2019 Fall Leaf Pickup Program

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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

For more information about the City’s Leaf Pickup Program, visit

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

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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


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





All Seniors and everyone Invited – Information Session – Saturday, October 5, 2019

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“I am so excited to invite you to the Senior Safety Information Session on Saturday, October 5, 2019  from 9:30 am. to 11:00 a.m. at the Cawthra Seniors’ Centre.  In fact, everyone is invited to come and listen and learn the safety tips for around the home, presented by the Fire Department, By-law issues to keep your property and you safe and senior issues in general”, says Councillor Stephen Dasko.




  • Senior Issues , General Community Matters
  • Fire Prevention – safety tips
  • By-law Enforcement
  • Community Development Coordinator Older Adult Issues
  • And more


Saturday, October 5, 2019

9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Cawthra Community Centre

1389 Cawthra Rd, Mississauga


Light refreshments will be served

Compliments of Councillor Stephen Dasko



Councillor Stephen Dasko

Ward 1, City of Mississauga


Twitter: @DaskoWard1


“Our Community is our Home”

Commemorating the 40th Anniversary of The Mississauga Miracle

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September 16, 2019

Do you remember the 1979 train derailment? November 10, 2019 marks the 40th anniversary of the largest peacetime evacuation in Northern America at that time and has been dubbed by many as The Mississauga Miracle.

The City of Mississauga is commemorating the 40th anniversary with Mississauga Miracle: The Story of the 1979 Derailment – two exhibitions created in partnership with Heritage Mississauga and the Museums of Mississauga that will be on display at the Bradley Museum and The Grange this fall.

Mississauga Miracle Exhibition

The exhibition will feature local art, records and artifacts related to the train derailment. Artifacts from the Museums’ collections include:

  • The pressure relief valve from the derailed tanker
  • The final investigation report
  • Images of the derailment from a variety of sources
  • Items from the Heritage Mississauga and Peel Art Gallery, Museum and Archives (PAMA)
  • Commemorative items given to former Mayor Hazel McCallion or collected by residents

The exhibition will also feature a video compiled from 50 oral histories of the experiences of those involved. The interviews range from front-line firefighters to politicians and residents that were evacuated from their Mississauga homes. 

Exhibition Details: 


Bradley Museum

1620 Orr Rd.




September 21 to November 17, 2019

Open: Thursday to Sunday



Noon to 4 p.m.



The Grange

1921 Dundas Street West




October 29 to November 15, 2019

Open: Tuesday to Friday


9 a.m. to 5 p.m.


Mississauga Miracle: 40th Anniversary Event


Join the City and Heritage Mississauga for an anniversary open house at The Grange and experience the Mississauga Miracle exhibition. Refreshments will be available.



November 10, 2019



2 to 4 p.m.



The Grange

1921 Dundas Street West


On November 10, 1979, a Canadian Pacific (CP) train lost one of its wheels, resulting in the derailment of 24 cars carrying six dangerous ingredients – propane, caustic soda, styrene, toluene, fiberglass insulation and chlorine. The flammable liquids and vapours caused a massive explosion with flames more than 1,500 metres high that could be seen over 100 kilometres away.

Evacuations began two hours after the explosion and continued until more than 240,000 Mississauga residents were evacuated. Many residents were unable to return home for one week. Although the fallout from the derailment was substantial – displaced people, closed highways, massive traffic jams and abandoned animals – there were no lives lost or serious injuries. What could have been a disaster of enormous proportions became The Mississauga Miracle.

To learn more about the latest Museums of Mississauga programming events, visit or follow @SaugaMuseums on Twitter.

City Council Approves New Policy: Use of Indigenous Images in City Sport Facilities

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September 11, 2019

City Council endorsed the Use of Indigenous Images/Themes in City Sports Facilities Policy. The policy promotes a positive and inclusive experience at City sports facilities, while supporting a climate of understanding and mutual respect.

“Mississauga prides itself on being one of the most culturally diverse and welcoming cities in the world,” said Mayor Bonnie Crombie. “It’s important that our facilities reflect our commitment to inclusivity and are places where everyone feels welcomed, safe and respected. We are proud of our City’s rich history and the Indigenous communities past and present who have helped shape Mississauga into the world-class city we are today. This policy is an important step on the path to reconciliation and demonstrates our continued commitment and respect for First Nations people and all visitors to our sporting facilities.”

The new policy supports enhancements to the City’s diversity and inclusion staff training. It also addresses actions related to municipal government within the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada: Calls to Action.

“We are committed to continuously improving the diversity and inclusion training that we make available to all City of Mississauga employees to ensure they understand the perspectives, goals and interests of Indigenous people,” said Janice Baker, City Manager and Chief Administrative Officer (CAO). “This policy will help us by defining the roles and responsibilities of the City and our staff as we continue to build this important relationship.”

The policy was developed to meet the requirements of a settlement made by the Ontario Human Rights Commission (OHRC). The City committed to a number of objectives laid out by the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario in December 2018.

The new policy lays out objectives and processes for the City:

  • Will not permit the display of Indigenous images in the City’s indoor and outdoor sports facilities that are related to non-Indigenous sports organizations; this includes displays during events
  • To engage with Indigenous groups and non-Indigenous community sport organizations to build awareness of this policy
  • To continue to educate non-Indigenous sport organizations and clubs who are still using Indigenous images
  • To enhance its diversity and inclusion staff training with material addressing the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada: Calls to Action

“With the support of Council and staff I am committed to working with Indigenous organizations and sport groups within my Ward to proactively build awareness” said Councillor Stephen Dasko.

The policy was developed in consultation and collaboration with several Indigenous organizations. City staff will continue to engage with these stakeholders as the policy is implemented and through future policy reviews and updates.


Mississauga Fire and Emergency Services Tackle Mental Health with the Pawfect Furry Addition

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September 11, 2019  

Mississauga Fire and Emergency Services (MFES) has added a furry member to their Wellness-Fitness Initiative (WFI) team, Ajax – a facility dog who will support Mississauga firefighters’ mental health and help them process trauma. MFES is the first fire service in Ontario to have an accredited facility dog for their personnel.

“We’re beyond excited to welcome Ajax to the City of Mississauga family. Our furry friend will provide comfort to our fire team and promote open and honest conversations around mental health,” said Mayor Bonnie Crombie. “As a leader in first responder mental health services, we’re hoping to set an example for other municipalities to follow. In the short time that Ajax has been on the job, we’ve already seen his uncanny ability to break barriers and encourage our firefighters to speak more freely about how they are feeling.”

Ajax is a new resource who will help MFES staff by normalizing difficult conversations, reducing anxiety, alleviating fears as well as encouraging firefighters to speak openly about their experiences and stressors. Ajax is inclusive to all staff, not just the first responders of MFES. He will also assist the Peer Support Team when they visit MFES staff.

“Ajax will not only help our staff with stress relief but also provide them with the mental health support they need in a high-stress environment,” said Tim Beckett, Mississauga Fire Chief. “We want our firefighters and staff to understand there’s no shame in asking for help. Having Ajax will provide the team the emotional comfort they need to get through difficult experiences.”

The City of Mississauga also offers a Road to Mental Readiness (R2MR) training program. The program helps firefighters address stigmas and identify the signs and symptoms of occupational stress injuries. The R2MR training program uses a mental health model that identifies signs and symptoms associated with four stages of functioning: healthy, reacting, injured and ill.

Ajax was generously donated to MFES by National Service Dog where Ajax was bred and trained for two years. Ajax will provide Canine Assisted Interventions to those who need support and has already started making a positive impact with MFES staff.


Ajax graduated from a National Service Dogs (NSD) for the purpose of reducing stress and providing mental health support by enhancing the ability of people to speak openly while providing emotional comfort in a high stress environment.

Facility dogs are specially trained to provide goal directed interventions which promote improvement in physical, social, emotional or cognitive abilities. A facility dog is directed by a professional with specialized expertise. These dogs may work in a variety of settings, groups or individual in nature. When not at work, the dog lives with their primary handler as part of their family.



By Events, Issues, Resources

September 9, 2019

Please be advised that Stanfield Road will be closed at the CP Rail tracks (south of Dundas Road).

When:  Monday, September 9th, 2019 until Monday, September 16th, 2019.

Where:  Stanfield Road at CP Rail tracks. 

Why:  A temporary road closure is required for the purpose of tracks and road rehabilitation.

Road closure signs will be installed to advise motorists of this closure.

Should you have any questions or comments regarding the above, please contact Alex Liya at 905-615-3200, ext. 4536 or myself directly.



Dogs Only Swim event on Saturday, September 7 at the Lion’s Club of Credit Valley Outdoor Pool

By Events, Issues

September 4, 2019

We’re excited to share that the Recreation Division, in partnership with Animal Services, will be hosting a Dogs Only Swim event on Saturday, September 7 at the Lion’s Club of Credit Valley Outdoor Pool from 10am until noon. The event is the first of its kind and marks the end of the City’s summer swim schedule.  We are piloting it at the Port Credit location as it has zero depth entry for ease of access in and out of the pool.


During this free event the outdoor pool will be open exclusively to dogs  and donations will be accepted for the Mississauga Animal Services SCARF program. As space is limited, dog owners are asked to register prior to the event. Additional information is available online at  As of today, we are at 33 dogs registered out of 45 maximum spots.


City Council Shares Mississauga Priorities at the 2019 AMO Conference

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August 2019

Mayor Bonnie Crombie and Councillors Stephen Dasko (Ward 1), Chris Fonseca (Ward 3) and Matt Mahoney (Ward 8) attended the Association of Municipalities of Ontario’s (AMO) 2019 Conference in Ottawa August 20th. They represented the City to discuss priorities and issues facing Mississauga such as affordable housing, transit and infrastructure.

“Affordable housing, transit and infrastructure are issues Mississauga faces,” said Mayor Crombie. “AMO encourages municipalities to share information, priorities and concerns while working with colleagues to discuss viable solutions and opportunities to similar challenges. For example, there is great potential to grow the Southern Ontario network into the largest aerospace cluster in Canada. There is economic value in working together. We must unlock this potential and be intentional in our collaboration. We must also continue to look for ways to secure affordable housing and prepare for our transit to go beyond borders for the growth that is to come.”

At the beginning of the conference, Mayor Crombie chaired a second Southern Ontario Municipal Aerospace Council (SOMAC). SOMAC is a forum to raise awareness for Southern Ontario’s aerospace sector and collectively advocate for policies to attract investment in the aerospace industry.

Mississauga City Manager and Chief Administrative Officer Janice Baker also participated in the conference.

For more than a century, Ontario’s largest municipal conference has brought together municipal, provincial and federal officials to work collectively to overcome municipal challenges and plan for the future.


AMO is a non-profit, non-partisan organization representing almost all of Ontario’s 444 municipal governments. AMO supports strong and effective municipal government in Ontario and promotes the value of municipal government as a vital and essential component of Ontario’s and Canada’s political systems.




Link to eCity:


Tweet: .@citymississauga represented at 2019 AMO Conference to discuss #Mississauga priorities and issues like affordable housing, transit & infrastructure and new opportunities:


Media Contact:

Catherine Monast

Senior Advisor Media and Public Information

City of Mississauga

905-615-3200, ext. 5046

TTY: 905-896-5151


City of Mississauga Launches 2020 Culture and Community Grant Programs

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August 27, 2019

Starting today, applications are being accepted for the City’s 2020 Culture and Community Grants Program. Mississauga-based arts, culture and community organizations that require financial support for 2020 are encouraged to apply.

Organizations are encouraged to review the Culture Program Guidelines and Community Grant Program Guidelines before applying.

All applications must be submitted online at by Friday, October 11, 2019 at 4:30 p.m.


Arts and Culture Grant Program

This program provides funding for Mississauga-based, not-for-profit cultural organizations. The grant helps organizations advance knowledge and develop outstanding programs and services that further participation, understanding and the appreciation of culture and heritage for Mississauga residents.  

Culture Festivals and Celebrations Grant Program

This program assists Mississauga-based organizations by providing funding for costs associated with providing clean and safe venues for the presentation of arts, heritage and cultural festivals and celebrations.

Culture Projects Grant Program

This program supports cultural events, projects or activities taking place between January 1 and December 31, 2020.

Community Grant Program

This program assists Mississauga-based and active, not-for-profit community groups; it provides one-year operating and project grants. This grant focuses on facilitating the delivery of recreation and sport, parks and forestry and environment programs as well as projects which improve the quality of life for Mississauga residents.

Information sessions are available for organizations interested in applying for the City’s grant programs. Sessions are mandatory for organizations that have not received funding from the City within the last two years.


Information Sessions Date and Time Location
Arts and Culture Grant Information Sessions
[In person only]    
Wednesday, August 28 from 9 to 11 a.m.


Wednesday, September 4 from 6 to 8 p.m.










Mississauga Central Library, Noel Ryan Auditorium

301 Burnhamthorpe Rd. W.

Mississauga, ON



For more information and to register, contact 905-615-3200 ext. 5476 or email


Applications and guidelines are available at

All applications must be submitted online.

Cultural Festivals and Celebrations Grant
[In person only] 
Thursday, August 29 from 6 to 8 p.m.


Thursday, September 5 from 9 to 11 a.m.


Mississauga Central Library, Noel Ryan Auditorium

301 Burnhamthorpe Rd. W.

Mississauga, ON



For more information and to register, contact 905-615-3200 ext. 5476 or email


Applications and guidelines are available at


All applications must be submitted online.

Community Grants Webinar [Online only]


Wednesday, September 11 at 2 p.m.



A link will be provided once registration is complete.

For more information and to register, contact 905-615-3200 ext. 5476 or email


Guidelines are available at


All applications must be submitted online.