News and Updates!

 

The Goverment of Canada recently updated their websites to allow qualfying Canadians to apply for The Canadian Emergency Response Benefit (CERB).  If you are facing financial hardships as a result of COVID-19 support is available for individuals ansd businesses.    Please visit their wesbite here:

Goverment of Canada

 

In accordance with social distancing mandates, all city playgrounds, including ours located at the south end of Watercolours, is closed. Green spaces and park trails remain open for walking as long as physical distancing is maintained.

Below is a list of City facility closures and program cancellations:

  • City Hall
  • Community centres
  • Libraries
  • Recreation facilities
  • Playgrounds
  • Soccer pitches
  • Basketball courts
  • Off-Leash parks
  • Parking lots at City parks and at some community centres adjacent to parks.

City Enforcement Measures

  • City By-law Enforcement and Security Officers, are enforcing provincial orders related to non-essential business closures and gatherings of more than 5 people (unless members of a single household), in partnership with Peel Regional Police
  • Residents can call 3-1-1 to report non-compliance
  • Set fines for non-compliance range from $750 to $1000
  • Residents in Mississauga wishing to report a non-compliant food establishment such as a bar or restaurant, should call Peel Public Health at 905-799-7700.

 

A second Tele Town Hall will be held on Wednesday, April 8 at 7:00 p.m. to address resident concerns surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic and to update the public about what the City is doing to protect their health and safety.   You can also listen to a recording of the previous one held on March 20, 2020.  Register Here

 

 

A health care provider in our community is accepting donations of baby monitors.    Hospitals are asking for donations of baby monitors so that staff can communicate with patients in isolation without having to use PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) which they need to dispose of after every patient contact.   Hospitals do not have unlimited supply of PPE so if you have any old baby monitors and/or can forward this message to as many people you know we would really appreciate it.

A box or bin has been set up outside 530 Canyon Street to accept you donations.     Please drop your donations off by end of day Monday, April 6, 2020 so they can be delivered by Tuesday.    Thanks! 

 

We recently participated in a teleconference with officials from the City of Mississauga, other residents associations and medical personnel to discuss the growing concerns surrounding the Covid-19 Pandemic.   The teleconference was initiated by the Mayor's office to give us an opportunity to gather information and voice concerns.   The discussion concluded with plans to remain in contact with the city on a regular basis  with the aim to keep the communication channel open between the city and residents.  In a nutshell, The City is looking to us as an association to be the eyes and ears for our residents.   

To that end we wanted to highlight the items we have in place to connect with you:

  1. Visit this dedicated COVID-19 webpage containing updates.
  2. We encourage you to follow us on social media


You are invited to the next event jointly organized by several South West Mississauga Associations, collectively named South West Mississauga Ratepayers Associations (SWMRA).  The following Federal Candidates for Mississauga Lakeshore will be participating:

  • Conservatives - Stella Ambler
  • NDP -  Adam Laughton
  • Liberal - Sven Spengemann
  • Green Party of Canada - Cynthia Trentelman
  • People’s Party of Canada - Eugen Vizitiu

The debate will provide you the opportunity to listen to answers to questions by moderators and members of the audience.

THURSDAY OCTOBER 10, 2019 |  7:00 PM

Clarkson Secondary School - 2524 Bromsgrove Road, Mississauga

Doors open 6:30 pm  |  Limited seating 

Our moderators are gathering questions from residents.   Feel free to submit your question here:   SUBMIT QUESTION

 


 

 

UPDATE (June 3, 2019):  Thanks to the generosity of volunteers and your donations, this food drive brought in approximately 1000 lbs of food and toiletries!   

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Lorne Park Watercolours Resident Sue Anderson is graciously organizing a food drive in support of our local food bank.   Here is her message:

 

Hello Watercolours friends!

 

Most of us think of donating to the food bank at Thanksgiving and Christmas, which is wonderful and appreciated. Thank you.

 

Through volunteering at The Compass I’ve come to learn that during the summer months the shelves are close to empty.

 

To help we’re organizing a neighbourhood food drive on SUNDAY JUNE 2, 2019If you would like to contribute please leave a bag (or two!) of goods by your front door, labelled “The Compass” by 10am and our team of volunteers will come around to collect and deliver it to The Compass that afternoon. Alternatively you can drop off donations at 763 Merlot Court at any point before then.

 

MOST needed items are:

  • canned protein (tuna, salmon, chicken, sardines, chili, stew)
  • peanut butter
  • cereal and cereal bars
  • canned fruit
  • juice boxes
  • granola bars
  • toiletries (soap, shampoo, feminine hygiene products, deodorant, toothpaste)

NOT needed at this time:

  • pasta
  • soup
  • bean

To ensure you are ready to contribute is to add some items to your grocery list today, tuck the bag into the corner of your office or garage after you’ve bought them and then you’ll be ready to set them on your porch for collection on Sunday June 2nd!

 

Many, many thanks in advance for your generosity in helping those less fortunate in our community.

- Sue Anderson 


 

 

There are a number of events coming up this month in and around WARD 2:

 

Free Family Day Skate - courtesy of MPP, Rudy Cuzzetto

FEBRUARY 18, 2019 • 1:00 - 2:30 PM
Location: Clarkson Community Centre

 

Development Application at 70 Mississauga Road & 181 Lakeshore Road West (former Imperial Oil Lands) [Ward 1]

Planning and Development staff will present a Status Update Report on the review of the development application regarding the proposed subdivision to permit a mixed-use and multi-phase project that will create a waterfront community with 2995 new residential units (townhouses, mid-rise and high-rise) retail and amenity spaces, parkland and campus uses.

FEBRUARY 19, 2019 • 6:30 PM
Location: Civic Centre, Council Chamber, 300 City Centre Drive

 

Coyote Information Session - hosted by Karen Ras
(CANCELLED DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER)

Presentation by Animal Services, followed by Q & A

FEBRUARY 20, 2019 • 6:30-8:00 PM
Location: Iona Catholic Secondary School - 2170 South Sheridan Way

 

Community Safety Meeting -  hosted by Karen Ras
(CANCELLED DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER)

Presentations by Peel Regional Police, City of Mississauga Security Services & Safe City, followed by Q & A

FEBRUARY 27, 2019 • 6:30-8:00 PM
Location: Iona Catholic Secondary School - 2170 South Sheridan Way

If you have any questions or comments about any of the above mentioned community meetings, please do not hesitate to contact Karen at  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 905-896-5200.

 

Your feedback is welcome on the Draft Transportation Master Plan!

The City of Mississauga is developing a Plan that will shape how we move around in Mississauga from today to 2041. This is our chance to plan together for the future of travel on our roads, sidewalks, trails and transit.

In 2017, the City launched Mississauga Moves to get your ideas for the future planning of roads, sidewalks, trails and transit. Based on your input, combined with research and studies, we’ve drafted Mississauga’s first Transportation Master Plan.

To learn more about the plan and provide your feedback:

  1. Visit our Open House on Tuesday, January 29, 2019 from 3 – 8 p.m. in the Great Hall at the Mississauga Civic Centre, 300 City Centre Drive. Presentation boards will be on display and staff will be on hand to answer questions.
  2. View the displays which will be unstaffed but will remain on-site in the Great Hall until Sunday, February 3, 2019 subject to regular building hours.
  3. Read the draft plan online and provide your feedback through the survey at https://yoursay.mississauga.ca/transportation-masterplan

Note: Public comment period is open from now until February 4th. Please provide your feedback through the form on the website to ensure it is properly considered by the project team.

 

 

UPDATE (December 17,2018): We are thrilled to announce that thanks to an army of 90 volunteers and your generosity, we collected 5400 lbs. of donations for The Compass Food Bank surpassing last year's record of 4000 lbs!! Thank you!


 

LPWRA XMAS2017 FoodGiftDrive ThankYou 1200xClick image to enlargeIn 2016, with your help we were able to collect over 2000 lbs. of food and gifts for families in need.   Last year your generosity resulted in over 4000lbs. worth of goods!    Help us surpass last year's record as we proudly announce our Holiday Food and Gift drive for 2018!  All donations will be delivered to our friends at The Compass.

With the help of our team of volunteers and a visit from Santa, we have planned a Food and Gift Drive for SUNDAY DECEMBER 16th

PLEASE LEAVE ALL DONATIONS OUTSIDE YOUR FRONT DOOR ON SUNDAY DECEMBER 16, 2018 NO LATER THAN 10:00AM so our volunteers do not miss picking up your generous items!  Our team of volunteers will pick up your items between 10:00am and 2:00pm.

The items most in need are:

 

UPDATE:  Thanks to you generosity along with the amazing team of volunteers we collected  4500lbs. of food and gifts!   


In 2016, with your help we were able to collect over 2000 lbs. of food and gifts for families in need.   In 2017, your generosity resulted in over 4000lbs. worth of goods.   Last year we collected an oustanding 5400lbs! 

Can we beat the record this season?   How about reaching the equivalent weight of a small Asian elephant or the tongue of a blue whale (6000lbs.)?

Help us surpass last year's record as we proudly announce our Holiday Food and Gift drive for 2019!  All donations will be delivered to our friends at The Compass.

With the help of our team of volunteers, we have planned a Food and Gift Drive for SUNDAY DECEMBER 15th

PLEASE LEAVE ALL DONATIONS OUTSIDE YOUR FRONT DOOR ON SUNDAY DECEMBER 15, 2019 NO LATER THAN 10:00AM so our volunteers do not miss picking up your generous items!  Our team of volunteers will pick up your items between 10:00am and 12:30pm.

The items most in need are:

 

Membership renewal is due annualy by October 1.  For  $20 per household, per year you will continue to enjoy such benefits as remaining on our email newsletter list, having access to our member only bulletin board, be able to participate in events hosted by the association and vote.

Renewing helps support our volunteer run organization, so we can continue to protect, promote and improve our neighbourhood.  Your dues also go a long way to to help pay for our website, email newsletter communication and association events or initiatives.  If your membership expires, you will no longer be able to access the bulletin board or receive email newsletter notices. 

Renewing your membership can be completed in 5 easy steps

If you have forgotten your password or username or are a new member signing up, visit our  Tutorial Page

A series of open houses have been scheduled as part of the study of the transporation and mobility needs of those living and working in and near the Lakeshore communities of Clarkson, Port Credit and Lakeview.

 

The Local Planning Appeal Tribunal (LPAT) will be conducting a prehearing conference with respect to the property 1260 Kane Road owned by 1854290 Ontario Inc.

 

UPDATE:  4 candidates confirmed attendance: Rudy Cuzzetto (PC), Lloyd Jones (Green), Boris Rosolak (NDP), Charles Sousa (Liberal)

We need volunteers for our Annual Spring Clean Up.   Students are welcome to earn volunteer hours.

Supplies and bags will be provided by the city. Just bring your friends and a good attitude.

CLEAN UP DATE:  Saturday May 5th 11:00am (Rain Date: May 6th)
MEETING PLACE: 620 Cranleigh Court, Mississauga (MAP)

VOLUNTEER SIGN UP

Please sign up by Wednesday May 2nd so we can order sufficient supplies (bags, etc) from the city in time for the weekend.

For more information, please email our volunteer leader at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

We look forward to seeing you there!

 

A meeting has been scheduled regarding the proposed Bell Telecommunications Tower Relocation.   The community meeting will be held on Wednesday, April 11th from 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm at Clarkson Community Church (formerly Chartwell Baptist Church), 1880 Lakeshore Road West, Mississauga.

 

"The City of Mississauga will be conducting an aerial spray treatment program to lower fall cankerworm and gypsy moth populations. Successive years of leaf loss due to caterpillar feeding can make trees vulnerable to disease and weather fluctuations." - from City of Mississauga website

 

The agenda of two Committee of Adjustment meetings on April 5, 2018 includes properties that are adjacent to homes in Watercolours.   The properties are 1174 & 1176 Kane Road backing onto home on Hancock Way and 1215 Woodeden Drive backing onto homes on Tourmaline Court.  For details, please view the PDFs linked below:

 

A new law came into effect earlier this month designed to protect consumers from some door-to-door sales solitcitors. As of March 1, 2018, Ontario laws ban unsolicited, door-to-door sales of certain household appliances to better protect consumers from aggressive and misleading contracting at home.

The new rules will apply to:

  • Air cleaners
  • Air conditioners
  • Air purifiers
  • Duct cleaning services
  • Furnaces
  • Water filters
  • Water heaters
  • Water purifiers
  • Water softeners
  • Water treatment devices
  • Bundles of these goods and services

For additional information, please visit the Goverment of Ontario website at these links:

Goverrnment of Ontatio News

Know your rights about door-to-door contracts