City Looking for Community Feedback for its First Pedestrian Master Plan

The City of Mississauga is creating its first Pedestrian Master Plan to help identify gaps in its pedestrian network. The City will seek community feedback through an online survey and a virtual public information session in the fall.

“We are working to build a livable, walkable City that is safe, pedestrian-friendly and encourages active lifestyles. We have heard that road safety is a concern for pedestrians and cyclists and is also a barrier that prevents them from using their preferred mode of travelling,” said Mayor Bonnie Crombie. “The Pedestrian Master Plan will help us move closer to Vision Zero and Transportation Master Plan goal of safety for all. It will also help us address other challenges on our roads including congestion, declining air quality and the impacts of car travel on climate change.”

The Pedestrian Master Plan will shape pedestrian connections across neighbourhoods, helping to enhance and create safe places for people to travel on foot, mobility-device and other methods of active transportation in Mississauga. The plan will also guide pedestrian infrastructure projects until 2041, supporting the City’s commitment to a Vision Zero approach. Vision Zero sets a goal of zero fatal and injury-causing collisions each year.

“In our previous Mississauga Moves study, 23 per cent of trips fewer than two kilometres were taken by people using active transportation such as walking or cycling. Many residents expressed that they didn’t feel comfortable walking or cycling in many parts of the City,” said Geoff Wright, Commissioner, Transportation & Works. “The Pedestrian Master Plan will support a more walkable city by developing pedestrian networks that are safe, connected and convenient for all ages and abilities.”

The Pedestrian Master Plan will:

·         review the City’s existing pedestrian network (sidewalks, crosswalks, walkways, multi-use trails), and identify opportunities for future infrastructure projects

·         identify key destinations for pedestrians (e.g. transit stops, schools, local amenities etc.)

·         analyze how growth will impact existing and future pedestrian infrastructure

·         set short, medium and long-term service delivery and project priorities

·         review best practices for pedestrian infrastructure and network design

The creation of the Pedestrian Master Plan comes from the City’s Transportation Master Plan, which identifies the need for a pedestrian network plan.

Complete the online survey by October 23 and learn more about the Pedestrian Master Plan.

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.

Select City Services Set to Reopen on September 8

As part of the City’s phased and controlled reopening plans, some limited City services will be available in-person, by appointment only beginning September 8:

·        Marriage licenses – Book appointment online here. Service provided at Civic Centre (300 City Centre Dr.). 

·        Mobile licensing – Book appointment online here. Service provided at Mavis North Yard (3235 Mavis Rd.).

·        Business licensing – Book appointment online here. Service provided at Civic Centre (300 City Centre Dr.).

In addition, the Council Chamber and Committee Rooms will reopen for meetings at the Civic Centre (300 City Centre Dr.) with reduced capacity.

“Mississauga has come a long way, working together as a community, to stop the spread of COVID-19,” said Mayor Bonnie Crombie. “We know how much our residents and businesses want to get life back to normal, but we must remain vigilant. Working alongside our public health experts, we are now in a position to gradually and safely reopen some of our counter services along with modified community programming. Thank you to everyone for continuing to do your part to stay safe and healthy. Please, wear a face covering, wash your hands, maintain physical distancing, stay home if you are feeling ill and get tested if needed.”  

Health and safety protocols are in place to protect staff and the public at all City facilities. These protocols include:

·        Active screening – Staff and visitors are screened with COVID-19 assessment questions before entering a City facility.

·        Limited building access – Doors have been designated for entry and exit.

·        Mandatory masks – Face coverings are required in all indoor public spaces.

·        Physical distancing – Signage and floor markings indicate how to maintain two metres or six feet of space between others.

·        Signage – Floor decals and signage provide direction, health and safety reminders and ensure physical distancing.

·        Limited elevator capacity – Signage indicates safe and reduced capacity of elevators.

·        Stairwells – Where possible, stairwells are designated for up or down traffic.

·        Enhanced cleaning protocols – New protocols include increased cleaning and disinfecting of highly-touched surfaces and high traffic areas. 

“The health and safety of our staff and the public continue to be our number one priority,” said Paul Mitcham, City Manager and Chief Administrative Officer (CAO). “We have and will continue to work closely with Peel Public Health and adhere to all guidelines and regulations put out by the Government of Ontario and the Region of Peel. These limited in-person service offerings as well as modified programming at our Recreation, Library and Culture facilities form the next step in our safe and gradual reopening and recovery plans. Other city services, including development applications and building permit applications, property tax payments and more continue to be accepted online.”

Additional program and service updates:

Recreation

Beginning September 8, community centres, fitness centres, indoor pools and limited arenas will reopen with modified programs/services.

Starting September 14, C Banquets (on the 12th floor of Civic Centre) and the BraeBen Golf Course dining room will be available for bookings.

Library 

All locations except Frank McKechnie (currently under renovation) will reopen on September 15 with limited service. Curbside service will continue to be offered at Frank McKechnie until the renovations are completed in mid-October. Visits are limited to one hour and services including computer access and limited study require an appointment.

Culture 

Starting September 8, bookings of some spaces will reopen including the Living Arts Centre RBC Theatre, studio rentals, church and group bookings. In addition, the information desk, reception and box office will reopen. 

Mississauga’s COVID-19 Recovery Framework guides the City’s reopening and recovery. The Framework is supported by four individual recovery plans – Community,EconomicFinance and Corporate – which set Mississauga’s path forward in a safe, efficient and inclusive way.  

Visit mississauga.ca/recovery or call 311 for more information.