City Council Commits to Stronger Support for Arts and Culture Through New Steering Committee

During its meeting this week, Mississauga City Council committed to a deeper investment and focus on the city’s arts and culture community through the creation of a new steering committee.

The steering committee will work in conjunction with Culture Division staff and members of the arts and culture community; focusing on the new Culture Master Plan which is scheduled for completion mid-next year. Terms of Reference for the steering committee are expected to come before Council in the coming weeks.

“The Arts, Culture and Heritage Steering Committee will help us champion the arts community and identify additional culture opportunities in Mississauga,” said Paul Damaso, Director, Culture Division. “We are focussed on enhancing culture in the city and look forward to the valuable input of this new group as we build our new Culture Master Plan.” Continue reading City Council Commits to Stronger Support for Arts and Culture Through New Steering Committee

Drop off Unwanted Clothing and Electronics During the City’s Recycling Collection Drive

The City of Mississauga is participating in a Partners in Project Green recycling collection drive in support of Waste Reduction Week, October 17 to 23. Throughout the week, City employees and residents can drop off their unwanted electronics and used clothing at no charge to Iceland Arena, City Hall, Mississauga Central Library or any one of the City’s 11 community centres.

“One of the City’s environmental initiatives is to reduce our waste as an organization,” said Brenda Osborne, Director of Environment at the City of Mississauga. “This type of program gives employees and residents the opportunity to dispose of items they no longer use, while finding ways to reuse and recycle materials so they don’t end up in our landfills.” Continue reading Drop off Unwanted Clothing and Electronics During the City’s Recycling Collection Drive

Fall Time Colours are a Sight to See in Mississauga

“Autumn carries more gold in its pocket than all the other seasons.” – Jim Bishop, author

Fall is a season of real beauty. Beginning mid-to-late October, Mississauga residents are in for a treat as the leaves begin to change colour. As the weather starts to cool and the air becomes a little crisper, Mississauga boasts some of the prettiest fall colours and foliage. We’ve put together a list of some of the best places in Mississauga to see changing leaves. Take a scenic drive, run or a leisurely long walk and enjoy shades of gold, copper, orange, red and yellow. Continue reading Fall Time Colours are a Sight to See in Mississauga

Mississauga Libraries Have Lots to Celebrate in October

This is a busy and exciting month for the Mississauga Library System. October marks Canadian Library Month, Ontario Public Library Week (October 16 to 22), and the 25th Anniversary of Mississauga Central Library.To mark the occasions, the Mississauga Library System is hosting a wide variety of family-friendly activities, programs and events all month long. Continue reading Mississauga Libraries Have Lots to Celebrate in October

Newly Constructed Multisport Court Creates Positive Impact on Community

Today, the City of Mississauga, along with MLSE FoundationCanadian Tire Jumpstart CharitiesRotary Club of Mississauga West and Peel Living opened the newly constructed multisport court at Springfield Gardens located at 3570 and 3590 Colonial Dr. Officially named the Ridgeway Community Courts, the space serves the recreational and sporting needs of more than 300 local-area youth weekly.

“It is wonderful how the Ridgeway Community Courts have brought youth together. It is a shining example of the importance sport can play within the community,” said Mayor Bonnie Crombie. “We’re grateful to our funding partners for their continual support of community-based sport projects. These projects have had a long-lasting impact in many Mississauga neighbourhoods and we are proud to add the Ridgeway Community Courts to our city’s legacy.”

To help with the construction of the court, the City received two grants:

  • $225,000 from MLSE Foundation and Canadian Tire Jumpstart Charities
  • $50,000 from the Rotary Club of Mississauga West

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