News and Updates!

SodDamage 640xIf you experienced damage to your grass from the snow clearing operations this past winter, there is a new system in place for reporting.

Residents can call 3-1-1 now and have a Service Request created which will be forwarded to the Works Department.  Please note: Work will not commence until such a time that weather and soil conditions allow and subject to the availability of sod.

GypsyMoth 650xThe European Gypsy Moth is a pest found throughout North America. The caterpillar eats the leaves of trees which may damage the overall health of the tree. Gypsy Moth populations have been in the City of Mississauga for many decades.

The City is now inspecting and choosing City-owned Oak trees to do Integrated Pest Management (IPM) to help manage the Gypsy Moth population in the City. IPM combines biological, physical, and chemical tools in a way that minimizes risks to health and the environment. IPM does not eradicate a particular pest entirely. Rather, it keeps pest population at a manageable level so they do not cause significant damage to trees and the tree canopy

Things you can do on your own trees:

  • Install burlap wraps around tree trunks, and collect and destroying caterpillars (May-September)
  • Scraping off and destroying egg masses (until mid- May; August - April)
  • Using pheromone traps to capture and confuse male moths (June to August)

These steps have proven very effective in controlling Gypsy Moth. A few weeks ago, Forestry held an open house for Ward 2 residents to provide them information on how to treat Gypsy Moth. All attendees received a free moth trap.  To learn more about Gypsy Moth, visit Mississauga.ca/urbanforestry.


Cart Size Exchanges

Residents wishing to exchange the size of their garbage carts will be able to do so starting on April 1st. There is no cost to exchange your carts during the month of April. After that, a $25 exchange fee per cart will apply.

Exchange overview:

  • Requests can be placed online at peelregion.ca/waste, or over the phone.
  • Cart exchanges will occur the day after collection day, to ensure the carts are empty.
  • Residents requesting both the garbage and recycling cart exchanges will have this completed over a two week period.
  • Residents will be required to have their carts empty and accessible for the cart exchange.
  • If the carts are not empty/accessible, the vendor will leave a door hanger at the house indicating when they will reattempt the cart exchange.
  • Depending on the volume of requests, the exchanges may take up to June 25, 2016

YardWasteYard Waste Collection began March 14th

In previous years, yard waste collection started in April and ran through to the end of November. This is the first year that yard waste collection started in mid-March and will end in mid-December.

Residents will receive weekly yard waste collection from March 14 to June 30, 2016, bi-weekly yard waste collection from July 4 to September 29, 2016 on their recycling week, and return to weekly collection on October 3rd to December 15th, 2016. Residents can go online to peelregion.ca/waste and enter their address to receive personalized information related to their collection schedule, download the calendar or add the schedule into their electronic device.


 

Below are details for an invitation to attend a Stormwater Residential Program Workshop, April 13th, 2016;  Please RSVP at the link below by Friday, April 8

The Charge

You may already be aware that properties in Mississauga will be assessed for a new stormwater charge which has begun appearing on the Region of Peel water bill. Please visit our website, www.stormwatercharge.ca, for details.

 A Residential Program?

In October, Ward 2 Councillor Ras passed a motion approved by Council to establish a working committee of Councillors and appropriate staff to consider a credit program for residential properties with stormwater volume reduction measures. That motion is available online as part of the published meeting minutes of City Council on October 28, 2015 (page 14).

An application will be presented for the land (701 & 805 Winston Churchill Boulevard) that was formerly approved for the natural gas pwer generating station.   The application is proposing to remove permissions for the previously approved plans.

A Public Meeting will be taking place on Monday April 11, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. at the Civic Centre Council Chambers, 300 City Centre Drive. The purpose of the meeting is to have the applicant present their proposal to both members of the public and Council. The applicant is proposing to subdivide the land for employment uses along Winston Churchill Blvd. and industrial uses internal to the site which I believe is in keeping with similar type of land uses in the area.

If you have any questions prior to the scheduled meeting, please contact myself or David Breveglieri, Development Planner for this application at 905-615-3200 ext. 5551 or by e-mail at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Watercolours is one of the safest communities in Mississauga, in part, because of our strong sense of community involvement, awareness of safety issues and information sharing tools. To that end, we are sharing the following information, in an effort to make our neighbourhood safer:

We were informed of a number of break-ins, the details of which we hope you find useful.

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The New Bi-Weekly Waste Collection in the Region of Peel now in effect: Pick-up date changed to Monday in Watercolours.

We are happy to announce the next event jointly organized by several South West Mississauga Associations.

October 28, 2015 : Municipal Assessment Corporation

Lenny Delmedico - Account Manager, Business Relations
Lorne Park Library - 1474 Truscott Drive, Mississauga

You are invited to the next event jointly organized by several South West Mississauga Associations, collectively named South West Mississauga Ratepayers Associations (SWMRA).  All the federal candidates for South Mississauga will be participating in a debate. 

TUESDAY OCTOBER 6, 2015 |  7:00 PM

Clarkson Secondary School - Auditorium
2524 Bromsgrove Road, Mississauga

Doors open 6:30 pm  |  Limited seating 

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Councillor Ras is organizing an Open House to inform Watercolours’ residents of the restoration plan for Painters Green Park.

Watercolours Incorporated

It seems Watercolours was the perfect location for scenes for a TV pilot being filmed around the GTA. On August 18, 2015, thanks to the cooperation of affected residents, the production filmed scenes along Canyon Street between Cobalt and Infinity as well as the Cobalt Street entrance that resulted in the road closure for part of the day.

The TV pilot, being produced by Matt Damon and Ben Affleck's Pearl Street Productions, CBS Television Studios and Universal Cable Productions for the SyFy Channel is entitled "Incorporated". Set in the dystopian future where global corporations have limitless power.  The series follows Ben Larson, who is forced to change his identity to infiltrate a cut-throat corporate world to save the woman he loves. Filming will continue around the GTA until September.

Please note that there will be filming of exterior scenes for an upcoming TV pilot currently entitled "Incorporated" for the SyFy Channel. "Incorporated" is an espionage thriller set in the future.

Filming will be on August 18, 2015 | 7:00am until 11:00pm

A temporary road closure has been permitted on Cobalt St from Indian Road to Canyon St between the hours of 9:00am – 3:00pm only. Peel Regional Police will be on site at all times to assist with road closure and traffic control.

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Using Fireworks Safely on Canada Day

If you are planning to use fireworks (pdf) on Canada Day think safety first and take time to review the City’s Fireworks By-law 0293-2001 (pdf).


Did you know that fireworks can only be set off on two statutory holidays - Victoria Day and Canada Day. A permit is required to set off fireworks on any other day.

Permits are issued by the Fire Chief and only on the property listed on the permit.

By-law Highlights

  • Fireworks cannot be set off on a public street or roadway
  • Fireworks can only be set off in a park if a permit is obtained from the Fire Chief
  • Fireworks should only be purchased from a licensed retailer permitted to sell fireworks to the general public within the City of Mississauga as per By-law 1-06 and By-law 340-01
  • If you have concerns about fireworks that don't comply with City’s Fireworks By-law 0293-2001 and want to know where to report it. Here's how:

MississaugaRoad Construction 800x400 2Resurfacing work for Mississauga Rd.from Lakeshore Rd. to the QEW has been sheduled . This work is expected to take approximately 6-8 weeks and is to commence June 23rd, subject to weather.

For more information, follow this link (PDF)

In addtion, visit the following City of Mississauga Construction webpage showing all of the 2015 resurfacing projects.  If you hover over the red line on each street, you will see further details.

http://www.mississauga.ca/portal/residents/construction


 

Free Outdooe Summer Camp

Let’s Play in the Park FREE Outdoor Summer Camps at Your Local Park

This FREE half-day, drop-in, summer camp is available at 13 local parks from June 29 to September 4, 2015.

All Mississauga children ages 6-12 are invited to come discover the fun and wonder of active play through physical activities, crafts, drama and games under the supervision of our High Five-trained leaders. Parents, grandparents and caregivers are welcome to stay and play, too. Come outside and play with us!

Find park locations, dates and times at www.Mississauga.ca/play


Freedom Pass

Are you 12 - 14 years old?  Would you like to travel on MiWay for free this summer? How about free public swimming at both indoor and outdoor pools? Then you need a Freedom Pass!With a Freedom Pass, 12-14 year olds can ride MiWay and use City of Mississauga pools for free all summer.

For more information follow this link:www.mississauga.ca/freedompass


Mississauga City Council approved the new stormwater charge at today’s meeting. The stormwater charge will be on the Region of Peel water bill starting in January 2016.

For more information:  http://www.mississauga.ca/portal/cityhall/pressreleases?paf_gear_id=9700020&itemId=4900304q

We are happy to announce the next event jointly organized by several South West Mississauga Associations. 

April 16, 2015 : The Pan Am/ Parapan Games

May 14, 2015 : Estate Planning and Downsizing

May 28, 2015 : Shaping Mississauga

7:00 - 8:30 PM | Lorne Park Library - 1474 Truscott Drive, Mississauga

 

Learn about coyotes in Mississauga, how to keep pets safe and what you can do to prevent conflicts with wildlife

Tuesday March 24, 2015
7:00 - 9:00pm
Clarkson Community Centre
2475 Truscott Road, Mississauga

For more information:
Call Animal Services: 9005-896-5858 or Click: mypetmississauga.ca

OrangePylon 207x300Many of you may have undoubtedly seen the row of pylons stretching out along the north end of Canyon Street. After we made calls to City and Regional offices, we were informed that Rogers Communications have a permit to complete some conduit work, related to fibre optic upgrades. The permit is scheduled until April 30, but may be extended.

The affected streets are Canyon, Infinity, Sienna and Indian Road.

Please be especially careful when driving in these areas as work vehicles will affect visibility and increase congestion.

Did you know, the spray paint colours indicate which service is being marked?