Ward 11 E-Newsletter - June 2019
Councillor's Message

Welcome to the June 2019 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...
New Parking Master Plan

The City of Mississauga has developed its first  Parking Master Plan and Implementation Strategy . The plan outlines how local parking will evolve as the City continues to grow and transform.
The Parking Master Plan is the result of a two-year study that gathered input from decision-makers, parking providers and parking users. Engagement activities included in-person workshops, one-on-one interviews, a project website, social media and online surveys.
According to the plan, the goal is to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of current and future parking resources and to use parking as a tool to support city building.
The plan focuses on a neighbourhood or precinct approach to parking management that reflects the specific character and needs of each area. Four parking precincts are recommended, each with its own goals and parking management principles. The plan's recommendations are designed to help meet the requirements of each neighbourhood while setting out a future vision for the city as a whole.
Other recommendations include:
  • Review and update the parking supply requirements of the City's Zoning By-law; establish maximum parking requirements
  • Review the City's Payment-in-Lieu-of Parking program 
  • Eliminate the requirement for residents to petition for Lower Driveway Boulevard Parking where it is allowed
  • Develop a digital on-street parking permit program
  • Establish a new Parking Division operating under the City's Transportation and Works Department  
The proposed overall timeline for most of the plan's recommendations is two to five years, from 2020 to 2025. For more information about the plan and to read the entire plan, please visit https://parkingmatters.ca/ .   Top  
Summer Fun at Mississauga Library 

If you're looking for some fun things to do this summer, the Mississauga Library has you covered! Be sure to check out these great programs and activities at City libraries this summer:
Join a Club 
Check out the TD Summer Reading Club  website  and then starting July 2, join the club anytime and check out what's happening all summer.
Enjoy Performers and Workshops 
Visit the Library for exciting and entertaining performances, live shows such as Bentastic's Magic Show, Creature Quest Live Animal Show and much more.
Visit  mississaugalibrary.ca/whatson  for schedule, location and ticket information.
Try Something New
Learn a new skill with  Lynda.com , a new language with  Mango  or spend quality family time enjoying stories, songs, rhymes and early literacy activities. Choose from Family Storytime, Family Gardening Workshop, Meet & Greet with Mississauga Firefighters and more.
Visit  mississaugalibrary.ca/whatson  for details.
Go Mobile
Stream music and audiobooks on your mobile device through  Hoopla  or Freegal.
Make Something
Maker Mississauga offers children, teens and adults the chance to share ideas, explore new technologies, develop new skills and have fun. Check out  What's On  for a variety of programs including 3D printing, coding, robotics, photography, filmmaking, knitting and more.
Adult Reading List
Catch up on summer reading with a few recommended titles:
  • Johnny Appleseed by Joshua Whitehead
  • The Alice Network by Kate Quinn
  • The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang
  • The Good Son by You-Jeong Jeong
  • Who is Vera Kelly by Rosalie Knecht
  Summer Reads for Youth
  • The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
  • Once and For All by Sarah Dessen
  • Queens of Geek by Jen Wilde
  • Geekerella by Ashley Poston
  • A Separate Peace by John Knowles
Plant a Seed
Borrow organic, non-GMO seeds from the Port Credit or Lorne Park libraries to grow your own vegetables, herbs and plants.
Catch a Summer Flick
Just add popcorn for summer viewing with these popular blockbusters:
  • Black Panther
  • Crazy Rich Asians
  • Avengers: Infinity War
  • Ant-Man and the Wasp
  • Get Out
Homebound Service
Can't get to the Library? The Library's Homebound service can come to you! Each month, volunteers or family members can deliver Library materials to any Mississauga resident unable to visit the Library due to short or long-term health or mobility concerns. To enroll, call 905-615-3200, ext. 3544 or email  library.homebound@mississauga.ca .
For more summer fun ideas, visit mississaugalibrary.ca.   Top  
2019 Riders Against Hunger

If you're looking to support our local food banks, check out the Riders Against Hunger event. Riders Against Hunger is a premiere motorcycle charity ride held on the third Saturday in August each year in support of Eden Food for Change. Eden serves hungry families in western Mississauga through its Food Bank, Fresh Produce Box and Learning Kitchen. The 2019 event details are as follows:
Riders Against Hunger
Saturday, August 17th, 2019
Registration starts at 8:00. KickStands Up at 9:30
Start and end venue is the Garry W Morden Centre on 7535 Ninth Line (between Argentia & Steeles) in Mississauga.
The 2019 event will feature:
  • More than 100 bikes
  • Lunch provided by a Master Chef
  • Great Prizes
  • Silent Auction
  • Live Music provided by Time Trip
  • Well-planned Route
For more information about Riders Against Hunger, please visit http://ridersagainsthunger.org/ . For more information about Eden Food for Change, please visit https://edenffc.org/ .   Top  
Residential Guide to Flood Prevention and Recovery

Emergencies, such as flooding, can happen at any time. The City's Office of Emergency Management (OEM), which prepares the City to manage complex incidents, emergencies and disasters and has created a usefulResidential Guide to Flood Prevention and Recovery. I encourage you and your family to have a look at this guide and ensure you are prepared in the event of a flooding event. Here are some highlights from the guide:
Flood Facts
  • Floods are one of the most common hazards in Canada.
  • A heavy rainfall can result in flooding, particularly when the ground is still frozen or already saturated from previous storms. * Severe storms can cause flash flooding with little or no advance warning. *
  • All creeks experience flooding at one time or another. The potential for flood damage is high for houses and businesses constructed on low-lying, flood-prone lands.
  • Over the past 60 years, average temperatures and average rainfalls in Canada have both increased. Together these have led to more extreme weather, such as severe storms and floods.
Types of flooding
If you've experienced flooding, it's important to know what type of water is in the basement and understand what caused it so you know what steps to take to help prevent it from happening again. The main types of residential flooding are:
  1. Overland Flooding (flooding as a result of creeks or rivers overflowing onto dry land)
  2. Foundation Flooding (may be groundwater or water from roof drainage entering basement through cracks in basement walls or foundation (usally clear with no odour)
  3. Wastewater backup (greyish in colour and typically has an odour)
  4. Stormwater sewer backup (can reduce ability for foundation weeping tiles to drain (usually clear, may have an odour
  Flood Prevention
  • Have a drainage contractor visit your home to inspect your lateral with a Closed Circuit TV (CCTV).
  • Never pour kitchen grease, fats or oils into your house drains because they may solidify in your plumbing system. Also, do not put objects down the toilet or drains that your plumbing system was never intended to handle.
  • Consider a sanitary wastewater backflow preventer valve to reduce the risk of sewage backup into your basement.
  • Disconnect roof downspouts, if connected to wastewater lateral, to reduce flows to the sanitary lateral and the wastewater sewer.
  • Improve lot grading, making sure that the ground slopes away from your exterior walls.
  • Maintain all original property swales to divert water away from your home.
  • Where possible, disconnect your roof downspouts and divert the stormwater at least 2 meters (6ft) away from your home to a vegetated, safe discharge point away from adjacent property lines, sidewalks, or building foundations.
  • Check for and reduce leaks in walls, floors and windows or foundation.
  • Ensure that gardens next to your basement walls do not create dams that retain water next to the house.
  • Clean leaves and other debris from eaves troughs and downspouts to ensure proper drainage.
  • In winter, shovel ice and snow at least 2 meters (6ft) away from basement walls.
  • If your home is located within a regulatory flood plain, contact your local conservation authority (Credit Valley Conservation, Toronto and Region Conservation Authority or Conservation Halton) to learn more about protecting your home from flooding.
To view the Residential Guide to Flood Prevention and Recovery and for more information about emergency management, please visit  mississauga.ca/emergencymanagement .   Top  
Insurance for Disasters

Are you covered in the event of a disaster, like flood, wind or fire? It's important to have insurance coverage for your property, whether you own or rent, in the event of a disaster like flood, wind or fire. The City's Office of Emergency Management (OEM), which prepares the City to manage complex incidents, emergencies and disasters and has created a useful infographic on insurance for disasters. Please click on the image below to view this infographic. For more information on insurance, please visit ibc.ca/on/insurance-101. For more information on emergency management, please visit mississauga.ca/emergencymanagement.   Top  


Councillor George Carlson| | george.carlson@mississauga.ca | 300 City Centre Drive
Mississauga, ON   L5B 3C1