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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

‘Gorgeous project’ to revitalize Malton

A central commons area and a town square at Westwood Mall are just a few of the enhancements ‎planned as part of the MyMalton project, designed to revitalize a community whose residents feel has been forgotten. The City held a pair of community visioning sessions as part of the MyMalton project at the Malton Community … Continue Reading

Peel Councillors question need for pricey garbage incinerator

Just two years after deciding to explore the idea of building and running its own garbage incinerator, Region of Peel Council is having second thoughts. Councillors today received an update on the Peel Energy Recovery Centre during a special meeting of Regional Council. Read more>>  The Mississauga News, October 8, 2015

Councillor vows action after man beaten to death in Malton

Ward 5 Councillor Carolyn Parrish is vowing to take action to make the neighbourhood safer after a man was beaten to death behind Westwood Mall in Malton last week. Parrish, speaking at Council this morning (Wednesday, Sept. 30), was shocked and dismayed about the murder of 53-year-old Madad Kenyi, who Peel Regional Police said was … Continue Reading

Mississauga mayor leads charge to raise $5M for Syrian refugees

As images of Syrian families perilously trying to find a future home continue to shock Canadians, the mayor of Mississauga has announced plans to raise money to resettle refugees in the GTA. Bonnie Crombie met with 75 people — business, religious, community and political leaders — Wednesday, and has announced a plan to raise $5 … Continue Reading