2015 Vintage in the Village Classic Car Show

On September 20th, things got a little “vintage” in the Village of Streetsville.  I held my first ever “Vintage in the Village Classic Car Show” at Streetsville Village Square.  It was truly an amazing day, with beautiful sunny weather and thousands of people stopped by to check out the spectacular classic cars parked on the …

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Fresh Produce Box Program

If you’re looking for an affordable and convenient way to get fresh fruits and vegetables for your family, check out Eden Food for Change’s new Fresh Produce Box Program.  For residents of Ward 11, there is a box pickup location in downtown Streetsville at 4 Caroline Street.  To participate in the program, simply visitwww.edenffc.org/fresh-produce-box and …

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The Majestic Credit River

The Majestic Credit River flows from the headwaters above the Niagara Escarpment near Orangeville and Caledon East to empty into Lake Ontario at Port Credit.  It drains an area of approximately 1,000 square kilometres and the total length of the river and its tributary streams is over 1,500 kilometres.  It also provides spawning areas for …

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Vintage in the Village Classic Car Show

Although summer is coming to an end, the fun does not need to stop. Keep the summer fun going in September by bringing the whole family to the very first Vintage in the Village Classic Car Show at the Streetsville Village Square, presented by myself, the Mississauga Classic Car Club, and the Streetsville B.I.A.! If you …

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2015 Earth Market Mississauga

Shop, taste, learn and love ‘local’ at Mississauga’s Earth Market event on September 12 at The Backyard Farm and Market at Erin Mills. This is the City’s second Earth Market of the year, this time focusing on local food and urban agriculture in Mississauga. From fresh local produce and delicious baked goods to fun outdoor …

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Beware: Fire Inspection Scam

Investigators from the Peel Police Fraud Bureau would like to make the public aware of a “door –to- door scam” involving persons posing as home fire inspectors from private companies. Reports have been made to police advising that letters have come to residents homes which cite specific fire regulations related to the installation of Carbon Monoxide …

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Downspout Disconnection and Sanitary Backwater Valve Rebate Programs

For a limited time, the Region of Peel will be offering the following rebate programs to Peel residents: Downspout Disconnection Rebate Program The Region of Peel’s Downspout Disconnection Rebate Program began this month.  Properly disconnecting your downspouts allows storm water to flow away from your home’s foundation onto gardens, landscaped areas and lawns on your …

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Mississauga Receives Age-Friendly Community Grant

I am very pleased to report that the City of Mississauga received a $50,000 Age-Friendly Community Planning Grant from the Province of Ontario to develop an action plan towards becoming a World Health Organization (WHO) designated “Age-Friendly Community.” This internationally-recognized designation will acknowledge Mississauga as a municipality that supports older adult participation in social, civic, …

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Speed Limit Review Survey

The Province of Ontario, via the Ontario Ministry of Transportation (MTO), is currently reviewing the speed limit for local roads. The current default limit in Mississauga and Ontario, which is set by the Ontario Highway Traffic Act (HTA), is 50 km/h where there are no signs posted in urban areas.  The provincial default speed limit …

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2016 City Budget Process is Underway

The 2016 budget process in underway and there are many ways that residents may get involved and offer their feedback and suggestions for the 2016 budget priorities.  The 2016 Budget Committee meetings are scheduled as follows:   Fees and Charges Wednesday, September 23 at 10 a.m. Budget Overview Presentation Monday, November 23 at 9 a.m. …

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