Author: Jennifer McLaughlin

Living Arts Centre call for P.L.A.Y. Project auditions

Young performers have an opportunity to learn the process of staging a production under the direction of industry professionals at the Living Arts Centre in Mississauga. The P.L.A.Y. (Performance.Leadership.Arts.Youth) Project focus is on building skills in acting, character development and stage performance while developing leadership abilities. Auditions for the winter musical production of Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka Jr. will be held from 2-6 p.m. on Jan. 20 and 21 for ages eight through 17. Time slots will be assigned. Auditions for the spring theatre production of Don Zolidis’ Game of Tiaras will be held from 2-6 p.m. on Feb....

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Mississauga receives provincial funding to improve cycling networks

The City of Mississauga will receive $2.3 million to upgrade its cycling networks as one of 120 municipalities to receive funding from the “Ontario Municipal Commuter Cycling Grant Program,” announced December 4. “On behalf of the City of Mississauga and members of council, we welcome this important city-building investment being made by the Government of Ontario to improve and build new bike lanes and cycling infrastructure throughout Mississauga,” said Mayor Bonnie Crombie. “Council and staff remain committed to ensuring residents and visitors can safely use cycling to get to work, school and around our community using cycling, and continue...

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Construction set to begin for new park and community centre in northwest Mississauga

November 14 marked the groundbreaking for Mississauga’s newest park and community centre, located in Ward 10, at 5320 Ninth Line north of Erin Centre Boulevard. As yet unnamed, the park project is referred to as North West Community Centre and Sports Park or Park 459. “I am so thrilled that we are getting to this stage of the project,” said Ward 10 Councillor Sue McFadden, at the groundbreaking. “It’s been a long process with a lot of complex planning issues, but construction is about to begin, and that marks a major milestone toward having a much-needed recreation facility here to...

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Study outlines numerous benefits of university in downtown Brampton

In November, Brampton Committee of Council presented an economic impact study for a university and centre for education, innovation, and collaboration (CEIC) in the downtown core. The venture will be in partnership with Ryerson University and Sheridan College. In the early stages of Brampton submitting its proposal to the Ontario Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development (MAESD) as a viable location for a new university in 2015, city council created the “Blue Ribbon Panel.” The group, comprised of industry, government, academic and community leaders, was tasked to provide a realistic and achievable work plan and financial figures for...

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Newest public art piece honours Mississaugas of the New Credit First Nation

Mississauga shared its newest public art collection piece with the community November 28 with the unveiling of “Conference at the Council House.” The sculpture stands at the entry to the central library and Mississauga Celebration Square in recognition of the city’s rich indigenous history as well as its diversity. Members of the Mississaugas of the New Credit First Nation (MNCFN) attended the ceremony, including Elder Garry Sault and Stacey LaForme, MNCFN Chief. Various members of city council also attended, including Mayor Bonnie Crombie. The unveiling marks the final Canada 150th event for the city. “As we look forward to...

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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