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Earth Days 2017

Get involved to make our city greener! There are

-#SaugaEarthDays Twitter chats
-Community litter pick-ups
-Textile, e-waste and confidential document collections (April 17-23)
-Kids’ programs at the libraries on Earth Day, April 22
-Gardening workshop with Ecosource at the Iceland Teaching Garden, April 20
-Downspout disconnection with Toronto and Region Conservation, April 20
-Tree plantings

Visit www.mississauga.ca/earthdays to learn how you can get involved in the community!

 

Maker Mississauga

Learn about 3D printing, robotics, building, coding and more at Mississauga Libraries. Free programs are offered at Malton Library and Frank McKechnie in Ward 5, as well as many other facilities across Mississauga. There are programs geared towards kids, teens and adults.

Check out the Maker Mississauga website to learn more!

Spring Clean-Up Street Sweeping Program

The annual spring street sweeping program begins in April. Once the temperatures are mild, crews will be out, starting with streets and bike lanes the week of April 10.

After the spring clean-up is complete, the City will continue to maintain roadways through regular street sweeping program. For more information, please visit: http://www.mississauga.ca/portal/residents/springclean-up

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

City of Mississauga Wins Municipality of the Year Award

The City has been recognized by Festivals and Events Ontario (FEO) as the 2017 Municipality of the Year. This award acknowledges the best in municipal leadership, festivals and event partnerships in Ontario.

“The City of Mississauga is committed to offering our residents the highest quality of events, programs and experiences possible,” said Mississauga Mayor Bonnie Crombie. “We are honoured to receive this award which further emphasizes our dedication to becoming a dynamic, global city focused on creativity and innovation.”

The City’s Culture and Recreation Divisions submitted an application to FEO for the Municipality of the Year Award in November 2016. The award was accepted by City staff during an awards gala in Sault Ste. Marie on Friday, March 3, 2017.

“We believe festivals and events allow us to celebrate our traditions, share our unique culture and enhance the quality of life for our residents and visitors,” said Paul Mitcham, Commissioner, Community Services. “In 2016, Mississauga’s outdoor venues operated at maximum capacity while we hosted many hugely successful events including the 2016 Ontario Summer Games. So, to be recognized as Municipality of the Year by Festivals and Events Ontario is an award we are most proud of.”

FEO offers this award in three population categories: less than 50,000; 50,000 to 150,000; and more than 150,000. The City won in the 150,000+ category.

“With the opening of Mississauga Celebration Square in 2011, Streetsville Village Square in 2015, our Festival and Celebrations grant program and an ongoing commitment to Sport and Tourism, the City is working to maintain an environment in which festivals and events can thrive,” added Mitcham. “This achievement wouldn’t have been possible without the hard work and dedication of the event organizers who produce amazing events throughout the city. There are several that were also honored with FEO awards and many more that continue to add to the vibrancy and popularity of the high quality festivals and events held in Mississauga.”

Stormwater Home Visit Program

The Home Visit Program will help homeowners use stormwater best practices on their property. It extends beyond outreach and includes specific information on what actions you can take, including eavestrough maintenance, downspout disconnection and rain barrel installation. This program would be funded for two years to determine its value.

This Pilot Project will be launched in May for 100 residential properties. Learn more here.

 

Civic Recognition Program

Celebrate the good in our community!

It’s easy to do with the City of Mississauga’s Annual Civic Recognition Program.

You can help the Mayor and Members of Council recognize the achievements of Mississauga residents, honour the contributions of volunteers or acknowledge significant milestones.

For more information or to nominate a member of the community visit www.mississauga.ca/civicrecognitionprogram

Plans for Malton’s Fairytale Castles underway

Teams from the City have been hard at work with the brilliant team at Earthscape Playgrounds to develop Malton’s fairytale castles playground. The playground will be located in Paul Coffey Park and will feature a castle with tube slide, a swing, accessible elements and several climbing apparatus – including a carved dragon!

I am so excited to see this project come together!

I expect there will be some modifications and tweaks before plans are finalized, but I wanted to share this “skeleton” with residents so you can get excited about what’s to come. We’re hoping to open the playground in September with a great celebration in the park. I’ll keep you posted on progress and plans on my website and newsletters.

Apprenticeship Fair

Residents of Peel are invited to the Region of Peel’s Apprenticeship Fair, April 6, 2017.

You’ll have the opportunity to:

  • Learn about apprenticeships
  • Connect with employers
  • Network with training institutions

Don’t forget to bring your resume!

  • Attendance is free of charge
  • Light refreshments will be available
  • You can have a chance to win a Walmart or Marks Work Warehouse gift card!

When: Thursday, April 6, 2017, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Where: Region of Peel, 7120 Hurontario St., Mississauga (just north of Derry Road)

Register: Feel free to walk in, however, we would appreciate if you let us know you will be attending by emailing us at 7120erc@peelregion.ca, or calling us at: 905-793-9200, ext. 8403.

View the event flyer (PDF, 450KB)

2017 Curbside Battery Collection

In 2016, you helped keep nearly 54 tonnes of used batteries out of landfill.

This year, let’s do it again!

Your used batteries will be collected on your recycling collection day during these weeks:

  • Spring collection: April 17-27
  • Fall collection: October 16-26

Put your used household batteries in a transparent, sealable bag. On your collection day, place the filled bag on top of your closed organics cart.

If you don’t have an organics cart, place your filled battery bag beside your recycling bags.

Find your battery collection day

Yard Waste Collection Has Begun

Material from your lawn, yard or garden is collected as yard waste.

Mississauga: Weekly yard waste collection begins the week of March 13 on your regularly scheduled collection day.

 

Check your personalized waste calendar for your collection schedule.

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