It’s Time for Youth to Shine – National Youth Week is May 1 to 7

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It’s that time of the year, when we celebrate all things youth. May 1 to 7 is National Youth Week and the City of Mississauga will be joining celebrations across the country with a focus on youth-led activities.

There are free activities happening all week targeting youth aged 12 to 18 years-old. Check out a spring cooking class, learn archery, try out yoga or take part in a giant game of Connect Four or Jenga. Many activities are organized by youth for youth. Follow on social media using the hashtag #NYW905.

Highlights of National Youth Week Activities:

The Amazing Library Race – Saturday, May 4, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

  • At each library location, students will complete skill-testing challenges
  • Participants will travel on MiWay to visit as many of the City’s 18 library locations as possible between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m.
  • Points will be awarded for completing the challenges. Bonus points will be awarded for distance travelled and completion of more difficult tasks
  • The grand finale is at the Central Library at 3 p.m., participants can gain extra points for their knowledge of Mississauga
  • Snacks will be provided at the final stop at the Central Library
  • Youth can register for free in person at any City library

Battle of the Centres Basketball Tournament – Sunday, May 5, 12 p.m. – 8 p.m.

  • Full-day tournament held at University of Toronto Mississauga Campus in the Recreation Athletics & Wellness Building located at 1825 Outer Circle [map]
  • Each Community Centre will send a team of 12 novice and advanced players who participate in the City’s Sauga At Play after-school drop-in program
  • Showcasing talented youth who participate in the City’s Sauga At Play after-school drop-in program
  • The tournament will be round robin style with an “all-star” experience complete with a live local disc-jockey, ping pong tables, games, refreshments

Temporary Public Art: Mural Unveiling – Tuesday, May 7, 4 – 6 p.m.

  • Held at the Sculpture Court Skate Park, Civic Centre, located at the southwest corner of Duke of York Boulevard and Princess Royal Drive [map]
  • Nine emerging Mississauga artists will work alongside Canadian artist-athlete, Mango Peeler to unveil a series of new murals inspired by the poetry of Mississauga’s Youth Poet Laureate, Pujita Verma
  • A collaboration between the City’s Culture and Recreation Division, there will be a mash-up of youth music, visual arts, poetry and athletics
  • Skateboard while listening to live music and poetry readings, and meet some of Mississauga’s up and coming artists

Check out the full list of events during National Youth Week by visiting here.

Your Green Yard 2019 Residential Homeowner Workshop – Tuesday, June 4, 2019

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Credit Valley Conservation is launching their first Landscaping for Pollinators workshop in our ward. The free workshop will show urban homeowners how they can build beautiful home landscapes that also support healthy pollinator populations. Local attendees will have the opportunity to receive three free pollinator-friendly plants that our sustainable landscaping experts will help them plant in their yard.

We’d love to see you at the event as well. You and your neighbours can register for the events here:

 Landscaping for Pollinators

Discover local native plants that pollinators love and ways to use them to create beautiful home landscapes. Local attendees can sign up to receive three free native pollinator-friendly plants to help get them started.

Tuesday, June 4, 7 – 8:30 p.m.

Port Credit Library

20 Lakeshore Road East


“Exciting new workshop from @CVC_CA helps Ward 1 homeowners create beautiful home landscapes to attract pollinators. Register for free:” Link:

If you have any further questions or concerns, please contact Calantha Elsby, Specialist, Environmental Outreach at or at 905-670-1615 ext.297.



Mississauga Children’s Choir – 40th Season (September)

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The Mississauga Children’s Choir will be celebrating their 40th season starting in September.  They have an incredible year planning including performances with the MSO and notable Mississauga musicians.  They also have a 40th Concert scheduled for June 2020 at the Living Arts Centre.  It promises to be our strongest season yet and an incredible opportunity for children in Mississauga.

For more information please visit their site:



You are Welcome to Attend: Stephen Dasko invites you Ward 1 Shoreline Clean Up – Saturday, April 27th!

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Come out and join me to help clean up our shoreline at Port Credit Memorial Park.  Everyone is meeting at the Port Credit Library where you will be supplied with bags and gloves.  Please wear proper footwear and clothing.  Light refreshments will be available.

Hope to see you there!


The event page link is as follows:


Spring Clean Up-Program

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Now that winter is hopefully behind us, I am pleased to share with you the details of our annual Spring Clean-up Program. The Program is underway and includes the following activities:


  • Street Sweeping
  • Snow Plow Sod Damage Inspection and Repair
  • Pothole Repair
  • Sidewalk Repair
  • Litter Clean-up
  • Inlet and Outlet Clearing


Street Sweeping

The city of Mississauga was able to start spring street sweeping in the Clarkson and Mavis districts a few days early.

Please be reminded that all streets, including on-street bike lanes, are expected to be completed by April 23 (weather permitting). Boulevards and islands will be cleaned from April 29 to May 24 (weather permitting).

We know that road users become eager for the streets to be swept as soon as the weather starts warming up. We appreciate their patience and are committed to completing this work as soon as possible.

After our spring clean-up is complete, we will continue to maintain roadways through our regular Street Sweeping Program.

Snow Plow Sod Damage Inspection and Repair

Snow plow sod damage service requests are commonly reported at this time of year. Sod is prone to damage by our equipment throughout the winter when the ground is soft or if there is any over growth of grass creeping onto the sidewalk.

Residents can report snow plow sod damage by calling 3-1-1, using the PingStreet app or submitting a request online.  The area will be noted and inspected this spring to see if sod replacement or re-seeding is required. Repairs typically take place from May-June and September-October.

Pothole Repair

As soon as the weather warms up our crews begin repairing potholes around the City. Staff have been especially busy over the last couple of weeks and will continue to address potholes throughout the spring and summer.

Potholes are identified pro-actively through regular patrolling of the City’s road network in accordance with Minimum Maintenance Standards. Residents can also help by reporting potholes to us by calling 3-1-1, using the PingStreet app or submitting a request online.  The area will be inspected within three business days and made safe. If additional repairs are required, they will be completed on a priority basis as a part of our regular maintenance schedule.

Sidewalk Inspection and Repair

Each year, we hire students to inspect our sidewalk network. Starting in May, these staff will walk every sidewalk in the City and record deficiencies. Residents can also report sidewalk damage by calling 3-1-1, using the Pingstreet app or submitting a request online.  The area will be inspected within three business days and made safe. If additional repairs are required, they will be completed on a priority basis as a part of our regular maintenance schedule.

Litter Clean up

Crews have begun their regularly scheduled clean-up of debris and litter on the road allowance. Residents can also report litter or dumping on the road allowance by calling 3-1-1, using the Pingstreet app or submitting a request online.

Residents should call the Ministry of Transportation at 1-800-268-4686 to report litter on 400 series highway ramps.

Inlet and Outlet Cleaning

Crews have also begun to clear debris from inlets and outlets to ensure stormwater can flow freely. Residents can report any build-up of natural debris, such as leaves, large tree limbs or sediment, by calling 3-1-1.

Illegal Sign Blitzes

Crews from our Signs and Pavement Markings Unit and four Works yards complete two illegal sign blitzes annually in the spring and fall. Our next blitz is scheduled for April 24th, weather permitting. Residents can report illegal signs by calling 3-1-1, through the PingStreet app, or on the City’s website.

Please let me know if damage or debris in the road allowance is causing a public safety risk, residents should call 3-1-1 directly.


Stephen Dasko, Councillor Ward 1




Annual spring Clean up Street Sweeping Program

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Item Timeframe

(*weather permitting)

Streets (including bike lanes) April 8, 2019. – April 23, 2019.
Curb-faced sidewalks April 29, 2019. – May 24, 2019.
Boulevards and Traffic Islands


April 29, 2019. – May 24, 2019.
Splash Pads April 29, 2019. – May 24, 2019.


We know that road users become eager for the streets to be swept as soon as the weather starts warming up. We appreciate their excitement and will be focused on sweeping all streets and bike lanes first, before moving on to curb-faced sidewalks, boulevards and traffic islands, and splash pads.

We endeavour to schedule street sweeping as early in the spring as possible. The program requires mild temperatures to ensure that roads are clear of all snow, particularly in areas where it may have been piled. This timing also allows us to remove winter maintenance equipment from the Works yards when it is no longer needed to make space for street sweepings.

After our spring clean-up is complete, we will continue to maintain roadways through our regular street sweeping program. For more information, please visit:

In addition to these programs, emergency and scheduled street sweeping will continue to be available on an as needed basis.

Should you have any questions or concerns about this year’s Street Sweeping Program, please contact Samer Inchasi, Manager, Works Maintenance or myself.


Thank you,

Councillor Stephen Dasko


Toastmasters Club Meetings

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Port Credit Toastmasters Club meet every Monday except holidays at

Lorne Park Library, 1474 Truscott Drive

Meeting is from 7:00 PM – 8:45 PM


Clarkson Toastmasters Club,  meet every Tuesday at

Clarkson Community Centre, Multi-Purpose Room, 2475 Truscott Drive

Meeting is from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM

These are community based non-profit clubs, which helps individuals become better leaders, communicators and public speakers. Guests are welcome to attend for free, and membership is limited to those 18 years of age and older.

Get involved! For more information on Toastmasters International, visit:

Mississauga Wants to Honour the Amazing People in Your Life

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March 11, 2019

Nominations are now open for the City of Mississauga’s 2019 Civic Awards of Recognition.

Starting today until May 3, you can nominate outstanding individuals, community groups and businesses whose contributions help make Mississauga a great place to live, work and play.  Achievements are recognized in the following four categories:

Voluntary Community Service:

Individuals or groups that have improved the quality of life in our community through volunteer efforts.

Youth Community and Civic Engagement:

Youth between 14 and 24 who have contributed more than 100 voluntary hours to community or civic activities.

Achievement in Sports:

Athletes or teams that have won championships at a city-wide, regional, provincial, national or international level.

Achievement in Arts:

Artists or arts groups that have won competitions, juried shows or exhibitions. Outstanding accomplishments in academic fields may also be recognized.

If someone you know is an obvious fit in one of the above mentioned categories, your next steps are simple:

  1. Visit the City’s website at ca/civicrecognition
  2. Review the award criteria
  3. Fill out the online nomination form. You can also download the form and submit it by email or mail

The City will consider the first 100 nominees and review nominations on a first come, first served basis.

Nominees who qualify will be invited to receive their awards during an official ceremony at the Mississauga Civic Centre on Tuesday, June 11, 2019.




Port Credit Bridge Maintenance Status

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All of the City’s bridges are inspected every two years following OSIM (Ontario’s Structural Inspection Manual) to ensure they are kept in good condition. The structure at Lakeshore Road over the Credit River was constructed in 1960, rehabilitated in 2007 and has undergone periodic maintenance. The next scheduled OSIM inspection is to take place this spring.


This structure is currently scheduled for rehabilitation in 2022. Leading up to the rehabilitation we will be initiating detailed condition survey and design work in 2020. This will include conducting a detailed analysis of the structure’s load capacity and fatigue investigation.

Senior – Income Tax and Other Resources

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