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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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Mississauga councillor fumes over potential closure of Malton police station

Coun. Carolyn Parrish is irate over the proposed closure of the Malton police station.

Located inside Westwood Square, the station serves the Ward 5 community, an area that has historically been plagued with high crime rates. It is part of Peel police 21 Division and serves as a local hub within the mall where residents can report crimes, neighbourhood concerns and explore crime prevention initiatives.

However, due to financial considerations, the Peel Police Services Board is recommending its closure.

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Seniors’ Bus Fares and Affordable Transit

I am thrilled that Council has approved the Seniors’ $1 Off-Peak Bus Fare as a permanent program, along with the Affordable Transportation Program.

I proposed the Seniors’ $1 Fare as a pilot in 2015, in response to high demand from seniors in Ward 5. I’ve heard first-hand how this benefit helps seniors get out of their houses and connect with their community, medical treatment and families. Please continue to spread the word about this program to seniors who will benefit!

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Permanent Plans for MiWay Affordable Transportation Pilot and Senior One Dollar Cash Fare – Off-Peak

Today at General Committee, MiWay’s proposed Affordable Transportation Pilot Program (ATPP) was approved in principle by Mississauga City Council and is on its way to becoming a permanent program in January 2018 along with the Senior One Dollar Cash Fare at off-peak times. Final approval is to follow at the October 11 Council meeting.

“Making the affordable transportation program permanent assists residents with low incomes and gives them better access to employment and services,” said Mayor Bonnie Crombie “This program contributes to the City’s strategic goal of ensuring affordability and accessibility.

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Fire and Smoke Move Faster than You – Have a Fire Escape Plan Ready

Mississauga Fire and Emergency Services (MFES) is urging residents to learn quick tips on how to keep their families safe as part of the National Fire Prevention Week from October 8 to 14.

Simple actions including replacing alarms every 10 years, changing alarm batteries, preparing and practising a home escape plan can save lives. This year’s theme of Fire Prevention Week is “Every Second Counts: Plan 2 Ways Out!”

“It’s not an option.

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Adequate Heat By-law

Towards the end of September, when the temperature rose to its highest levels of 2017, my office started received calls from apartment dwellers in Ward 5 who were sweltering in their homes.

A misunderstanding of the City’s Adequate Heat Bylaw, which requires landlords to provide heat to tenants of at least 20 degrees Celsius from the middle of September, had landlords turning off air conditioning (and even cranking up the heat) just as temperatures were soaring.

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City of Mississauga to review heat requirements in apartment buildings

Mississauga council will review its heating bylaw to ensure apartment landlords do not blast the heat when outdoor temperatures are well-above seasonal.

Councillors voted unanimously at the Sept. 27 council meeting to direct staff to review the wording and provisions in a city bylaw that dictates when landlords are required to provide adequate heating to apartment units.

Complaints have been trickling in to councillors’ offices and property management companies regarding the temperature of apartment units during September’s unprecedented heat wave,

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Is it time to change heat requirement bylaws?

Fall in the GTA has felt more like the dog days of summer so far, and that has had some hi-rise tenants feeling the heat.

City bylaws in Mississauga and Toronto require residential buildings to provide heating as of Sept. 15. Despite the extreme heat alerts over the past week, some landlords refused to turn the air conditioning back on, for fear of facing stiff fines.

One Mississauga city councillor is hoping to change that,

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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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Etude Drive Crossing to Westwood Square

The Transportation and Works Department completed a review of the existing Pedestrian Refuge Island’s location on Etude Drive. The review was initiated due to the new access point on Etude Drive, which did not take into account the existence of the island. The new access for trucks was constructed opposite Dalewood Drive adjacent to the pedestrian island, resulting in trucks going over the curb, which creates an operational concern at this location.

The island will be removed from its current location and relocated to the existing sidewalk connection in a vicinity of 3580 Etude Drive.

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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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Malton Adventure Playground the newest addition to area’s ‘urban renewal’

Tucked away behind Paul Coffey Arena, on the southwest corner of Derry Road and Goreway Drive, is a “truly spectacular” children’s playground.

The Malton Adventure Playground brings the iconic imagery of classic children’s tales to life. Inspired by the wooden castles playground in Toronto’s High Park, built by television personality and home improvement contractor Mike Holmes, Malton’s playground features one-of-a-kind park equipment and unique, handcrafted carvings.

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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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Much Anticipated Castle Park About to Open in Mississauga

Even though summer is drawing to a close, there’s never a bad time to enjoy a park and playground—especially since fall can be both mild and visually stunning.

Fortunately for people who enjoy outdoor spaces all year-round, a highly-anticipated High Park-style castle park is about to be officially unveiled in Mississauga.

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InSauga, Ashley Newport, August 31, 2017

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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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Transportation Service Advisory – Malton, September 3, 2017

The annual Sri Guru Sabha Malton Parade will take place on Sunday, September 3, 2017 from 1pm to 6pm. Please be aware that some roads will be closed and buses detoured for the event.

Click here for more information, or visit www.miway.ca/alerts.

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Job Opportunities at Malton Community Centre

Required certifications for all three positions are minimum of Emergency First-Aid and CPR B as well as Principles of Healthy Child Development.

Drop-In Leader-Malton CC (Knowledge of Basketball as asset)

https://careers-mississauga.icims.com/jobs/3213/drop-in%2c-leader-ii—malton-community-centre/job

Sport Instructor-Malton CC (NCCP Certification an asset)

https://careers-mississauga.icims.com/jobs/3380/malton-sports-instructor/job

Skate Patroller-Paul Coffey Arena (Derry/Goreway) (Must be able to skate forwards and backwards and own skates/helmet)

https://careers-mississauga.icims.com/jobs/3475/community-centre-skate-patroller/job

If you,

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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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