pat.saito@mississauga.ca                        905-896-5900                      ward9.ca  
In This Issue
Other Upcoming Events
Lake Aquitaine Bikefest Family Ride (5 km & 12 km) and Ontario 55+ Summer Games
            
The Bikefest family ride takes place on Saturday August 11, 2018 at 1:00 pm at the Meadowvale Community Centre st 6655 Glen Erin Dr.  Come early to watch and cheer those participating in the Ontario 55+ Summer Games ( http://osgmississauga.ca/). The community ride will then use the closed-off Lake Aquitaine Course for part of the route.  Parking will not be available at the Community Centre. You are encouraged to arrive by bike, public transit, or be prepared to park away from the event and bike in.
parkrun every Saturday
            
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.  
 
You can participate any Saturday morning at 9:00 am, just register at  parkrun.ca to have your times recorded online or you can just go out and do any length of a walk or run. 

The Backyard Farm and Market is located on the northeast corner of Erin Mills Parkway and Eglinton  at 2475 Eglinton Ave W, in the Daniels Presentation Centre. 

The market is open every Saturday from 9:00 am to 1 pm until September 29, 2018.   
Click here for more info.
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 for the 2018-2019 season and to purchase tickets at the Living Arts Centre , click here or call the Box Office at 905-306-6000.  
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
Busker Applications Still Being Accepted
            
Applications are still being accepted for the busking season that runs from May to October. New Busk Stop locations available.  Click here to l earn more and to apply.
Library Summer Hours

All Libraries except for Central will be closed on Sundays from June 24th to September 7th. Central Library will remain open 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm.  
Bi-weekly Yard Waste Collection
            
Starting the week of July 3 until September 28, 2018, the Region of Peel will collect yard waste every-other-week.
To view your schedule visit  peelregion.ca/waste.  
Battleford Community Recycling Centre Begins extended hours
            
From May 1 through October 31, 2018 the Region's Battleford Community Recycling Centre moves to extended hours and will be open Mondays to Thursdays until 8:00 p.m.  
For more info visit peelregion.ca/waste.  
Weed and Tall Grass 
By-law
 
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.
Boulevard Grass Cutting Schedule

The schedule has 2 cuts in June, 3 in July, 1 in August, 2 in September and 1 in each of October and November.  Completion of the cuts usually takes about 2 weeks to cover the entire city.  Click here to see the city's boulevard grass cutting schedule.
Wildlife Information 
 
    
Please be aware and keep your pets on leash.   Click here to learn how you can protect yourself, your family and your pets.

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.
Mississauga's Online Construction Map   

The city has an online construction map which showcases the City's project information, as well as the Region of Peel and Ministry of Transportation construction work.
 
Click here to see the construction map. 
Keep Your Property Looking Fresh
            
Did you know that property owners are required to repair and maintain their property according to the Property Standards By-law?  Click here for more information.
Renovating? 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.
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.
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.
 
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.  
   Be A Donor
Help save the life of someone waiting for an organ. One donor could save 8 lives! 
    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
June 30, 2018
Dear Neighbour: TopofPage

Welcome to summer.  As school is out now, I want to remind you to watch for children playing.  Let's all have a safe summer!!

As our policy prohibits sending printed or electronic newsletters after June 30 in an election year, this will be my last e-newsletter until after October 22. I hope to commence the regular monthly news at that time.

Although it is an election year, work continues in the Ward 9 office.  I will be holding meetings throughout the coming months and I will continue to keep residents up to date as needed on specific issues by email or direct mail. Information will be posted on the Ward 9 website at  ward9.ca.

I have included upcoming events and meetings in this newsletter that we have dates for in the summer and fall but please be sure to check the Ward 9 website closer to the dates for complete information.

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.



Canada Day Celebration at City Hall
            
Please join me at Celebration Square on Sunday July 1, 2018 for Canada Day!  

Celebrate with live performances, food trucks, children's programming and an unforgettable fireworks finale.
 
The celebration starts at 2:00 pm, ending at 11:00 pm with the fireworks display (weather permitting).

 Click here for full details of all the exciting activities and entertainment .
Canada Day City and Regional Office Closures   
 
The City of Mississauga and the Region of Peel offices are closed for Canada Day on Monday July 2 and will re-open on Tuesday July 3, 2018. 

Customer Service 
311 will be closed on Monday, July 2.  If you require urgent service related to parking, animal services, roads, trees or parks,  please dial 311 and press 2.

Outside City Limits: 905-615-4311
Emergencies: 911
TTY for people who are Deaf:
905-896-5151 (callers must use a TTY device)
 
After hours call 905-615-3000      

A reminder that there will be no waste collection on Monday due to Canada Day.  Waste collection will be one day later that week.
Late Johnny Bower Dedication
            
I am pleased to announce that Council approved my request to dedicate Rink 1 at Meadowvale Four Rinks to the late Johnny Bower.  

Johnny was a local resident as well as being a hockey legend.  He was especially a caring man who was always willing to support young people.  He always had a kind word for all and would respond tirelessly to request for autographs.  Sadly Johnny passed away in December 2017 before I could honour him with this dedication but his family will be there to accept on his behalf as we keep his memory alive in the community.  I am also pleased to have the support of the Meadowvale Minor Hockey Association and will be working with them as we plan the event. 
 
Please mark Saturday October 27, 2018 in your calendar for the official unveiling.   I will be posting the details for this and other events on my website.  Please visit ward9.ca  often for updates.
Boxes and Banners Commemorates MFES 50th Anniversary
            
You may have noticed the painted / wrapped utility boxes around the city lately. Boxes and Banners 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 am pleased to initiate and sponsor a special utility box wrap this summer at Fire Station 111 on Derry Rd at Glen Erin Dr.  I have asked MAC to arrange for a design that will commemorate our Mississauga Fire and Emergency Services and celebrate its 50th anniversary.
 
I hope to unveil the finished art work this summer so check for details on the Ward 9 website at  ward9.ca
Supporting a New Track at John Fraser Secondary School
            
I am pleased to announce that I am contributing special Ward 9 infrastructure funds toward a new track to be built at John Fraser Secondary School by the Peel District School Board.  

This track will be used by the students from many schools during school hours and will be available for the community to use after hours.  Encouraging healthy communities is a priority and a good use for the funds.  
 
Please watch for the official unveiling in September.

I will be posting the details for this and other events on my website.  Please visit ward9.ca often for updates. 
Tourism Moving Ahead with Hotel Tax Funding
                               
Thanks to my colleagues who supported the proposed uses for the
Municipal Accommodation Tax (MAT) that we started collecting in April 2018.  This money will help us reduce the pressures on the city's budget as we can now fund tourism related costs from it rather than from tax dollars.  My Tourism Board and I have been working towards this goal for some time and I am glad it is finally a reality and we can move ahead with developing our formal Master Plan as well as building our tourism assets.
 
I have placed Notices of Motion to enable staff to proceed with two projects. One is the feasibility study for a stadium which was highlighted in our report to Council last year and the other is the Mississauga identifier for Celebration Square which was also recommended by the former Celebration Square Committee.  The stadium has been a long time ask by both soccer and football organizations and has been a hope of mine for the past 10 years. Both will be funded from the MAT and hopefully will become reality.
 
There are great opportunities for our city to grow tourism in the future and help support our hospitality industry as well as build our sports tourism.
parkrun is Here to Stay
                               
I am pleased to announce that parkrun has been approved as a permanent volunteer run program.  This program runs every Saturday at 9:00 am at Lake Aquitaine.  
 
Thank you to the volunteers, especially Lawrence Jeffery for making this possible.  parkrun has welcomed visitors from around the world to Meadowvale since it started in March 2018.   See sidebar for more information.  
 
Britannia Road Repaving Update

The Britannia Road project is finally nearing completion and I know residents will be happy when all the construction is finished!!!

All of the boulevard work including the multi-use trail, medians, sod etc. is almost done. 

The final top asphalt paving is scheduled to start on Wednesday, July 4th with completion anticipated by Saturday, July 7th, weather permitting.

Work will be done during weekdays from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. to give the contractor a 13-hour working window to significantly increase their production and reduce the impact to commuters and residents .

During paving operations, the intersections of Britannia Road and Paddle Road/Greensboro, Britannia Road and Glen Erin Boulevard and Britannia Road and Erin Mills Parkway will be blocked temporarily for at least 4 hours and/or until the asphalt cools down.

Paving at the intersection of Britannia Road and Winston Churchill Boulevard will be carried out on Saturday, July 7 at around 5:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. Paid duty police will be on-site to assist in directing traffic during this operation.

Please drive carefully and I suggest you try to avoid the area during the main construction times.
Protect Against Lyme Disease
            
I am running this article again because of the fact the ticks are very prevalent this year.  The Canadian Health Agency recently warned of 'heightened risk' of ticks that cause Lyme disease and recommends people take protective measures.
 
Ticks are out in abundance this year and are in our local parks.  While the risk for Lyme disease is low according to Peel health it is still a concern.
 
Lyme Disease is spread by black legged deer ticks and it can be very dangerous to both humans and pets.  Click here for information posted on the Canadian Lyme Disease Foundation website.

Please make sure that you protect your family and pets by taking the proper precaution.   Be cautious in wooded and grassy areas and check yourselves and your pets for ticks.

Please report all ticks to Peel Health as they will note locations and will drag the area and test for type.  Click here to get more information on Peel Health's role and here for information from Animal Services.
Peel Regional Peel Chief Evans Awarded Highest Award 
            
Congratulations to our Peel Regional Police Chief Jennifer Evans for receiving The Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police (OACP) OACP President's Award of Merit, the association's highest award. The President's Award of Merit recognizes an OACP member who has demonstrated outstanding dedication and support to the association.
 
Throughout her career, Chief Evans has demonstrated a passionate commitment to her community, her police service, and policing in Ontario and Canada.  Chief Evans' commitment for delivering effective policing is balanced by her compassion for people. 
Retail Statutory Holidays Update

I am pleased that my colleagues on Region Council agreed that we will not open up retail shopping on statutory holidays. I have never supported any option for doing so as I firmly believe that workers need some time off to spend these special days with family.

Thank you to all who responded to my survey..you told me clearly you did not want shopping on the holidays and a survey done by Region staff confirmed that the majority of residents agreed.
Play In The Park in Union Park 
            
I am very excited that the Ward 9 Play in the Park program will be offered once again this summer at Union Park.   

This is a FREE drop in program for children ages 6-12.  The program runs week days from 9 a.m. to 12 noon starting July 2 to August 31. Union Park is on the northeast corner of Aquitaine and Tenth Line.  For Information, click here.
CPR Training on Celebration Square
            
If you missed the big CPR training a few years ago organized by me and Councillor Chris Fonseca you have another chance this summer. 

Join us at City Hall on Celebration Square on Wednesday July 11, 2018 from 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm.  Last time we trained over 500 people...let's beat that number this time! 

I will be posting the details for this and other events on my website.  Please visit  ward9.ca often for updates.
Ontario 55+ Summer Games
            
The 2018 Ontario 55+ Summer Games are coming soon to Mississauga on August 10 - 12, 2018. 

As a member of the games committee, I can tell you that these games will be the biggest and best ever.  We will be welcoming over 1400 participants from across Ontario to compete in a number of activities and sports.
 
The Ontario 55+ Games is a celebration of active living hosted every year (alternating between Winter and Summer) for individuals in Ontario who are 55 years of age or older.  We will be hosting several events at the Meadowvale Community Centre and at Lake Aquitaine Park so come out and cheer on our local teams. Click here  for full details.
Lake Wabukayne Park Stewardship Day 
            
The Friends of Lake Wabukayne are hosting their annual park day on Saturday September 22, 2018 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 and I am hoping to provide an educational train ride around the lake as well.
 
Lake Wabukayne is located at the northwest corner of Erin Mills Parkway and Britannia Rd.  I will be posting the details for this and other events on my website.  Please visit  ward9.ca  often for updates.
Re-imagining the Mall Open House

Over the past year, residents have shared their ideas, opinions and local knowledge to help guide the future evolution of five communities anchored by shopping malls as part of the Reimagining the Mall study. These include two in Ward 9 which are in Central Erin Mills and Meadowvale.  The community involvement has been spectacular with many residents attending special sessions over the past year and contributing comments and ideas.

Staff are now close to unveiling the various design and development options for the malls and are holding an Open House on September 25, 2018 in the Great Hall at City hall, 300 City Centre Dr from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm.  I look forward to seeing residents there and getting your further feedback on the presentations and ideas at that time. Click  here for more information
Splash Pads Open  
            
Beat the heat this summer at City splash pads and enjoy some shade at a neighbourhood park. 

There are 3 splash pads in Ward 9 at Union Park, Quenippenon Meadows and Lake Aquitaine Park.
Bike Safety         
            
I get many complaints about cyclists in the parks not sounding a horn or ringing their bells especially when coming up behind pedestrians. Last year new bike warning signs that I supplied were installed in our local trails around Lake Aquitaine. I hope that the signage will be a reminder to cyclists.
  
Under the Highway Traffic Act, all bikes must be equipped with a horn or bell and cyclists are required to sound them. I urge all riders to be courteous and alert pedestrians and other cyclists when you approach from behind.
 
Please follow these rules:
  • Keep to the right of the trail
  • Yield to pedestrians
  • Advise when passing
  • Avoid speeding
Please be careful and courteous and let people know you are approaching.  This simple action can prevent injury.
Pets and Hot Weather        
            
This is a reminder that in hot summer weather, please be careful with your pets.  

Do NOT leave pets in hot cars and do NOT walk pets during the hot part of the day.  Hot pavement will burn their pads and the heat can cause heat exhaustion which can be fatal.  
Ward 9 Roads being Resurfaced in 2018
            
A reminder that the following roads in the ward are being resurfaced in 2018.  Work is anticipated to be completed by November 1, 2018.

Arles Mews             from Montevideo Rd to End
Cherbourg Gdns      from Montevideo Rd to North End
Millcreek Dr             from Erin Mills Parkway to Aquitaine Ave
Surveyor Road        from Millcreek Drive to West End
Torquay Mews         Turner Valley Rd to North End
Voter Look up Tool  
 
     
Now that the provincial elections are over, we will be soon getting into the municipal elections being held on October 22, 2018.   I will be running again this term and I encourage all eligible voters to be sure to cast your ballots.

It is easier than ever to check to see if you are on the voters list. Mississauga residents, property 
owners and tenants over the age  of 18 can now check voterlookup.ca  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 voterlookup.ca 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 voterlookup.ca or call 1-866-296-6722 to confirm or update your information.
Ward 9 Contest           

Jane Webster 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 are the splash pads in Ward 9 located? 
 
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 pat.saito@mississauga.ca and I would be pleased to send a letter of congratulations and a small gift to commemorate the special event.
                                                                                           
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PAT IN THE COMMUNITY
Small Arms Inspection Building Official Opening   
 
On June 23rd I was proud to bring greetings as Acting Regional Chair for this very special official opening of the Small Arms Building.  I congratulated the late Jim Tovey and Chair Diane LaPointe-Kay for their leadership on transforming this building which has historic significance into this creative and cultural hub for our city. 

This project became a reality because of the dedication and passion of the Small Arms Society members and the community who had a vision to preserve not only what this building meant to Canadian history, but to the people who worked and contributed from the 1940s to the 1970s.


 

Starrs on the Credit
             
My husband Ron and I enjoyed attending Starrs on the Credit on June 21st.
  
This event is a fundraiser held   every year by Councillor Ron Starr and is i n support of the ErinoakKids Centre for Treatment and Development which provides care for children with disabilities in the community.   

Plum Tree Park Public School Fun Fair
            
I had a great time at the Plum Tree Park Public School Fun Fair held on June 20th.
 
I had a perfect aim at the dunk tank hitting the target on my first throw and soaking the brave teacher on the wet seat.   I also tried my hand at DJing and sampled some great Mexican food from one of the food trucks.

Eid Mubarak on Eid-al-Fitr
            
I joined my good friend Haroon Khan who always hosts an Eid Open House at his home.

Haroon throws open his doors to celebrate the end of Ramadan every year and all are welcomed by him and his wife Kulsoom.  


44th Annual Mississauga Sports Dinner 
 
It was such a pleasure to join the many athletes in our city at the 44th Annual Mississauga Sports Dinner on June 13th.  

I had the opportunity to present awards to recognize Mississauga's athletes, coaches, officials and volunteers for their exceptional achievements and contributions to sport. I especially enjoyed presenting an award to the Meadowvale Minor Hockey Association past president Steve Johnston.

 
Civic Awards Ceremony              
 
It is always an honour to congratulate residents who receive the City's Civic Awards.  This year we held the ceremony at City Hall on June 12th.  We honoured 100 volunteers and I was pleased to personally congratulate the recipients from Ward 9.  
 
I also made sure I took a selfie with Councillor Matt Mahoney and Randy Persaud who received his certificate of recognition for his work in the community.  Congratulations to Ward 9 residents:

Bethany Chong
Bartlomiej Dabrowa
Bernard Jordaan
Pam Joshi
Katrina Ouellette
Leslie Searl
Peter Stean
Andrew Wise

Celebrating 30 years of service with the City 
 
  On June 12, I attended the Long Service lunch to honour city employees for their service to our City.   I was recognized for completing 30 of years of service in 2017 as I worked for the city for before being elected as Councillor in 1981. 
Angel Hugs Awareness Campaign              
 
On June 9 members of Angel Hugs assembled in the lobby of the Meadowvale Community Centre to knit blankets and bring awareness to the organization.  

Angel Hugs was founded by sisters Rosanne Locke and Melody Anderson and started with four volunteers twenty years ago. The organization knits blankets which are donated to bring comfort to those in need of a hug.  It has now grown to over 100 volunteers!  
 
Rosanne and Melody founded Angel Hugs through their desire to help abused children and has led to the establishment of a caring and
giving charity which knits blankets and donates them to hospitals and other organizations.   Every stitch is like giving a hug and the recipient of each blanket receives thousands of Angel Hugs.
QuadReal Community Garden Launch 
 
On June 5th I joined QuadReal Property Group at the l aunch of their new community garden at QuadReal's property at 2000 Argentia Rd. 

QuadReal has partnered with Scotts Canada and the fresh food from the garden will be donated to the Mississauga Food Bank. 
 
Ward 9 Annual Seniors' Fair
 
My 6th annual Seniors Fair took 
place on June 1st at the 
Meadowvale Community Centre.
 
It was bigger and better than ever, 
with more than 40 agencies and organizations on hand to provide lots of information of interest to seniors. 

Hundreds of our seniors browsed the displays and enjoyed coffee and tea courtesy of Meadowvale Tim Hortons.  Tim Horton's also contributed gift cards for the first 100 attendees and as always I provided free treats including some good healthy food.  Please click here to see all the photos from the fair.
 
I also arranged for 10 parking spots to be set aside at the community centre for a courtesy parking trial for people who have limited mobility but may not have the handicap parking permit.  We will use the courtesy parking again for future events at the Community Centre.
Councillor Pat Saito | 905-896-5900 | pat.saito@mississauga.ca | http://www.ward9.ca
Mississauga Civic Centre
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