Month: November 2017

Metalworks and rock group Triumph continue to rock

By Perry Lefko Metalworks Studios is celebrating its 40th anniversary and it is coinciding with plans to do a documentary about Triumph, the legendary Canadian band from Mississauga that started the landmark recording operation. Metalworks began under the name Design Staging in 1977 as a sound and lighting company for the three-member band consisting of drummer/singer Gil Moore, bassist Mike Levine and guitarist/singer Rik Emmett. The following year, the company became known by its current title after engineer Mike Jones suggested the word metal because he thought Triumph’s music was precious metal, a reference to the new heavy metal...

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GTA Entertainment: Jay Z delivers a one-man show in Toronto

Rap powerhouse, Jay Z (aka Shawn Carter) performed the first of two shows on his 4:44 tour stop at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto on Nov. 22, delivering hit after hit. Apart from high-energy opening act Vic Mensa and his two-piece band, Jay Z held the stage on his own the entire time. He opened the show with one of his new songs, Kill Jay Z, from the 4:44 album while turning the video screens into an octagon inspired illusion. His creativity and minimalist stage presence were also paired with strong beats, lyrics, and music to match. Fans were treated...

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City, Steelheads look for lease extension

The Mississauga Steelheads and the City of Mississauga are working toward a deal that will keep the Ontario Hockey League (OHL) team at the Hershey Centre for the next five years. Although negotiations are ongoing and an agreement has not been locked up, sources say the sides want to make it happen and those involved are officially optimistic. Negotiations have heated up recently as the city has approved a plan that could allow a deal to be brokered before the end of the hockey season. The current lease between the Steelheads and its municipal landlord expires at season’s end,...

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Sportzone celebrates 10 years in Mississauga

Mississauga SportZone sports complex celebrated 10 years of providing a place for youth and adult sports leagues in dodgeball, flag football, hockey and indoor soccer Nov. 18. Mayor Bonnie Crombie turned out for the event as did local dignitaries, special guests and members of the community. Attendees were treated to pizza, cake, and tours of the facility that includes a 5,400-seat spectator arena, followed by an official ceremony. The facility also offers residents an indoor soccer field, triple gymnasium, gymnastics center, fitness center and outdoor sports fields. Iceland Mississauga is also based in the complex with a four-pad high...

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GTA Entertainment: Third time’s a charm for industry veteran and novelist, John Meyer

John Meyer, the industry veteran and head writer at ET Canada since 2005, released his third novel Nov. 17, Shadows, Shells, and Spain, that he was inspired to write while researching his second in Camino de Santiago. “Shadows, Shells, and Spain was first conceived while I was visiting the town of Estella, Spain during the research stage of my second book, Bulls, Bands, and London. Exploring the town, I saw many hikers marching through Estella with their gigantic backpacks and their walking sticks. What was going on? Who were these people?” said Meyer. His first book, Bullets, Butterflies, and Italy...

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Calendar of Events

  1. Black Enslavement in Upper Canada

    November 10, 2017 - April 15, 2018
  2. The Black Community in Peel in the Late 19th Century

    November 10, 2017 - April 15, 2018
  3. A Thread and a Story

    November 10, 2017 - February 25, 2018
  4. What’s for Dinner?

    November 25, 2017 - November 25, 2018
  5. Skate on the Square

    December 5, 2017 @ 10:00 am - March 16, 2018 @ 10:30 pm

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