More Community Feedback Needed to Shape the Future of the Clarkson Transit Station Area
The City of Mississauga is creating a planning framework that will guide future development to support transit in the area surrounding the transit station in Clarkson. Last December, residents participated in a community meeting to provide feedback on helping to create a vision and guiding principles for the Clarkson Transit Station Area (TSA).
 
At this community meeting, we’re inviting you to help:
  • confirm the draft vision and guiding principles developed using community input from the December 5, 2018 community meeting
  • review options for density, building height, public space and mobility in the Clarkson TSA
 
What: Clarkson TSA Community Meeting
 
When:
Wednesday, March 6, 2019
Choose from three sessions at:
1:30 to 3:30 p.m.
4 to 6 p.m.
7 to 9 p.m.
Presentations are at 1:40, 4:10 and 7:10 p.m. followed by workshop activities

Where:
Christ Church  
1700 Mazo Crescent
 Mississauga
  [Map]

Find out more about the Clarkson TSA Study at yoursay.mississauga.ca/Clarkson
Tell Us Your Thoughts on Our Draft Smart City Master Plan
Come celebrate I nternational Open Data Day and have your say on the City of Mississauga’s proposed Smart City Master Plan at an upcoming community engagement event.

A Smart City is a municipality that uses data and communication technologies to create sustainable economic development, increase operational efficiency and improve government services and quality of life
The Smart City Master Plan will detail how technology will enhance the quality of life in Mississauga and help build the city of the future.

As a follow-up to the Smart City public consultation sessions held in 2018, City staff are seeking input for the Smart City Master Plan at the first of several community engagement sessions taking place in March and April.

What:
Provide your input into the Smart City Master Plan
 
When:
Saturday, March 2, 10:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.
 
Where:
MindShare Workspace
Lower Level (near Walmart)
Erin Mills Town Centre [Centre Map ]
5100 Erin Mills Pkwy. [ MAP]
 
Register to attend and participate for a chance to win one of five Amazon Echo Dot Smart Speakers.
Congrats to Hillside Public School on Winning Safety Award!
In February, Hillside Public School in Ward 2 was one of four Mississauga schools presented with the Wilde Wood Award from the Traffic Safety Council for their enthusiasm and dedication in promoting safety for students travelling to and from school.
 
The Wilde Wood Award is given annually to schools from the Peel District School Board and the Dufferin- Peel Catholic District School Board. These schools have demonstrated excellent leadership within their school community in the efficient operation of the school zone safety program and encouraging active transportation (e.g., walk to school programs, bike rodeos).
 
The Traffic Safety Council is an advisory committee of Council that makes recommendations to help protect students from the dangers of vehicular traffic. Dr. Arthur Wood founded the Mississauga Traffic Safety Council in 1955 which was renamed the Mississauga Traffic Safety Council in 1974. His work promoting traffic safety for children was recognized with the naming of the Dr. Arthur Wood Award.
 
The Wilde Wood Award was named after James Wilde and Arthur Wood who co-founded the Kiss and Ride concept in Mississauga. However, since 2016, the Traffic Safety Council has focussed on recognizing schools who promoted active transportation .
Birch Glen Park Walkway Wins One of Three 'Project of the Year' Awards for Construction
Birch Glen Park Walkway Revitalization
was awarded the 2018 OPWA Project of the Year for Disaster/Emergency Construction/Repair less than $2 million category

Background:
Birch Glen Park Walkway Revitalization Project

  • involved replacing a retaining wall built in 1979 with concrete planters, lighting, asphalt and landscaping; a walking path needed updating to provide greater safety and a more aesthetic appearance
  • Environmental limitations/considerations due to neighbouring properties
  • New retaining wall features more durable pre-cast concrete with lower maintenance costs

The City of Mississauga was presented with three Project of the Year Awards by the Ontario Public Works Association (OPWA) for construction projects completed in 2018. They were awarded for the following projects; Birch Glen Park Walkway Revitalization, Eastgate Park Underground Stormwater Management Facility (SWMF) and the Mississauga Transitway.

The OPWA awards program recognizes outstanding organizations, groups and individuals representing the best in the public works profession. For more information, click here
Birch Glen Park Walkway Revitalization Project
The City of Mississauga offers March Break Camps running from March 11 -15. March Break Camps run at a variety of locations across Mississauga offering both full day and half day camps for children ages 4 -14. For detailed information about Camps, please contact your local community centre or click here .
Upcoming Ward 2 Community Meetings
Clarkson Transit Station Area Study Community Meeting - March 6, 2019
Choose from three sessions at,1:30 to 3:30 p.m. or 4 to 6 p.m. or 7 to 9 p.m. Presentations are at 1:40, 4:10 and 7:10 p.m. followed by workshop activities, Christ Church,1700 Mazo Crescent

Coyote Information Session - March 25th from 6:30-8:00 pm, Iona Catholic Secondary School , 2170 South Sheridan Way, presentation by Animal Services, followed up Q & A

If you have any questions or comments about any of the above mentioned Community Meetings, please do not hesitate to contact me at karen.ras@mississauga.ca or call
905-896-5200.
COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENTS
The Credit Valley Horticultural Society Meeting- March 13, 2019 at 8:00 pm the South Common Community Centre, Arbour Green Room, 2233 South Millway
Guest speaker: Jordan Graham, is the Coordinator of Agricultural Outreach with the Credit Valley Conservation Authority. His topic, ‘Improving Soil Health at Home and in the Field’ should be of interest to all gardeners. Visitors and new members are welcome, (non-members $2.00). For more information please visit creditvalleyhort.ca or call 905 822 1606.  

Heart House Gala 2019 - March 30, 2019 at 6:00 pm at the Mississauga Convention Centre
On Saturday, March 30, 2019, Heart House Hospice will be hosting its annual GALA to raise funds for their charitable organization. The GALA will be filled with the warmth of our community, delicious food, outstanding entertainment, a silent auction and we are delighted to have Anwar Knight - TV Personality (CTV Network) as our event emcee again.

Heart House Hospice is Ontario’s largest community hospice offering programs and services for terminally ill individuals and their families. Programs such as Bereavement Support & Spiritual Care, Hospice Counselling & In-Home Volunteer Visiting, Day Program, Help Us Understand Grief (H.U.U.G) and Health and Wellness Program.

We are fortunate that 50% of our operating budget is subsidized by the government; however, that leaves us having to raise over $490,000 annually in order sustain our hospice programs and services. Therefore, every dollar we raise at the Heart House Hospice GALA will support the our programs and services.

For more information visit hearthousegala.com for further information.