News release

Update: Hickory Drive Incident

Local government | July 8, 2016

As of July 6, 2016, the Hickory Drive incident site has been released by the Mississauga Fire Chief and all properties in the area have been returned to property owners and their insurance companies. Building staff will continue to work with homeowners and their insurance companies to assess the damage and ensure the correct steps are in place to repair and rebuild.

Temporary road closures for local traffic only are in place on Hickory Drive between Rathburn Road East and Hickory Drive. All other roads in the area have been reopened.

Residents looking for information can call 3-1-1 or visit the mobile Community Information Centre at Rathburn Road and Hickory Drive, open today from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Waste collection bag limits will be waived during the month of July for those affected by the Hickory Drive incident. This includes all address in the area bordered by Dixie Road, Golden Orchard Drive, Eastgate Parkway and Burnhamthorpe Road. Garbage, recycling and green bins will be collected on regularly scheduled days.

A special information session will take place tonight at 6:30 p.m. at St. Basil Elementary School [map].  The session will provide information to Mississauga residents about the current status of the incident and the next steps of the recovery process. Citizens will be invited to ask questions during the session.

Media Tour


A media tour of the site will be offered today by Mayor Bonnie Crombie and Fire Chief Tim Beckett. Media should meet at the corner of Rathburn Road East and Hickory Drive.


Mayor Bonnie Crombie and Fire Chief Tim Beckett will be onsite for a tour of the impacted site and surrounding area.


Media should meet at the corner of Rathburn Road East and Hickory Drive.


4 p.m.

On-site Media Contact

Carley Smith, 289-937-1485

Media Contact: 

Carley Smith DeBenedictis
Senior Communications Advisor
City of Mississauga
Office: 905-615-3200, ext. 4203
Cell: 289-937-1485
TTY: 905-896-5151