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:


Announcement from Hydro One — Community Meeting Notice

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April 2019
In order to provide a continued supply of safe and reliable power, Hydro One will be conducting insulator replacement and vegetation maintenance on the electricity transmission corridor from Manby Transmission Station (TS) to Oakville TS (project details and map on reverse). In an effort to replace insulators that have reached their end-of-life on a number of towers, Hydro One forestry crews will be required to remove trees and brush along this high voltage corridor to ensure safe clearances and ready access to our transmission lines and towers. In addition, forestry crews will also be conducting scheduled vegetation maintenance for the corridor this year.
To learn more about our planned work and talk with our project team, join us at one of our drop-in style Community Information Centres Please note that the location of Community Drop-In Session #1 has been changed to better accommodate your community.
Community Drop-In Session #1
Tuesday, April 9th, 2019
6:30pm – 8:30pm
Port Credit Legion
Upstairs Roundroom 35 Front St N, Mississauga
Community Drop-In Session #2
Wednesday, April 10th, 2019
6:30pm – 8:30pm
Mississauga Valley Community Centre
Room 3
1275 Mississauga Valley Boulevard Mississauga
Project Information:
What is an insulator? Transmission line insulators mechanically support and electrically isolate the energized wires from the structure, and prevent short circuits to the ground.
What is vegetation maintenance? In order to maintain safe clearances from our transmission lines and electrical infrastructure, Hydro One Forestry crews will:
 remove incompatible* trees and shrubs from under and near the power lines ;
 clear tower bases for safe and ready access to conduct critical insulator replacement; and
 apply government approved herbicide directly to cut stems to prevent regrowth. This is not a broad-spray application.
*Incompatible refers to any type of vegetation that in its lifetime, could grow into or interfere with electrical equipment.
Hydro One Forestry crews will complete this work manually with equipment like chainsaws and pruners. Support vehicles such as bucket trucks and chippers will be used where necessary.You can also expect to see construction crews and large equipment on the corridor to complete the insulator replacement.
If work is required on your property, a Hydro One Forestry representative will contact you in advance to discuss what is required.   -30-

Regional Governance across Ontario – Including Peel Region

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Open Letter to Residents

Many of you may have heard or read about Mississauga seeking independence from Peel Region.

To provide some background, in mid-January, the Province announced that it is reviewing Regional Governance across Ontario, including Peel Region. (News link:

At that point, City staff were instructed to pull together information for Council consideration and that was debated on  Wednesday, March 20, 2019  in terms of what our next steps are.

Mississauga, under previous Mayor McCallion and now Mayor Crombie, both have long held the very public views that Mississauga should be a stand-alone city with a population approaching 800,000 people.  For many years, Mississauga has paid for 60% of the Regional costs and supporting our neighbouring municipalities in their growth. At this point, it is estimated that we are supporting Brampton and Caledon by approximately $85 million per year – funds that could otherwise be reinvested into our City building. If you would like the history and details on this, there are really good reports at this link:

The Province is currently seeking public input from the cities and residents that could be impacted by any regional government changes. You can participate by providing comments at this link:

The deadline for public input is April 23, 2019.

Wednesday, March 20, 2019, Council supported in principle – pending public consultation – to look at becoming a stand-alone city.

There will be a public consultation meeting in the evening on April 8th, 7:00 pm in Council Chambers at City Hall, 300 City Centre Drive.

We are currently working on the possibility of additional opportunities for public input. As soon as they are confirmed, we will advise you.

Residents have been asking me where I stand on this particular issue. Based on the information I have seen to date, it would appear that Mississauga would be able to support itself with Peel Regional services such as policing, ambulance and human services moving to a utility-based model with Mississauga paying on a per capita basis.

Having said that, we do not have a clear sense of what will be examined in the Regional Government Review by the Ontario Government other than to be more efficient in decision making and the delivery of services. The Province’s options are keep the existing Regional model, amalgamation (essentially creating the City of Peel) or allowing Brampton and Mississauga to be stand-alone cities with a more rural Caledon going to Dufferin County or some variation thereof.

There are still many unknowns at this time but at the very least, any governance changes brought forward by the province, should remain cost neutral or to the benefit of Mississauga taxpayers.

At the end of day, given that municipalities are strictly under the purview of the Province, any decisions on the future governance of Mississauga and Peel Region will ultimately be at the discretion of the Province.

Now is the time to make your opinion known.

Kind regards,


Stephen Dasko,  Councillor Ward 1


Yard waste collection resumes in Mississauga

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Yard waste collection resumes in Mississauga

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Yard waste collection resumes in Brampton and Mississauga

Yard waste collection starts up again in Brampton and Mississauga the week of Monday, March 11. The Region of Peel says yard waste must be at the curb by 7 a.m. on collection day. It must be placed in acceptable bins, containers and/or bags. A bin/container used for yard waste collection must be: clearly labelled yard waste; rigid and reusable with handles that are attached or moulded to the exterior; smaller than 60 cm (24 in) wide and 95 cm (38 in) high; and, less than 20 kg (44 lb), when full. A brown paper bag used for recycling yard waste collection must: support a maximum weight of 20 kg (44 lb) when lifted, without tearing; securely close when full, and, be smaller than 66 cm (26 in) wide and 90 cm (35 in) high. Residents can also use their old garbage container or blue/grey box to set out yard waste for collection. For more information visit Residents in the area of Malton, quarantined for Asian Long Horned Beetles by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency, cannot move any yard waste, nursery stock, trees, logs, lumber, wood, wood chips and bark chips out of the restricted area. Malton residents should put their yard waste out on the curb for collection on their regular scheduled waste collection day.

City Awarded Continuous Improvement Excellence Award

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The City of Mississauga was awarded the 2018 Continuous Improvement Excellence Award by Leading Edge Group based on the progress and commitment it has made to sustainable continuous improvement over the past three years.

The award criteria focused on five pillars of overall operational excellence in continuous improvement: strategy; capability; capacity; improvements that have been realized; and improvements that have been sustained.

The City’s Lean Program was established as a permanent resource in 2016 following a small pilot, with the goal of strengthening the culture of continuous improvement across the organization. It focuses on focuses on creating improvements to business processes and enhancing customer-focused thinking

Animal Care 

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The well-being of animals is always top of mind in our neighbourhoods. It’s important that residents understand the City’s Animal Care and Control By-Law. It sets standards of care to help protect animals and ensure they are cared for by their owners. 

Extreme Weather

When the snow falls and frigid temperatures set in, don’t forget about your furry animal friends. Pets cannot be left outdoors during extreme weather, except for brief walks or washroom breaks. The exception is for animals that have access to adequate shelter. Some breeds can live outside during winter as long as they have proper shelter. Do your research – an Alaskan Malamute may be outside in a doghouse while a Whippet can’t handle the cold. 

Adequate Shelter – Doghouses

If your dog or a neighbour’s dog lives outside, it must have access to a doghouse that is large enough for the dog to stand up, turn around, lie down and stretch out. The walls, floor and ceiling of the shelter must be insulated and interior walls must be covered to prevent the dog from coming into contact with the insulation. The doghouse must be clean with dry bedding such as straw and there must be a door flap during winter months to keep cold winds and snow at bay. And finally, the doghouse must comply with the City’s Zoning By-law. 

Veterinary Care

It’s up to owners to ensure their pet has regular veterinary care including vaccinations to support good health and to attend to any signs of injury or disease. 

Pens and Enclosures

Dogs must be kept in an enclosure that is a minimum of 9.3 m2 or 100 ft2.  If there is more than one dog, the pen must be increased by 2.8 m2 or 30 ft2. Pets must be taken out of the pen and not tethered for at least four hours at a time within a 24 hour period. Put some thought into your pet’s living conditions as the pens must be clean, sanitary, safe and secure. 


Did you know that pets can only be tethered for a total of four hours in a 24 hour period? Tethered pets must be in their owner’s view and have at least 3 m or 9.84 ft. to ensure the dog can travel safely and access shelter and water.