Winter Family Fun Day 2016

Councillor Ron Starr will be hosting his Fourth Annual Winter Family Fun Day at Riverwood Park during the upcoming Family Day weekend. This event, held in association with The Riverwood Conservancy, Visual Arts Mississauga, EcoSource, will boast a wide variety of activities for you and your family to enjoy free of charge! 2016 WFFD event …

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Mississauga Transitway

  The Mississauga Transitway is making travel faster and easier through the city. Service started at the first four stations of the Mississauga Transitway in November 2014. Finishing touches will continue on these stations in the coming months. The remaining transitway stations are scheduled to open between 2016 and 2017. When fully complete, the 18 …

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Stormwater Charge

The City’s stormwater drainage system protects water quality and lowers the risk of flooding that can damage property and the environment. Stormwater operation costs represent $6.7 million or 1.6 per cent of the City’s portion of the property tax bill. Starting in 2016, stormwater expenses will be funded by the revenue from the Stormwater Charge. …

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Are you prepared for emergencies?

Winter storms in Ontario can be dangerous. Stay safe with an Emergency Kit in your home and car. When you travel give yourself extra time and carry emergency supplies in your vehicle. Take a few minutes to add the following items to your vehicle in case you run into trouble: water or juice, snacks, blankets, …

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TRC’s Enabling Garden Wins

After a two-month long social media campaign, The Riverwood Conservancy’s Enabling Garden won first place in the National Garden Bureau’s Growing For Futures grant. The US $5,000 grant will be used to fund a sensory trail at Riverwood for people with vision loss. This trail will provide a model for adapting accessible trails for use …

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Winter Sun Safety

You don’t have to go south to get sunburned during the winter – UV rays are present even in winter. Winter Sun Facts Snow reflects up to 80% of UV rays, which bounce off the ground. This means that you can be burned in unusual areas such as under the chin. The Atmosphere filters 4% …

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Downspout Disconnection

Maintaining your home is an important part of home ownership. Maintenance retains property value and increases the safety and comfort of your home. One easy way to maintain and protect your home is to disconnect any downspouts connected to the sewer systems. The benefits of disconnecting the downspouts are: protecting you and your neighbourhood by …

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Cart-Based Collection

Beginning January 4, 2016, those of you who currently receive curbside waste collection services will be moving to bi-weekly, cart-based collection which means: Garbage and recycling will be picked up every other week (one week garbage, the next week recycling) but organics will continue to be picked up weekly; You will be required to use …

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Fire Prevention

Be sure to test and change batteries in home smoke alarms. Ensure working alarms are in all bedrooms, outside each separate sleeping area and on every level including the basement. If not, it’s time to make fire safety a priority. Mississauga Fire and Emergency Services’ (MFES) Fire Prevention and Life Safety Division wants to remind …

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Fire Hydrants

Did you know that the Region of Peel maintains more than 26,000 fire hydrants in the cities of Brampton and Mississauga and the Town of Caledon? Fire hydrants keep our community safe by allowing Fire and Emergency Services personnel quick access to water in case of fire. That’s why you should never park in front …

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Culham Trail Grant Announced

On the Culham Trail near Credit Valley Conservation’s administration office in Mississauga, delegates announced a $100,000 grant from the Friends of the Greenbelt Foundation to support development of a master plan to develop a continuous 110-kilometre trail along the Credit River. With the Foundation’s grant, CVC, partnering with the Credit Valley Heritage Society, will bring …

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Urban Coyotes Information Session

Learn how your family and pets can safely coexist with coyotes Coyotes are part of our suburban ecosystem. During an information session, Mississauga Animal Services will share information about coyotes in Mississauga. Learn to safely coexist with urban coyotes, how to keep your family and pets safe and what you can do to protect your …

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Transportation Summit

Moving around our city by car, bus, bicycle or on foot continues to evolve as Mississauga and communities surrounding continue to grow.  All residents are welcome to register and attend the City of Mississauga’s first Transportation Summit – Mississauga Moves 2015.  Registered participants will join local and international experts as well as exhibitors for interactive …

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2016 City Budget

Get involved in the 2016 budget. Budget Committee begins deliberations on the 2016 budget on November 23. Tell us what your priorities are with our updated budget tool.  We’ve added new features and more service areas for 2016.  You can increase or decrease the budget in 10 different service areas, and your feedback will be …

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CWS Volunteer Posting

Creditview Wetland Stewardship Group Member Volunteer Opportunity Position Title:  Creditview Wetland Stewardship Group Member Organization:   Credit Valley Conservation and City of Mississauga Location:          Creditview Wetland and surrounding area (1360 WiIllowvale Gardens) Become a member: Do you enjoy being outside? Are you an environmentalist or naturalist at heart? Credit Valley Conservation and …

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$1 Miway Fair for Seniors

Beginning June 29, MiWay, the City of Mississauga’s transit service, will offer one dollar cash fares to seniors as a six-month pilot program approved by City Council. The one dollar cash fare for seniors will begin Monday, June 29 during off-peak hours: Weekdays from 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Weekdays after 7 p.m. Anytime on …

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Pingstreet

New City of Mississauga Mobile App by Pingstreet In an effort to improve our ability to serve mobile audiences, Communications has launched a new City of Mississauga mobile app powered by Pingstreet. Developed in partnership with IT, the free mobile app provides citizens and visitors with relevant City information in one convenient place. Pingstreet is …

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Mississauga’s Infrastructure

What is Mississauga’s Infrastructure? Infrastructure describes the equipment and structures the city owns, that we all use and benefit from. It helps us at work, at home and at play. Roads, bridges, stormwater drains and sewers, sidewalks, streetlights, traffic signals, community centres, libraries, fire stations, pools, arenas, parks, trails, playground equipment, buses and bus shelters. …

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Nuisance Sign Removal Program

Nuisance Sign Removal Program; Residents can help keep our streets neat and tidy May 19, 2015 The Nuisance Sign Removal Program is a way residents can participate and help the City of Mississauga keep boulevards free of illegal signs. “The City takes pride in maintaining and ensuring our boulevards are clean and free of illegal …

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Recycle Your Batteries

Take Charge and Recycle Your Batteries Got used or unwanted batteries? Help the environment and recycle your batteries at any Mississauga Library or Community Centre. Where are the battery recycling bins? The battery recycling bins are located near the customer service area in each Mississauga Library and Community Centre. What type of batteries can I recycle? Single-use (non-rechargeable) batteries: A, …

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Stormwater Charge

  Stormwater Charge If you own a property in Mississauga, a new stormwater charge will appear on your Region of Peel water bill beginning in 2016. To learn more about stormwater, how the City manages this service and the new charge, please watch the video. What is Stormwater? Stormwater is the rain and melted snow …

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MiWay Freedom Pass

MiWay Freedom Pass Youth ages 12-14 can get unlimited free rides within Mississauga on MiWay and unlimited free public swimming at city of Mississauga heated indoor and outdoor pools. Freedom Pass can be used from July 1 to August 31 Available starting May 1 Click here for more information

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Zinio

Zinio Magazine Collection The library now offers unlimited access to complete digital magazines, easily viewed on most Internet-enabled devices. Create a Zinio account to save your magazine selections. Available from home, and in all Mississauga Libraries Read this document prior to your first visit to Zinio: How to Setup a Zinio Account

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Government Levels

The Four Levels of Government in Mississauga – Who Does What? In the City of Mississauga there are four levels of government with various responsibilities: Municipal, Regional, Provincial and Federal. Local Government Responsibilities The City of Mississauga is responsible things that are closely related to the city such as transit, fire services, snow removal, and …

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Reading Buddy

Become a Reading Buddy and Gain Volunteer Hours!                   Do you want to be a part of a fun reading program for children in Grades 1-3? As a volunteer high school student, you will be able to share your time and enthusiasm with a young child one …

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