New Mississauga fire station will force popular leash-free dog park to relocate
Published February 17, 2023 at 7:29 pm
Mississauga is getting a new fire station, but a popular leash-free zone will have to move to make way for the building.
The station is earmarked for Tenth Line and Aquitaine Ave. and will serve those in the Meadowvale West community.
Construction on the station will begin this spring and continue through to the fall of 2024. The station is expected to open in the spring of 2025.
To be built in Union Park, the station will force the relocation of the leash-free area for dogs, likely to the lot just north of the current site. The rest of the park including a leash-free area will remain open during the construction.
The new fire-fighting facility will be called Station 125 and will be built to serve what is considered a high-growth area of the city.
The 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.
Once completed, Station 125 will be Mississauga’s 22nd fire station.
A drop-in session where the public can view the designs and construction plans for the station, including the relocation of the leash-free dog park, will be held at the Meadowvale Theatre on Feb. 24 from 6 to 8 p.m. It is located at 6315 Montevideo Rd.
Ward 9 Councillor Martin Reid and City Staff from Mississauga Fire and Emergency Services, Parks and Facilities and Property Management will be on hand to answer questions and provide updates regarding construction plans and timing.
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