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George Carlson COUNCILLOR WARD 11 NEWS

SPRING SUMMER 2019 E george.carlson@mississauga.ca T 905-896-5011 W georgecarlson.ca

2019 Bread & Honey Festival New Barbertown


The Bread & Honey Festival has been great fun for rade at 10am, starting at Queen St S. and Ontario
everyone and a wonderful tradition in our commu-
nity since 1973.  The 2019 festival will be held on
St and going south to Old Station Rd. Be sure to
check out the amazing live entertainment on the Road Pedestrian
Bridge 
the weekend of May 31- June 2, so be sure to mark main stage starting at 12:30pm, including Upside of
your calendars!  This year’s festival promises to be Maybe, Streetfire, Fiddlestix, and more. The Busy
an amazing celebration with an excellent line-up Bee Children’s Island Stage is back again this year
on Saturday and Sunday,
with great performances and
activities for kids, including
face painting, pony rides,
train rides, kids’ crafts, and
more.  Don’t forget to stop
by the Chinese exhibition at
the Vic Johnston Community
Centre.
 
On Sunday, June 2, don’t
miss the great line-up of per-
formers starting at 11:30am,
including the Mississauga
Big Band, Blackboard Blues I am very pleased to advise that the pe-
Band, and more.  Also on destrian bridge on Barbertown Road is
Sunday, be sure to stop by
the Village Square for “Beau-
being rehabilitated. As part of this project,
ty of Bees” featuring great the following rehabilitation works will be
local artists. If you enjoy fish- undertaken:
of performers and activities.  On Friday, May 31, ing, head down to the banks of the Credit River on
the festivities kick off with a spectacular line-up of Sunday (south of the Island Bridge) from 9-11am
• The existing abutment structure
performers on the main stage starting at 6:30pm, for my annual Fishing Derby. The derby is open to (east bank) will be rehabilitated and
including Gunpowder and Grace, Alessia Cohle, children 16 and under. Please bring your own fish- stabilized to carry the load of the
and David Boyd Janes.  Also, don’t forget to swing ing gear, and fish for great prizes! For info about new pedestrian bridge;
by the Lions Carnival, with spectacular rides, con- the festival, visit www.breadandhoneyfestival.ca.
cessions, and games all weekend. On Saturday, See you at the Bread & Honey!   • The shoreline will be stabilized
June 1, catch the spectacular Bread & Honey pa- on the east bank, including at the
Carolyn Creek outfall shoreline;
Mighty Oak Park • A new pedestrian structure will
replace the existing structure, and
Redevelopment the outer truss (original road bridge)
structure will remain and be used as
I am very pleased to report that the redevelop- a non-load bearing feature;
ment of Mighty Oak Park, which is located at the
intersection of Douguy Blvd and Britannia Rd W., • The new pedestrian structure will
will be completed this summer. Mighty Oak Park be wider and supported on the
received its name from the large oak tree that rehabilitated abutments, instead
grew at this park and was recently removed due
to disease.  As part of the redevelopment, Mighty
of the outer truss frame, ensuring
Oak Park will receive the following amenities: the extended life expectancy of the
truss frame.
• Fence removal
• Trail and concrete pad
The project is scheduled to be completed
• Benches, which will include re-purposed by the fall of 2019. Please be advised that
wood slats from the oak tree during all construction phases, ‘Notice of
• Planting, mulch trail, and interpretive sign Service Disruption’ project signage will be
installed, noting the closure of the bridge
I hope you and your family enjoy the new ameni-
ties at Mighty Oak Park. If you have any ques-
to the public for construction and alternate
tions about this redevelopment project, please access will be identified. I hope you and
contact Kathi Ross, Senior Project Manager, your family enjoy using this new pedes-
Park Development, at 905-615-3200 ext. 4942. trian bridge!
SPRING SUMMER 2019 COUNCILLOR WARD 11 NEWS

2019 - 2022 Business Plan and 2019 Budget 


Mississauga City Council recently approved • The total increase in Mississauga’s
2019
Streetsville
the 2019 - 2022 Business Plan and 2019 residential property tax will be 2.90 per
Budget. This year, the impact of the budget is cent. The increase includes 1.56 per
an $83.08 increase on the City’s portion of the cent for City services and 1.34 per cent
property tax on an average residential property for Region of Peel services.

• The City will be


adding approximately
Canada Day
Celebration
$9.9 million worth of
new services, includ-
ing: 

o 31,000 additional
MiWay service hours

o increased invest-
ment in transit enforce-
ment and public safety

o continued rede-
velopment of the Small
Arms Inspection Build-
ing, the City’s newest
arts and cultural facility

• Council did not


approve the University
of Toronto Mississauga
(UTM) Capital Funding
valued at $645,000 or $12.88 per $100,000 of Levy of $1 million in the 2019 Budget.
assessment. In 2019, Mississauga residents The 2019 Stormwater Program operating bud-
will see more transit service hours, additional get, excluding transfers to reserves, is $11.96
transit security and public safety, and more million. Highlights of the business plan include
proactive fire prevention education. This is in development of a comprehensive asset man-
addition to road, traffic and other infrastruc- agement plan, infrastructure improvements,
ture improvements, winter road maintenance, flood relief improvement projects and com-
recreation programs, libraries and parks. A munity outreach activities. The Stormwater
$3.1 million in cost savings has been realized Charge rate for 2019 is $106.1 per stormwater
in this budget. This is equivalent to reducing billing unit. For more details on the City’s bud-
the City tax levy by 0.6 per cent. Highlights get and the budgeting process, visit missis- If you’re looking for a spectacular
of the 2019 Business Plan and Budget are as sauga.ca/budget.
follows:
Canada Day celebration to attend this
year, look no further than downtown
Streetsville! Bring your friends and
2019 Streetsville the same weekend as the Streetsville BIA’s
wonderful Christmas in the Village festival, family down to the Village Square
and check out the great activities and
Santa Claus Parade which will be held on Friday, November
22nd and Saturday, November 23rd. Be sure amazing fireworks display! This year,
to mark your calendars and stop by this the Streetsville Canada Day celebra-
Here comes Santa Claus! Although it’s fabulous celebration, which has a beauti-
springtime, it’s never too early to have ful Christmas Market and fun activities for
tion will be held on Monday, July 1,
Christmas on your mind! I am very excited everyone. More information about the 2019 2019.  This is the 27th annual Canada
to report that the Streetsville Santa Claus Streetsville Santa Claus Parade and the Day celebration, and there will be lots
Parade will be returning
of crafts, games and activities for the
to the heart of down-
town Streetsville again kids, Rotary BBQ, live entertainment,
this year, and this year’s and lots more!
parade will be the biggest
and best yet, so don’t Don’t miss the official Canada Day
forget to mark your cal-
endars now! The details
Opening Ceremonies & Lions Club
of the 2019 Streetsville Cake Cutting, music by Main Street
Santa Claus Parade are Music, and the Flag Raising Cer-
as follows: emony at the Village Square. The
Streetsville Pipes and Drums and the
2019 Streetsville Santa
Claus Parade Streetsville Legion colour guard will
Sunday, November 24, then lead everyone down to Memorial
2019 Park for live musical performances by
at 1pm Matt Zaddy, and at 10pm don’t miss
Queen St. S. & Ontario
St., Streetsville the spectacular fireworks display cho-
Christmas in the Village festival will be avail-
able on www.streetsvillesantaclausparade. reographed to wonderful music! For
The 2019 parade will begin at Queen St. com and www.villageofstreetsville.com in the more information about Streetsville’s
S. and Ontario St., and proceed south on coming weeks. I look forward to seeing you Canada Day celebration, please visit
Queen St. S., ending at Church St.  Stag- and your family at the 2019 Christmas fes-
ing will occur on Church St. The Streetsville
www.villageofstreetsville.com.
tivities in the heart of downtown Streetsville!
Santa Claus Parade will take place during