LAKE ONTARIO SHORELINE Flood Outlook Statement

Credit Valley Conservation is advising that a Provincial Flood Watch is issued for Lower Great Lakes Shoreline Region by the Ministry of Northern Development, Mines, Natural Resources and Forestry. Strong south/southwest winds gusting between 60 and 70 km/h is expected throughout Wednesday and peaking in the evening hours. Waves in excess of 1.5 m could be seen in the Lower Great Lakes including Lake Ontario causing surge related flooding in vulnerable locations in shoreline areas.

As a result, streams and rivers close to the Lake Ontario Shoreline will become dangerous, especially in the vicinity of culverts, bridges, and dams. There is a potential for flooding in low lying areas. The public is warned to stay away from Lake Ontario Shoreline and nearby watercourses.   

CVC will continue to closely monitor weather and water levels in Lake Ontario.  This Flood Outlook Statement will be in effect through to Thursday January 6, 2022 or until further notice. 

To view current watershed conditions, please visit our real-time monitoring website:  https://cvc.ca/watershed-science/watershed-monitoring/real-time-monitoring/

Disruption to waste collection services in some areas of Peel Region

Port Credit Collection Impacted

Recycling, Organics and Yard Waste Will NOT be Collected Today (December 6th)

As a result of a labour dispute involving one of Peel’s waste collection contractors, Emterra Environmental and its employees, some residents in Brampton, Caledon and Mississauga will experience temporary changes to their curbside waste pickup beginning today, Monday, December 6. Please refer to this map for information about impacted areas.

For strike-affected residents during their garbage week

  • Continue to put garbage and organics at the curb on your scheduled garbage collection day. 
  • You may experience collection delays. Please leave garbage and organics at the curb until further notice (even on the weekend). 
  • No bulky items will be picked up during the labour disruption.

For strike-affected residents during their recycling week:

  • Recycling will not be picked up during the labour disruption.
  • Please hold onto your recycling until further notice. 
  • Your organics will not be collected on your recycling week. It will only be collected on your garbage week.

Yard Waste Collection for strike-affected residents:

  • Yard waste will not be picked up during the labour disruption.
  • Please hold onto your yard waste until further notice. 

Check peelregion.ca/waste for further updates or follow Public Works on Twitter at twitter.com/peelpublicworks for updated service information.

Mississauga Festival of Trees

A unique new winter event is coming to Mississauga! The Mississauga Festival of Trees will run from December 9th-19th, 2021. The festival celebrates the joy of the winter season, showcasing displays of seasonal lights, contemporary tree and woodpile art installations, artisan and culinary markets, entertainment and public workshops, at the beautiful, historic venue of the Small Arms Inspection Building.

Open to artists’ interpretations, the tree and woodpile installations at the festival will celebrate the winter season and cultural diversity of Mississauga. Artists, postsecondary students, and community groups have come together to present these installations throughout the duration of the festival.

Tickets are on sale here: https://www.creativehub1352.ca/festival-of-trees

Speed Limits Lowered in 77 Neighbourhoods with More to Come

The City has been lowering speed limits in Mississauga neighbourhoods to make residential streets safer for everyone using them. Speed is a contributing factor in approximately one-third of fatal collisions according to the Ontario Traffic Council. Lower speeds are a proven way to reduce the severity of injuries in the event of a collision.

To date, speed limits have been lowered from 50 km/h to 40 km/h in 77 neighbourhoods. More than 130 School Zones have also been lowered from 40 km/h to 30 km/h. Work will continue in 2022 to lower speed limits in even more neighbourhoods across the city. 

These changes, which are part of the City’s Neighbourhood Area Speed Limit Project, help to advance the City’s commitment to Vision Zero. Mississauga is working to prevent fatalities and serious injuries due to collisions on our roadways.

Lower speed limits in neighbourhoods 

When a speed limit is lowered to 40 km/h, new speed limit signs are installed on streets at the entrances and exits to all neighbourhoods. The new speed limits take effect when the new speed limit signs are installed. The 40 km/h speed limit applies for the entire neighbourhood unless otherwise indicated by signage (for example, when it becomes 30 km/h in a School Zone.)

Lower speed limits in School Zones 

School Zone speed limits in residential neighbourhoods are being lowered from 40 km/h to 30 km/h. In addition, Community Safety Zones are designated in all School Zones. In 2021, more than 110 new Community Safety Zones were created. Within a Community Safety Zone, fines increase.

Find out what neighbourhoods have been completed 

Watch for new speed limit signs in your neighbourhood. To check what neighbourhoods have been completed, check the mapon mississauga.ca/roadsafety.

You can search by address or focus on an area of the city. Green shading shows neighbourhoods which have been completed. The orange areas show those where the speed limit changes will be coming soon.

Additional speed reduction measures 

Other speed reduction measures completed by the City in 2021 include:

·        13 approved traffic calming projects

·        200 passive traffic calming measures

·        600+ speed studies conducted

·        22 Automated Speed Enforcement Cameras

·        50 Slow Streets implemented

·        3,000 Slow Down lawn signs delivered to residents

To learn more about road safety in Mississauga, visit mississauga.ca/roadsafety.

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.