Re-opening Plans, Public Engagement, Events Cancelled

Council approved a  phased approach  and safety procedures for the re-opening of City outdoor recreation amenities. Communications, physical distancing and signage are included in the plans and will be developed. Phases will be implemented in consultation with the Region of Peel Medical Officer of Health. Physical distancing is now a requirement in the park amenity re-openings as per the updated  Provincial Orders. The following outdoor recreation amenities have re-opened with safety and operational plans in place to minimize risks associated with COVID-19 (City of Mississauga Phase 1):

  • Municipal Golf Courses
  • Public Marinas and boat launch at Lakefront Promenade
  • Community Gardens, in partnership with Ecosource

Park and Community Parking lotsSelect park and community parking lots are now open:  

  • Park benches and picnic shelters
  • Leash-free zones
  • BMX/Skate parks
  • Public tennis courts
  • Community tennis clubs
  • Seasonal washrooms and portable washrooms
  • Physical distancing measures must be maintained as per the Provincial Order.

Phase 3 – To be completed within 10 days of approval and with guidance from the Peel Region Medical Officer of Health

  • Multi-sport, basketball and bocce courts
  • Community sport fields
  • Physical distancing measures must be maintained

Phase 4/TBD – These facilities continue to remain closed until further notice. 

  • Playgrounds and outdoor fitness equipment (currently closed under Provincial Order)
  • Public boat launch at Marina Park will open when high water levels subside

As outdoor recreation facilities begin a phased re-opening, the City will be redeploying full-time staff to work in pairs at our major parks across the City.  They will be clearly identified as City staff and will engage with residents to educate them on physical distancing requirements and closures within our parks. Enforcement will continue to focus on education and ensuring residents are informed about ongoing closures and any re-openings. 

Community Engagement for City-Led Projects During COVID-19 Pandemic

Council approved a report on  Community Engagement  for identified  City-Led Projects  and engagement principles during the COVID-19 Pandemic. All engagements proceeding during the pandemic are to apply the following principles:

  • No in-person engagement until further notice
  • Project Leads to work with the local ward Councillor on appropriate timing and engagement methods
  • Virtual engagement sessions to be conducted through City-supported technology tools and paired with universally accessible methods (e.g., individual telephone calls, direct mail notification, e-mails, online surveys)
  • Engagement during popular vacation weeks and dates of significance should be avoided in keeping with regular practices

Festivals, Events and Gatherings within City Facilities Cancelled to September 7

Council approved the  cancellation of permits for major festivals, large events  and other gatherings in City facilities until September 7, 2020. Impacted permit holders will be notified by City staff. As provincial orders are revised, City staff will work with guidance from Peel Public Health on establishing parameters for the safe re-opening of facilities and permitting of small group activities. Council approved a  Virtual Canada Day Celebration  for Mississauga using approved funding from the Department of Canadian Heritage’s Celebrate Canada grant along with previously secured event sponsorships. The proposed Virtual Canada Day celebration would be developed around the theme of “with glowing hearts, we see thee rise” using a pre-recorded video. Details for the event will be finalized and communicated in the coming weeks

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