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Malton Canada Day 2015 – Photos

Thank you so much to everyone who has taken the time to share comments about the Canada Day celebration in Malton. It was an amazing day, and I’m thrilled that so many residents made it out to enjoy the fireworks and entertainment on Wednesday night.

Have a look through the picture gallery below, and feel free to get in touch with any comments you have about the event! 905-896-5500 or

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The Canada Day festivities in Malton were fantastic.  The entertainment and fireworks were amazing. This is the first time in the 28 years I’ve lived in Malton that I could walk to such a fabulous Canada Day in my own neighbourhood, instead of driving long distances and  fighting traffic.  Now I finally feel that Malton is an important part of Mississauga! Keep up the good work.  We appreciate what you are doing for Malton.


Just wanted say GREAT JOB, HOORAY, FANTASTIC, AMAZING. I am happy to live in Malton now that somebody really cares. It shows just how much Maltonites want to be taken care of and that they care about their community. I have never in the 50 plus years that I have lived in Malton seen so many people out to one event. The crowd was orderly and really enjoyed the fireworks. Thank you for caring so much.


Just wanted to send a word of thanks for the wonderful July 1st you put on for Malton. It certainly gives a boost to the residents, I heard nothing but praise.


First and foremost I would like to say how proud I am of being a resident of Malton after Canada Day. This is largely due to your wonderful contribution in facilitating the event!  The Westwood Square was a one of a kind celebration. I have no recent memories of something so wonderful. My entire family and the kids in Malton were elated with the spectacular display of fireworks. I literally felt like I was watching it in Niagara Falls or Downtown Toronto. As a resident of Malton who plans on staying in this neighbouhood I would love  to see future events as such. My son cannot wait to see next year’s Canada day fire work celebration. Continue to make MALTON PROUD!! We appreciate your contribution.


I would like to thank you for the great Canada Day program you set up at Westwood Square. It was really nice of you to have seating arrangements for seniors. Please keep on arranging great functions like this in future. The fireworks were amazing!


McLaughlin Sugar Bush Residents’ Association Street Party

It was great to spend Saturday afternoon at the McLaughlin Sugar Bush Residents’ Association’s clean up and street party! First, the group cleaned up the woods and then they pot-luck partied, scrumptious food!

The new residents’ association has started a Facebook group to organize events and share news – join and get involved!

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An Evening with Bond – Mississauga Milk Fund

I started the Mississauga Milk Fund in 2013 to raise money to purchase fresh liquid milk for food banks across the city.

An Evening with Bond, which took place on June 25, 2015 at the Holcim Waterfront Estate, was the most successful Milk Fund event to date, raising enough money to buy tens of thousands of litres of milk for families in Mississauga.

Thank you to everyone who supported this event – your continued support means so much!

Stay tuned for information about our next event in Spring 2016!

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Britannia Community Bike Ride

Join the Mississauga Cycling Advisory Committee this Saturday, July 25 at 10am for a Community Bike Ride through Britannia.

The group will meet at Marble Slab Creamery, 5955 Latimer Dr. at Britannia Rd. W. Get more details and register for the ride at or email

Peel Police – Fraud Bureau Warns of Fire Inspection Scam

Investigators from the Peel Police Fraud Bureau would like to make the public aware of a “door –to- door scam” involving persons posing as home fire inspectors from private companies.

Reports have been made to police advising that letters have come to residents homes which

cite specific fire regulations related to the installation of Carbon Monoxide Alarms/ Smoke Alarms.  These letters give the impression that the home owner must schedule a mandatory inspection to prove compliance to these regulations, or risk charges under the Fire Protection and Prevention Act.

Police are concerned that once the inspection takes place, the homeowner will be told they are not in compliance and are required to purchase carbon monoxide alarms, which the inspector will have on hand.

Peel Regional Police would like to remind people that although Carbon Monoxide Alarms and Smoke Alarms are required by law in homes; the only persons with authority to do any kind of fire related home inspection on your home is your local fire department.   The Fire department will do door- to- door home inspections during their “Home Safe Home” campaign and will only enter your home upon invitation.  Outside of a campaign the fire department will do inspections based on an individual homeowner’s request or based on a complaint. The fire department representatives will attend your home in full uniform, with identification, driving a fully marked fire vehicle.

The Office of the Fire Marshal and Emergency Management (OFMEM) is a part of the Ontario government’s Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services.

“OFMEM does not conduct home inspections nor does it support or have any affiliation with any third party private inspection companies.”

“Municipal fire departments may, from time to time, visit homes in their communities as part of public education and awareness.  OFMEM fully supports public education programs.  It is important for Ontarians to know that when these visits occur, fire officials will be clearly identified by their uniforms, badges and fire service vehicles.  They will never attempt to sell homeowners safety equipment and allowing entry into your home is always completely voluntary.”

How to protect yourself from this type of scam:

  • Be wary of persons soliciting your home door-to- door or allowing a stranger inside your home.
  • Ask for photo ID and get the name of the person and business
  • Do not share any personal information.
  • Remember the Fire department does not send third party companies door-to- door on their behalf to do inspections.
  • Contact the Ministry of Consumer and business services to find out if a business is registered.
  • Check that the information that you are being provided is true.

To learn more about this type of scam and other fraud scams currently affecting Canadians. Please visit the Canadian Anti- fraud centre website at

If you have been victim of a Fraud, or if you have information regarding these frauds, contact the Fraud Bureau at (905) 453-2121, ext. 3335. Information can also be left anonymously by calling Peel Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), by visiting their website at, or by texting “PEEL”, followed by your tip, to CRIMES (274637).

Mississauga Gets Age-Friendly Community Grant

The City of Mississauga received a $50,000 Age-Friendly Community Planning Grant from the Province of Ontario to develop an action plan towards becoming a World Health Organization (WHO) designated “Age-Friendly Community.” This internationally-recognized designation will acknowledge Mississauga as a municipality that supports older adult participation in social, civic, employment, communication and healthy active living opportunities.

“Diversity, equity and inclusion will be the key drivers for developing and implementing our age-friendly action plan,” said Mayor Bonnie Crombie. “Being an ‘Age-Friendly Community’ is a way of life that requires our ongoing effort to meet the growing and changing needs of our citizens. I welcome the opportunity to continue to work with our partners including the Region of Peel, community organizations, service providers and our Older Adult Advisory Panel who were instrumental in preparing the successful grant application.”

In 2014, the City formed an Older Adult Advisory Panel comprised of 11 members and six City staff. Their mandate is to give older adults opportunities to exchange information and advice on developing and improving older adult services in the community. Among a number of initiatives, the major goal will be to pursue the Age-Friendly City designation. This will be done by working with the City, community groups, volunteers and residents through Community Centre Older Adult Committees.

Together they will develop a plan that involves an age-friendly community self-assessment, reviewing and updating the City’s 2009 Older Adult Plan and establishing action teams to move forward the key priorities of the WHO’s Age-Friendly Cities framework:

  • community and health care
  • transportation
  • housing
  • social participation
  • outdoor spaces and buildings
  • respect and social inclusion
  • civic participation and employment
  • communication and information

“Mississauga is committed to being a city where people can lead purposeful and active lives, live in their community with dignity, integrity and independence and experience a diverse range of lifestyle opportunities to purse their personal interests,” added Acting Recreation Director Laura Piette. “While older adults will be a priority for this work, the results will create a more inclusive, safe, healthy and accessible community for all of Mississauga’s 757,000 residents.”

For more information, contact Lorena Smith, Community Development Co-ordinator, Older Adults at 905-615-3200, ext. 3718 or

New trees along Airport Rd.

Before, during and after… what do you think of the planters along Airport Rd in Malton?

The Region has now replaced the lifeless plants in the centre planters with hearty trees that can stand up to the rigours of life on this busy, important street. I think they look great!


Before – I got many complaints from residents when I first took office about the “dead plants” along Airport Rd.

During – The Region of Peel team emptied the planters to get them ready for their new trees.


After – These trees were chosen specifically since they can stand up to the winter salt spray that many plants can’t survive.

Mississauga Home to New Toronto Raptors NBA D-League Team – Raptors 905

Today, the City of Mississauga welcomed the Toronto Raptors’ new National Basketball Association Development League (NBA D-League) franchise, Raptors 905, to Mississauga.

A partnership between the City of Mississauga, Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment (MLSE) and the Toronto Raptors will see the Raptors 905 play their home games at the City’s Hershey Centre starting this fall.

“We are thrilled to welcome the Raptors 905 to Mississauga. Our city has always been a leader and it is an honour to be the home of Canada’s first NBA D-League team,” said Mayor Bonnie Crombie. “Mississauga has a strong sporting community and through this new partnership with MLSE and the Toronto Raptors, we will continue to strengthen this community and promote basketball with our youth. We will also raise the profile of sport in Mississauga and attract basketball fans from across the GTA and beyond to our great city.”

“We are excited about entering into this partnership with the City of Mississauga,” said Masai Ujiri, Toronto Raptors President & General Manager. “Thank you to Mayor Bonnie Crombie and City Council for your co-operation. The popularity of basketball is growing rapidly across the 905 region and we are thrilled that Mississauga will be at the centre of this movement.”

In addition to games at the Hershey Centre, the City of Mississauga, MLSE and the Toronto Raptors will work together to deliver a variety of community-based programming including local basketball events and outreach initiatives.

“We know the value and benefit sport provides. This partnership with MLSE and the Raptors will have a positive impact on our city and help us build strong and healthy communities,” Crombie said. “It offers fans another exciting, affordable, family-friendly sports entertainment option right here in Mississauga.”

Iceland Teaching Garden

  • Are you interested in volunteering to help grow organic food for a food bank in your community?
  • Would you like to learn more about sustainable urban food production?
  • Do you want to share the joy of food growing with friends, your children or family members?
  • Do you have food gardening knowledge, expertise and skills to share?

If you answered yes to any or all of the above questions, then the Growing for Our Good program is for you!

Running through to September 8th 2015 Ecosource will be hosting a weekly volunteer drop-in at the Iceland Teaching Garden on Tuesdays from 3pm to 6pm.

The Growing for Our Good program will build volunteers’ skills in organic and sustainable urban food production through hands-on education while growing food for the Eden Community Food Bank in the Teaching Garden. This program supports the Mississauga Sustainable Urban Agriculture (MSURA) project.

Volunteers are welcome to attend one or multiple sessions. Each session will focus on different cultivation techniques, vegetable varieties, cover crops and soil building strategies. Volunteers who complete 10 or more sessions will be recognized with an MSURA Sustainable Gardening Skills Certificate at the end of the garden season.

This program is FREE and open to all in our community. Refreshments will be provided. Adults, youth, children and families are welcome to attend. Activities will be best suited to ages 12 and above but younger children are welcome to attend as well but must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. A great opportunity to complete high school volunteer hours! All participants must bring a signed and completed volunteer form to their first session.

Peel Renovates – Homeowner Renovation Assistance Program

The Peel Renovates program helps seniors and low- to moderate-income homeowners cover the cost of major home repairs and/or accessibility renovations.

To qualify applicants must:

  • Have a maximum household annual gross income of $60,000
  • Reside in Peel  –  Brampton, Caledon or Missississauga
  • Own their own home with a maximum value of
    • Brampton – $444,007
    • Caledon – $611,571
    • Mississauga – $506,818
  • Require renovations or repairs in at least  one of the following areas:
    • Accessibility
    • Fire Safety
    • Structural
    • Electrical
    • Plumbing
    • Heating

Applications will be available on the Peel Renovates site, and must be downloaded and faxed or mailed to the ROP by July 6, 2015. For more information please visit  or call 905-793-9200.