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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.

Libraries Re-Open Today at 1 p.m.

The Mississauga Library Board and Mississauga City Council ratified a four-year collective agreement with Library Union CUPE Local 1989.

Reopening Details:

All City of Mississauga libraries will reopen at 1 p.m. today.

Late materials due during the strike are waived until August 17, 2016.

Regular programming will resume on July 28, 2016.

For more information about Mississauga libraries, visit mississauga.ca/library.

City of Mississauga Reaches Tentative Settlement with Library Union CUPE Local 1989

The City of Mississauga and Library Union CUPE Local 1989 have reached a tentative memorandum of settlement.

The tentative settlement will be presented to the members of CUPE Local 1989 for ratification. It will then be presented to the Mississauga Library Board and Mississauga City Council for ratification.

Details of the settlement will be shared after ratification. Libraries in Mississauga will remain closed until further notice.

Four Opportunities to Drop-Off Old Waste Containers

Residents have 4 opportunities left to drop off old blue boxes, green bins, kitchen containers and plastic garbage cans on the following dates at the following locations:

Saturday, July 23rd: 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Lakeview Water Treatment Facility
920 East Avenue, Mississauga

Peel Public Works Yard
2 Copper Road, Brampton

Saturday, August 6th: 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Iceland Arena
705 Matheson Blvd East, Mississauga

Saturday, August 13th: 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Peel Curing Facility
4400 King St, Caledon

 

Residents can also drop-off old containers to any of the 6 Community Recycling Centres. For those residents who have challenges in dropping off their containers they can contact the Region at 905-791-9499 or zzg-wasteinquiry@peelregion.ca.

Free Summer Youth Programs Calendar for August in Malton

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New Signage for Paul Coffey Park

We needed to see for ourselves – Wildwood Park is now Paul Coffey Park! Malton Arena, soon to be Paul Coffey Arena, is undergoing renovations in preparation for the official renaming ceremony. Mark your calendars for a HUGE community event on September 23rd to honour Malton’s own NHL legend, Paul Coffey. The community emphasized the importance of the park and arena at the MyMalton Visioning Sessions and Councillor Parrish is making it happen! No need to ask…of course there’ll be fireworks!

 

Planters on Airport Road

A big thank you goes out to Councillor George Carlson and Streetsville BIA for donating 30 beautiful planters to brighten up the southern portion of Airport Road – and of course, Councillor Parrish for coordinating it! The Malton BIA has done an excellent job in taking charge of the donation. Over the next two years, the Malton BIA will be monitoring and maintaining the Airport Road planters as a pilot program. If the planters program is viable, they may expand throughout the BIA district. This incredible and colourful donation will brighten up our summer! Have a look below!

WARNING: West Nile Virus in Malton

A mosquito batch collected this week in Malton has tested positive for West Nile virus (WNV). The positive batch was collected near Derry Road and Goreway Drive. This is the first batch to test positive for WNV in Peel in 2016.

This year’s summer has been hotter than usual, which has resulted in increased mosquito activity. More mosquitoes also increase the possibility of WNV transmission. While WNV typically is a mild disease in humans, rare complications can occur. Prevention is the best defence against contracting illness, so while Region residents enjoy the summer outdoors, Peel Public Health encourages everyone to make sure they protect themselves and their family by using an insect repellent containing DEET before heading outside.

Residents are asked to help reduce the mosquito population by removing prime breeding sites on their property. The most effective way of eliminating mosquitoes near your home is to remove items that collect water – wheelbarrows, pails and plastic wading pools and change the water in your birdbaths often. If you happen to notice standing water on public property, report it online at peel-bugbite.ca or by calling Peel Public Health at 905-799-7700.

Residents can further reduce their potential exposure to West Nile virus by:

  • Avoiding areas with high mosquito populations
  • Wearing light-coloured clothing, including long sleeves, pants and a hat, to cover exposed skin, even in your own backyard
  • Using an insect repellent containing DEET and applying it according to the manufacturer’s directions
  • Taking extra precaution from dusk to dawn when mosquito activity is higher. If possible, stay indoors.

 

For more information about WNV, visit peel-bugbite.ca or call Region of Peel – Public Health at 905-799-7700 from 8:30 a.m.

Beat the Heat!

It has been quite toasty outside these past few days as Environment Canada has issued continuous ‘Heat Warning’ for the City of Mississauga.

That being said, the City of Mississauga has extended hours at its outdoor pools, offering residents a chance to cool down during the excessively hot weather conditions.

Search for an outdoor pool near you to verify their extended hours.

Extended hours will only persist when heat warnings have been issued.

City of Mississauga to implement ‘Vote Anywhere’ for the 2018 Municipal Election

Mississauga’s General Committee recently discussed potential enhancements for the 2018 Municipal Election including Internet Voting, ‘Vote Anywhere’ and Ranked Ballot Elections. ‘Vote Anywhere’ was selected as the preferred enhancement.

“Municipal election administration is changing in Ontario and we are committed to modernizing and improving voter experience,” said Crystal Greer, Director of Legislative Services and City Clerk. “’Vote Anywhere’ will enable electors to vote at any voting location or poll without geographic restriction as well as maximize accessibility and convenience to electors and reduce wait times.”

Following a presentation on the three options, General Committee accepted the recommendation from Governance Committee that staff implement ‘Vote Anywhere’ for the 2018 Municipal Election and that the City of Mississauga wait for the Province to test the ranked ballot option before it is implemented for a municipal election.

Other enhancements discussed and included in the Corporate Report prepared for Governance Committee were Internet Voting and Ranked Choice Elections. Internet Voting provides an alternative voting channel for voters but it has not been found to increase voter turnout. The option for Ranked Ballot Elections has been introduced by the changes to the Municipal Elections Act (MEA) and will alter the process for electing candidates into office by permitting a ranking of preferred candidates.

Mississauga Arena and Park Renamed to Honour Canadian Hockey Legend

Malton, located in Mississauga’s north-east corner, is honouring a famous, home-grown hero, Paul Coffey by renaming its arena and a popular community park in his honour. Approved by City Council, Malton Arena and Wildwood Park will be officially renamed Paul Coffey Arena and Park this September.

“We are so proud of Paul and everything he has accomplished,” said Ward 5 Councillor Carolyn Parrish. “As an iconic figure within the community, we’re honoured to name two prominent locations in Malton after him.”

Coffey grew up in Malton where he played for the Mississauga Hockey League and was active in lacrosse, soccer and baseball. He played 21 seasons in the National Hockey League (NHL), where he won four Stanley Cups, played in 14 NHL All-Star Games and is a member of the Hockey Hall of Fame.

Parrish added, “We have been working with Malton residents to develop a vision that shapes the future of this growing community. Through the MyMalton Vision, Paul Coffey Arena and Park was seen as a transformational location with a lot of community interest. Naming the arena and park after a legendary, Canadian icon demonstrates that Malton is a place where you can pursue your passions.”

On Friday, September 23, a special community celebration has been planned to honour Coffey and unveil the improved look and community feel to the arena and park. Residents are invited to attend this celebrated occasion in achieving a new vision for the Malton community.

BACKGROUND:

Malton Arena
Malton Arena has been an important part of the community for nearly five decades and has been a well-utilized facility by area residents and other city user groups. Improvements to the arena have been approved which include new exterior cladding, a fully accessible lobby washroom, landscape and walkway improvements and new signage. In addition, a sixty-four foot long exterior mural showcasing the beauty and rich history of Malton will be painted on the arena with the help from local artists, in collaboration with the Malton Community Festival, Culture Division, Recreation Division and Heritage Mississauga.

Wildwood Park
Wildwood Park is a valued asset to the Malton community. Approximately 44.45 hectares (109 acres), the park was acquired by the City in 1965. A playground will be added to the park located near the west side of the arena. Local fundraising efforts will help enhance the playground and promote community ownership and involvement through the fundraising program. A Master Plan and Transition Plan will be undertaken to guide the future development, recreational needs, land management, preservation and enhancement of the natural heritage and cultural assets of the park and arena.

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