Ward 11 E-Newsletter - October 2017
Councillor's Message

Welcome to the October 2017 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...
Royal Canadian Air Cadets e-Recycling Fundraiser

If you and your family have any electronics that you would like to recycle, the Royal Canadian Air Cadets 789 Lt. R. Hampton Gray, Vc Squadron will be hosting an e-recycling fundraiser where you may recycle these items.  The details of this e-recycling event are as follows:
 
Royal Canadian Air Cadets e-Recycling Fundraiser
Saturday, October 14, 2017
9.00am thru 5.00pm
North Parking Lot, Vic Johnston Arena
335 Church Street, Streetsville
 
The Cadets will collect the following items:
Ink cartridges, toner cartridges, cell phones, cameras, digital camera, video cameras, TVs, VCRs, gaming systems, laptops, computers, Monitors, household batteries, photocopiers, scanners, speakers, UPS Batteries, wires, servers, networking equipment, projectors, turntables, telephones, receivers, radios, DVD players, CD ROMs copiers, circuit boards, hard drives, modems, PDAs, microwaves, power supplies, ipods, MP3players, digital cameras,  GPS devices, printers, audio players, video players, portable A/Cs, equalizers, microwaves, toaster ovens, power supplies, pagers, modems, turntables, electric typewriters, hairdryers, etc.
 
Please note that the Cadets cannot accept large appliances or car batteries.  For more information, please contact Anna Lesiw, 789 Squadron Sponsor Chair at 905-566-0236.   Top  
Improvements to Silver Fox Forest

This year, through a grant from TD Friends of the Environment Foundation (TDFEF), the City's Forestry Section and volunteers made improvements to Silver Fox Forest.  This woodland, located on Danthorpe Drive, recently felt the effects of the Emerald Ash Borer and had dead and dying ash trees removed from the park.  TDFEF funds were used to replace three interpretive signs in the park. With these new signs, you can now walk through the forest and learn about the history of Silver Fox Forest, trees and other plants found in the park and the animals that call this urban forest home.
 
Volunteer days were held in the park for local schools to dig in and plant trees.  Area residents also volunteered to remove invasive plants from the forest and added new wood chips to the trails.  The project was a great success because of the dedicated and passionate students and residents who volunteered their time.  Ongoing stewardship of Silver Fox will be required, and I encourage volunteers to continue to take part activities such as invasive species removal.  Volunteer events can be requested by calling 3-1-1 or visiting www.onemilliontrees.ca .   Top  
New Active Traffic Calming Measures on Westbridge Way

I am pleased to advise that raised intersections and crosswalks were recently installed along Westbridge Way.  By definition, a raised intersection is an intersection that is constructed at a higher elevation than the adjacent roadway.  A raised crosswalk is a marked pedestrian crosswalk at an intersection or mid-block location constructed at a higher elevation than the adjacent roadway.  Raised intersections and crosswalks are designed based on the Transportation Association of Canada's 'Canadian Guide to Neighbourhood Traffic Calming', and these devices are similar to traffic calming devices constructed in neighbouring municipalities to provide a consistent driving experience to motorists. 
 
Raised intersections have been shown to be effective in reducing vehicle operating speeds and increasing speed limit compliance.  As part of the City's Traffic Calming Pilot Program in 2014, raised intersections were installed within the school zone along Huntington Ridge Drive and contributed to a significant reduction in operating speeds and compliance on this roadway.  If you have any questions about this project, please feel free to contact Colin Patterson, Supervisor, Road Safety, at colin.patterson@mississauga.ca or (905) 615-3200 ext. 5145.   Top  
Redevelopment of Godwick Green Playground
 
I am very pleased to report that Godwick Green Playground will be redeveloped as part of the Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program (CIP 150).  The City of Mississauga has been awarded approximately $5.6 million in Government of Canada funding for 54 infrastructure rehabilitation projects through this program, which aims to strengthen public infrastructure and provide economic benefits in communities across Canada. 
 
As part of the CIP 150 redevelopment, the new playground at Godwick Green will include the following amenities:
  • Play structure for ages 2-5 years with double slide, climber, Xylofun panel, store play counter, and transfer module (for children with disabilities)
  • Play structure for ages 5-12 years with double slide, arch climber, Corkscrew climber, Navigator panel, vertical ascent, and transfer module
  • Horizontal ladder
  • Rhino-Dino spring toy
  • T-Rex spring toy
  • Two belt swing seats
  • Three toddler swing seats
  • One accessible swing seat
  • Fitness space with assisted row / push-up bars, balance steps, plyometrics, and pull-up / dip bars
  • Sand play pit
  • Wheelchair accessible route to playground
  • Two park benches with armrests, with wheelchair accessible route to seating area
Should you have any questions regarding this work, please contact Bill Montague, Park Development, at (905) 615-3200 ext. 3676 or william.montague@mississauga.ca In the meantime, if you have any questions, please don't hesitate to call.   Top
Redevelopment of Bancroft Park Playground
 
I am also very pleased to report that Bancroft Park Playground will be redeveloped as part of the Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program (CIP 150) As part of the CIP 150 redevelopment, the new playground at Bancroft Park will include the following amenities:
  • Play structure for ages 2-5 years with slide, "what to wear" play panel, wavy rung climber, steering wheel, store play counter, and transfer deck (for children with disabilities)
  • Play structure for ages 5-12 years with spiral slide, fan climber, snake pole, sliding pole, bongo panel, and transfer deck
  • "Tikes of steel" climber/monkey bars
  • "Solo Spin" spinner toy
  • Lady Bug spring toy with backrest
  • Chinning Bar
  • Four belt swing seats
  • Three toddler swing seats
  • One accessible swing seat
  • Fitness space with long bench, dip station, pull-up bars, and push-up  bars
  • Sand play pit
  • Wheelchair accessible route to playground
  • Two park benches with armrests, with wheelchair accessible route to seating area
 
Should you have any questions regarding this work, please contact Bill Montague, Park Development, at (905) 615-3200 ext. 3676 or william.montague@mississauga.ca In the meantime, if you have any questions, please don't hesitate to call.   Top
Permanent Plans for MiWay Affordable Transportation Pilot and Senior One Dollar Cash Fare - Off-Peak       

I am pleased to inform you that General Committee has approved the MiWay Affordable Transportation Program and Senior One Dollar Cash Fare - Off-Peak as permanent programs.  Final approval for these programs will occur at Council on October 11th.
 
The MiWay Affordable Transit Pilot Program provides low-income residents living in Mississauga with access to affordable public transit.  The pilot program is a partnership between the Region of Peel and the City of Mississauga.  The program subsidizes the cost of adult and senior monthly passes by 50% for Mississauga residents that fall within the Low Income Measure (LIM) thresholds according to household income. 
 
The Senior One Dollar Cash Fare - Off-Peak offers a one dollar cash fare to seniors during off-peak hours.  The one dollar cash fare is valid on MiWay during off-peak hours as follows:
  • Weekdays from 9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
  • Weekdays after 7 p.m.
  • Anytime on weekends or holidays
For more information about the Affordable Transit Program, please visit www.povertyinpeel.ca.    For more information about the Senior One Dollar Cash Fare - Off-Peak, please visit www.miway.ca/busfares.   Top
FREE Paper Shredding at Peel CRCs       
 
The Region of Peel is offering FREE paper shredding at Peel CRCs.  If you have items that require shredding, bring your unbound paper - such as taxes, bills, income statements and personal information - to a Peel Community Recycling Centre (CRC) for FREE shredding on designated days..
There is no limit to how much paper you can bring, and you are welcome to stay and watch as your documents are shredded.  Please note that regular disposal fees apply to all other items.  FREE paper shredding is available at the following CRCs as follows:
 
Mississauga
Saturday, October 14, 2017
Fewster CRC, 1126 Fewster Dr., Mississauga
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m...
 
Brampton
Saturday, October 21, 2017
Heart Lake CRC, 420 Railside Dr., Brampton
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
 
For more information about waste management at the Region of Peel, please visit www.peelregion.ca/waste.   Top
Councillor George Carlson| | george.carlson@mississauga.ca | 300 City Centre Drive
Mississauga, ON   L5B 3C1