• Southdown Local Area Plan – OPA Amendment – October 19th

    City’s Proposal:
    To consider changes to the Mississauga Official Plan for the Southdown Employment Area. The purpose of this amendment is to add a policy in the Southdown Local Area Plan. Proposed policy addition will recognize the
    requirement of a completed Air Quality Study to help determine whether it is appropriate to consider land use changes (such as residential) within the Southdown Employment Area and delineated boundary of Clarkson GO Major Transit Station Area (MTSA).

    Meeting Date: Monday October 19, 2020
    Time: 6:00 p.m.
    Meeting Place: Mississauga Civic Centre, Council Chamber, 300 City Centre Drive
    This meeting will be held in person and online. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic the public are encouraged to participate online. Advance registration is required to attend the meeting in person due to limited seating. The proceedings will be streamed live online for the
    public to view at the following link:
    videos. If you wish to phone in to listen to the meeting only, please call 905-615-3200, ext. 5423 for instructions.

    For detailed information contact:
    Taral Shukla, Planning Associate, City Planning Strategies by phone 905-615-3200 ext. 4066 or email taral.shukla@mississauga.ca

  • Vacuum Leaf Collection Program – Dec 18

    Both City and contractor crews have been working hard all week trying to collect as many leaves as they can. Crews have completed all YELLOW zones and are currently working in the BLUE zones. We are approximately 50% complete in our BLUE zones and based on the pace of the operation, we hope to complete by the end of the week weather permitting. The GREEN zones will commence after that. The yards are working collaboratively to complete the areas as efficiently as possible.

    Temperatures are dropping severely Wednesday into Thursday and then warming back up for the weekend. With this, crews will not be working on the VLCP tomorrow. Our City trucks will be converted back over for winter operations by the end of the week ensuring we are ready for any snow related events.

    Our contractors will continue working Friday and until at least Monday. Our contractors have committed to assist with the VLCP into next year, weather permitting.

    I know many of you took advantage of the extended yard waste pick up this past week.

    Again, we appreciate your patience as we work through the vacuum leaf pick up challenges this year.

  • Lakeshore / Royal Windsor Multi-Use Trail Update (As of April 10, 2019)

    1. The bridge / boardwalk installation over the main branch of Birchwood Creek is progressing well. The helical piles have been installed and the contractor is scheduled to backfill the east abutment in the coming days.

    2. The west abutment is scheduled to be installed a later date after all sections of the bridge are in place except the end west one in order to maintain machinery access due to the challenging site conditions. The contractors will be accessing the site for this work from Clarkson Rd.

    3. TNPL (trans-northern pipeline) is scheduled to mobilize for their integrity dig this week. They will occupy the corridor site between Woodeden Dr. and Indian Rd. for 4-6 weeks..

    4. Our contractor will return to Ward 2 to finish the trail construction after all work by 3rd parties is completed (such as the above noted work and Clarkson Park).

    5. All outstanding trails in Ward 2 are scheduled to be completed after the schools close for the summer break (to minimize the public disturbance, impacts on school accesses and to avoid extra costs).

    6. It is anticipated that the Birchwood Creek bridge over the main branch will be completed in May 2019 with the trail section (Clarkson Rd. and Ravine Dr.) opening in July 2019.

    7. The Birchwood Creek bridge installation over the secondary creek branch (behind Lorne Park Library) is scheduled for June 2019 with the trail section opening in July – August 2019 (section between Truscott Dr. and Whiteoaks Ave.)

    8. The new Turtle Creek bridge section between Clarkson Rd. and Southdown Rd. is anticipated to be opened in July 2019.

    9. The new Sheridan Creek bridge section between Bromsgrove Rd. and Southdown Rd. is anticipated to be opened in July-August 2019.

  • Ontario Government: Regional Governance Review

    Open Letter to Residents

    Many of you may have heard or read about Mississauga seeking independence from Peel Region.

    To provide some background, in mid-January, the Province announced that it is reviewing Regional Governance across Ontario, including Peel Region. (News link: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/ontario-regional-government-review-1.4978949)

    At that point, City staff were instructed to pull together information for Council consideration and that was debated on last Wednesday in terms of what our next steps are.

    Mississauga, under previous Mayor McCallion and now Mayor Crombie, both have long held the very public views that Mississauga should be a stand-alone city with a population approaching 800,000 people.  For many years, Mississauga has paid for 60% of the Regional costs and supporting our neighbouring municipalities in their growth. At this point, it is estimated that we are supporting Brampton and Caledon by approximately $85 million per year – funds that could otherwise be reinvested into our City building. If you would like the history and details on this, there are really good reports at this link: https://www7.mississauga.ca/documents/committees/general/2019/2019_03_20_GC_Additional_Agenda.pdf

    The Province is currently seeking public input from the cities and residents that could be impacted by any regional government changes. You can participate by providing comments at this link: https://www.ontario.ca/page/regional-government-review.

    The deadline for public input is April 23, 2019.

    Last Wednesday, Council supported in principle – pending public consultation – to look at becoming a stand-alone city.

    There will be a public consultation meeting in the evening on April 8th, 7pm in Council Chambers at City Hall, 300 City Centre Drive.

    We are currently working on the possibility of additional opportunities for public input. As soon as they are confirmed, we will advise you.

    Residents have been asking me where I stand on this particular issue. Based on the information I have seen to date, it would appear that Mississauga would be able to support itself with Peel Regional services such as policing, ambulance and human services moving to a utility-based model with Mississauga paying on a per capita basis. 

    Having said that, we do not have a clear sense of what will be examined in the Regional Government Review by the Ontario Government other than to be more efficient in decision making and the delivery of services. The Province’s options are keep the existing Regional model, amalgamation (essentially creating the City of Peel) or allowing Brampton and Mississauga to be stand-alone cities with a more rural Caledon going to Dufferin County or some variation thereof.

    There are still many unknowns at this time but at the very least, any governance changes brought forward by the province, should remain cost neutral or to the benefit of Mississauga taxpayers.

    At the end of day, given that municipalities are strictly under the purview of the Province, any decisions on the future governance of Mississauga and Peel Region will ultimately be at the discretion of the Province. Now is the time to make your opinion known.

  • Help Shape Clarkson Community Meeting

    March 6th, 2019

    After a presentation, small groups will review and discuss options for future redevelopment opportunities and provide feedback on shaping density, building heights, public space and mobility within the Clarkson TSA.

    March 6th, 2019
    1:30-3:30 or 4:00-6:00 or 7:00 -9:00 pm (Not drop-in sessions)
    Christ Church
    1700 Mazo Crescent

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