• Crime Prevention Town Hall

    I have arranged, along with Safe City Mississauga, a Crime Prevention Town Hall on January 23rd, 7:00 – 9:00 pm, at Clarkson Secondary School, 2524 Bromsgrove Rd., in the cafeteria.

     

    Peel Regional Crime Prevention Services, By-Law Enforcement, Crime Stoppers and Safe City will be participating at the meeting.

     

    Please share this information with your friends and neighbours.

  • Region of Peel Geotechnical Investigation on Lakeshore Road West: Lane closures/restrictions

    The Region is currently undertaking a Class Environmental Assessment for the decommissioning of the Front Street Sewage Pumping Station and re-routing the flows to the west by constructing a trunk (large diameter) sanitary sewer along Lakeshore Road West as shown in the attached sketch.

     

    This project has been selected to receive Infrastructure Canada funding under the Clean Water and Wastewater Fund. The Region has decided to advance the geotechnical work for detailed design of the proposed trunk sewer to reach the project milestones set by the funding program.

     

    A geotechnical investigation has been initiated which includes drilling boreholes and installing monitoring wells along the entire alignment as part of the detailed design for the trunk sanitary sewer. The sewer, when constructed, will be in a tunnel underneath the municipal right-of-way, with minimal impact on traffic.

     

    The geotechnical investigation for the Lakeshore Trunk Sewer will result in lane closures on Lakeshore Road West as per the details below:

     

    Name of the Road to be closed: Sections 100-200m in length on Lakeshore Road West between Front Street and Owenwood Drive.

     

    Duration (Date/Time) for the closure: January 15 to May 31, 2018 between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m.

     

    Apart from Lakeshore Road West, boreholes will also be drilled on the following side streets resulting in a lane closure lasting only for one day for each street between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m.:

    • John Street South
    • Peter Street South
    • Mississauga Road South
    • Benson Avenue
    • Pine Avenue North
    • Maple Avenue North
    • Maple Avenue South
    • Broadview Avenue
    • Shawnmarr Road
    • Crozier Court
    • Ibar Way
  • Southdown Road Watermain Work

    Commencing January 15th, the Region of Peel will be replacing and improving the aging watermain along Southdown Rd. between South Sheridan Way and Wiseman Court. The work is expected to be ongoing until September. During this period, there will be intermittent lane closures on Southdown Rd. Below is the notice which the Region has distributed to the affected homes in the area.

     

    Also, please note that on the evening of January 22nd (with January 23rd or 24th as rain dates), the Region will be disconnecting an existing watermain on Erin Mills Parkway, just north of the QEW. This work will be completed in a single night, but there may be lane closures and noise for those in the area. We have attached a map with approximate location of this work.

    17-1391S A PUBLIC NOTICE Southdown Road Jan 3 18

  • Sheridan Homelands Traffic Calming Proposal

    I would like to thank all the residents and staff that attended the Sheridan Homelands Traffic Calming Meeting on Wednesday, December 6th at Erindale Secondary School. For those who were unable to attend, below is the presentation from the evening, a Traffic Calming FAQ sheet and a comment form, which I hope you will complete and submit to staff. The implementation time frame for this proposal, should it go ahead, is Spring 2018.

     

    If you have any questions or concerns about this proposal, please contact me at 905-896-5200 or karen.ras@mississauga.ca. 

     

    TRAFFIC CALMING Homelands Thornlodge (2)

    TRAFFIC CALMING Comment Sheet (3)

    TRAFFIC CALMING FAQ_ (3)

  • Report Recommends Regulation of Short-Term Accommodations in Mississauga

    A staff report presented on December 4th 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.

     

    The City’s Zoning By-law currently does not prohibit STAs. Council directed Enforcement staff to further examine STAs in Mississauga, consult with stakeholders and recommend options for regulatory control within three months.

     

    According to the report, the proposed amendments:

     

    • define short-term accommodation as the use of all or part of a dwelling unit, used by the owner or leaseholder as their principal residence, for temporary overnight accommodation for 28 days or less;
    • define a principal residence according to the Income Tax Act;
    • permit STAs in all principal residences in the City of Mississauga, in all types of residential units for 28 days or less; and
    • Require a minor variance or rezoning application to permit an STA in a dwelling that is not a principal residence. This will allow condominium boards, neighbours and property managers to comment on the application and City departments to evaluate the request. If a minor variance application is submitted, the Committee of Adjustment can impose conditions of approval including time limits.

     

    The report also cites that similar regulations are proposed in Toronto and Vancouver and are already in place in New York City, Philadelphia, Portland and San Francisco.

     

    There are existing by-laws to address nuisance concerns that may be related to STAs. Under these by-laws, City staff respond to any complaints in the community as they arise.

     

    “The proposed amendments to the Zoning By-law represent a balanced approach to regulating short-term accommodations in Mississauga,” said Ed Sajecki, Commissioner, Planning and Building. “They clarify how residents can share their principal residences with others, while limiting the potential impacts on housing availability and affordability. They also provide some additional protection to buildings and neighbourhoods.”

     

    Staff are also considering the potential to tax short-term accommodations. On November 1 at General Committee, Council approved in principle the introduction of a four per cent hotel tax effective July 1, 2018. 

    As next steps, staff will present the proposed Zoning By-law amendments to Council for approval in early 2018.The Enforcement Division will report to General Committee on a possible registry or licensing regime for short-term accommodations to reduce the potential for nuisance impacts in buildings and neighbourhoods.

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