City of Mississauga COVID-19 Response: Improving Safety and Mitigating Impacts

At its April 1, 2020 Council meeting,  Mississauga City Council took further actions in response to COVID-19 to further improve safety and help mitigate impacts on residents and businesses.
Rent Deferral for City Facility Tenants
  • The City of Mississauga is landlord to 42 tenants in its buildings
  • Today Council approved  offering deferral of rent payments for tenants in City owned buildings for three months (April – June) until (July-Sept)
  • This will allow short term cash flow until it becomes clear what relief the Federal and Provincial governments are offering
  • Council asked landlords to work with their tenants (residential and non- residential) to provide relief where feasible and necessary to allow for short term cash flow relief
Parking Lots for City Parks Closed Until further Notice
  • Parking lots will be closed to vehicles at City parks and at some community centres adjacent to parks.
  • Green spaces and park trails remain open for walking as long as physical distancing is maintained.
City Enforcement Measures
  • City By-law Enforcement and Security Officers, are enforcing provincial orders related to non-essential business closures and gatherings of more than 5 people (unless members of a single household), in partnership with Peel Regional Police
  • Residents can call 3-1-1 to report non-compliance
  • Set fines for non-compliance range from $750 to $1000
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.
  • Residents in Mississauga wishing to report a non-compliant food establishment such as a bar or restaurant, should call Peel Public Health at 905-799-7700.
City Facility Closures and Program Cancellations
All City facilities and public counters remain closed until further notice including but not limited to:
  • City Hall
  • Community centres
  • Libraries
  • Recreation facilities
  • Playgrounds
  • Soccer pitches
  • Basketball courts
  • Off-Leash parks
COVID-19 Information
To learn about the latest updates on actions taken by the City of Mississauga visit mississauga.ca/coronavirus or follow @CityMississauga on Twitter.
For health information, please visit peelregion.ca/coronavirus

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