Ward 11 E-Newsletter - November 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

In This Issue...
Mississauga Moves 2015 Transportation Summit

The City of Mississauga will be organizing its first ever transportation summit, called Mississauga Moves, to provide residents with the opportunity to shape the City's future transportation system, which includes roads, highways, transit and active transportation such as walking and cycling.  This summit is also the kickoff to the development of the City's Transportation Master Plan (TMP), which will begin in 2016. This will be the first opportunity to provide input that will assist the City in developing the TMP.  The details of Mississauga Moves 2015 are as follows:
Mississauga Moves 2015
Monday, November 9, 2015
8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Living Arts Centre
4141 Living Arts Drive
Mississauga Moves 2015 will feature the following:
  • Discussions with local and international transportation experts.
  • Interactive sessions to discuss the City's current and future transportation needs.
  • Breakout sessions where you can design your own transit system, or tour the Mississauga Transitway.
  • Learning how to manage future growth and congestion, the evolution of the City's transit network and what the impact of driverless cars might be.
  • Keynote speaker Samuel Schwartz, better known as Gridlock Sam discuss creative ways to move people around Mississauga.
For more information about Mississauga Moves 2015 and to register for the summit, please visit www.mississaugamoves2015.ca .   Top  
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 the first Remembrance Day service at the Streetsville Cenotaph.  The Remembrance Day service will be held on Wednesday, November 11, 2015, at 11am.  The procession will begin at the Streetsville Legion 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.  I hope you and your family are able to join us on November 11th.  For more information, please visit www.streetsvillelegion.ca.   Top  
Streetsville Historical Society Welcomes You

The Village of Streetsville has a rich history and is home to the highest concentration of historical buildings in Mississauga and the oldest Cenotaph in the city.  Chronicling and preserving this vibrant history is the Streetsville Historical Society (SHS), which is located at the historic Leslie Log House at 4415 Mississauga Rd.  The SHS collects, preserves, and promotes interest in the history of Streetsville, including local history and genealogy.  The SHS also offers information sessions, tours, guest speakers, and maintains the Streetsville Archives.  If you're looking for unique historic gifts, the SHS offers a great gift shop where you can purchase the following items:
  • Books on the history of Streetsville written by local writers
  • Hand knit childrens hats and slippers
  • Scarves - paintings by local artists
  • Publications put together by the SHS
If you're looking to spend a fun and educational evening with your family, don't forget to check out the SHS schedule of wonderful guest speakers.  This month's guest speaker is Len Keunzig, who will be coins and tokens, so if you are a coin collector or looking to learn more about the history of coins, make sure to attend this great session; details are as follows:
Coins & Tokens with Len Kuenzig
Thursday, November 12, 2015 @ 7:30pm
Streetsville United Church- Fellowship Hall
274 Queen Street South
For more info about the SHS, please visit www.streetsvillehistoricalsociety.ca or call 905-814-5958.   Top  
Air Cadets e-Recycling Fundraiser

The Cadets of 789 Lt.R.Hampton Gray, VC Squadron of the Royal Canadian Air Cadets will once again be holding an e-recycling fundraising event to collect your electronic items for recycling and raise funds for programs and activities.  The details of this e-recycling fundraiser are as follows:
Air Cadets e-Recycling Fundraiser
Saturday, November 14, 2015
8am to 5pm
Vic Johnston Community Centre (north end of parking lot)
335 Church Street, Streetsville
To date, the Cadets have diverted more than 20,000lbs of electronics from local landfill and raised much needed funds for their Squadron.  The following items will be collected at this e-recycling fundraiser:
Ink cartridges, toner cartridges, cell phones, cameras, digital camera, video cameras, TVs, VCRs, gaming systems, laptops, computers, Monitors, household batteries, car 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...
This is a great opportunity for you to safely dispose of your electronics items and help protect our environment, while supporting the great programs and initiatives of the Royal Canadian Air Cadets.  For more information about this e-recycling fundraiser, please contact Anna Lesiw, 789 Squadron Sponsor Chair at 905-566-0236.   Top  
2015 Tree Lighting Ceremony

The holiday season is just around the corner, and what better way to get into the holiday spirit than bringing your friends and family over to Streetsville Village Square for the 2015 Tree Lighting Ceremony!  This event is always so much fun for the whole family, and it's a great way to begin the holiday festivities.  Come out and enjoy hot chocolate and other sweet treats, while helping to count down to the lighting of the 2015 Christmas tree.  Enjoy great musical performances and meet Santa too!  Details for this year's event are as follows:

Tree Lighting Ceremony
Friday, November 27, 2015
Streetsville Village Square
Please note, Main Street will be closed for this ceremony.  I look forward to celebrating with you and your family on November 27th!  For more info about the Tree Lighting Ceremony, please visit www.villageofstreetsville.com .   Top  
Santa Claus is Coming to Town!
It's that time of year again!  It's time for the Mississauga Santa Claus Parade!  The Mississauga Santa Claus Parade has been a wonderful tradition in our city since 1974, when the parade was first organized by a small group of volunteers.  Since its humble beginnings, the parade has grown into a spectacular celebration, managed by our very own Streetsville BIA, with 75 groups represented in the parade and over 50,000 onlookers.  The parade will begin at Queen Street South (at Britannia Road) and travel south through the Village .  The details for the 2015 parade are as follows:

Mississauga Santa Claus Parade
Sunday, November 29, 2015
1pm start time
Queen Street South (at Britannia Road)

Please note, the following road closures will be in effect for the parade, from 12pm-3pm:
  • Queen Street South between Britannia Road and Erin Centre Blvd
  • Brookside Drive and Pioneer Drive south of Britannia Road
  • Main Street between Queen Street and Church Street
  • Bristol Road from River Grove to Church Street
I look forward to seeing you and your family at the 2015 Mississauga Santa Claus Parade!  For more info about the Mississauga Santa Claus Parade, please visit the official parade website at www.mississaugasanta.com .   Top  
City of Mississauga's New Mobile App
Information about City programs and services is now truly at your fingertips with the City's new free Pingstreet mobile app.  You can use the app to access real-time information from the City, including:
  • Local Government: Find the contact information of Mayor and Councillors.
  • News: Stay up-to-date with our latest news releases.
  • Meetings & Events: Find out what's happening in the City with a list of upcoming community events and committee meetings.
  • Notification Centre: Keep informed of the City's activities
  • Discover Mississauga: Plan a visit and discover what the City has to offer.
  • Twitter: Follow our live feed.
  • Garbage & Recycling: View waste collection schedules from the Region of Peel.
  • Contact Us: Reach out to the City by phone or email.
You will also be able to report issues using the app, such as illegal signs, etc.  The Pingstreet mobile app is available now for download at  Apple Store Google Play BlackBerry World , and  Windows Phone Store .   Top  
Mississauga Home to Raptors 905

Mississauga is now home to the new Toronto Raptors' NBA Development League team.  The new team is called the Raptors 905 and they will play their home games at the City's Hershey Centre.  The NBA D League is the NBA's official minor league that prepares players, coaches, officials, trainers, etc. for the NBA.  The D League features 19 teams and the Raptors 905 are the 8th D League team to be owned by an NBA team and the first to be based outside the United States.
In addition to home games at the Hershey Centre, the City of Mississauga, Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment (MLSE) and the Toronto Raptors will work together to deliver a variety of community-based programming, including local basketball events and outreach initiatives.  Raptors 905 games will begin in November.  For more information about the Raptors 905, visit www.raptors905.com .   Top  
Recycle Batteries at City Libraries and Community Centres

If you're looking for a place to dispose of your used batteries, you can now conveniently recycle single use (non-rechargeable) batteries (A, AA, AAA, AAAA, C cell, D cell, 4.5-volt, 9-volt) by dropping them off at bins located near customer service areas in each of the City's Libraries and Community Centres. Residents are asked to cover the positive (+) battery terminals with electrical or masking tape before dropping the batteries into bins.
To date, the City has collected more than a tonne of batteries, equivalent to a small car. By the end of 2015, the program is expected to collect over three and a half tonnes of batteries.  For more information on battery recycling please visit www.mississauga.ca/batteryrecycling .   Top  
New Road Safety Rules in Effect

The Ministry of Transportation of Ontario (MTO) has recently updated the rules of the road to help enhance and promote safety. Changes include tougher penalties for distracted driving; new rules to protect cyclists; and measures to ensure the safety of tow truck drivers and children riding school buses.  The changes are as follows:
Getting Tougher on Distracted Driving
Penalties for distracted driving will include an increased set fine of $490* and three demerit points upon conviction.  Novice drivers  will receive a minimum 30-day suspension for the first conviction and longer suspensions for subsequent convictions.  A bike must have a white front light and a red rear light or reflector if you ride between ½ hour before sunset and ½ hour after sunrise, and white reflective tape on the front forks and red reflective tape on rear forks.
Keeping Cyclists Safe
The "dooring" of cyclists will carry an increased set fine of $365* and three demerit points upon conviction. New rules will also require drivers to leave a one-metre distance where possible when passing cyclists, or they may face the penalty of a $110*set fine and two demerit points. Cyclists who don't use the required bicycle lights and reflectors face a higher set fine of $110.*
Staying Alert Around Tow Trucks and School Buses
Drivers must now leave a safe passing distance between themselves and tow trucks stopped on the roadside to provide assistance. Failing to slow down and move over for a tow truck can result in a set fine of $490.* School buses will be more recognizable -- they will now be the only buses permitted to be chrome yellow.  Drivers failing to stop for a school bus can be fined up to $2,000 and six demerit points for a first conviction.
For more information about the recent changes to the rules of the road, please visit www.mto.gov.on.ca .   Top  
Councillor George Carlson| | george.carlson@mississauga.ca | 300 City Centre Drive
Mississauga, ON   L5B 3C1