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

Welcome to the May 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...
Revised- 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, the road closure date has been revised due to weather considerations and will now occur on 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  
Get Your Free MiWay Freedom Pass This Summer

Summer is almost here and what better way to enjoy the season than with your free Miway Freedom Pass. Mississauga youth aged 12 to 14 years can apply for the Freedom Pass . Youth can ride MiWay and access indoor and outdoor City pools from July 1 to August 31 for free.
With the Freedom Pass, youth can explore Mississauga during the summer months. Youth can visit one of our seven outdoor and 11 indoor pools for a free swim or use their Freedom Pass to get out to local events, parks and libraries.
Beginning May 1, Freedom Pass cards will be available. Application forms can be downloaded and printed or picked up at any City of Mississauga community centre. Signed and completed application forms can be submitted at a community centre, along with one piece of identification. Applicants will also need to have their photo taken by customer service staff to create a personalized Freedom Pass. Last year, almost 7,000 youth participated in the program.
The Freedom Pass is a great way for youth to get familiar with MiWay as they travel to and from the City's recreational facilities. This allows young people to get familiar with our transit routes as they transition to high school.
Choosing to ride with MiWay is also great for the environment as it will reduce Mississauga's carbon footprint and help conserve energy by eliminating travel that would have been made in a single occupancy car. With emissions from the transportation sector accounting for 32 per cent of all greenhouse gas emissions in the community, taking public transit is one of the most effective actions people can take to combat climate change.
Only valid Freedom Pass holders are eligible to ride MiWay for free. All other riders must pay regular fares. To learn more about MiWay, visit miway.ca. For more information about the Freedom Pass, please visit mississauga.ca/freedompass.   Top  
MiWay Introduces New Express Route on Derry Road

MiWay has introduced a new weekday express route along Derry Road between Meadowvale Town Centre and Westwood Square. The new Route 104 - Derry Express will operate from Monday to Friday during morning and afternoon rush hours and will only stop at major intersections. This new express Route 104 will complement the existing local service, Route 42 - Derry.
This change is one of several service improvements and connections on routes across the city. MiWay customers will also notice improved GO Transit connections, additional trips and revised schedules to improve service on many routes, including tweaks to seasonal service on Route 66 McLaughlin, 101/101A Dundas Express, 107 Malton Express and 110 University Express.
Service improvements include:
Service Improvement
1 Dundas
13 Glen Erin
26 Burnhamthorpe
42 Derry
Additional trips added to improve service and connections on these routes.
42 Derry will continue along Derry Road and Old Derry Road, making regular stops. This service will not change.
19 Hurontario
64 Meadowvale GO
These routes will see improved GO Transit connections with updated schedules.
This new weekday express route on Derry Road will make limited stops at major intersections during morning and afternoon rush hours between Meadowvale Town Centre and Westwood Square.
These service improvements are part of year three of the MiWay Five Service Plan (2016-2020). This plan is moving MiWay's transit service to a grid network that will allow more frequent bus service along the city's main corridors, such as Derry Road. 

For a complete list of service changes, visit miway.ca/miway5.  To view the entire MiExpress network, visit this map.  
Mississauga Fire and Emergency Services is Turning 50!

Did you know that Mississauga Fire and Emergency Services is turning 50 this year? Bring your friends and family to the official ceremony and community open house to celebrate this milestone anniversary.
The fun starts on Saturday, May 12, 2018 at 10 a.m. and runs until 2 p.m. Help us reach the goal of filling a fire truck by donating a non-perishable food item. You will not only be helping our residents in need but you will also be entered for the chance to win a prize.
Mark Saturday, May 12 on your calendar and get ready for some family-friendly fun at the Garry W. Morden Centre. The free activities include hands-on demonstrations, tours, a high-speed chase demonstration by Peel Regional Police and much more.
Onsite parking is available but limited. Visit Mississauga.ca/fire for more information.  
Streetsville Pollinator Showcase Garden Event 

As you may know from my previous e-newsletter,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 official event to celebrate the creation of new Streetsville Pollinator Showcase Garden is as follows:
Streetsville Pollinator Showcase Garden Event
Tuesday, May 29, 2018
Streetsville Village Hall
280 Queen St. S.

11 a.m. to 1 p.m. - Community booths and family-friendly activities
11:30 a.m. to noon - Official ceremony
Please RSVP by Friday, May 18, 2018 to Karen Flores or ext. 5053. If you have accessibility requirements, please advise Hazel McColl at 905-615-3200 ext. 5346 by May 18, 2018. I hope you enjoy the new Streetsville Pollinator Showcase Garden in our community!   Top  
Road Closures- 2018 Bread & Honey Festival  

It's that time of year again! It's time for the wonderful Bread & Honey Festival! This year's festival will be bigger and better than ever, and I hope to see you and your family there. I will be sending out a Bread & Honey Festival e-newsletter with more information about the 2018 festival shortly.
Moreover, I have been advised by the parade committee that there will be some changes to the parade route as follows:
  • This year, parade staging will take place on Church Street between Ontario St/Queen Street South and Maiden Lane:
  • Staging begins at 8 am Saturday June 2nd 2018
  • Parade starts at 10 am Saturday June 2nd 2018
These changes will impact the followings streets and your entrance and exit from your residence/business driveways between 7am and 1pm on Saturday June 2nd, 2018:
  • Ontario Street east of Queen Street South
  • Church Street from Ontario Street to Maiden Lane
  • Water Street from Queen Street South south to Church Street
  • Kerr Street from Queen Street South to Church Street
  • All parking lots and parking spots along Church Street between Ontario Street/Queen Street South to Maiden Lane
To assist residents and businesses with the impacts of these road closures, the following locations have been secured to park vehicles overnight:
  • Russell Langmaid Public School
  • The former post office building parking lot
The Parade Committee is requesting that all cars should be removed from Church Street, Kerr Street, and Water Street as of midnight Friday June 1st, 2018.
If you have any questions or concerns please do not hesitate to contact the Bread and Honey Festival Committee at theparadelady@gmail.com or the City of Mississauga, T&W Department, Craig Pzytula at craig.pzytula@mississasuga.ca or call 905-615-3200 ext. 3638.   Top  
2018 Road Resurfacing Program

Please be advised that the City's 2018 Road Resurfacing Program is now underway around the city and some Ward 11 streets will be resurfaced as part of this program
As part of the program, the City of Mississauga uses a pavement information system to determine which streets will be resurfaced in any given year. Pavement conditions, pavement age, traffic volumes, timely maintenance and work are all monitored and ultimately influence the timing and need for road rehabilitation projects.
If your street has been selected for resurfacing, you will receive a hand-delivered Road Resurfacing Program Notice approximately two weeks before construction begins. The work on each street will take about six to eight weeks from start to finish. Construction will take place in stages and there may be delays between each stage.
The following streets will be resurfaced in Ward 11:
Church Street
Main Street
Old Pine Street
Mill Street
Queen Street
Wyndham Street
Millcreek Drive
East End
Old Pine Street
Queen Street South
Church Street
Vantage Circle
Mullet Drive
Road End
For more information on:
  • Construction, see the Road Resurfacing Program Notice.
  • The current (this year only) road resurfacing program, call 905-615-3200 Ext.5184.
  • Future road resurfacing programs, call 905-615-3200 Ext. 3156.
Stormwater in the Spring  

Now that spring rains are here, residents often start thinking about stormwater around their home. Many have questions about how the City manages stormwater from rain events.
The City's stormwater system carries stormwater away from homes and businesses to keep people, properties and the natural environment safe. There are many parts to this complex system - some visible and some underground.

You may see roadside catchbasins, which are the metal grates and drains on the street, but there are also ditches, pipes, watercourses, creeks, the Credit River, stormwater management ponds and even roads helping to carry stormwater runoff to Lake Ontario. Because of the huge quantities of stormwater that drain during storms, stormwater cannot be chemically treated in the sanitary sewer system. Instead, it flows directly into our natural environment.
The City continues to invest in our stormwater system to ensure that it serves the residents and businesses of Mississauga. As one example, the City is building the enormous Matheson stormwater management pond to help contain and hold back stormwater and reduce the flood risk for homes in the Cooksville Creek watershed. The lands surrounding this pond will also serve as a park for the community.

Many other infrastructure and maintenance projects are also underway. City staff inspect our creeks and the Credit River to identify erosion, debris and other issues that could impact our watercourses and aquatic ecosystems. In addition, City staff investigate and contain spills of contaminants in the stormwater system and our waterways.
Residents also play an important role in protecting their own home from flood damage and helping the stormwater system do its job. Simple steps include ensuring that stormwater flows away from your house through proper grading, disconnected downspouts and keeping eavestroughs clear of debris.

Residents can also protect stormwater quality by cleaning up and properly disposing of oil, pet waste, cigarette butts and other garbage and contaminants. Remember, any chemical or waste that ends up on the ground will flow into the stormwater system (and into Lake Ontario) during the next rain.

To learn more about the stormwater system, visit: http://www.mississauga.ca/portal/stormwater/.  
Councillor George Carlson| | george.carlson@mississauga.ca | 300 City Centre Drive
Mississauga, ON   L5B 3C1