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

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“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


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Commemorating the 40th Anniversary of The Mississauga Miracle

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September 16, 2019

Do you remember the 1979 train derailment? November 10, 2019 marks the 40th anniversary of the largest peacetime evacuation in Northern America at that time and has been dubbed by many as The Mississauga Miracle.

The City of Mississauga is commemorating the 40th anniversary with Mississauga Miracle: The Story of the 1979 Derailment – two exhibitions created in partnership with Heritage Mississauga and the Museums of Mississauga that will be on display at the Bradley Museum and The Grange this fall.

Mississauga Miracle Exhibition

The exhibition will feature local art, records and artifacts related to the train derailment. Artifacts from the Museums’ collections include:

  • The pressure relief valve from the derailed tanker
  • The final investigation report
  • Images of the derailment from a variety of sources
  • Items from the Heritage Mississauga and Peel Art Gallery, Museum and Archives (PAMA)
  • Commemorative items given to former Mayor Hazel McCallion or collected by residents

The exhibition will also feature a video compiled from 50 oral histories of the experiences of those involved. The interviews range from front-line firefighters to politicians and residents that were evacuated from their Mississauga homes. 

Exhibition Details: 


Bradley Museum

1620 Orr Rd.




September 21 to November 17, 2019

Open: Thursday to Sunday



Noon to 4 p.m.



The Grange

1921 Dundas Street West




October 29 to November 15, 2019

Open: Tuesday to Friday


9 a.m. to 5 p.m.


Mississauga Miracle: 40th Anniversary Event


Join the City and Heritage Mississauga for an anniversary open house at The Grange and experience the Mississauga Miracle exhibition. Refreshments will be available.



November 10, 2019



2 to 4 p.m.



The Grange

1921 Dundas Street West


On November 10, 1979, a Canadian Pacific (CP) train lost one of its wheels, resulting in the derailment of 24 cars carrying six dangerous ingredients – propane, caustic soda, styrene, toluene, fiberglass insulation and chlorine. The flammable liquids and vapours caused a massive explosion with flames more than 1,500 metres high that could be seen over 100 kilometres away.

Evacuations began two hours after the explosion and continued until more than 240,000 Mississauga residents were evacuated. Many residents were unable to return home for one week. Although the fallout from the derailment was substantial – displaced people, closed highways, massive traffic jams and abandoned animals – there were no lives lost or serious injuries. What could have been a disaster of enormous proportions became The Mississauga Miracle.

To learn more about the latest Museums of Mississauga programming events, visit or follow @SaugaMuseums on Twitter.


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September 9, 2019

Please be advised that Stanfield Road will be closed at the CP Rail tracks (south of Dundas Road).

When:  Monday, September 9th, 2019 until Monday, September 16th, 2019.

Where:  Stanfield Road at CP Rail tracks. 

Why:  A temporary road closure is required for the purpose of tracks and road rehabilitation.

Road closure signs will be installed to advise motorists of this closure.

Should you have any questions or comments regarding the above, please contact Alex Liya at 905-615-3200, ext. 4536 or myself directly.



Dogs Only Swim event on Saturday, September 7 at the Lion’s Club of Credit Valley Outdoor Pool

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September 4, 2019

We’re excited to share that the Recreation Division, in partnership with Animal Services, will be hosting a Dogs Only Swim event on Saturday, September 7 at the Lion’s Club of Credit Valley Outdoor Pool from 10am until noon. The event is the first of its kind and marks the end of the City’s summer swim schedule.  We are piloting it at the Port Credit location as it has zero depth entry for ease of access in and out of the pool.


During this free event the outdoor pool will be open exclusively to dogs  and donations will be accepted for the Mississauga Animal Services SCARF program. As space is limited, dog owners are asked to register prior to the event. Additional information is available online at  As of today, we are at 33 dogs registered out of 45 maximum spots.


City Council Shares Mississauga Priorities at the 2019 AMO Conference

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August 2019

Mayor Bonnie Crombie and Councillors Stephen Dasko (Ward 1), Chris Fonseca (Ward 3) and Matt Mahoney (Ward 8) attended the Association of Municipalities of Ontario’s (AMO) 2019 Conference in Ottawa August 20th. They represented the City to discuss priorities and issues facing Mississauga such as affordable housing, transit and infrastructure.

“Affordable housing, transit and infrastructure are issues Mississauga faces,” said Mayor Crombie. “AMO encourages municipalities to share information, priorities and concerns while working with colleagues to discuss viable solutions and opportunities to similar challenges. For example, there is great potential to grow the Southern Ontario network into the largest aerospace cluster in Canada. There is economic value in working together. We must unlock this potential and be intentional in our collaboration. We must also continue to look for ways to secure affordable housing and prepare for our transit to go beyond borders for the growth that is to come.”

At the beginning of the conference, Mayor Crombie chaired a second Southern Ontario Municipal Aerospace Council (SOMAC). SOMAC is a forum to raise awareness for Southern Ontario’s aerospace sector and collectively advocate for policies to attract investment in the aerospace industry.

Mississauga City Manager and Chief Administrative Officer Janice Baker also participated in the conference.

For more than a century, Ontario’s largest municipal conference has brought together municipal, provincial and federal officials to work collectively to overcome municipal challenges and plan for the future.


AMO is a non-profit, non-partisan organization representing almost all of Ontario’s 444 municipal governments. AMO supports strong and effective municipal government in Ontario and promotes the value of municipal government as a vital and essential component of Ontario’s and Canada’s political systems.




Link to eCity:


Tweet: .@citymississauga represented at 2019 AMO Conference to discuss #Mississauga priorities and issues like affordable housing, transit & infrastructure and new opportunities:


Media Contact:

Catherine Monast

Senior Advisor Media and Public Information

City of Mississauga

905-615-3200, ext. 5046

TTY: 905-896-5151



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Report a problem using Pingstreet – a free mobile app!

Have you noticed long grass that needs cutting on private property? Perhaps you’ve noticed litter, tall grass or washroom facilities not functioning properly in one of our Parks? You can now report these issues and many more using Pingstreet – a free mobile app.

Using a smartphone or tablet, residents can now report lighting concerns and long grass/weeds on private property.

In addition, they can also report on the following for City parks:

  • Litter and dumping
  • Grass cutting (height exceeds 3 inches (7.5 cm))
  • Washroom maintenance (hand dryer malfunctions, plumbing issues)
  • Sports field maintenance (debris clean up, supplies replenishment, irrigation issues)
  • Overflowing garbage cans

Residents will easily be able to identify these issues within a park by either entering the park name or selecting it from a map.

With the addition of these new services, residents can now report on 28 service areas in total. In addition to using the reporting feature, the Pingstreet app also provides news updates, access to Mississauga’s Twitter feed, Mayor and Council contact information, waste collection schedules from the Region of Peel and much more. Including, requesting a temporary parking permit to park on a residential street for more than 5 hours.

Pingstreet is available for download at the following stores: Apple Store, Google Play and BlackBerry World.

For more information, visit



Be Alert and Drive Safe as Students Head Back to School

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Be Alert and Drive Safe as Students Head Back to School

With school starting next week, there will be a lot more traffic on the roads and thousands of students commuting to and from school. The City of Mississauga wants to remind all residents to be alert and cautious when using roadways.

“Back to school brings excitement to our students and parents.  However, it is very important to be aware that higher levels of vehicle traffic, pedestrian and cycling activity on the streets will increase.  Please be mindful of everyone’s safety.” says Councillor Stephen Dasko, member of the Road Safety Advisory Committee.

Safety tips for students and drivers:


  • Crossing Guards:The City has more than 200 school crossing guards who will be ready on the first day of school to help students at designated crossings around Mississauga.
  • Please Slow Down Lawn Signs:Residents are encouraged to post a Please Slow Down lawn sign to encourage safe driving habits and lower vehicle operating speeds on neighbourhood streets. These signs are available at the Customer Service Counter at 3185 Mavis Rd. or through Councillors’ offices, free of cost.
  • Traffic Calming:City staff are currently planning the construction of traffic calming projects in five neighbourhoods to change driver behaviour, with additional traffic calming projects anticipated this fall. Staff are also implementing a number of passive traffic calming techniques in the form of white painted edge lines and a yellow centreline. These markings have been successful in other areas by visually reducing the travelled width of the roadway, making it less comfortable for motorists to increase their operating speeds.
  • Pedestrian Crossovers: The City installed five new pedestrian crossovers in various neighborhoods last year. Apedestrian crossover is a type of crossing where by law, drivers are required to stop for pedestrians intending to cross the road. Crossovers allow pedestrians to cross roads safely, and all have specific signs and pavement markings. Pedestrian crossovers have proven to be an effective way to assist pedestrians in crossing the road safely.
  • Vision Zero:In early 2018, Council approved Vision Zero, a framework which focuses on the prevention of fatalities and injuries due to motor vehicle collisions. It is based on a system of shared responsibilities among all partners involved in the road system, including governments, planners, police and community organizations.
  • Transportation Master Plan: The City’s firstTransportation Master Plan (TMP) was endorsed by Council this year. The plan outlines a vision, six goals and over 90 action items to guide the future of the City’s transportation system from today to 2041. Inherent in the plan is a commitment to advancing Vision Zero, a strategy to eliminate all traffic fatalities and injuries.

The City has two safety advisory committees: Road Safety Committee and Traffic Safety Council. Students are encouraged to walk to and from school, which is a great form of daily exercise and helps to ease traffic congestion in school zones.

For more road safety information or additional safety tips, please visit:


The Community Foundation of Mississauga is looking for volunteers

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The Community Foundation of Mississauga is looking for volunteers to help us with our signature events. Whether you’re interested in getting more involved with the Foundation, looking to give back to the community, or just want to join in on a day of fun, we have many opportunities tailored to fit you!

All of our volunteers play an important part in the success of the Community Foundation. Our work would not be possible without the dedicated and talented volunteers that give themselves and come to assist with various aspects of our operations. Volunteers share their talents, skills, and passions to enhance the services we provide for our community. They participate in conversations that help us to fulfill our mission—to create sustainable support for community needs in Mississauga by building partnerships with donors and stakeholders who establish endowed and other related funds, to maximize our community impact by ensuring that we identify and understand community needs, and to invest in solutions.


By working alongside qualified and trained staff, volunteers augment the services provided by our staff team. Whether you can volunteer a few hours a day, a week, a month, or a year, your contribution will be of great value towards realizing our vision—a strong, vital community that has the resources it needs to ensure quality of life for everyone.




Volunteers on planning committees attend regular meetings over the course of one year and many continue their stay, for many years. Our volunteers are essential to the success of the events by identifying and enlisting the support of local businesses and organizations, and are active participants in all facets of the event from acquisition of silent auction items, procurement of sponsorship, ticket sales, coordination of print materials, assisting in documentation, spreadsheets, and presentations, event day set-up, post evaluations, and thank-you cards.

Planning and organizing events takes time, passion, and creative thinking. With support from other volunteers and the organization’s staff, you will be a part of something truly extraordinary in your community. With your community insight, you will raise awareness, encourage participation, and drive fundraising results.




Special event day volunteer opportunities are “one-offs,” in which volunteers are required to only commit for the event day. Despite having a much shorter commitment, they are vital to ensure the success of the event. Volunteers will be assigned various roles which will collectively ensure that the event runs smoothly such as greeting guests, working at our registration desk, and/or other activities unique to each event. If you are comfortable working with others or independently, can problem solve effectively, are friendly, outgoing, and have an approachable personality, we want to hear from you!




The benefits of becoming an event volunteer are not just for the event and the general community, but also for the volunteers themselves. Volunteering is a great way to give back to our community and meet a variety of people from all walks of life. As a volunteer, you can see behind the scenes of events, get closer to the action, and play a role in making the event possible. Other benefits include:

·    Developing professional skills, including event planning, logistics, and donor development

·    Obtaining experience in building and working with committees

·    Gaining personal satisfaction in knowing you have supported a great cause

·    Having the opportunity to meet new people

·    Gain visibility in the community


Please join us—if you or someone you know is interested in volunteering for one of our signature events, please respond below. We look forward to hearing from you!


Corporate Partners are instrumental to the success of the Community Foundation and its work. Not only do our community champions support the Foundation financially, but they also volunteer with us, advise us, and provide their valuable expertise. Our Partners stand firmly beside the Foundation as we journey to expand our capacity, to support our community, and increase our impact each and every year. Join them, and join us, in volunteering and helping to make a difference.


City Hosts Consortium with Leading Experts to Strengthen Life Sciences Sector Across the Province

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August 13, 2019

Today, the City of Mississauga hosted a Life Sciences Consortium with the Province of Ontario, industry leaders and top executives in the Life Sciences field. Discussions included the advancement of the sector, attracting experienced talent, fostering a collaborative ecosystem, and creating an internationally competitive environment for companies in Canada.

Speakers at the Life Sciences Consortium included:

  • Mississauga Mayor Bonnie Crombie
  • Honourable Vic Fedeli, Minister of Economic Development, Job Creation & Trade
  • Honourable Nina Tangri, Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Economic Development Job Creation & Trade
  • Jason Field, President, Life Sciences Ontario
  • Bonnie Brown, Director, Economic Development Office, City of Mississauga
  • Jackie O’Connor, Life Sciences Business Consultation, Economic Development Office, City of Mississauga


“I would like to thank Minister Fedeli and MPP Tangri along with members from our City’s life sciences community for offering their time, expertise and insight on how we can work together to strengthen this sector and ensure it remains a major economic driver across the province,” said Mayor Bonnie Crombie. “It’s clear that life sciences play an integral role in advancing our cities, province, and nation and we are pleased that as the second-largest Life Sciences cluster in the country, Mississauga is at the centre of these discussions. Our local economy has greatly benefitted from our thriving life sciences sector, which has been recognized globally as a place where researchers can not only make medical breakthroughs but where products can be commercialized and brought to market.”

The meeting also highlighted the benefits of having coordinated regulations, policies and programs between the municipal and provincial government to foster growth and success within the Ontario Life Sciences Sector.

Mississauga has hosted Life Science Consortium meetings since 2017, bringing together industry leaders and key stakeholders to discuss the life science sector in Canada.


“Every consortium meeting that we have held to date continues to gain traction. Gaining support from the various levels of government and industry experts proves there is worth in creating an environment with coordinated policies, regulations and programs for companies to grow,” said Bonnie Brown, Director of Economic Development. “Our Life Sciences sector is successful because we have provided the support and guidance that companies need to reach the next level.”

Mississauga is Canada’s second largest Life Sciences Sector, featuring 490 companies and employing more than 24,000 individuals. The City’s five year Life Sciences Cluster Strategy and Action Plan, the first of its kind for a Canadian municipality. The plan focuses on establishing Mississauga as the premier Canadian destination for the commercialization of life sciences products, technologies and services. The plan aims at increasing the number of established life sciences companies within the region to influence job creation, investment capital and attracting life sciences related business expertise and services Ontario.

For more information about Mississauga’s Life Sciences Cluster, visit

Mississauga has a robust and diverse business community that makes up some of the largest knowledge-based sectors in Canada. These sectors include Life Sciences, Advanced Manufacturing (Aerospace, Automotive, Clean Tech and Food and Beverage), Information and Communications Technology and Financial Services and Real Estate.

[Mayor Bonnie Crombie delivers remarks at the Life Sciences Consortium]


[Mayor Bonnie Crombie with Honourable Vic Fedeli, Minister of Economic Development, Job Creation & Trade and

Honourable Nina Tangri, Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Economic Development, Job Creation & Trade with

members of the life science community at the Life Sciences Consortium]



Get Ahead of Winter with the Driveway Windrow Snow Clearing Program

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August 7, 2019

Some Mississauga residents can get ahead of winter and start applying for the City’s Driveway Windrow Snow Clearing Program. The program provides snow clearing assistance by clearing a space in the windrow for residents 65 years or older and for people with physical disabilities.

A windrow is a pile of snow left at the end of a driveway after a snow plow has cleared a road. Eligible residents have until 9 p.m. on November 8, 2019 to apply for this year’s program.

“We encourage eligible residents to take advantage of this opportunity so that snow clearing and getting out of their driveway is made easier for them this winter,” said Mickey Frost, Director, Works Operations and Maintenance. “As this program only accepts a maximum of 300 applicants on a first-come first-serve basis, residents should apply as soon as they can to secure their spot.”

More details about the program:

  • The program will run from December 2, 2019 to March 27, 2020.
  • Windrow snow clearing will be completed up to 36 hours after a snowfall has ended.
  • A space in the windrow will be cleared (about three metres or 10 feet wide) to allow one car to get in and out of the driveway.
  • Free for eligible residents who require financial assistance and $200 for those who don’t.
  • Only one person per address can apply.

Visit to download the application form. Completed applications can be submitted to any community centre, the Mississauga Seniors’ Centre or the Recreation Customer Service Centre located at the Paramount Fine Foods Centre.

For more information, visit