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Canadian Cancer Society’s 8th Annual Spring Garden Tour 2013

Explore Beautiful Gardens of Lorne Park


MISSISSAUGA, Ontario–May 26, 2013 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. – Homeowners in the Lorne Park Neighbourhood have graciously agreed to open their picturesque gardens to the public for viewing on Sunday, May 26 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. to support the fight against cancer.

Paul Zammit an award winning gardener who is currently the Nancy Eaton Director of Horticulture at Toronto Botanical Garden, and has appeared both on television and in print, will enlighten garden tour visitors at Benares Historic House.  As well, to further enhance our visitors’ experience, local musicians will perform instrumental music in some of the gardens throughout the day.

For further information please contact the Canadian Cancer Society, 2227 South Millway, Suite 202 Mississauga, ON. L5L 3R6. (905) 608-8411 Pam Kiez ext.3857 or email


Advance Ticket price is $15.00

Ticket price on Tour Day is $20.00


All proceeds will be donated to the Canadian Cancer Society.

Mississauga Marathon

Announcing the Mississauga Marathon

Friday May 3rd to Saturday May 5th

The Marathon will follow the same route as 2012.

For full details go to


Tree Protection By-law Passed by City Council

Tree Protection By-law Passed by City Council


On November 28, 2012, the City of Mississauga passed the proposed amendments to the current tree By-law submitted by the Forestry Department in an attempt to provide greater protection to the tree canopy of our City.


The amendments, which come into effect March 1, 2013, reduce the number of trees individuals can remove without a permit and increase the fines associated with contravention of the By-law.   Provisions of the existing By-law and amendments made are listed below.


Many residents are unaware that Mississauga has had a city-wide tree By-law in effect since January 2006.  This By-law was passed in an attempt to help preserve the City’s tree canopy, mainly in the mature neighbourhoods in the south of the City.


Many residents living in these Wards (1 & 2 primarily) became concerned when individual property owners began to cut down mature trees in the community thus affecting the character of the neighbourhood and one of the primary reasons so many have chosen to live in these areas.


The current By-law allows a property owner to remove four trees without permit in the calendar year.  And while most residents felt this limit was acceptable and not restrictive to individual property owners’ rights, many in the community became angered when they experienced four trees being removed late in the year with another four trees coming down in January resulting in a “clear cutting” of a property.  This is not in contravention of the existing tree By-law.


Incidents in Gordon Woods during the summers of 2009/10 where there was blatant disregard to the tree By-law, primarily from infill/tear down housing, united a number of resident associations to have the City review the current tree By-law.


The City’s Forestry Department filed a Corporate Report February 8/2012 that formed the basis for the amendments to the existing tree By-law.  The City held public information sessions in May 2012 and input from residents assisted with the final revisions presented to Council at the November 21 General Meeting. Copy of the Report can be accessed through the following link:


These amendments were supported through Deputations presented by Miratnet, Credit Reserve Association, Halton Peel Biodiversity Network and the Whiteoaks Lorne Park Community Association.


Council passed the By-law, to be known as the “Private Tree Protection By-law”, with virtually no opposition or debate.  Quite the opposite in that the important role a healthy and growing tree canopy provides to all residents of Mississauga was recognized and that all property owners, private and public, need to act responsibly.  The changes to the existing tree By-law more closely align tree preservation with the City’s own initiatives such as the Living Green Master Plan which includes the planting of 1 million trees over the next 20 years.


The benefits from effective tree preservation and planting will accrue tomorrow and for generations to come.


1. Size and Number of Trees:


  Existing By-law Amended By-law
Individual Trees N/A N/A






Multiple Trees


Permit required to remove 5 or more trees greater than 15cm (6 in) in diameter per calendar year.


Permit NOT required to remove up to 4 trees greater than 15 cm diameter per calendar year.


Permit NOT required to remove any trees with diameter of 15 cm or less.

Permit required to remove 3 or more trees greater than 15 cm (6 in) in diameter per calendar year.



Permit NOT required to remove up to 2 trees greater than15 cm diameter per calendar year.



Permit NOT required to remove any trees with diameter of 15 cm or less.


2.  Tree Replacement Policies & Costs:


  Exiting By-law Amended By-law



Replacement Trees



1 replacement tree for every healthy tree removed

1 replacement tree for every healthy tree removed less than 50 cm (20 in) in diameter


2 replacement trees for every healthy tree removed 50 cm in diameter or greater

Contribution to Corporate Replacement Tree Planting Fund Every replacement tree not planted on site

$430/tree (2012)

Every replacement tree not planted on site

$452/tree (2013)




3.  Offences & Penalties:


  Existing By-law Amended By-law
  First Conviction


$10,000 ((max) or

$1,000/tree (whichever is greater)


Subsequent Convictions


$25,000 (max) or

$2,500/tree (whichever is greater)

First Conviction


$25,000 (max)

$2,500/tree *(max)



Subsequent Convictions


$50,000 (max) or

$5,000/tree* (max)


* $500/tree (min)

  First Conviction


$50,000 (max) or $5,000/tree (whichever is greater)


Subsequent Conviction


$100,000 (max) or

$10,000/tree (whichever is greater)



First Conviction


$50,000 (max)

$5,000/tree* (max)


Subsequent Conviction


$100,000 (max)

$10,000/tree* (max)


*$500/tree (min)



4. Permit Fees


Existing By-law Amended By-law

$336 for removal of up to 5 trees greater than 15 cm (6 in) in diameter


$75 for each additional tree removed

Maximum fee capped @ $1,505




$336 for removal of up to 3 trees greater than 15 cm (6 in) in diameter


$75 for each additional tree removed

No maximum fee


Whiteoaks Lorne Park Area – 425 million Years Ago to Present

Whiteoaks Lorne Park Area – 425 million Years Ago to Present


The Whiteoaks Lorne Park area has been on the equator, under ice, submerged in lake water, located near a resort destination and inspired a bestselling series of novels. Read on to find out more.


As a member of the Mississauga Heritage Advisory Committee, I thought it was important for me to refresh my memory of the history of Mississauga and the Whiteoaks Lorne Park area. As such, I thought a brief summary would be of interest to fellow residents. My thanks to Heritage Mississauga historian Matthew Wilkinson and local historian Richard Collins who reviewed for accuracy, and the other source material I refer to at the bottom of this article:


  • 425 million years ago, North America was part of one huge land mass and Rattray Marsh, just south of Whiteoaks Lorne Park, was at the equator. (1)


  • 12,000 years ago, glaciers two kilometres high scraped across Whiteoaks Lorne Park. (2)


  • As glaciers receded, the lake (then known as Lake Iroquois) flooded its banks with Whiteoaks Lorne Park underwater as the shoreline lapped up to what is now Mavis Road and Dundas Street. (3)


  • Over the next 500 years, the lake slowly receded to form the current shoreline allowing Whiteoaks Lorne Park landscape to develop.


  • 10,000 years ago, aboriginal North Americans lived and hunted in the area, and it remained this way for over 9,000 years. (4)


  • The first Europeans in the Whiteoaks Lorne Park area may have occurred in the early 1600’s. (5)


  • August 2, 1805, Treaty 13-A, known locally at the First Purchase, turning over some 70,784 acres of land, excluding 1-mile on each side of the Credit River to a depth of six miles, marked today by Eglinton Avenue; Treaty 19, known locally as the Second Purchase, was signed on October 28th, 1818, turning over some 648,000 acres, all land north of the 6-mile line (Eglinton Avenue); and Treaties 22 & 23, known as the Credit Treaties, signed on February 20th, 1820, turning over land within the 1-mile reserve on each side of the Credit River as set aside in Treaty 13-A, with the exception of a 200 acre parcel of land and the establishment of a Crown-owned Credit Indian Reserve.Current day Indian Road marked the 1805 1-mile border. (6)


  • 1806. The land where Whiteoaks Lorne Park is today was surveyed as part of a Cadastral Survey of Toronto Township (or the Township of Toronto) under the direction of Major Samuel Wilmot (also referred to as the Old Survey and as Wilmot’s Survey). Land grants within this survey where made available in late 1806, with the first land being granted in the Whiteoaks Lorne Park area in 1807. (7)


  • In 1820, a reserve was created located where Mississaugua* Golf and Country is today, but over time, the majority re-located to the New Credit First Nation Reserve near Hagersville where Mississaugas continue to reside today. (8)


  • In 1879, Lorne Park 30 hectare resort area (now known as Lorne Park Estates) was established south of the Lakeshore. The Resort took the name Lorne Park before the village did, even though settlement north of Lakeshore Road was much earlier, however no centralized village developed until later. Early settlers would have relied on services, schools, churches, and mail in the nearby villages of Clarkson, Sheridan, Port Credit and/or Erindale. (9)


  • The farming village north of Lakeshore (and the resort) were named after the Marquis de Lorne, Governor General of Canada from 1878-1883. (10)


  • The village received its name when the first Post Office opened in 1892. (11)


  • The village of Lorne Park and Whiteoaks were made up of six lots. See map below. (12)


  • Lorne Park was never incorporated nor were exact boundaries established . (12)


  • Whiteoaks takes its name inspiration from the works of Mazo de la Roche (author of Jalna series or also known as the Whiteoak Chronicles), as do many other street names. Like Lorne Park, the exact boundaries are unclear . (12)



  • In, Whiteoaks, Lorne Park and throughout Mississauga, we are constantly building new heritage, as heritage does not just mean old buildings. Nor does it just mean individual buildings as Old Port Credit and Meadowvale Village are recognized as heritage districts. It also means recognizing important cultural landscapes like Lorne Park Estates or our friends just to the south at Rattray Marsh, and as we all now know, the former equator.


  • Walk, run or ride your own heritage trail. In addition to the web sites noted above, you can also visit the new City of Mississauga web site that brings all culture and heritage properties, 2 districts and cultural landscapes into one place at:




Book References (available at your library or can be purchased at Heritage Mississauga


(1)    page 39, The First 10,000 Years

(2)    page 3, In the Footsteps of the Mississaugas

(3)    page 3, In the Footsteps of the Mississaugas

(4)    page 59, The First 10,000 Years (my summary)

(5)    page 27, In the Footsteps of the Mississaugas (my summary)

(6)    page 50, In the Footsteps of the Mississaugas with further content from Matthew Wilkson

(7)    per Matthew Wilkson

(8)    page 59, In the Footsteps of the Mississaugas

(9)    page 175, The Lost Village of Mississauga with further content from Matthew Wilkson

(10)  page 176, The Lost Village of Mississauga

(11)  page 176, The Lost Village of Mississauga

(12)  as provided by Matthew Wilkinson and Richard Collins

*this is the correct spelling of the golf course


Other source material can be found at and encourage readership of “Lorne Park: Dreams of Long Ago”, by Verna Mae Weeks.

Find what concession and lot  number your house now resides on!


The map below represents outlines the original concession lines and lot numbers of Whiteoaks, Lorne Park,  and surrounding area.(12)




Home for the Holidays – Museums of Mississauga

Pumpkin Parade

Pumpkin Parade

The 3rd annual Pumpkin Parade took place on Thursday November 1st.
Once again, hundreds of uniquely carved pumpkins were dropped off at Whiteoaks Park, to live one
more day. Pumpkins of all shapes and sizes sat proudly on display along the winding pathways of the
park. There were scary faces, happy faces, mean faces and faces of rock bands. There were other
carvings that weren’t faces at all and even several that were built into a snowman.

The parade was brought to life at 7pm when all the pumpkins were lit. Residents walked along the
parade route viewing one spectacular pumpkin after another.
There were lots of smiles as everyone gathered around to warm up with hot chocolate and meet with
friends and neighbours.
A wonderful time was had by all.

The Directors of the Whiteoaks Lorne Park Community Association would like to thank everyone who
volunteered to help make the Pumpkin Parade such a successful community event.

Special Acknowledgements go to:

Tim Hortons Lakeshore Rd., Clarkson, for the tasty hot chocolate

Region of Peel Works Department, for providing a dumpster and taking away the pumpkins for recycling

Whiteoaks Tennis Club, for providing lighting for the entrance area

G. Edick and Sons Landscapling Ltd., for providing 2 John Deere Gators used to collect the pumpkins

All those people who lent us wheelbarrows

Christmas in Clarkson

Christmas in Clarkson is just around the corner. We encourage you to invite all your family & friends on Nov 29th @ 7pm to 1880 Lakeshore Rd W.

Bring a mug for free hot chocolate& a non perishable food item for The Compass. There will be a petting zoo, caroling and musical entertainment from local churches and community groups. Rumor has it that Mr. & Mrs. Claus will be arriving by fire truck too.

The Victoria Baker Street Carolers will once again be strolling the Village from 4pm.

We have encouraged our businesses to decorate their storefronts for the holidays

Special thanks to Holcim Canada & Chartwell Baptist Church for partnering with us. I have attached a poster, if you are able to post on your Facebook or website we would appreciate it.

We look forward in seeing you all there



Roxanne McKenzie, CAIB

Chair, Clarkson BIA

Heart and Stroke Volunteer Opportunity

We received this request for Volunteers. If you are interested, please contact Rheya below


My name is Rheya Mall and I am the Heart Month Coordinator for the Heart and Stroke Foundation Peel Office. I would love some information regarding the possibility promoting a Heart and Stroke Volunteer opportunity for Whiteoaks Lorne Park residents.


The Heart and Stroke Foundation is looking for volunteers to help us out in the month of February by going door-to-door in the neighbourhood collecting donations for the Heart and Stroke Foundation’s Heart Month Campaign. It is a wonderful volunteer opportunity as well as a chance to connect within the community!


We already have dedicated volunteers in Mississauga but would love to extend our presence. If you are interested, please contact me for further details


Rheya Mall

Area Coordinator, Person to Person-Peel Area Office, Ontario | Heart and Stroke Foundation

T 905 451 0021 | E­

2012 Crime Prevention Conference

Please note that ticket sales for Safe City Mississauga’s 2012 Crime Prevention Conference are now open. This year’s conference will be held on Friday, November 9th from 9:00am-3:30pm, at the University of Toronto Mississauga.


We have a great lineup of speakers, including Constable Scott Mills, Social Media Officer & Legal Graffiti Art Coordinator for the Toronto Police Service and Social Media Advisor to Crime Stoppers International. Scott has spoken all over North America about how tools like Twitter, Facebook, and Google Plus can be used to stop, and ultimately prevent, crime. During his session, he will share how social media can be used effectively for community success and safety.


Please see the attached documents for more information on this year’s conference. You can also visit our website to read abstracts for all of our speakers, or to register to attend at Tickets for the conference are $100 (not including HST).

CPC 2012 Flyer

CPC 2012 Speaker List Web

2012 CPC Itinerary



Town Meeting – Another Cell Tower to be constructed on Lorne Park road

October 15 Town Flyer


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