Help Shape the Future of Port Credit’s Original Harbour Village

It’s been 13 years since the Old Port Credit Village Heritage Conservation District (HCD) Plan was first drafted. The City is now updating the plan and is asking for input from the public to help make important decisions that impact residents.

The original plan was drafted in 2004 and focuses on guiding physical changes to the area over time to ensure any changes contribute to the area’s special character.

Updates to the original strategy are being done to ensure the HCD Plan aligns with current Ontario Heritage Act legislation and follows current best practices and heritage conservation principles.

Currently, the area is comprised of residential, commercial and institutional properties.

Community Meeting and Workshop

What:        

Old Port Credit Village HCD Plan Community Workshop

Who:   

Discussion to be led by:

George Robb
Architect, MHBC Planners, Urban Design & Landscape Architecture

Wendy Shearer
Landscape Architect and Historic Horizon Inc.

When: 

Tuesday, April 25, 2017
7 to 9 p.m.

Where:  

Clarke Memorial Hall

161 Lakeshore Rd. W.

Mississauga, ON

New Self-Service Options Available for Mississauga on Pingstreet!

Have you noticed a damaged curb or traffic sign needing repair? You can now report it using Pingstreet – a free mobile app.

Mississauga has added seven new issues for residents to report on using their smartphone or tablet:

  1. Faded or missing pavement markings
  2. Traffic sign repair
  3. Traffic signal light timing
  4. Garbage or debris on roads
  5. Objects encroaching on City property (roads, rivers or streams)
  6. Curb damage
  7. Dead or damaged sod

With the addition of these new issues, this brings the total number of services that can be requested on Pingstreet to 20. Continue reading New Self-Service Options Available for Mississauga on Pingstreet!

Council Committed to Improving School Bus Safety: Mayor Crombie

Mississauga Council is pressing ahead with the use of technology that will help keep students, citizens, neighbourhoods and our streets safer, Mayor Bonnie Crombie said today.

Mayor Crombie made the comments following last week’s General Committee, where Council passed a motion in support of Bill 94, Highway Traffic Amendment Act (School Bus Camera Systems), 2017  after receiving a deputation from Student Transportation of Peel Region (STOPR). STOPR plans and implements home-to-school transportation for approximately 65,000 students travelling to 400 school sites. Today, Council passed the resolution. Continue reading Council Committed to Improving School Bus Safety: Mayor Crombie

Fresh, Handmade Finds at Craftadian Port Credit

Spring into the new season with fresh, handmade finds at Craftadian Port Credit

The annual Craftadian Spring Market returns to First United Church, Port Credit, from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 29th in celebration of contemporary craft and all things handmade. Priding itself as a community gathering place, Craftadian features a curated selection of local makers where visitors will have the opportunity to browse through an exceptional array of handmade jewellery, stationery, gourmet food, toys, apparel, art, home decor, apothecary and so much more.

Apart from stellar handmade shopping, children can take part in complimentary DIY workshops, hosted by Crafting for a Cure, a not-for-profit registered charity that looks for opportunities to ensure children are having a positive experience when a hospital visit is necessary.

Tickets run for $3 a person with a portion of proceeds going towards charity, Crafting for a Cure. Be sure to line up early and be one of the first 50 families get a free swag bag filled with handmade goodies artisans participating at Craftadian.

What: Craftadian Spring Market (formerly Made by Hand Show)

Where: First United Church

151 Lakeshore Road West, Mississauga

When: Saturday, April 29th

10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Cost: Admission: $3 (Under 16 years of age free)
*Free Swag bags to the first 50 families

April showers put the spotlight on local waterways

April 6, 2017 (MISSISSAUGA) – With April showers in full effect, there is a higher risk of localized flooding. This is one of the reasons why Credit Valley Conservation (CVC) has spearheaded a real-time environmental monitoring service that helps CVC monitor short- and long-term environmental conditions in the Credit River watershed. The new service is available to the public on CVC’s website.

To aid in tracking and forecasting flood risk, the real-time network includes climate stations that collect information on temperature, wind and precipitation, and streamflow stations that collect data on water levels. The information collected is also used to identify short-term changes in water quality and environmental conditions, as well as long-term climate and environmental trends.

“Localized flooding is more common this time of year. Our real-time monitoring system is a state-of-the-art service that helps us learn and respond to of potential threats,” said Tim Mereu, Director of Watershed Management at CVC. “The information is also valuable to our long-term monitoring strategy, allowing us to see a more detailed picture of environmental conditions.”

In total CVC operates a network of 57 real-time environmental monitoring stations, strategically placed throughout the Credit River watershed, ranging from Orangeville in the north down to Mississauga and Lake Ontario. The stations send data to CVC’s website via a cellular connection. There are four types of stations. Streamflow stations track river and creek levels. Precipitation stations track rainfall. Climate stations track air temperature, wind, humidity, barometric pressure and solar radiation. Water quality stations will be added to the public online service in the coming weeks. They track in-stream dissolved oxygen, pH, temperature, chloride, specific conductivity (the ability of heat or electricity to move through water) and turbidity (the clarity of water). The real-time data at key stations may be viewed through CVC’s web site at www.creditvalleyca.ca/real-time-monitoring.

The real-time monitoring service is funded by The Region of Peel’s Climate Change Program.

Credit Valley Conservation is one of 36 conservation authorities in Ontario. Conservation authorities are provincial/municipal partnerships that manage the natural environment of a watershed, an area of land where the rain and snowmelt drain into a body of water. For more than 60 years, Credit Valley Conservation (CVC) has worked with its partners to build a thriving environment that protects, connects and sustains us. CVC is a member of Conservation Ontario.