Applewood Hills & Heights Residents' Association (AHHRA)

Applewood Residents Caring for Our Community

Save the Date! AGM - Thursday, June 24, 2021

The Annual General Meeting (AGM) for the Applewood Hills & Heights Residents' Association will be held on Thursday, June 24th from 7 pm - 8:30 pm. It will be a virtual meeting.

If you would like to attend, please contact the association at applewoodresidents@gmail.com.

The meeting's agenda will be shared a week prior to the meeting date.

We look forward to meeting with everyone and hope you will be able to join!

May 30, 2021 Update on Applewood's Traffic Calming Projects

Please note the following updates on the Traffic Calming - Speed Bumps for the two active City projects in the Applewood area (Golden Orchard Drive - project 2 and Flagship Drive): 

Photo's of City Proposal - https://www.mississauga.ca/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/04142130/Traffic-Calming-Golden-Orchard-Plan.pdf  and go to Slides 5, 6 and 7.  On slide 1 are the types of speed bumps used.  Residents have been informed that the 'split speed hump' would  be used for Golden Orchard.

1.On Golden Orchard - Project 2 update

Results of the City's survey requesting feedback on this which was open from mid-March to April 19th are:

148 total respondents for both projects 1 & 2 (clarification for only project 2 was requested however, reply received that the project 1 & 2 'were not identified separately or surveyed separately'

As such, from the 148 total respondents to this online City survey for projects 1 & 2 - 96 said yes/approve, 46 said no/disapprove, 6 are undecided.

A breakdown of the 96 respondents who approve is as follows:

- 6 for Project 1 (on Golden Orchard from Willowbank to Rathburn),

- 18 for Project 2 (on Golden Orchard from Bloor to Burnhamthorpe) ,

- 67 support for both projects,

- 3 none of the above and

- 2 undecided.

Overall for both projects: 65 % -YES, 31% - NO, 4% - UNDECIDED

There are no City nor Ward Councillor plans at this time to hold a community meeting to discuss this Golden Orchard traffic calming project because of the level of support for the project that has been received.

Next step is that City staff recommend that this project along with survey results be presented to the General Committee this June for discussion; and, because of what appears to be enough support from the survey results, then the recommendation to Council will be for its approval. Once approval is given by Council the project would be implemented during this 2021 construction period.

AHHRA's survey results for Project 2 only

From the AHHRA's door-to-door survey and report on Project 2 only, which was submitted to City Staff and Councillor on April 20th and was also shared with email group, from the 59 residences on Golden Orchard from Bloor to Burnhamthorpe 51 respondents support the speed bumps.

86% - YES, 7%- NO, 7% No answer

The remaining 8 respondents, 4 did not approve and the remaining 4 were not available/open door to answer questions when visited.

One shared concern raised by both respondents who approved and disapproved was that 8 speed bumps were too many along this stretch and would prefer that this be reduced.

Request for a Community Meeting on this Project 2?

If there are residents who live on Golden Orchard from Bloor to Burnhamthorpe or on a street that runs off it and would like for a community meeting to be held to discuss Project 2, please email the AHHRA by this Wednesday, June 2.

If residents would like for a meeting to be held, this will then be requested of City staff and Councillor.

2. On Flagship Drive from Queen Frederica to Rymal

This Project with 8 speed bump locations on Flagship  ( three from Rymal to Tomken; and 5 from Tomken to Queen Frederica) was fully completed the week of May 31st, 2021.

For more information on City's Traffic Calming program go to https://www.mississauga.ca/projects-and-strategies/city-projects/traffic-calming-program/about/

Giant Silk Moth in Applewood. To view more on this and other, please visit Gallery. Thank you to members for sharing.

AGM 2021

The AGM 2021 for the Applewood Hills & Heights Residents' Association is being planned at this time.  Due to present restrictions, this will be a virtual meeting.  More information on the date and meeting access will be emailed to members when the date is confirmed.

If you are not an AHHRA  member and would like to become one, please send your request from the Contact tab on this website.

April 22, 2021 - City of Mississauga released its 2021 Roads and Stormwater Capital Program & Applewood

Today, the City of Mississauga released its 2021 Roads and Stormwater Capital Program. If you would like to view this media release, you can do so at: https://www.mississauga.ca/city-of-mississauga-news/news/construction-season-begins-in-mississauga-to-keep-residents-and-businesses-safe/

In this 2021 Program the Briefing Note that addresses Ward 3 and the Applewood area can be viewed at: https://www.mississauga.ca/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/21110114/2021-Ward-3-Capital-Plan.pdf

From this Ward 3 specific Briefing Note, this year's projects that are in the Applewood Hills & Heights area/boundaries (Dixie West to Cawthra East & Burnhamthorpe South to Dundas Street North) are as follows:

1. The following 2 streets are planned for rehabilitation this 2021 year. (pg. 2 of the Briefing Note)

- Parthia Crescent

- Tasmania Drive

2. Bridge & Culvert Renewal (pg. 3 of the Briefing Note)

- Will be done to the bridge over Little Etobicoke Creek on Bloor Street (between Runningbrook & Golden Orchard)

3. Road Safety Projects (pg. 5 of the Briefing Note)

Traffic Calming Measures for:

- Flagship Drive - currently in the planning stage

- Golden Orchard Drive from Burnhamthorpe to Bloor - currently in the public consultation stage

The City's Current Construction Projects online page as well as interactive map can be viewed at https://www.mississauga.ca/projects-and-strategies/current-construction-projects/

And, with the City's New Construction Pest Control Program which was officially approved at the April 7, 2021 Council meeting, the issue of rats/pests will be addressed on all of City of Mississauga's upcoming construction projects.

March 31, 2021- Speed bumps being considered for Golden Orchard Drive

Current Traffic Calming initiatives from the City of Mississauga include the proposal of placing speed bumps on Golden Orchard Road as part of  Project  2 of this initiative which is in the Applewood area.  

To learn more and to view the map of where the 8 speed bumps are being considered to be placed go to https://www.mississauga.ca/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/04142130/Traffic-Calming-Golden-Orchard-Plan.pdf  and view slides 5 and 7.

And, to complete the online survey with the extended deadline to this April 19th, please go to https://survey123.arcgis.com/share/446d03e45a954c8c87fb22c25d81881f?open=menu and click on 'Open in Browser'.

March 31, 2021 Presentation - Traffic concerns for Rymal Road

On Wed. March 31, 2021, a presentation was made by AHHRA member August to the City's General Committee regarding the vehicle speed on Rymal Road and non-stopping of vehicles at the Rymal and Flagship stop sign location.

To view the meeting's agenda, video and presentation, you may go to https://pub-mississauga.escribemeetings.com/Meeting.aspx?Id=134fa790-bf21-4c68-905c-8757d3dc8c47&Agenda=Merged&lang=English 

The presentation is shown begining at  28:15 and along with the discussion that followed goes until 51:40.

Thank you to August!

March 13, 2021 - Gulleden Park YourSay Survey

To give your input to the City's plans to redevelop Gulleden Park - located on the south-west side of the Burnhamthorpe Community Centre - please go to https://yoursay.mississauga.ca/gulledenpark/survey_tools/gulleden-park-public-engagement-survey

For the City's website update to this survey, visit https://www.mississauga.ca/city-of-mississauga-news/news/have-your-say-on-the-gulleden-park-redevelopment/

Covid-19 Vaccination update for Mississauga residents 80+ years of age

Covid vaccine appointments are now possible for Mississauga residents who are 80 years and older.  To pre-register go to https://op.trilliumhealthpartners.ca/vaccinationreg/

For more information from the Region of Peel, please visit https://peelregion.ca/news/archiveitem.asp?year=2021&month=2&day=1&file=202121.xml

Survey Results on Burnhamthorpe Community Centre's Redevelopment and Communication to Residents

Thank you to all 56 respondents who replied to the survey.   The questions are noted below.  From the 56 replies, two people stated they knew about any plans to the BCC prior to 2020.  All other respondents, 96% first learnt about these plans, which included the permanent removal of the only outdoor covered rink in the City, in Fall 2020. 

To the question of the rink's permanent removal: 46 of the 56 respondents replied NO, 4 replied YES and 6 replied NEITHER.

The City's plans are to close the outdoor covered rink on March 21, 2021 followed by its demolition and construction of the BCC to begin in April 2021.  The BCC would then be the only city community center that would be closed and not available to the children/youth/adults/senior for any programs available there for them to participate in.  The Ward 3 community is expected to go to other locations to participate in any City programs during this redevelopment's projected closure of 2 years.

The social, economic and health impacts of this pandemic have  been many and very difficult ones.  As a result, all Ward 3 residents need and deserve to have safe and protected City facilities that are available for their use with City run regulated programs as the City gradually moves towards the 'new normal'. 

Is this the right time to demolish and close the BCC facilities which are ready and available for the Ward 3 community?  Can the plans for a redeveloped pool not be delayed for perhaps only one year so that the residents can have use of the BCC as well as the only City outdoor covered gym space? 

Share your feedback now by emailing applewoodresidents@gmail.com

Community Survey, February 2021

Dear Residents of Mississauga in Ward 3 and other City of Mississauga Wards,

In late September 2020 it was announced that the Ward 3 Burnhamthorpe Community Center was going to be redeveloped and it would close for 2 years beginning March 2021 for this redevelopment plan to begin.

At the Jan. 20, 2021 City council meeting it was noted by City staff that extensive community public consultations and meetings asking for residents' feedback were held for several years during the planning stages addressing the redevelopment of this Burnhamthorpe Community Center. (BCC) and for the residents to give their input on what they would like to see at the new BCC before the final redevelopment plans and designs were decided upon and approved by City staff and Council.

In December 2020 a Mississauga resident initiated greater awareness to residents and greater area that in the BCC's redevelopment, the City approved plans for the outdoor covered Chic Murray arena to be permanently removed and there was/is no commitment made in the plans presented by the City for this one and only outdoor covered skating rink in the City to be replaced nor relocated to another more suitable location near the BCC nor in Mississauga.

With this great effort of making this issue known by the Mississauga resident and which generated much attention via an online petition and in the media, the City staff is now open to the discussion of looking at other possible locations where this outdoor arena can be relocated to.

However, at this time it is not being stated by City staff that it would be a 'covered' outdoor facility as it presently is and are only stating that it would be a 'refrigerated outdoor rink'.

As a Mississauga community based group in Ward 3 we believe it is important for all residents in all City Wards - including us in Ward 3 - that we be informed, updated and directly communicated to by the City staff and/or respective Councilor via Canada post delivery of letter/flyer, newsletter and/or other means of communication with residents via online, media, local newspaper, street signage and/or other means of most effective contact with residents to inform residents of planned changes in the City, and in particular within their Ward where residential and business tax monies will be used for the plans being proposed by the City staff for the betterment of and all City land and facilities.

And, in this communication of proposed City plans that community consultation meetings be held which would allow for feedback from the residents to collaboratively work with City staff in giving their input and having a voice in the planning stages of any proposed community plan prior to and before any final decisions are made and approved on it by City staff.

The present redevelopment plans of the Burnhamthorpe Community Center will surely make more amenities available to the residents and will revitalize one of the City's first community centers.

The purpose of this email communication at this time is not to address nor question this redevelopment plan. Many local residents have expressed that they were never aware of any plans of any redevelopment of the BCC and only learnt about these to it in recent months after the plans were approved by the City.

This is concerning and is what is being addressed at this time so that moving forward effort can be made to ensure that any proposed City changes and/or development in the Applewood HIlls & Heights area, and in Ward 3, will be made known to us the residents for our input prior to plans and decisions being finalized by the City.

To this, your feedback is requested to the questions below so that there is a better understanding of the planning stages of any City community engagement sessions either online or in person in a public meeting setting that may have happened prior to spring 2020 in regards to the redevelopment plans of the Burnhamthorpe Community Centre.

Please take a few moments to reply to these questions.

Your feedback is very much appreciated and all information shared is completely confidential.

For the Ward 3 Burnhamthorpe Community Centre's redevelopment plans and permanent removal of the outdoor covered Chic Murray, your reply to the following is being requested at this time:

1. Did you know that the Burnhamthorpe Community Center is being redeveloped? Yes or No 

If yes, when did you first learn of the redevelopment plans? and...

How did you learn of these plans?

2. Did you know or hear about any City planned community meetings, consultations and or any online which were planned for the purpose of receiving input from the residents on what was being for redevelopment and what kind of facilities the residents would like to see available in their Ward prior to spring 2020?    Yes or No

3. If yes, did you attend? Yes or No

4. If yes, when approximately was this meeting held? and

Where was this meeting held?

5. Do you agree with the decision made for the Chic Murray outdoor covered arena (the only such facility in the City of Mississauga) to being removed completely and not replaced? Yes or No or Neither

6. Do you agree that the Chic Murray outdoor covered arena be relocated as it presently is as an outdoor covered skating rink facility to the Gulleden Park location that is next to the Burnhamthorpe Community Center or if not possible at this Park then to be relocated to another suitable City of Mississauga location? Yes or No

7. What Ward in Mississauga do you live in?

8. Or if you do not live in Mississauga, what City do you live in and did you ever live in this Burnhamthorpe Community Centre area of Mississauga?

Thank you in advance for your time in reading and addressing the above.

To email your responses, please cut and paste the above questions along with your response into a word doc. and email it as an attachment to applewoodresidents@gmail.com

 

 

 

 

Jan. 15, 2021, Update -Traffic Calming Proposal for Flagship

This update  is a follow-up to the October 15, 2020 post noted further down with photos and plans being made for this proposal.

The AHHRA followed up with the Ward Councillor and the following information was provided on the communinty feedback  on this proposal.

220 letters were mailed out to the surrounding community requesting for their feedback to the traffic calming proposal for Flagship Drive as noted below. This same request was also made from the Councillor's website and e-updates. The feedback received from City staff regarding this proposal during the engagement period from mid-September 2020 - Nov. 1, 2020 is as follows:

- 21 responses from residents were received

- From these - 17 (81%) were in favour and

- 3 (14%) were opposed.

- 1 (5%) was in favour of traffic calming east of Tomken Rd. but opposed to traffic calming west of Tomken Rd.

Next step:  The City staff will now prepare  a report to Council and if approved by Council the construction will be planned.

An update on the Council's decision will be made when it is available.

November 30, 2020 Traffic, Car Speed & Noise Concerns in Applewood Meeting

With request made by the AHHRA, on November 30 members of the AHHRA along with Councillor Fonseca and Colin Patterson - Supervisor of Road Safety for the City of Mississauga  had a virtual meeting to discuss the increased car speeding and noise in the Applewood Hills & Heights area and how these concerns need to be addressed.  A summary of the meeting's discussion along with plans for moving forward is available by to all members who were not able to attend by contacting the AHHRA. 

Oct. 22 - MIRANET's response to City's Noise Control By-Law Review

The proposed Noise Control By-Law Review for the City of Mississauga is to be presented at the General Committee Council meeting on November 18, 2020.  At this time the proposal is not known and will only become available for public review about 6 days prior to the date of the November 18th meeting. 

To read the position the Mississauga Residents' Association Network (MIRANET) has taken on this matter please go to https://miranet.ca/

 

Oct. 22, 2020 Burnhamthorpe Community Centre Update

The nearest community centre to the Applewood Hills & Heights area is the Burnhamthorpe Community Centre located just south-east of Burnhamthorpe and Dixe. To learn more about the planned renovations which are scheduled to begin this spring 2021 visit https://www.mississauga.ca/projects-and-strategies/city-projects/burnhamthorpe-community-centre-renovation/.

October 15, 2020 Proposed Traffic Calming for Flagship Drive

Traffic calming measures are being proposed for Flagship Drive and in the proposal would be placed all along Flagship Drive from Queen Frederica to Rymal.  An online public engagement period from Sept. 21 - November 1 allows for public questions and concerns to be made on this proposal.  The AHHRA has collected a list of questions about this proposal from members and will email them to Ward 3 Councillor Fonseca for her reply.  More information will be shared on this proposal when it is available.

Credits: Update on this proposal was shared with us by the Councillor along with the slides and information regarding this proposal that are shown below.

Flagship Drive

Along street where the traffic calming devices would be placed

Types of Traffic Calming to be used in this proposal

Information on the type of traffic calming

Where they would be placed from Tomken to Rymal

Where they would be placed from Tomken towards Constitution

Where they would be placed from Constitution to Queen Frederica

October 9th, 2020 - Update on the issue of rats in Applewood

At the October 8th, 2020 Region of Peel Council meeting a 12 -month pilot project to address the rat issue in the Region of Peel was approved. 

This is very positive news for all residents in the Region of Peel and especially to those of the Applewood communities. The AHHRA members and residents initiated the great concern and the need for action to be taken by the Region of Peel and City of Mississauga in addressing this serious problem and the great impact it was having on the them for several years and even more so this past spring and summer of 2020.

In summary:

On June 4, 2020 the AHHRA members and residents began to address this rat problem with the Region of Peel's Director of the Department of Healthy. 

After weeks of communicating with the Region of Peel staff in addressing this disturbing problem in Applewood and asking for action to be taken to eliminate the rats from the area and properties as well as asking for a community meeting to be held for the residents to address their concerns it was agreed that a meeting would take place.  On July 17, 2020, Ward 3 Councillor Fonseca then decided to address this matter which was being made known by the AHHRA and constituents in Ward 3. 

A virtual community meeting was held on August 11, 2020 which was later followed by a motion requested by the AHHRA of Councillor Fonseca to present to Region of Peel Council.  On September 10th, 2020 this motion  was presented.  A financial feasability report was needed to provide further information on what the cost to the Region would be for  a rat/pest program to be implemented before it could be voted on and for this reason the decision on this motion was postponed to the October 8, 2020 Region of Peel Council meeting.

To view the Region of Peel's media release on this matter go to https://peelregion.ca/news/archiveitem.asp?year=2020&month=9&day=9&file=202099.xml

Thank you to all AHHRA members and residents who joined in this important community effort of which all residents of Peel will benefit from.  With appreciation also to the Region of Peel Council members for understanding the great need for this rat/pest program and approving this motion. 

Our efforts continue as we have communicated Councillor Fonseca  asking for immeditate relief to the impacted residents in the Applewood area in dealing with the problem and for the City of Mississauga Property Standards by-law section  41 on Pest Prevention to be reviewed and include specific language to the matter of rat measures and enforcement.

September 26th, 2020 - Tree Planting @Silverthorn Park with the One Million Trees Program

On Sat. September 26, 2020, the AHHRA held its first tree planting event at Silverthorn Park - one of the 8 parks in its boundaries. 

Between 10 am - 12 pm , 21 participants planted 101 trees and shrubs under the organization and direction of staff from the City of Mississauga's One Million Trees Program. 

Thank you to city staff John, Skyler and Kyle for their enthusiam, support and time.

Thank you to AHHRA member Paul Marshall for initiating this event. 

Thank  you to all of the AHHRA members and residents who came out to plant and be a part of making Silverthorn Park a much greener place.

It is hoped that this partnership between the One Million Trees Program and the AHHRA will be an annual event with tree and shrub planting at a different park in the Applewood Hills & Heights area each year.  

To learn more about the One Million Trees Program, visit https://www.onemilliontrees.ca/ 

And, to view the video of the event, please see post below and as is also found on the AHHRA youtube page.

AHHRA Tree Planting with the One Million Trees Program

Sat., September 26, 2020 - 10 am - 12 pm at Silverthorn Park, Mississauga, ON

September 15th, 2020 - Update on Rat Issue

On September 10th, a presentation was made by AHHRA members, Region of Peel staff, a motion by Ward 3 Councillor addressing the rat issue for Applewood and for  the Region of Peel. 

After an almost 2 hour discussion, the decision was for a financial report to be made and presented at the October 8th, 2020 Region of Peel Council meeting outlining the cost impact of the proposals being made from the motion and discussion in addressing this rat issue for the Region and impacted residents.

The agenda for this meeting with noted item# 7.1 can be found at https://pub-peelregion.escribemeetings.com/Meeting.aspx?Id=9fcb3c41-89c8-4f7e-b381-782ad9899653&Agenda=PostAgenda&lang=English

To view the Region of Peel Sept. 10th, meeting addressing this matter go to https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-RDFj-9nhLE&feature=youtu.be  with the time of this discussion starting from 23:00 to 2:05:55

The community now awaits the October 8th report to be made and  continues to update and address futher concerns to Councillor Fonseca and Ward 1 Councillor Dasko. 

For any questions, concerns, feedback or if you are also experiencing this same problem and live in the Region of Peel please let us know.  Use the contact tab on this site to connect with us.  A list of impacted residents has been created along with photos and videos of what the commuity has witnessed.   

As has been understood from the meeting's discussion, this matter is long overdue for the Region of Peel and residents need a favourable resolution to be made available to them at the earliest.

 

August 25, 2020 - CBC Filming in Applewood

In September and October 2020 the CBC will be filming a new tv series in Applewood at 3287 Cindy Crescent.  To learn more about this new show, visit https://www.cbc.ca/mediacentre/program/lady-dicks

August 12, 2020 The AHHRA Action Steps for Addressing Rat Infestation in Applewood

After yesterday’s virtual meeting on the rat concerns in our area with the Region of Peel, City of Mississauga staff, Dr. Corrigan and with the over 60 residents who expressed interest on the rat problem, the following are the recommended steps to be taken by all residents who are experiencing rat sightings on their properties. Please share this information with neighbours and friends who you know are also experiencing rat problems on their properties. We need to work together as a community.

Residents who are experiencing rat sightings are asked to:

1. Contact 311 – to report the problem you are having with the City of Mississauga. 

*When you make your call, please remember to ask for and receive a Service Request number for your call from the 311 staff member.

*You should be given one and with this you will be able to follow up on this matter in the future when calling back to 311 to learn of the action that was taken by the City in addressing your concern/service request.

2. Contact your local Councillor’s office to express the rat problem you are having

*For Ward 3 it is Councillor Fonseca at 905.896.5300

*For ward 1 it is Councillor Dasko at 905.896.5100

*If you are in another Ward please go to the following page to find your Councillor and contact number http://www.mississauga.ca/portal/cityhall/mayorandcouncil

3. Contact via email the Applewood Hills & Heights Residents’ Association (AAHRA) at applewoodresidents@gmail.com to let us know of the rat problem you are having or go to the Contact tab of this website to connect with an AHHRA lead member.

In your email, please include your:

*name,

*your address and Ward Councillor

*for how long you have been having this rat problem and 

*let us know how you have dealt with this up to now o confirm if you have contacted 311 and your Councillor

*email us any photos you have of rat sightings and/or rats you have caught

*keep us updated on what is happening with your continued concerns.

Feel free to contact the AHHRA via email at any time to address and discuss further. A file is maintained by the AHHRA with community feedback and photos as we continue to work together with City Councillors and Region of Peel staff on this community to end this rat infestation problem and for its effective resolution at the earliest.

Thank you to Everyone in working together on this community effort to which we are all working towards an effective resolution at the earliest in partnership with the City of Mississauga Councillors and Region of Peel staff!

Important Community Meeting on Rats in area on Tuesday, August 11 from 7 - 8:30 pm

In the AHHRA's ongoing committment to our community, a meeting has been requested with the Region of Peel and City of Mississauga staff to address the rat problem and sightings in the area and to establish effective solutions to this continuous problem not only in Applewood but for all areas in Mississauga.

All residents are welcome to join this very important virtual meeting with the Region of Peel and City of Mississauga staff on rat concerns in the area.   

Meeting information:

Date:  Tuesday, August 11th, 2020

Time:  7 pm - 8:30 pm

Access:  Online access will be forwarded to all who wish to join upon reply confirming you wish to join the meeting.

For more information on meeting and to confirm your attendance please email the AHHRA at applewoodresidents@gmail.com or by going to the Contact tab of this website to reply.

Thank you!

July 31, 2020, City of Mississauga - Region of Peel is in Stage 3

City of Mississauga - Municipal Updates

June 20, 2020 - City of Mississauga, Tele Town Hall Meetings

If you would like to listen to the discussions of the recent City of Mississauga Tele Town Hall Meetings, go to https://web.mississauga.ca/city-of-mississauga-news/covid-19-recovery/tele-town-hall/

June 20, 2020 - City of Mississauga & Covid-19

City of Mississauga Updates on covid-19 are available at https://web.mississauga.ca/city-of-mississauga-news/covid-19-recovery/

June 20, 2020 - Update on State of Emergency in Ontario

To learn more about the Government of Ontario's state of emergency measures due to covid-19 go to https://www.ontario.ca/page/covid-19-government-service-changes-and-public-closures

April 7th, 2020 - Mayor Crombie meeting with Rate Payer Associations, Summary

Below is the summary of Mayor Crombie's teleconference meeting with the Rate Payer Associations in Mississauga  on April 2, 2020.

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Hello Ratepayer and Resident Associations,

Thank you for participating in yesterday’s discussion. Your input helps us better understand the impacts of COVID-19 in local communities and neighbourhoods.

I also appreciated hearing your proposals and suggestions on how to address these challenges. I want to thank our Councillors, Dr. Lawrence Loh and representatives from Peel Region for participating in the discussion. We had well over 50 Resident and Ratepayer organizations that participated on the call.

Below is a summary from our discussion and attached you will find a list of community resources available to provide immediate support to seniors and others in your community who are in need. Please feel free to share this information with your members.

Resident Associations raised the following key themes:

• Many expressed concern about public disregard for social distancing at local parks, lakes, trails and other public areas. With parking lots locked, people are now parking cars on residential roads to access public spaces. To address this the City has installed signs in park facilities, removed basketball backboards and contracted security teams to patrol key park locations.

• Participants thanked Councillors and the Mayor for their approach and initiative on containing the spread of COVID-19. One participant said that there is comfort in knowing that all levels of government are cooperating and supporting each other.

• Resident and Ratepayer Associations are playing a leadership role when it comes to supporting seniors and vulnerable neighbours. Many have volunteers on hand to help deliver groceries and medications to their neighbours.

• Resident Associations continue to communicate (i.e. newsletters) with their membership, and in cases where residents don’t use internet or have email accounts, some RAs are reaching out by phone or dropping off letters.

• Residents recognized the strain and need for social services such as food banks and access to mental health resources. Some wanted to volunteer to help those in most need.

Those interested in volunteering can sign up to help at Volunteer MBC: https://volunteermbc.org/ .

Those in need of mental health supports can access resources from the Region of Peel’s site: https://www.peelregion.ca/coronavirus/social-support/#well

• To help with mental and physical health while staying indoors, the City’s Recreation department has posted exercise videos on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MississaugaRec/ .

• Participants flagged the potential increase in domestic violence issues and they specifically asked for Police to undertake wellness checks.

• There was a recommendation to develop a system to check in on neighbours. One way would be to post coloured flags in home windows. Green means ‘all is well’, yellow would alert ‘caution’ and red flags signal a ‘call for help’.

• Members expressed concern over increasing incidences of vandalism and speeding on the roadways. A suggestion included increasing Police patrols.

• There were many health-related questions asked about disinfecting groceries, wearing masks in public, holding community tree planting events or how to care for someone with COVID-19. Dr. Loh cautioned against tree planting and park clean ups as they encourage prolonged interaction.

• For members who are small business owners, the City’s Economic Development Office offers free webinars: https://www.thefutureisunlimited.ca/event-tag/small-business/ as well as a Business Relief Portal https://www.thefutureisunlimited.ca/covid-19/ where businesses can use the selector tool to discover which federal and provincial supports apply to them. I encourage you to join us for the next Teletown Hall meeting on Wednesday, April 8th at 7:00pm.

Residents who wish to participate in the session can do so by registering in advance at: www.mississauga.ca/townhall .

You can join the session online by clicking the following link: www.mississauga.ca/livestreamevent or you can listen by telephone. Please dial 1-877-229-8493 and enter ID number: 115911.

Here are several resources you will find helpful:

• City of Mississauga COVID-19 site: www.mississauga.ca/coronavirus • Region of Peel COVID-19 site: www.peelregion.ca/coronavirus

• Region’s Social Services listings: https://www.peelregion.ca/coronavirus/social-support/

• Food Resources: www.peelregion.ca/coronavirus/social-support • Resource for health and mental wellbeing: https://www.peelregion.ca/coronavirus/social-support/#well

In terms of next steps, staff will be working towards actionable items to address the concerns raised. We plan to continue this dialogue with you and will look at organizing follow up conversations in the weeks ahead.

In the meantime, if you have any further concerns or questions, please feel free to reach out to my staff: Natasha Mistry, Stakeholder Relations Senior Advisor at: Natasha.mistry@mississauga.ca

Warm regards,

Bonnie Crombie Mayor of Mississauga

Best wishes, Natasha Mistry On behalf of Mayor Crombie

March 23, 2020 - City of Mississauga Declares State of Emergency

Mayor Bonnie Crombie has declared a State of Emergency in the City of Mississauga in consultation with Mississauga City Council and the Office of Emergency Management.

The declaration supports the Province of Ontario’s and Region of Peel’s efforts to contain the spread of the COVID-19.

Declaring an emergency under s 7.0.1 (1) of the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act provides the City of Mississauga with options to protect the health and safety of individuals and families living in Mississauga.

“Declaring an emergency will help us act quickly to manage the impacts of COVID-19 on our residents and business during this evolving situation,” said Mayor Bonnie Crombie. “The health and well-being of our residents and employees is our priority. We are looking at the long-term impacts of this pandemic. Declaring an emergency along with the Region of Peel and the Province of Ontario will give us the flexibility we need as a municipality to manage the situation. We must be ready to act when needed and we must send a signal to all residents that this is an unprecedented situation that they must take seriously.”

An “Emergency” is a situation or an impending situation that constitutes a danger of major proportions that could result in serious harm to persons or substantial damage to property and that is caused by the forces of nature, a disease or other health risk, an accident or an act whether intentional or otherwise. (Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act, R.S.O. 1990,c.E.9)

To learn about the latest updates on actions taken by the City of Mississauga visit mississauga.ca/coronavirus or follow @CityMississauga on Twitter. For health information, please visit peelregion.ca/coronovirus

Source: https://web.mississauga.ca/city-of-mississauga-news/news/city-of-mississauga-declares-a-state-of-emergency/

March 18, 2020 Links for Updates on COVID-19

To view updates from our federal, provincial, regional and municipal, governmental agencies please click on the following links:

Federal -  Government of Canada 

     https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/diseases/2019-novel-coronavirus-infection.html

Pronvincial - Ontario 

     https://www.ontario.ca/page/2019-novel-coronavirus

Peel Region

     https://www.peelregion.ca/coronavirus/

City of Mississauga

     https://web.mississauga.ca/city-of-mississauga-news/news/city-of-mississauga-responds-to-novel-coronavirus-covid-19/

 

 

 

March 13, 2020 - Update: Media Release from the City of Mississauga on Novel COVID-19

City of Mississauga Responds to Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

City services | March 13, 2020

With guidance from Peel Public Health and in an abundance of caution for both our residents and staff around the COVID-19 pandemic, the City is Mississauga is responding with the following changes in City operations at this time.

The City of Mississauga will be closing all recreation, library, and cultural facilities starting Saturday, March 14 through to April 5 to the public.

This includes the Living Arts Centre, Meadowvale Theatre, Paramount Fine Foods Centre and the Mississauga Seniors’ Centre. Programming at these facilities will be cancelled.

City Hall and the Provincial Offences Court remain open.

MiWay continues to provide regular service.

Program and Service Updates

All City of Mississauga programs and activities will be cancelled from March 14 to April 5. This includes March break programs and activities.

The City of Mississauga will be offering full refunds without any administration charge.

Please be patient as we work through the process.

The majority of Mississauga sports teams/leagues have suspended all activities. Check in directly with your sports organization for further details.

City Events and Meetings

There are no Council or Committee meetings scheduled next week due to March Break.

City of Mississauga Response Activities

The City’s Emergency Operations Centre has been activated and staff are meeting regularly to monitor, develop and implement response measures as the situation evolves. Increased cleaning and disinfecting of common contact points in City facilities and transit buses.

If an infected individual is or was known to be at a City facility, the City would contact Peel Public Health and follow directions on containment. Wiping down daily with disinfectant, counters and other touch points, washrooms, door handles, elevator buttons, automatic door operator plates, toilet flush handles, faucets, etc. at City facilities.

Message from Mayor Bonnie Crombie

“Given the rise of cases of COVID-19 here at home and around the world, we are taking pro-active measures as a City to ensure the health and safety of our residents. Closing all City recreation, library and culture facilities to the public for three weeks is the right decision and is aligned with measures being taken in public schools and in other jurisdictions. I understand the impact the cancellation of March Break programs will have on families.

We will continue to provide updates to residents as they become available. We ask for your patience and understanding. I’d like to thank City leadership, Council, Peel Public Health, our first responders and health care providers for their leadership during this trying time.

Together, we will rise to the challenge as a City, a province and a nation to overcome this.” Public Messages According to Peel Public Health, the best way to prevent the spread of respiratory viruses such as COVID-19 is to:

* Stay home if you are sick.

* Avoid close contact with people who are sick.

* Cover coughs and sneezes with your sleeve.

* Wash your hands with soap and water or with alcohol-based hand rub.

* Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.

* Clean frequently touched objects and surfaces.

For the most up-to-date information on the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) visit Peel Public Health at peelregion.ca/coronavirus.

Media Contact: Carley Smith Supervisor,

Media and Public Information City of Mississauga 905-615-3200, ext. 4203 Carley.Smith@mississauga.ca TTY: 905-896-5151

March 1, 2020 - City of Mississauga's Noise Control By-Law Review Summary

 Dear Applewood Residents,

The city's Noise Control By-Law Review community consultations and target group sessions have now ended.

The  final day to complete the online Noise Review survey was  Saturday, February 29th, 2020. ( As was also previously noted on the AHHRA website in the request for all residents to complete this survey.)

Below is a brief summary of the Noise Review Consultation process as was made known to the public from the City's information page at: https://yoursay.mississauga.ca/noise-control?tool=survey_tool

There were 6 separate community consultations held at various locations in the City of Mississauga during the month of January 2020 from 6 - 8 pm. The attendance at the above 6 sessions was not very high unfortunately; except for the session in Port Credit..

At two of the sessions there were @ 5 residents at each, at other there were @ 8, at one there were no attendees and in Port Credit there were well over 100 people who attended.

The purpose of these gatherings was to reach out to the public and inform them of the plans to review and revise the existing city's noise and nuisance by-laws and to ask for public input on what they (the public) view as the main noise nuisances/ concerns and to share ideas/input on how to improve in the revision of these by-laws.

The presentation that was shown at the Tomken Arena community consultation can be viewed by opening the attachment to this email. Following this power-point presentation, the discussion took place followed by a question and answer period.

Additional points that were noted at this session were the noise nuisances of power machines/equipment, shouting and swearing.

Attendees also expressed the need for more quiet hours in the neighbourhoods. Finally, concern was expressed on the fact that once the online survey was completed and submitted there was no indication/confirmation of it being successfully sent.

The City staff replied that these points would be considered and looked into.

In addition to these 6 community sessions, there were 3 target group sessions during the first 2 weeks of February.

These target groups were for the Ratepayer Associations, the Construction companies and the BIA's. The 3 sessions were again for about 1.5 - 2 hours. Attendance for these was @ 6 people at the RA, 3 at the Construction session and @ 10 at the BIA one.

As was told to attendees at the ratepayer's session in early February: By that time there were 2,815 submitted online surveys.

From the submitted surveys as well as from the overall responses given by residents from the community consultations, the major noise concerns to most residents come from construction, traffic and fireworks. And, approximately 58% of these online surveys that had been submitted by that time, it was recorded that residents do not support construction hours to be permitted on Sundays.

Online, there is no final date provided by the City for online survey submissions however, after asking about this, we have been informed that February 29th was the final day to complete the online survey.

Once the surveys have been reviewed and the community and target group consultations have been considered, a proposed revised Noise by-law will be presented to the City Councillors at a General Committee Meeting for discussion. No date has been provided yet as to when this will be.

After it has been addressed and discussed at the General Committee meeting by Councillors and any proposed changes that need to be made are completed, it will again be presented to City Councillors for their approval/vote.

From what is known to date, this is expected to happen in May 2020.

Any updates to the above will be shared with AHHRA members.