• Mississauga Comic Expo

    It’s a comic book fan’s dream! Mississauga Comic Expo  (MCX) returns on October 18 and 19 as part of Ontario Public Library Week. The free two-day event features local Mississauga and Greater Toronto Area (GTA) graphic artists, novelists, creators, designers and developers. This family-friendly, all-ages event, hosted by Mississauga Library, celebrates the diverse culture of comics, gaming, anime, cosplay and art.

    Enthusiasts can test their skills in an escape room and in a range of board, tabletop and card games. Other activities include a costume creation station, an anime marathon, introduction to Dungeons & Dragons, local artists and exhibitors, an Instagram photo booth, sketch challenge and children’s area.

    The 2019 guest lineup includes Marcus To (DC, Marvel Comics), Megan Kearney (Disney Princess), Adam Gorham (Archie Comics, Marvel Comics), Jamal Campbell (DC, Marvel Comics) and many more.

    Event Details

    What:
    Mississauga Comic Expo

    When:
    Friday, October 18, 2019
    4:30 to 8:30 p.m.
    Game Night: tabletop board and card games, Dungeons & Dragons, escape room and more.

    Saturday, October 19, 2019
    10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
    Costume creation station, artist alley, exhibitors, workshops, panels, cosplay shoots, tabletop board game demos and video game free-play sessions.

    Where:
    Mississauga Central Library
    301 Burnhamthorpe Rd. W.
    Mississauga, ON
    [MAP]

    Cost:
    Free admission

  • City’s New Water Waste Collector to Keep Plastic and Debris out of Lake Ontario

    October 10, 2019

    From dog-walkers to cyclists to boaters, Mississauga’s waterfront continues to be a favourite destination for many residents. On August 29, the City of Mississauga installed a Seabin, a water waste collector, at the Credit Village Marina on a trial basis.

    “We work hard to ensure our marinas, parks and natural areas are kept clean. Given increased concern over plastics and other contaminants in the water, this device allows us to collect and dispose of waste in our marina in a way that is efficient and safe for staff,” said Jodi Robillos, Director, Parks, Forestry & Environment. “Not only does the waste collector help to restore the overall cleanliness of the water, but it also provides us with a great opportunity to educate boaters and residents about the importance of keeping plastic and waste out of our lakes and waterways.”

    The waste collector is bolted to the dock at the south-east corner of the marina. It continuously sucks in water from the lake’s surface to catch any debris, including cigarette butts, micro-plastics and spilled oil and fuel. According to the Seabin Project, the device can hold 20 kilograms of debris and can catch one ton of debris per year.

    Robillos added, “This innovative device does not have a negative impact on marine animals and wildlife. In the situation where a fish ends up in the Seabin’s catch basin, it will not be harmed in the underwater filter and can easily be returned to the lake.”

    The device will be operational during regular marina hours, with City staff monitoring the device daily and recording the kind of debris that is collected.

    Both of the City’s marinas, Credit Village Marina and Lakefront Promenade Marina, have previously received a five star anchor rating for environmental practices.

    To learn more about the City’s ongoing commitment to maintaining its marinas, parks and natural areas, follow Mississauga Parks and Forestry on Twitter (@MississaugaPF) or visit mississauga.ca/parks.

     

     

     

  • Celebrating Canadian Library Month in Mississauga

    Oct 11, 2019

    October is Canadian Library Month. This month we commemorate Canadian Library Workers’ Day (October 19) and Ontario Public Library Week (October 20 to 26) at Mississauga Library.

    Mississauga Library, together with the City of Mississauga, is hosting a flag-raising ceremony to salute the valuable contributions of the City’s libraries and library workers.

    Event Details

    What:
    Flag-raising ceremony to recognize Canadian Library Workers’ Day and Ontario Public Library Week

    When:
    Monday, October 21, 2019
    9:30 a.m.

    Where:
    Mississauga Celebration Square
    300 City Centre Dr.
    Mississauga, ON
    [MAP]

    Who:
    Members of Mississauga City Council
    Mississauga Library Board
    Mississauga Library staff

    Friends of the Library
    Special guests
    Residents

    Check out the library’s program guide for a detailed list of activities and programs happening this month.

    For more information about Mississauga Library, visit mississaugalibrary.ca and follow Mississauga Library on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.

    This program is made possible with funding provided by the Friends of the Mississauga Library System.

    BACKGROUND

    Canadian Library Workers’ Day (CLWD)
    This national day recognizes the contributions of those who work for the public, academic, school, government, corporate and private libraries in communities like Mississauga.

    Ontario Public Library Week
    This provincially-recognized week showcases the important contributions Ontario public libraries make to education, literacy and lifelong learning.

    Mississauga Library
    Mississauga Library is one of the largest public library systems in Canada, with more than 500,000 cardholders. In 2018, the library welcomed 4.3 million visits and circulated approximately 6.1 million items. The library collection consists of over one million items across 18 locations throughout Mississauga and a large number of downloadable and streaming items on mississaugalibrary.ca.

     

     

  • Ward 1 Hosted Inaugural Awards of Excellence

    October 11, 2019

    Yesterday, Councillor Stephen Dasko hosted the Inaugural Ward 1 Awards of Excellence at the Mississauga Seniors’ Centre in Mississauga.

    There were 15 broad categories who received outstanding support of nominees from across the Ward 1 community.  Categories such as Entrepreneur of the Year, Environmental Stewardship, Diversity and Inclusion, Volunteer of the Year and Citizen of the Year were recognized.

    Residents, business leaders, community organizations were all welcomed upon their arrival to enjoy a casual reception.  As Councillor Dasko thanked everyone for attending he said “I am so delighted to see the response, the enthusiasm of so many residents who submitted nominations.  The number of entries for each category was plentiful,” said Councillor Dasko.

    There was an overwhelming attendance on hand to recognize excellence across the Ward.  All those that participated truly helped contribute to making Our Community as Our Home at this prominent event.

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    Media Contact:

    Angie Dell,Administrative Assistant to

    Councillor Stephen Dasko

    Ward 1, City of Mississauga

    905-896-5100

    “Our Community is our Home”

  • 2019 Citizen Satisfaction Survey

    The City of Mississauga received high scores from residents for their overall quality of life according to the 2019 Citizen Satisfaction Survey. The results are based on responses of over 1,100 randomly selected Mississauga residents that were 18 years of age or older. The survey results showed 89 per cent of citizens rated their quality of life in the city as excellent or good, while 81 per cent of citizens are satisfied with the programs and services provided by the City. The survey gives residents a platform to share, voice and measure their satisfaction with municipal services, city operations, customer service and service delivery. This year’s survey maintains a consistent and positive trend of strong results indicating that residents recognize that the City is responsive in meeting their daily needs.
    “As Mayor of a diverse and flourishing city, I’m pleased to know that our citizen satisfaction rates remain very strong and that our residents are proud to say they are from Mississauga,” said Mayor Bonnie Crombie. “This demonstrates that we’re making the right decisions, along with investing in services and amenities that not only meet the needs of our residents but ensure they enjoy a quality of life second to none.”
    Council and City staff use the findings of the survey to better understand the perceptions and attitudes of residents on a range of topics related to the City. This information helps to inform business planning activities.
    “These results help inform the City’s direction and work to complement the overall goal of improving and sustaining the quality of life for residents. Based on this year’s survey results, affordable housing, transportation, the economy, environment and safety are all priorities that are top of mind for our residents,” said Janice Baker, City Manager and Chief Administrative Officer. “The results also help the City make strategic investments, adapt to changing environments and plan for the future.”
    Key findings include:
    • 92 per cent of citizens are satisfied with the job the City is doing to protect the environment
    • 90 per cent of citizens feel Mississauga is an open and welcoming community
    • 89 per cent of citizens rate their quality of life in Mississauga as excellent or good
    • 88 per cent of citizens say they are proud to say they are from Mississauga
    • 82 per cent of citizens indicated they felt Mississauga’s diversity is one of its strengths
    • 72 per cent of citizens are satisfied with the City’s municipal government
    The 2019 Citizen Satisfaction Survey was performed by Forum Research Inc. on behalf of the City. It was conducted between June 3 and 22 with 1,124 residents being surveyed.
    For full survey details, including service-area results, visit mississauga.ca/citizen-satisfaction-survey.
  • Weekly Yard Waste Collection Begins in Brampton and Mississauga – September 23, 2019

    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 peelregion.ca/waste 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 peelregion.ca and follow us on Twitter at @regionofpeel.

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

     

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

    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 standardandpoors.com.

    To learn more about the City of Mississauga’s finances, visit mississauga.ca/financereports.

  • Proposed 2020 Budget

    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 mississauga.ca/budget. Other ways to participate in the budget process include:

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

    Everyone! 

    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

    on

    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 Stephen.Dasko@mississauga.ca

     

     

     

     

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

    “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.

     

    COUNCILLOR DASKO INVITES YOU TO ATTEND AN INFORMATION FORUM ON

     

    • 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

    905-896-5100

    www.stephendasko.ca

    https://www.facebook.com/stephen.dasko

    Twitter: @DaskoWard1

     

    “Our Community is our Home”