Feb 03, 2016 — At today’s General Committee meeting an update was provided on the Hurontario Light Rail Transit (LRT) project, the largest infrastructure project in the City’s history. Metrolinx, the Ontario Provincial Government agency responsible for implementing and integrating regional transit in the Greater Toronto Area is leading the procurement and construction of the project with the Cities of Brampton and Mississauga as partners.
“We are working with our partners to bring much needed rapid transit to Hurontario,” said Mayor Bonnie Crombie. “This project is a city building game changer for Mississauga that will offer residents a new and convenient way to travel and ensure the Hurontario corridor grows in a sustainable way.”
“The City is currently negotiating a Memorandum of Agreement with Metrolinx that provides an overall operating framework between the parties and sets the stage for future agreements,” said City Manager and Chief Administrative Officer Janice Baker. “Metrolinx intends to own, operate and maintain the Hurontario Light Rail Transit system. The City will be expected to subsidize operating costs that benefit local transit users. Working together, we will determine this level of detail through a future final Master Agreement process.”
The project update included plans to create a Hurontario LRT Ad Hoc Council Working Group composed of Mayor Bonnie Crombie and Councillors most impacted by the project including, Jim Tovey – Councillor Ward 1, John Kovac – Councillor Ward 4, Carolyn Parrish – Councillor Ward 5 and Nando Iannicca – Councillor Ward 7.
“The working group is to keep members of Council advised of project developments,” said Joe Perrotta Director, Hurontario Light Rail Transit Project Office. “It will include City of Mississauga and Metrolinx staff and consultant representatives as required. Matters requiring decisions or further input will come forward to General Committee.”
City of Mississauga staff is coordinating efforts with Metrolinx along with researching best practices in other similar projects. Staff from the City’s Hurontario Light Rail Transit Office will be reporting to General Committee at key project milestones.
Construction of a new waterfront conservation area in Mississauga’s Lakeview community, called the Lakeview Waterfront Connection (LWC) project, is scheduled to start in 2016. The project team (Credit Valley Conservation, the Region of Peel and Toronto and Region Conservation Authority) have identified a new construction access route that will result in a more streamlined construction process with fewer impacts to the public.
Continue reading Better construction route identified for Lakeview Waterfront Connection
As the weather gets colder, you may not be thinking about the waterfront, but the Region of Peel has big plans for its share of the Lake Ontario shoreline. A degraded and inaccessible section of the shore will be transformed into a beautiful, naturalized conservation area. The space is slated to become a hotspot for wildlife migration and a green oasis in the heart of the city.
On October 22, Peel Regional Council voiced their continued support for the Lakeview Waterfront Connection Project and endorsed moving forward to implementation. The project is a joint undertaking of the Region of Peel, Credit Valley Conservation and Toronto and Region Conservation Authority to add green space where it is significantly lacking. Mississauga’s Lakeview community once boasted significant natural areas and several wetlands, which have since been lost to urbanization.
“This is a wonderful day for the environment, our community, the city and the Region of Peel,” said Jim Tovey, Peel Regional Councillor representing Mississauga’s Ward 1. “Today’s Council decision demonstrates a strong commitment to restoring our natural environment and creating a sustainable future for generations to come.” Tovey, who has been a staunch advocate for change along the waterfront, has led the Lakeview Waterfront Connection Project since its inception.
The project is scheduled to take seven to ten years to complete. It will yield a publicly accessible conservation area roughly 48 football fields in size with 1.5 kilometres of new shoreline, stretching from the old Lakeview generating station to the Toronto border at Marie Curtis Park. The Waterfront Trail will be rerouted along the newly created shoreline, instead of its current inland path near Lakeshore Boulevard.
“A naturalization project of this scale will transform our urban environment and contribute to a healthier Great Lakes ecosystem.” said Andrew Farr, Director of Water for the Region of Peel. “We’re learning more about the connection between environmental health and human health each day. Access to natural spaces leads to a better quality of life for families and youth, and that’s exactly what the Lakeview Waterfront Connection Project will do.”
Continue reading Twenty six-hectare waterfront green space planned for Toronto-Mississauga border
For the fifth year in a row, the Kate Peterson Team is proud to announce its Flowers For Food Event to collect food in support of the Compass Christmas Food Drive.
Each year at this time, the Kate Peterson Team and local student volunteers hand out free poinsettias in exchange for food donations. This year the event will be held from Monday, November 30th to Saturday, December 5th at the Keller Williams Realty Solutions office at 103 Lakeshore Road East in Port Credit.
Contributors are invited to drop off their donation of non-perishable food items to this location between 9am-9pm Monday-Friday, and 9am-5pm on Saturday.
We hope you will help us out with this worthy cause!