In This Issue
Upcoming Events
  Breakfast and Storytelling for the Whole Family!
Meadowvale Theatre Presents Elisapee and the Northern Lights
Saturday, March 4, 2017
9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
  Special Canada 150 Presentation
  To purchase tickets click here or call the box office at 905-615- 4720.  
On International Women's Day, join me at #ConnectHer2017,where I will be a panelist celebrating the political, social and economic achievements of women in Mississauga and the Region of Peel.
Admission is free and the event will be held at the Royal Bank Theatre at the Living Arts Centre (4141 Living Arts Drive) on March 8 from 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm. For info, click here.


  Night Fever - Bee Gees Tribute
The Meadowvale Theater is set to host Night Fever - Bee Gees Tribute, live concert on Saturday, March 11th, 2017 at 8 pm. To purchase tickets click here or call the box office at 905-615- 4720.
The CVHS is having it's annual plant sale on     Saturday, May 20, 2017. For information click here.
Quick Links and Updates
Mommy Connections Mississauga
Mommy Connections Mississauga is a community based "Mommy" group which meets within the City of Mississauga. The aim of this group is to connect with families in our community and share in everything the city offers.   Click here for more information about this group.
Peel Data Centre 2016 Census Bulletin on Population and Dwelling Counts

Click here to read the first 2016 Census bulletin (PDF Format).  This bulletin, developed by staff at the Peel Data Centre, provides an overview of the latest statistics released on Population and Dwellings counts.  Further bulletins will be made available during this year as Census data is released by Statistics Canada.

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.

The City of Mississauga has launched a new online business directory offering free digital access to nearly 15,000 Mississauga businesses.
The directory is available on the City's Open Data; a site that provides public information about Mississauga in an accessible, structured and useful format.  Click above to use the directory.

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! 
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Dear Neighbour:
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February has been a busy month in our community.  I have enjoyed meeting with various residents and organizations to see how we can work together even more to improve quality of life for our residents. Thank you to all who contribute.

I hope you found some time to take part in Black History month events to learn more about your neighbours.

A reminder that as we experience rainy weather, that there are dangers of flooding.  Please keep children away from creeks and rivers.

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.

Motion to reduce speed limit on Britannia 

On February 23rd, Regional Council approved my motion to reduce the speed limit on Britannia Rd from the current 70 kph to 60 kph from Erin Mills Parkway to Ninth Line.
The speed limit on Britannia Road West is currently 70 kph west of Erin Mills Parkway but is reduced to 60 kph just east of Erin Mills Parkway and a further reduction to 50 kph through Streetsville.
As well, Derry Road which is also a regional road with similar rights of way that runs through the same community has a speed limit of 60 kph through the residential area.
The priority here is the safety of pedestrians and motorists and I feel this is a responsible thing to do for the well being of our community. 
Ward 9 receives funding from Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program 

I am pleased to announce that 82 city projects (8 in Ward 9) were approved for funding as part of the federal government's Intake 2 - Canada 150 Infrastructure Program (CIP 150).  These are projects that have been in the City planning horizon.  We are able to leverage the federal funding to move them forward at a lower contribution from property taxes. 
Below are the Ward 9 projects that have been approved:
  • Accessible Intersection Compliance -  Britannia @ Glen Erin (Region of Peel)(Audible Pedestrian Signals &Tactile Plates)
  • Hunter's Green  Playground Redevelopment
  • Windwood Park Playground Redevelopment
  • Glen Eden Park Playground Redevelopment
  • Middlebury Park Playground Surface Replacement and Adult Fitness Equipment
  • Bell Harbour Park Trail Reconstruction
  • Quenippenon Meadows Trail Reconstruction
  • Lake Aquitaine - Enhance Public Spaces through Wi-Fi

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MiWay February Service Updates
MiWay continues to implement the MiWay 5 Service Plan and is rolling out improvements across the city. The following improvements will take place on February 27, 2017.

Route 45 Winston Churchill, Revised routing will service Winston Churchill Transitway Station.

Route 45A Winston Churchill-Speakman, Revised schedules with improved frequency:
AM/PM Peak: 15 minutes (from 17.5)
Mid-day:  21 minutes (from 30)
Evening: 31 minutes (from 45)
Saturday/Sunday: 33 minutes (from 45)

Route 90 Terragar-Copenhagen Loop, New eastbound trip departing from Meadowvale Town Centre to connect with the GO train at Meadowvale GO Station.   For more information click  here
Public meeting on Short-Term Accommodations and call for feedback

The Planning and Development Committee received an Information Report on Short Term Accommodations on January 16, 2017. Staff will be holding public consultations with stakeholders and residents. Click here  to view the reports generated to date and to participate in an on-line survey. 

A Public Open House will be held at City Hall (Committee Room D, 2nd Floor) between 3:00 pm and 8:00 pm on March 6, 2017.
Calling All Artists: The City is looking for Your Hazel Art

As you know, February 14 was proclaimed as Hazel McCallion Day in Ontario.

To celebrate, the City's Culture Division will host a spring exhibition that pays tribute to Hazel entitled, "Do Your Homework | A Tribute to Hazel McCallion" and we are now looking for artwork submissions.

 The exhibit is part of the City's Canada 150 celebrations and will highlight the life and times of our beloved Mayor. It will be on display in the Great Hall of the Mississauga Civic Centre from April 12 to 26.

To participate, contact Tracy Oliveira by email or call 905-615-4860, ext. 2108. Artists will be asked to bring their artwork to Benares Historic House for review. Deadline: Wednesday Mrch15, 2017. Due to limited space, art work will be selected by a jury.
Official Mississauga Visitor Guide 2017 is here

I am thrilled to present the Official Mississauga Visitor Guide 2017. The guide is an initiative of the Mississauga Tourism Board which I chair.

To view the digital version, click here. From dining, shopping, things to see and do, accommodations and getting around, this guide is Mississauga's key to discover and experience our wonderful city. Over 120,000 copies of the guide are distributed across North America. In Mississauga the guide is available at hotels, attractions, community centres, libraries and public counters, in addition to direct distribution to visitors at Mississauga partnered tourism events.

Outside of the city ,100,000 guides are in hotels, tourism information centres and attractions. Additionally it is available online at
Celebrate Canada with the 150 for 150 Volunteer Challenge

Celebrate Canada's 150th birthday by giving back in Mississauga. Join the 150 for 150 Volunteer Challenge. The Challenge is a nation-wide movement with the goal to encourage Canadians to volunteer 150 hours of their time in 2017. 

Register online for the challenge and start logging your hours at For more information on Mississauga's Canada 150 events and programs, visit  

Supporting Canada 150 Celebrations & Events

As part of Canada 150, the City wants to engage Mississauga residents and community groups in 150 neighbourhood celebrations throughout the year.

Neighbourhood Celebration Kits are available for eligible groups hosting free public outdoor events like block parties taking place between March and December 2017 in communities or on City Property.

Residents and community groups are encouraged to share photos of their event on social media using #SaugaCelebrates. Kits include Official Canada 150 Branded Pennant String, Event Signage, Beach Balls, Host Apron, Plastic Mega Phone, Official Canada 150 Branded Tattoos, Table Cloth, Colouring Activity Sheet, Serving Gloves, Extra Garbage Bags, Tape, Photo Prop Kit, Collapsible Garbage Bin, Event Planning Tip Sheets. Kits will be distributed on a first come first serve basis while supplies last. Kit requests are processed within 30 days and will be sent to the closest community centre for groups to pick up.

To request a kit, complete an online request online, or email .
Mississauga on Trivago Top 10 List

I am proud to announce that Trivago has listed the City of Mississauga as one of the top 10 best value destinations to visit for Canada's 150th in 2017!    Click here for more information.
February is Black History Month

I had the pleasure of joining our friends at Praise Cathedral on February 5th to launch Black History month.

As February draws to a close I encourage you to take the time to participate in the festivities and events that honour the legacy of black Canadians, past and present.
This is a time to celebrate the many achievements and contributions of black Canadians who, throughout history, have done so much to make Canada the culturally diverse, compassionate and prosperous nation it is today.  
For more information:
Click here for Black History Canada
Click here for Government of Canada Black History information 
Click here for Mississauga Library recommended reading

February is Heritage Month

February is heritage month! How do you heritage? Snap a photo when visiting a Mississauga heritage site and hashtag #howdoyouheritage on Twitter, Instagram or Facebook .  
For example, the venue you chose for your wedding reception may be a heritage site, perhaps your dentist office is a heritage home or your favourite spot in Mississauga was once a beloved painting destination for the Group of Seven.
Mississauga Council Adopts Recorded Voting

As of this month all votes taken in Council will be recorded.  This is an initiative of the Governance Committee which I chair and was adopted by Council late 2016.

This will also include votes at General Committee, Planning and Development Committee, Budget Committee and Audit Committee. Previously, recorded votes were only taken when either the Mayor or a Councillor requested them. To watch live Council Meetings and select committee meetings click here. Past meetings are also available to view on-demand at

  Winter on-street parking restriction is in effect in Mississauga from November 1, 2016 till March 31, 2017 between 2:00 a.m. to 6 a.m. 
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.
Winter Snow Clearing Info

Get up to date information on snow clearing.  Follow @MississaugaSnow on Twitter for current conditions and progress.

Call Information Snow Line 
905-615-SNOW (7669) to hear recorded information about plowing and salting during a snow event. 

If there are concerns with road conditions 12-24 hours after a snowstorm ends please contact 3-1-1 or (905-615-4311 outside city limits). 

Get the Mississauga Roads App at
Extreme Weather Alerts

During extreme weather please check the city website for alerts and information.

Animal Care in Cold Weather
Now that cold winter weather is here, please remember that pet owners are required to provide proper shelter and care for their pets. Do not leave your pet outside when there are extreme cold alerts.

Click here for the Standards of Care information.
Calling All Poets

If you're interested in serving as the City of Mississauga's next Poet Laureate, the city wants to hear from you. The honorary position recognizes a poet who writes poetry or spoken word and has written on themes that are relevant to Mississauga residents. The position will begin in April 2017 and run through March 2019. As part of the Poet Laureate program, the candidate will also provide mentorship to the City's Youth Poet Laureate. 

Nominations will be accepted until Friday, March 17, 2017 by 4:30 p.m. A complete overview of the submission requirements can be found on the City's Culture website.

The Poet Laureate will make their first public appearance at the City's 2017 Canada Day official ceremony on Mississauga Celebration Square.
New Traffic Control System Keeps City's Traffic Moving
Work continues on the implementation of our new responsive state-of-the-art Advanced Transportation Management System to manage traffic on its road network.

The program will include a new advanced traffic management centre to allow real-time traffic monitoring and an upgrade of traffic signal communications using the City's public fibre network.

The total cost of the project is $16.2 million and implementation is expected to be completed by the end of 2020.  
Mississauga to Receive Additional Funding for Local Transit

The City will receive additional Provincial Gas Tax funding to improve and expand our transit system. We could see an increase  in funding increased to $20 million in 2019-20, $24 million in 2020-21 and $32 million in 2021-2022.
Help Us Measure Internet Performance 

Council has recently approved the launch of a six-month pilot to test Internet performance around the city.  Residents and businesses can test the speed and quality of their Internet connections using an Internet browser on any computer or mobile device by clicking here.
This pilot will help find the areas in Mississauga that have adequate Internet service and areas where service could be improved. Internet service is provided by many different commercially available Internet Service Providers (ISP) who offer Internet connectivity to residents for a fee as part of a phone, cable or internet package.

City staff will use the pilot's test data and crowd sourced data to analyze Internet performance across the city.
A customized heat-map will be used to display the data collected. The heat-map will identify variations in the quality of internet performance and offer insight into the relationship between geography and connectivity. Data will also be available by ward or neighbourhood.
Find out more about CIRA's national Internet performance testing program at
Optional Water, Sanitary Sewer Line & In-home Plumbing Protection Plan Programs For Homeowners

The Region has set up an agreement with Service Line Warranties of Canada Inc. for an initial one-year period to provide Peel homeowners with optional water, sanitary sewer line and in-home protection plan programs for their private side water and sanitary sewer pipes and in-home plumbing.  

The program will educate homeowners of their responsibilities for the infrastructure on the private side of their property in the event of a leak or break. Homeowners will have the option to purchase protection plans and enrolment is voluntary and optional. For more information click here .
City Employees Raise Record-Breaking funds for the United Way of Peel Region

The City of Mississauga presented the United Way of Peel Region with a cheque of $225,890.08. This is the most the City's annual employee campaign has ever raised for the United Way beating last year's donation by over $13,000. 
For almost three decades, the City of Mississauga has participated in the United Way of Peel Region's fundraising campaign and has raised more than $3.28 million to date. For more information on the United Way of Peel Region, click here.
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. 

Celebrating this month:
Happy 25th Wedding Anniversary to Doug and Nan Hoogsteen on February 29.
Pat in the Community
MonstrARTity receives Ontario 150 funding
With members of MonstrARTity, Members of Council and Minister McMahon.
It was a pleasure to join members of MonstrARTity and Members of Council as Ontario's Minister of Tourism Eleanor McMahon announced $50,000 funding for MonstrARTity Monster Artist Development Projec as part of the Ontario 150 grants.

The project pairs young South Asian artists with experienced music and art experts. MonstrARTity is a not-for-profit organization, based in Mississauga committed to providing entertainment. The funding will be used to produce Bollywood Monster Mashup and Monster Rock Orchestra, both events being held at Celebration Square this summer

As Chair of Mississauga Tourism I welcome this boost to one of our most popular events in the city. 
5th Meadowvale Scouts 30th Anniversary
With members of the 5th Meadowvale Scouts, MP Gagan Sikand and MPP Bob Delaney.
It was a pleasure to bring greetings tonight to families and leaders at 5th Meadowvale Scouts 30th anniversary. 

I enjoyed a lovely dinner prepared by the Scouts and had pleasure of presenting a certificate of recognition. Glad my colleagues  Bob Delaney  and  Gagan Sikand  were able to be there too. Thanks to all who make scouting possible.
Praise Cathedral Black History month celebration
Addressing the congregation at Praise Cathedral.

I was honoured to bring greetings to our friends at Praise Cathedral to celebrate Black History Month on February 5. 

Thank you to all who joined us.
How fortunate we are to have the opportunity to share cultures and religions in our community.
Nations Grand Opening
On February 2, I had the pleasure of cutting the ribbon to open our newest supermarket in Ward 9.  
Nations, opened its doors to the public with much fanfare and positive reviews.  It is located in part of the Rona store at the N/E corner of Winston Churchill and Eglinton.
Solidarity Prayer for Victims of the Quebec Masjid
On February 1, I joined residents for the Solidarity Prayer for victims of the Quebec Masjid. Council was privileged to welcome our citizens to city hall and show that we are a strong united community. Thank you to the organizers and the other elected members who joined us.
Chinese New Year Celebration 
Venerable and I welcoming in the New Year.
I was pleased to once again join our friends at the Fo Guang Shan Buddhist Temple in Ward 9 on January 27 to ring in the Year of the Rooster. 

If you live in Meadowvale you may heard the bell ring at midnight.
Theatre Unlimited Performance of Little Mermaid a success 
Having fun with my grandson Morgan.
On January 26th I was pleased to attend a wonderful evening performance of the Little Mermaid put on by Theatre Unlimited
I attended with my grandson Morgan and his friend.  We had a fantastic  time. Morgan and his friend loved the show and were transfixed by the very professional performance. Going back stage was the icing on the cake.  Well done to all.
Councillor Pat Saito | 905-896-5900 | |
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