• Help Shape the City’s New Economic Development Strategy

    October 7, 2019

    Mississauga residents are invited to help shape the City’s new Economic Development Strategy by completing an online survey. The survey will help the City identify priority areas and address the changing economic climate.

    The five-year strategy will focus on attracting businesses, employment and investment opportunities to Mississauga. The last strategy was created 10 years ago and has helped Mississauga achieve many accolades including first overall mid-sized City of the Future by Foreign Direct Investment (fDi). The new strategy, now in development, will build on that success to continue to make Mississauga a thriving hub where businesses and the community can innovate and grow.

    “Having a strong economic development strategy is the cornerstone of job creation – attracting and retaining global industries and securing talent,” said Bonnie Brown, Director, Economic Development. “Additionally, our strategy will help the City identify areas of focus and opportunities for innovation and collaboration with our 91,000 small businesses, 1,400 multinational firms and 75 Fortune 500 companies.”

    The survey closes on October 18. Once the consultation period has concluded, the draft strategy will be presented to Council for approval.

    Brown added, “We encourage our residents and business community to share their input and be part of shaping the City’s economic future.”

    For more information about the Economic Development Strategy, visit yoursay.mississauga.ca/edstrategy.

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    BACKGROUND

    Mississauga has a robust and diverse business community that makes up some of the largest knowledge-based sectors in Canada. These sectors include Life Sciences, Advanced Manufacturing (Aerospace, Automotive, Clean Tech and Food and Beverage), Information and Communications Technology and Financial Services and Real Estate.

    For more information about the City’s Economic Development initiatives, visit thefutureisunlimited.ca 

  • Peel offers curbside battery collection this fall

    BRAMPTON, ON (Oct. 7, 2019) – Residents who are saving their single-use household batteries, can place these out for curbside collection which runs from October 21 – November 1, 2019. Residents are encouraged to check their collection calendar at peelregion.ca/waste to find out their battery collection day or to sign up to receive free waste notification reminders.

    This collection service provides residents a convenient way to ensure that their batteries are disposed of safely.

    Residents can:

    • Set out only single-use A, AA, AAA, C, D, 9 volt and button cell household batteries in a transparent, sealable bag. On your recycling collection day, place the bag of batteries on top of your closed organics cart.  If you don’t have an organics cart, place your bag of batteries beside your recycling bags.
    • Take household batteries to battery drop-off barrels throughout Mississauga, Brampton and Caledon.
    • Drop off all other batteries to one of Peel’s Community Recycling Centres (CRCs) year-round free of charge.

    Visit peelregion.ca/waste to find a CRC or drop-off barrel near you.

    Thanks to your efforts, we have recycled 67 tonnes of batteries since 2016 helping Peel get closer to its target of 75% waste diversion by 2034.

    The Region of Peel works with residents and partners to create a healthy, safe and connected Community for Life for approximately 1.5 million people and over 175,000 businesses in the cities of Brampton and Mississauga and the Town of Caledon. Peel’s services touch the lives of residents every day. Recognized as a leader in management and service delivery, the Region of Peel is the only government organization at any level to receive Excellence Canada’s Platinum Award for Excellence, Innovation and Wellness®. For more information about the Region of Peel, explore peelregion.ca and follow us on Twitter at @regionofpeel.

     

  • You’re Invited! Provide Feedback on the 2020 MiWay Five Transit Service Plan

    October 8, 2019

    This month, MiWay will be hosting five public information sessions as part of the MiWay Five Transit Service Plan (2016-2020) where participants can provide feedback on the proposed 2020 service changes in person or online.

    Some highlights of the 2020 service plan include:

    • Implementing seamless connections with the new Kipling Station in Toronto (currently under construction); and
    • Lisgar and Meadowvale area routing changes, integrating the New Churchill Meadows Community Centre and Park.

    Learn how these and other upcoming changes will help meet the City’s strategic goal of developing a transit-oriented city.

    Public Information Sessions

    Session #1:
    Tuesday, October 15, 2019
    7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
    City Centre Transit Terminal (inside the Terminal)
    200 Rathburn Rd. W
    [MAP]

    Session #2:
    Wednesday, October 16, 2019
    2 to 7 p.m.
    Meadowvale Town Centre Transit Terminal
    6677 Meadowvale Town Centre Circle
    [MAP]

    Session #3:
    Thursday, October 17, 2019
    2 to 7 p.m.
    Westwood Square Transit Terminal
    7205 Goreway Dr.
    [MAP]

    Session #4:
    Friday, October 18, 2019
    12:30 to 5:30 p.m.
    Burnhamthorpe Library
    3650 Dixie Rd.
    [MAP]

    Session #5:
    Saturday, October 19, 2019
    10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
    Erin Mills Town Centre Transit Terminal
    5100 Erin Mills Pkwy
    [MAP]

    At the transit terminal locations (except City Centre), look out for MiWay’s outreach tent set up outside a parked bus featuring MiWay 5 information displays inside – customers are welcome to board and speak with MiWay staff about the changes.

    Plan your MiWay trip by visiting miway.ca/planatrip or by calling 905-615 INFO (4636) for customized route and schedule information.

    Unable to attend? We still want to hear from you! Tell us what you think about the 2020 MiWay Five Transit Service Plan by taking the online survey at miway.ca/survey.

    About the MiWay Five Transit Service Plan
    The MiWay Five Transit Service Plan (2016-2020) is delivering ongoing improvements in the transit network to meet the City’s strategic goal of developing a transit-oriented city. To learn more about MiWay’s five-year transit service plan visit miway.ca/miway5.

     

     

  • Mississauga Comic Expo

    It’s a comic book fan’s dream! Mississauga Comic Expo  (MCX) returns on October 18 and 19 as part of Ontario Public Library Week. The free two-day event features local Mississauga and Greater Toronto Area (GTA) graphic artists, novelists, creators, designers and developers. This family-friendly, all-ages event, hosted by Mississauga Library, celebrates the diverse culture of comics, gaming, anime, cosplay and art.

    Enthusiasts can test their skills in an escape room and in a range of board, tabletop and card games. Other activities include a costume creation station, an anime marathon, introduction to Dungeons & Dragons, local artists and exhibitors, an Instagram photo booth, sketch challenge and children’s area.

    The 2019 guest lineup includes Marcus To (DC, Marvel Comics), Megan Kearney (Disney Princess), Adam Gorham (Archie Comics, Marvel Comics), Jamal Campbell (DC, Marvel Comics) and many more.

    Event Details

    What:
    Mississauga Comic Expo

    When:
    Friday, October 18, 2019
    4:30 to 8:30 p.m.
    Game Night: tabletop board and card games, Dungeons & Dragons, escape room and more.

    Saturday, October 19, 2019
    10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
    Costume creation station, artist alley, exhibitors, workshops, panels, cosplay shoots, tabletop board game demos and video game free-play sessions.

    Where:
    Mississauga Central Library
    301 Burnhamthorpe Rd. W.
    Mississauga, ON
    [MAP]

    Cost:
    Free admission

  • Terra Cotta’s Fall Fest – October 5 and 6, 2019

    As a member of the Credit Valley Conservation authority, I’m  actively promoting Terra Cotta’s Fall Fest and

    Please visit the link below for further details.

    If you have questions about the event or need anything, please let me know.

    All festival details can be found on www.FallFest.ca

     

    Stephen

  • How would you spend the City’s 2020 Budget?

    Sep 23, 2019

    Mississauga’s online budget allocator for the proposed 2020 Budget is now available at 2020 Budget Allocator.

     

    The online budget allocator lets residents test different spending options for a range of City services including recreation, library, transit, fire and emergency services and more by increasing or decreasing the budget for each service area all while maintaining a balanced budget.

     

    Results received from the allocator by October 18, 2019 will be shared with Budget Committee on November 18, 2019. The results will help inform the committee’s review of the proposed 2020 Business Plan and Budget.

     

    “The budget allocator is a hands-on way for residents to learn more about what City services cost, how property tax dollars are spent and to tell us about how they want us to invest their tax dollars,” says Jeff Jackson, Director of Finance and Treasurer. “It is an opportunity for residents to think about the City’s service levels and spending and to share what is important to them. It also provides the opportunity for people to get involved in and learn more about the City’s business planning and budgeting process.”

     

     Budget Allocator Background

    • The City of Mississauga introduced an online budget allocator tool in 2014 to raise awareness of the budget process; get residents thinking about the impacts of spending choices; and provide a way for residents to voice their opinions about the City’s plans and budget.
    • There are 12 service areas included, each with five spending options to work with.
    • Results are to be shared with Budget Committee on November 18, 2019.

     

    Learn About the Budget

    • Details about the City’s budget and the budgeting process are available online at mississauga.ca/budget.
    • Read anoverview of the 2020 preliminary Business Plan & Budget that was presented to Budget Committee on June 26, 2019.
    • The full 2020 Proposed Business Plan & Budget will be posted online November 5, 2019.
    • Budget Committee deliberations are scheduled for October 2, November 18, 19, 25, 26 and 27, 2019 with a Council vote to approve the budget planned at the December 11, 2019 Council Meeting.*

    * Budget Committee meeting schedules are subject to change.

     

    Get Involved in Planning and Budgeting

     

  • Weekly Yard Waste Collection Begins in Brampton and Mississauga – September 23, 2019

    BRAMPTON, ON. (September 23, 2019) – Weekly yard waste collection begins Monday, September 30, 2019 and runs until Friday, December 13, 2019 for residents in the cities of Brampton and Mississauga. Residents of the Town of Caledon will continue to receive bi-weekly yard waste collection on their scheduled days, while citizens living in rural areas of Caledon will have their yard waste picked up on designated Fridays.

    Yard waste must be at the curb by 7:00 a.m. on collection days and is accepted in yard waste bags, and old garbage containers or blue/grey bins in good condition that are clearly labelled “yard waste”.

    Residents are encouraged to visit peelregion.ca/waste and use When Does It Go to check their waste collection schedule and sign up for the new Waste Notification Program, which sends collection reminders by text message, email or phone call.

    Residents in the Canadian Food Inspection Agency Asian Long Horned Beetle quarantined area of Malton cannot move any yard waste, nursery stock, trees, logs, lumber, wood, wood chips and bark chips out of the restricted area. Yard waste in this area will be collected from the curbside on regular scheduled collection days but cannot be accepted for drop-off at any of the Region’s Community Recycling Centres.

    The Region of Peel works with residents and partners to create a healthy, safe and connected Community for Life for approximately 1.5 million people and over 175,000 businesses in the cities of Brampton and Mississauga and the Town of Caledon. Peel’s services touch the lives of residents every day. Recognized as a leader in management and service delivery, the Region of Peel is the only government organization at any level to receive Excellence Canada’s Platinum Award for Excellence, Innovation and Wellness®. For more information about the Region of Peel, explore peelregion.ca and follow us on Twitter at @regionofpeel.

    David Martino
    Communication Coordinator, Public Works
    Region of Peel
    905-791-7800 x 4855

     

  • New Planning and Development Committee Date for 55 Port Street

    Please be advised that an additional Planning and Development Committee meeting has been scheduled for Tuesday, October 15, 2019 at 6:00 PM to consider the remaining item on the September 16, 2019 agenda.

    4.7. RECOMMENDATION REPORT (WARD 1)

    Official Plan amendment and rezoning applications to permit a nine storey condominium apartment building with 35 units and one level of underground parking

    55 Port Street East, south side of Port Street East, east of Helene Street South

    Owner: Brown Maple Investments Ltd.

    File: OZ 18/007 W1

    Bill 139

     

  • 2019 Fall Leaf Pickup Program

    2019 Fall Leaf Pickup Program

    The City of Mississauga will begin its 2019 Vacuum Leaf Pickup in many neighbourhoods this month. Vacuum Leaf Pickup is provided to streets that are more than 35 years old and have many large mature trees. Streets with fewer and younger trees are not part of the program.

    Addresses that are eligible for the program will also receive direct-mail notice that indicates leaf pickup dates in their area. Residents can also view the Leaf Pickup Route Map online to view leaf pickup dates or to see if their street is eligible.

    To prepare for leaf pickup:

    • Rake leaves to the edge of the boulevard or into your ditch by Sunday before your scheduled leaf pickup. Do not rake leaves onto the road.
    • Do not mix items such as wood, brick or brush with the leaves as that can damage equipment or injure workers.
    • Reduce the risk of flooding by keeping the curbside storm drains clear of leaves.
    • Help City crews by removing cars from the street during leaf pickup.

    What if more leaves fall after the scheduled leaf collection?

    Please put the leaves in paper yard waste bags, bushel baskets or reusable containers without lids and place them curbside for pickup by the Region of Peel on your regular waste collection day. Yard waste will be collected until December 12, 2019. For more information about yard waste collection, visit peelregion.ca/waste.

    For more information about the City’s Leaf Pickup Program, visit mississauga.ca/leafpickup.

  • You are Invited – Tuesday, September 17, 2019 @ 10:00 Small Arms Facility

    Everyone! 

    You are invited to join Councillor Stephen Dasko

    at the official ribbon cutting ceremony celebrating

    the new parking lot facility at the Small Arms Inspection Building

    1352 Lakeshore Road East, Mississauga, Ontario

    on

    Tuesday, September 17, 2019 at 10:00 a.m.

     

    The parking lot itself was completed by Aquicon Construction using environmentally friendly

    “crusher run” (recycled asphalt) allowing water to drain while providing a suitable driving surface.

    Lines and bumpers were added for additional safety and aesthetic quality.

    Many thanks go to Facility and Property Management staff for getting this done in record time.

     RSVP: Councillor Stephen Dasko, Ward 1

    905 896-5100 or Stephen.Dasko@mississauga.ca