Pat Saito

Councillor's Report
Ward 9
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Ward 9 Councillor's Report June 2014 - Vol 13

Dear Neighbour:

This will be my last e-newsletter until after the municipal elections on October 27 as our policy does not permit us to send newsletters after June 30 in an election year.  I will continue to keep residents up to date as needed on specific issues by email or direct mail and information will continue to be posted on the Ward 9 website at


Also as a result of the anti-spam legislation that takes effect on July 1, I am purging email addresses from residents who were previously in Ward 9 but now in Ward 10.  Unless you indicate that you wish to remain on my mailing list, all Ward 10 residents' emails will be deleted from our files.  Click here if you are a Ward 10 resident but wish to remain on my mailing list.


The legislation does not apply to elected officials e-newsletters unless there is a commercial aspect to any of the information.  As I may post information from time to time about City recreation programs that have a user fee, I am asking that you indicate to me if you wish to remain on my mailing list.   Click here to do so.


I want to also remind you that the Meadowvale Community Centre has now closed for renovations and will re-open again in Summer 2016.  For information on program locations please click here.  I thank you for your patience during this construction period as we build a new and better centre for our community.  Meadowvale Library will ultimately be moving into the new facility but will remain open at Meadowvale Town Centre for the duration of the renovation time.  You can follow the progress of the construction by clicking here.  Click here to leave your comments about what you remember best about time you have spent at the MCC in the past. 


I hope you will all have a safe and wonderful summer.  Please remember that children are out of school and drive carefully through our neighbourhoods.   If you are looking for things to do, visit one of our splash pads at Lake Aquitaine or Quenippenon Park or drop by Celebration Square at City Hall for one for our special summer events including the Canada Day celebration on July 1.


I encourage you to join me and our Peel Paramedics on July 9 at 6:30 at Celebration Square for free Hands On CPR training.  Learning what to do could save a life.  Hash tag us on Twitter at #iheartsavinglives.


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.

Have a safe and wonderful summer!



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Ward 9 News:

Free Hands On CPR Training July 9

Discharging of Fireworks

Yard Waste Pick-up

Play in the Park starts July 2 at Lake Aquitaine

Children and Pets are Precious - Keep them with you, not in your car 

Upcoming Events: 
Ward 9 News
Free Hands On CPR Training July 9  


I am very excited that my proposal to hold a giant CPR training event at Celebration Square is going ahead.


On July 9th at 6:30 pm, Peel Paramedics will be providing Hands On CPR (non certification) training.  


Everyone is welcome to attend and learn how to do CPR.  We will be partnering with the Mickey Network, St. John Ambulance, Heart and Stroke and others for this important event.   #iheartsavinglives @Peel_Paramedics

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Discharging of Fireworks
I received a number of complaints last month during the Victoria Day weekend about fireworks being set off in local parks.

The discharge of fireworks in a City park is prohibited except when a valid permit has been issued. To report infractions please call City of Mississauga Corporate Security at 905-615-4060


The discharge of fireworks on public streets and road allowances is prohibited.  Peel Regional Police should be contacted for enforcement issues at 905-453-3311.


The discharge of fireworks located on private property is limited to Victoria Day and Canada Day (or the following day if the weather on the actual day makes the discharge of fireworks impractical.) Detonation of fireworks beyond midnight of these days is prohibited.  Residents may file a complaint related to activity on private property, after the fact, through the Citizen Contact Center at 311.   

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Yard Waste Pick-up


Yard waste is now being collected every two weeks over the summer.  


Please place your yard waste at the curb on July 8th and every two weeks after that.


For more information about yard waste click here. 


Play in the Park starts
July 2 at Lake Aquitaine


Play in the Park starts on July 2 at Lake Aquitaine for children 6-12. This is a free supervised nine week outdoor playground summer program.


The Lake Aquitaine Park program runs from 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm from July 2 until Aug. 29th.  There is no registration required at this drop in program where our trained summer park leaders will guide active play through physical activities, crafts, drama, and games. 


For more information, and to see which other parks in Mississauga offer the program, check out the website at


Children and Pets are Precious - Keep them with you, not in your car


It is unsafe to leave children and pets in cars alone, anytime. Call 911 when you see a child alone in a car or a pet in distress.


The City has launched an education program to remind motorists to never leave children alone in a car anytime and to not leave pets in cars in temperatures that could cause risk to the animal.


If you see an animal in a car and not in distress but could be at risk due to extreme weather conditions, call the regular police line: 905-453-3311 and request the attendance of an officer. If the animal is in distress then it is appropriate to use 9-1-1.


Keep your pets safe.  During extreme heat, pets can be in danger of exhaustion or heat stroke and even death when enclosed in a car with closed windows.


Tips/Symptoms for Protecting Pets during Extreme Temperatures

  • During extreme heat alerts, bring pets indoors to prevent putting your pet at risk
  • Heatstroke symptoms: excessive panting, rapid/erratic pulse, salivating, weakness and muscle tremors, vomiting, collapse
  • Limit outdoor activities during extreme weather alerts and watch for discomfort such as paw lifting [heavy panting during hot weather] 

For more information on pet safety, visit


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Lyme Disease


This year will be particularly bad for ticks in Ontario.  The main concern about ticks is Lyme disease which is an illness spread through the bite of infected ticks. It can affect both humans and animals and can, in some cases, be fatal if not treated. Ticks are mainly found low to the ground in shrubs or high grasses although they can be found in treed areas.


Ticks can be picked up indirectly or transported on animals In Ontario. Lyme disease is spread by the black-legged tick, also known as the deer tick. The Region of Peel is monitoring the tick population in Peel annually. 


In Ontario, black-legged ticks are most commonly found in areas along the north shores of Lake Erie, Lake Ontario, and the St. Lawrence River. Take steps to prevent tick bites and reduce the risk of Lyme disease, by clicking here for more information.


Lyme disease is a reportable disease in Ontario.  As a result, Peel Public Health investigates reported and potential cases of Lyme disease among Peel residents. Please report any cases of Lyme disease by calling 905-799-7700 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday to Friday.  If you remove a tick and are concerned as to whether it is a Lyme Disease carrier, please report it to Peel Health.  Please click here for more information. 


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Make the Switch to Active Switch


I am pleased to announce a new online active lifestyle program called Active Switch.  Designed to encourage active means of commuting, the program lets you track your walking and cycling.


The Active Switch program allows residents to

 set personal goals such as calculate calories burned;reduce greenhouse gas emission and track the number of kilometres travelled from walking and cycling.


To register click hereRegister for Active Switch in June and be eligible for a contest through Let Your Green Show. To enter, click here.  


The Active Switch community program is a partnership between the City of Mississauga and SustainMobility and is funded through the Trillium Foundation.  


Encouraging Youth to Vote


The City is inviting Mississauga youth ages 17-25 to share the reasons why they will vote in the October 27 municipal election.


Using the hash tag #Ivotebecause, contestants can share their reason, post a picture or create a video on social media. The most meaningful and creative reasons could win money towards school.


1st prize is $2000 towards College or University

2nd prize is $1000 towards College or University

3rd prize is $500 toward College or University


Winners will be chosen based on creativity, meaningfulness and social media reach. Entrants may use the hashtags as many times as they wish; however only one submission per person will be judged.  Winners will be judged by a panel and prizes will be awarded in the fall. The contest runs until midnight on Election Day.




Step One

Tell us the reason you will vote by creating a video or taking a selfie and tweet or post it on Facebook using #Ivotebecause. Be creative!

Step Two 

If you're 18+, go to and get on the voters list


Step Three 

Follow or like the City of Mississauga on your favourite social media channel TwitterFacebook, or YouTube.


Step Four 

Read and agree to the contest rules and regulations along with the consent form.


Twittercue: Tell @citymississauga why you vote and you could win money for school, #ivotebecause, #mississaugavotes.

For more information, and to enter, visit: 


2014 Road Resurfacing and Spring Road Maintenance Activities 


Please click here to review a list of Ward 9 streets that will be resurfaced in 2014. 


Work is anticipated to be complete prior to November 1, 2014.


To view the Region of Peel 2014 scheduled street cleaning, grass cutting, Road and Roadside/Boulevard Maintenance, click here.

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Rehabilitation of Glen Erin Drive Pedestrian Underpass, South of Aquitaine Ave 


As part of the City of Mississauga's 2014 Capital Budget, we have started work on rehabilitating the Glen Erin Drive Pedestrian Underpass, south of Aquitaine Ave.  Construction is expected to take until October 31, 2014.


There will be an impact to traffic flow but Glen Erin will remain open to traffic at all times during construction.  Please be patient with any delays.


If you have any questions, please contact Zeljko Subic, P. Eng. Project Manager at (905) 615-3200 ext. 5830 or 


City Boulevard Grass Cutting Schedule


Click here to see the city's 2014 boulevard grass cutting schedule.


Anniversary/Birthday Congratulations



If you know someone who is celebrating a milestone birthday or wedding anniversary please contact me at 905-896-5900 or email me at and I would be pleased to send a letter of recognition and a small gift to commemorate the special occasion.   


As well, if you would like a city plaque from the Mayor to commemorate the special occasion, please click here for information on how to arrange for one.


Recent and Upcoming Celebrations:


June 12         Ron and Muriel Shames 54th Wedding Anniversary

July 1             Mrs. Mollie MacKenzie 92nd Birthday

August 2        Donald and Margaret Calleja 50th Wedding Anniversary

August 16      Edward and Sharon Spignola 35th Wedding Anniversary

August 29      John and Christine Baron 50th Wedding Anniversary

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Ward 9 Activities
Fun Fairs

There were a number of Fun Fairs held in the community this month.  On June 12th, I attended the Fun Fair held by Plum Tree Park School.  I also attended the Fun Fair held on June 21st by the Streetsville Childrens' Centre where I started the trike races, and I visted the Castlebridge Public School Fair on June 21st.  All were well attend and everyone had a great time!
Plum Tree Public School Fun Fair
Castlebridge Public School Fun Fair
Streetsville Childrens' Centre Fun Fair 
With Ronnie Miller, President of 
Roche Canada
Roche Children's Walk


I was delighted to speak to employees and their families at Roche Canada's 11th annual Roche Children's Walk on June 16th.
Every year thousands of employees at over 100 Roche sites around the world participate, to collect donations for children in need.  
The Roche Children's Walk supports the Childrens' Wish Foundation and schools and orphan centers in Malawi. 


Safe City Mississauga - Crime Prevention Conference

I attended the Safe City Mississauga Crime Prevention Conference on June 17th and listened to excellent presentations on sexual violence through social media and cyber-bullying.  
We heard the heartbreaking story from a mother, Carol Todd who lost her daughter Amanda and who is touring the country to prevent it happening to other young people. 
To learn about the Amanda Todd Legacy please click here

Farewell to Principal Walter Matos

It was a sad day at St. Teresa of Avila Catholic Elementary School on June 19th as the students held a special assembly to say goodbye to Principal Walter Matos who is moving to a new school after 6 years. 
It was a great honour to be invited to join the staff and students to thank Walter for all his work on behalf of the community. 
 It has been a privilege to know Walter and work with him and although the community is sad to see him go, he has created a very solid foundation at the school that I hope will continue. 
The kids put on a great show for him that day and I know he will remember how much the school community cared about him.

Middlebury Public School 20th Anniversary

How exciting to join the parents, staff and students for the 20th anniversary of Middlebury Public School on June 19th.
I remember the school opening and found it hard to believe that it has been 20 years.  Some of the original students are now "friends" on Facebook.  It was a great event with lots of celebrating.  


National Initiative for Eating Disorders Symposium


I attended the NIED (National Initiative for Eating Disorders) symposium in Meadowvale on June 17.  It was a very educational evening and I learned a lot about this disease that affects many people of all ages.  For more information click here. 

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With the amazing staff of the
Meadowvale Community Centre
Meadowvale Community Centre - Customer Appreciation Day






It was a packed event on June 21st when residents came out for a final farewell to the Meadowvale Community Centre.  They enjoyed a fun day of fence mural painting, exhibits, activities for all ages, free barbeque, free popcorn and swim.


This was the last big event at the Community Centre before renovations start this summer.  We will have a great facility once it is completed in 2016 and you can follow the construction by clicking here 


With local residents
With one of the many families who enjoyed the day
#iheartsavinglives at the CPR table
Cutting the cake with city staff Howie Dayton and Wayne Hand

1st Meadowvale West Scout Group 60th Anniversary Celebration!


On June 22nd I joined scouts, their families and leaders to celebrate the 60th Anniversary of 1st Meadowvale West Scouts. The group put on a great event with various scouting displays, activities for children and refreshments. As is the Scouting way, everyone had LOTS OF FUN!  


Youth Councillors for Ward 8, 5, 6, 1 and 9
Mississauga City Youth Council Launch


I was so pleased to attend and speak on behalf of Council at the launch of the Mississauga City Youth Council on Saturday June 28th.


The council is made up of elected youth representatives (Councillors) from each ward who will work with each of us on Council to learn about government and the city.  These young people have already achieved so much individually and I look forward to their collective voice on issues.  I will be meeting with Jessica the ward 9 representative this summer and I know we will have a great working relationship.  To learn more about MCYC please click here.   #MiCYC @CYCMississauga


Presenting MCYC Co-chairs Aaron and Max
with a certificate of recognition
With Ward 9 Youth Councillor
Jessica Myles
Upcoming Events
Doggone it Hazel...we're going to miss you!

Leash Free Mississauga Fundraiser


Leash Free Mississauga is hosting a Fundraiser honouring Mayor McCallion on Saturday July 5, 2014 from 11:00 am - 3:00 pm at Totoredaca Leash Free Park, 2715 Meadowvale Blvd.

Click here for more information.

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Lake Aquitaine Summer Concert Series


Meadowvale Theatre is once again featuring summer concerts in the park at Lake Aquitaine.  Bring a lawn chair or blanket and enjoy a FREE concert on select Sundays from 2 pm - 4 pm.


July 20- Frog in Hand (2-3pm)

Mississauga-based performance troupe presenting Olympic musical chairs in the park! In this arena, anything goes!


July 27- Latintrain

A vibrant melting pot of rhythms such as bolero, folkloric and joropo with a strong jazz influence. Lyrics will be sung in both Spanish and English.


Aug 10- James Faulkner

A well-seasoned artist with a unique and fresh spin to the singer-songwriter genre. 


Aug 17- SHE

Krista Blondin, Maxine Young and Christina Melanie provide a refreshing and versatile sound, combining pop, rock, folk and country with excellent three part harmonies.


Street parking will be available on Aquitaine Avenue.  2750 Aquitaine Avenue (East side of park, by soccer field, off Montevideo Road)


For updates on this event and other upcoming events click here.  Please follow Meadowvale Theatre on twitter @MCV_Theatre and click here to like their Facebook Page.

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Outdoor Learning Classroom and 
Community Garden

Castlebridge Public School has teamed up with Ecosource to create a brand-new outdoor learning classroom and community garden! 


Over 400 students helped plant the new garden where Ecosource will host the following workshops over the summer:

  • Introduction to Organic Gardening workshop on July 10 from 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm to learn tips and tricks and meet other gardeners.
  • Family Fun Days will feature the Importance of Pollinators on Thursday, July 24 from 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm; 
  • Water, Water Everywhere! On Thursday, August 14 from 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm; 
  • and ReRooted in Play on Thursday, August 28 from 5:00 pm -7:00 pm. 

Email to register; enrollment is limited. 



Mississauga ITALFEST 2014 - Ferragosto in the City


Come out to Celebration Square on Saturday August 9 to enjoy a day filled with food, fun and festivities exploring all that is Italian.  



The Festival will take place from 12:00 noon - 11:00 pm at Celebration Square in Mississauga.  


Mississauga ITALFEST™ 2014 - Ferragosto in the City is a free event for all. For more information about this festival please visit the website at


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Riders Against Hunger


Online registration is open for Riders Against Hunger.
This event is in support of Eden Community Food Bank and helps to provide food and other assistance to hungry families in our community.
To register and view event details click here
The event will be held on Saturday August 16 and starts at the South Common Mall (Erin Mills Parkway & The Collegeway). Registration starts at 8:30 am - kick off is 9:30 am.

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                            Contact Councillor Patricia (Pat) Saito
905-896-5900 |
  300 City Centre Drive, 3rd Floor, Mississauga, ON  L5B 3C1
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