Category Archives: City of Mississauga

Mississauga By-Law Ensures Tenants Have Adequate Building Temperatures During Fluctuating Weather

As the weather cools down this fall, the City of Mississauga wants to remind landlords and tenants that the Adequate Temperature By-Law will ensure buildings are maintained at a suitable temperature during fluctuating and extreme weather.

The by-law requires landlords to provide adequate and suitable heat, meaning the air temperature in a unit is at least 20 degrees Celsius. The by-law also requires landlords to provide adequate and suitable cooling, meaning that the air temperature in a unit does not exceed 26 degrees Celsius when equipped or furnished with an air conditioning system. Additionally, adequate and suitable heat and cooling must also be maintained in all areas of the unit.

“When the by-law was updated in 2018, it was to ensure landlords could be flexible when regulating heat in their buildings during these fluctuating and extreme weather patterns,” said Sam Rogers, Director, Enforcement. “The by-law complies with provincial requirements and responds to changing weather conditions. A violation of this by-law can lead to a fine of up to $100,000.”

To learn more about the Adequate Temperature By-Law, visit mississauga.ca/bylaws.

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.