Pat Saito

Councillor's Report
Ward 9
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Ward 9 Councillor's Report November 2014 - Vol 14

Dear Neighbour:

Welcome to the November edition of the Ward 9 e-newsletter. Now that the municipal elections are over, I am able to resume sending my e-newsletters.   


I want to thank the Ward 9 residents for supporting me in the elections and returning me as your Councillor. Thank you for placing your trust in me and I pledge to honour my commitments to you and our community.


As we move forward, we have new challenges that Council will face at the City and Region but we also have new opportunities that I am looking forward to pursuing.


Watch for next months' e-newsletter where I will be asking for your input into some of our budget decisions for 2015.  Your input is invaluable and I want to keep you both informed and involved. 


As always, my staff and I are here to help you with any City or Regional issues.  Just send me an email to or call 905-896-5900.




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Ward 9 Meetings:

Village of Erin Meadows Phase 2 Site Plan 


Ward 9 News:

Vandalism in our Parks

On-street Parking during Winter Maintenance

Dealing with Wildlife

Citizen Committee Appointments Open House

Nominate A Pan Am Games Torch Bearer

Mississauga Roads app

New Crime Prevention app now available 

Help Miway Serve You Your Way

Miway Seniors' Day

Upcoming Events: 
Ward 9 Meetings

Open House for Village of Erin Meadows Phase 2 Site Plan


I am holding an Open House on Wednesday November 26 from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm at the Village of Erin Meadows, 2930 Erin Centre Blvd. to show the new revised site plan for Phase Two of the seniors' complex.   


Phase One was built in 2003 and at the same time, the zoning was put in place for the entire project that would include the Long Term Care building, a central linking internal "town square" and a 7 storey seniors' apartment building with a total of 236 additional units.

Due to shadowing concerns raised by City planning staff, there is a need to reduce the height of the building on the east side of the property.  In order to do this and still provide the number of seniors' apartments needed in the community, the applicant is proposing a 12 storey building on the west side of the property stepping down to 3 storeys along the east boundary with a total of 267 units. Please click here to view the plans.
As this plan is different from the one I showed at my Open House in 2013, I encourage you to attend to view the new proposed plans and provide your comments.  This is an exciting project as it will provide much needed seniors accommodation in our community.

Inaugural City Council Meeting


The inaugural meeting of the 2014 - 2018 City of Mississauga Council is being held on Tuesday December 2, 2014 at the Living Arts Centre, Hammerson Hall, 4141 Living Arts Drive to swear in the Mayor and Members of Council.

Doors Open at 7:00 pm and the meeting begins at 7:30 pm.  


The Inaugural meeting is open to the public and I would be delighted to have Ward 9 residents there. Please call me at 905-896-590 or email me at and let me know if you would like to attend.


Inaugural Regional Council Meeting


The inaugural meeting of the 2014 - 2018 Regional Council is being held on Thursday December 4, 2014 at the Mississauga Convention Centre, 75 Derry Road West to swear in the members of Regional Council.     


Doors Open at 5:30 pm and the meeting begins at 6:30 pm.  This is an important meeting as Council will also appoint the new Chair for the Region of Peel. 


The Inaugural meeting is open to the public and I would be delighted to have Ward 9 residents there. Please call me at 905-896-590 or email me at and let me know if you would like to attend.

Ward 9 News
Vandalism in our Parks


It is always very disturbing when our property is defaced with graffiti or other forms of vandalism.  I am so grateful to a number of wonderful residents who report every bit of graffiti they see on their daily walks so we have been able to clean it up quickly.

Recently a resident reported to me that there was vandalism done to the murals at Lake Aquitaine Park and the Lake Wabukayne underpass.


My office was able to quickly send a request to City staff to clean up the graffiti at the Wabukayne underpass and report to me what had happened at Lake Aquitaine.


Parks staff first reported to me that the mural at Lake Aquitaine had been removed to protect it during the Meadowvale Community Centre construction but later confirmed that the mural had in fact been ripped off the walls and some panels tossed into the lake.  They managed to retrieve two of the original boards but sadly the mural is not salvageable.   


This was a very special part of our community's history as it was painted by the students of Meadowvale Secondary School to celebrate the 40th Anniversary of the Meadowvale Community in 2010 and I am deeply saddened that the work has been destroyed.  The lack of respect for public property is very disturbing.  We work hard to involve our young people in the community and they were so proud of this wonderful artwork that residents have been enjoying for the past 4 years.  Hopefully we will be able to replace it in 2015 and get the school involved again. 


We all have a role to play in preventing this type of destruction so please remember if you are out walking  and see graffiti , vandalism or litter in any park or city facility, please take the time to report it to the 24 Hour Facility Watch Hot Line at 905-615-4060.


On-street Parking during Winter Maintenance


This is a reminder of the City's On-Street Parking regulations during Winter Maintenance season

To help our plows safely and efficiently clear roads, a winter on-street parking restriction is in effect in Mississauga between November 1, 2014 - March 3, 2015 from 2:00 am  - 6:00 am

For more information click here. 



Dealing with Wildlife


There have been several media reports concerning Coyotes in Mississauga and I want to provide residents with some information on how to deal with this wildlife.


Coyotes have been in our community and in some of our parks for many years and the City's Animal Services staff have provided residents with tips on what to do if you encounter this wildlife and how to protect your pets.


As the recent incidents appear to be unusual behaviour, Coyote Watch, a National organization is working with staff in the GTA to determine the cause for the behaviours.   


Our City Animal Services staff are taking the following steps:

  • sending educational material to area residents, beginning where the October 27th and November 7th incidents occurred;  
  • hosting local information sessions;
  • hosting a city-wide information session;
  • continuing to dialogue with the Ministry of Natural Resources for support and assistance;
  • meeting with Coyote Watch, a non-profit stakeholder group that has consulted with a number of Ontario municipalities on urban coyotes, to understand their perspective, to share information and to learn if there are any new measures the City could take;
  • continuing daily outreach though our animal services officers; and,
  • continuing to use social media for awareness.

 Wildlife such as coyotes, foxes and raccoons are in most cities and there have been sightings in our community for many years. Coyotes are an important part of our ecosystem as they control rodent and rabbit populations.  According to the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources, they flourish in cities across Canada and they are here to stay. 


The removal of wildlife is governed by the Provincial Government's Ministry of Natural Resources.  Mississauga's Animal Services is not responsible for managing or trapping wildlife but rather handles domestic animals like cats and dogs. While our staff cannot remove the wildlife, they will advise residents on what they can do. 


Residents with wildlife on their property may wish to enlist the help of a professional wildlife removal service. These are also governed by provincial regulations which states that any one trapping and removing wildlife must release them within one kilometre of the capture site. By law, the animal must be released close to where it was found, this means there is a greater chance it will return to the original location. Trapping therefore is not an effective method of wildlife control. It is often used as a "band-aid" solution and only temporarily deals with the problem.


Animal Services will continue to monitor and we encourage residents to keep pets on leash, to report coyote sightings and to not feed coyotes.  

They will continue to monitor reports and take any further action that may be required.  


Please call 311 to report any wildlife sightings.  


Animal Services staff urges residents to employ deterrent methods which can be found here

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Citizen Committee Appointments Open House


Citizens who sit on our advisory committees provide a very valuable service to the city.  I have been proud to work closely with hundreds of citizens over the years and many from Ward 9.


Citizens are appointed for the term of office of Council and we are now starting the process for the coming term.  I encourage you to get involved.


The City of Mississauga is hosting an Open House for residents interested in getting involved and sitting on a city committee. The Open House is on Wednesday November 26 in the Great Hall, Civic Centre, 300 City Centre Drive from 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm.


City committees that have citizen members include boards, authorities and quasi-judicial committees like the Mississauga Appeal Tribunal and the Property Standards Committee.  Advisory committees with citizen members include the Environmental Advisory Committee and the Cycling Advisory Committee.


Click here for more information.


Nominate A Pan Am Games Torch Bearer 


As a member of the Mississauga Pan Am 2015 Games Host committee, I am pleased to invite you to nominate a person or persons to carry the torch in 2015.  


The Viva Mississauga Torch Bearer Nomination program runs locally from November 20, 2014 to December 5, 2014.The program will solicit local nominations for the 2 torch bearer positions that are available through the City's Silver Municipal Designation.  


The selected torch bearers will run along the designated Torch Relay route on Sunday June 14, 2015 as part of Mississauga's Torch Relay Festival.   TO2015 will have an additional 35 to 40 torch bearers that will also run the Mississauga route, selected through the games community torch bearer application process.


Nominations will be accepted until 4:00 pm on December 5, 2014.  Three names will be chosen randomly (two plus one alternate) and will be presented at the next Host Committee meeting for approval before confirmation with TO2015. 


Click here to nominate a Torch Bearer.



Mississauga Roads app 

This is a reminder to download the City's Mississauga Roads app to your handheld device.   


The app will be very useful this winter as you will be able to see when streets have been plowed and see our plows and salters in action. 


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.  


Click here to learn more and to download the app.

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New Crime Prevention app now available


I am pleased to announce that Peel Regional Police has released a new crime prevention tool. It is a trivia app available free at the itunes store.  It is only available for ipads at this time but hopefully will soon be available for all devices.


To download the app, access the App Store from your iPad and search for Peel Crime Prevention.

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Help Miway Serve You Your Way


We are looking for ways to improve transit service in the city and want your input and ideas.  Council is asking residents to tell us how you want MiWay service to grow. 


Take our interactive survey before December 7, 2014 to tell us how MiWay can serve you better. MiWay Five is your opportunity to have a say in the future of MiWay. Don't miss out! Take it today at


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Miway Seniors' Day


Miway is hosting hosting a Seniors' Day Special promotion at the City Centre Transit Terminal (Square One) on Wed. Nov. 26 and Wed. Dec. 3 from 10:00 am - 2:00 pm.  


Customers 65 years of age and older are invited to register for a PRESTO card set to pay for a Senior transit concession fare, and receive the card for free with $10 in value on it as an incentive to transition from other fare products. 



Proof of age and registration of the card upon receipt is required to qualify for the promotion. For details, click here. 





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 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 Celebrations:


October 26         Hubert and Rehana Massey - 50th Wedding Anniversary

October 31         Romeo and Elvira Castracane - 50th Wedding Anniversary


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Ward 9 Activities
St. Francis of Assisi Medieval Feast


I was delighted to attend the St. Francis of Assisi Medieval Feast celebrating the church's 40th Anniversary on October 4th.
I had a great time dressing up in a medieval outfit and eating a medieval feast.


Harvest Tea at Maplewood School

I had a wonderful time when I joined parents, students and staff at Maplewood Pubic School on October 9, 2014 for their "Harvest Tea and Meet the Principal" morning.

Shoeless Joe's Meadowvale Team Competition Kickoff

It was a pleasure to join in the kick off event at the Shoeless Joe's Meadowvale for  "If Your Team Wins, Your Community Wins" competition on October 14th. 
I joined former Leaf Doug Gilmore and hundreds of Meadowvale sports fans to launch this years' event.  The winning team can earn $20,000, second place earns $10,000 and third place $5000. 
Last year Meadowvale won the 3rd place $5000 prize and I hope we can move that up this year. 
A Taste of Eden


I was delighted to attend the Eden Community Food Bank's "A Taste of Eden" annual fundraiser once again on October 17th.


I am pleased to announce that almost $40,000 was raised to help feed hungry families in our community.  


This means good fresh food, such as milk, meat and fresh produce can be purchased for the 300-400 families served each month
at Eden Community Food Bank.
If you would like to support our local food bank please visit the website at 



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Free Hands On CPR Training  


I was pleased to join my colleague Chris Fonseca on Celebration Square on October 30 for "CPR Makes you Undead".  This was our second free hands on CPR training event. 


Thanks to St. John Ambulance for organizing the Halloween training and to our Peel Paramedics for joining them in training many residents.  Councillor Fonseca and I had fun dressing up in Halloween attire for the evening. 


Many thanks to St. John Ambulance, Peel Paramedics, Mickey Network, 

Heart and Stroke Foundation and others for this important event.  


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Upcoming Events

Christmas Bazaar


The Village of Erin Meadows hosts its annual Christmas Bazaar and silent auction on Saturday November 22, 2014 from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm at 2930 Erin Centre Blvd

For event details, click here. 


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Abilities Appreciation Dinner & Awards


Please join me as Mississauga hosts the 2nd Annual Abilities Awards event on Wednesday December 3, 2014 at the Mississauga Convention Centre from 7:00 pm-9:00 pm.


For event details, click here. 

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MIAG Spa Day


The MIAG Centre for Diverse Women and Families is hosting a Spa Day on Tuesday December 9, 2014 from 9:00 am - 2:00 pm in support of the United Way.  

For event details, click here .

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MNBA Grow the Game Gala


Would you like to have dinner with former Blue Jays Roberto Alomar, Lloyd Moseby and Duane Ward?  You can by buying a ticket for the
Mississauga North Baseball Association  "Grow the Game Gala"  on Friday December 12, 2014.
I am looking forward to the evening and hope to see many Ward 9 residents there. 


For tickets and event info, click here. 



Meadowvale Theatre Free Seniors Shuttle 


We will be providing a free shuttle bus for seniors who have tickets to attend Meadowvale Theatre's  A Christmas Carol performance on Monday December 15, 2014 at 12 noon. Pickup is at the Square One Seniors Centre Meadowvale (at the Meadowvale Church Centre)
 For details click here.


To view the complete Meadowvale Theatre  line-up of performances for the 2014-2015 season  Click here . 


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