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Community Rides all Spring, Summer and Fall

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Dust off Your Bike and Join Us for Community Rides all Spring, Summer and Fall
The First Ride is Taking Place Saturday, May 4

April 30, 2019

It’s time to tune up your bicycle for a full slate of spring, summer and fall Community Rides that begin on Saturday, May 4. These free rides happen throughout the city and they’re a great way to search out new ‘hidden gem’ routes while meeting new friends.

Visit the Community Rides page to plan out the rides that pique your interest and pencil them into your calendar.

Details of Community Rides

What: Community Rides are free, guided bike rides to introduce cyclists to riding in all corners of the city. Rides take place on a variety of roads, trails, bike lanes and multi-use paths and vary in length and style.

Who: Anybody who wants to try out cycling in the comfort of a group setting with trained marshals leading the rides.

When: The first Community Ride of the 2019 season, dubbed the Toronto Pearson Ride takes place on Saturday, May 4 at 10 a.m. Visit mississaugabikes.ca/communityrides for a full list of ride dates.

Where: Mount Charles Park
1265 Cardiff Blvd., Mississauga – map

Details: Rides range from five to 20 kilometres. Riders on the first May 4 ride will cycle 20 kilometres. All rides begin with a safety talk before cyclists split into three groups based on skill level. Register at mississaugabikes.ca/communityrides.

Riders are required to wear a helmet to participate. Toronto Pearson sponsors the initial May 4 ride and an ice cold treat after each ride.

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

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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: https://bit.ly/2K2YHRm

 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: https://cvc.ca/event/landscaping-for-pollinators-free-gardening-workshop/

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

 

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Moyo Health & Community Services – Fundraising event May 17th

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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 https://www.webelonginpeel.com/.

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

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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: mississaugachildrenschoir.com

 

 

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

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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:  https://www.ontario.ca/page/regional-government-review

Hope to see you there!

Stephen

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

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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!

Stephen 

The event page link is as follows:

https://www.facebook.com/events/2654374471257920/?notif_t=plan_user_invited&notif_id=1554861907183624

 

Metrolinx Announcement

By Events, Hurontario LRT

Information as of March, 2019
Enbridge Gas Distribution Line Relocation Hurontario Street and Oriole Ave
Beginning April 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.
What work is taking place?
To accommodate the construction of the Hurontario LRT, Enbridge is required to install a new gas line on Hurontario Street at Eaglewood Boulevard and on Oriole Avenue.
These pipelines are integral to Enbridge’s gas system and must be re-routed to ensure the safe and reliable delivery of natural gas to customers in the Greater Toronto Area.
Timing
• Work is scheduled to start in April 2019 and will last for approximately two months.
• Work will occur between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m.,
Monday to Friday.
• Work could be rescheduled and delayed due to weather conditions or any unforeseen circumstances.
What to Expect
• Every effort will be made to minimize disruptions.
• Access to properties will be maintained at all times through at least one driveway.
• Residents and businesses near the work site can expect to hear noise caused by trucks, excavators, backhoes, and other construction equipment related to this work.
Note: at no time will all 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: hurontariolrt@metrolinx.com.

Traffic Details
• During construction hours, lane reductions will be required on Hurontario Street at Eaglewood Boulevard and on Oriole Avenue.
• At a minimum, one north and southbound lane will be maintained at all times.
• Traffic delays are expected.
• There will be no impact to property access.
@metrolinx.com
Transit Details
• Due to lane reductions along Hurontario Street at Eaglewood Boulevard, delays can be expected on MiWay Routes 8, 19, 103.
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 metrolinx.com/hurontariolrt.
For more information about the gas line relocation, please contact Enbridge at enbridgegasmedia@enbridge.com or the Hurontario LRT Community Relations staff by email hurontariolrt@metrolinx.com or phone 416-202-7500.
Thank you for your patience as we work to build this new project.
Please support your local businesses during construction.   -30-

Carrassauga is coming! May 24-26, 2019

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Our 2019 Pavilion List and Locations  

There are 29 Pavilions, located at 12 locations throughout Mississauga.

For details about entertainment schedules, toonie tastes or how to contact one of our Pavilions please click on the Country name below to visit their individual pages.

Africa Pavilion – Paramount Fine Foods Centre, Main Arena – 5500 Rose Cherry Place

Canada Pavilion – Streetsville Legion – 101 Church Street

China Pavilion – Frank McKechnie Community Centre – 310 Bristol Road E.

Colombia Pavilion – Carmen Corbasson CC, East Arena – 1399 Cawthra Road

Croatia Pavilion – Paramount Fine Foods Centre – SportZone Gym – 5600 Rose Cherry Place

Cyprus Pavilion – Burnhamthorpe Community Centre, Applewood Hills Room – 1500 Gulleden Drive

Ecuador Pavilion – Paramount Fine Foods Centre, North Parking Lot, outdoor tent – 5600 Rose Cherry Place

Egypt Pavilion – Canadian Coptic Centre – 1246 Eglinton Ave. W

Greece Pavilion – Greek Community of Mississauga – 1785 Matheson Blvd.  (Matheson and Eglinton)

Hawaii Pavilion – Mississauga Valley CC L.C. Taylor Auditorium 2nd floor, 1275 Mississauga Valley Blvd.

India Pavilion – Paramount Fine Foods Centre – Community Rinks, Rink 3 – 5500 Rose Cherry Place

Indonesia Pavilion – Paramount Fine Foods Centre, North Parking Lot, outdoor tent – 5600 Rose Cherry Place

Iraq Pavilion -Paramount Fine Foods Centre, North Parking Lot, outdoor tent – 5600 Rose Cherry Place

Ireland Pavilion – Paramount Fine Foods Centre – SportZone Lobby – 5600 Rose Cherry Place

Korea Pavilion – Carmen Corbasson CC, West Arena – 1399 Cawthra Road

Lebanon Pavilion – Paramount Fine Foods Centre Community Rinks, Rink 2 – 5500 Rose Cherry Place

Macedonia Pavilion – Saint Ilija Macedonia Orthodox Church – 1775 Bristol Road West

Mexico Pavilion – Carmen Corbasson CC, East Arena – 1399 Cawthra Road

Pakistan Pavilion – Paramount Fine Foods Centre, North Parking Lot, outdoor tent – 5600 Rose Cherry Place

Peru Pavilion -Paramount Fine Foods Centre, North Parking Lot, outdoor tent – 5600 Rose Cherry Place

Philippines Pavilion – Paramount Fine Foods Centre Community Rinks, Rink 4 – 5500 Rose Cherry Place

Poland Pavilion – Mississauga Valley CC , Arena, 1275 Mississauga Valley Blvd.

Portugal Pavilion – Portuguese Cultural Centre of Mississuaga – 53 Queen Street North

Serbia Pavilion – St. Sava Serbian Centre – 2520 Dixie Road (off Blundell Rd)

Trinidad & Tobago – Paramount Fine Foods Centre, North Parking Lot, outdoor tent – 5600 Rose Cherry Place

Turkey Pavilion – Paramount Fine Foods Centre Community Rinks, Rink 4 – 5600 Rose Cherry Place

Ukraine Pavilion – St. Mary’s Ukrainian Catholic Church – 3625 Cawthra Road

Venezuela Pavilion – Burnhamthorpe CC Arena – 1500 Gulleden Dr.

Vietnam Pavilion – Paramount Fine Foods Centre, North Parking Lot, outdoor tent – 5600 Rose Cherry Place

Ride Free with your Carassauga Passport on MiWay or Carassauga shuttle buses during the Festival hours between all Pavilion locations.  Visit our Transit page for details on the different bus routes.

Spring Clean Up-Program

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Now that winter is hopefully behind us, I am pleased to share with you the details of our annual Spring Clean-up Program. The Program is underway and includes the following activities:

 

  • Street Sweeping
  • Snow Plow Sod Damage Inspection and Repair
  • Pothole Repair
  • Sidewalk Repair
  • Litter Clean-up
  • Inlet and Outlet Clearing

 

Street Sweeping

The city of Mississauga was able to start spring street sweeping in the Clarkson and Mavis districts a few days early.

Please be reminded that all streets, including on-street bike lanes, are expected to be completed by April 23 (weather permitting). Boulevards and islands will be cleaned from April 29 to May 24 (weather permitting).

We know that road users become eager for the streets to be swept as soon as the weather starts warming up. We appreciate their patience and are committed to completing this work as soon as possible.

After our spring clean-up is complete, we will continue to maintain roadways through our regular Street Sweeping Program.

Snow Plow Sod Damage Inspection and Repair

Snow plow sod damage service requests are commonly reported at this time of year. Sod is prone to damage by our equipment throughout the winter when the ground is soft or if there is any over growth of grass creeping onto the sidewalk.

Residents can report snow plow sod damage by calling 3-1-1, using the PingStreet app or submitting a request online.  The area will be noted and inspected this spring to see if sod replacement or re-seeding is required. Repairs typically take place from May-June and September-October.

Pothole Repair

As soon as the weather warms up our crews begin repairing potholes around the City. Staff have been especially busy over the last couple of weeks and will continue to address potholes throughout the spring and summer.

Potholes are identified pro-actively through regular patrolling of the City’s road network in accordance with Minimum Maintenance Standards. Residents can also help by reporting potholes to us by calling 3-1-1, using the PingStreet app or submitting a request online.  The area will be inspected within three business days and made safe. If additional repairs are required, they will be completed on a priority basis as a part of our regular maintenance schedule.

Sidewalk Inspection and Repair

Each year, we hire students to inspect our sidewalk network. Starting in May, these staff will walk every sidewalk in the City and record deficiencies. Residents can also report sidewalk damage by calling 3-1-1, using the Pingstreet app or submitting a request online.  The area will be inspected within three business days and made safe. If additional repairs are required, they will be completed on a priority basis as a part of our regular maintenance schedule.

Litter Clean up

Crews have begun their regularly scheduled clean-up of debris and litter on the road allowance. Residents can also report litter or dumping on the road allowance by calling 3-1-1, using the Pingstreet app or submitting a request online.

Residents should call the Ministry of Transportation at 1-800-268-4686 to report litter on 400 series highway ramps.

Inlet and Outlet Cleaning

Crews have also begun to clear debris from inlets and outlets to ensure stormwater can flow freely. Residents can report any build-up of natural debris, such as leaves, large tree limbs or sediment, by calling 3-1-1.

Illegal Sign Blitzes

Crews from our Signs and Pavement Markings Unit and four Works yards complete two illegal sign blitzes annually in the spring and fall. Our next blitz is scheduled for April 24th, weather permitting. Residents can report illegal signs by calling 3-1-1, through the PingStreet app, or on the City’s website.

Please let me know if damage or debris in the road allowance is causing a public safety risk, residents should call 3-1-1 directly.

Sincerely, 

Stephen Dasko, Councillor Ward 1

 

 

 

Mississauga Steelheads have clinched a playoff spot for the fourth consecutive year!

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As you are aware, the Mississauga Steelheads have clinched a playoff spot for the fourth consecutive year! We have finalized our playoff schedule and we are set to face the Sudbury Wolves starting Friday night in Sudbury!

I wanted to reach out in hopes you would be interested in supporting the Steelheads in our playoff run. We are really encouraging Mississauga to get behind us in playoffs and would love to have your support.

We have an amazing ticket offer for round one that includes a FREE student/child ticket with the purchase of an adult ticket.

I have created a bunch of graphics in hopes you can send them off in newsletters, emails, social media, etc! There are graphics for every necessary dimension in the link/folder below (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, 8.5×11 posters, 1920×1080 for videoboard and tv screens).

LINK: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1ddUCEs4mMzUbTvoHJh-daRCsd89MTIqo?usp=sharing