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WARD 11 COUNCILLORS REPORT PRINT EDITION

2013 City and Region Budgets 2013 Bread & Honey Festival Streetsville Town Square Project 2013 Budget at a Glance
Mississauga residents received a 2.6 per cent increase on their total tax bill this year. This means an increase of $116 on a home assessed at $451,000 or $26 per $100,000 assessment. Approximately 30 cents of every dollar you pay on your property tax funds City programs and services. The balance of your property tax dollarsare shared with the Region of Peel (46%) and the Province (24%) for education. The remainder of the Citys funding for programs and services (30%) comes from user fees like transit fares, recreation program fees, and development revenues. The 2013 City budget includes a $641 million operating budget and $137.5 million capital budget. The budget includes $2.9 million to fund new initiatives and a $6.9 million capital infrastructure and debt repayment levy. We were also able to identify and achieve $5.9 million in cost savings this year. Some highlights of the 2013 budget include: Preserving services and operations, such as recreation facilities and programs, library services, park maintenance, street lighting and winter maintenance Capital infrastructure projects such as the redevelopment and renovation of Rivergrove and Meadowvale Community Centres, rehabilitation of bridges and major roads, and lifecycle repairs to City facilities including pool rehabilitation and structural/repairs at City Centre Transit Terminal

SPRING/SUMMER 2013

Meadowvale Village HCD Update 2013 Canada Day Celebration NEW Ward 11 Community Website
$51 million over the next 10 years for the Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) management plan to treat the City's ash trees

Assessments Impact Budget Average On Total Increase Tax Bill $100,000 Home $451,000 City Region Education Tax Change

7.0% 1.1% 0.0%

2.1% 0.5% 0.0%

$20 $6 $0

$90 $26 $0

The Regions budget includes a $1.9 billion operating budget and a $930 million capital budget. The current budget provides resources to support day-to-day operations. The capital budget provides resources to acquire, improve, or maintain land, buildings, roads, watermains, pumping stations, machinery, and equipment. The 2013 Region of Peel budget provides funding to support the following regional services: 17,000 Ontario Works cases per month 500,000 accessible transportation trips 17,766 social housing units/beds/homes 4,420 subsidized child care spaces with 800 spaces for children with special needs More than 500,000 tonnes of waste managed per year 703 beds available or 256,595 resident days of care in five long term care homes 50,000 children provided with dental screening, 11,000 in need of urgent treatment 600 million litres per day of wastewater collected and treated for approximately 300,000 customer accounts 570 million litres per day of municipal water treated, transmitted, and distributed

2.6%

$26

$116

New initiatives, including additional transit service hours, the opening of the new Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) late next year, improved boulevard maintenance, and increased grants to community service groups Increased funds to ensure proper maintenance of the Citys $8 billion in infrastructure, (roads, bridges, sidewalks, streetlights and traffic lights, community centres, libraries, pools, arenas, fire stations, parks, pathways, playground equipment, buses, bus shelters, and vehicles) and debt repayment

For more budget information, please visit: www.mississauga.ca/budget or www.peelregion.ca.

New Multi-Use trail on Creditview Road


Ward 11 residents will soon be able to enjoy another new multi-use trail on Creditview Road. The trail is being constructed as part of the Mississauga Cycling Master Plan, which identified Creditview Road as a Primary Boulevard Route and an ideal location for a multi-use trail. The new trail will be built on the west side of Creditview Road, from Britannia Road West to Sir Montys Drive. This will be a continuation of a trail that will be built on the west side of Creditview Road West from Bristol Road West to Britannia Road West. As part of the reconstruction of the Creditview Road Bridge over the Credit River, the new trail will be located on the west side of the bridge and continued over to Kenninghall Boulevard. The new multi-use trail will be approximately 300 meters in length and will be designated for shared use by cyclists, pedestrians, and skaters. An observation platform will also be provided along the trail route, on the Creditview Road Bridge over the Credit River, which is a another future phase of this new trail. The trail is being constructed as part of the 2013 Multi-Use Trail construction program and construction is anticipated to begin in summer/fall 2013. The budget for this trail is approximately $108,000. For more information about the new trail, please contact Jacquelyn Hayward Gulati, Manager of the Cycling Office, at jacquelyn.haywardgulati@mississauga.ca or 905-615-3200 ext. 5107.
Rendering of new multi-use trail on Creditview Rd.

COUNCILLOR GEORGE CARLSON, WARD 11 905-896-5011

GEORGE.CARLSON@MISSISSAUGA.CA

WWW.GEORGECARLSON.CA

2013 Bread & Honey Festival


The Bread & Honey Festival has been a longstanding tradition in the Village of Streetsville since 1973 and has been going strong for 41 spectacular years! This year, the theme of the Festival is Homecoming. Invitations were sent to past Streetsville Secondary School students inviting them to come home to Streetsville for a memorable high school reunion celebration during the Bread & Honey weekend. The 2013 B&H festival will be held on the weekend of May 31, June 1 & 2, so mark your calendars now! The 41st annual festival promises to be a truly spectacular celebration with an amazing line-up of performers and activities! On Friday, May 31, 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 5pm, including the GiGi Sisters, James Faulkner, and the Christian James Band pumping out some great tunes. Also, dont forget to swing by the Lions Carnival, from 4pm-11pm, with thrilling rides, concessions, and games all weekend long. On Saturday, June 1, join us for the Bread & Honey

parade at 10am, going south on Queen St., from Britannia Rd. to Old Station Rd., and dont forget to check out the amazing live entertain-

Childrens Island Stage is back again this year on Saturday and Sunday, with great activities for kids, including face painting, pony rides, train rides, Rona Crafts for Kids, Girl Guides Crafts, and more. Be sure to stop by the Rotary Consumer Market on Saturday and Sunday, from 10am-6pm at Streetsville Arena and the Art, Crafts & Hobbies Marketplace on the Island. On Sunday, June 2, join us for the delicious Rotary All You Can Eat Pancake Breakfast from 9am 2pm at the Vic Johnston Community Hall. Net proceeds from the breakfast go to support the Easter Seal Kids of Mississauga. Also, don't miss the great line-up of performers starting at 12pm, including the Mississauga Big Band, the North, and Robyn Dell Unto. The outstanding success of the Bread & Honey Festival would not be possible without the hard work of its dedicated volunteers. The festival is completely run by community volunteers who organize all of the events and venues. If you would like to volunteer at the festival, please call Christine, at 416-562-4140 or send an e-mail to connect@christinesimundson.ca. For more info, please visit www.breadandhoney.com. See you at the Bread & Honey!

m e n t on the main stage starting at 12pm, including Justus, Streetfire, Simp@tiA Brazilian Band, and Fiddlestix. The Busy Bee

2013 Canada Day Celebration


Canada Day celebrations in Streetsville are always great fun, and the 2013 celebration promises to be spectacular! The 2013 Streetsville Canada Day celebrations will be held on Monday, July 1, 2013. This is the 21st annual Canada Day celebration in Streetsville. It will feature a spectacular fireworks display, as well as more fun activities, events, and great performances to enjoy! This family fun event is FREE and celebrations will begin at 6pm in Streetsville Memorial Park. Bring the kids and enjoy fun and exciting childrens activities, including carnival games, face painting, balloon animals, mascots, clowns, magicians, kiddie and adult striker games, craft tables, childrens entertainers, painting and artwork stations, and more! Grab a delicious bite to eat at the Rotary BBQ and catch the many amazing live musical and dance performances on the main stage. At 7pm join in for the traditional Lions Club Cake cutting and singing of Happy Birthday! After the cake cutting, join the Streetsville Pipes & Drums for the Flag Raising Ceremony. At the end of the night, kick back and enjoy the amazing fireworks display at 10pm. The outstanding success of Streetsvilles Canada Day celebrations would not be possible without community volunteers. If you would like to volunteer at the 2013 Canada Day celebration, please contact the Streetsville B.I.A. at info@villageofstreetsville.com or 905-858-5974.

New Ward 11 Community Website Launched


Our new and improved Ward 11 community website, available at www.georgecarlson.ca, was launched in the New Year, and I am pleased to see residents already using its great new features. The new website features useful information that will keep you and your family well informed of municipal issues and well connected to municipal, provincial, and federal resources and services. The new website features the following sections and features:

1. Home Page- Features a great selection of Ward 11 images, links to my social media sites and a live Twitter feed!

Meadowvale Village Gazebo Restoration


The decorative gazebo located at Derry Road and Old Mill Lane, in Millstone Park, received a much needed renovation last year. The gazebo, which has been a part of Meadowvale Village for over 20 years, was originally constructed by Canada Post in 1990. As part of the renovation, City Parks Staff installed engineered metal posts and ground sleeves with cedar panels. The railing and panels were removed and replaced with tongue and groove cedar material. The renovated gazebo was also provided with power service for the first time, in preparation for the Meadowvale Village Christmas tree lighting festivities. A power pedestal, underground power line, and receptacle were installed to prepare the gazebo for the tree lighting festivities. A photocell controlled light fixture was also installed inside the gazebo to provide year-round lighting. The renovated gazebo looks great! I am looking forward to this years tree lighting festivities in the Village.

2. Biography- Information about me and the committees I'm involved with at the City and Region 3. Issues- An informative section on important municipal issues, such as budget, transit, arts & culture, environment, heritage, older adults, and safety 4. News- Includes a Google community event calendar with community events and my print and e-newsletters 5. Media- news articles/editorials/speeches I have written, Picasa photo gallery, and Streetsville Village Times articles 6. FAQs- Frequently asked questions about various municipal issues, such as by-laws, animal services, zoning, etc. 7. Links- A variety of useful links to City, Regional, Provincial, and Federal government programs and services 8. Contact Us- Online contact form, online greeting/certificate request forms, and information on volunteering with the Ward 11 office

Streetsville Town Square Project

people (aged 19-50) were observed using the Square. The most popular activity was walking (62%); followed by sitting at the Square (15%); going This year will be an exciting year for Streetsville. to Murphys to get ice cream (5%); biking (2%); and Plans are underway to revitalize and transform the maintenance (2%). 90% of people observed spent Town Square into a vibrant and exciting public space. less than 10 minutes there. As the observations The present Town indicate, the Town Square, which Square was not being houses the used to its full potential Cenotaph as a dynamic space, monument, has and it has great potential been an enduring to be transformed into feature of an exciting community downtown space for concerts, Streetsville for festivals, markets, etc. nearly 90 years. To begin creating a Plans to revitalize shared community vision the Town Square for the Town Square, began in public engagement December 2011, sessions were held in when the City of fall 2012, and many Mississauga, with interesting ideas were support from my generated and shared office, submitted MP Brad Butt and Councillor Carlson are pleased with the plans to by the community. In renovate the Streetsville Town Square. Over $3 million dollars will be an application for fact, over 600 ideas to invested in this project. revitalization of the revitalize the Town Town Square, under Square were collected at the 8-80 Cities Make a Place for People project. The the engagement sessions. Some of the suggestions Make a Place for People project focuses on submitted include the following: collaborating with communities to create vibrant and dynamic public spaces that are shaped by the communitys vision for the space. 8-80 Cities received 34 applications from interested communities across Ontario, and Streetsville was awarded $25,000 in services to revitalize the Town Square. Last summer, 8-80 Cities conducted a number of site visits to observe the number of individuals using the Square and understand how the space is used. During four days of observations, approximately 860 A Shared Space: Safe for cyclists, pedestrians and drivers, where vehicles will travel at a low speed Farmers Market: Farmers markets and markets taking place in the square Music and Movies: Movies and a wide range of concerts during the summer Community Events and Activities: Events,

activities, and programs to help build community (open air movie nights, concerts etc.) History: Recognition of the unique heritage and history of Streetsville to be highlighted in the Town Square Sitting and Gathering Spaces: Places where people can sit and gather at the Square (e.g. benches, tables, gazebos) Cafs, Food & Market Programs: Cafs surrounding the square and other events that can gather the community to the Town Square Road Changes: Physical changes in the traffic infrastructure, such as speed limitations and removal of parking spaces, while still allowing two-way traffic, driveway access, and a dropoff area The Cenotaph: Retained at this location and enhanced to reduce vandalism and inappropriate use

I am happy to report that the Town Square Project was selected to receive $1 million in infrastructure funding from the Federal Government, through MP Brad Butt, under the Community Infrastructure Improvement Fund (CIIF). The gross budget for the Town Square Project is approx. $3,100,000. To be eligible for CIIF funding, projects must be substantially completed by March 31, 2014, which means that the Town Square will be redeveloped relatively quickly over the coming year. Construction on the Town Square is expected to begin in July 2013, after Canada Day. For more information about the Streetsville Town Square Project, please contact Randy Jamieson, Project Manager, at (905) 615-3200 ext. 4133 or randy.jamieson@mississauga.ca.

Remnant of the Guelph-Toronto Radial Railway Discovered in Meadowvale Village


A historic piece of the Toronto-Guelph Radial Railway has been discovered in Meadowvale Village. The remnant is an old ticket booth building believed to be from the Radial Railway depot station in the community of Dixie, in southeast Mississauga. This Toronto-Guelph Radial Railway line opened in 1917 and connected Toronto and Guelph, with stops in Mississauga at Cooksville and Meadowvale Village. This Radial Line was discontinued in 1931, due to frequent accidents and competition from the automobile. The ticket booth is a small frame building with gable roof, cedar shingles, and shiplap siding and contains the original ticket holder window openings and wooden door. It is believed that the building was moved to Meadowvale Village by the property owner between 1970 and 1990. The ticket booth will be relocated to the Halton County Radial Railway Museum in Milton. The museum educates the public about the electric railway history of Ontario and Canada and operates historic streetcars, radial cars, and work cars. The oldest rail car in the museums collection dates from the late 1800s. For more information about the Halton County Radial Railway Museum, visit www.hcry.org.
Old ticket booth from the Radial Railway

Meadowvale Village Heritage Conservation District Plan Update


The Meadowvale Village Heritage Conservation District Plan, which was originally developed in 1980, is being updated this year to reflect significant changes made to the Ontario Heritage Act (OHA) in 2005. Meadowvale Village was one of the original historic villages that were amalgamated to form the Town of Mississauga in 1968. The origin of Meadowvale Village predates Confederation by almost half a century, when Squire John Beatty led a caravan of twenty-nine families, on May 1st, 1819, from New York to the area that is now Meadowvale Village. These newcomers found their chosen land densely covered by extensive pine forests, and the area was aptly named Meadowvale to reflect the quiet, pastoral beauty that greeted these early pioneers. Over a century later, Meadowvale Village continues to thrive as one of Ontarios few remaining communities with the special character and physical charm of the mid to late nineteenth century. Although Meadowvale

Village is situated in a highly urbanized area, it has continued to retain and maintain its special historic character. From any direction, the village appears quite distinct nestled among mature

as a rare gem that connects us to our early history. On November 27, 1980, Meadowvale Village became Ontarios first Heritage Conservation District (HCD), which is a defined area of buildings and properties designated under the Ontario Heritage Act. HCDs enable cities to develop guidelines and plans that ensure the conservation, protection, and enhancement of historically significant areas. The Meadowvale Village HCD Plan went on to become the model for other HCD Plans in the 1980s and has served Meadowvale Village well for many years. The update to the HCD Plan will include the following: An in-depth historical analysis of each property within the District; Revising and updating guidelines and policies for alterations to structures and property within the District; Making the necessary changes to the Citys Official Plan and Zoning Bylaws to support the updated Plan For more information about the updated Heritage Conservation District Plan, please visit www.mississauga.ca/heritage.

trees, with historic houses and narrow laneways that result in a cohesive heritage community. In a city that is highly developed, urbanized, and contemporary, Meadowvale Village stands apart

Issues in Brief

Scout Chosen as Youth Spokesperson Deanna Di Vito (1st Streetsville Scouts) has been chosen as a Youth Spokesperson (YSP) for Scouts Canada. Deanna was one of eleven youth in Canada who were selected to be a YSP. The YSP was launched in 2010 to provide outstanding youth scouters with the opportunity to share their passion for scouting. Deanna is 16 years old and a student at Cawthra Park SS. She began her Scout Leader, Deanna Di Vito career with the Scouts in 2004 and The addition of this new municipal has achieved numerous levels of lot will also expand the existing parking lot located on leadership and awards over the years. As a YSP, the west side of Church Street, opposite the Vic Deanna hopes to promote the values of Scouting Johnston Community Centre. Streetsville currently through social media, newspapers, interviews and has 6 municipal parking lots and 142 total spaces in presentations. She is planning to recruit more Venturer youth (ages 14-17) to join the program. She these lots. Streetsville also has 67 on-street parking spaces along Queen Street South. The City will be will be organizing a special event where all of the Scout Troops in Mississauga will have the opportunity undertaking a Parking Strategy in Streetsville in 2014, which will serve as a plan for future parking initiatives to visit with different Scout Venturer Companies and and projects. sign-up. Congratulations Deanna!

New Parking lot in Downtown Streetsville A new municipal parking lot will be constructed in downtown Streetsville this summer. The parking lot will be located behind 275-277 and 279 Queen Street South and will add 14 new parking spaces to the area. Construction will begin in July or August and will take approximately 6 weeks to complete. Sustainable and environmentally friendly materials, such as permeable pavers, will be used to construct this parking lot.

Summer ART Attack Come Join the fun! If youre looking for something fun to do this summer, check out Summer ART Attack, presented by the Living Arts Centre. Summer ART Attack will feature amazing FREE performances, drumming, theatre, arts, crafts, and dance! Stop by and check out cool hip-hop performances, join in Circle with Rhythmbased activities using drums and other percussion instruments, and dont miss DuffleBag Theatres performance of The Three Musketeers! Summer ART Attack will be held Monday, July 22, 2013 & Tuesday, July 23, 2013, from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 139, 101 Church Street, in Streetsville. Second Line Bridge Update As you are aware, the Ministry of Transportation Ontario (MTO) has plans in place for the expansion of Highway 401, from the Highway 410/403 interchange to east of the Credit River. This expansion will involve the permanent removal of the Second Line West vehicle bridge over Highway 401. The City is looking into incorporating a pedestrian/ cyclist overpass as part of the MTOs widening project. To date, the MTO has not received any funding for the highway construction, so no time frame has been established for this project.

DID YOU KNOW? The Hidden Costs of Blue Box Litter Although blue boxes help us collect our recyclables, did you know that wind-blown blue box litter costs the City a lot of money in litter cleanup costs? Blue box generated litter cost the City approx. $385,000 in litter cleanup costs in 2012! There are also blue box replacement costs that you must pay if you lose your blue box. Blue or clear recycling bags, that you can purchase at the store, are a great alternative to blue boxes as they dont generate wind-blown litter. So, next time you are setting out your recyclables, consider using blue bags to reduce blue box generated litter. If you are using a blue box, consider doing the following to reduce wind-blown litter: Dont overload your blue box Stack your blue boxes to prevent papers from blowing away Place heavier items on top of lighter items in your blue box Tie your newspapers, magazines, and fine paper together with a string and place them at the very top of your blue box to weigh down lighter items

in the process. The actions you can choose from include: Installing a high efficiency showerhead Growing a plant that requires little water Installing a water-efficient toilet Using a rain barrel Checking your home for a leak

Let Your Green Show, Ward 11!


The Citys Let Your Green Show (LYGS) campaign is launching into phase 2 this spring. Let Your Green Show is a great awareness campaign developed by the City and the Region of Peel to help residents take action against the adverse effects of climate change and get some great rewards in the process. LYGS has 3 phases: 1. Phase 1- Grow local/Eat local (July 1, 2012October 31, 2012) 2. Phase 2- Use less water (March 22, 2013August 31, 2013) 3. Phase 3- Give your car a break (Fall 2013) Phase 2 focuses on actions you and your family can take to decrease your water usage. The more water we use, the more energy is needed, and more harmful greenhouse gases are released into the Earths atmosphere. As part of LYGS, you and your family can choose from a list of actions to conserve water and get some great rewards or greenbacks

Some of the greenbacks you can get include: $10 Off Plants at a Grown in Peel Nursery in Caledon (min. $15 purchase) FREE Day Pass for Two to a Mississauga Community Centre FREE Family Pass to a CVC or TRCA Conservation Area $5 Off Plants at Glen Echo Nurseries in Caledon (min. $15 purchase) $5 Off at Caledon Farmers Market Residents who participate in LYGS can also compete to win the Greenest Ward Award (GWA). I know that Ward 11 residents work very hard to do their part for the environment, so I am asking you to help our community win the Greenest Ward Award. To turn Ward 11 green and win, register as many water saving actions as you can at the LYGS website www.letyourgreenshow.ca and track our progress on a map of Peel until August 31st. The Ward that appears the greenest on the Peel map will win the GWA and be recognized at Council. Let your green show, Ward 11!

Important Numbers
Aircraft Noise Complaints 416-247-7682 Animal Services 905-896-5858 City (after hours) 905-615-3000 Courtneypark Library 905-615-4745 Catholic 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 Ambulance 905-844-4242 Mississauga Fire 905-615-3777 Mississauga Transit 905-615-4636 Park Lights (City) 905-615-4999 Parking Control Peel District School Bd. Peel Regional Police Poison Control Centre 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 905-896-5678 905-890-1099 905-453-3311 416-813-5900 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

Contact Your Ward 11 Councillor, George Carlson


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

COUNCILLOR GEORGE CARLSON, WARD 11 905-896-5011

GEORGE.CARLSON@MISSISSAUGA.CA

WWW.GEORGECARLSON.CA