• *RESCHEDULED* Crime Prevention and Community Safety Meeting – Wed April 3

    Join Peel Police, Peel Crimestoppers, Safe City Mississauga and Mississauga Corporate Security to learn more about the types of crime affecting Ward 2 and the Region and what you and your neighbours can do to help prevent crime.

    Wednesday April 3rd, 6:30-8pm, Iona Catholic Secondary School

  • 2019 Budget Town Hall – January 9

    Join us on January 9, 2019 to learn more about the City of Mississauga 2019 Budget from 6:30-8:00 pm at the Clarkson Community Church at 1880 Lakeshore Road West.

  • Ward 2 Family Fun Day – May 11th!

  • Regional Governance Review Town Hall – May 1st

    You are invited to a joint town hall meeting regarding the Regional Governance Review announced by the Provincial Government.

    Who: Councillor Ras (Ward 2) and Councillor Dasko (Ward 1)

    What: Regional Governance Townhall meeting for Ward 1 & 2 residents

    When: Wednesday, May 1st, 6:30 – 8:00 pm

    Where: Port Credit Royal Canadian Legion – 35 Front Street West

    Format: Presentation by Janice Baker, City Manager and CAO for the City of Mississauga followed by q and a.

    Note: The Province is currently seeking public input from the cities and residents that could be impacted by any regional government changes. The public consultation period has been extended from April 23rd to May 21st. You can participate by providing comments at this link: https://www.ontario.ca/page/regional-government-review

  • 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
    Mississauga

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