In This Issue
Upcoming Events
Lake Wabukayne Annual Park Stewardship Day 
May 14, 2016 

Please join me and the Friends of Wabukayne at our beautiful lake for
Free popcorn, prizes and a Free BBQ as well as lots of fun activities and  l earn about this jewel in the heart of Meadowvale on 
Saturday May 14, 2016 from 11:00 am - 1:00 pm. Click here  for more info.
Ninth Line Lands Visioning Session 

Please join us to share your ideas as we move towards a plan for the Ninth Line lands.  The visioning session in Ward 9 is on June 6 at 6:30 pm at the Garry Morden Fire Training Centre at 7535 Ninth Line. 
There will also be a meeting in Ward 10 on June 8 at Stephen Lewis school on Thomas Street at 6:30.

Come out and share your vision at either session. 
The lands in Ward 9 are all those north of the railway line and include the 300 acres we bought for recreational services when the entire area was part of the ward.
Annual Seniors' Fair

Please hold Tuesday September 13, 2016 from 10:00 am - 12:00 noon in your calendars and watch for details about my annual Seniors' Fair in future newsletters.
June 2, 2016

I am pleased that Council supported my motion to light the tower at City Hall on World Eating Disorders Day on June 2, 2016. 
Lisgar GO Station Farmers Market
Starts June 12, 2016
The farmers market at Lisgar GO station was such a success last year that it is coming back!
Eden Food for Change and Many Feathers  will run the farmers markets every Sunday starting June 12 to October 16 from 9 am to 3 pm.
Meetings are held on the second Wednesday evening of every month except July and August.  
Meetings are held on the second Tuesday evening of the month September through June in Meadowvale.  
Quick Links and Updates
Ontario 55+ Summer Games Update

I was recently appointed by Council to the committee to prepare the bid for Mississauga to host the 2018 Ontario 55+ Summer Games. We have a great bid going in and are hopeful we will get it. 
We have good venues, lots of great hotel rooms and well trained volunteers.  This is another tourism initiative that can bring over $2.5 million in economic benefits.
Be An Ontario Summer Games Volunteer

Mississauga is the official host city for the 2016 Ontario Summer Games, taking place August 11 to 14.  I am proud to sit on the Host Committee and I am seeing the excitement building as we get closer to the games.  We are looking for volunteers to help make the games a success so click here to learn more and to volunteer.  
The Ontario Summer Games gives Mississauga tourism a boost with over 6,000 hotel rooms filled and $4.5 million in economic benefits. 
Miway Logo
Plan your next trip on MiWay using the new refreshed Plan A Trip tool.
Youth ages 12 to 14 can get unlimited free rides within Mississauga on MiWay and unlimited free public swimming at City of Mississauga heated indoor and outdoor pools during July and August.
   Be A Donor
Help save the life of someone waiting for an organ. One donor could save 8 lives! 
City fire crews will be 
door-knocking this spring and summer to talk about fire safety.  Click above for more information.
Please remember to help those in need.
  The Dam
Please support the Dam Youth Drop-In by making a donation. 
Meadowvale Residents' Association

For information or to  get involved in the residents' association, please click here to send an email.  You can also visit and like their Facebook page by clicking here.  

May 10, 2016
Ward 9 Councillor's e-newsletter 
Dear Neighbour:

Spring is finally here and with it comes the annual Lake Wabukayne Park Stewardship Day on May 14th from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm.  Please join me and the Friends of Wabukayne for a fun filled day with a BBQ and popcorn along with over 16 community booths and entertainment.  We are also offering free Hands on CPR training and fitness demos. More details can be found on the left in the Upcoming Events section.  I look forward to seeing you there!

 In the event that you are unable to view this 
e-newsletter please note that there is always a link on the front page of my website to the newsletter.

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.

Development Update 6532/6544 Winston Churchill Blvd. 
The application for development of 1 detached dwelling and 20 semi-detached dwellings at 6532/6544 Winston Churchill Blvd. was approved at the Planning and Development Committee meeting on May 2, 2016. Thank you to the residents who worked with me and the applicant to ensure a plan that fits into the neighbourhood.  

To see other Development updates please visit my website.
View of the pool from the 
upper floor
Meadowvale Community Centre Update

I toured the Community Centre on May 3rd and was so pleased with the progress being made and thrilled at how it is shaping up. I cannot wait until it opens in the first week of September!  

Mark your calendars for the official opening taking place on October 22nd and watch for news here and on my website at
The new therapy pool
Standing in the middle of the Library
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Meadowvale Community Police Station Closing

It is with regret that I inform you that the Meadowvale Community Police station is being closed as of June 30. This was the first sub station to open in the region in 2003 and has served our community well. 
The Police Services Board made the decision to close our station after a review of the service and the use. I want to thank all the officers who have worked at the Meadowvale station serving our community for all of these years.
Waste Cart Fraud Warning 

Please note that there is a scam being carried on to get residents to purchase a GPS device for their waste carts. Please do NOT respond to any flyers or calls on this. Residents do NOT have to purchase a transponder tag for their waste carts . This initiative is not endorsed by the Region nor required for any waste collection carts.

You should not process any online transactions as a result of a flyer, or provide any personal or financial information at any website in this regard. The Ontario Provincial Police and local authorities have been notified.
Property Assessment Notices Coming Soon
New property assessment notices will be mailed out starting May 16 from the Municipal Property Assessment Corporation (MPAC).  This information will be provided to the city to serve as the basis for calculating property taxes for 2017 - 2020. 

An increase in assessment does not necessarily mean an increase in property taxes and the City of Mississauga does not benefit financially from reassessment. Tax rates are adjusted to offset assessment value changes and to ensure the City does not receive a windfall gain as a result of an increase in assessment.  

Visit to learn how your property was assessed and if you do not agree with your property's assessment you can request a review.  You will have 120 days from the issue date of your assessment to do this.  Look for your login information on your Property Assessment Notice.
Region bans
Water Pipe Smoking
On April 28th Regional Council passed a bylaw to ban water pipe smoking in public areas. I have asked that we urge the province to regulate this province wide. 
We were the first region to ban cigarette smoking in public to protect citizens from second hand smoke. 
The major users of water pipes are young people 18-24 and their health is too important to ignore.

Council asks Province to ban  Door-to-Door Sales
Please join City Council as we urge the province to ban door to door sales, targeting the home services sector such as water testing, furnace replacements, hydro, water heaters etc.  We need to protect our vulnerable citizens from some of these salespeople.
On April 28th Council passed a motion to ask the province to ban them, but we need citizen action and support. Please click here to sign the petition and show your support.
Protect against Lyme Disease

Please remember to be cautious in wooded and grassy areas and check yourselves and your pets for ticks which are a concern this year and can cause Lyme Disease.  Vets in Mississauga report increased numbers of ticks on pets this spring.

The Mississauga's Animal Services website will soon have information about protecting your pets so check it out.

To find out how to prevent ticks and what to do if you do find them, click  here.  
Tips on how to co-exist with Urban Coyotes

Last month I published an article with a link to the city's website with information about Coyotes which are part of our urban landscape.
I ran across an excellent article with tips on how to 
co-exist with Urban Coyotes and thought I would share it. Please click here to read it.
Repair Work starting at Erin Mills Pkwy and 403 Underpass
The  Ministry of Transportation has advised that repair work is being done on the underpass of Erin Mills Parkway at the 403. 

The work will start this month and go until fall. During this time Erin Mills will be reduced to 2 lanes in this area and there will be lane closures on the 403 at times as well as ramp closures at night both north and southbound. 

No dates have yet been given for closures as I expect they will be dependent on the progress of the work.
2016 Road Resurfacing
This is a reminder that Glen Erin Drive (between Middlebury Dr and Britannia Rd) will be resurfaced this year. The work is scheduled to be completed by November 2016.
Bridgeway Family Centre   
BridgeWay Family Centre (formerly Mississauga Parent-Child Resource Centres) which used to operate at the Meadowvale Town Centre continues to provide programs in our community for families with young children. Please click here to learn more and to find program information.
Anniversary/Birthday Congratulations

If you know someone who is celebrating a milestone birthday or anniversary please contact me at 905-896-5900 or at and I would be pleased to send a letter of congratulations and a small gift to commemorate the special event.
100th Birthday Celebration

I was delighted to celebrate the 100th birthday of Ward 9 resident Edna Ball on April 29th.  

Mrs. Ball has lived her entire life in this area attending school at Britannia and Tenth Line and then in Streetsville before moving to a cattle farm with her late husband on Eighth Line in Milton. She raised her three children here in Mississauga.  She has been blessed with five grandchildren and seven great grandchildren!  
Veterans Memorial Roadway

I was pleased to join my colleagues and Canadian Veterans to unveil the sign  as we re-dedicated Dixie Rd "Veterans Memorial Roadway" throughout Peel Region in their honour.
EFFC Hunger Awareness Breakfast

I attended an early morning breakfast on May 3rd in support of Eden Food for Change.   Eden Food for Change serves hungry families in western Mississauga. 

Please think of our fellow residents who would go hungry without our food bank and think about donating to Eden. Please click here to donate.
Praise Cathedral 11th Anniversary
On Sunday May 1st, I joined the congregation of Praise Cathedral as they celebrated their 11th anniversary.  
I am proud to have had a long standing relationship with the Cathedral and am pleased that I was able to participate in the many events and achievements in their journey over the past eleven years.  I always enjoy my time spent with them.
Coptic Orthodox Easter

I was pleased to join the  Egyptian Coptic Community for midnight mass as they celebrated Orthodox Easter at the Church of the VIrgin Mary and St. Athanasius on Saturday April 30th.  Thousands were in attendance including many other faith leaders out of respect for the Coptic community.
Walmart Grand 

I was delighted to cut the ribbon at the grand 
re-opening of our Meadowvale Walmart on April 28th. I had the pleasure of cutting the ribbon to open this store 14 years ago in 2002! 
The store has been under renovation for quite some time and re-opened with a brand new look. Congratulations to Walmart management and all the employees for doing such a wonderful job. 
National Day of Mourning

On April 28th I joined the Peel District Labour Council, workers and some of my colleagues to recognize National Day of Mourning for those killed or injured on the job. We all have a responsibility  to make sure all workers make it home after work.
Victim Services of Peel Fundraiser

I was pleased to attend the 10th annual Victim Services Peel Chef's Challenge on April 28th.  Two of our local restaurants, Paramount and Lucy's Seafood participated to support this worthy cause.

This event raises critical funds for Victim Services of Peel, a not-for-profit, charitable organization that delivers immediate crisis support to victims of crime and tragic circumstances in Brampton and Mississauga. All of the proceeds from Chef Challenge go towards Victim Services of Peel to assist victims.
With Len Little and his son from Lucy's Seafood Kitchen
With Mohamad Fakih from Paramount Fine Foods
Gonzaga Donates to The Dam

Many thanks to St. Aloysius Gonzaga Secondary School for donating all their fundraising for the year to The Dam!   

Students managed to raise $7,588.75 and handed the entire amount over to the Dam on April 28th.  Well done Gonzaga!
Tourism Board Meeting

I chaired a very productive meeting of Mississauga's Tourism Board on Monday April 26, 2016.  

The Tourism board brings together representatives from hotels, restaurants, the Mississauga Board of Trade, Heritage Mississauga, the Mississauga Sports Council and many other organizations to discuss tourism iniatives to promote all that Mississauga has to offer. 
New School Walking Routes Program Launched

I joined staff, parents, students and Traffic Safety Council at Shelter Bay Public School in the morning on April 27th to launch a new school walking routes program. 

It was good to see so many children and parents walking to school as we handed out pencils to them to acknowledge their participation in this program.   

I enjoyed speaking with children and parents who are so happy to be recognized for taking the healthy way to school.
Plum Tree Park Public School wins Grand Prize

I had a wonderful time with Plum Tree Park Public School staff and students on April 22nd as they celebrated their win in the battery recycling drive sponsored by Call2Recycle and Boswin Robotics. 
I am very proud of the school as they received their $500 grand prize for winning the competition. Plum Tree recycled over 300 kg of batteries to win the prize over 20 schools in Peel.  
Councillor Pat Saito | 905-896-5900 | |
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