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Malton Canada Day 2015

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.

We’ll post more photos from the event next week, but here are a few quick snaps and comments from some of the emails I’ve received:

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

 

MyMalton Visioning Session #2

The next MyMalton session is scheduled for Wednesday, June 17 from 5:30-9:30pm. It will be held at the Malton Community Centre – Hall A.

The MyMalton project is a City-initiated review of the planning policies that shape the look and feel of the Malton community.

The project begins with Community Consultation that will result in an updated and enhanced land use planning vision which addresses the opportunities, needs and concerns of the Malton neighbourhood. Come out to one of the sessions and help us create a new community vision for the Malton neighbourhood.

Through the My Malton project, members of the Culture Division will be working with the Malton community to learn about cultural places, activities, groups and individuals who contribute or wish to contribute to the cultural vibe of Malton. It is our goal to learn about what is happening and where cultural activities take place. We want to know who is involved and where they see the best benefits and direction to be taken as the community evolves. Once the culture team has documented the cultural sector they will continue to work with the community to build a cultural community plan to guide development. The cultural team hopes to connect with anyone who wishes to express an opinion about Malton’s cultural future.

 

Contact Teresa Kerr for more information: 905-615-3200 x5732 orteresa.kerr@mississauga.ca

 

 

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 www.peelregion.ca/peelrenovates  or call 905-793-9200.

Take Charge and Recycle Your Batteries

The City of Mississauga’s battery recycling program now offers residents a battery drop off location at all Mississauga Libraries and Community Centres.

“Our program provides residents with convenient and environmentally responsible options to help them manage and reduce their waste,” said Brenda Osborne Director of Environment. “It’s about keeping hazardous waste such as used or unwanted batteries out of our landfills.”

Since its expansion in October of 2014, the program has collected over one tonne of batteries – that’s equivalent to a small compact car. By the end of 2015, the program is expected to collect over two metric tonnes of batteries.

Residents can recycle single use (non-rechargeable) batteries (A, AA, AAA, AAAA, C cell, D cell, 4.5-volt, 9-volt.) at any of the bins located by the customer service areas in each Library and Community Centre. To ensure safety, residents are asked to cover the battery terminals with electrical tape before dropping the batteries into bins.

For more information on battery recycling please visit http://www.mississauga.ca/portal/residents/waste3rs.

Newton’s Grove School Coming to Malton

I’m very excited that Newton’s Grove School and SMASH Athletics are teaming up to start a new and sports facility and private school in Malton, right near Wildwood Park!

This is a great project to bring more action to Wildwood Park and a great opportunity for the Malton community to get active close to home. The facility will be located at 6850 Goreway Dr.

Learn more about the facility from this article in the Mississauga News.

MyMalton Community Workshop – June 17

The City of Mississauga has initiated the MyMalton project, a review of the planning policies that shape the look and feel of the Malton community. The first community consultation for the project happened in early May where you told us what you liked about Malton, its challenges, and great ideas for improvement.

The 2nd community consultation is a workshop on Wednesday, June 17th from 6:30 – 9:00 pm at the Malton Community Centre – Hall A. We will summarize what you told us in early May, outline priorities and discuss the next steps.

Please see the attached event advertisement. Feel free to post it in an appropriate location. Visit our website for more information on the project. www.mississauga.ca/MyMalton

Hope to see you on June 17th!

Pan Am Events this Weekend

This weekend, get into the excitement of the Pan Am Games! On Saturday, drop in at the Hershey Centre and try some free combative sports. And on Sunday, check out the Torch Relay as it makes its way from Celebration Square to Port Credit.


The Viva Mississauga Combative Sports Event is a free community event, funded by the TO2015 Ignite Program. It is an interactive demonstration focusing on the combative sports of taekwondo, wrestling, judo, karate and kung fu. Entertainment will include a colourful kung fu presentation of over 50 performers, drumming shows, a live orchestra, lion and dragon dance teams and folk dances. Educational exhibitions of each sport will also be onsite led by local athletes Ohenewa Akuffo, Canadian Olympian and two-time silver medalist at the Pan Am Games, and Anthony Carelli, Canadian professional wrestler.


The event will take place at the Hershey Sports Complex located next to the Mississauga Sports Centre (MIS) (known as the Hershey Centre); it will be the venue for the Pan Am sports of judo, karate, taekwondo, and wrestling and the Parapan Am sports of goal ball, powerlifting and wheelchair rugby.


When: Saturday, June 13, 2015
10 a.m. – Opening Ceremony
11 a.m. – 5 p.m. – Interactive sport activities
5 – 6 p.m. – Open Floor Activities
Where: Hershey Sports Complex
5600 Rose Cherry Place


On Sunday, the Pan Am Games Torch Relay makes its way through Mississauga.


When and Where: 
Sunday, June 14, 2015
  • 9 a.m. Kick Off at Mississauga Celebration Square
    • Free refreshments and snacks brought to you by The Real Canadian Superstore and The Cold Pressery.
    • Fun for the whole family
    • Gymnastics Mississauga demonstrations
    • Mississauga Power Basketball and
    • Entertainment to celebrate the Pan Am Spirit of the Games.
  • 11 a.m. The Flame arrives at Mississauga Celebration Square
    • Watch history unfold as the TO2015 Pan Am flame arrives. Jack Ranieri, community torchbearer is the first Mississauga resident to carry the flame!
  • 11:30 a.m. Torch Relay will travel south on Hurontario Street to the Mississauga Waterfront Festival in Port Credit Memorial Park
    • Grab your spot along Hurontario and cheer on our torchbearers as the flame travels to Port Credit Memorial Park.
  • 1 p.m. Day Celebration at Port Credit Memorial Park
    • In partnership with the Mississauga Waterfront Festival, celebrate the arrival of the Pan Am flame! The community cauldron will be lit and the celebration begins with performances by headliners illScarlett and Carlos Bastidas!

Residents can Participate in the City’s 2016 Budget Process

City begins 2016 budget process with preliminary budget overview

Starting on June 10 with its first meeting, Mississauga’s Budget Committee will begin the process of reviewing the 2016 Business Plan and City Budget. The Budget is the document that outlines how City resources are spent to support programs/services and advance the Strategic Plan.

Public Engagement

Budget Committee meetings will have dedicated time for residents, businesses, special interest groups and taxpayers to provide input in the budget process. Residents can attend the budget meetings or watch them live via the City’s website; meetings are also archived so they can be viewed any time.

Get involved in the budget process:

First Budget Committee

On June 10, Finance staff will present an overview of the City’s current and projected finances and outline the timelines for upcoming Budget Committee meetings and public engagement activities. BMA Consulting Inc. will also present a financial outlook of the City’s framework of a new long-range financial plan. The plan, expected to be presented to Council in the fall, outlines how the City will manage long-term growth while continuing to provide high quality services to residents.

When:  
Wednesday, June 10, 2015 at 1 p.m. (following the conclusion of General Committee)

Where: 
Council Chamber, City Hall – second floor
300 City Centre Dr.
Mississauga, ON
L5B 3C1
(Map)

Budget Committee Presentations/Schedule
During the scheduled 2016 Budget Committee meetings, City staff will present their current service levels, cost pressures, efficiencies and new initiatives. Once the Committee approves the proposed budget, it will go to Council for approval.

Budget Committee meetings will include:

  • Business Plan Update and 2016 Budget Overview
  • Service Area Presentations
  • Deputations from members of the public or organizations

 

Budget Committee Meetings Date and Times
*Budget Committee meeting schedules are subject to change.*
Visit the Council and Committee Calendar Listings for up-to-date information
Fees and Charges
*Public question period
·          Wednesday, September 23 at 10 a.m.
Budget Overview Presentation
*Public question period
·          Monday, November 23 at 9 a.m.
Service Area Presentations
*Public question period
·          Tuesday, November 24 at 9 a.m.
·          Monday, November 30 at 9 a.m.
·          Tuesday, December 1 at 9 a.m.
·          Wednesday, December 2 at 10 a.m.
Budget Approval

*Public question period

·          Wednesday, December 9 at 9 a.m.

Summer Activities at Celebration Square

Celebration Square has a jammed schedule of special events all summer long. From the Farmers’ Market (which started today), to some of Mississauga’s biggest festivals and free fitness classes – there’s something for everyone!

Visit the Celebration Square website to see what’s going on!

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