Love Waterfront Parks? Help the City Design the New Lakeview Village Waterfront Parkland 

The City of Mississauga is seeking public feedback, through an online survey, about parkland within the Lakeview Village Waterfront Development. Residents are invited to have their say on park programming and proposed amenities within the parks.Residents have until Thursday, December 9, 2021, to complete the survey. The feedback collected will be used to inform the park design and development.

The Lakeview Village Waterfront Development is a 177-acre mixed-use waterfront development on the eastern edge of Mississauga. The waterfront property will have a significant amount of parkland that includes a planned waterfront park connecting Lakefront Promenade Park to the west and the Jim Tovey Lakeview Conservation Area to the east. The parks will also provide new opportunities to connect with Lake Ontario. 

Online Survey Details

What: 
An online survey to gather resident feedback about parkland within the Lakeview Village Waterfront Development area.

Who:

·         Mississauga park users

·         Mississauga residents/business owners

·         Sports groups

·         Community groups

·         Stakeholder groups

·         Ratepayers groups

·         Anyone who works, plays or lives in Mississauga

·         Individuals who are interested in the Lakeview Village Waterfront Development

Where/When:
The online survey can be found at yoursay.mississauga.ca/lakeviewparks. The deadline to complete the survey is Thursday, December 9, 2021 at 11:59 p.m.

For more information about the proposed Lakeview Village Waterfront Development parks, visityoursay.mississauga.ca/lakeviewparks or email park.planning@mississauga.ca.

Guiding Future Growth: City to Present Lakeshore East Corridor Draft Recommendations

The draft recommendations of the Lakeshore East Corridor Study will be presented atPlanning and Development Committee (PDC) on Monday, November 15 as part of a public information meeting. The study examines urban design and policy directions to manage growth along the Lakeshore East Corridor. Public engagement has been an important part of the study. Feedback from area residents and stakeholders has been considered in the draft recommendations.

What: 

Public information meeting to review draft recommendations from the Lakeshore East Corridor Study.

When:

Planning and Development Committee

November 15, 2021 at 6 p.m.

Who:

·        Mississauga residents

·        Business and property owners

·        Members of Planning and Development Committee

·        City staff

How to Participate Virtually or In Person:

Advance registration is required to participate in person and/or make a comment in the virtual public meeting. Please email deputations.presentations@mississauga.ca no later than Friday, November 12, 2021 at 4 p.m. Any materials you wish to show the Committee during your presentation must be provided as an attachment to the email. Links to cloud services will not be accepted. You will be provided with directions on how to participate from Clerks’ staff.

How to Participate Via Telephone:

Residents without access to the internet, via computer, smartphone or tablet, can participate and/or make a comment in the meeting via telephone. To register, please call Megan Piercey at 905-615-3200 ext. 4915 no later than Friday, November 12, 2021 at 4 p.m. You must provide your first and last name, phone number, and application number if you wish to speak to the Committee. You will be provided with directions on how to participate from Clerks’ staff.

Background:

The goal of the Lakeshore East Corridor Study has been to review the planning policy framework that will guide future development along the corridor. Virtual public consultation sessions were held throughout 2021. More information about the study can be found here

The study covers the frontage properties along Lakeshore Road East between Seneca Avenue and Etobicoke Creek. The Lakeview Village Master Plan (former Ontario Power Generation site) is not part of this study. It is undergoing a separate planning application process.

Map of the Study Area

For more information, refer to the related City studies:

Frog in Hand Announces the Reimagination of Acclaimed 2019 Audience Favourite, Stories in the Woods

Frog in Hand, the blossoming Mississauga-based dance-theatre company, paves the way for post-pandemic live performance with the remount of their eerie, poetic, site-specific contemporary movement piece, Stories in the Woods.

Co-founder and Artistic Director Colleen Snell leads by example in a challenging time for artists. From integrating digital performances into their summer season, to creatively utilizing health and safety guidelines to create unique and unforgettable performance experiences, Frog in Hand has continued to provide not only it’s community with thought-provoking and relevant work, but local emerging artists with performance and employment opportunities.

“Our mission has always been to uncover, create and share new stories through dance in collaboration with passionate, emerging artists and through the collaborative efforts of our artists, Stories in the Woods elevates the possibilities for what socially-distanced art can give to the world”.

Artistic Director Colleen Snell

Stories in the Woods is the company’s second live performance of the season, and leads audiences in small groups through the spooky grounds of the Small Arms Inspection Building in Mississauga as they embark on a 60 minute journey inspired by science fiction and climate change (“cli-fi”).

With 9 chances to experience the wonder on August 5-7, 13 & 14, audiences can watch 2021 Frog in Hand Summer Company members as well as international guest artists as they are immersed in a cinematic world of sound and light, brought to life by Co-Founder Noelle Hamlyn’s breathtaking visual designs.

Tickets for Frog in Hand’s upcoming production of Stories in the Woods can be purchased here: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/stories-in-the-woods-an-immersive-performance-by-frog-in hand-tickets-163706240773. For more information on the production, please visit: https://www.froginhand.com/stories-in-the-woods

**To ensure we meet restrictions and comply with social distancing, NO TICKETS WILL BE AVAILABLE AT DOOR. PRE-ORDERS ONLINE ONLY.**

About Frog in Hand

Frog in Hand began with a cast of frogs performing circus tricks under the artistic direction of sisters Noelle Hamlyn and Colleen Snell, who were one and five years old at the time. From this whimsical debut springs our firm belief that art begins in humble places – including the mud and grass of our own backyards. Although we are now a diverse collective of dancers, choreographers, musicians, actors, spoken word poets, designers and visual artists, we are still inspired by where we find ourselves.

We are storytellers. We are inspired by local tales, people, and communities that now extend beyond our back yard to include professional training at The Banff Centre, LADMMI, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, London Contemporary Dance School (UK), Shiseikan Budojo (Tokyo) and Barefoot College (Tanzania). With dance at the forefront, we blend disciplines, treasuring the interaction between space, place and the possibilities of narrative. We seek to blur boundaries that separate art forms, artists, audiences and communities; we collaborate with others who have similar aspirations.
Frog in Hand Company members have trained with Gaga Movement (Israel), Jacob’s Pillow, Third Rail (NYC), Peggy Baker Dance Projects, and ProArteDanza. We are all committed to listening to stories and working in a community context. Since our first professional performance in 2012 we have produced 45+ original creations and 3 festivals sharing stories with audiences in parks, schools, gazebos, staircases, fountains, abandoned factories, elevators, galleries, street corners and theatres.

Slow Streets have Rolled Out in Mississauga Neighbourhoods

With COVID-19 public health protocols still in place this summer, the City has decided to move forward with expanding its Slow Streets initiative, piloted as Quiet Streets in 2020, in all City wards. Slow Streets have rolled out in neighbourhoods throughout Mississauga to give residents ample space to safely move around their neighbourhood. They will be in place until the end of October 2021, to allow time to prepare for the winter season. 

Slow Streets are a temporary traffic calming measure that involve installing road barricades and signage on neighbourhood streets. Slow Streets are intended to provide additional space for pedestrians and cyclists to move around their neighbourhood while safely maintaining physical distancing, following COVID-19 public health recommendations. Slow Streets also reduce speeding and limit traffic to local vehicles. Slow Streets will remain accessible to car traffic and two-way travel. Posted speed limits will remain the same.

Slow Streets direct drivers to slow down and share the road with other road users. By implementing Slow Streets, those walking, running, biking and using mobility devices can comfortably use the road while being able to physical distance.

Temporary barricades and signs will be installed at main vehicle entry points. This installation signals to drivers to slow down, avoid passing and take extra care if they live in the area and are navigating the road. The barricades will also allow for easy movement of essential emergency service vehicles as well as waste and road maintenance vehicles. Specific layouts will vary somewhat depending on characteristics such as road width and parking usage on each roadway.

Slow Streets are not intended for multi-lane major collector or arterial roadways or with roads that have MiWay routes. 

There are no changes to services such as waste collection. Please put your green, blue and grey carts at the curb following your regular schedule.

Learn more about the City’s road safety initiatives, visit mississauga.ca/services-and-programs/transportation-and-streets/road-safety/slow-streets/

Port Credit Library to Remain Closed Due to Structural issues

At this time, the Port Credit Library will remain closed to the public due to structural issues.

“Out of care and in accordance with consultant recommendations, the City has made the difficult decision to close the Port Credit Library to the public,” said Stephen Dasko, Councillor, Ward 1. “We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience the closure causes to library customers. I know the library is at the heart and soul of our Port Credit neighbourhood and as a City, we are committed to continuing to serve you as we have done throughout the pandemic. Staff, together with Council will consider a longer-term action plan.”

The Port Credit Library and Memorial Park are built on landfill which has impacted the stability of the building’s foundation and supports. The City, through structural monitoring, has determined that deterioration of the piers (caissons) that support the building have reached an unacceptable level for this public building to continue operating.

Following the completion of a detailed structural review in November 2016, bi-monthly structural monitoring has been conducted as recommended by the structural engineers. As part of this ongoing monitoring cycle, the City retained an engineering consulting firm in April 2021 to complete a detailed assessment of the building’s piers. Four of the 27 piers were included in the assessment as per the consultant’s recommendation. After the site investigations were completed, the City received a draft report of the findings for review and decided to proactively close the library to the public on June 28. The final report was issued to the City on June 30.

The consultant’s report indicated that:

  • All four piers had degraded due to exposure over a prolonged period of time.
  • Evidence of significant structural loss had occurred in three of the four piers over the past five years.
  • There were no obvious signs of distress or structural failures observed in the piers during the condition survey.
  • There have been no significant movements of the floor structure reported as part of the bi-monthly structural monitoring program implemented onsite since January 2017.

“Ensuring our buildings remain in a state of good repair and follow life cycle maintenance schedules is paramount and part of our ongoing process. To that end, the decision was made to proactively monitor and now close the library to the public and only allow limited access by library and facilities staff. There has been no risk to public or staff safety at any time.”

Shari Lichterman, Commissioner, Corporate Services and Chief Financial Officer

“The library team is committed to finding ways to continue to provide service to those affected by the closure,” said Jodi Robillos, Acting Commissioner, Community Services. “We are exploring other options for service delivery in the Port Credit community in the short term until a longer-term solution and funding strategy are developed. In the meantime, we encourage customers to access any of our other 17 locations along with our wide range of ebooks, audiobooks and other online services.”

Port Credit Library customers can continue to order and pick up holds at the Port Credit Arena during the following times:

·       Tuesday 9:30 a.m. – 8:30 p.m.

·       Wednesday 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

·       Thursday 1:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

·       Friday 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

·       Saturday 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Late fees for materials borrowed from Port Credit Library are being waived at this time and there is a drop-off bin for returns at the arena, which is available during holds pick-up hours only. Items borrowed at the Port Credit Library can also be returned to any Mississauga Library location.  

Customers can choose an alternate pick-up library location. To select a different library location for pending holds, customers can log into their My Account on the Library Catalogue and click on the “Holds” tab to edit the hold pick-up location. Customers can view this video for step-by-step instructions or call 905-615-3500 to speak with a staff member.

“Residents can visit the Port Credit Library page online for closure information, FAQs and updates. I will be working closely with City staff to ensure there are opportunities for community input regarding next steps for the library. We are currently planning a community information meeting for all residents to be held in the near future.”

Stephen Dasko, Councillor, Ward 1

Additional updates will be provided as more information becomes available.

Visit: Port Credit Library web page