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Upcoming Events
The Brain Injury  Association of Peel and Halton, is walking this fall to  raise awareness of ABI or Acquired Brain Injury on Saturday,
September 16, 2017 at 
Meadowvale Community Centre, 6655 Glen Erin Dr. 
Check-in  at 11am, walk at 12pm Location:  Lake 
Aquitaine Park 
Registration:$25 per person, or $50 for a  family of 4. This fee includes a "race bag," lunch (hamburger or hot dog) and soft drink. (Children under 12 are free!) 
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MiWay Public Meeting  - The MiWay Five Transit Service Plan (2016-2020) is moving Mississauga's transit system from a design that radiates from the city centre to a grid network that will allow for more frequent buses along main corridors. 

Please come and learn more about our transit system on  Thursday September 28, 2017 at the Meadowvale Community Centre from 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm.
A Taste of Eden  
Please join me on Friday October 27th from 6:00 pm to midnight for A Taste of Eden, Eden Food for Change's annual fundraising dinner, and help put food on the tables of those in need. Click  here to purchase tickets.
This wonderful farmers market which sells locally grown organic food is back.  It is located at the north east corner of Erin Mills Pkwy and Eglinton Ave W.  It runs every Saturday from 9 am to 1 pm until September 30, 2017 .  Click  here  for more information.
Many Feathers Market
 
Make sure you visit the local farmers market in Ward 9 at Lisgar GO Station.  The Many Feathers Market  runs every Sunday from 9 am to 2 pm until October 15, 2017 .  Click  here  for more information.
  
In recognition of the Living Arts Centre's 20th Anniversary and Canada's 150th, the Living Arts Centre's 2017-18 season features outstanding, world-renowned Canadian artists, music legend Gordon Lightfoot on November 10 and Academy Award, JUNO and Golden Globe winner Buffy Sainte-Marie on November 16.  LAC caps off celebrations on December 9th with the jazz event of the year: a tribute night to the musical genius of Oscar Peterson and his esteemed confrere, Oliver Jones. 
 
For a full list of shows and to purchase tickets at the LAC, click here or call the Box Office at 905-306-6000.  
Click  here for the Meadowvale Theatre 
2017 / 2018 Theatre line-up.
Quick Links and Updates
West Trunk Well drilling Erin Mills Pkwy and Britannia Rd intersection  
 
A reminder that work continues on the Region of Peel construction of a large diameter trunk sanitary sewer along Erin Mills Parkway.  The work being done includes the excavation of ten tunnel access shafts, mining utilizing tunnel boring equipment, sanitary sewer construction including maintenance holes and restoration of all work areas.
Britannia Road Watermain Replacement and Road Resurfacing Winston Churchill Blvd to Erin Mills Pkwy  
 
Work continues on the Region of Peel watermain and resurfacing work on Britannia Road West from Winston Churchill Boulevard to Erin Mills Parkway. The project is anticipated to be completed by November 2017.
 
This work will also include removing and replacing curbs, adding sidewalks and a multi-use trail, and installing a low impact development (environmentally friendly) storm sewer system.  

Safe City Mississauga's Neighbourhood Watch is a no-cost program to educate residents and mobilize communities for the purpose of crime prevention. 

Neighbourhoods are safest when people know who their neighbours are and this program is an excellent way to get your neighbours working together, staying in contact and having fun. Click above  for more information.
Community organizations can request recognition either through a flag raising or lighting of the Civic Centre clock tower.  Click above for more info.
Click above to download the app.  Using a smartphone, residents can now report on five new issues under the "Report a Problem" button using the free mobile app Ping!:
  • Three hour parking violations on a City street
  • Abandoned shopping carts on private property
  • Damaged trees on City property
  • Dead/unhealthy trees on City property
  • Request pruning of a City owned tree
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Starting Monday, September 4 MiWay will be rolling out more service and improved connections on several routes across the city as part of the MiWay 5 Service Plan (2016-2020).
 
MiWay will provide more frequent service on the Mississauga Transitway on MiExpress 107 - Malton Express and 109 - Meadowvale Express, and extend MiExpress route 110 - University Express to the Erin Mills Transitway Station. 
 
Click here to use MiWay's Trip Planner   to plan your route and get real time trip updates or call 905-615-INFO (4636).
 
The  online construction map showcases the City's project information, as well as the Region of Peel and Ministry of Transportation construction work.   Click above  to see the construction map.

Please consider adopting a pet from the city's Animal Services. 

Click above to see animals that are waiting for their forever home.
The City of Mississauga now offers property owners the convenience of viewing their interim and final property tax bills online through e-bill. Click above for more info.

Click above to download and print your schedule. You can also update your electronic calendar.  
    EFFC
Please remember to help those in need.
  The Dam
Please support the Dam Youth Drop-In by making a donation. 

Tuesday, October 17th - Watch for volunteers with The Dam Youth Drop In around the Meadowvale area who will be writing / drawing inspirational messages for our children and youth on sidewalks. We hope to inspire and encourage our community. 
 
This Christmas, The Dam Youth Drop In invites you to consider donating a Christmas Gift for a youth in our community. Let's let our young people know that their community believes in them and is thinking about them during this Christmas season. To find out more information, call The Dam at (905) 826-6558 or email office@thedam.org.
Meadowvale Residents' Association - MRA

For information or to  get involved in the residents' association, please click here to send an email. 

You can also visit their website and like their Facebook page.

With members of the MRA
   Be A Donor
Help save the life of someone waiting for an organ. One donor could save 8 lives! 
August 31, 2017
Dear Neighbour: 

As we head into fall, I want to remind you that children are back in school and our roads will likely be busier with traffic. Please drive with caution and if you are a pedestrian, watch for traffic. 
 
The next few months will be very busy in Ward 9.  There are several community meetings scheduled already with more to come.  I hope you will attend those of interest to you and share your comments with me.
 
The key meeting I am holding is my Budget Town Hall on October 23, 2017.  This will be your opportunity to get some information on both the City and Region of Peel budget process and find out where your dollars are spent and what drives the budget.  I am pleased that Mayor Crombie will be joining me and I am planning to live stream the meeting on Facebook so that everyone can be involved.
 
The city is also receiving more development applications so watch for notices of upcoming meetings when I have received all of the plans.

All of this information is on the Ward 9 website, which I have recently had redesigned so please check there often at ward9.ca.
 
In the event that you are unable to view this e-newsletter please note that there is always a link on the front page of my website.

As always, my staff and I are here to help you with any City or Regional issues.  Just send me an email to  pat.saito@mississauga.ca or call  905-896-5900 and check the Ward 9 website at  www.ward9.ca for ongoing updates.



Holiday City and Regional Office Closures    
 
  
The City of Mississauga and the Region of Peel offices are closed for the Civic Holiday on Monday September 4, 2017 and will re-open on Tuesday August 5, 2017.  

Please dial 311 - P ress 1 to be connected to the Region or 2 to be connected to City Dispatch who will assist with urgent matters.

 A reminder that there will be no waste collection on Monday due to the Civic Holiday.  Waste collection will be one day later that week. 
Windrow Snow Clearing Program   
 
  
This program is now open for registration. Applications will be accepted until Friday, November 10, 2017 at 9:00 p.m. Residents who are 65 years and older in 2017 and individuals who are physically disabled can apply for the program. The cost to participate is $200. This amount is non-refundable. 

Applicants who qualify for financial assistance may be eligible to receive the service at no cost. For information and applications, click  here .
Ward 9 Budget Town Hall    
 
  
Please join me on Monday October 23 for my Ward 9 Budget Town Hall at the Meadowvale Community Centre, 6655 Glen Erin Drive from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

I am holding this meeting to provide an opportunity for Ward 9 residents to learn more about both the City of Mississauga and Region of Peel budgets.    I am pleased that Mayor Crombie will also be attending and we are both looking forward to meeting and hearing from you.

Staff will be making short presentations on the budgets and there will be ample time for discussion, questions and comments.  I am working on having the entire meeting live streamed on my Ward 9 Facebook Page so that you can send us your questions in real time and have them answered at the meeting.  
Reimagining Meadowvale Town Centre - Walkability Audit    
 
  
An exciting project that we are undertaking this year is Reimagining the Mall.  City staff are looking at specific malls to determine how they could and should be redesigned for the future.  Two of Ward 9's malls are included - Meadowvale Town Centre and Erin Mills Town Centre.
 
The first project involves Meadowvale Town Centre which was the focus of a review by planning students at the University of Waterloo earlier this year.   The first phase of the project is starting on October 2 when Peel Health staff will conduct a Walkability Audit of the MTC.  

Everyone is invited to join us on Monday October 2, 2017 at the Meadowvale Community Centre, 6655 Glen Erin Drive in the Upper Lobby starting at 9:30 am for registration which will be followed by a brief presentation.  The group will then walk into the neighbourhood in and around the mall to note how walkable and accessible it is.
 
There will then be small group discussions back at the community centre with the session ending by 12:30 pm.   Spots are limited therefore please click here to register.    
 
Please also check my website for further details closer to the date.
Ward 9 Contest - Win Tickets to Meadowvale
Theatre 
               
A lucky Ward 9 resident can win 2 tickets for Meadowvale Theatre's October performance of Pete the Cat.  Just  Email  your answer to the following question:
 
In what year did Meadowvale Theatre officially open?
 
I will draw a winner from all correct answers received by 10:00 am September 9, 2018.
Road Safety Committee Vacancies           
 
  
In March of this year Mississauga City Council approved my motion to reinstate the Road Safety Advisory Committee. 
 
Road safety is a priority. We need to ensure our citizens travel safely whether as a driver, cyclist or pedestrian.  No fatality is acceptable but engineering alone cannot solve the problems on our roads. By reinstating the Road Safety Committee to support the work of our Traffic staff, we can implement more educational programs and involve our citizens in making our roads safer for all."

Advisory Committees are comprised of volunteer residents, city staff as well as 2 - 3 Councillors.  The Road Safety Committee currently has 8 vacancies.  If you are interested in getting involved in making our city a safer one to walk, cycle or drive in please click  here to apply.   The deadline to apply is September 15th.
2018 Culture and Community Grants Program 
           
The City of Mississauga will be accepting applications from Mississauga-based arts, culture and community organizations requiring financial support in 2018.  The City invests in projects that stimulate Mississauga's creative economy. 

The deadline to apply for all grants is Friday, October 13, 2017 by 4:30 p.m.   Click  here  to for more information and to apply.
John Ambrose Named a Fellow of The Hymn Society          
 
  
I am so pleased and proud that my dear friend, John Ambrose, former Pastor of Eden United Church, was honoured by The Hymn Society in the United States and Canada at its Annual Conference in Waterloo, Ontario last month, by being named a Fellow of The Hymn Society. 

This award, which is the highest honour given by the organization, was conferred because of John's work as an editor, compiler, and encourager of congregational song, and for his significant contributions to the work of The Hymn Society.
Bernard Jordaan re-appointed as President of the United Senior Citizens of Ontario         

I am delighted that  Bernard Jordaan , President of the Meadowvale Seniors' Social Club has been re-appointed as President of the United Senior Citizens of Ontario (USCO) for another two year term! 

Bernard is a strong advocate for seniors and does an excellent job representing the interests of seniors in our community! C ongratulations  Bernard!
Distracted Driving Campaign     
 
  
Peel Regional Police Distracted Driving Campaign continues through to mid-November 2017 when the Festive RIDE begins.

According to the Ministry of Transportation-Ontario (M.TO.), the number of deaths caused by distracted driving has doubled since 2000. Studies also show that a driver using a cellphone is four times more likely to crash than a driver focused on the road and their surroundings.

The goal of this Region wide campaign is to improve road safety by reducing distracted driving. History has shown that enforcement is a key method to deter and educate drivers on this dangerous practice.  For further information on Distracted Driving, please click  here.
Stantec Consulting Services         
 
  
You may be seeing Stantec Consulting Services trucks on our streets.  They began collecting road pavement condition data and imagery on every City-owned street on August 22nd. No street closures, detours or traffic disruptions are expected as a result of the collection. 

The process is expected to last 8 to 10 weeks; throughout the remainder of this summer and majority of the fall season. Data collection will begin in the south-east quadrant and rotate counter clockwise through the City. Once completed, the data will be loaded into the City's road pavement management system to inform the development of the long range pavement rehabilitation forecast and budget.
Eden Food For Change          
 
  
The Fresh Produce Box is re-starting on Friday September 8, 2017. Details and the new order site will be posted soon.  Check their website for information about the program.
Share your Story        
 
  
Your story can shape our city.   The Museums of Mississauga and the City's Culture Division will be going across Mississauga in an effort to collect, listen and share stories with residents.   Leave your mark on the city! Click here to learn how to share your story.
Anniversary/Birthday Congratulations

If you know someone who is celebrating a milestone birthday or anniversary please contact me at 905-896-5900 or at pat.saito@mississauga.ca and I would be pleased to send a letter of congratulations and a small gift to commemorate the special event.

PAT IN THE COMMUNITY
Italfest 2017
 
I was pleased to join the Mayor and some of my Council colleagues at Italfest on August 19 to kick off the Festival.

This is the 5th year of Italfest which celebrates all things Italian - there was a bocce ball tournament, medieval flag throwers from Faenza, delicious food and great entertainment. Italfest has been named one of the top 100 Festivals and Events in Ontario.
Riders Against Hunger   
 
I had the pleasure of once again bringing greetings at the Garry W. Morden Fire Training Centre on August 19 for the kickoff for Riders Against Hunger. This amazing event raises funds  for Eden Food for Change.
 
Motorcycle riders raised money for this great cause and the sight of them leaving on their ride is very impressive. It was exciting to see over 300 hundred riders start on their great journey which raised about $60,000 for our local food bank. Congratulations to organizer Bill Crawford and all the volunteers and riders for a successful event. 
Unveiling of Spartan Hydrant   

It was an exciting morning as the Mayor and I joined staff from the Region and Mississauga Fire at the Garry W. Morden Centre on August 17 to unveil the first newly designed fire hydrant since the 1850's. This is a new innovative design that will replace the existing hydrants. The Spartan fire hydrant is being tested for the first time in Canada at the Garry W. Morden Centre.   Click  here  to view a video about the Spartan Hydrant.
Cycling Master Plan  

We had a very successful evening at Meadowvale Community Centre on August 14 for the city's Cycling information booth.  
 
I spoke to many residents as they did a quick survey on cycling.  We are using this information as we move forward with a new Cycling Master Plan. Click here for information and have your say in helping to create a bicycle-friendly city.  I also used this opportunity to trial live streaming on Facebook in preparation for my Budget Town Hall in October.  It went relatively well and I appreciated the feedback I received from Facebook friends who watched and gave me some great advice.  
Visiting Settler's Green Park  

One of my more enjoyable site visits was to the new playground at Settler's Green Park on August 4th.  I had the opportunity to speak to parents and received excellent feedback on the new facility.  This enabled me to discuss some potential improvements with parks staff. One request was for some shade and I am working with staff to see if we can accommodate this.  
Councillor Pat Saito | 905-896-5900 | pat.saito@mississauga.ca | http://www.ward9.ca
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