Older Adult Plan for Recreation will Support 200,000 Residents Who are 55+

By Issues, Resources, Uncategorized

July 3, 2019

Today, City Council endorsed The plan, to be implemented over 10 years, addresses the active living needs of the 200,000 Mississauga residents who are 55 years of age and over.

“This Older Adult Plan for Recreation focuses on program and service delivery for older adults,” said Shari Lichterman, Director, Recreation.  This included a close look at older adult demographics, participation rates in City programs and how space is used in our facilities. We consulted with our older adult users to better understand their interests and needs.”

The 55+ age group currently accounts for 27 per cent of the City’s population. Growth projections show this age group increasing to 45 per cent by 2031.This will make the older adult population the largest demographic in the city. The greatest density of older adults is in the City’s central/east and northwest areas.

The plan’s recommendations are organized into four key areas; highlights include:

  1. Older Adult Service Delivery – align older adult clubs and providers to better clarity on program offerings and delivery
  2. Older Adult Programming – establish the age of 55 as the age for older adult program delivery
  3. Allocation of Indoor Space for Older Adults – prioritize older adult space needs at the same level as youth and other user groups
  4. Future Older Adult Facility Design and Space Needs – improve community centre spaces to accommodate older adult needs

Funding requirements for the Older Adult Recreation Plan will be considered through the annual budget process.



Reconstruction of existing trail in Lakefront Promenade Park

By Events, Issues, Resources

Jun 24, 2019

The existing trail is in poor condition and is due for lifecycle replacement and will also be upgraded to 3.0m wide where possible to meet our current trail standard.   We anticipate completion of this work within three (3) weeks pending weather.  Staff will be posting “Notice of Service Disruption” at all the access locations for resident awareness.  Should you have any questions or concerns please contact me.


City is making Mississauga’s waterfront more inclusive and accessible

By Events, Issues, Resources

In an effort to remove and prevent barriers for persons with disabilities, the City is making Mississauga’s waterfront more inclusive and accessible for all with the Accessible Beach Routes pilot project.  Accessible Beach Routes will roll out at Lakefront Promenade and Jack Darling Memorial Park on July 1, 2019, weather permitting.

Accessible beach mats provide a nonslip, accessible surface and allows individuals with mobility aids, such as wheelchairs and walkers, older adults and parents with strollers, easier to access to the beach.

Parks Operations staff will install the mats and directional signage at both park locations.  The mats are secured in place with pins, allowing for easy maintenance without requiring the mats to be removed or the facility closed for an extended period of time.  The beach access route will remain in place for the season and the mats will be removed annually in the fall and over winter.

If you have any additional questions, please do not hesitate to contact me directly.


Good Clean Up Program

By Issues, Resources, Uncategorized

Information regarding the City of Mississauga Goose program:  Along the Waterfront, the City of Mississauga  has a program called Goose Roundup. It’s an annual collection of geese in Mississauga and Oakville. Working alongside Canadian Wildlife Services, the geese are collected and released at Jack Miner’s Foundation Sanctuary, where the geese enjoy their lives in a protected environment.

The City frequently sweeps the turf areas and pathways, primarily in Port Credit Memorial Park, JJ Plaus and Credit Village Marina. We also bring a contractor in to power wash the railings along Credit Village Marina when droppings get excessive.

Parks staff also utilize backpack blowers and pressure washers in many of our waterfront parks to deal with goose droppings- especially along pathways and in picnic shelters.


Try an eBike during the Tactical Urbanism Pilot

By Events, Issues, Resources
​Starting June 7, things will look a little different on Living Arts Drive the street between Princess Royal Drive and City Centre Drive. A range of temporary urban features will be installed as part of the Tactical Urbanism pilot, designed to improve safety and public enjoyment of our city streets.

Click here for more details.

Sign up for your opportunity during your lunch break to try out a Bosch eBike during this pilot project. The eBikes can run on electric power as well as by pedaling, and will be available from June 10 to June 14 from noon to 2 p.m. The motor can shore up your pedaling as needed and can make it easier to go uphill or ride for long distances.

This eBike trial is open only to City of Mississauga employees and not for members of the public. The eBikes will be located at the northwest corner of Princess Royal Drive and Living Arts Drive.

Take advantage of this opportunity by registering online and signing a waiver prior to your session. Spaces are limited! You will also need to bring your own helmet in order to participate.

Questions about the eBike test event? Contact

Come out and experience Tactical Urbanism on Living Arts Drive and share your feedback on this pilot project at

More rail service on the Lakeshore West GO lines.

By Issues, Resources

Beginning June 29, we will run more rail service on the Barrie, Stouffville and Lakeshore West GO lines.

On the Barrie Line – we are extending four weekend train trips all the way up to Barrie to make it easier for you to spend time with family and friends or have a weekend getaway. For customers travelling to Barrie, trains at 11:40 a.m. and 9:30 p.m. will take you from Union Station all the way to Allandale Waterfront GO. For customers travelling from Barrie, trains at 4:20 p.m. and 8:40 p.m. will take you from Allandale Waterfront GO all the way to Union Station.

On the Lakeshore West Line – we are also offering customers five late-night express trips from Aldershot GO to Long Branch GO seven days a week.


Lakeshore West
Type of Increase Departure Arrival
New trip 12:01 a.m., Aldershot 12:30 a.m., Long Branch
New trip 12:31 a.m., Aldershot 1:00 a.m., Long Branch
New trip 1:01 a.m., Aldershot 1:30 a.m., Long Branch
New trip 1:31 a.m., Aldershot 2:00 a.m., Long Branch
New trip 2:01 a.m., Aldershot 2:30 a.m., Long Branch



Type of Increase Departure Arrival
Existing trip, new stops at Etobicoke North, Weston, Bloor 3:00 p.m., Mount Pleasant 3:51 p.m., Union Station


For additional information on these changes, please visit, you can also use our trip planning tools for easier travel.

If you would like real-time updates sent directly to your mobile device, please sign up for our On the GO alerts here, or follow your line’s @gotransit account on Twitter.





Jacqueline Czajka

Manager (A), Stakeholder Relations

Communications & Public Affairs Division


97 Front St. W, 4th Floor | Toronto, ON | M5J 1E6

Cell: (647) 262-3946    Office: (416) 202-0328




Tree Stewardship Program

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Tree Stewardship Program

tree with bagIn 2018, the City installed tree watering bags on street trees that were planted in 2015 and no longer covered by warranty. This year the program will expand to street trees that were planted in 2016.

Through its contractors, the City will water street trees during the months of June, July, August and September. Forestry staff are asking for the assistance of residents in protecting street trees adjacent to their properties with supplemental waterings when dry conditions persist.

How can I participate?

Residents whose properties are adjacent to street trees planted between 2015 and 2016 will receive a door-hanger notice informing them of the initiative and requesting their assistance as a Tree Ambassador accordingly.

It’s easy to sign up to be a Tree Ambassador! Just complete our online form and you will receive email alerts throughout the summer months on when you should water your street trees.

5th Annual Volta Luso Charities will be taking place on Sunday, June 23rd, 2019

By Events, Resources

The Luso Canadian Charitable Society is excited to announce its 5th Annual Volta Luso Charities will be taking place on Sunday, June 23rd, 2019. This walk, cycle and ride event is in support of Luso Charities programs and services for persons living with disabilities and their families. Programs are provided at our newest centre in Mississauga as well as our existing centres in Toronto and Hamilton.

Help kick off the event at the starting line at 11:00 AM at the Portuguese Cultural Centre of Mississauga, located at 53 Queen Street North in Mississauga. Volta Luso Charities is a fun event for families featuring walks, bike riding, stationary spin classes, motorcycle rally and an outdoor entertainment area with a family fun zone for children. The event is free for all registered participants and everyone is welcome. Fundraising for the event in excess of $100 will receive an event gift.

We believe that with your help we can better reach the community and provide our services to more individuals. Details and registration information for the event can be found in the following link.

Please RSVP your attendance by contacting me directly and do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions. I look forward to hearing from you.


Kimberly Lulham

Event & Community Outreach Coordinator

Luso Canadian Charitable Society

6245 Mississauga Road

Mississauga, ON L5N 1A4
(905) 858-8197



Who we are

The Luso Canadian Charitable Society is a community leader in the delivery of accessible, coordinated and sustainable services for individuals with physical and developmental disabilities. We do not receive any ongoing government funding and rely on organized fundraising events that embrace the kindness of individuals to achieve our goals.

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.