Mayor Crombie and the City of Mississauga Celebrates the Trailblazers of Mississauga in Celebration of Black History Month
For this year's Black History Month Celebration, Mayor Crombie and the City of Mississauga will be recognizing Mississauga’s Black trailblazers, organizations and businesses who have gone above and beyond in the past year, during the pandemic, to help and uplift the community through various initiatives, programs and artistry.

Through the help of the Mayor’s Black Caucus, community members and organizations like the United Way, Boys and Girls Club, Mayo, Roots Community Centre and others, we have curated a wonderful list of Black community members, organizations and businesses to be recognized. 

Virtual event details:

Date: Tue, 23 February 2021
Time: 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM EST



For more information and to register for the virtual event, please click here.
A Provincial State of Emergency and a Stay-at-home Order are Still in Effect
A Stay-at-Home Order is in effect for Ontario to enhance public health measures and protect the community from the spread of COVID-19. 

Do your part to stop the spread of COVID-19:

  • Stay home as much as possible
  • Only have close contact with people in your household or essential supports
  • Only go out for essential trips to pick up groceries, access health care services, exercise or essential work

For more information please click here.
Winter Garbage Exemption Period is Suspended & 2-Bag Curbside Allowance Ends Feb. 8
The Region of Peel advises residents that the winter garbage exemption period, originally scheduled from January 25-February 5, 2021 is suspended in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, to minimize manual collection and ensure worker safety, while maintaining services for the long term.
 
Residents are reminded that:
 
  • Unlimited amounts of garbage will not be collected.
  • You can still place up to 2 extra bags on your garbage collection day. No garbage
tags needed during this timeframe (January 25th to February 5th, 2021).
  •  Additional bags beyond the 2-bag limit will not be collected.
  • As of February 8th, the additional 2-bag limit for excess garbage will end.
  • Garbage tags will be required to dispose of excess garbage. 
  • Bulky items continue to be collected at the curb and accepted at Peel Community Recycling Centres.

If residents have to dispose of excess garbage bags, they can take it to any Peel Community Recycling Centre, where disposal fees may apply. Residents are reminded that CRCs only accept credit and/or debit card. No cash accepted. Check peelregion.ca/waste for locations and hours of operation.
 
NOTE: as of February 8th, residents must purchase garbage tags to dispose of excess garbage.
 
Garbage tags can be ordered by phone only by calling 905-791-9499.
 
As a reminder:

  • Garbage tags cost $3 each. Minimum purchase of 5 tags (or 1 sheet)
  • Single tags are not sold
  • Tags will arrive by mail 6 to 10 days after the order is placed
  •  Put excess garbage out only on your garbage collection day 
  • Garbage tags must be used to dispose of excess garbage bags 
 
For more information on how to set out excess garbage, check peelregion.ca/waste. 

Residents are encouraged to check peelregion.ca/waste for information or sign up to receive free weekly waste notification reminders.
2021 Property Tax Deferral Program for Eligible Mississauga Property Owners
Experiencing financial hardship due to COVID-19? Eligible Mississauga property owners can apply to the 2021 Property Tax Deferral program.

Property owners can apply by March 31, 2021 to defer their interim and final property tax payments until December 15, 2021.
 
To be eligible for the program, property owners will need to provide a COVID-related reason for their financial hardship such as extreme revenue loss, loss of employment, business closure, prolonged suspension of pay, insolvency and/or bankruptcy. Additionally, eligible property owners cannot have any tax arrears (property tax debt) prior to March 2020 and cannot pay their property taxes through their mortgage company. Where an application is submitted to defer interim taxes is approved, final taxes will automatically be deferred as well.
 
There will be an additional opportunity from June 1 to August 31, 2021 for eligible property owners to defer final property tax payments until December 15, 2021. 
 
How to apply
 
The property tax deferral application form can be found online at mississauga.ca/propertytaxdeferral.
 
A paper version of the form is available for eligible property owners without access to the on-line form. Property owners can contact the tax office by calling 311 to request the form.
 
Additional details can be found here mississauga.ca/PropertyTaxDeferral or by calling 311.

For FAQs on this topic, please click here.
Pet Grooming Services
The City of Mississauga has suspended the enforcement of pet grooming services, as long as they are provided by curbside pickup and drop off.
 
The City is awaiting clarification from the Government of Ontario about the regulations for pet grooming services. In the meantime, Enforcement staff are notifying all pet grooming businesses.
For the latest updates on the City’s COVID-19 response and the status of services, visit mississauga.ca/covid.
What is the vaccination plan for Mississauga?
Peel Public Health is preparing for local
mass vaccination, prioritizing those who need it the most, and working closely with the provincial Ministry of Health to plan how people will get the vaccine. Details are available on the Region’s website.
 
Community clinics will be one of the ways to vaccinate Peel residents quickly, safely and efficiently. These clinics will begin in February 2021 and will be phased in across the region. 
In February 2021, Mississauga’s first community clinic will be launched at 7120 Hurontario St. for healthcare workers. An additional clinic at River Grove Community Centre, 5800 River Grove Ave. will launch between February and April 2021. These clinics will first serve priority groups as identified in provincial directives and then expand to serve the broader community as supply becomes more readily available.
 
Planning is also underway for other types of clinics such as drive-thru and mobile clinics as well as other fixed sites within the community and for engaging primary care providers and pharmacies in vaccine delivery.
 
The Province has provided a list of priority groups that will be offered the vaccine first. We thank residents for their patience and understanding as we first serve those at greatest risk.

The priority groups identified are:
 
Residents, staff, essential caregivers, and other employees of congregate living settings (e.g., long-term care homes and retirement homes) who provide care for seniors as they are at higher risk of infection and serious illness from COVID-19;

  • Health care workers, including hospital employees, other staff who work or study in hospitals, and other health care personnel
  • Adult recipients of chronic home health care
 
As soon as information becomes available for general population vaccination we will inform you accordingly.

We need to be patient. Our vaccine supply will arrive in stages. Please continue following public health measures - avoid social gatherings, wear a mask when required, practice physical distancing, wash your hands frequently and get tested if you think you may have COVID-19 or been exposed to it.

For more information please visit Peel Public Health's website at: peelregion.ca/coronavirus/vaccine/.
Enjoy Cozy Friday Nights at Home with Return of Mississauga Library’s Virtual Author Talks Series
Mississauga Library is making it easier to plan your cozy Friday nights at home with the return of its virtual Author Talks series, featuring a new lineup of great authors you won’t want to miss.
 
Suitable for ages 13 and up, participants can hear authors read from their books, ask questions and learn about the author’s writing process and how they craft their captivating stories.
 
All Author Talks are free with registration.
 
What:
Virtual Author Talks that include readings and discussions, presented by Mississauga Library. 

Featured Authors and Dates: 
Time:
7 to 8 p.m.
 
For more information, visit: mississaugalibrary.ca/authors.
Carassauga Festival CultureCast: Virtual Concert Series
This year, Carassauga begins its festivities by presenting "CultureCast", our new virtual concert series! Hosted by our Honorary Chair and Founder Hazel McCallion, viewers will be able to join us in celebrating our local cultural artists as they showcase their talent and heritage through music and dance performances. We will be featuring 19 performances from the countries of Portugal, Colombia, Indonesia, Korea, Egypt, Iran, Vietnam, Peru, USA - State of Hawaii, Mexico, Lebanon, Ireland, Ecuador, China, Trinidad & Tobago, Philippines, Africa - Ivory Coast, Poland and Italy. 

The concert series will be featured on our Facebook and YouTube page from February 1st to February 5th. We ask that you help to promote this event, by sharing our information through your social media and network channels. 

On behalf of Carassauga Festival of Cultures, we would like to thank you again for your continued support of our organization through these difficult times. We hope you enjoy the show!

To view the shows, please click below:


For more information please visit: carassauga.com
Community Events & Programs
BridgeWay continues to offer FREE programs virtually (Monday to Sunday) to families with children ages 0-6. 

Our programs entail a FREE, LIVE, interactive experience for children and their parents/caregivers, involving music, dance and stories. 

Our upcoming parent workshops include  CPR/First Aid for infant and Toddlers and Bringing Baby Home

for more information on the various programs, please visit: bridgewaycentre.ca/
Cloverleaf Garden Club of Mississauga
Want to see 8 gardening speakers for only $20? Become a member of Cloverleaf Garden Club! Join before our first (virtual) speaker of the year: Charlie Dobbin, radio host of AM740 The Garden Show. Email: admin@cloverleafgardenclub.org to join. 
 
Gardening myths, tricks, veggies, pruning and more…these are just some of the FREE virtual workshops you can attend by becoming a member of Cloverleaf Garden Club for an annual fee of only $20!  
In February we have AM 740 radio host Charlie Dobbin!

For more information on the club and for the list of 2021 Speaker & Topics, please click here.