Community Concerns

July 25, 2022 - Traffic Calming Devices in Applewood

In the Applewood Hills & Heights (AHH) area there are currently 4 locations where Traffic Calming Devices are being proposed/considered for placement.

These Traffic Calming Devices are one of four types: Raised Crosswalk, Speed Cushions, Raised Intersection and Split Speed Humps.

These 4 locations for AHH are:

1. Rymal Road from Bloor Street to Tomken Road

Survey period began July 5 and goes to July 30, 2022. 

Link to complete survey is and click on 'Open in Browser'

2. Constitution Blvd from Dundas to Flagship

Survey period began July 5 and goes to July 30, 2022.

Link to complete survey is and click on 'Open in Browser'

3. Queen Frederica from Bloor Street South to Dundas

Survey period began July 5 and goes to July 30, 2022.

Link to complete survey is and click on 'Open in Browser'

4. Golden Orchard from Bloor to Dixie -

Survey period was from June 1st and closed on June 27, 2022.

City staff will now review the surveys which have been submitted before a decision is made. City's plan for this proposal is viewable at

Residents living on all of the above streets, as well as streets adjacent to each, should have received a letter/notice from the City informing them of this proposal with a link and/or QR code to the survey and info page for each proposal. If by chance you did not receive this letter/notice or you have not already completed the survey(s), please take a few minutes to complete the above 3 surveys that are open until July 30th, 2022 with the direct links noted above for each area 1, 2 & 3.

All residents' input is requested, valued and much appreciated.

In June 2021, the first street where 'speed humps' were placed in the Applewood Hills & Heights (AHH) area was on Flagship from Queen Frederica to Rymal. This spring, Golden Orchard from Burnhamthorpe to Bloor is the second street where they were placed. There are currently @42 street locations in the City of Mississauga where such Traffic Calming Devices are placed.

If you would like to give additional feedback to the city's Traffic Calming Devices program overall and/or for city staff to review for any one of the 4 currently proposed streets in AHH area, you can also do so by submitting your feedback online via 311 at When doing so, please put the name of the street/proposal you would like to comment on at the start of your message or note 'Feedback for Traffic Calming Devices'.

Thursday, Nov. 4th, 2021 Meeting with City Staff on "Increasing Housing Choices in Neighbourhoods Study"

The AHHRA (Applewood Hills & Heights RA) joined with the RHA (Rockwood Homeowners - neighbouring north of Burnhamthorpe from Dixie to the Etobicoke border) and requested to meet with the City of Mississauga team regarding the City of Mississauga's "Increasing Housing Choices in Neighbourhoods Study".

The meeting date has been set and scheduled for this Thursday, November 4th from 7 pm - 8 pm. Please take a few moments to learn more about this study by viewing the following:

If you would like to view and or take the City's survey which has now been extended to December 31st, 2021, please go to By reviewing this survey, you will also get a better idea of what type of housing options are being considered/reviewed by the City staff and give your feedback as well.

Please note some of the questions that we have been asked to consider in preparation for this Thursday's meeting as noted below:

Please share [the] three kinds of housing needs or stories from each community? For example, most residents in Ward 3 are older and would like to stay within their current neighbourhoods because it’s familiar to them and they have memories there. That familiarity can also help provide a sense of security. These are the kinds of housing stories we’d like to know more about.

What are your communities looking to get out of this meeting?

Is it more information on the Increasing Housing Choices in Neighbourhood Study?

To provide more feedback on their housing needs and tell us their housing stories?

To give us feedback on what we should consider as we continue with the study? Something else?

This meeting is a very important one for all residents of Mississauga as the City is looking for feedback from residents for the City's plans in finding alternatives and new ways in providing affordable housing options in Mississauga.

If you would like to join, please email the AHHRA before this Thursday and the meeting's link will be emailed to you. It is hoped that as many Applewood residents as possible will join so that as many people as possible from our community are informed.   As well, all who would like to give their feedback you will have this opportunity to do so directly to the City's staff/team and Ward Councillor who are involved in this study.

Sept. 9, 2021 Decision made by City staff for speed humps on Golden Orchard

Ward Councillor Fonseca has informed the AHHRA that the decision made by City staff is to have 8 split/speed humps placed on  Golden Orchard from Bloor to Burnhamthorpe.  Effort was made by the AHHRA with request for the number to be reduced by 1 or 2 as over 25 local residents in the area expressed concerns.  A community meeting was also held on August 24th.  However, after consideration by City staff the decision has remained that for the speed humps to be most effective in slowing down of vehicle speed there needs to be 8.  Consideration of even one less would have been preferred and appreciated in consideration of the 25+ residents who live either on Golden Orchard or on one of the adjacent street.  The plan is for these speed humps to be placed by the end of the 2021 construction year.

Community Meeting August 24th, 7 pm - 8 pm to discuss the Speed Bumps on Golden Orchard from Burnhamthorpe to Bloor

On behalf of AHHRA members who had expressed concerns on the total number of 8 speed bumps that are to be placed on Golden Orchard between Burnhamthorpe and Bloor Street, the AHHRA had requested that a community meeting be held with Councillor Fonseca and City Road Safety supervisor Colin Patterson via correspondence at the June 23, 2021 General Committee meeting to discuss the plan for the speed bumps and reducing the total of 8 to a lesser number.

This request has been approved; and, the Councillor's office has now scheduled a community meeting to discuss this matter.

To register for this community meeting to be held on Tues. August 24th, from 7 pm - 8 pm regarding the Traffic Calming Speed bumps on Golden Orchard from Burnhamthorpe to Bloor Street to discuss this matter as well as reducing the number of speed bumps from 8 to a lesser number, please go to The password to key in when prompted is: Ward3

If you or if you know of other neighbours or local residents who would be interested in joining, please share this registration information with them.

For your reference and easier access, here is the link to the correspondence that was presented at the June 23rd, 2021 meeting as well as the link of the plans that were approved for 'Split Speed Hump" type of speed bumps for Project 2 area as shown on slides 1, 2, 3, 5, 6 and 7 at

Jan. 15, 2021, Update -Traffic Calming Proposal for Flagship

This update  is a follow-up to the October 15, 2020 post noted further down with photos and plans being made for this proposal.

The AHHRA followed up with the Ward Councillor and the following information was provided on the communinty feedback  on this proposal.

220 letters were mailed out to the surrounding community requesting for their feedback to the traffic calming proposal for Flagship Drive as noted below. This same request was also made from the Councillor's website and e-updates. The feedback received from City staff regarding this proposal during the engagement period from mid-September 2020 - Nov. 1, 2020 is as follows:

- 21 responses from residents were received

- From these - 17 (81%) were in favour and

- 3 (14%) were opposed.

- 1 (5%) was in favour of traffic calming east of Tomken Rd. but opposed to traffic calming west of Tomken Rd.

Next step:  The City staff will now prepare  a report to Council and if approved by Council the construction will be planned.

An update on the Council's decision will be made when it is available.

November 30, 2020 Traffic, Car Speed & Noise Concerns in Applewood Meeting

With request made by the AHHRA, on November 30 members of the AHHRA along with Councillor Fonseca and Colin Patterson - Supervisor of Road Safety for the City of Mississauga  had a virtual meeting to discuss the increased car speeding and noise in the Applewood Hills & Heights area and how these concerns need to be addressed.  A summary of the meeting's discussion along with plans for moving forward is available by to all members who were not able to attend by contacting the AHHRA. 

Oct. 22 - MIRANET's response to City's Noise Control By-Law Review

The proposed Noise Control By-Law Review for the City of Mississauga is to be presented at the General Committee Council meeting on November 18, 2020.  At this time the proposal is not known and will only become available for public review about 6 days prior to the date of the November 18th meeting. 

To read the position the Mississauga Residents' Association Network (MIRANET) has taken on this matter please go to

Credits: Update on this proposal was shared with us by the Councillor along with the slides and information regarding this proposal that are shown below.

Oct. 22, 2020 Burnhamthorpe Community Centre Update

The nearest community centre to the Applewood Hills & Heights area is the Burnhamthorpe Community Centre located just south-east of Burnhamthorpe and Dixe. To learn more about the planned renovations which are scheduled to begin this spring 2021 visit

October 15, 2020 Proposed Traffic Calming for Flagship Drive

Traffic calming measures are being proposed for Flagship Drive and in the proposal would be placed all along Flagship Drive from Queen Frederica to Rymal.  An online public engagement period from Sept. 21 - November 1 allows for public questions and concerns to be made on this proposal.  The AHHRA has collected a list of questions about this proposal from members and will email them to Ward 3 Councillor Fonseca for her reply.  More information will be shared on this proposal when it is available.

Flagship Drive
Flagship Drive
Along street where the traffic calming devices would be placed
Types of Traffic Calming to be used in this proposal
Information on the type of traffic calming
Where they would be placed from Tomken to Rymal
Where they would be placed from Tomken towards Constitution
Where they would be placed from Constitution to Queen Frederica

January 18, 2021 - Pending

Concerns of Safety in AHH Area

AHHRA members requested to meet with Ward Councillor, Community Police Officer and Neighbourhood Watch Representative to discuss safety in this community.  A reply to the AHHRA's  request for a meeting date has not been received to date.

November 30, 2020 - Pending until completion of all action items agreed upon.  Action taken by the City Staff began in mid-January 2021 on some of the streets.

Concerns on Traffic Speeding and Noise in Applewood Hills & Heights (AHH) area

AHHRA members requested to meet with Ward Councillor and City staff to discuss the ongoing concerns of vehicle traffic in the AHH area.  Councillor Fonseca and City's Road Safety Manager Colin Patterson as well as the Councillor's administrative assistant joined the meeting along with the concerned members who were able to attend.

There are 8 identified streets shared by members that were addressed and the discussions focused on the best way to address these concerns in order to reduce the vehicle speed and noise on these streets.  A complete summary has been prepared for the different means to be taken in handling these vehicle speeding and noise issues.

October 6, 2020 - Pending

Concerns on Noise Control By-Law that is being revised by City By-Law staff

AHHRA members requested to meet with Ward Councillor to discuss their concerns on the changes being planned to this by-law as well as to give their feedback on noise concerns for the Applewood Hills & Heights area overall.

Jun 2020 - Successfully completed and ongoing. 

The Region of Peel's Rat Control Subsidy Pilot Program began in Jan, 4, 2021 in response to the AHHRA's initiative in addressing this concern with the Region of Peel staff and Councillor.

Program information that all Region of Peel Residents who are experiencing rats problems on their residential properties can apply for is available at:

Concern - Rat Sightings in some neighbourhoods.

The Director of Health with the Region of Peel was sent emails/letters on June 3, 2020 and June 15th, 2020 by the AHHRA addressing this issue. 

Two replies have been received and the Region of Peel staff are presently working with the residents impacted on resolving this very important concern.

Matter has been addressed with the Region of Peel and City of Mississauga staff  and is pending resolution.

February 2020 - Pending

Concern - Intersection at Brekenridge and Cawthra

Request for safer car access from Brekenridge turning left onto Cawthra.

Matter has been addressed with City of Mississauga Transportation staff and is pending resolution.

February 2020 - Successfully Completed in late Fall 2020

A 3 way traffic light intersection installed by the City's Transportation & Works Dept. about 50 m east of this intersection at Rymal & Bloor in the fall of 2020.

Concern - Intersection Cedar Creek and Bloor Street

Request for traffic lights at this corner to allow for safer and easier access for drivers driving out of Cedar Creek and turning left onto Bloor Street.

Matter has been addressed with City of Mississauga Transportation staff and is pending resolution.

December 2019 - Successfully Completed in late Fall 2020

At the Tomken & Flagship Intersection the traffic light signals have been updated for left turn signals as well as left turn road lanes were added on Tomken Road by the City's Transportation & Works Department.

Concerns - Intersection of Tomken and Flagship 1.  Speed on Tomken Road &          2. left turn signal at traffic lights for all directions.

Peel police was informed about the speed on Tomken Road as well as this being a school zone - with 2 public schools on each side of Flagship on Tomken Road -  much more monitoring is needed.

Police replied that more supervision would be made in this area to address the car speeding on Tomken.

Left turn signals requested at this intersection for traffic travelling north/south and east/west to improve traffic flow and reduce traffic build up especially during school start of day and end of school hours.

Traffic lights- both for green pedestrian crossing time and left turn signals still pending resolution with City of Mississauga staff.

June 2019

Concern - Intersection at Tomken Road and Runningbrook Drive:  Successfully resolved.

1. Speed of cars along Tomken & 2. Increase in the time of green light for pedestrians to cross the street in all directions.

Both matters were addressed in June 2019 with City staff and Peel Police.

With respect to timing of traffic lights for pedestrian crossing:  City staff inspected the traffic lights and confirmed that there was a malfunction with the lights and time allowed for pedestrian crossing.  This problem was fixed and the allowed time to cross Tomken Road east to west has been reset to 30 seconds with 10 seconds the green hand symbol being shown and for the remaining 20 seconds the red hand symbol shown.  For this 30 second time to be activated the button for pedestrian crossing must be pressed. 

Peel Police replied that greater monitoring would be made along this area of Tomken Road as frequently as possible.

May 22, 2019

1. Concern - Residential: Semi-detached, Carport Enclosure Matter: Successfully Resolved

In September 2018, several residents on Ivernia Road learned of the application being submitted to the Committee of Adjustments (COA) for a carport area in a semi-detached property to be completely enclosed and to be used as additional living space.

The owners' of the property had already began this process by enclosing the carport's northern wall area as well as framing the area for the remainder of work to be completed and, had done so without obtaining the required city permit.

Neighbouring residents became very concerned of the overall impact this change would make to the street took the initiative of circulating a petition in the surrounding area, sent letters to the COA, as well as attended and expressed their concerns and requested that this application not be permitted at the Committee of Adjustments meeting where this matter was addressed. After the discussion between COA members, applicant and residents, the decision was that any carport enclosure would not be permitted and the northern wall that had been already been built without a permit as well as any installed framing had to be removed.

Following this, there was a required 6 week appeal period to which no appeal was submitted. After this, the matter went to the City's By-law enforcement office to further address that the decision was carried/completed. The applicant was then given 6 months to remove the northern wall and all installed framing to the carport.

The northern wall and framing have now been removed completely.

With the joint efforts of the local residents this matter has been resolved favourably and Thank you to all community members for your support on this neighbourhood issue!


2. Police Report for May 1 - May 17, 2019

As per police report, for the week of May 7 - 16 there were 2 separate car theft incidents on the same night on Pinesmoke Crescent. Both matters are now being dealt with by the police and insurance companies.

Plus, on May 7, 10, 11, & 14 there were 4 incidents of theft from vehicles on the following streets: Riverspray Cres., Cindy Cres., Media Court and Silverspear Road.

It is recommended that all car FOBs (electronic car starters) be kept as far away from the front inside area of our homes as this closer proximity to our cars parked in our driveways can be wirelessly accessible for car access.

If you have any incidents or suggestions to share, please reply to this email and with your permission they can also be posted on the AHHRA website.

April 2018

For the  'Revitalized' School Field at Applewood Heights Secondary School Issue which began in April 2018, please go to its own sub-tab with title AHSS Field for current updates.