Ward 8 News, Matt Mahoney, Councillor Ward 8, City of Mississauga. matt.mahoney@mississauga.ca, 905-896-5800

April Issue:
Councillor's Message

Dear  neighbours,

April showers bring May flowers!  

A reminder that as we experience the rainy weather, there could be potential flooding.  Please keep children and pets away from creeks and rivers.

I will be hosting an Open House on Wednesday, April 4TH  @ Erindale High School from 6pm - 8pm for those residents that were effected by Cankerworms and Gypsy Moths.  Forestry will have a presentation and be on hand to answer any questions about the upcoming aerial spray.

Earth Days 2018 are right around the corner!  Do you have a group that is planning on participating  in this years 20 minute clean up?  Be sure to register your Clean Up Crew at Earth Days.

If there is anything I can assist with, please do not hesitate to contact my office or send me an email.



Please do not throw your dog waste baggies on the ground.

Please use the correct waste bin.  

Help keep your parks & trails free of litter

Have a question about the City's Street Lighting?  

Credit Valley Horticultural Society 

Wednesday, April 11 - 8:00 pm
South Common Community Centre
Arbour Green Room

The Credit Valley Horticultural Society's 34th Annual Plant Sale

Saturday, May 19 
9:00 am - 1:00 pm
St. Aloysius Gonzaga School
2800 Erin Centre Blvd

Featuring  a large selection of locally grown perennials, native plants, vines, shrubs & annuals.

The season will begin on March 30th (weather permitting; rain date April 7). 

Visit us at www.oakridgetennis.ca for full details on the 2018 season and how to register. Here are some highlights:


Member registration open house will be on April 14 from 1:30-3pm, & April 19 from 7-8pm at the courts. 


We are offering a FREE TENNIS CLINIC at the April 14 open house - RSVP at  Oakridge Tennis.  


Find us on Facebook at Oakridge Tennis Club. Like, Follow and Share our Facebook page for a chance to win a 2018 Membership. 

(contest ends April 30. 2018)


Get ready to have fun by visiting  activemississauga.ca and see what's available.


Using a smartphone, residents can report on issues under the "Report a Problem" button using the free mobile app.  Here are just a few to know about:
  • Five hour parking violations on a City street
  • Abandoned shopping carts on private property
  • Dead/unhealthy trees on City property
  • City tree stump removal
  • Park light burnt  out
  • Report graffiti 
  • Request pruning of a City owned tree


Mississauga Celebration Square hosts a dynamic mix of free events and festivals throughout the year.

2018 Aerial Spray 
Community Open House

The City of Mississauga is conducting an aerial spray this spring. The spray will help to manage high levels of fall cankerworm and gypsy moth caterpillars and prevent tree loss
The seasonal spray window is set for April 23 to June 10, 2018,  between 5 and 7:30 a.m. 

The spray area consists of private and public land in Wards 1, 2, 6, 7, 8 and 11 and is roughly 1,940 hectares (4,794 acres), equivalent to approximately 1,552 football fields.

The City would like know the best way to inform you about updates about the spray. Fill out this survey to help us:  Take the survey

Spring Clean Up

The City of Mississauga begins its spring street sweeping and clean-up program after the winter season.

The City's Transportation and Works Department clears debris left behind after the winter season from roads, sidewalks, traffic islands, hard-surfaced boulevards and curb side gutters.

The sweeping of all City roads begins in mid-April, which is then followed in May by the cleaning of hard-surfaced boulevards, sidewalks that are directly adjacent to the curb, curb side gutters and traffic islands.

Regular Street Sweeping Program

After the spring clean-up, the City continues to maintain roadways through an ongoing regular street-sweeping program which ends when winter weather arrives.

From June to the end of October, Business Improvement Areas in Mississauga (Streetsville, Port Credit, Malton, Clarkson) are swept weekly, main roads are swept bi-weekly and industrial roads are swept monthly. 

For more information on street sweeping dial 3-1-1, or if outside City limits call 905-615-4311 from Monday to Friday between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m.

Celebrate Earth Day
 Civic Awards of Recognition
Nominations are now open for the City of Mississauga's 2018 Civic Awards of Recognition. Starting today, until April 30, you can nominate outstanding individuals, community groups and businesses whose work makes Mississauga a great place to be.

This year, in addition to community volunteering and achievements in sports and the arts, the City will recognize two new groups of nominees:
*    Businesses, community groups or individuals who have consistently removed barriers for people with disabilities
*    Youth ages 14 to 24 who volunteer for more than 100 hours in community and civic activities.

Know an individual or an organization that qualifies? Visit the City's website at
mississauga.ca/civicrecognition , read the award criteria and fill out the online nomination form. You can also download the form and submit it by email or mail.

The City will consider the first 100 nominees and review nominations on a first come, first served basis. Make sure your nomination counts by sending it in early!

Nominees who qualify will be invited to receive their awards during a formal ceremony at the Mississauga Civic Centre on Tuesday, June 12, 2018. 

Mississauga is an inclusive city that welcomes diversity and encourages residents of all ages and backgrounds to take part in civic life. Launched in 1992, the
Civic Recognition Program recognizes outstanding achievements, community volunteers and important milestones. Youth volunteers and work that supports accessibility fit with the spirit of Mississauga and are deserving additions to the recognition program. The Civic Recognition Program also includes the Certificate of Recognition, the Civic Award of Merit and Civic Award of Philanthropy.
Ontario 55+ Summer Games Be a Volunteer
Mississauga is the official host city for the 2018 Ontario 55+ Summer Games, a celebration of active living, taking place August 10 to 12. With less than six months to go, the City is assembling its volunteer team and taking applications.

Approximately 1,400 participants 55 years or older from across Ontario will compete in active and passive activities, including pickleball, cycling, euchre, tennis and more. Becoming a volunteer at the Games is a great way to support the community, learn about new activities and be part of a team.

About 400 volunteers will be required for roles like welcoming participants, assisting in the production of the opening ceremonies, helping run sport competitions and providing information to guests. 

 All Ontario 55+ Summer Games volunteers must be:
* 16 years of age or older
* available during August 10 to 12 inclusive
* available to attend an orientation session in July

Interested in this Unique Opportunity?
Volunteer applications can be completed online at 
osgmississauga.ca/volunteer. The online volunteer application captures information about skills and experience, preferences and availability.
Questions about volunteering can be directed to osg55info@mississauga.ca
For more information about the Ontario 55+ Summer Games, visit osgmississauga.ca.

Peel Renovates

The Region of Peel's Peel Renovates Homeowners' Renovations Assistance program is now accepting applications. The program provides up to $15,000.00 to eligible seniors, persons with disabilities and low- to moderate-income individuals and families, who require renovations or upgrades to their home to address safety and accessibility issues. The program will remain open until the budget for 2018 is exhausted.
Interested parties can apply online or by telephone. 

Brain Tech Robotics

Check out spring & summer recreation programs, activities and classes that will exercise your mind and body, excite your senses and stretch your imagination.

Visual Arts Mississauga

Kids Summer Art Camp at VAM

Summer-Fun, friends, fresh air & fantastic art projects!  Kids love Kids' Summer Art Camp at Visual Arts Mississauga.  

Register before spaces fill-up.  Each week is designed to offer a fun & unique array of arts & crafts to appeal to each age group!  VAM is now accepting registration for children ages 6 - 13.

Teen/Adult Spring/Summer Fine Art Courses at VAM

Ignite your  creativity  at Visual Arts Mississauga! VAM is now accepting registration for Spring and Summer Fine Arts Courses for Teens and Adults. 

Unlock your creative potential with VAM's Fine Arts Courses including  watercolourdrawing, acrylics, and more!

Registration is now open for our exciting new evening teen courses including  Illustration for Teens Dynamic Drawing for Gamers & Geeks  and much more! 

If you have an upcoming community event and you 
would like to submit it in our e-newsletter, please 
contact  our office prior to the 20th day of the month 
to ensure placement.

Please contact us at 905-896-5800
Mississauga.ca                                   Matt Mahoney  -  Ward 8                                        905-896-5800