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‘No quick fix’ for GTHA housing crisis

Politicians and stakeholders in Mississauga are cautiously optimistic about a slew of provincial measures to cool the housing market in the GTHA. Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne announced a 16-point plan to control skyrocketing real estate prices, including a 15 per cent foreign buyers tax and expanded rent controls for private units. Dubbed the Fair Housing … Continue Reading

Mississauga considering further deregulation of taxi industry

“Let the competition begin.” Those were the words of Mississauga’s Ward 5 Coun. Carolyn Parrish after she successfully put forward a motion that could see the city loosen regulations on the taxi and limousine industries. The move comes after councillors approved the terms of a pilot program that would allow transportation network companies (TNC), such … Continue Reading

Malton councillor urges GTAA to pay its fair share

With Toronto Pearson airport gearing up to become a mega transit hub, Malton councillor Carolyn Parrish is urging its operators, the Greater Toronto Airports Authority (GTAA), to start paying its fair share. Parrish addressed representatives from the GTAA following their presentation at city council on Mar. 29. The presentation was intended to highlight the GTAA’s … Continue Reading

What’s Happening with the High Park-Style Castle Park in Mississauga?

Last year, it was announced that the Malton Arena and Wildwood Park in the northeast part of Mississauga would be renamed after former 14 time NHL all-star Paul Coffey. At the time, Ward 5 Councillor Carolyn Parrish also announced that she was looking to get a new playground structure built in the newly renamed Paul … Continue Reading

Mississauga councillors debate viability of affordable housing strategy

Inclusionary zoning, tax breaks for developers and a land transfer tax were just a few ideas floated by Mississauga councillors determined to tackle the city’s affordable housing crisis. On Monday, councillors endorsed a housing draft strategy that addresses the need to create affordable housing for the middle class while ensuring costs do not fall solely … Continue Reading

Mississauga primed to host 905-wide summit to push province for more money

Mississauga councillors are rallying the troops in the 905 to explore how to get Queen’s Park to boost funding for their municipalities. One idea: A 905-wide summit hosted by Mississauga. “We’re being shortchanged and we’re not being listened to,” said Coun. Carolyn Parrish, referring to all 905 municipalities. Read more >> The Mississauga News, Rachael … Continue Reading

Mississauga getting ‘deeply shafted’ by Pearson airport, says councillor

With property taxes steadily rising in Peel Region, Coun. Carolyn Parrish wants regional staff to take a good, hard look at how much money is being lost at the airport. A staff presentation outlining estimated revenue loss at airports and hospitals identified a $2.6-million deficit in terms of how much the Greater Toronto Airports Authority … Continue Reading

Peel MPPs and MPs more interested in political careers than getting region its fair share: Parrish

Regional councillors declared they are fed up with the failure of local provincial and federal politicians to lobby for Peel’s fair share of funding from the upper tier governments. “They don’t care about us,” said Mississauga Coun. Carolyn Parrish, who added local MPPs and MPs only care about their political careers and staying in their … Continue Reading

Peel developing loan program to help build basement apartments

Peel wants to provide homeowners with a forgivable loan to construct basement apartments and other second units to increase the residential rental stock for the long list of people waiting for affordable housing in the region. Human Services staff recently presented regional council with a proposal to provide loans of up to $50,000 per household … Continue Reading

Mississauga food bank celebrates large fresh food delivery

A west-end Mississauga food bank is celebrating the distribution of a large quantity of fresh food within its membership community. In 2016, Eden Food for Change surpassed its target and delivered 51 per cent fresh food and 49 per cent non-perishable items. Read more >> Mississauga News, Nouman Khalil, January 20, 2017

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