Protect Against Lyme Disease

Ticks are more prevalent than ever this year and it is important to protect your family and pets against Lyme disease which is spread by the black legged deer tick. Please be cautious in wooded and grassy areas and check yourselves and your pets for ticks.  Vets in Mississauga and residents have already reported increased numbers of ticks on pets this spring.  Please report all ticks to Peel Health as they will note locations and will drag the area and test for type.  Click here for Peel Health and here for information from Animal Services. To find out how to prevent ticks click here.


Watermain Replacement and Road Resurfacing of Britannia Rd West from Winston Churchill Boulevard to Erin Mills Parkway   

The Region of Peel is replacing watermains and resurfacing Britannia Road West from Winston Churchill Boulevard to Erin Mills Parkway.  The work started at the end of March 2017 and is anticipated to be completed by November 2017. This work will also include removing and replacing curbs, adding sidewalks and a multi-use trail, and installing a low impact development (environmentally friendly) storm sewer system. Click here for more information.


West Trunk Well drilling immediately north of the Erin Mills Parkway and Britannia Road intersection

Project Update as at June 16, 2017 - In conjunction with the on-going West Trunk Sewer project, the contractor is continuing to tunnel through the buried valley discovered north of the Erin Mills Parkway and Britannia Rd intersection. The complex and challenging ground conditions including a large volume of groundwater is impacting the tunneling operation. In order to undertake some required maintenance to the TBM additional wells must be drilled in front of the machine to control the inflow of water. The contractor will be drilling two additional wells and a monitoring well on Erin Mills Parkway which will result in the temporary closure of the northbound and southbound lanes as following:

Lane closures beginning on June 19, 2017 for 1 week for the west trunk sanitary sewer project. They are as follows:


Click here to read my May 25th e-newsletter.  If you would like to receive my Ward 9 e-newsletter please click here.  You will be added to the distribution list and will receive my monthly e-newsletter.  To read previous issues of my e-newsletter please click on "News & Media" above and then "Newsletters 


Tree Stump Removal:  City contractors will begin removing stumps at Duncairn Downs Park starting the week of June 19, 2017. All stumps are currently painted bright orange and are highly visible.  After stump removal; crews will repair the ground and topsoil and reseed. Stump removal operations are weather dependant.  All City-owned park trees removed due to Emerald Ash Borer will be replanted and will be installed over several years due to the volume of trees removed from parks, limiting weather conditions, short planting season and the high demand and subsequent shortage of caliper trees.


The playground redevelopment at Bell Harbour Park began Friday, May 19.   Playground construction has been delayed due to a scheduling delay with the play equipment installer and additional time needed to establish new sod. The playground will be re-opened no later than June 21.  As an alternative, there is a nearby playground in Castlebridge Common.  If you have any questions, please contact Bill Montague, Project Manager in Community Services at (905) 615-3200 ext. 3676 or william.montague@mississauga.ca


As Chair of the Tourism Advisory Board I am pleased to present the Official Mississauga 2017 Visitor Guide.  Click here to view the online version.  Please also visit the city's tourism website here.


Click here to see the Region of Peel Data Centre 2016 Census Bulletin on Population and Dwelling Counts.  This bulletin, developed by staff at the Peel Data Centre, provides an overview of the latest statistics released on Population and Dwellings counts.  Further bulletins will be made available during this year as Census data is released by Statistics Canada.


The Region is replacing watermains on certain streets in Ward 9 within the next yearIf your street is on the list, you may wish to delay any major landscaping or driveway works you may have planned until after the work has been completed.  Please click here for the list of streets and the notice mailed to residents who live on these streets.


Road Resurfacing notice

The following streets will be resurfaced under the 2017 Road Resurfacing Contract. 

Alfresco Terrace, Arles Mews, Cherbourg Gardens, Miller’s Grove, Ridgeland Cres, Spring Creek Cres, Sundown Cir, Tamar Mews, Trodheim Cres, Vantage Cir. For more info, click here.  This work is anticipated to be completed prior to November 30, 2017.


Development News

January 21, 2017 - On January 20, the Ontario Municipal Board (OMB) made its final decision on the application at 2700 Aquitaine Ave.  The board has approved development of  3 apartment buildings of 12, 9 and 7 storeys comprised of 393 new units.  With removal of 112 of the garden home units, the final number will be 616 units.   In all of the proposals and the final approved plan, the towers are joined by 4 or 5 storey podium buildings.   I am not happy with the decision nor with the development as it will set a precedent for further applications to ignore our Intensification Policies and our Official Plan.  The OMB decision shows again that the province of Ontario has taken the planning of our cities out of the hands of the elected officials and put it into the hands of an appointed body that has no connection to the community.  Click here to see the final site plan.

I already have meetings scheduled with other landowners who are bringing us proposals that far exceed what is in the City policies.  I will be opposing them also and will hold public information sessions in the coming months.   There are several other development applications in the works in our ward.  Please click on the tab "City Info" above and then "Development" for details and to view the various site plans.


Click here to see an overview of the latest census statistics released on Age, Sex, and Dwelling Type.  This 2016 Census bulletin is developed by staff at the Peel Data Centre. Further bulletins will be made available during this year as Census data is released by Statistics Canada.


Mommy Connections Mississauga is a community based “Mommy” group which meets within the City of Mississauga. The aim of this group is to connect with families in our community and share in everything the city offers.  Click here for more information about this group.


Upcoming Ward 9 Meetings and Events:

Canada Day 150 Celebrations

This year, Celebration Square’s FREE Canada Day festivities, inspired by Canada's 150th Anniversary, focuses on celebrating what connects us as Canadians. From food and music to art and heritage, residents and visitors are invited to be a part of the experience that brings us all together on Saturday July 1, 2017 from 2:00 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.  Click here for details.

As well, for residents in the north west part of Mississauga there is the Canada Day Together Festival being held at Churchill Meadows Community Common on Saturday July, 2017 from 2:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.  Click here for more details on this Canada150 celebration.


Summer is back and Celebration Square is giving you 150+ reasons to celebrate! There are FREE events every weekend, all summer long.   For event listings click here.


The Backyard Farm & Market at Erin Mills - This wonderful farmers market which sells locally grown organic food is back.  It is located at the north east corner of Erin Mills Pkwy and Eglinton Ave W.  it opened on June 3rd and runs every Saturday from 9 am to 1 pm until September 30, 2017.  Click here for more information.


The City of Mississauga has kicked off Does Cycling Move You - a project that will update the Cycling Master Plan. As part of that process, the Active Transportation team will hosting a drop-in open house to seek public input on the future of cycling in our City. 

Open House:  Wednesday September 27, 2017 from 3:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Living Arts Centre, BMO Room


Play In The Park - This is a FREE drop in program for kids ages 6-12 this summer.  The program runs week days starting July 3 to September 1 at Union Park in Ward 9.  For Information, click here.


Toronto Pearson Public Workshop Tuesday, July 4, 2017 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Living Arts Centre, 4141 Living Arts Dr.  This workshop is being held in communities that were chosen based on the impacts of airport operations.  To learn more click here.


The Mississauga Camera Club invites you to attend an Opening Reception of its Exhibition PROUD TO BE CANADIAN:  OUR STORIES on Thursday, July 6, 2017 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the Living Arts Centre Gallery 2nd floor.  Please RSVP to kay@kaywollam.com.


The annual Riders Against Hunger in support of Eden Food for Change takes place on Saturday August 19, 2017 at 8:00 am. The venue has changed this year to be held at the Garry W. Morden Centre. For event details, click here.


Click here for the Meadowvale Theatre 2017 / 2018 Theatre line-up.


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.ca