Author: Perry Lefko

Mississauga planning commissioner retiring with great memories

By Perry Lefko After 14 years as the planning and building commissioner for the City of Mississauga, Ed Sajecki is retiring. A longtime resident of the city, both in the north and south end, Sajecki has seen dramatic change, some of that as a result of the work he and his team have done combined with city council and the two mayors he worked for, Hazel McCallion and Bonnie Crombie. Sajecki talked to Peel Region Review about his time working for the city. He will continue working through the transition to find a replacement, expected to happen sometime in...

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Aspiring pro wrestler with Asperger’s hoping to become an inspiration to others

By Perry Lefko Yianni Kioussis has lived with Asperger syndrome his whole life, but the 22-year-old from Malton has not let that deter him from pursuing his dream to perform as a pro wrestler and taking his condition and turning it into an in-ring character. Asperger Syndrome is a form out autism characterized by problems with social skills or interactions. Kioussis will make his debut as Asperger Dynamo in front of a crowd on Jan. 20 at Battle Arts Academy in Mississauga. He joined the Battle Arts wrestling program in March 2017 without any previous experience in the squared...

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City council pays tribute to Councillor Jim Tovey

By Perry Lefko Mississauga will forever remember Jim Tovey for his contribution to making the city a better place. City council convened on Jan. 17 to pay tribute to the Ward 1 Councillor who passed away suddenly on Jan. 15 at age 68. He went from being a community activist with a ponytail to cutting his hair short when he became an elected politician in 2010 and wearing a suit and tie. It was his vision that helped create a master plan to reshape the land in southeast Mississauga by the lake. In years to come, the area will...

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Don Cherry excited about Canada’s hockey teams in the 2018 Winter Olympics

By Perry Lefko Don Cherry is giving the thumbs up to the men’s and women’s hockey teams that will represent Canada in the 2018 Winter Olympics. Even though the men’s team will be comprised of a bunch of relatively unknown European-based players, some of whom have experience in the National Hockey League (NHL), Cherry believes they will put on a good show. The popular figure of Coach’s Corner says in the absence of NHL players, who won’t be participating in the Games for the first time since 1998, this is a feel-good story for the lineup of players chosen...

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Mississauga councillor Jim Tovey remembered as a visionary

By Perry Lefko Jim Tovey helped shape the future of the City of Mississauga with his vision and ideology about land conservation, in particular a project that will turn a barren area down by the lakeshore into a vibrant business and residential community. Sadly, the popular Ward 1 councillor won’t live to see it. Tovey unexpectedly passed away on Jan. 15 at the age of 68. Tovey was voted Mississauga Citizen Of The Year in 2009, served as president of the Lakeview Ratepayers’ Association and became a member of the Port Credit Business Improvement Association. He ran successfully for...

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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