• Summertime Fun at Spray Pads, Pools and Parks

    With temperatures rising and summer well on its way, Mississauga residents looking to cool off can beat the heat at one of Mississauga’s spray pads, pools and parks.


    Spray Pads

    On May 28, Mississauga will open its 18 spray pads for children to enjoy all summer long – weather permitting (Lake Aquitaine Park is closed for renovations). All spray pads are unsupervised and open at 9 a.m., except for Lakefront Promenade Marina Park which opens at 10 a.m. For more information on spray parks available in your neighbourhood, visit: eparks.ca.



    City-operated pools are safe and supervised by highly-trained staff. The City operates 11 indoor pools that are open all year (Meadowvale Community Centre pool is currently closed and set to re-open in fall 2016). Indoor pools offer a variety of aquatic programs, drop-in swims and lessons for all ages. Mississauga also has seven City-operated outdoor pools that offer a place to relax with family and friends. Outdoor pools are set to open on June 25.


    For more information about City pools and locations, visit: mississauga.ca/swimming.



    The summer is a perfect time to discover one of the city’s many scenic parks. Enjoy a picnic, go for a stroll or relax under the shade of some trees.

    For more information about city parks and amenities, visit: eparks.ca.

  • Erin Mills Backyard Farmers’ Market

    The Backyard Farm and Market at Erin Mills is a small, urban food hub and farmers’ market. It offers the Mississauga community the opportunity to access, grow, learn and eat local and sustainably sourced food in a fun and community engaged environment. The Backyard provides opportunities for people to experience growing their own food and accessing food from local farmers and food artisans.


    The market runs on Saturdays, from 9 am to 1 pm, June to October. Located on the north east corner of Eglinton Ave. W. and Erin Mills Parkway.


    What can you find at The Backyard?


    • Farmers Market – inspiring vendors – local farms & artisanal producers, pesticide/chemical fertilizer free produce, pasture raised meat, chicken and pork
    • Straw Bale Gardens – individual and community garden plots
    • Healthy Food / Eco Kitchen – cooking demonstrations focused on decreasing both food waste and garbage
    • Music – local musicians perform live and meet their community
    • Storytelling – join us for a good story or bring a book to share
    • Kids Play Spaces & Recreational Areas – sandbox, stone labyrinth, purchase a healthy lunch and enjoy it sitting in the urban farm/gardens
    • Thriving Eco-Systems! Wildlife bird sanctuary, native plant species, an apiary

    For more information, visit http://www.embackyardfarm.com/



  • June is Seniors’ Month

    June 2016 marks the 32nd anniversary of Seniors’ Month in Ontario. To recognize the important role seniors play in our communities, this year’s theme is “Seniors Making a Difference”.


    Seniors’ Month is an opportunity to celebrate the outstanding contributions of Mississauga’s older adults and put the spotlight on the local services and programs available in our community to assist older adults to live as independently as possible.


    Community Centres and Libraries across the City are celebrating their older adults through a wide variety of events and activities. In addition an Older Adult Appreciation Week will be held from June 12-18. During this week, the city’s older adults will be enjoying special offers, such as discounts at City-run golf courses and refreshments at Community Centres.


    For more information and a listing of all the Seniors’ Month events, please follow this link.

  • Play in the Park – Clarkson Park

    Have you started thinking about summer and how to entertain the kids? If so, this City of Mississauga program is very popular…and free!


    The Play in the Park program is a summer drop-in program that is offered throughout the City, in Clarkson Park for Ward 2 residents. The program operates five days a week for the duration of the summer and offers children the chance to meet new friends, build relationships, have fun, be active and enjoy the outdoors in a safe and friendly environment. The program is a no cost, supervised, come as you please program for children aged 6-12 years. Play in the Park begins July 4th through to September 2nd.


    For more information, please follow this link.

  • Parking Amendments for Statutory Holidays

    The City of Mississauga amended its Traffic By-law to allow parking beyond the three-hour limit for 10 statutory holidays. Cars can be parked between 8 a.m. to midnight on these holidays. Cars must be parked in compliance with the City of Mississauga’s Traffic By-law and all applicable laws.  


    Extended parking can be requested 24/7 using the City’s Temporary Parking Permit Online Service. This online service allows requests to be made for short-term parking on a residential street. Up to 14 short-term parking permits in a year for each address can be requested where there are no prohibited signs. This permit is not valid on private property.



    Temporary parking permits for residential streets in Mississauga can also be requested directly from a smartphone using Pingstreet – a free mobile app for the City. The Pingstreet mobile app is free and available for download at the following stores: App Store, Google Play, BlackBerry World, and Windows Store

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