Amendments to Ontario Building Code Requested – Building Inspector Entry Provisions, Dedication of Landing Lookout of Port Credit Lighthouse and Affordable Housing Considerations

The Queen Bea’s Lookout


Today at Council the following items were reviewed and approved: Requests for amendments to the Ontario Building Code for building inspector entry provisions, affordable housing at 600 Eglinton Ave. E. and Port Credit Lighthouse dedication.

“It is up to us to stop the spread of COVID-19. We need to stay apart, lather up, mask up and avoid large gatherings. Keep it small – 25 outside and 10 inside, but remember these limits cannot be combined,” said Mayor Bonnie Crombie. “It’s important to remember that COVID-19 doesn’t discriminate. If you are not taking steps to reduce your risk, no matter the setting you are in, you are putting yourself and others at risk. As we work to reduce the severity of a second wave, it is time to consider shrinking your bubbles to the most essential people; whether that is the people you live with or work with, we need everyone to keep it as small as humanly possible.” 

Amendments to the Ontario Building Code Requested – Building Inspector Entry Provisions
Council is requesting Minister Steve Clark, Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing, that section 16 of the Ontario Building Code Act be amended. This would allow inspectors to enter into dwellings to ensure compliance with the Act where there are grounds to believe that construction is taking place without a permit. A copy of the Council resolution will also be provided to the Association of Municipalities of Ontario. The motion was raised by Ward 2 Councillor Karen Ras.

Port Credit Lighthouse Landing Lookout Dedication
The landing lookout (podium) of the Port Credit Lighthouse is to be named The Queen Bea’s Lookout in honour of Beatrice Moreira-Laidlow for her service to the Port Credit Business Improvement Association. The motion was raised by Ward 1 Councillor Stephen Dasko.

Considerations Requested for Affordable Housing
Council is requesting the Government of Ontario, when selling the lands at 600 Eglinton Ave. E., to actively seek a developer/proponent to provide affordable housing to meet the needs of lower income residents and-long term care; and that the lands be sold at a lower than market only if affordable housing is provided. The motion was raised by Mayor Crombie.

Government of Ontario Recent Changes
In an effort to help prevent the spread of COVID-19, the Government of Ontario announced additional restrictions for businesses on September 25 and changes to the visitor policy for long-term care homes in hot spot areas on September 29, effective October 5.

The changes do not directly impact City of Mississauga facilities or programs.

The changes include:

Rules for Areas in Stage 3:

  • closure of strip clubs
  • licensed establishments such as bars and restaurants must stop serving alcohol at 11p.m. and close by midnight
  • alcohol cannot be consumed in licensed establishments between midnight and 9 a.m.
  • clarification that the social gathering limits (10 indoor and 25 outdoor) applies to residential buildings, houses, condos, apartments and student residences. The gathering limits are aimed primarily at private, unmonitored gatherings that are not subject to controls and regulations that businesses, schools and other organizations are subject to

Visitor policy for long-term care homes in hot spot areas:

  • Access will be restricted to staff, essential visitors and essential caregivers
  • Residents or their substitute decision-makers are being encouraged to identify up to two individuals to be their essential caregivers
  • Essential caregivers must continue to follow all public health measures, including having a negative COVID-19 test within two weeks of a visit, passing active screening at the home, wearing a mask and additional PPE as directed and practising frequent handwashing.

For the latest updates on the City of Mississauga’s COVID-19 recovery and response visit: mississauga.ca/recovery.

Have Your Say on Noise in Mississauga – Join a Virtual Consultation Session

The City of Mississauga is holding three virtual consultation sessions to get public input on how to manage noise now and for the future. As the City moves ahead in updating itsNoise Control By-law, this is one more opportunity for residents to have their say.

The feedback received will help shape the new by-law to make it more responsive to resident and community needs.

What:
Virtual consultation sessions that include a presentation on the Noise Control By-law Review and group discussion and input.

Who:

  • Mississauga residents
  • Business owners
  • Taxpayers

How:

Register here to participate. 

When:

  • Thursday, October 1            1 to 2:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday, October 6              6:30 to 8 p.m.
  • Wednesday, October 7        6:30 to 8 p.m.

An online survey is also available until October 7, 2020. 

Public Meeting on Lakeview Waterfront Development Plans

A public meeting will be held at Planning and Development Committee on Monday, September 21, 2020 to consider Lakeview Waterfront Development Plans to create a mixed-use waterfront community.

The plans outline the development of employment, commercial, institutional, cultural, park uses and 8,050 residential units on the 177-acre site, formerly the Lakeview Power Generating Station lands, located in Mississauga’s Lakeview community.

What:
The purpose of the public meeting is for:

·        the applicant to present the proposal of a draft plan of subdivision, Official Planamendment and rezoning applications

·        the public to ask questions and share their views about the proposal

·        the Planning and Development Committee to receive a report that provides information on the project

Feedback and comments will be noted for consideration in the review of the development proposal.

Who: 

·        Planning and Development Committee

·        Lakeview Community Partners Ltd.

·        Residents, BIAs and ratepayers associations

When:
Monday, September 21, 2020

Time: 
6 p.m. 

Where:  
This meeting will be held in person and online. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the public are encouraged to participate online. Advance registration is required to attend the meeting in person due to limited seating. The meeting will be streamed live for the public to view online. Further details on participation can be found in the Public Meeting Notice.

Background:

This public meeting is the latest step in the multi-year project which began with Inspiration Lakeview consultations in 2010. The development plans follow the framework outlined in the Lakeview Waterfront Master Plan which was endorsed by Council in November 2019 and have included extensive community consultation. A future public engagement session will be held in the fall regarding the parkland contained within the proposal.  Once the technical review is complete and issues have been resolved, a report will be brought forward to a future Planning and Development Committee outlining the recommendations for the development proposal.

The Lakeview Waterfront is one of Mississauga’s three key redevelopment projects transforming the waterfront along with Port Credit West Village and 1 Port Street.