Meadowvale Village Tree Planting!

Join Councilor Carlson, City Forestry Staff, and the students of David Leeder Middle School for a morning of tree planting in Meadowvale Village!  Event details are as follows: Meadowvale Village Tree Planting Friday, June 19, 2015 10am-1pm Vacant Field (see map) (Southwest Corner of Mavis Road & Derry Road West) *Note: We will meet at …

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Concert in the Square

Spring is in the air and what better way to enjoy the outdoors than to visit the Streetsville Village Square and catch a spectacular concert by the Mississauga Pops Concert Band!   Be sure to stop by the Streetsville Village Square and check out the Mississauga Pops Concert Band “Concert in the Square,” which is …

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2015 Ward 11 Community Ride

Spring is here and what better way to enjoy the gorgeous weather than with a nice bike ride through some of our community’s great cycling trails! So, grab your bikes and get yourself in gear for the 2015 Ward 11 Community Ride! This is a great way for you and your family to check out …

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EAB Awareness Week

To raise awareness about Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) in Mississauga, Mississauga Forestry staff will host information booths, a tree planting and a Twitter Chat during the week of June 1 to 5.  Forestry Staff will update residents on what the City is doing to manage EAB and what residents can do to manage the impact …

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2015 Bread & Honey Festival

Spring is here, and I know you and your family are excited for the one and only Bread & Honey Festival!  The 2015 Bread & Honey Festival will be held during the weekend of June 5th to June 7th.  The 43rd annual festival promises to be the very best yet, with a spectacular lineup of …

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Village Square Official Opening Celebration

The Official Opening Ceremony will be held on Saturday, June 6th, at the Village Square, from 12pm-12:30pm, following the Bread & Honey parade and will include the Streetsville Cadet Band, the Streetsville Legion Colour Guard, and Justus singing O Canada.  After the opening ceremony, don’t forget to catch the great live bands performing at the …

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Mississauga among Safest Cities in Canada

Mississauga has been named one of the safest cities in Canada for the 15th consecutive year, based on research conducted by Safe City Mississauga.  “Mississauga’s communities and neighbourhoods are among the safest in the country, which makes our city a great place in which to live, raise a family, or start a business.  I routinely …

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City Bus Pass Offers Teens Free MiWay Rides This Summer

I am very pleased to report that Miway’s Freedom Pass pilot program, which was implemented in 2014, was a huge success and will now be adopted on a full-time basis going forward. As such, beginning July 1, 2015, Mississauga teens ages 12 to 14 can ride MiWay for free using the City’s new Freedom Pass. …

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Outdoor Water Saving Tips

Spring is here, and I’m sure you and your family will be doing your fair share of gardening.  As we know, water is a natural resource that we should work very hard to conserve, so I would like to share some helpful outdoor water saving tips from the Region of Peel with you, to help …

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Promoting Neighbourhood Safety through Gardening

Constable Thomas McKay, a specialist in Crime Prevention through Environmental Design (CPTED) with the Peel Regional Police, recently wrote an excellent article on using gardening to deter criminal activity and promote safety in your community.  With the spring season in full bloom, I’m sure you must be getting your spring gardens in shape, so I …

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