COVID - 19 RECOVERY UPDATE #16


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Residents are invited to participate in the City of Mississauga's 4th Tele Town Hall session. In consultation with Peel Public Health, Mississauga is actively planning a measured and phased approach to reopening facilities and resuming services and programs. The Tele Town Hall will provide residents with the latest updates on COVID-19 in Mississauga as well as important information on what recovery will look like in the city.

Residents will be able to listen and ask questions to an expert group of panelists from the City, Peel Region Public Health, Trillium Health Partners, Peel Regional Police and Peel Regional Paramedic Services. City Councillors and senior staff will also be available.

Residents who wish to participate in the session can do so in the following three ways:
  1. Pre-register: residents who wish to participate in the session are encouraged to register their telephone number in advance at the following link: mississauga.ca/townhall
  2. Participate online: to participate live online, simply click the following link: mississauga.ca/livestreamevent
  3. Join by telephone: a random selection of residents will receive a telephone call to participate. If you don't wish to participate, simply hang up. 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.

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Park Ambassador Program

As outdoor recreation facilities begin a phased re-opening, the City will be redeploying full-time staff to work in pairs at our major parks across the City.  They will be clearly identified as City staff and will engage with residents to educate them on physical distancing requirements and closures within our parks.



The message to residents continues to be:
  • Practice physical distancing while outside, and avoid crowds.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer. Alcohol-based hand sanitizer ranges in concentration from 60-90% alcohol content. A minimum of 70% alcohol content is recommended for health-care settings, and a minimum of 60% alcohol content is recommended for personal use.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, mouth and nose as much as possible.
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Mississauga City Council approved several initiatives in relation to COVID-19 including virtual meetings for Planning and Development Committee (PDC) and Committee of Adjustment and a Library recovery plan.
"We are very pleased to be taking further steps toward recovery in Mississauga. Our Library has plans to reopen in a phased approach and our Planning and Development Committee and Committee of Adjustment meetings will resume in a virtual format. Enhanced public notification will complement the change of format," said Mayor Bonnie Crombie. "I would like to note our Planning and Legislative Services staff have remained fully operational during the pandemic and will resume holding required public meetings in association with development and Committee of Adjustment applications in order to keep our City moving."
During the pandemic, on April 22, 2020 Council suspended PDC and Committee of Adjustment meetings. Since the closure of City Hall, Planning and Building Department services have remained fully operational, including accepting and processing development and building permit applications with online submission processes including fee payments and scheduling building and site inspections. Public meetings will resume in association with development and Committee of Adjustment applications. PDC meeting notices provide a range of options for residents and businesses to access additional information, including how to contact the city planner and how to provide written comments by mail or email.

Planning & Development Committee & Committee of Adjustment Virtual Meetings
Virtual  PDC meetings will occur in the same format that Council is currently meeting with public engagement through telephone, computer or mobile device. Applicants will be able to present their development proposals to PDC and the public and respond to questions or comments from Council and registered deputants. Information reports will outline resident concerns received up until the report is prepared. Recommendation reports will continue to summarize and respond to resident concerns.

PDC meetings will be held in evenings at 6 p.m. The first virtual PDC meeting will be tentatively held on July 13, 2020.
Which Applications Can Proceed to a Virtual PDC Meeting?
Development applications and City-initiated projects that are eligible can be scheduled for a virtual PDC meeting. Only applications deemed to be non-controversial or expected to attract limited public interests will be advanced. If public interest is limited, an information report with enhanced public notice would proceed to a PDC meeting. If additional public engagement is required during the public meeting, the committee may direct staff to either hold a second public meeting once in-person meetings resume or provide full public notice when the Recommendation report is presented at a later PDC meeting. Recommendation Reports for development applications and/or City-initiated projects that have already had a public meeting and which generated minimal resident concern should also be scheduled for a virtual PDC meeting. If the committee subsequently determines that additional public engagement is needed during the recommendation report meeting, it may defer the matter to a later meeting once in-person meetings resume.

Committee of Adjustment Meetings
Similar to Council and PDC, the Committee of Adjustment virtual meetings will allow the public and applicants to engage in the process and meeting through telephone, computer or mobile device. The public notices will provide details about how to register as a deputant to speak at a meeting or other means of providing input about an application.

The next Committee of Adjustment meeting will start the week of June 22, 2020. The committee is to meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays to address applications.
Electronic application submission and payment has continued since the closure of the Civic Centre.  Details related to the Committee of Adjustment can be found at CofA


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Marriage Licenses Update

The City will resume issuing  marriage licences effective June 10, 2020 at the Provincial Offences Courthouse, 950 Burnhamthorpe Road West by appointment. For details please visit:  Mississauga Marriage Licenses


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Mississauga Made 

Tourism Mississauga, in partnership with EDO, will be launching the Mississauga Made Campaign. The purpose of this campaign is to promote businesses and services that are locally made, established and produced in Mississauga. The first phase of the campaign is to encourage businesses to join the local movement and provide us with information that makes them Mississauga Made.  All information collected in this phase will be added into  a centralized "one stop shop" online tool where residents, potential visitors and other local business owners can source from and buy local.

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The Region's spring garbage exemption period, originally scheduled for June 15-26, is suspended to ensure the health and safety of essential front-line staff, while maintaining Peel's waste services for the long-term. It is the right thing to do for the community and as such, we are asking residents to do their part by not spring cleaning during this time.
 
Residents can continue to put up to 2 extra garbage bags, without garbage tags every other week. Please note that any excess garbage - apart from the 2-bag allowance - placed at the curb will not be collected. If you must dispose of excess garbage bags immediately, you take them to a Community Recycling Centre near you. Free drop-off weight limits will apply as of June 8, 2020.
 
Also note that bulky items are still not collected at the curb or accepted at Community Recycling Centres. We encourage you to hold on to bulky items and dispose of it later, when this service can safely resume in the future.
 
You can check the Region's website at Peel Region Waste for more information, as well as sign up to receive free waste reminders.

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Closed Until further Notice

  • Playgrounds
  • Soccer pitches
  • Basketball courts
  • Baseball diamonds

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
To report a non-compliant establishment such as a bar or restaurant, please call Peel Public Health at 905-799-7700.
Safety and physical distancing concerns within businesses that are deemed essential, is investigated and enforced by the Ontario Ministry of Labour.  
The Ministry of Labour can be reached by calling (905) 273-7800.
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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 7 days a week
  • 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.


As we slowly begin to open up parts of Mississauga we must continue to practice physical distancing, staying home if possible, washing our hands frequently and meet virtually.  

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

Please stay safe and healthy.



Matt

Councillor Matt Mahoney
City of Mississauga / Region of Peel


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