Be an Ontario Summer Games Volunteer

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Summer just got more exciting!  Mississauga is the official host city for the 2016 Ontario Summer Games, taking place August 11 to 14. Athletes, ages 13 to 17, from all regions of Ontario will compete against fellow provincial athletes.  With less than six months to go, the City is assembling its volunteer team and is …

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City’s Property Standards By-law to Regulate Storage of Region of Peel Waste and Recycling Collection Carts

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The City’s Property Standards By-law was recently amended to help address concerns around the storage of the new Region of Peel Waste and Recycling Collection Carts.  The by-law amendments restrict cart storage to the rear or side yard, garage or carport when there is space.  The amendments regulating the storage of Region of Peel waste …

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2016 Bread & Honey Festival

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Spring is here, and I know you and your family are really looking forward to the best festival in town: The Bread & Honey Festival! The 2016 Bread & Honey Festival will be held during the weekend of June 3rd to June 5th.  The 44th annual festival will be great fun for the whole family, with …

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Municipal Property Assessment Notices to Be Mailed Starting May 16

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The Municipal Property Assessment Corporation (MPAC), which assess and classifies all properties in Ontario, advised that Property Assessment Notices will be mailed out earlier than in previous years. Assessments will be mailed to Mississauga residential property owners starting on May 16. As you may know, every four years MPAC conducts a province-wide Assessment Update and …

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5th Annual Village Litter Blitz!

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Are you looking for a great way to do your part for the environment and keep your community clean and green?  If so, then bring your friends and family down to the 5th Annual Village Litter Blitz!  Join myself, MP Gagan Sikand, MPP Bob Delaney, and Streetsville service groups (B.I.A., Cadets, Rotary, Lions Club, Scouts, …

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City Awarded $2.1 Million in Federal Funding Through the Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program

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I am very pleased to report that Mississauga was awarded $2.1 Million in federal funding through the Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program (CIP 150).  The CIP 150 celebrates Canada’s 150th anniversary, and the objective of the program is to strengthen public infrastructure and provide economic benefits in communities across Canada.  This funding will provide Mississauga …

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Mississauga Moves Ahead on Affordable Housing Program

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I am pleased to inform you that City Council recently approved a work plan to develop an affordable housing program for Mississauga.  The new Affordable Housing Program aims to increase access to affordable housing across the City and create a supportive environment for the development of affordable housing.  Some highlights of the new Affordable Housing …

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Garbage and Recycling Cart Exchange

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As you may know, the bi-weekly waste collection program began on January 4, 2016 and has been ongoing for eight weeks.  I am very pleased to report that there has already been a 50% increase in participation in Peel’s Organics Program, which has resulted in increased waste diversion from landfills. As previously indicated, if you …

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Parking Time Extended for 10 Statutory Holidays

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Please be advised that the City of Mississauga recently amended itsTraffic By-law to allow parking beyond the three-hour limit for 10 statutory holidays.  As such, cars can be parked between 8 a.m. to midnight on the following statutory holidays in Ontario: New Year’s Day Family Day Good Friday Victoria Day Canada Day Civic Holiday Labour …

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Civic Awards of Recognition

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Do you know any individuals or groups who have done excellent work in Mississauga or achieved something that should be recognized by the City?  If so, then consider nominating these individuals and/or groups for a 2016 Civic Award of Recognition.  A Civic Award of Recognition is presented to residents who have volunteered in the community …

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