Real Impact happens on Giving Tuesday

How to Support our Mississauga Libraries on #GivingTuesday

“For over 25 years the Friends have been funding school trips to the library, author visits, and library renovations,” says FOL President Michael Jones.  “For the thousands of children we help, it is important for residents to help the Friends, support our libraries, and donate today.”

MISSISSAUGA – Not new to Black Friday deals or Cyber Monday sales, Mississauga will be celebrating its second #GivingTuesday on November 29, 2016.  The Friends of the Mississauga Library System (FOL) is one of registered charity groups actively campaigning on #GivingTuesday.  The Friends will be reminding residents about the importance of literacy and supporting our libraries. Continue reading Real Impact happens on Giving Tuesday

A Taste of Eden – Best Year Yet

On Friday, October 28th more than 250 people attended Eden Food for Change’s 7th annual A Taste of Eden, sponsored by the Kothari Group, raising $50,830.96.

The event featured a 4-course dinner prepared by Chef Peter Costello, a popular silent auction, fun ‘gaming tables and a cash bar that had wines specifically selected by Chef Costello to pair with the evening’s entrée options. Continue reading A Taste of Eden – Best Year Yet

Mississauga Welcomes Provincial Legislation to Impose Ban on Door-to-Door Sales

The City of Mississauga is pleased the Province of Ontario has taken an important step to protect consumers by introducing new rules for home inspections, door-to-door sales and payday loans.

“As a Council, we want to inform and protect Mississauga homeowners and ensure they know their rights when it comes to door-to-door sales. Too often we hear stories of people who have experienced unsolicited, aggressive and misleading sales tactics at their door,” said Ward 2 Councillor Karen Ras. “We look forward to the details regarding the regulations to ensure they are focused on dealing with the problem consumers are facing: unsolicited door-to-door sales activities.”

Last spring, Mississauga City Council unanimously passed a motion brought forward by Ward 2 Councillor Karen Ras. The motion called on the Province to impose a ban on door-to-door sales activities in the home services sector.

The motion also urged other municipalities to join Mississauga in calling on the Province to protect consumers. Since Mississauga passed the motion, more than 25 municipalities, from Thunder Bay to Toronto also passed similar resolutions.

The proposed new rules are part of the government’s Putting Consumers First Act, and are aimed at protecting consumers in transactions with common household and financial services.

Mayor Crombie Lauds City-Building Priorities in Fall Economic Statement

“On behalf of the City of Mississauga and Members of Council, I welcome today’s Fall Economic Statement presented by Finance Minister Bill Morneau.

“What we have before us is a plan of action by the Trudeau government to make cities more livable places by investing in the priorities of Canada’s municipalities including, transit, infrastructure and housing.

“We look forward to exploring how The Canada Infrastructure Bank can allow cities, like Mississauga, to access capital for projects like the Missing Link – our plan for all-day, two-way, GO Train service on the Milton and Kitchener GO Train lines. Continue reading Mayor Crombie Lauds City-Building Priorities in Fall Economic Statement