Leash-free area in Mississauga moved to make way for new fire station


Published April 21, 2023 at 2:58 pm

A popular leash-free area in north Mississauga has reopened at a new location to make way for the city’s newest fire station.

The public dog-run space was moved from one section of Union Park to another part of the Tenth Line/Aquitaine Ave. greenspace just to the north. It reopened early this month after a several-day period in which it was closed.

City of Mississauga Ward 10 Councillor Sue McFadden said officials and work crews did everything possible to minimize disruption for dog owners during the transition.

The dog area had to be moved to make way for Fire Station 125, to be built at Tenth Line and Aquitaine Ave. to serve those in the Meadowvale West community.

Set to open in spring 2025, the facility will be Mississauga’s 22nd fire station.

Construction of the station will begin this spring and continue through to fall 2024.

The new firefighting facility will be built to serve what is considered a high-growth area of the city.

Construction is tied to an initiative that will see six new fire stations added in Mississauga over the next 12 years and geared to optimize emergency response times. Mississauga’s goal is to get emergency response teams to their destination in four minutes or less 75  per cent of the time.

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