MISSISSAUGA, July 17, 2014 - As temperatures continue to rise in Mississauga, why not beat the summer heat and visit one of the City's spray pads, beaches and pools to cool off.
The City's has 25 spray pads that are now open for the summer season until September, weather permitting. Please note that all spray pads sites are unsupervised. Spray Pads open at 9 a.m. except for Lakefront Promenade Marina Park which opens at 10 a.m. For more information on spray parks available in your neighbourhood, please visit mississauga.ca/portal/residents/spraypads, call 3-1-1 or 905-615-4311 if outside city limits.
Looking for a little sun and sand? Mississauga has three beaches open to the public. (The Region of Peel inspects each beach and tests the water a minimum of once per week.) Beaches are unsupervised and there are no lifeguards on duty.
Jack Darling - sandy beach areas as well as picnic areas with barbecues.
Richard's Memorial - sandy beach areas as well as picnic areas with barbecues. The park also contains a water front trail, a rock garden, a children's playground.
Lakefront Promenade - sandy beach areas, playground, spray pad, marina, Wetlands, an extensive boardwalk, patio and grill.
What better place to beat the heat than at one of Mississauga's seven city-operated outdoor pools. Outdoor pools offer a cool escape on a hot day, a fresh air activity and a place to relax with family and friends. Every pool is safe and well-supervised with staff who are highly-trained. For more location information please visit, mississauga.ca/portal/residents/aquatics/locations or call 3-1-1.
Want to enjoy the water year round? The City operates 11 indoor pools (Meadowvale CC pool is currently closed for renovations) that offer a variety of aquatic programs, drop in swim time and swimming lessons for all ages. For more information, please visit mississauga.ca/recreation. City pools feature variety of amenities including slides, day lockers, viewing galleries, change rooms and showers.
Reminder - all indoor pools are closed on the August Civic Holiday Monday and all pools (indoor and outdoor) are closed on Labour Day Monday.
MISSISSAUGA, July 2, 2014 - The City of Mississauga has a new bylaw for clotheslines.
In Ontario, municipalities can pass bylaws for clotheslines as long as they do not stop the use of clotheslines under the Ontario Green Energy Act, 2009.
"The bylaw will meet the Ontario Green Energy Act and help ensure property standards are respected," said Mickey Frost director Enforcement. "The bylaw is to be enforced on a reactive basis and give staff tools they need to help address issues."
• one clothesline per home with a second permitted for homes with a licensed second unit • clotheslines are to be kept in the backyard • clothesline are not to be more than three metres high • clotheslines must be 1.25 metres (49 inches) from the property line
June 16, 2014 – Join Credit Valley Conservation Foundation (CVCF) for the seventh annual Canoe the Credit event at the Don Rowing Club in Port Credit on Sunday, June 22, 2014. The event takes place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., with speeches beginning at 12:30 p.m.
Canoe the Credit brings together supporters and advocates of the Credit River watershed community for a day of paddling, food, fun, friendship and philanthropy.
The event will be attended by Karen Ras, Chair of Canoe the Credit and Vice Chair of CVCF; Councillor Jim Tovey, City of Mississauga; Councillor Pat Mullin, City of Mississauga; and Mayor Marolyn Morrison, Town of Caledon. A barbeque lunch will follow their presentation.
"Participating in the Canoe the Credit event allows the corporate community to show their support for CVCF and is an exciting way to raise money for conservation programs," said Terri LeRoux, Executive Director, CVCF.
Over the past six years, Canoe the Credit has raised more than $140,000 in support of Conservation Youth Corps (CYC), a Credit Valley Conservation program. CYC provides local youth with opportunities to earn volunteer hours by participating in environmental activities such as tree planting, river cleanups, fish and aquatic monitoring and wildlife habitat construction.
Come out to cheer on paddlers from the Peel Regional Police, Caledon Fire & Emergency Services, Holcim Inc. and Enersource who are participating in the corporate team challenge. Teams will paddle off in a 10-team double elimination relay race in canoes to win the coveted "Canoe the Credit" cup.
Conservation Authorities are a provincial/municipal partnership. CVC was established by an Act of the Province of Ontario in 1954 with a mandate to protect all natural resources, other than minerals, in the area drained by the Credit River. We have been working for 60 years with our partner municipalities and stakeholders to protect and enhance the natural environment of the Credit River watershed for present and future generations. CVC is a member of Conservation Ontario.
About Credit Valley Conservation Foundation (CVCF)
Credit Valley Conservation Foundation is a registered environmental charity working to help protect and conserve the lands and waters of the Credit River watershed. The Foundation accomplishes this by raising funds in support of the valuable conservation projects carried out by Credit Valley Conservation that protect the health and well-being of the flora and fauna, the watershed and its inhabitants for today and tomorrow.