The proposed amendments are being considered under the Bill 51 Planning Act Requirements. (See below)
Purpose of Meeting:
To obtain comments from the public regarding the Port Credit Local Area Plan; and
For interested individuals to ask questions and express their views about the proposed policies.
Please note that the Local Area Plan includes proposed policies for the Port Credit Harbour Marina and the Vacant Former Refinery. However, these sites are undergoing a detailed review and will be subject to further meetings that focus specifically on their redevelopment and may result in additional policies.
Meeting Date: September 17, 2012
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Meeting Place: Mississauga Civic Centre, Council Chamber, 300 City Centre Drive
More Information: Contact: Paul Stewart, Policy Planner, Planning & Building Dept. at 905-615-3200 ext. 5813 or by e-mail at:
In addition, the public may view the Draft Port Credit Local Area Plan at:
1. If a person or public body does not make oral submissions at a public meeting, or make written submissions to the City of Mississauga before the by-law is passed, the person or public body is not entitled to appeal the decision of the City of Mississauga to the Ontario Municipal Board.
2. If a person or public body does not make oral submissions at a public meeting, or make written submissions to the City of Mississauga 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.
For residential applications, information regarding education and school accommodation is available from the Peel District School Board at 905-890-1099 or the Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board at 905-890-1221.
MISSISSAUGA, August 9, 2012 - Four artists will transform parking spaces into innovative works of art on Lakeshore Road in Port Credit from September 19 to 30, 2012, coinciding with PARK(ing) Day (September 21) and Culture Days (September 28 to 30).
"The artwork will be constructed in September and, combined with the new patios that have expanded on to the sidewalks, will add interest, colour and vitality to the area's spaces," said Susan Burt, director Culture Division.
The City of Mississauga and the Port Credit Business Improvement Area (BIA) held a contest from April to June 2012, inviting artists, art groups, architects, designers and engineers to submit their creative ideas to temporarily transform onstreet parking spaces into public art. A jury of local business owners, art experts and representatives from the City of Mississauga reviewed the 32 submissions.
The selected artwork includes: a garden of traffic cones by artist Susan Campbell; a small public "beach" for lounging and cooling off by architect Karl van Es; a car "souped-up" to become public seating by architecture students Virginia Fernandez and Samantha Oswald; and art made from modified playground equipment by Nathalie Quagliotto.
Burt added that both the patios and the art are part of the City of Mississauga's Cultural Node Pilot Project for the Port Credit area. Launched last year, the pilot supports and encourages initiatives that contribute to creating a more vibrant main street through outdoor retail displays, street furniture and public art. These creative initiatives support the existing vibrant community of festivals, art galleries and restaurants.
"It is a great opportunity for Port Credit to take part in PARK(ing) Day, an annual event held in 160 cities around the world," said Marion Morewood, jury member and chair of the BIA. "PARK(ing) Day's mandate is to make more space for people in places usually reserved for cars. We are proud to partner with the City of Mississauga on this initiative and also grateful to have received support from the Port Credit Community Foundation."
PARK(ing) Day is an annual worldwide event where artists, designers and citizens transform metered parking spots into temporary public places. The mission of PARK(ing) Day is to call attention to the need for more urban open space, to generate critical debate around how public space is created and allocated, and to improve the quality of urban human habitat.
About Culture Division
The Culture Division was created in 2007 to foster growth and sustainability of culture in Mississauga. Through its policy development, services, programs and partnership initiatives, the Culture Division plays an integral role in the growth of the City for the 21st Century by preserving, supporting and enhancing the artistic and historic fabric of Mississauga.
Mississauga -- The new Mississauga Youth Advisory Committee Board (MYAC) announced at Council on July 4, 2012 its new name and its three-year plan to reach out to a wider youth community throughout Mississauga.
"I congratulate the board and members past and present of MYAC for the success of this organization," said Mayor Hazel McCallion. "MYAC has provided youth with a voice in important City matters such as our Strategic Plan, Youth Plan, Arts Task Force and the Sports Task Force. Youth should have a strong voice at City Hall. Our future success as a City will depend on youth becoming active and engaged in all aspects of Mississauga."
Formally known as the Mayor's Youth Advisory Committee, MYAC was established 30 years ago in 1982 as an advisory body to the Mayor and Members of Council on City issues, programs and services that have an impact and influence on youth.
"The name change and plan for future will broaden the scope of the youth-led organization to become the umbrella group for youth in community centres, libraries and local schools," said Mississauga Youth Plan Co-ordinator Joanne Foote. "The new MYAC will be the voice for youth across the City, connecting youth to youth in advocating for issues that matter to the more than 145,000 young people in Mississauga."
Foote noted, since the City of Mississauga's Youth Plan was launched in January 2011, most of the plan's 46 recommendations have been put into action. The new MYAC will become the youth-led city-wide advisory team and will be instrumental in supporting the implementation of the City's Youth Plan.
"The City's Youth Plan is more than a list of recommendations in a report," said Mississauga Youth Plan Co-ordinator Joanne Foote. "Its success has inspired a ‘youth movement' in our community. MYAC's transition to a city-wide youth advisory group puts us on the right track in continuing to make youth feel welcome and engaged."
For more information about the City of Mississauga's Youth Plan and Mississauga Youth Movement, go to the City's website at www.mississauga.ca/youth or see us on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Mississauga-Youth-Plan/7546471778 or
or 905-615-3200, ext. 5319.
Mississauga, July 4, 2012 - At today's Council meeting, the City of Mississauga's Forestry Section received approval to begin treatment to protect City-owned Ash trees from the Emerald Ash Borer (EAB). Council also endorsed the 10-year EAB Active Management Plan in principle which will be subject to budget approval in the fall.
"By identifying and treating City-owned trees now, we are taking the first step in managing the spread of EAB throughout the City," said Gavin Longmuir, manager, Forestry. "With over 46,000 Ash trees located on City boulevards and in parks, our long-term plan addresses the need for ongoing management to preserve as many of our street and park Ash trees as possible."
The Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) is a highly destructive invasive insect that attacks and kills all species of ash trees native to North America. Since its introduction to North America in the early 1990s, EAB has quickly spread throughout southwestern Ontario and has been declared an invasive alien species by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and is therefore subject to quarantine.
The Toronto Star is reporting that "If Toronto says no (to a casino), Mississauga's eastern waterfront, along with Markham or Richmond Hill, has been identified by the OLG as the possible backup location, which would see a scaled-down version of what it's hoping to locate in Toronto."
"He (OLG Chair Paul Godfrey) visited me, it was just a friendly visit," McCallion said after the council meeting. "The explanation I got is it's not just a casino, it's a major, major entertainment complex to be operated privately."
According to the article,
said she would leave it to the public, however did not feel a referendum was required.
was quoted as saying "I can't imagine a worse idea than putting a casino on our waterfront."