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Public Meeting: Britannia Farm

TONIGHT, the Peel District School Board will be holding a Public Meeting for those wanting to hear the proposed plans for the future use of Britannia Farm. Following the presentation, a public consultation session will commence.

Where:
HJA Brown Education Centre – Mississauga Room
5650 Hurontario Street
Mississauga, ON
L5R 1C6

Time:
6 to 8pm

For more details, click on the link below:
Britannia Farm Inspiration Session Flyer 

 

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.

CANADA DAY IN MALTON!

This is another reminder that we are celebrating Canada Day tomorrow in Malton at Westwood Square with a huge party in store starting at 5pm!

This free event will be the talk of the town as you enjoy entertainment, face painting and an incredible fireworks display – the longest in the city.

Come join thousands as we celebrate Canada’s 149th birthday…and create Malton Envy!

Be sure to tweet and post using #MaltonEnvy at tomorrow’s event.

See you there!

Malton Celebrates Canada Day

Our Canada Day Celebration is just days away and the weather is looking beautiful!!

Join us on Friday, July 1st at Westwood Square (7205 Goreway Drive) to celebrate the birth of our great nation.

Starting at 5pm, this free event is packed with performances from singers, dancers and steel drum bands. Our amazing fireworks display will begin at 10pm.

Mark your calendars and join us this Friday!

Yard Waste Schedule Changing to Bi-Weekly

Beginning July 4th, the Region of Peel will collect yard waste every other week.

As a reminder, yard waste must be out at the curb by 7 a.m. on your regular collection days, must be in acceptable bins/containers or bags and must be clearly labelled “Yard Waste”.

Residents can use their old garbage containers or blue boxes for ward waste collection, with the label “Yard Waste”.

Yard waste can also be dropped off at your nearest Community Recycling Centres.

For your convenience, you can report missed collection or schedule a repair for a broken or damaged cart online at the Region of Peel’s website.

Mississauga Launches New Community Recognition Pilot Program

The City of Mississauga launched a new Community Recognition Pilot Program today to recognize special occasions and events which enhance the health, welfare, safety and cultural diversity of the community.

The pilot program provides the opportunity to recognize and celebrate special occasions and events which foster a spirit of community, celebrate Mississauga’s diverse cultures and contribute to enriching the quality of life in Mississauga.

“Mississauga Council is demonstrating further leadership to ensure our world-class city continues to be a welcoming, dynamic and inclusive place that proudly celebrates the enriching diversity of our residents,” Mayor Bonnie Crombie said. “This new pilot initiative is in response to growing community interest for flag raisings and clock tower lightings that will serve as important gestures that will bring people together to celebrate shared values.”

“The City of Mississauga is a caring, accessible and inclusive municipality,” said Councillor Sue McFadden, Chair of the Diversity and Inclusion Advisory Committee (DIAC). “There are so many great local and international groups and causes out there that the City can recognize and this program will make it easier to provide them with broader awareness in our community.”

Starting June 23, 2016, community organizations can request recognition either though a flag raising or lighting of the Civic Centre clock tower. As part of the application process:

• Organizations must submit flag raising requests at least six weeks in advance.
• Organizations must submit lighting requests at least two weeks in advance.
• Organizations can select only one recognition option (flag raising or lighting) per year.
• Requests must be made annually; they will not carry over year after year.
• Recognition items are issued at the City’s discretion.
• The City will review and evaluate requests in the order they are received.

Read the policy and visit the Community Recognition Program web page for more information including full program criteria and the online application process.

Ping! New Mississauga Services Available on the Pingstreet App

More of Mississauga’s most popular online services are now on Pingstreet – a free mobile app. The City of Mississauga is expanding services available through the “Report a Problem” button and “Meetings & Events” button.

Report a Problem 24/7
Using a smartphone, residents can now report on five new issues under the “Report a Problem” button:

  • Three hour parking violations on a City street
  • Abandoned shopping carts on a private property
  • Damaged trees on City property
  • Request pruning of a City owned tree

 

Get Real-Time Access
Outside of Council and General Committee, two additional standing committees have been added under the “Meetings & Events” button. Residents can now stay up-to-date and access a calendar of upcoming Budget, and Planning and Development Committee meetings directly on the app.

The Pingstreet mobile app is free and available for download at the following stores: App Store, Google Play, BlackBerry World, and Windows Store.

Other features availble on the Pingstreet app include Mississauga’s latest news, Twitter feeds, Mayor and Council information and waste collection schedules from the Region of Peel.

Visit mississauga.ca/pingstreet to learn more.

Protecting Yourself Against Fraud

Recently our office has received numerous calls and emails regarding CRA scams. This is just a reminder that the CRA WILL NEVER:

  • ask for personal information by email or text message;
  • request payment by prepaid credit card;
  • share your tax information with another person or organization, unless you have agreed that it can be shared;
  • leave personal information on an answering machine;
  • threaten or use nasty language.

When in doubt, call 1-800-959-8281 or contact the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre online or toll free at 1-888-495-8501.

If you believe you may be the victim of fraud or have given personal or financial information by mistake, contact your local police service.

 

Countdown to Malton Celebrates Canada Day!

We are just 16 sleeps away from Malton’s biggest celebration!

Join thousands of people on July 1st at Westwood Square for an evening of fun and excitement hosted by TV’s Jake Dheer and Asha Tomlinson!

Once again, we have rallied up family-friendly performances by BluSoul, DinGo, Golden Harps and Shiamak.

With entertainment, food, face-painting and a fireworks display that is second to none, this will be the most memorable Canada Day yet!

Entertainment is set to start at 5pm and our incredible fireworks display will begin at 10pm!

We can’t wait to be with you celebrating the birth of our great nation. See the flyer here -> CanadaDay_Malton

Mississauga Now Making it Easier to Register Second Units

The City of Mississauga is making it easier and less costly to register second units as part of its commitment to increasing access to affordable housing. City Council today approved a new By-law that will improve the registration process for second units, also known as basement apartments, in-law suites and secondary units.

The City has repealed the current licensing process and will now require that houses containing a second unit be registered.

Registration is free of charge. Homeowners will no longer need to purchase or renew a license. Existing second unit licence holders will be automatically registered.

“We are improving the way second units are registered to help increase affordable housing in the City,” said Mayor Bonnie Crombie. “By making the process easier and less expensive, more homeowners and tenants can access safe, affordable housing in our communities.”

As part of the registration process, the City of Mississauga requires that houses containing a second unit comply with the Ontario Building Code, Ontario Fire Code and Zoning By-law.

“City staff are committed to helping improve access to affordable housing options such as second units,” said Ed Sajecki, Commissioner of Planning and Building. “Staff from both the City’s building and fire teams are available to guide homeowners through the registration process to ensure second units are safe and meet all regulatory requirements.”

Further information is available on the Second Units website.

The City is developing an affordable housing program in partnership with the Region of Peel. The program is expected to be established by the end of 2016.

Cycling Infrastructure Boost Requested By City of Mississauga

Yesterday, City Council passed a resolution urging the Provincial Government to use the provincial cap and trade program to provide $200 million for cycling infrastructure across Ontario over the next four years.  A letter of support from Mayor Crombie will be sent to the Minister of the Environment and Climate Change and other municipalities across Ontario through the Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO). The letter will encourage other municipalities to join with Mississauga in calling on the Province to act.

“There is a strong interest in building and investing in cycling infrastructure to promote active and healthy living in Mississauga,” said Mayor Bonnie Crombie. “The City of Mississauga’s  Living Green Master Plan and Cycling Master Plan also support the Provincial Government’s Ontario Climate Change Strategy to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and build a prosperous low-carbon economy. Like Mississauga, many other municipalities have similar plans and initiatives to increase their cycling infrastructure and I hope they will join our city in calling on the provincial government to increase investments in this critical infrastructure. These investments will complement those being made at both the provincial and federal levels in infrastructure such as public transit that will improve the lives of residents and reduce emissions.”

“The Mississauga Cycling Advisory Committee (MCAC) is very focused on the important role cycling can play in meeting our climate change goals,” said Chris Fonseca, Ward 3 Councillor and member of the Mississauga Cycling Advisory Committee. “We have implemented a very successful Community Ride Program which has increased cycling greatly throughout the city. An Ontario wide poll, Share the Road 2014, shows that 4.5 per cent of Ontario residents ride a bike at least monthly and that  54 per cent of Ontario residents want to cycle more than they currently do. The poll also indicated that many would be encouraged to cycle more if there was more and better cycling infrastructure available. Mississauga has made great progress closing gaps in our cycling infrastructure.  Closing these gaps will increase the safety of our residents and encourage more cycling as a means of transportation. An investment in cycling infrastructure will improve and enhance the multi-use trail system.”

The City’s cycling network includes more than 400 kilometres of on-road bike lanes, boulevard multi-use trails, off-road trails as well as roadways with posted bike route signs.  Through the Cycling Master Plan, the City plans to develop more than 900 kilometres of on and off-road cycling routes in the next 20 years. More than 1,000 Mississauga residents and stakeholders contributed their thoughts and ideas to help develop this plan. The plan focuses on fostering cycling as a way of life in the city, building an integrated network of cycling routes and aims to adopt a safety first approach to cycling. The Cycling Master Plan vision is to make Mississauga a city where people choose to cycle for recreation, fitness and for their daily transportation needs. The plan will provide an integrated multi-modal approach to transportation throughout the city to connect destinations and place 95 per cent of the city’s population within one kilometre of a primary cycling route.

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