You’re Invited! Provide Feedback on the 2020 MiWay Five Transit Service Plan

By Events, Issues, Resources

October 8, 2019

This month, MiWay will be hosting five public information sessions as part of the MiWay Five Transit Service Plan (2016-2020) where participants can provide feedback on the proposed 2020 service changes in person or online.

Some highlights of the 2020 service plan include:

  • Implementing seamless connections with the new Kipling Station in Toronto (currently under construction); and
  • Lisgar and Meadowvale area routing changes, integrating the New Churchill Meadows Community Centre and Park.

Learn how these and other upcoming changes will help meet the City’s strategic goal of developing a transit-oriented city.

Public Information Sessions

Session #1:
Tuesday, October 15, 2019
7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
City Centre Transit Terminal (inside the Terminal)
200 Rathburn Rd. W

Session #2:
Wednesday, October 16, 2019
2 to 7 p.m.
Meadowvale Town Centre Transit Terminal
6677 Meadowvale Town Centre Circle

Session #3:
Thursday, October 17, 2019
2 to 7 p.m.
Westwood Square Transit Terminal
7205 Goreway Dr.
Session #4:
Friday, October 18, 2019
12:30 to 5:30 p.m.
Burnhamthorpe Library
3650 Dixie Rd.

Session #5:
Saturday, October 19, 2019
10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Erin Mills Town Centre Transit Terminal
5100 Erin Mills Pkwy

At the transit terminal locations (except City Centre), look out for MiWay’s outreach tent set up outside a parked bus featuring MiWay 5 information displays inside – customers are welcome to board and speak with MiWay staff about the changes.

Plan your MiWay trip by visiting or by calling 905-615 INFO (4636) for customized route and schedule information.

Unable to attend? We still want to hear from you! Tell us what you think about the 2020 MiWay Five Transit Service Plan by taking the online survey at

About the MiWay Five Transit Service Plan
The MiWay Five Transit Service Plan (2016-2020) is delivering ongoing improvements in the transit network to meet the City’s strategic goal of developing a transit-oriented city. To learn more about MiWay’s five-year transit service plan visit



How would you spend the City’s 2020 Budget?

By Events, Issues, Resources

Sep 23, 2019

Mississauga’s online budget allocator for the proposed 2020 Budget is now available at 2020 Budget Allocator.


The online budget allocator lets residents test different spending options for a range of City services including recreation, library, transit, fire and emergency services and more by increasing or decreasing the budget for each service area all while maintaining a balanced budget.


Results received from the allocator by October 18, 2019 will be shared with Budget Committee on November 18, 2019. The results will help inform the committee’s review of the proposed 2020 Business Plan and Budget.


“The budget allocator is a hands-on way for residents to learn more about what City services cost, how property tax dollars are spent and to tell us about how they want us to invest their tax dollars,” says Jeff Jackson, Director of Finance and Treasurer. “It is an opportunity for residents to think about the City’s service levels and spending and to share what is important to them. It also provides the opportunity for people to get involved in and learn more about the City’s business planning and budgeting process.”


 Budget Allocator Background

  • The City of Mississauga introduced an online budget allocator tool in 2014 to raise awareness of the budget process; get residents thinking about the impacts of spending choices; and provide a way for residents to voice their opinions about the City’s plans and budget.
  • There are 12 service areas included, each with five spending options to work with.
  • Results are to be shared with Budget Committee on November 18, 2019.


Learn About the Budget

  • Details about the City’s budget and the budgeting process are available online at
  • Read anoverview of the 2020 preliminary Business Plan & Budget that was presented to Budget Committee on June 26, 2019.
  • The full 2020 Proposed Business Plan & Budget will be posted online November 5, 2019.
  • Budget Committee deliberations are scheduled for October 2, November 18, 19, 25, 26 and 27, 2019 with a Council vote to approve the budget planned at the December 11, 2019 Council Meeting.*

* Budget Committee meeting schedules are subject to change.


Get Involved in Planning and Budgeting


Weekly Yard Waste Collection Begins in Brampton and Mississauga – September 23, 2019

By Events, Issues, Resources, Uncategorized

BRAMPTON, ON. (September 23, 2019) – Weekly yard waste collection begins Monday, September 30, 2019 and runs until Friday, December 13, 2019 for residents in the cities of Brampton and Mississauga. Residents of the Town of Caledon will continue to receive bi-weekly yard waste collection on their scheduled days, while citizens living in rural areas of Caledon will have their yard waste picked up on designated Fridays.

Yard waste must be at the curb by 7:00 a.m. on collection days and is accepted in yard waste bags, and old garbage containers or blue/grey bins in good condition that are clearly labelled “yard waste”.

Residents are encouraged to visit and use When Does It Go to check their waste collection schedule and sign up for the new Waste Notification Program, which sends collection reminders by text message, email or phone call.

Residents in the Canadian Food Inspection Agency Asian Long Horned Beetle quarantined area of Malton cannot move any yard waste, nursery stock, trees, logs, lumber, wood, wood chips and bark chips out of the restricted area. Yard waste in this area will be collected from the curbside on regular scheduled collection days but cannot be accepted for drop-off at any of the Region’s Community Recycling Centres.

The Region of Peel works with residents and partners to create a healthy, safe and connected Community for Life for approximately 1.5 million people and over 175,000 businesses in the cities of Brampton and Mississauga and the Town of Caledon. Peel’s services touch the lives of residents every day. Recognized as a leader in management and service delivery, the Region of Peel is the only government organization at any level to receive Excellence Canada’s Platinum Award for Excellence, Innovation and Wellness®. For more information about the Region of Peel, explore and follow us on Twitter at @regionofpeel.

David Martino
Communication Coordinator, Public Works
Region of Peel
905-791-7800 x 4855


New Planning and Development Committee Date for 55 Port Street

By Events, Issues, Resources

Please be advised that an additional Planning and Development Committee meeting has been scheduled for Tuesday, October 15, 2019 at 6:00 PM to consider the remaining item on the September 16, 2019 agenda.


Official Plan amendment and rezoning applications to permit a nine storey condominium apartment building with 35 units and one level of underground parking

55 Port Street East, south side of Port Street East, east of Helene Street South

Owner: Brown Maple Investments Ltd.

File: OZ 18/007 W1

Bill 139


You’re Invited! Have Your Say on the Draft Climate Change Action Plan

By Issues, Resources

September 18, 2019 

The City of Mississauga has developed a draft Climate Change Action Plan (CCAP) for public input. In recent years, Mississauga has seen increased seasonal flooding, ice storms and some of the hottest summers on record. The CCAP details actions to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and prepare Mississauga for a changing global climate. Residents can provide input at one of three open houses. An online survey is also available for those unable to attend the open houses.

Public Consultation Details:

Open houses to provide input on the draft CCAP


Anyone who works, plays, or lives in Mississauga


Open House 1

Wednesday, October 2
7 to 9 p.m.

Meadowvale Community Centre, Upper lobby

6655 Glen Erin Dr.

Mississauga, ON



Open House 2

Tuesday, October 8
7 to 9 p.m.

Mississauga Valley Community Centre, L.C. Taylor Auditorium

1275 Mississauga Valley Blvd.

Mississauga, ON



Open House 3

Thursday, October 10
3 to 7 p.m.

University of Toronto Mississauga, Instructional Building Atrium

1599 Outer Cir. Rd.
Mississauga, ON



If taking transit, plan your trip with MiWay at


For more information about the Climate Change Action Plan, visit




Strong Financial Performance Highlights the City’s ‘AAA – Stable’ Credit Rating for the 16th Straight Year

By Issues, Resources, Uncategorized

September 17, 2019

Citing the City of Mississauga’s “solid budgetary performance,” Standard and Poor’s Rating Services (S&P) has reaffirmed the City’s ‘AAA – Stable’ credit rating for the 16th straight year. The City’s outlook remains stable.

In this year’s report, S&P stated, “The City of Mississauga benefits from a solid budgetary performance with high operating balances, very low debt levels and extremely high liquidity.” The report goes on to state that “Mississauga’s competitive tax rates, proximity to major markets and extensive transportation infrastructure network have aided its economy and helped attract and retain investment.”

“I’m pleased that for the 16th year, Mississauga is being recognized as a municipal leader in fiscal management,” said Mayor Bonnie Crombie. “Council has made it a top priority to realize savings, attract new investment and hold the line on taxes. This positive financial outlook is proof that Mississauga is a great place to live, work and invest.”

S&P added that companies in the life sciences, advanced manufacturing, financial services and information and communication technology sectors have helped to boost Mississauga’s economy, and that the City has “very good budgeting practices” that include multi-year business plans updated annually, operating budgets and a three-year outlook.

“This metric is a strong, third-party endorsement for Council and staff who focus on maintaining the City’s strong financial position,” said Gary Kent, Commissioner of Corporate Services and Chief Financial Officer. “We continually work to deliver quality services and infrastructure in a fiscally responsible manner. S&P has recognized our strong business planning and budgeting practices and our commitment to transparency in reporting as they confirmed our ‘AAA –Stable’ status for the 16th consecutive year.”

S&P stated, “We believe that continued growth and diversification will further strengthen the City’s economy and help it weather tough economic cycles.” The report also stated that an exceptional liquidity position added to the City’s strengths.

Mississauga’s Long-Range Financial Plan is a snapshot of the City’s current and anticipated financial position over the next 10 years. The plan supports the vision of the City’s Strategic Plan: Our Future Mississauga. The City’s Annual Report Highlights reflect its commitment to transparency in financial reporting.

For more information, visit

To learn more about the City of Mississauga’s finances, visit

Proposed 2020 Budget

By Issues, Resources, Uncategorized

Mississauga residents are invited to participate in a telephone budget session on the proposed 2020 Budget with Mayor Bonnie Crombie and the City’s senior staff. Residents can choose from sessions taking place on October 2 (city-wide) and October 16 (Wards 1 and 2) and 17 (Wards 3 and 4). Staff from the Region of Peel will also participate in the city-wide session.

A random selection of residents will receive a telephone call in advance, with an invitation to participate in one of the upcoming sessions, and a second telephone call on the night of just before the session begins.

“Telephone budget sessions provide residents with the opportunity to ask a question and hear about the City’s proposed 2020 budget,” said Gary Kent, Commissioner of Corporate Services and Chief Financial Officer. “Our priority is balancing increasing costs with continuing to provide residents and businesses with the levels of service they need.”

Residents can also register to participate in the telephone budget sessions. In addition, the city-wide session will be available to watch on Facebook Live and online. Anyone who receives a call and does not wish to participate can simply hang up.

Information about the City’s budget is available at Other ways to participate in the budget process include:

2019 Fall Leaf Pickup Program

By Events, Issues, Resources

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

By Events, Issues, Resources, Uncategorized


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

By Events, Issues, Resources, Uncategorized

“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”