• Twinning of the West Trunk Sewer Project: Update

    In conjunction with the Twinning of the West Trunk Sewer project, the Region of Peel contractor has obtained a Noise By-Law Exemption from the City of Mississauga for extending the working hours to 12:00 midnight at the following construction compounds:

     

    • Construction compound located at the Southwest corner of Erin Mills Parkway and Rogers Road, within the existing Dunn Park, and
    • Construction compound located in a portion of the Sheridan Centre Parking lot at Erin Mills Parkway and Lincoln Green Way.

     

    The two-shift construction operation is scheduled to commence on or about March 30, 2016.

    Resident Info Letter – Noise Bylaw_Technicore

    Noise Bylaw Exemption Sketch_Sheridan Centre

  • Pedestrian and Cycling Safety Tips from Peel Police

    With the nice weather around the corner, it is helpful to remind ourselves and our children about pedestrian and cycling safety. Peel Police provided the following safety tips, which I thought would be good to share:

     

    Drivers

    • Obey the rules of the road including all traffic signs and signals;
    • Avoid any handheld electronic devices while driving;
    • Avoid other distractions and give driving your full attention;
    • Double check blind spots before changing lanes;
    • Drive within the posted speed limits and adjust accordingly to the weather and traffic conditions;
    • Apply extra care when entering and changing directions at an intersection.
    • Pay extra attention to pedestrians;
    • Keep your vehicle in good condition, with proper tires inflated at the correct pressure.  Make sure your brakes are in good working order and ensure your windshield is clean and free from obstructions.

    Pedestrians

    • Pedestrian safety is in your hands.  Be alert at all times to your surroundings;
    • Don’t rely solely on traffic signals or stop signs.  Ensure that it is safe to cross the road before crossing;
    • Walk on sidewalks whenever possible;
    • Whenever possible use a crosswalk to cross the street.  Avoid “jaywalking” or crossing the street between vehicles;
    • Parents – ensure that you are aware of your children’s location and activity at all times.  Do not allow young children to play near roadways, unsupervised;
    • After dark, drivers cannot see people in dark clothing until it’s too late. Wear bright clothing, something reflective or carry a lit flash light so drivers will see you.

    Cyclists

    • Obey the rules of the road including all traffic signs and signals;
    • Make your presence known. Wear bright or reflective colour clothing. At night or in inclement weather, it is important to use reflective lights in the front, side and rear that make you visible from all directions;
    • Do not run stop signs or red lights or use the wrong side of the street. It is best and safest to ride single file;
    • Make eye contact with drivers whenever possible. This ensures that the motorists see you and helps you assert your rightful place on the road;
    • Make sure you are always aware of your surroundings. Know what is behind you and watch out for what is in front of you;
    • Clearly communicate your intentions by using hand signals;
    • Make sure your brakes are always in top-notch condition. Be aware of how weather and road conditions can affect your ability to brake.

    Peel Regional Police are urging both drivers and pedestrians to be extra vigilant. Keep in mind that just because you have the right of way doesn’t mean it is safe to utilize it.  Officers from Road Safety Services want both drivers and pedestrians to have a safe enjoyable year.

  • Get Your Building Permit in Time for Spring Renovations

    Planning a new deck or other home renovation project this season? The City of Mississauga reminds residents that the Ontario Building Code requires building permits for a range of projects before construction can begin.

     

    By obtaining a building permit in Mississauga, homeowners, designers and contractors have access to the professional expertise of the City’s Building Division staff for assistance with design and construction issues.

     

    “The City of Mississauga is here to help with any building project,” says Ezio Savini, Director, Building Division. “Contacting the City before starting a project can help save time and money, while ensuring the project meets all legal and zoning requirements.”

     

    Typically, the designer or contractor will obtain the building permit. However, it is ultimately the homeowner’s responsibility to ensure that a building permit is obtained when required and that the construction complies with all regulations and by-laws.  City staff can guide homeowners through the process to ensure that construction and demolition projects in Mississauga meet the standards and requirements set out in the Ontario Building Code.

     

    Building permits ensure that local zoning by-laws, safety standards and other applicable guidelines are met. Construction regulations dictate what types of construction are allowed in the community and make certain that projects meet minimum building standards to protect the life, health and safety of the building’s occupants.

     

    Obtaining a building permit in the City is now easier and more convenient since the launch of ePlans, an innovative online electronic submission process. Customers can now submit building permit applications electronically 24/7 from anywhere using ePlans.

     

    For more information about building and renovating in the City of Mississauga, visit mississauga.ca/building.

  • Clarkson Soccer Club – Special Olympics Hometown Games

    The Clarkson Soccer Club is proud to announce that they will be hosting the 4th Special Olympics Soccer Tournament on June 11th, 2016. This event will take place at Huron Park Fields, adjacent to Huron Park Community Centre on Paisley Rd. Opening ceremonies will be held at 8:30 am and games will begin shortly after, with closing ceremonies taking place at 4 pm. This event, also known as Hometown Games, is supported by Special Olympics Mississauga, the City of Mississauga, Tim Hortons Mississauga and Lika Sports Inc. The Hometown Games will be welcoming many talented athletes from across the province and country. Please view this short video from the tournament last year: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fCFnu7c3maE.

     

    For further information please contact Goretti Galego-Folkins at Clarkson Soccer Club, lead.manager@clarksonsoccerclub.com.

     

    Clarkson Soccer Club Special Olympics June 11 2016