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Countdown to PAUL COFFEY DAY!

Paul Coffey Day is just over a week away and all of Mississauga is buzzing! This free event is taking place on Friday, September 23rd and will be full of food, fun and fireworks. The celebration marks the official renaming ceremony for Paul Coffey Arena and Park, formerly Malton Arena and Wildwood Park.

A free family ice skate will kick off the festivities at 5:00 p.m. There will be bouncy castles for the kids to enjoy, an open air concert by Hotel California with set times at 6 & 8 p.m.

The official renaming ceremony will begin at 7:00 p.m. The night will end with an amazing fireworks display! We want all of Mississauga to come celebrate with Paul Coffey!

The official poster is below, click here to view the full poster.

A Vision for Malton

On October 14, members of the Malton community gathered to learn the results from the MyMalton project, a City-initiated review of the planning policies that shape the look and feel of Malton.

I’m excited to share the design and planning report from Urban Strategies – let me know what you think of these ideas, all based on community input! The report is a very large file, so we’ve uploaded it in sections:


You can also see an article about the October 14 presentation by the Mississauga News.

Have Your Say on Spending the City Budget

Mississauga’s online budget allocator for the 2017 Budget is now available at mississauga.ca/budget.

The online budget allocator lets residents choose their preferred spending option on selected City services.

From roads and recreation programs to fire and emergency services, City services impact people’s lives every day. Decisions about City services drive the budget. Residents can use the allocator to test different spending options and then choose one for each service area.

Results received from the allocator by November 4 will be shared with Budget Committee on November 28. The results will help inform the committee’s review of the 2017 proposed Business Plan and Budget.

“The budget allocator is a great way for residents to learn more about City services and their cost, and tell us about their priorities,” says Jeff Jackson, Director of Finance and Treasurer. “It is an opportunity to share their priorities in a way that gets people involved in their City’s business planning and budgeting process.”

The service areas for the budget allocator for the 2017 Budget have been expanded from 10 to 12.

Budget Allocator Background

  • The City of Mississauga introduced an online budget allocator tool in 2014 to
    • raise awareness of the budget process;
    • get residents thinking about the potential impacts of spending choices; and
    • provide a way for residents to voice their opinions about the City’s plans and budget.

• The original allocator tool featured eight service areas, with three spending options for each service area. The updated version features 12 service areas, each with five spending options.
• About 2,000 people used the online budget allocator to express their preferences during 2016 budget preparation: results were shared with the Budget Committee on November 23, 2015.

Learn About the Budget

• Details about the City budget and the budgeting process are available online at mississauga.ca/budget.
• An overview of the 2017 Proposed Business Plan & Budget was presented to Budget Committee June 15, 2016.
• The full 2017 Proposed Business Plan & Budget will be posted online November 14. Budget Committee deliberations are scheduled for November 28 to December 12, with a Council vote planned for December 14, 2016.

Get Involved in Planning and Budgeting

• Have your say – try the budget allocator tool
• Sign up to participate in a Telephone Budget session
• Have a question or comment – email us at budget@mississauga.ca
• Follow the City on Facebook and Twitter
• Attend or watch a Budget Committee meeting. All Budget Committee meetings are open to the public, are available via live stream and are aired live on Rogers Cable 10.

Paul Coffey Day – Thank you!

Thank you to everyone in the community who joined us Friday evening to celebrate the official renaming of Paul Coffey Arena and Park. A lot of families enjoyed the free skate, free barbecue, bouncy castles and free hot beverages – thanks McCafe!

During the ceremony, donations were made to the fairy tale “Castles” playground that will be in built in Spring 2017 in the park. An even bigger surprise was the very special announcement made by the Raptors Superfan himself Nav Bhatia. Mr. Bhatia announced the construction of an official NBA sized basketball court as well as multiple practice courts to be built in the park next year!!

The fireworks display was incredible and the perfect way to end such a wonderful evening!

If Councillor Parrish hasn’t created Malton Envy already, Friday’s event and announcements surely did.

We hope everyone enjoyed themselves as much as we did – and Paul Coffey!

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Stay tuned for more photos of the event!

Paul Coffey Day! Come one, come all!

Paul Coffey Day Friday, September 23rd at 5 p.m. Paul Coffey Arena – Corner of Goreway and Derry

Freshly Painted Murals on Paul Coffey Arena!!

The murals on the newly refurbished exterior of Paul Coffey Arena (former Malton Arena) are complete!!

The murals showcase Malton’s rich history and its bright future – just in time for Paul Coffey Day on September 23rd!

Special thanks goes out to the very talented Anna Ferguson who worked tireless hours this summer, as well as volunteers and students from around Malton who contributed to painting efforts!

We cannot wait for everyone to see it for themselves next Friday in person.

Click here for full version of Original Longo’s Fruit Market 

Click here for full version of  Panoramic View of Murals

 

Transhelp Clients Can Now Pay their Account Through Online Banking

As of August 29, 2016, Region of Peel TransHelp clients can pay their account through online banking, making managing account payments easier and more efficient. This online banking option is fast, secure and accessible any time. Clients can still also keep their accounts up-to-date over the phone and in person at 2 Copper Road.

Important User information:

  • TransHelp users, please set up your TransHelp account through your regular online banking payment system, by selecting “Region of Peel – TransHelp” as the Payee.
  • Your TransHelp client ID number is the Payee Account number.
  • This service is available through the following banking institutions: RBC, BMO, CIBC, TD, Scotiabank, National Bank, Central 1 Credit Union.
  • Payments are for TransHelp accounts only. For Taxi Scrips, standard payment process applies. Online banking is not available.
  • Please note that payment cut-off time is midnight and allow one to two business days for processing. When using the online banking system, payment set-up and tracing inquiries should be directed to your banking institutions.

 

About TransHelp in the Region of Peel
TransHelp is an integrated transportation service operated by the Region of Peel, supporting over 17,000 residents with disabilities in their daily travel activities. Region of Peel TransHelp operators, drivers, schedulers and support staff provide expert service in transportation delivery, compliant with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA).

Celebrate National Forest Week with a Community Tree Planting Event

On September 24, residents are invited to attend the City’s National Forest Week event at Huron Park hosted as part of TD Tree Days. The outdoor event will include tree plantings, guided tree tours, information booths and activities for all ages. Residents will also learn valuable information on how to preserve and protect our city’s urban forest.

What: Event to Celebrate National Forest Week in Mississauga

When: Saturday, September 24, 2016 from 9 a.m. to noon (rain or shine)

Where:
Huron Park
830 Paisley Blvd W.
Mississauga, ON
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Who:
Ward 7 Councillor Nando Iannicca
Forestry Staff
TD Employees
Credit Valley Conservation
Local Enhancement and Appreciation of Forests (LEAF)
Residents

Mississauga’s Urban Forest is important to the city’s environmental, social and economic wellbeing. The city’s 2.1 million trees help to filter pollution, increase shade, provide natural habitat for wildlife, encourage active living and reduce exposure to certain environmental risks. Learn more about the City’s Urban Forest Management Plan.

National Forest Week is observed annually during the last full week of September (Sunday through Saturday). To learn more about Mississauga’s National Forest Week event or to RSVP, visit: onemilliontrees.ca.

This National Forest Week event is part of TD Tree Days, a program of TD Friends of the Environment Foundation.

Mississauga Responds to Proposed Provincial Plan to Increase Supply of Affordable Housing

Mississauga’s Planning and Development Committee yesterday approved staff’s comments on provincial legislation that would give municipalities additional tools to create more affordable housing.

The Province introduced Bill 204 – the Promoting Affordable Housing Act in May 2016. This would give municipalities the authority to require developers to include affordable housing in new developments through Inclusionary Zoning.

The Province has asked for input on numerous items, including:

• the number of units that must be affordable
• length of time the units must remain affordable, and
• standards required of the units (size, parking)

The staff report supports a flexible approach. This approach would allow affordable units to be built offsite where a contribution for Inclusionary Zoning would not be practical, as well as cash-in-lieu that could be put toward building more affordable units.

“Mississauga welcomes the opportunity to work with the Government of Ontario to ensure affordable housing choices are available in our communities,” said Mayor Bonnie Crombie. “We are encouraged by the Province’s commitment to provide tools to help the City protect and improve its supply of affordable housing now and for the future.”

The report will go forward to Council for comments and approval.

“We are pleased to help shape the Promoting Affordable Housing Act so that it can best meet the needs of Mississauga’s residents,” said Ed Sajecki, Commissioner, Planning and Building. “By working together and sharing ideas, we are able to develop the tools that will help create more sustainable affordable housing across the City.”
The City is developing an affordable housing program in partnership with the Region of Peel and other agencies and stakeholders. The program is expected to be established by the end of 2016.

Speeding Issues In Residential Areas

The City has been receiving calls from concerned citizens about increased speeding on residential streets, posing danger for children and residents.

City Council has approved resident measures to help raise speed awareness and curb aggressive driving in Mississauga neighbourhoods.

Our office has a supply of “Please Slow Down” lawn signs for distribution for residents wanting to encourage their neighbours or passerby’s to alter their attitudes towards excessive speeding.

If you would like a sign for your lawn, please call us at 905-896-5500.

Going Green with Solar Energy

The City of Mississauga is leasing roof space at the Huron Park Recreation Centre and the Burnhamthorpe Community Centre for solar power generation. The installation supports the Provincial Feed-In Tariff (FIT) program to encourage the use of renewable energy technologies in Mississauga.

The installation also supports the City’s strategic direction and environmental vision to promote the utilization of technologies to:

  • conserve energy and water;
  • reduce emissions and waste;
  • improve air quality; and
  • protect the natural environment.

 

“We know we can’t do it alone. We know that as a City one of the best ways to move forward with environmental sustainability is to partner with others who have the experience and expertise,” said Ward 8 Councillor Matt Mahoney and Environmental Advisory Committee Chair. “In this instance, we are leasing roof space to Solar Provider Group from Toronto which through this installation will generate enough electricity to offset 24 tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions.”

“We are making smarter choices by considering alternative forms of energy like solar power,” said Gary Kent, Commissioner of Corporate Services and Chief Financial Officer. “Staff is always looking for synergies between other levels of government, conservation authorities, the private sector, non-profit organizations and the community. These synergies enable us to deliver on the Council approved action items identified through long-range master plans and the business plan and budget process.”

The solar panel installation will be completed in early September.

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