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City Requests Support from 2018 Federal and Provincial Budget for Top City Priorities

Today, Council adopted a resolution to seek ongoing support from the governments of Canada and Ontario for the City’s top priorities and initiatives:

  • strategic transit investments
  • sustainable infrastructure funding
  • legislative changes
  • city-building initiatives
  • affordable housing and partnerships

“There is a buzz about Mississauga these days as we are a city in demand,” said Mayor Bonnie Crombie. “To build the Mississauga of the future,

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Goreway Bridge Update

We have exciting news!

It has been a long journey, but we’ve just received confirmation that the easement for the Goreway Bridge has been purchased by Brampton, on the north side of the tracks, and the hydro permits have been submitted.

The Goreway Bridge is finally underway!

If you do not remember where things left off before the purchase, you can click here for the last update.

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Bus Stop Removals

Please be advised that effective January 15th, the following two bus stops will be removed from service:

Stop #0627 Eastbound Eglinton Ave at Dixie Road (Route 35 East and 7 North)

Stop#2036 Westbound Eglinton Ave at Dixie Road (Route 35 West and 87 North)

All boarding and alighting for Routes 7 and 35/35A will occur on the east side of Dixie Road. Route 87 patrons will have to use Route 35/35A going forward.

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CF-100 Featured in Airforce Magazine

The National publication of the Royal Canadian Air Force Association, Airforce magazine, featured an article in their December issue on the CF-100 Rededication Ceremony we held on September 24th.

Eloquently written by Gord McNulty, the article gives a brief overview of this historical aircraft from its origins to its restoration.

Click the link below to read a piece of Malton’s aviation history!

Malton CF-100 Rededication story in Airforce magazine,

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Report Recommends Regulation of Short-Term Accommodations in Mississauga

A staff report presented yesterday to City of Mississauga’s Planning and Development Committee recommends amendments to the Zoning By-law to regulate short-term accommodations (STAs) in the City.  The recommendations include allowing STAs in all dwelling types that are primary residences, subject to conditions.

The report also includes an update on responses from an online survey and public consultation process as well as an updated municipal scan and recommendations to amend the Zoning By-law to regulate STAs.

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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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Community Police Station Update

The proposal to close our community police station at Westwood Square was arrived at without consultation with the community, the owners of the mall, or your councillor. It was based on a reduction in crime for the area surrounding the mall, a desire to redeploy the three officers out into the community and in a minor way, the cost of the station rental and clerical staff.

Upon hearing of the proposal, several things happened.

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Now Available Online – Mississauga’s Proposed 2018 Business Plan and Budget

Residents can view the City of Mississauga’s 2018 proposed Business Plan and Budget online at mississauga.ca/budget. It describes program and service enhancements for 2018 and how they will be financed.

Highlights

The total proposed 2018 operating budget is $819.2 million. This amount is offset by revenue from various sources (e.g., transit fares and recreation fees) totalling $334.2 million. The amount that is not offset by these revenues is the net operating budget funded by property taxes.

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What is the Ontario Fire Code and How Does it Apply to Mississauga Property Owners

Mississauga Fire and Emergency Services (MFES) want all property owners to understand how the Ontario Fire Code applies to them and their property. MFES inspects properties (homes and businesses) to keep the community safe, prevent the risk of fire and ensure residents comply with the Ontario Fire Code.

“The code is provincial law with clearly defined safety requirements set out for property owners,” said Nancy Macdonald-Duncan, Assistant Chief, Fire Prevention and Life Safety,

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Mississauga Ready to Make City Roads Safe this Winter

Resident safety is our priority every winter season and the City of Mississauga is prepared to keep traffic moving this winter. We are ready to clear 5,600 lane kilometres of roads; 1,400 lane kilometres of priority sidewalks; 3,700 bus stops and over 1,000 pedestrian crossings. Lane kilometres are calculated based on the plowing or salting of a kilometer long segment of roadway that is a single lane in width.

“Our priority during a snow fall is to clear major roads first to allow access for emergency vehicles and public transit.

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Changes to Animal Care and Control By-law Improve Animal Welfare

Mississauga City Council approved amendments to the Animal Care and Control By-law at today’s meeting. These By-law changes formally recognize not-for-profit animal rescue organizations and provide clarity regarding trap, neuter, return (TNR) programs that manage feral cat populations.

“These changes allow the City’s Animal Services to partner with approved organizations who operate rescue and foster care for homeless animals,” said Sam Rogers, Director of Enforcement. “They also outline criteria for approving animal rescue organizations and the regulation of TNR programs.

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Parking Matters Mississauga

The City of Mississauga wants your help as we study citywide parking. This study, called Parking Matters, will help make future decisions about parking across the City. As our City continues to grow and evolve, our community parking needs are changing. All kinds of parking are being reviewed in the study including: on-street and off-street parking, as well as public and private parking. They are all an important part of our transportation system.To learn more about the study,

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Provide Feedback on the Future of Paul Coffey Park – November 6

On Monday, November 6, the City is hosting a second public information session about the future of Paul Coffey Park (formerly Wildwood Park). The City is completing a draft master plan for the park and is looking for feedback from Malton residents.

What:

Paul Coffey Park Public Information and Feedback Session

Who:

Carolyn Parrish, Councillor, Ward 5
Malton residents
Local business owners and operators
City staff

When:

Monday,

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City of Mississauga Asking Residents to Weigh in on Future of Massive Park

If there’s one thing that’s always been clear about Mississauga residents, it’s that they cherish their parks and greenspaces and for good reason—in a rapidly urbanizing city dotted with high-rise condos, parks are precious.

For that reason, residents might want to attend an upcoming information session on the future of Paul Coffey Park in the Malton neighbourhood.

Right now, the city is completing a draft master plan for Paul Coffey Park (formerly Wildwood Park) and is looking for feedback from people in the area.

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Mississauga eager to firm up deal with Pearson Airport operators

With the federal government exploring the privatization of Canadian airports, Mississauga council wants to ensure the city has a say in the fate of Toronto Pearson International Airport.

“Our government needs to be there as the conversation is happening, not being told once a decision is made on the airports,” said Ward 3 Coun. Chris Fonseca, who documented her concerns in a motion passed at a recent general committee meeting.

The Greater Toronto Airports Authority (GTAA) is the private body that runs Pearson Airport,

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Windrow Snow Clearing – Reminder

The City offers a windrow clearing program for residents with disabilities or those who are 65 years and older. The cost is either $200 or free depending on financial criteria.

Registration is open until November 10, 2017. Applications are available at all community centres and online.

Learn more about the program here.

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Financial Assistance for Older Adults

Every level of government has programs designed to assist low-income seniors with the day-to-day costs of living including property tax rebates, yard maintenance subsidies, transit programs, dental care and many more. The City of Mississauga has created a fantastic website with information about these programs, as well as a printable version.

Please have a look at the site and share this information widely with people who may benefit from some of these programs.

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Mississauga Moves Forward on its Housing Strategy

City of Mississauga’s Planning and Development Committee  yesterday adopted the City’s first housing strategy Making Room for the Middle: A Housing Strategy for Mississauga.

The Strategy is the City’s plan for fostering a supportive environment for the development of a range of housing that is affordable for all. It targets middle-income households and also benefits lower-income households.

While the Region of Peel is responsible for subsidized housing,

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Hurontario Light Rail Transit Project Update: Details For Procurement

City of Mississauga staff reported at General Committee today on the Metrolinx-led Hurontario Light Rail Transit (HuLRT) Project currently in procurement.

Included in the staff report
• a request from Metrolinx to amend the noise exemption process of the City’s Noise Control By-law 360-79
• recommendation for additional municipal infrastructure to be included in the procurement process
• information on potential operating and maintenance costs

“City staff worked on details for the procurement process such as a request from Metrolinx for an exemption to the City’s Noise Control By-law for timely and cost-efficient construction of the project,” said Geoff Wright,

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Westwood Square Community Police Station

A major Malton issue to come up this month is the discussion about closing the Community Police Station at Westwood Square. Please be assured that this will not happen. 

I am strongly opposed to this proposal, understanding that the presence of the police at the mall goes a long way in keeping Malton safe. We will be working with the police to insure that a police presence remains at Westwood Square.

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