NOTE:

As our policy does not permit printed or electronic newsletters after June 30th, this will be my final e-newsletter until the election on October 22, 2018. The office will continue to be open during that time and we will continue to serve the residents by phone, email or in person
Aerial Spray 2018 - Post-Spray Survey
The City of Mississauga has created a short survey about the City's 2018 Aerial Spray Program to capture your thoughts about how the spray went.

This information will allow us to better understand the communications needs of residents living in the aerial spray zones.

Please take some time to fill out the survey by visiting  here .  
Bi-Weekly Yard Waste Collection Starts Tuesday, July 3 in the region of Peel
Starting the week of July 3 until September 28, 2018, the Region of Peel will collect yard waste every-other-week in the Cities of Mississauga and Brampton.

Residents are encouraged to visit peelregion.ca/waste and use When Does It Go to check their waste management calendar or download their schedule to a personal electronic device.
Yard waste must be at the curb by 7 a.m. on resident's collection day in acceptable bins, containers and/or bags.

A bin/container used for yard waste collection must be:
  • clearly labelled "Yard Waste";
  • rigid and reusable with handles that are attached or molded to the exterior;
  • smaller than 60cm (24in.) wide/95cm (38in.) high; and,
  • weigh less than 20kg (44lbs.) when full

A Kraft brown paper bag used for yard waste collection must:
  • support a maximum weight of 20kg (44lbs.) when lifted, without tearing;
  • securely close when full; and,
  • be smaller than 66cm (26in.) wide/90cm (35in.) high

Residents can also use their old garbage container or blue/grey box to set out yard waste for collection. All repurposed containers must be in good condition and clearly labelled "Yard Waste" to be collected.

Residents who use the services of a lawn maintenance company should inform them of the yard waste schedule so the company can co-ordinate the timing of their service delivery to ensure yard waste is only set out on the scheduled yard waste collection days.

Yard waste can also be dropped off at the Region's Community Recycling Centres (CRCs). CRC locations apply a $5 flat rate applies for loads up to and including 50 kg (110lb.). A fee of 10 cents per kilogram applies for loads greater than 50kg.
Update on Herridge Paramedic Station
The Sheridan Park satellite station will replace the Finfar satellite station, located just south of the QEW, from which paramedics have served residents for many years.
The Finfar location is no longer suitable to house ambulances. In serious emergencies, every second counts. Being as close as possible to emergencies helps paramedics get there faster to start treating and caring for a patient – ultimately increasing the patient’s chances of survival and maintaining their quality of life. 

Regional Council has directed the program to look at as many co-located facilities as possible. The Sheridan Park station will be co-located with the pumping station and built on Regionally-owned property, which will save taxpayer dollars in land costs

The expected completion date for this project is Spring 2019.

The project is managed by Biljana Bajagic, Project Manager, Biljana.Bajagic@PeelRegion.ca or 905-791-7800 ext.7621.
Update on Traffic Calming Measures in Sheridan Homelands
The City of Mississauga has recently begun implementing physical traffic calming measures in order to address local neighbourhood road safety issues in Mississauga. Longstanding concerns regarding speeding and aggressive driving from residents within the Sheridan Homelands neighbourhood have resulted in a number of traffic studies and investigations over the last few years.
 
Through an extensive review process, staff developed plan for Sheridan Homelands neighbourhood to address the identified issues. Staff considered the different types of traffic calming devices and overall roadway characteristics to achieve operating speeds which are consistent with the posted speed limit. These factors include traffic calming type, spacing, layout and impacts the installation of physical traffic calming devices may have on local residents and City services.
 
To determine the level of support and to refine the traffic calming plan for the neighbourhood, public consultations were held with Road Safety staff, the local Ward Councillor and area residents to discuss the preliminary plans for the neighbourhood. 
 
Local resident feedback was generally positive and indicated that there was a great deal of support for physical traffic calming among local residents. The overwhelming majority of written comments revealed 82% were supportive of the proposed measures within the Sheridan Homelands neighbourhood. These measures include a series of speed cushions on Homelands Drive, Thorn Lodge Drive, and Perran Drive. In addition, a raised pedestrian crossing is proposed on Homelands Drive in front of Homelands Senior Public School.
 
No concerns were raised from emergency services or MiWay regarding the proposed traffic calming measures.

On June 20, 2018, Council approved staff’s recommendations to install traffic calming on Thorn Lodge Drive, Homelands Drive and Perran Drive. Subsequently, staff’s recommendation was adopted by Council on June 20, 2018.
 
Road Safety staff are planning the installation of the traffic calming devices in the summer of 2018, prior to school returning in September.

A map is included below for your reference.

Thank you for your patience and understanding during the construction. 

For more information, please contact:

Magda Kolat, C.E.T.
Road Safety Technologist
T 905-615-3200 ext.4366
Magda.kolat@mississauga.ca  
Lakeshore Connecting Communities July Open Houses
The City of Mississauga is holding the final open houses for Lakeshore Connecting Communities .
 
Lakeshore Connecting Communities will guide planning and investing for the transportation network in the Lakeshore Corridor, including decisions about optimizing roadways, improving transit and enhancing cycling and walking connections. The Lakeshore Connecting Communities study looks at how to best connect the communities of Clarkson, Port Credit and Lakeview while preserving and enhancing each community’s unique character and sense of place.

Learn about the proposed recommendations and provide input on:
  • phased approach to rapid transit
  • cycling and pedestrian network improvements
  • conceptual design and public realm enhancements
  • Credit River crossing recommendations
During the open houses, you will have the opportunity to visit information stations and share your ideas with the project team.
 
Open House Details
Date: Thursday, July 12, 2018 
Time: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Location: Mississauga Seniors’ Centre,1389 Cawthra Road, Lakeview 

Date: Monday, July 16, 2018 
Time: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Location: First United Church, 151 Lakeshore Road West, Port Credit

Date: Tuesday, July 24, 2018 
Time: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Location: Christ Church, UCC,1700 Mazo Crescent, Clarkson 
 
Find out more about Lakeshore Connecting Communities at www.connectlakeshore.ca .
Splash Pass Available for Purchase Until June 30th

Get A Pool Splash Pass This Summer!
  • Swim in 18 Mississauga pools all summer for as low as $40*
  • On sale June 1st to 30th at all community centres and outdoor pools.
  • Outdoor pools open June 23.
  • Pass valid for more than 2 months of swimming from June 23 - September 2, 2018

Pool Splash Pass Benefits:
Affordable
  • Pays for itself after 13 swims.
  • Buy this special 2 month pass and get 10 extra days of swimming.

Multiple pool & public swim use
  • Entrance into all public swims at any of our 18 pools throughout the summer Convenient.

Convenient
  • Water resistant, wallet-sized plastic card for ease of use, convenience and portability.

For more information on the pool splash pass, please click here .

You can also purchase a swim pass as a great way to enjoy swimming on a regular basis. Purchase a pass and swim at any of our pools throughout the year. Passes may be used for all recreational/public swims including lane, fun and family swims.

Buy a pass today at any community centre and/or pool. One, three or 12 month passes available all year round.  Learn more

For swimming facility information, see   outdoor  or  indoor pools   .
Community News
Clarkson Secondary School Students Place First in 2018
Engineering Idol Competition

On March 3, 2018, the Professional Engineers of Ontario (Etobicoke Chapter) hosted the 11 th Annual Engineering Idol competition at the University of Toronto. The competition is open to high school students from around the GTA
This year’s theme for the competition was Building a Sustainable Future in Canada encouraging creative ideas for sustainable technology. First place was won by students from Clarkson Secondary School, for their project of incorporating shredded plastic waste into concrete bricks. This is the first school in Peel to win this competition
 
Mr. Steven Chan, Head of Science and Technology at Clarkson Secondary School, invites and runs a team of students to compete almost every year. This year’s winning team consisted of Gavin Jameson, Khush Vishram, Luka Dojcinovic, Sami Chaudhary, and Tyler Puype. The students conceptualized that reducing the amount of concrete used in construction by substituting parts of it with shredded plastic waste could potentially reduce greenhouse gas emissions from the construction sector and pollution from plastic waste. Concrete is the world’s second most used resource, coming only after water.
 
Mr. Chan explains, “Several plastic-infused bricks were prototyped, and the students found a combination that produced bricks that are lighter, stronger, and better insulating than traditional concrete bricks. The potential improvements to sustainability in so many sectors placed the students over the top of their competition. I’m truly proud of what we accomplished.” Students later placed third in the Peel Regional Science Fair. They also won Most Innovative Project from the Dean of Chemical and Physical Sciences from the University of Toronto Mississauga.
 
Upon learning of their first place win, CRH Canada invited Mr. Chan and his students to meet with Senior Management on June 13th, to present their project.

CRH has invited the students to participate in their Open House on Saturday, September 22, 2018 to provide the community an opportunity to learn more about this awarding winning team of students from Clarkson. They will continue their research with support from CRH over the summer.
Community Events
CRH Canada Mississauga Cement Plant Open House
 
You’re invited to join us for an Open House at our Mississauga facility.  Take a guided bus tour, learn how cement is made, visit our informative displays, see the big machines, meet our people and community partners, and enjoy lunch. 
 
The theme for this year’s Open House is Climate Change, Sustainable Development and Biodiversity.  Learn about what we are doing to reduce our environmental footprint and how we are helping local birds, bugs and wildlife through our award nominated Flyway Habitat Project. You can also meet our friends from Earth Rangers and Credit Valley Conservation.
 
What: CRH Canada Mississauga Open House
When: Saturday, September 22, 2018
            10:00 am – 2:00 pm
              Rain or shine!
Where:  2391 Lakeshore Road West
              Mississauga, ON L5J 1K1
Who:     Family friendly
              Children under 16 years of age must be accompanied by an adult
 
For more information, contact Barb Smith at 905-855-4795 or barb.smith@ca.crh.com

Whiteoaks Lorne Park Community Association AGM: Save the Date: September 25th Lorne Park Secondary School. For more information click here.