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Mississauga councillor combats scorching temperatures in apartments

Coun. Carolyn Parrish plans to bring forward a motion during Wednesday’s council meeting to address landlords turning on the heat in Mississauga apartment buildings.

The move comes in the wake of apartment tenants across the Greater Toronto Area facing scorching temperatures in their units. Citing municipal bylaw requirements, landlords turned on the heat in spite of temperatures reaching as high as 31 C during September’s unprecedented heat wave.

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Upcoming Information Sessions About MiWay’s 2018 Service Plan

From September 25 to 30, MiWay is hosting public information sessions about its 2018 service plan. The sessions will provide the public with more information on how MiWay will increase service levels along major corridors and introduce more express services to power the grid network in 2018. The theme for the third year of the MiWay Five Transit Service Plan is “Powering the Grid.”

MiWay 5 is a five-year plan (2016-2020) that is shifting Mississauga’s transit system to a grid network that allows for more frequent buses along main corridors and delivers more direct services.

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Stories Needed – The City Plans to Focus Future Initiatives on Residents’ Tales

The City of Mississauga is asking residents to share the stories that define what life in Mississauga means to them through an initiative called, Story of M.

“Mississauga has a story to tell and the Story of M will help us connect with residents across the city,” said Paul Damaso, Director, Culture Division. “These stories will help fuel the exhibits and programming at the Museums of Mississauga.”

The Story of M is based on a recommendation included in the Heritage Management Strategy.

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The Living Arts Centre Turns 20

The Living Arts Centre’s 2017-18 season has arrived, with a more diverse range of performances than ever before! Like any 20 year old, the LAC is moving into a new stage of life after garnering some real world experience. Our aspiration to be the centre for global engagement in Arts, Culture & Entertainment in Mississauga is as strong as our goal to showcase and inspire artistic and creative expression and appreciation.

In recognition of the LAC’s 20th Anniversary and Canada’s 150th,

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Toronto Pearson Youth Cohort at 6 Degrees

Each year, the Institute for Canadian Citizenship (ICC) hosts 6 Degrees, a 3-day event held in Toronto. The mission is to create a space where an international community committed to inclusion can be fostered.  This year, Toronto Pearson is partnering with the ICC to create Toronto Pearson Youth Cohort at 6 Degrees, a group of 20 dynamic young leaders drawn from Toronto Pearson communities.

One of the streams of Toronto Pearson’s community investment program,

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Labour Day Waste Collection and Exemption Period

There will be no waste collection on Monday, September 4. Waste collection will be one day later that week. Check your waste calendar for details. All Community Recycling Centres (CRCs) will also be closed on Monday, September 4. They will reopen for regular operating hours on Tuesday, September 5.

This pick up is also in an exemption period. During an exemption period there is no maximum amount of acceptable garbage you can put on the curb.

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POSTPONED – Danville Park Opening

Unfortunately, the Official Opening of Danville Park, scheduled for September 29, has been postponed due to weather. An alternate date will be set for spring 2018 – further details to come.

Danville Park has been designed and developed with year-round activity in mind. The site will include a premiere cricket site suitable for tournament play and a toboggan hill with accessible pathways to the top of the hill.

In addition, the Greater Toronto Airports Authority (GTAA) has partnered with the City of Mississauga to create an Airplane Viewing Platform at the park’s pinnacle.

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Grand Highland Golf Course

I’ve received many telephone calls and emails from residents who are concerned about the possible sale of the Grand Highland Golf Course. The property is privately owned and currently up for sale, being marketed as a residential development opportunity.

At this point, I can say that a buyer faces a tremendous uphill battle, with strong opposition from your councillor, needing to have the property rezoned from recreational to residential. The existence of fly ash on the property will be at least a $35-million clean up.

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Top 5 Events for Hershey Pad after Cavalia Leaves Mississauga

Insauga previously discussed Mississauga City Council voting to bring a world renowned theatrical performance involving acrobats and horses called Odysseo by Cavalia to the city. The show has received good reviews and the marketing campaign has been quite extensive; advertisements for the show via billboards have been seen as far as Eglinton and Bathurst. The last show is scheduled to take place on July 30.

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InSauga,

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The Region of Peel Wants Your Comments

Do you have comments about garbage, recycling or green carts?

Peel is currently developing a new long-term plan to decrease the amount of waste that goes to landfill and we want to know your thoughts.

Thanks to your efforts, we only send 50% of our waste to landfill, but we want to do better. By developing new programs and policies, we hope to create waste services that have a positive impact on our community today and in the future.

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“Artward Bound” – Free Summer Activities for Kids 5-12

Again this year the Living Arts Centre is presenting the “Artward Bound” summer outreach public events program across the city.

Artward Bound will include performances and activities designed to encourage participation from children and youth in the communities around the venue.

The Artward Bound initiative is generously funded through a City grant and has touched many youth and children in our community.

Our efforts are focused on providing an introduction and participation in the arts.

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Peel council members voice support for changes to expense policy

Peel Region council members are expressing a desire to see more public accountability and transparency around the use of taxpayer-funded spending allowances for travel and other expenses related to their duties.

As a special committee prepares to conduct a comprehensive review of the rules governing council expense accounts and reimbursement for job-related spending, several council members offered vocal support for the process during a recent meeting.

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Brampton Guardian,

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West Nile Virus in Peel

The Region of Peel is working to control mosquito larvae and prevent cases of West Nile Virus. There are actions you can take at home to protect yourself and your family.

  • Remove stagnant water on your property – empty any containers that can hold waters including old tires, wheelbarrows, barrels, pails, toys and recycling bins
  • Turn over wading pools, remove water that accumulates on your pool cover and ensure your pool’s pump is working
  • Wear light-coloured clothing,

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Peel committee begins detailed review of council expense account policy

A committee plans to go through guidelines line by line to conduct a comprehensive review of the policy controlling how Peel Region council members use taxpayer-funded expense accounts.

Peel Region’s Council Expense Policy Review Committee met for the first time June 29 to discuss terms of reference and agree on how the review would be conducted.

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Brampton Guardian, Roger Belgrave, June 30,

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Hurontario Light Rail Transit Project Update: Preparing for Procurement

City of Mississauga staff reported to General Committee today on the Hurontario Light Rail Transit (HuLRT) Project. The project, led by Metrolinx, is moving into the next phase of the procurement process. Included in the report, is a staff proposal for additional design refinements and corridor enhancements that go beyond the initial project scope.

“We are excited to reach this next stage of the Hurontario Light Rail Transit Project,” said Mayor Bonnie Crombie.

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Free City Program Gets Kids Outside This Summer

In its fourth year, Let’s Play in the Park is a City-run program that encourages kids ages six to 12 to be more active outdoors.

This free, supervised, nine-week drop-in program is offered from July 3 to September 1 at 13 parks throughout Mississauga. The program is operated by qualified leaders trained in the HIGH FIVE® principles of healthy child development.

Kids take part in recreation activities such as organized games,

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Mississauga’s 2018 Budget Process Starts June 28

The City of Mississauga’s 2018 Budget process starts on Wednesday, June 28. The City’s Budget Committee will meet for an overview of the 2018 – 2021 Business Plan and 2018 Budget. The Budget details how taxpayer dollars are spent to support programs and services and advance the City’s Strategic Plan.

Public Engagement
Budget Committee meetings will have dedicated time for residents, businesses, special interest groups and taxpayers to have their say on budget spending.

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City’s Staff Accessibility Resource Team Recognized with Municipal Accessibility Award

The City of Mississauga’s Staff Accessibility Resource Team (StART) has won the Municipal Accessibility Award from the Ontario Municipal Social Services Association (OMSSA). The award recognizes individuals or groups who have shown great leadership in helping to improve accessibility in their city. This includes raising accessibility awareness through activities and programs.

“The Staff Accessibility Resource Team is an integral part of the City’s success in upholding accessibility,” said Mayor Bonnie Crombie.

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Mississauga Purchasing Practices to Increase Focus on Social, Ethical and Environmental Aspects

City of Mississauga staff today presented a draft sustainable procurement policy to General Committee. Making Better Choices: A Sustainable Purchasing Approach is the proposed strategy to update the City’s purchasing practices.

According to the staff report, sustainable procurement considers social, ethical and environmental factors in the purchasing process, along with price, quality and service. It ensures that purchasing decisions favour environmentally preferable goods and services, and view unethical vendor practices as unacceptable.

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MiWay Route 39 Britannia

This July MiWay will be extending the routing on Route 39 Britannia (revised route map attached) to service the Airport Corporate Centre, ending at the Skymark Hub. This route will eventually connect with other services at Renforth Station when that station is complete in fall 2017.

See the route map here and get more information here.

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