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Mississauga councillor Carolyn Parrish wants to open up unused land near Sheridan College for affordable housing projects

Councillor Carolyn Parrish has pegged city-owned lands around Sheridan College as prime real estate for affordable housing. Parrish made the recommendation at Monday’s planning committee meeting during a staff presentation on the city’s affordable housing gaps. The report concluded a gap exists in both income and supply in Mississauga and recommends the city work towards … Continue Reading

Mississauga Planning Committee Approves First Step In Malton Redesign

Rich in history and home to the city’s most diverse ethnic population, Malton has long been ignored when it comes to funding initiatives and community projects. But that’s all set to change as the City’s planning department passed a long-term community vision, MyMalton, which establishes guidelines and principles for the redevelopment of one of Mississauga’s … Continue Reading

Keeping it simple down on the Britannia Farm

“The Board of Education is legal agent of the land, but morally speaking, the land belongs to the young children of Peel.” That’s John Fraser, former director of the Peel Board of Education writing in a 1986 report about the Britannia Farm, the magnificent 200-acre greenspace in the demographic centre of the region. The untouched … Continue Reading

Former meth lab converted into affordable housing unit for Mississauga family

A former meth lab will soon be converted into a home for a Mississauga family of six struggling to make ends meet. Samina Khalid and her husband Khalid Rauf came to Mississauga from Pakistan with their four children in hopes of a better future. And after 10 years of trying to find an affordable place … Continue Reading

A McLaughlin Road tree-hugger completes the circle

“Should the City of Mississauga be allowed to destroy the edges of a beautiful woodlot to accommodate the questionable needs of urban sprawl?” Ontario Environment Minister Jim Bradley was asked that question by a rookie Peel public school trustee in August, 1988 in a letter asking for an environmental assessment of a plan to widen … Continue Reading

Peel councillors begin reexamination of water fluoridation benefits

Reexamination of the benefits and potential health risks that come from adding fluoride to Peel’s drinking water is officially underway. Almost five years after Peel Regional councillors closed lengthy debate on the merits of municipal water fluoridation by unanimously voting to continue the longstanding practice, council members have reopened the issue. Members of the Region’s newly … Continue Reading

Land transfer deal crucial first step to Goreway Dr. bridge construction

A land transfer deal involving the Province, the City of Brampton and a third party will result in the construction of a bridge at the CN rail crossing on Goreway Dr. in Malton. After years of Mississauga city councillors fighting for an overpass to be built on Goreway Dr. to alleviate traffic delays, the project … Continue Reading

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

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