3:15 p.m. UPDATE
The weather forecast for Southern Ontario continues to call for freezing rain and heavy rainfall today, continuing until the beginning of next week.
City crews are responding to the changing conditions, plowing and salting as the snow and ice accumulates.
Cancellations and Closures:
- The following libraries are closed: Meadowvale, Courtneypark, South Common, Frank McKechnie, Streetsville and Lakeview
- All City recreation and culture programs are cancelled for Sunday, April 15. Buildings remain open at this time as warming centres and for scheduled rentals. Permit holders may continue their scheduled events at their discretion.
- Mississauga SportZone youth and adult leagues have also been cancelled.
- All Mississauga Museums are closed.
The City of Mississauga encourages residents and businesses to take precautionary steps to protect their property and ensure their safety. Heavy ice and excessive rain can is expected to have significant effects on the City’s river systems and on the water levels of Lake Ontario.
For safety and to reduce potential damage, the following measures are recommended:
- Avoid walking or driving in flooded areas
- Stay away from creeks, rivers and streams
- Keep children and pets away from all waterways
- Clear debris from catch basins near your home or business, as long as it is safe to do so
- Call 3-1-1 to report blocked catch basins or road flooding in your neighbourhood
- Do not open any sewer manholes under any circumstances
To report flooding, please call 3-1-1. For emergency assistance, please call 9-1-1.
For more information as the Flood Watch continues, visit mississauga.ca or follow the City of Mississauga on Twitter at @citymississauga.
Issued 2:30pm Friday, April 13th
Credit Valley Conservation advises that 2-5 mm of precipitation has fallen throughout the watershed since Thursday with an additional 80-100 mm of precipitation expect over the next five days in the form of rain or freezing rain.
Water levels along the Credit River and its major tributaries have increased due to the rain and will continue to rise. Some minor flooding in low lying areas is anticipated. These areas may include Townline Road in Orangeville, Inglewood, Terra Cotta, Crestview Lake and Caledon Lake in Caledon.
The public is reminded to exercise extreme caution around all water bodies. Banks adjacent to rivers and creeks are very slippery at this time and when combined with current weather conditions, pose a serious hazard. People are encouraged to keep their children and pets away from all watercourses and off frozen water bodies, which will be extremely unsafe.
CVC will continue to monitor the watercourse and the weather. This Flood Watch will be updated by 2pm Monday April 16, 2018.
For more information on this Flood Watch message, contact CVC during office hours at 905- 670-1615. To report a flood afterhours, please call 1-800-215-8505.
To view current watershed conditions, visit our real-time monitoring website: http://www.creditvalleyca.ca/watershed-science/watershed-monitoring/real-time-monitoring/
For a number of years, the City of Mississauga, together with the Government of Ontario, Ontario Power Generation (OPG) and the community have worked together to develop a shared vision for the Lakeview waterfront that was the previous home of a provincial coal fired generating station.
“The development of the Lakeview lands has been and will continue to be a collaborative effort and a new way of community building,” said Bonnie Crombie, Mayor of Mississauga. “Getting to today was no small feat. We owe much of our progress to the late Jim Tovey and to the residents behind Inspiration Lakeview. I’d also like to thank the Government of Ontario for making Lakeview a priority and for transferring a portion of the property to the City to support innovation and promote culture. Together, we’ve built a solid master plan we can all be proud of. I look forward to continuing to work with the community as we transform our vision for the lakefront into reality, while putting Mississauga on the map as a destination.”
“The City engaged in an initiative that spanned years of consultation, collaboration and consensus,” said Janice Baker, City Manager and Chief Administrative Officer. “The outcome of the process was a collective community vision of a mixed-use neighbourhood, with a vibrant public and private realm including open spaces, cultural amenities and a hub for employment. The Inspiration Lakeview Master Plan is the result of tremendous grass-roots energy and commitment, with a true ‘made-in-Mississauga’ stamp on it. We look forward to receiving the formal application and commencing our technical review and to further engagement with the community to bring this vision to a reality.”
The Inspiration Lakeview Master Plan calls for the 177-acre brownfield site to transform to a mixed-use community with a variety of residential building types, parkland, cultural and employment uses, with buildings featuring environmentally sustainable designs.
Continue reading City’s Vision for Lakeview Continues to Inspire
This spring, the City of Mississauga is conducting an aerial spray. The spray will lower fall cankerworm and gypsy moth caterpillar populations and prevent tree loss. To prepare for the spray, the City is hosting five information open house events for those who live or work in the designated spray areas.
City staff will share details about the spray, explain how to control fall cankerworm and gypsy moth caterpillars on private property and provide an overview about the long-term health of Mississauga’s tree canopy.
Aerial Spray Information Open Houses
Residents living in spray zone areas
Local business owners and operators
Ward 8 and 11
Wednesday, April 4
6 to 8 p.m.
Erindale Secondary School
2021 Dundas St. W.
Tuesday, April 10
6 to 8 p.m.
Chartwell Baptist Church in Clarkson Village
1880 Lakeshore Rd. W.
Ward 6 and 7
Thursday, April 12
6 to 8 p.m.
Erindale Community Hall
1620 Dundas St. W.
Monday, April 16
6 to 8 p.m.
161 Lakeshore Rd W.
General Open House
Tuesday, May 1
6 to 8 p.m.
Central Library, Noel Ryan Auditorium
301 Burnhamthorpe Rd. W.
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