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Wednesday, April 18th – Malton Youth Job/Volunteer Fair

Are you looking to apply for a job with the City of Mississauga?

Are you interested in volunteer opportunities within the community?

Do you need help with building a resume and cover letter?

Malton Community Centre’s Youth group “I.M.P.A.C.T will be hosting their annual Youth Job/Volunteer fair from 3PM-5PM in the gymnasium on Wednesday, April 18th. This year the Centre for Education and Training are returning to help with onsite resume/cover letter assistance.

When: Wednesday, April 18th between 3-5PM

Who: Youth aged 13+ (for volunteers) and Youth aged 15+ (for employment)

Where: Malton Community Centre, 3540 Morning Star Drive

Mississauga Fire and Emergency Services is Turning 50 – Help us Celebrate!

Did you know that Mississauga Fire and Emergency Services is turning 50 this year? Join us for an official ceremony and community open house to celebrate this milestone anniversary.

The fun starts at 10 a.m. and runs until 2 p.m. Help us reach our goal of filling a fire truck by donating a non-perishable food item. You will not only be helping our residents in need but you will also be entered for the chance to win a prize.

Mark Saturday, May 12 on your calendar and get ready for some family-friendly fun at the Garry W. Morden Centre. The free activities include hands-on demonstrations, tours, a high-speed chase demonstration by Peel Regional Police and much more.

Onsite parking is available but limited. Visit Mississauga.ca/fire for more information.

Celebrate Earth Day with Green Events in Ward 5

The City of Mississauga is celebrating Earth Days 2018 with a series of themed events happening across the city, such as 20-Minute Makeover, E-Waste and Textiles Collection, Litter Awareness Blitz, One Million Trees Earth Day Tree Plantings and various activities across library branches.

The following events are taking place in Ward 5:

Litter Awareness Blitz
Friday, April 20: 8:30 a.m. – 11 a.m

Westwood Mall

Chat with our Transit Enforcement Officers, MiWay customer ambassadors and the MiWay Outreach Team about sustainable transportation and litter awareness at the following terminals

E-Waste and Textiles Collection
April 16-22 

Frank McKechnie Community Centre
Malton Community Centre
Iceland Arena

The City of Mississauga along with Partners in Project Green, Diabetes Canada, and Revolution Recycling are organizing a recycling collection drive in support of Earth Days, April 16 to 22. Throughout the week, residents can drop off their unwanted electronics and used clothing at no charge to Civic Centre, Central Library or one of City¿s community centers and arenas. All week long, residents can drop off the following recyclable items:

  • Clothing-based items and textiles, including: clothing, hats, bags, belts, ties, footwear, bedding, pillows, linens, curtains, sleeping bags and yarn. All clothing items will be donated to the Canadian Diabetes Association¿s Clothesline Program.
  • Electronic waste, including: laptops, desktop computers, monitors, keyboards/mice, cell phones, electronic accessories, audio and video equipment, network equipment, video game consoles, wires, scanners, cable receivers, portable digital music players, televisions, batteries, fax machines, medical devices, printers, tonner and ink cartridges. Please note that CDs, DVDs and VHS tapes will not be accepted. All electronic items will be donated to Revolution Recycling.

Guardians of the Garden Camp Kick-Off
Wednesday, April 18:
 4:30 – 6 p.m. 
Iceland Teaching Garden

In partnership with Ecosource, we’re hosting a garden-themed learning camp for kids this summer! Join us at the Iceland Teaching Garden to celebrate Earth Days and kick-off the Guardians of the Garden camp. Families and children will have a chance to explore camp activities, plant a seed or seedling in the garden and enjoy snacks made from local veggies. We invite you to wear your favourite superhero costume and join us in the garden for some fun! This event is free and open to all.

Please RSVP by emailing getgrowing@ecosource.ca

Maker Mississauga LEGO Earth Day Challenge (Ages 5 and older)
Saturday, April 21: 3 – 4 p.m.

Malton Library

REGISTER FOR: 20-Minute Makeover
April 16 – 22
 

Join the thousands of participants across Canada who will volunteer for 20 minutes to pick up litter around their workplace, school or community. Organize a group of your co-workers, family and friends, and find a space in need of a clean-up. Be sure to register your clean-up and help the City of Mississauga Clean Canada Together! #CleanCanadaTogether

Register for the 20-Minute Makeover

For those who have registered, garbage and recycling bags, gloves and safety tip sheets will be available at your local community centre, while supplies last starting Monday, April 9.

For more information, please visit mississauga.ca/earthdays

First Steps for a Youth Centre in Malton!

On Thursday, April 6th, Councillor Parrish put a motion forward at Regional Council to hire a consulting firm to design and outline costs of coverting Lincoln Alexander Secondary School’s unused swimming pool into a Youth Centre. With over 8,000 square feet on the ground floor for a drop-in centre with computers, music, television, card tables, a small stage, a kitchen and comfortable seating. A 40% mezzanine will house health and social services geared to young people, of which there are 19,000 in Malton. Breakfast programs and after school snacks will be available as well as classes on nutrition.

We will survey residents before naming the building, but many have expressed desire to bring back the original “Westwood” name of the school in some form, so that will definitely be one of the selections to vote on.

Stay tuned for more updates!

City of Mississauga Will Continue to Host Tour de Mississauga in 2018

Today, General Committee (GC) supported a recommendation that will see the City of Mississauga continue to host the Tour de Mississauga in 2018 in partnership with SustainMobility and the Mississauga Cycling Advisory Committee (MCAC).

“Since its start in 2007, The Tour de Mississauga has motivated thousands of residents to cycle and has become one of Canada’s largest community cycling events,” said Geoff Wright, Commissioner, Transportation and Works.  “As a City, we continue to pursue our goal of growing cycling for commuting, recreation and exercise. By partnering with SustainMobility and MCAC this gives us the opportunity to reach a broader group of cyclists while we look for a more permanent solution for operating the tour.”

According to the GC report, staff recommends hiring SustainMobility to help organize the Tour de Mississauga at a cost of $51,655. This will be funded from the City’s existing operating budget and a $9,827 surplus from the 2017 event. In addition, the Region of Peel will help with a $15,000 grant to support operating expenses of the 2018 event. As part of the recommendations, staff will seek approval for longer term funding to assist in finding a third party to manage the Tour de Mississauga after 2018.

“The Tour de Mississauga is designed to promote and attract families and cyclists of all skill levels to ride in and explore the City of Mississauga,” said Chris Fonseca, Ward 3 Councillor and MCAC member. “The tour is a popular event that has attracted up to 3,800 riders and there is so much opportunity to continue to grow cycling in Mississauga.”

The recommendations will go to City Council for approval at the April 11 Council meeting.

Background

The Tour de Mississauga is an annual cycling event that takes place on the third Sunday in September.  It is one of Ontario’s largest cycling events. It began in 2007 and this year will mark its 11th year.

In 2017, the event was restructured to make it more financially sustainable. Registration fees were introduced and the longer 80, 100 and 120 kilometre routes were replaced with shorter five and 10 kilometre routes. The route changes reduced organization time and provided more opportunity for families and children to participate in the cycling event.

Notice: Good Friday Closure

City Hall and our office will be closed on Friday, March 29th. Regular office hours will resume Monday, April 2nd.

Wishing everyone a safe and fun holiday weekend.

City Makes Changes to Community Groups Support Program Policy

The City of Mississauga has made changes to its Community Group Support Program Policy. Now referred to as the Community Group Registry Program, the revised policy helps support local non-profit community groups, including resident and ratepayers associations, minor sports associations and cultural groups to deliver programs and services within Mississauga. The policy revisions ensure better governance, transparency and stronger financial accountability. Click here to learn more about the Community Group Registry Program.

2018 Aerial Spray

The City of Mississauga is conducting an aerial spray between April 23 and June 10, 2018. Fall cankerworm and gypsy moth populations are at high levels. Trees in areas of the city are predicted to lose a lot of leaves. Aerial spraying has proven to be effective in lowering fall cankerworm and gypsy moth populations. Although the aerial spray won’t eradicate all fall cankerworms and gypsy moths, it will lower populations to a more manageable level.

Please note that no aerial spray is intended for Ward 5 as there are no infested areas reported.

The City will continue to implement ongoing Integrated Pest Management measures such as tree injections, egg scraping and tree banding.

Mississauga Employees Raise Incredible $221,605.40 for the United Way of Peel Region

The City of Mississauga presented the United Way of Peel Region with a cheque of $221,605.40 at Council today. The donation is part of the City’s annual employee campaign which has raised more than $3.5 million to date.

“The United Way supports many local agencies who provide important services in our community, and I am proud of the continued compassion our employees have for the city they work in,” said Mayor Bonnie Crombie. “I know our employees will continue to give generously to support those who need it most.”

Over the course of 2017, employees donated and raised money through fundraising events including The Mayor’s Purse and Accessory Sale, chili cook-off, grilled cheese and soup day, an internal pledge drive, paid dress-down days and bake sales.

“As an organization, we have a strong history of supporting the United Way of Peel Region and helping those in our community,” said Janice Baker, Mississauga City Manager and Chief Administrative Officer. “I couldn’t be prouder of our team spirit and generosity for such a worthwhile cause. I encourage everyone to volunteer and give what they can.”

During the presentation, Julie Craig, Public Relations Co-ordinator and Callan Long, Administrative Assistant of Culture Operations were awarded the 2017 Ray Foster Award. The internal award recognizes City of Mississauga employees who went above and beyond in demonstrating commitment and dedication to the campaign.

To learn more about the United Way of Peel Region and get involved in its many community initiatives, please visit unitedwaypeel.org.

Emergency Alerts on Your Smartphone

Starting April 2018, in addition to television and radio, emergency alerts will also be sent to compatible cell phones on LTE networks. This will allow you to take the necessary precautions to protect yourself, your family, property and environment. Alert Ready is part of a national service designed to deliver critical and potentially life-saving emergency alert messages to Canadians. The first test alert for Ontario is scheduled for May 10, 2018. For more information, visit alertready.ca.

Malton Black Development Association: 40th Annual Scholarship Awards Dinner

Members of the Malton Black Development Association are celebrating 40 years of community service and growth in Malton.

They are holding their special event on Saturday, April 28th and invite everyone to pay tribute to the hardworking and committed students and community members of Malton.

Tickets are on sale now.

View the official poster here: MBDA dinner 2018.

 

Fire Damage Building at Bristol Rd E

Our office has received inquiries about a fire damaged building located at 30 Bristol Rd E.

At this time, the property owners have received their demolition permit to reconstruct the building; however, they need to reconnect the power first. This will take approximately 7 weeks to complete. Once the power has been restored, the owners can commence on either construction or demolition.

In the meantime, the entire building is secured with fencing, signage is posted that the businesses are closed due to the fire, and security is on site.

 

Emerald Ash Borer Removal in Hawthorne Valley Trail

Please be advised that City crews will be working in this area to remove Ash trees infested with the Emerald Ash Borer (EAB).

Crews will be removing EAB-affected trees around the perimeter of the woodlot near or adjacent to residents’ private property and along sanctioned pathways throughout the woodlot.

In some cases, limb and trunk wood is left on site within the wooded area after work has been completed. By doing so, the Forestry Department does not disturb or affect the sensitive regeneration of native flora and fauna and encourage natural regeneration by providing materials for regrowth and habitat for woodland and animals.

Forestry is currently working on plans to replant woodlots.

Yard Waste Collection Starts This Week – Special Notice for Malton Residents

Residents in the Cities of Brampton and Mississauga and urban areas in the Town of Caledon are advised that yard waste collection starts the week of Monday, March 12. Residents in rural areas of Caledon will have their yard waste picked up on designated Fridays.

Residents are encouraged to visit peelregion.ca/waste and use When Does It Go to check their waste management calendar or download their schedule to a personal electronic device.

Residents in the Canadian Food Inspection Agency Asian Long Horned Beetle quarantined area of Malton cannot move any yard waste, nursery stock, trees, logs, lumber, wood, wood chips and bark chips out of the restricted area. Yard waste in this area will be collected from the curbside on regularly scheduled collection days, but cannot be accepted for drop-off at any of the Region’s Community Recycling Centres.

Yard waste must be at the curb by 7 a.m. on a resident’s collection day. It should be placed in acceptable bins, containers and/or bags.

A bin/container used for yard waste collection must be:

  • clearly labelled “yard waste”,
  • rigid and reusable with handles that are attached or molded to the exterior,
  • smaller than 60 cm (24 in.) wide and 95 cm (38 in.) high, and,
  • less than 20 kg (44 lbs.), when full.

 

A Kraft brown paper bag used for yard waste collection must:

  • support a maximum weigh of 20 kg (44 lbs.) when lifted, without tearing,
  • securely close when full, and,
  • be smaller than 66 cm (26 in.) wide and 90 cm (35 in.) high.

 

Residents can use their old garbage container or blue/grey box to set out yard waste for collection. All repurposed containers must be in good condition and clearly labelled “yard waste” to be collected.

About the Region of Peel

The Region of Peel works with residents and partners to create a healthy, safe and connected community for life for more than 1.4 million people and approximately 163,000 businesses in the cities of Brampton and Mississauga and the Town of Caledon. Peel’s services touch the lives of residents every day. For more information about the Region of Peel, explore peelregion.ca and follow us on Twitter at @regionofpeel.

For more information on the Region of Peel, call 905-791-7800 or visit peelregion.ca.

Community Engagement Meeting Tonight: Adequate Heating By-Law

The Enforcement Division for the City of Mississauga is hosting a Community Workshop this evening at Frank McKechnie Community Centre from 7pm to 8:30pm.

They are looking for ideas from tenants, property managers, owners and contractors on recommendations for the Adequate Heat By-Law. Reviewing the by-law will help ensure that landlords are flexible when regulating heat in their buildings during fluctuating and extreme weather patterns.

Some questions they will be considering are:

• Should cooling provisions be added to the By-law at the expense of the owner?
• Should air conditioning be considered an essential service?
• Should the dates in the adequate heat By-law be flexible?

The second workshop will take place on Wednesday, March 28th from 8-9:930pm at the River Grove Community Centre.

Free Youth Skate at Paul Coffey Arena

Malton’s youth group, Igniting Malton Peers and Communities Together or I.M.P.A.C.T is hosting a Free Skate for kids ages 12-19 years old on Saturday, March 17th from 4pm to 6pm at Paul Coffey Arena. There will be a live DJ and free hot chocolate!

This is one of the last free skates of the season until the fall, so strap on your skates and join in on the fun!

If you do not have skates, you can rent them for a fee of $5.65.

See flyer below:

IMPACT FREE skate flyer

Nominations for Civic Awards Recognition

Nominations are now open for the City of Mississauga’s 2018 Civic Awards of Recognition. Starting today, until April 30, you can nominate outstanding individuals, community groups and businesses whose work makes Mississauga a great place to be.

This year, in addition to community volunteering and achievements in sports and the arts, the City will recognize two new groups of nominees:
•    Businesses, community groups or individuals who have consistently removed barriers for people with disabilities
•    Youth ages 14 to 24 who volunteer for more than 100 hours in community and civic activities.

Know an individual or an organization that qualifies? Visit the City’s website at mississauga.ca/civicrecognition, read the award criteria and fill out the online nomination form. You can also download the form and submit it by email or mail.

The City will consider the first 100 nominees and review nominations on a first come, first served basis. Make sure your nomination counts by sending it in early!

Nominees who qualify will be invited to receive their awards during a formal ceremony at the Mississauga Civic Centre on Tuesday, June 12, 2018.

Mississauga is an inclusive city that welcomes diversity and encourages residents of all ages and backgrounds to take part in civic life. Launched in 1992, the Civic Recognition Program recognizes outstanding achievements, community volunteers and important milestones. Youth volunteers and work that supports accessibility fit with the spirit of Mississauga and are deserving additions to the recognition program. The Civic Recognition Program also includes the Certificate of Recognition, the Civic Award of Merit and Civic Award of Philanthropy.

Free Tax Clinics

Tax preparation clinics, supported by the Region of Peel and Canada Revenue Agency, enable people experiencing low income a free effective means to complete their taxes on time for free. Clinics will be held throughout March and April. Advanced registration is required.

For more information, please visit Peel Tax Preparation Clinics.

MiWay Service Changes Improve Connections and Schedules

MiWay has heard customer feedback and is implementing service changes beginning on Monday, February 26 that will improve service, frequency and GO connections on some routes.

Customers travelling on Route 29 Park Royal-Homelands and Route 38 Creditview will experience improved connections to GO stations. MiWay is also adding additional trips to match customer demand on several routes including Route 42 Derry and 61A Mavis-Sheridan.

If you work at or visit Credit Valley Hospital as a patient, service improvements to Route 34 Credit Valley and 48 Erin Mills now include stops at the hospital.

Service improvements include:

 

Route Service Improvement
34 Credit Valley Route and schedules revised to service bus stops inside the Credit Valley Hospital site.
35 Eglinton-Ninth Line

35A Eglinton-Tenth Line

Route and schedules revised to service bus stops along Eglinton Avenue. The Skymark Hub between Explorer Drive and Commerce Boulevard will no longer be serviced.
36 Colonial-Ridgeway Route and schedules revised. The Dundas/Vega loop and Glen Erin Drive between The Collegeway and Burnhamthorpe Road will no longer be serviced.
48 Erin Mills Route and schedules revised to service bus stops inside the Credit Valley Hospital site.

 

These service improvements are part of the MiWay 5 Service Plan (2016-2020). This is the third year of the five-year plan that will shift buses to a grid network that allows more frequent buses along main corridors and delivers more direct services. The plan also expands Mississauga Transitway service.

For a complete list of service changes please visit miway.ca/miway5.

Visit MiWay’s Trip Planner to plan your route and get real time trip updates on your next bus arrival or call 905-615-INFO (4636).

Iconic Mississauga Sports Complex Gets New Name As of July 1

The City of Mississauga’s iconic sports complex, currently called the Hershey Centre, will soon bear a new name and logo. The multi-purpose sports arena and entertainment venue will undergo a name change just shy of its 20th anniversary. Hershey Canada Inc. decided not to renew the naming rights agreement set to expire on June 30, 2018.

“The City has a great long-standing business relationship with Hershey Canada. We understood that this was a difficult business decision for the company,” said Shari Lichterman, Director, Recreation. “We’d like to thank Hershey Canada for their partnership over the last two decades and wish them well with their future ventures.”

Hershey Canada’s decision not to renew prompted the City to look for a new sponsor late last year. Paramount Fine Foods (Paramount) expressed interest and opted to purchase the naming rights through a new ten-year agreement.

Lichterman added, “We’re excited to be working with Paramount on this agreement. With final approval from Council, we look forward to fostering this partnership and the opportunities it will bring to the city. As we approach the July 1 transition date, we will begin to update signage, websites and other facility assets to help local sports clubs, residents and fans around the city adjust to a new name.”

As part of the signed agreement, Paramount will be given the naming and signage rights to the sports complex, which includes the sports arena and entertainment venue, the community rinks, the Mississauga SportZone and outdoor sports fields. Under the proposed terms:

  • the Hershey Centre will become the Paramount Centre
  • the Hershey Community Rinks will become the Paramount Community Rinks
  • the Mississauga SportsZone will become the Paramount SportZone
  • the Hershey Sports Fields will become the Paramount Sports Fields

“Today marks a significant milestone in the evolution of Paramount Fine Foods. We are extremely proud to partner with the City of Mississauga in the naming of one of Mississauga’s true landmarks, the Paramount Centre,” said Mohamad Fakih, Founder and CEO of Paramount Fine Foods. “Since opening the first Paramount Middle Eastern Restaurant back in 2007, I have always believed it is important to give back to the community and support the wonderful things the City of Mississauga stand for.”

Fakih, who calls Mississauga home says, “I am proud to continue to grow the Paramount Restaurants Brand in a city that believes in cultural diversity, innovation and small business development. This passion and inclusiveness are what makes Mississauga thrive as a community. I am truly honored and thankful for the support the people of Mississauga have given me and my family. We look forward to sharing many memorable moments to come at the new Paramount Centre.”

Through the sponsorship agreement, Paramount will also provide food services to the entire facility, including all concessions and events.

The City will continue to use the Hershey name until June 30, 2018.

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