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Help Shape Meadowvale: Online Community Meeting Regarding Draft Recommendations

The City of Mississauga is hosting an online community meeting to present the updated recommendations for Meadowvale Neighbourhood Character Study. Over the past two years, the City has conducted a study to develop a policy framework that will guide future growth and compatible development in the Meadowvale area.  

The study covers the area between Winston Churchill Boulevard and the Meadowvale employment area, stretching from Britannia Road West in the south, to Tradewind Drive in the north. The Meadowvale Town Centre and the surrounding properties (Meadowvale Community Node) are not included in the study area.

Online Community Meeting Details

What: 

An online community meeting to share the updated recommendations on the Meadowvale Neighbourhood Character Study and to seek input.

Who:

·         Members of Council

·         City staff

·         Property owners and renters in Meadowvale 

·         Mississauga residents

·         Businesses 

·         Community groups

·         Institutions

Where:

The meeting is online. Registration is required either online or by calling 311 (for those who do not have computer access). Registered participants will receive meeting instructions and additional background materials.

When:

Thursday, April 29, 2021

6:30 to 8 p.m.

The City is undertaking a study to assess the character of the townhouse, apartment and retail areas in the Meadowvale neighbourhood. The goal of the study is to develop a policy framework that will guide future growth and compatible development in the area. 

Once feedback from the community has been received, City staff will bring a final Directions Report to the Planning and Development Committee of Council for their consideration.

For more information or opportunities to provide input or share ideas about the Meadowvale Neighbourhood Character Study, visit yoursay.mississauga.ca/meadowvale.

CITY OF MISSISSAUGA UPDATE: GOVERNMENT OF ONTARIO STRENGTHENS ENFORCEMENT OF STAY-AT-HOME ORDER

Today, the Government of Ontario extended the Stay-at-Home Order for an additional two weeks to May 20, 2021  and announced further provincewide restrictions effective 12:01 a.m. Saturday, April 17, 2021.

“I know that the extension of the Stay-at-Home Order, as well as newly announced restrictions, will be tough on so many people in our community. But what’s clear is that more is needed to be done to stop the rampant spread of this virus across Mississauga and all of Ontario,” said Mayor Bonnie Crombie. “I ask that you please continue to follow the advice of our health experts. My hope is that the extended Stay-at-Home Order will help us keep these variants at bay while we continue to vaccinate more and more residents in our community.”

The Stay-at-Home Order requires everyone to remain at home except for essential reasons, such as grocery shopping, going to the pharmacy, accessing health care services (including getting vaccinated), outdoor exercise or for work that cannot be done remotely.

Effective Saturday, April 17, 2021, at 12:01 a.m., further restrictions include, but are not limited to:

  • Closing all outdoor recreational amenities: golf courses, basketball courts, soccer fields, and playgrounds with limited exceptions.
  • Prohibiting all outdoor social gatherings and organized public events, except for with members of the same household or one other person from outside that household who lives alone or a caregiver for any member of the household.
  • Closing all non-essential workplaces in the construction sector.
  • Reducing capacity limits to 25 per cent in all retail settings where in-store shopping is permitted. This includes supermarkets, grocery stores, convenience stores, indoor farmers’ markets, other stores that primarily sell food and pharmacies.
  • Limiting the capacity of weddings, funerals, religious services, rites or ceremonies to 10 people indoors or outdoors (effective Monday, April 19, 2021, at 12:01 a.m)

For a full list of the restrictions and enforcements, please visit Ontario.ca/covid19.

For information on City Services, please visit the City Services Status page.

Resources to help Mississauga businesses can be found at mississauga.ca/business-covid-19. Additional resources can also be found on the City’s Business Relief Portal.

If you have questions about what will be open or impacts to businesses or employment, call the Stop the Spread Business Information Line at 1-888-444-3659.

For information about the City’s response to COVID-19:

Many Ways to get Involved in the City’s 2021 Budget and Business Plan

Want to have your say on the 2021 Budget? The City will be rolling out a variety of engagement methods to collect input and feedback from residents and businesses on the 2021–2024 Budget and Business Plan. The City will seek input from September 14 to October 23, 2020.

“In a challenging year the City’s budget funds services that residents and businesses need every day,” says Gary Kent, Commissioner of Corporate Services and Chief Financial Officer. “Our 2021 Budget needs to manage the deficit from the pandemic while providing services and programs. We are following our financial recovery principles that Council approved and trying to build a budget that reflects the needs of the community. While Council has already held multiple engagement sessions and received input throughout the COVID-19 recovery planning process, we continue to look for input to assist Council in their decision making. We are looking to involve as many as possible in the coming weeks through a variety of methods, with the public being fully engaged and kept up-to-date.”

For details view the staff reports from:

June 24, 2020 Budget Committee Meeting: Update on the Financial Impacts of COVID-19.

April 8, 2020 Council Meeting: Managing the Financial Impact of COVID-19

Become familiar with the City’s 2021 Budget and Business Plan
Look through the City’s 2021 Budget and Business Plan and understand why these documents play an important role in shaping our city. Learn more and get involved by:

  • Visiting mississauga.ca/budget and see what you get for your tax dollars
  • Reading an overview of the 2021 preliminary Budget and Business Plan, presented to the Budget Committee on June 24, 2020
  • Watching for the full 2021 proposed Budget and Business Plan (to be posted online in November)
  • Watching or attending Budget Committee meeting scheduled for October 7 and/or Budget Committee deliberations scheduled for November 23, 24, 30, December 1 and 2 (Budget Committee meeting schedules are subject to change – please visit the City’s Council and Committees Calendar for any updates that may occur) 

Get involved with budget engagement from September 14 to October 23
The City’s budget process is transparent and offers several ways for residents and businesses to get involved, provide feedback and engage over a six-week period by:

The City’s Budget Allocator

Mississauga’s interactive budget tool for the 2021 Budget will be available at mississauga.ca/budget starting September 14, 2020. Residents and businesses can explore and learn more about City services included in the budget while gaining insight into the overall budget process.

Residents can use the tool to test different spending options in service areas. Results from the allocator will be shared at Budget Committee on November 23. The results will help inform the committee’s review of the 2021 proposed Business Plan and Budget.

Help us understand what matters to you. Visit mississauga.ca/budget to stay informed, learn more and share your ideas on the 2021 Budget.

Budget Committee Meetings

The next Budget Committee meeting is on October 7, where staff will discuss Fees and Charges. Detailed discussions continue on November 23, 24, 30, December 1 and 2. Following committee discussions and public input, Council is scheduled to vote on the proposed budget on December 9.

Budget Committee meeting dates are subject to change.

Fees and Charges

  • Wednesday, October 7 at 1:30 p.m.

Service Area Presentations 

  • Monday, November 23 at 9:30 a.m.
  • Tuesday, November 24 at 9:30 a.m.
  • Monday, November 30 at 9:30 a.m.
  • Tuesday, December 1 at 9:30 a.m.
  • Wednesday, December 2 at 1:30 p.m.

Council 

  • Wednesday, December 9, 2020 at 9:30 a.m.

City Council is expected to approve the final budget at the December 9 Council Meeting.

MISSISSAUGA BY-LAW ENSURES TENANTS HAVE ADEQUATE BUILDING TEMPERATURES DURING FLUCTUATING WEATHER

As the weather cools down this fall, the City of Mississauga wants to remind landlords and tenants that the Adequate Temperature By-Law will 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, meaning that the air temperature in a unit does not exceed 26 degrees Celsius when equipped or furnished with an air conditioning system. Additionally, adequate and suitable heat and cooling must also be maintained in all areas of the unit.

“When the by-law was updated in 2018, it was to ensure landlords could be flexible when regulating heat in their buildings during these fluctuating and extreme weather patterns,” said Sam Rogers, Director, Enforcement. “The by-law complies with provincial requirements and responds to changing weather conditions. A violation of this by-law can lead to a fine of up to $100,000.”

To learn more about the Adequate Temperature By-Law, visit mississauga.ca/bylaws.