A Personal Thank You from Councillor Stephen Dasko

I would like to sincerely thank everyone who was able to participate in my Speakers Series session on Thursday, April 22, 2021.  As well, I would like to thank the Speakers for their excellent presentations.  The topics granted, are complicated and challenging.  It was for these reasons, I wanted to share with you the understanding of the various Planning processes.
My intent on hosting these Speakers Series is to provide an opportunity for everyone across the Ward to be brought up to date, have your input, and address concerns on the various topics in each session.
Click here to view the PowerPoint presentation from all three (3) Speakers, which I hope you will take the time to review.  Any questions, concerns etc., please don’t hesitate to let me know.
Additional Speakers Series sessions will be forthcoming, and I hope you will be able to join me.
Thank you again.

Spring Tree Giveaway Program

Councillor Dasko would like to pass along some information to your neighbours.

To encourage residents to celebrate Earth Days at home while continuing to support the City’s One Million Trees initiative, Forestry is giving away 500 trees to residents to plant on their private property this spring!

Beginning on Earth Day, Thursday, April 22 at 5 p.m., residents can log on to onemilliontrees.eventbrite.com to register to receive a free tree of their choice from an inventory of 250 trees. An additional 250 trees will become available on Wednesday, May 5 for anyone who was unable to claim a tree during the first offering.

Trees will be delivered to residents’ homes during the month of May and delivery information and planting instructions will be provided closer to the time of delivery.

Residential Rat Control Subsidy Program

I don’t believe that we have a rat problem in Orchard Heights at this time, however, be advised there is a subsidy program in place.

Information on the Residential Rat Control Subsidy program can be found here.

The program reimburses eligible residents for 50% of the cost in hiring of a Region of Peel approved pest control vendor up to a maximum of $200 per calendar year per residential Peel address. 

The pilot program is available from March 22, 2021 to March 31, 2022. 

If a resident spends more than $400 in the calendar year, they will receive the maximum subsidy amount of $200. If they spend anything less than $400, they will receive 50% of the total cost.

Earth Day Events

Councillor Dasko would like to share this regarding our Earth Days programming (running until April 24).

The City is co-hosting a special event, “Our Climate Our Stories” in partnership with Community Climate Council, EnviroMuslims, and BAM (Books, Art, Music) Collective. This event will explore climate stories and experiences from our Canadian Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC) youth.

The event will take place tomorrow April 22, 2021, from 5:00-6:30 pm.  The event is online. Residents can register for the event here: https://bit.ly/3x0X0bk

During the event, we will also announce the launch of We Are Resilient, a collaborative project by Environment and Museums. We Are Resilient is a contest running from April 22 to August 31 for community photographers and storytellers inspired by our Climate Change Action Plan. We Are Resilient aims to harness and share the energy, passion and creativity expressed by our community to create a more resilient future for Mississauga. We encourage you to tune in to this and other Earth Days events, www.mississauga.ca/earthdays.  

How to get involved in the We Are Resilient contest:
This is a great opportunity for residents in the Ward to showcase resilience in our neighbourhoods and communities.  The contest will run from April 22 to August 31, 2021.

Website: www.mississauga.ca/resilient (please note, the website will go live on Thursday, April 22, 2021, for the contest launch)

Provide Your Input on the Development of the City’s Urban Agriculture Strategy

Provide Your Input on the Development of the City’s Urban Agriculture Strategy

The City of Mississauga is looking for input on the development of an Urban Agriculture Strategy through an online survey launching today. The strategy will help identify the City’s role in supporting efforts to increase urban-scale food production across Mississauga.

Urban agriculture is the practice of growing, processing, sharing and distributing food within the city. Examples of urban agriculture can include growing fruits, herbs and vegetables, nurturing pollinator habitats and selling artisanal products.

The strategy will help Mississauga mitigate and adapt to the impacts of climate change by enhancing community-level resilience and preparedness. It will also provide opportunities for the City to encourage healthier lifestyles, empower residents to learn new skills about growing and harvesting produce and support local businesses to develop ties to urban agriculture.

Online Survey Details


An online survey to gather input on priorities for the City’s Urban Agriculture Strategy.


·       Mississauga residents

·       School boards

·       Community partners

·       Gardeners and food growers

·       Community groups

·       Mississauga BIAs

·       Stakeholder groups (e.g., farmers, agriculture businesses, food banks)

·       Anyone who works, plays or lives in Mississauga


The survey is online.


Deadline to complete the survey is Sunday, May 9, 2021.

The development of the Urban Agriculture Strategy will be a collaborative effort, informed by community consultation. It will include public outreach, opportunities for community input and feedback, survey data and research.

Learn more about the Urban Agriculture Strategy and take the survey: mississauga.ca/homegrown.

Mississauga: Small Business Supports

Good afternoon,

As we once again move into a province-wide stay-at-home order, Councillor Dasko would like to share our COVID-19 Support for Small Business Resources one-pager that covers a variety of programs and services that our business community can access during this difficult time. Please feel free to share with your neighbours.

The document includes links to the following information:

·       Government Relief Programs

·       Municipal Support

·       Business Advisory Services

·       Digital Technology Support Programs

·       City’s Covid-19 Business Recovery Page

As always, the Councillor appreciates your support in helping our business community receive information that can help them sustain their businesses during this shutdown.

Warm regards,

Jessica Figueiredo

Administrative Assistant to

Councillor Stephen Dasko

Ward 1, City of Mississauga



Lakeview Village

“Lakeview Village will transform 177 acres of former industrial lands into a vibrant waterfront destination that will serve as a global model for sustainable mixed-use development.”

To keep it short…

This project is set to break ground after April 2021. The Lakeview Village project was already awarded Best New Community (Planned/Under Development) at the 39th annual BILD Awards.

The project will be developed on the site of the decommissioned Lakeview coal-fired power plant, creating a model for sustainable mixed-use development.

The 177-acre project will include thousands of residential units, from mid-rise to taller buildings, up to 9,000 long term new job opportunities, more than 800,000 square feet of employment space, over 100,000 square feet of retail space, economically sustainable and it will have activities for all 4 seasons! Whether that be food and beverages opinions, treats, coffee, retail or a boat rental.

To read more about this development you can visit https://mylakeviewvillage.com/

Click Here to download the PDF of the Lakeview Village Development Master Plan

Plan Dixie

For those of you that don’t know, there are plans in place to demolish Dixie Outlet Mall and replace it with a mix of uses including:

Enhanced Green Space: gardens, courtyards, a dog park, a natural creek, water features and a playground

Active Transportation: multi-use trails, improved bus access and safer crossings

Sustainable Design: low impact design, access to nature, green buffers and public art

Shops, Services and Amenities: fitness & health facilities, retail square, local retail, restaurants & patios and grocery store

A variety of housing: rental, affordable, live/work, housing for downsizers and housing for families

In the most recent “Open House” in December 2020 these plans to rezone this small space will accommodate 6,400 mixed residential units, including 17 high rise buildings. This will be a first for Mississauga development. The plans propose to increase the neighbourhood population by 12,000-15,000 people.

If you would like to read more about this project and it’s timeline you can visit plandixie.ca

If you would like to voice any questions you may have about this development, you can visit engage.plandixie.ca