The annual Remembrance Day parade will be held on Saturday, November 11.
We need your input! You’re invited to a community meeting on November 2 about the City’s Asset Naming project
The names of our streets, community centres and parks help tell our City’s story. Naming these is an honour and should be taken seriously. That is why we are reviewing and gathering community feedback about our naming policies and processes; working to ensure we have an equitable, diverse and inclusive approach to naming in the future. You are invited to join us at a community meeting to voice your thoughts and provide feedback on the City’s guiding principles related to naming, place-making and commemoration.
Community meeting where all are welcome to come and share their thoughts and feedback on the guiding principles, developed with research and in consultation with the community, for future naming, placemaking and commemoration.
All Mississauga community members interested in learning more about the City’s future approach to naming, placemaking and commemoration. Particularly those from South Asian, Black, Indigenous or other racialized communities.
Thursday, November 2, 2023
6 to 8 p.m.
Peel Region invites the community to get a behind the scenes look at how their tap water is treated and cleaned at the Arthur. P. Kennedy Water Treatment Plant.
Date: Saturday, October 21, 2023
Time: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (free drop in, last tour at 3:30 p.m.)
Location: 920 East Avenue, Mississauga
The open house showcases how the state-of-the art plant treats and distributes 570 million litres of safe, quality drinking water to Peel homes, schools, and workplaces each day.
The event is being held in recognition of Imagine a Day Without Water an international day that raises awareness about the value of water as an essential resource.
“We are proud to provide these vital services that touch the community every day. In a world where many don’t have has access to clean, safe drinking water and are impacted by climate change we will continue to protect this valuable resource and deliver clean water for life.” Jeff Hennings, Director Water and Wastewater Engineering Services, Peel Region
About Peel Region
Peel Region 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 Brampton, Mississauga, and Caledon. Peel’s services touch the lives of residents every day. Learn more about Peel’s continuing commitment to our community during our transition. For more information explore peelregion.ca and follow us on Twitter @regionofpeel and Instagram @peelregion.ca.
Please be advised that contractors working on behalf of the City of Mississauga are forecasted to perform invasive plant removals starting the week of November 27, 2023 at Cawthra Woods. It is anticipated the work will take about two weeks to complete. All work is weather dependent and may extend into the following weeks as necessary.
Non-native woody invasive plants will receive herbicide treatments. The herbicide that will be used for non-native woody invasive species is called Garlon (active ingredient: Triclopyr). Non-native woody invasive shrubs will be cut down and herbicide will be directly applied to the cut stumps. As per provincial regulations, a notice of upcoming herbicide application will be posted on-site at least 24 hours in advance of the work and will remain at least 48 hours afterwards.
Residents, 311, and the parks supervisor will also be notified of the work.
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact 3-1-1 (or 905-615-4311 from outside Mississauga).
Did you know that almost 50 per cent of garbage sent to landfill can be reused, repurposed or upcycled? October is Circular Economy Month. In a circular economy model, nothing is wasted. Products and materials are reused, repaired, refurbished, repurposed or recycled. This can include items like clothing with rips, electronics that can be repaired or glass jars that can be recycled or reused for storing items or are great as flower vases.
Residential waste is diverted from landfills through recycling, green bin, yard waste and other diversion initiatives. However, we all need to work together to reduce, upcycle and repurpose items to further help divert waste from landfill, help conserve energy and reduce carbon emissions in Mississauga.
In addition to Circular Economy Month, the City is also celebrating Waste Reduction Week. From October 10 to 22, join us at various events to practise waste reduction by donating clothing or by learning to sew at a Makerspace.
Donate to the recycling collection drive
The City is again participating in the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority’s Partners in Project Green’s collection drive for clothing, textiles and electronics. From October 10 to 22, you can drop off unwanted clothing, textiles and electronics in bins located at various City facilities.
You can donate things like hats, bags, belts, ties, footwear, bedding, pillows, linens, curtains and sleeping bags. Electronics will be collected in a separate bin and accepted items include laptops, computers, printers, keyboards, mice, and handheld devices. All clothing items will be donated to Diabetes Canada and all electronics will be recycled by Electronic Recycling Association.
Drop-off locations include:
- Great Hall at City Hall
- Churchill Meadows Community Centre
- Clarkson Community Centre
- Erin Meadows Community Centre
- Frank McKechnie Community Centre
- Huron Park Recreation Centre
- Malton Community Centre
- Meadowvale Community Centre
- Mississauga Valley Community Centre
- River Grove Community Centre
- South Common Community Centre
Learn to sew at a Makerspace
Looking to learn how to repair your clothes? Using one of the Library’s handicraft programs at Burnhamthorpe Library, Courtneypark Library, Meadowvale Library and Woodlands Library, you can learn how to sew by hand or with a sewing machine to avoid purchasing new products.
All Mississauga residents interested in learning more about repurposing, upcycling and waste reduction.
Events take place throughout October.
All events are in-person at various locations in Mississauga.
Register to be a Repair Hub volunteer
Have experience in repairing bikes, household items, appliances, jewellery, electronics or clothing?
The City is looking for volunteers to help repair broken items as a way to extend the life of products. Learn more about this opportunity to give back to the community and bring awareness to waste reduction and the circular economy. Apply now.
Other ways to reduce waste at home
Extend the life of items like clothing, appliances and electronics by repairing them when possible.
- Fruit and vegetable scraps, eggshells, coffee grounds and napkins can all be composted. Place these items in your Peel Region green bin for curbside collection or in your backyard composter.
- Remember to bring your reusable bags for shopping and reusable bottles and mugs for drinks.
- Consider borrowing or renting less frequently used items like tools, party supplies and board games. In addition to borrowing books, the City’s libraries offer movies, video games and sewing machines
- Prioritize reusing, recycling or donating furniture, household items, office supplies and other materials to reduce carbon emissions and save expenses.
Learn more about how Mississauga is leading climate change efforts and other environmental sustainability initiatives through the Climate Change Action Plan.
Leave your mark on Mississauga’s music history!
Mississauga songwriters, submit an original anthem about Mississauga to Mississauga Arts Council and SoundsUnite in honour of the City’s 50th anniversary for your chance to win a recording and mixing session from Metalworks Studios and have your song named “Mississauga’s 50th Anthem”!
“On the upcoming 50th anniversary of the City of Mississauga, I had a vision to create an anthem for Mississauga,” Ward 1 Councillor Stephen Dasko says. “My initiative was received with open arms by Metalworks Studios, Mississauga Arts Council and the creative industries at the City of Mississauga, who collaboratively came together to host this song contest for the most unique and fitting song to help celebrate the City of Mississauga’s milestone.”
“Mississauga’s 50th anniversary is a milestone that should be celebrated and what better way than recording a new city anthem,” mentions Gil Moore, Founder and CEO of Metalworks Studios, “Metalworks and SoundsUnite are excited and proud to record the winner and share the joy of music with our community.”
“A winning local singer-songwriter can make themselves a part of our history. Write the anthem heard across the city in 2024, and be part of every celebration of our City’s 50th Anniversary. The legendary Tommy Hunter wrote the first one, now who will write the next one?” asks Mike Douglas, Executive Director of MAC
The deadline to apply is Monday, November 13 at 11 AM.