Your local MPP Mr. Charles Sousa is having a “Seniors’ Tea”, providing an opportunity for anyone who is a Senior, or has a Senior in their life, to discuss relevant issues with your local Member of Provincial Parliament and all are welcome! All the details are on the attached flyer.
THREE VILLAGES PUBLIC MEETING: The Lakeshore Corridor as a Complete Street
Monday, May 7 @ 7-9 p.m.
PORT CREDIT LEGION HALL, 35 Front Street North (map)
Citizens in Mississauga South are up against it! A long line of developers are saying to residents of Clarkson, Port Credit and Lakeview that they will ”go to the Board” (and have!) to impose their inappropriate plans on the community. We believe the Lakeshore Corridor, which includes 22km of Lake Ontario waterfront, is of provincial significance and can be a model for how to sustain and evolve historic communities without damaging their essential character. As citizens we are doing our part – but we need OMB reforms to ensure our provincially approved City and Regional Official Plans can continue to guide development according to the democratic vision for Mississauga South’s villages.
MPP Charles Sousa will speak about Enhancing our Villages and the need for OMB Reforms (including initiatives the government is taking) so that municipalities with approved Official Plans (like Mississauga) can have democratic control over their Planning decisions. Councillor Jim Tovey will inform us about pending applications along the Corridor. And Gary Kent, the City’s Director of Corporate Strategy and Innovation, will speak to how we can model a sustainable waterfront community all along The ‘Shore.
Then the RA reps will present: We are positively engaged in the public planning process and are evaluating an increasing number of individual development applications (largely along the Lakeshore Corridor) – we have now structured our evaluation process to streamline volunteer time and better (and more quickly) communicate our concerns to all parties — and be able to highlight success stories too!
Click the FLYER image to see the full-size version. See the TOPCA Meetings webpage for ongoing updates about the May 7th meeting. See you there!
Please find attached an invitation to our upcoming Hurontario-Main Light Rail Transit (LRT) Project Open Houses in Mississauga (Apr 25) and Brampton (Apr 26). The Project Team will provide information about the current stage of the Project, the design process and how to stay involved as the design proceeds.
Your contact information was provided to our team as you may have previously been associated with the project, or you or your organization may have an interest in learning about the current stage of the project.
Should you wish to be removed from this mailing list, please do not hesitate to reply to this e-mail and you will be removed.
We also kindly ask that you please forward this information to your colleagues or organization representatives should you wish not to participate in the project.
We hope that you can drop in and join us at the Open Houses. However, if time doesn’t permit, we’ll be pleased to provide updates as the design proceeds. The first round of stakeholder and public consultations is scheduled to begin in June, and we will be in touch again prior to then.
For previous Master Plan and other background information, including the Preferred Corridor Map showing the proposed LRT route from the Lakeshore in Port Credit north on Hurontario through Main Street in downtown Brampton, please visit the project online at www.hurontario-main.ca.
Should you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me.
Sandy E. Webster, MA
Hurontario-Main LRT Project
Project Consultant Team
Office 416.252.5311 ext 3806
INFORMATION SHEET REGARDING BIRCHWOOD PARK AREA
February 24, 2012
What is Fly Ash?
Fly ash is an ash by-product of coal-fired generating plants. In the 1950’s, the lands now known as Birchwood Park were the site of a sand and gravel quarry operation. In 1966, these lands were acquired by Ontario Hydro and were used to deposit fly ash produced at the Lakeview Thermal Generating Station from 1967 to 1972. Prior to the acquisition of this property by the City of Mississauga in 1974, the site was graded, covered with up to 2 feet of soil and landscaped by Ontario Hydro.
Does Fly Ash Pose a Health Concern in Birchwood Park?
There is fly ash present under a portion of Birchwood Park, however it is covered with soil, turf and/or asphalt.
While fly ash contains trace amounts of heavy metals such as arsenic, beryllium, chromium, copper, manganese and zinc, adverse health effects are associated only with prolonged, direct exposure to these substances through direct skin contact, inhalation of fine particle dust or ingestion by mouth.
No exposure or health issues are associated with normal park use.
On-going City Monitoring
The City actively monitors the areas of fly ash in two ways: monitoring ground water and regular visual inspections by Parks operational staff.
The nine ground water monitoring wells located along the perimeter of the fly ash deposit indicate that ground water continues to meet provincial standards.
Recent inspections and evaluations of the park have revealed areas where additional soil cover should be provided. A plan to address this was developed in 2011 for 2012 implementation.
Birchwood Park Plan
A public information meeting will be held in at the Lorne Park Secondary School on March 28, 2012 from 6 to 8 p.m. update residents on work planned for the park this year. This work includes replenishing soil depth coverage where required, pathway and sports field maintenance, vegetative planting and fencing natural areas to restrict public access and maintain tree health in wooded areas.
Development Site Abutting Birchwood Park
In June 2003 Clarkson Manors Inc. applied to permit development of lands on the north side of Lakeshore Road abutting Birchwood Park for residential and commercial uses. The planning process was typical of development applications submitted to the City. The public was canvassed and considered in the decision making process. City Council have not released the lands for development. A holding zone on the property requires that the developer satisfy a number of technical and servicing conditions. These conditions include full environmental site assessment and any required site clean up if applicable.
The partially constructed building abutting Lakeshore Road at the west end of the site was allowed for a temporary sales office, as approved on a temporary basis in accordance with the provisions of the provincial Planning Act and Building Code Act. No residential uses were approved for this building.
Vandyk Development Group, who recently purchased these lands, have approached the City to discuss the development of the property. The decision as to whether they will retain or remove the existing, partially completed structure remains with them. To date, no development applications have been received by the City; however, any future applications will also need to follow the planning process and satisfy any outstanding conditions in order to allow for any future development of these lands.
if you require more information contact the Ward 2 Office at 905-615-5200
TREE PERMIT BY LAW
There is quite a lot of interest, information and yes even misinformation on what we can or cannot do with trees on our property. What can developers do when they are preparing a lot for a new build or builders when doing a Reno?
The City is preparing new By Laws and you can be part of the process. You are invited to a public consultation where you will have the opportunity to review display boards outlining the proposed amendments, ask questions of staff and complete a survey. No formal presentations will be made. The PIC locations are not Ward specific, but you are invited to attend any one of the sessions if your schedule allows.
Urban Forestry has established the following three dates for public consultation on the proposed amendments
- · Saturday, May 12
Location: Mississauga Valley Community Centre – McCallion Room
1275 Mississauga Valley Blvd
Time: 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
- Monday, May 14
Location: St Gregory Elementary School – Gym
1075 Swinbourne Drive
Time: 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
- Wednesday, May 23
Location: Port Credit Memorial Arena – Credit Room
40 Stavebank Road
Time: 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm & 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
On March 31, 2012, an article regarding the proposed amendments to the By-law will be included in the Living Green insert in the Mississauga News. This will be the first public notification of the proposed amendments to the Tree Permit By-law and PIC dates.
You are encouraged to attend and have your voice heard. If you need further information contact
I.S.A. Certified Arborist
City of Mississauga
Community Services Department
Parks and Forestry Division
950 Burnhamthorpe Road West
P.O. Box 1850
MISSISSAUGA ON L4Y 3W6
PUBLIC INFORMATION MEETING
Queen Elizabeth Way Credit River Bridge
Preliminary Design and Class Environmental Assessment Study
Public Information Centre (PIC) #3
Thursday March 29, 2012
4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Brief presentation at 7:00 p.m.
Location: Anapilis Christian Community Centre, Hall B
2185 Stavebank Rd. (North of the QEW)
The Ontario Ministry of Transportation has initiated a Preliminary Design and Class Environmental Assessment (EA) Study to determine a long-term strategy to address the rehabilitation needs of the Queen Elizabeth Way (QEW) Credit River Bridge and to address the future requirements for the QEW from west of Mississauga Road to west of Hurontario Street. The study limits extend 3.5 km from west of Mississauga Road to west of Hurontario Street.
Input on the study is being facilitated through the study website www.qewcreditriverea.ca, a series of Public Information Centres (PICs) and community workshops. There have been two previous Public Information Centre meetings, this will be the third.
The PIC will be a drop-in style open house session to allow members of the public to review displayed material and discuss the study one-on-one with members of the Project Team. A brief presentation will be held at 7:00 p.m. to provide a study overview and introduce the Project Team.
The public is encouraged to attend.