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News for Britannia Farm & McLaughlin Road

Britannia Farm has been a staple in the community for over a thousand years. The Peel Board of Education owns the land and wants it preserved for outdoor educational studies and public enjoyment as a green space. 

To preserve this valuable asset, meetings have begun with the City and the Peel Board of Education to explore the opportunity to build a partnership. I have worked diligently since my days as a School Trustee to preserve the fifty-acre tree lot and develop a permanent oasis of natural space on Britannia Farm. 

The widening of McLaughlin Road has been a contentious issue; but I am pleased to announce that while the sugar bush is in the process of being maintained, the plans to widen McLaughlin Road are indefinitely scrapped!

 

Waste Collection Calendar

The Region has set up an online engine that displays your bi-weekly waste collection dates and whether your scheduled day has changed. By clicking here, you can enter your address and download your 2016 collection calendar. This colour-coordinated calendar indicates which carts to put out for the new bi-weekly waste collection.

To find out all you need to know about waste collection, visit The Region of Peel's website.

 

Senior $1 Bus Fare Extended

In June, Mississauga supported my motion to introduce a pilot project that will let seniors ride during off-peak hours for a $1 fare. This vulnerable segment of our population get a small break on transit so they can better connect with their communities. 

I have been receiving positive feedback ever since. The pilot project was initially supposed to end in December but has been extended until February!
 

Stormwater Charge: Council Considering Credit Program

City Council approved a working group to consider a stormwater credit program for residential properties that use stormwater best management practices. The group will report back to Council in the spring of 2016.

If you haven't done so already, property owners can use the Stormwater Charge Estimator to prepare for your first bill.

Helping Others After Snowfall

The City is asking residents to be a good neighbour by shovelling sidewalks in front of their homes to help others walking to school, work, appointments or those out for a winter stroll. You could also help out your elderly neighbours, or persons with disabilities, by clearing snow for them. 

For those unable to clear their snow, ask your neighbours or relatives if they could give you a helping hand this winter season.

City Launches ePlans

Starting this month, the City of Mississauga will be processing all building permits and site plan approvals online. Homeowners, businesses and design professionals can check on the status of their projects electronically. Those projects that are already in the system will continue to follow the previous process.

The ePlans Service website offers applicant guides and "How-to" videos to make the online process move more swiftly for you. Create An Account to get the ball rolling!

Other news from Ward 5 Mississauga

  • Celebration Square Ice Rink is open! This outdoor, urban ice-rink is open daily to the public. Don't own a pair of skates? Not to worry - they have rentals onsite. For more information about skate rentals, click here.
  • 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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