The City is working with Peel Public Health and recommend you visit the Region of Peel Health site for the most up-to-date details.
Peel Public Health has advised that if you develop symptoms of the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), please self-isolate and contact Peel Public Health at 905-799-7700 and if you require immediate medical attention, please call 911 and advise the operator of your symptoms but please do not call 911 unless it is an emergency.
Below are links you may find useful:
· e-mail for MP Sven Spengemann - for any Federal matter
· e-mail for MPP Rudy Cuzzetto - for any Provincial matter
Important Phone Numbers
· Mississauga 3-1-1 or 905-615-4311 (outside City Limits) available 7am - 7pm
· Peel Public Health 905-799-7700 Monday - Friday 8:30am - 4:30pm
· Peel Regional Police Non-Emergency Line: 905-453-3311
· Telehealth Ontario 1-866-797-0000 Toll-free TTY:1-866-797-0007
Mississauga City Council Meeting (click here for Livestream)
Region of Peel Council (click here for Livestream)
The City of Mississauga is providing leadership and support throughout the evolving COVID-19 crisis. We’re working on a coordinated response to the virus with Peel Public Health and government partners. This website provides the latest information on topics related to COVID-19.
If residents in Mississauga wish to report a non-compliant business, the use of city-owned facilities that are closed (other than essential services) or gatherings of more than 5 people, we ask the community to contact 3-1-1. A by-law enforcement officer and/or security personnel will investigate the complaint to ensure compliance with the orders set out by the respective governments and may lay charges when appropriate.
While the City continues taking action in response to COVID-19, essential spring maintenance work is already underway around the city. Works operations crews have been providing maintenance work and repairs to infrastructure (e.g., roads, sidewalks) such as pot hole/asphalt repairs, debris clean-up, catchbasin and drain cleaning and more. Street sweeping is scheduled to begin next month.
In addition, the City’s parks and forestry crews have continued to care for City parks and natural areas, as well as responding to emergency and high priority service requests for tree clean-up.
“I would like to thank our staff for ensuring our city’s roads and sidewalks continue to remain among the best in the GTA even during these challenging times,” said Mayor Bonnie Crombie. “Their work ensures Mississauga stays running, whether that’s continued protection and restoration of our green spaces or making our roads safe and accessible for those who need to travel on them. Mississauga continues to work for residents."
Mickey Frost, Director, Works Operations and Maintenance added, “We have a dedicated team responding to emergency and priority service requests to ensure the City’s continued responsibilities to the public. At the same time, we’re following all public health safety protocol when out in the field for the safety of our work crew and the public.”
As spring clean-up work is done around the city, works operations crews will focus primarily on major roads and in commercial/industrial areas where physical distancing from the public is more likely. Work in residential areas will only occur if there is a safety or emergency need.
Residents can also help keep their neighbourhood and street clear of debris by not sweeping any yard waste onto the road. Yard waste should be bagged for regular yard waste collection.
For the safety of frontline staff and contractors, physical distancing rules apply for the public and will be enforced by the City’s Security Officers. Residents should also respect all barricades and signage at work sites.
City of Mississauga Security Officers will be actively patrolling parks in our City to enforce emergency orders to limit gatherings and promote physical distancing. This will include issuing fines of at least $750 where applicable and barricading the entrances to our park parking lots where possible. Vehicles parked in lots will be ticketed and towed.
The City of Mississauga reminds residents that park playgrounds, outdoor fitness equipment, courts, leash-free zones, picnic shelters, skateboard parks and parking lots are closed. These outdoor facilities and structures have been closed to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
“We are in the midst of a health emergency and we need everyone to do their part. While it is exciting that spring has arrived and we all want to enjoy the beautiful weekend weather, we cannot enjoy parks and outdoor spaces like we have in the past,” said Mayor Bonnie Crombie. “I have received countless e-mails, tweets and messages about people not respecting physical distancing and reports of vandalism in our parks. We have enforcement in place to protect people – we aren’t doing this because we want to, we are doing this because we have to. We are asking people to listen and please follow the rules. Fighting this will be a marathon, not a sprint. I ask residents to please stay patient and stay home where possible.”
City parks and trails are accessible for public use; however, people out getting fresh air in small groups of household members are being reminded and advised of the need and importance to practice physical distancing. That means remaining approximately 2 metres (6 feet) apart.
Signs have been installed in these areas and facilities, playgrounds and parking lots are being locked or barricaded where possible. In addition, basketball backboards have been removed.
The City is asking and relying on residents to help protect themselves by following what the Region of Peel Public Health, the Province and Federal Government is asking us all to do.
Failure to comply with an order made under the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act may result in a set fine (ticket) of $750 or $1,000 for obstructing any person in exercising a power or performing a duty under the order. If the charge is laid by issuing a summons, a failure to comply with an emergency order could result in a fine up to $100,000 and up to one year imprisonment for an individual, $500,000 for a director or officer of a corporation or $10,000,000 for a corporation upon conviction.
City Council has taken the following actions to provide the community with financial relief during the COVID-19 outbreak.
To help slow the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19), City facilities are closed to the public until further notice.
We’ll continue to take direction from our public health agencies to decide the duration for these closures.
The Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is disrupting businesses around the world. We’re helping our local business community get through this challenging time.
You can help limit the spread of COVID-19 and minimize the impact to our community.
The City will continue to deliver essential services including Fire, MiWay, and our 311 Contact Centre. To help slow the rate of the COVID-19 virus, many City services and facilities are temporarily affected.
Parking enforcement is suspended for:
These offences may be enforced in exceptional circumstances to ensure the safe movement of vehicles.
All other parking offences will continue to be enforced to maintain public safety.
Our donation bins are overflowing, and some are becoming garbage dumps.
We need your help.
Due to the Covid-19 pandemic and crucial physical distancing orders by governments that non-essential services be stopped, the pick-up of all textile donations by Diabetes Canada from homes and donation bins across Canada stopped on March 23. This also resulted in the temporary lay-off of the more than 500 staff who manage our donation bin service.
Sadly, some residents continue to drop off donations at our bins even though we cannot empty them at this time; and some individuals are using Diabetes Canada donation bins to dump garbage and more. This is posing a serious health and safety issue. We have contacted government agencies to help us to remove the garbage however we have not yet been successful. We simply do not have the financial resources to deploy staff to clean the garbage around our more than 5,000 bins.
We are urging you to contact your local provincial/municipal elected officials and local media to apprise them of this serious issue and request that they help inform the public to immediately stop leaving donations or dumping at donation bins. We need your help to get this message out to government authorities and the media. Please feel free to use this open letter to help us raise more awareness.
Our organization relies on your generous charitable clothing donations as a crucial source of revenue that supports diabetes research, sends kids with type 1 to camp and sustains our efforts to end the fight against diabetes.
Additionally, more than 100 million pounds of textiles are diverted from landfill annually. With an extended stoppage of service, Diabetes Canada has lost one its major sources of revenue which impacts millions of Canadians with diabetes and prediabetes.
You can access a list of your provincial elected officials by clicking on the links below: