Category Archives: City of Mississauga

Voting Open for the 2020 Mississauga Urban Design Awards – Retrospective People’s Choice Award

Vote online for your favourite Mississauga places in the 2020 Mississauga Urban Design Awards – People’s Choice Award. This year’s Award is a retrospective of Award of Excellence winners from the last 35 years. The Mississauga Urban Design Awards are one of the longest-running in Ontario, recognizing exceptional urban design since 1981.

Urban design shapes the interaction between people and places. It is about how buildings fit together to make quality spaces, addressing both the natural and built environments. Urban design creates successful, vibrant cities and has been shown to improve the quality of life in a community.

How to vote?

Online voting will remain open until September 28, 2020. Winners will be announced in October 2020.

Updates to Current City Closures Amid Province’s Phase One Recovery Announcement

The City of Mississauga is reviewing the announcement made by the Province on May 14. The City is actively planning and preparing accordingly in consultation with Peel Public Health. The City is awaiting the details of the Provincial regulations to ensure plans are in place for a safe opening of any facilities detailed in the Phase One framework.

“We want to be mindful of the situation across the GTHA and take reopenings of City facilities slow and steady. The safety of residents and staff will continue to guide every decision we make. We will continue to work closely with the Province and take our lead from Peel Public Health. Further facility reopenings will be rolled out in the weeks and months to come. For now, we ask that you remain patient and vigilant as we work together to reduce the spread of COVID-19 in our community.”

Mayor Bonnie Crombie

Any reopening plans or changes to current closures will be communicated through theCity’s website and social media channels.

“We are pleased to be reopening our two golf courses for residents to enjoy. We are ensuring that we strictly adhere to all the guidelines and regulations put out by the Province. When it comes to the reopening City facilities, like our golf courses, safety is a priority for customers and staff. We are being diligent and ensuring that all proper safety measures are in place to protect the health of both the public and City employees.”

Paul Mitcham, Commissioner of Community Services

CITY FACILITES REOPENING

City-run Community Gardens

Mississauga’s nine community gardens are scheduled to reopen on May 22, 2020 to registered garden members only including Garden of the Valley, Hillside Community Garden, Malton Community Garden, Parkway Green Generation Garden, Forest Glen Community Garden, Hancock Community Garden, Churchill Meadows Community Garden, Small Arms Community Garden and Iceland Teaching Garden.

The City has worked closely with its community garden partner, Ecosource, to develop a safety protocol plan and opening plan. Some of these guidelines include increased supervision, scheduled access, limit to one person per plot at a time, eliminating shared tools, suspension of teaching and group programs and provision of hand washing stations.

City-owned Golf Courses

BraeBen will reopen to customers on May 16, 2020 and Lakeview will reopen on May 21, 2020.While the courses are set to open, it’s important for residents to know there are a number of procedures that have been put in place to help ensure public safety. So if you are planning to play a round at either course, please be aware and follow all safety guidelines.

Golf course parking lots will be open to customers. Customers should arrive no earlier than 20 minutes before tee time. After finishing their round, customers are asked to not loiter.

Visit mississauga.ca/golf for more information and book tee times.

CLOSURES THAT REMAIN IN EFFECT

Boats/Marinas

All City-run marinas and boat launches remain closed at this time. Residents wishing to launch personal watercraft (like a kayak or canoe) may do so at one of the beaches. Residents are reminded that parking lots are restricted and they must ensure they are meeting the requirements of provincial orders and public health guidelines while boating.

Leash-Free Zones, Sports Courts and Multi-Use Fields

Although the Province has announced its intention to permit certain facilities to reopen, it has not yet released the regulations that will revise the emergency orders and detail the requirements for reopening. The City of Mississauga is awaiting the details of the provincial regulations to ensure plans are in place for a safe opening of any facilities detailed in the Phase One framework.

Libraries

City Libraries remain closed at this time. Any reopening plans or changes to the current Library closures will be communicated through our website and social media channels. In the meantime, Library users can access virtual library services and programming at Mississaugalibrary.ca.

Parks and Conservation Areas

City parks and trails remain open for walk-through access only. Park amenities such as playgrounds, leash free zones, sports courts and sports fields remain closed and are actively enforced.

The Provincial government announced that some provincial parks and conservation reserves can reopen for walk-through, day-use only. Conservation areas in Mississauga remain closed. For more information, please visit the local conservation area website.

Parking Lots

All City facility parking lots, except for City-owned golf course parking lots, are closed to unauthorized vehicles. These lots include those at community centres, libraries andparks where feasible.

Tennis and Pickle Ball Courts

City tennis and pickle ball courts remain closed at this time. The City is working with community tennis groups to establish a plan for a safe and timely reopening of these facilities.

To stay informed on COVID-19 impacts on City services, please visit:Mississauga.ca/coronavirus.

City of Mississauga Reopens City-Owned Golf Courses

The City of Mississauga will be reopening its two owned golf courses, BraeBen and Lakeview. Golf courses are the first City facilities in Mississauga to open and will help lead the way in the City’s recovery plan. The City will be meeting COVID-19 safety guidelines established by the province and will incorporate other best practices within the industry.

“I’m supportive of the Province’s decision to reopen golf courses with strict physical distancing and enhanced health and safety measures in place. I know many golfers are anxious to hit the green and enjoy the great outdoors. While the experience may be a bit different this year, the safety of players and staff is our top priority right now. Most golfers I know spend most of their time away from others looking for their ball. These reopenings will also help the City recover lost revenue and address our financial losses as a result of this pandemic.”

Mayor Crombie

BraeBen will open to customers on Saturday, May 16, 2020 and Lakeview will open the following week on Thursday, May 21, 2020. Tee times can be booked over the phone and online as of Friday, May 15 at 8 a.m. BraeBen’s 9-hole course and driving range will remain closed until further notice. All tournaments, instruction, group clinics, and league play will not be permitted until further notice.

“Staff have been working hard over the past several weeks preparing our two great golf courses in anticipation of today’s announcement, and we look forward to helping our residents slowly get back to a more active and enjoyable quality of life. All measures such as physical distancing, proper hygiene standards, screening protocols and use of proper PPEs will be enforced within the clubhouse, as well as maintenance buildings to keep our staff and the public safe.” 

Shari Lichterman, Director, Recreation

The following procedures will be in place at both City golf courses to ensure overall public safety consistent with recently announced provincial guidelines:

Golf Course

·         Practice greens to remain closed

·         Tee-times will be spaced out to reduce congestion 

·         Bookings must be made in advance by phone or visit our website to book a tee time online mississauga.ca/portal/discover/golf

·         Flags must remain in place and holes will be modified for hands-free ball retrieval

·         Bunker rakes, ball washers and water stations removed from the course

·         Benches removed or blocked off where fixed

·         On-course washrooms to remain closed

·         No beverage carts

·         Power carts will be limited to one person per cart, unless the occupants reside in the same household

·         Power carts, pull carts and rental clubs will be thoroughly disinfected after each use

Food Services

·         Only limited menu grab and go food services will be offered   

Clubhouse & Proshop

·         Clubhouse will remain closed to the public with the exception of the proshop areas for check-in and washroom access only

·         Door attendant to use screening measures with all guests and staff, and limit access to clubhouse/proshop with a separate entrance and exit

·         All tables and chairs inside and outside of the clubhouse will be removed

·         Protective plexiglass shields installed at pro-shop and food concession counters

·         Floor markings added to ground indicating 6ft spacing

·         Only pre-packaged balls and tees will be sold.  All other retail options will be put away until further notice such as clothing, golf shoes, hats and accessories

·         Customers will be encouraged to use debit or credit card for payments, but cash accepted if necessary

To stay informed on COVID-19 impacts on City services, please visit:Mississauga.ca/coronavirus.