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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 carolyn.parrish@mississauga.ca


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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!

 

Hurontario Lane Reduction at Trailwood Drive

The Region of Peel is installing a water valve chamber in the centre northbound lane of Hurontario St. from Wednesday, September 2 to Friday, September 4.

Northbound Hurontario St. will be reduced from three lanes to one lane for about 100 metres north and south of Trailwood Dr.

For more information, contact Heather Jefferson, Project Manager, at 905-791-7800 x7881.

Waste Collection Exemption Period

A waste collection exemption period is taking place right after Labour Day.

From September 8 – 18, you may place unlimited quantities of acceptable waste at the curb on your regularly scheduled collection day.

During this time period garbage tags are not required, and the Maximum 2-Bag limit does not apply.

Reminders:

  • Propane tanks and cylinders do not belong in your garbage or blue box – please take them to any Peel Community Recycling Centre for safe disposal.
  • There is no collection on Labour Day – use the collection day look up tool to keep track of your waste collection.
  • Put your garbage, blue box, and green bin on the curb by 7 a.m. on your collection day, but not before 7 p.m. the night before.

 

Great Music and Tasty Food Trucks Take Over Mississauga Celebration Square at SoundBites

Visit Mississauga Celebration Square on August 29 for SoundBites, a free outdoor event that pairs music and food together. The event features a live concert, performances and more than 25 gourmet food trucks and 10 local restaurant pop-ups.

With more than 20,000 people expected to attend, the evening starts off with the InSauga Preshow. Then at 8 p.m. Global News Toronto anchors Alan Carter and Carolyn MacKenzie join James Cunningham, host of Eat St. on the Food Network, for the fifth annual AwesTRUCK Awards. This food truck award presentation honours the best in food trucks from around the country as voted by the public. AwesTRUCK winners will be announced throughout the night.

As the evening continues, grab something to eat and enjoy live performances by K.I.D. and Junia T. At 10 p.m. Toronto headliner rock band, July Talk, will take the stage for an hour-long concert playing fan favourites like Summer Dress and Paper Girl.

What:  SoundBites: Music & Food Trucks

When:  Saturday, August 29 from 5 to 11 p.m.

  • Food truck rally featuring more than 25 food trucks (5 to 11 p.m.)
  • AwesTRUCK Awards presentation (8 p.m.)
  • Performance by Junia T (8:20 p.m.)
  • Performance by K.I.D. (9 p.m.)
  • Headline concert featuring indie rock band July Talk (10 p.m.)

Where:
Mississauga Celebration Square
300 City Centre Dr.
Mississauga, ON
(Map)

Cost:  Free

Age: 20+

2016 Culture and Community Grants Program

The City of Mississauga is now accepting applications from community-based arts, culture and recreation organizations requiring financial support in 2016. The grants fall into three categories: The Arts and Culture Grant Program; the Cultural Festivals and Celebrations Grant Program; and the Community Grant Program.

Grant Programs

The Arts and Culture Grant Program

This program assists new, emerging and established not-for-profit arts, culture and heritage organizations. It provides grants to help eligible organizations develop exemplary programs and services for arts, culture and heritage. The grant can also be used to advance knowledge, understanding and the appreciation of arts, culture and heritage for the citizens of Mississauga.

The Culture Festivals and Celebrations Grant Program

This program assists Mississauga-based organizations by providing funding for costs associated with providing a clean and safe venue for the presentation of arts, heritage and cultural festivals and celebrations.

The Community Grant Program

This program assists Mississauga-based, non-profit and volunteer groups deliver recreation, sport, youth programs and services to the Mississauga community.

Grant Types

Operating Grants

These grants assist with the cost of general operations and program delivery for the coming year.

Project Grants

These grants are intended to support new or pilot initiatives outside the normal range of activity.

 

Deadline

The deadline to apply for all grants is Thursday, October 15, 2015 by 4:30 p.m.

All applications undergo a review to ensure specific criteria is met; all grants must be approved by City Council. Mandatory and optional information sessions are planned for organizations interested in applying to the City’s grant programs as outlined below.

 

Optional Arts & Culture Grant Information Sessions

Where:

Mississauga Central Library, Noel Ryan Auditorium, 301 Burnhamthorpe Road West.

When:

Wednesday, August 26, 6 to 8 p.m. and Wednesday, September 2, 9 to 11 a.m.

For more information and how to apply:

Contact the Culture Division at 905-615-3200 ext. 5476 or email grantsinfo@mississauga.ca.  Applications and guidelines are available at www.mississauga.ca/grants. Applications must be submitted online.

 

Mandatory Cultural Festivals and Celebrations Grant Information Sessions

Where:

Mississauga Central Library, Noel Ryan Auditorium, 301 Burnhamthorpe Road West.

When:

Thursday, August 27, 6 to 8 p.m. and Thursday, September 3, 9 to 11 a.m.

For more information and how to apply:

Contact the Culture Division at 905-615-3200 ext. 5476 or email grantsinfo@mississauga.caTo apply you must attend one of two mandatory information sessions.  More information on the sessions can be found on the Culture Divisions website at www.mississauga.ca/grants. Applications must be submitted online.

Optional Community Grant Orientation Sessions

What:

Community Grant information sessions are available by appointment. If you are interested in booking an appointment to review the grant program, are looking for general information and/or would like advice on completing the application, please contact Astrid Jacques, co-ordinator, grants funding at 905 615-3200 ext. 4313.  Applications cannot be submitted by email or fax.

When: (By Appointment Only)

Thursday, September 3, 1:30 to 6 p.m. and Tuesday, September 8, 5 to 9 p.m.

Where:

Mississauga Central Library, Boardroom 20, 301 Burnhamthorpe Road West.

For more information and how to apply:

Application forms and guidelines are available online at www.mississauga.ca/portal/residents/cg-grantsfunding. Submit applications directly to the Recreation Division, 201 City Centre Drive, 9th floor, Mississauga, ON, L5B 2T4.

Malton Employment Opportunities

Thank you to the Malton Community Building Project for sharing these job opportunities in Malton. Deadlines are coming up quickly!

Malton Community Centre – Community Programs

Malton CC is hiring for Fall- Community Programs. The postings are now live and those interested can apply at www.mycitycareer.ca

Direct links to the postings are:

SKATE PATROLLER

SPORTS INSTRUCTOR

LEADER II, DROP-IN

If you have questions, please contact Breanna Berman – 905-615-4640 ext.2515breanna.berman@mississauga.ca

Other Opportunities in Malton

AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM FACILITATOR (Malton Neighbourhood Services)

PART TIME YOUTH WORKER (Rapport Youth and Family Services)

JOB DEVELOPER/OUTREACH WORKER (Rapport Youth and Family Services)

OUTREACH SPECIALIST (Wellfort for Four Corners Health Care)

 

Walmart Leaders at Play Program

Malton Youth, are you wanting to develop your leadership skills in an interactive program?  Participants will spend 32 hours in class on practical content (customer service, activity programming, communication, professionalism, team building and first aid) and will be required to complete 40 volunteer hours assisting with the drop-in program (eligible for school requirements).  Youth must be past Wal-Mart At Play participants and/or have an understanding of the program.  Space is limited and registration is first come, first served. If needed, bus tickets will be provided free of charge.

Cost: FREE (supported by Youth Plan Funding/Walmart Sponsorship)

Registrant Age: 14 years-17 years

Registrant Capacity: 15

Course Start date: September 26th (There will be 4 IN CLASS Trainings that are mandatory for participants to continue with the program). They are:

  • Sept 26th: 830-430pm Malton CC Hall A- IN CLASS TRAINING
  • Oct 3rd: 830am-430pm Malton CC HALL A- IN CLASS TRAINING
  • Oct 10th: 830am-430pm Malton Hall- Meeting Room- EMERGENCY FIRST-AID CERTIFICATION
  • Oct 17th:  830am-430pm Malton Hall- Meeting Room- PRINCIPLES OF HEALTHY CHILD DEVELOPMENT CERTIFICATION

In-Program Volunteering will begin October 13th and continue until participants have reached 40 hours OR December 18th 2015. The in-program volunteering will ONLY be taking place at MALTON CC.

Participants after FULL completion of the program will then be provided with their CPR and PHCD Certificates in December as well as a certificate of completion and volunteer hours.

Participants can start to register for this program ONLINE as of August 15th or in person as of August 22nd. Registration is on a first-come, first-serve basis.  For more information, contact Breanna Berman, 905-615-4640 ext 2515.

New MiWay and Brampton Transit Route 185 – Dixie Express

MiWay and Brampton Transit are teaming up to provide Route 185 – Dixie Express, a new route connecting Mississauga and Brampton starting September 8.

“MiWay and Brampton Transit will offer better travel options for customers travelling between Mississauga and Brampton,” said Geoff Marinoff, director, Transit. “We’re building new connections as we continue to construct the Mississauga Transitway.”

Route 185 – Dixie Express will connect Mississauga and Brampton by offering service between the Mississauga Transitway’s Dixie Station and Bramalea Terminal.

Bus service will be available every 15 minutes during weekday rush hours:

  • Monday to Friday morning rush hour 5 – 10:15 a.m.
  • Monday to Friday afternoon rush hour 2 – 7:45 p.m.

For more information on Route 185 visit miway.ca/Dixie.

Plan your MiWay trip by visiting miway.ca or by calling 905-615-INFO (4636) for customized route and schedule information.

Questions about airport operations and aircraft noise?

Residents with questions about airport operations or who wish to register a noise complaint are encouraged to contact the Toronto Pearson Noise Office using any of the following means:

  • WebTrak: A noise complaint can be registered using this online tool that provides near-real time and historical flight data so community members can investigate aircraft operations from any computer with internet access, and it’s available 24/7.
  • Online Complaint Form: Use the GTAA’s online complaint form.
  • Phone: To make a noise complaint by telephone, contact the Noise Office at (416) 247-7682. Their office hours are Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Outside of office hours, a prompted voicemail service will allow you to leave a detailed message.

Residents can also learn more about Noise Management at Toronto Pearson, by clicking here.

Improvements coming to three Malton parks

Nearly $200,000 will pour into three Malton green spaces to improve trails and create an accessible playground for the community.

Half of the money will come from the Canada 150 Community Infrastructure program, which provides federal funds in recognition of the country’s 150th birthday in 2017. The remainder will come from the City.

Look for changes to the following Malton green spaces:

  • Westwood Park Playground – Expanded playgrounds will include accessible swing seating, a wheelchair transfer platform on the play structure, accessible ground-level equipment and a paved accessible route. There will also be outdoor fitness equipment for older adults to enjoy! (Have a look at this article to see an example of an older adult “playground” in Lower Sackville, NS)
  • Father Joseph A. Nolan Trail and the Derry Greenway Trail – the aging trails will be replaced to City standards and also made accessible so people using assistive devices can get better use of the trail. Signs will be added to the trail in recognition of Canada’s 150th anniversary as well.

Snow clearing assistance for seniors or persons with disabilities

Registration for the City’s Driveway Windrow Snow Clearing Program opens August 10 for seniors and people with disabilities to help clear snow at the end of driveways during road plowing.

“Registration for the program opens in the summer to reach as many people as possible with this service which helps seniors and persons with disabilities live independently,” said Bob Levesque, manager Works & Technical Services. “The service is performed after each snow plowing.”

Driveway Windrow Snow Clearing Program
This program runs from November 30, 2015 to March 11, 2016. The windrow snow clearing service will plow a three metre (10 feet) wide area at the end of the driveway for one car to pass. The service may take up to 36 hours after a snow storm and bare pavement cannot be guaranteed.

Who is Eligible?
Residents who are 65 years and older in 2015 and people with disabilities can apply for the program. The cost of the program is either $200 or free if the applicant meets financial assistance criteria.

How to Apply?
Applications for the Driveway Windrow Snow Clearing Program are available online or at all community centres, the Recreation Customer Service Centre (located at the Central Library) and the Mississauga Seniors’ Centre. Visit the City’s windrow web page for details on the program and for an application. City of Mississauga community centres will be accepting applications until Friday, November 13 at 9 p.m.

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