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

Welcome to the October 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...
2017 City Budget Process

The 2017 City Budget Process is now underway and there are many ways that you can get involved as follows:
Learn About the Budget
Get Involved in Planning and Budgeting
  • Try the Budget Allocator Tool- This tool allows residents to learn about the cost of City services and identify their budgeting priorities.  Feedback received before November 4, 2016 will be shared with Budget Committee.  The Budget Allocator Tool is available at www.mississauga.ca/budget.
  • Participate in a Telephone Budget Session- You can sign up to receive a call to join a telephone meeting on the budget, where you can ask questions to City Staff or listen to other participants.  Sign up for this session at www.mississsauga.ca/budget
  • Have a question or comment - email us at budget@mississauga.ca
  • Follow the City on Facebook at www.facebook.com/citymississauga or on Twitter at @citymississauga
  • Attend or watch a Budget Committee meeting. All Budget Committee meetings are open to the public, are available via live stream and are aired live on Rogers Cable 10.  Budget Committee meetings are scheduled from November 28 to December 12, with a Council vote planned fro December 14, 2016.  For a full listing of Budget Committee dates, please visit www.mississauga.ca/portal/cityhall/calendar.   
For more information about the City budget, please visit www.mississauga.ca/budget.   Top  
Emergency Work/ Multi-Use Trail Closure

Please be advised that City contractors will be completing emergency maintenance work on a portion of Old Derry Road at Levi Creek.  Construction began last week and the duration of the work is anticipated to be 2-3 weeks.  As such, City staff will need to close the multi-use trail on the north-side of Old Derry Road, between Old Creditview Road and Gazette Gate. Sidewalk closure signs will also be posted during construction.  Please click on the image to view a map of the work area.  For more information, please contact Thomas Nightingale, City Staff, at 905-615-3200 ext. 5921.  Top  
Please Slow Down! City Launches Safety Campaign

The City of Mississauga is encouraging drivers to slow down on streets to ensure safety of residents in the community through a number of public education safety campaigns.
As such, the City is distributing 'Please Slow Down' lawn signs to promote safe driving habits and to lower vehicle operating speeds on neighbourhood streets.  You may obtain your 'Please Slow Down' law signs at the following locations:
  • Streetsville Branch Library- 112 Queen St. S.
  • Courtneypark Branch Library- 730 Courtneypark Dr. W
  • Transportation and Works Customer Service Counter- 3185 Mavis Road
The City is working with the Share the Road Cycling Coalition to encourage cyclists to follow the recently amended Highway Traffic Act. The new Act states that when passing, motorists must leave at least one metre of space between their car and a person riding a bicycle. This ensures safety of the motorist as well as the cyclist.
In addition, the City is working with Transport Canada and railway authorities to ensure resident safety around railway crossings in Mississauga.  For safety tips, educational programs and information visit www.mississauga.ca/roadsafety.   Top  
2016 Zombie Bike Ride
Join the Mississauga Cycling Advisory Committee and myself for a very spooky Zombie Bike Ride through downtown Streetsville.  Please come in Zombie mode, including your bike!  FREE ice cream from Murphy'The 2016 Zombie Bike Ride will feature 2 routes for cyclists.  A 5km route for the kids that ends at the Vic Johnston CC and a 16km route for cyclists who want to continue on.  The 2016 Zombie Bike Ride details are as follows:
2016 Zombie Bike Ride:
Saturday, October 29, 2016
1pm Ride Departs (Rain Date: Sunday, October 30, 2016)
Meet at Streetsville Memorial Cemetery
299 Queen Street South, Streetsville (beside St. Andrews Presbyterian Church)
Please dress for the weather and remember to bring your helmet.  To register for this ride, visit www.mississaugacycling.ca/rides/zombie.   Top  
Registrations open for City's Driveway Windrow Clearing Service
Please be advised that registration is now open for the City's Driveway Windrow Clearing Service.  Older adults and people with disabilities can apply for City's Driveway Windrow Snow Clearing Program until November 11.
The program helps clear snow at the end of driveways after road plowing .  The windrow snow clearing service will plow a three metre (10 feet) wide area at the end of the driveway for one car to pass. The service may take up to 36 hours after a snow storm and bare pavement cannot be guaranteed. The program runs from November 28, 2016 till March 10, 2017.
Residents who are 65 years and older in 2016 and people with disabilities can apply for the program. The cost of the program is either $200 or free if the applicant meets financial assistance criteria.
Applications for the Driveway Windrow Snow Clearing Program are available online www.mississauga.ca/portal/residents/drivewaywindrowprogram or at all community centres, the Recreation Customer Service Centre (located at the Central Library) and the Mississauga Seniors' Centre. City of Mississauga community centres will be accepting applications until Friday, November 11 at 9 p.m.  For more information about the program, please call 3-1-1 or visit the City's program website.   Top  
Streetsville Horticultural Society Fall Open House
If you are interested in gardening and horticulture, you should consider attending the Streetsville Horticultural Society Fall Open House.  The Streetsville Horticultural society is a volunteer organization that is dedicated to beautifying Mississauga through planting trees, shrubs, and flowers.  The Fall Open House will feature speaker Kevin Duncan, who will talk about the many varieties of flowering bulbs and how to plant and care for them.  Enjoy refreshments and prize draws.  The details of the Fall Open House are as follows:
Streetsville Horticultural Society Fall Open House
When: Tuesday, October 11th, 2016
Time: Doors open 7:00 p.m.
Where: Community Church of Meadowvale
2630 Inlake Court, Mississauga
For more information, please visit www.streetsvillehort.ca.   Top  
Streetsville Historical Society General Meeting

If you are interested in local history, be sure to check out the Streetsville Historical Society's General Meeting.  The Streetsvile Historical Society is a volunteer organization that is dedicated to preserving and promoting the local history of Streetsville.  The details of their General Meeting are as follows:

Streetsville Historical Society General Meeting
October 13, 2016
Fellowship Lounge, Streetsville United Church, 274 Queen St. S
Don't miss special speaker John McDonald, who will be speaking about the "History of Halton."  John is a founding member of the Esquesing Historical Society. He was awarded the Ontario Heritage Community Recognition Program "Certificate of Achievement" and the Queen's Diamond Jubilee Medal.  John has published 3 books.  For more information about the Historical Society, please visit www.streetsvillehistoricalsociety.ca.   Top  
2016 Mayor's Citywide Food Drive Challenge
For the 15% of Mississauga residents who live in poverty, providing adequate nutritious food for their families is a daily struggle. The Mississauga Food Bank exists to ease this struggle for hungry neighbours while they work out the issues in their lives that caused the need for a food bank. Their vision is a Mississauga where no one goes hungry.
Mayor Bonnie Crombie is once again launching the 2016 Mayor's Citywide Food Drive Challenge as a part of The Mississauga Food Bank's Annual Thanksgiving Campaign in partnership with the City's Fire and Emergency Services team.  This year, the goal is to raise 200,000 lbs of food and $100,000 by October 14. Last year the food drive raised 148,900 lbs of food and $82,917 and we are hoping to surpass that this year.
If you are able, please consider donating some non-perishable food items as part of the 2016 food drive.  You may drop off your donations at any of the following locations:
  • Any Mississauga Fire Station; Fire Stations in our community are located in Streetsville at 2267 Britannia Rd W and Meadowvale at 2740 Derry Rd W
  • Mississauga Food Bank located at 3121 Universal Drive
  • Your local grocery store
  • You may also bring your donation to the Family Thanksgiving Celebration on Saturday, October 8 at Fire and Emergency Services HQ on Fairview Rd, taking place from 11 AM to 4 PM. Families can bring their donations and enjoy free fun activities.
For more information about the 2016 Mayor's Citywide Food Drive Challenge, please visit www.mayorcrombie.ca.  For more information about the Mississauga Food Bank, please visit www.themississaugafoodbank.org.   Top  
Royal Canadian Air Cadets e-Waste Recycling Fundraiser
If you have electronics items that you would like to recycle, please consider donating them to the Royal Canadian Air Cadets e-Waste Recycling Fundraiser.  The details of the fundraiser are as follows:
Royal Canadian Air Cadets e-Waste Recycling Fundraiser
Saturday, October 15, 2016
Vic Johnston CC (north end of Parking lot)
335 Church Street, Streetsville
The Cadets will be collecting the following items:
Ink cartridges, toner cartridges, cell phones, cameras, digital camera, video cameras, TVs, VCRs, gaming systems, laptops, computers, Monitors, household batteries, photocopiers, scanners, speakers, UPS Batteries, wires, servers, networking equipment, projectors, turntables, telephones, receivers, radios, DVD players, CD ROMs copiers, circuit boards, hard drives, modems, PDAs, microwaves, power supplies, ipods, MP3players, digital cameras,  GPS devices, printers, audio players, video players, portable A/Cs, equalizers, microwaves, toaster ovens, power supplies, pagers, modems, turntables, electric typewriters, hairdryers, etc.
For more information, contact Anna Lesiw, 789 Squadron Sponsor Chair, at Tel: 905-566-0236.   Top  
MiWay Service Changes - October
As you may know, MiWay Five is a new five-year service plan (2016-2020) that is moving Mississauga's transit system to a grid network.  This plan will allow for more frequent buses along main corridors, and more transit service expansion as MiWay prepares for the completion of the Mississauga Transitway in 2017.  As part of this plan, MiWay is implementing the following service improvements on October 24, 2016:
Service Improvement
101 -  Dundas Express
New  Saturday Service
Introducing Saturday service every 20 minutes from 6am to midnight
9 - Rathburn-Thomas
Revised routing & schedules; combined with cancelled Route 41
10 - Bristol-Britannia
Revised routing & schedules
44 - Mississauga Road
New Sunday service
More frequent weekday midday service
46 - Tenth Line-Osprey
New all day and weekend service Revised routing to service Erin Mills Transitway Station & Meadowvale Town Centre
For more information about the MiWay Five service plan and the service improvements, please visit www.miway.ca.   Top  
Stormwater Programs For Residential Properties
As you may know, the City of Mississauga recently implemented a new stormwater charge, which is a dedicated source of funding that will keep our stormwater system and infrastructure in good working order.  In an effort to support residential property owners with stormwater mitigation, the City has established three stormwater programs for residential properties as follows:

Stormwater Home Visit Program
The Home Visit Program will help homeowners use stormwater best practices on their property. It will  include specific information on what actions homeowners can take on their property including eavestrough maintenance, downspout disconnection and rain barrel installation.
Stormwater Subsidy Program for Low-income Seniors and Persons with Disabilities
The Stormwater Subsidy Program is for low-income seniors and persons with disabilities that own a single residential home to offset their stormwater charges. Eligibility for the program will be based on the City's Tax Rebate Program.
Enhanced Residential Stormwater Outreach and Education Program
An enhanced program will focus on increasing awareness of stormwater issues.  The program will include information about the City's stormwater projects, face-to-face outreach at City facilities, workshops on flood protection and tours of low-impact development sites.

For more information about these residential stormwater programs, please visit www.mississauga.ca/stormwater.  
Shingles Vaccine Free for Seniors
All seniors in Ontario between the ages of 65 - 70 are now eligible to receive the shingles vaccine free of charge. Ontario's 850,000 eligible seniors will save approximately $170 in addition to staying healthy as studies have shown this vaccine to be highly effective.  Shingles is caused by the reactivation of the varicella zoster virus, the same virus that causes chickenpox. This virus affects more than 42,000 people in Ontario each year causing severe complications such as vision loss and prolonged, debilitating and painful nerve damage.  Those who are eligible for the shingles vaccine should contact their primary care doctor or nurse practitioner to receive the vaccination.  For more information on this vaccine, please contact the Director of Communicable Disease, Isabelle Mogck at extension 2615 or at Isabelle.Mogck@peelregion.ca .   Top  
2016 Mississauga Urban Design Awards Winners
I am very pleased to advise that the Streetsville Village Square was recently awarded a Mississauga Urban Design Award.  The Mississauga Urban Design Awards are awarded to recipients who demonstrate a unique vision in designing buildings and public spaces in Mississauga.  Streetsville Village Square received an Award of Excellence, which was presented to projects that exemplify the City's design principles.  The Jury noted that Streetsville Village Square is a great gathering space for people, that is accessible to all, and has a strong sense of history and character, and anyone who has visited the Square knows that this is definitely true and we are very fortunate to have this wonderful space in our community.  Congratulations to all who were involved with this project!  For more information about the Mississauga Urban Design Awards, please visit the awards website at www.mississauga.ca/urbandesignawards .   Top  
Vintage in the Village Classic Car Show
I am very pleased to report that my 2nd Annual Vintage in the Village Classic Car Show was held on September 18, 2016 and it was a great success with perfect weather!  We had 150 gorgeous classic cars at this year's show and thousands of people came over to check out the cars and enjoy delicious BBQ served up by the Rotary Club of Streetsville.  Throughout the show, many special prizes were awarded to those who were best in show, and I am very pleased to announce our winners as follows:
Carmen Correira              
1965 Mustang Mini
Jamal Salam                     
1959 Cadillac Coupe de Ville
Mike Keyder
1948 Chevrolet 3600 Truck
Debbie Beveridge              
1955 Chevrolet Bel Air
Jerry Da Silva
1969 Oldsmobile 442
Earl Sheppard
1941 Packard
Bill Boyd                              
1957 Chevrolet Bel Air
Al Blaik
1958 Oldsmobile Super 88
Angela & Brent Tasker
1968 Dodge Coronet 500
Thank you to everyone who participated in and helped to organize this show.  We will see you all again next year at the 2017 show!   Top  
Councillor George Carlson| | george.carlson@mississauga.ca | 300 City Centre Drive
Mississauga, ON   L5B 3C1