The Credit River in Mississauga has experienced increased water levels this afternoon due to an ice and debris jam. The increased water level is causing flooding north of Old Derry Road and west of Second Line.
Residents in the area east of the Credit River in the vicinity of Old Derry Road and Second Line West are encouraged to evacuate their homes as a precaution.
At this time, only Willow Lane has been closed. Willow Lane, Barberry Lane, Old Mill Lane, Pond Street and a portion of Historic Trail up to Upper River Court are in the recommended evacuation area.
You walk anyway so why not build a community while you’re at it?
We’ve been hearing a lot lately about the power of walking. It’s been said to help fight the impacts of mental illness and heart disease but did you know that it can also help you connect to your neighbours and neighbourhoods through exploration and storytelling?
That’s the simple idea behind Jane’s Walk. Jane’s Walk is a movement of free, citizen-led walking tours inspired by Jane Jacobs. The walks get people to tell stories about their communities, explore their cities and connect with neighbours.
If you’re truly ready to explore your city and become more connected to it, the below Jane’s Walks are for you.
Further information on all the below walks can be found here.
Bringing Water Back to Bradley: Walk with artist Erika De Freitas Date and Time: May 6th, 2 to 4 p.m. Location: Bradley Museum (see location) About: Artist Erika DeFreitas conjures up the insights, thoughts and contemplations of connecting Lake Ontario and the 187 year old Bradley House with a temporary site specific installation.
Cemetery Lantern Walk Date and Time: May 6th, 5 p.m. Location: Springcreek Cemetery, meet at the Gate. (see location) About: Come for a walk-and-talk to learn about the lives, deaths and loves of past Clarkson residents and how they were laid to rest. Learn the meaning and nuance of rites and ornamentation of various periods.
YIMBY (Yes, in my Backyard)
Date and Time: May 7th, 2 – 4 p.m.
Location: Meet in the small parkette at south-east corner of Dundas and Hurontario. (see location)
A speculative walk through the Mississauga that was, the Mississauga that is, and the Mississauga that will be.
Remembering Meadowvale and Listening to the Lake
Date and Time: May 14th, 10 a.m. – noon
Location: Meadowvale Community Centre (see location)
A poetic recalling of the past and living heritage of Meadowvale. Share and learn the views and vistas in, around and upon beautiful Lake Aquitane.
Exploring Culture and the Living Cemetery in Mississauga
Date and Time: May 27th, 10 a.m. – noon
Location: The Streetsville Public Cemetery (see location)
Urban cemeteries are spaces of memorialization and cultural value. Explore the cultural expressions of memorialization in the silent city, to understand how death takes up space and place in our communities.
Explore the top five unique neighbourhoods of the city.
Now that the snow has finally melted, it’s time to explore what Mississauga has to offer. From the spectacular waterfront to the exciting downtown core, Mississauga has many communities with their own distinct identity. Take the time to visit these five districts filled with heritage houses, modern construction and beautiful parks that shape the city.
Clarkson is the oldest Mississauga community and features a wide variety of shops, restaurants and services. Just a short distance away is Rattray Marsh Conservation Area, where the trail leads you through mature forests, floodplain features and a green ash swamp. To learn more about the history of the area, travel back in time with a visit to the Bradley Museum and the Benares Historic House.
Meadowvale is one of the most active communities in Mississauga, filled with many parks and trails. To get your body moving, stop at Lake Aquitaine Park for stunning views of a man-made lake and get your workout on at the six exercise stations around the pathway loop. If you love live performances, check out Meadowvale Theatre to experience all aspects of the performing arts, including music, drama, comedy, dance and musical theatre.
As one of the city’s top cultural, entertainment and culinary districts, Port Credit’s old fashioned atmosphere is an incredible experience in Mississauga. With over 400 shops and exceptional restaurants as well as exciting festivals and events, this lakeside neighbourhood is a place you can’t miss. For nature lovers, the Waterfront Trail runs through Port Credit and offers popular paths for walking, cycling and rollerblading in the city.
Streetsville has a small town charm that you won’t be able to find anywhere else. It’s a beautiful neighbourhood with many restaurants, bakeries and cafés that offer an assortment of dining options from formal afternoon tea to casual fish and chips. This lively area is a great place to discover, whether you are meeting for a coffee, enjoying an ice cream or listening to a musical performance.
Pick up a map, grab a friend and go explore these wonderful parts of Mississauga. To learn more about what the city has to offer, visit discovermississauga.ca.
Starting September 6, 2016, Metrolinx is adding one new morning and one new afternoon GO train trip between Milton and Toronto that will stop at all stations along the Milton line, including those in Mississauga: Lisgar, Meadowvale, Streetsville, Erindale, Cooksville and Dixie. The new trips will run as follows:
A new trip will depart from Milton GO Station at 5:59 a.m. each weekday, making all stops to Union Station and arriving at 7:00 a.m.
A new trip will depart from Union Station at 5:55 p.m. each weekday, making all stops to Milton GO Station and arriving at 6:54 p.m.
Also, construction will begin this fall to add over 250 parking spaces at the Streetsville GO Station, bringing the total number of available spaces to more than 1,700. Construction is expected to be completed in early 2018.
Construction will also begin this fall on approximately 130 new parking spaces at the Square One Bus Terminal, bringing the total number of available parking spaces to more than 330, with completion expected next spring.