COVID - 19 UPDATE #10


To learn about the latest updates on actions taken 
by the City of Mississauga, visit 

@CityMississauga  on Twitter

Residents can report  non-compliant businesses and gatherings of more that 5 people not from the same household by dialling 3-1-1.

 To read all the recent Councillor's Updates please visit  www.mattmahoney.ca

For health information, please visit Peel Health.




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Let's keep our green spaces and community spaces clean everyday.

Leave your household waste at home and not in our parks or waste containers.  Throw your dag waste in the city containers or take it home.  Please don't leave your litter in parking lots, by the bins or on our trails.

If you see anyone illegally dumping please call 3-1-1 or 
report it on the PINGSTREET APP

Waiving drop-off fees at Peel Community Recycling Centres
 
All drop-off fees for services currently offered to residents and small businesses at Peel's Community Recycling Centres will be waived.
    • This includes waiving fees for material such as garbage, yard waste, renovation and construction waste
    • A start date of April 15 will allow time for staff redeployment and to change traffic management plans to ensure both safe traffic flow and physical distancing
    • The receipt of tires, electronic waste, reusable goods, white goods (i.e. large appliances) and bulky items will remain suspended at the CRCs.
Dumping can be reported  online.




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We're recommending that all residents stay home and only leave the house once a week for essentials like groceries, medicines and medical appointments.
Please visit the  Guidance For Older Adults  for more information.
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Spring Clean-Up

While the City continues taking action in response to COVID-19, essential spring maintenance work is already underway around the city. Works operations crews have been providing maintenance work and repairs to infrastructure (e.g., roads, sidewalks ) such as pot hole/asphalt repairs, debris clean-up, catchbasin and drain cleaning and more. Street sweeping is scheduled to begin next month.

In addition, the City's parks and forestry crews have continued to care for City parks and natural areas, as well as responding to emergency and high priority service requests for tree clean-up.

As spring clean-up work is done around the city, works operations crews will focus primarily on major roads and in commercial/industrial areas where physical distancing from the public is more likely. Work in residential areas will only occur if there is a safety or emergency need.

Residents can also help keep their neighbourhood and street clear of debris by not sweeping any yard waste onto the road. Yard waste should be bagged for regular yard waste collection .

For the safety of frontline staff and contractors, physical distancing rules apply for the public and will be enforced by the City's Security Officers. Residents should also respect all barricades and signage at work sites.

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City of Mississauga Donates Spring Flowers to 
Health Care Professionals
 
The City of Mississauga is donating approximately 1,500 pansies, ranunculus and primrose as a gesture of thanks to hospital workers and health care providers at Trillium Health Partners.
 
"We are incredibly grateful to our hospital and health care heroes who are on the front lines battling the COVID-19 pandemic," said Mayor Bonnie Crombie. "This is a small gesture but one we believe shows Mississauga's support for the dedicated men and women who courageously go to work to keep us healthy and safe. They are working while we stay home so that together, we can flatten the curve. On behalf of Council, we salute our health care heroes at Trillium Health Partners. These flowers are a sign of spring and brighter days ahead. I hope they bring much needed light and joy during this very difficult time. "
 
"The staff at Trillium Health Partners are working long hours under difficult circumstances," said Caroline Riseboro, President and CEO of Trillium Health Partners Foundation. "This is a lovely and moving gesture from the City of Mississauga, one which reminds us that, even in dark times, beauty and renewal persist. On behalf of my colleagues at the hospital, a special thanks to Mayor Crombie and the City."
 
"Plant materials for the City's spring planting program, typically used in planters and gardens across the City, are ordered eight months in advance and could not be cancelled," said Jodi Robillos, Director, Parks, Forestry and Environment.  "Our parks and forestry staff are preparing for the onset of spring which includes litter pick up and the mowing of turf but horticulture is not an essential service.  Rather than dispose of this plant material, a proposal was developed at the request of Mayor Crombie to donate the plants to hospital workers and health care providers at Trillium."
 
City of Mississauga staff continue to provide essential services including waste collection, priority maintenance, legislated inspections, contract administration and bylaw enforcement during the COVID-19 crisis.
 
The City has partnered with Humberview Maintenance Group Ltd., Royalview Landscaping and Winsom Landscape Contractors who volunteered their staff time to collect and deliver the plants for distribution to each health care professional as they exited the Trillium Hospitals. 


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City Turns Special Cherry Blossoms Viewing into a Virtual Experience 

The City of Mississauga's beautiful cherry blossoms in Kariya Park are expected to be in full bloom in the coming weeks and while residents won't be able to visit in person, they can admire the blossoms from afar via the City's new blossom webcam.
 
"Kariya Park is an important part of our city as it honours Mississauga's special relationship with our twin city - Kariya, Japan," said Mayor Bonnie Crombie. "Although residents can't admire the beauty of our cherry blossoms up close this year, they can still use their phones to do so from the comfort of their own homes. This is a temporary but necessary closure that will ensure the health and safety of our community during these unprecedented times. I look forward to seeing the blossoms in person next year."
 
The City is offering a live feed where residents can view the cherry blossoms online beginning today until their petals start to fall, as the trees only stay in bloom for approximately two weeks.
 
"To avoid the spread of COVID-19 and limit the amount of visitors during the cherry blossom period, the City has made the decision to close this facility entirely," said Jodi Robillos, Director, Parks, Forestry and Environment. "We know this park is special to our residents, so we were able to find an innovative way to help residents and visitors enjoy the blossoms, while protecting our community."

As one of Mississauga's most popular parks, Kariya Park attracts many visitors this time of year to see the blossoms in bloom. The park features 65 beautiful cherry blossom trees of different varieties and colours, and were a gift from Kariya, Japan. To view them bloom live, visit cherry blossom webcam.
 
Robillos says, "We remind residents to stay home. However, if you need to get some fresh air, use one of our City trails for walking, biking, rollerblading or taking pets out. Don't hang around, play or use parks as you normally would. Failure to comply with the Provincial Order can result in a fine up to $1,000. The community is also reminded to not litter on public or private property including waste, dog waste, recycling, disposable masks, gloves or other protective materials. If the waste or recycling bins are full, please take it home."

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Closed Until further Notice

  • Playgrounds
  • Soccer pitches
  • Basketball courts
  • Baseball Diamonds
  • Off-Leash parks
  • Parking lots at City parks and at some community centres adjacent to parks.
  • Green spaces and park trails remain open for walking as long as physical distancing is maintained.

City Enforcement Measures

  • City By-law Enforcement and Security Officers are enforcing provincial orders related to non-essential business closures and gatherings of more than 5 people (unless members of a single household), in partnership with Peel Regional Police.
  • Residents can call 3-1-1 to report non-compliance
  • Set fines for non-compliance range from $750 to $1000
Residents in Mississauga wishing to report a non-compliant food establishment such as a bar or restaurant, should call Peel Public Health at 905-799-7700.
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Looking for Ways To Help

If you're looking for other ways to help during this difficult time, please consider:
  • Reaching out to seniors and other vulnerable people in your life, who are most at risk of social isolation. 
  • Shopping in a measured way. It's OK to stock up a bit so that you won't have to go to the grocery store as frequently as you usually would. But please make sure that you're not buying more than you will need, as others in our community will need access to these supplies as well.
  • Donate to a Food Bank if you can, to help families that are struggling at this difficult time. 
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P ublic Messages

For the up-to-date information on the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) visit  


  • Mississauga 3-1-1 or 905-615-4311 (outside City Limits) available 7am - 7pm
  • Peel Public Health  905-799-7700 Monday - Friday 8:30am - 4:30pm
  • Peel Regional Police Non Emergency Line: 905-453-3311
  • Telehealth Ontario 1-866-797-0000 Toll-free TTY:1-866-797-0007
  • A complete list of essential services is available on the Government of Ontario's website.


It is important that we all do our part to get ahead of this pandemic. 

We must continue to practice social distancing so we can flatten the curve.

Thank you.


Matt

Councillor Matt Mahoney
City of Mississauga / Region of Peel


Matt.Mahoney@mississauga.ca
905-896-5800