Ward 11 E-Newsletter - June 2015

As always, I am pleased to assist you and your family with any municipal issue that you have.  Please don't hesitate to contact my office directly at 905-896-5011 or

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2015 Streetsville Canada Day Celebration


The 2015 Streetsville Canada Day celebration will be held on Wednesday, July 1, 2015.  This is the 23rd annual Canada Day celebration in Streetsville, and it will feature an amazing fireworks display and fun activities, games, and performances for everyone!  The Streetsville Canada Day celebration is FREE of charge, and will begin at 6pm on the brand new Streetsville Village Square, so make sure you and your family don't miss the spectacular 2015 celebration! 


Children can enjoy fun and exciting activities, including balloon animals, face painting, carnival games, mascots, clowns, craft tables, painting and artwork stations, and more!  Check out the spectacular live musical and dance performances on the main stage and make sure you grab a delicious bite to eat at the Rotary BBQ.  At 7pm, join in for the Lion's Club Cake cutting and greetings from our local politicians.  At 9:30pm, catch the Streetsville Pipes and Drums as they march everyone down to Streetsville Memorial Park for an outstanding fireworks display at 10pm.   


The success of Streetsville's Canada Day celebration can be attributed to the great work of our community volunteers. They contribute so much to the success of the event each year.  If you would like to volunteer at the 2015 celebration, please contact the Streetsville B.I.A. at 905-858-5974 or e-mail info@villageofstreetsville.comFor more information, please visit www.villageofstreetsville.com.  See you on July 1st!  Top 

MiWay Senior Fare Pilot Program


MiWay Senior Fare Pilot Program

Beginning Monday, June 29, 2015, MiWay will be running a 6 month Senior Fare Pilot Program for seniors who take MiWay transit.  Under this program, seniors will be able to ride MiWay for $1.00 cash fare weekdays from 9:30am -3:30pm and after 7pm, and at all times weekends and holidays.  Senior ID will be required to obtain this discounted fare as is currently required for Senior Tickets.  MiWay transit service offers economical and efficient transportation connections between popular destinations throughout the city and connections with neighbouring transit systems including  GO TransitTTCBrampton Transit and Oakville Transit.  MiWay is a great way to get around the city and is good for the environment too!  For more information about the Senior Fare Pilot Program, please visit www.miway.ca.  Top 

"Let's Play in the Park" Program Returns


"Let's Play in the Park" Program Returns

I am very pleased to report that the "Let's Play in the Park" recreation program will be returning to Ward 11 again this summer, from June 29 to September 4.  The "Let's Play in the Park" program will give children between the ages of 6 and 12 the chance to play in the park with trained leaders each weekday during the summer.  Children will be able to participate in a variety of organized games, sports, arts, drama, crafts, and nature skills activities.  This program will be offered across Mississauga, in City parks where children can easily walk or cycle and that have sufficient green space for recreation activities. 


Last year, this recreation program was offered at Neebin Park and was very popular in the community and greatly enjoyed by all of the children who participated.  There were 800 visits to the program throughout the summer last year, and even more visitors are expected again this year.  This is a great program that is free of charge and will get your children moving, so don't forget to bring them over to Neebin Park for some fun this summer!  Neebin Park is located at 635 Kaiser Dr, Mississauga.  For more information about this program, please visit  www.mississauga.ca/play.  Top 

2016 City Budget Process is Underway


The 2016 budget process in underway and there are many ways that residents may get involved and offer their feedback and suggestions for the 2016 budget priorities.  The 2016 Budget Committee meetings are scheduled as follows:


Fees and Charges
  • Wednesday, September 23 at 10 a.m.
Budget Overview Presentation
  • Monday, November 23 at 9 a.m.
Service Area Presentations
  • Tuesday, November 24 at 9 a.m.
  • Monday, November 30 at 9 a.m.
  • Tuesday, December 1 at 9 a.m.
  • Wednesday, December 2 at 10 a.m.

Budget Approval

  • Wednesday, December 9 at 9 a.m.
Budget Committee meeting schedules are subject to change; please visit the Council and Committee Calendar Listings for up-to-date information at www.mississauga.ca/council.   


I encourage you to get involved in the 2016 budget process and submit your feedback and suggestions in any of the following ways:

For more information about the 2016 City Business Plan and City Budget, please visit www.mississauga.ca/budget.  Top 

Classic Car Show returns to Celebration Square


If you're like me and love classic cars, don't forget to check out the popular Classics on the Square classic car show at Celebration Square on July 5, 2015, from 10am to 4pm.  Last year's show was a huge success and featured over 350 cars and 4000 spectators and this year's show promises to be the best one yet.  This year's show will feature a combination of judged and people's choice voting on show cars.  Classics on the Square is also a family friendly event with fun activities for the kids, including Batman and Catwoman characters and classic rock cover band "Itchy Scratchy."  If you want to grab a bite to eat, don't miss the delicious food from food vendors and merchandise vendors as well.  For more information about Classics on the Square, please visit www.mississaugaclassiccarclub.com.  Top 

Nuisance Sign Removal Program


If you've noticed illegal signs on City boulevards and wondered what you could do about this problem, now there is a way to help clean up these signs.  The City has created a new Nuisance Sign Removal Program for residents who wish to help the City keep boulevards free of illegal signs.  To participate in this program, residents must:

  • be 18 years of age or older
  • carefully read the Nuisance Sign Removal Agreement;
  • print and sign two copies of the agreement; and
  • bring or mail both copies to the City's Sign Unit, located at City Hall, 300 City Centre Drive, Planning and Building Customer Service Centre, 3rd Floor.

Under this program, residents may remove temporary signs which are 1m2 (10 ft2) or less in area and placed between the sidewalk and the curb. For safety reasons, residents cannot remove signs from medians, traffic islands or any sign displayed on the travelled portion of the road.  For signs that cannot be safely removed, or to report a nuisance sign, residents can call 3-1-1 for assistance.  For more information on the Nuisance Sign Removal program, please visit www.mississsauga.ca or call 3-1-1.  Top 

PAMA Summer Camps


If your kids are looking for a fun and educational experience this summer, check out the Peel Art Gallery and Museum Archives (PAMA) summer camps.  PAMA offers many great art and museum based summer camps, such as the following:




Kids will experience the fun of "old time" movies like The Little Rascals as well as PAMA's exhibition of black and white drawings inspired by cinema. From sculpture to painting and charcoal drawing, campers will enjoy this action packed week of activities. Inspired by the LEGO Movie, their cinematic journey will end with the creation of a stop-motion/Claymation flip book. Weather permitting, each day campers will also have fun enjoying supervised outdoor activities at Gage Park.  Inspired by PAMA art gallery exhibition "Long Moments", featuring movie still drawings by Olex Wlasenko.




Celebrate the Pan Am Games at PAMA! Campers will invent and play their own sport-related board games. Sculpture and mixed media techniques will be used to create their own sports equipment as well as medals, awards and trophies. Kids will visit the Museum's exhibition of sports equipment from Peel's past and be inspired to reinvent their favourite artifacts. This week of activities is sure to please both the sports-minded and artistic child in your house! Weather permitting, each day campers will also have fun enjoying supervised outdoor activities at Gage Park.




Campers will enjoy this week of activities as history and art come to life at PAMA! Uncover the rich stories that our Museum and Art Gallery have to share. From weaving to quilt making, campers will learn how the practical could also be creative and beautiful. Explore Peel's Aboriginal roots and delve into the artist traditions of the First Nations and create beautiful artwork based on the Woodland school of art. Each day, weather permitting, campers will also have fun enjoying supervised outdoor activities at Gage Park.


For more information about PAMA summer camps, please visit www.pama.peelregion.ca.  


Summer Fun at Mississauga Libraries


There are lots of great things to do at Mississauga Libraries this summer, and you should definitely check them out!  Here are some of the great programs that you can enjoy at Mississauga Libraries this summer:


Books to Go! Service

Books to Go is a custom book club service offered by Mississauga Central Library's Readers' Den Department. It allows users to run their own book club with material support from the library. A minimum of six copies must be requested with a maximum number of 15 copies of a title provided per club meeting. Books to Go customers receive a five week loan period for their package of books, and library users can pick from a large selection of titles.

Once a title is chosen, books will be ready approximately four to six weeks after the initial request.  The Library will provide a book club package, including an author biography, book reviews and reading guide questions to help run your book club discussion.  Books can be picked up and returned to the Mississauga Central Library or they can be sent out to branch libraries for pick-up.  To submit a request, please e-mail at
Bookstogo.Library@mississauga.caFor more information about Books to Go, please Readers' Den Department Central Library 905-615-3200 x3544. 


Summer Reading Club

The TD Summer Reading Club is a fun (and free!) program for kids held at Mississauga Libraries.  If you haven't already done so, be sure to visit your local library to sign up! You'll get a free club notebook, a chance to collect stickers, and find lots of fun all summer long!  There's a bunch of cool stuff for you to do here too - so sign in to track your reading, write reviews, tell jokes and more. You can even read books online for free!  For more information about the TD Summer Reading Club, please contact the Children's Department, Mississauga Central Library at children.library@mississauga.ca


Courtneypark Library 905-615-4745

There are lots of fun things to do at Courtneypark Library in Ward 11 this summer.  Enjoy great drop in programs like Monday Movies, TD Summer Reading Club, Maker Mississauga, and Music and Movement.  There are also amazing registered programs, such as Wacky Science, Spy Academy, Soaring with Paper Airplanes, Harry Potter's Birthday, and more!  For the detailed schedule of programs, please visit www.mississauga.ca/library


Streetsville Library 905-615-4785

If you live in Streetsville, there are a whole host of drop in and registered programs that you can enjoy at your branch library, including TD Summer Reading Club, Maker Mississauga, Family Storytime in the Park, The Mime Show, Creative Quest, Harry Potter Day, and Much More.  For the detailed schedule of programs, please visit www.mississauga.ca/library.  Top 

The Games are coming to Mississauga!


2015 will be a very exciting year for sports in Mississauga, as our city is one of the host cities of the Toronto 2015 Pan Am Games (July 10-26, 2015), and the TORONTO 2015 Parapan Am Games (August 7-15, 2015). More than 10,000 athletes, coaches and officials from 41 countries will participate in the Games, the largest international multi-sport events ever hosted in Canada and the largest of its kind in the world behind the summer Olympics.

Mississauga Sports Centre (Hershey Centre) will be the venue for the TORONTO 2015 Pan Am sports of judo, karate, taekwondo, and wrestling, and the TORONTO 2015 Parapan Am sports of goal ball, powerlifting, and wheelchair rugby. Expect to see the highest level of competition!

The excitement and energy of the Games will go beyond the individual events as Mississauga celebrates its passion for sport throughout the course of the Games, featuring a variety of events, festivals and concerts across the city, starting with an Opening Ceremonies viewing party at Mississauga Celebration Square.


In addition to a world-class sports venue, we will welcome an estimated 50,000 visitors to Mississauga to discover all that Mississauga has to offer.  For a listing of exciting Games events, tickets and transportation information like tips for getting around during the games and temporary traffic changes visit www.discovermississauga.ca.  Top 

Home Safe Home Fire Safety Program is Coming to a Neighbourhood Near You


Home Safe Home Fire Safety Program is Coming to a Neighbourhood Near You Mississauga Fire and Emergency Services (MFES) has launched its annual Home Safe Home (HSH) program.  It is a free city-wide education and awareness program that teaches residents about fire prevention and life safety.  From May to September, fire crews go door-to-door distributing fire safety materials and conducting fire safety surveys to ensure that residents have working smoke and carbon monoxide alarms.  MFES also recommends that residents develop and practice a home fire escape plan.  For information, visit www.mfeshomesafehome.caor call Mississauga Fire and Emergency Services, Fire Prevention and Life Safety at 905-896-5908.  To request a free HSH visit, call MFES Headquarters at 905-615-3777.  Top 

Eden Food for Change


The Eden Community Food Bank (ECFB) has been renamed to better reflect the services that it provides to the community.  The ECFB will now be known as Eden Food for Change (EFFC).  The EFFC offers many great programs and services to western Mississauga, including:


Food Bank

The EFFC's Food Bank provides 7 to 10 days of nutritionally balanced food to families in need, once a month. The amount of food you will receive is based on your family size. If you are in an extreme emergency situation you may be able to obtain food twice a month.


Fresh Produce Box

Each week, EFFC scours the Ontario Food Terminal to purchase fresh produce from local farmers and food distributors, and their Kitchen volunteers create boxes with a variety of fruit and veggies that are sold to the public.  You can place your order at www.edenffc.org


The Learning Kitchen

The Kitchen gives the practical cooking skills and nutritional education that will help food bank participants provide for themselves tomorrow.  The Kitchen provides multi-week classes for past and present food bank clients as well as for other community groups that work with people who are often marginalized. Classes teach kitchen skills, food preparation and provide the opportunity to learn how to make tasty, nutritious meals on a limited budget.


Eden Food for Change has been helping those in need in western Mississauga for many years now and does great work in the community, and they can always use some help and support.  The EFFC accepts food and monetary donations.  Please visit their website at www.edenffc.org for more information giving to Eden Food for Change.  Top 

Councillor George Carlson| | george.carlson@mississauga.ca | 300 City Centre Drive
Mississauga, ON   L5B 3C1