City Completes Aerial Spray Program

Today, the City of Mississauga completed the final application for the Aerial Spray Program, which began on May 23. Over six days, the City conducted two applications of the spray in affected areas that targeted fall cankerworm and gypsy moth caterpillars on both City and private property.

During this year’s program, the City sprayed more than 22 Mississauga neighbourhoods throughout six Wards. The spray area consisted of 1,940 hectares (4,794 acres) of land equivalent to roughly 1,552 football fields.

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Caption: Zimmer Air was contracted to conduct the spray on behalf of the City Continue reading City Completes Aerial Spray Program

New CVC conservation area to be named for Jim Tovey

Credit Valley Conservation (CVC) announced that its newest conservation area, being constructed along the Mississauga waterfront, will be named in honour of the late Mississauga Ward 1 Councillor Jim Tovey. The announcement came at a packed celebration of the life and legacy of Councillor Tovey, held at the partially renovated Small Arms Inspection Building in Mississauga.

Councillor Tovey’s unique connection with the Region of Peel, CVC and Toronto and Region Conservation Authority served to bring the organizations together to partner on the development of the Lakeview Waterfront Connection – a project that will result in a new 26-hectare waterfront conservation area in Mississauga’s Lakeview community.

“Jim imagined a different path forward for the Lakeview waterfront, where residents can enjoy the waterfront experience and the natural environment can thrive,” said Nando Iannicca, Chair of Credit Valley Conservation and Councillor for Mississauga Ward 7. “Naming the conservation area in his honour was a unanimous decision by Credit Valley Conservation’s Board of Directors, recognizing Jim’s pivotal role in this project. It is our way of saying thank you and honouring his legacy forever.”

The conservation area’s final name will reflect further consultation with the Tovey family, project partners and the project’s Community Liaison Committee.

Jim Tovey recognized the opportunity to reuse clean fill that was being generated by Region of Peel capital works projects as a resource to enhance the natural environment and improve the local community. This responsible reuse of material is central to the Lakeview Waterfront Connection project.

“The Region of Peel is proud to be part of the transformation on the waterfront and delighted that CVC has recognized Jim Tovey’s legacy in such a meaningful way” said Frank Dale, Peel Regional Chair. “The new conservation area is a victory for the community and the environment. It is the realization of Jim Tovey’s bold vision and reflects his passion for his community.” Continue reading New CVC conservation area to be named for Jim Tovey

Our Port Credit Nautical T-Shirts are Available for Immediate Shipping!

‘Rive Gauche’ is French for ‘left bank’ — the left bank of a river as you travel downstream.

In Paris the ‘rive gauche’ includes Montparnasse…the Paris of the authors and artists.  In Port Credit the ‘rive gauche’ is the east bank of the Credit River as travels toward Lake Ontario…with its dining and nightlife.

Port Credit Rive Gauche T-Shift

Available in a variety of sizes (and any colour as long as it’s white) the marine flags aren’t just a nautical touch, they spell out PORT CREDIT.

The price is all-inclusive and includes shipping by Canada Post anywhere in Canada (only).  Outside of Canada please contact us and we’ll advise of shipping costs.


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Nominations Open May 1 for Municipal Election Candidates

On May 1, 2018, the nomination period will open for the offices of Mayor, Ward Councillor, School Board Trustee and Peel Regional Chair for the 2018 Municipal Election. Nomination forms will be accepted starting on May 1st until July 27, 2018 at 2 p.m. Forms can be found online or at the Office of the City Clerk. Mississauga’s Office of the City Clerk has a package of basic information and educational materials on being a candidate which will be available for distribution commencing on May 1, 2018. This package will also be made available at mississaugavotes.ca/infoforcandidates at that time.

Running for the office of Mayor or Ward Councillor?
All candidates (or an agent of a candidate) must fill out a nomination form in the Office of the City Clerk, Civic Centre, 2nd Floor, 300 City Centre Dr., Mississauga. Candidates applying for Mayor and Ward Councillor must also provide 25 endorsements from eligible voters in Mississauga in addition to the nomination form.

To qualify for nomination, a candidate must meet all of the following conditions:
• be a Canadian citizen
• be at least 18 years old
• be a resident of the City of Mississauga or the owner or tenant of property in Mississauga or the spouse of an owner or tenant of property in the City
• not be prohibited under the Municipal Elections Act, 1996 or otherwise by law  Continue reading Nominations Open May 1 for Municipal Election Candidates

City of Mississauga Flood Watch and Winter Weather

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.