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City of Mississauga Gearing up for LRT

Mississauga city staff is committed to a deadline of Feb. 3 to provide an update on the status of the Hurontario Light Rail Transit project. It’s been nine months since the City of Mississauga received over one billion dollars for an LRT line, running from the Port Credit GO station to Steeles Avenue. Since that … Continue Reading

Malton gets mentioned: Insauga’s 5 New Year’s Resolutions for Mississauga Residents

“It’s a new year in Mississauga and it’s time to move forward in 2016! You need to get your work out on, ask that good looking woman in the office out on a date and eat less junk food (no more Popeye’s for you!). It’s time to make a New Year’s resolution in Mississauga and … Continue Reading

Peel Region Says No To Incineration

Peel Region cancelled its plan to build an energy from waste plant in October. When the Durham York Energy Centre becomes fully operational, it may be the only incinerator the GTA will see for some time. Peel Region cancelled plans to build a new energy-from-waste plant in October, after councillors questioned the need for a … Continue Reading

Malton deserves its fair share

Pearson International has become the first Canadian airport to welcome 40 million passengers in one year. Pearson is now second only to New York’s John F. Kennedy Airport in passenger traffic in North America. More good news. Malton (home to the airport) is blessed with two high profile politicians: Mississauga Councillor Carolyn Parrish, and MP … Continue Reading

A Step In The Right Direction: Affordable Housing

This is a win for all residents of Mississauga. On Wednesday, November 25th, a motion put forth by Councillor Parrish was unanimously passed by all Councillors. In light of the LRT and the growing reality of the affordable housing crisis, this motion requires new developments to build a number of units for low-income residents along Hurontario. For … Continue Reading

Councillor Parrish Proposes 10% of New Developments Be Affordable Housing

Nowhere in Ontario is the waiting list for subsidized housing longer than in Peel Region. Housing could become even less affordable in central Mississauga and Brampton, when the Hurontario-Main LRT is built in a few years’ time. To help ease battle against the rising housing costs, Mississauga city council will consider a motion to require developers … Continue Reading

McLaughlin Road widening up for debate

A plan to accommodate traffic during the four years of LRT construction has unearthed an age-old debate surrounding the future of McLaughlin Road. A recommendation for road widening on McLaughlin Road, from Bristol Road West to Britannia Road West, aroused some debate amongst Ward 5 councillor Carolyn Parrish, Ward 4 councillor John Kovac and Ward … Continue Reading

Mississauga council fears poor people will be pushed away from LRT route

Mississauga councillors want to make sure a new $1.3-billion LRT along the city’s spine won’t create an exclusive, high-rent corridor that’s out of reach for residents who need affordable housing options and accessible transit. “LRTs displace all the poor people,” Councillor Carolyn Parrish said at Wednesday’s general committee meeting. She told staff she wants a … Continue Reading

Crombie pushing for more affordable housing in the core

With light rail transit speeding into downtown Mississauga, there needs to be an emphasis on ensuring those that will use the service can afford to live nearby, said Mississauga mayor Bonnie Crombie. During Wednesday’s (Nov 4) general committee meeting, members heard a staff presentation about downtown growth and the need for more parks and open … Continue Reading

Peel Council stops plan to build $580M garbage incinerator

Region of Peel Council has voted to kill plans to build a garbage incinerator pegged at costing hundreds of millions of dollars, despite objections from the mayors of both Mississauga and Brampton. Mississauga mayor Bonnie Crombie and her Brampton counterpart Linda Jeffrey both seemed surprised and perturbed at a motion introduce by Brampton councillor Michael … Continue Reading