Seven Spots to Catch the Sunset in Mississauga

Dreaming of long summer days and warm nights? We’ve put together a list of some of the hottest spots to catch the sunset in Mississauga. Get a head start on planning the perfect date or consider adding this idea to your 2019 summer roster!

 

1. Port Credit Lighthouse: nestled in the heart of Mississauga’s Lakeshore, this must-see spot features a panoramic view of the Credit River, harbour and village of Port Credit from the deck of this iconic red and white lighthouse – a true beacon to sailors, visible from up to 24 km on Lake Ontario.

2. Watersedge Park: enjoy a stroll through the grounds of Bradley Museum and Meadowwood Park to get to Watersedge Park, where you can catch the sunset along with a clear view of the Toronto skyline. While you’re at it, check out nearby Rattray Marsh as well.

3. Danville Park: for an up-close thrill, watch planes land or take off from Pearson International Airport, the busiest airport in the country, at the Airplane Viewing Platform at the park’s summit with the sunset as the backdrop.

4. BraeBen Golf Course: this course provides picturesque views from the highest land viewpoint in Mississauga. Set amongst dramatic landforms, tee-off on scenic terrain. Take in the warm summer breeze and play a round of 18 or 9-hole golf and catch the sunset at the top of the hill at the driving range.

5. Brueckner Rhododendron Gardens: revel in the beauty of one of Canada’s largest collections of rhododendrons and azaleas in this 18-acre park near the shore of Lake Ontario. Visit the floral garden and catch the sunset from the lakeshore – peak season for the floral display is May and June. Continue reading “Seven Spots to Catch the Sunset in Mississauga”

Toronto’s Dundas Roncesvalles Peace Garden wins international achievement award

The City of Toronto, in partnership with local community groups, has won the Downtown Achievement Award of Excellence in Public Space for the innovative Dundas Roncesvalles Peace Garden. The installation was selected from among 17 qualified submissions in the same category.

The community transformed the intersection into a landmark and gathering space that celebrates the area’s Indigenous history and symbolizes the aspiration to positive international relationships.

“The Dundas Roncesvalles Peace Garden is the result of hard work and vision by neighbourhood residents, business owners, volunteers and others,” said the Councillor for Ward 14. “I would like to thank the selection committee at the International Downtown Association for recognizing the work of Roncesvalles community and for celebrating the vibrancy of our city.”

The International Downtown Association (IDA) will officially present the award during the IDA Conference and Tradeshow in San Antonio, Texas from October 24 to 26. The Public Space category recognizes capital improvements that have enhanced the urban design, transportation methods, physical function, or economic viability of downtown and the community.

Planning for renewal of the space was initiated by the Friends of the Dundas Roncesvalles Peace Garden community group along with the Roncesvalles Village Business Improvement Area, and the garden officially opened in June 2016. Representatives of the Mississaugas of the Credit were engaged and a number of local volunteers donated their time to reimagine the space. PLANT Architect Inc. was commissioned to create the design concept. Continue reading “Toronto’s Dundas Roncesvalles Peace Garden wins international achievement award”

Mississauga Scores a Second Boxed Soccer Pitch for the Downtown Core

The City of Mississauga is constructing a second outdoor boxed soccer pitch in the city’s downtown core — the second pitch of its kind in Canada. The new pitch will be located at Mississauga Valley Park  and will provide outdoor recreational opportunities to residents while promoting and encouraging informal soccer play.

“I’m excited for the installation of a second boxed soccer pitch for Ward 4 and our downtown,” said Ward 4 Councillor John Kovac. “Creating outdoor recreational spaces for residents, especially our youth, is important to the quality of life in densely populated areas of the city.  The new pitch, which will be just the second in Canada, arrives one year after the installation of the very first – also located here in Ward 4, in City Centre. Our second boxed soccer pitch will encourage residents to get outdoors and will help build a stronger, healthier and engaged community. For this, I am truly excited!”

City staff investigated the feasibility of installing an additional pitch at Mississauga Valley Park earlier this spring. With a high volume of park visitors, staff felt the highly-populated area with limited parkland would be the ideal location for the pitch.

“With the growing popularity of soccer in Mississauga, this second pitch is an opportunity to create a place where residents of all ages and abilities can enjoy watching or playing the game,” said Jodi Robillos, Acting Director, Parks and Forestry. “The City’s Downtown Growth Area Provision Strategy recommends the use of “pop-up” spaces to support healthy and active lifestyles.”

Under the pop-up sport concept, the pitch will not be formally programmed by the City but will continue to promote informal, drop-in soccer games. Continue reading “Mississauga Scores a Second Boxed Soccer Pitch for the Downtown Core”

Downtown Brampton set to undergo an exciting transformation

Streetscaping project gets Ministry go-ahead

 BRAMPTON, ON –  Great things are happening. The City of Brampton received approval from the Minister of the Environment and Climate Change for the Downtown Brampton Streetscaping Environmental Assessment project, also called Downtown Reimagined. With this decision, the City will move ahead with detail design phase for the streetscaping work and the preferred cross-section as per the Environmental Assessment, but with a condition that any loading zones or accessible parking spots are to be placed where feasible and shall not impede the cycle lanes.

 In the coming months, as the detail design phase progresses, stakeholders will be presented with options for the “look and feel” of the design and will have an opportunity to provide feedback. Downtown Reimagined aims to create an aesthetically beautiful environment to boost the image and awareness of the downtown revitalization efforts. The main objectives of the project are to:

·         Create a street that will capitalize on the walkability and pedestrian capacity in the downtown

·         Animate these streets and to become a placemaking destination Continue reading “Downtown Brampton set to undergo an exciting transformation”