5th Annual Ward 9 Seniors' Fair  June 1, 2017  10 am to noon|
Meadowvale Community Centre

Join me for my 5th annual seniors Fair at the Meadowvale Community Centre, 6655 Glen Erin Dr.  Get lots of information from over 45 exhibitors and enjoy free refreshments.  Everyone is welcome!!!

West Trunk Well drilling immediately north of the Erin Mills Parkway and Britannia Road intersection

In conjunction with the on-going West Trunk Sewer project, the contractor is continuing to tunnel through the buried valley discovered north of the Erin Mills Parkway and Britannia Rd intersection. The complex and challenging ground conditions including a large volume of groundwater is impacting the tunneling operation. In order to undertake some required maintenance to the TBM additional wells must be drilled in front of the machine to control the inflow of water. The contractor will be drilling two additional wells and a monitoring well on Erin Mills Parkway which will result in the temporary closure of the northbound and southbound lanes as following:

The anticipated duration for these lane closures will be approximately 3 weeks starting the morning of May 29.  

Click here to read my May 25th e-newsletter.  If you would like to receive my Ward 9 e-newsletter please click here.  You will be added to the distribution list and will receive my monthly e-newsletter.  To read previous issues of my e-newsletter please click on "News & Media" above and then "Newsletters".

Project Update – Restoration, Watermain Replacement & Improvements on Miller’s Grove, Spring Creek Cres, Alfresco Terrace and Sundown circle.  Click here to view the Region of Peel Public Notice regarding this project which started May 15, 2017.

Erin Centre Blvd Construction update & closures - The 4 week closure of Erin Centre Blvd. between Winston Churchill and Coldspring Way will be extended for an additional week.  Workers are installing water and sewer pipes to serve the new seniors' buildings at the Village of Erin Meadows. For detailed information and a map, click here.    

Miway Detour Route 34 - Detour routing in effect Mon May 1 to Fri Jun 9, 2017, for the closure of Erin Centre Blvd at Winston Churchill Blvd for sewer/water main construction. Click here for details.

Watermain Replacement and Road Resurfacing of Britannia Rd West from Winston Churchill Boulevard to Erin Mills Parkway   

The Region of Peel is replacing watermains and resurfacing Britannia Road West from Winston Churchill Boulevard to Erin Mills Parkway.  The work started at the end of March 2017 and is anticipated to be completed by November 2017. This work will also include removing and replacing curbs, adding sidewalks and a multi-use trail, and installing a low impact development (environmentally friendly) storm sewer system. Click here for more information.

The playground redevelopment and soccer field relocation at Settler’s Green Park is scheduled to begin Tuesday, May 23 (weather permitting).  If you have any questions regarding this project please contact Bill Montague, Project Manager in Community Services at (905) 615-3200 ext. 3676 or william.montague@mississauga.ca.  The new playground at Settler’s Green Park is expected to be completed and re-open no later than June 7, 2017. The existing ball diamond will be permanently removed. The soccer field will remain closed this year to allow for the turf grass to establish and will reopen for the 2018 season.

The playground redevelopment at Bell Harbour Park began Friday, May 19 and will take approximately 15 days to complete reopening on June 5. If you have any questions, please contact Bill Montague, Project Manager in Community Services at (905) 615-3200 ext. 3676 or william.montague@mississauga.ca

As Chair of the Tourism Advisory Board I am pleased to present the Official Mississauga 2017 Visitor Guide.  Click here to view the online version.  Please also visit the city's tourism website here.

Protect Against Lyme Disease

Ticks are more prevalent than ever this year and it is important to protect your family and pets against Lyme disease which is spread by the black legged deer tick. Please be cautious in wooded and grassy areas and check yourselves and your pets for ticks.  Vets in Mississauga and residents have already reported increased numbers of ticks on pets this spring.  To find out how to prevent ticks and what to do if you do find them, click here.

Click here to see the Region of Peel Data Centre 2016 Census Bulletin on Population and Dwelling Counts.  This bulletin, developed by staff at the Peel Data Centre, provides an overview of the latest statistics released on Population and Dwellings counts.  Further bulletins will be made available during this year as Census data is released by Statistics Canada.

The Region is replacing watermains on certain streets in Ward 9 within the next yearIf your street is on the list, you may wish to delay any major landscaping or driveway works you may have planned until after the work has been completed.  Please click here for the list of streets and the notice mailed to residents who live on these streets.

Road Resurfacing notice

The following streets will be resurfaced under the 2017 Road Resurfacing Contract. 

Alfresco Terrace, Arles Mews, Cherbourg Gardens, Miller’s Grove, Ridgeland Cres, Spring Creek Cres, Sundown Cir, Tamar Mews, Trodheim Cres, Vantage Cir. For more info, click here.

Work is scheduled to commence within the next month and is anticipated to be completed prior to November 30, 2017.

Development News

January 21, 2017 - On January 20, the Ontario Municipal Board (OMB) made its final decision on the application at 2700 Aquitaine Ave.  The board has approved development of  3 apartment buildings of 12, 9 and 7 storeys comprised of 393 new units.  With removal of 112 of the garden home units, the final number will be 616 units.   In all of the proposals and the final approved plan, the towers are joined by 4 or 5 storey podium buildings.   I am not happy with the decision nor with the development as it will set a precedent for further applications to ignore our Intensification Policies and our Official Plan.  The OMB decision shows again that the province of Ontario has taken the planning of our cities out of the hands of the elected officials and put it into the hands of an appointed body that has no connection to the community.  Click here to see the final site plan.

I already have meetings scheduled with other landowners who are bringing us proposals that far exceed what is in the City policies.  I will be opposing them also and will hold public information sessions in the coming months.   There are several other development applications in the works in our ward.  Please click on the tab "City Info" above and then "Development" for details and to view the various site plans.

Click here to see an overview of the latest census statistics released on Age, Sex, and Dwelling Type.  This 2016 Census bulletin is developed by staff at the Peel Data Centre. Further bulletins will be made available during this year as Census data is released by Statistics Canada.

Mommy Connections Mississauga is a community based “Mommy” group which meets within the City of Mississauga. The aim of this group is to connect with families in our community and share in everything the city offers.  Click here for more information about this group.

Upcoming Ward 9 Meetings and Events:

Seniors' Fair - I am hosting my 5th annual Seniors' Fair on Thursday June 1, 2017 from 10 am - 12 noon at the Meadowvale Community Centre, 6655 Glen Erin Dr.   Enjoy FREE refreshments and get valuable information for seniors from over  35 agencies and organizations.

Lake Wabukayne Park Stewardship Day - The Friends of Lake Wabukayne are hosting this event on Saturday June 3, 2017 from 11 am - 1 pm.  Please come out and learn about this jewel in the heart of  Meadowvale.   There will be a FREE BBQ and FREE popcorn.  Lake Wabukayne is located at the northwest corner of Erin Mills Parkway and Brittania Rd.

Summer is back and Celebration Square is giving you 150+ reasons to celebrate! There are FREE events every weekend, all summer long.   For event listings click here.

National Public Works Week - Visit Celebration Square on May 27, 2017 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. for Family Fun Day. Check out heavy equipment, watch demonstrations and visit booths to learn about what it takes to keep the city moving each day.  Click here for more details.

The Streetsville Horticultural Society is having their plant sale on Saturday May 27, 2017 from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Leslie Log House located at 4415 Mississauga Rd.  Arrive early for best selection.  All plants are sourced locally, potted and ready to grow.  

Pet Valu Walk for Dogs has been a vital national fundraiser in support of Lions Foundation of Canada Dog Guides. Taking place in more than 240 communities across Canada, the Walk raises funds to provide life-changing Dog Guides to Canadians with physical and medical disabilities at no cost to them. On Sunday May 28, 2017 at 10 am, Lions Of Mississauga will host a walk at J C Saddington Park. For Information, click here

NIED (National Initiative for Eating Disorders is holding it's 58th FREE eating disorder symposium on Monday June 5, 2017 from 6:30 pm to 9 pm at The Salvation Army Erin Mills Church, 2460 The Collegway, Mississauga, ON L5L 1V3.  Click here for more information.

Older Adult EXPO 2017 - This is a FREE, full-day expo that connects older adults across the city. The event being held at the Hershey Centre on June 6, 2017 from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. includes  fitness demonstrations, a  local seniors' talent show, Information and Technology sessions and on-site vendors. For Information, click here.

The City of Mississauga has kicked off Does Cycling Move You - a project that will update the Cycling Master Plan. As part of that process, the Active Transportation team will host drop-in open houses to seek public input on the future of cycling in our City. 

Open House  #1:  Wednesday June 21, 2017 from 3:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Living Arts Centre, BMO Room

Open House  #2:  Wednesday September 27, 2017 from 3:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Living Arts Centre, BMO Room

Play In The Park - This is a FREE drop in program for kids ages 6-12 this summer.  The program runs week days starting July 3 to September 1 at Union Park in Ward 9.  For Information, click here.

Camp Ignite for Girls - For the second year-in-a-row, Mississauga Fire and Emergency Services (MFES) will introduce 20 teenaged girls to a potential career in fire service through their innovative week long experience, Camp Ignite from July 24 to 28. Camp Ignite will show teen girls, ages 15 to 19, what a career in fire service could look like through participation in a number of real-world scenarios. The application form can be found here. Applications will be accepted until Sunday, May 28, 2017.  

The Mississauga Camera Club invites you to attend an Opening Reception of its Exhibition PROUD TO BE CANADIAN:  OUR STORIES on Thursday, July 6, 2017 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the Living Arts Centre Gallery 2nd floor.  Please RSVP to kay@kaywollam.com.

Annual Riders Against Hunger in support of Eden Food for Change takes place on Saturday August 19, 2017 at 8:00 am. The venue has changed this year to be held at the Garry W. Morden Centre. For event details, click here.

Click here for the Meadowvale Theatre 2017 / 2018 Theatre line-up.

To list your event on the Ward 9 web site send the information in text and pdf formats and/or link to website to pat.saito@mississauga.ca