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A Vision for Malton

On October 14, members of the Malton community gathered to learn the results from the MyMalton project, a City-initiated review of the planning policies that shape the look and feel of Malton.

I’m excited to share the design and planning report from Urban Strategies – let me know what you think of these ideas, all based on community input! The report is a very large file, so we’ve uploaded it in sections:

You can also see an article about the October 14 presentation by the Mississauga News.

Mississauga Seeks Support from 2016 Provincial Budget

The City of Mississauga is asking the Government of Ontario for support for the City’s top priorities – sustainable infrastructure funding, legislative changes and support for job creation and partnerships in the upcoming 2016 provincial budget.

“The City of Mississauga continues to maintain a strong relationship with Premier Wynne and the Ontario government,” Mayor Crombie said. “The Hurontario LRT was at the heart of our 2015 pre-budget submission, which helped us secure full funding for our LRT initiative – the largest infrastructure investment in Mississauga history,” Mayor Crombie added. “We are committed to building on this success, by advocating for all-day, two-way GO Train service on the Milton and Kitchener lines, funding to move forward to develop our waterfront with the Inspiration Lakeview Master Plan and new initiatives to attract new foreign-direct investment opportunities.”

Mayor Crombie added, “Working together, we are building up Mississauga as a leading city to raise a family, earn an education, find a good-paying job and achieve success.”

Rapid transit, Regional Express Rail, new construction and other infrastructure projects are key priorities requiring sustainable funding. Provincial support for transit and waterfront development projects such as Inspiration Lakeview and Inspiration Port Credit are crucial to promoting economic growth, job creation and productivity.

“The City of Mississauga owns 65 per cent of its infrastructure but like all municipalities, the City receives only 10 per cent of all tax dollars collected in Canada,” said Janice Baker, City Manager and Chief Administrative Officer. “While we are committed to fiscal responsibility and service delivery, the City still requires sustainable funding and support from the Province to ensure we can continue to meet the needs of our growing communities.”

Other priorities include:

Mississauga Hosts Province’s First Mental Health Readiness Training Targeted at Firefighters

Initially designed for members of the Canadian Armed Forces by the Department of National Defence, Road to Mental Readiness (R2MR) addresses stigmas and identifies the signs and symptoms of occupational stress injuries. The goal of R2MR is to improve short-term performance and long-term mental health outcomes.

The R2MR training program uses a mental health continuum model that identifies signs and symptoms associated with four stages of functioning: healthy, reacting, injured and ill.

“We want firefighters to understand that there is no shame in admitting that they need help,” said Tim Beckett, Fire Chief, Mississauga Fire and Emergency Services. “It is essential that all first responders are prepared mentally for the challenges that they will encounter on the job. This course will give firefighters the tools they need to recognize a potential issue in themselves and others.”

According to the Tema Conter Memorial Trust, a Canadian charitable organization that tracks the suicide rate of first responders, 39 first responders took their own lives in 2015. Already in 2016, three first responder deaths have been contributed to suicide. Due to the obvious need for support, the Ontario Association of Fire Chiefs (OAFC) partnered with the Mental Health Commission of Canada to bring this mental health program to its members.

According to OAFC, R2MR trained members will be able to recognize situations where they or their peers require intervention and/or assistance. The program has been developed into a four-hour primary course and an eight-hour leadership course.

The first and second round of train-the-trainer courses for R2MR will take place from February 1 to 5 and February 8 to 12 at Mississauga’s Garry W. Morden Centre, added Beckett. The training will include firefighters from across the province that will become certified to teach this program to fire services throughout Ontario.

Happy Groundhog Day!

If you haven’t heard yet, the famous Pennsylvanian groundhog “Punxsutawney Phil” did not see his shadow at the customary celebration this morning. His prediction is an early spring! If you’ve been outside enjoying this spring-like weather we have been having, then you should come to Celebration Square today and be part of Mississauga’s annual Groundhog Day Marathon.

If you’re feeling any winter blues, Bill Murray will definitely turn your frown upside down!

Showing times today are 10 a.m., noon, 2 p.m., 4 p.m. and 8 p.m.


Congratulations To Malton’s own Najma Malaq!

The Province of Ontario has recognized 18-year-old Najma Malaq for the Lincoln M. Alexander Award – an award for outstanding leadership in promoting positive social change. We are excited and proud for Najma’s achievements in the Malton community and all of Mississauga. Her positive attitude and dedication to educating others is inspirational and we know she will accomplish a great deal in pursuing her goals.

To read an article in The Mississauga News about Najma Malaq, please click here.

Special Thanks To Westwood Square

A very warm thank you goes out to the people at Westwood Square for their hard work over the holiday season and generous contributions in support of The Mississauga Food Bank. Raising $900 for food signifies the amount of gifts they wrapped – which is a lot! Thanks to everyone who supported Westwood Square gift wrap station and The Mississauga Food Bank this past holiday season.
Mississauga Food Bank Cheque




Looking For Something To Do On Family Day?

Monday, February 15th is Family Day!

If you are looking for fun and FREE activities to do with your family, then make a stop at your local reaction facility. On family day both Malton Community Centre and Frank McKechnie Community Centre are hosting free family activities.

Malton Community Centre
3540 Morning Star Dr, L4T 1Y2

Family Sport 11:30 am-1 pm
Fun Swim 12-1:30 p

Frank McKechnie Community Centre
310 Bristol Rd, E, L4Z 3V5

Family Sport 9:30-11 am
Lane Swim 10-11:30 am
Fun Swim 11:35 am-1 pm

Public Meeting Notice

A public meeting regarding a development proposal for will be held on Monday, February 1, 2016 from 3 p.m.-7 p.m. It will take place at The Holy Remnant Apostolic Church at 3233-1C Brandon Gate Drive.

Click the link below to view the posting:

Public Meeting Notice




Mississauga Celebration Square is Showing Groundhog Day


Groundhog Day wouldn’t be Groundhog Day without Bill Murray. For the fifth year in a row, the Square will present a marathon viewing of the popular film Groundhog Day on its giant screens starting at 10 a.m. on February 2. If you miss it the first time, don’t worry, they’ll play it again right after that.


Tuesday, February 2, 2016


10 a.m., noon, 2 p.m., 4 p.m., 6 p.m., 8 p.m.


Mississauga Celebration Square
300 City Centre Drive
Mississauga, ON
L5B 3C1




Take MiWay to Mississauga Celebration Square. To view bus schedules, visit the MiWay mobile site, or call MiWay’s 24-hour automated system, Citylink, at 905-615-4287(4BUS).

Looking For Things To Do This Weekend?

Mississauga News has posted 10 things that are happening this weekend in Mississauga.

From sporting events to theatrical shows, you can find something that will entertain you!

Click this link for Chris Clay’s insight into Mississauga fun.


If you’re looking something fun to do with your family that is not included in the list, the Art Gallery of Mississauga is holding a free event on Saturday and Sunday this weekend full of educational activities for families. On Sunday, enjoy free hot cholocate while you and your family have your picture taken with their new Polaroid photo booth!

Explore Mississauga and you will find that there is a little something for everyone!

New Rules for Pedestrian Crossovers and School Crossings

On January 1st, a new Ontario law came into effect regarding pedestrian crossovers and school crossings.

The new law indicates that drivers must remain stopped at crossovers or crossings until the person, children or crossing guards are safely on the sidewalk.

This is just a reminder to everyone that this law is in full-effect as there have been incidents where cars have driven by even though they had not made it off the roadway. Under this law, drivers and cyclists can be fined up to $500 and lose demerit points.

Crossovers, School Crossings and Crosswalks – Know the Difference

Crossovers – these are identified by specific signs, pavement markings, overhead lights and push buttons

School Crossings – a crossing guard is usually stationed here to aid children crossing the road

Crosswalk – found at intersections with traffic signals, pedestrian signals or stop signs (like in the featured picture)