Author: Steve Pecar

Paramount Centre new name for arena, SportZone

Mississauga’s main hockey and sports complex is getting a new name. The Hershey Centre, which has been the name of the complex since it opened in 1998, will become the Paramount Centre, named after the restaurant chain, later this year. Terms of the deal have not yet been disclosed. As part of the signed agreement, Paramount will be given the naming and signage rights to the sports complex, which includes the sports arena and entertainment venue, community rinks, Mississauga SportZone and outdoor sports fields. “Today marks a significant milestone in the evolution of Paramount Fine Foods,” said Mohamad Fakih, Paramount Fine Foods...

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Brampton survey seeks public input on culture

The City of Brampton is looking for public input in its quest to develop a Culture Master Plan. An online survey has been launched that will gather information about how residents are involved in the arts and culture in the city as well as gauging participation levels. The results will be used in combination with other outreach programs to help create the Culture Master Plan which will be used to guide city delivered services for the next 10 years. The plan is expected to be completed by the end of June. “Arts and culture create jobs, drive economies and...

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Mississauga approves grants for cultural groups

Mississauga has approved extensive funding for community, arts, heritage and cultural programs. In total, council committed more than $3.6 million, part of its 2018 Culture and Community Grants Program that supports not for profit community projects, programs and services. The grants are applied for by the groups and falls under an initiative geared to stimulate Mississauga’s creative economy and to show a commitment to long-term growth and sustainability of local culture. “The city is making investments to develop local talent and inspire new programs and services which meet community needs,” said Paul Mitcham, city community services commissioner. “The grants directly...

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Beer coming to more grocery stores

You will be able to buy beer and cider at 10 more locations in Peel Region beginning this spring. As part of the provincial government program to put alcoholic beverages in more grocery stores across the province, five stores in Brampton and five in Mississauga have been approved and will start selling in April. The stores are part of the roll out of 87 grocery stores that will be added to the alcohol sales inventory across Ontario. Currently 200 grocery stores sell alcohol products. All had to go through a competitive bidding process to obtain the selling rights. The...

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City seeking help in Smart City campaign

Mississauga is taking up the smart cities challenge and wants residents and businesses to help lead the way in getting it done. In February, the city is hosting a series of meetings and online events to get input on how technology, data and innovation can improve life in Mississauga. The results will help formulate Mississauga’s Smart City Master Plan. The venture is also part of a Government of Canada initiative asking municipalities across the country for their smart city approaches. Ottawa will reward the best approaches with funding to implement the proposals. According to the federal government, a smart...

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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