Category Archives: Community

Police Appeal for Witnesses in Cemetery Thefts

Peel Regional Police are seeking assistance from the public as they investigate thefts from cemeteries that occurred in the City of Mississauga.

Police are looking to identify suspect(s) involved in thefts of bronze vases from Mount Peace Cemetery, St. Mary’s Cemetery and Assumption Cemetery. A total of 269 vases were stolen valued at approximately $67,250.00, these thefts occurred between April 7, 2018 and September 24, 2018.

Investigators are appealing for witnesses, who may have observed incident or any persons who may have video surveillance. Anyone with information regarding these incidents is asked to contact 12 Division Criminal Investigation Bureau at (905) 453-2121, ext. 1233. Information may also be left anonymously by calling Peel Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), or by visiting

Industry Professionals Share Ideas on the Future of Mississauga’s Shopping Mall Areas

On March 6, industry professionals shared their ideas on the future of five of the City of Mississauga’s shopping mall areas at the Reimagining the Mall Forum hosted by the City and the Region of Peel.

“Suburban areas supported by shopping malls are changing,” said Ed Sajecki, Commissioner, Planning and Building. “That’s why we are proactively engaging with industry and residents on how we can guide the future redevelopment of these communities in a way that promotes health and well-being.”

Participants discussed creating healthy, complete communities and addressing issues and opportunities for reimagining malls in Mississauga as well as the Greater Toronto Area.

Keynote Speaker, Dr. Lawrence Loh, Associate Medical Officer of Health, Region of Peel spoke about the impact that malls and community planning can have on the health of Peel residents.

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City’s Small Project Matching Grants Program Now Open for Applications

In January, City of Mississauga Council approved funding for the 2018 Small Project Matching Grant Program. The program provides matching funds of up to $2,500 to Affiliated and Recognized Community Groups in good standing with the City’s Community Group Support Program Policy. Applications are now being accepted.

“The program provides support for initiatives which strengthen neighbourhoods, increase resident engagement and enhance opportunities for the community to participate in events and activities,” said Shari Lichterman, Director, Recreation. “We introduced this program in 2017 with a strong response, providing matching grants to 21 groups. We look forward to this year’s round of applications.”

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1st Annual Boots & Toques 5KM Walk for Heart Raises $15,000

In support of Cardiac Care at Trillium Health Partners

MISSISSAUGA – (November 10, 2017) – Tomorrow’s Community of Hope (TCOH) Foundation is pleased to announce that the 1st Annual Boots & Toques 5KM Walk for Heart, sponsored by Rabba Fine Foods, raised $15,000 in support of Cardiac Care at Trillium Health Partners (THP) bringing its total to $113,000 in just 5 years. Over 120 participants came out to walk the Queensway Trail at night making it a spectacular sight to see in the community.

“We’re proud to partner with community organizations like Tomorrow’s Community of Hope Foundation in support of advancing our hospital’s cardiac health program,” comments Steve Hoscheit, President & CEO, Trillium Health Partners Foundation. “Each year, Trillium Health Partners cares for 9,000 cardiac patients, performs more than 1,250 surgeries yearly and conducts more coronary artery unblocking procedures than any other hospital in Ontario. And when minutes are all our patient have, our community’s support makes every second count. Thank you to everyone who’s helping to support this Walk.”

Walkers of all ages, and their pets too, walked the 5KM night along the multi-use Queensway Trail from Huron Park Community Centre to the Trillium Health Partners’ Mississauga site (Confederation Parkway stoplight) and back.  Wearing flashing arm bands and LED red toques, the participants were greeted with hellos from patients and medical staff through windows at the hospital at the midway point before returning while passersby’s were honking in support!

“Participating in these types of events is an important part of our DNA and vision for the communities in which we work and live,” says Jack Rabba, CEO, Rabba Fine Foods. “Trillium Health Partners serves millions of people each year and that includes members of our staff, customers and neighbours. We’re committed to doing whatever we can to participate in the cause.”

Event Photos/video’s can be found at

“We are thankful to all that came out to support our first walk.  It was a cool chilly night but the participants were excited and raring to go,” said John Mancini, President, Tomorrow’s Community of Hope Foundation.  “And we would like to thank Rabba Fine Foods and all our sponsors for their support.  We are looking forward to 2018 and already have some additional ideas to add to the event to make it bigger and better,” he added.

TCOH is already planning the 2018 walk with expansion ideas.  If interested in volunteering, sponsoring or being involved in some way, please contact