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Council Outcomes May 5, 2021: Film Studio Proposal, Request for Provincial Action on Noisemakers & Review of Construction Noise & Pilots for Urban Hens & Feather Banners

Local government | May 5, 2021

This week, Council directed staff to prepare a request for a film studio proposal. Council also made a second request for the Government of Ontario to take action on noisemakers, a review of construction noise and pilots for urban hens and feather banners.

“We’re so thrilled about the potential of adding another film studio to Mississauga and what it could mean for the City in terms of job creation and strengthening our film and performing arts sectors,” said Mayor Bonnie Crombie. “We’re also looking at ways to improve the quality of life for all our residents, and we will be sending a request to the Government of Ontario to bring into effect the laws that prohibit the sale of devices for cars that create excessive noise. We continue to receive frequent complaints on this issue, as excessive vehicle noise disrupts our residents, whether they are being awakened in the middle of the night or startled while driving on our streets.”

Film Studio Development Proposal

Studio Bottega Inc. made a proposal for a film studio located at the southeast corner of Derry Road and Maritz Drive, on the west side of Hurontario Street.

The request will be forwarded to The Honourable Steve Clark, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing and copied to The Honourable Lisa MacLeod, Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sports.

If the proposal moves forward, the 6.07 hectare (15 acres) site would be the largest film studio complex in Ontario.

The motion was raised by Ward 5 Councillor Carolyn Parrish.

Requesting Action on Noisemakers

Council approved a second request to the Government of Ontario that section 75.1 of the Highway Traffic Act that prohibits the sale of devices that create increased emissions (such as noise, fumes and/or smoke) be brought into effect immediately. The request was originally made by City Council on August 5, 2020.  Council is also requesting a measured decibel count for exhaust systems and systems exceeding 80 decibels be prohibited. Council also requested stricter penalties such as a $500 fine and a loss of three demerit points. Funding was requested for police services to be equipped with decibel monitoring devices. A copy of the motion will be sent to Mississauga Members of Provincial Parliament, the Association of Municipalities of Ontario and Region of Peel and Peel Regional Police.

The motion was raised by Ward 1 Councillor Stephen Dasko.

Feather Banners – 24 Month Pilot

To recognize the hardships and challenges faced by businesses from the COVID-19 pandemic, the City’s Sign By-law is being amended temporarily to provide additional advertising opportunities for businesses by permitting feather banner signs as a 24-month pilot.

As part of the pilot the Sign By-law will be temporarily amended to:

  • permit feather banner signs on non-residential private property
  • permit up to three feather banner signs permitted per frontage
  • prohibit feather banner signs that are within one metre of any property line
  • prohibit feather banner signs with a height of more than 3.5 metres or with a sign area greater than 2.5m² per sign face

The motion was raised by Ward 1 Councillor Stephen Dasko.

 

Request to Review Construction Noise

Council approved a motion to request the Government of Ontario to review the O.Reg. 131/20 under the Municipal Act, 2001, temporarily permitting construction noise between the hours of 6 a.m. and 10 p.m. to limit disruptions to residents. The motion will be shared with Mississauga Members of Provincial Parliament and the Association of Municipalities of Ontario.

 

The motion was raised by Ward 7 Councillor Dipika Damerla.

 

Urban Hen Pilot

Council approved a pilot project for urban hens meeting requirements described in the Urban Hen Review report. Ten sites will be included in the pilot: one site in Ward 3 and the balance between Ward 5 and Ward 6.

 

The motion was raised by Ward 5 Councillor Carolyn Parrish.

 

 

 

 

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Catherine Monast
Senior Advisor, Media and Public Information
City of Mississauga
905-615-3200, ext. 5046
catherine.monast@mississauga.ca