Businesses with questions:
- The Province of Ontario has ordered the mandatory closure of all non-essential workplaces effective Tuesday, March 24 at 11:59 p.m. This closure will be in effect for 14 days with possible extension as the situation evolves. Businesses who have questions about closures of at-risk workplaces or how emergency measures impact their business or employment can call the Province of Ontario’s Stop the Spread Business Information Line at 1-888-444-3659 or visit the Stop the Spread webpage.
Businesses not adhering to by-laws?
- Peel Regional Police will assist in enforcing this legislation. If residents in our region wish to report a non-compliant business, we would ask the community to report via their non-emergency line at 905-453-3311.
What is the City doing to help businesses?
- The City will be deferring the April, May and June interim property tax due dates for 90 days for residential and commercial property. The City’s Economic Development Office (EDO) has a list of resources, including employee and financial support available to Mississauga businesses. Further, businesses in Peel and across Ontario can get information on how emergency measures during COVID-19 impact them by calling 1-888-444-3659. For more information, visit mississauga.ca/coronavirus.
What is the City doing to help residents?
- The City will be deferring the April, May and June interim property tax due dates and deferring stormwater charge due dates for 90 days. In addition, the City has implementing free transit and rear-only boarding for added safety. Finally, the City has suspended enforcement of on-street parking limits and overnight parking restrictions.
Complaints of residents using park equipment and congregating in parks:
- City parks and trails are open for public use; however, people out getting fresh air are being reminded and advised of the need and importance to practice physical distancing. That means remaining approximately 2 metres (6 feet) apart. The City has closed facilities within parks such as playgrounds, sports courts, leash-free zones, picnic shelters, skateboard parks etc. We are working extremely hard to get this message out to parents, families and all residents. Signs have been installed in these areas and facilities have been locked where possible. We are asking for their safety, and to prevent the spread of COVID-19, that they abide by these closures. The City will do what we can to ensure residents comply with these closures through our Security and Parks teams, but with reduced staffing levels and over 500 parks, it is difficult to be everywhere at once. We are asking and relying on residents to listen to what the City is asking, what the Province is asking and what the Federal Government is asking them to do.
- Transit remains an essential service in Mississauga. City Centre Transit Terminal will remain open to the public and the information booth will remain open, and relocate inside the terminal at the fares booth. The fares booth will close on Monday, March 23 until further notice. Our Call Centre remains open to support our on-street operations and passengers. For more information regarding bus operations and service updates, please visit miway.ca/coronavirus.
- The City will continue to deliver essential services including Building Permits/Inspections. For more information on the City’s essential services, visit mississauga.ca/coronavirus.
- Please be advised that all public meetings have been cancelled. Meetings will be rescheduled at a future date and you will be notified. For more information, please visit mississauga.ca/coronavirus.
Seniors who do not use internet, below are some key numbers you may share with them:
- Peel Public Health – 905-799-7700
- Tele Health Ontario – 1-866-797-0000
- Public Health Ontario – 416-235-6556
- Government of Canada – 1-833-784-4397
- Mississauga Customer Service – 3-1-1 – Outside City Limits – 905-615-4311
Residents worried about newspaper, mail and touching delivered items:
- It is not yet known how long the virus causing COVID-19 lives on surfaces, however, early evidence suggests it can live on objects and surfaces from a few hours to days. The risk of spread from products shipped over a period of days or weeks at room temperature is very low. There is no known risk of coronaviruses entering Canada on parcels or packages. As a precaution, wash your hands often with soap and water or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer. For more information: https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/diseases/2019-novel-coronavirus-infection/prevention-risks.html?topic=tilelink
Contact information for other levels of government:
- Service Ontario – 1-800-206-7218
- Employment Insurance – 1-800-206-7218 **You should apply for Employment Insurance and Pensions online. You must submit Social Insurance Number requests by mail.
- Provincial Government – Elected Officials:
Ward 3 Government Contacts