Ward 11 E-Newsletter - November 2016 
Councillor's Message

Welcome to the November 2016 issue of my Ward 11 E-Newsletter!  I hope you find this newsletter informative.   As always, I am pleased to assist you and your family with any municipal issue that you may have.  Please don't hesitate to contact my office directly at any time at 905-896-5011 or  george.carlson@mississauga.ca .    
In This Issue...
Lest We Forget

To honour the courage and sacrifice of those who served and continue to serve our country, I invite you and your family to join the Streetsville Legion Branch 139 and the Streetsville Cadet Corps for the Remembrance Day service at the Streetsville Cenotaph, which is located at the Streetsville Village Square.  The Remembrance Day service will be held on Friday, November 11, 2016, at 11am.  The procession will begin at the Streetsville Legion (101 Church St., Streetsville) at 10:30am and head down Queen Street to the Streetsville Village Square, where the ceremony will take place.  Please note, part of Queen Street will be closed for the service and Main Street will be closed as well. 
 
Please also be advised that the Army Cadets from the 105-7th Toronto Regiment Cadet Corps of Mississauga will once again conduct an overnight vigil at the Streetsville Cenotaph to pay tribute to the men and women of the Canadian Forces who served and continue to serve our country.  The opening ceremony will begin at 9:00pm on November 10th 2016.  There will be a change of the guard approximately every thirty minutes throughout the evening of November 10th, into the morning of November 11th 2016.
 
I hope you and your family are able to come out and show your support for the Cadets during their vigil on November 10th and are able to join us for the Remembrance Day service on November 11th.  For more information about the vigil, please contact Major Paul Preikschas, Commanding Officer, at 416-668-6007 or paul.preikschas@cadets.gc.ca .  For more information about the Remembrance Day service, please visit  www.streetsvillelegion.ca .   Top  
Streetsville United Church Presents Dickens' A Christmas Carol

If you're looking to get into the holiday spirit, what better way to do this than to hear a spirited reading of an old holiday classic, Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol.  Enjoy the classic heartwarming and transformative tale of Ebenezer Scrooge and the Ghosts of Christmas.  Bring your friends and family to Streetsville United Church to hear this great holiday classic read by Andrew Welch.  The details of this holiday event are as follows:
 
A Reading by Andrew Welch of Dickens' A Christmas Carol
Thursday, November 24, 2016 at 7pm
Streetsville United Church
274 Queen Street South, Mississauga
 
For more information about this event, please call the Streetsville United Church at 905-826-1542 or visit www.streetsvilleunited.ca .   Top  
Streetsville Christmas in the Village Celebration

The holiday season is now upon us and what better way to celebrate and get into the holiday spirit than heading over to the Streetsville BIA's fabulous Christmas in the Village Weekend, November 26th and 27th.  Join us for two days of holiday cheer with a Christmas Market on Saturday and family-friendly activities on Sunday.  The details of this wonderful holiday celebration are as follows:

Christmas Market
Join us Saturday, November 26th to kick off the Christmas in the Village Weekend with a cozy Christmas market!
 
Visit the Streetsville Village Square to enjoy craft beer and wine, delicious local foods, and live entertainment, all while you peruse the selection of gifts and goodies on offer from local vendors whose wares promise you'll be the envy of all gift-givers and holiday hosts this Christmas.
 
This romantic evening will feature a 'Toast to the Tree' lighting of our Village Christmas Tree!  Join us for an elegant evening on the square to ring in the holiday season with all of the hospitality our quaint 'Village in the City' has to offer! 
 
Santa's Village Family Event & Santa Claus Parade
Join us for an afternoon full of family-friendly fun at the Streetsville Village Square as we welcome Santa & a host of holiday activities to the Village!
 
Bring the whole family to Streetsville at 1:00pm to enjoy the newly reimagined Mississauga Santa Claus Parade running down Queen Street South! After the parade, make your way to the Square to enjoy crafts, activities, and games running until 4:00pm! Snack on complimentary hot chocolate & s'mores as you listen to a live rendition of The Night Before Christmas. The 'Big Man in Red' will be at the Square all afternoon for photos! Boys & girls, be sure to visit the letter-writing station to write, and then send your letter to the North Pole!
 
For more information about Streetsville Christmas in the Village, please visit their website at www.streetsvillechristmasinthevillage.com .  See you at Christmas in the Village!   Top  
Snow Season Parking
 
Please be advised that to help our plows safely and efficiently clear roads, an on-street parking restriction is in effect in Mississauga from November 1 to March 31 between 2 am - 6 a.m.  Parked or stopped vehicles in contravention of the City's  Traffic By-law  or on-street parking restriction will be issued a penalty notice and will be subject to towing and storage fees, so please keep this in mind during the snow season.
 
Please note that temporary parking requests can be suspended at any time during snow events to allow snow to be cleared safely.  New temporary parking requests will not be issued and current ones will not be recognized for the duration of snow clearing operations. Vehicles that are found on City streets will be enforced in accordance with the City's  Traffic By-law  and will be issued a penalty notice accordingly.  To find out if temporary parking requests have been suspended, please contact the snow information line at 905-615-SNOW (7669) or follow the Snow Team on Twitter  @MississaugaSnow .  For more information about the City's snow clearing operations, visit www.mississauga.ca/portal/residents/snow Top  
MiWay launches Real-Time Bus Updates
 
MiWay riders will now be able to receive up-to-the-minute information about their next bus.  The Plan a Trip website (www4.mississauga.ca/planatrip/) will allow riders to know the exact time the bus will arrive at their stop.  The information will be refreshed every 60 seconds for scheduled routes and buses.  This information is being provided as part of the new MiWay Five Transit Service Plan, and updates are provided using GPS technology allowing riders to plan their trips with more confidence and accuracy.
 
The real-time updates will be available through MiWay's responsive Plan a Trip tool; digital signs at City Centre Terminal and Mississauga Transitway stations and the General Transit Feed Specification (GTFS) open data webpage. The updated Plan a Trip tool is conveniently accessible across multiple devices including desktops, tablets and mobile phones.  For more information about the MiWay Five Transit Service Plan or MiWay services, please visit www.miway.ca.   Top  
City Adds New Stormwater Subsidies for Property Owners
 
I am very pleased to report that the City of Mississauga will now be offering a stormwater charge subsidy program to eligible low-income seniors, low-income persons with disabilities and working farms. Eligible property owners will receive the subsidy backdated to January 1, 2016.  Financial assistance to low-income seniors and low-income persons with disabilities will be based on the City's Tax Rebate Program. Staff will use the existing property tax rebate process and eligibility to automatically identify property owners who will be eligible for the subsidy.  Working Farms or properties that receive the Farm Property Class Tax Rate as determined by the Municipal Property Assessment Corporation (MPAC) will also receive the subsidy.  For more information about the eligibility criteria, please visit www.mississauga.ca/taxassistance.   Top  
Peel Regional Police Announce Buy and Sell Exchange Zone

Peel Regional Police Crime Prevention Services are pleased to announce the launch of a Buy and Sell Exchange Zone.  The Buy and Sell Exchange Zone is a crime prevention initiative aimed at reducing violent crime.  Members of the public are reminded to consider their safety when conducting online buy and sell transactions. Peel Regional Police invite citizens to use our signed Buy and Sell Exchange Zone parking spaces at 22 Division located at 7750 Hurontario Street in the City of Brampton as a better meeting location to facilitate property transactions arranged through online websites.
 
The Buy and Sell Exchange Zone includes two dedicated, signed parking spaces that are monitored by surveillance cameras. Peel Regional Police are the first police department in the Greater Toronto Region to have a fully signed zone of this kind.  For more information on the buy and sell exchange zone as well as other personal safety tips, please visit the Peel Police website at www.peelpolice.ca/en/crimeprevention/buy-and-sell-exchange-zone.asp or call Crime Prevention Services at (905) 453-3311, extension 4021 to speak with an on duty Crime Prevention officer.   Top  
City's Planning Information Hub Makes Data Accessible for All
 
Are you interested in the future of your community or wonder what's planned? The City's new Planning Information Hub is an innovative online tool that allows citizens to easily search through planning-related data.
 
The hub maps out information across the city and helps tell the story of Planning and Building.  Users can start their journey with a visual display of the Mississauga Urban Design Awards, and then continue with visuals of:
  • Planning projects
  • Building permits
  • Growth forecast
  • Development applications
  • Census
  • Land use
  • Planning-related directories
  • Environmental natural areas
The hub is the first of its kind in Canada. To experience it, visit www.mississauga.ca/planninginformationhub.   Top  
Bhayana Family Foundation Awards
 
The Bhayana Family Foundation Awards recognize extraordinary contributions made by frontline staff members who work at United Way of Peel Region funded agencies. These peer-nominated awards showcase the remarkable dedication, creativity and team spirit that is essential to creating a better community.  The Awards are sponsored by the Bhayana Family Foundation.  Awards will be given to acknowledge achievements in each of the following categories:
  • Dedication: $3,000 (3 awards, $1,000 for each award)
  • Innovation & Creativity: $3,000 (3 awards, $1,000 for each award)
  • Leadership: $2,000 (2 awards, $1,000 for each award)
  • All nominees will be invited to attend the award ceremony at UWPR Annual General Meeting, which is held during the summer. Award winners will be announced and recognized at the ceremony with a certificate of recognition and a monetary award.
For more information about the award eligibility criteria or if you would like to nominate someone for an award, please visit www.unitedwaypeel.org/bhayana-family-foundation-awards.   Top  
Councillor George Carlson| | george.carlson@mississauga.ca | 300 City Centre Drive
Mississauga, ON   L5B 3C1