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2018 Pumpkin Parade

The 9th Annual Whiteoaks Lorne Park Community Association’s Pumpkin Parade happens Nov 1st! Bring your carved pumpkins to Whiteoaks Park (Birchwood Dr entrance) before 6:00 pm and place on the trail. Join us from 7-8 pm to enjoy hot chocolate as you stroll through the paths illuminated with the community’s creatively carved pumpkins. All pumpkins will be recycled by the Region of Peel. Donations to the Compass Food Bank are greatly appreciated.

Whiteoaks Bridge Damage

We have received the following information from Karen Ras:

Please see attached photos of bridge damage in Whiteoaks Park (bridge from park to the library) as a result of last Friday’s windstorm.  We had a structural engineer attend the site and provided the following recommendations:

  • The existing bridge is severely damaged and should be closed to the public
  • Salvaging the existing bridge is not feasible
  • A new galvanized steel bridge is recommended
  • The existing abutments can be used with a new bridge

Action Plan moving forward:

  • Forestry staff will work to remove the tree
  • Parks staff have installed fencing and notice disruption signage to secure the site to prevent foot traffic
  • 311 has been updated about the closure
  • We are proceeding with detailed drawings for a new bridge
  • Construction of a new bridge will happen ASAP however the bridge is expected to be out of service for some time
  • We will provide ongoing updates on timelines and progress once we have more information

If you have any questions, please contact

Gaggan Gill

Executive Assistant

Councillor Karen Ras, Ward 2

905-896-5200 or

Bell Telecommunications Tower Relocation Community Meeting

We have received the following update from Councillor Ras:

I am pleased to inform you that an additional community meeting is being held regarding the proposed Bell Telecommunications Tower Relocation on Wednesday, April 11th from 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm at Clarkson Community Church (formerly Chartwell Baptist Church), 1880 Lakeshore Road West, Mississauga.

Please click here for the community notice that was sent out by Bell to residents prior to the previous meeting. As per the siting protocol, the notification area is 120 metres from the proposed tower location. Contact information for the various parties involved, are also enclosed in the notification.

Telecommunication tower/antenna facilities are exclusively regulated by Federal legislation under the Radiocommunication Act and administered by Innovation, Science and Economic Development (ISED). Therefore, Provincial legislation such as the Planning Act, including zoning bylaws, does not apply to these facilities. It is important to understand that ISED, while requiring proponents to follow the City of Mississauga Telecommunication Tower/Antenna Facilities Protocol, makes the final decisions on whether or not a tower facility can be constructed. The City of Mississauga can only provide comments to ISED and does not have the authority to stop the construction of a telecommunication tower/antenna facility.

Written submissions should be forwarded to: as soon as possible.

Applicants are required to respond to any resident concerns in writing.

Should you require any further information, please contact the office.

 Thank you.

Multi-Use Trail Construction

We have received the following update from Councillor Ras’ office and the Parks and Forestry division regarding the multi-use trail.

We are pleased to inform you that the multi-use trail construction within the Hydro1 corridor in Ward 2 is scheduled to commence on April 2, 2018 as planned.

•             It will begin just East of Clarkson Park to allow for another construction to proceed in that location until September 2018.

•             The contractor will be moving along the corridor from West to East gradually opening sections of the trail as they are being fully completed and inspected.

•             We anticipate to complete all trail sections in Ward 2 by the end of this year.

•             Construction notification letters to approximately 2000 residents in your ward are being sent out accordingly.

•             We are using our standard 120m offset radius for residential notifications.

•             All letters should be out in the mail by the end of this week.


Invasive Norway Maple trees in Oak Tree Park

We have received the following notice with respect to the removal of invasive trees within Oak Tree Park off Clarkson Road North from Councillor Ras.

City Forestry crews will be working in your Ward to remove invasive Norway Maple trees from Oak Tree Park.

Crews will begin work during the last week of March. Work will take place Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Information will be added to the Forestry web page, informing residents about the work being done. Crews will be removing invasive trees around throughout the park to enhance the quality and vigour of the forest canopy within Oak tree Park. All works will be weather permitting.

Forestry plans to return to the park by fall 2018 to plant a variety of native trees to replace those removed.

If you require more details, please do not hesitate to contact Councillor Ras.


Aerial Spray for Cankerworms and Gypsy Moths

City of Mississauga (@citymississauga) tweeted at 2:00 PM on Wed, Mar 21, 2018:
We’re conducting an aerial spray to manage high levels of fall cankerworm and gypsy moth caterpillars. Set between April 23 to June 10 from 5 to 7:30 a.m., certain areas of the city will be sprayed. To find out more, visit #2018aerialspray
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