City of Mississauga to Hold Live COVID-19 Tele Town Hall May 5, 2021 
Join the City’s seventh Virtual Tele Town Hall on Wednesday, May 5, 2021 at 6 p.m. This live event will provide Mississauga residents and businesses with important COVID-19 updates and vaccination information as the city remains in a stay-at-home order.

You will be able to listen and ask questions to an expert group of panelists. City Councillors and senior staff will also be available. Panelists will include:

  • Mayor Bonnie Crombie, City of Mississauga
  • Dr. Lawrence Loh, Medical Officer of Health, Region of Peel – Public Health
  • Health and safety community partners

How to participate

Join by telephone

A random selection of residents will receive a telephone call to participate based on a list provided by an online town hall service. If you don’t receive a call and would like to participate, dial 1-877-229-8493 and enter ID number: 115911 followed by the # key. To ensure you receive a telephone call to participate you can pre-register your telephone number in advance.

Participate online

To listen to and ask questions at the Tele Town Hall you can join online on Wednesday, May 5, 2021.

As many residents as possible are reached out to by a telephone call to participate in the Tele Town Hall in advance, based on a list provided by an online town hall service. The callout is done to make sure as many residents as possible have an opportunity to participate. If you don’t wish to participate, simply hang up or press the number 9 on your keypad.

For more information please click here.
COVID-19 Vaccine Update
Great news, if you’re 55+ living anywhere in the City, you are now eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine!

Also starting next week, ALL adults 50+ & those 18+ living in hot spots will be eligible! Please visit peelregion.ca/COVID19vaccine as information becomes available for when these groups can book.

For more information on eligibility and how to book your appointment, please click.

If residents have challenges with the local online booking systems, they can call the Region of Peel COVID-19 Vaccination Line at 905-791-5202 for assistance (open 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. seven days a week). 
 
Get transportation to Vaccine Clinics: 
Individuals who have challenges getting to and from the vaccine can use TransHelp. Call 905-791-1015 at least 48 hours in advance to make your booking. 
Note: You are not required to be a current TransHelp client   
 
Get the most up-to-date vaccine information at: peelregion.ca/coronavirus/vaccine/

Please note vaccination information is subject to change without notice, so we encourage you to keep checking the Region of Peel website as information is updated frequently.
Increased Fines for Lakefront Parking Violations May to September 2021 
From May 1 to September 30, fines for parking and stopping violations will increase to $100 on local roads, City parks and municipal parking lots south of Lakeshore Road, from the east city limits to Meadow Wood Rd. Parking violations occurring between 2 to 6 a.m. are exempt from the increased fines.
The fines have been increased to reduce traffic congestion and illegal parking in these areas, which can impact neighbourhood safety and access for emergency service vehicles. These areas become busy during the spring and summer months as residents and visitors visit the City’s waterfront parks, trails and amenities.

The City has secured parking agreements with Port Credit Secondary School and Brian J. Fleming Adult Education Centre to provide additional parking in the area. Parking at these locations is free during evenings and weekends throughout the school year and all summer long.

The City is committed to keeping Mississauga’s waterfront neighbourhoods safe and attractive for residents and visitors to enjoy. People should park only in permitted areas within parks or adjacent neighbourhoods. If the parking lot is full, please consider exploring one of the City’s other 500 parks in Mississauga. Those visiting the area are also encouraged to consider walking, cycling or taking transit.

For more information, please visit: mississauga.ca/parking 
QEW/Credit River Improvement Project Upcoming Traffic Impacts
Please be advised of the following traffic impacts.
 
QEW eastbound between Mississauga Road and Hurontario

TEMPORARY LANE REDUCTION

Date: May 4, 2021 to May 21, 2021
Time: 10:00 PM to 5:00 AM
Purpose: Asphalt paving on shoulder lanes.
Description: Nightly right lane closure of the QEW eastbound lane.
Impact:
·      Minor traffic impacts anticipated
·      Work is weather dependent
·      Work will not take place on all days noted
·      One lane will remain open at all times
·      Construction-related noise from equipment and trucks possible due to the nature of the work
 
QEW eastbound on ramp at South Sheridan Way. QEW eastbound off ramp at South Sheridan Way

TEMPORARY RAMP CLOSURES

Date: May 4, 2021 to May 21, 2021
Time: 12:00 AM to 5:00 AM
Purpose: Asphalt paving on shoulder Lanes
Description: Nightly full closure of the QEW eastbound on ramp at South Sheridan Way for 2 nights. Nightly full closure of the QEW eastbound off ramp at South Sheridan Way for 3 nights.
Impact:
·      Minor traffic impacts anticipated
·      Work is weather dependent
·      Work will not take place on all days noted
·      Construction-related noise from equipment and trucks possible due to the nature of the work

 Stay Alert
Enhanced attentiveness to the surroundings is crucial with the changing construction site conditions. Please watch for posted signs, traffic barrels, and pavement markings that indicate lane closures, lane shifts and relocated sidewalks.

Stay Safe
Do not enter construction zones or relocate signs and barricades that are in place for closures, even when no construction staff are present. Please use the designated crosswalks and sidewalks. Follow posted signs, and keep at a safe distance.

Slow Down
To protect yourself, construction workers, motorists and pedestrians, follow the posted speed limits and slow down.

Information on traffic impacts are also on the Project website at qewcreditriver.ca
Mississauga’s Enhanced Coyote Management Program to Reduce Coyote Conflicts with People and Pets
This past Wednesday, General Committee, Animal Services staff presented a corporate report with recommendations to enhance the City’s Coyote Management Program.

The program outlines a detailed strategy to minimize conflicts between coyotes and people, including their pets.
 
Program enhancements follow best practices in managing urban coyotes and comply with the Fish and Wildlife Conservation Act, 1997. Enhancements will also support the program’s goals to reduce coyote interactions through three primary objectives:
 
  • Wildlife feeding regulation
  • Responding to unwanted coyote activity
  • Community education
 
 Wildlife Feeding Regulation
 
The Animal Care and Control By-law has been revised to place more responsibility on residents who feed wildlife. If there is enough evidence, Animal Services Officers will no longer need to observe residents feeding wildlife to issue a fine. The exceptions are the responsible feeding of songbirds (e.g., bird feeders in backyards) and operating a City-approved feral cat colony.
 
The City is also proposing to increase set fines for wildlife feeding to $300 (up from $100).
 
Field Response and Community Education
 
Animal Services has created a Coyote Conflict Classification and Response Table that outlines potential responses to coyote interactions. Depending on the classification (e.g., sighting, encounter, conflict), responses can range from recording reported sightings, educating residents, site inspections or patrols, temporary closures of pathways or parks, trapping or removal and more. (Municipalities are not allowed to trap and relocate wildlife beyond 1 km.)
 
The foundation of the City’s Coyote Management Program is to promote safe and harmonious communities for people and pets to coexist with coyotes. It is important for the public to understand the City’s role in its education and response efforts, as well as increasing awareness about coyotes in an urban city.
 
Enhancements to the Coyote Management Program will go to Council on May 5, 2021, for final approval. For more information, read the corporate report.
 
Coyote Safety Tips
 
If you encounter a coyote:
 
·      Do not feed it
·      Stay calm and wait for it to go away
·      Do not turn your back and run – there is a chance it may chase you
·      Look as big as you can – stand tall, wave your arms, clap, yell and make startling
movements
·      Startle it by opening an umbrella, using a flashlight or an audible alarm
·      If you are in immediate danger, call 911
 
Protecting your pets from coyotes:
 
·      Go outside and supervise your pet when in the yard
·      Keep dogs on a leash (no longer than six feet) when walking
·      If you see a coyote, pick up your dog if it is small
·      Keep cats indoors

Learn more about coyotes and other wildlife at mississauga.ca/animalservices.
Seasonal operating hours begin at three Community Recycling Centres
Starting in May and continuing through to October 31, 2021, the Region’s Community Recycling Centres (CRCs) start their additional seasonal hours. Please note changes below for the Mississauga location:
Battleford Community Recycling Centre

Regular Hours: Monday – Sunday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Additional Operating Hours:
  • Summer: Monday - Thursday, 8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m., May to August
  • Fall: Monday - Tuesday, 8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m., September and October

Residents can check the waste sorter to find out if a specific item is accepted at a CRC and how to prepare items for safe disposal. For information about the services available at each CRC location, check peelregion.ca/waste/community-recycling-centres.
Spring Tree Giveaway
250 trees will be available for order beginning on May 5 at 5 p.m.

Register beginning May 5 at 5 p.m. to receive the tree species of your choice delivered to your home while supplies last.

Note: This giveaway is open to Mississauga residents only and is limited to one tree per address.

Trees will be delivered weekdays during the month of May between the hours of 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. Details and planting instructions will be provided by email following registration and prior to delivery date

For more information, please click here.