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Britannia Farm plan approved!

It’s a project that I’ve had my eye on since I was a school trustee, over 30 years ago. The Britannia Farm, 200 acres sitting right in the middle of the city, owned by the Peel District School Board, has been waiting for decades to become a vibrant, accessible community sanctuary where people can enjoy the outdoors and kids can learn and play.

I am so excited about the Britannia Farm Master Plan, which was approved by the PDSB last week. It will see the development of a living lab along Cooksville Creek, trails wandering through the sugar bush, a field centre for school kids, a historical farm and model gardens. A 32-acre pocket of land will be developed right on the coming Hurontario LRT line – combining mixed-use residential and commercial property with efficient transit and easy access to an urban oasis.

This plan has been a long time coming, but the rewards will be great. You can learn more about the approved plan, and how the City will work with the School Board to make this project a success, on the PDSB website.

It’s great news going into the holiday season! I hope you enjoy time with your family this holiday season. Looking forward to more exciting news in the 2017!

Merry Christmas,


Winter Maintenance
in Mississauga

 
With the first snowfalls of the season under our belts, now's a good time to review the City's snow removal programs and ways that you can stay up-to-date in the event of a snowstorm. 
  • Visit Mississauga Snow to track snow plows across the city and to learn about snow clearing service, parking and route maps
  • @MississaugaSnow on Twitter will provide up-to-the-minute updates
  • The Mississauga Roads app shows winter clearance status, road condition information and lets you track plow locations
  • Feel free to contact my office with any questions (905-896-5500), or call 905-615-SNOW for 24/7 information

Natural ice rink in Eastgate Park


Bundle up and enjoy the winter with a fun skate at Eastgate Park! Big thanks to the volunteer residents who work to set up and maintain the rink for the community to enjoy!

For more information about outdoor rinks in Mississauga visit www.mississauga.ca/parks

Use MiWay for free on New Year's Eve


Celebrate responsibly this New Year's Eve. MiWay service is free across Mississauga from 7pm on December 31 to 4am on January 1.

Kick off 2017 at Celebration Square with food trucks, live music and fireworks. See the schedule here

2017 Budget

Last week, Council approved the 2017 budget and business plan. You can review the budget and see how the City uses your hard-earned tax dollars here.

Pages B3 to B13 offer a summary of the budget, but you can hone in on what interests you in the rest of the document.

Active Mississauga Registration Open


Search for and register for 2017 programs at the Frank McKechnie Community Centre. Sports, swimming, March Break camps, fitness - there's something for everyone and all age groups!

Other news from Ward 5 Mississauga

  • Seniors' $1 bus fare for off-peak hours continues for another full year!
  • Low-income seniors and low-income persons with disabilities may be eligible for a Stormwater Charge Subsidy. Learn more here.
  • Connect to Mississauga with Pingstreet: use your smartphone to request a parking permit, report a problem, access Mississauga's latest news, upcoming events and more with Pingstreet - a free mobile app! Visit mississauga.ca/pingstreet to learn more.
  • Skate on the Square: The Celebration Square ice rink opened on Saturday, November 19th. Public skate hours are from 10 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. Please note the rink is patrolled weekdays from 4:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m., weekends from 10 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., and holidays.
  • Do you have a special event or other Ward 5 news? Let me know and I may be able to include it on my website or in the e-newsletter.
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Contact Carolyn at Carolyn.Parrish@Mississauga.ca or by calling 905-896-5500.

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