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2014 Bread & Honey Festival
Streetsville Village Square Project
Meadowvale Village Heritage Plan
Rotary Park Redevelopment
2014 City & Regional Budgets
Meadowvale Village Tree Planting
David Leeder MS Wins Waste Free Lunch Challenge
I am very proud to report that David Leeder Middle School, in Ward 11, was
selected as a winner of the Recycling Council of Ontarios Waste Free Lunch
Challenge. The Waste-Free Lunch Challenge helps schools decrease the amount
of garbage they generate, and educates students, teachers, and parents about
smart consumption and waste reduction. Twenty-seven grade 8 students in
teacher Dawn Quinlans class managed to eliminate all of the garbage they gener-
ated at lunch for 1 full week!
The students ensured that everything they brought with them for lunch could be
composted, recycled, or reused. With the win, the school received $500 and the
students, teacher, and administrators are considering how it could be invested to
make the school even greener. I was very pleased to visit David Leeder MS on
March 6
to present certificates of achievement to Dawn Quinlan and her stu-
dents for their dedicated stewardship of our environment. I would like to congratu-
late Dawn and her students for keeping waste out of our landfill sites. For more
info about the Waste Free Lunch Challenge, visit

Teacher Dawn Quinlan, left, and her grade 8 students at David Leeder Middle School
Savings Keep Coming from LED Street Lights
One year has passed since
Mississaugas street lights were con-
verted from high pressure sodium
(HPS) to light emitting diode (LED)
technology, and I am very happy to
report that the savings are adding up.
As Chair of the Citys Environmental
Advisory Committee, I recommended
that the City make the switch to Light
Emitting Diode (LED) street lighting.
LED street lights are among the most
energy efficient technologies available.
They have a long lamp life of 50,000 to
100,000 hours (12-24 years of opera-
tion). LED street lights will also greatly
reduce our carbon footprint as they are
a white light source and are dark-
sky friendly, reducing light pollution of
the night sky. LEDs greatly improve
visibility on our streets as well.
There are 49,600 street lights across Mississauga and thus far, work crews
have converted 21,000 to LED technology. The new street lights have signifi-
cantly reduced the Citys energy consumption and energy costs. In 2013,
there was already a significant energy reduction of 404,585 kilowatt hours
when compared to 2012. This amount is more than the energy used to oper-
ate the four ice rinks at the Citys Iceland facility for one month. After all of
the LED street lights are converted at the end of this year, the City will reduce
its carbon footprint by saving 55% in energy costs and reducing maintenance
costs. In fact, the City is expecting a savings of $50 million by the year 2020!
For more information about LED street lights in Mississauga, please visit
New Sanitary Sewer in Meadowvale Village
The Region of Peel will be decommissioning the Old Meadowvale sanitary
pumping station in Meadowvale Village. In its place, the Region will be con-
structing a new sanitary sewer on Old Derry Road, from Old Mill Lane to Old
Creditview Road. The new sanitary sewer will connect to the existing West
Trunk Sewer. Decommissioning this pumping station will eliminate costs
associated with the ongoing operation and maintenance of a pumping station.
This sanitary sewer project will be tendered in fall 2014, and it is expected
that the pumping station will be fully decommissioned by summer 2015. For
more information about this sanitary sewer project, please contact Jimmy
Chong, Project Manager, Region of Peel, at or
905-791-7800 ext. 7886.

A new LED street light in Ward 11
The Old Meadowvale sanitary pumping station will be decommissioned in 2015
The Streetsville B.I.A. is
We are very fortunate to have a first-
class business community in
Streetsville, and this can be attribut-
ed to the great work of the
Streetsville Business Improvement
Association (B.I.A.), under the lead-
ership of Todd Ladner, B.I.A. Chair;
Angela Trewartha, General Manager;
and the dynamic group of B.I.A.
Directors, with whom I am fortunate
to serve. I am very pleased to report
that the boundaries of the Streetsville
B.I.A. have been expanded to
include more businesses in both
ends of the Village. The expanded
Streetsville B.I.A. includes business-
es along Queen Street South extend-
ing up to Britannia Road West in the
north and to Reid Drive (the railway
tracks) in the south. The Streetsville
B.I.A. was founded in 1979 and
expanded in 1993. For more infor-
mation about the Streetsville B.I.A.
and its services, please call 905-858-
5974 or visit the B.I.A. website at
Construction Begins on
West Segment of the
Mississauga Transitway
Construction has begun on the west
segment of the Mississauga
Transitway. Set to open in 2016, the
Mississauga Transitway west seg-
ment will feature a two-lane, 1.5- kilo-
metre bus-only road on the north
side of Highway 403. It will also have
two new state-of-the-art stations at
Winston Churchill Boulevard and Erin
Mills Parkway. MiWay and GO
Transit will service the transitway.
The 18-kilometre transitway will have
12 stations, beginning at Winston
Churchill Boulevard in the west and
ending at Renforth Drive in the east.
From the west, passengers will travel
on a dedicated transitway from
Winston Churchill Boulevard to Erin
Mills Parkway. Buses will
then travel on existing bus-
only lanes on Highway 403
from Erin Mills Parkway to
Mississaugas downtown
core via Centre View Drive
and Rathburn Road. The
transitway then continues
along a dedicated corridor
that runs parallel to
Highway 403 and north of
Eastgate Parkway and
Eglinton Avenue to Renforth
Station. From there, buses
will continue travelling to
Pearson International Airport
and the Toronto Transit
Commissions (TTC) Islington sub-
way station. The new transitway will
help alleviate traffic congestion in the
GTA by offering an efficient way for
commuters to travel to and from the
GTA. For more information about the
Mississauga Transitway, please visit
Village Square Redevelopment Begins
As you are aware, plans are underway to revitalize and
transform the Streetsville Village Square into a vibrant
and exciting public space for everyone to enjoy. Phase
One of the Village Square reconstruction was recently
completed by Enersource, which consisted of installing
underground wiring and removing redundant poles and
overhead wires. Phase Two of the reconstruction is
currently underway and construction has begun. Work
undertaken in Phase Two will include the following
upgrades and amenities:
Upgrading services: electrical connections and
potable water
Upgrading street and pedestrian level lighting
Incorporating a sound system for site programming
Resurfacing and re-grading the street
Relocating and refurbishing the cenotaph
Installing street furnishings and a designated stage
For construction work to be undertaken, a road closure will be in effect on
Main Street from April 7 until June 27, 2014. The impacts of the road closure
will be as follows:
Businesses and residents currently living
on Main St. will be unable to park in their drive-
ways during the road closure period
Business owners, their staff and residents
are encouraged to park at the free public parking
lot on Church Street south of the square. The
parking lot permits 15hrs free parking
A pedestrian corridor will be established
on both sides of Main St. to allow access to
businesses and residents for the duration of the
Please feel free to contact my office if you have
any questions about this project. For the latest
updates, please visit
Rendering of the Streetsville Village Square redevelopment
New Lets Play in the
Park Program
A new pilot recreation program called
Lets Play in the Park will be
launched this summer. The Lets
Play in the Park program will give
children between the ages of 6 and
12 the chance to play in the park with
trained leaders each weekday for a
nine-week period. Children will be
able to participate in a variety of
organized games, sports, arts,
drama, crafts, and nature skills activi-
ties. This program will be offered in
12 parks across Mississauga, where
children can easily walk or cycle and
that have suffi-
cient green space
for recreation
activities. In
Ward 11, this pro-
gram will be
offered at Neebin
Park, from July
2nd to August
29th, from 1pm to
4pm, each week-
day. Neebin Park
is located at 635
Kaiser Dr.,
This is a great
program that is
free of charge and
will get your children moving, so
dont forget to bring them over to
Neebin Park for some fun this sum-
mer! For more information about this
great recreation program, please visit
Mississauga Recognized as Greenest Employer
The City Mississauga has been selected as of one of Canadas Greenest
Employers for 2014 as chosen by the editors of Canadas Top 100
Employers. This country-wide competition recognizes employers that lead
the nation in creating a culture of environmental awareness in their organiza-
tions. A total of 55 employers were selected from across Canada.
Were committed to moving this city towards a more sustainable future, said
Ward 11 Councillor George Carlson, chair of Mississaugas Environmental
Advisory Committee. From managing in-house recycling and waste reduction
programs to installing state-of-the-art pool heat recovery systems in our facili-
ties; were on the right track.
Mississauga was chosen as one of Canadas Greenest Employers based on
several notable initiatives that the City has undertaken to promote a green
culture and demonstrate environmental leadership:
Facilitating the first City-wide energy audit in 2007 and implement-
ing the Energy Management Program
Introducing a LEED silver minimum standard in 2010 for new build-
ing construction for facilities with more than 10,000 square feet
Establishing the Director of Environment position in 2012 to oversee
the new Environment Division and the Living Green Master Plan
Launching the One Million Trees Campaign in 2012
Developing the Cycling Master Plan in 2010
Managing in-house recycling and waste reduction programs
For more information about Mississaugas environmental initiatives, please
Let's Play in the Park offers free fun activities for kids this summer
The Mississauga Transitway will feature a two-lane,
1.5- km bus-only road on the north side of Hwy 403
The Streetsville B.I.A. has expanded to include more businesses
2014 City and Regional Budgets
This year, residents will see a 2.4% increase on their
total tax bill. This means an increase of $114 on a
home assessed at $479,000 or $24 per $100,000 of
assessment. The 2014 City budget includes a $672.2
million operating budget and $178 million capital
budget. In addition, as well as maintaining core City
service levels, we are
continuing to invest in
additional transit
service and additional
library opening hours.
Some highlights of the
2014 budget include:
Increasing tran-
sit service, man-
aging the effects
of the Emerald
Ash Borer and
maintaining City
City staff identi-
fied $7.9 million
in savings for 2014 through efficiencies.
These savings have ensured that the costs to
maintain existing service levels remain below
the rate of inflation.
The Citys Gross Operating Budget for 2014 is
$672.2 million. The City delivers services like
transit, parks, forestry, recreation, roads and
stormwater management and fire and emer-
gency services through its operating budget.
The Citys Capital Budget for 2014 is $178 mil-
lion. The capital plan includes transportation
projects like the new Transitway, road and
bridge rehabilitation and other infrastructure
projects like park facili-
ties and storm drains
A total of 41% of the
Citys 2014 Budget is
funded through user
fees and other reve-
nues, while property
taxes fund 59% of the
The Regions budget
includes an operating
budget of $2 billion and a
capital budget of $1.3 bil-
lion. The current budget
provides resources to
support day-to-day opera-
tions. The capital budget provides resources to
acquire, improve, or maintain land, buildings, roads,
watermains, pumping stations, machinery and equip-
ment, and to conduct studies relating to corporate
assets. The 2014 Region of Peel budget provides
funding to support the following regional services:
40,000 more trips for accessible transportation
400 more subsidized child care spaces and
elimination of the wait list for child care
100 more spaces for children with special
Additional 360 rent supplement subsidies and
128 low-income families supported by Peel
Renovates assistance
An additional 17 agencies supported through
the Community Investment Program
One additional ambulance on the road (or
5,110 additional Paramedic Service hours to
address increase in 911 calls)
A new Public Access Defibrillation and CPR
promotion program
6,000 additional immunization records
Pilot program for Extended Community
Recycling Centre (CRC) hours
Increase in recyclable materials accepted in
Peels Blue Box Recycling program
Additional 22 front line Peel Regional Police
officers to respond to increasing demand for
policing services
For more information about the 2014 budgets, visit or
2014 Bread & Honey Festival
The 2014 B&H festival will be held on the weekend of
June 6-8, so mark your calendars now! The 42

annual festival promises to be a truly spectacular cel-
ebration with an amazing line-up of performers and
activities! On Friday, June 6, the festivities kick off
with a spectacular line-up of performers on the main
stage starting at 6pm, including Shyann, Time Trip,
and Lee Banger. Also, dont forget to swing by the
Lions Carnival, from 4pm-11pm, with great rides, con-
cessions, and games all weekend long. On Saturday,
June 7, join us for the Bread & Honey parade at
10am, going south on Queen St. to Old Station Rd.,
and dont forget to check out the amazing live enter-
tainment on the main stage starting at 12pm, includ-
ing Justus, Fiddlestix, Christian James Band, Half
Hour City and more. The Busy Bee Childrens Island
Stage is back again this year on Saturday and
Sunday, with great activities for kids, includ-
ing face painting, pony rides, train rides,
Rona Crafts for Kids, and more. Be sure to
stop by the Rotary Consumer Market on
Saturday and Sunday, from 11am-6pm at
Streetsville Arena. On Sunday, June 8, join
us for the delicious Rotary Pancake break-
fast starting at 9am at Streetsville Arena and
a great line-up of performers starting at
12pm, including the Mississauga Big Band,
Blackboard Blues Band, Streetfire and oth-
ers. For the fishing enthusiasts out there,
head down to the banks of the Credit River
on Sunday (south of the Island Bridge) from
8-11am for my annual Fishing Derby. The
derby is open to children 16 and under.
Please bring your own fishing gear, and get
ready to fish for great prizes! For more infor-
mation, visit See
you at the Bread & Honey!

Village Tree
I am very excited to be
organizing another tree
planting in Meadowvale
Village with the students
of David Leeder Middle
School. I teamed up with
the students last year to
plant more trees in
Meadowvale Village.
The students of David
Leeder MS truly worked
very hard to plant over
200 trees at the field that
is located at the southwest corner of Mavis Road and Derry Road West. The
students were very proud of their efforts to protect the environment and often
visit the site to see how the trees have been progressing. If you and your
family would like to help us plant trees in Meadowvale Village again this year,
the event details are as follows:
Meadowvale Village Tree Planting
Friday, June 13, 2014
Vacant Field (Southwest Corner of Mavis Road & Derry Road West)
*We will meet at the corner of Old Derry Road and Gablehurst Crescent
Please remember to dress for the weather and bring suitable footwear. For
more information about this event, please contact my office at 905-896-5011
Rotary Park Redevelopment
I am very pleased to report that Rotary Park, in downtown Streetsville, will be
expanded with new amenities this summer. Rotary Park is located beside the
Streetsville Branch Library, on Queen Street South. Construction will begin in
July and is expected to be completed in September. As part of this redevel-
opment project, the west side of Rotary Park will be redeveloped to include a
new pathway connection to William Street, new bench seating, a game table
area for seniors, and landscaping (trees, shrubs, ornamental grasses, and
perennial flower beds). On the east side of the park, the existing playground
will be replaced along with an accessible safety surface and pathway resur-
facing. For more information, please contact Irina Polo, Project Manager, at or 905-615-3200 ext. 3707.

Rendering of the redevelopment plans for Rotary Park in downtown Streetsville
Students of David Leeder Middle School planting trees in
Meadowvale Village last year
Carnival rides and games at the 2013 Bread & Honey Festival
300 City Centre Drive, 3rd Fl
Mississauga, Ontario L5B 3C1
Tel: (905) 896-5011
Fax: (905) 896-5863
Contact Your Ward 11 Councillor,
George Carlson
Important Numbers
Aircraft Noise Complaints 416-247-7682
Animal Services 905-896-5858
City (after hours) 905-615-3000
Courtneypark Library 905-615-4745
Catholic School Board 905-890-1221
Enersource (Hydro) 905-273-9050
GO Transit 416-869-3200
Health Line Peel 905-799-7700
Ministry of Health 905-275-2730
Ambulance 905-844-4242
Mississauga Fire 905-615-3777
MiWay Transit 905-615-4636
Park Lights (City) 3-1-1
Parking Control 3-1-1
Peel District School Bd. 905-890-1010
Peel Regional Police 905-453-3311
Poison Control Centre 416-813-5900
Recreation & Parks 905-615-4100
Region of Peel 905-791-7800
River Grove CC 905-615-4780
Safe City Mississauga 905-615-6272
Snow Removal 905-615-7669
Streetlights (Enersource) 905-566-2718
Streetsville B.I.A. 905-858-5974
Streetsville Library 905-615-4785
Transhelp 905-791-1015
Vic Johnston CC 905-826-3011
Waste Management 905-791-9499
Issues in Brief
Improvements to MiWay Route 42- Derry Rd.
I am very pleased to report that there will be more fre-
quent weekday service on Route 42 Derry Rd.,
which serves Meadowvale Town Centre to Westwood
Mall in Malton via the Meadowvale Business
Park. Over the past three years, Route 42 Derry Rd.
has seen an increase of 55% in weekday ridership,
carrying almost 6,000 customers per day. Buses will
depart stops every 13 minutes during the AM and PM
rush hours and every 24 minutes during the midday.
This change will improve service along one of our
major transit corridors while connecting customers with
other major routes along Hurontario, Mavis,
McLaughlin, Tomken, Dixie and Airport Road. More fre-
quent service will also benefit customers travelling to/from Meadowvale Business
Park and the many industrial areas along Derry Road. For more information
about MiWay route service changes, please visit
Transit Pass for Low Income Residents
The Region of Peel will be offering a new affordable transit pass, on a pilot basis,
for low income residents to make transit services more accessible. The Region is
partnering with local transit to offer a 12-month affordable transit pass pilot pro-
gram for low income residents who are receiving Ontario Works. The pilot pro-
gram will offer a discount on the equivalent of a monthly transit pass on the Presto
Card, which can be used throughout the GTA. Currently, monthly passes are
$120 per month for MiWay transit. The affordable transit pass is being offered as
part of Peels Poverty Reduction Strategy, which identified a need for
affordable transit in Peel. For more information about Peels Poverty
Reduction Strategy, please visit
City Completes New Growth Study
As Mississauga approaches one million residents, the City has com-
pleted a new growth study called Mississauga Growth Forecasts 2011-
2041 to assist with planning for future services. The report provides
information regarding Mississaugas long-term population projections
and forecasts for housing and employment. For more information, visit
Mississauga Celebrates 40 Years
This year, Mississauga is celebrating its 40th anniversary as a city. To celebrate
this milestone, residents can participate in activities that honour our past and cele-
brate our legacy. The year-long celebration begins with an interactive exhibit that
commemorates the incorporation of Mississauga on January 1, 1974. The exhibit
features photographs, artifacts and the ability to learn more through an interactive
website. The exhibit will be on display at Benares Visitors Centre from May 2nd
to June 15th and Meadowvale Theatre from November 3rd to December 15th. To
learn more about the exhibit and activities, please visit
2014 Streetsville Canada Day
The 2014 Streetsville Canada Day celebration will
be held on Tuesday, July 1, 2014. This is the
22nd annual Canada Day celebration in
Streetsville, and it will feature an amazing fire-
works display and fun activities, events, and per-
formances for everyone! The Streetsville Canada
Day celebration is free of charge, and celebra-
tions will begin at 6pm in Streetsville Memorial
Park. Children can enjoy fun and exciting activi-
ties, including balloon animals, face painting, chil-
drens entertainers, magicians, carnival games,
mascots, clowns, kiddie and adult striker games,
craft tables, painting and artwork stations, and
more! Check out the spectacular live musical
and dance performances on the main stage and
make sure you grab a delicious bite to eat at the
Rotary BBQ. At 7pm join in for the Lions Club
Cake cutting and singing of Happy Birthday! At
the end of the night, relax and enjoy the outstand-
ing fireworks display at 10pm. The success of
Streetsvilles Canada Day celebration can be
attributed to the great work of our community vol-
unteers. This event is completely run by commu-
nity volunteers who organize all of the venues,
events, and activities. If you would like to volun-
teer at the 2014 celebration, please contact the
Streetsville B.I.A. at
or 905-858-5974. For more information about
Streetsvilles Canada Day celebration, please visit
More weekday service on MiWay Route 42
Meadowvale Village Heritage
Conservation District Plan
The Meadowvale Village Heritage
Conservation District Plan, which
was originally developed in 1980,
has been updated this year to
reflect significant changes made
to the Ontario Heritage Act (OHA)
in 2005. Meadowvale Village was
one of the original historic villages
that were amalgamated to form
the Town of Mississauga in 1968.
Although Meadowvale Village is
situated in a highly urbanized
area, it has continued to retain
and maintain its special historic character. On
November 27, 1980, Meadowvale Village became
Ontarios first adopted heritage conservation district
(HCD), which is a defined area of
buildings and properties
designated under the Ontario
Heritage Act. HCDs enable cities
to develop guidelines and plans
that ensure the conservation,
protection and enhancement of
historically significant areas. The
Meadowvale Village HCD Plan
went on to become the model for
other HCD Plans in the 1980s and
has served Meadowvale Village
well for many years. The updated
HCD Plan includes the following:
An in-depth historical analysis of each property
within the Meadowvale Village Heritage
Conservation District;
Updated guidelines and policies for alterations to
structures and property within the Meadowvale
Village Heritage Conservation District; and
Changes to the Citys Official Plan and Zoning
Bylaws to support the updated Plan;
The updated HCD Plan will help conserve the existing
heritage character and elements of Meadowvale
Village and help residents manage future changes to
the community. I would like to thank the residents of
Meadowvale Village who offered invaluable feedback
every step of the way and were instrumental in the
creation of this HCD plan. For more information,
please visit
Councillor Carlson at the 2013 Canada Day Celebration
The new HCD Plan will conserve the heritage
character of Meadowvale Village