Happy Canada Day!
There are many opportunities to participate in Canada Day festivities around the City. Please join me at Port Credit's Paint the Town Red Canada Day event or visit Celebration Square for a fun filled day of activities and entertainment, including a free concert by Marianas Trench. For more information, please click here.

From my family to yours, wishing you all a Happy Canada Day!
Traffic Calming Measures on Lorne Park Road
The City of Mississauga has recently begun implementing physical traffic calming measures in order to address local neighbourhood road safety issues in Mississauga with a focus around school zones.
 
Through an extensive review process, roadways are identified to receive physical traffic calming measures. Lorne Park Road between Truscott Drive and Birchwood Drive has been selected as a location which would benefit from the installation of traffic calming measures.
 
What is Traffic Calming?
 
Traffic calming consists of physical measures (raised intersections and crossings, speed cushions, split speed humps) put in place on the road in order to reduce the speed and volume of traffic and to restore neighbourhood roadways to their intended function. 

Traffic calming measures used alone or in various combinations can be effective in reducing motor vehicle speeds, decreasing traffic volumes and/or alleviating conflicts between street users, depending on their location and intended purpose. 

Why is traffic calming being implemented on Lorne Park Road?

This project has been initiated to address operational issues related to speeding and aggressive driving and as a part of the ongoing prioritization of the Traffic Calming Program.

As an eligible traffic calming location, Lorne Park Road was prioritized based on the severity of the speeding concern taking into account other factors such as overall traffic volumes, the presence of sidewalks or cycling facilities, and neighbourhood pedestrian generators such as school and parks.

What type of traffic calming device will be installed?

The split speed hump was a preferred traffic calming device to be installed on Lorne Park Road. A split speed hump is traffic calming device similar to a speed hump that does not cover the entire width of the road. Split speed humps are intended to allow for operating speeds of 40km/h to 50 km/h while eliminating higher end speeds while allowing larger vehicles such as buses and emergency vehicles to pass without difficulty.
Where will the traffic calming devices be installed?

Staff reviewed the traffic data that was collected on Lorne Park Road between Indian Road and Lakeshore Boulevard West to determine the boundaries for this project. Based on the results of the traffic studies Lorne Park Road between Truscott Drive and Birchwood Drive met the criteria outlined in the Traffic Calming policy.

When selecting the locations for the traffic calming devices, staff aimed to minimize the impact on local residents while ensuring appropriate spacing is kept to achieve the desired operating speed.

After the general spacing and layout of the traffic calming device have been established, the final location of each device was determined by considering intersections, drainage, utilities and providing a minimum setback of 3.0 metres from driveways where possible.

When will the traffic calming be installed?

On June 26th Council approved the implementation of traffic calming in the neighbourhood. Road Safety staff would be working towards installing the traffic calming devices during the 2019 construction year.

For more information, please see section 8.10 of the Corporate Report here.
Keep Cool at our Pools and Spray Pads
Feeling the heat? The City's spray pads, outdoor and indoor pools are great places to stay cool.

Spray Pads
As of May 17, all of the City’s 27 spray pads are open to the community for the summer season, with the exception of the spray pad at Mississauga Valley Park.
City spray pads are a fun, free way to keep cool and open daily at 9 a.m. Residents can use the  eParks map  to check out the spray pads in their neighbourhood.

Enjoy the interactive water feature at Mississauga Celebration Square. Until Labour Day weekend, the water feature can be enjoyed by residents from 8 a.m. to 11 p.m., same as previous years.

Pools
Residents can also look forward to staying cool by the pool this summer. The City has seven outdoor pools and 11 indoor pools, all of which are supervised by trained City employees. The indoor pools operate year-round and soon the outdoor pools will be open for their regular season.

Indoor Pools
Indoor pools summer schedule starts July 2

For more information and swim schedules, please click here .
Get Kids Active and Outdoors this Summer with Free City Program - Let's Play in the Park
Let’s Play in the Park is back for its sixth season this summer. The City-run program provides kids ages six to 12 with the opportunity to enjoy the outdoors, be active and make new friends.
 
The nine-week program is free and runs weekdays from Tuesday, July 2 to Friday, August 30. The program takes place at 13 parks across Mississauga and includes two parks that are new to the program this year: Barondale Green Park and Hillside Park .
 
Supervised by qualified staff trained in HIGH FIVE® principles of healthy child development, kids in the program get to participate in fun recreation activities including organized games and sports, arts and crafts, theme days and more.
 
Registration for the program is required however residents can register for as many Let’s Play in the Park programs as they would like.
 
Program Details:
 
Who: Kids ages six to 12
 
When/Where: Weekdays - Monday to Friday from July 2 to August 30, 2019 (exception date August 5, 2019)
  
Cost: Free – registration is required. 

For more information on this program, please click here .
Summer Camps
Our Summer Camps run from July 2 to August 30, 2019 at 25 locations across Mississauga offering over 100 different types of camps all summer long for children ages 4-14.

Our camps are focused around a variety of themes to offer the best fit for your child:
  • Summer Fun (6-12yrs)
  • Summer Fun Junior (4-5yrs)
  • Adventure (Safari)
  • Swimming (H20 Junior, H20 Mini, Water Sports)
  • Creative (Digital Art, Art, Dance, Drama, Ukulele)
  • Learning (Leadership, Explorers, Reptiles, Science, Computers)
  • Sports (Golf, Archery, Basketball, Baseball, Biking, Cheerleading, Triathlon, Multisport, Ball Hockey, Skateboarding, Soccer, Tennis, Beach Volleyball, Hockey, Canoeing and Kayaking, Karate)

Register  your child early, as our most popular camps fill up fast!

Why choose a City of Mississauga Summer Camp?

All our camp leaders are trained in the HIGH FIVE® Principles of Healthy Child Development (PHCD) to best address the needs your child and their experience.

Half Day Camps run 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM or 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM and provide flexibility for parents and kids during the Summer.

Our Full Day Camps run 9 AM - 4 PM and offer a wide variety of themes that are creative, inspire learning and teach fundamentals in sports and fitness.

Extended hours are available before and after Camps (7:30 AM - 9:00 AM / 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM).

Camps are affordably priced where Full Day Camps start at $178.50 per child - that's only $35.70 per day! Financial assistance programs are also available through  Active Assist .

Camps are available for kids with all interests and abilities. Our  Inclusion Facilitator Program  is available for children with disabilities.

Information for   External Support Persons   for Camps.

For detailed information about Camps click here  All About Camps .

If you require additional information about camps please contact your local community centre or email  rec.info@mississauga.ca 
Community Meeting Update
Please note: the Committee of Adjustment hearing for severance application 1414 & 1426 Indian Grove originally scheduled for July 11 th has been deferred to September 12, 2019.