News and Updates!

As you may already be aware, the former Imperial Oil Lands at 70 Mississauga Road was sold to developers (West Villlage Partners).   A planning and development committee meeting, where staff will present an Information Report, is being held on Monday, June 26, 2017.  The report is a draft master plan status update.

For more information, please visit the City of Mississauga website

When:  Monday June 26, 2017 • 6:30pm
Where: Council Chambers Civic Centre (2nd Floor) - 300 City Centre Drive [map]

 

 

If you've walked in our neighbourhood park or walkways, you no doubt noticed paint peeling from our beautiful pergolas.   Over the years, the LPWRA has been working with the City of Mississauga to have these repainted.  In spite of our repeated efforts to have them re-painted they continue to peel.   We wanted to assure you that we have been communicating with city staff on getting them cleaned up and wanted to provide you with an update.

City staff determined that since the pergolas are made of galvanized metal, they did not allow the paint to adhere well.  The city is currently investigating on how to best deal with the pergolas going forward.  They will contact us with their plan and we will keep you informed.

UPDATE (July 31, 2017):  The city has secured a contractor to complete painting on all the pergolas in the park and walkways in Watercolours.     Work is tentatively scheduled to begin mid-August.

 

You may have noticed some fluorescent pink markings on our neighbourhood sidewalks.  We wanted to inform you that today the City of Mississauga inspected the sidewalks in Watercolours. They have marked those in need of repair with pink fluorescent paint. Crews will be scheduled to make the repairs. Should you have any questions or concerns, you can contact the City at 311.

 

A public meeting is being held to discuss a developer's proposal to revise the zoning to permit 4 two-storey detached homes on a private condominium road.  There is also a request to approve a proposed Plan of Subdivision for 4 residential lots.

Monday May 1, 2017 • 7:00 pm

Mississauga Civic Centre  |  Council Chamber  | 300 City Centre Drive

The purpose of the meeting:

  • For the applicant to present the proposal
  • For people to ask questions and share their views about the proposal
  • For Planning and Development Committee to receive a report that provides information about the project

For more information, please see view this document (PDF).  If you cannot attend the meeting, the document contains options to share your views.

UPDATE:  Here is some more detailed information about the PROPOSAL (PDF)


Karen Ras will be holding Community Office Hours at Clarkson Community Centre, Multi-purpose Room (beside the Library) on:

Friday, April 28th, 10 am – 12 pm

It is advised that residents contact her office to schedule a one-on-one discussion by calling 905-896-5200, or emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Mark your calendars for our Annual Easter Egg Hunt.

EVENT DATE: Saturday, April 15, 2017
LOCATION : Our Park
TIME:  10:030am - 11:00am (Please arrive 15 minutes early to sign in)

The Easter Bunny will make a special appearance!    We look forward to seeing you there.

This is a member-only event.  Please renew or sign up to participate prior to the event.

On Tuesday, March 28th Councillor Karen Ras be hosting a community meeting, along with Park Planning, to update residents with respect to the Multi-Use Hydro Trail.  Animal Services will also be in attendance, to address any coyote concerns. The meeting will be held at Lorne Park Secondary School, 1324 Lorne Park Rd., in the Lecture Hall, 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

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Back in August 2015, a film crew shot scenes for a Pilot for a TV series co-produced by Matt Damon and Ben Affleck's Pearl Street Productions, CBS Television Studios and Universal Cable Productions. The series called “Incorporated” recently began airing on Showcase in Canada and SyFy Channel in the US.  You can catch scenes in the very first episode, featuring some familar areas!

If you are interested in seeing the show, it is available for viewing online here:  http://www.showcase.ca/incorporated

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UPDATE:  The food and toy collection on Sunday was a tremendous success thanks to the many volunteers and generous neighbours in our amazing community.   With your help we were able to deliver approximately 2000 pounds of goodies to help families in need!

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.

Now that school is back and more children are roaming the neighbourhood, the importance of obeying speed limits and stop signs cannot be stressed enough.

Please note that Gear Shift Productions Inc will be filming interior scenes for a TV commercial “Hatchimals” at 622 Canyon Street on:

August 12 from 7:00am – 10:00pm

A permit has been issued to allow parking on:
One side of Canyon St from Infinity St to Gladwyne Crt/ Sienna St/ Vermillion Crt (no parking within 15m of the intersection and through the curves)

LPWRA CommunityCleanUp Header 850xWe are looking for volunteers to help with out annual cleanup of our community.   Bags and cleaning supplies will be provided by the City.

Just bring some friends and a spring-cleaning attitude.

DATE: SATURDAY MAY 28 | 9:00am - 12:00pm
Meeting point is Palette Park (South end of Watercolours)

Rain Day (if necessary ):  May 29, 2016 | 9:00am - 12:00pm

For more information or to sign up please This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

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

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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