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SPRING / SUMMER 2012

Carlson
Councillor Wa r d 1 1
Bread & Honey Festival 40th Anniversary New Credit Mills Entrance Features New Multi-Use Trail in Meadowvale Village Creditview Bridge Redevelopment

George

Inside the Ward 11 Report ...

Councillor’s Message
Dear Neighbour, Welcome to the Spring/Summer 2012 edition of the Ward 11 Councillor’s Report. There are many exciting things happening in our community this season! The Bread & Honey Festival will be celebrating its milestone 40th anniversary this year, and an unforgettable celebration is being planned, so mark your calendars! The Canada Day celebration in Streetsville will be celebrating its 20th anniversary this year, and the committee is planning an amazing event, with great performers and a spectacular themed fireworks display to commemorate the Bicentennial of the War of 1812. In other news, the City is working on plans for redeveloping Creditview Bridge (north of Britannia Rd) to accommodate future transportation needs, as well as cyclists and pedestrians. The former Russell Langmaid school grounds, now a City park, will be receiving several improvements this summer, including a new playground piece, walkways, and additional seating. The Credit Mills entrance features, at Erin Mills Pkwy and Erin Centre Blvd, will also be improved with new stone entrance features, fencing, and landscaping. It’s an honour to serve as your Councillor, and I invite you to share your thoughts, suggestions and questions. Please don’t hesitate to contact us at (905) 896-5011 or george.carlson@mississauga.ca if there is anything we can do to help you and your family. Yours very truly,

Bread & Honey Festival 40th Anniversary
This year, the Streetsville Founders’ Bread & Honey Festival will celebrate 40 sweet years as a community festival! The Bread & Honey Festival has been a long-standing tradition in the Village of Streetsville since 1973 and has been going strong for 40 spectacular years! For its 40th anniversary, the Bread & Honey Festival will take a trip down memory lane, with a 1970s theme. The first B&H Festival was held in June 1973 to celebrate the founding of the Village of Streetsville; it was such an outstanding success that it became an annual community event. The theme of Bread & Honey originated from the importance of commerce in the community. The historic backbone of Streetsville’s local economy was its five major mill sites along the Credit River; honey was included to reflect the many small apiaries existing locally at the time. The 2012 B&H Festival will be held on the weekend of June 1, 2, & 3, so don’t forget to mark your calendars now! The 40th annual festival promises to be a truly spectacular celebration with the best line-up of performers and activities yet! On Friday, June 1, the festivities kick off with a “Battle of the Bands” featuring local high school bands and a spectacular line-up of performers on the main stage starting at 6pm, including Robyn Dell Unto, Groove Alter, and the Ballroom Babies pumping out the best tunes from the 70s. This year, the Masonic Lodge refreshment garden has been relocated beside the main stage for your listening pleasure. Don’t forget to swing by the Lions Carnival, with spectacular rides, concessions, and games all weekend long. On Saturday, June 2, join us for the Bread & Honey Parade at 10am, going south on Queen St., from Britannia Rd. to Old Station Rd. Check out the amazing live entertainment on the main stage starting at 12pm, including Justus, Little Peter & the Elegants, the North, and Fiddlestix. The Busy Bee Children’s Island Stage is back again this year on Saturday and Sunday, with great shows for kids, including variety shows, magic shows, musical shows, a petting zoo, pig racing, and more. Be sure to stop by the Rotary Consumer Market on Saturday and Sunday, from 10am-6pm at the Arena, as well as the Art, Crafts & Hobbies Marketplace on the Island. New this year are “Kayak the Credit” free kayaking lessons on the Credit River every hour on the hour, on Saturday and Sunday. On Sunday, June 3, join us for the delicious Rotary Pancake Breakfast starting at 8am in the Arena. Don’t miss the great line-up of performers starting at 12pm, including the Mississauga Big Band, the Tourists, and David Leask. For the fishing enthusiasts out there, head down to the banks of the Credit River on Sunday (south of the Island Bridge) from 9-11am for my annual Fishing Derby. The derby is open to children 16 and under. Please bring your own fishing gear, and get ready to fish for great prizes! The outstanding success of the Bread & Honey Festival would not be possible without the hard work of its dedicated volunteers. If you would like to volunteer at the 2012 festival, please e-mail info@breadandhoney.ca or call 905-8161640. For more information, please visit www.breadandhoney.com. See you at the 40th Annual Bread & Honey!

Residents of our community checking out the Lions Carnival at last year’s Bread & Honey Festival

Contact Information
300 City Centre Drive, 3rd Floor Mississauga, Ontario L5B 3C1 Tel: (905) 896-5011 Fax: (905) 896-5863 E-mail: george.carlson@mississauga.ca Website: www.georgecarlson.ca Twitter: @CarlsonGeorge

George Carlson

Spring/Summer Report

Councillor Ward 11

Creditview Road Bridge Improvements
The City of Mississauga’s Transportation and Works Department will be undertaking repair and rehabilitation of the Creditview Road Bridge, which is located over the Credit River, just north of Britannia Road. An evaluation report conducted in 2005 concluded that various repairs need to be undertaken to the bridge, which is a three span prestressed concrete girder bridge, constructed in 1967. In addition to undertaking repair and rehabilitation, the City is planning on widening the Creditview Road Bridge, which presently carries one lane of traffic in each north and south direction, to accommodate increased future transportation needs as a collector roadway. The rehabilitated bridge will also include a great multi-use trail on the west side and a sidewalk on the east side to safely accommodate cyclists and pedestrians. Renderings of the new Creditview Road Bridge located over the Credit River, just north of Britannia Road Construction is anticipated to commence in fall 2012, subject to approvals and permits that must be obtained from Credit Valley Conservation, the Ministry of Natural Resources, the Ministry of Environment, and other agencies. Once construction has commenced, it will take approximately 15 to 18 months to complete the work. The construction time frame takes into account in-water construction work as well. The Credit River is a cold water natural habitat and in-water construction in this area can only be undertaken during certain time periods. The City is presently undertaking a Class Environmental Assessment Study for this bridge rehabilitation project, which also includes the preliminary design. As part of this process, a Public Information Centre (PIC) was held for the community on March 21, 2012 at the Vic Johnston Community Centre. The session was well attended by the community, and residents were able to ask questions, learn more about the project, and offer comments and feedback to City staff. If you would like more information about this project or wish to provide comments/feedback, please contact Domenic Galati at 905-615-3200 x5792 or domenic.galati@mississauga.ca.

2012 Peel Cup
It’s that time of year again! It’s time for the 2012 Peel Cup hockey tournament at the Vic Johnston Community Centre. The Peel Cup is an informal hockey tournament that I’ve organized every year since 2008 to raise funds for local community groups and organizations in the Ward 11 community.
I came up with the idea for this tournament in 2008 to raise funds to assist with the reconstruction of the Vic Johnston CC, and the tournament has continued on to raise funds for other local groups and organizations in our community. Since its humble beginnings in 2008, the Peel Cup tournament has raised over $20,000 for local community groups

and organizations, including the Vic Johnston CC, Vita Manor, Mississauga Food Bank, Bread & Honey Festival, and the Meadowvale Village 150th Anniversary. This year’s tournament promises to be a great one, with 75 players participating on teams from Mattamy Homes, City of Mississauga, City of Brampton, Tim Horton’s, and Streetsville Village Times. Tournament winners get to keep the prized Peel Cup trophy for 1 year! The 2012 tournament will take place at Vic Johnston CC, from May 25 to 27, with the championship game being played on May 27 at 2pm. Games start at 5:30pm on May 25 and at 11am on May 26 and 27. This tournament supports some great causes, so please come out and watch the games! If you would like to participate or make a donation to the 2012 Peel Cup, please call 905896-5011 or e-mail george.carlson@mississauga.ca.

New Home for Our Local Cadet Corps
After over 40 years, the Streetsville Cadets have found a brand new home for their Cadet Centre. The new Streetsville Community Cadet Centre is now located at 170 Church Street, in the former Russell Langmaid Public School building. The school was built in 1939 and was the oldest continuing public school in Streetsville. The school was recently closed by the Peel District School Board in June 2010 and subsequently purchased by the City of Mississauga for community uses. The new Streetsville Community Cadet Centre is home to 3 cadet groups: Navy #139 Revenge, Army #105, and Sea #186 Haida. This year, these groups are celebrating 115 years of youth programming, with the Navy celebrating 30 years, Army celebrating 37 years, and Sea celebrating a remarkable 50 years of programming! The Cadets have a very long history in Streetsville and their programs and enrolment have grown significantly over the years. The Cadets were quickly outgrowing their old home, which was located at 69 Church Street in the old Streetsville Public Utilities waterworks building. The Cadets’ new home is a great new space, with several classrooms and a gymnasium for cadet drills, activities, and programs. I was, for many years, both a Navy League and Sea Cadet, and I truly enjoyed the experience and opportunity to serve. The National Cadet Program is one of Canada’s oldest youth programs, established in the late 1800s as part of a school program to train boys over the age of 12 in military skills and drill. Over a century later, the National Cadet Program remains the youth program of choice by helping prepare today’s young Canadians to become tomorrow’s leaders. For more information about the Streetsville Cadets and the Streetsville Community Cadet Centre, please call 905-826-4214.

Streetsville Cadets at the new Cadet Centre

George Carlson

Spring/Summer Report

Councillor Ward 11

Credit Mills Streetscape Improvements
This summer, the City will be undertaking a new streetscape redesign and improvement project in the Credit Mills community. The existing Credit Mills entrance features (pre-cast concrete pillars and wrought iron fencing), located at the intersection of Erin Mills Parkway and Erin Centre Boulevard, were installed many years ago and are in need of redesign and improvements. The new features and materials are designed to be environmentally sustainable, low maintenance, and long-lasting (frost and salt resistant). The remaining entrance features in the Credit Mills community are not scheduled for replacement at this time. Improvements to the north-east corner of the intersection will include: Replacing the existing concrete pillars with new Iron Eagle decorative fencing Installing a new armour stone entry feature with “Credit Mills” sign panel, as well as planting a variety of perennials and tall grasses Replacing asphalt between the Erin Mills Pkwy curb limit and the easterly edge of the centre median Improvements to the median and south-east corner of the intersection will include: Removing the existing concrete pillars and unit paving in the centre median Re-constructing the centre island to make a smaller island with concrete edging to surround new perennial/grasses planting bed Replacing the existing concrete pillars with new Iron Eagle decorative fencing on the south-east corner of Erin Centre Blvd A new naturalized planting bed behind the new decorative fencing on the slope towards the pond Replacing asphalt between the east side of the Erin Mills Pkwy curb limit and easterly edge of the centre median Some improvements were completed last year, including adjustments to the centre median curb, concrete curbing, and placement of granular and asphalt material for the road. The remainder of the construction work is scheduled to commence in May 2012 and will take approximately one month to complete. The perennials and tall grasses will be planted in June 2012. If you would like more information about this streetscape project, please contact Domenic Galati at domenic.galati@mississauga.ca or 905615-3200 x5792.

Rendering of improvements to the north-east corner

Rendering of improvements to the south-east corner

New Multi-Use Trail in Meadowvale Village
The City is constructing a new 1.7km multi-use trail in the Meadowvale Village community. This new multi-use trail is located on the south side of Derry Road, from Second Line West to McLaughlin Road. Construction of this trail began in fall 2011 and will be completed this spring. This new trail will provide a connection with the multi-use trail on the west side of Mavis, northwards from Derry Road. Planning is also underway for a connection on the western end of the trail to connect with the signed bike route on Second Line West and link to the multi-use trail that continues westward along Derry Road from Second Line to Financial Drive, Levi Creek Trail, and trails in the Meadowvale Conservation Area. In addition, the City is reviewing opportunities to accommodate cycling along McLaughlin Road, which was identified as a Primary Cycling Route in the Mississauga Cycling Master Plan. Mississauga has an extensive trail and pathway system, with over 315km of multi-use trails and park pathways and over 425km of cycling facilites, consisting of 66km of boulevard multi-use trails, 87km of off-road trails, 163km of park pathways, 38km of bicycle lanes, 6km of sharrows, and 69km of

signed bicycle routes on roadways that are considered “bicycle friendly.” For more information on the City’s extensive network of bikeways and trails, please visit www.mississauga.ca/cycling.

The new multi-use trail on the south side of Derry Road

Streetsville Cenotaph Redevelopment
The historic Streetsville Cenotaph monument, located at the intersection of Main Street and Queen Street, will receive a much needed redevelopment plan thanks to 8-80 Cities’ Make a Place for People project. In December 2011, the City of Mississauga, with assistance from my office, submitted an application for redevelopment of the Cenotaph under the Make a Place for People project. The project focuses on collaborating with communities to create, improve, and transform community public spaces into dynamic spaces that encourage community participation, civic engagement, physical activity, and sustainable communities. Planning and assessment of the existing Cenotaph site Community engagement through workshops, focus groups and place evaluations/assessments An action plan for the site, including renderings that reflect the community’s vision

The Cenotaph has been the centre of many community gatherings and ceremonies for over 70 years. The 18-foot Cenotaph was originally constructed in 1926, when the Streetsville Overseas Veterans Association, under the leadership of Major Rev. Frank Vipond (a local resident who served as a chaplain during the 8-80 Cities received 34 applications from interFirst World War), wanted to construct a memoested communities across Ontario, and only 8 rial to honour local soldiers who did not return successful communities were selected to particfrom WWI. The monument was officially ipate in this project. The City will be partnering unveiled on July 1, 1926 and is constructed of The historic Streetsville Cenotaph monument with the Streetsville Business Improvement locally made red brick and Credit Valley stone. Association to facilitate community engagement The Cenotaph now serves as a memorial to for this project. To assist with redeveloping the Cenotaph, 8-80 Cities will fallen soldiers from subsequent military conflicts, as well as those from provide the City with $25,000 in services, including the following: WWI. The Cenotaph site was also once the location of a band shell where concerts and fairs were held. Through the Make a Place for Data collection and analysis, which will be used to form a ‘comPeople project, the Cenotaph and Town Square will be transformed into a munity vision’ for the site great public space for our community.

George Carlson

Spring/Summer Report

Councillor Ward 11

2012 Canada Day Celebration
This year marks our nation’s 145th birthday, and what better way to celebrate this milestone than at our 20th annual Canada Day celebration in the heart of downtown Streetsville. The Canada Day celebration is always great fun for the whole family, and the 2012 celebration promises to be the biggest and best yet! The 2012 Canada Day celebration will be held on Sunday, July 1, 2012. This is the 20th annual Canada Day celebration in Streetsville, and it will feature an amazing parade and spectacular fireworks display, as well as more fun activities, events, and great performances for everyone to enjoy! This family event is free of charge, and celebrations will begin at 6pm on Main Street, with CBC Television’s Reshmi Nair returning as Master of Ceremonies for the evening. This year’s celebration features a spectacular fireworks display commemorating the Bicentennial of the War of 1812, as well as a special celebration for the Queen’s Jubilee. Bring the little ones and enjoy a wide variety of fun and exciting children’s activities, such as face painting, balloon animals, mascots, clowns, magicians, kiddie and adult striker games, craft tables, children’s entertainers, painting and artwork stations, and more! Don’t forget to grab a bite at the Rotary BBQ and catch the many amazing musical and dance performances, as well as an outdoor concert on the main stage. At 7pm, join in for the traditional Lion’s Club Cake cutting and singing of “Happy Birthday!” At 9:30pm, join the Streetsville Pipes & Drums for the Flag Raising Ceremony and parade to Memorial Park. Last but not least, kick back and enjoy the amazing fireworks display in Memorial Park at 10pm. The outstanding success of our Canada Day celebration would not be possible without the hard work and dedication of our community volunteers, who organize all of the venues, events, and activities. If you would like to volunteer at the 2012 celebration, please contact the Streetsville B.I.A. at 905-858-5974 or info@villageofstreetsville.com. Residents of our community enjoying the spectacular 19th annual Streetsville Canada Day Celebration in 2011

New Park Improvements
The City will be undertaking several park improvements to its newly acquired park on the south side of the Streetsville Community Cadet Centre site, located at 170 Church Street. The park, which is presently unnamed, was acquired by the City in the fall of 2010. Improvements to the new park will include: Walkways and a track for learning to ride a bike or tricycle New black vinyl chain link and decorative steel fencing An additional playground piece and sand play area Comfortable benches and large rocks for alternative seating Parking lot improvements New landscaping plantings (trees, shrubs, grasses and perennials) Removal of existing concrete bunker The metal lettering that is used to display the school’s name on the building wall will also be reused to form new words and incorporated onto the decorative fence that faces Church Street. The park will feature an innovative new play piece called the “Spinner Bowl,” which will allow children to climb in and spin around using their own body weight. Some great environmentally friendly features in this park include incorporating swales to encourage water filtration and landscaping mulch around the plantings to minimize water loss and increase nutrient availability. Construction for this project is expected to commence in June 2012 and will be completed by July 2012. I hope you and your family enjoy this new City park! For more information about this park project, please contact Virginia Kalapaca at virginia.kalapaca@mississauga.ca or 905-615-3200 x4813.
A rendering of the new City park on the south side of Streetsville Community Cadet Centre (formerly Russell Langmaid P.S.)

Important Numbers
Aircraft Noise Complaints416-247-7682 Animal Services 905-896-5858 By-law Enforcement 3-1-1 City (after hours) 905-615-3000 Courtneypark Library 905-615-4745 Dufferin Peel Catholic District School Board 905-890-1221 Enersource (Hydro) 905-273-9050 GO Transit 416-869-3200 Health Line Peel 905-799-7700 Ministry of Health 905-275-2730 Mississauga 311 3-1-1 Mississauga Ambulance 905-844-4242 Mississauga Fire 905-615-3777 Mississauga Transit 905-615-4636

Park Lights (City) Parking Control Peel District School Bd. Peel Regional Police Poison Control Centre Property Taxes Recreation & Parks Region of Peel River Grove CC Safe City Mississauga Snow Removal Streetlights (Enersource) Streetsville B.I.A. Streetsville Library Transhelp Vic Johnston CC Waste Management

905-615-4999 905-896-5678 905-890-1099 905-453-3311 416-813-5900 3-1-1 905-615-4100 905-791-7800 905-615-4780 905-615-6272 905-615-7669 905-566-2718 905-858-5974 905-615-4785 905-791-1015 905-826-3011 905-791-9499

Additional Service for Route 67- Streetsville GO
Beginning March 26, 2012, MiWay will provide additional transit service on Route 67-Streetsville GO to help meet the needs of transit riders in the Ward 11 community. This local route provides weekday transit service between the Artesian Drive/Credit Valley Road residential areas and the Streetsville GO Station during the morning and evening rush hours. MiWay will provide service to six morning eastbound GO trains to Toronto, and from six afternoon westbound GO trains from Toronto on the Milton GO line. This additional service is being introduced due to the recent cancellation of MiWay Route 33 – Erin Centre and Route 33A – Artesian – Streetsville GO. For more information about this additional service, please visit www.mississauga.ca/miway/streetsvillego

Contact Your Ward 11 Councillor, George Carlson
300 City Centre Drive, 3rd Fl, Mississauga, Ontario L5B 3C1 Tel: (905) 896-5011 Fax: (905) 896-5863 E-mail: george.carlson@mississauga.ca Website: www.georgecarlson.ca Twitter: @CarlsonGeorge

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