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You’re Invited! Unveiling of Port Credit Library’s Pollinator Garden

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Give your friends and family a buzz and join us on Saturday, June 8 at Port Credit Library to celebrate the unveiling of the pollinator garden.

This garden is a joint project between the City of Mississauga, Cloverleaf Garden Club of Mississauga, Credit Valley Conservation, Scotts Canada Ltd and the Port Credit Seed Library. It hosts a variety of local native flowers, ornamental grasses and shrubs to attract bees, butterflies and other pollinators by providing a source of food and shelter.

The City has many pollinator projects, and projects that support pollinator habitats, including the One Million Trees program, 13 pollinator and community gardens as well as the honeybee hive on the roof of City Hall.

Event Details

What:  Unveiling of Port Credit Library’s pollinator garden

When: Saturday, June 8, 2019, 2 to 4 p.m.

Who: Members of Council, Library Leadership Team, Port Credit Seed Library Members, Scotts Miracle-Gro, Credit Valley Conservation, Cloverleaf Garden Club, Community groups, Local residents

Where: Patio of the Port Credit Library, 20 Lakeshore Rd. E., Mississauga, ON [MAP]

Cost: Free admission – The first 50 kids will be able to take home a free pollinator plant.

In the event of inclement weather, the celebration will take place in the Program Room.

Open House on Mississauga’s New Protected Bike Lanes

By Events, Issues

May 28, 2019

The City of Mississauga is seeking public input on its study to plan for the implementation of protected bike lanes on The Collegeway between Winston Churchill Boulevard and Mississauga Road as identified in the 2018 Cycling Master Plan.

This study is partially funded by the Government of Ontario. The City intends to resurface The Collegeway between Winston Churchill Boulevard and Mississauga Road to provide space for more protected bike lanes.

Two open houses will be held to present the study’s progress to the public and obtain community input – the first will take place in June and the second will be in the fall. Participants will have an opportunity to meet the project team, review the study’s background, existing conditions, challenges and opportunities, preliminary design concepts and next steps.

What:
Open house on Mississauga’s plans for new protected bike lanes

When:
Tuesday, June 4, 2019
3 to 9 p.m. (presentations at 3:30 and 7 p.m.)

Where:
The Salvation Army Erin Mills
2460 The Collegeway
Mississauga, ON
[MAP]

Taking transit? Plan your trip with MiWay.

For more information, visit mississaugabikes.ca/thecollegeway. Unable to attend? Email questions or feedback to cycling@mississauga.ca.

National AccessAbility Week

By Events, Issues, Resources, Uncategorized

The City of Mississauga is happy to support National AccessAbility Week (NAAW), from Monday, June 3 to Friday, June 7. As we continue to find ways to make Mississauga a great place to be for all, there are a number of events and activities that you can take part in throughout the week.

National AccessAbility Week aims to change the way that we think, talk and act about accessibility and inclusion. Since the introduction of the Ontarians with Disabilities Act in 2001 and the City’s Accessibility Advisory Committee was established in 2003, we have remained committed to ensuring that our facilities are accessible and barrier free. Our Multi -Year Accessibility Plan established in 2012 also demonstrates our commitment to ensuring everyone feels a sense of belonging in our city.

National AccessAbility Week Activities

Always a favourite, the Older Adult Expo at South Common Community Centre will showcase more than 80 exhibitors focused on older adult health as well as opportunities to learn about the City’s fitness and technology programs.

Also, be sure to check out the Accessibility Showcase in the Great Hall on Friday June 7, where you can learn about the many programs and services offered to people with disabilities.

Throughout the week, you will also have the chance to:

  • Check out MiWay buses at Celebration Square and watch as staff demonstrate the various features that make them accessible.
  • Join Traffic Management & Municipal Parking in Celebration Square as we partner with the Canadian Institute for the Blind (CNIB) to demonstrate how to use the audible pedestrian signals on Mercer Avenue.
  • Meet a therapy dog and boost your spirits at Erin Meadows Library.

Mississauga has truly become a leader in making our programs, services and infrastructure inclusive for all residents. Thanks to all of you who have been a part of this important work.

I encourage you to get out to as many events as possible throughout the week. For more information and a full list of events for National AccessAbility week, visit the Accessibility page on Inside Mississauga.

Stephen Dasko

 

Lakeview Village’s 4th Community Meeting on June 5, 2019

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Join us on June 5th, 2019 for Lakeview Village’s 4th Community Meeting! Hosted by Lakeview Community Partners Limited (LCPL) at the Small Arms Inspection Building in Mississauga, guests will have the chance to engage with interactive project materials, chat with the LCPL Project Team and City Staff, learn about the key changes to the Development Master Plan and provide feedback.

What you can expect:

  • Hear a presentation from our Master Plan Architect and waterfront revitalization specialists, Sasaki Associates, on the latest updates to the Development Master Plan
  • Understand how changes to the plan reflect commentary from the local community and City Staff
  • Discover how education, office, tech and innovation will be incorporated into the neighbourhood
  • Participate in an immersive engagement experience, including virtual reality, life size renderings and digital 3D modeling
  • Deep dive into concepts and ideas for creating a more sustainable, complete community
  • Get involved! We want to hear from you, and value your opinion. If you missed the last Community Meeting, we encourage you to join in the conversation, share ideas, raise questions and provide feedback.

Event Details:

  • Doors open at 6:00pm; presentation starts at 6:30pm
  • Food and beverages will be provided
  • Parking is available, and an attendant will be on-site to direct overflow traffic
  • Coming with family, friends or neighbours? Consider carpooling to help minimize parking demand and support our initiatives in creating a greener community
  • This is an all-ages event. Kids are warmly welcomed with fun-friendly activities
  • Awarded “Best New Community (Planned/Under Development)” at the 2019 BILD Awards, Lakeview Village will be Canada’s most transformative mixed-use waterfront development.

Click here to watch our highlight reel from Lakeview Village’s Community Meeting #3.

To learn more about Lakeview Village, visit our website: www.mylakeviewvillage.com

“Decoding Annie Parker” June 2nd

By Events, Uncategorized

Come join us for an inspirational afternoon where eight extraordinary women tell their stories of how they overcame the fight of their lives and who are redefining courage and human potential every day.

Meet Annie Parker the amazing lady that caught the attention of Hollywood and inspired the movie “Decoding Annie Parker” starring Helen Hunt and Aaron Paul. See trailer below

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=LQQRTrV1Tos

Everyone attending the June 2nd event will come away with an autographed copy of Annie’s book entitled “Annie Parker Decoded”.

Hope to see you there.

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Region of Peel has changed the timing of its garbage exemption periods

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As you may be aware, the Region of Peel has changed the timing of its garbage exemption periods, starting this year, to maintain and enhance our waste collection services for our residents.

The new dates for 2019 and early 2020 are:

 

OLD DATES NEW DATES
May 2019

(following Victoria Day)

June 17-28, 2019
September 2019

(following Labour Day)

September 16-27, 2019
December 2019

(following Christmas/New Year)

January 27-31, 2020

February 3-7, 2020

 

During an exemption period there is no maximum amount of acceptable garbage residents can put on the curb. Garbage bag tags are not required during exemption periods.

This change was made to address the high volume of excess garbage that is typically collected during an exemption period, as well as to avoid holidays and conflicts with other waste pick-up services being provided around the same time.

To proactively inform residents of this change, the Region is communicating this information through several channels, starting May 6 through to end of June, with similar reminders going out in the Fall and Winter.

The Region will also be using this opportunity to promote a waste collection notifications feature launching soon, which residents can start registering for ahead of time.

Information will be delivered to residents using Peel’s website, Twitter and subscriber e-newsletter, community newspapers and direct mail, mobile street signage, and face-to-face resident interactions with Peel’s by-law officers. Examples of Peel’s communications material are attached for your reference.

For more information about these exemption changes, please contact Paula Della Bianca, Project Manager, Curbside Policies and Programs for the Region of Peel at 905-791-7800 ext. 4513 or Paula.DellaBianca@peelregion.ca.

 

 

Walk for Alzheimer’s – Saturday June 1st @ 9:00 a.m.

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The Walk for Alzheimer’s is one month away, our members, care-partners and community sponsors will be coming together to participate in the Walk for Alzheimer’s in support of our programs and services, and we would like to cordially invite you to attend.

Event Details:

Date: Saturday June 1st

Location: Lakefront Promenade Park

Time: Walk Starts at 9:00 am

Breakfast: 9:30-10:30 am

Event End Time: 10:45 am

Event Day Highlights

  • 350 to 400 Participants
  • Free breakfast provided by Milestones
  • IG Photobooth
  • Free T-Shirt

Event Day Promotion

Danielle Farrell | Public Education Coordinator

Alzheimer Society Peel | 385 Brunel Road | Mississauga, ON | L4Z 1Z5

289-632-2273 ext. 301 Cell 647-473-2511 | Fax: 905-507-1991

d.farrell@alzheimerpeel.com | www.alzheimerpeel.com

 

Freedom Pass Offers Youth Free Swims and Transit Rides this Summer

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May 01, 2019

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.

“Summer is a great time in Mississauga and with a Freedom Pass, youth can enjoy it with free rides to our pools, libraries and parks as well as to great events, festivals and attractions,” said Shari Lichterman, Director, Recreation.

How to Apply for a Pass

  • Application forms can be downloaded and printed by visiting mississauga.ca/freedompass or picked up at any City community centre.
  • Signed and completed application forms must be submitted in person to any City community centre, along with one piece of identification (parent/guardian signature is required) displaying proof of age.
  • Applicants will also need to have their photo taken by City customer service staff to create a personalized Freedom Pass.

“The Freedom Pass provides youth with a great opportunity to learn about our MiWay transit system. Understanding how it works, how they can get around Mississauga to get where they want to go independently,” said Geoff Marinoff, Director, Transit.

The Freedom Pass program continues to grow in popularity since its launch in 2014 with more than 8,000 Freedom Passes distributed in 2018.

Freedom Pass cards will be available on May 1 (quantities are limited and will be issued on a first come, first served basis). Only valid Freedom Pass holders are eligible to ride MiWay for free. All other riders must pay regular fares. To learn more about MiWay, visit miway.ca. Plan a trip with the online tool or call 905-615-INFO (4636) for route and schedule information.

For more information about the Freedom Pass, please visit mississauga.ca/freedompass.

Join us for a water treatment plant tour May 11, 2019

By Events, Issues

Thirsty?
Drink tap
water……. Join the community for a water treatment plant tour
920 East Avenue, Mississauga
Saturday, May 11, 2019
10 A.M. – 4 P.M.
Last tour at 3:30 P.M.
Learn how your tap water is treated using one of the largest and most technologically advanced water treatment plants in Canada.
Guided 30 minute tours will be offered every 10 minutes.Comfortable, closed toe shoes are mandatory for this tour.
Children must be supervised.
For more information call 905-791-7800 ext. 4409