Ward 11 E-Newsletter

April 2023

Watermain Replacement and Improvement Britannia Road West from Silken Laumann Way to Latimer Drive

The Region of Peel will be working on Britannia Road West from Silken Laumann Way to Latimer Drive to install new watermains. Watermains are underground pipes that bring tap water from the Region’s water treatment plants to your neighbourhood.


Construction is planned to begin in May 2023 and be completed in the middle of 2024. These timelines are estimates, as weather and other unexpected events may impact timelines. For more information, please visit http://www.peelregion.ca/construction.  

Automated Speed Enforcement in Ward 11

Please be advised that as part of the City’s Automated Speed Enforcement (ASE) program, ASE cameras will be installed in the following Ward 11 locations:

·        Old Derry Road – Second Line W. to Gooderham Estate Boulevard- Spring 2023

·        Joymar Drive – Donata Drive to Thomas Street- Summer 2023

·        Swinbourne Drive – Bancroft Drive to Douguy Boulevard- Summer 2023


The ASE program is active in school area community safety zones where speeding has proven to be a consistent problem.


All ASE sites will be marked with clear signs 90 days before the cameras are installed, and while they are in operation. For more information the City’s ASE program, please visit www.mississauga.ca/roadsafety.  

Watermain Replacement and Improvement Joymar Drive

The Region of Peel will again be working on Joymar Drive to replace the sanitary sewers. This work is required to maintain and improve existing wastewater services.


To ensure a safe environment for students, construction work can only be completed near Streetsville Secondary School in July and August when school is not in session. For this reason, last summer the Region of Peel’s contractor installed a new sanitary sewer along Joymar Drive from Joycelyn Drive to Tannery Street. Construction was then paused once school resumed in September.


The Region will be returning this summer to replace the watermain under Joymar Drive from Joycelyn Drive to Tannery Street. To protect the safety of students, the Region will begin this work by the end of June 2023, and to complete it by the end of August 2023. For more information, please visit http://www.peelregion.ca/construction

Old Ridge Park Playground Replacement (P-391 - 6965 Historic Trail)

I am pleased to advise that the playground at Old Ridge Park will be replaced this spring.


The construction will take approximately eight weeks to complete, weather permitting. Construction Notices will be posted on-site prior to construction start and the playground will be closed to accommodate construction activities. The playground improvements will include:

      Replacement of playground equipment

      Engineered wood mulch safety surfacing

      Accessible playground ramp

      Paved trail connections



While the construction is taking place, residents may use the following alternate playground locations:

      Gooderham Park - located at 6938 Gooderham Estate Blvd (1km walking distance)

      Coopers Common - located at 7120 Appletree Lane (1.1km walking distance).

Trail Connection from Culham Trail to Derry Rd W Almost Complete

I am very pleased to advise that the trail connection from Culham Trail to Derry Rd W in the Meadowvale Village Community is almost complete. Construction began early in the New Year and is expected to be completed by mid-May.


This project is in partnership with the Region of Peel and includes the following improvements:

·        Connectivity and accessibility to Culham Trail/Second Line W. from the south side of Derry Road West (currently sidewalk ends at Derry Road W. at the bridge structure)

·        Paved walkway to the gravel parking lot at Meadowvale Conservation Area parking lot and Second Line W.


I hope you enjoy using this new trail connection this spring and summer!

2023 ExcelSTEAM Save the earth - Art competition

I was very pleased to attend the 2023 ExcelSTEAM Save the earth - Art competition, which was held at River Grove CC on March 23, 2023. The art competition featured beautiful and inspiring art created by talented elementary and middle school students. I would like to congratulate ExcelSTEAM and all of the students who participated in this wonderful event. Below are the competition winners:


·        The winner of the Kindergarten – Grade 2 Category is Abivarman Sivakumar (Art Adjudication Panel- Tim Grant (Environmentalist), Malina Goh (Designer and Artist)) VIEW ART

·        The winner of the Grade 3 – Grade 5 Category is Narissa Quadros (Art Adjudication Panel Tim Grant (Environmentalist) Malina Goh (Designer and Artist)) VIEW ART

·        The winner of the Grade 6 – Grade 8 Category is Jia Mistry (Art Adjudication Panel Tim Grant (Environmentalist) Malina Goh (Designer and Artist)) VIEW ART

Avian Flu Cases Confirmed in Mississauga

Avian influenza – H5N1 (also known as avian flu) has been confirmed in our city after a few suspected cases were investigated and test results returned positive. We have received multiple calls from residents reporting sick, dying or dead birds and are working closely with Peel Public Health and the Canadian Wildlife Health Cooperative to assess risks. The risk of transmission to humans is low and does not typically pass from birds to humans. However, it is high among wild or domestic birds like turkeys and chickens. In some cases, pets like birds, cats and dogs can contract the flu.


We recommend keeping your pets indoors or on leash to avoid interactions with other wildlife or contact with fecal waste. Stay away from bird droppings and avoid handling sick, dying or dead birds/animals. Clean bird feeders with bleach and water and remove them if you see dead birds. Avoid feeding or interacting with wild birds.


Those participating in the Urban Hen Pilot Program should keep a closed flock, limit visitors, and avoid introducing new birds. Follow and familiarize yourself with best practices and disinfection measures to help prevent an outbreak. For more information on how to protect your birds from avian flu, visit Canadian Food Inspection Agency site here.


We ask you to contact 311 to report a sick or injured wild bird or animal or the Canadian Wildlife Health Cooperative at 1-866-673-4781 to report any die-off incident of wild birds or mammals. For more information about avian flu, visit the Ministry of Health.

Free Confidential Paper Shredding Returns to Peel

Peel is offering residents free confidential paper shredding at three Community Recycling Centres (CRCs) on the following dates:

·        April 29 – Fewster CRC

·        May 13 – Bolton CRC

·        June 3 – Heart Lake CRC


Paper shredding on these dates will be available during regular business hours of 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.


Residents can bring unbound paper documents such as taxes, bills, income statements and personal information.


Along with your papers, residents are encouraged to bring non-perishable food items to donate for a local food bank. Regular fees apply to all other items brought to the CRC for disposal. For more information, please visit https://www.peelregion.ca/waste

Spring Maintenance and Clean-up Work Begins in Mississauga

Spring is here and the arrival of milder weather means our annual spring maintenance and clean-up work can begin. You’ll start to see our City staff and crews busy with their annual spring maintenance and clean-up activities.


Our annual spring maintenance and clean-up program includes:

·        Filling potholes

·        Repairing sidewalks and sod damage

·        Fixing curbs

·        Clearing litter

·        Street sweeping


Here are some ways that you can help:

·        Report potholes and damaged sidewalks, curbs, sod and catch basins by calling 311 (905-615-4311 outside City limits) or submitting an online service request.

·        Report litter or dumping, damaged trees, dead or unhealthy trees and trees in need of pruning.


Take the following actions to keep yourself and others safe:

·        Drive according to road and weather conditions.

·        Be alert, slow down in work areas and give crews and equipment lots of space.

·        Respect and follow any barricades and signage at work sites.

·        Be patient and expect delays on the road during repairs.


For more information about street and road maintenance, visit mississauga.ca/roads.

Safe City Mississauga’s 12th annual Justice Luncheon

Safe City Mississauga is hosting its 12th annual Justice Luncheon on June 5, 2023 from 12:00pm to 1:45pm est.


The highlight of this event is a state-of-policing address from the Chief of Peel Regional Police. This speech provides a window into the successes and challenges of policing in Peel. Peel Regional Police Chief, Nishan Duraiappah, will be returning for his second Justice Luncheon this year.


Funds raised from registration will go directly to supporting Safe City Mississauga’s programs and services. For more information, visit https://safecitymississauga.on.ca/justice-luncheon.

Dementia Learning Summit 2023

The Dementia Learning Summit, hosted by Conestoga College's Canadian Institute for Seniors Care, is back for a second year!


This FREE two-day virtual conference from June 6-7, 2023, will provide attendees with the opportunity to participate in engaging presentations, interviews, and activities on innovative solutions for dementia care. For more information, click here.

Streetsville 2023 Calendar of Events

If you’re looking for something fun to do with your friends and family, be sure to check out the following events happening in the ‘Ville:

·        Streetsville Historic Walking Tours: May - October (Meet in the Village Square)

·        Bread & Honey: June 2nd – 4th (Streetsville Village Square & Memorial Park)

·        Canada Day: July 1st (Streetsville Village Square & Memorial Park)

·        Streetsville Community BBQ & Car Show: August 19th (Legion Branch 139, 101 Church St.)

·        Hello Local: Fall Market: September 16th & 17th (Streetsville Village Square)

·        Butter Tart Festival: September 23rd (Streetsville Village Square)

·        Halloween in The ‘Ville: October 29th (Skintricate Tattoo Company, 151 Queen St. S)

·        Remembrance Day: November 11th (Streetsville Village Square)

·        Christmas in the Village: November 17th & 18th

·        (Streetsville Village Square & Queen St. S)


For more information, please visit https://villageofstreetsville.com.  

Streetsville Summer Market: Applications Now Open!

The Streetsville BIA is excited to host their Summer Market every Saturday, July 8th to September 9th from 9 am – 2 pm. Located in the beautiful Streetsville Village Square right in the heart of the historic Village of Streetsville, Mississauga. To apply to become a vendor, please visit https://villageofstreetsville.com/streetsville-summer-market.  

MiWay is Even More Affordable Now for Seniors and Children 12 and Under

Starting May 1, 2023, MiWay is introducing a new one-year pilot program that makes transit service in Mississauga even more affordable. The program will allow children ages 6 to 12 to ride MiWay for free with a valid PRESTO card and a $1 all-day fare for seniors 65 and older. This pilot will help inform future transit options while encouraging ridership, which has returned to pre-pandemic levels. The pilot program will be evaluated this fall.


MiWay is also enhancing its PRESTO loyalty program. Starting May 1, all customers can ride free on MiWay after paying for 11 trips, rather than 12 trips, in one calendar week using their PRESTO card.


In addition to the new pilot programs, MiWay is implementing other fare changes starting on Monday, May 1, which include:

·        Adult PRESTO single fare increases by $0.10 to $3.20

·        Youth PRESTO single fare increases by $0.10 to $2.45


This is the first fare increase MiWay customers have seen since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020. The last MiWay fare increase was in 2019. For more information, please visit here.

Residential Rat Control Subsidy Pilot Program

The Residential Rat Control Subsidy Pilot Program helps residents with the costs to improve rat issues on the exterior of their residential properties. Interior issues are not eligible for subsidy.


The program reimburses eligible residents for 50% of the cost in hiring of Region of Peel approved pest control vendor up to a maximum of $200 per calendar year per residential Peel address.

Apply for the subsidy if you meet all of these requirements:

·        Your exterior property is free from contributing factors such as junk piles, overgrown vegetation, pet waste, bird feeders, compost piles.

·        You have used a Region of Peel approved pest control vendor for rat control services for the exterior of your residential property.

·        You have a rat control service invoice from a Region of Peel approved pest control vendor dated between March 22, 2021 and December 31, 2023.

·        Your property is in the Region of Peel (Brampton, Caledon, or Mississauga).

·        Your property is a free-hold single-family residential, detached, semi-detached, duplex, or triplex residential home.

·        You're the registered owner or occupant of the residential property identified in the application.

·        You'll allow a Regional representative to visit the exterior of your property to verify information on the application.


For more information about this subsidy, please visit https://peelregion.ca/rat-subsidy-program.  

Help Shape Mississauga

Share your thoughts on the projects that are transforming Mississauga. Check out the City’s ‘Have Your Say’ website for a list of community engagement projects You can contribute to public consultations by signing up on this site. Your input can help shape our vision for Mississauga! To get involved, visit https://yoursay.mississauga.ca.  

Get ready for Golf Season in Mississauga

As the calendar has now turned to April, it’s time to take your clubs out of storage, find your best outfit, and prepare for golf season. There is no better place to play this than right here in Mississauga.


Mississauga is home to many golf courses and the City of Mississauga owns and operates two great public courses for golfers to enjoy – BraeBen and Lakeview. So start reserving your tee time online and get excited! BraeBen and Lakeview Golf Courses are now open and Braeben 9-Hole Academy Course opens April 28.


Both BraeBen and Lakeview will both be cashless in 2023, so please bring your debit or credit card. Changes will take effect when courses and facilities open for business this spring. The transition to cashless transactions will help City golf courses operate in a more efficient manner. For more information about the City’s golf courses, please visit https://www.mississauga.ca/golf.    

Mississauga Achieves Prestigious Forest Stewardship Council® Certification


Mississauga has achieved the Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®) certification (FSC® C018800) for the management of 36 woodlands through the Eastern Ontario Model Forest (EOMF) Certification Program.


Achieving this certification confirms that a forest is being managed sustainably, preserves biological diversity and benefits the lives of local people and workers. FSC® certification will help us maintain high forest stewardship standards and help us raise awareness about the value forests play within our economy, culture, traditions, history and future.


To become certified, an organization must meet the FSC®’s standard for forest management. Mississauga’s woodlands were evaluated against 10 principles ranging from maintaining high conservation values to monitoring the environmental and social impacts of forest management. The certification complements a growing network of certified forests across the southwestern and eastern Ontario under the EOMF’s Forest Certification Program. City staff will join a family of forest managers in the EOMF Certification program, providing valuable networking, learning and professional support opportunities.

Mississauga Strengthens its Commitment to Climate Action

Last week, Council members endorsed a motion to reaffirm and strengthen the City’s commitment to climate action. The City will examine new interim 2030 targets to help reach net zero by or before 2050. These ambitious new targets along with identified actions will help limit the effects of climate change in Mississauga and aims to keep global warming within the global 1.5 degree Celsius goal.


Climate change is one of the most pressing issues of our generation. We are continuing to see its effects throughout Mississauga and the world with extreme storms, warmer temperatures and increased flooding – which impacts our wildlife, infrastructure and much more.

In 2019, City Council declared a climate emergency and adopted the Climate Change Action Plan. The plan aims to decrease the City’s carbon footprint and prepare for the effects of a changing climate. It includes 89 actions, of which more than 70 per cent have been completed or are currently underway.


Learn more about the City’s Climate Change Action Plan and its progress by visiting: mississauga.ca/projects-and-strategies/city-projects/climate-change-action-plan.

Brad Butt, Councillor, Ward 11

300 City Centre Drive, 3rd Floor

Mississauga, ON L5B 3C1

Phone: (905) 896-5011

Fax: (905) 896-5863

E-mail: brad.butt@mississauga.ca

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