Upcoming Meetings and Events:

The Streetsville Horticultural Society is holding it’s fall Open House and Bulb Sale on Tuesday, October 9th, 2018 at Streetsville United Church, 274 Queen St S.  The doors open  at 7:00 p.m.

Find out what the society is all about.  Their Bulb sale features interesting and unusual spring flowering bulbs at great prices
Guest speaker, bulb expert Dugald Cameron, will talk about Planting a Spectacular Spring Garden.  Refreshments are provided by Streetsville Horticultural Society,  Visit their website at www.streetsvillehort.ca.

October is Latin American Heritage Month

Latin American Heritage Month celebrations are taking place on Thursday October 11, 2018 at the Living Arts Centre 4:00 pm. to 8:00 p.m.  Click here for more details.  .

Boxes and Banners Commemorates MFES 50th Anniversary

 You may have noticed the painted / wrapped utility boxes around the city lately. Boxes and Banners is a fun project the Mississauga Arts Council is spearheading and gets local artists to create art on the utility boxes with themes relating to the neighborhoods that they’re in.
I am pleased to have initiated and sponsored a special utility box wrap at Fire Station 111 on Derry Rd at Glen Erin Dr.  I have asked MAC to arrange for a design that will commemorate our Mississauga Fire and Emergency Services and celebrate its 50th anniversary and will display images of MFES over the years.

I am happy to announce that the unveiling of the wrapped Utility Box at Fire Station 111 located at 2740 Derry Rd W, will take place on Saturday October 13, 2018 at 11:00 a.m.   Join us for some cookies and hot chocolate as well as some local entertainment as we unveil the artwork.

A Taste of Eden – Fundraising Dinner for Eden Food for Change

It’s hat time of the year again!!  Eden Food for Change is holding their 9th annual A Taste of Eden on Friday, October 19th, 2018 at 6 p.m. at the Portuguese Cultural Centre located at 53 Queen Street N (in Streetsville).  Do you remember the great time you had last year??? I’m sure you don’t want to miss out on this year’s fun which includes a gourmet buffet dinner, Fun gaming tables, Music and Dancing as well as Live and Silent Auctions.  Click here to purchase your tickets or call 905-785-3651 ext. 223.

Late Johnny Bower Dedication

I am pleased to announce that Council approved my request to dedicate Rink 1 at Meadowvale Four Rinks located at 2160 Torquay Mews to the late Johnny Bower.
Johnny was a local resident as well as being a hockey legend.  He was especially a caring man who was always willing to support young people.  He always had a kind word for all and would respond tirelessly to request for autographs.  Sadly Johnny passed away in December 2017 before I could honour him with this dedication but his family will be there to accept on his behalf as we keep his memory alive in the community.  I am also pleased to have the support of the Meadowvale Minor Hockey Association and will be working with them as we plan the event.
Please mark Sunday October 28, 2018 from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm in your calendar for the official unveiling and renaming of Rink 1 at Meadowvale Four Rinks located at 2160 Torquay Mews.  I will be giving out commemorative hockey pucks. This special event will also include :
  • A Ceremony with Johnny Bower’s family
  • Coaches Charity Game featuring Meadowvale Minor Hockey Association coaches and Peel Regional Police
  • Meadowvale Hockey on-ice goalie tribute 
  • Free refreshments: cupcakes, pizza, coffee and hot-chocolate 
  • Free fun skate
  • Food drive for Eden Food For Change

Meadowvale Character Area Study Public Meeting November 3, 2018

As the City is receiving several applications for infill development and increased densities mainly in the Meadowvale area, I have asked our Planning staff to undertake a visioning process that will give residents input into how we will move ahead in processing these applications.  We have already had one application approved by the OMB and I want to ensure that we have the right policies in place to handle future ones.   The City is undertaking a study to assess the character of the townhouse and apartment areas in the Meadowvale Neighbourhood.

Planning staff are holding a series of community meetings this fall and I encourage you to attend and get involved in the process and  I would very much like your input and invite you to participate in the following community meetings..  The Meadowvale Character Area study will mainly focus on the area bounded by Britannia, Winston Churchill, Erin Mills Parkway and the CP railway but the policies can apply to the areas south of Britannia also.  Come and have your say as we shape Meadowvale.  We had a well attended community meeting on September 13, 2018 and received excellent feedback from over 120 residents.

Please join me on Saturday November 3, 2018 from 9:30 am to noon for a Bus/Walking Tour and Lunch at Edenwood Middle School – 6770 Edenwood Dr followed by a design working session to 4:00 pm.  Click here for more information about this project.and to register for the November 3rd session.  Registrations starts on October 5, 2018.

 parkrun every Saturday 

parkrun is a FREE weekly fun and sociable 5 km run.  You can walk, run, wheelchair around Lake Aquitaine with a group of residents who want company for a morning activity.  It is not a race and you go at your own speed and comfort level.
You can participate any Saturday morning at 9:00 am, just register at  parkrun.ca to have your times recorded online or you can just go out and do any length of a walk or run.

Supporting a New Track at John Fraser Secondary School

I am pleased to announce that I am contributing special Ward 9 infrastructure funds toward a new track to be built at John Fraser Secondary School by the Peel District School Board.
This track will be used by the students from many schools during school hours and will be available for the community to use after hours.  Encouraging healthy communities is a priority and a good use for the funds.  
 Please watch for news of the official unveiling.

To list your event on the Ward 9 web site send the information in text and pdf formats and/or link to website to pat.saito@mississauga.