May 22, 2019
Dear Resident:

It looks as if spring is finally here. I hope you are enjoying the better weather and taking advantage of our numerous trails and parks in Ward 9.

I had the pleasure in May of presenting about 40 Ward 9 residents with the Ward 9 Volunteer Award. Our communities are great as a result of the dedication and commitment of these wonderful residents and I enjoyed having the opportunity to thank them.

Please enjoy the information in this months newsletter and let me know if you have any questions about any of the articles.

As always you can contact me for assistance on any city or region issue at pat.saito@mississauga,ca, by phone to 905-896-5900 at any time and my staff and I will be pleased to help you.

Pat
Ward and City News
Ward 9 Seniors Fair

It's that time again - my Seniors Fair is quickly approaching! I look forward to this event every year, and this year is no different. We have over 40 agencies represented with lots of information to share. Come by for a walk, have a snack and enjoy the event!
Regional Governance Review

Council has received a further report on the impacts of the various options in the provincial review on governance. The report that was supported by all 4 municipalities clearly shows that Mississauga taxpayers would be further ahead as a stand alone city. For more information about Mississauga's position on the Regional Government Review, please visit  mississauga.ca/regional-government-review
Planning + Development Committee Matters
Re-imagining the Mall

The final report will be brought forward at the June 10th Planning and Development Committee Meeting.
6550 Glen Erin Drive - Recommendation Report

The Planning and Development Committee will be discussing the Recommendation report for 6550 Glen Erin Drive on June 24th at its evening meeting at 6:30pm. This application is for development of a 12 storey, 208 unit apartment building on the existing property. I have not seen the report yet so do not know what the Planning staff recommendation will be. This application is beyond the intensification area and the additional density is not accommodated in our infrastructure. Click here for more information.
Mississauga Moves - Mississauga Transportation Master Plan
Council has endorsed the Mississauga Transportation Master Plan, a policy framework and strategic action plan that will shape how we move around in Mississauga from today to 2041.

The Plan was presented at General Committee of Council on May 1st, recommending Council endorsement at the May 8th Council meeting. You can view a recording of the meeting online, and/or look at the slide deck from the presentation by clicking here.  
Freedom Pass Offers Youth Free Swims and Transit Rides this Summer
This summer, Mississauga youth aged 12 to 14 years can ride  MiWay and access indoor and outdoor City of Mississauga  pools for free with a  Freedom Pass. The pass is valid from July 1 to August 31. Quantities are limited and will be issued on a first come, first served basis.

For more information:
Emergency Preparedness
#AreYouCovered?

Or do you need to learn more about insurance before a disaster happens?

If so, click on this link for more information: http://www.ibc.ca/on/insurance-101

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Mississauga Visitor Guide
As the Chair of the Tourism Board, I am pleased to share the Official 2019 Mississauga Visitors Guide!

If you're looking for something fun to do this week, this summer, winter or anytime, take a look at the Visitor Guide. You'll see what's on, and make a bucket list of things to do and see this year in your city!
Be Cautious of Door-to-Door Sump Pump Sales  
We have had reports of salesmen going door to door trying to sell sump pumps to residents and claiming to be from the City. The City of Mississauga does not employ or authorize companies to install sump pumps on the City's behalf.

Door-to-door sales people may use high-pressure tactics. We recommend all residents exercise caution before providing any personal information to sales people or committing to a service.

You are encouraged to call 3-1-1 or 905-615-4311 for correct information about City or Regional services and programs. Customer Service Advisors are available to answer resident inquiries, Monday to Friday between 7:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m.

For more information:  http://www.mississauga.ca/portal/stormwater   
Digital Overpass Project
Meadowvale has a new entrance sign on Winston Churchill south of the 401.

This is a project that includes the installation of digital advertising on the CP bridges in. On most bridges the City of Mississauga brand is displayed but on ours, at my request, the name "Meadowvale" is prominently displayed to welcome people to our community. These bridges are not governed by the City and we have minimal control over their use but we were able to get the owners to include city signage and provide us with space to advertise meetings and events.
Vegetarian Food Fair
Presented by Fo Guang Shan Temple of Toronto and Buddha's Light International Association of Toronto, this annual event encourages people of all ages and backgrounds to come and explore over 60 varities of multicultural vegetarian foods.

Around the Ward
2019 Abilities Expo - Opening Day
I had the pleasure of attending and speaking at the opening day of the Abilities Expo. The Abilities Expo is an event that showcases technologies and innovations that help to improve the lives of all. I was pleased that the expo was held at the International Centre, adding to Mississauga's profile as a location for international events.
It was a great pleasure for me as a long-time member of the City’s Accessibility Advisory Committee to help paint the Dynamic Symbol of Access on the parking lot at the International Centre.
Praise Cathedral 13th Anniversary

I always have a wonderful time visiting the Praise Cathedral, and on May 5th, it was no different! Praise Cathedral celebrated their 13th anniversary, and I was pleased to be a part of the celebrations.
2021 Ontario Parasport Games Announcement
I am proud to be one of the Council representatives serving on the host committee for the 2021 Parasport Games games. I attended the announcement on April 16th and I look forward to a great event in 2021.
Ward 9 Tour
On Thursday April 18th, my staff and I toured all of our City facilities in Ward 9. This gave Abby, my newest staff member, a chance to meet some of the people she would be working with in the future. Below are some of our hardworking staff at our amazing Ward facilities.
Enjoying Erin Meadows Library, one of the busiest locations in Mississauga!
Saying hello to the wonderful staff at the Erin Meadows Community Centre
Visiting Meadowvale 4 Rinks and the newly installed Johnny Bower photo and plaque!
On stage at the Meadowvale Theatre
Visiting the Meadowvale Community Centre, which received huge donations for Diabetes Canada! Thank you to everyone who contributed!
We stopped in at the Conversation Circle at Meadowvale Community Centre. This group welcomes newcomers to Canada and provides a social network for new community members.
Ward 9 Volunteer Awards
I was honoured to present my Ward 9 Volunteer Award to over 30 nominees this year. They received a certificate and a volunteer pin at our reception on May 8th.
Laura Buchal's Retirement
On April 25th, I had the pleasure of attending Laura Buchal's retirement party. Laura worked at the City of Mississauga for 39 years in various departments, and most recently as the Manager of Compliance. I wish Laura all the best in her retirement!
Ministry of Seniors and Accessibility Announcement
On Friday May 17th, I joined the Honourable Minister Raymond Cho, Minister of Seniors and Accessibility for an announcement at the Mississauga Valley Active Living Centre. We discussed the importance of keeping our seniors engaged and active and hope to work together in the near future.
Mississauga Board of Trade Annual Politicians Reception
On April 24th, I attended the Mississauga Board of Trade's Annual Politicians Reception. It was a wonderful opportunity to meet MBOT members and mingle with other politicians.
Dr. Arthur Wood Award
At the May 22nd City Council meeting, I was proud to present the Dr. Arthur Wood Award to Heather Relf, a Ward 9 resident who is a citizen member of the Traffic Safety Council. Heather has worked tirelessly over the years to ensure our roads are safe, and has encouraged and led many walk to school campaigns. Heather is well deserving of this award and it was an honour to bestow it upon her.
Smart City Discussion
On May 22nd, I had the pleasure of meeting Charlie Tago, a representative from Abu Dhabi, along with Robert Martellacci of Mindshare and Paul Sohor, to discuss the potential for a Smart City pilot project.
Councillor Pat Saito | City of Mississauga | 905-896-5900 | pat.saito@mississauga.ca | ward9.ca