New COVID-19 Isolation and Recovery Program
Residents who cannot self-isolate at home due to COVID-19 may be eligible for Region of Peel’s new COVID-19 Isolation and Recovery Program. This Program is managed by the Region with funding from the Government of Canada and is now available through self-referral.

The program includes:

  • A voluntary isolation centre that is located in a hotel in Peel offering hotel-quality amenities such as a private bathroom, bedroom, Wi-Fi, TV, telephone, room cleaning and laundry services;
  • Three daily meals;
  • Transportation to and from home;
  • Medical care and other social services are available on-site, if needed.
  • Peel residents can stay for the duration of their COVID-19 isolation period. Children under the age of 16 can stay with a parent or guardian. To be eligible to isolate at the centre, residents must meet the program criteria.

To access this program, residents can call the Region of Peel at 905-799-7700. A referral by hospital staff or public health is not required.
 
For more information, please visit peelregion.ca/coronavirus.
Notice of Submission of Design and Construction Report # 2 -
Detail Design for Queen Elizabeth Way Credit River Improvement Project
THE PROJECT

In 2013, the Ministry of Transportation (MTO) completed a study that followed the process for a Group ‘B’ project under the Class Environmental Assessment for Provincial Transportation Facilities (2000) (MTO Class EA), and identified a strategy to accommodate future transportation requirements for the Queen Elizabeth Way (QEW) from west of Mississauga Road to west of Hurontario Street, including the Credit River Bridge.

The project limits are shown on the key plan below. The project generally includes the following components:

  • New QEW Credit River Bridge directly to the north of the existing bridge;
  • Rehabilitation of the existing QEW Credit River Bridge;
  • Reconfiguration of the Mississauga Road interchange including replacement of the Mississauga Road overpass;
  • Active transportation crossings across the Credit River and QEW;
  • Reconstruction and reconfiguration of the existing QEW mainline highway; and
  • Support facilities and features including landscaping, utilities, drainage, culvert, and storm water management improvements, illumination, noise walls, Advanced Traffic Management System (ATMS).
Building on the work completed in 2013, MTO completed Design and Construction Report #1 (DCR #1) for the project in June 2020 to document advance works for the Project.

EDCO is a consortium comprised of EllisDon Corporation and Coco Paving Inc. and has been selected by MTO and Infrastructure Ontario (IO) to design, build and finance the Project. This alternative delivery approach will allow design and construction to occur simultaneously as components of the Project advance and environmental clearances are issued.

THE PROCESS

The Project is being completed in accordance with the approved planning process for a Group ‘B’ project under the MTO Class EA with the opportunity for stakeholder comment throughout.

The purpose of this notice is to inform you that Design and Construction Report # 2 (DCR #2) for the Project has been completed. DCR #2 documents the design for works being initiated in Spring 2021 including:

  • Site preparations such as construction of site access, vegetation removal, and installation of environmental protection measures;
  • Road and utility works on QEW, Mississauga Road and Premium Way; and Construction of the new QEW Credit River bridge.

DCR #2 is available on the project website http://qewcreditriver.ca for a 30-day stakeholder review and comment period beginning January 4, 2021 and ending on February 3, 2021. Upon completion of the DCR review period, the Project will be considered to have met the requirements of the Class EA and may proceed with construction of the work elements described in DCR #2.

Night/weekend work is also anticipated to occur over the duration of the project. For a summary of off-peak traffic impacts, please visit http://qewcreditriver.ca.

COMMENTS

Stakeholders are encouraged to review DCR #2 and provide any questions or comments using the “Contact Us” function of the website or by sending a letter or email to the EDCO addresses noted below.

Phone: 1-866-624-9114
Address: 1004 Middlegate Rd. Suite 1000
Mississauga ON L4Y 1M4

For more information please visit: http://qewcreditriver.ca
Trillium Health Partners Announcement & Virtual Town Hall -
January 21st, 2021
On December 17th Infrastructure Ontario and Trillium Health Partners (THP) awarded a construction management contract to EllisDon to design and build two new long-term care homes on Speakman Drive in Mississauga. EllisDon was selected as the successful proponent as the result of a two-stage competitive and accelerated procurement process. EllisDon is a leading health care builder and service provider with over 500 health care build projects across the globe. To read a copy of the press release, please visit thp.ca.

As many of you know, this project is part of the Ontario government’s Accelerated Build Pilot Program, which aims to build the new long-term care homes years sooner than a traditional development project. The expedited construction process will allow for faster completion of the homes, and faster access to long-term care for the people of Mississauga. It will also relieve pressure at THP hospital sites, by offering patients and the community access to the health care services they need, in the most appropriate place, and within their own community.

What are the next steps?

With this announcement, EllisDon will be on-site at the Speakman property beginning the week of Decembe 17th for some initial preparations, including:

Site mobilization this involves early work to establish site offices, set up for site access, install perimeter fencing, prepare parking and space for work trailers, install erosion and sediment control barriers or silt fencing (this fencing is made of a geotech fabric that is used before construction starts to retain the soil on the property and reduce disruption to adjacent areas during construction); installation of a security fence as a permanent barrier, to separate construction from the neighbouring properties, contain the site and provide some dust control.

EllisDon will be creating new access points to the site from Speakman Drive and will only access the site from these entrances. Please note that the Region of Peel accesses their easement from Varency Drive and they may continue to use this access from time to time.

Removal of any encroachments (e.g. sheds, garden plantings, guide wires and fencing) on the Speakman property by homeowners was to be completed prior to November 30, 2020. To support this process, we contacted the homeowners directly.

Complete design of the two long-term care homes.

Permitting and municipal approvals, execution of subcontracts and pricing of supplies. This initial work is expected to take approximately 1.5 months.

Construction is expected to begin in early 2021, and finish by early 2022.

SHORA members and residents adjacent to the Speakman property have raised questions about the work hours and we know that this is important. Currently work is scheduled to take place during the day between 7am and 7pm from Monday to Friday. Work will not take place on statutory holidays. If works needs to be scheduled outside of these hours or on a weekend, we will work with EllisDon to provide sufficient notice of these exceptions to the community.

Upcoming Virtual Town Hall – January 21, 2021

THP would like to invite you to take part in an upcoming Virtual Town Hall:

Date: Thursday, January 21, 2021
Time: 7:00pm – 8:30pm
Location: Virtual Town Hall – Online Zoom meeting
How to register:
To register for the town hall, and sign up for our mailing list, please send an
email to public.affairs@thp.ca. We will send you a Zoom link by email in
early January 2021.

If you are already on our mailing list, we will automatically send you the Zoom link
in early January. If you would like to submit questions in advance of the town hall,
please send them to public.affairs@thp.ca.
The purpose of the Virtual Town Hall is to:

  • Provide an update on the long-term care homes
  • Introduce our partners from EllisDon
  • Discuss the construction timelines and what to expect over the coming weeks and months
  • Provide an opportunity for you to ask questions and share your feedback

To send your questions ahead of time for the town hall, or to be added to the mailing list for future updates, please send an email to public.affairs@thp.ca. We look forward to connecting with you on January 21.

For a copy of the notice, please click here.
Residential Rat Control Subsidy Program
Beginning January 4, 2021 
assistance will be available for qualifying residents that are dealing with rats on the exterior of their property.

Phase 1 of the Residential Rat Control Subsidy Program will allow residents to submit original receipts or invoices for rat traps, baits or licensed pest control vendors purchased and/or dated from June 1, 2020 to February 28, 2021.
Applications for Phase 2 will be accepted until June 1, 2021.

The program will provide a 50% subsidy of the total costs up to a maximum of $200 per year, per residential Region of Peel address.

Phase 2 of the Residential Rat Control Subsidy Pilot Program will be launched in Spring 2021 and updates to the program will be available on the website.

More information about the program can be found here.
Dog Waste Public Engagement Survey
The City is looking for feedback to help us plan for the future of Mississauga's in-ground dog waste containers in parks. Our current program has piloted containers in select parks and leash-free areas around the City. We are looking for your feedback about the program and preferences for potential future container locations.

The City postponed any in-person public engagement based on public health recommendations around COVID-19 and the need for physical distancing. With that in mind, we would like to get your feedback through a short online survey.

To complete the survey, please click here.

The survey is open until January 14, 2020. We appreciate your input and support.
Mayor Crombie Invites Mississauga Residents to Watch Special New Year’s Levee Video
Mayor Bonnie Crombie will share a special video address to residents as part of the Mayor’s annual New Year’s Levee tradition. The Mayor’s Levee is typically a time when residents have the opportunity to meet the Mayor and Members of Council for a family-friendly event at the Civic Centre; however, this year’s Levee is being delivered virtually.

Mayor Crombie’s New Year’s greetings to residents and Council’s best wishes for the upcoming year will be available online on Sunday, January 10, 2021 at noon on the City’s YouTube channel

What:

2021 Mayor’s New Year’s Levee – Video Ceremony

Video Ceremony:

Sunday, January 10, 2021 at noon

Where:
City of Mississauga’s YouTube channel

For more information, please click here.