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Upcoming Information Sessions About MiWay’s 2018 Service Plan

From September 25 to 30, MiWay is hosting public information sessions about its 2018 service plan. The sessions will provide the public with more information on how MiWay will increase service levels along major corridors and introduce more express services to power the grid network in 2018. The theme for the third year of the MiWay Five Transit Service Plan is “Powering the Grid.”

MiWay 5 is a five-year plan (2016-2020) that is shifting Mississauga’s transit system to a grid network that allows for more frequent buses along main corridors and delivers more direct services. The plan also optimizes the use of the Mississauga Transitway, which will be completed with the opening of Renforth station this fall.

Drop in to one of the MiWay 5 Public Information Centres:

  • Monday, September 25 – 2 to 7 p.m.
    City Centre Transit Terminal
    200 Rathburn Rd. W
  • Tuesday, September 26 – 4 to 7 p.m.
    Port Credit Library
    20 Lakeshore Rd. E
  • Thursday, September 28 – 3 to 7 p.m.
    Meadowvale Town Centre
    6677 Meadowvale Town Centre Circle
  • Saturday, September 30 – 1 to 4 p.m.
    Westwood Square
    7205 Goreway Dr.

For more information about the MiWay Five Transit Service Plan, visit

To provide feedback on MiWay’s 2018 service plan, visit or attend an information session.

Etude Drive Crossing to Westwood Square

The Transportation and Works Department completed a review of the existing Pedestrian Refuge Island’s location on Etude Drive. The review was initiated due to the new access point on Etude Drive, which did not take into account the existence of the island. The new access for trucks was constructed opposite Dalewood Drive adjacent to the pedestrian island, resulting in trucks going over the curb, which creates an operational concern at this location.

The island will be removed from its current location and relocated to the existing sidewalk connection in a vicinity of 3580 Etude Drive.

Fall Leaf Pick Up

Leaf pick up is done by both the City of Mississauga and the Region of Peel.

All streets in the City receive leaf pick up from the Region on the regular pick-up day, until December 14, 2017. Leaves must be placed curbside in open, reusable containers such as bushel baskets, labelled rigid plastic containers or paper yard waste bags weighing less than 20 kgs (44 lbs) when full. Do not use plastic bags or recycling boxes.

Streets that are more than 35 years old, with many mature trees, also get vacuum leaf pick up from the City. Addresses eligible for Leaf Pickup will receive a direct-mail notice that indicates when leaves will be picked up in their area. Check the Leaf Pickup Route Map to find out if your street will receive Vacuum Leaf Pickup.

If your address qualifies for Vacuum Leaf Pickup:

  • Rake leaves to the edge of the grass by Sunday of the week before your scheduled vacuum leaf pickup. Do not rake leaves onto the road.
  • Do not mix items such as wood, brick or brush with the leaves as they can damage equipment or injure workers.
  • Help reduce potential flooding by keeping curbside storm drains clear of leaves.
  • Help our crews by removing cars from the street during leaf pickup.

Stories Needed – The City Plans to Focus Future Initiatives on Residents’ Tales

The City of Mississauga is asking residents to share the stories that define what life in Mississauga means to them through an initiative called, Story of M.

“Mississauga has a story to tell and the Story of M will help us connect with residents across the city,” said Paul Damaso, Director, Culture Division. “These stories will help fuel the exhibits and programming at the Museums of Mississauga.”

The Story of M is based on a recommendation included in the Heritage Management Strategy. The Heritage Management Strategy was approved by Council in June 2016.

Story of M will happen in three phases:

Phase 1 – Identify repetitive themes that residents highlight as being important to them

Phase 2 – Gather stories from residents based on those themes

Phase 3 – Craft Museums of Mississauga plans that include artifact collection, events, education and exhibitions based on the stories shared by residents

To identify themes and gather stories, the Museums of Mississauga will be hosting various theme/story gathering sessions throughout the city in 2017 and 2018.

During these sessions, residents will be asked to share what Mississauga means to them. According to Stuart Keeler, Manager and Chief Curator, Culture Division, there are no rules to restrict what these themes and stories could include.

“Why did you choose Mississauga and what did you pack in your suitcase for the move?” Keeler shared as possible examples. “For residents that have lived in Mississauga for a longer period of time, we’d like to learn where they were during the train derailment of 1979, if they opened and ran businesses in the community and what the city was like before the construction of the current Civic Centre in 1987.”

Confirmed sessions including dates and locations can be found on the Story of M website. Residents are encouraged to follow @SaugaMuseums on Twitter and check the website often for new information.

Plenty of Ways to Have Your Say on the City Budget

There are many ways to have your say on the City of Mississauga’s proposed 2018 Budget. Residents can try the City’s budget allocator, explore the City’s budget website, join in a telephone budget session, request a group meeting or attend a Budget Committee meeting.

Mississauga’s online budget allocator for the 2018 Budget is now available at The online budget allocator lets residents choose their preferred spending option on 12 City services. In addition, residents can explore and learn more about the services included in the City’s budget and the overall process.

From transit and roads to fire and emergency services and recreation programs, City services impact people’s lives every day. Decisions about spending on City services drive the budget. Residents can use the allocator to test different spending options and then choose one for each service area.

Results from the allocator received by November 1 will be shared with Budget Committee on November 20. The results will help inform the committee’s review of the 2018 proposed Business Plan and Budget.

“The budget allocator is a simple way for residents to learn more about what City services cost, how property tax dollars are spent and to tell us about their priorities,” says Jeff Jackson, Director of Finance and Treasurer. “It is an opportunity to think about and share their priorities and get people involved in their City’s business planning and budgeting process.”

Residents can also participate in one of three telephone budget sessions taking place on October 4 (city-wide), October 18 (Wards 2 and 6) and October 26 (Wards 3 and 4).

Jackson added, “The telephone budget sessions provide a great opportunity to hear from the City’s senior leaders about the budget. A random selection of residents will receive a call with an invitation in advance to attend one of the upcoming sessions, followed by another call on the day of the session. Anyone who does not wish to participate can simply hang up.”

Learn About the Budget

  • Details about the City budget and the budgeting process are available online at
  • An overview of the 2018 proposed Business Plan & Budget was presented to Budget Committee on June 28, 2017
  • The full 2018 proposed Business Plan & Budget will be posted online on November 13
  • Budget Committee deliberations are scheduled for November 20, 21, 27, 28 and 29, with a Council vote to approve the budget planned for December 13, 2017

Get Involved in Planning and Budgeting

The Living Arts Centre Turns 20

The Living Arts Centre’s 2017-18 season has arrived, with a more diverse range of performances than ever before! Like any 20 year old, the LAC is moving into a new stage of life after garnering some real world experience. Our aspiration to be the centre for global engagement in Arts, Culture & Entertainment in Mississauga is as strong as our goal to showcase and inspire artistic and creative expression and appreciation.

In recognition of the LAC’s 20th Anniversary and Canada’s 150th, our new season features outstanding, world-renowned Canadian artists, music legend Gordon Lightfoot on November 10, Academy Award, JUNO and Golden Globe winner Buffy Sainte-Marie on November 16. Finally, the LAC caps off celebrations on December 9th with the jazz event of the year: a tribute night to the musical genius of Oscar Peterson and his esteemed confrere, Oliver Jones.

To kick off our all-new season, Whose Live Anyway? is back by popular demand on September 16! Join Ryan Stiles from ‘Two and a Half Men’, Greg Proops, Jeff Davis and special guest star Joel Murray from ‘Mad Men’ and ‘Dharma & Greg’ for an evening of hilarious improvised comedy and song! Take a trip down memory lane with the legendary Robbie Lane & The Disciples and Mississauga’s very own Dreamboats in A Looking Back Retro Music Concert on September 30. Prepare yourselves for a high energy, nostalgic show will have you dancing and singing the night away!

In association with ARRA Arts Inc., the LAC presents Broken Images on October 1, 2017. Renowned Indian actress Shabana Azmi stars in this thrilling stage presentation, playing the role of two characters that morph into one another in this chilling play.  Next in our lineup is Mystic India: The World Tour on October 19 & 20. Travel on a journey through the states of India and the history of Bollywood film in this extravagant, explosive dance spectacular that just cannot be missed! If you’re in the mood for exciting live concerts, we have just the thing for you – an unforgettable night of career-spanning hits from the 50s and 60s with Orbison & The Everly Bros. Reimagined on October 27.

It doesn’t stop there – for a full list of shows at the LAC, go to:

Toronto Pearson Youth Cohort at 6 Degrees

Each year, the Institute for Canadian Citizenship (ICC) hosts 6 Degrees, a 3-day event held in Toronto. The mission is to create a space where an international community committed to inclusion can be fostered.  This year, Toronto Pearson is partnering with the ICC to create Toronto Pearson Youth Cohort at 6 Degrees, a group of 20 dynamic young leaders drawn from Toronto Pearson communities.

One of the streams of Toronto Pearson’s community investment program, the Propeller Project, is the Uplift Fund. This fund works to build partnerships focused on employment and bridging the gaps that the community faces to securing meaningful employment. The cohort will participate in a 6-week long fellowship, culminating in the collective creation, curation and carrying out of a youth-led event in the GTA, to discuss youth unemployment with other young people, leaders, MPs and MPPs.

Applications are currently being accepted for youth leaders between the ages of 18 to 29. Applicants must reside in Etobicoke, Mississauga or Brampton. The deadline for applications is Wednesday, September 13 at 11:59 p.m. The application can be found at:

Labour Day Waste Collection and Exemption Period

There will be no waste collection on Monday, September 4. Waste collection will be one day later that week. Check your waste calendar for details. All Community Recycling Centres (CRCs) will also be closed on Monday, September 4. They will reopen for regular operating hours on Tuesday, September 5.

This pick up is also in an exemption period. During an exemption period there is no maximum amount of acceptable garbage you can put on the curb. Garbage bag tags are not required during exemption periods.

Each excess garbage bag cannot:

  • Weigh more than 20 kg (44 lbs).
  • Be larger than 66 cm (26 in) wide and 90 cm (35 in) high.
  • Be smaller than 30 cm (12 in) wide and 30 cm (12 in) high.

Be sure to put your extra garbage out on your garbage collection day, not on your recycling collection day. Excess garbage left at the curb on your recycling collection day will not be collected.

Place your excess garbage close to – but not on top of – your garbage cart, leaving at least 1 m (3 ft.) of clear space between your extra garbage item(s) and your cart.

Your garbage cart and your extra bagged garbage may be collected by separate trucks at different times on your collection day. Leave your garbage at the curb until 8 p.m.  If it is not collected by 8 p.m., report a missed collection.

Transportation Service Advisory – Malton, September 3, 2017

The annual Sri Guru Sabha Malton Parade will take place on Sunday, September 3, 2017 from 1pm to 6pm. Please be aware that some roads will be closed and buses detoured for the event.

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Job Opportunities at Malton Community Centre

Required certifications for all three positions are minimum of Emergency First-Aid and CPR B as well as Principles of Healthy Child Development.

Drop-In Leader-Malton CC (Knowledge of Basketball as asset)—malton-community-centre/job

Sport Instructor-Malton CC (NCCP Certification an asset)

Skate Patroller-Paul Coffey Arena (Derry/Goreway) (Must be able to skate forwards and backwards and own skates/helmet)

If you, or anyone you know that is 16 years of age or older, who would be a great fit at Malton CC are interested in joining our team, please don’t hesitate and apply today!

Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact the hiring supervisor Breanna Berman by email at or call 905-615-4640 ext.2515.