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

May Issue:
Councillor's Message

Dear  neighbours,

We have finally started to see signs of Spring!  I'm sure we are all ready to welcome some nicer weather.

I would like to send best wishes to all Moms and wish them a very Happy Mother's Day.

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!

University of Toronto Mississauga
Student Union Meeting

Have a question about the City's Street Lighting?  

Regional Council supporting 
Humboldt Broncos


If you would like to volunteer please   email Habitat directly

Earth Day 2018 - Arbour Green Park
Thank you to all for attending!

W.E.I. Center - Food Bank Donation

Credit Valley Horticultural Society 

Wednesday, May 9 - 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.
Get ready to have fun by visiting  activemississauga.ca and see what's available.

National Youth Week 
May 1st to 7th, 2018.
Visit  National Youth Week for free events for youth with youth.

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.
Fresh Air Fitness
Begins Wednesday, May 23
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Movie Night's are BACK!
Begins Thursday, May 24
8:00 pm


2018 Aerial Spray 

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 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.

If you were unable to attend the Open House, please know that the City will be hosting a General Open House on 

Tuesday, May 1 - 6:00 pm -8:00 pm
Central Library

MFES is Turning 50 Years Old

Did you Know that Mississauga Fire and Emergency Services is turning 50 this year?

Help us celebrate on 

Saturday, May 12 from 10:00 am - 2:00 pm at the 
Garry W. Morden Centre.

  H elp us reach our goal of filling a fire truck by donating a non-perishable food item. You will not only be helping our residents in need but you will also be entered for the chance to win a prize.

Family-friendly activities include hands-on demonstrations, tours, a high-speed chase demonstration by Peel Regional Police and much more.

Onsite parking is available, but limited.

Visit Mississauga.ca/fire for more information.

Living Arts Performance

An unforgettable tale performed on a moving city bus!
From May 22 - June 3, 2018, the Living Arts Centre brings an exciting, one-of-a-kind performance to Mississauga:
Tales of an Urban Indian produced by Talk Is Free Theatre, written by CBC's Darrell Dennis and starring Craig Lauzon of the Royal Canadian Air Farce.
This award-winning one-man-show is a dark comedy performed on a city bus that will take you on a journey - literally - through the life of a contemporary First Nations man facing life on reserve and on the streets of Vancouver, stopping at locations that tie-in to the story!
Mississauga Writers Group
 Pheasant Run Park Open House

There will be a Public Information Session for Pheasant Run Community Park on

Tuesday, May 29 from 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm 
@ St. Clare Catholic School, 4140 Glen Erin Drive.

The Park is being re-developed and I invite residents to drop in to view the displays of the proposed park.

I along with City Staff will be on hand to answer questions you may have.

Visual Arts Mississauga

Enrich Your Child's Education with the Arts!

Did you know that arts education enhances children's emotional intelligence and intuitive skills? Studies suggest arts education encourages social inclusion, literacy, understanding and much more! Enrich your child's education with the arts! Visual Arts Mississauga (VAM) is now accepting registration for its Kids' Summer Arts Camp. Each week is designed to offer a fun and unique array of arts and crafts to appeal to each age group!! VAM is now accepting registration for children ages 6 to 13. Click for more
Teen and Adult Summer Fine Art Courses at VAM

Ignite your creativity at Visual Arts Mississauga! VAM is now accepting registration for Summer Fine Arts Courses for Teens and Adults. Unlock your creative potential with VAM's Fine Arts Courses including watercolour , drawing , acrylics , and more! Registration is now open for our exciting new evening teen courses including Teen Acrylic Mixed-Media, Teen Drawing and much more! Register at www.visualartsmississauga.com
Interested in Visual Arts Mississauga? Check out this short video on Mississauga's thriving creative centre. Click here

Pep Rally 2018

Pep Rally 2018
Monday, May 21 - 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Let's get excited for summer! Kicking things off, experience a dinosaur, robot, confetti dance party (bet you've never been to one of those before). 

Throw on your dancing shoes as DJ Andre 905 live spins all day. Bust a move with the MCS Robot and the one and only Russel T. Wrecks, a life size dinosaur and his two raptor friends.

This epic day has everything from a 25 ft prehistoric rock climbing wall to a baby dino petting zoo. Splash in the fountain or dig in the Dino Excavation Pits. Grab a dino sized bite from one of our food trucks and spend Victoria Day at the Square where prehistoric meets high tech - with a whole lot of confetti.


For More Information

PEYA Amazing Green Race

Amazing Green Race (in partnership with the Peel Environmental Youth Alliance) - for youth ages 13-24. Saturday May 19th, 11:00 am - 4:00 pm.

We only have space for 30 teams, so be sure to register quickly! Race against the clock across Mississauga and work together to complete fun climate change challenges to be dubbed the Amazing Green Race Champions!

Free pre-loaded Presto Cards, Free swag, Fun challenges, lots of environmental learning, and the opportunity to win amazing prizes!

  • Free Passes to Treetop Trekking in Brampton
  • MEC Brand Trail Backpacks
  • Free Passes to Skyzone Mississauga
  • Free Bowling Coupons from Classic Bowl
  • Canada's Wonderland Passes
  • MiWay Prize packs
  • More prizes added weekly!
For more information and to register your team visit Amazing Green Race  

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