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

Welcome to the February 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...
Heritage Property Grant Program

Mississauga is home to many wonderful heritage properties that tell the story of our rich history.  To help preserve and protect these rare gems, the City of Mississauga offers a Designated Heritage Property Grant Program to heritage property owners.  This grant program helps heritage property owners with restoration, conservation, and repair of their heritage property in accordance with the Ontario Heritage Act.  Matching grants from $500 to $5000 are available for general conservation and from $500 to $10,000 for the repair and restoration of structural elements.  If you own a heritage property and are interested in applying for a Designated Heritage Property Grant, please visit the City's Heritage Planning website at www.mississauga.ca/heritageplanning.   Top  
Curbside Battery Collection

If you and your family are looking to recycle your single-use household batteries, the Region of Peel will be collecting these batteries from the curb from March 14-25.  The curbside battery collection will work as follows:
  • You will receive a resealable battery collection bag in the mail before March 14th
  • The Region will collect A, AA, AAA, C, D, 9 volt and button cell batteries for recycling
  • Batteries will be collected on the same day that your recycling is collected
  • On your collection day, please put the sealed bag on top of  your closed and locked organics cart
  • If you don't receive organics collection, place the sealed bags beside your recycling bags
If you miss your battery collection day, you may also dispose of your batteries as follows:
  • Drop your batteries into a battery recycling barrel at participating libraries, community centres, municipal facilities and retailers throughout Mississauga, Brampton and Caledon.
  • Bring your batteries to any Peel Community Recycling Centre.
  • Bring your batteries to a local retailer who accepts single-use batteries. Visit www.makethedrop.ca to find a participating retailer near you.
For more information about curbside battery collection, please visit www.peelregion.ca/waste.   Top  
Streetsville Horticultural Society Welcomes You

If you are a new gardener, who is looking to learn about gardening or an experienced gardener looking to share your expertise, consider joining or attending a meeting of the Streetsville Horticultural Society (SHS).  The Streetsville Horticultural Society is a community organization that works very hard to beautify Mississauga through planting trees, shrubs, and flowers.  The SHS maintains the gardens at Rotary Park in Streetsville and the gardens at the Leslie Log House.
 
The Streetsville Horticultural Society meets on the second Tuesday of the month September through June at the Community Christian Reform Church of Meadowvale, 2630 Inlake Court, Mississauga. Doors open at 7pm, and meetings start at 7.30pm.  SHS meetings feature knowledgeable speakers, hands on workshops, flower shows and photo contests.  The SHS will be having an Open House on Tuesday April 12th 7-9 pm, so be sure to drop by to see what the SHS is all about!  For more information about the SHS, please contact them at streetsvillehort@hotmail.com or visit their website www.streetsvillehort.ca .   Top  
Celebrate the Maple Harvest

The sweetest part of the winter season is finally here: the Maple harvest!  If you have a sweet tooth, then this celebration is definitely for you!  Bring your friends and family and head over to Bradley Museum at 1620 Orr Rd, Mississauga to celebrate the Maple harvest with these fun events:
 
Maple Family Sundays
Canadiana rules supreme on Sunday afternoons this spring beginning February 28, 2016 in celebration of the Maple harvest.  Every Sunday will feature a unique theme with entertainment and interactive activities for all, with special focus on experiencing our great nation. Pancakes with maple syrup are in the Sugar Shack; souvenirs & syrup can be purchased in the Maple Souvenir Magasin. Every day includes tours of the the property and the sap lines, maple candy & taffy demos and samples, crafts & wood stacking, "Look like a Lumberjack" photo booths and more.
 
Highlights of the day include:
  • First tree tapping of the season!
  • Live shows in the pancake house featuring fiddler Alana Kline
  • Horse and wagon rides & petting zoo
Maple Magic
Mississauga's favourite maple tradition returns to the Bradley Museum for March Break.  Learn how to tap a tree and follow the sap lines to the Bradley House kitchen where maple treats await.  Enjoy an afternoon of truly Canadiana themed fun!  The details of the 2016 Maple Magic are as follows:
 
Monday, March 14, 2016 to Sunday, March 20, 2016, 12:00pm - 4:00pm
Bradley Museum

For more information about these fun activities and other activities organized by the Museums of Mississauga, please visit www.mississauga.ca/culture.     Top  
Meals on Wheels
 
If you are a senior or someone recovering from an illness or injury and require assistance with meals, the Meals on Wheels Program may be of assistance to you.  The Meals on Wheels Program assists individuals who do not have access to regular nutritious meals by providing them with hot and frozen meals delivered to their home.  Canadian Red Cross volunteers deliver more than 260,000 meals to clients throughout Ontario each year.  Volunteers also provide a wellness check to clients and their caregivers.  If you know someone who may be interested in this useful program, please feel free to share this information with them as well.  For more information about the Meals on Wheels Program and the Canadian Red Cross, please visit www.mealsonwheels.ca and www.redcross.ca.   Top  
Spring / Summer City Programs and Activities
 
It's never too early to be thinking about all the fun you will be having this spring and summer.  The City of Mississauga has many fun and exciting spring and summer programs and activities for you to explore this spring and summer, so be sure to check them out:
 
Recreation
On February 10, residents can visit www.activemississauga.ca to browse a wide variety of spring and summer programs like swimming, group exercise classes, health and wellness, sports activities, leagues and creative classes. Starting February 20, residents can register for programs online. Activemississauga.ca is easy to use, mobile-friendly and provides simple search, bookmark and registration features. In addition to the website, residents will continue to have access to in-person customer service support from knowledgeable staff at all local community centres and the Recreation customer service centre.

Library
Many of the City's 18 libraries are located with or near community centres. They are an excellent place to find a cozy spot to read the newest novel from your favourite author, catch up on some work or spend time between programs. Library patrons can participate in a variety of programs like story times, Maker Mississauga, 3-D printing, reading clubs, crafts, shows, films and much more. City libraries also provide new and innovative ways to connect with digital resources and online services available in Mississauga. To see what's happening at your local library, please visit www.mississauga.ca/library

Culture
In addition to the visual art classes currently offered, the City recently introduced a new series of digital art classes. Explore the world through the lens of a digital camera and make a virtual mess with digital paint. Find a class that's right for you based on your age and skill level. Classes are affordable and use free open source software for app and web design, graphic design, animation and more. For more information, visit www.mississauga.ca/culture.  
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Councillor George Carlson| | george.carlson@mississauga.ca | 300 City Centre Drive
Mississauga, ON   L5B 3C1