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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.

GivingTuesday – MississaugaGives

What is GivingTuesday?

GivingTuesday is global movement dedicated to support and give back to local communities. GivingTuesday takes place every year on the Tuesday following Black Friday and Cyber Monday where anyone can contribute to a charitable cause – this year it falls on Tuesday, December 1st, 2015. This initiative started in 2012 in collaboration with the UN Foundation and other community organizations and has since spread to over 40 countries.

How did MississaugaGives get started? What do they do?

After seeing the success of GuelphGives for the city’s charities and non-profits last year, Nicole Danesi decided to found MississaugaGives to help encourage the same sentiment in Mississauga. MississaugaGives has a presence online. Through social media, they aim to raise awareness about GivingTuesday, are able to connect people to Mississauga charities and provide information about where they can donate to help benefit those in the City.

What happens on Tuesday December 1st 2015?

Individuals have the opportunity to take part in charitable giving and/or volunteer in their local community.

If you are interested in learning more, visit MississaugaGives or check out this article found in the University of Toronto Mississauga’s student newspaper by clicking here.





Winter Maintenance – Information Available To You

Winter weather is slowly making its presence known! The City of Mississauga has different ways for residents to keep up-to-date on winter maintenance operations throughout the city:

Mississauga Roads App – This free tool is able to inform you of the status of winter operations in your neighbourhood, current road conditions and even tracks the location of plows and salters as they travel their routes. Download through the App Store or Google Play.

Following @MississaugaSnow on Twitter keeps you updated on current conditions and City snow-clearing.

Call the City’s Information Snow Line 905-615-SNOW (7669).

An abundance of information about the City’s winter maintenance program can be found by visiting


Comic Book Highlight’s Malton’s Heritage!

Heritage Mississauga and Spent Pencils have teamed up to create an annual heritage-themed comic book, The Grange. The first issue highlights Malton’s contribution to Canadian aviation by focusing on Arrow – an aircraft that was ahead of its time. Learn about Malton’s heritage in a fun and visibly engaging way!

Click here to view the Legend of the Arrow! 


Light Up The Square 2015

Saturday, November 21, 2015

5 to 9 p.m.

Mississauga Celebration Square
300 City Centre Dr.
Mississauga, ON

Mississauga Celebration Square will transform into a winter wonderland on Saturday, November 21 during Light Up the Square 2015.

This family-friendly event features the lighting up of the Square and Christmas Tree during an official ceremony with Mayor Crombie and Members of Council. There will also be a ‘Let it Go’ sing-along, ferris wheel rides and photos with Santa. If the ice stays frozen during this warm November week, the rink will open for the first time this season with a DJ skate party featuring live spin by DJ Token. Come hungry and enjoy curbside cuisine from one of 10 food trucks.

The event is hosted by Carlos Bustamante, from YTV’s The Zone and includes a performance by Canadian pop sensation, Andee.

There are various activities taking place throughout the evening and include the below:

5 p.m.         DJ Token Skate Party

6 p.m.        ‘Let it Go’ Sing-Along

6:30 p.m.   Official Christmas Tree and Square Lighting Ceremony begins

7 p.m.         Performance by Andee

7:35 p.m.    Culture Dance Pak Performance

7:50 p.m.    DJ Token Skate Party

Mississauga Fire and Emergency Services Receives Diversity and Inclusion Award

During the Fire Service Women of Ontario (FSWO) conference held at the Garry W. Morden Centre last week, Mississauga Fire and Emergency Services (MFES) received the Diversity and Inclusion Award. This award is given to an individual, group, department or organization that demonstrates leadership and a commitment to finding innovative and effective ways to support the mandate of the FSWO. This is done by reaching both within and outside the fire service community to promote the benefits of a diverse fire service as an occupation of choice for men and women.

“We are very proud to have won an award that speaks to our core values as an organization,” said Tim Beckett, Fire Chief, MFES. “We are honoured that the FSWO has recognized our efforts to ensure that we promote a diverse, inclusive, representative and respectful workplace.”

According to the FSWO, their mission is to encourage, promote and advance women in the fire service and includes the following:

  • inspire positive change in the fire service;
  • encourage the development of a diverse workforce in the fire services based on core values;
  • actively develop potential within the fire service through effective networking and support;
  • recognize role models and mentors at all levels within the service; and
  • foster supportive, professional; and personal relationships/networks among women in the fire service.

A team representing MFES collaborated with the FSWO to bring more than 100 delegates from Ontario fire departments to participate in a variety of programs throughout the conference, added Beckett. This team was instrumental in providing an opportunity for delegates from departments of all sizes and compositions to learn and train together. Leading by example, MFES continues to be committed to positive change and inclusion within the fire service.

“We received this award because of our team approach and I am proud of the work this team has done,” added Beckett.

November 13 – Snow Clearing Deadline

The Driveway Windrow Snow Clearing Program is a City-wide program to clear snow windrows at the end of the driveway. The program is offered to seniors (65 years or older) and individuals who are physically disabled as verified by a regulated health professional. The cost of the program is $200 or free depending on whether the applicant meets financial assistance criteria.

Applications will be received at Community Centres, Mississauga Seniors’ Centre or the Recreation Customer Service Centre until November 13, 2015. The completed and signed form with supporting documentation must be submitted in person.

The program will be in effect from November 30, 2015 to March 11, 2016.

Anticipated Yard Waste Collection Delay

Please be advised that due to the heavy yard waste volumes set out at the curb we anticipate a delay in yard waste collection for the city of Mississauga on Wednesday November 11th, 2015.

Residents that live within the following area will experience a collection delay:

  • Highway 407 to the north, Highway 410/403 to the east, Rathburn Road East to the south and Mavis Road to the west.

If you live in this area, your yard waste will be collected on Thursday morning on a priority basis.

Urban Coyotes Information Session

Learn how your family and pets can safely coexist with coyotes

Coyotes are part of our suburban ecosystem. During an information session, Mississauga Animal Services will share information about coyotes in Mississauga. Learn to safely coexist with urban coyotes, how to keep your family and pets safe and what you can do to protect your property and prevent conflicts with wildlife.

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

7 – 8:30 p.m.

St. Elizabeth Seton School, gymnasium
6133 Glen Erin Drive

Linda Dent, Mississauga Animal Services public education officer

For more information:
Call: Mississauga Animal Services at 905-896-5858 or

Snow clearing assistance for seniors and people with disabilities

Registration for the City’s Driveway Windrow Snow Clearing Program ends November 13 for seniors and people with disabilities to help clear snow at the end of driveways during road 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.

2015 Citizen Satisfaction Survey Results

The 2015 Citizen Satisfaction Survey results are in and residents continue to give high marks to the City of Mississauga. The survey results indicate ninety five per cent of citizens are satisfied with Mississauga as a place to live. Mississauga also received top marks for overall quality of life and satisfaction with City services.

Some of the concerns that I have from the survey include the number of residents who said traffic, transit and affordable housing are major issues. It’s time to develop a plan to ensure that Mississauga families have a safe place to live with access to work, school and play.