GO Rail Network Electrification Project

Metrolinx – GO Transit has provided information about the GO Rail Network Electrification project.  Metrolinx is currently undertaking environmental studies, stakeholder consultation activities, and conceptual engineering design for the conversion of several GO Transit rail corridors from a diesel to an electric based system. The project is being planned under the Transit Project Assessment Process (TPAP), in accordance with Ontario Regulation 231/08, and will entail completion of an environmental assessment (under the TPAP), design and implementation of a traction power supply system (i.e., traction power substations and high voltage connections to Hydro One’s existing grid), as well as power distribution components (i.e., electrical power distribution facilities and connection routes) located within the vicinity of the rail corridors.

Throughout February/March 2016, Metrolinx and Hydro One are holding a first round of Public Meetings at various locations across the network as part of the TPAP to provide information and receive feedback on: the scope of the project, environmental studies, design and engineering components, preliminary locations for traction power supply/distribution facilities, project timelines and next steps.

Interested persons are encouraged to attend.   Please see below a copy of the Public Meeting Notice containing the dates, times and locations for the meetings, as well as a study area map and additional project information.​

In the meantime, if you would like to submit a comment or question, or to receive additional information related to the GO Rail Network Electrification project, please visit their project website (www.gotransit.com/electrification) or contact us directly:

James Hartley

Manager, Environmental Programs and Assessment
Metrolinx – GO Transit
20 Bay Street, Suite 600
Toronto, ON M5J 2W3​
Tel: 416.202.4894​

electrification@metrolinx.com

 

GO Rail Network Electrification Public Meeting
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Port Credit DRAFT Master Plan Presentation

The City wants to hear from you on the future of 1 Port Street East

Presentation of the Draft City Master Plan – 1 Port Street East

The presentation will be on Thursday, February 4, 2016 from 6:30 – 9 p.m. Share your thoughts on the Draft City Master Plan for 1 Port Street East. This master plan will guide the future revitalization of the site.

Register for the event

Port Credit waterfront is more than a shoreline – it’s a community.

The City has been exploring opportunities on the Mississauga waterfront at 1 Port Street East, owned by Canada Lands Company, and 70 Mississauga Road South, owned by Imperial.

The City is putting together plans blending the needs and interests of the community, the landowners and the City. There are unique opportunities at these waterfront sites to create vibrant, inspiring places where people will choose to be. We need to set the right priorities now for the future.

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Bi-Weekly Alternating Schedule for Garbage & Recycling

Waste collection in the Region of Peel has changed to a bi-weekly alternating schedule for garbage and recycling collection.

Find your next collection day:

Region of Peel Waste Collection

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What’s changed?

  • Garbage, recycling and organics are now collected by automated collection vehicles in most areas in Peel.
  • Garbage and recycling are now collected on different weeks. If your garbage is picked up one week, your recycling is picked up the next week.
  • Recyclables must be in a cart or in clear or blue transparent recycling bags. Blue or grey boxes are no longer collected.

What’s staying the same?

  • Organics are still picked up every week.
  • Yard waste collection continues to be collected seasonally.
  • Unlimited amounts of recycling and organics are accepted at the curb.
  • Excess garbage must be tagged except during exemption periods.

The Region will collect your old blue box (or grey box) and green bin on designated collection dates in spring 2016.

Alternatively you can drop off your old, empty bins for free at any Peel Community Recycling Centre (CRC). At the CRC, be sure to dispose of your bins and/or boxes in the bulky plastic bin – not the garbage bin.

Please consider re-purposing your old green bin to store pet food, bird seed, sand or walkway salt.

Please also consider re-purposing your old blue box or grey box to:

  • Hold recyclables before putting them in your recycling cart.
  • Use as a yard waste container starting in spring 2016.
  • Store items/supplies such as holiday decorations or linens.
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2016 Budget approved by Council

On December 9, 2015 Council approved a 2016 Business Plan & Budget for the City of Mississauga.

Where the City gets money

Income Sources - City of Mississauga

The City only gets 1/3 of every property tax dollar collected.

Distribution of tax dollars

The City only gets 1/5 of every commercial/industrial tax dollar collected.

Spending areas - City of Mississauga

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Mississauga’s “Vital Signs” 2015

Vital Signs 2015October 6, 2015 — The Mississauga Vital Signs 2015 report has been released, the 3rd such report since 2011 from the Community Foundation of Mississauga.

“Mississauga’s Vital Signs 2015 measures the quality of life in our community, identifies trends and shares opportunities for action.  Mississauga’s strengths and most pressing needs are examined across ten distinct indicators: safety, health and wellness, learning, housing, getting started in our community, arts and culture, environment, the gap between the rich and the poor, work, and belonging and leadership.  The report helps our community identify where we are doing well and where we want to target philanthropy for greatest impact.”

NOTE: 200,000 copies of the report will be distributed with the Mississauga News on Thursday, October 8, 2015.

View the Mississauga Vital Signs 2015 report (4p PDF)

Mississauga News article (October 6, 2015): Mississaugans squeezed by double whammy of high house prices and low incomes: Vital Signs report.

Excerpt: “Rising house prices coupled with income inequality and increasing poverty in Mississauga is a growing concern, according to a new report. The Community Foundation of Mississauga officially released its 2015 Vital Signs report this morning that delved into existing data to present an in-depth look at Canada’s sixth largest city…The report found that the cost of housing in Mississauga is already sky-high and it’s only getting more expensive, noting the average price of a detached home in Mississauga was $844,679 as of May….Affordable housing continues to be a major issue. In 2013, there were 1,349 affordable housing units in Peel with 12,630 households on the waiting list as of last year. It’s estimated that the average wait time for a three or four bedroom unit is 11 years. Meanwhile, poverty is also on the rise. It’s believed that 18.6 per cent of Mississauga’s estimated population of 757,000 is living in poverty and that 21.7 per cent of the city’s children are considered poor. About 32 per cent of all single-parent families are living in poverty and 11.6 per cent of seniors are classified as poor.” 

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Video – “The Majestic Credit River”

Presented by Heritage Mississauga 

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