Ward 11 E-Newsletter

June 2023

Canada Day Celebrations in Streetsville

Canada Day Celebrations will be happening in Streetsville on Saturday, July 1st. As always, there will be family fun, crafts, and activities in the Village Square from 6pm - 9pm. Enjoy live music by Canada Roxx. This Classic Rock tribute band plays hits from over the decades including The Tragically Hip, Alanis Morissette, Tom Cochrane, Bryan Adams and many more!


There will be a cake-cutting ceremony presented by the Lions Club followed by a performance by the Streetsville Pipes and Drums. The Colour Party Flag Raising ceremony and O Canada will conclude the festivities in the Square.


Make your way down to Memorial Park to enjoy music and witness the first ever drone show! Illumin is a Toronto-based experience company specializing in drone light shows. Their team of aviators and entertainment producers push the limit of drone technology by designing the most intricate and artistic light shows in Canada.


Bring your lawn chairs/blankets and settle in with your family/friends/ or neighbours to enjoy the spectacular fireworks show. This a free community event.


Please note there will be no access to the island after 12pm to allow for set up of the fireworks.

Church Street will be closed to cars at 4pm.


Village Square (213 Queen St. S.)

6:00-9:00pm Live Music by Canada Roxx

7:00 pm – Lion’s official cake-cutting ceremony

9:00 pm- 9:15pm – Streetsville Pipes & Drums Performance

9:15 pm – Colour Party Flag Raising Ceremony & O Canada


Memorial Park (335 Church St.)

8:45pm DJ in the park

9:45pm Drone Light Show

10:00pm Fireworks Display


For more info, visit https://villageofstreetsville.com

Mississauga Launches Online Fireworks Complaint Form

As we approach a busy spring and summer season with long weekends ahead of us, please remember to review fireworks by-laws and help share the knowledge with those around you, including neighbours, families and friends. Fireworks can be a fun and beautiful way to celebrate holidays but residents and visitors must understand that fireworks should only be bought from a licensed retailer. Also, don’t forget that fireworks are only permitted on certain holidays at home (Victoria Day, Canada Day, Diwali and Lunar New Year) without a permit and only on the night of the holiday itself, not before or after the holiday. If you witness or hear fireworks that concern you, please use the City’s new reporting tool, an online complaint form to inform our enforcement team: https://www.mississauga.ca/services-and-programs/health-and-safety/fire-and-emergency-services/fireworks.   

Outdoor Fitness Installation at Old Ridge Park

As you may know, the playground at Old Ridge Park was recently replaced due to lifecycle replacement. I am also very pleased to report that Old Ridge Park has been selected to receive an outdoor fitness installation and junior skateboard features in 2023. 


Outdoor fitness installation work will include:

·        Stationary fitness equipment

·        Instructional signage

·        Wood mulch safety surfacing

·        Paved trail connections and accessible ramp


Junior skateboard features work will include:

·        3-4 skate features suitable for junior skateboarders

·        Paving and park trail connections


Construction will begin in fall 2023 and be completed in summer 2024. For more information about this project, please contact Virginia Kalapaca, Park Development at [email protected] or 905-615-3200 ext.4813.

NEW All-way Stop at Church Street at Old Pine Street

The safety of our roadways is a top priority for me, and I am very pleased to report that a NEW all-way stop will be installed at the intersection of Church Street and Old Pine Street, in Streetsville. I had received many concerns from area residents regarding the need for more traffic controls on Church Street, so I asked Staff to study this roadway and make recommendations accordingly. This all-way stop was strongly supported by the community as well. Staff have requested utility locates and the installation will occur when clearance has been received and the by-law amendment has been approved. I will continue to work together with Peel Police, City Staff, and other community partners to ensure our roadways are safe for everyone.

2023 Slow Streets Program

In 2020, the City launched Slow Streets (formally known as Quiet Streets). On Slow Streets, temporary traffic calming devices such as barricades, flexible bollards, barrels and signage are installed on neighbourhood streets to reduce traffic speeds. Slow streets will be deployed on the following Ward 11 roadways:

·        Melody Drive

·        Amana Place

·        Newcombe Drive


Slow Streets give pedestrians and cyclists space to move around safely. They provide space for all road users and reduce speeding and aggressive driving behaviour. Roadways remain accessible to all traffic and allow for the passage of two-way traffic including emergency vehicles, road maintenance vehicles and waste management vehicles.


Slow Streets measures are installed temporarily and will begin to be removed on November 1st each year when winter maintenance activities begin. If you’d like Slow Streets devices installed on your street, please call 311 (905-615-4311 outside City limits). Slow Streets will not be considered on:


·        Major collector or arterial roadways

·        Multi-lane roadways

·        Roadways that have MiWay transit routes

·        Roadways where the equipment cannot be safely accommodated

·        Roadways with significant on-street parking activity


Successful deployments from previous years may be considered for annual redeployments. To provide feedback on potential Slow Streets projects and view the latest survey results, please visit yoursay.mississauga.ca

Credit Meadows Park Expansion Phase One Construction Notification

As you may be aware, the City is developing new trails at Credit Meadows that will connect the park to its northern expansion area (the former Harris Lands). This expansion will provide new park space, trails and two pedestrian bridges and is supported by the Credit River Park Strategy (2013).


Phase 1 of construction began earlier this month and will be completed by December 2024. The following park features will be included in Phase 1 of construction, as budget allows:


·        Existing laneway and entrance improvements off Creditview Road

·        Parking

·        Two pedestrian bridges crossing the Credit River

·        Multi-use trails and connections to bridges

·        Natural areas protection and enhancement

·        Interpretive signage


In the southern portion of Credit Meadows, multi-use trails will connect the existing parking lot at Creditview Road to the pedestrian bridges while minimizing disturbance to existing trees, natural areas, woodlands and meadows. The City is assessing the existing informal trails and their impact on the land. No decision has been made on their inclusion within the permanent trail connection, and there are currently no plans to manage or change these trails.


Please be assured that I will continue to keep the community fully updated on this project accordingly. If you have any questions or comments about this project, please contact Kathi Ross, Senior Project Manager, Park Development, at 905-615-3200 ext.4942 or [email protected].

Streetsville Community Ride

Join us on Saturday, July 29 for a family friendly ride to explore the community of East Credit and the trails and cycling-friendly routes that are offered. Observe Mississauga’s most unique natural heritage site and the only location in Mississauga for 21 native plants, the Creditview Wetlands. This 12,000 year old natural system houses many different species of plants and animals.


The ride will start at 10:00 a.m. at Vic Johnston Community Centre routes ranging from 8 km to 16 km, exploring cycling friendly roads and trails. Specific route details will be posted one week before the ride.


Can’t make the in-person ride? Don’t worry, every ride will be available for the rest of the year so you can explore your neighbourhood by bike whenever you have the time!


The City of Mississauga, in partnership with Toronto Pearson, is hosting a series of free, in-person bike rides from May to October. They are the perfect way to explore your neighbourhood by bike and meet new people. Rides are designed with a variety of distances and all riders are welcome!


All rides leave the start location at 10 a.m. and will end with refreshments courtesy of our 2023 sponsor Toronto Pearson. Please register by contacting [email protected].  

Streetsville Heritage Conservation District Project Update

Our community is rich in history and heritage and home to Ontario’s first Heritage Conservation District (HCD), Meadowvale Village, designated in 1980. This rich history and heritage is an integral part of our special community and must be preserved and protected for generations to come. To this end, I am pleased to report that revisions to the Ontario Heritage Act have come into force and plans for the Streetsville Heritage Conservation District can now move forward. Like historic Meadowvale Village, the Village of Streetsville is rich in history and has the largest grouping of heritage buildings in Mississauga and as such, is a strong candidate for HCD status.


I am pleased to advise that the City’s Heritage Planning team have hired a consultant team, who will create the technical aspects of the Streetsville HCD plan. The project will have two parts: a feasibility study, which will determine the boundaries of the HCD, and the implementation and designation of the plan. The feasibility study will involve a fulsome consultation with the community, to understand what is considered the historical and heritage area of Streetsville and research on the history of Streetsville. The implementation and designation will bring the HCD plan into force through a bylaw passed by Council. The project is anticipated to be completed by the end of 2024. 


Community engagement is an important component of the project and there are many ways you can get involved:


·        Visiting yoursay.mississauga.ca/streetsville to join the mailing list and complete campaign surveys, which will be available at key intervals during the project;

·        Attend the first Community Meeting on October 18, 2023 (more details to follow);

·        Do you have any historic photos of buildings and places in Streetsville from days-gone-bye? Send them to the City!


For more information about the Streetsville HCD project, please visit yoursay.mississauga.ca/streetsville or contact Paula Wubbenhorst at [email protected].  

Mississauga’s updated Official Plan to help increase housing choices

The City’s updated Official Plan will allow for the creation of much-needed housing types across Mississauga including garden suites, duplexes, triplexes, townhomes and mid-rise buildings. Staff will provide an overview of the updated housing and land use policies to Planning and Development Committee on Monday, June 26 as part of the City’s Official Plan Review.


Staff are proposing new residential land use designations that will help remove barriers and encourage more types of housing. Land use designations are important because they outline what can be built on a parcel of land (e.g., homes or industrial uses) and the scale of the buildings (e.g., number of storeys). Broadening these designations will remove some of the restrictions that have resulted in inequities through practices such as exclusionary zoning. Exclusionary zoning refers to areas of the City that only allow single detached houses to be built and exclude other more affordable, multi-unit homes.


The proposed Official Plan policies also encourage the development of mid-rise buildings (five to eight storeys) which are currently missing across much of Mississauga. Mid-rise buildings help with height transitions between low-rise and high-rise neighbourhoods bringing human scale development across the city. Other updates in this set of draft Official Plan policies include:

·        Direction for redevelopment of retail sites of more than one hectare

·        Encouraging the creation of more family-size units

·        Supporting the protection of rental housing

·        Integrating and simplifying strategic growth areas such as the urban growth centre and major transit station areas


Staff are taking feedback on the housing and land use policies until July 31, 2023. 


How to Participate:

1.   Watch the live stream on the City’s website (without registering) or join in person at City Hall. Advance registration is required to participate and/or make a comment virtually during the meeting. Advance registration is preferred to participate and/or make a comment in person. Please email [email protected] or call 905-615-3200 ext. 5423 no later than Friday, June 23.

2.   Review the draft policies and make comments anytime using the online commenting tool on our Official Plan Review site.

Youth Can Make the Most of Summer with the Sauga Summer Pass

Mississauga youth 12 to 16 years can now register for a Sauga Summer Pass that allows them to ride MiWay and access City of Mississauga pools and fitness centres for free. The pass is valid from July 1 to August 31, 2023.


Quantities are limited and will be issued on a first-come, first-served basis. Registration process:

·        forms are to be submitted in person at any City community centre

·        all forms are to be signed – parent/guardian signature is also required

·        a parent/guardian also must be present if adding fitness centre access (this add-on is only available to youth 14 to 16 years)

·        one piece of ID must be provided displaying proof of age and that the individual lives at a Mississauga address

·        a photo must be taken by City customer service staff to add to the pass


Registration forms can be downloaded and printed by visiting mississauga.ca/summerpass or picked up at any City community centre. Pass holders can access City swimming pools during designated drop-in fun swimming times only. To view scheduled pool times, visit ActiveMississauga.ca or inquire at the pools. Access to fitness centres is available on specific days and times. For more information about the Sauga Summer Pass, please visit mississauga.ca/summerpass.

Welcome to the Erin Mills Farmers Market!

When you shop for food that’s local, it travels far less which is better for the environment and you. And produce lasts longer because it was picked within 24 hours!


Find fresh, local, and cultural food in a friendly community. The market brings farmers, bakers, food producers, and food educators to Mississauga.




Market Location: 2520 Eglinton Avenue West at Erin Mills Pkwy. At the base of the Daniels Arc building (it looks like a ship), on the east side.


Parking: Underground parking is available in the paid parking areas. See video. Enter off of Erin Mills Pkwy just south of the Eglinton Ave West and Erin Mills Pkwy intersection. The parking garage can be accessed if you are driving north of the 403 on your left, or right if you are driving south of Eglinton Ave. W. on Erin Mills Pkwy. For more information, visit https://www.erinmillsmarket.com.  

Know an Outstanding Person in your Community Nominate them for a Civic Award of Recognition

Until August 21, nominations for the City of Mississauga’s Civic Recognition program will be accepted.

Exceptional individuals, community groups and businesses whose contributions help make Mississauga a great place to live, work and play are eligible for nomination in one of four categories as part of the 2023 Civic Awards of Recognition program. Achievements are recognized in the following categories:

·        Voluntary Community Service: individuals or groups that have improved the quality of life in Mississauga through volunteer efforts.

·        Youth Community and Civic Engagement: youth between ages 14 and 24 who have contributed more than 140 volunteer hours to community or civic activities.

·        Achievement in Sports: athletes or teams that have won championships at a city-wide, regional, provincial, national or international level.

·        Achievement in Arts: artists or arts groups that have won competitions, juried shows or exhibitions. Outstanding accomplishments in academic fields may also be recognized.


If you know someone deserving of an award, the steps to recognizing eligible residents include:

1.   Visit mississauga.ca/civicrecognition.

2.   Review the award criteria.

3.   Fill out the online nomination form. You can also download the form and submit it by email to [email protected]. Please note that only completed nomination forms will be evaluated.


The City will consider the first 100 nominees and review nominations on a first come, first served basis.

Nominees who qualify will be invited to receive their award during an evening ceremony at Mississauga City Hall on September 26, 2023. For more information, visit mississauga.ca/civicrecognition

Mississauga Symphony Used Book Sale

After a successful Spring Sale, the Mississauga Symphony Used Book Sale Group is preparing for its 28th ANNUAL GIANT SEPTEMBER USED BOOK SALE  and is now accepting donations of the following items in good sellable condition:

·        new and used books

·        vinyl records (33s & 45s)

·        CDs

·        DVDs

·        puzzles

·        games

·        sheet music


The sale does not accept Readers Digest Condensed books, videos, cassette tapes, textbooks, magazines, encyclopedias, boxed classical & opera records, or any item in poor condition


Donation hours are:   Every Tuesday from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm,

Every Thursday from 9 am to noon.

Donation Centre:       Sheridan Centre/Sherwood Village Mall – Lower Level

2225 Erin Mills Parkway (North of the QEW)

Closest entry door is Door 25 in the P2 covered parking level – behind Metro

All monies raised in Spring and Fall Sales support the Activities of the Mississauga Symphony Orchestra and the Mississauga Symphony Youth Orchestra.

Slow Down for Safety! Mississauga Continues Its Push to Lower Speed Limits

Starting this spring, the City will be lowering the posted speed limit to 60 km/h on all City-operated roadways currently posted at 70 km/h. This change will help reduce the risk of collisions and make City roads safer for all users, including pedestrians, cyclists, transit users, micro-mobility device users and drivers.


The new speed limit applies to the following sections of Mississauga roadways in Ward 11:

1.   Centre View Drive (Ward 4), between Mavis Road and Rathburn Road West

2.   Courtneypark Drive West (Ward 5), between Mclaughlin Road and Hurontario Street

3.   Courtneypark Drive East (Ward 5), between Hurontario Street and Netherhart Road

4.   Eastgate Parkway (Ward 3), between Cawthra Road and Eglinton Avenue East

5.   Eglinton Avenue East (Wards 3 & 5), between a point 700 metres east of Dixie Road and east city limit

6.   McLaughlin Road (Wards 5 & 11), between Britannia Road West and Derry Road West

7.   Ninth Line (Ward 10), between the south city limit and Erin Centre Boulevard

8.   Ninth Line (Ward 10), between Tacc Drive and the north city limit

9.   Southdown Road (Ward 2), between a point 457 meters south of Lushes Avenue and a point 1,402 meters south

10. Winston Churchill Boulevard (Wards 9 & 10), between Eglinton Avenue and Britannia Road


This is the second time the City has initiated a change to city-wide speed limits. In 2020, the City started the Neighbourhood Area Speed Limit Project. The City lowered all neighbourhood speeds from 50km/h to 40km/h and school zone speed limits from 40km/h to 30 km/h. To learn more about road safety, visit mississauga.ca/roadsafety. To learn more about Vision Zero, visit mississauga.ca/visionzero.  

Peel Regional Police Launch 2023 Projects to Address Poor Driver Behaviour

Peel Regional Police launched Project Noisemake and ERASE (Eliminating Racing Activities on Streets Everywhere), an annual campaign to directly address street racing related activities, and the noise pollution from excessively loud vehicles on our roadways.


The goal is to change poor and aggressive driver behaviour through education, strategic enforcement, and modifying social behaviour. Street racing is an illegal and dangerous activity that risks the lives of our community members.


For the next six months, these ongoing projects will target street racing activities in Peel Region and motor vehicles with modified and/or excessively loud exhaust systems on the roads. Drivers are reminded that they will be subject to charges and penalties for offences under the Highway Traffic Act (HTA) and breaking municipal by-laws; and could face seizure of their vehicles and a roadside suspension of their driver’s licence.

In 2022, from May 1 to October 1, officers investigated 2191 vehicles and issued 1440 Provincial Offence Notices. Offences included:


·        556 stunt driving charges

·        132 Improper/No Muffler charges

·        14 Criminal Code charges related to impaired and dangerous driving


Street racing is illegal and that it endangers the safety of everyone on the road. To ensure utmost safety on our roads, Peel Regional Police will have zero tolerance for dangerous driving behaviours and street racing activities.


Vehicle owners should repair modified exhaust systems; avoid altering factory-issued parts on vehicles that increase sound, and to ensure their vehicles comply with the regulations set out in the Highway Traffic Act.

Road safety is a crucial policing function, and one which all members of Peel Regional Police are committed to. Twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week, officers continue to enforce the speed limit, address aggressive and impaired driving, in addition to a variety of other road safety measures.


Anyone with information concerning aggressive driving or street racing activities in the Region of Peel is urged to contact 905-453-3311. Driving complaints can also be filed through the Road Watch portal on the PRP website, by contacting Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or peelcrimestoppers.ca.

Don’t Feed Wildlife! It Isn’t a Good Thing

If you’re feeding wild animals food like bread, nuts or leftovers, chances are, someone else is too. It only conditions these animals to rely on humans to provide them food. As a consequence, wildlife will start to worry less about finding their own food and become more dependant on humans. Don’t feed wildlife. It has consequences and can cause animals to:

·        Become dependent on artificial food sources and stop searching for food naturally. This is not healthy and can lead to illness or disease.

·        Lose their natural fear of humans and pets, and become more likely to approach you.

·        Gather in large numbers when food is easily available – leading to more diseases and may destroy natural habitats.


Under the City’s Animal Care and Control By-law – feeding wildlife is illegal. There is a $300 minimum fine for feeding wildlife. This includes leaving food out, food waste and disposing of food in natural areas.


The City’s Animal Services staff continue to educate residents and patrol areas of the city where intentional feeding is a concern. Mississauga residents and visitors are encouraged to enjoy and live in harmony with wildlife by not interfering with their natural instincts and behaviours. Learn more about urban wildlife by visiting mississauga.ca/wildlife.

Council Approves Build Beautiful – the City’s New Stormwater Master Plan

Stormwater is the rain and melted snow that flows or runs off properties and roads that drains along streets, ditches, storm drains and watercourses into Lake Ontario. This week, Mississauga Council approved the City’s first Stormwater Master PlanBuild Beautiful. The long-term plan will be used to refine the City’s stormwater program, stormwater management systems and infrastructure.


In Mississauga, we’re experiencing heavier rainfall and more severe storms related to climate change. Through the newly approved plan, the City can help address issues facing Mississauga today, including flooding, water quality and pollution while working to preserve our environment.


The Stormwater Master Plan builds on the City’s existing stormwater management program and outlines 22 actions with supporting activities and recommendations for managing rainwater in Mississauga.


The City manages stormwater by planning, designing, constructing, operating and maintaining stormwater assets (i.e. sewers, catch basins, storm drains) within municipal roadways, public easements and other City lands. This includes:

·        Erosion and sediment control

·        Flood protection projects

·        Maintenance and repairs to existing infrastructure

·        Emergency response to flooding, spills and clean-up

·        Street sweeping

·        By-law enforcement to protect the environment and prevent interference with the operation of the stormwater management system


For more information about the plan, visit mississauga.ca/stormwater-master-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: [email protected]

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