Happy New Year!
Wishing you and your loved ones a very Happy 2020! I hope that the coming year is filled with health and happiness.

I look forward to continuing to work on your behalf this coming year. If there are any municipal or regional issues that I can assist with, please do not hesitate to contact me.
Vacuum Leaf Collection Program Update
The Vacuum Leaf Pick Up Program will resume again this week (January 2nd), with the use of contractors. The City of Mississauga vehicles involved in the program have been converted to snow operations. Weather seems to be favourable over the next couple of weeks but should we receive any snow accumulations, the program will likely cease operations.
The other alternative is to bag your leaves and they will be picked up on January 20th when the Region of Peel picks up Christmas trees.

Yard waste can be accepted at any time of year at any of the Community Recycling Centres. There is a small fee to drop them off and depends on weight. More information on CRCs can be found here.

Again, we appreciate your patience as we work through the vacuum leaf pick up challenges this year.
Region of Peel's Winter Garbage Exemption
The Region of Peel reminds all residents about the change to its garbage exemption period for Winter 2019.  January 27th is the exemption day for Ward 2 residents.
There will be no garbage exemption during the holiday season. Check your collection calendar to find your garbage exemption day.
During the exemption period, remember to put your extra garbage out only on your garbage collection day, not on your recycling collection day.
There is no maximum amount of acceptable garbage (check our website for a full list of items) that you can put on the curb. Garbage bag tags are not required during exemption periods.
Excess garbage cannot:
-      Weigh more than 20 kg (44 lbs).
-      Be larger than 66 cm (26 in) wide and 90 cm (35 in) high.
-      Be smaller than 30 cm (12 in) wide and 30 cm (12 in) high.
Put your excess garbage close to but not on top of your garbage bins, leaving at least 1 m (3 ft.) of clear space between your extra garbage item(s) and your bins.
Residents are also encouraged to check their collection calendar or sign-up to receive free weekly collection reminders   by email, text message, or phone call.

For more information, please click here.
Region of Peel's - Christmas Tree Collection
Curbside collection
The Region collects real Christmas trees from the curb on select days in January.
For Ward 2 the collection date is January 20th.
Put real wreaths at the curb for collection on the same day as your Christmas tree.
Preparing your tree for collection
  • Remove all tinsel, ornaments, plastic bags, nails, wires and tree stands before placing your tree on the curb.
  • Trees decorated with artificial snow foam ("flocked" trees) will be collected. You don't need to remove the foam.
  • Put your tree at the curb separate from your organics and recycling bins.
  • Trees placed in bags, in or on snowbanks, or still decorated with tinsel or ornaments will not be collected.

Apartment/condo Christmas tree collection
If you live in an apartment or condo, put your Christmas tree at the curb by the driveway entrance of your property. Be sure your tree doesn't block the road or sidewalk.

Height limitations
If your tree is taller than 3 m (10 ft), bring it to a  Peel Community Recycling Centre .

Missed collection day
If you miss your Christmas tree collection day, drop your tree off at a  Peel Community Recycling Centre  for free during the Christmas tree collection period.
Ward 2 - Natural Ice Rinks
Below is a list of the community ice skating rinks in the ward that you may wish to enjoy this winter:
  • Hindhead Park, 1944 Hindhead Rd.
  • Lewis Bradley Park, 1901 Orr Rd.
  • Meadowwood Park, 1620 Orr Rd.
  • Thornlodge Park, 2405 Homelands Dr.
  • Whiteoaks Park, 1450 Truscott Dr.
  • Woodeden Park 1538 Woodeden Dr.
Please note: All natural rinks are weather dependent.

The City supplies rink boards, huts, hoses, shovels and garbage pick-up. Neighbourhood volunteers are responsible for flooding, ice making and snow removal.

For more information, please contact 3-1-1 or 905-615-4311 from outside Mississauga.
Moore Creek Erosion Control Project - Lakeshore Road Closure
Construction Work:  December 2 to June 2020

Construction is to resume on January 6, 2020. The purpose of this project is to install a new storm sewer across and along Lakeshore Road West between Whitter Crescent and Tennyson Avenue. This work includes excavation, installation of a new concrete storm sewer, maintenance holes, outlet headwall and the restoration of Lakeshore Road West, the sidewalk and the multi-use trail. Planting and vegetation will be restored to any disturbed areas.

The new headwall at the east section of this site, all the storm sewer pipe in front of  990-994 Lakeshore Road , and the tie in of the creek into the new storm sewer within the City boulevard, will be completed January 2020.

The second phase of the project which will replace and update the storm sewer pipe beneath Lakeshore Road to the west of the property will be replaced during the month of February and March.

Following the completion of the sewer replacement, Lakeshore Road will be paved with base course asphalt. The top course asphalt will be completed once warmer temperatures return in April and/or May.  

In order to complete the sewer installation work, lanes along Lakeshore Road West will need to be reduced and the sidewalk and multi-use trail will be temporarily closed. Every attempt will be made to minimize any inconvenience. Advance notice and detours will be posted on site.
Future updates will be provided should there be changes to the project. 
Ontario Seniors Dental Care Program
The provincial government launched the new Ontario Seniors Dental Care Program. This new program will offer ongoing dental care to eligible seniors living in Ontario.

Ontario residents are eligible for the OSDCP if they:

                     Are 65 years or older;
                     Are a resident of Ontario;
                     Have an annual net income of $19,300 or less for a single person or a combined annual net
income of $32,300 or less for a couple; and
                     Have no access to any other form of dental benefits (e.g. private insurance or other provincial or
federal government program).

Seniors can apply for the program online at ontario.ca/page/dental-care-low-income-seniors or by mailing a completed paper form.

Seniors currently receiving services from, or on the wait list for, the Region of Peel Senior’s Dental Program will be transitioned seamlessly to the new program and their dental care will not be affected. Public Health staff will shortly be contacting current and wait listed seniors of the Region’s program to reassure them that the services provided under this program will not be affected and to assist them in applying for the new program.

Mayor's New Year's Levee
Join the City of Mississauga for the Mayor's New Year's Levee on Sunday, January 12, 2020.

The Levee is an annual event in Mississauga and an opportunity to meet the Mayor and Members of Council in person, take a photo and welcome the New Year.
You're also invited to a free skate on Mississauga Celebration Square, an information fair, fun activities for the kids and local entertainment.

Mayor Crombie is planning to skate with guests after the meet and greet portion of the event.

Please dress warmly and note that skating is weather permitting.

More Information:

When : Sunday, January 12, 2020, 1 to 4 p.m.
Meet and greet: 1 :30 to 3 p.m.
Who: Mayor Bonnie Crombie and Members of CouncilIors
How Much is Too Much Noise? Have Your Say on How Noise is Regulated in Mississauga
The City of Mississauga is updating its Noise By-laws to make them more responsive to community needs. As the City evolves from a suburban community to an urban centre, there is an opportunity to modernize how noise is regulated.
City staff are currently reviewing the Nuisance Type Noise By-law and the Noise Control By-law and will consult with residents and stakeholders on a range of proposed options. The potential changes will cover aspects such as the complaint response process, residential and construction noise exemptions, permitted periods for amplified sound and noise thresholds.
Residents are encouraged to have their say by attending an upcoming public meeting, or providing feedback online by taking a survey asking a question or sharing their ideas.
Public Meeting Date for Ward 2:
Wednesday, January 29th
6 to 8 p.m.
South Common Community Centre
2233 South Millway

For additional dates and locations for public meetings, please click here .
Community Events
January 8, 2020 - The Credit Valley Horticultural Society will meet at 8:00 pm on the South Common Community Centre, Arbour Green Room, 2233 South Millway. Heinke Thiessen will discuss how to create appealing photographs with her talk: ‘Picture Perfect – Snapshots to Admire and Inspire’. Visitors and new members are welcome, (non-members $2.00). For more information please visit creditvalleyhort.ca or call 905-822-1606.

January 12th, 2020 from 1 to 4 pm, Mayor's New Year's Levee, Civic Centre, 300 City Centre Drive

January 29th, 2020 from 6 to 8 pm, Public Meeting hosted by the City of Mississauga at South Common Community Centre, 2233 South Millway r e: moderinizing how noise is regulated within the City.

February 28, 2020 - "Hockey Helps The Homeless" 2020 - Peel Region Tournament with proceeds going to Armagh House and another charity in Peel Region. for more information, please click here.