COVID - 19 UPDATE #13


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 recent Councillor Updates please visit  www.mattmahoney.ca

For health information, please visit Peel Health.




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Virtual Fireworks Only

Council voted to prohibit the sale and use of fireworks until further notice to reduce the potential for large crowds and continue to promote resident safety for the duration of the emergency related to COVID-19 as declared by the Province of Ontario and ensure existing resources are available and used for resident safety.  While fireworks are currently banned in Mississauga, please enjoy a virtual display this year with highlights from previous Mississauga firework events presented by Tim Hortons: 

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Grow a Garden

 
Order up to three varieties of seeds from the new online Mississauga Seed Library. Simply complete the online form and the seeds will arrive by mail. Visit mississaugalibrary.ca/seeds for more information.

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There are a variety of online resources to help support & inform older adults during Covid-19, including a printable fact sheet, health & wellness information, lists of key contacts & social supports and more.



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The framework will serve as a guiding document for detailed plans being developed to support reopening and recovery.


"This framework will help us navigate how Mississauga moves forward and recovers from the impacts of COVID-19," said Mayor Bonnie Crombie. " This plan incorporates what we have heard from stakeholders across our City and formalizes our path forward in a way that is safe, efficient and inclusive. The health and safety of employees and the public remain our top priority, and we will continue to take our lead from Peel Public Health as we implement our plans. While his pandemic has shaken us, it has not broken our spirit. Mississauga is determined, strong, and resilient. We will emerge from this stronger than ever before. Our goal is to this right the first time."

The City worked closely with Peel Public Health to develop the framework. The recovery framework was developed based on best practises in other jurisdictions and identifies four pillars of recovery:
  • Community
  • Economic
  • Finance
  • Corporate
"Work is underway and staff teams are already engaged in recovery planning to ensure the City is prepared to restore services and respond to community needs as we move beyond the initial crisis stages," said Paul Mitcham, Commissioner Community Services and incoming City Manager and CAO. "Moving from the framework, the City will put the focus on: developing plans based on service priorities, following Federal and Provincial guidelines, consulting with community groups and other key community stakeholders and exploring options for financial restoration in consultation with Council. There will be lasting financial impacts to the City and the overall economy from this crisis. Developing a strong financial plan to mitigate these impacts is a pillar of the COVID-19 Recovery Framework. Council will be kept apprised of financial impacts throughout the pandemic and recovery phases." 

The COVID-19 Recovery Framework aligns with the City's Strategic Pillars: 
  • Move: The City will maintain and regulate a robust transportation network with a key focus on the recovery of public transit and role of active transportation.
  • Belong: The City will reopen public facilities and re-engage residents in events, programs and services in a safe and responsible manner.
  • Connect: Development will continue in a safe and regulated fashion when controls on construction and other projects are eased.
  • Prosper: The City will facilitate economic prosperity by identifying and creating existing or revitalized opportunities for economic contribution from city residents and businesses.
  • Green: Recovery will include a continued focus on achieving the City's climate change goals and promoting environmentally-friendly operating practices. 
Moving forward, the City will focus on:
  • Developing detailed plans based on the approved framework and service priorities supported by Federal and Provincial guidelines.
  • Consulting with community groups and other key community stakeholders.
  • Exploring options for financial restoration in consultation with Council.
  • Developing a strong communication plan to reach all stakeholders.

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The City of Mississauga will be reopening its two owned golf courses, BraeBen and Lakeview . Golf courses are the first City facilities in Mississauga to open and will help lead the way in the City's recovery plan. The City will be meeting COVID-19 safety guidelines established by the province and will incorporate other best practices within the industry.
 
"I'm supportive of the Province's decision to reopen golf courses with strict physical distancing and enhanced health and safety measures in place. I know many golfers are anxious to hit the green and enjoy the great outdoors. While the experience may be a bit different this year, the safety of players and staff is our top priority right now," said Mayor Crombie. "Most golfers I know spend most of their time away from others looking for their ball. These reopenings will also help the City recover lost revenue and address our financial losses as a result of this pandemic."
 
BraeBen will open to customers on Saturday, May 16, 2020 and Lakeview will open the following week on Thursday, May 21, 2020. Tee times can be booked over the phone and online as of Friday, May 15 at 8 a.m. BraeBen's 9-hole course and driving range will remain closed until further notice. All tournaments, instruction, group clinics, and league play will not be permitted until further notice.
 
"Staff have been working hard over the past several weeks preparing our two great golf courses in anticipation of today's announcement, and we look forward to helping our residents slowly get back to a more active and enjoyable quality of life," said Shari Lichterman, Director, Recreation. " All measures such as physical distancing, proper hygiene standards, screening protocols and use of proper PPEs will be enforced within the clubhouse, as well as maintenance buildings to keep our staff and the public safe." 
 
The following procedures will be in place at both City golf courses to ensure overall public safety consistent with recently announced provincial guidelines:
 
Golf Course
  • Practice greens to remain closed
  • Tee-times will be spaced out to reduce congestion
  • Bookings must be made in advance by phone or visit our website to book a tee time online mississauga.ca/portal/discover/golf
  • Flags must remain in place and holes will be modified for hands-free ball retrieval
  • Bunker rakes, ball washers and water stations removed from the course
  • Benches removed or blocked off where fixed
  • On-course washrooms to remain closed
  • No beverage carts
  • Power carts will be limited to one person per cart, unless the occupants reside in the same household
  • Power carts, pull carts and rental clubs will be thoroughly disinfected after each use
  Food Services
  • Only limited menu grab and go food services will be offered   
 
Clubhouse & Proshop
  • Clubhouse will remain closed to the public with the exception of the proshop areas for check-in and washroom access only
  • Door attendant to use screening measures with all guests and staff, and limit access to clubhouse/proshop with a separate entrance and exit
  • All tables and chairs inside and outside of the clubhouse will be removed
  • Protective plexiglass shields installed at pro-shop and food concession counters
  • Floor markings added to ground indicating 6ft spacing
  • Only pre-packaged balls and tees will be sold.  All other retail options will be put away until further notice such as clothing, golf shoes, hats and accessories
  • Customers will be encouraged to use debit or credit card for payments, but cash accepted if necessary
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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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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.


We are starting to look at the next steps to re-open the City of Mississauga. We must continue to practice social distancing so we can flatten the curve.

Thank you to everyone that is working during this pandemic - you are true heroes.

Enjoy the Victoria Day long weekend - as different as it will be this year.

Please stay safe and healthy.


Matt

Councillor Matt Mahoney
City of Mississauga / Region of Peel


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