Category Archives: City of Mississauga

The Wait is Over – Camp Ignite is Back!

Mississauga’s only camp focused on introducing young women to a potential career in the fire service is now accepting applications.

For the third year in a row Mississauga Fire and Emergency Services (MFES) will introduce 20 teenaged girls ages 15 to 19 to a potential career in the fire service through a unique weeklong experience, Camp Ignite.

“There is no better introduction to a potential career than what is offered through Camp Ignite,” said Tim Beckett, Fire Chief, Mississauga Fire and Emergency Services. “Our vision to make Mississauga a fire-safe city is dependant on having the right people in the right roles within the fire service. We want young woman to understand that this is a rewarding career that is available to them.” Continue reading The Wait is Over – Camp Ignite is Back!

Community Rides Begin May 5: Pump Up your Bike Tires and Come Ride with Us

It’s time to grab your bicycle and get ready for the 2018 Community Rides beginning on Saturday, May 5. These rides will continue into the fall season and are a great way to learn where to ride in our city and meet your neighbours.

Visit the Community Rides page to learn more about this year’s rides; plan to get outdoors, enjoy the fresh air and put winter behind you. Continue reading Community Rides Begin May 5: Pump Up your Bike Tires and Come Ride with Us

City of Mississauga Flood Watch and Winter Weather

3:15 p.m. UPDATE

The weather forecast for Southern Ontario continues to call for freezing rain and heavy rainfall today, continuing until the beginning of next week.

City crews are responding to the changing conditions, plowing and salting as the snow and ice accumulates.

Cancellations and Closures:

  • The following libraries are closed: Meadowvale, Courtneypark, South Common, Frank McKechnie,  Streetsville and Lakeview
  • All City recreation and culture programs are cancelled for Sunday, April 15. Buildings remain open at this time as warming centres and for scheduled rentals. Permit holders may continue their scheduled events at their discretion.
  • Mississauga SportZone youth and adult leagues have also been cancelled.
  • All Mississauga Museums are closed.

The City of Mississauga encourages residents and businesses to take precautionary steps to protect their property and ensure their safety. Heavy ice and excessive rain can is expected to have significant effects on the City’s river systems and on the water levels of Lake Ontario.

For safety and to reduce potential damage, the following measures are recommended:

  • Avoid walking or driving in flooded areas
  • Stay away from creeks, rivers and streams
  • Keep children and pets away from all waterways
  • Clear debris from catch basins near your home or business, as long as it is safe to do so
  • Call 3-1-1 to report blocked catch basins or road flooding in your neighbourhood
  • Do not open any sewer manholes under any circumstances

To report flooding, please call 3-1-1. For emergency assistance, please call 9-1-1.

For more information as the Flood Watch continues, visit mississauga.ca or follow the City of Mississauga on Twitter at @citymississauga.

City Makes Changes to Community Group Support Program Policy

The City of Mississauga has made changes to its Community Group Support Program Policy. Now referred to as the Community Group Registry Program, the revised policy helps support local non-profit community groups, including resident and ratepayers associations, minor sports associations and cultural groups, to deliver programs and services within Mississauga. The policy revisions ensure better governance, transparency and stronger financial accountability.

“With these changes, we can nurture mutually-beneficial relationships with community groups. Relationships that are fair and equitable,” said Shari Lichterman, Director, Recreation. “The policy outlines criteria on how to become a Registered Group with the City. It also provides an understanding of the available benefits, such as reduced facility rental rates and permission to place mobile signs on City property, the application and approval process.”

Revisions include:
• new registered group categories
• an opportunity for emerging groups to access benefits by applying for developing group status
• changes to financial audit requirements
• changes to ensure greater transparency to members of registered groups
• more support for groups that may require it

To review or learn more about the Community Group Registry Program visit: mississauga.ca/portal/residents/community-groups.

Peel Police – Investigators Identify Second Suspect in Vicious Assault at City Centre Bus Terminal

Region of Peel – Investigators from the 12 Division Criminal Investigation Bureau have identified the second male responsible for a vicious assault on a male with autism, in the City of Mississauga.

On Tuesday March 13, 2018 at approximately 10:45 p.m. Peel Regional Police responded to a violent assault that occurred in the Square One bus terminal located at 200 Rathburn Road West in Mississauga. Continue reading Peel Police – Investigators Identify Second Suspect in Vicious Assault at City Centre Bus Terminal