Ward 11 E-Newsletter - April 2018
Councillor's Message

Welcome to the April 2018 issue of my Ward 11 E-Newsletter!  I hope you find this newsletter informative.   As always, I am pleased to assist you and your family with any municipal issue that you may have.  Please don't hesitate to contact my office directly at any time at 905-896-5011 or  george.carlson@mississauga.ca
In This Issue...
City Receives $18,000 Grant to Build Pollinator-friendly Gardens

I am very pleased to report that the City of Mississauga was awarded a total of $18,000 by Scotts Canada Limited to build pollinator-friendly gardens.
 
Pollinators are very important for our environment. Without the assistance of pollinators, most plants are unable to produce fruits and seeds, which are essential food sources for people and wildlife. The City will focus on building spaces where pollinators, such as bees and butterflies, can improve their health, be active, thrive and encourage the revival of pollinator populations.
 
Scotts Canada and Communities in Bloom provided the City with a total of three grants:
  • $15,000 for the Streetsville Pollinator Showcase Garden
  • $1,500 for the Dr. Martin L. Dobkin Park Pollinator Garden
  • $1,500 for the Port Credit Library Pollinator Garden
The pollinator-friendly gardens will contain perennial flowers and plants to attract butterflies, hummingbirds and other pollinators. Pollinators feed on nectar and collect pollen, transferring the genetic material necessary for the reproduction of flowers, fruits and vegetables.
 
The pollinator gardens will be installed in spring 2018 and an official event will be organized by the City to celebrate the gardens will take place in late May. I hope you enjoy the new Streetsville Pollinator Showcase Garden in our community!   Top  
Creditview Road Bridge Over the Credit River Road Closure

As you may know, work is presently being carried out on the Creditview Road Bridge over the Credit River and a road closure will be required to carry out a part of this work.
 
The next stage in this project will be to install 15 new bridge girders on the west side. To do this work successfully, the contractor will need to place and operate equipment that will occupy most of the right-of-way. Regrettably, this stage of the bridge construction cannot be staged and therefore a temporary road closure is required.
 
In order to minimize impacts the construction work may have on residents and the travelling public, t he road closure has been tentatively scheduled to occur on Saturday, May 5th, 2018 from 7 AM - 7 PM weather permitting with alternate date Saturday, May 12th, 2018 7 AM - 7 PM with the following details implemented:
  • Five ( 5) days prior to the road closure Electronic Message Boards will be placed along Creditview Road to advise motorists of the anticipated road closure:
  • To assist with detouring and to direct local traffic, the day of the road closure Paid Duty Police will be deployed at the following intersections:
    • Creditview Road at Britannia Road,
    • Creditview Road at Argentia Road,
    • Creditview Road at Sir Monty's Drive/Bancroft Drive,
    • Creditview Road at Falconer Drive and
    • Creditview Road at Kenninghall Blvd.
  • There will be no through traffic between Argentia Road and Britannia Road with only local traffic permitted.

Thank you for your patience and cooperation while this work is being undertaken.  Top 

Water Meter Replacement Program

The Region of Peel is conducting a Water Meter Replacement Program starting April 10th, 2018. The purpose of the program is to replace outdated meters that have been in service for twenty years or more, with new meters equipped with a reading device. To conduct this work, the Region has contracted Neptune Technology Group Canada Ltd.
 
Program details:
  •       This is a mandatory replacement program in accordance with Regional By-Law 6-2017
  •        You will not be billed for the meter replacement
  •        Appointments are available Monday to Friday from 8:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. and Saturday from 9:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.
  •        The meter replacement typically takes one hour or less
  •        An adult of at least 18 years of age must be home at the time of the installation
Please contact Neptune to schedule an appointment to have your meter replaced:
 
Step 1 There are two ways you may book an appointment;
a)         Book online today at peel.watermeterappt.com
b)         All you need to get started is your reference number. Conveniently book your appointment online from your PC, tablet or smart phone. Start by entering your reference number which is located directly below your address. Instantly view available appointments and book your preferred time slot, a confirmation will be provided and your appointment details may be emailed to you.
 
c)         Call 905-542-0666 or toll-free at 1-800-667-4387
Operators are available from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Monday to Thursday; and 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Friday. If you call after hours, please leave your name, address, home and work telephone numbers, as well as the preferred date and time for your appointment on the voicemail system.
 
Step 2 Before your appointment;-
a)         Check your main water shut-off valve to make sure it is working properly. Note any leaks in the plumbing.
b)         Please ensure your water meter is accessible (it is typically located in your basement). Please ensure to remove any obstacle such as: paneling, drywall, sinks, vanities and wall studs before Neptune's arrival.
 
Step 3 A uniformed, ID carrying Neptune Water Meter Installer will conduct the meter replacement. At no point will a Neptune employee ask to see your hot water tank, water filtration system or conduct water testing. Please ensure to view this identification before permitting entry.

If you do not book an appointment, Neptune's technicians will canvass your home to find an appropriate time to change your meter.   Top  
Streetsville Historical Society General Meeting

If you are interested in local history and historical topics, take a trip over to the beautiful Leslie Log House (4415 Mississauga Road) and check out all of the great historical resources that the Streetsville Historical Society has to offer.

Streetsville Historical Society collects, preserves and promotes interest in the general history of the Streetsville area. The focus on the SHS is local history, genealogy and preservation of the rich history of Streetsville.

In addition to offering information sessions, tours and having guest speakers, the Society maintains the Streetsville Archives.  Their  hours of operation are Wednesdays and Sundays from 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm excluding Statutory Holiday Weekends.

The Streetsville Historical Society also holds interesting and informative general meetings on various historical topics, so be sure to check out one of these meetings.  The details of the next meeting are as follows:

Streetsville Historical Society General Meeting
April 12, 2018
7:30pm
"HERITAGE HALL"
274 Queen St. S.,  Streetsville
Guest Speaker: George Carlson, Ward 11 Councillor
Subject: "The Good Old Days"

I will be the guest speaker at this month's meeting and will be speaking about some of my earliest and fondest memories of Streetsville.  I look forward to sharing my memories and hope to see you there on April 12th!  For more information about the Streetsville Historical Society, please visit www.streetsvillehistoricalsociety.ca.   Top  
Streetsville Horticultural Society Open House and Plant Sale  

If you're thinking about your spring garden and would like to learn more about gardening and horticulture, why not attend an upcoming meeting of the Streetsville Horticultural Society (SHS) and ask the experts? SHS is holding their spring open house in April, so check out what they have to offer. The details are as follows:
 
SPRING OPEN HOUSE
When: Tuesday, April 10th, 2018
Time: Doors open 7:00 p.m.
Where: Streetsville United Church
274 Queen St S, Streetsville
 
The guest speaker for the evening is Malcolm Geast, from the Ontario Horticultural Association. Malcolm will speak about insects in the garden, from butterflies to beetles. Refreshments will be provided by Streetsville Horticultural Society. To attend this meeting, download and print this invitation by clicking here.  SHS is also holding their great annual plant sale. The details of this sale are as follows:
 
2018 Plant Sale
CASH ONLY
SATURDAY, MAY 26th, 2018
8:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m
Leslie Log House
4415 Mississauga Road
South of Eglington
North of Hwy 403
 
Be sure to arrive early for the best selection of plants. All plants are sourced locally, potted and ready to grow. If you have any questions about any gardening matters, be sure to ask their garden experts at the sale. In addition to plants, you can also purchase gently used garden ornaments and mixed planters. For more information about the SHS, please visit www.streetsvillehort.ca .   Top  
GTAA Community Consultation  

Please be advised that the GTAA is seeking community feedback on their Toronto Noise Mitigation Initiatives Engagement Plan, commonly known as the Six Ideas, and would like to hear from you.
 
In June 2015, the Greater Toronto Airports Authority (GTAA) and NAV CANADA began a conversation to explore noise mitigation ideas with communities across the Greater Toronto Area (GTA). Feedback provided by residents across the GTA helped the GTAA identify noise reduction opportunities in residential areas. These conversations led to the creation of the Toronto Noise Mitigation Initiatives Engagement Plan, commonly known as the Six Ideas.
 
Each idea underwent technical analysis to determine the impacts and benefits for local communities, and the feasibility of implementing the initiative given. With the technical analysis for the Six Ideas now complete, the GTAA would like to report back to residents and to gather more of your feedback. To view the Six Ideas and provide your feedback accordingly, please visit the GTAA's website at www.torontopearson.com/conversations  . Please be advised that airport matters are regulated by NAV CANADA, which is an agency of the federal government.   Top  
Mississauga Receives Provincial and Federal Funding for Transit Infrastructure 

I am very pleased to announce that the Ministry of Infrastructure and Communities, and the Ministry of Infrastructure, announced over $800 million in funding for Mississauga's transit infrastructure.
 
Mississauga will receive $338,998,744 from the Government of Canada and $279,673,964 from the Government of Ontario over the next 10 years. The City will contribute $228,824,152, for a total of $847,496,860. The money will be used to fund the City's plans for future expansion and maintenance of its transit infrastructure.
 
The funding is part of a bi-lateral agreement through the Investing in Canada plan, providing more than $11.8 billion over the next decade in federal funding dedicated to infrastructure projects. The projects supported through this agreement will have a total value of over $31 billion and will be cost-shared with the Ontario government, municipalities and other partners.
 
This is a much needed funding that will help the City advance plans for public transit in Mississauga. The support of the federal and provincial governments is imperative to connecting our city, increasing transit capacity and building sustainable infrastructure. For a complete list of projects included in this funding announcement, visit www.infrastructure.gc.ca .   Top  
Civic Awards of Recognition  

Nominations are now open for the City of Mississauga's 2018 Civic Awards of Recognition. Starting today, until April 30, you can nominate outstanding individuals, community groups and businesses whose work makes Mississauga a great place to be.
 
This year, in addition to community volunteering and achievements in sports and the arts, the City will recognize two new groups of nominees:
*   Businesses, community groups or individuals who have consistently removed barriers for people with disabilities
*   Youth ages 14 to 24 who volunteer for more than 100 hours in community and civic activities.
 
Know an individual or an organization that qualifies? Visit the City's website at www.mississauga.ca/civicrecognition , read the award criteria and fill out the online nomination form. You can also download the form and submit it by email or mail.
 
The City will consider the first 100 nominees and review nominations on a first come, first served basis. Make sure your nomination counts by sending it in early!
 
Nominees who qualify will be invited to receive their awards during a formal ceremony at the Mississauga Civic Centre on Tuesday, June 12, 2018.
 
Launched in 1992, the Civic Recognition Program recognizes outstanding achievements, community volunteers and important milestones. Youth volunteers and work that supports accessibility fit with the spirit of Mississauga and are deserving additions to the recognition program. The Civic Recognition Program also includes the Certificate of Recognition, the Civic Award of Merit and Civic Award of Philanthropy.   Top  
Be an Ontario 55+ Summer Games Volunteer 

Mississauga is the official host city for the 2018 Ontario 55+ Summer Games, a celebration of active living, taking place August 10 to 12. With less than six months to go, the City is assembling its volunteer team and taking applications.
 
Approximately 1,400 participants 55 years or older from across Ontario will compete in active and passive activities, including pickleball, cycling, euchre, tennis and more. Becoming a volunteer at the Games is a great way to support the community, learn about new activities and be part of a team.
 
About 400 volunteers will be required for roles like welcoming participants, assisting in the production of the opening ceremonies, helping run sport competitions and providing information to guests.
 
All Ontario 55+ Summer Games volunteers must be:
* 16 years of age or older
* available during August 10 to 12 inclusive
* available to attend an orientation session in July
 
Interested in this Unique Opportunity?
Volunteer applications can be completed online at osgmississauga.ca/volunteer. The online volunteer application captures information about skills and experience, preferences and availability.
 
Questions about volunteering can be directed to osg55info@mississauga.ca . For more information about the Ontario 55+ Summer Games, visit www.osgmississauga.ca.   Top  
Food Trucks Coming to a Mississauga Park Near You  

If you're heading to Mississauga parks this spring, you will be sure to see something different: food trucks. Council recently approved a one-year pilot project which will see food trucks serving residents in nine parks throughout the city. The pilot will begin May 1, 2018 and continue through April 30, 2019. Food trucks will be permitted onsite during regular park hours, 7 a.m. to 11 p.m.
 
Park locations were chosen to provide coverage across the city. The nine participating parks are:
  • Jack Darling Memorial Park (1180 Lakeshore Rd. W.)
  • Paul Coffey Park (3430 Derry Rd. E.)
  • Erindale Park (1695 Dundas St. W.)
  • Mississauga Valley Park (1275 Mississauga Valley Blvd.)
  • Dunton Athletic Fields (6180 Kennedy Rd.)
  • R.K. McMillan Park - adjacent to Lakefront Promenade Park (830 Aviation Rd.)
  • Syntex Green (2180 Syntex Ct.)
  • Max Ward Sports Park (2380 Matheson Blvd. E.)
  • Meadowvale Sports Park (2255 Meadowvale Blvd.)
Currently, the City restricts food trucks to special events within parks throughout Mississauga and four stationary park vendors at Mississauga Celebration Square. In addition, eight hot dog and 14 ice cream vendors are presently permitted in city parks. Knowledge gained from the pilot will help inform the development of future food truck strategies in the city.   Top  
Councillor George Carlson| | george.carlson@mississauga.ca | 300 City Centre Drive
Mississauga, ON   L5B 3C1