City Launches SaugaBusks!

After a successful Busker and Street Performer Pilot Project, the City will be launching a program to support busking in Mississauga, which is called SaugaBusks!  SaugaBusks! will launch on April 18th.  Busking brings energy and excitement to cities and provides an opportunity for emerging and established buskers to showcase their work to the community. As …

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City Receives Platinum Status as Youth Friendly Community

I am very pleased to report that the City has received platinum status as a Youth Friendly Community from Play Works – a group of provincially recognized youth organizations that work together to encourage communities to open doors and reinvest in youth play. The City was awarded the platinum designation after successfully meeting all 16 …

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Curbside Battery Collection in April

It’s time to start gathering your used batteries again and set them out for curbside collection in April.   You can dispose of your single-use A, AA, AAA, C, D, 9 volt or button cell batteries: Into a battery recycling barrel at participating libraries, community centres, municipal facilities and retailers throughout Mississauga,Brampton and Caledon. At a local retailer …

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Earth Days 2017

April 22nd is Earth Day, and to celebrate Earth Day the City is also hosting a series of Earth Days events.  Here are some events you may be interested in: 20-Minute Makeover Saturday, April 15, 2017 – Sunday, April 23, 2017 Join thousands of participants across Ontario who will volunteer for 20 minutes to pick …

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Earth Day / Canada 150 Tree Planting

As you may know, April 22nd is Earth Day, and to celebrate Earth Day and Canada’s 150th anniversary of Confederation, the City will be planting 150 trees in each Ward across Mississauga on the morning of April 22nd. The details for the Ward 11 tree planting are as follows: Ward 11 Earth Day / Canada …

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Poop and Scoop

I have received several calls from Ward 11 residents inquiring about who is responsible for picking up after dogs.  As a reminder, dog owners and walkers are responsible for cleaning up after their dogs. Please carry a scoop and bag when you are with your dog off your property. Dog owners who fail to “Stoop …

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Nominate Someone for a Mississauga Civic Award of Recognition

If you know an individual or organization that makes a great contribution to their respective community, why not consider nominating them for a City of Mississauga 2017 Civic Award of Recognition?  Nominations are now open for the City of Mississauga 2017 Civic Awards of Recognition, and local residents and organizations who contribute to the community …

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City Awarded $2.5 Million in Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Funding

I am very pleased to announce that the City will receive over $2.5 million in Government of Canada funding for 28 infrastructure rehabilitation projects in Mississauga through Intake 2 of the Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program (CIP 150). The CIP 150 approved City projects under intake 2 include the rehabilitation of five trails, 17 playgrounds, …

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New Animal Care and Control By-law Amendments

For those of you who are pet owners, please be advised that changes were recently made to pet licensing that allow residents to buy a new two-year pet licence at a reduced rate, as well as lower the cost of a pet licence for low-income residents.  In addition to revising the pet licensing fee structure, …

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Free Tax Preparation Assistance from the Region of Peel

Tax season has arrived, and if you need assistance preparing your tax return, the Region of Peel is offering free tax preparation assistance for low-income families and individuals at its Regional offices in Mississauga and Brampton.  The clinics will be offered every Saturday through March and April, with the exception of the Easter weekend.  Last …

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