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Ward 9 Councillor's November 2013 Report - Vol 5
Dear Neighbour:

As the days are getting shorter and darkness comes earlier, I want to remind you to drive with extra care on our residential streets and watch for pedestrians.  If you are out walking at night please wear light or bright coloured clothing so you can be seen by drivers. 


I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving and Halloween and joined us in remembering our Veterans on Remembrance Day.


It has been a very busy time in the community with ward meetings on planning and crime prevention issues.  As always I have enjoyed attending local events and celebrating special occasions in the community.  I hope you will attend one or both of the two meetings coming up this month and provide me with your input. 


Thank you for reading my newsletters and keep sending your suggestions for articles to me at pat.saito@mississauga.ca.   



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Ward 9 News:

Emerald Ash Borer

Parking Considerations 

Streetsville Pumping Station and Reservoir Construction Update 

Colour Coding for Buried Utilities 

Ward 9 Watermain Work 

Reporting Crime 

Council and Committee Meetings Live Streamed  

Snow Clearing

 I am holding two important meetings in November.  


On Monday November 25th, I am holding a meeting to show the proposal for the Meadowvale Islamic Centre at 6496 and 6508 Winston Churchill Boulevard.  The meeting is at the Meadowvale Community Centre Youth/Seniors Room from 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm.  The applicant will show the proposal and City staff will be there to hear comments and answer questions on process.


The second meeting is to show the proposed plans and have further discussion on the design of our new park at Tenth Line and Aquitaine.  We have been able to incorporate almost all of the community suggestions and everyone is welcome to attend and comment.  The meeting is on Wednesday November 27th at Plum Tree Park School on Tenth Line north of Aquitaine from 7:00 pm  - 9:00 pm.


The Ward meeting for the proposed apartment buildings at 2700 Aquitaine Avenue will be held in the new year and I will post information when it is available. 


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Emerald Ash Borer
A healthy ash tree

The City is taking steps to deal with the devastation of our Ash trees from the Emerald Ash Borer.  EAB is a highly destructive, invasive insect that could kill all ash trees in North America.  In Mississauga, ash trees represent approximately 10 per cent of trees on both public and private land.


Last year Council approved a 10-year Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) Management Plan to treat approximately 20,000 City-owned ash trees from EAB.  The City's approved EAB Management Plan includes:


(1)  Treating approximately 20,000 City-owned ash trees with an insecticide called TreeAzin.


(2)  Removing and replacing, one for one, the ash trees on our streets and within our parks which are too infected to be saved.


Ward 9 is affected by this disease and you will see trees along the roadways that are marked for this program.  Trees marked with a green dot at chest height were treated in the spring and summer.  Trees with a red X at chest height are marked for removal.  Removal works started this spring, with staff continuing to remove infested ash trees from streets throughout the city this fall and winter.  Street trees that are removed in 2013 will be replaced in 2014.  However in some locations, it may not be feasible to replant a new tree due to spacing or other concerns. 


For information about the City's EAB Management Plan please visit www.mississauga.ca/eab or call 3-1-1. Outside city limits call 905-615-4311.


This will have a huge financial impact on our budgets as it is doing in all municipalities. To fund the EAB Management Plan, a tax levy on the City portion of your tax bill will provide $2.8 million in 2013 and $5.6 million over the next nine years. This represents an average of $2.31 per $100,000 of your assessed property value.

An ash tree affected by EAB

Ash trees on private property are the landowner's responsibility. So, if you are concerned about ash trees on your property, please contact a certified arborist for treatment/removal options. To learn more about EAB, visit the Canadian Food Inspection Agency's website at www.inspection.gc.ca.


Trees are a valuable asset to the City of Mississauga. Without immediate action, EAB will have a devastating impact on the City's overall tree canopy. Let's work together to preserve our trees.  


Parking Considerations


Did you know that if you have guests that visit for longer than the 3 hour parking limit, you can request a parking consideration?  


You can request up to 14 temporary parking considerations in a year, with a 5 day maximum per permit, per municipal address.  


This can be done by calling 3-1-1 Monday to Friday 7:00 am to 7:00 pm.  For weekend and after-hours requests, call Transportation and Works After-Hours Dispatch at 905-615-3000.  For full details on how to request parking considerations please click here.

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Streetsville Pumping Station and Reservoir Construction Update

The overall work on the pumping station and reservoir has been progressing well. Much of the exterior activities such as landscaping and restoration should be

Storm water pond being constructed at the Streetsville Pumping Station

completed by the end of year and it is expected that the overall project will be completed by March 2014. 


Many thanks to all residents for their patience during this very large and lengthy project.




Colour Coding for Buried Utilities

Have you often wondered what the colour markings mean on our streets and sidewalks for buried utilities?  I thought I would share this quick information.

Red - Hydro
Yellow - Gas
Blue - Potable water
Orange - Communications
Green - Sewer/drain lines
Purple - Reclaimed water
Pink - Temporary survey markers
White - Proposed excavation 

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Ward 9 Watermain Work


The Region continues to install new water mains in the community.  Please click here to view the street schedule.



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If you see a crime please report it.  Use the following numbers:


Report graffiti, vandalism, litter or off-leash dogs 

in Mississauga parks or city facilities 

24 Hour Facility Watch Hot Line



 Report activities such as alcohol consumption,

property destruction and suspicious behaviour
Peel Regional Police



Emergencies   911   


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Council and Committee Meetings Live Streamed


If you are interested in what goes on at our Committee and Council meetings, you can watch them live streamed on your computer.  Click here for information on how to watch live stream as well as archived videos of past meetings.


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Snow Clearing


Hopefully we will not need this information in the coming weeks but when we do get snow, make sure you check the City website by clicking here for information about clearing services. 




As we approach the Christmas season, some of our local agencies are asking for help in the form of donations and support.  There are many ways you can help make Christmas a little brighter for a needy family.  Below are a few suggestions on how you can help.


Help a Young Family this Christmas

The Dam's Young Moms program provides a safe community for young moms and their children, helping them to grow into healthy individuals and families. Pregnant and parenting youth find support, resources, friendships, and community at The Dam.


Many of the girls in our community are not in the position to provide gifts for their children this Christmas. This year, you can make a difference by providing gift cards and gifts.  You can make Christmas Day special for a young family in The Dam's community.


For information contact glendy@thedam.org or call 647-887-0971.


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Eden Community Food Bank 

The Eden Food Bank is always in need of food donations especially at Christmas time.  Donations can be made at one of the food drives or to the food bank directly.  For a full list of their "Needs List" please click here and scroll to the bottom.

One of the most popular food drives, Cram a Cruiser is at the Superstore at Argentia and Winston Churchill on Saturday December 7, 2013 from 11 am - 3 pm. For event details, click here.
Toys For Tots

Toys for Tots is a charitable endeavour initiated by Peel Regional Police, in partnership with Canadian Tire and the Salvation Army. 
During the months of November and December, Police Officers and civilian staff volunteer their time to collect cash, Canadian Tire money and new, unwrapped toys for children in need.  For information about this toy drive please click here.

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Ward 9 Activities

Roche Canada Grand Opening


In early October I attended the grand opening of Roche's new offices in the former Dupont building.  


Roche, one of our long time business park pharmaceutical companies took over the building as they had outgrown their space on Meadowvale Boulevard.


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With frachisee Derek Saldanha,
MPP Bob Delaney and CEO of
Porta Via, Ali Babataher
Porta Via Grand Opening

I had the pleasure of attending the grand opening of Porta Via Restaurant on October 14th.  


The restaurant is located at West Credit Ave

and Derry Road. 



Mitutoyo 40th Anniversary


With Mitutoyo executives and Mayor McCallion

It was my pleasure to attend the special 40th Anniversary celebration for one of our oldest businesses in Ward 9.  


Mitotoyo Canada celebrated 40 years of business on October 16th. 



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A Taste of Eden Fundraiser

My husband Ron and I attended the Eden Community Food bank fundraiser on October 18th where guests sampled food prepared by the food banks' community kitchen manager and chef Peter Costello. 
The event raised a total of $38,000 for the food bank.  



With Joe Meleca, owner of Fortelii

It was my pleasure to congratulate another of our oldest Ward 9 businesses on the reopening of their newly renovated facility on October 20th.  


Fortelli Salon and Spa has been serving our community at Aquitaine and Winston Churchill for over 25 years.  



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With Ward 9 volunteer Asim Zaidi at his brothers' wedding.


Wedding Celebrations


I was delighted to attend the wedding of Adil Zaidi and Zainab Kizilbash on October 20th.  Adil is the son of Ward 9 residents Anwer and Shahana Zaidi.  


Adil's brother Asim volunteers in the Ward 9 office several days a week and has been a great addition to my office. 


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Plum Tree Park 25th Anniversary 

With teaching staff , School Trustee Meredith Johnson
and Principal Pat Douglas 


What a great event at Plum Tree Park School on October 24th as the school celebrated its 25th anniversary!  


This was a special occasion for me as both the Councillor and as a parent.  My youngest daughter, Katy, started at Plum Tree when it first opened and we have many fond memories of her school days there.  Congratulations to all the staff, students and parents on this wonderful occasion. 

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Neighbourhood Crime Prevention Meeting

With Corporate Security, Safe City, Peel Regional Police staff and Ward 9 volunteer Asim Zaidi
Many thanks to the residents from Augusta, Cambourne, Danton Promenade, Crosscurrent  and Gulf Stream who attended my crime prevention meeting on October 29th.  Thanks to Meadowvale Toyota for providing their free community room for the meeting. 


We had a good discussion about their concerns and got information from Peel Police, Mississauga Corporate Security and Safe City Mississauga.  


I will be following up with residents on some of the outstanding issues from the meeting and hopefully we will see some new Neighbourhood Watch programs started.


If you would like me to hold a meeting in your community, let me know and my office will arrange to have staff attend. 

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Opening C Banquets at City Hall


With fellow Councillors and members of the
City's leadership team

I represented Mayor McCallion, in my role as Acting Mayor, at the opening/open house for our new banquet facility on the 12th Floor of City Hall.  


C Banquets is part of the new food service in the downtown.



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Remembrance Day

On November 10th I joined our local armed forces reserve, the 75th Toronto Scottish Regiment, at Celebration Square as they held a special Remembrance Day service.


I placed a wreath on behalf of the City and the residents of Ward 9 at the Memorial on the Square.  


On November 11th, I helped lay the wreath for the City of Mississauga with Mayor McCallion at the Streetsville Cenotaph.  Seeing the reducing number of veterans at the service is sad but it was good to see so many residents of all ages come out to pay their respects.

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Mississauga City Youth Council

I was privileged to be interviewed by Michelle Weekes of the Mississauga City Youth Council for a video on how we can better involve youth in decision making. Involving youth in the process is so important and there are many opportunities provided by the City.  Michelle is also a volunteer at the Dam.


Anniversary/Birthday Congratulations



If you know someone who is celebrating a milestone birthday or wedding anniversary please contact me at 905-896-5900 or email me at 

pat.saito@mississauga.ca and I would be pleased to send a letter of recognition and a small gift to commemorate the special occasion.   


As well, if you would like a city plaque from the Mayor to commemorate the special occasion, please click here for information on how to arrange for one.


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Upcoming Events
The Dam's Annual Auction


The Dam's 15th Annual Live & Silent Auction is on Friday November 15th at 6:30 pm. For full event details click here or visit www.thedam.org.



Peel's Accessible Transportation Master Plan


We are reviewing how we deliver accessible transportation in the Region of Peel and want to hear from residents. 


The Region is holding an Open House for Peel's Accessible Transportation Master Plan on November 19th.  Please click here for details.  I encourage you to attend and give us your input.

Village of Erin Meadows Christmas Bazaar


The Village of Erin Meadows at Erin centre and Winston Churchill is hosting their annual Christmas Bazaar on Saturday November 23rd from 11:00 am to 2:30 pm.  


This is always a great event with some wonderful items for sale.  Click here for details.

The Santa Shuffle


On Saturday December 7th at 10:00 am, the Salvation Army Cornerstone Community Church will be hosting The Santa Shuffle - a 1 KM or 5 KM Run. 


This event helps The Salvation Army to assist families and individuals in need during the Christmas season and throughout the year. 


To learn more about this event please visit www.santashuffle.ca.
Free Skate


Please join me for my annual Free Family Skate with MPP Bob Delaney on Sunday December 15th, from 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm at Meadowvale Four Rinks.  


Please bring non-perishable food donations for our local Eden Community Food Bank.  There will be free coffee, hot chocolate and popcorn.


                            Contact Councillor Patricia (Pat) Saito
905-896-5900 | www.ward9.ca
  300 City Centre Drive, 3rd Floor, Mississauga, ON  L5B 3C1
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