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Upcoming Events
Annual Seniors' Fair

My annual Seniors' Fair is taking place on Tuesday September 13, 2016 from 10:00 am - 12:00 noon at the newly renovated Meadowvale Community Centre at 6655 Glen Erin Dr. 

Please join me and over 30 exhibitors and learn about all the various programs and organizations that support seniors.
Union Park Grand Opening

Mark your calendars for the official opening of Union Park taking place on September 24, 2016 from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm.  The park is located at the north east corner of Tenth Line and Aquitaine.  
 
There will be a FREE BBQ, bouncy castles, plaque dedication and much more. Come and check out our amazing new park with something for everyone: We have a playground, adult fitness, skateboard park, multi purpose pad with basketball hoops, a dog run, water feature, covered shelter, benches and in the winter we will have two ice rinks and an improved toboggan hill.   
 
Union Park land was bought to replace Plum Tree Park which we sold to the school board.  We are very fortunate to be able to build and open this amazing new park in our community. The park is expected to be completed by the end of August.
Meadowvale Community Centre and Library 
Re-Opening

Meadowvale Community Centre and  Library Official Re-Opening on  Saturday, October 22, 2016 from 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. at  6655 Glen Erin Drive.  
 
The Official Ceremony will take place at 11:00 a.m.
 
FREE  Souvenir water bottle to first 500 people * Inflatables * BBQ, popcorn * Fitness demos and try it - yoga, step class,  body and blood pressure testing * Giveaways * Games * Library events for all ages * Nordic pole walking, outdoor  fitness stations * Children's activities - pumpkin and cookie decorating, face painting, story time, animal balloons,  storybook characters, fire truck * Fun swim * Basketball tourney * Family indoor basketball * Archery, table tennis,  yoga, CPR training * Wood carving, karaoke * Prizes and more...
The Dam hosts Pokemon Go Challenge

The Dam is hosting a Pokemon challenge on September 1st at 5:00 pm at their Meadowvale location.  Click here to register and for more info. 
Seniors' Open House Week
 
The Meadowvale Seniors Social Club is hosting an Open House at the Meadowvale Community Centre, 6655 Glen Erin Dr.  If you are 60+ drop in anytime between  10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. during the week of September 29 - 23, 2016.
Health Fair
 
The Meadowvale Seniors Social Club is 
co-sponsoring a Health Fair being held at River Grove Community Centre, 5800 River Grove Ave on September 22, 2016 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Free admission and Free Parking.
 
Click above to register for The Cyber Academy which is a five night academy running from September 27 to October 25, 2016 designed to inform parents and caregivers on the risks of the internet, including cyber-fraud, media addiction, child exploitation, and much more.
MiWay Open Houses
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Starting on September 5, MiWay will provide more frequent service.  Nine week day rush hour trips are being added to Route 109 Meadowvale Express.

Miway will be holding Open Houses at Meadowvale Community Centre on Saturday October 1, 2016  from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm and at  Erin Meadows Community Centre on Tuesday October 4, 2016 from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm. 
Lisgar GO Station Farmers Markets
 
The farmers markets at Lisgar GO station are open for business every Sunday!
 
Eden Food for Change and Many Feathers  will run the farmers markets every Sunday to October 16 from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm.
 
The Backyard Farm & Market at the northeast corner of Erin Mills at Eglinton is open Saturdays until October 1st from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm.
SaugaBusk Pilot Project
 
The city has rolled out the SaugaBusk pilot project and  Buskers  will be performing throughout the city until September.  Ward 9 was the first to have a busker, entertaining the crowds at the Lake Wabukayne event in May. Below is the Fall schedule for Ward 9: 
  
Lake Aquitaine     
Sept 17 - 18               
12 noon - 4:00 pm
Olympic Theme Community Event

The Salvation Army Cornerstone Community Church located at  3020 Vanderbilt Rd. is hosting a 
FREE Olympic themed community event on 
Saturday September 17, 2016 from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm.  There will be  games for all ages, prizes to be won, great music and great food!  
Quick Links and Updates
2016 Road Resurfacing

This is a reminder that Glen Erin Drive (between Middlebury Dr and Britannia Rd) will be resurfaced this year. The work is scheduled to be completed by November 2016.
Ninth Line Road Closure

Ninth Line is being reconstructed from Derry Road to Argentia Road and is closed until December 2, 2016.  Please use Tenth Line and along Argentia to access the north end of Ninth Line. 
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
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.
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A reminder that the senior $1 cash fare is valid Weekdays (from 9:30 am to 3:30 pm and after 7:00 pm) and all day on Saturdays, Sunday and Holidays.
Driveway Windrow Snow Clearing Program 

The program will provide windrow snow clearing service after every snow plowing operation from November 28, 2016 to March 10, 2017. 

Residents who are 65 years and older in 2016 and individuals who are physically disabled can apply for the Program.  The cost to participate is $200. Applicants who qualify for financial assistance may be eligible to receive the service at no cost.  

Click here to apply.

Click above to download and print your schedule. You can also update your electronic calendar.  
Old Blue Box/Green Bin Return Program

This is a reminder that if you are not re-purposing your old blue boxes/green bins, the region will collect them if you call or email and request pickup at curb side. 
 
Please call 905-791-9499 or
send an email to: 
 
The old bins can also be dropped off at the Battleford Community Recycling Centre, 2255 Battleford Rd. 
 
Hours of operation are: 
Monday to Thursday: 8:30 am - 8:00 pm 
Friday to Sunday: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

    EFFC
Please remember to help those in need.
  The Dam
Please support the Dam Youth Drop-In by making a donation. 
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! 
returntotopAugust 31, 2016
Dear Neighbour:

What an exciting summer with Mississauga hosting the 2016 Ontario Summer Games from August 11 - 14.

Working on the host committee, I got to see how hard our staff worked behind the scenes  organizing  and keeping things running. 
 
Our volunteers were just simply amazing!!! We are so lucky to have had almost 1000 volunteers and of course the 3,500 athletes that participated were outstanding - some future stars emerged throughout the competitions! 
 
This was the biggest Ontario Games ever and I am so proud that we were the city selected to host.

Another exciting event took place on August 9th when I travelled to Midland to accept the flag as the host city for the 2018 Ontario 55+ Summer Games.  Once the dust settles from the OSG, we will start planning for this next big event.
 
This fall will be very busy as I start off with my annual Seniors' Fair on September 13th at the new Meadowvale Community Centre followed by the grand opening of our new Union Park at the north east corner of Tenth Line and Aquitaine on September 24th.

I am most excited about the re-opening of the Meadowvale Community Centre which has been under construction for two years and the Meadowvale Library that will now be located in the new building!  The centre re-opens to the public on September 6th.  Please drop by in the morning and join me for some complimentary refreshments. 

 I look forward to hosting the grand re-opening community celebration on October 22nd. All details for these three events are in my newsletter.

As always, remember that children are back in school in September so please drive with caution.  I wish everyone a safe and Happy Labour Day and look forward to having you join me at all Ward 9 events. 

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  www.ward9.ca to the newsletter on the left in the Upcoming Events section.

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.



Garbage Exemption following Labour Day
 
Remember that you can place unlimited amounts of garbage out for collection on your garbage cart collection day following Labour Day.
 
Garbage bag tags are not required during exemption periods and there is no maximum amount of acceptable garbage you can put on the curb.  Click here to check your garbage  exemption day.
Lake Aquitaine Splash Pad Update

Construction was completed a few weeks ago at the new splash pad at Lake Aquitaine and the park trail re-opened.  Thank you for your patience as the construction work proceeded. 

Staff are testing the splash pad this week and plan to open it to the public on the same day as the Meadowvale Community Centre on September 6, 2016.  

Please note that all splash pads in Mississauga continue to operate and are targeted to close 
mid to late September weather permitting.
"Please Slow Down" Lawn Sign Campaign

Some years ago, the Road Safety Committee of which I was a member suggested signage that residents could use to remind motorists to slow down. 

Nothing was done until this year when our staff purchased, with Council approval, a number of these signs that had in fact been made in other cities. 

Each ward has a number of signs and I will be pleased to provide them to residents who wish to carry out a safety blitz on their street. 

In order for this to be effective, there should be a number of signs in one location for a short period of time.  Over time this type of campaign starts to lose impact and it is important to keep it fresh.

It is also important to match the signs with information on social media and in newsletters and printed media.  I will be distributing the signs mid September and will be issuing a media release for the Ward 9 Safe Streets campaign at that time.
 
If you wish your street to be part of this upcoming campaign, please email me at pat.saito@mississauga.ca  or call me at 
905-896-5900 to get on the list.  You will be notified prior to the campaign start of where to pick up your signs. 
Ward 9 One-on-One
 
I am pleased to invite Ward 9 residents to join me for coffee and conversation again at my next One on One session on  Monday September 26, 2016 from 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm at Meadowvale Community Centre, 6655 Glen Erin Dr.
 
You can sign up for a specific time to to sit down with me in a private session to ask questions or provide input into any issue.  
 
In order to provide time for everyone, I am asking that you register in advance and select your preferred time from the time slots below. The previous sessions have filled quickly so I encourage you to pick your time soon.
 
To register please send me an email to  pat.saito@mississauga.ca or call 905-896-5900.  Please indicate your first and second choice.  
I will do my very best to accommodate your preferred time slot. 
 
As always I am available to speak with you at any time if you cannot attend that evening. 
 
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6:20 PM     7:50 PM
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Meadowvale Water Tower Update
 
Cranes are on site for the removal of the Meadowvale water tower at Meadowvale GO station.  
The tower is no longer needed for water and will be used in future as a permanent transmission tower for Peel Regional Police. I have asked that the name Meadowvale be painted on the new tower to identify our community.  The photo on the right is an example what the new tower will look like. 
 
Preservation of Oak Tree at Millgrove Park

Residents of Millers Grove are familiar with the lovely old oak trees in the park at Tours and Millers Grove.  This park location is unique due to these large majestic Burr Oak trees that are a true landmark in our community. 
 
I had an onsite meeting with Forestry staff in August to discuss the fate of this old oak tree pictured above. It is located beside the playground at Millers Grove and Tours. 
 
As you can see the tree is totally dead and is starting to rot from the inside.Staff have managed to keep it alive through care and pruning and we had hoped that when it eventually had to come down we could have it carved to remain as an art structure. At this time, we are unsure if  it is viable for carving but I am confident we can retain part of the tree in some form that will compliment the area. 
 
Work will be scheduled to remove all the branches and the trunk down to just below the lowest branch. At that time it will be assessed to see what can be done. If you have seen any trees that have been cut low and have been re-purposed please share with me..I am open to all ideas.  Please email me at pat.saito@mississauga.ca with your suggestions.
Installation of "Senior Crossing" Signs
  
I had the pleasure of enjoying a lunch at Eden Seniors Village this summer and had several requests from the residents.

 One was for signage indicating that seniors are crossing at Battleford and Winston Churchill, similar to those near Heritage Glen at Glen Erin and Battleford. 

I am pleased to confirm that the "Senior Crossing" signs will be installed at the intersection of Winston Churchill Boulevard and Battleford Road. 
MNBA Ontario Bantam Team wins National Championship

Our Mississauga North Baseball Association Bantam 15U Team participated in the National Championships in Prince Edward Island August 26 - 29, 2016 and won its third straight Bantam Nationals!   I am very proud of our young players. 

Congratulations to all on the Tigers team for bringing this honour back again to Ontario. 
General Information about Skunks

I have received a number of calls about skunk sightings so I thought I would include a link to some general information about skunks.  Click here to learn about how
to protect yourself, your property and your pets.

Development Update:  6719 Glen Erin Drive
 
I would like to thank the residents who met with me on August 22nd to discuss the possible projects we can ask for under Section 37 of the Planning Act for the development at 6719 Glen Erin. We came up with some great ideas. 

I will be getting some designs and costing and I will be doing a mailing to the residents in the area.
Repair Work at Erin Mills Pkwy and 403 Underpass
  
This is a reminder that the provincial Ministry of Transportation continues on repair work on the underpass of Erin Mills Parkway at the 403.  Construction is planned through to the fall. 

During this time Erin Mills will be reduced to 2 lanes in this area and there will be lane closures on the 403 at times as well as ramp closures at night both north and southbound.   Please click here for road closure dates.
Peel Regional Police Warns of Continued CRA/Immigration Scam

Investigators from Peel Regional Police would like to again remind the public of the ongoing calls citizens are receiving with regards to the Canada Revenue Agency / Immigration scams.  Police are urging citizens to be extra vigilant of suspicious phone calls.  

The Crime Prevention Bureau will provide valuable tips and suggestions via the Crime Prevention twitter account @PeelCrimePrev.

To learn more about this type of scam and other fraud scams currently affecting Canadians, please visit the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre website at www.antifraudcentre.ca 
Digital Citizen Advisory Group

The city is actively redesigning its website and is seeking the public's input.

Click here to become a member of the digital citizen advisory group and have your say in transforming the website. 
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.

Celebrating this month:

Winston and Gloria Cambell are celebrating 50 years of marriage
PAT IN THE COMMUNITY
Receiving the Ontario 55+ Summer Games Flag

On August 9th, I had the pleasure of traveling to Midland Ontario to represent the City and receive the Ontario 55+ Summer Games flag from Ontario Tourism Minister Eleanor McMahon.  Mississauga won the bid and is hosting the games in 2018!  

I was proud to serve on the bid committee and I look forward to being on the host committee for the games.
  
Presenting OSG Medals

Presenting medals at sports events is aIways exciting and I was thrilled to present the medals during the Ontario Summer Games this August.
 
I presented medals on August 12th at the Taekwondo competitions at Erin Meadows Community Centre and at the baseball gold medal competition on August 14th at Meadowvale North Sports Park.   I was especially proud that the Gold medal baseball team was made up of many local players. 
Ontario Summer Games Opening Ceremony

It was exciting to attend the opening ceremonies for the Ontario Summer Games at the Hershey Centre on August 11th.

  
MBOT Politicians Appreciation Event

Each year the Mississauga Board of Trade hosts a Politicians Appreciation Event to bring together elected officials from all levels of government with key business leaders.  I have attended this event for many years and was pleased to do so again on August 25th. 
Freshii First Year Anniversary

I was pleased to join the the owner of Freshii, Marzena von Besser at the first year anniversary celebration on August 25th at Erin Mills Town Centre.  
 
Freshii is a popular healthy food court destination in the newly renovated mall in our community.
EFFC Riders Against Hunger

Congratulations to Eden Food for Change on another successful annual Riders Against Hunger event on August 20th!
 
RAH raised $46,825 this year!  This money will go to support the Food Bank programs, especially to provide healthy, fresh food to people living in poverty 
Grand Re-opening of Dixie Toyota 

I was happy to join the Toyotoshi family on August 16th for the Grand 
Re-opening of Dixie Toyota. 
 
The Toyotoshi's also own Meadowvale Toyota and have been wonderful members of the Ward 9 business community.
TD Mosaic Festival

I was pleased to attend the opening ceremony of the TD Mosaic Festival at celebration Square on August 12th.

There was lots of great entertainment, food and information booths. 
Councillor Pat Saito | 905-896-5900 | pat.saito@mississauga.ca | http://www.ward9.ca
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