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

Welcome to the September 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...
2017 Vintage in the Village Classic Car Show

It's that time of year again!  It's time to rev up your engines and check out some beautiful classic cars at the 2017 Vintage in the Village Classic Car Show!  Bring your friends and family over to the Streetsville Village Square for some great tunes, delicious food, and some of the most beautiful classic cars you have ever seen!  The details of the 2017 car show are as follows:
2017 Vintage in the Village Classic Car Show
Sunday, September 17, 2017
Streetsville Village Square, Main St (Corner of Queen St S and Main St, L5M 1X4)
For additional information, please visit www.georgecarlson.ca or call 905-896-5011.   Top  
2017 Mayor's Citywide Food Drive Challenge

I am pleased to inform you that Mayor Crombie has launched the 2017 Mayor's Citywide Food Drive Challenge as a part of The Mississauga Food Bank's Annual Thanksgiving Campaign. The challenge begins on Saturday, September 16th, and the goal is to raise 225,000 lbs of food and $125,000 by October 13. Last year, the drive raised 219,975 lbs of food and $123,531!
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, through its member agencies including Compass Food Bank, Salvation Army Erin Mills Food Bank, Seva Food Bank, St. Mary's Food Bank and many more exist to help ease this struggle.  Eden Food for Change is once again actively participating in this year's campaign and will receive all food donations from Fire Stations 115, 122 and 111 for the duration of the campaign.  If you are able, there are many ways that you may participate in this campaign:
  • Join the #OneBagChallenge:
    • o   Fill a bag with nutritious non-perishable food
    • o   Take a photo or video as you deliver your donation to your local grocery store, fire station or The Mississauga Food Bank
    • o   Post your photo or video on social media and challenge five people to do the same within 48 hours. Make sure to use the hashtag #OneBagChallenge!
    • Join us at the Thanksgiving Campaign Launch on Saturday, September 16th, 2017 at Streetsville Village Square, taking place from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM, remarks will take place at 2:00 PM. Families can bring their donations and enjoy free food, entertainment and family friendly activities.
For more info, please visit www.themississaugafoodbank.org.   Top  
Streetsville Library 50th Anniversary Celebration

I am very excited to announce that the 50th anniversary of the Streetsville Library will be celebrated this year!  The details are as follows:
Streetsville Library 50th Anniversary Celebration
Saturday, September 23
2 pm - Official ceremony
1-2 pm and 2:45 - 4 pm- Family-friendly activities
Streetsville Library, 112 Queen St S
The library was initially located at 280 Queen Street South (now the Streetsville BIA Office).  This building was originally built in the 1860s and initially used by the Cunningham family for their tinsmithing business.  In 1902, the Streetsville Library Board acquired the building and it served as the public library until 1967 when the new Centennial library was opened at 112 Queen St S.  I hope to see you and your family at the celebration on September 23rd!   For more information about Streetsville Library, please visit www.mississauga.ca/streetsvillelibrary.   Top  
MiWay 5 Public Information Centres 
MiWay will be hosting Public Information Centres for residents to review the 2018 service plan, which will focus on increasing service levels along major corridors and introducing more express service to power the transit grid network.  The details are as follows:
MiWay 5 Public Information Centre location
Monday Sept. 25
2pm - 7pm
City Centre Transit Terminal
200 Rathburn Rd. W
Tuesday Sept. 26
4pm - 7pm
Port Credit Library
20 Lakeshore Rd. E
Thursday Sept. 28
3pm - 7pm
Meadowvale Town Centre
6677 Meadowvale Town Centre Circle
Saturday Sept. 30
1pm - 4pm
Westwood Square
7205 Goreway Dr.
The MiWay Five Transit Service Plan (2016-2020) is the City's current transit service plan, which will move Mississauga's transit system from a design that radiates from the city centre to a grid network that will allow for more frequent buses along main corridors.  For more information about the plan, please visit www.miway.ca .   Top
Streetsville Historical Society General Meeting
If you are interested in the local history of Streetsville, be sure to check out the Streetsville Historical Society's general meeting.  The details are as follows:
Streetsville Historical Society General Meeting
October 12, 2017, at 7:30pm
Heritage Hall, Streetsville United Church
274 Queen St. S., Streetsville
The guest speaker for this meeting is Brad Butt, and he will be speaking about "Politics, Community and Business: A Passion for Mississauga."  The Streetsville Historical Society collects, preserves and promotes interest in the general history of the Streetsville and is located at 4415 Mississauga Rd in the Leslie Log House.  For more information, please visit www.streetsvillehistoricalsociety.ca.   Top
Register for City's Driveway Windrow Snow Clearing Program    

Registration for the City of Mississauga's Driveway Windrow Snow Clearing Program is open until 9 p.m. on Friday, November 10 for residents 65 years and older and people with disabilities. The program provides assistance to eligible applicants by clearing windrows after snow plowing operations have ended.
This program runs from November 27, 2017 to March 30, 2018. The windrow snow clearing service will plow a space approximately three metres (ten feet) wide at the end of the driveway for one car to pass. The service is provided within 36 hours after the end of a snow storm, once all streets have been plowed. Clearing to bare pavement is not guaranteed.
Residents 65 years and older 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. The program is offered to 300 eligible applicants on a first-come, first-served basis. 
Applications for the Driveway Windrow Snow Clearing Program are available online or at all community centres, the Recreation Customer Service Centre (located at the Mississauga Central Library) and the Mississauga Seniors' Centre.  For more information, please visit the program website at www.mississauga.ca/drivewaywindrowprogram.   Top
Traffic Signal at Queen St S and Ontario St   
Please be advised that a traffic signal will be installed at the intersection of Queen St S and Ontario St.  The intersection was studied by City Traffic Staff and met the Ministry of Transportation Ontario (MTO) warrants for traffic signals.  The traffic signal is being installed as part of the City's 2017 Traffic Signal and Modernization Program and will be activated in late September / early October, subject to weather conditions.  For more information about the City's traffic management program, please visit www.mississauga.ca/trafficsignals.   Top
One Million Trees Mississauga Update 
I am very pleased to report that the City's One Million Trees program has reached a milestone of 250,000 trees planted; as of today, that total is 254,087 trees!  That puts us almost an entire year ahead of our targets for each year to reach our goal of 1,000,000 by the year 2032!
Also, to celebrate Canada 150 and One Million Trees Mississauga, the City has created a special 2017 Earth Day video, which can be found here: https://youtu.be/Y-mj-cLtsMU.  I hope you enjoy watching this great video!  For more information about One Million Trees Mississauga, please visit www.onemilliontrees.ca.   Top
Councillor George Carlson| | george.carlson@mississauga.ca | 300 City Centre Drive
Mississauga, ON   L5B 3C1