Ward 8 E-News
Due to the nature of the COVID-19 pandemic, information is changing quickly. For the most up-to-date information, including the status of services on what’s open and closed as it relates to new Government restrictions, please visit the following sites:
City of Mississauga

Region of Peel Public Health

Province of Ontario

Government of Canada
Following approval from Health Canada, vaccine appointments were available for children aged 5 to11 on November 23 at 8 a.m. in the Ontario COVID-19 Vaccination portal.

Here are some things to remember:

· To book an appointment online, children must be turning five years old by the end of 2021 (born in 2016)
· Have your child’s health card available at the time of booking
· Book a separate appointment for each child who requires a vaccine
· If you are considering a walk-in vaccine appointment, check-in with the clinic or pharmacy before going to make sure they have vaccines for this age group as the doses are smaller for children under the age of 12
· There are a variety of clinics that will offer vaccines including: pharmacies, primary care providers, mass vaccination clinics and other pop-up, community-based clinics

Still have questions about vaccines for children? Sick Kids Hospital is offering a free, by-appointment phone consultation, offered in many languages to support parents on getting the info they need on pediatric vaccines.

Peel Public Health is rolling out COVID-19 vaccinations for all eligible Mississauga residents over the age of 5, including booster shots for those 70+. For more information, please visit: peelregion.ca/covid19.
Meteorologists are forecasting a harsher winter for Mississauga this year. As temperatures continue to drop, the City is preparing for its winter maintenance program.

Winter crews are ready to clear the way to make travelling routes safe and accessible throughout Mississauga. City crews plow and salt more than 5,700 lane km of priority roads, 1,700 lane km of sidewalks, 3,300 bus stops, more than 1,000 pedestrian crossings and 105 km of roadside multi-use trails.

The City is responsible for clearing snow and ice on City-owned infrastructure (e.g., roads, priority sidewalks) which can take between 12 to 36 hours after the snow stops depending on how much snow has fallen. The Region of Peel clears most regional roads (e.g., Airport Road, Dixie Road) which are main roads that carry higher volume of traffic and higher speeds than local roads.

The City may announce a Significant Weather Event during severe winter storms to allow more time for winter crews to clear the snow.

“The amount of time it takes to treat and clear roads and sidewalks depends on the amount of snow that’s fallen,” said Mickey Frost, Director, Works Operations and Maintenance. “Every winter, we make it a priority to keep Mississauga safe and accessible for residents and those who travel in and out of the city every day. The City has also invested in new equipment, including an expanded anti-icing program using more brine (concentration of salt and water) for more effective salt management. We understand the importance of the environment in today’s climate and into the future, which is why we continue to look at our salt management practices and equipment to control how much salt we use.”

This year marks the first year of the City’s approved new eight-year winter maintenance contract. New snow clearing equipment will allow the City to clear the roads more efficiently across the city, as snowplows will have the ability to salt and plow at the same time if necessary. In addition, an expanded anti-icing program will see the City use more brine equipment to help limit the use of road salt. Brine is the mix of water saturated with salt and is used to pre-treat some roads ahead of a snowfall, making it harder for ice to form and roads easier to plow.Residents are encouraged to make snow clearing more efficient by:
  • Removing parked vehicles on residential streets – When it snows, parked vehicles limit or block snowplows from clearing and passing through which can affect emergency vehicles and your commute.
  • Clearing your walkway and sidewalk – clear your walkway and sidewalk to allow others to travel safely in your neighbourhood – help a neighbour clear theirs as well.
  • Reporting excess salt use at bus stops – If you see oversalting at one of our MiWay bus stops, you can report it using the Pingstreet app.
  • Stay up-to-date on snow clearing in Mississauga:Visit mississauga.ca/snow to learn more about snow clearing in the city
  • Follow @MississaugaSnow on Twitter for snow clearing updates
  • Call 311 (905-615-4311 if outside city limits) to find out if winter on-street parking restrictions are in effect or to report a missed street clearing after the level of service timelines have ended
  • Follow @PeelPublicWorks for snow clearing updates on Regional roads
Housing affordability is a major issue in Mississauga and the wider GTA. Protecting the existing affordable housing supply and encouraging new affordable rental and ownership housing are priorities for the City.

The City’s Housing Strategy: Making Room for the Middle offers many approaches to improving housing affordability in Mississauga. A key focus is to look at how to increase housing choices in neighbourhoods to improve access to housing that is affordable. That means encouraging a range and mix of housing types such as duplexes and backyard garden suites, and arrangements such as co-ownership and home sharing. These options would give Mississauga residents more housing choices in the neighbourhoods they want to live in. They would also enable residents to age in place throughout their life stages.

As we mark National Housing Day, we want your opinion on these housing options. To get as much feedback as possible, we have extended our Increasing Housing Choices in Neighbourhoods online survey to December 31, 2021.

The City of Mississauga launched its Increasing Housing Choices in Neighbourhood Study in April 2021. The study, which is expected to be completed next summer, will recommend changes to Mississauga’s Official Plan and implementation measures to provide more housing choices citywide.
The City of Mississauga is changing how much parking is needed on a property by updating its off-street parking regulations under the Zoning By-law. These changes will support local business, help deliver affordable housing, respond to climate change, and enhance travel, transit and walkability in our neighbourhoods.

Off-street parking regulations refer to the amount of vehicle and/or bicycle parking required on private and public properties because of new development, redevelopment, building expansion or a land use change. Changes would not affect existing buildings or homes.

A public meeting is being held at Planning and Development Committee to consider the proposed directions included in the City’s Parking Regulations Study; including proposed changes to the City’s parking regulations for private and public properties as a result of new development or redevelopment.

These directions have been revised based on input received from extensive public and stakeholder engagement. Staff will also report on the feedback received and will present preliminary draft Zoning By-law amendments. Tell us what you think!
This study does not include recommendations for on-street parking policies or municipal parking lots.

Planning and Development Committee / Monday, December 6, 1:30 p.m.
Where:Mississauga Civic Centre – Council Chamber, 300 City Centre Dr.
Livestream the meeting

  • Mississauga residents
  • Business owners
  • Developers, including residential and commercial
  • Members of Council
  • City’s Planning and Building staff

Participate Virtually:
Advance registration is required to participate and/or make a comment in the virtual public meeting. Please email deputations.presentations@mississauga.ca no later than Friday, December 3 at 4 p.m. Any materials you wish to show the Committee during your presentation must be provided as an attachment to the email. Links to cloud services will not be accepted. Clerks’ staff will provide directions on how to participate.

In Person:
Advance registration is required as limited seating may be available. Please email deputations.presentations@mississauga.ca no later than Friday, December 3 at 4 p.m.

Via Telephone:
Residents without access to the internet can participate and/or make a comment in the meeting via telephone. To register, please call Megan Piercey at 905-615-3200, ext. 4915 no later than Friday, December 3 at 4 p.m. You must provide your name, phone number and application number if you wish to speak to the Committee. Clerks’ staff will provide directions on how to participate.

Speeding, and the tragedies that can result from the decision to speed, continues to be a serious issue in Mississauga. It’s important for drivers to slow down, follow posted speed limits and obey the rules of the road.

Speeding has consequences. Collisions result in injuries or fatalities, whether it’s another driver, passenger, pedestrian or cyclist. There are many families who have lost a loved one and victims who continue to deal with life-altering injuries. To learn more about road safety in Mississauga, visit mississauga.ca/roadsafety.
As part of the Vision Zero Action Plan, the City is conducting its first Road Safety Survey to understand your road safety priorities.
The survey will help us understand what your thoughts and top priorities are about road safety and will help us plan future road safety initiatives.
The Road Safety Survey is open until, December 17th
Have your say and take the survey today: Road Safety Survey
Please join us for our Virtual General Meeting on December 6th, 7:30 p.m.

Our Guest Speaker will be Jannies Le, Executive Director of Armagh House in Mississauga

For more information about our interest groups which promote social interaction and our membership application, visit our website at www.cfuwmississauga.ca
The feeding of wild animals and birds can become habit forming making them dependent on a food source or unwilling to forage naturally which can lead to illness, disease or injury.

Our Road Safety Committee, has a new design for our Slow Down road signs.
These Slow Down lawn signs are available to residents that would like to request one. Residents can call into 3-1-1, or 905-615-4311 (outside of City limits), to request that a sign be dropped off to their residence.

Registration for winter programs opens on December 6!

Spaces fill up fast, so browse our huge variety of programs in advance at Active Mississauga

Vaccine Booking:
Call Peel Public Health Phone Line at 905-791-5202
Call Provincial Vaccine Booking Phone Line: 1-888-999-6488
Transhelp – Transportation support to vaccine appointments: 905-791-1015

Provincial COVAX Booking: https://covid-19.ontario.ca/book-vaccine/
All police driving complaints are required to be reported through the Peel Regional Police Road Watch avenue. This will assist PRP to better serve everyone.