Pat Saito

Councillor's Report
Ward 9
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Ward 9 Councillor's Report March 2015 - Vol 19

Dear Neighbour:

I t has been a long cold winter and hopefully we can look forward soon to some spring weather.  Please remember that the ground is still frozen and as it thaws, rivers and streams can become dangerous.  

Our crews will be out soon repairing potholes and other road damage caused by the cold weather and doing spring cleanups.

It has been a busy winter in our community as you will see from the articles in this month's e-news and there are many upcoming events that you may wish to put in your calendar.

Remember that March 31 is the last day to select your garbage cart sizes so please visit the Region of Peel website by clicking here.

I am continuing to work on the many development applications we are receiving and I thank the residents who have joined the Steering Committee to help me plan a strategy for dealing with applications in the heart of Meadowvale.
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 and check the Ward 9 website at for ongoing updates.




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Ward 9 News:

Ward 9 the Winner of War of the Wards at the Steelheads

Give us Your Input on Pet Licensing

Last Chance to Choose your Waste Carts - March 31!

Emergency Watermain Repairs on Winston Churchill Blvd

New Standards for Leash-Free Zones in Mississauga

Crossing Guard Approved for Shelter Bay

Spring/Summer 2015 Active Mississauga Recreation Guide Available Now

Nominations Open for Outstanding Citizens

Organ Donations

New Committee to Build Partnerships, Attracting Investment and More International Competitiveness

Reminder: Using MiWay

Mississauga One of Canada's Safest Cities for 15th Year

Mississauga Parent - Child Resource Centre Update

Anniversary/Birthday Congratulations


Upcoming Events:  
Ward 9 News

Ward 9 the Winner of War of the Wards at the Steelheads 


Thank you to all the Ward 9 fans who joined me on March 8 at the Steelheads game.


It was a lot of fun and was an exciting afternoon as the Steelheads won. I am so proud that our ward won for having the most fans and the most spirit - there was no doubt we are the most "fanatic". 


I hope to see you all next year for another War of the Wards to defend our title.




Give us Your Input on Pet Licensing  


Mississauga Animal Services is reviewing pet licensing. As part of that process we want to hear from dog and cat owners to help shape the future of pet licensing.  


Please note that the survey closes on March 31st .


If you have pets, take the short City survey by clicking here.

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Last Chance to Choose your Waste Carts - March 31!


March 31 is the last day to go online and chose which size garbage and reycling carts you wish to have.


Starting on January 4, 2016, your waste collection services will be changing to a full cart system.  Garbage will be collected on alternate weeks from recycling and organics will be collected every week.


In order to ensure that families have the right size bin for your needs, we are providing a means for you to select which size of the garbage and recycling bins you will require.  Garbage and recycling bins come in small, medium and large sizes and the organics bin is one size only. 


Once you know what size bins you need, click here to select the sizes of bins you want to receive.  You have until March 31, 2015 to choose your bins.  Your new bins will be delivered between September to December 2015.  Information on the removal of old blue/grey boxes and green bins will be available in early 2016.

Thanks to those who have already selected their carts. 

I enjoyed speaking with many residents at the Open House held on March 5th and helping you pick the right size.





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Emergency Watermain Repairs on Winston Churchill Blvd 
Please note that there are emergency watermain repairs being done by the Region on Winston Churchill Blvd, from Britannia Road to Erin Centre Blvd.  This work should be completed by the end of May 2015.  There will be lane reductions and delays so please plan your route accordingly.  For more information please click  here .
New Standards for Leash-Free Zones in Mississauga 
On February 25, Council approved changes to Mississauga's Leash-Free Zones to keep them safe for users.
Effective this spring, anyone walking more than four dogs at one time, up to a limit of eight dogs must apply for a permit.


We did consider restricting children in the off leash parks but decided that an educational campaign by Leash-Free Mississauga (LFM) and the City to help ensure that children, parents and dog owners use the areas in a safe manner would be appropriate at this time. 


For more information about Leash Free Mississauga click here. 
Crossing Guard Approved for Shelter Bay


I am pleased to inform you that this month, Council approved a new crossing guard in Meadowvale.

The guard will be on Shelter Bay Road at the park pathway to provide safe crossings for students at Shelter Bay School.

The safety of our children is top priority!


ActiveAssist Program Increases Access to Affordable Recreation  


Based on the success of the City's "ActiveAssist" Fee Assistance Program, Council approved expanding access to allow 2,500 more low-income households to register and participate.


"ActiveAssist" provides eligible low-income households a fee credit of $275 per person per year. The credit can be applied to activities such as swimming, skating, fitness and summer camps. 

The City's goal is to provide equal access to our recreation programs to those in financial need regardless of age. The program ensures more children, youth, families, adults and older adults have the benefit of recreation and the opportunity to experience a better quality of life.


For more information and to apply please click here.


Spring/Summer 2015 Active Mississauga Recreation Guide Available Now


The spring/summer 2015 printed edition of Active Mississauga, Community Services comprehensive guide to City operated recreation programs, is now available for pick up at community centres and libraries. An interactive on-line version of the guide is available here.



Nominations Open for Outstanding Citizens

The City of Mississauga is accepting nominations for the Civic Award of Recognition Program.  Residents who have volunteered in the community for more than 10 years can be nominated and will be recognized at the spring recognition evening  on June 2, 2015 at the Civic Centre.


The City's Civic Award of Recognition is part of an ongoing recognition program which honours residents annually since 1992.  Other awards in the program include the Certificate of Recognition, the Civic Award of Merit and Civic Award of Philanthropy.


Nomination forms and more information about the program can be found by clicking here.


Deadline for nomination submissions is Friday, May 5, 2015 at 4:30 p.m.


Due to limited seating capacity, only the first 100 nominations received will be considered for this year's event. 



Organ Donations  

I want to remind everyone to consider becoming an organ donor.  Changes to the program require you to register online at  


You could help save the life of someone waiting for an organ. One donor could save 8 lives!


New Committee to Attract International Investment

Five years ago Council approved the Economic Development Strategy that included improving our International Economic Development.
As a Member of Council who endorsed this initiative at that time and a member of the City's Economic development Committee, I am pleased that we have now set up the Mississauga International Partnership Program committee to implement this part of the Economic Development Strategy.


The committee will focus on fostering new and existing connections with cultural groups to help attract foreign direct investment and improve the City's international competitiveness. It will leverage Mississauga's international expertise, cultural diversity and networks to help our local economy reach its full potential. Growing Mississauga's connections to global markets will lead to local business opportunities, in this increasingly interconnected global economy.


For more information about the City's Economic Development Office, please click here.

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Plan your MiWay trip on Google Transit


Do you need to plan a trip using Mississauga transit? 

You can easily plan a MiWay trip using Google Transit by visiting the Mobile Site home page. To plan your trip, click here.


Mississauga One of Canada's

Safest Cities for 15th Year


For the 15th consecutive year, Mississauga has been named one of the safest cities in Canada based on research conducted by Safe City Mississauga.

People choose Mississauga to raise a family, start a business and achieve success because our City is home to safe neighbourhoods. Declining crime is proof our City has an unrivaled quality of life.


This is in large part due to the hard work of Peel Regional Police and the team from Safe City Mississauga who provide important local programs and initiatives that promote community safety, crime prevention and mentor young people.


The study was based on 2013 crime rates. In 2013, the city of Mississauga had 17,154 total criminal code offenses, which translates to a rate of 2,270 per 100,000 people, This represents a 12.2% total crime rate decrease since 2012.

 The full 2013 Safest City Report can be found here.

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Mississauga Parent - Child Resource Centre Update

This month the Mississauga Parent-Child centre will stop operating at Meadowvale Town Centre.  This cancellation of the many wonderful programs that have been offered here for over 25 years was  a huge blow to the community.  I worked with the group to try to find alternate locations for programming and, as this program is provincially funded, I am working also with our MPP Bob Delaney to see if we can get the entire program back to our community.


I am pleased that some of the programs will continue in different places starting in April as noted below.


Plowman's Park Public School

5940 Montevideo Rd

Tuesday 9:15-11:45 am / 12:30-2:00 pm

Wednesday 9:15-11:45 am

Thursday 9:15-11:45 am

Friday 12:30-2:00 pm


Meadowvale Library

6677 Meadowvale Town Centre Circle

Friday 10-11:30 am

St Albert of Jerusalem

Elementary School

7185 Rosehurst Dr

Monday 9:15-11:45 am

Glen Erin @ Brittania Glen Co-op

5995 Glen Erin Dr

Monday 9:15-11:45 am
The Post-Partum Peer Support group and the French FamilyTime programs
will be moving to the main site at the Brittany Glen plaza at Tenth Line and Thomas Street.

These will be launched at the Britannia Glen Co-Op with a spring party on April 6 from 9:15-11:45 am.  For more information please click here.

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Meadowvale Community Centre and 

Library Update


Construction on the Meadowvale Community Centre and Library is currently underway and progressing well. The foundations and structural steel are being placed and some walls are being poured. 


At the same time, some site grading and site servicing is being done.Already you can see the progress above ground as the superstructure starts taking shape.

The project is on target to meet the scheduled re-opening in Summer 2016.



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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 certificate 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

Keeping Active 


As part of our Healthy Communities by Design initiatives, we are encouraging our employees and residents to stay active.  One way of doing this is by taking the stairs instead of elevators.   


We are making changes to our staircases in City Hall to make them safer and brighter by painting in bright colours and installing windows in the doors.

We also encourage businesses to make similar changes to improve employee and customer/client health. 

Federation of Muslim Women Breakfast

I was delighted to join the Federation of Muslim Women for breakfast on March 7th to celebrate International Women's Day.





Meals on Wheels


I had the honour of joining Gerry,  one of the Meals on Wheels volunteers, on March 16 to help deliver meals to some Meadowvale residents.


Meals on Wheels assists clients who otherwise face difficulties shopping for food, preparing meals or socializing with others due to diminished mobility.  The program, run by the Red cross, allows them to maintain health and live independently.   


For more information click here


The Merchants Association  

On March 18th, I attended a meeting of the Merchants Association, a group that promotes local businesses.


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Upcoming Events

3rd Meadowvale Scouts Upcoming Events 

The 3rd Meadowvale Scout Group is holding an  
E-Waste scrap metal Drive on Saturday April 25, 2015 from 8:00 am - 2:00 pm at the Meadowvale West Church Centre, 6945 Meadowvale Town Centre Circle.  For more information, click here.


Scouts in your area may be canvassing your neighborhood requesting donations to support them in a hike to raise funds to get to Japan.  Youth will collect pledges to support both their local Scout Group as well as a Patrol unit of 10 youth that will be traveling to Japan in 2015 for the 23rd World Scout Jamboree.  The cost for the youth to go to Japan is $6,500 each.  


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Rebel Week

Please join me at Erin Meadows Community Centre on May 1, 2015 at 3:00 pm for the opening ceremonies for Rebel Week.

Rebel week is the City of Mississauga's celebration of youth, and National Youth Arts week.

A variety of different events and displays across the city will showcase the talented youth of Mississauga.  Erin Meadows Youth Group "C.I.T.Y (Community Involvement for Teens and Youth) is holding an Amazing Race event on Saturday May 2nd, and the 3rd annual Community Clean up on Sunday May 3rd. I hope you can make it out to these Rebel Week events!

For more information click here.
Registration for Peel Police Crime Prevention Academy Now Open

Peel Regional Police are currently taking registrations for the Peel Regional Police Crime Prevention Academy commencing Thursday April 16th at 7:00 p.m. at the Emil Kolb Centre for Police Excellence located at 180 Derry Rd. E., in Mississauga. 


The Academy is offered free of charge and will run weekly for 6 nights concluding on May 21.  

To register click here.

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Erin Mills Town Centre Food Court Now Open  

The spectacular New Food Court at Erin Mills Town Centre is now open. 

An Opening Celebration event will be held on April 11 from 11 am to 3 pm with free giveaways and entertainment. 

Lake Wabukayne Stewardship Day


Please join me and members of the Lake Wabukayne Stewardship Committee on Saturday May 30, 2015 from 11:00 am - 1:00 pm for the annual community day.  
There will be displays and activities, free BBQ and treats and you will have an opportunity to learn more about the Lake.

Ward 9 Annual Seniors' Fair

With Rosanna Penilla-Bharucha at last years' fair
Ple ase join me at my annual Seniors' Fair on  Tuesday  June 2, 2015 from 10:00 am - 12:00 noon.  

Everyone is welcome to come and learn about seniors's services from more than 30 agencies and organizations and enjoy the free refreshments.

This year the Seniors' Fair will be held at the Meadowvale Church Centre at 6945 Meadowvale Town Centre Circle.
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 15 and starts at the South Common Mall (Erin Mills Parkway & The Collegeway). Registration starts at 8:30 am - kick off is 9:30 am.

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