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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Peel Regional Police Records Search Unit at Square One

To better serve the residents of the City of Mississauga, the Peel Regional Police Records Search Unit will be expanding its services into the Square One Community Station.  These services were previously provided solely at Peel Regional Police headquarters located in Brampton. Members of the public, who are seeking records checks for employment or volunteer …

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Mississauga’s 12th Annual Accessibility Plan

I am very pleased to report that, as a result of the City of Mississauga’s 12th Annual Accessibility Plan, 2014 was a very successful year in ensuring that Mississauga is a city that is accessible to everyone. Park playground upgrades, transportation improvements and facility renovations are some of the many ways Mississauga is creating a …

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Have Your Say in MiWay’s Future 

The City of Mississauga is currently developing a new public transit service plan called MiWay Five.  The new plan will will define MiWay’s service standards for the next five years and set the stage for future transit expansion.  MiWay Five is based on 5 key principles as follows: 1.    Responding to you MiWay Five will …

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