Ward 11 E-Newsletter - May 2020 
Councillor's Message

Welcome to the May 2020 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...
Rise Up Mississauga - Concert of Hope

To provide cheer, hope, and inspiration to Mississauga residents during these difficult times, the Mississauga Arts Council (MAC) will be presenting Rise Up Mississauga - Concert of Hope- a virtual concert featuring entertainment from local Mississauga-based artists singing inspirational songs. The details of this virtual concert are as follows:
 
Rise Up Mississauga - Concert of Hope
Friday, May 8, 2020, at 7:00PM
Mississauga Arts Council Facebook page www.facebook.com/missartscouncil
 
Use the hashtag #RiseUpMississauga to join in on the excitement. Featured performers include: Patti Jannetta-Baker, Matt Zaddy and Heather Christine, The Dreamboats, Arlene Paculan, Queen Pepper, Alessia Cohle, Jacelyn Holmes, Jeff Jones and Michelle Deneault, and Stephanie Braganza.
 
MAC would like to thank Mayor Bonnie Crombie and Mississauga City Councillors for their participation in the concert and continued support of the arts. The concert was produced by Ron Duquette, Mike Douglas, Filip Plaskota, and Gabrielle Bank. MAC would also like to thank the concert sponsors: Teamsters Local 938 and Rama Gaming House (Mississauga). For more information about this concert, please visit https://youtu.be/spQxyjOH-ZE .   Top  
Shop the Village of Streetsville Online

The Streetsville Business Improvement Association (BIA) represents nearly 400 small businesses in the Village of Streetsville. These small businesses are owned and operated by your neighbours, friends, coaches and community builders. They have been heavily impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, and many have had to abruptly close their doors while being deemed nonessential.
 
The Streetsville BIA has created an online Ecommerce Marketplace that will allow its members to sell their products on one easy to use platform, while also being able to promote their individual shops.
 
The Streetsville Marketplace features hundreds of unique items for sale and has now launched.  Many of the local retailers offer curbside pickup and local delivery to safely serve you.
 
This site will continue to grow to feature more of your favourite local Streetsville Businesses.  Support your local business community and shop today by visiting  www.shopstreetsvillebia.com.    
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The Region of Peel is Accepting Donations of PPE 

If you or your business would like to donate unused, unopen and unexpired Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to help, the Region will arrange a courier to pick it up, or you can drop it off at one of the drop-off locations. Courier services are for large donations only. The Region is accepting:
  • N95 masks
  • Surgical masks
  • Surgical gowns
  • Surgical gloves
  • Eye protection (face shields and protective medical goggles)
The Region will collect the supplies and distribute them to service partners throughout the Region, including frontline health care workers at hospitals and long-term care facilities, public health workers, community service workers and shelters.
 
How to donate PPE
  • Donations can be made Monday through Friday, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
    For large scale donations, contact COVIDdonations@peelregion.ca to arrange a courier pickup.
  • If you're donating multiple items, place them in clear plastic bags for drop off. Do not remove them from their original packaging.
Drop off locations
Drop off at the storage site in the receiving area
Ring doorbell at 7120 for access
Contact security guard at the front door
 
For more information, please visit www.peelregion.ca/coronavirus .   Top  
Guidance for Older Adults and Caregivers

The City has launched a new web page that provides guidance for older residents and their caregivers to help meet their needs.
 
The City's new web page provides easy to find, at-a-glance information for older adults and caregivers. Residents can find information on symptoms and prevention, health and wellness and key emergency contacts. The web page also provides links to online Library services and free online videos, workouts and other resources to help older adults stay healthy while practicing physical distancing.
 
A printable information sheet is also available on the web page.
 
Anyone who may not be able to access the web page is advised to ask a friend or family member to assist. Please click here to access the web page.   Top  
Donations of Clothing and Other Reusable Goods in Peel during COVID-19

As part of the ongoing efforts to protect the health and safety of the community, many charities have suspended the collection of clothing and other reusable goods in Peel.
 
Residents are asked not to drop off any donations at Diabetes Canada bins or other charitable organization drop-off bins that are overflowing throughout Peel, as they will not be collected. Suspended collection also applies at Peel's Community Recycling Centres.
 
Residents who have waste that needs to be disposed of immediately can visit a Community Recycling Centre (CRC) and no fees will apply. CRCs are not accepting tires, electronic waste, large appliances or bulky items until further notice.
 
For the safety of the community and employees, CRCs have implemented measures of physical distancing and have limited the number of vehicles allowed into the CRCs at any one time. As such, residents should be aware that there may be delays. Please visit www.peelregion.ca/waste/community-recycling-centres for all affected changes at CRCs and for operating hours.   Top  
Your Library at Home

More to Borrow
Your library at home just got bigger! Use your Mississauga Library card to access eBooks and eAudiobooks from the OverDrive collections of Burlington Public Library and Hamilton Public Library.
 
To get started, look for the Partner Libraries link at the top of Overdrive and select the library you would like to explore. When you are asked to sign in choose your library and use your library card number and PIN.
 
In the Libby app, click on the Libby logo and select "Add A Library". To sign in click "I'm visiting from another library" and choose Mississauga Library. Use your library card number and PIN.
 
New TumbleBooks For Kids & Teens
Teach the joy of reading. TumbleBooks has expanded with over 2100 titles for tech-savvy kids and teens as well as TumbleMath ebooks for grades K-6. Titles and resources in French and Spanish are also available.
 
TumbleBooks has expanded their adult collections with new AudioBookCloud and RomanceBookCloud services. Unlimited and unrestricted access to thousands of eAudiobooks and romance titles is available now.
           
Alphabet Soup Preschool Storytime
Get your child excited about learning to read! Stories, songs, rhymes and interactive activities for children with a parent or caregiver. Each session focuses on a different letter of the alphabet. Join in on Tuesdays and Thursdays Apr 21 - May 14 at 2 pm at www.facebook.com/mississaugalibrary.
 
Account updates
All library locations and book drops remain closed. The Library will continue to extend holds and due dates.
 
All blocks have been lifted from accounts during the closure. Your fines will not block you from accessing online services.
 
Pins can be reset online at www.mississaugalibrary.ca/pin.

For more information about Mississauga Library services, please visit www.mississaugalibrary.ca or e-mail support.library@mississauga.ca.   Top  
Peel Time Capsule 2020

The Peel Art Gallery Museum and Archives (PAMA) and Museums of Mississauga are creating a COVID-19 time capsule to document the experience and memories of the Covid-19 pandemic. Peel residents are being asked to contribute items to the time capsule, which will chronicle the social, health, economic impacts of Covid-19 across Peel. Once the pandemic is over, the time capsule will be a way to reflect on this health crisis and show the resilience of our community and region.
 
How to Submit Content      
Residents and businesses can submit photos, journal entries, posters and signage, home lesson plans, original new works of art and music, modified take-out menus, cross-stitching, even scans of grocery lists. All pieces need to be submitted digitally to PAMAmuseums@peelregion.ca to become part of this time capsule.
 
Do you blog about your pandemic experience? Do you send virtual postcards to neighbors and families? Are you creating messages of encouragement in your neighbourhood through sidewalk chalk messages? Have you had to share new policies and store hours with staff and customers? PAMA wants to know about it.  
PAMA will respond to every message and post highlights each week on social media channels. For more information, please visit pama.peelregion.ca .   Top  
Councillor George Carlson| | george.carlson@mississauga.ca | 300 City Centre Drive
Mississauga, ON   L5B 3C1