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I want to hear from you, so let’s get together on Thursday July 11, 2024 from 6 – 8 pm at Erin Meadows Community Centre (2800 Erin Centre Blvd, Mississauga, ON L5M 6R5, Program Rm 2) for an informal one on one conversation. During our private session, you are encouraged to ask questions or provide input into any issue. Together, let’s work to make Ward 9 better every day.

My goal is to speak with as many residents as possible. Please register your attendance by Fri. July 7, via email martin.reid@mississauga.ca with your first and second choice from the time slots noted below. In your reply, please include your name, address, telephone number and email address. I will do my very best to accommodate your preferred time slot and if we are not able to meet, you are welcome to email me with your concerns. My staff will be in touch with you to confirm your time-slot.
6 pm, 6:10, 6:20, 6:30, 6:40, 6:50, 7 pm, 7:10, 7:20, 7:30, 7:40, 7:50 pm

Residents can now rent electric pedal-assist bicycles (e-bikes) and kick-style scooters (e-scooters) in Mississauga for a fee. The City has partnered with Lime Technology, Inc. and Bird Canada to launch its first system of shared e-bikes and e-scooters. The City is offering this new service as an alterative mode of transportation, whether you’re getting to school, work or to run errands. Up to 300 e-bikes and 900 e-scooters will be made available throughout Mississauga at more than 600 locations including near community centres, libraries, bus stops and park entrances. This program allows users to travel throughout Mississauga using another mode of transportation that’s sustainable, convenient and accessible.

All devices are programmed with:

No-ride zones on sidewalks and other restricted areas.
Slow-ride zones on busy shared trails and areas with high foot traffic.
No-parking zones to ensure trips can only end in areas approved for parking.
All e-bikes have a bell, front and rear lights, reflectors, a height adjustable seat, a step-through frame, a lock, a front basket and a helmet.

All e-scooters have a bell, front and rear lights, turn signals, a lock and a helmet.

Thank you to those who joined us on May 30 for the public information session on the Aquitaine Avenue Road Safety Improvement Pilot Project. I want to continue to dialogue with the community as staff continues to monitor the project. If you have questions, comments or concerns, please email me at martin.reid@mississauga.ca or contact project lead:
Fred Sandoval
905-615-3200 ext. 8299
fred.sandoval@mississauga.ca

For those asking, what is the status of the project? The installation of the pilot road reconfiguration is complete. The City will be monitoring road operations throughout 2024 to inform a permanent future road reconstruction. We will host an in-person public information session in fall 2024 to update you on the status of this project and future permanent alternatives.
If you were unable to join us on May 30, 2024, please visit the link below to access the slide presentation.

The success of crime prevention initiatives depends on your support and involvement. For just $25, your much needed contribution will help sustain the crime prevention programs provided by Safe City Mississauga. Join me in supporting our community. Donate today!

Check your collection calendar for your pickup day or sign up to get free weekly waste collection reminders.
Placement and collection
• Put your extra garbage out on your garbage collection day. Collectors won’t pick up garbage from the curb on recycling collection days.
• Collectors might collect your cart and excess garbage at different times during the day.
• Leave your garbage cart and excess garbage at the curb until 8 p.m. If neither are collected by 8 p.m., report waste not picked up.

Placing extra garbage on the curb
• Put smaller garbage items in garbage bags.
• Place larger items separately on the curb.
• Place your excess garbage next to your garbage cart. Leave 1 m (3 ft.) of space between the excess garbage and the cart.

Excess garbage bag weight and size limits
A garbage bag placed at the curb for collection cannot:
• Weigh more than 20 kg (44 lbs).
• Be larger than 66 cm (26 in) wide and 90 cm (35 in) high.
• Be smaller than 30 cm (12 in) wide and 30 cm (12 in) high.

I have learned Chartwell has made the decision to permanently close its Retirement Residence, Heritage Glen effective July 31, 2024.

Like you, I am deeply concerned and want to know what steps you and your family can take to relocate your loved ones. I have reached out to our Regional and Planning staff, and Members of Provincial and Federal Parliament to seek answers and support. The sale of Chartwell is a private one and my ability to assist you is limited.

For background, 6509/6521 Glen Erin Drive is designated Residential High Density in the City’s Official Plan and is zoned RA3 (Apartments), which permits apartment buildings, retirement homes and long term care facilities up to 12 storeys (38 metres) in height. The Planning Act does not permit a municipality to control the tenure of a building. Neither the City’s Official Plan or Zoning By-law contain provisions that can control who can live within a building.

As I work to gather information and meet with appropriate staff and representatives, I ask you to work with Transitions by Greenhouse, the appointed partner Chartwell has secured, to explore what options are available to your loved ones. I also provide you the following contacts for additional support:

Region of Peel – Peel Long Term Care and staff supports:
Email: seniorshealthinquiries@peelregion.ca
Ph. 905-791-7800
https://www.peelregion.ca/health/seniors/long-term-care

I understand you’ve received a Notice to End Your Tenancy N13 form. Tenants can dispute the N13 Notice at the Landlord and Tenant Board.
Contact:
Phone: 1-888-332-3234 or 416-645-8080
Email: LTB.Evidence@ontario.ca
https://tribunalsontario.ca/ltb/contact/

I encourage you to contact Hon. Nina Tangri to speak to the Governance of the Residential Tenancies Act (RTA).
Contact: 905-569-1643
email: Nina.Tangri@pc.ola.org

My goal is to ensure none of our seniors are left homeless. While I recognise there are financial gaps in available market value retirement spaces and Chartwell’s discount offers do not meet your needs, please know the staff at Chartwell and I are equally committed to your loved one’s safety and safe relocation.
If you have further questions or concerns, please feel free to contact my office and note I have a scheduled onsite visit to Heritage Glen to meet with residents on Thursday April 18 at 11 am.

Sincerely,

Martin Reid
Councillor, Ward 9

UPDATE: April 18, 2024: I continue to collaborate with community members and external service providers, to secure leads, resources and tools to help you and your loved ones relocate. If you are interested in learning more about the facility, please contact Karyl Tymciw, Lifestyle Consultant of St Lawrence Place on the Waterfront, a Retirement Residence in Kingston, Ontario.

Its construction season which might have you considering widening your driveway.

While you don’t require a building permit to widen a driveway, you do need to follow regulations. 

The City is working to improve timelines, address the backlog of Forestry work orders and enhance the quality of forestry service delivery. You can now track and monitor the status and completion of service requests and work orders online in real-time through a new interactive tree map. 

DYK: Parks and Forestry staff maintains over 4,200 acres of turf within their 500+ parks, 370 sports fields, 11 cemeteries, 393 km of park trails and 300 hectares of roadside boulevard turf areas in Mississauga.

DYK: During months with peak park usage, Parks provides peak service for waste containers at all parks, along trails, and park amenities such as spray pads, playgrounds, and sports fields. All parks are serviced at minimum once per week. 

Did you know, low-income seniors (65+ years) or low-income persons with disabilities can apply for a subsidy to help cover the cost of maintaining the outside of their property, including maintaining their yard, trees, garden and snow removal? For eligibility and application, click link below.

Did you know Alectra offers Payment Assistance programs and support if your payments are overdue? To learn about or apply for their Flexible Payment Arrangements, Low-income Energy Assistance Program (LEAP) or Ontario Electricity Support Program (OESP), visit the link below.

I join the Ward 9 Senior’s community in their concerns in the rise in scams, fraud and personal safety. Please visit Ward9.ca to collect important tips to keep you and our community safe.

Introducing Mississauga Arts Council’s new Sauga Neighbourhood Arts Program (SNAP!)

Want to do something special for your neighbourhood to celebrate the City’s 50th birthday? How about participating in a beautiful mural, concert, art fair, or a theatre in the park production?

SNAP! Is a co-funding initiative of the Mississauga Arts Council (MAC) that provides financial support to community-led arts programs in celebration of Mississauga’s 50th Anniversary in 2024.

Arts Groups/Organizations, Festivals, Service/Community Groups, and Neighbourhood Associations based in Mississauga can apply anytime before November 1, 2024 for co-funding support of projects that serve their neighbourhood. SNAP! will support projects throughout 2024 that enable residents and artists to meet through beautifications, activations, and creative experiences across Mississauga and bring local residents into greater awareness, connection, and enjoyment of local professional artists.

The Wellness Response and Assistance Program (WRAP) offers mental health and addiction support to individuals and families, in-person or virtually. The support includes but are not limited to:

– Offer mental health and addiction counseling and programs.
– Help reduce health risks with harm reduction supplies, health education, and needle exchange.
– Help with completing Ontario Disability Support (ODSP) applications, if eligible.

Several community-based non-profit organizations offer free mental health and addiction support. You can call or email any of the agencies listed here if you’re an Ontario Works client seeking help.

If you need help with transportation or child care costs, please ask your Ontario Works Caseworker to request financial support.

Become part of the Meadowvale Business Community today! MBA opens the door to a wealth of opportunities designed to elevate your business to new heights. Through dynamic networking events, you’ll forge meaningful connections with fellow entrepreneurs and professionals, fostering collaborations that can lead to mutual success. Fore more, visit link below.

In 1974, the Towns of Streetsville, Port Credit and the Township of Mississauga amalgamated to form the vibrant and diverse City of Mississauga. 2024 marks the City’s 50th anniversary and provides an opportunity for all to celebrate this great City. A City-wide Steering Committee and Working Team have been established to plan and execute anniversary events and activities all year! Visit the Anniversary website Mississauga.ca/50 for event listings, interactive timeline, past and present photos and a digital celebration kit where you can learn how to host your very own celebration.

Residents who wish to host a street party or community event, are required to apply for a street party permit or obtain approval to host a community event at a public space.

Community safety and well-being is a top priority in Ward 9. One of the tools I started to promote consistently was Peel Crime Stoppers. This is the best way to be my eyes in the community. You have listened and engaged! Check out these stats. Thanks for caring for our neighbourhood! Together, we are making Ward 9 better every day. 

On Thurs. Dec. 7 at Regional Council, staff brings forward a report: Phase 2 of the Peel 2051 Municipal Comprehensive Review: Consideration of Potential Employment Area Conversions Results. 

RECOMMENDATION
1. That the findings outlined in the report from the Commissioner of Public Works,
listed on the December 7, 2023 Regional Council agenda titled “Phase 2 of the
Peel 2051 Municipal Comprehensive Review: Consideration of Potential
Employment Area Conversions Results”, be endorsed; and

2. That staff be directed to undertake the next steps outlined in the subject report
and report back to Regional Council with a recommendation on a Regional Official
Plan Amendment to consider removing Site 1 and the western portion of Site 2 in
the City of Mississauga, as well as the Dry Industrial lands in the Bolton GO
Station Area of the Town of Caledon, from the “Employment Area” designation on
Schedule E-4 of the Region of Peel Official Plan; and

3. That a copy of the subject report be forwarded to the Ministry of Municipal Affairs
and Housing, City of Brampton, Town of Caledon and City of Mississauga for
information.

As I watch a number of residents gather on various social media applications to form independent community forums and groups, I am hopeful there is community interest in officially forming a Ward 9 Residents Association group. Ward 9 has not had an official Residents Association group for a number of years and is the only Ward in the City of Mississauga without a registered group.

Did you know non-profit, volunteer-run groups can register with the City to access benefits and resources? Neighbourhood associations strengthen and support resident engagement and provide opportunities for greater active participation in the local community. I encourage you to take advantage of City services and staff support by registering your community today!

Why register:
Discounts to rent space at community centres and City facilities
Permission to place promotional mobile signs next to City roads
General liability insurance through the City’s affiliate insurance program, if eligible
Community grants and funding

Residency and membership requirements:
All group members and registered participants must be residents of Mississauga
Must have a clearly defined membership with geographic boundaries
Must have one or more neighbourhood based activity, program, or event that supports the City’s strategic master plans

Benefits:
Discounted affiliate group rental rate for facilities and equipment
One free room rental per month for executive meetings
One free room rental per year for your annual general meeting
Permission to place a promotional mobile sign next to a City road
Access to a City liaison
Discounted community rate for Special Event Vendor Licences
Use of the Registered Group Civic Mark on your group’s promotional materials like your website, posters or flyers
Priority booking for City facilities and parks

How to apply:
After you’ve determined your group’s category, and you meet the residency requirements, review the policy requirements in the Community Group Registry Program Policy. If your group meets all the requirements, complete the Statement of Interest Form online. We’ll contact you within four to six weeks to discuss next steps.

Have questions, email: community.group@mississauga.ca or call 905-615-3200 ext. 5054.

Learn about registering a community group, hosting an outdoor event or applying for a grant. Visit:

Many of you have been asking me, what is the City of Mississauga doing to address the affordable housing crisis? Mississauga adopted its affordable housing strategy – Making Room for the Middle – in 2017 to help provide housing that is affordable for all. At the time, the City was one of the first municipalities in Canada to develop a housing strategy focused on middle-income earners. As of 2023, almost 90% of the strategy’s 40 actions have been completed, are ongoing or underway. 

In 2022, the Province of Ontario passed two major housing bills that have implications for the City’s efforts to deliver affordable housing. While the new legislation aims to increase housing supply, neither bill guarantees that housing will become more affordable. The City is committed to helping the Province increase supply while continuing to focus on – and advocate for – ways to make housing more affordable. 

In recent weeks, many of you have approached me to ask, “How can I help?” Write, call or visit your MPP today to lend your voice to this crisis. To find out who your MPP is, click on the link below.

To learn about the city’s Affordable Housing Strategy, click below.

Next-Steps Employment Centre – Meadowvale

Free employment support and resource centre in Greater Toronto Area

If you are a job seeker in Toronto, Mississauga, Brampton, Vaughan or surrounding cities, Next-Steps Employment Centres can help you secure employment – for free.

Please view our Job Listings for current career and employment opportunities through our employer partners.

Take advantage of our free services or to fill out our contact form and someone from our team will get in touch with you.

We help Ontario residents, including newcomers, with:

  • Job matching with reputable employers
  • Job search support
  • Help develop your resume and cover letter
  • Improving your interview skills
  • Career exploration
  • Job placement supports
  • Skills development and training
  • Applying to Better Jobs Ontario

Registration is required to access our services. Individuals must meet eligibility criteria, including unemployment or underemployment, to register.

FACEBOOK

Please note Ward 9 Facebook conversations is on a temporary pause. Stay tuned for updates and a return date.  

Join me every Wednesday for our Ward 9 Community Conversations on Facebook Live – no account required to join the conversations.  Feel free to leave comments, ask questions, or join me live on camera (updated Facebook account required while using a mobile device to join on camera).  As the Ward 9 Councillor, I am available to you.  These conversations are designed to create accessibility, transparency and connectivity.  All conversations can be rewatched at your convenience.

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