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

June Issue:
Councillor's Message

Dear  neighbours,

I think we can safely say good-bye to the long winter and say "Hello Summer 2018"!

I wish everyone a wonderful  summer! Get out there and enjoy what the city has to offer and all the summer festivals.

As per policy, this will be my last e-newsletter for this term as we approach the municipal election.  

I will continue to work hard for the residents of Ward 8 and if there is anything I can assist with, please do not hesitate to contact my office or send me an email.



Are you 12 - 14 years old? Would you like to travel on MiWay for free this summer? 

How about free public swimming at both indoor and outdoor pools? 

Then you need a Freedom Pass!

Allied CPA's Grand Opening

Have a question about the City's Street Lighting?  

If you would like to volunteer please   contact Habitat for Humanity

90th Anniversary Celebration of Canada-Japan Diplomatic Relations

Credit Valley Horticultural Society 


Wednesday, June 13 - 8:00 pm

Wednesday, September 12 - 8:00 pm

South Common Community Centre
Arbour Green Room

Unveiling the new fully accessible doors at city hall

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.

Lions Farmers Market 
Wednesday, June 6
9:00 am - 5:00 pm 
Fresh Air Fitness
Every Wednesday
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Movie Night's are BACK!
Every Thursday
8:00 pm


Tall Grass By-Law 

City of Mississauga Staff recommended actions that would enhance the City's Nuisance Weed and Tall Grass Control By-law.  The proposed amendments includes decreasing the maximum permitted height of tall grass from 30 centimetres to 20 centimetres / (7.87 inches), reducing the time required to resolve tall grass and nuisance weed complaints from 10 - 7 days, as well as updating the list of 12 noxious weeds to 25.  The amendments will ensure Mississauga remains consistent with other municipalities.    
Please contact 3-1-1 to report any property standards

Planning & Development Meeting  - OZ 16/005 W8
Re: 3355 The Collegeway
3355 The Collegeway
Northeast corner of The Collegeway & Ridgeway Drive
File OZ 16/005 W8

Applicant's Proposal
to revise the zoning to permit 340 horizontal multiple dwellings (back to back stacked townhouses) within 12 four storey residential blocks & 24 horizontal multiple dwellings (stacked townhomes) within a four storey mixed use building containing ground & second floor commercial uses.
The remediation of on-site contamination will be evaluated through the review of this application & addressed in the Corporate Report.

Planning & Development Meeting
Monday June 25, 2018 @ 5:30 pm 
Civic Centre, 300 City Centre Drive   

Residents are invited to attend & may also speak at this meeting.  

Purpose of the Meeting:  The city held a Public Meeting on January 15, 2018.  At the upcoming meeting, Planning & Building staff will present a report addressing issues raised & will provide a recommendation on the proposal.  Planning & Development will make a decision about this project at this meeting. 

The report will be available on-line one week prior to the meeting at   this city link

If you cannot attend the meeting & would like to share your views &/or wish to be notified of further meetings or be added to the mailing list, please contact the Planning & Building Department by 12:00 pm on the day of the meeting:
by mail to: 300 City Centre, Dr 6th Floor, Mississauga, ON L5B 3C1
by email to:  Planning Info

For detailed information contact
City Planner David Ferro @ 905-615-3200 ext 4554 or by  email

Voter Look Up

While the provincial elections are getting into full swing, please remember that this fall on October 22, we will be holding the municipal elections.   I will be running again this term and I encourage all eligible voters to be sure to cast your ballots.

It is easier than ever to check to see if you are on the voters list. Mississauga residents, property   owners and tenants over the age   of 18 can now check voterlookup.ca   to see if you are on the list to vote   and ensure your information is   correct.
Managed by the  Municipal Property Assessment Corporation, the online tool lets you log in using your property address or assessment roll number, full name and date of birth.  You can update or change your information, add a name to an address or change your school support.
Using  voterlookup.ca will provide the City with accurate and up-to-date information for preparing the final voters' list used on Election Day,  This makes it easier and more efficient when voters head to the polls in October.
Find out ahead of time if you're eligible to vote. Visit  voterlookup.ca or call 1-866-296-6722 to confirm or update your information.

Adequate Heat By-Law Changes

City of Mississauga Enforcement staff proposed changes to the Adequate Heat By-law, following direction from Council to review the By-law and community feedback. During the review, staff considered unit temperaturecooling provisions and the dates that the By-law would be in effect.
In their report, staff indicated that the changes to the By-law will ensure that landlords can be flexible when regulating heat in their buildings during fluctuating and extreme weather patterns. Currently, the By-law states that the owner shall provide the dwelling unit with adequate and stable heat of 20 degrees Celsius from September 15 to June 1.

Staff recommended the following changes to the Adequate Heat By-law:  
  • Landlords provide adequate heat to maintain unit temperature of at least 20 degrees Celsius.
  • Where air-conditioning exists, landlords provide that a maximum temperature of 26 degrees Celsius is not exceeded.
  • Remove the temperature range dates (September 15 to June 1) currently found within the existing By-law.
"Enforcement staff met with and received input from the public and stakeholders, including tenants, property management, owners and contractors on recommendations for the Adequate Heat By-law," said Geoff Wright, Commissioner, Transportation and Works. "The proposed changes comply with provincial requirements and responds to changing weather conditions. The changes also addresses many of the concerns that we heard during the public meetings, are easy to understand and will be enforceable."
The report also cites an education plan to raise awareness and advise residents of the changes. If approved by Council, the By-Law name will change to Adequate Temperature By-Law, come into effect on June 6, 2018 and will be reviewed every three years. For more information visit: Mississauga.ca/bylawenforcement.

Grown In Peel 

Local produce tastes great and is good for you, too. The farms and markets in Peel have everything from vegetables and fruit, to meats, honey, maple syrup, baked goods, garden supplies, wine and much, much more

June is Seniors Month

On June 5, the City will celebrate Seniors' Month with the annual Mississauga Older Adult Expo. This year, the event will also mark the official countdown to the Ontario 55+ Summer Games, taking place from August 10 to 12 in Mississauga.
Over 2,000 older adults from across Mississauga will attend and learn about the City's fitness and technology programs and services and meet over 60 exhibitors. Participants will have the opportunity to sign up as a Games volunteer, participate in fitness demonstrations, attend technology device advice and engage in a Safety Seminar from Peel Regional Police. Attendees can also participate in the 'try-it' featured sports, win prizes and listen to great entertainment from The Peppershakers. MiWay will provide limited shuttle buses at community centres across Mississauga to make travel easier for older adults.
2018 Mississauga Older Adult Expo and Ontario 55+ Summer Games Countdown Event
Tuesday, June 5 from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Official Ceremony begins at 10 a.m.
Carmen Corbasson Community Centre and Mississauga Seniors' Centre
1399 Cawthra Road
For more information about the 2018 Older Adult Expo, visit mississauga.ca/olderadults .
To learn more about the Ontario 55+ Summer Games, visit osgmississauga.ca .

let's play in the park

We are pleased to offer this program again this summer at Brookmede Park, 2254 Council Ring Rd. from 1:00-4:00 pm, July 2-August 31. For more program and location information, visit 

Sauga Busks

Mississauga's Busking Season is Open

Applications are now being accepted for the busking season that runs from May to October
(weather permitting).
NEW Busk Stop locations in Malton and an additional one in Port Credit!
Don't forget to tag the City in your pictures/videos and use the  #Saugabusks
Your picture may get featured on our social media channels. 

Summer Camp  Fun

Our affordable Summer Camps run from July 2 to August 31 at 25 locations across Mississauga, offering over 100 different types of camps for children ages 4-14. Our camps are focused around a variety of themes to offer the best fit for your child - Adventure, Creative, Fun, Learning, Sport and Swim. We also offer extended hours (before and after camps) and an Inclusion Facilitator Program for children with disabilities.

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contact  our office prior to the 20th day of the month 
to ensure placement.

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