MISSISSAUGA, Ontario April, 26, 2013 Heritage Mississauga announces the launch of its new awards program the Credits, dedicated to honouring contributions and achievements of unsung heritage heroes in our community. Eight categories are open for nominations by the communtiy.
"We have such unique and deep heritage in our city and the Credits, Heritage Mississauga Awards is an opportunity to celebrate this heritage and those that work towards maintaining and promoting it" said Event Chair Jake Dheer, Station Manager of Rogers TV and former Citizen of the Year.
Nominations are open from April 23rd to June 28th. One award of excellence will be presented in each of the following categories: Lifetime Achievement, Heritage Business Leader, Heritage Champion, Community Heritage, and in the categories of Youth, Aboriginal, Modern and Natural.
Additionally The Cultural Heritage Property Awards will be presented in partnership with the Mississauga Heritage Advisory Committee. This set of awards, in its fourth year, honours excellence in Restoration, Adaptive Re-Use, Sensitive Infill (for Listed or Designated properties) and Sensitive Infill in a Cultural Landscape and Universal Accessibility Design. Nominations forms are available at www.mississauga.ca/heritage. The Betty Ross Memorial Volunteer Award will be presented by the Museums of Mississauga. Heritage Mississauga, members will select their Members' Choice Award from all nominations. In all, eleven awards will be given to members of the Mississauga community during this inaugural evening.
This unique awards event will be held on Thursday November 21st at the Mississauga Grand Banquet and Convention Centre and will highlight the cultural heritage distinction of our City. The sound of the Aboriginal drum will begin the festivities and throughout the evening Mississauga youth will entertain. Nomination and Ticket forms are available at the Heritage Mississauga website www.heritagemississauga.com or through the office at 1921 Dundas St. W, 905- 828-8411 ext "0", or by e-mail at:
. Tickets are $65.00 each and includes dinner and entertainment, or an Early Bird table price of $500 for a table of 10 which closes September 28th.
Nominate today and ensure that the Heritage Heroes you know are acknowledged and recognized for their contributions. Enjoy a fabulous night of dinner, entertainment, celebration, and support the only city-wide charity devoted to heritage in our community.
Let the nominations begin!
Heritage Mississauga is a not-for-profit charity dedicated to researching, recording and communicating Mississauga's heritage. They are Mississauga's heritage source and for over 50 years have worked tirelessly to ensure the heritage of our city is preserved for future generations. Funds raised at this event will support the Heritage Resource Centre that the organization operates at The Robinson-Adamson House, The Grange (charitable registration no:11924 5660 RR0001).
Ward 1 was recognized as the greenest ward in Mississauga by achieving the greatest participation in the first grow local/eat local challenge of the Let Your Green Show Campaign.
"Congratulations to Ward 1 and thank you to all participants who helped turn Mississauga green by growing their own food, planting trees or supporting our local farmers over this past summer and fall," said Ward 1 Councillor Jim Tovey, member of Mississauga's Environmental Advisory Committee (EAC).
By registering a name and postal code, each action a resident took was counted on an interactive map and used to recognize the greenest ward in Mississauga. Ward 1 Councillor Jim Tovey accepted the Greenest Ward Award on behalf of the residents of the ward, and a free skating party will be held for Ward 1 residents at the Port Credit Arena next spring to celebrate their achievement.
The award was presented by Brenda Osborne, the City of Mississauga's director of the Environment Division and Simone Banz, the Region of Peel's planning manager of the Integrated Planning Division.
"Every action taken on climate change counts in helping us make our green plans real," said Brenda Osborne, director, Environment Division. "Come back in the spring and we'll be ready with new actions to help Mississauga Let Your Green Show and use less water."
The Let Your Green Show Campaign was developed through a partnership between the City of Mississauga and the Region of Peel. The collaborative campaign engages residents in actions identified in both the City's Living Green Master Plan and the Peel Climate Change Strategy that will help mitigate and adapt to the impact of climate change at the local level.
MISSISSAUGA, December 5, 2012 – Today at General Committee, staff presented a Nuisance Lighting By-law, regulating "direct or indirect lighting...causing glare or trespass lighting" for Council consideration.
According to the Corporate Report, the by-law applies stricter lighting controls on buildings adjacent to residential properties. Currently, Property Standards By-law 654-98 requires that lighting fixtures are installed and maintained to prevent the light source from shining directly into residential property. Under the new by-law, indirect and ambient light will be regulated to:
· ensure reasonable use of outdoor lighting; · control light pollution; and · reduce glare and control unwanted spill on to other properties.
The by-law will be investigated and enforced in the same manner as the Nuisance Noise by-law. "Due to the subjective nature of the by-law, complainants will be required to provide evidence and be willing to testify in court," said Mickey Frost, director, Enforcement. "On a first conviction a fine of up to $10,000 for individuals and $50,000 for corporations could apply."
MISSISSAUGA, December 5, 2012 – Today, at General Committee, the Mayor and members of Council supported in principle shifting the City's stormwater management program from the property tax base to a stormwater user rate; Council will approve this on December 12.
"The stormwater financing study clearly indicates the challenge of dealing with stormwater is a major concern," said Mayor Hazel McCallion. "Moving toward funding the program through user fees is an appropriate way to address the current pressures that the City is facing."
The City's stormwater management program includes: roadway drainage systems, stormwater management ponds and waterways such as rivers, creeks and ditches. The recommended level of funding for the program will address all currently identified operations, maintenance and capital pressures and sets the framework to provide a sustainable level of funding for infrastructure renewal in the future.
Implementation details of the program will be addressed in the new year when staff will bring a report forward for Council's consideration. The earliest that a stormwater user rate would be implemented is 2014.
Stormwater Financing Approach as Outlined in the Corporate Report:
• Implement a stormwater rate based on a property's impermeable surface area such as rooftops, parking lots and driveways. • The staff report recommended that the stormwater rate be charged to all properties except those exempted from payment of municipal fees and charges through legislation. However, Council voted today to exclude places of worship from payment of stormwater user fees. • Develop a credit program for non-residential properties and an incentive program for residential properties.
Mississauga's City Council authorized a financing study of its stormwater program in September 2011. In February 2012, AECOM, an engineering consulting firm, was contracted to look at funding options beyond property taxes and development charges and involved the community to help find a solution through forming a stakeholder group and through public consultation. For more information visit the Stormwater Financing Study website.
As Canada's sixth largest city, Mississauga is home to 741,000 residents and more than 54,000 businesses, including more than 60 Fortune 500 companies with Canadian head offices or major divisional head offices. A diverse, progressive and award-winning municipality located on the shores of Lake Ontario in the heart of the Greater Toronto Area, Mississauga is "Leading Today for Tomorrow" by focusing on delivering services, implementing its Strategic Plan, delivering value for money and maintaining infrastructure.