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Dear Neighbour:

 

Summer is over and I am sure you are busy getting back into the routines of school and fall activities.  There are so many programs available at the City for you and your family and I encourage you to check out the Active Guide by clicking here or pick up a copy at a library or community centre.

 

Thank you to all of you who have sent me comments and ideas on the Ward 9 e-newsletter.  I am glad you find it informative and will keep the information coming.

 

Keep sending your suggestions for articles to me at pat.saito@mississauga.ca.  

 

It was a busy summer and I had the pleasure of attending many special events.  I especially enjoy those that involved children and I thank the many organizations  that provided summer schools and programs for our young people.  It was also a time to celebrate special events in our community. Congratulations to all who were involved in these activities.

 

 

 

  

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Ward 9 News:

Mosque Application 6496/6508 Winston Churchill Blvd   

Region Project Twinning of the West Trunk Sewer on Erin Mills Parkway 

Green Bin Information 

Lake Wabukayne Floating Island Update 

Union Gas Park Update 

Meadowvale Community Centre Renovations Update  

Traffic Circle Plantation/Hazelton
Eden Community Food Bank "Needs List"
Britannia Glen Co-op celebrates 20th Anniversary 

Anniversary/Birthday Congratulations  

Canada Post Focus Group   

New Free Zinio eMagazine Library Service 

Pet Ownership and Off-Leash ByLaw 

Meatless Mondays   

 

Ward 9 Activities:

Eid Ul-Fitr Celebration 

66th Pakistan Independence Day and Eid Dinner 

St Francis of Assisi Vacation Bible School  

Summer Art Attack 

 

Volunteer Opportunities:

Ward 9 High Schools

City of Mississauga Volunteer Opportunities 

Volunteering Peel 

MiWay Student Ambassador Program 

 

Upcoming Events:  

Mississauga Girls Hockey League 

Mississauga Legends Row  

Tour de Mississauga 

Mississauga Steelheads

Meadowvale Library Customer Appreciation Day

The Dam E-Waste Fundraiser

Heart House Hospice

Free Seniors Information and Active Living Fair  

Bike Lanes Opening - Ward 9 Bike Ride 

Iron Chef Fundraiser

Eden Community Food Bank Fundraiser 

WARD 9 NEWS

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Mosque Application

6496/6508 Winston Churchill Blvd

 

The City has received an application from the Meadowvale Islamic Centre to rezone the lands at 6496/6508 Winston Churchill Blvd. to construct a place of religious worship.

This application will be processed under the requirements of the Province of Ontario's  Planning Act which requires the application to be circulated for comment to various agencies followed by a formal public meeting to be held at the Planning and Development Committee of Council.  No date has been set yet for this meeting but I expect it will be early 2014.

 

As is my practice I will also be holding a Ward meeting to allow the applicant an opportunity to present the plans to the community and to hear questions and comments on the application.  City staff will respond to these comments and questions in a report to Planning Committee.

 

Once I have more information on the timing for the process, I will arrange for the Ward meeting and will advertise it via this newsletter and portable signs as well as notice to the immediate neighbourhood.

 

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Twinning
 

Region Project Twinning of the West Trunk Sewer on Erin Mills Parkway

 

We have another major project happening on Erin Mills Parkway.  The Region has started construction of twinning of the west trunk sewer line that runs under Erin Mills parkway.

 

This project will take three years to complete and will be done using a tunnel method.  Shafts are being constructed at several locations along Erin Mills Parkway and crews will use these to tunnel down and work underground to minimize impact on traffic. You may have seen equipment at the old hammerhead opposite Erin Mills Town Centre and at Thomas and Erin Mills Parkway, two of the shaft locations.

Project information can be found here.  For a map of the area click here.

 

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Green Bin Information

 

I have received a number of questions about the green bin/composting program and want to remind residents to use your green bins for all compostable material.  You can find answers to frequently asked questions such as what materials are and are not acceptable and what happens to green bin waste once it is collected by clicking here. 

 

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LakeWabu

Lake Wabukayne Floating Island Update

 

It has been a hard summer for the new floating island at Lake Wabukayne.  I heard from many residents that the high winds and rain caused the pods to flip over.  Our staff have been working with the contractor to find a better anchoring solution and we are confident that the new system is up to the challenge.  Many thanks to all who keep an eye on the lake and who continue to be stewards of the park and lake area by notifying me and City staff of any issues. 

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UnionGasPark

 

Parks staff are still working on a concept plan for the new park at Tenth Line and Aquitaine.  I will be holding a further public session in November so watch for updates.

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MCCReno

Meadowvale Community Centre Renovations Update

 

Meadowvale Community Centre is still on schedule to close for renovations in July of 2014 when River Grove Community Centre re-opens.  Staff have assured me that there should be no construction delays with the River Grove renovation.  In the event that the construction at River Grove is extended, we will do our best to ensure minimal overlap of the closures. 

 

I held an Open House in February of this year so that residents could view the architects renderings of the new building and provide ideas and input.  This resulted in some changes and the architect was asked to revise the plans based on feedback received from residents.  I will be holding another Open House in late fall of 2013.  Stay tuned for details in my next newsletter.

 

Once the design is completed I will post a site where you can check the progress.

 

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Traffic Circle Plantation/Hazelton

Work will begin in early October to construct a traffic circle at the intersection of Plantation and Hazelton.  This intersection was reviewed by traffic staff for enhanced controls and it was determined that it was a good candidate for a traffic circle.

 

The traffic circle on Duke of York in the downtown has been very successful and we will continue to install them where it is deemed to be the safest approach to an intersection.  There may be times during construction when the intersection will be closed but signage will be installed if this is required.

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Ward 8 Development meeting


Ward 9 residents are welcome to attend a meeting being held by the Ward 8 Councillor to discuss an application on the southwest corner of Eglinton and Erin Mills Parkway on Wednesday, September 18th at 7:00 pm at Credit Valley Public School located at 2365 Credit Valley Road.

 
The meeting is to discuss applications for high rise apartment buildings of 42 and 25-storeys.  For information please contact David Breveglieri, Development Planner for this application at 905-615-3200 ext. 5551 or by e-mail at
david.breveglieri@mississauga.ca.
ECFBNeeds
With Peter Costello of Eden Community Food Bank delivering lunches prepared for Summer Art Attack.
Eden Community Food Bank "Needs List"

The Eden Community Food Bank is in need of food donations.  They have run out of such items as tuna, juice, baked beans and granola bars.  For a full list of their "Needs List" please click here and scroll to the bottom.

Presenting a certificate of recognition to Carol MacEachern, President of the Brittania Glen Co-operative Board
Chatting with long time Britannia Glen resident Dawn Murphy
BritanniaGlen

Britannia Glen Co-Op 20th Anniversary

 

I was pleased to join my friends at Britannia Glen Co-Op on August 8 to help celebrate the 20th Anniversary.  When I was first elected to office, this project was the topic of the first meeting I held as your Councillor.  The building won an Urban Design Award and has been an active part of the community for the past 20 years. Congratulations to the residents and board for hosting a wonderful community event and on 20 great years in Ward 9.

 

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Anniversary/Birthday Congratulations

 

 

I had the pleasure of sending greetings and congratulations to several Ward 9 residents who celebrated special events this summer.

 

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

 

As well, if you would like a city plaque from the Mayor to commemorate the special occasion, please click here for information on how to arrange for one.

 

Celebrations held this summer

John and Catherine Ambrose          50th Wedding Anniversary

Charles and Colette Poirier              50th Wedding Anniversary

Bruce and June Bassett                    65th Wedding Anniversary

Vincent and Mildred MacDonald      60th Wedding Anniversary 

Elizabeth Bradshaw                           90th Birthday

Frances Forsythe                               100th Birthday 

 

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Canada Post Focus Group

 

On August 20, I attended a small focus group hosted by Canada Post to discuss the future of mail service in our community.  I received much information on how we are using the postal service and learned that Canada Post is losing money on letter mail.  Canada Post is reviewing how they provide service and the level of that service and have several options that are being explored.  These include reducing delivery to alternate days and removing all door to door delivery and putting everyone on the Super Mailbox system.  I was surprised to learn that only one third of all Canadians receive door to door delivery.

 

I raised some concerns over locations of these new mailboxes and stressed that there would have to be a lot of discussion with both the City and the residents before any locations were selected IF they proceed with this option.

I am sure our MPs will keep us informed as discussions proceed at Canada Post.

 

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New Free Zinio eMagazine Library Service

A new service has come to the Mississauga Library.  You can now download free eMagazines through the Library's Zinio service directly on to your computer or mobile device.

For more information and to see the selection of magazines available please click here.

You may also contact either of the two libraries in Ward 9 for assistance in registering for this new service.

Erin Meadows Library, Phone:  905-615-4750

Meadowvale Library, Phone:  905-615-4715


  PetOwnership 
Pet Ownership and Off-Leash ByLaw

 

I have received many complaints this summer about dogs being off leash in local parks.  Dogs are required to be on leash at all times on public property and are only permitted to be off-leash in our leash-free parks. 

 

Ward 9 is fortunate to have two leash-free parks.  There is a fenced dog run at Quinnippenon Meadows Community Park on Erin Mills Parkway adjacent to the Streetsville Pumping Station and another at Totoredaca Park which is located on Meadowvale Blvd just north of Meadowpine. 

 

For more information on the City's Animal Services, please check here.
          

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Meatless Mondays

 

Did you know that just cutting out eating meat one day a week can make an incredible difference.  Going meatless once a week may reduce your risk of chronic preventable conditions like cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes and obesity.  It can also help reduce your carbon footprint and save precious resources like fresh water and fossil fuel.  For more information please click here.

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Ward 9 Activities
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Eid Ul-Fitr Celebration

  
Celebrating Eid with Haroon Khan at far right and others including Ward 5 Councillor Bonnie Crombie

On August 8th I attended Haroon Khan's annual Eid party.  Local businessman Haroon Khan has been hosting Eid ul-Fitr celebrations for 33 years, with throngs of visitors dropping by his home to celebrate the end of Ramadan. 

 

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With MPP Dipika Damerla
 PakistanDinner

 

66th Pakistan Independence Day and Eid Dinner

 

On August 13th I had the pleasure of attending and bringing greetings to the Canada Pakistan Friendship Association dinner celebrating Eid and Pakistan's 66th Anniversary of Independence.

 

 

 

 

 

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StFrancis

St Francis of Assisi Vacation Bible School

 
With Lori Johnson, Father Jeff Brown and
Police Constable Julia Osborne

 I was pleased to join children attending the St. Francis of Assisi Anglican Church Vacation Bible School on August 21st.  I enjoyed a presentation on bike safety by Peel Police Constable Julia Osborne and I had a good discussion with the children about riding their bikes as well, reminding them to use their bells.

 

The children had all brought their helmets and bikes and had them blessed by Father Jeff Brown.  I was also presented with three beautiful prayer shawls to give to residents in the ward who are in need of comfort and prayer and will be delivering these in the coming months.  It was a very generous thing for the church to do and I know they will be well received.

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Children learning some dance moves at Summer Art Attack

Summer Art Attack

 

I am so pleased that the Living Arts Centre's Summer Art Attack came to Ward 9.  This very successful program takes the arts out to the community and gets children and their parents involved in the many art forms found at the LAC. 

 
On August 21st I attended the program at Britannia Glen Co-Op and learned some dance moves. I also helped Eden Food Bank's Peter Costello bring lunches to Art Attack prepared at the Food Bank in their new kitchen. 
 

 

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Volunteer Opportunities for Youth
Highschools 
Student Volunteer Hours 
 
As you know, our young people are required to accumulate a number of community volunteer hours for school.  I encourage organizations and businesses in Ward 9 to contact our local high schools if you can provide opportunities for our youth.
 
Meadowvale Secondary School, Phone 905-824-1790 
John Fraser Secondary School, Phone 905-858-5910 
St. Aloysius Gonzaga Secondary School, Phone 905-820-3900 
West Credit Secondary School, Phone 905-858-3087
CityVolunteering
City of Mississauga Volunteer Opportunities

The City also provides volunteer experiences for youth at both Ward 9 Libraries and Community Centres.  

 

For information contact:

Erin Meadows Community Centre, Phone:  905-615-4750

Meadowvale Community Centre, Phone:  905-615-4710

Erin Meadows Library, Phone:  905-615-4750

Meadowvale Library, Phone:  905-615-4715

 

I use youth volunteers for my Ward events and they do an outstanding job.  This is great experience for them in their future careers also.  Please contact my office at 905-896-5900 or email me at pat.saito@mississauga.ca to get on the Ward 9 volunteer database to receive email updates about volunteer opportunities.

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Volunteering Peel
 

I also highly recommend Volunteering Peel, a youth driven volunteer organization that works in cooperation with Volunteer MBC.  This group started in Ward 9 and has expanded across the region.  For more information about Volunteering Peel please click here.

MiWayAmbassador
Miway Logo
MiWay Student Ambassador Program

MiWay is once again looking for Secondary school students for the 2013/14 MiWay Student Ambassador Program.  Students who are selected as MiWay Ambassadors promote MiWay services to their school community.  The online application process for Secondary students ends on November 4th.  For more information please click here.                                                                                                   Return to top

Upcoming Events
GirlsHockey
Mississauga Girls Hockey League

The Mississauga Chiefs are hosting their first Esso Fun Day on Saturday, September 14th from 9:00 am - 12:30 pm. This is a chance for girls who haven't played hockey before to try it and see if they like it.  If interested please click here for more information.

 

 

 

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LegendsRow
Mississauga Legends Row

Be a Part of the Inaugural Mississauga Legends Row Induction Ceremony at Celebration Square on Saturday September 14th at 1:00 pm.  Click here for more information.



TourdeMiss
Tour de Mississauga

The 6th annual Tour de Mississauga is taking place on Sunday, September 15th starting and finishing at Celebration Square.  For more information and to register please click here.

MissSteelheads

Mississauga Steelheads


Come out and support the Mississauga Steelheads at their first home game of the 2013/14 season.  They will be playing against Owen Sound on Friday September 20th at the Hershey Centre.  The puck drops at 7:30 pm.  Click here to buy your tickets.

 

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EMLibrary
Meadowvale Library Customer Appreciation Day

Saturday, September 21st

10:00 am to 4:00 pm

 

Visit the Meadowvale Library for a fun-packed day with activities for all ages.  Features include a Family Storytime, face painting, balloon animals, decorating your hand with henna, a huge book sale and more!  Refreshments will be served. The Library is located at 6677 Meadowvale Town Centre Circle. For more information please call 905-615-4715. 

 

TheDam
The Dam E-Waste Fundraiser

Please support The Dam's E-Waste Fundraiser on Saturday,  September 21st from 9 am - 3 pm. 

 

They are collecting all obsolete or broken electronics.  Click here for more information.

 

GolfForeHospice
Heart House Hospice 

Please support Heart House Hospice by joining this year's Golf Fore Hospice which is taking place on Monday, September 23rd.  For more details about registering or to make an auction donation please click here.

SeniorsSeminar
Free Seniors Information and Active Living Fair

The Square One Older Adult Centre - Mississauga West location is hosting a Free Seniors Information and Active Living Fair on Thursday September 26th from 10:00 am - 3:00 pm at the Meadowvale West Church Centre, 6945 Meadowvale Town Centre Circle. 


BikeLanes 
Bike Lanes Opening - Ward 9 Bike Ride

Join me on Thursday September 26th at 5:45 pm at Baskin Robbins, 6040 Glen Erin Drive for the official opening of our new Ward 9 bike lanes/trails.  We will be combining the openings with the Ward 9 bike ride.  We will be celebrating the new lanes for bikes on Tenth Line from Britannia to Derry.  This finishes the trail that runs from Eglinton all the way to Argentia that was started as one of my initiatives in the Churchill Meadows community many years ago.As well, we will also celebrate the new trail on Winston Churchill from Britannia to Erin Centre Blvd.  Watch for details on the Ward 9 website at www.ward9.ca.

 

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IronChef

Iron Chef Fundraiser


The Delta Meadowvale is hosting an "Iron Chef" fundraiser in support of Habitat for Humanity on Wednesday, October 2nd.  Click here for more details.

 

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EdenFoodBank


Eden Community Food Bank Fundraiser "A Taste of Eden" 


Come out and enjoy great food and play casino games for fun at the Eden Community Food Bank's annual fundraiser, A Taste of Eden" on Friday October 18, 2013 from 6:00 pm - 1:00 am.  There will also be a silent auction where you can start your Christmas shopping. 

Click here for more details.


                            Contact Councillor Patricia (Pat) Saito
905-896-5900 | www.ward9.ca
  
  300 City Centre Drive, 3rd Floor, Mississauga, ON  L5B 3C1
 
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