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Netherwood Plaza Site

It’s been 3 1/2 years since Netherwood Plaza was demolished. Shortly after it was discovered that a former dry cleaning shop had dumped toxic chemicals behind the unit, necessitating extensive remediation to the soil supervised by the Ministry of the Environment.

Whereas the City’s by-laws mandate safety fencing and weed control, there is nothing that can force an owner to put up hoarding that blocks the view of an ugly site.

The owner intended to build 26 attractive semi-detached homes and a corner convenience store.

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Welcome to Hollywood North right here in Ward 5!

STUDIO BOTTEGA will be the first and largest purpose-built movie studio in Mississauga. We have had several warehouse conversions to produce a significant studio presence in the City, clustered in our ward. But this amazing project built by Leo and Alessandro DelZotto and SMART CENTRES will put Mississauga on the map!

Located on the South West corner of Derry Road and Maritz Drive, on the west side of Hurontario, the massive complex of two film studios,

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Avro Arrow

This PDF includes details about the Avro Arrow project. Feel free to review the recommendation letters and engineering drawings!

Avro Arrow Package 2020 500kb PDF Format

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Why was the City unable to freeze taxes, as requested by the Mississauga Board of Trade, for 2021?

City Manager and Chief Administrative Officer Paul Mitcham tells the story in his response to the petition presented in February:

“… in response to the petition below requesting a 0% tax rate increase in City of Mississauga for 2021.

[The email] refers only to the local share of the tax rate increase subject to budget approval, but keep in mind that the overall tax rate is a combination of local and regional budget changes as below.

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2020 City Tax Levies and PILTs by Ward

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New Bike Rack Sculptures!

Malton Community Centre, Victory Hall and Paul Coffey Arena now have the new installations of some of the parts bikes, used to complete 160 final, perfect bikes given out to community children who needed them.

Mouseover and Click the images for more…

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Fairwind Park – Coming Soon!

Our new park is coming soon! It will be accessed from Fairwind which runs North off Eglinton, slightly west of Hurontario. It will feature a nautical-themed creative playground, including The HMCS PINNACLE ship, sponsored by Pinnacle Developments (who donated land for the park and funding specifically for the ship). Other features of the playground include a whale, a lighthouse which will illuminate at night, small lifeboats on springs for bouncing on the waves, puffin fish and real sand on the “beach” section!

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Hockey & Soccer Pitches Coming to Malton Village Park

The City recently purchased 9.5 acres of land to add to Malton Village Park – sections 1&3 on this diagram. The city will be building a field hockey pitch and a soccer field on that land for the community. There will be access and on street parking on Drew Road as well as the small parking lot off Beverly Street.

The land purchased was zoned “employment land” so it could not be used for the much needed housing in Malton.

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Our Super Fan Nav Bhatia Helps Bring an NBA Court Home

Malton has been home to many people who have gone on to become famous Canadians. One such Malton guy is the famous Nav Bhatia, also known as the Raptors Superfan – having never missed a home game.

Nav Bhatia arrived in Malton from India and lived in a basement apartment for several years with his wife. He became a very successful businessman through hard work, but never forgot his first home in Malton.

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MALTON Letters Light Up Derry Road!

The spectacular MALTON letters on Derry Road were a joint project between the Province of Ontario’s previous Liberal Government and the Malton Business Improvement Association (BIA). It was tendered by the City and built by UNIT 11, the same company that built the letters at Toronto City Hall. The project was installed on time December 2019, and within the budget of approximately $400,000. The letters can be lit in any combination of colours but is most frequently in white with the red ❤️

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The AVRO Returns

More info will be coming soon on our $3.6m project to build a full scale AVRO Arrow!

The AVRO reproduction will be on a 22 foot arm attached to a pedestal, located at Paul Coffey Park — close to the actual site of the A.V. Roe plant which was on what is now GTAA lands, Derry/Airport Road.

Funds at $3.1m and construction started. Lots more info to come!

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Malton Community Police Station Opens!

Residents were greatly disappointed when former Chief Evans decided to close the Community Police Station at Westwood Square for budget reasons.  The relative isolation of the Malton Community, the more than 20 minute drive to the police divisions that served Malton, all combined to increase the crime rates over the 18 months that the station was closed.

The community got organized. A small group of residents, organized by Angie Munnick and Ann Barkley worked hard to collect over 3500 signatures on a petition asking for not only the reopening of the Community Station,

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McKechnie Woods Spray Pad Redeveloped

In August of 2020 construction was completed on the redeveloped spray pad at McKechnie Woods (near the Frank McKechnie Community Centre) and it’s open again for all to enjoy!

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Malton Community Hub

The City of Mississauga will be converting the decommissioned Lincoln M. Alexander Secondary School pool in Malton into a Community Hub that provides services and programs that reflect the local community needs.

This is a view of the pool attached to the Lincoln Alexander SS building. It has remained locked off from the school for ten years as a new Community Centre directly across the road was built with a more modern pool.

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Proposed Ceremonial Green Park Shade Structure

We are planning for installation of this structure in 2021 at Ceremonial Green Park, with installation anticipated in summer 2021.

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Happy Holidays 2020

While so many things were canceled due to the Covid-19 pandemic, our Holiday decorations shone as brightly as ever!

We’d like to thank our sponsors for this terrific display.

Click the images below for a larger view…

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The Malton BIA Bike Shop

August 2020  — the Malton BIA used the funding that usually goes into a huge Canada Day event, with spectacular fireworks, to rent Victory Hall for the month, put protective coverings on the floors, buy equipment and supplies and set up a Bike Repair Shop. The purpose of the shop was to process donated bikes from individuals and organizations like the Region of Peel Waste Management Department and MiWay lost bikes.

Hundreds of bikes were provided to the shop,

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Goreway Bridge Approved!

After a great deal of detective work, many conversations with the Province and strong cooperation from Brampton, a public meeting was held September 18, 2018 to announce the construction will begin Spring 2019 at a cost of $40 million dollars shared between the two cities. FINALLY!

 

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Brand New Affordable Housing Development Coming to Mississauga

We’ve updated this post with site plans, recommendations reports and elevations for the Bristol Road East and Hurontario and  30 Bristol Road East Projects. The PDF’s below offer some insight into this exciting project…

Brittania

Bristol and Hurontario – Perspectives PDF 9.5MB 

Bristol and Hurontario – Site Plan PDF 1.9MB

Malton

Goreway – Elevations PDF 605 kb

Goreway Site Plan PDF 476 kb

 

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PHOTOS: First glimpses of proposed new park in Mississauga

Even though the weather is getting colder, there’s never a bad time to talk about parks.

Mississauga, after all, is always thirsty for more and better greenspaces.

Insauga recently reported that the park next to the Paul Coffey Arena in Malton was getting a bit of a makeover, and residents were invited to provide their input and suggestions on what they wanted in the park. The most recent session took place at the Malton Community Centre and I attended to find out what residents thought about the proposals.

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