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Ward 9 Councillor's Report April  2014 - Vol 10

Dear Neighbour:
It looks as if Spring is finally here and most of the snow and ice has finally melted.  Our crews continue to clean up all the debris left over from the December ice storm so please be patient.

April is a very exciting month in Meadowvale with the big celebrations of the Meadowvale Theatre's 25th Anniversary on the 25th, 26th and 27th.  

I hope you will be able to join me and members of the Meadowvale Theatre Advisory Board who have worked hard over the last six months planning a weekend for everyone to showcase our wonderful arts facility.  

The celebrations start on Friday April 25th with a SOLD OUT free event for youth.  "Sauga Stars" hosted by famous punk rock band Billy Talent will showcase Mississauga's leading youth artists.  
On Saturday night, Meadowvale's own broadway star Lisa Horner will host a gala
celebration of 25 years of theatre.  Tickets are still available for only $35.  Please click here to purchase your tickets.
On Sunday, April 27th, please join me and the board as we host a FREE Open House for the community.  I will be dishing up a free BBQ and popcorn and there will be children's activities, games, live performances on stage and much more including a special anniversary cake.  You can find information about all three events in the "Ward 9 News" section in this newsletter and online at www.mt25anniversary.com.

This Saturday April 12, please join me at the Argentia Superstore and support Eden Community Food Bank by helping us "Cram a Cruiser" with food.  I will be joining the Peel Police 11 Division staff and volunteers from 11am to 3 pm so drop by and say hello and make a contribution. 

Remember to check the Ward 9 website at www.ward9.ca for more events and information on what's going in in our community. 

And as always my staff and I are here to help you with any City or Regional issues.  Just send me an email to pat.saito@mississauga.ca or call 905-896-5900.



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Ward Meetings:


Apartment Buildings at 2700 Aquitaine Ave


This application is to construct three apartment buildings at 2700 Aquitaine Avenue.   
The formal Public Meeting will be held on Monday April 14th at 7:00 pm at the Planning and Development Committee meeting at City Hall in the Council Chamber.


At that time, Council will hear the proposal and also receive all comments that have been emailed to date.  Residents are also invited to attend the meeting and speak to the application.  


For further information please click here.


Ward 9 News

Come Celebrate Meadowvale Theatre's 25th Anniversary!




The Meadowvale Theatre will be celebrating 25 years of amazing community theatre on April 25, 26 and 27 with three days of exciting activities and entertainment.  For full details click here.


Friday, April 25 - THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT!

A Celebration of Youth Talent, "Sauga Stars" is a FREE event, although a printed ticket is required for entry.  hosted by internationally recognized, multi-platinum punk rock band Billy Talent,  whose four members grew up in Meadowvale, attended Mount Carmel and got their start here. The "Sauga Stars" event showcases Mississauga's leading youth artists with an exceptional lineup of performances. 



Musical Theatre Performances and reception. "A Sterling Night" Tickets $35.

The night starts with a champagne reception and then talented homegrown stage actress Lisa Horner will host the "Cavalcade of Entertainment:  Music, Dance and Magic" featuring an exceptional lineup of local Mississauga artists ranging in age from six to eighty-eight which celebrates talent that has adorned the Meadowvale stage for 25 years.  Performers include Spritzer, a very talented quartet that recently placed 8th in the world Sweet Adeline competition in Hawaii.  Some well known tunes will be performed such as "Impossible dream", "Matilda" and "Smile" from Annie.  Click here to purchase your tickets.


Sunday, April 27

There will be an Open House on Sunday from 12:00 noon to 4:00 pm.  Come and enjoy theatrical live performances, face painting, a FREE BBQ and popcorn plus children's activities, games and lots of other fun activities.  


I look forward to seeing you - come join in the celebrations!  

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Islamic Centre Proposal


The formal public meeting for the Meadowvale Islamic Centre application was held on March 24th at the Planning and Development Committee meeting at City Hall in the Council Chamber.  

At that time, Council heard the proposal and also received all comments that have been emailed to date.  Many residents attended the meeting and spoke to the application. 


The application is now being circulated to various city departments and agencies.  

I encourage residents to continue to send me their comments so that I can forward them to planning staff to be added to the official record.  Please email me at pat.saito@mississauga.ca and indicate that you give permission to forward your comments to city staff.


For further information please click here


Yard Maintenance Subsidy Increased for Seniors and Persons with Disabilities dealing with Ice Storm Debris  
Council has increased the annual Yard Maintenance Subsidy to help residents most in need deal with tree debris from the recent ice storm. 

This regular program provides a subsidy of up to $200 on a per-household, per-year basis to help Mississauga's most vulnerable residents with the costs of grass-cutting in the spring and summer, as well as snow-clearing in the winter.   


This year, the yearly subsidy, for seniors and people with disabilities who receive government income supplements, will be increased to provide an additional $200 for costs incurred to deal with the ice storm tree debris.  

Click here to apply and for more information about both subsidy programs.


Eden Community Food Bank's Fresh Product Box Program


Eden Community Food Bank is offering residents a great way to support the food bank and buy fresh fruit and vegetables.


This program is intended to  encourage everyone to eat healthier by increasing the amount of fresh produce coming into your homes.


Every Friday morning the Food Bank buys fresh fruit and vegetables from farmers and distributors at The Ontario Food Terminal at less than wholesale prices. The prices are very low and these savings are passed on to anyone interested.


There are two sizes of boxes: $10.00 (at this time of the year, it probably represents $20-$30 of produce, based on grocery store prices) and $20.00 (approximately $40-$65 in the supermarket)


To order your fresh produce box, email freshproducebox@edenfoodbank.org each week.  Orders must be received no later than Thursdays at 5:00 pm.


A volunteer will email you a confirmation on the Thursday afternoon. Pick-up is Friday afternoon at 3185 Unity Drive from noon - 4:00 pm. If you can organise an order of over 15 boxes, please contact Eden about the possibility of delivery.



For more information, please click here.  


2014 Road Resurfacing Projects in Ward 9


Please click here to review a list of Ward 9 streets that will be resurfaced in 2014. 


Work is scheduled to start within the next month and is anticipated to be complete prior to November 1, 2014.

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MiWay now on Twitter


MiWay riders can now get up to date information on the new twitter account @MiWayHelps.  


The addition of a Twitter account will enhance the customer service experience at MiWay and offer customers another way to provide input, ask questions or request information.


The MiWay Customer Service team will monitor and respond to tweets on the new Twitter channel @MiWayHelps from Monday to Friday 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. 


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LED Light Replacements


The LED light replacement program has now reached Ward 9.  All of the light standard heads are being replaced with the more energy efficient LED lighting.  
This lighting is also a "white light" which has been proven to be safer than the older yellow sodium lighting and is promoted by police and other crime prevention practitioners.   
Watch for the Enersource crew in your neighbourhood. 



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Erin Mills Town Centre Clock Tower Comes Down


The Erin Mills Town Centre is undergoing a $100 Million dollar transformation and the clock tower is being removed to make way for a spectacular work of art that will be the new centrepiece for the mall.


For information about this redevelopment project please click here.

Peel Multicultural Centre starts Senior's Services in April


The Peel Multicultural Centre, located on Turner Valley Road in Meadowvale, starts its seniors program funded through the New Horizons For Seniors Program (NHSP) this month. 

NHSP is a federal Grants and Contributions program that supports projects led or inspired by seniors who make a difference in the lives of others and in their communities. 
PMC's NHSP project will focus on supporting the social participation and inclusion of seniors.  PMC's project will support social participation and inclusion of immigrant seniors by teaching computer based social networking skills such as Facebook, Skype and Whatsapp.
The project will also help enhance their digital photography, event management, report writing and inter cultural relationship building skills.  For more information please call PMC at 905-819-1144.

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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Ward 9 Activities
Meadowvale Neighbours' Caf 2nd Anniversary


It was my honour to join the volunteers and members of the Meadowvale Neighbours' Caf� to celebrate its 2nd anniversary on March 31st.
The caf is open on Mondays from 11:30 am to 2:00 pm.  Access is through the side door of Eden United Church (NW corner of Winston Churchill Blvd & Battleford Rd) 
It is a friendly, casual place where you can relax, get to know your neighbours, play a game, and make new friends over a free coffee and a light lunch.
With Bruce Callaghan, a founding member of the cafe and Jim Scade
Presenting a certificate of recognition
to Stephen Reist

Meadowvale Community Centre Update


The MCC is still on schedule to close for renovations in July of 2014 when River Grove Community Centre re-opens.   


The renovations will allow us to provide more recreation programs while updating and replacing some of the building's systems that were reaching an age where they would have to be replaced.


As well, Meadowvale Library will be moved to the community centre from the nearby Meadowvale Town Centre. The community centre will have a larger fitness area, new meeting rooms and program space, a new gym and a new therapeutic pool.  It will also have a teaching kitchen and will start offering cooking classes.  


 Please click here to see the plans.  

Visiting the Crohn's and Colitis
Guts to Run booth
Employee Health, Wellness and Safety Fair


Staff and visitors to City Hall had the chance to talk to numerous wellness experts and organizations at the annual Health, Wellness and Safety fair on April 1st.


It was a pleasure visiting the many booths and learning from the experts. 


I had a nice chat with the representatives at the Crohn's and Colitis booth which is the group I am running the Marathon 5K for on May 3rd.  I also had a chance to brush up on my CPR skills at the St. John Ambulance interactive display.


Learning how to use the Defibrillator with St. John Ambulance
Panera Bread Erin Mills Grand Opening


I had the pleasure of welcoming our newest business to Ward 9 as I cut the ribbon to open our new Panera Bread at Erin Mills Town Centre on April 2nd. 
It is wonderful to have so many great small businesses in the ward providing many jobs for our residents. 
Volunteer Opportunities
Volunteers Needed for Ward 9 Events
As you can see from this newsletter there are a quite a few events taking place in Ward 9 which will require volunteers. This is a great opportunity for high school students who need to complete their volunteer hours.  
Please email me at pat.saito@mississauga.ca and add "I Want To Volunteer" in the subject line.  Please indicate which event you are interested in or volunteer for all of them!

Sunday April 27, 2014

Meadowvale Theatre 25th Anniversary Celebration

6315 Montevideo Rd, Mississauga, ON

Open House for the public with entertainment, free popcorn and hot dogs, children's activities, music and other activities to celebrate the theatre's 25th anniversary

12:00 noon - 4:00 pm

Volunteers are needed to help set up and tear down for the event, manage the Ward 9 information booth and assist with serving hot dogs and popcorn to the public.  Volunteers would be expected to arrive one hour before and stay one hour later.


Saturday May 31, 2014

Friends of Lake Wabukayne Park Stewardship Day

Lake Wabukayne Park

Open House for the public, educate about the Lake, tree planting, children's activities, free popcorn and hot dogs

11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Volunteers are needed to help set up and tear down for the event and manage the Ward 9 information booth.  Volunteers would be expected to arrive one hour before and stay one hour later.

Tuesday June 10, 2014
Ward 9 second annual Seniors' Fair

Meadowvale Community Centre - Village Room

6655 Glen Erin Drive, Mississauga, ON

Information for seniors, display booths 

1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Volunteers are needed to help set up and tear down for the event, manage the Ward 9 information booth.  Volunteers would be expected to arrive half an hour before and stay half an hour later.


Saturday June 21, 2014

Meadowvale Community Centre Customer Appreciation party

6655 Glen Erin Drive, Mississauga, ON

Open House for the public, mural painting, free swim, children's activities, free popcorn and hot dogs

11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Volunteers are needed to help set up and tear down for the event, manage the Ward 9 information booth and assist with serving hot dogs and popcorn to the public.  Volunteers would be expected to arrive one hour before and stay one hour later.


Stan Panagiotidis - 1000 Hour Award 


I am so pleased to congratulate Ward 9 resident, Stan Panagiotidis  who is being honoured by Trillium Health Partners - Credit Valley Hospital on April 11th. 


Stan will be receiving his 1000 hour award this year!  


I am very proud to represent a community that has residents like Stan who volunteer their time and energy  to make our community a better place.   


Congratulations Stan!



Volunteers Needed for the 2015 Pan Am Games


Mississauga will be hosting the martial arts events for the 2015 Pan Am Games and you can play a role in the games by becoming a volunteer.  


Over 20,000 volunteers are needed to be the heart of the Games in 2015!  Please click here to apply.

Upcoming Events

Erin Meadows Community Centre's Chill Zone


If you are a youth in grades 8-12, stop by Erin Meadows Community Centre in the  Multi-Purpose Room A&B every Friday night between 3:30 pm - 7:00 pm for the Chill Zone!


It's a great way to meet new people in the area as well as enjoy many great activities! You can play ping pong, video games, board games or just chill out. And the best part... Admission is free! 


The Erin Meadows Community Centre is located at 2800 Erin Centre Blvd.  The Friday night chill zone is organized by youth for youth.


Peel Regional Police Easter Cram-A-cruiser


Peel Regional Police will be hosting its Easter Cram-A-cruiser event on Saturday April 12, 2014 from 11:00 am - 3:00 pm at the Real Canadian SuperStore (3050 Argentia Rd). 


For more information, click here. 

Free Arts Sampler Drop-In Workshops for Youth


Calling all young artists! Join Shazad Omarali and Sarah-Jean Villa for a cool new community arts event! 


Free amazing Arts Sampler Drop-In workshops for youth  aged 10 -18 are being offered at the Meadowvale Community Centre

Breakdance at Play with Shazad Omarali will be on April 17 from 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm in the Youth Senior room at Meadowvale Community Centre.

Sing at Play with Sarah-Jean Villa will take place April 16, 23 and 30 from 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm at Meadowvale Community Centre in the Art Room. 


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Movie Night at Meadowvale Community Centre


Meadowvale Community Centre's Youth Advisory Committee will be hosting a Movie Night on April 25th at Meadowvale CC from 6:30-9 pm in the Youth/Senior room.  


Click here for more information.



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The Dam's Dinner and Dessert Auction


It's the sweetest time of year again! 



The Dam's Annual Dinner and Dessert Auction is on Saturday, April 26th, 2014 starting at 6:00 pm at Heartland Church, 9 - 145 Traders Blvd., Mississauga, ON L4Z 3L3. 


Place it in your calendar, grab some friends and call or email to pre-book your ticket now.  $20 gets you a ticket and dinner followed by a fun dessert auction!  This is the most delicious and entertaining way to support The Dam! All proceeds are going to the Young Moms Program.   Please call 905-826-6558 or email youngmoms@thedam.org.


To learn about The Dam and the work they do please click here.



This is a very big year for the Mississauga Festival Choir as they celebrate the 30th anniversary.


The Gala Anniversary Concert in Hammerson Hall at the Living Arts Centre is on Friday, May 2nd. This will be the first time that the choir has performed in the large Hammerson Hall.


The Gala concert will include a wonderful repertoire of song spanning the 30 years, with an audience friendly combination of much-loved folk, pop, sacred, and a newly-composed commission piece. Guest performers will include Canada's great opera diva and comedienne, Mary Lou Fallis, and her equally comedic accompanist, Peter Tiefenbach, along with top-notch soloists from the choir.


Tickets for the gala may be ordered by clicking here. There is free underground parking at the Living Arts Centre.


May 7 is McHappy Day! 


McHappy Day is a very special day at McDonald's, as it is part of an exciting effort to raise funds in support of Canadian children in need. 


This year one dollar from the sale of every Big Mac sandwich, Happy Meal and ALL Hot McCafe Beverages will be donated to the Ronald McDonald� House Toronto. 


I will be joining the staff at the Meadowvale Town Centre location from 12 noon to 1:00 pm on Wednesday May 7th.  Come by, say hello and support children in need. 


Mississauga Marathon
With my grandson Dylan and Mayor McCallion at last years' Marathon
The starting line at the
2013 Mississauga Marathon

 One of Mississauga's most popular events, the Mississauga Marathon, happens on May 2 - 4, 2014.  I did the 5K last year with my grandson and had a wonderful time and have a lovely medal and certificate as a memento of the event.


There is "A Run for Everyone" with a activities for all ages and all athletic abilities including the full  Marathon, Petrillo Law Relay Challenge, Recharge with Milk Half Marathon, Valeant Pharmaceuticals 10K, 10K Student Relay, Starbucks Coffee Hazel 5K and even a SUBWAYRestaurants2K Fun Run/Walk.  There is also a Mississauga Marathon Runner's Expo at the Port Credit Memorial Arena.


This year I will participate once again and will walk on behalf of Guts to Run which raises money for the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of Canada.  To sponsor me, please visit my personal page here.  For information on how to join the Guts to Run Team please click here.  I look forward to having you join me!


The Marathon is a Boston Marathon qualifier, all courses are downhill and along beautiful waterfront trails.  There are free shuttle buses, free baggage check, and free parking on Race Weekend and a live band at the finish area on both race days. There are also bonus offers exclusive to all 2014 Mississauga Marathon registrants and individual stunning finishers' medal which are unique for each distance.


Runners, walkers, spectators, volunteers and Mississauga residents are all invited to join in the fun of Race Weekend!


For more information, please visit: www.mississaugamarathon.com.


Credit Valley Horticultural Society Annual Plant Sale

The CVHS is having it's annual plant sale on     Saturday,
May 17, 2014 from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm in the parking lot of St. Aloysius Gonzaga Secondary School, 2800 Erin Centre Blvd - North West parking lot.


CVHS members beautify gardens round the city and make charitable donations annually.  They raise funds at plant sales where they sell lovingly reared plants from their own gardens;  many old favourites and some that may be new to you.

Join them and add to your collection of plants for spring. For the best selection please be there at 9:00 am sharp!  For more information please click here.


2014 ChangeTheWorld - Ontario Youth Volunteer Challenge


The ChangeTheWorld - Ontario Youth Volunteer Challenge is a call to action for youth to get involved in their community. From April 6 to May 19, 2014 all across Ontario, youth between the ages of 14 to 18 are invited to get involved in local community events, or to create events of their own to promote or support a cause that they feel really passionate about.


ChangeTheWorld is an opportunity for young people to connect to community organizations which can provide them with an awesome experience and lasting memories. It also lets youth take the initiative on causes they feel really passionate about.


Across Ontario, over the last six years, close to 100,000 youth have participated in ChangeTheWorld contributing to almost 435,000 volunteer hours! Last year, locally, Volunteer MBC engaged over 7,264 youth in 167 events, which totaled an astounding 25,521 volunteer hours! That was pretty amazing, but this year we're pushing the boundaries to the furthest it can go.


For more information, to view a list of events, or to register an event, visit: http://www.volunteermbc.org/ctw-campaign or give Volunteer MBC a call at (905) 238-2622.


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Carassauga's Charity & Community Challenge


Buy your Carassauga Passport early by registering for Carassauga's Charity & Community Challenge (CC Challenge). 


For only $15 you can receive a Passport, Swag Bag, Toonie Taste food coupon AND the satisfaction of knowing that you've supported a charity or community group.  Click here for information and to register.


Free shuttle bus and MiWay bus transportation is included with your Carassauga Passport during Festival hours on May 23, 24 and 25.. Win prizes including a trip for 2, courtesy of VIA Rail. For more information call 905-361-1366 or email ccchallenge@carassauga.com


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Lake Wabukayne Park Stewardship Day


On Saturday May 31st members of the Lake Wabukayne Stewardship Committee and I will be hosting the Lake Wabukayne Park Stewardship Day from 11:00 am- 1:00 pm.  


Please come out and enjoy free popcorn, a free BBQ and learn about this jewel in the heart of Meadowvale.  There will be information displays such as City of Mississauga Security, Region of Peel Waste Management and much more.


The lake is located northwest of Erin Mills Parkway and Brittania Rd W.


Many thanks to all who keep an eye on the lake and who continue to be stewards of the park and lake area by notifying me and City staff of any issues.

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With Lois and Bernard Jordaan
at last years' Seniors Fair
Ward 9 Second Annual Seniors' Fair


I am hosting my second annual Seniors' Fair on Tuesday June 10, 2014 from 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm at the Meadowvale Community Centre in the Village Room.  


There will be interactive displays with MiWay Mississauga Transit and Peel Paramedics as well as organizations such as the Alzheimer Society of Peel, the Meadowvale Seniors' Social Club, CARP and many more.


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2014 Crime Prevention Conference:

Sexual Violence, Social Media & Youth


Safe City Mississauga, in partnership with the University of Toronto Mississauga and the Region of Peel, is pleased to present its 2014 Crime Prevention Conference: Sexual Violence, Social Media & Youth. on Tuesday, June 17, 2014 from 8:00 am - 5:00 pm at the University of Toronto Mississauga, Instructional Centre.  


For more information please click here.    

CPR Educational Event 


I am very excited that my proposal to hold a giant CPR training event at Celebration Square is going ahead.


On July 9th at 6:00 pm, Peel Paramedics will be providing Hands On CPR (non certification) training.  


Everyone is welcome to attend and learn how to do CPR.  We will be partnering with the Mickey Network, St. John Ambulance, Heart and Stroke and others for this important event.   


This event is in the planning stages - please watch for more information in my e-newsletters closer to the date and come out and find out how you can help save a life in an emergency. 

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Mississauga ITALFEST 2014 - Ferragosto in the City


Come out to Celebration Square on Saturday August 9 to enjoy a day filled with food, fun and festivities exploring all that is Italian.  



The Festival will take place from 12:00 noon - 11:00 pm at Celebration Square in Mississauga.  


Mississauga ITALFEST™ 2014 - Ferragosto in the City is a free event for all. To become a sponsor, vendor or volunteer, please send an email to info@mississaugaitalfest.com.

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Riders Against Hunger


Online registration is open for Riders Against Hunger.
This event is in support of Eden Community Food Bank in western Mississauga-helping to provide food and other assistance to hungry families in our community.
To register and view event details click here
The event will be held on Saturday August 16 and starts at the South Common Mall (Erin Mills Parkway & The Collegeway). Registration starts at 8:30 am - kick off is 9:30 am.

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                            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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