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Ward 9 Councillor's Report June 2014 - Vol 12

Dear Neighbour:

Many thanks to the Friends of Lake Wabukayne Stewardship for hosting a wonderful day at the lake on Saturday May 31st.  Thanks to the hundreds of residents who joined us for a fun day of free food, games and fun.  We were joined this year by the Mississauga Parent-Child Resource Centres (MPCR) as they celebrated their 30th anniversary.  

If you have not been to Lake Wabukayne, you are missing one of the most beautiful parts of the community.  The lake is located northwest of Erin Mills Parkway and Brittania Rd W.


As we head into summer, get out and enjoy Ward 9, one of the most walkable communities in the city.  Come to an event and join in the fun or just enjoy the many parks and trails. As we start renovations at Meadowvale Community Centre, visit our other centre at Erin Meadows where we also have something for everyone.


Last month, city arborists finished the daunting job of re-assessing all the trees damaged by the ice storm.  Sadly we are losing so many trees especially in Meadowvale and are starting to plan the replanting program starting this fall.   


Thanks to all who took part in my annual Seniors' Fair on June 10.  We had a great turnout and lots of information was shared. 

more information and stay up to date by visiting the ward 9 website at ward9.ca.  Remember to check the Ward 9 website at 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 9 News:

Meadowvale Community Centre Customer Appreciation Day 

Volunteer Section:
Ward 9 News

Meadowvale Community Centre Customer Appreciation Day


 Join me for a fun day of

fence mural painting, exhibits, activities for all ages, free barbeque, free popcorn and swim on Saturday June 21, 2014 from 11:00 am - 2:00 pm at the Meadowvale Community Centre, 6655 Glen Erin Drive.  Click here for details.

This is the last big event at the Community Centre before renovations start this summer.

Development Updates


2700 Aquitaine  

There has been no further action on this application  to construct three apartment buildings at 2700 Aquitaine Avenue.  It will be quite some time before a final report comes back to Council where the final decision will be made.  


Meadowvale Islamic Centre

This application is still being reviewed by staff. I do not expect a final report before early next year.  


6719 Glen Erin Drive  

The applicant has recently filed his proposed plan for townhomes.  As we only have one Planning Committee meeting this fall due to the elections, there will be no formal meetings until the new year.  I will hold another ward meeting to show these plans once again to the community at the appropriate time in 2015.


6532/6544 Winston Churchill
This is an application for residential homes on two lots south of Aquitaine.  I have met with the local residents twice on this proposal and the application has now been submitted.  The earliest this will come to Planning Committee will be some time in early 2015.  I will post information on my website at ward9.ca as soon as the plans are submitted and will post the date of the Planning Committee meeting as usual in this e-newsletter and on my website.

For more information on any development application, please visit the Ward 9 website at ward9.ca and click on Development.



Lyme Disease


This year will be particularly bad for ticks in Ontario.  The main concern about ticks is Lyme disease which is an illness spread through the bite of infected ticks. It can affect both humans and animals and can, in some cases, be fatal if not treated. Ticks are mainly found low to the ground in shrubs or high grasses although they can be found in treed areas.


Ticks can be picked up indirectly or transported on animals In Ontario. Lyme disease is spread by the black-legged tick, also known as the deer tick. The Region of Peel is monitoring the tick population in Peel annually.  


In Ontario, black-legged ticks are most commonly found in areas along the north shores of Lake Erie, Lake Ontario, and the St. Lawrence River. Take steps to prevent tick bites and reduce the risk of Lyme disease, by clicking here for more information.


Lyme disease is a reportable disease in Ontario.  As a result, Peel Public Health investigates reported and potential cases of Lyme disease among Peel residents. Please report any cases of Lyme disease by calling 905-799-7700 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday to Friday.  If you remove a tick and are concerned as to whether it is a Lyme Disease carrier, please report it to Peel Health.  Please click here for more information. 



2014 Road Resurfacing and Spring Road Maintenance Activities 


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


Work started this month and is anticipated to be complete prior to November 1, 2014.


To view the Region of Peel 2014 scheduled street cleaning, grass cutting, Road and Roadside/Boulevard Maintenance, click here.

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Rehabilitation of Glen Erin Drive Pedestrian Underpass, South of Aquitaine Ave 


As part of the City of Mississauga's 2014 Capital Budget, we have started work on rehabilitating the Glen Erin Drive Pedestrian Underpass, south of Aquitaine Ave.  Construction is expected to take until October 31, 2014.


There will be an impact to traffic flow but Glen Erin will remain open to traffic at all times during construction.  Please be patient with any delays.


If you have any questions, please contact Zeljko Subic, P. Eng. Project Manager at (905) 615-3200 ext. 5830 or zeljko.subic@mississauga.ca. 


New Mississauga Roads App


Our new Mississauga Roads app was launched last month.


You will also be able to receive updates on the status of our operations, access to the latest Environment Canada weather forecast for Mississauga, live alerts about road conditions and emergency road closures.  This winter you will be able to plot the progress of snow ploughs and salters. 

Click here to learn how to download the app which is available for Apple and Android platforms.  The app for other devices including Blackberry will be available soon.


Play In Peel App

Check out the new Play in Peel, a new recreation, arts, culture and library app that has launched for summer! 
Use the app on any device at www.PlayInPeel.org



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Play in the Park comes to Lake Aquitaine


This summer, children 6-12 in Ward 9 can join in the fun at Lake Aquitaine at our new "Let's Play in the Park" free and supervised nine week outdoor playground summer program.


There is no registration required at this drop in program where our trained summer park leaders will guide active play through physical activities, crafts, drama, and games. 


The Lake Aquitaine Park program runs from 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm from July 2 until Aug. 29th.


With only 5% of children meeting the Canadian Physical Activity Guidelines of 60 minutes of physical activity every day, play might be one of the easiest, most affordable and fun ways for our children to get moving.  


Let's Play in the Park is designed to meet the High Five Quality Assurance Standard for delivering quality recreational services for children. We train all our leaders working with children in HIGH FIVE Principles of Healthy Child Development (PHCD) to best address the needs of your child. HIGH FIVE helps us ensure your child is in good hands and will enjoy a positive experience in our programs. We are always open to your feedback about our programs.


For more information, and to see which other parks in Mississauga offer the program, check out the website at mississauga.ca/play.

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Children and Pets are Precious - Keep them with you, not in your car


It is unsafe to leave children and pets in cars alone, anytime. Call 911 when you see a child alone in a car or a pet in distress.


The City has launched an education program to remind motorists to never leave children alone in a car anytime and to not leave pets in cars in temperatures that could cause risk to the animal.


If you see an animal in a car and not in distress but could be at risk due to extreme weather conditions, call the regular police line: 905-453-3311 and request the attendance of an officer. If the animal is in distress then it is appropriate to use 9-1-1.


Keep your pets safe.  


During extreme heat, pets can be in danger of exhaustion or heat stroke and even death when enclosed in a car with closed windows.


Tips/Symptoms for Protecting Pets during Extreme Temperatures

  • During extreme heat alerts, bring pets indoors to prevent putting your pet at risk
  • Heatstroke symptoms: excessive panting, rapid/erratic pulse, salivating, weakness and muscle tremors, vomiting, collapse
  • Limit outdoor activities during extreme weather alerts and watch for discomfort such as paw lifting [heavy panting during hot weather] 

For more information on pet safety, visit mississauga.ca/animalservices.


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Discharging of Fireworks

I received a number of complaints last month during the Victoria Day weekend about fireworks being set off in local parks.

The discharge of fireworks in a City park is prohibited except when a valid permit has been issued. To report infractions please call City of Mississauga Corporate Security at 905-615-4060


The discharge of fireworks on public streets and road allowances is prohibited.  Peel Regional Police should be contacted for enforcement issues at 905-453-3311.


The discharge of fireworks located on private property is limited to Victoria Day and Canada Day (or the following day if the weather on the actual day makes the discharge of fireworks impractical.) Detonation of fireworks beyond midnight of these days is prohibited.  Residents may file a complaint related to activity on private property, after the fact, through the Citizen Contact Center at 311.   

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Free MiWay Rides for City Kids Ages 12 to 14 


Starting July 1 to August 31, kids ages 12 to 14 can use the new Freedom Pass to take unlimited rides on all MiWay bus routes (excluding route 88 to Wonderland) for free. As a joint initiative between MiWay and the City of Mississauga's Recreation Division, the pilot program encourages young people to try transit and visit places around Mississauga like libraries, community centres and parks.


As part of our Healthy City initiative, the pass also provides free swimming at City indoor or outdoor pools.


Passes are now available with limited quantities. Apply at Meadowvale or Erin Meadows Community Centre (or any other city community centre) to complete an application form with parental/guardian approval. Valid photo ID with proof of age is also needed. Customer service staff will take a photo and provide the wallet-sized pass to the child.


For more information about the Freedom Pass, please visit mississauga.ca/freedompass. 

Pakmen Volleyball Camp this Summer 


Pakmen Volleyball, a Mississauga based not-for-profit youth volleyball club, is bringing a volleyball camp to Thomas Street Middle School this summer.  The program is open to boys and girls ages 7-14.  


This is the largest volleyball club in Canada and one of only three 'accredited' volleyball clubs in Canada and offer programs for kids and youth of all skill levels. 


Pakmen has entered into a partnership with the Peel District School Board to construct (with assistance from the Ontario Trillium Foundation) two outdoor beach volleyball clubs at Thomas Street Middle School.  This partnership allows the school to use the courts during school hours and Pakmen uses them after hours. 


Click here to learn about this summer volleyball camp.  To learn more abouth Pakmen, please visit their website at pakmen.com.


Thinking About a Summer Reno Project? 


Mississauga residents who are thinking about starting a summer renovation project can visit the City's new and improved Building & Renovating website for helpful online information. New information has been added to help make planning small renovation projects easier and more convenient.


Residents can get the information they need to plan their summer building projects on our website 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.


The City has information on building projects like decks, sheds, swimming pools and driveways. New information about Mississauga's zoning bylaw will help residents find things like the distance a shed should be from a property line, or whether they need a building permit for a new deck. Residents can access zoning information directly at mississauga.ca/zoning.


You can also find information about:

If you have questions or want to finalize your plans, call 311 (905-615-4311 if outside city limits) or visit the Planning & Building Customer Services Centre at the Civic Centre.

City Boulevard Grass Cutting Schedule


Click here to see the city's 2014 boulevard grass cutting schedule.

Give Your Car a Break and Let Your Green Show!


Let Your Green Show is back with a new set of actions and monthly prizes to help Give Your Car a Break! 


The City of Mississauga, in partnership with the Region of Peel, City of Brampton, Town of Caledon, Toronto and Region Conservation and Credit Valley Conservation, launched the third phase of the campaign region-wide on June 5, 2014 - World Environment Day. 


Monthly prizes will be awarded starting June 5th through to September 30, 2014.  The campaign closes on October 31, 2014 with the announcement of the greenest resident award for each area municipality.  So....give your car a break!  Take action. Snap a selfie.  Submit it for a chance to WIN a monthly prize!  Turn Peel Green.  For more information click here.

Legends Row Nominations


Who will join the class of 2013?


Nominations are now open for the next group of Mississaugans who will be selected as recipients of the 2014 Legends Row Award on Saturday, November 1st 2014.


Residents interested in participating are encouraged to get all of the details including inductee criteria, categories and the selection process by visiting the Legends Row web site here. The site is full of information about the Legends Row project and features photos and videos of the first group of inductees and the recognition ceremony held last September at Celebration Square. 


Backyard Farm & Market at Erin Mills


The Backyard Farm and Market at Erin Mills is back for the summer and opened on June 14th.  Hours of operation will be 9:00 am - 1:00 pm every Saturday.  The market is located at the Daniels Corporation Presentation Center on the North East Corner of Erin Mills Parkway and Eglinton Ave. West.  

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.


Recent and Upcoming Celebrations:

May 17           Delfin and Cristina Sanchez 50th Wedding Anniversary

June 12          Ronald and Muriel Shames 50th Wedding Anniversary

July 1             Mrs. Mollie MacKenzie 92nd Birthday

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Ward 9 Activities
Spring Civic Recognition Awards


On May 13th, I had the pleasure of joining my Council colleagues as we presented the Civic Recognition Awards to many volunteers in the city.
The Civic Award of Recognition is part of an ongoing recognition program which has been honouring residents since 1992.  Residents who are eligible for the award are those who have volunteered in the community for over 10 years or have accomplished a major milestone nationally or internationally.  
I was pleased that four Ward 9 residents received the award this year.  For more information about the program please click here.
Bring Back Our Girls Rally/Walk 


I was pleased to be able to join many residents on May 22nd for a walk at Lake Wabukayne in solidarity for the kidnapped Nigerian school girls.  Many thanks to local resident Nancy Jane Johnson for organizing this event. 


This was a movement that was taking place across the world and It was wonderful to see so many local residents who turned out wearing red.  The name of one of the missing girls was pinned to each walker who then walked on her behalf.

Tourism Guide Launch


On May 28th, I attended The Best of the West Tourism event.
As chair of the Mississauga Toronto West Tourism Board I also helped launch the Tourism Guide which is distributed mainly in hotels and at tourist offices (information centres).   
The Tourism guide is in our libraries so check it out. For more information about Mississauga tourism please click here.  You can also view the digital copy of the Tourism Guide by clicking here.
With members of the
Lake Wabukayne Stewardship
Lake Wabukayne Park Stewardship Day


Hundreds of residents joined me, the friends of Lake Wabukayne Stewardship members and the Mississauga Parent-Child Resource Centres (MPCR) on Saturday May 31st for a day of free games, children's activities, BBQ and more. 


Many thanks to the members of the Lake Wabukayne Stewardship and MPCR for organizing the event!  Please click here to learn more about Lake Wabukayne.


With local residents, Michael Buchert and Julia Biondi and her children
With MPCR staff members

With Elsie Canning  (middle) who turns 102 in July and Lois Jordaan
Ward 9 Annual Seniors' Fair


I hosted my second annual Seniors' Fair on June 10th.  


This year there was a wide variety of information including interactive displays with MiWay Mississauga Transit and Peel Paramedics.. Over 30 organizations such as the Alzheimer Society of Peel, the Meadowvale Seniors' Social Club, CARP and many more provided information and answered questions.    


Geoffrey "the Sometimer" Meakin provided the entertainment.  Thank you to all who participated in sharing your information with our seniors and to our residents for coming out and learning what is available. 


With Sukhjit at the Peel Multicultural table
With Geoffrey and his wife
Volunteer Opportunities
Volunteers Needed for Ward 9 Events
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.  


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.

Upcoming Ward Events
National Initiative for Eating Disorders FREE Symposium


If you have a friend or relative that has or may have an eating disorder, you will want to come to the NIED (National Initiative for Eating Disorders)  free symposium on June 17, 2014 at Cornerstone Community Church from 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm 

(doors open at 6:30 pm).    


I am looking forward to learning more about this disease that affects many people of all ages.  For more information click here. 

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Castlebridge Public School Annual Fun Fair 

I look forward to visiting the 
Castlebridge Public School annual Fun Fair on Saturday June 21, 2014 from 11:00 am - 3:00 pm.    
There will be activities for everyone and the fair is a great way to celebrate the end of the school year.  The school is located at 2801 Castlebridge Drive.  View the event flyer here.



1st Meadowvale West Scout Group 60th Anniversary Celebration!


Back in 1953 eight youth and one adult Leader registered to operate the first Scout Troop in Meadowvale Village at a time when the village's population was only 300.  The new Scout Group was presented with it's charter on February 9th, 1954. 


On Sunday, June 22nd between 1:00 pm and 4:00 pm at the Meadowvale West Church Centre, 6945 Meadowvale Town Centre Circle, I will be joining scouts, their families and leaders to celebrate the 60th anniversary of scouting in Meadowvale. There will be various scouting displays, activities for children, refreshments and, as is the Scouting way, LOTS OF FUN!  For more information please click here


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.

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 6:30 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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Other Upcoming Events
Toronto Blue Jays - 3rd Annual Baseball Academy 


The Toronto Blue Jays are returning for their 3rd Annual Baseball Academy hosted by the Mississauga North Baseball Association.  


The Toronto Blue Jays' skilled instructors will visit Meadowvale North Sports Park on Saturday June 28th from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm.  The children will receive a Blue Jays shirt and hat and get instruction on hitting, fielding, throwing and baserunning.  


The clinic is for boys and girls between the ages 8 to 14.  The cost is only $45 and half the proceeds are donated to Mississauga North to help improve equipment, facilities and lower registration costs.


Come out and be a part of a great Summer day while giving your child a chance to learn from professionals.  No baseball experience necessary.  Refine your skills or get introduced to the game for the first time!


Register by visiting www.tigerden.ca and clicking on the Toronto Blue Jays ad on the homepage.


Register early as this event has sold out for two years in a row!


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. For more information about this festival please visit the website at 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 and helps 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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