Re-Elect Our Councillor Pat Saito

Leadership. Integrity. Experience.

As Councillor on the Region of Peel, I manage another budget and set of services.  These include health, social services, affordable housing, waste and more.

We have set our strategic planning for the region and some of our focus is on reducing poverty, providing more affordable housing and stable employment.

Housing is considered affordable when it costs less than 30% of household income.  The level of rent subsidy fluctuates depending on the income of the recipient.

With a long waiting list in a region that welcomes more people every day, our work focuses on reducing waiting times for people who need housing.  In 2017, we purchased 323 new affordable rental units, assisted people who received a portable housing benefit to move into housing faster and allocated $24 million in state of good repair and energy efficiencies in social housing to maintain our current stock. 

In our community, I assigned the Section 37 benefits of over $450,000 from an OMB approved apartment development to provide 10 affordable units in the future buildings.  This is the first time the funds have been used for this purpose and they will be administered by the Region of Peel.

At City Council, I supported our Making Room for the Middle housing strategy.  We are working with the private sector to encourage building more affordable housing for the growing middle class in Mississauga.   This includes families whose income is between $55 - $100K.  As this group finds more affordable housing they leave more opportunity for residents in even lower income levels to move into vacant housing.

We are also working on policies to keep our rental housing from being converted to condominium as we recognize the needs for different forms of housing for all our citizens.  While we are working towards this goal we also need the province to make some small changes in legislation to make it doable.

Election Night Party

Please join us on Election Night to watch the results come in. The party is at Shoeless Joe's Meadowvale Town Centre and starts at 8:00 pm.

Key Dates

Election Day in the City of Mississauga will be held on:
Monday, October 22, 2018

Advance Polls will be held on:
October 5, 6, 13 and 14, 2018

When and Where to Vote

What Ward 9 is Saying

"You have been a great ward Councillor and I commend you on all your hard work, thank you."

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Pat Addresses What Matters to Ward 9

Your Ward 9 Councillor Since 1991

Pat Saito was first elected to Council in the City of Mississauga and Region of Peel in 1991. Prior to her election, Pat worked for 5 years as a Public Affairs Officer for the City.

Pat believes that in order to be an effective member of Council, you have to know your community and be involved in all aspects of its life. This, along with a wide range of involvement on various committees and boards gives Pat the perspective needed to make the right decisions at Council.

Pat has a long history of community involvement in Ward 9 and in the City of Mississauga and Region of Peel. It is this experience that enables Pat to represent Ward 9 to the fullest.