• Curbside collection of bulky items resumes June 29.


  • The Region is also continuing to work with the local municipalities to monitor for and pick up illegally dumped items.

  • Residents who observe illegal dumping are encouraged to report as much information as possible including date, time and location of the incident. They can do so anonymously by also calling 905-791-9499.

  • For more information on the Region’s waste services, check peelregion.ca/waste
City Facility Reopenings for Stage 2, Sign by-law amendments for businesses & On-street Parking Enforcement Resumes July 6
Earlier this week, the Government of Ontario announced that the Region of Peel, including Mississauga, could enter Stage 2 of Ontario’s Framework for Reopening Our Province as of Wednesday, June 24, 2020. 

Moving into Stage 2 is an important milestone and symbolizes the efforts and sacrifices made by residents and businesses to stop this virus in its tracks and get Mississauga on the road to recovery. This is great news, especially for our small businesses, including cafes, restaurants and bars who can now open up their patios and welcome customers once again.

Additional businesses, services, as well as community, recreational and outdoor spaces are permitted to reopen in Stage 2 with proper health and safety measures in place.

All local businesses will need to adhere to guidelines from the Province of Ontario and the Region of Peel . New resources available to support businesses reopen and recover at mississauga.ca/business-covid-19 .

With guidance from Region of Peel Public Health, the City of Mississauga will gradually reopen facilities and resume services in a new or modified way to prioritize resident safety. 

City Facility Reopenings 

A number of amenities will reopen as part of the City’s approval to move into Stage 2 of  Ontario’s Framework for Reopening Our Province  as announced earlier this week.
Additional park and recreation amenities will open on the following dates: 

Friday, June 26

  • Basketball courts
  • Casual use of sports fields
  • All remaining park parking lots

Saturday, July 4

  • Outdoor pools – Starting Saturday, July 4, all of the City’s seven outdoor pools will be open for  Adult lane and Leisure swims with pre-registration only
  • Artificial turf fields
  • Select baseball diamond permits
  • Cricket field permits
  • Picnic areas
  • Celebration Square wading pool
  • Photography permits available
  • Spray pads (with the exception of Huron Park, which is currently under construction)

Monday, July 13

  • Soccer field permits

The City encourages residents to take personal responsibility when visiting parks and is using its Park Ambassador program to educate residents on physical distancing requirements and remaining park playground and amenity closures. 
Park and Recreation Amenities

In addition to several park amenities that were  reopened as part of Stage 1 , bocce courts, beach volleyball courts and joint City and school board track facilities opened last weekend.

Closures that Remain in Effect

  • Arenas
  • City arenas are not open for full public use. The City is currently working on a summer ice plan with hockey and skating clubs.
  • Community Centres
  • Community centres will only be opening exclusively for summer camp participants and staff on weekdays. At this time, community centres are not open for full public use.
  • Culture Facilities
  • All of the City’s Culture facilities are currently closed. The City is reviewing when they can open based on staffing and demand.
  • Libraries
  • Returns are accepted at all locations except Mississauga Valley Library. Starting June 24th, curbside pickup will is available at the BurnhamthorpeCentralLorne ParkMalton and Meadowvale

Additional locations will be phased in:
  • June 29, 2020 – Erin Meadows, Frank McKechnie, Port Credit, South Common
  • July 6, 2020 – Churchill Meadows, Courtneypark, Sheridan, Woodlands

Playgrounds and Outdoor Fitness Equipment

  • Playgrounds and outdoor fitness equipment remain closed under the provincial order.

On-Street Parking Enforcement
Council approved the enforcement of on-street parking to resume as of July 6, 2020 for:
  • On-street time limit offences – such as more than five and fifteen hours
  • 2 to 6 a.m. restrictions

Leading up to July 6, warning tickets will be issued for anyone parking on-street for more than 5 hours or overnight (2 to 6 a.m.).

All other parking offences continue to be enforced to maintain public safety. This includes fire routes, accessible parking, no stopping, prohibited parking areas, as well as pay and display areas where payment is required.
Find the full list of City reopenings and closures here

To stay informed on COVID-19 impacts on City services, please visit: Mississauga.ca/recovery or check out the FAQs below.
Temporary Patio Program 
As of yesterday restaurants are permitted to temporarily expand patios, provided they comply with City requirements and COVID-19 safety guidelines. 

For more information, please click here .
The Province of Ontario has announced that the Region of Peel can move into Stage 2 of Ontario’s Framework for Reopening Our Province starting on Wednesday, June 24. This means additional businesses and services are permitted to reopen in Mississauga with proper health and safety measures in place.
The Ontario Government is providing employers with a new general workplace guide , which will help them develop a plan to better protect employees and customers. The new downloadable toolkit offers tips on how to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 as more people get back on the job during Stage 2.It includes information on the use of face coverings, applying controls in the workplace, as well as information on what personal protective equipment may be required for workers.

As City staff work with the Region of Peel Public Health on safety procedures and protocols that need to be put into place for City services and facilities, more details will be shared on our website and social media channels.
City of Mississauga Moves Forward with Residential Road Safety Initiatives 
Wednesday, City Council received an update on Mississauga’s Automated Speed Enforcement (ASE ) program, an automated system that uses a camera and a speed measurement device to detect and capture images of vehicles travelling in excess of the posted speed limits. Council also approved several recommendations in the corporate report about speed management initiatives. Together, these projects will implement several safety actions in the Transportation Master Plan and advance the City’s commitment to Vision Zero.
In addition to the ASE update, Council also received an update on the Neighbourhood Area Speed Limit Project . Before beginning the ASE program, a number of speed limit initiatives within the Neighbourhood Area Speed Limit Project need to be completed. This includes lowering speed limits to 30 km/h in neighbourhood school zones, implementing school area community safety zones, and lowering speed limits on residential streets to 40 km/h. The next step is to identify and implement these zones.

The report highlights the steps and processes required to implement ASE:
  • Establish a Task Force to create court capacity for ASE
  • Delay Phase 1 of ASE until January 2021 to allow necessary lowered school zone speed limits and community safety zones to be identified and signage installed
  • Authorize staff to enter into agreements with the ASE vendor Redflex Traffic Systems (Canada) Limited, the City of Toronto Joint Processing Centre and the Ministry of Transportation
  • Establish the City’s preferred method for dealing with ASE charges – issuing tickets under the Provincial Offences Act (POA) or through the Administrative Penalty System (APS) – a system of administering penalties used by a municipality to regulate by-laws

Once the above agreements are reached, the City can begin the ASE program six months later.

Unfortunately , the COVID-19 pandemic has delayed the implementation of both our Neighbourhood Area Speed Limit Project and ASE. However, we are continuing to position the City to deliver ASE in an efficient, yet co-ordinated effort.

In addition, provincial-wide closures including the court system, due to the coronavirus pandemic, has impacted the delivery of Mississauga’s ASE program.

For more information on ASE, visit aseontario.com .

Background

The Ontario Government amended Bill 65 – the Safer School Zones Act in 2017. This Act amended the Highway Traffic Act to introduce the use of ASE in school zones and community safety zones across the province. Ontario municipalities worked jointly with the Ontario Traffic Council to plan the implementation of ASE. In October 2019, Mississauga City Council approved amendments to the Traffic By-Law that will gradually lower speeds on residential streets from 50 to 40 km/h. To-date, 11 neighbourhoods have received 40 km/h signage at the entry and exit points.

For more information, please click here.
City of Mississauga Hosts First-Ever Virtual Canada Day Celebration
Each year, thousands of residents and visitors come together on July 1 to celebrate Canada Day at Mississauga Celebration Square. This year, the City of Mississauga invites the community to gather virtually to celebrate Canada’s 153 rd birthday, in light of the COVID-19 pandemic and the City’s top priority of keeping people safe.

This virtual celebration will allow residents and online guests to mark Canada day safely from the comfort of their homes, yards and patios.

The celebration will feature interviews, interactive activities and musical performances by some of the biggest names to come out of Mississauga. The evening will be punctuated with augmented-reality fireworks at 7 p.m.

Join us on Wednesday, July 1. The celebration starts at 10 a.m.

Visit goodmorningsauga.ca for details.  


For a copy of the media advisory, please click here .
The Core Four Steps to Slow the Spread of COVID-19
While Mississauga is starting to see the rates of new cases stabilize, we need to pull together to prevent a second wave of the COVID-19.

Here are four simple actions you can take to help our City overcome the virus:

  1. Stay apart: Maintain 2-metres (6 feet) distance from everyone outside your safe social circle.
  2. Lather up: Wash your hands often with soap and water or use hand sanitizer.
  3. Mask up: Wear a non-medical mask when maintaining physical distancing is difficult. Protect the supply of medical grade masks for health care workers.
  4. Get tested: Get tested if you think you might have COVID-19 or have been exposed to it. While waiting for test results, stay home, self-isolate and prevent potential spread.

For more information, please click here .
BridgeWay Family Centre
BridgeWay Family Centre is a charitable organization that has been serving families in Peel for over thirty years.

What started as a small grass roots organization that offered a few programs and a toy lending library in one location in 1984 has grown to an agency with more than 40 locations across Peel.
With the help of their partners and funders and through the participation of parents and caregivers they help build stronger families. They do this by providing FREE education and support to parents-to-be as they learn about healthy pregnancy, infant care, child development and parenting; and by providing enriching programs and early learning experiences for children up to 6 years of age.

For more information, please visit their website: bridgewaycentre.ca/
Helpful Resources
The City is working with Peel Public Health and recommend you visit the Region of Peel Health  site for the most up-to-date details.
 
Peel Public Health has advised that if you develop symptoms of the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), please self-isolate and contact Peel Public Health at 905-799-7700 and if you require  immediate medical attention , please call 911 and advise the operator of your symptoms but please do not call 911 unless it is an emergency.
 
Below are links you may find useful:


Important Phone Numbers

  • Mississauga 3-1-1 or 905-615-4311 (outside City Limits) available 7am - 7pm
  • Peel Public Health  905-799-7700 Monday - Friday 8:30am - 4:30pm
  • Peel Regional Police Non Emergency Line: 905-453-3311
  • Telehealth Ontario 1-866-797-0000 Toll-free TTY:1-866-797-0007

The City of Mississauga  and  Region of Peel websites will be updating their information on a regular basis and will be the best place for the most recent updates for all residents.
 
As always, my office is available to assist residents on municipal or regional matters by e-mail at  karen.ras@mississauga.ca