It’s hard to believe that The Southside Shuffle is turning 18 this year. Next year it’ll be old enough to head off to the beer tent.
It’s equally hard to believe that the inaugural 1999 Shuffle took place on an open field on the south west corner of Lakeshore Rd. E. and Hurontario St. An open field that now houses everything from Ten Restaurant on the east to Pita Pit on the west — not to mention two condominium buildings along the east and south edges. For the curious, the main (and only) stage was right about where the bar in Ten is today.
Since then the Southside Shuffle has grown by leaps and bounds. One stage has doubled to two, it’s taken over Port Credit Memorial Park and spilled out onto the street with the Saturday ‘Street Shuffle.’ Continue reading Shuffle off to Port Credit: Your Guide to The Southside Shuffle
Paid Period Extended; Elimination of Free Parking on Sunday; Paid Area Enlarged to Include Residential Area North of Lakeshore; Hourly Rate Increasing by 50% (first two hours) and 100% (third hour)
The City of Mississauga will be expanding on-street metered parking within the commercial district of Port Credit beginning September 1, 2016.
SOURCE: CITY OF MISSISSAUGA PARKING STRATEGY – PHASE II PORT CREDIT & LAKEVIEW
“Expanding on-street metered parking will enable the City to manage the increasing demand for parking in the Port Credit area. It will also encourage parking space turnover which is beneficial for everyone – local businesses, residents and visitors,” explained Jamie Brown, Manager Municipal Parking.
The expanded parking is part of the implementation of the City’s Parking Strategy Phase II – Port Credit and Lakeview and includes:
- Extending hours from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday to Saturday (currently hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.)
- Adding paid parking on Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. (currently there is no charge for parking on Sundays)
- Extending the maximum parking time limit to three hours (currently the maximum parking limit is two hours)
- Increasing rates from $1 to $1.50 for the first two hours and then $2 for the third hour
- Expanding and installing on-street metered parking north of Lakeshore Rd. E. between Stavebank Rd. and Hurontario St.
“The changes to expanding on-street parking were approved by the City’s Planning and Development Committee and Council,” said Brown. “The Municipal Parking team worked very closely with the Port Credit Business Improvement Association (BIA) to develop an appropriate implementation plan for the area and the plan was approved by Council on April 6. The revenue received through on-street parking will be used to offset parking maintenance costs and will be invested in the development of new parking facilities.”
The new rates take effect on September 1, 2016 on all the existing metered machines located along Lakeshore Rd. E., Port St. E. and the side streets adjacent to the commercial district. Additional metered machines will be installed beginning September 6, north of Lakeshore Rd. E. between Stavebank Rd. and Hurontario St.
For more information about parking, visit www.mississauga.ca/parking or call 905-615-4400
In October last year, Council passed a resolution to form a working group to consider a program for residential properties. As a result of the working group, the City of Mississauga will have three stormwater programs for residential properties:
• Enhanced Residential Stormwater Outreach and Education Program
• Home Visit Pilot Program
• Stormwater Subsidy Program for Low-income Seniors and Persons with Disabilities in single residential homes
“The enhanced Outreach and Education Program together with a Stormwater Home Visit Pilot Program and a stormwater subsidy for low-income seniors and persons with disabilities will help address the needs of our residents and still allow the City to meet its stormwater financial responsibilities,” said Mayor Bonnie Crombie. “The working committee formed of Members of Council and staff listened to residents needs and concerns to help determine the most valuable and balanced approach for the City.”
Continue reading Stormwater Programs For Residential Properties
Older adults and people with disabilities can apply for City’s Driveway Windrow Snow Clearing Program until November 11. The program helps clear snow at the end of driveways after road plowing.
“We want to reach out to residents before the onset of winter so they can sign up,” said Bob Levesque, Acting Director of Works Operations & Maintenance. “Applications are received at the community centres, Mississauga Seniors’ Centre or the Recreation Customer Service Centre.” Continue reading Registrations open for City’s Driveway Windrow Clearing Service
Opening reception August 19, 7-9
PORT CREDIT, ON – During the month of August, Imagemaker Gallery is presenting the work of four very different artists, Margaret Byerley, June Hoffland, Barbara Clarke and Terry Gardner.
Their techniques range from acrylic abstract interpretations with wild washes of colour and texture, to softer watercolour images to landscape paintings.
“I find the medium of watercolours to be challenging, but perfect for expressions of subtle colour and intimate detail,” quotes Hoffland.
Gardner says, “My abstracts often result in moody landscape works, which lead the viewer to discern shapes and forms within them. There is something of the real world recognizable in my paintings.”
This eclectic group of artists believes that painting directs one to observe their surroundings carefully and to see the environment with a completely new set of eyes. Byerley says, “Sometimes I’m completely awed by how the pursuit of art has changed my perception of the world.”