Category Archives: City of Mississauga

Construction Season Begins in Mississauga to Keep Residents and Businesses Safe

Mississauga residents and commuters to the city can expect to see the City of Mississauga’s budget dollars hard at work as the City moves forward with its 2021 construction seasonand an investment of more than $76 million into Mississauga’s transportation and stormwater infrastructure. Construction projects within the City’s Roads and Stormwater Capital Programs involve repair and maintenance of critical infrastructure that helps keep all road users moving safely and manage stormwater to reduce the risk of flooding. This includes road resurfacing, sidewalk and multi-use trail construction, bridge repairs, creek and erosion control work and construction of new stormwater management facilities.

“As our city continues to grow and mature, we need to ensure that our infrastructure is kept in good repair through regular maintenance so that we can move people safely through our city and achieve our Vision Zero goals,” said Mayor Bonnie Crombie. “As we continue to navigate COVID-19, it is so important that residents are able to get to their destinations safely, whether it’s by bike, public transit, car, on foot or using a mobility device. I want to thank residents for their patience as we move forward with this essential work that will make Mississauga safer and help boost the city’s economy.”

Construction projects are deemed essential under Ontario Regulation 82/20 – Closure of Places of Non-Essential Businesses. In total, there are 21 construction projects planned for 2021 with 11 projects from 2020 continuing into 2021. 

“We have a busy construction season planned for 2021, right on the heels of our very successful 2020 season, which saw the completion of 27 projects, despite the limitations and delays caused by the pandemic,” said Geoff Wright, Commissioner, Transportation and Works. “While we continue to do the essential work that makes travelling safer and easier for all road users, we do so with the health and safety of residents, workers and contractors as a top priority. We will continue to work closely with our contractors to ensure that the Occupational Health and Safety Act is upheld and that all on-site best practices are followed as recommended by public health officials.”

Residents are encouraged to use the City’s construction map to see where projects are happening in Mississauga. Using the interactive map, residents can view the types of projects that are happening in the city and who to contact if they have any questions related to the project.

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Mississauga’s Third Youth Poet Laureate to Inspire Young Writers in the Community

The City of Mississauga – through its Culture division – recently announced that Qurat Dar will be its third Youth Poet Laureate for 2021-2023. Qurat Dar will serve as a literary ambassador for youth in the city, as well as help elevate the status of poetry, literary arts and young writers through community poetry events and projects.

This honorary position recognizes a young poet who writes excellent poetry or spoken word, and has written on themes that are relevant to the citizens of Mississauga.

Meet Qurat Dar

Qurat Dar is a spoken word artist, organizer, multi-genre writer and the 2020 Canadian Individual Poetry Slam (CIPS) National Champion. She was also a 2019 recipient of the Ron Lenyk Inspiring Youth Arts Award and a 2018 Best of the Net finalist.

Her work has appeared in Canthius, Augur Magazine, Art Gallery of Mississauga and other places. She also has a poetry chapbook (a short collection of poems) in the works with Coven Editions. When not dabbling in poetry, Qurat is busy studying environmental engineering at the University of Guelph. She is deeply interested in the intersections between the sciences and the arts, especially in the context of the climate crisis.

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Calling all photographers and storytellers! Are you resilient?

How has your neighbourhood grown in the past 10 or 50 years? What are you doing right now to take climate action? What does a resilient city of the future look like to you?

The effects of our changing climate are real and happening at a rapid pace.

Climate change is an issue that impacts everyone, whether it is evident or not. We want to hear from you and need your help! Because we know that together, We Are Resilient.

We Are Resilient is a new project that aims to connect individuals through stories and experiences about climate change. This project will help reveal the local and personal impacts of a changing climate through photography and stories, and how sharing personal reflections can help to shape the community’s collective perspective on climate action.

You’re invited to enter our contest! 

Are you a community photographer or storyteller? Then we’ve got the challenge for you! Inspired by the City’s Climate Change Action Plan, the contest aims to connect and share the energy, passion and creativity expressed by our community to create a more resilient future for Mississauga. 

Get creative! Submit your photos and stories portraying your experience with our changing climate in Mississauga. Capture actions, events, people and places. You’ll be entered into a contest to win prizes and be featured in an upcoming exhibition in summer 2022!

Together, we will demonstrate the relevance of climate change to our daily lives and some of the ways we can and are currently taking climate action in Mississauga.

Share your climate story today. 

Learn more or enter the contest at mississauga.ca/resilient.

City of Mississauga to Hold Live COVID-19 Tele Town Hall May 5, 2021

Join us for a live Tele Town Hall on Wednesday, May 5, 2021 at 6 p.m. for updates on COVID-19 as the City remains under the Government of Ontario’s Stay-at-Home-Order.

You can listen and ask questions to an expert group of panelists from the City, Peel Public Health, and public health and safety community partners.

Panelists will include:

  • Mayor Bonnie Crombie, City of Mississauga
  • Dr. Lawrence Loh, Medical Officer of Health, Region of Peel – Public Health
  • Brian Laundry, Director Strategic Policy and Performance Health Services, Region of Peel

Residents who wish to participate in the Tele Town Hall can do so in one of the following two ways:

  1. Join by Telephone: A random selection of residents will receive a telephone call to participate based on a list provided by an online town hall service. If you don’t receive a call and would like to participate, dial 1-877-229-8493 and enter ID number: 115911 followed by the # key. To ensure you receive a telephone call to participate you can pre-register your telephone number in advance: https://vekeo.com/mississauga/#
  2. Participate Online: To listen to and ask questions at the Tele Town Hall you can join online on Wednesday, May 5, 2021

As many residents as possible are reached out to by a telephone call to participate in the Tele Town Hall in advance, based on a list provided by an online town hall service. The callout is done to make sure as many residents as possible have an opportunity to participate. If you don’t wish to participate, simply hang up or press the number 9 on your keypad.

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: