Mississauga Library System Hosts Sock Drive for the Homeless

As the cold weather continues, the Mississauga Library System is organizing a sock drive for those in need. Put a Sock on it ‘Sauga, aims to provide the homeless in Mississauga with socks to ensure their feet stay warm and dry. This initiative is part of the Library’s Open Window Hub pilot project which helps homeless and vulnerable youth and adults in the city.

“Socks are the most requested item at shelters and the least donated,” said Rose Vespa, Director of Library Services. “Through our outreach program, we want to make sure our homeless population has the supplies they need to get through this cold winter. Put a Sock on it ‘Sauga is one unique way to assist the local homeless community.”

Donations for new socks, mittens, gloves and hats will be accepted at any Mississauga Library location until February 28, 2018.

The Library’s Homelessness Prevention Outreach Worker will be available to meet individuals across the city who are in need of donated items. Items can also be picked up from the Central Library.

For more information about the sock drive, call 905-615-3200, ext. 3541.

City Set to Prohibit Overnight On-Street Parking Year-Round

“There is a projected increase in administrative penalty revenue of approximately $375,000”
– Corporate Report

On December 6th at General Committee, staff from the City’s Transportation and Works Department shared recommendations through a corporate report, that daily overnight parking restrictions be introduced from 2 to 6 a.m. and that on-street parking increase from three hours to five hours under the City’s Traffic By-law (555-00).

City abandons plan to ban overnight parking
Mississauga News, November 18, 2009

“Parking needs are changing in Mississauga. As the city continues to grow and evolve, we want to give residents more flexible parking options such as accommodating increased parking on holy days, holidays and family celebrations,” said Geoff Wright, Commissioner, Transportation and Works.

Currently on-street parking is not permitted for longer than three hours and between 2 and 6 a.m. from November 1 to March 31. This excludes holiday exemptions and other signed areas for parking beyond the three-hour limit between 8 a.m. to midnight. Extended parking for other days can be requested 24/7 using the City’s Temporary Parking Permit Online Service  or by calling 311.

The corporate report also included a recommendation to implement a Digital Chalking Pilot Project to monitor on-street parking limit times and payment. Wright added, “Digital chalking records a parked vehicle’s licence plate and wheel position to determine if it has exceeded the on-street parking time limit.”

During the 2019 business planning process, the City’s Enforcement section will ask for capital funding for the Digital Chalking Pilot Project.

Pending Council approval of the report on December 13, the five hour on-street parking maximum will take effect in January 2018 and the overnight restrictions will start in April 2018.

Learn more about the City’s Traffic By-law or parking in Mississauga.