Aerial Spray Completed
The City of Mississauga has completed its Aerial Spray Program, which began on May 23. The City conducted two spray applications, which included areas in Ward 2, that targeted fall cankerworm and gypsy moth caterpillars on both City and private property.

The conditions have been ideal for the aerial spray with temperature, humidity, and wind speed all within the acceptable ranges and leaf expansion and caterpillar growth rates on target. The hot weather will have caused the caterpillars to feed voraciously ensuring that they are ingesting Btk. With these conditions, we do not foresee the need for a third application. Preliminary observations from our consultants have indicated that defoliation rates have been drastically reduced in the spray zones. 

The City will continue to implement ongoing Integrated Pest Management (IPM) measures over the next few months. In June, Forestry staff will work with BioForest to conduct surveys on leaf defoliation. In the fall, Forestry staff and BioForest will conduct gypsy moth egg mass and fall cankerworm counts to assess population levels for 2019.
To continue ensuring that cankerworm and gypsy moth population levels stay in the normal range, residents are being asked to monitor trees on their property for egg masses. They can help by:
  • Scraping egg masses off of trees and other hard surfaces and soak them in soapy water for a minimum of 48 hours
  • Placing sticky bands on tree trunks
  • Installing burlap skirts around tree trunks
  • Destroying pupae
  • Using pheromone traps

For more information on the City’s aerial spray program, visit
Mississauga Proposes Changes to the Adequate Heat By-Law
This past Wednesday, at General Committee, City of Mississauga Enforcement staff proposed changes to the Adequate Heat By-law, following direction from Council to review the By-law and community feedback. During the review, staff considered unit temperature cooling provisions and the dates that the By-law would be in effect.
I n their report, staff indicated that the changes to the By-law will ensure that landlords can be flexible when regulating heat in their buildings during fluctuating and extreme weather patterns. Currently, the By-law states that the owner shall provide the dwelling unit with adequate and stable heat of 20 degrees Celsius from September 15 to June 1.
Staff recommended the following changes to the Adequate Heat By-law:

  • Landlords provide adequate heat to maintain unit temperature of at least 20 degrees Celsius.
  • Where air-conditioning exists, landlords provide that a maximum temperature of 26 degrees Celsius is not exceeded.
  • Remove the temperature range dates (September 15 to June 1) currently found within the existing By-law.

Enforcement staff received input from the public and stakeholders, including tenants, property management, owners and contractors on recommendations for the Adequate Heat By-law. The proposed changes comply with provincial requirements and responds to changing weather conditions. The changes also addresses many of the concerns that the City heard during the public meetings, are easy to understand and will be enforceable.

The report also cites an education plan to raise awareness and advise residents of the changes. If approved by Council, the By-Law name will change to Adequate Temperature By-Law, come into effect on June 6, 2018 and will be reviewed every three years. For more information visit: .
Two Year Pet Licensing Now Available Online
As of June 1, you can now purchase a two-year pet licence online and save money. Pet licences are still available by mail, phone or in person at the shelter or your local community centre. The one-year cost of a pet licence hasn’t changed, but you can save by purchasing a two-year licence instead. The cost to license a dog or cat is $45 for one year compared to $80 for two years. For a spayed or neutered dog or cat, the cost is $20 for one year and $30 for two years. Learn more about pet licensing or purchase your two-year pet licence at .
City Celebrates Seniors' Month and OSG 55+ Countdown on June 5
On June 5, the City will celebrate Seniors’ Month with the annual Mississauga Older Adult Expo. This year, the event will also mark the official countdown to the Ontario 55+ Summer Games, taking place from August 10 to 12 in Mississauga.
Over 2,000 older adults from across Mississauga will attend and learn about the City’s fitness and technology programs and services and meet over 60 exhibitors. Participants will have the opportunity to sign up as a Games volunteer, participate in fitness demonstrations, attend technology device advice and engage in a Safety Seminar from Peel Regional Police. Attendees can also participate in the ‘try-it’ featured sports, win prizes and listen to great entertainment from The Peppershakers. MiWay will provide limited shuttle buses at community centres across Mississauga to make travel easier for older adults. For more details on the event, please click here .
Eligible to Vote? Use to Update Your Information Online
Planning to vote in this fall’s municipal and school board elections? Mississauga residents, property owners and tenants over the age of 18 can now check t o see if they’re on the list to vote and ensure their information is correct.
Managed by the Municipal Property Assessment Corporation , the online tool lets eligible voters log in using their property address or assessment roll number, full name and date of birth. They can update or change their information, add a name to an address or change their school support.
Using 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 or call 1-866-296-6722 to confirm or update your information.
Election Day is October 22, 2018. Visit for more information.
Fun Family Activities to do this Summer in Mississauga
Now that the warm weather is finally here, it’s time to start planning for summer fun with many of our family-friendly activities across Mississauga.

1) Celebrate Canada Day
On July 1, celebrate Canada’s 151 st birthday during the annual Paint the Town Red event in Port Credit. For more information please visit . You can also celebrate at Mississauga Celebration Square. The event kicks off with an afternoon filled with music and entertainment for the whole family. There will also be food trucks, roaming entertainment throughout the afternoon, a concert in the evening and an explosive fireworks finale. Visit:
2) Enjoy Mississauga's Culture

Come out to Mississauga Celebration Square for a variety of free events and festivals this summer. With weekly movie nights, concerts, food truck rallies and cultural festivals, there are tons of events for the family to enjoy. If you're looking to learn more about the local history and culture, spend some time at Mississauga's museums this summer. Visit:
3) Visit the Parks

Pack a cooler, grab a soccer ball and get your family together to enjoy the parks in Mississauga. Head out to Jack Darling Park or Lakeside Park , for a family picnic. Visit: You can also get your body moving with a hike at one of the City's trails or try taking a stroll under the shade of some trees at the Rattray Marsh Conservation Area. For more information please click here .
4) Hit up the Spray Pads

Need a place to cool down on a hot sunny day? Beat the heat this summer at one of the City’s free spray pads. Spray pads are open every day throughout the summer and have engaging water features to keep the kids smiling. Celebration Square's fountain is also open on the Upper Square. Visit:
5) Check out the Library

Enjoy these warm sunny days with some outdoor reading. Pick out an exciting book to read on the patio, listen to an audiobook on a summer road trip or grab a magazine to read by the pool. From eNewspapers and video games to summer programs for children, the Library offers many services where everyone can find something to enjoy. For a fun summer night, pick out a movie for the family to enjoy. Vis it:
Upcoming Community Events and Meetings
Community Information Meeting re: Mississauga Sewage Pumping Stations Upgrades - Silver Birch Trail Sewage Pumping Station: T uesday, June 5th - 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm - Lorne Park Hall, 1288 Lorne Park Road

Development Application - Planning and Development Committee Meeting re: 1996 Lushes Avenue: Monday, June 11th - 6:30 pm - Mississauga Civic Centre, Council Chamber, 300 City Centre Drive

Development Application - Planning and Development Committee Meeting re: 1190-1200 Lorne Park Road:  Monday, June 18th - 5:30 pm - Mississauga Civic Centre, Council Chamber, 300 City Centre Drive

Development Application - Planning and Development Committee Meeting re: 70 Mississauga Road South & 181 Lakeshore Road West:  Monday, June 18th - 5:30 pm - Mississauga Civic Centre, Council Chamber, 300 City Centre Drive - (Ward 1)

The Planning and Building Department has been asked to consider this application in Ward 1, that would permit a mixed-use, multi-phase development with 2,969 new residential units (townhouses, mid-rise and high-rise up to 26 storeys), retail, parkland and campus uses on the 72 acre property formerly owned by Imperial Oil
Development Application - Planning and Development Committee Meeting re: 2200 Bromsgrove Road:  Monday, June 25th - 5:30 pm - Mississauga Civic Centre, Council Chamber, 300 City Centre Drive
Community Announcements
Habitat for Humanity Halton-Mississauga is looking for volunteers. If you're interested in volunteering, please email: or visit

Clarkson Toastmasters has been newly formed in Ward 2. If you interested in participating or for more information please visit