Budget Engagement Sessions: Learn More About the City’s 2022 Budget


Mississauga residents are invited to participate in Budget Engagement Sessions (City-wide or Ward-specific) on the City’s proposed 2022 Budget During the sessions, participants will hear from Mayor Bonnie Crombie, select Councillors and Senior City staff about the City’s budget priorities, programs and services. Residents will also have the ability to ask budget-related questions.


Residents can choose to participate in the following sessions:

Tuesday, October 5 from 7 to 8:30 p.m.: City-wide session with Mayor Crombie and Senior-Level City Staff [Register]


Wednesday, October 6 from 7 to 8 p.m.: Ward-specific session with Ward 1 Councillor Stephen Dasko and Ward 2 Councillor Karen Ras [Register]


Tuesday, October 12 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.: Ward-specific session with Ward 3 Councillor Chris Fonseca and Ward 4 Councillor John Kovac [Register]


Tuesday, October 12 from 8 to 9 p.m.: Ward-specific session with Ward 6 Councillor Ron Starr and Ward 7 Councillor Dipika Damerla [Register]


How to Participate in the Sessions


  1. Residents can pre-register to participate in any of the Budget Engagement Sessions. The City-wide session will also be streamed on Facebook Live and online on the City’s website.
  2. Residents will receive a phone call in advance with an invitation to participate in one of the upcoming sessions. Residents will receive a second phone call just before the session begins. The callout is to ensure as many residents as possible have an opportunity to participate. Anyone who receives a call and does not wish to participate can simply hang up.


There are plenty of ways to engage with and learn more about the City’s 2022 Budget and Business Plan. Here’s how to get involved:



Visit mississauga.ca/budget to stay informed or to participate in upcoming Budget engagement opportunities.

Is Data Privacy Important to You? Have Your Say on our Smart City Policy



The City of Mississauga is creating a policy – the first of its kind in Canada - that will guide and control how technology is introduced and used across the city to improve the quality of life for residents, businesses and visitors – a Smart City for everybody.

 

An action of the Smart City Master Plan, the goal of the Smart City Policy is to protect public privacy, freedom and democracy by addressing the demand for data privacy and security.

 

As part of our citizen-centred approach to policy development, residents and stakeholders are invited to learn more about Mississauga as a Smart City and provide input into the proposed policy. Everyone can participate by taking an online survey, attending one of two virtual community meetings featuring guest speaker Dr. Ann Cavoukian, former Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario, or by sharing an idea or asking a question online. The input received will help shape the Smart City Policy.

 

What:

 Community engagement on Mississauga’s proposed Smart City Policy.

 

When/How:

  •  Register to join one of two virtual community meetings featuring presentations by Dr. Ann Cavoukian, former Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario and Dr. Brenda McPhail, Director, Privacy, Technology & Surveillance Program at Canadian Civil Liberties Association. Share a comment or ask a question during the Open Mic segment:
  • Friday, October 15 from 10 to 11:30 a.m.
  • Tuesday, October 19 from 6 to 7:30 p.m.
  • Unable to attend? View the recorded session starting mid-October at yoursay.mississauga.ca/smart-city-policy
  • Take the online survey until December 20, 2021

 

Who:

  • Mississauga residents
  • Business owners
  • Members of Council
  • Post-secondary students and faculty
  • Technology and community partners
  • City’s Information Technology staff

 

To learn more about the proposed Smart City Policy, register for one of the virtual community meetings, ask a question or share an idea, visit yoursay.mississauga.ca/smart-city-policy.

CITY OF MISSISSAUGA – NOTICE OF ONLINE PUBLIC ENGAGEMENT:

Southdown District Stormwater Servicing and Environmental Management Plan


WHAT?

The City of Mississauga is developing a stormwater servicing and environmental management plan that will protect, maintain and enhance the existing streams, groundwater, and natural environmental resources of the Southdown study area as future urban development and re-development takes place.


The study is being conducted in accordance with the Municipal Class Environmental Assessment (EA) process, following a Master Plan approach.


WHY?

The stormwater drainage system in the Southdown area was last investigated in 2000 as part of the “Southdown Master Drainage Plan”. Since that time, stormwater management criteria and standard practices have evolved, and there have been considerable changes to the local, regional and provincial policies.


For that reason, the City is conducting a new study to establish updated stormwater management requirements to minimize flooding, erosion, water quality degradation and water balance impacts from urban development, and to identify stream restoration opportunities within the existing drainage system.


HOW?

The study will complete the following:

  • Inventor and characterize the stormwater drainage system within the study area, including the existing creeks, storm sewers, bridges, and culverts;
  • Identify drainage deficiencies and provide direction on future infrastructure needs to meet City of Mississauga standards under the current and future conditions;
  • Identify stormwater management facility requirements and associated targets/criteria to treat stormwater runoff from future urban development areas;
  • Provide recommendations with respect to stormwater management, ecological restoration/enhancement opportunities within the study area watersheds;


Through the Municipal Class EA process, multiple alternative solutions have been developed and evaluated by the Study Team and will be refined through public and agency consultation (see below). The Study Team will then finalize the Recommended Plan for the study area based on the pref erred alternative(s) as determined though these evaluations and consultations. At the end of the study, a Project File, documenting the study process will be available for public review.


GET INVOLVED!

Consultation is an important part of the EA process. We want to ensure that anyone with an interest in the study has the opportunity to provide input.


The first of two Public Information Centres (PICs) was held in June 2019 to review the study background, existing environmental conditions, and problems and opportunities within the study area.


A second PIC has been arranged via an online public engagement session to allow local residents, landowners and interested members of the public an opportunity to review and comment on the alternative stormwater management and stream restoration solutions being considered. Input gathered through the public engagement will be incorporated into the evaluation of the alterative(s) before finalizing the Recommended Plan. Project information is available to the public on the City’s project website below and will be open for comments until October 31st 2021:


https://www.mississauga.ca/projects-and-strategies/environmental-assessments/southdown-district-stormwater-servicing-and-environmental-management-plan/


If you have any questions or comments regarding the study, require additional information, or wish to be added or removed from the study mailing list, please contact:


Greg Frew , P.Eng.

Project Manager

City of Mississauga

201 City Centre Dr., Suite 800

Mississauga, ON L5B 2T4 (905) 615-3200, ext. 3362

greg.frew@mississauga.ca


Steve Hollingworth, P.Eng.

Consultant Project Manager

The Municipal Infrastructure Group 8800 Dufferin St., Suite 200

Vaughan, ON L4K 0C5

(905) 738-5700, ext. 359

shollingworth@tmig.ca


For more information please click here or visit the City's website.


Windrow Snow Clearing Program for Older Adults and People with Physical Disabilities


Registrations are open for the City’s Driveway Windrow Snow Clearing Program. Older adults (65 years or older in 2021) or people with a physical disability can apply for windrow clearing assistance this winter. A windrow is the pile of snow left at the end of a driveway after a snow plow has cleared the street.


The City will clear three metres wide of space (not to bare pavement) to allow one car to safely pass – it does not include the clearing of the whole driveway. Please allow up to 36 hours after the end of a snowfall for windrow clearing to begin.


Details and eligibility:

  • Last day to apply: November 12, 2021
  • Program runs from November 26, 2021 to March 28, 2022
  • Cost is $200 (non-refundable) or free for those who meet financial assistance criteria
  • 300 spaces are available on a first-come, first-serve basis
  • People with physical disabilities must be verified by a regulated health professional
  • No able-bodied person can be living at the same residence of participant
  • Only one person per address can participate


How to apply:

Online (new this year): complete and submit an application online at mississauga.ca/windrow


In person:       

 

For registration assistance, call 311 (or 905-615-4311 outside City limits).

 

For more information, visit mississauga.ca/windrow.

October is Pedestrian Safety Month


As we move into fall and shorter daylight hours, there is an increased risk of collisions, especially for pedestrians. Whether you’re walking, cycling or driving, remember to stay alert and be aware of your surroundings. Learn more

School Zone Speed Limits


The City of Mississauga is making roads safer by lowering the speed limit in neighbourhood school zones from 40 km/h to 30 km/h and designating Community Safety Zones.

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Watch for new signage in your area to show when speed limit changes take effect. #SaugaRoadSafety #VisionZeroSauga

Community Events & Meetings


Paint the Town Red presents: A Thanksgiving to Remember: Monday, October 11th. Canada Day celebrated on Thanksgiving: a memorial tribute celebration for the loved ones lost during the pandemic. For a complete list of events and for more information please visit: paintthetownred.ca/.


Breakfast with Santa Foundation presents: In the Spririt of Thanksgiving Contest. Breakfast with Santa Foundation is inviting residents of Mississauga to decorate their front yards, porches or front entryways with autumn themed decorations in the spirit of Thanksgiving. Entry nominations will be accepted until October 14th. For more information please click here or visit: breakfastwithsantafoundation.ca/


The Canadian Federation of University Women Virtual General Meeting on October 4th, 7:30 p.m.Guest Speaker will be Pearce Carefoote. He is Head of the Rare Books and Special Collections, Fisher Library at the University of Toronto. Mr. Carefoote’s topic will be “Print, the Reformation and Birth of the Modern World”.For more information about their many activities, interest groups which promote social interaction and their membership application, please visit cfuwmississauga.ca.


Cloverleaf Garden Club: Join Cloverleaf Garden Club for the 2022 season- before October 20- and the October/November 2021 speakers are included! Next speaker is Jill Bishop- Urban Farming. Learn the benefits & challenges of growing food in an urban setting. Only $20 annual membership fee! Go to cloverleafgardenclub.org/join-the-club to register and pay.

Clarkson Village BIA presents: Halloween in the Village: Saturday, October 30th


We are thrilled that our much-loved Halloween in the Village event will be returning to Clarkson Village this year!

 

This event is a great opportunity to bring the community together, and to remind people about all the fantastic businesses we have here in Clarkson.

 

The event will take place on Saturday, October 30th from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Due to Covid, all activities will be kept outside this year.

 

Here's how your business can get involved:

  •  ·Hand out treats to trick-or-treaters outside your business! If you would like help doing this, let us know and we will assign a volunteer.
  •  Sponsor our Shop Local reusable shopping bags and have your logo printed on 200 reusable bags that will be handed out during the event. Please get in touch for options and pricing by October 1 at the latest.
  •  Or, include a giveaway, flyer or coupon in the bags. If you would like to do this, please let us know as soon as possible and have your items ready for collection by October 22.
  • ·Decorate your storefront with spooky or fall-themed decorations!
  •  Sponsor an entertainer or activity organized by the BIA. Please get in touch for options (mascots, popcorn machine, kids obstacle course, etc.) and pricing. Due to Covid, bouncy castles and face painting will not be included in the event this year.
  •  Hire an entertainer or organize an activity for your storefront. If you plan to do this independently, please let us know as soon as possible so that we can avoid duplication and include your activity on the event map (to be finalized on October 22).
  •  For restaurants, consider selling or giving away food at your storefront. Again, please let us know so it can be included on the event map.
  •  Associate members are encouraged to participate! Get in touch if you would like to set up a table or activity, provide sponsorship, or to discuss other ideas!

 

To express interest in any of the above, please email info@clarksonbia.com or visit: clarksonbia.com/

 

The BIA is also looking at including an Artisan Marketplace, and details will be shared soon. We look forward to working together to bring this wonderful event back to the community!

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