Runway rehabilitation project starting in spring 2022
In April, 2017, the Residents of Rockwood were under siege from what felt like unrelenting aircraft noise. It came without any warning and stole the quiet enjoyment from our community. It lasted almost 2 months, but it seemed like an eternity.
Five years later, and following 2 years of bliss where there was barely any activity at the airport, GTAA has announced that major construction on the 06L/24R, the second busiest runway will commence in April with a scheduled completion in October. In other words, all the traffic that normally would be handled on this runway will be diverted. It is not yet known how much traffic will be diverted to the north/south runways, right over our neighbourhood. for the next 6 months.
For details, please visit: www.torontopearson.com/runwayrehab
Update on Garnetwood Park Spray Pad
We have been informed by Virginia Kalapaca, Project Leader, of Park Development at the City of Mississauga, that construction for the spraypad in Garnetwood Park will start this week (July 30th)!
Since the construction is delayed, this means the use of this amenity will be unusable until the Summer of 2022. It is safe to say that we are disappointed about this. With that said, we have sent a letter to Councillor Fonseca, Ms. Kalapaca, and Acting Commissioner of Community Services Jodi Robillos about our disappointment about the delay and the fact that there was no communication about this delay to our community.
If, per chance, you are also disappointed with this news, we encourage you to do the same.
Here are the contacts:
Spraypad Project Manager:
Project Leader, Park Development
T 905-615-3200 ext.4813 | M 905-937-1714
Councillor Ward 3 Mississauga
Acting Commissioner of Community Services
Things are moving quickly! Trillium and Osler have been phoning those over 80 to re-book appointments and are now ready to open the bookings for anyone who received Pfizer or Moderna Vaccines prior to April 18th.
THP and Osler will be sending new dates for appointments via email for those who had the first dose in Peel. We are therefore suggesting that you regularly check for messages! All other bookings will have to be made on the Provincial site which will open at 8 a.m on.Monday June 7th however, expect it to be very busy. If you want to book directly: covid-19.ontario.ca
You can also call some of the local Shoppers Drug Marts. A call may get you an appointment for a Pfizer shot within a few days. Those looking for a 2nd AstraZeneca shot should consult their physician or wait for instructions from the initial source of vaccination.
If you have questions, we will do our best to source the information you require or at least provide you information on where you can get the answers.
The Ontario Government Announced Friday that at 8:30 a.m. on May 31, those over 80 who have had their first vaccine can re-book their second doses for an earlier date. Those 70 plus can book on June 14th. For further details of the full rollout plan visit peelhealth.ca/vaccines. Here are some suggestions from Peel Health:
Good Afternoon Rockwood Residents and Members of the RHA,
Unfortunately there has been a rash of break ins in our neighbourhood. Nobody has been hurt but the thieves are brazen and even faced into ring doorbells, using no mask. Just a reminder to not only lock your doors but also your cars, and never leave your keys in the car, locked or unlocked. While the breeze is tempting, shut your windows and lock them in the evenings. We will be reaching out to our Councillor and the police to increase traffic patrols.
And remember: if you see something, say something.
Thank-you for your attention on this.
Rockwood Homeowners' Association
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Effective Thursday, May 20, at 9:00 a.m., youth aged 12 to 15 who live, work or attend school in Peel will be eligible to book an appointment in Peel Region. Bookings will be accepted for individuals who are 12 or older at the time of vaccination. Pfizer is currently the only vaccine authorized by Health Canada for use in this age group.
Individuals who are aged 12 to 15 can book an appointment online using the Region of Peel’s booking system. Residents in this age group will need to have a parent or guardian present to provide consent. As per Ministry guidance, appointments will be available at all seven Peel Public Health mass vaccination clinics, as well as the mobile school clinics.
All individuals aged 16+ who live, work, or attend school in Peel can now book a COVID-19 vaccine appointment at select clinics
Brampton, ON. (May 18, 2021) – Beginning today at 9 a.m., individuals aged 16 or older who live, work or attend school in Peel will be eligible to book an appointment in Peel Region. Bookings will be accepted for individuals who are 16 years of age and older at the time of vaccination. Pfizer is currently the only vaccine authorized by Health Canada for use in this age group.
How to Book:
Individuals who are aged 16-17 must book an appointment onlineusing the Region of Peel’s booking system. If you need help booking, call the Region of Peel COVID-19 Vaccination Line at 905-791-5202, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., 7 days a week. As per Ministry guidance, appointments will be available at all seven Peel Public Health mass vaccination clinics, as well as the mobile school clinics. Appointments will also be available to book at a William Osler Health System Vaccine Clinic in Peel.
Anyone 18+ living in Rockwood Village can book an appointment for the vaccines,
starting TODAY at 8:00am.
Click to book an appointment: trilliumhealthpartners.ca/
AstraZeneca vaccines are now available at local Shoppers Drug marts for those 40+.
For locations and to book your appointment visit:
If you need an at-home vaccine, please visit the same site for more information.
Peel residents 50 and over within select postal codes can book COVID-19 vaccine appointments beginning April 9
As of Friday, April 9 at 8:00 a.m., all vaccine clinics in Peel Region will be accepting bookings for individuals 50 years or older within select postal codes to schedule COVID-19 vaccine appointments.
The select communities include:
This eligibility expansion also marks our progression into phase 2 of the vaccine roll-out, offering vaccines to more residents and made available in more accessible ways. All vaccine clinics in Peel region will be taking bookings for the following groups who wish to receive the COVID-19 vaccine:
Book an appointment online. The fastest way to book is online. Residents without internet access who need assistance booking can call 905-791-5202.
Information on how to prepare for an appointment and what to expect at a clinic is available at peelregion.ca/COVID19vaccine. This is a one-stop spot for Peel residents to book an appointment to get vaccinated at the clinic of their choice when it’s their turn.
Adults 65 years or older and people of any age who have transportation barriers can use TransHelp, free of charge, to get to their vaccine appointment.
You don't need to be a TransHelp client to use this service. Call 905-791-1015 at least 48 hours before your appointment to make your booking.
Please share this with any residents, friends or family who are 80 years old and and over.
Covid Vaccine appointments are now available through Trillium Health Partners:
The City is proposing changes that will have a significant impact on our community. Before the plan is rubber stamped, we want to ensure that every resident knows exactly how some of the measures to be taken will impact our neighbourhood.
What at first appeared to be repaving and some upgrading to boulevards and curbs has morphed into a plan to insert cycle paths at the expense of right turn lanes and traffic management. Cycle lanes are planned on Rathburn from Dixie to the dead end at the creek, and on Ponytrail from Rathburn to Burnhamthorpe.
We all need to question whether the “active lifestyle” the City has envisioned for Rockwood Village will put the safety of our children and families at risk.
Currently, Rockwood Village has two cycling trails - Shaver and Mitoff - on either side of Ponytrail. Both of these are within the community and provide a safe place for families to ride or walk. An additional trail will be completed this spring along the Hydro corridor from Audubon to Dundas and will intersect with the Shaver Trail. The City plan proposes additional cycle lanes along busy roads. It does nothing to offer cyclists safe passage across Ponytrail from one of the existing trails to the other.
The plan also includes stop signs in places that have relatively little traffic and which might be better suited to crosswalks.
The complete proposal can be viewed on line at: www.mississauga.ca/rathburn-ponytrail. While many of you may have already sent your individual response to the City, we need a measurable community response to issues that have been identified.
We urge you to use the link below to make your voice heard. The results will be used by RHA to respond to the City’s proposal, the same way we did with the Bough Beeches proposal.
Survey to closed on February 8, at 9:00 p.m.
The City announced a new Splash Pad will be built in Garnetwood Park this summer, and are requesting community input by choosing a theme. A message has been sent to our local schools with a link to the survey. In the event that you do not have children at these schools, or your children did not receive the link, this is your opportunity to have your say.
There are four choices to choose from. It’s easy to vote, just use this link to view the choices and pick your favourite theme.
The survey closed Sunday January 31st.
During the winter months, the City does not maintain any of the trails along the Etobicoke Creek.
The northern part of the trail is treacherous on a good day, but snow and ice can and will provide additional hazards.
Please ensure that you and your children do not access these trails until it is safe to do so.
The City rolled out the plans for the changes coming to the Burnhamthorpe Community Centre at the RHA’s AGM on October 21.
Milka Slomislic, Project Manager, CDC and Andrew Noble, District Manager, Arenas Golf, unveiled the plans for the new and renovated Community Centre.
Coming this spring.....
Work has already commenced on the new trail to be built along the Hydro corridor. Once completed, the 3.8 km paved trail will run from Audubon on the north to Dundas St. on the south. The trail will intersect with the Shafer Trail and, thereby, enhance both routes. Completion is scheduled for spring, 2021, weather permitting.
Late last year, the City requested submissions from Rockwood residents of their ideas for Rathburn Road, east of Ponytrail. When construction of watermain work on Ponytrail was completed last year, the curbs and islands were temporarily repaired in light of resurfacing and other changes to be undertaken in 2021. This timing allowed for residents to have some input on changes to the area of Ponytrail and Rathburn.
At the AGM on October 21, Rory O’Sullivan, Transport Engineer, and Jeremy Blair, Manager of Transportation Infrastructure Management put forward the current proposal for the area.
Prior to the meeting, residents were asked once again to send their ideas. Many residents did, along with questions and even detailed plans. Several comments addressed the speeding issues along Rathburn and the desire to have the plan incorporate the challenge of eliminating speeding and racing along this stretch of roadway.
Unfortunately, time constraints did not allow for this topic to be fully discussed. Another Zoom meeting will be held as soon as possible. If you are interested in attending this meeting, please make sure you are on our e-mail list to receive the details.
Rha.firstname.lastname@example.org or go to our website: rockwoodvillage.ca
In response to the Covid-19 situation, the RHA (Rockwood Homeowners’ Association) held its first Annual General Meeting (AGM) via Zoom on October 21, 2020.
Turnout exceeded expectation, with requests for attendance exceeded our capacity of 100, several residents were unfortunately denied request for a link.
Councillor Fonseca was the keynote speaker.
For details, see December 2020 Newsletter
A natural ice rink is being built in Beechwood Park!
Weather permitting, it will be open on December 15th from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. daily.
Beechwood Park is located at 4139 Ottewell Cres., east of Rockwood Mall, it is also accessible from Bryce Rd.
Our thanks to those neighbours who have volunteered their time to maintain the rink for the benefit of the community.
If you can donate some time to assist with the maintenance please sign up at:
In recent months, coyote sightings have become more and more common across the Peel and Halton regions. As a result, many residents are left with questions about these animals and how to deal with them.
For details, see December 2020 Newsletter
Thank you for you participation in our survey on the Bough Beeches Proposal.
All information and survey results have been shared with Councilor Fonseca.
Our Annual General Meeting (AGM) will be held on May 13th, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus Hall, JFK Council, situated next to the front entrance of Sts. Martha and Mary Parish, 1870 Burnhamthorpe Rd. E.,near the corner of Ponytrail.
Our Annual General Meeting (AGM) will be held on May 22nd, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus Hall, JFK Council, situated next to the front entrance of Sts. Martha and Mary Parish, 1870 Burnhamthorpe Rd. E.,near the corner of Ponytrail. Look for details in our next issue or visit our website:rockwoodvillage.ca
The City of Mississauga has recently begun implementing physical traffic calming measures in order to address local neighbourhood road safety issues in Mississauga.
Through an extensive review process, roadways are identified to receive physical traffic calming measures. Fieldgate Drive between Bough Beeches Road and Ponytrail Drive, and Bough Beeches Road between Fieldgate Drive and Claypine Rise have been selected as locations which would benefit from the installation of traffic calming measures.
What is Traffic Calming? Traffic calming consists of physical measures (speed humps, speed cushions) put in place on roads for the intention of reducing the speed and volume of traffic to acceptable levels and restore the roadway to its intended function. Benefits can include increased traffic safety and liveability of the neighbourhood through the reduction of vehicular traffic, excessive speeding, noise, air pollution and collisions, while providing a safer environment for pedestrians and cyclists.
At this time, staff would like to invite you to a Public Information Centre (PIC). The PIC will provide background information on Traffic Calming including proposed traffic calming measures for Fieldgate Drive and Bough Beeches Boulevard. Representatives from the City will be present to answer questions and discuss the details of the proposed plan and installation.
Date: Tuesday, March 20, 2018 Time: 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Location: Tomken Twin Arena, Small Auditorium (upstairs)
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