Ontario Implements Provincewide Emergency Brake Effective April 3rd
Effective Saturday April 3rd at 12:01 am, the Ontario Government will implement the “emergency break” for the entire province due to a surge in COVID-19 cases. All 34 public health regions will move into shutdown for a period of at least four weeks.

As a result, outdoor dining and outdoor fitness are suspended. Personal care services scheduled to reopen in Grey-Lockdown zones on April 12 will remain closed. Social gatherings are limited to five. Non-essential retail will stay open at 25 per cent capacity, and essential grocery stores and pharmacies will be at 50 per cent.

We remind everyone to keep following all measures to help control the spread of COVID-19 in our community:

  • Stay home as much as possible
  • When out in public practise physical distancing and wear well-fitted masks
  • Only have close contact with people in your household or essential supports
  • Get tested if you think you have or have been exposed to COVID-19
For more information on City services and the City’s response to COVID-19, please click here.
Getting a Vaccine in Peel Region
Starting April 1, 2021, select pharmacies across the province are booking appointments for AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines for eligible people ages 55 or older in 2021.

You must have an appointment to get vaccinated at a participating pharmacy in Peel. Contact a participating pharmacy near you to book an appointment. Please click here to book.

As of Wednesday, March 31, Peel residents aged 65 years and older are eligible to book vaccine appointments at hospital vaccination clinics in Peel. When the provincial booking system is ready, Public Health Vaccination Clinics will also accept this group for vaccination.
As of Monday, March 29, 2021, Peel seniors 70 years and older are able to book vaccine appointments at all Peel Public Health vaccine clinics.
All vaccine clinics in Peel region are now taking bookings for the following groups who wish to receive the COVID-19 vaccine:
- Seniors 70 years and older
- Eligible Health Care Workers
- Indigenous Adults 18 years and older.
If you are 70+ (or are booking on behalf of someone), please chose one of the following options:
1)   Pre-register here: Trillium Health Partners or call their vaccination # at 905-848-7476
2)   Book an appointment at Peel Region’s Community Clinics
3)   Call 905-791-5202
If you are a priority health care worker, please book at Peel Region’s Community Clinics or call 905-791-5202
If you identify as an Indigenous person (over 18 years of age), please visit Peel Region’s booking site or call 905-791-5202
If you are less than 70 years old, an essential worker, or anyone else awaiting a vaccination, please be patient for Phase 2 to start. Check back with the Region of Peel often.
If seniors have challenges with the local online booking systems, they can call the Region of Peel COVID-19 Vaccination Line at 905-791-5202 for assistance (open 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. seven days a week).  
Seniors who have challenges getting to and from the vaccine clinic can use TransHelp. Call 905-791-1015 at least 48 hours before your appointment to make your travel booking. You don't need to be a TransHelp client to use this service.
For more on eligibility and locations for vaccinations, please click here.
We encourage you to keep checking the Region of Peel website as information is updated frequently.
TransHelp launches online trip booking
TransHelp passengers can now book trips online. This is a significant step forward in TransHelp's modernization which will help reduce wait times and improve the overall passenger experience.

Online booking will allow passengers to:
  • Use any desktop, tablet or smartphone to book, cancel or confirm a trip;
  • Receive an instant confirmation email with trip details;
  • Choose a destination from your favourites list based on where you travel most
  • Track the bus in real-time so you know when your bus will arrive.

For more information, please click here.
Spring Maintenance and Clean-up Work Begins in Mississauga 
Mississauga residents can expect to see more activity on roads and in residential areas across the city as work crews begin the City’s annual spring maintenance and clean-up program. The work is the result of winter weather affecting infrastructure such as roads, bike lanes, sidewalks and more.
Once the winter season is over, our staff continue to maintain the 5,600 lane kilometres of roads and on-street bike lanes, as well as other infrastructure residents rely on year-round.
The City’s spring maintenance and clean-up program includes:
While City staff monitor and inspect areas of the city that need to be cleaned or repaired, residents can also help keep Mississauga’s infrastructure safe and in good repair. Residents can report potholes and damaged sidewalks, curbs and sod by calling 311 (905-615-4311 outside City limits), using the Pingstreet mobile app or submitting an online service request.
As spring maintenance work begins, the City reminds residents:
  • Drive according to road conditions
  • Slow down in work areas and give crews and equipment lots of space
  • Respect and follow any barricades and signage at work sites
  • Do not approach work crews or equipment at any time
  • Be patient and expect delays on the road during repairs
For more information about street and road maintenance, visit mississauga.ca/roads.
Residential Rat Control Subsidy Pilot Program
Rats are a common pest in large urban centres that can cause damage by gnawing and burrowing.  
To support Region of Peel residents, the Region has launched a Residential Rat Control Subsidy Pilot Program to assist homeowners with the costs of controlling rats on the exterior of their residential properties. 
The pilot program will be available from March 22, 2021 until March 31, 2022 and will reimburse eligible homeowners for 50 per cent of the cost in hiring a Region of Peel approved pest control vendor, up to a maximum of $200 per calendar year per residential Peel address. 
Eligibility Requirements: 

  • Determine that the exterior of your property has a rat infestation  
  • Hire a Region of Peel approved pest control vendor 
  • Complete the application and submit all applicable documents including invoices 
What you can do: 
Rats seek out places to live that provide them with everything they need to survive, such as food, water, shelter, and safe ways to travel. Some ways you can help keep rats away from your neighbourhood are to: 

  • Eliminate food supply  
  • Eliminate sources of water  
  • Eliminate potential shelter  
  • Eliminate points of entry 
To learn more about the Residential Rat Control Subsidy Pilot Program, find a Region of Peel approved vendor, and learn how you can keep rats off your property, visit peelregion.ca/rat-subsidy-program. 
Launching Project Noisemaker to Reduce Noise Pollution
Region of Peel – Road Safety Services has heard the community's concerns surrounding the noise pollution of excessively loud vehicles on the roadways, in residential areas, at all hours day and night. We are launching Project Noisemaker earlier this year, beginning Friday, March 26, 2021, and extending it into the fall to tackle this issue. 
For the next six months, this ongoing project will focus on reducing the number of motor vehicles with modified and/or excessively loud exhaust systems on the roads. Vehicles will be subject to charges, including Improper Muffler and Unnecessary Noise, contrary to the Highway Traffic Act (HTA) or By-law 360-79. The penalties under the HTA include fines of $110 upon conviction or $305 for By-law 360-79 charges.

Vehicles found to be unlawfully modified will be reported to the Insurance Bureau of Canada with the potential of a policy suspension.

We encourage vehicle owners to repair modified exhaust systems and avoid using devices such as factory-issued mechanisms to alter and increase their vehicles' sound in quiet, residential areas.

Our commitment to road safety is a crucial policing function. Our officers remain vigilant twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week, enforcing the speed limit, dealing with aggressive driving and impaired driving, keeping the community safe as a top priority, and increasing the quality of living for everyone. 

Anyone with information concerning aggressive driving or illegal street racing activities can contact the police by calling 905-453-3311. The public can also file a driving complaint through Road Watch or by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or at peelcrimestoppers.ca.
The Mississauga Marathon has gone Virtual! May 1st-31st
The Mississauga Marathon has become one of Canada’s premier running events over the past two decades. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and our intent on keeping all of our participants, volunteers, staff and community safe, the 2021 Mississauga Marathon will be moving to a virtual format.

We have created a unique experience for each and every participant of all ages and abilities while at the same time encouraging healthy, active lifestyles, community involvement and charitable giving.

For more information and to register, please click here.
Take the Credit Valley Conservation Earth Week Challenge
Although many of us can't celebrate Earth Week (April 16-22) in person this year, there's so much we can do at home and online to take action!
This year we want you to spend #EarthWeekWithCVC. We have two fun challenges to choose from to celebrate Earth Week 2021. When you participate in these challenges you can help raise funds for critical conservation initiatives led by Credit Valley Conservation that keep us all healthy, happy and connected. These include environmental restoration projects, parks, trails and nature-based education for kids. 

To participate and to learn more, please click here.
Community Events & Meetings
Cloverleaf Garden Club
Want to learn the truth about many useless and wasteful garden practices and save yourself time, effort and money? Attend Cloverleaf Garden Club’s next speaker event, “Garden Myths”, April 21, 2021 at 7:30pm via Zoom.

Visit cloverleafgardenclub to join and get access to all our speakers for 2021!