Hanlan Water Project:
Dixie Road from Goldern Orchard Drive to Eastgate Parkway

In an email from Sandra LeFoucheur, a Project Co-ordinator for the Region of Peel, the OHHA has been informed that open-cut construction will be starting soon on Dixie Road starting from Golden Orchard. Drive to Eastgate Parkway. For details go to or click here.

Second Units

Second units are part of the City's affordable housing strategy. They are also called basement apartments, in-law suites or secondary suites. Ontario laws now require municipalities to allow second units in homes. Click for more details.

City Budgets Leveling & Expanding the Ice Rink Area
For winter of 2014/15:

In an email sent to the President of the Orchard Heights Tennis association on June 17, 2013 from the City of Mississauga, the City has budgetted to have the natual ice rink area in Ron Searle Park leveled and increased in width to 48 feet from its current width of 32 feet. The length of the rink area will remain at 80 feet. This work will be done when the tennis court facilities will be reconstructed.

Sedona Re-zoning Request Approved:

The Orchard Heights Board of Directors has most recently been advised by the
City of Mississauga that the zoning bylaw to permit construction of the 13
single family homes known as the Heights of Marionville, was approved on
March 27, 2013 under section 34 of the Planning Act. Any individual notices
of appeal must be filed to the Ontario Municipal Board (OMB) no later than
April 22, 2013. If you wish to learn more go to

Greenest Ward Celebration
And the Greenest Ward in Mississauga is ... Ward 1!

Congratulations to Ward 1 residents for achieving the greatest participation in the first grow local/eat local challenge of Let Your Green Show. In celebration of this achievement, the City of Mississauga and the Region of Peel are hosting a free ice skating party and a living green fair for Ward 1 residents. On March 22, 2013 join us on the ice at the Port Credit Memorial Arena from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. and help kick off the next Greenest Ward Challenge!

February Coyote Sightings:

Residents are reminded of what may be considered an increase in sightings of coyotes within the OH neightbourhood recently, including sightings within Ron Searle Park during the day. Residents are strongly encouraged to be aware of this both during the day and in the evenings, and to take additional precautions respecting their smaller children and their pets. The City has posted additional warning signs at the entrance to Orchard Heights Park that your BOD had requested, however, since sighting of these wild animals that are both hungry after the winter and in their mating season have occurred within our streets themselves also, residents caution should be extended throughout the entire neighbourhood.

Let’s all be aware for the safety of ourselves and our loved ones.

Dudley Briggs
President OHHA

re. Re-construction of Etobicoke Bridge over Lakeshore

From: Jim Tovey
To: 'Dudley Briggs'
Sent: Wednesday, January 16, 2013 10:26 AM
Subject: Re-construction of Etobicoke Bridge over Lakeshore

The City of Toronto has started bridge re-construction work on the Etobicoke Bridge over the Lakeshore. Lane closures and delays are expected. The curb lanes, west bound and east bound are scheduled to be closed Jan 16th and 17th. Temporary traffic signals will be up and running. This part of the work is expected to last approximately 3-4 weeks, weather permitting.


Lynn Judge
Executive Assistant to
Councillor Jim Tovey
Ward 1, City of Mississauga

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Dixie Road / Rometown Drive intersection issues

From: Lynn Judge [] On Behalf Of Jim Tovey
Sent: Wednesday, March 13, 2013 3:01 PM
To: 'Dudley Briggs'
Subject: RE: Dixie Mall / Dixie Road intersection

Hi Dudley

This is what was sent to our office.


“This is in response to the resident request to review the eastbound left turn movement at the intersection of Dixie Road at Rometown Drive. Staff have completed the necessary studies and wish to offer the following comments. Eastbound bound left turn delay studies were conducted during the a.m. and p.m. peak hour periods. The results of the eastbound left turn studies are as follows:

The traffic delay study results indicate that no eastbound left turning motorists experienced any traffic signal cycle delays during the above noted periods.

A review of our most recent five year reportable collision history revealed only one collision involving eastbound left turning vehicles and zero collision involving westbound left turning vehicles. Therefore, both movements are not considered to be hazardous.

Based on the above information, we will not be installing an eastbound left turn arrow phase for the above intersection at this time. However, we will continue to monitor the movement at this intersection and make any necessary changes as they become warranted.

As you aware, the pavement marking revisions at this intersection will be conducted as soon as our sprint program starts.”


From: Jim Tovey
To: 'Dudley Briggs' ; Jim Tovey Cc: donald steen ; Don Champagne ; 'Dan Higashi'
Sent: Wednesday, January 09, 2013 2:50 PM
Subject: Dixie Mall / Dixie Road intersection issues

Good afternoon:

Councillor Tovey asked us to let you know the photo showing the problem at the intersection has been forwarded to the Region of Peel and a request to deal with the problem has been sent to them from both our Ward office and our Transportation & Works Department.


Lynn Judge
Executive Assistant to
Councillor Jim Tovey
Ward 1, City of Mississauga

Orchard Heights Park Closure Pilot Project.

February 27 2013:
The City of Mississauga Parks Department will be holding a public meeting on February 27th 2013 at which time they will hear any comments from residents following last year’s summer closure to vehicles, and update us on their recommendations to Council for the summer 2013 season.

April 2012:
Due to the overheilming repsonse from our community residents, as a pilot project, the Orchard Heights Park will remain closed to vehicular traffic for 1 year. After the summer of 2012, based on feedback from the City, conservations authority staff and Orchard Heights residents, a decision will be made on continuing the closure or not.

Music To Our Ears

April 13 2012:
Tovey wants to establish a Walk of Fame to honour the city’s greatest musicians.
(click here for Mississauga News article)

Second units are self-contained units in single-family homes. They are often called basement apartments or in-law suites.

Second units can expand housing opportunities within established communities and provide much needed safe, healthy, housing choices. They can offer accommodation for people with affordability issues such as youth, older adults and new immigrants. They can also provide additional income for young couples looking to buy their first home or older adults wanting to stay in their neighbourhood.

The City of Mississauga is developing a Made-in-Mississauga strategy that includes second units, as well as other housing initiatives to meet our City’s needs. Public consultation sessions are planned for early 2012 to discuss how to meet the provincial requirements in a way that works in Mississauga.

Watch for more information on the City’s website at or contact by e-mail at

Leash-Free Area in Etobicoke's Marie Curtis Park.

A leash-free area is now open on the west side of Marie Curtis Park.

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