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
The City of Mississauga has opened registration for its Driveway Windrow Snow Clearing Program. The program assists adults aged 65 years or older and people with physical disabilities with windrow clearing this winter. A windrow is the pile of snow left at the end of a driveway after a snowplow has cleared the street.
Eligible participants will have windrows cleared beginning November 26, 2021 until March 28, 2022. A space of about three metres (10 feet) wide will be cleared, providing enough space to allow one car to get in and out of the driveway. The program does not include the clearing of the entire driveway.
Program details:
·      Applications will be accepted now until November 12, 2021
·      Service will begin November 26, 2021 and end March 28, 2022
·      Cost is $200 (non-refundable) or free for those who meet financial assistance criteria
·      300 spaces are available on a first-come, first-serve basis
·      65 years of age in 2021 or older
·      People with physical disabilities – must be verified by a regulated health professional
·      No able-bodied person can be living at the same residence as participant
·      Participant cannot be living in a high-rise, multi-unit building, condominium or within a commercial property
·      Participant’s residence cannot be on a private road
·      Only one person per address can participate
How to apply:
·      Online (new this year): complete & submit an application at mississauga.ca/windrow
·      In person:
o  Bring a completed application form and supporting documents during business hours to any of the City’s 10 community centres, the Mississauga Seniors’ Centre or the Recreation Customer Service Centre at Paramount Fine Foods Centre
o  Application forms can be downloaded and printed online at mississauga.ca/windrow or picked up in-person at any of the locations listed above..
As of Wednesday, September 22, the Government of Ontario will require patrons to be fully vaccinated and provide proof of their vaccination along with ID to enter certain businesses and organizations, with a specific focus on higher-risk indoor public settings. Those who require their vaccine certificate can print or download their vaccination receipt from the provincial booking portal.

The Proof of Vaccination Guidance for Businesses and Organizations under the Reopening Ontario Act provides a full list of where proof of vaccination is required.
To assist residents who may not have access to a printer, all Mississauga libraries are providing free printing service for customers requiring a paper copy of their vaccination certificate.

You can also download their proof of vaccination certificates: COVID-19 vaccine booking support | COVID-19 (coronavirus)

The City of Mississauga’s Budget Allocator, an interactive online budgeting tool for the 2022 Budget, is now live. Residents and business owners can explore and learn more about specific City services included in the budget while gaining insight into the overall budget process. The Budget Allocator tool raises awareness about the City’s budget process, gathers public feedback about the impacts of spending choices and provides a way for residents and business owners to voice their opinions about the City’s budget.

The Budget Allocator lets residents test different spending options for a range of City services including transit, roads, winter maintenance, fire and emergency services, recreation and more by increasing, maintaining or decreasing the budget spend for each service area while balancing the budget.

Results from the Allocator received by Friday, October 15 will be shared at Budget Committee on Monday, November 22, 2021. The results will help inform Council decision on the 2022 proposed Budget and Business Plan.
As the weather cools down, the City of Mississauga reminds landlords and tenants that the Adequate Temperature By-Law is in effect to ensure buildings are maintained at a suitable temperature during fluctuating and extreme weather.

The by-law requires landlords to provide adequate and suitable heat, meaning the air temperature in a unit is at least 20 degrees Celsius. The by-law also requires landlords to provide adequate and suitable cooling so that the air temperature in a unit does not exceed 26 degrees Celsius when equipped or furnished with an air conditioning system. This applies to all areas of the unit. To learn more about the Adequate Temperature By-Law, visit mississauga.ca/bylaws.
Based on the advice of Peel PUblic Health, Council approved an extension to the City's Madatory Face Masl by-Law to March 31, 2022.

The Mandatory Face Mask By-Law requires everyone to wear a medical or non-medical mask inside buildings where the public is ordinarily invited or permitted access.

This by-law also applies to those who have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19.
CFUW Mississauga is holding virtual monthly meetings. The Virtual General Meeting takes place on Monday, October 4th, 7:30 p.m. Our Guest Speaker will be Pearce Carefoote. He is Head of the Rare Books and Special Collections, Fisher Library at the University of Toronto. Mr. Carefoote’s topic will be “Print, the Reformation and Birth of the Modern World”. 

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.

Weekly Yard waste pick up resumes in October until December.

To download your personal waste calendar

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.

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.