Month: August 2017

GTA ENTERTAINMENT: John Mayer brought it home in Toronto last night

John Mayer made a second stop in Toronto while on The Search for Everything Tour, playing to a jam packed house at the Budweiser stage Aug. 29. Known for playing lots of new music at his shows, Mayer also spoiled the adoring crowd with all-time faves like Vultures, Gravity, No Such Thing and his stylistic rendition of Tom Petty classic, Free Falling. There was not an empty seat in the house, except when crowds were brought to their feet and gathered in large groups dancing in the aisles. The energy was shared at the inspiring and highly entertaining show...

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Changes at Brampton utility

Suppliers to Brampton utilities Enersource Hydro Mississauga, Horizon Utilities, PowerStream and Hydro One will have to get used to a new name on their contracts and purchase orders. When the merger of Enersource, Horizon and PowerStream officially created Alectra Utilities, that wasn’t the end of the corporate name game. On February 28, Alectra purchased Hydro One Brampton Networks. Part of the purchase agreement requires that, effective August 27, Alectra Utilities will no longer be legally permitted to use the Hydro One Brampton name and logo. That means all references to Alectra Utilities – Hydro One Brampton Networks Inc. must...

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Culture Master Plan Will Be A First For Brampton

By Perry Lefko The City of Brampton is about to undergo a major culture change with the development of a Master Plan that will shape the community for 10 years beginning next June. This is all part of a move by the City that began in the fall of 2016 to move the cultural division out of the Department of Recreation and into the Department of Economic Development. “The conscious decision is that culture is one of the components that help define a city, specific to the growth of a city,” Bob Darling, Brampton’s Director Economic Development and Culture,...

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Dramatic dip in Peel new home sales in July

Even with a startling year-over-year decline in newly-constructed home sales and prices still going up, industry officials say they still expect a record year. In Peel, there were 143 new home sales in July significantly fewer than the 288 sold a year ago. Building Industry and Land Development Association (BILD) president and CEO Bryan Tuckey cautioned against reading too much into the dip in sales. “One month does not a trend make,” he said, in a news release. “July is typically a slow month and many builders wait until fall to launch developments and bring product to market. Despite...

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Anthony Carelli Officially Ends Wrestling Career On His Own Terms

By Perry Lefko Amid chants of “you still got it” and “Hall Of Fame,” Mississauga’s Anthony Carelli, who wrestled in the WWE as Santino Marella and won several championships, came out of retirement Sunday night for one final match in the main event of Destiny Wrestling’s Summer Heat at Battle Arts Academy. Carelli, who owns Battle Arts, a multi-faceted gym that includes a program to train wrestlers and boxers, teamed up with Chavo Guerrero Jr., another WWE alumnus, against a team that included RJ City, Stonee Rockwell and Scott D’Amore. Marella and Guerrero won by pinfall. It was an...

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