspect their Ash trees and
contact a certified arborist if they suspect EAB on their property.
► Click for the City's
for the latest information.
COMMUNITY MEETING:Tuesday, April 16 @ 7:00 p.m. at CITY HALL (Council
A Public Meeting regarding the Lisgar Flood Engineering Study.
Officials from the City of Mississauga, Region of Peel, Conservation
Halton and the consultant AMEC will be present to discuss AMEC's
engineering study report related to the repeated flooding in Lisgar.
The LWC EA was approved by
the Ministry of Environment on December 5, 2012. Fully coordinated with the Inspiration Lakeview
vision, this project will result in a new natural waterfront greenspace/park that
could be designed to serve the needs of multiple recreational
functions (i.e. hiking, boating, cycling, etc), re-create critical
coastal habitats and improve public access to the waterfront and trail connections.
METROLINX - MBOT ROUNDTABLE:
Thursday, April 4
@ 7:30 - 10:00 a.m. at the WATERSIDE INN.
MIRANET reps attended.
Mississauga Board of Trade, in partnership with the Ontario Chamber
of Commerce, is hosting a discussion with Metrolinx on how to fund
The Big Move. This is your chance to provide input on how YOU think we should pay
for transportation infrastructure in the Greater Toronto and
Hamilton Area (GTHA). You are invited to take part in an
exclusive discussion with Metrolinx President & CEO Bruce McCuaig.
MISSISSAUGA DRAFT SPORT PLAN - PUBLIC
MEETING:Tuesday, March 26 @ 6:00 p.m.
at Mississauga Valley C.C. (Program Room #1), 1275 Mississauga
Valley Boulevard (map). The draft Sport Plan developed through consultation with
community sports groups and leaders includes seven areas of focus
and 40 recommendations to assist in developing, promoting and
delivering physical activities for residents of all ages, abilities,
socioeconomic and cultural backgrounds.
NOTE: Canada Lands Company has conducted its own
public consultations concerning the Harbour
Marina Lands., which will now be evaluated as part of the
Inspiration Port Credit process.
Click for past meeting info.
CREDIT RIVER WATERSHED REPORT CARD 2013:
"The Credit River Watershed Report Card
grades the health of the Credit River Watershed using letter grades
from A (Excellent) to F (Very Poor). The goal of the Watershed
Report Card is to provide accessible information on the state of
ecosystem health in the Credit River Watershed. This is so residents
are aware of the conditions and so informed decisions can be made to
ensure ongoing resiliency and sustainability of water and land
PORT CREDIT HARBOUR MARINA LANDS - PUBLIC MEETING #3:Thursday, March 7 @ 6:30 - 9 p.m. at the
WATERSIDE INN, 15 Stavebank Road South (map).
Canada Lands Company will be developing a master plan for the
Port Street site (map) with the support of the
community. At this meeting, the draft Master Plan will be
by interactive round table and full room discussions.
PUBLIC MEETING ON SECONDARY RENTAL
UNITS: Monday, February 25 @ 7:00 p.m. at CITY HALL (Council Chamber),
300 City Centre Drive (map).
Ontario laws now require municipalities to allow second units in
homes. Second units are also called basement apartments or
in-law suites. After public consultation in 2012, Mississauga
has prepared a proposal for a housing strategy
that includes second units. This public meeting will provide the opportunity for you to give
the City your feedback on the proposed
strategy to legalize the units (which would include a licensing /
fee component): ► Second Unit Implementation Strategy
(November 2012 - 59p PDF)
-- the REVIEW document (shown) starts on p13 of the PDF.
SURVEY - COMMUNITY ASSESSMENT OF GANGS IN
PEEL: Complete the survey by Monday, February 11,
City Mississauga (SCM) and
Safe City (BSC), in collaboration with a multi-stakeholder
working group on youth/street gangs in Peel are gathering opinion
from Peel citizens in respect to youth gangs and youth gang members.
Your input is essential to help us plan and implement a strategy
that will prevent youth involvement in gangs and ultimately improve
This survey is anonymous and will take less than 10 minutes to
complete. Once completed, you may enter a draw for a 16GB
Apple iPad Mini, valued at $329.
METROLINX PUBLIC ROUNDTABLE MEETING:Saturday, February 2 @ 1:00-3:00 p.m.
at Flower City Seniors Centre Lawn Bowling Club,
Road South (map) in Brampton.
Big Move is
Metrolinx’s plan to rebuild transportation in the Greater Toronto
and Hamilton Area. It’s all about tackling gridlock and improving
transportation access, integration and efficiency. And –
whether you drive a car, use public transit, cycle or walk – this
plan will change how you get around your community. We’re
hosting a Big Conversation about our plan to get the region moving.
It’s a good opportunity to learn about and discuss current and
future transportation projects."
ONTARIO TRILLIUM FOUNDATION - INFO SESSION (PEEL):Friday, February
1 @ 2 - 4 p.m. at TOMKEN TWIN ARENA – Auditorium,
4495 Tomken Road
For Non-Profit Organizations:
Find out how to apply for
Trillium Foundation funding and learn about our new Sector
Priorities. Get great tips on how to write a grant proposal.
Speak to OTF program staff about your ideas.
The Credit River Alliance Coordinators would like to invite you,
and anyone from your community group who would be interested in
attending, to an evening focused on: a CRA update; a summary of our
successes; and discussion on CRA 2013 watershed priorities.
"The Credit River Alliance (CRA) is
comprised of 31 environmental and conservation groups in the Credit
Valley Watershed who share a common concern in protecting the
quality and quantity of our water. The Credit River Alliance
strongly encourages all levels of government to make further strides
protecting the Credit River Watershed from the impacts of
Annual charitable New Year's Day dip in Lake Ontario
is sponsored by The
(call (905) 278-8444 --
proprietor). Nurses and firefighters on hand.
PLEDGE SHEETS available at The Brogue's main bar at
136 Lakeshore Road East (map).
Afterwards, live auction and fun at The Brogue.
STORMWATER FINANCING STUDY AT COUNCIL:/span>
span class="style121">dnesday, December
12 @ 9:00 a.m. in the COUNCIL CHAMBER at City Hall.
MIRANET made a
(as included in 2013 Budget Deputation).
"This aging stormwater system [including waterways] combined with
future needs and competing financial pressures across Mississauga is
forcing the City to consider new ways to fund the system beyond property
taxes and development charges. ... The study is nearing its completion
and the City will present its recommendations. This is your
opportunity to provide comments." ►
Above: Cooksville Creek bank
erosion, an image from the June 2012 meeting presentation.
A charge ('equitable user fee') based on impervious area measurements of a
property to determine the property’s contribution of runoff volume and pollutant loading
(e.g. as shown in sample aerial photo from the June meeting
presentation, slide 26),
► Mississauga News article (Nov.
Stormwater fee idea tanks with school boards. Excerpt: "Members
of homeowner associations as well as representatives from the industrial
and commercial sectors, conservation authorities and school boards are
being asked for input on the user fee that would likely impact all
property owners in the municipality, if implemented."
HANLAN WATER PROJECT:
To support the needs of our growing communities, the Region of Peel
has begun the largest and most extensive watermain mega-project Peel
has ever designed and constructed. As this multi-year project proceeds throughout
the City, the resultant road reconstructions and re-pavings as
the watermain excavations are back-filled present the opportunity for
new bike lanes and trails.
► Excavations are now completed at the
very south end of the route, on Lakefront Promenade
south of Lakeshore Road. See the
Construction Maps webpage to track the location and progress of
the ‘big pipe’ installation, and any road closures.
MPAC PROPERTY ASSESSMENT NOTICES: Residents of Mississauga are receiving their mailed
Property Assessment Change Notices this month. In
Ontario's four-year assessment cycle, this province-wide Assessment
Update will be effective for the 2013-2016 property tax years on a
phased-in basis, and will be based on a legislated valuation date of
January 1, 2012. The last Assessment Update took place in 2008.