Rise Up Mississauga – Concert of Hope – Friday, May 8, 2020 @ 7:00 p.m.

By Covid-19, Events, Resources, Uncategorized

An entrepreneur in  his own right, Ron Duquette, has taken the initiative to put together  an amazing concert of outstanding local performers from all around Mississauga.   

His message is below and I hope you will enjoy it!                                          Stephen


Hi Folks,

I hope you are all safe and sound and COVID-19 free in your homes, practising all the things we’ve been

told to do by our leaders across the country.

I’ve been working on a special project to stave off boredom during the COVID-19 pandemic lock down.

Recently, great talents from around the world and across Canada have performed to thank health care

workers and people in food supply, along with our essential service heroes, in this unprecedented time.

After watching Andrea Bocelli deliver his magnificent live performance in the Duomo in Milan on Easter Sunday

I got to thinking….why not here in Mississauga. That was my inspiration and “AHA” moment.

Teaming up with my colleagues at the Mississauga Arts Council, the result is “Rise Up Mississauga” – Concert of Hope, a 40-minute virtual concert featuring some of Mississauga’s finest home grown musicians, along with our local politicians, all coming together with a message of solidarity. Two of the artists wrote original songs for this production.

If you aren’t doing anything on Friday, May 8th at 7:00p.m. (EST) I hope you can tune in and enjoy the show.

Stay safe everyone.



Tele Town Hall on Tuesday, May 5 beginning at 6 p.m.

By Covid-19, Events, Issues

April 28, 2020

The City of Mississauga will provide important updates to residents on the latest COVID-19 news via a Tele Town Hall on Tuesday, May 5 beginning at 6 p.m.

The City continues to address pandemic concerns and will inform the public and local businesses about what the City is doing to protect their health and safety.

Residents will be able to listen and ask questions to an expert group of panelists from the City, Peel Region Public Health, Trillium Health Partners, Peel Regional Police and Peel Regional Paramedic Services. City Councillors and senior staff will also be available.

Panelists will include:

  • Mayor Bonnie Crombie, City of Mississauga
  • Janice Baker, City Manager and Chief Administrative Officer, City of Mississauga
  • Tim Beckett, Fire Chief and Director of Emergency Management, City of Mississauga
  • Dr. Lawrence Loh, Medical Officer of Health, Peel Region Public Health
  • Michelle DiEmanuele, President and CEO, Trillium Health Partners
  • Nancy Polsinelli, Interim Chief Administrative Officer, Region of Peel
  • Chief Nish Duraiappah, Peel Regional Police
  • Peter Dundas, Chief and Director, Peel Regional Paramedic Services

Residents who wish to participate in the session can do so in the following three ways:

  1. Pre-register: residents who wish to participate in the session are encouraged to register their telephone number in advance at the following link:
  2. Participate online: to participate live online, simply click the following link:
  3. Join by telephone: a random selection of residents will receive a telephone call to participate. If you don’t wish to participate, simply hang up. If you don’t receive a call and would like to participate, dial 1-877-229-8493 and enter ID number: 115911.


City of Mississauga Tele Town Hall to update the community on COVID-19


Tuesday, May 5, 2020

6 to 7:30 p.m.


To learn about the latest updates on actions taken by the City of Mississauga, visit or follow @CityMississauga on Twitter.

For health information, please visit

Virtual Activities Online or by Phone – Mississauga Seniors’ Centre

By Covid-19, Events, Issues

During this time of social isolation we all need some connection.  We would like to invite you to join us for some activities.  All you need is a phone or computer to join in the fun.  Anyone 60+ years of age is welcome.  Each activity will be offered on a weekly basis.


Day Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Activity and Time Yarn Crafters

1:30 pm –

2:30 pm



11:00 am – 12:00 pm



11:00 am – 12:00 pm



1:00 pm –

2:00 pm




Yarn Crafters 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Join us for some time to connect and show off your current projects or start a new one. We would love to see and chat with you. Even if you don’t have a project, join us.

For phone in Meeting number is 475 670 876



Coffee Talk 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Bring your steamy cup of coffee and let’s chat.

For phone in Meeting number is 478 227 408


Coffee Talk Topics:

  • Tuesday April 8th – Favourite movies
  • Tuesday May 5th – Favourite recipes


THURSDAYS – starts May 7th

Hot Topics 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Each week we will present a new topic of interest.  We will have a guest speaker to speak on things that matter.  Watch for weekly hot topics.

For phone in meeting number is 479 444 995


Hot Topics:

  • Tuesday May 7th – Library news – A librarian will join us to show you how you can utilize the City of Mississauga library while still under social isolation




Fit Break 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Join a certified fitness instructor who will lead you through an exercise class. No equipment required. Materials in your home will be used.

For phone in Meeting number is 474 862 476


Fit Break Session:

  • Friday May 1st – Sit Fit
  • Friday May 8th – Low Impact Fitness– can be done standing or seated chair options




  1. Please call 1-647-484-1596
  2. It will prompt you to punch in the meeting number
  3. Use the meeting number noted for your activity



JOINING ONLINE (computer, ipad/tablet or phone app)

For more detailed information on how to access these online activities, please see the attachment.



If you require support to either join by computer or by phone, we will be available up to an hour before the program start time to help walk you through the process.




Do you have a topic you would like to see us present?  Let us know.

City of Mississauga Donates Spring Flowers to Health Care Professionals

By Covid-19, Events, Uncategorized

April 24, 2020

The City of Mississauga is donating approximately 1,500 pansies, ranunculus and primrose as a gesture of thanks to hospital workers and health care providers at Trillium Health Partners.

“We are incredibly grateful to our hospital and health care heroes who are on the front lines battling the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Mayor Bonnie Crombie. “This is a small gesture but one we believe shows Mississauga’s support for the dedicated men and women who courageously go to work to keep us healthy and safe. They are working while we stay home so that together, we can flatten the curve. On behalf of Council, we salute our health care heroes at Trillium Health Partners. These flowers are a sign of spring and brighter days ahead. I hope they bring much needed light and joy during this very difficult time. ”

“The staff at Trillium Health Partners are working long hours under difficult circumstances,” said Caroline Riseboro, President and CEO of Trillium Health Partners Foundation. “This is a lovely and moving gesture from the City of Mississauga, one which reminds us that, even in dark times, beauty and renewal persist. On behalf of my colleagues at the hospital, a special thanks to Mayor Crombie and the City.”

“Plant materials for the City’s spring planting program, typically used in planters and gardens across the City, are ordered eight months in advance and could not be cancelled,” said Jodi Robillos, Director, Parks, Forestry and Environment.  “Our parks and forestry staff are preparing for the onset of spring which includes litter pick up and the mowing of turf but horticulture is not an essential service.  Rather than dispose of this plant material, a proposal was developed at the request of Mayor Crombie to donate the plants to hospital workers and health care providers at Trillium.”

City of Mississauga staff continue to provide essential services including waste collection, priority maintenance, legislated inspections, contract administration and bylaw enforcement during the COVID-19 crisis.

The City has partnered with Humberview Maintenance Group Ltd., Royalview Landscaping and Winsom Landscape Contractors who volunteered their staff time to collect and deliver the plants for distribution to each health care professionals as they exited the Trillium Hospitals professionals as they exited the Trillium Hospitals.

Mayor Bonnie Crombie and Councillor Stephen Dasko are greeted by President and CEO of Trillium Health Partners Michelle E. DiEmanuele as the City of Mississauga donates spring flowers to Health Care Professionals


Businesses open for Business – Pick Up or Delivery ONLY

By Events, Issues
The Lunch Box Delicious Hungarian food – Catering & Cakes
Tel: 905-990-2780 – 562 Lakeshore Rd E  Facebook
Open Monday to Saturday for pickup from 9:00am – 5:30pm


The UPS Store #529
Shipping, delivery & printing services 
551 Lakeshore Rd E, Unit 10
Tel: 905-891-7500 Monday to Saturday


AJ Lanzarotta Wholesale Premium quality produce (vegetables, fruits & more) 
1000 Lakeshore Rd E,   Tel: (905) 891-0510
Store Open: Monday to Saturday 8:00am – 6:00pm & Sunday 9:00am – 5:00pm



Stonehooker Brewing Company Craft Brewery
551 Lakeshore Rd E, Unit 10  Tel: 289-847-5000 ext. 104
Mon – Fri 10am to 6pm & Weekends 11am to 5pm
Drive through Pickup service available & delivery coming soon!


Red Panda Pavilion  The Asian Bistro Restaurant
730 Lakeshore Rd East  Tel: 905-990-7478  Pick up Service Available


Sunset Grill   All Day Breakfast
507 Lakeshore Rd East
Tel: 905-990-0815
Call direct for Take Out orders
Monday to Sunday  (or Uber Eats)


VCA Lakeshore Animal Hospital 
Hospital, Dentistry, Pharmacy & more

872 Lakeshore Rd East  Tel: 905-278-4580 Monday to Friday


Pet Smart Pet Supplies & Services
507 Lakeshore Rd East  Tel: 905-278-0101
Monday to Friday 9am – 7pm Order online – curbside Pickup


Cooksville Creek Community Clean Up- Postponed

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Dear Residents,

You may have seen notices or heard that I have organized a Cooksville Creek Community Clean up for Saturday, April 18, 2020.

Due to the current COVID-19 situation, we are postponing this event and will reschedule in due course.

Thank you for your understanding.




Mississauga LeadsGTA with a Comprehensive Healthy Food and Beverage Policy

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March 11, 2020

Residents visiting community centres for a fitness class or going to an arena to watch their kids play hockey will now have healthier snack and drink options. The City is implementing a new Healthy Food and Beverage Policy for Recreation facilities starting September 1, 2020.

“Mississauga’s new healthy food and beverage policy is the strongest stance taken by any municipality in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA),” said Mayor Bonnie Crombie.  “We worked closely with Peel Public Health with a goal of providing better food and beverage offerings that are in line with the Region’s Nutrition Standards. With obesity and diabetes on the rise in our community, this is one way our City can be part of the solution. Health is at the centre of active, thriving and prosperous cities.”

The new policy applies to vending machines and concession stands in all recreation facilities including arenas, activity centres, community centres, golf courses, marinas, outdoor pools, recreation centres and C Cafe, located in the Civic Centre. The policy excludes banquet services, the Paramount Fine Foods Centre and the Living Arts Centre.

“Our new policy supports the City’s 2019 Future Directions Recreation Master Plan recommendation related to providing a wider range of healthy food offerings at recreation facilities,” said Shari Lichterman, Director of Recreation. “We are seeing a shift in consumer demands for more nutritious food and beverages and with our recreation facilities hosting more than 12 million visitors annually, this policy will have a significant impact in contributing to healthy living for our residents.”

Lichterman added, “There are a number of recreation facilities that are close to schools. Fifteen of 19 community centres, arenas or activity centres are within 500 metres of schools. Having a policy that is supportive of the Ministry of Education’s School Food and Beverage Policy is critical to promoting a healthy lifestyle for students.”

The policy will be implemented in two phases:

Phase 1 – Beginning September 1, 2020

  • Highly processed foods such as processed meats, prepackaged foods such as chocolate bars and deep-fried foods such as french fries will be eliminated immediately

Phase 2 – Beginning May 1, 2021

  • At least 75 per cent of beverages will be water and carbonated water, unsweetened milk and plant-based

Upcoming beverage and vending purchasing agreements will comply with these nutrition guidelines. They will also be used as an opportunity to address priorities in the City’s Climate Change Action Plan.  Specifically, vendors will be required to eliminate single-use plastics in their food and beverage packaging, in addition to other sustainability factors.

The City’s Healthy Food and Beverage Policy is set to go to Council for final approval on March 18.

In August 2019, City staff worked with Peel Public Health to complete nutritional assessments of vending and concession services at city recreation facilities. The results were compared with the Region’s Nutrition Standards which provided a baseline to measure future results. The assessment found beverage and food offerings needed to be improved to fully meet the Region’s nutrition standards. The City also reviewed other provinces and municipalities who have recently developed healthy food and beverage guidelines, action plans, strategies and policies.



Upcoming Workshops sponsored by Credit Valley Conservation

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Landscaping for Birds
Tuesday, May 5, 6:30-8 p.m.
Small Arms Inspection Building, 1352 Lakeshore Rd E, Mississauga, ON L5E 1E9
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Beautiful Native Plants
Tuesday, June 9, 7-8:30 p.m.
Small Arms Inspection Building, 1352 Lakeshore Rd E, Mississauga, ON L5E 1E9
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