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Mississauga Moves 2015 a Turning Point in the City’s Transportation Future

City roads are built out and innovative solutions are needed to move forward

Mississauga is experiencing a turning point in the development of its transportation system. Today, more than 300 people looked into the future of travel throughout the City, at the first ever transportation summit – Mississauga Moves 2015, held at the Living Arts Centre.

“Mississauga is a City committed to building transit,” said Mayor Bonnie Crombie. “The results of today’s first-ever transportation summit will shape Mississauga’s transit priorities as we build up our City over the next 25 years,” she added. “We are here to listen to the ideas and solutions residents have toward making Mississauga an even better place to live, work and achieve unrivalled success.”

Registered attendees heard from panel experts on Complete Streets; these are designed to embrace all road users through inclusiveness, safety, comfort, efficiency and public space. Attendees also had the opportunity to design their own transit network or tour the Mississauga Transitway, as well as learn about Mississauga’s transportation story in terms of dealing with growth and congestion and possibilities for the future.

“Participation today will impact how we implement change; a process that will begin with the development of our Transportation Master Plan in 2016,” said Martin Powell, commissioner Transportation and Works and MC for the day. “We not only attracted the best local and international transportation experts but we brought together a transportation showcase that encompasses all areas of transportation.”

Powell further explained, Mississauga Moves 2015 allowed residents to listen, be heard and brainstorm innovative strategies for moving around the City more efficiently in the future on foot, by bicycle, car and public transit.

Keynote speaker Sam Schwartz, better known as “Gridlock Sam” a leading transportation expert in the United States, shared his insights on how Mississauga can become more “street smart” and move toward reducing cars and increasing use of public transit, walking and cycling.

The discussion will continue in 2016, with the development of the City’s Transportation Master Plan (TMP). Input gathered from today’s summit is only the first step, watch for broader outreach and input from the community in the new year, added Powell.

Veterans Ride MiWay Free on Remembrance Day

Canadian Forces veterans and their companion can ride free on MiWay on Remembrance Day, Wednesday, November 11.

“MiWay honours our Canadian veterans who are our parents, aunts, uncles, children and our heroes,” said Geoff Marinoff, director of transit. “They selflessly put their lives on the line to further freedom throughout the world. On Remembrance Day, we proudly salute our veterans and encourage them to ride with MiWay for free.”

Marinoff asks veterans to wear their uniform and, or, medals and let transit operators know if a companion is travelling with them so they too may ride free.

MiWay buses and operators will pause on November 11 at 11 a.m. for two minutes of silence to recognize Canadian veterans for their sacrifices during wars and peace missions around the world.

Let MiWay take you to the Remembrance Day Ceremony at the Mississauga Civic Centre. The ceremony will be held in front of the Community Memorial in the northwest corner of Mississauga Celebration Square. The ceremony will begin at 10:45 a.m. on November 11.

Visit miway.ca to plan your trip on MiWay, call 905-615-INFO (4636) or view customized route and schedule information on your smartphone at m.miway.ca

Public Meeting – Planning & Development Ctte – Benson / High / Lakeshore Proposal

294 Lakeshore Road West, 125-143 High Street West, 5 and 7 Benson Avenue, north side of Lakeshore Road West, east of Benson Avenue

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Applicant’s Proposal:

To revise the official plan and zoning to permit an 8 storey, 170 unit rental retirement apartment building, an 8 storey, 139 unit apartment building, 16 townhouses and street level commercial uses.

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“While most of the comments were concerns, there have also been supportive remarks. Representatives of the Town of Port Credit Association (TOPCA) and Cranberry Cove Ratepayers Association have advised that their associations do not support the project, while the Port Credit Business Improvement Area (BlA) has indicated its support.” – City Staff Report

Meeting Date/Time:  Monday, October 26, 2015 7:00 p.m.
Meeting Place: Mississauga Civic Centre Council Chamber,
300 City Centre Drive

FULL AGENDA INCLUDING STAFF REPORT ON THIS APPLICATION (Source: http://mississauga.ca)

Purpose of Meeting:

The City held a Public Meeting on February 23, 2015. At the upcoming meeting, Planning and Building staff will present a report addressing issues raised and will provide a recommendation on the proposal. Planning and Development Committee will make a decision about this project at this meeting.

To Provide Written Comments Or To Be Added to the Mailing List:

“Due to the developer’s appeal of the new Port Credit Local Area Plan to the Ontario Municipal Board (OMB), the old Area Plan policies are still in effect for this site.” – City Staff Report

If you cannot attend the meeting and would like to share your views and/or you wish to be notified of further meetings, please contact the Planning and Building Department:

Mail: 300 City Centre Drive, 6th floor, Mississauga ON L5B 3C1 Email: application.info@mississauga.ca
By 12:00 p.m. on the day of the meeting (Monday, October 26, 2015)

Information about appeals:

If a person or public body does not make oral submissions at a public meeting or make written submissions to the City before the by-law is passed, the person or public body is not entitled to appeal the decision of City Council to the Ontario Municipal Board, or be added as a party to an appeal of the decision to the Board. If a person or public body does not make oral submissions at a public meeting or make written submissions to the City before the by-law is passed, the person or public body may not be added as a party to the hearing of an appeal before the Ontario Municipal Board unless, in the opinion of the Board, there are reasonable grounds to do so.

The proposed Official Plan amendment is exempt from approval by the Region of Peel. The decision of the Council is final if a notice of appeal is not received on or before the last day for filing a notice of appeal.

Full notice on the City of Mississauga Web site

Fire Prevention Week – Free Community Open Houses

Can you ‘Hear the Beep Where you Sleep?’ During National Fire Prevention Week, October 4 to 10, Mississauga Fire and Emergency Services (MFES) wants to remind you that this sound can save your life.

During Fire Prevention Week, MFES will be in the community and opening fire stations throughout the city to help educate residents on the importance of fire prevention and safety.

According to MFES, most fires in Mississauga occur in residential homes, so having an escape plan, knowing the sound of your alarms and having both fire and carbon monoxide detectors in place can save lives. Continue reading Fire Prevention Week – Free Community Open Houses