Residents of Twin Pines will vote, as usual, at Summerville Pines community centre. As we rarely receive voting cards, you will need to show one piece of identification that has your name and address on it in order to receive a ballot. Your voter Notification Card (if you received one) can’t be used as a piece of ID. l Acceptable ID includes an Ontario driver’s licence, an Ontario Photo Card, a cancelled personalized cheque, an insurance policy or any other document.
Once again the ‘scammers’ are out in full force! Now that income tax time has come around, they are working the phone lines claiming to be calling from the Canada Revenue Agency and demanding money for ‘supposedly’ back taxes owing. This scam has been increasing in the past couple of months. If you receive such calls, please report it to the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre. Below is an article from the Canada Revenue Agency website to make our readers aware and to beware of any calls received asking for money or threatening legal action and/or arrest.
Beware of new telephone scams
Ottawa, Ontario, … The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) is noting an increase in telephone scams where the caller claims to be from the CRA but is not, and is asking Canadians to beware—these calls are fraudulent and could result in identity and financial theft.
Some recent telephone scams involve threatening taxpayers or using aggressive and forceful language to scare them into paying fictitious debt to the CRA. Victims receive a phone call from a person claiming to work for the CRA and saying that taxes are owed. The caller requests immediate payment by credit card or convinces the victims to purchase a prepaid credit card and to call back immediately with the information. The taxpayer is often threatened with court charges, jail or deportation.
If you get such a call, hang up and report it to the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre.
These types of communication are not from the CRA. When the CRA calls you, it has established procedures in place to make sure your personal information is protected. If you want to confirm the authenticity of a CRA telephone number, call the CRA by using the numbers on its Telephone numbers page. The number for business-related calls is 1-800-959-5525. The number for calls about individual concerns is 1-800-959-8281.
To help you identify possible scams, use the following guidelines:
- never requests prepaid credit cards;
- never asks for information about your passport, health card, or driver’s licence;
- never shares your taxpayer information with another person, unless you have provided the appropriate authorization; and
- never leaves personal information on your answering machine or asks you to leave a message containing your personal information on an answering machine.
When in doubt, ask yourself the following:
- Is there a reason that the CRA may be calling? Do I have a tax balance outstanding?
- Is the requester asking for information I would not include with my tax return?
- Is the requester asking for information I know the CRA already has on file for me?
- How did the requester get my email address or telephone number?
- Am I confident I know who is asking for the information?
The CRA has strong practices to protect the confidentiality of taxpayer information. The confidence and trust that individuals and businesses have in the CRA is a cornerstone of Canada’s tax system. For more information about the security of taxpayer information and other examples of fraudulent communications, go to www.cra.gc.ca/security.
Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre
For information on scams or to report deceptive telemarketing contact the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre online atwww.antifraudcentre-centreantifraude.ca or toll free at 1-888-495-8501.If you believe you may be the victim of fraud or have given personal or financial information unwittingly, contact your local police service.
Updated January 1, 2018
Do you have personal questions or concerns relating to your residency in Twin Pines?
Mandeep Sangha, Peel Living’s Tenancy Support Agent, will be on site in the Summerville Pines’ Community Hall on the following Mondays from 1 pm – 4 pm to assist you and address your tenancy related issues:
January 8, February 5, March 5, April 9, May 7, June 11, July 9, August 13, September 10, October 8, November 5, December 10.
Appointments will be seen first and drop in’s as time allows – in 15 minute intervals. Appointments can be made by calling 905-453-2500 ext 3612 during office hours Monday – Friday from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm
This is a welcome progression from Peel Living, particularly for those who do not have access to a computer or prefer to speak to someone ‘in person’ to air their concerns. Please do not hesitate to take advantage of it!
Heat Wave Relief!!!!
To view important information on a cooling station in Twin Pines, please click on the link below:
On October 6, 2016 Dan Ferguson, the Solicitor for Cedar Grove Residents’ Community Corporation and Marlyn Addai, President of the Board of Directors, will be forming a delegation to the Peel Living Board on behalf of the residents of Twin Pines, to remind the Peel Living Board of the commitments made to Twin Pines in October 2012 and the impact their decisions are having on this community i.e. financially, emotionally and health wise.
This meeting will be held at the Regional Administrative Headquarters, in the Regional Council Chambers, 5th Floor, 10 Peel Centre Drive, Suite A, Brampton, Ontario. The Peel Living Board meeting is scheduled to start at 8:30 am.
We urge as many residents as possible to attend to show our commitment to our Park.
December 21, 2015
On Saturday, December 12, 2015, we held our annual Pot Luck Dinner, after which we trooped out to light the lovely fir trees at the front of the Park.
At the dinner, those attending voted on the 59 entries in the Winter Home Decorating Contest and the winners were as follows:
#1 – 2nd Avenue East
#7 Orchard Drive
#18 – 6th Avenue West
Congratulations to all our Winners !!!
Updated March 7, 2017
I‘m sure we have all experienced the ‘dumbstruck’ looks we get when we give someone our address and the inevitable frustration when one part or the other of the address is left off. When this happens, of course, our mail is not delivered. For a while we had the same steady postal worker, who got to know the names of the residents and the mail was delivered regardless. Unfortunately, we are back to getting whichever postal worker finishes their route early enough and therefore gets handed our mail to deliver. It seems as though it’s a new face every other day.
It has come to our attention that lately mail is being returned to sender even when the address is correct and if this is ‘official mail’, you know what a problem that can cause. One of our residents contacted Canada Post and through perseverance was able to speak with a supervisor, who said the more complaints they received, the better. You know that old saying “the squeaky wheel gets the grease”.
So if you are not receiving your mail, or getting someone else’s mail, please call Canada Post at 1-800-267-1177 to register a complaint. It may take a bit of patience to navigate the inevitable voice recordings, but ask to speak to a supervisor and they will give you a ticket number and someone will get back to you in a day or so.
We shouldn’t have to put up with poor service, because someone can’t be bothered to look at the site maps at the front of the Park to find out where the streets are!
July 10, 2011
On Monday, July 6th, the Board of Directors of Cedar Grove Residents’ Community Corporation held another meeting with the members of planningAlliance and CIVIS, the Community Engagement Team engaged by Peel Living to develop a Community Plan for Twin Pines. These meetings have been occurring monthly.
At this meeting, Bryan Bowen, who is the project’s Planning Approvals Lead, gave a power point presentation on the ‘mysteries’ of the planning process. The Board found this was very informative in explaining timelines and the many steps involved in each phase of the planning and approvals process. Consequently it was thought that this information may also be helpful in assisting our residents in understanding what exactly goes into obtaining approvals for such a major undertaking as the re-imagining of the community of Twin Pines.
Outlined below is a synopsis of how these proceedings unfold:
Planning Approvals – (Conceptual Phase) – governed by Provincial Legislation
Community Concept Plan (non-statutory) – this is the point where we have the opportunity for the highest input
- public meetings are held with all stakeholders (residents of Twin Pines, our neighbours, local businesses, etc.)
- meetings will also include transportation experts, engineers, etc. (technical phase)
- planning Alliance takes all suggestions, weighs the pros and cons, and produces several Alternative Plans
- these Alternative Plans are taken back to stakeholders and a consensus, weighing all pros & cons, will hopefully produce a Hybrid Plan which the majority of stakeholders can live with
- this Plan will then be presented to the Peel Living Board for endorsement
- implementation will include phasing, costs, character and vision of the community
After the Peel Living Board has endorsed the Plan, it enters the City of Mississauga’s planning approvals process:
Municipal Planning Approvals (statutory)
- Official Plan Amendment – The Mississauga Official Plan sets out the city’s vision for growth and development within the municipality in a way that is consistent with the Peel Region Official Plan. Official Plan amendments may be required before changes can take place in Twin Pines
- Zoning By-law Amendment – Zoning By-laws govern individual lots, density, parking, height of buildings, etc. and are amendable. If any amendments are required, this is the time that they will be presented
Any amendments under the Official Plan and Zoning By-laws are approved by City Council and can be appealed.
Plan of Subdivision and Site Plan Approval are next and residents will have fewer opportunities to be involved in the planning process from this point on.
Building and Development Permits – (Detailed/Technical – no input from stakeholders)
- Building Permits
- Site Servicing Permits
- Construction Management Plan – includes staging, phasing, and managing interruption to residents
- Streetscape Permits
- Others (TBD)
The timing for these various steps to proceed are dependent on many factors. In the case of Twin Pines, they could depend on Peel Living’s partnership with the City of Mississauga in planning this future community, the City of Mississauga’s Dundas Corridor Master Plan (Dundas Connects) and Metrolinx’s Dundas Street Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) expansion. This, however, gives us an idea of how complex this procedure is and how it is difficult to make accurate assumptions of timelines.
If you have any further questions regarding this process, please contact Michelle Drylie at 647-231-6820 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.