News and Updates!

Peel Regional Police (11 Division Auto Unit) and city councillors have organized a virtual town Hall regarding the recent vehicle thefts here in Mississauga.  Topics will include recent high-end vehicle thefts from Peel Region. Crime Prevention Services will be in attendance to provide safety and prevention tips. The Town Hall will offer the opportunity to discuss recent vehicle theft trends and will be followed by a Q&A session with Peel Police and City Councillors.

The meeting will be held  Wednesday, December 16th, 2020  from 6:30pm – 8:00pm.

For more information on the recent arrests and on these thefts, please see the press release sent out by Peel Regional Police.

Our ice rink is back this year, thanks to volunteers in the neighbourhood taking on the initiative to build and maintain it for our community.  As many of you know anyone tasked with creating an ice rink, particularly one this size, are at the mercy of the weather and cooperation from our community.  We have been informed by the Ice Rink Making Team, that recent flooding efforts were disrupted after it was walked all over early Saturday morning.   This has resulted in a delay in having the rink ready for all the community to use and enjoy.  Ice skating will be a welcome treat, especially with what we've endured these last several months!

Please stay off the ice rink until it is safe and ready to use. We will inform you through our social media channels and website.

Please let you fellow neighbours know to stay off the ice rink while it's being prepared.   If you see anyone traversing the ice rink while it's still being prepared, consider letting them know that it's not safe and damage will only delay its readiness.

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UPDATE:   We are very happy and extremely proud to announce the success of our neighbourhood’s 5th annual Holiday Food Drive.   The hard work of many families and the incredible generosity of all residents living in Watercolours resulted in approximately 7,000 lbs of food and toiletries being donated to our local food bank, The Compass.  On behalf of our Lorne Park Watercolours Residents’ Association and on behalf of The Compass Board, staff, volunteers and clients, Thank You for your extremely generous donations.   This food will feeding the most vulnerable people in our community this holiday season.  

A special thanks to those families who volunteered so much of their time in making this happen:  The Amos, Anderson, Arnone, Bain, Banducci, Brady, Cappuccitti, Chen, Chu, Cipriano, Cuzzetto, DaCosta, Danesi, DeFrancesco, De Marco, Donato, Edmonds, Ferren, Fiore, Giacomodonato, Gill, Haider, Hardwick, Hickman, Leone, Linardic, Lishman, Melidoniotis, Nykamp, Ragozzino, Sanchez, Stratakos, Swayze, Velianou families. Thank You! 

If you would like to learn more about The Compass or continue to support your community during these unprecedented times please visit thecompass.ca/donate

The Region of Peel’s Public Works Department are undertaking water system improvements on South Sheridan Way and Indian Grove with construction slated to begin February 2021 that may affect your travel routes.    

Representatives from the Region of Peel and the City of Mississauga will be on Indian Grove from 3:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Monday November 2, 2020 (rain date Monday November 9, 2020).  They will be there to answer any questions you may have about upcoming construction. The street visit is drop in, please come when it is convenient.

More information is available here:  Region of Peel Website

You can also view a detailed document of the work that will take place:   PDF

The City of Mississauga is asking you to complete a short survey to help them understand the best way connect with residents on matters related to infrastructure, facilities and planning.  To complete the survey visit:

Engaging on Engagement Survey

For additional information visit the City of Mississauga's Survey Information.  Survey results will also be posted here.

Curbside collection of bulky items resumed June 29, 2020Community Recycling Centres are now also accepting bulky items.  As social distancing measures continue on-site, staff are not available to unload items and wait times may be longer. The Region is also continuing to work with the local municipalities to monitor for and pick up illegally dumped items.   Residents who observe illegal dumping are encouraged to report as much information as possible including date, time and location of the incident. They can do so anonymously by also calling 905-791-9499.

For more information about service an facility changes visit:   REGION OF PEEL AFFECTED SERVICES

On June 30, 2020,  the Region of Peel's Medical Officer along with the Mayors of Brampton, Mississauga and the Town of Caledon announced plans to explore measures help prevent the spread of Covid-19.   One of those measures was to enact a temporary law requiring all residents to wear a non-medical mask inside public places.    

The Government of Ontario is gradually reopening businesses, services and public spaces on a regional basis as progress is made in the fight against COVID-19. The City of Mississauga is in Stage 2 as of June 24, 2020. Any reopening plans or changes to current closures will be communicated through the City’s website and social media channels.  

City Amenities Closure Status (June 30, 2020) PDF

For additional information visit the City of Mississauga's Covid-19 Web Page

The City is reviewing the announcement made by the Province on May 19, 2020 that allows the reopening of some outdoor recreational amenities.  They are planning and preparing accordingly in consultation with Peel Public Health to reopen safely.   For a list of city amenities closure statuses, please view this document:  City Amenities Closure Status (May 21, 2020) PDF

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak, the sale and use of fireworks are currently not permited.   Please do not buy or light fireworks.    For more information about the amended by-laws, please visit the City of Mississauga's website

A third Tele Town Hall will be held on Tuesday May 5 at 6:00 p.m. to address resident concerns surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic and to update the public about what the City is doing to protect their health and safety.   

You can also listen to a recording of the previous one held on March 20, 2020 & April 8, 2020.  Register Here

 

A 4th Tele Town Hall will be held on Tuesday June 9 at 7:00 p.m. to address resident concerns surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic.   In consultation with Peel Public Health, Mississauga is actively planning a measured and phased approach to reopening facilities and resuming services and programs. The Tele Town Hall will provide residents with the latest updates on COVID-19 in Mississauga as well as important information on what recovery will look like in the city.

The City of Mississauga have launched a new web page that provides guidance for older residents and their caregivers to help meet their needs.  Residents can find information on symptoms and prevention, health and wellness and key emergency contacts.  You will also find useful links to help older adults and their caregivers.

A printable information sheet is also available for those that may not have access to the internet.   If you know anyone in the neighbourhood who cannot access the information online, kindly print this and share.

LINK: Guidance for older adults and caregivers

The urgent need to support our local food bank, The Compass continues.  While they provide different ways to accept your donations, at this time monetary contributions provide the most effective means to help them provide for families in need.  Cash donations allows them to purchase the most needed items.   In addition, they can buy in bulk at reduced costs further amplifying the value of your generosity. Please consider donating today!  

Donate online 

As many of you know we have partnered in the past with our local Food Bank, The Compass  by coordinating food drives.  During this unprecented time,  they are urgently appealing for your  help providing you with  3  ways to donate:

The Goverment of Canada recently updated their websites to allow qualfying Canadians to apply for The Canadian Emergency Response Benefit (CERB).  If you are facing financial hardships as a result of COVID-19 support is available for individuals ansd businesses.    Please visit their wesbite here:

Goverment of Canada

UPDATE:  April 9, 2020 - Upon our request, the playground swings in our neighbourhood have now been locked and slide blocked to assist in enforcing soclal distancing rules.

In accordance with social distancing mandates, all city playgrounds, including ours located at the south end of Watercolours, is closed. Green spaces and park trails remain open for walking as long as physical distancing is maintained.    Please note, our playground equipment are

Below is a list of City facility closures and program cancellations:

A second Tele Town Hall will be held on Wednesday, April 8 at 7:00 p.m. to address resident concerns surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic and to update the public about what the City is doing to protect their health and safety.   You can also listen to a recording of the previous one held on March 20, 2020.  Register Here

 

A health care provider in our community is accepting donations of baby monitors.    Hospitals are asking for donations of baby monitors so that staff can communicate with patients in isolation without having to use PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) which they need to dispose of after every patient contact.   Hospitals do not have unlimited supply of PPE so if you have any old baby monitors and/or can forward this message to as many people you know we would really appreciate it.

A box or bin has been set up outside 530 Canyon Street to accept you donations.     Please drop your donations off by end of day Monday, April 6, 2020 so they can be delivered by Tuesday.    Thanks! 

We recently participated in a teleconference with officials from the City of Mississauga, other residents associations and medical personnel to discuss the growing concerns surrounding the Covid-19 Pandemic.   The teleconference was initiated by the Mayor's office to give us an opportunity to gather information and voice concerns.   The discussion concluded with plans to remain in contact with the city on a regular basis  with the aim to keep the communication channel open between the city and residents.  In a nutshell, The City is looking to us as an association to be the eyes and ears for our residents.   

To that end we wanted to highlight the items we have in place to connect with you: