pat.saito@mississauga.ca                        905-896-5900                      ward9.ca  
In This Issue
Upcoming Events
New to Mississauga?We will help you settle in.  Join us at the Civic Centre for 2017 Mississauga Welcome Day.  Saturday October 14, 2017 from 10 am to 1 pm. Learn about your city, your government. Click here for more information.
City Pro Realty Services is holding a seminar on Real Estate and the Consequences for Failed Deals at the Meadowvale Community Centre on Sunday October 15, 2017 from 4 pm to 7 pm.  This is a Free Public Event.  All are welcome and refreshments will be served. Click here for more details. 
The Region of Peel is holding a Community Open House regarding the Ninth Line Lands Regional Official Plan Amendment on Thursday, October 19, 2017 from 6 pm to 9 pm at the Churchill Meadows Activity Centre, 3801 Thomas Street in Multipurpose Room A/B. Click  here  for information about the Ninth Line Lands.
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.  
The Credit Valley Society meetings are held on the 2nd Wednesday of every month except July and August in the Arbour Green Room at South Common Community Centre, 2233 South Millway, Mississauga. On November 8, 2017 they are holding their Annual General Meeting & Potluck starting at 7:30 pm.  
The 2017-2018 season offers 7 performances including the family-friendly Pete the Cat, an interactive theatrical experience of Beauty and the Beast, the ballet Anastasia and a hilarious, one-woman show Suddenly Mommy. In addition to these performances, Music Theatre Mississauga will be presenting its 25th season of the Encore Series, a series of five musicals. The musicals include: South Pacific; Irving Berlin's White Christmas; Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat; Mel Brooks' The Producers; and Chess The Musical.  To buy tickets, click here.
Quick Links and Updates
Windrow Snow Clearing Program   
 
  
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 non-refundable. 

Applicants who qualify for financial assistance may be eligible to receive the service at no cost. For information and applications, click  here Deadline
to apply is Nov 10, 2017.
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.  
 
Did you know that it's the property owner's responsibility to cut and maintain tall grass? As per the Nuisance Weed and Tall Grass by-law, grass is not to exceed 30 centimetres in height.  Click above for more information.  
 
Encroachment is any use of City-owned land by individuals for their own purposes. Property owners cannot intrude on the ground space of an adjacent City-owned property like parklands, greenbelts, road allowances and easements as per By-law 0057-04 .   Click above for more information.  

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
  Miway Logo
 
MiWay has rolled out more service and improved connections on several routes across the city as part of the MiWay 5 Service Plan (2016-2020).
 
MiWay is providing 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. 
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! 
Dear Neighbour: 

Following a rather cool summer, we were hit by an unexpected heat wave these past few weeks.  The city kept our splash pads open and I know they were well used.

I did get a complaint about the air conditioning being off in an apartment building and working with the management, we were able to get it back on.  This showed there is some confusion about the intent of the Heat Bylaw.  I raised this issue at Council and Council supported my motion to have staff revisit the bylaw to provide more clarity.  We did a full review 2 years ago also at my request and made no changes but further clarity would help.

September has been a busy month with Council meetings and committees starting backup.  I am starting interviews for the citizen members of the newly reinstated Road Safety Committee and I look forward to having this up and running by year end.

Next month, I hope you join me at  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.
 
We have just received an application for intensification at Battleford and Glen Erin Drive.  Please watch my newsletters and website for information on a public meeting that I am planning for November on this issue.

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  ward9.ca for ongoing updates.



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.  Click here to learn more about this project.

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.    
 
There will also be another audit for Erin Mills Town Centre on Wednesday October 18, 2017 running from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm in Program Room 2 at the Erin Meadows Community Centre, 2800 Erin Centre Blvd. Again, spots are limited therefore please click here to register.   
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.  
Ward 9 Contest - Meadowvale
Theatre 
          
  
Ludmila Cutulenco is last month's lucky winner of 2 tickets for Meadowvale Theatre's October 1st performance of Pete the Cat!
 
1989 was the correct answer to the question "In what year did Meadowvale Theatre officially open?"

This month, WIN a Complimentary Ticket Certificate valid for 2 tickets to any show in the Meadowvale Theatre Presents 2017-2018 Season. To WIN please answer the following question:
 
How many seats are in Meadowvale Theatre? 
Mississauga Tourism Contest!   Win $500 Prizes 
           
As Chair of the Tourism Board I am working with board members on promoting tourism to Mississauga.  We have updated and revised our Visitor Guide and are working on the 2018 edition.  We want to feature places that our residents recommend tourists to visit.

To do this we are holding a contest and you can win one of 14 Ultimate Travel Prize Packs worth $500 and be featured in the 2018 Mississauga Visitor Guide sound to you?  Enter the Your Favourite Spot Contest which ends on October 16, 2017 and tell us your favourite spot in Mississauga at  discovermississauga.ca/favspot and be entered for a chance to win! Use hashtags #favspot  #Mississauga. The above photo is my favourite spot in Ward 9 at Lake Wabukayne.  
Take Environment Survey and WIN $100 Prize!
 
  
Take the environment survey by October 20 to help green our city and a chance to win a living green basket filled with eco-products valued at $100 dollars!  Click here take the survey.
Mayor's #OneBagChallenge
 
Please take the #OneBagChallenge running until October 16, 2017. 
I dropped off my donation last week at the fire station on Derry Rd.  You can drop off non-perishable food donations at the following fire stations in and close to Ward 9 and post your photo using the hashtag #OneBagChallenge.  
Fire Station 111 - 2740 Derry Rd W
Fire Station 115 - 4595 Glen Erin Dr
Fire Station 122 - 3600 Thomas St
Donations will go to Eden Food for Change.
Middlebury Green and Glen Eden Park Reconstruction
 
Construction for the Middlebury Green Park Fitness Equipment is underway and is scheduled to be complete October 13, 2017, weather permitting.  Playground construction and Fitness Equipment for Glen Eden Park is started September 27, 2017 and is scheduled to be complete October 19, 2017, weather permitting.  Below are images of what the parks will look like.
Example of playground coming to
Glen Eden Park
Example of fitness equipment coming to Middlebury Green Park & Glen Eden Park

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.
Peel Police - New "Grandparent Scam" Targets Seniors 
           
The Peel Regional Police Fraud Bureau are advising residents of a new type of "Grandparent Scam" targeting seniors. The scam involves a phone call being made to the victim, by an individual claiming to be a family member, usually a grandson. The victim is asked to purchase expensive 'Rolex' watches. The victim is advised that the watches are needed to pay back an outstanding debt, and in some instances, needed as a gift. The victim is directed to send the watch to an address, usually in Quebec, through a courier service. They impress upon the victim that they do not want any other family members to know.
Peel Regional Police would like to remind residents that in the event they receive a call similar to this, they should verify the details of the request through another family member.  Any requests for money by unverified parties on the phone should be treated suspiciously.
Here are some other tips to remember:
  • If someone calls claiming to be a lawyer/attorney or police officer, they will not ask you for money/jewelry over the phone.
  • Residents with elderly family members who live alone, or have published phone numbers, should make them aware of this.
  • Residents, in general, should be cognizant of the fact that there are many fraudulent schemes out there, using the internet and phone calls to contact potential victims.  Requests for money should be treated with caution and an appropriate amount of due diligence should be practiced.
  • Education is the key to prevention with this type of scam. To learn more about this scam, and other scams affecting Canadians, residents are encouraged to visit www.antifraudcentre.ca
  • Peel Regional Police also offer some more Safety for Seniors links which can be accessed here.

Anyone who has any information regarding this fraud is urged to contact the Fraud Bureau at (905) 453-2121, ext. 3335. Anonymous tips can also be left by calling Peel Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), or by visiting www.peelcrimestoppers.ca

City of Mississauga Maintains 'AAA - Stable' Credit Rating for 14th Year    
 
  
The City of Mississauga has once again earned top marks for financial management, maintaining its 'AAA' Credit Rating from Standard and Poor's Rating Services (S&P) for 14 straight years. S&P rated the City's outlook as stable.
 
According to the report, "Mississauga's competitive tax rates, proximity to major markets and extensive transportation infrastructure network have aided its economy and helped attract and retain investment."
Eden Food For Change          
 
  
The Fresh Produce Box re-started last month. Fresh Produce Boxes are available for pickup every Friday.   Place your $15 or $25 order during the week, making sure to select the pickup location of your choice. Orders must be placed prior to 4 pm on Thursday for pickup on Friday of the same week.  Check the  website for information about this 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! Share the stories that define what life in Mississauga means to you. Click here to learn how to share your story.
What is Your Fire Safety Plan?         
 
  
National Fire Prevention Week is October 8 to 14. Learn how to protect your home and family from fire at events throughout the City.  Click here to learn more.
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
Boxes and Banners Project Reveal
 
You may have noticed the painted / wrapped utility boxes around the city lately.  This is a fun project the Mississauga Arts Council is spearheading and gets local artists to create art on the utility boxes with themes relating to the neighborhoods that they're in.  

I was pleased to reveal the newly painted utility box in Ward 9 on Sunday September 24, 2017 at the north side of Derry Rd. W, just east of Glen Erin at the edge of Glen Eden Park.   Click here to see a video as I talk about the history of the images which have been painted onto the utility box.
Food Drive for Eden Food for Change
 
On September 23, I had the pleasure of partnering with the Meadowvale Residents' Association (MRA) and the Metro store at the Meadowvale Town Centre for a fresh food drive.  We collected  911 lbs fresh food, 182 lbs of non perishable food and $539 cash!  This is a huge contribution to the Eden Food for Change and will help feed many families.  

I want to t hank all the amazing volunteers of all ages, Metro Meadowvale store manager Robert and his staff, our Peel Police officers and the many residents who bought fresh food products for the food bank. A very special thanks to the Meadowvale Residents Association for partnering again with me for the food drive

Click here to watch a short video of me and MRA members Bev Klatt and Liz Christison as we chat about the importance of donating to Eden Food for Change.
Terry Fox Run
 
I was pleased to be the venue sponsor again and join Mike Kibsey at the Meadowvale Community Centre on September 16th to kick off the annual Terry Fox Run.   The Terry Fox Run is an annual  event held around the world in commemoration of Canadian cancer activist Terry Fox and his Marathon of Hope and to raise money for cancer research.
Edenwood Seniors' Village 25th Anniversary
 
I had a lovely time at the 25th anniversary of Edenwood Seniors Village.  This is a very special place in our community providing quality living for our seniors.  I always enjoy my visits there and this time it was such an honour to present a certificate of recognition to the residents and staff.  I noted in my remarks that the quilting bee worked on the beautiful quilt which hangs in the Meadowvale Community Centre  commemorating the 40th anniversary of Meadowvale.

Mathnasium Grand Opening  
 
I was delighted to cut the ribbon on September 16th at the grand opening of Mathnasium,  an after-school Math learning centre located at the Meadowvale Town Centre . Mathnasium focuses on assisting students with the foundation gaps in their math knowledge so that they can catch up and get ahead!  They are a welcome addition to our great Ward 9 business community. 
Councillors Cook at Eden Food for Change 

I enjoyed spending an afternoon with some of my Council colleagues in the learning kitchen at Eden Food for Change on September 13th. Under the watchful eye of Chef Peter, we prepared over 200 meals of 
Ethiopian style lentils, chicken & root vegetables.  It was a wonderful learning experience made more meaningful knowing that we prepared meals that were given to clients that evening. 
Welcoming the Real Estate Institute of Canada  to Mississauga

I was pleased to meet with the Real Estate Institute of Canada Toronto Chapter members on September 12th at the Meadowvale Community Centre. Many thanks to Tahir Qureshi who organized the meeting and invited me to bring greetings.  The group had a tour of the facility and I had the pleasure of giving them a history of the original centre and how we moved ahead on the redevelopment.   
City Clerk Crystal Greer Retires 

It was bittersweet to attend the retirement celebration of Crystal Greer on September 11.  Crystal is the former Director of Legislative Services and City Clerk with the City of Mississauga, who retired after 32 years of public service.  Crystal was the chief planner 25 years ago for Ward 9 and she was a great help to me when we were building Lisgar and Central Erin Mills. I am sad to see a great colleague leave. She will be missed but I hope she will enjoy retirement.
Councillor Pat Saito | 905-896-5900 | pat.saito@mississauga.ca | http://www.ward9.ca
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