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Rental Housing Consultation - Community Meetings

As part of our ongoing work to implement the Housing Strategy, two community meetings have been planned to inform the public on the Rental Housing Protection By-law. The By-law is proposed to regulate the demolition and conversion of rental housing units and requiring their replacement in new construction.
The community meetings are taking place on Thursday April 4th, 2018 at the Living Arts Centre.  The first meeting is from 2:30 pm to 4 pm and the second meeting is from 7 pm to 8:30 pm. If you are unable to attend, click here to have your say. 
Join the Mississauga-Meadowvale Rotary Club for a night of great fun & foolishness on Saturday April 7th at 6:00 pm at the Streetsville Legion.   All proceeds going to Eden Food for Change. Click here for details.
Streetsville Horticultural Society Spring Open House

The guest speaker is Malcolm Geast, from the Ontario Horticultural Association, Malcolm will speak about insects
In the garden from butterflies to beetles.  Click here for more information.
Job and Education Fair
Tuesday April 23, 2018
10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Living Arts Centre, 4141 Living Arts Dr, Mississauga, ON   L5B 4B8 not only serves students, but are also dedicated to youths, young adults, job seekers, newcomers and the general public who are looking to upgrade their education or job skills.
Public Consultation on Airport Noise Mitigation
Public consultations are being hosted by  NAV CANADA  and the  Greater Toronto Airport Authority  on the  Noise Mitigation Initiatives Engagement Plan  (Six Ideas). Public consultations-in line with the Airspace Change Communications and Consultation Protocol-will run from will run until April 20th with sessions being held in communities surrounding the airport.   Click  here  for details.  You can also visit the  Toronto Pearson website.   
Crime Prevention Academy 
The crime prevention experts at Peel Regional Police have designed a number of certificate programs that will teach citizens to keep themselves, their families and their property safe and are offered FREE of charge.

Click here for dates and times in April.  
  Please join me at the annual Riders Against Hunger in support of Eden Food for Change which takes place on Saturday August 19, 2017 at 8:00 am. at the Garry W. Morden Centre, 7535 Ninth Line. For event details, click here .
For a full list of shows and to purchase tickets at the Living Arts Centre, click here or call the Box Office at 905-306-6000.  
The 2017-2018 season offers great performances including Music Theatre Mississauga which will be presenting its 25th season of the Encore Series. To buy tickets, click here.
Low Cost Fitness Programs Offered at Meadowvale West Church Centre             

Low Cost fitness programs are being offered by St. Francis of Assissi Anglican Church located at the Meadowvale West Church Centre at 6945 Meadowvale Town Centre Circle.  Click
here for more information.
Quick Links and Updates

2018 Visitor Guide

The city's tourism visitor guide for 2018 is out!  Whether you're hosting friends and family or looking for something to do, the Visitor Guide is your go-to for local events, festivals, restaurants and attractions.  Click here to learn more.
Renovating This Spring? You Might Need a Permit

If you're planning a home renovation project, find out if you need a building permit before you start the work. Click
here for more information.
Need Temporary Parking For Your Guests?

You can request a free temporary short-term parking permit through the City's website.  Click
here for more information.

A winter on-street parking restriction continues to be in effect in Mississauga until March 31, 2018 between 2:00 am - 6:00 am.    Vehicles left on City streets will be enforced in accordance with the Traffic By-law.   During snow removal, temporary parking permits will not be issued and current ones will be suspended.
Parking Permitted on Glen Erin Dr and Battleford Rd
Due to construction of a new parking garage at 2869 Battleford Rd, some residents of this building will be without parking spots.  Construction started on  October 2, 2017 and is expected to end on June 1, 2018.  Parking is being permitted on Glen Erin Dr between Aquitaine and Battleford.  Parking is also being permitted on  the north side of Battleford Rd between Miller's Grove and Edenwood Dr.
Update on Paving of Britannia Rd from Winston Churchill Blvd to Erin Mills Pkwy
Thank you for your patience as the work was ongoing on Britannia Road.  This has been a long project and contractors had some difficulty along the way delaying the completion.    Please note that as minor prep-work for the winter shut-down continues, there will be short, intermittent lane closures.   The final top asphalt work will be completed in the Spring of 2018.  The project is expected to be fully completed by that time.   Regional staff apologize  for the inconvenience this may cause. 
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 8 inches/20 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
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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.
Assistance for Low Income Seniors and People with Disabilities  
Click here for information on financial assistance programs available to Older Adults offered by the City of Mississauga, the Region of Peel, the Province of Ontario and Federal Income programs.
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.
City Offers Free Simplified Tax Receipts Online 

I am pleased that at my request, the city now offers property owners the convenience of viewing and printing a Simplified Tax Receipt online at no cost. Property owners can submit a request for a Simplified Tax Receipt through the City's Tax Self-Service Centre website for the current year and one year prior.

Click above to download and print your schedule. You can also update your electronic calendar.  
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! 
March 29, 2018
Dear Neighbour: TopofPage

First I want to wish everyone who is recognizing Easter this weekend to have a very joyous celebration.  I hope you are able to share it with family and friends.

 I am sure that, like me, you are hoping that spring is finally here.  It is time to get outside more and clean up the messes left by winter.   As you are taking care of your own property consider expanding your cleanup to your street or your neighbourhood.  Get together with your friends and do a wider area.   For those who register for the City's 20-Minute Makeover, garbage and recycling bags, gloves and safety tip sheets will be available at the Meadowvale and Erin Meadows Community Centres while supplies last starting Monday, April 9.  Click here to register.

There are many events happening in Ward 9 in the coming months.  Earth Day is on April 21 and I am pleased that the Official planting event will be at Glen Eden Park.  Check the Ward 9 website events calendar for information as well as details on other outdoor activities and come out and join us for some fresh air and fun.

There are also upcoming important meetings in the Ward.  Thank you to the residents who attended the Re-imagining the Mall meeting in Central Erin Mills on March 26.  The next meeting is April 12 and deals with Meadowvale Town Centre.  See below for more details.
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 or call  905-896-5900 and check the Ward 9 website at for ongoing updates.

Special Contest - Ward 9 Supports the Steelheads!  
The Mississauga Steelheads are in the playoffs again against the Barrie Colts and Ward 9 is ready to cheer them on! 

As an exclusive offer to Ward 9 residents, I am pleased to offer complimentary tickets  to the first 10 families who would like to watch the game on Sunday, April 1st at 2:00 pm at the Hershey Centre.  Please click here to email the Steelheads (let them know the number of tickets you need) and let them know you're from Ward 9!
Can't make it on Sunday?  Be sure to visit for the full playoff schedule and visit the Hershey Centre to cheer on our local OHL team!
City and Region Closed on Good Friday
The City of Mississauga and the Region of Peel offices are closed for Good Friday March 30, 2018 and will re-open on Monday April 2, 2018.    There is no change to waste collection. 

Please dial 311 - Press 1 to be connected to the Region or 2 to be connected to City Dispatch who will assist with urgent matters. 
Community Workshops for
Re-Imagining the Mall 
As we continue to work on a visioning for our malls in Ward 9 - Erin Mills Town Centre and Meadowvale Town Centre, we are still looking for your comments and ideas.  For more information on the project, click here .  
This is an opportunity to view the work done to date and discuss the future of our malls.  We had a very well attended and informative session on March 26th where we discussed the Erin Mills Town Centre.  Please join me and staff at the next community workshop on April 12 where we will discuss the Meadowvale Town Centre - details are below.  

April 12, 2018
Meadowvale West Church Centre - St. Jude's room
6945 Meadowvale Town Centre Circle
7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Earth Day Celebration 
Please plan to join me on Saturday April 21 from 9:00 am - 12 noon at Glen Eden Park, 7230 Copenhagen Rd to celebrate Earth Day.  This is the city's official Earth Day event and we will also be celebrating #1milliontrees which is now five years strong.  Click here to learn about the One Million Trees campaign.  Click here to see other Earth Day events taking place.
Peel Police Participating in Provincial Gun Amnesty Program
During the month of April, Peel Regional Police will be participating in a provincial gun amnesty program with the Ontario Provincial Police and other police services across Ontario.
The Gun Amnesty is for any Ontario resident who wishes to voluntarily surrender unwanted or illegally-owned firearms, weapons, accessories or ammunition. 
The Amnesty is a way to provide members of the community with a safe way to surrender weapons and enhance public safety.  During the Amnesty, Police will not recommend weapons-related Criminal Code charges that might otherwise apply to people who are turning in these items.
It is important to understand that there is no amnesty offered for people who turn in weapons that have been used in the commission of a crime. No anonymous submissions will be accepted.
Please contact the Peel Regional Police Amnesty Hotline, starting Sunday, April 1, 2018 at 905-460-4122.    Please do not bring these items to a police facility.
Anyone with information related to illegal firearms can contact the Street Crime Gang Unit at (905) 453-2121, ext. 7704. Information may also be left anonymously by calling Peel Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), or by visiting
Citizenship Remains a Requirement for City Committees  
My motion to keep citizenship as a requirement for sitting on City committees was passed by Council on March 21st. Last month I asked for feedback from residents and I want to thank residents who took the time to give me their input. i received many comments which assisted in me greatly on this issue.
Coyote Sighting  
I was very sad to learn that a small dog was killed by a  coyote in his backyard on March 24.  The property is adjacent to and backs onto Settler's Green Park and if you live in that area please be very careful of your pets.  Animal Services was alerted and is  taking action.  
My condolences to the family on the loss of their beloved pet. 
Please be aware and keep your pets on leash.   Click here to learn how you can protect yourself, your family and your pets.
Annual Spring Clean-up Street Sweeping Program  
The city's annual spring clean-up street sweeping program will begin next month.  After the spring clean-up is complete, we will continue to maintain roadways through our regular street sweeping program. 
Below is the schedule.  Click here for more information, 

(*weather permitting)
Streets (including bike lanes)

April 9, 2018. - April 24, 2018

Curb faced sidewalks
April 30, 2018. - May 25, 2018.

Boulevards and Traffic Islands
April 30, 2018. - May 25, 2018.
Splash Pads
April 30, 2018. - May 25, 2018.

Voter Look up Tool  
Planning to vote in this fall's municipal and school board elections? Mississauga residents, property  owners and tenants over the age 
of 18 can now check  to see if you are on the list to vote  and ensure your information is  correct.
Managed by the Municipal Property Assessment Corporation, the online tool lets you log in using your property address or assessment roll number, full name and date of birth.  You can update or change your information, add a name to an address or change your school support.
Using will provide the City with accurate and up-to-date information for preparing the final voters' list used on Election Day,  This makes it easier and more efficient when voters head to the polls in October.
Find out ahead of time if you're eligible to vote. Visit or call 1-866-296-6722 to confirm or update your information.
April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month
The Road Safety Committee promotes safety on our roads and for April we are supporting the Peel Regional Police Distracted Driving Campaign. If you are not sure if you are in fact a distracted driver, take the Road Safety's short driver distraction quiz here.
An increasing number of collisions in Mississauga are caused by driver distraction.  It is a problem that impacts the entire community. 

Peel Regional Police ask drivers receiving important texts or phone calls to please pull over before checking their device.  

For information about road safety and other transportation information in Mississauga, check our Road Safety Handbook. It is a comprehensive guide to driver and pedestrian safety in the city and was produced by the Mississauga Safe Driving Committee now Road Safety Mississauga).   Click here to download a complete version of the handbook or sections from it.
Why Some Street Lights Are Staying On During the Day
There are some areas in Ward 9 and the City where LED street lights remain on during the day. The City's LED street lights are controlled by a wireless network so that the lights can communicate with each other and to central controllers. The lights are programmed to turn "on" and "off" based on sunset and sunrise times determined by Environment Canada. For safety reasons, the LED lights are programmed to turn themselves "on" and remain "on" when they lose communication to the central controllers. This ensures that roads remain lit at night.
The City has identified some groups of LED street lights that are staying "on" 24/7 as a result of losing communication to the central controllers. The City is automatically alerted to these street lights and is investigating the cause of these interruptions in order to resolve the issue as quickly as possible.
As a part of this investigation, pieces of the street light monitoring system are being analyzed by the manufacturer under laboratory conditions and out in the field. This will help to determine if any deterioration of the system's components could cause communication failure.
Click here for more information on the City's LED street lights.
Be an Ontario 55+ Summer Games Volunteer  
I am proud to sit on the host committee for the 2018 Ontario 
55+ Summer Games, taking place August 10 to 12. With less than six months to go, the City is assembling its volunteer team and taking applications.
Approximately 1,400 participants 55 years or older from across Ontario will compete in active and passive activities, including pickleball, cycling, euchre, tennis and more. Becoming a volunteer at the Games is a great way to support the community, learn about new activities and be part of a team.
About 400 volunteers will be required for roles like welcoming participants, assisting in the production of the opening ceremonies, helping run sport competitions and providing information to guests. 

 All Ontario 55+ Summer Games volunteers must be:
* 16 years of age or older
* available during August 10 to 12 inclusive
* available to attend an orientation session in July 
Volunteer applications can be completed online at Questions about volunteering can be directed to
For more information about the Ontario 55+ Summer Games, visit .
Ward 9 Volunteer Opportunities  
I am always grateful for the many residents who come out to our community events and volunteer their time.  If you would like to be involved please contact my office as noted below.  These opportunities can also help students complete their community hours.
Mississauga Fire and Emergency Services
50th Anniversary Celebration
Garry W. Morden Centre
Saturday May 12, 2018
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Arrive at 9:00 am to help with set up.  The event ends at 2:00 pm and you are asked to stay until 2:30 pm for tear down.  Volunteers are needed to set up tents, sit at the Ward 9 Information table, to hand out promotional items and to make popcorn and hand it out to residents who are attending the event.  You can volunteer for a 2 or 3 hour shift.  Click  here to send an email to volunteer for this event and let us know if you can volunteer for the entire event (9 am to 2:30 pm or whatever number of hours you can offer).
Ward 9 Annual Seniors' Fair
Friday June 1, 2018
Meadowvale Community Centre
10:00 am - 12 noon
Arrive at 9:00 am to help with set up.  The event ends at 12 noon and you are asked to stay until 12:30 pm for tear down.  Volunteers are needed to sit at and set up Councillor Saito's information booth to hand out promotional items.  Volunteers are also required to oversee the refreshment table (coffee, tea and snacks).  Click  here to send an email to volunteer for this event.  
Lake Wabukayne Park Stewardship Day
Saturday June 2, 2018
Lake Wabukayne
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Arrive at 10:00 am to help with set up.  The event ends at 1:00 pm and you are asked to stay until 1:30 pm/2:00 pm for tear down.  Volunteers are needed to set up tents, sit at the Ward 9 Information table, to hand out promotional items and to make popcorn and hand it out to residents who are attending the event.   Click here to send an email to volunteer for this event.
Changes to Community Group Support Program Policy
Council has recently approved changes to our Community Group Support Program Policy. Now referred to as the Community Group Registry Program, the revised policy helps support local non-profit community groups, including resident and ratepayers associations, minor sports associations and cultural groups, to deliver programs 
and services within Mississauga. 

The policy revisions ensure better governance, transparency and stronger financial accountability.   Click here to review or learn more about the Community Group Registry Program.
File your Taxes for FREE - Get your Benefits Now!  
FREE tax preparation services are for individuals with incomes up to $30,000 or families with incomes up to $47,500.  Filing your income taxes is an easy way to get the benefits you and your family are entitled to.  

Attend a tax preparation clinic offered by the Region of Peel and the Halton Peel Chartered Professional Accountants (CPA)
Ontario Association.  Click here to make an appointment today. 
Emergency Alerts on Your Smartphone
Starting April 2018, in addition to television and radio, emergency alerts will also be sent to compatible cell phones on LTE networks. This will allow you to take the necessary precautions to protect yourself, your family, property and environment. Alert Ready is part of a national service designed to deliver critical and potentially life-saving emergency alert messages to Canadians.
Cell phone companies are presently sending out text messages to their clients to prepare them for the launch.    Click here f or more information.
Fire Department 50th Anniversary Celebration
I am proud to have the Garry W.   Morden Training Centre in 
Ward 9.  When we opened the centre six years ago, we 
welcomed the community to an Open House to see training 
demos and more.  
This year to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Mississauga Fire and Emergency Services, we are holding another Open House and you are invited!!
The Open House is on 
Saturday May 12, 2018  from 10 am to 2 pm.   The Garry W. Morden Centre is located at 7535 Ninth Line just north of Argentia Road 
It will be an exciting celebration with something for everyone.  There will be live demonstrations by firemen of various firefighting activities 
and Peel Regional Police will be demonstrating high speed chases.  There will be FREE food and as always I will be giving out FREE popcorn. 
Windwood Forest Tree Planting
Please join me on Saturday May 26, 2018 from 10 am to 12 noon at Windwood Forest on Glen Erin Drive at Inlake Court to plant trees
Our beautiful woods had to be fenced off in late 2013 to protect the trees.  It had been very badly degraded by multiple uses especially by MBX bikes.  Since being fenced, the City has completed some restoration plantings which, along with natural regeneration, have helped to restore the woodland, but it is still recovering from these past impacts.   
While we are unable to completely open the forest trails to full use at this time, we want the community to help with the regeneration by participating in planting new materials.  This will help the woodland by increasing the biodiversity and ecological integrity. 
Road Safety at Celebration Square
As Chair of the Road Safety Committee I invite you to join us at Celebration Square during  National Public Works Week on Saturday May 26, 2018.  The Road Safety Committee will be launching the next phase of the Please Slow Down sign campaign and will be there to talk about Vision Zero and how we can make our roads safer for all.

Ward 9 Annual Seniors' Fair 
I am hosting my annual 
Seniors' Fair  
once again on
Friday June 1, 2018 from 
10 am to 12 noon at the Meadowvale Community Centre, 6655 Glen Erin Drive.
This year I have more than 40 agencies and organizations on hand to provide lots of information of interest to seniors. If you need a break between exhibits, sit down and enjoy some coffee or tea courtesy of Meadowvale Tim Hortons along  with a cookie or treat. It is all FREE and everyone is welcome.   
Lake Wabukayne Park Stewardship Day
I am looking forward to joining the Friends
of Lake Wabukayne  again as they host
their annual Park Stewardship Day on Saturday June 3, 2017 from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm.   

Please come out and join me and the Friends of Lake Wabukayne and learn about this jewel in the heart of Meadowvale.  There will be a 
FREE BBQ and FREE popcorn.
Lake Wabukayne is located at the northwest corner of Erin Mills Parkway and Britannia Rd.  
FREE Dental Care Services
Region of Peel Mobile Clinic - FREE Dental Service for children 
who qualify.   The Mobile Bus Dental Clinic is a dental clinic on wheels!  It travels to schools and other community locations making it easy to access FREE dental care. 
  • Does your child live in Peel?
  • Is your child age 0-17?
  • Is the cost of going to the dentist too expensive for you?
Your child may qualify for FREE dental services if you answered yes to theses questions and do not have dental insurance. Call 905-799-7700 for more information.
Healthy Smiles Ontario Program - Healthy Smiles is a government funded dental program that provides free dental services for eligible children 0-17 years of age.  Once your child qualifies for the program your child will receive a card in the mail.  You can take this card to any dental provider that accepts the program to get dental care or to one of the community health centres.  Learn more by calling 905-799-7700 or visit  Please note that if you are receiving OW or ODSP you children (17 and under) are automatically enrolled in the Healthy Smiles Ontario Program.

Emergency Discretionary Dental Plan for Adults Receiving OW - If you are receiving Ontario Works (OW) and are 18 years of age or older, you are eligible for coverage for emergency dental services.  Emergency dental services refer to dental problems causing immediate pain.  basic dental coverage is provided.   Call 905-799-7700 for more information.

Dental Coverage for Adults Receiving ODSP - If you are receiving Ontario Disability Support Program Income Support you and your spouse (18 years and over) may be able to get coverage for:
  • Basic dental services
  • Additional services if your disability, prescribed medications or prescribed treatment affects your oral health
An application must be completed and approved for denture coverage.  Dependant adults (18 years of age and older) whose parents are receiving ODSP may be eligible for emergency coverage through OW.  For more information visit or contact your OW or ODSP caseworker.
Food Truck Pilot Project  
I am pleased to announce a one year pilot project to place food trucks in some city parks. Two of the parks are in Ward 9.  These include Syntex Green at Derry Road and Syntex Crt. and Meadowvale Sports Park on Meadowvale Blvd. at Syntex Road. 
The pilot will begin May 1, 2018 and continue through April 30, 2019. Food trucks will be permitted onsite during regular park hours, 7 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Mississauga Employees Raise Incredible $221,605.40 for the United Way of Peel Region
I am very proud of our City of Mississauga employees who raised 221,605.40 during the United Way of Peel campaign. To date our employees have raised more than $3.5 million.  This helps the United Way support many local agencies who provide important services in our community. I know our employees will continue to give generously to support those who need it most.
MiWay Updates
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A reminder that MiWay has made changes to several routes.  The one that impacts Ward 9 is new stops at Credit Valley  Hospital.  Click here for more details.  

Applications for the MiWay Affordable Transit Program are now open! Check here  to see if you are eligible to apply. 
We have also launched a new Priority Seating Pilot Program inside our new buses to remind customers that the area at the front of the bus is reserved for persons with disabilities.  Click here  for more details.
Ward 9 Contest           

Amitkumar Parmar is last month's lucky winner.  
This months contest prize is 6 City of Mississauga recreation passes.  These can be used for many activities such as skating, swimming, etc.
This months question is:
"Where will the official Earth Day celebration be held?"  Click here to reply with your answer.
Anniversary/Birthday Congratulations

If you know someone who is celebrating a milestone birthday or anniversary please contact me at 905-896-5900 or at and I would be pleased to send a letter of congratulations and a small gift to commemorate the special event.
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Press Conference Denouncing Recent Hateful Actions 
I joined Mayor Crombie and members of many faith communities on Monday March 26 at a press conference held at city hall denouncing recent hateful actions in a local mosque.  A known anti-islam individual was filmed entering a mosque and ripping pages out of the Koran.  This is deplorable behaviour and should not be acceptable in our community.  Members of all faiths should be able to worship in safety.  
I have been working with parkrun organizer Lawrence Jeffrey to get this program into the community and I am pleased that the inaugural
run was held on Saturday March 24 at Lake Aquitaine.  Thank you Lawrence for making it happen and to all who joined us for a brisk walk and run around the lake. 
Parkrun is a free weekly fun and sociable 5 km run.  You can walk, run, wheelchair around Lake Aquitaine with a group of residents who want company for a morning activity.  It is not a race and you go at your own speed and comfort level.  This is an International program with thousands of people participating around the world.
You can participate any Saturday morning, just register at to have your times recorded online or you can just go out and do any length of a walk or run. 
Celebrating Pi Day
Every year Ward 9 residents Doug and Nan Hoogsteen bake dozens of pies and throw open their doors to family and friends in celebration of Pi Day.  I had a tough time choosing which pie to try from the wide selection of flavours!  They were all so good!
Peel Multicultural Youth Tour City Hall
On March 12 I was joined by a group of young people from the Peel Multicultural Council at City Hall.  They are part of PMC's Civic Engagement program and I was delighted to discuss my role and what I do as a city and regional councillor.  We had great conversations and they asked some very good questions.  I also took them for a tour and had them sit in the council chamber in the seats occupied by the Mayor and Councillors.  
Hazel McCallion Tours Mindshare
I was joined by Hazel McCawllion on March 12 at the Erin Mills Town Centre to kick of their March Break Ice Breaker event.  We also took the opportunity to drop in and tour the MindShare Workshop with olympic athlete and broadcaster Susan Stewart and MindShare founder Robert Martellacci.  Click here to learn more about Mindshare, a new way to connect and work.
Kicking off March Break at Erin Mills Town Centre
On Monday March 12 I kicked off the Erin Mills Town Centre "Ice Breaker" week long March break event.  This was a FREE skating event for the whole family plus an evening skate with music and lights and there was a FREE Inflatable Hockey Shoot Out .
Residents also  donated gently used skates and skate equipment to the Mississauga Sports Hall of Fame Hazel McCallion Phys Ed Program  in support of The Mississauga Hockey League Play-More Program.
International Women's Day Breakfast
I joined Mayor Bonnie Crombie and Premier Kathleen Wynne on March 8th to celebrate International Women's Day.  It was such a pleasure sitting with a group of young students from our community to discuss their ideas.  These young ladies put forth the slogan "Before you press send, Press for progress!"  
We have so many great women right here in our community who continue to inspire others.  I am proud to know many of them and to witness firsthand the impact they have.  I am also proud of the young women who will be the leasers of tomorrow who are participating today. 
Ward 9 One on One Sessions              

On March 7th Mayor Crombie joined me at the Meadowvale Community Centre to speak with residents one on one .  
We discussed a variety of issues with residents who had booked appointments through my office.  Please watch for another One on One session in late Spring. 
Councillor Pat Saito | 905-896-5900 | |
Mississauga Civic Centre
300 City Centre Drive
3rd Floor
Mississauga, L5B 3C1