Ward 11 E-Newsletter - June 2017
Councillor's Message

Welcome to the June 2017 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...
Reminder: 2017 Streetsville Canada Day Celebration

Just a reminder that this year marks Canada's historic 150th birthday, and what better way to celebrate this national milestone than at the 2017 Streetsville Canada Day celebration!   The Streetsville Canada Day celebration will be held on Saturday, July 1, 2017.  This is the 25th annual Canada Day celebration, and it will feature an amazing fireworks display with music by Canadian artists and fun activities and performances for all.  The Streetsville Canada Day celebration is FREE, and celebrations will begin at 6pm at Streetsville Village Square.  Children can enjoy many fun and exciting activities, including balloon animals, face painting, children's entertainers, magicians, carnival games, mascots, clowns, kiddie and adult striker games, craft tables, artwork stations, and more.  Check out the spectacular live musical and dance performances on the main stage and grab a delicious bite to eat at the Rotary BBQ.  At 7pm join in for the Lion's Club Cake cutting and singing of "Happy Birthday!"  At the end of the night, enjoy the outstanding fireworks display at Memorial Park at 10pm.   
The success of Streetsville's Canada Day celebration would not be possible without the hard work of our community volunteers.  This event is run by community volunteers who organize all of the activities.  If you would like to volunteer at the 2017 celebration, please contact the Streetsville B.I.A. at info@villageofstreetsville.com or 905-858-5974.  For more information about Streetsville's Canada Day celebration, please visit www.villageofstreetsville.com .  I look forward to celebrating with you and your family on July 1st!   Top  
MiWay Service Improvements

I am very pleased to report that MiWay will be implementing several service improvements across the City this period as part of the MiWay 5 Service Plan (2016-2020). These changes will take place on July 3, 2017 and include frequency improvements, extension of service and better GO connections among others.  There are several improvements in Ward 11 as follows:

Service Improvement
Credit Valley
New PM westbound trip added from the City Centre Terminal.
More frequent weekend service.
Route extended  to the Skymark Hub to provide a direct connection to the Airport Corporate Centre from Meadowvale Town Centre.
More weekday AM service from Westwood Mall.
Route 43 - Matheson-Argentia
Revised  routing: buses will travel on Terry Fox Way instead of McLaughlin Road to improve service reliability.

For more information about these MiWay service improvements, please visit www.miway.ca.   Top  
Heritage Mississauga "The  Credits" Awards

Mississauga has a rich history and heritage that has spanned several centuries.  If you know outstanding individuals or groups who have worked very hard to preserve, protect, and promote Mississauga's heritage, Heritage Mississauga wants to hear from you. Consider submitting a nomination for "The Credits", which are special heritage awards presented by Heritage Mississauga.  Heritage Mississauga offers several awards, such as the Heritage Lifetime Achievement Award, Heritage Business Leader Award, Heritage Champion Award, and much more. Consider submitting a nomination today!  For more information about "The Credits" please visit www.heritagemississauga.com.   Top  
Proper Mulching Technique
If you plan on doing some planting this spring, I would like to share with you some useful tips on proper mulching technique as it is important to ensure that you are using proper technique.  Mulch has many benefits for plants, including:
  • Moisture retention
  • Soil temperature control
  • Weed suppression
  • Soil nutrients

When you are applying mulch, you must make sure that you use proper technique and avoid mulch volcanoes, which result from improper and excessive mulching and cause many problems for trees, including disease and decay.  When applying mulch, mulch should not come into contact with the tree trunk.  For a detailed illustration of proper mulching technique, please click on the illustration below to view the detailed info-graphic, which was provided by the City's Forestry Division.  Top

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