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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.

Updated Parks By-law Ensures Greater Clarity and Safety for the Public

Yesterday, Council approved an updated Parks By-law that will ensure more safety and greater clarity for park users and the City’s enforcement staff. The by-law is effective immediately.

“As Mississauga continues to grow and evolve, updates to the Parks By-law are necessary for the City to effectively continue administering and enforcing all park related activities and programs,” said Jodi Robillos, Director, Parks, Forestry and Environment. “This also ensures that all park users are clearly made aware and understand what is and isn’t allowed in our parks. More importantly, it brings more safety measures for the public so that our parks can continue to be used and enjoyed by everyone.”

Some of the key highlights with the updated Parks By-law are as follows:

  • Children under 12 years of age are not allowed to enter Leash-Free Zones.
  • Commercial dog walkers with an approved permit can use Leash-Free Zones Monday to Friday between the hours of 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. only.
  • Smoking regulations aligned with the Region of Peel’s No Smoking or Vaping By-law which prohibits smoking and vaping in public outdoor spaces.
  • Park opening hours to change to dawn from 7 a.m. (closure still remains at 11 p.m.) to better reflect user needs.
  • A Park Vendor section created for clarity around food/refreshment vehicles or carts, and portable display units that operate in parks – with reference to Mobile Licensing processes that are required.
  • Designated busking areas to be identified through the City’s SaugaBusks program.
  • A section that deals with kite flying to address requests and emerging trends.
  • Commercial activities section for goods and services provided by third parties in parks, including commercial photography, fitness/instructional classes and park vendors.
  • Clarity around fishing in parks.
  • Allowing for different modes of transportation that can be used in park and trail systems.
  • Providing clear prohibition of the use of profane/abusive language, including hate speech during gatherings and events within parks.

In reviewing and updating the by-law, staff from various business units were involved, including: Parks, Forestry and Environment; Enforcement; Corporate Security; Legal Services; Recreation; Animal Services; and Mobile Licensing. The City also consulted with residents, Leash-Free Mississauga and commercial dog walkers for regulations that relate to Leash-Free Zones.

To learn more about these changes, view the updated Parks By-law.

For more information about the City’s parks and green spaces, visit mississauga.ca/parks.

Mississauga’s Windrow Snow Clearing Program Now Open for Registration

The City is now accepting applications for its Windrow Snow Clearing Program for some residents needing snow clearing assistance. The program is available for up to 300 residents who are 65 years or older, or who have a physical disability.

Program participants can expect to have a three-metre space in their windrow cleared during the winter season. A windrow is the pile of snow left at the end of a driveway after the street has been plowed. The program does not include the clearing of the whole driveway.

“We understand the challenges that some residents face when it snows,” said Mickey Frost, Director, Works Operations and Maintenance. “Our windrow service makes winter easier for program participants to deal with throughout the season.”

Winter crews will clear a space in a resident’s driveway beginning up to 36 hours after the end of a snow storm and when road plowing is completed. Windrow snow clearing may not be to bare pavement, but will make the driveway safe and passable for one car to get in and out.

Additional Program Details:

·       Last day to apply is Friday, November 6, 2020 at 4:30 p.m.

·       Program starts November 30, 2020 and ends March 12, 2021.

·       Cost of program is $200, but free for residents who meet financial assistance criteria.

·       Only 300 spots are available on a first come, first serve basis.

How to Apply:

·       Download and print an application form online at mississauga.ca/windrow or pick one up at any community centre service desk.

·       Submit the completed form and required documents through any of the following:

o   In-person at any community centre service desk

·       The following submission options have been added as part of the City’s response to COVID-19:

o   Email: rec.info@mississauga.ca

o   By mail:

Recreation Customer Service Centre

Paramount Fine Foods Centre

5600 Rose Cherry Place

Mississauga, ON L4Z 4B6

For more information about the Windrow Snow Clearing Program, including eligibility, financial assistance criteria and details on how to apply, visit mississauga.ca/windrow

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.