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

Welcome to the June 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 be advised that as per the rules governing Municipal Elections, this will be my final E-Newsletter before the Municipal Election on October 22, 2018. It has been a pleasure serving as your Councillor for the past 18 years. Please note that my office will be open if you need assistance with municipal matters, so please feel free to contact my office at 905-896-5011 or george.carlson@mississauga.ca.
In This Issue...
Streetsville Canada Day Celebration 

If you're looking for an amazing Canada Day celebration to attend this year, look no further than downtown Streetsville! So, bring your friends and family down to the Village Square to check out the great activities and spectacular fireworks display! The Streetsville Canada Day celebration will be held on Sunday, July 1, 2018.  This is the 26th annual Canada Day celebration and there will be lots of crafts, games and activities for the kids, Rotary BBQ, live entertainment, raffle, and lots more! Don't miss the official Canada Day Opening Ceremonies & Cake Cutting, live entertainment and the Flag Raising Ceremony at the Village Square. The Streetsville Pipes and Drums will then lead everyone down to Memorial Park for live musical entertainment and at 10pm don't miss the spectacular fireworks display choreographed to music! For more information about Streetsville's Canada Day celebration, please visit  www.villageofstreetsville.com Top  
Let's Play In The Park 2018 Program - Neebin Park

If you and your kids are looking to get out and get active in our community this summer, be sure to bring your kids to "Let's Play in the Park" which is a free, half day drop in play program for children 6-12 yrs. This supervised program is operated by qualified leaders trained in the HIGH FIVE® Principles of Healthy Child Development. Children participate in physical activities like cooperative games, sport, arts and crafts in our parks across Mississauga.
With only 5% of children meeting the Canadian Physical Activity Guidelines of 60 minutes of physical activity every day, play is one of the easiest, most affordable and fun ways for children to get moving. The City of Mississauga is committed to supporting the benefits of play through this free playground program.
This program will be offered in Ward 11 again this summer at Neebin Park (635 Kaiser Dr.) from 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm July 2-August 31. For more program and location information, visit www.mississauga.ca/play. I hope you and your kids are able to get out and play this summer!   Top  
2018 Community Rides

It's time to grab your bicycle and get ready for the 2018 Community Rides, which are already underway throughout the City. These rides will continue into the fall season and are a great way to learn where to ride in our city and meet your neighbours.
Community Rides are free, guided bike rides designed to introduce residents to cycling. Rides are planned on roads, trails and lanes through Mississauga's diverse neighbourhoods and vary in length and style.
All residents who want to enjoy cycling in a community-based setting are invited to attend. Rides are led by experienced riders including volunteer members of the Mississauga Cycling Advisory Committee (MCAC).
Marshals divide the group into three levels with a goal to ensure riders are comfortable with their level and pace. There is a mandatory helmet policy adopted by the MCAC stating that all riders must wear helmets. The kick off ride and ice cream after all Community Rides are sponsored by Toronto Pearson.
This year, the Tour Training Ride will travel through the Ward 11 community, along Bristol Rd / Main St., through the Village Square, and onto Thomas St. The details of this ride are as follows:
Burnhamthorpe and Bristol - Tour Training Ride
DATE:  Saturday September 1, 2018 @ 10:00 am
DISTANCE:  35 km
MEET:  Riverwood Park (Riverwood Park Lane)
There will be free ice cream after each community ride! For more information about the Tour Training Ride and all of the community rides across the City, please visit www.mississaugacycling.ca/rides. Learn more about each ride and find out which rides include bikefests, have a safety or family focus or will help you train for the Tour de Mississauga. Register at www.mississaugacycling.ca.   Top  
2018 Vintage in the Village Classic Car Show

It's time to rev up your engines for the annual Vintage in the Village Classic Car Show in downtown Streetsville! The details for the 2018 show are as follows:

2018 Vintage in the Village Classic Car Show
Sunday, September 16, 2018 
10am - 4pm
Streetsville Village Square, Main Street 
(Corner of Queen Street South and Main Street, Mississauga, L5M 1X4)
The Vintage in the Village Classic Car Show is always great fun for the whole family. Enjoy delicious food served fresh all day and fabulous live entertainment.  Great giveaways and prizes will be awarded all day! All makes and models are welcome in the show and no registration is required.  Parking spots will be assigned first come, first served beginning at 9am. For more information about the 2018 show, please call 905-896-5011 or visit georgecarlson.ca or villageofstreetsville.com . Please note that the show will be cancelled if it rains, and there will be no rain date scheduled.   Top  
2018 Streetsville Santa Claus Parade

I am very excited to report that the Streetsville Santa Claus Parade will be returning to the heart of downtown Streetsville this year! The details of the 2018 Streetsville Santa Claus Parade are as follows:
2018 Streetsville Santa Claus Parade
Sunday, November 25, 2018
at 1pm
Queen St. S. & Church St., Streetsville
The 2018 parade will begin at Queen St. S. and Ontario St., and proceed south on Queen St. S., ending at Church St. As in previous years, the Streetsville Santa Claus Parade will take place during the same weekend as the Streetsville BIA's fabulous Christmas in the Village Weekend, which will be held on Friday, November 23rd and Saturday, November 24th. More information about the 2018 Streetsville Santa Claus Parade and the Christmas in the Village Weekend will be available on www.georgecarlson.ca and www.villageofstreetsville.com in the coming weeks.   Top  
Speed Limit Reductions on Britannia Rd.

I am very pleased to report that after conducting a speed review on Britannia Road, the Region of Peel will be implementing speed limit reductions on this roadway as follows:
  • From 195 meters west of Tillsdown Road/River Grove Avenue to 70 metres east of Creditview Road, reduce the posted speed limit from 60 to 50km/h;
  • From 70 metres east of Creditview Road to 70 metres east of Terry Fox Way/Silken Laumann Way, reduce the posted speed Limit from 70 to 60km/h.
As part of the speed review, Britannia Road was divided into two study areas, from 195 meters west of Tillsdown Road/River Grove to 70 meters east of Creditview Road, and from 70 meters east of Creditview Road to 70 meters east of Terry Fox Way/Silken Laumann Way. Region Traffic Staff evaluated each area by utilizing the Transportation of Canada Speed Zone Methodology to determine the recommended speed limits. The Transportation Association of Canada Speed Zone Methodology is a standardized technique that is used to establish an appropriate posted speed limit for a specific section of roadway. In addition, Staff considered the surrounding land use, road characteristics, recent development, and pedestrian activity in their review.
The speed review concluded that the existing posted speed was adequate based on current road geometrics and conditions; however, the residential land use surrounding the area, multi-use trail, nearby Credit River trail system, eight schools, one community centre, and numerous parks all within a 1.5 kilometre radius of the study location contribute to increased pedestrian activity in the area. In an effort to provide safer conditions for pedestrians and as part of adopting the Vison Zero road safety approach, Region Traffic Staff recommended speed reductions of 10km/h over the entire study area.

The speed limit reductions on Britannia Road , in the area of Tillsdown Road/River Grove Avenue to Creditview Road were approved by Region of Peel Council at the Regional Council meeting on Thursday, April 12, 2018 . These speed limit reductions will assist with promoting pedestrian and vehicular safety in this area and create a safer community for everyone.   Top  
Curbside Battery Collection Update

As you may know, since 2016 the Region of Peel has been running a curbside battery collection pilot program, whereby household batteries are collected curbside twice per year in an effort to divert these items from the landfill.
I am very pleased to report that this pilot program has been quite successful thus far in diverting household batteries from the landfill. Since the program began in 2016, 39.2 tonnes of batteries have been collected and diverted from landfills. I would like to thank you for doing your part and participating in this great stewardship program.
The curbside battery collection program will be monitored for another year and the results will be reported to Regional Council. In 2018, the program will run as follows:
  • Collection events will be scheduled to coincide with Earth Week in April and Waste Reduction Week in October
  • Instead of using specially printed bags distributed by the Region, residents will be advised to use any transparent, sealable bag to set out their batteries
I hope you and your family will continue to participate in this great program and keep curbside batteries out of our landfills. For more information about the program, please visit www.peelregion.ca/waste .   Top  
Two Year Pet Licensing Now Available Online 

You can now purchase a two-year pet licence online and save money. Pet licences are still available by mail, phone or in person at the shelter or your local community centre. The one-year cost of a pet licence hasn't changed, but you can save by purchasing a two-year licence instead. The cost to license a dog or cat is $45 for one year compared to $80 for two years. For a spayed or neutered dog or cat, the cost is $20 for one year and $30 for two years. Learn more about pet licensing or purchase your two-year pet licence at mypetmississauga.ca .   Top  
Councillor George Carlson| | george.carlson@mississauga.ca | 300 City Centre Drive
Mississauga, ON   L5B 3C1