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Stephen Dasko

It’s Time for Youth to Shine – National Youth Week is May 1 to 7

By Issues, Resources, Uncategorized

It’s that time of the year, when we celebrate all things youth. May 1 to 7 is National Youth Week and the City of Mississauga will be joining celebrations across the country with a focus on youth-led activities.

There are free activities happening all week targeting youth aged 12 to 18 years-old. Check out a spring cooking class, learn archery, try out yoga or take part in a giant game of Connect Four or Jenga. Many activities are organized by youth for youth. Follow on social media using the hashtag #NYW905.

Highlights of National Youth Week Activities:

The Amazing Library Race – Saturday, May 4, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

  • At each library location, students will complete skill-testing challenges
  • Participants will travel on MiWay to visit as many of the City’s 18 library locations as possible between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m.
  • Points will be awarded for completing the challenges. Bonus points will be awarded for distance travelled and completion of more difficult tasks
  • The grand finale is at the Central Library at 3 p.m., participants can gain extra points for their knowledge of Mississauga
  • Snacks will be provided at the final stop at the Central Library
  • Youth can register for free in person at any City library

Battle of the Centres Basketball Tournament – Sunday, May 5, 12 p.m. – 8 p.m.

  • Full-day tournament held at University of Toronto Mississauga Campus in the Recreation Athletics & Wellness Building located at 1825 Outer Circle [map]
  • Each Community Centre will send a team of 12 novice and advanced players who participate in the City’s Sauga At Play after-school drop-in program
  • Showcasing talented youth who participate in the City’s Sauga At Play after-school drop-in program
  • The tournament will be round robin style with an “all-star” experience complete with a live local disc-jockey, ping pong tables, games, refreshments

Temporary Public Art: Mural Unveiling – Tuesday, May 7, 4 – 6 p.m.

  • Held at the Sculpture Court Skate Park, Civic Centre, located at the southwest corner of Duke of York Boulevard and Princess Royal Drive [map]
  • Nine emerging Mississauga artists will work alongside Canadian artist-athlete, Mango Peeler to unveil a series of new murals inspired by the poetry of Mississauga’s Youth Poet Laureate, Pujita Verma
  • A collaboration between the City’s Culture and Recreation Division, there will be a mash-up of youth music, visual arts, poetry and athletics
  • Skateboard while listening to live music and poetry readings, and meet some of Mississauga’s up and coming artists

Check out the full list of events during National Youth Week by visiting here.

Your Green Yard 2019 Residential Homeowner Workshop – Tuesday, June 4, 2019

By Events, Resources

Credit Valley Conservation is launching their first Landscaping for Pollinators workshop in our ward. The free workshop will show urban homeowners how they can build beautiful home landscapes that also support healthy pollinator populations. Local attendees will have the opportunity to receive three free pollinator-friendly plants that our sustainable landscaping experts will help them plant in their yard.

We’d love to see you at the event as well. You and your neighbours can register for the events here:

 Landscaping for Pollinators

Discover local native plants that pollinators love and ways to use them to create beautiful home landscapes. Local attendees can sign up to receive three free native pollinator-friendly plants to help get them started.

Tuesday, June 4, 7 – 8:30 p.m.

Port Credit Library

20 Lakeshore Road East


“Exciting new workshop from @CVC_CA helps Ward 1 homeowners create beautiful home landscapes to attract pollinators. Register for free:” Link:

If you have any further questions or concerns, please contact Calantha Elsby, Specialist, Environmental Outreach at or at 905-670-1615 ext.297.



Planning and Development Committee Structure and Scheduling – April 24, 2019

By Uncategorized

This Wednesday, April 24 at the Council meeting, (9:00 a.m.)  the issue of Planning and Development Committee Structure and Scheduling will be discussed.

The Recommendation from the Staff report dated April 1, 2019 to the Mayor and Members of Council reads as follows:


That Planning and Development Committee continue to be scheduled at 1:30 p.m., with an option for a 7:00 p.m. session being scheduled for those matters that have generated significant public interest and/or concern, subject to consultation with the Ward Councillor and the Chair of the Planning and Development Committee.

 If you would like to come to this meeting and speak before Council, or send me an email I will read it on your behalf, please let me know as soon as possible.

Many thanks




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Moyo Health & Community Services – Fundraising event May 17th

By Events, Uncategorized

Each year, Moyo Health & Community Services (formerly Peel HIV/AIDS Network) hosts a gathering of leaders and community builders to recognize the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia & Biphobia (IDAHOT). This is taking place at Red Rose Convention Centre on Friday, May 17th from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. …

The theme of this year’s breakfast is, We Belong: Justice for All. Building on the tremendous success of last year’s they will discuss the day’s significance in our communities with the aim of generating forward momentum in challenging homophobia, transphobia, biphobia, and other barriers to inclusion in corporate, political, social, cultural, religious, and recreational spheres.  More details about the event are available at

Mississauga Children’s Choir – 40th Season (September)

By Events, Issues, Resources, Uncategorized

The Mississauga Children’s Choir will be celebrating their 40th season starting in September.  They have an incredible year planning including performances with the MSO and notable Mississauga musicians.  They also have a 40th Concert scheduled for June 2020 at the Living Arts Centre.  It promises to be our strongest season yet and an incredible opportunity for children in Mississauga.

For more information please visit their site:



Regional Governance Town Hall Meeting Hosted by Councillor Stephen Dasko – May 1st

By Events, Issues

Councillor Dasko and Councillor Ras (Ward 2) are co-hosting a town hall meeting on Wednesday, May 1st, 2019.

The meeting will be taking place at 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Port Credit Legion, 35 Front Street North.

The Guest Speaker is Janice Baker , City Manager and CAO for the City of Mississauga.  This is your opportunity to be heard,  and get informed on the issues the City of Mississauga is dealing with in regards to Region of Peel jurisdictions.

NOTE: The Province is currently seeking public input from the cities and residents that could be impacted by any regional government changes.  The public consultation period has been extended from April 23 to May 21st.  You can participate by providing comments at this link:

Hope to see you there!


You are Welcome to Attend: Stephen Dasko invites you Ward 1 Shoreline Clean Up – Saturday, April 27th!

By Events, Issues, Resources, Uncategorized

Come out and join me to help clean up our shoreline at Port Credit Memorial Park.  Everyone is meeting at the Port Credit Library where you will be supplied with bags and gloves.  Please wear proper footwear and clothing.  Light refreshments will be available.

Hope to see you there!


The event page link is as follows:


Announcement from Hydro One — Community Meeting Notice

By Uncategorized

April 2019
In order to provide a continued supply of safe and reliable power, Hydro One will be conducting insulator replacement and vegetation maintenance on the electricity transmission corridor from Manby Transmission Station (TS) to Oakville TS (project details and map on reverse). In an effort to replace insulators that have reached their end-of-life on a number of towers, Hydro One forestry crews will be required to remove trees and brush along this high voltage corridor to ensure safe clearances and ready access to our transmission lines and towers. In addition, forestry crews will also be conducting scheduled vegetation maintenance for the corridor this year.
To learn more about our planned work and talk with our project team, join us at one of our drop-in style Community Information Centres Please note that the location of Community Drop-In Session #1 has been changed to better accommodate your community.
Community Drop-In Session #1
Tuesday, April 9th, 2019
6:30pm – 8:30pm
Port Credit Legion
Upstairs Roundroom 35 Front St N, Mississauga
Community Drop-In Session #2
Wednesday, April 10th, 2019
6:30pm – 8:30pm
Mississauga Valley Community Centre
Room 3
1275 Mississauga Valley Boulevard Mississauga
Project Information:
What is an insulator? Transmission line insulators mechanically support and electrically isolate the energized wires from the structure, and prevent short circuits to the ground.
What is vegetation maintenance? In order to maintain safe clearances from our transmission lines and electrical infrastructure, Hydro One Forestry crews will:
 remove incompatible* trees and shrubs from under and near the power lines ;
 clear tower bases for safe and ready access to conduct critical insulator replacement; and
 apply government approved herbicide directly to cut stems to prevent regrowth. This is not a broad-spray application.
*Incompatible refers to any type of vegetation that in its lifetime, could grow into or interfere with electrical equipment.
Hydro One Forestry crews will complete this work manually with equipment like chainsaws and pruners. Support vehicles such as bucket trucks and chippers will be used where necessary.You can also expect to see construction crews and large equipment on the corridor to complete the insulator replacement.
If work is required on your property, a Hydro One Forestry representative will contact you in advance to discuss what is required.   -30-

Announcement from Metrolinx – LRT

By Hurontario LRT

Information as of March 2019
Bell Network Infrastructure Relocation
Beginning late March 2019
What is the Hurontario Light Rail Transit project?
The Hurontario LRT will be a light rail service connecting people from the Port Credit GO station to the Brampton Gateway Terminal. The Hurontario LRT will connect with the Port Credit and Cooksville GO stations, Mississauga Transitway, MiWay and Züm transit lines.
To accommodate the construction of the Hurontario LRT, Bell is required to move fibre and coaxial network lines.
During this phase, Bell contractors will be working in front of 1215 Hurontario Street (Cousin’s Market).
• Work will begin late-March and will last for approximately
1 week.
• Work will occur between 8:00 A.M. and 7:00 P.M.,
Monday to Friday.
• Work could be rescheduled due to weather conditions or any unforeseen circumstances.
What to Expect
• Every effort will be made to minimize disruption.
• Residents and businesses near the work site can expect to hear noise caused by trucks, generators and other construction equipment related to this work.
Traffic Details
• During construction hours, no lane reductions will be required along Hurontario Street.
• At least one property access will be maintained.

Note: at no time will lanes be closed.
For information regarding the Hurontario LRT project and construction updates, follow us on Twitter @HurontarioLRT,
or contact us at the Metrolinx Hurontario LRT project office at 416-202-7500 or email:

Pedestrian Details
• Please take care when travelling near construction areas. Watch for additional signs directing pedestrians as detours may be required.
• Sidewalk access in the area could be affected. Please watch for signage directing pedestrian traffic.
Property Details
• Please ensure any personal belongings, such as signs, benches and underground sprinklers on city owned land have been relocated prior to the beginning of construction.
• For details on your property boundaries, please refer to your land survey, or consult an Ontario Land Surveyor.
Want the latest construction notices delivered straight to your inbox? Sign up for the HuLRT
newsletter at For more information about the Bell civil work or cable relocation, please contact the Hurontario LRT Community Relations staff by
phone 416-202-7500 or email
Thank you for your patience as we work to build this new project.
Please support your local businesses during construction.