Month: October 2017

Collector Car Productions offers classic automobiles twice a year at the International Centre

By Perry Lefko Collector Car Productions present two annual auctions at the International Centre in Mississauga, and the price is usually right for buyers. The Blenheim-based company has been staging auctions of cars, motorcycles and memorabilia from different eras and makes for 28 years. It concluded its 2017 season with the Toronto Fall Classic Car Auction, the biggest one in Canada, Oct. 13-15. The next CCP auction will take place June 1-3 at the International Centre. The sales-topper for this year’s fall auction was a yellow 1970 Plymouth Road Runner Hemi Superbird Hardtop, which fetched a Canadian record price...

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GTA Entertainment: Guns N’ Roses take Toronto by storm in two night blowout

Rock supergroup, Guns N’ Roses wrapped up a second and two-night stop in Toronto Oct. 30 on their Not In This Lifetime reunion tour at the Air Canada Centre. Their first was at the Rogers Centre July 2016 and according to reviews, were on top form this week with great energy, tributes and of course…hit after hit. These include Welcome to the Jungle, You Could Be Mine, Don’t Cry, November Rain, Patience, Paradise City and the song that started it all, Sweet Child O’ Mine. The band also paid tribute to late rocker, Chris Cornell who passed away tragically this year, with their rendition of Soundgarden’s Black Hole Sun....

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Diversity and inclusion strategy at city hall

As a workplace, the City of Mississauga is making diversity and inclusion an integral part of the way they do business. In partnership with the Canadian Centre for Diversity and Inclusion, a new “Workforce Diversity and Inclusion Strategy” has been created to help ensure the municipality is well positioned to continue providing excellent customer service while attracting top talent, fostering greater employee inclusion and engagement and incorporating changes in legislation. “Our five-year strategy is about strengthening what we already have and building on that foundation,” said Janice Baker, city chief administrative officer. “Ensuring we recognize the uniqueness of all...

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History of Bollywood on display at Pearson theatre

From slow, soothing melodies to fast-paced, bold instrumentals, Bollywood has something for everyone’s ears. That’s the spirit behind a Bollywood-themed concert planned for this month at Brampton’s Lester B. Pearson Memorial Theatre. Hosted by Greater Toronto Area event promoter Saksham Entertainment, the show, entitled Tribute Bollywood, will take place Saturday, Dec. 9. Tribute Bollywood features five different singers, as well as a full orchestra conducted by Raman Kant. All performers hail from the GTA—where they are well known within the Indian musical community, one of the organizers said. Dinesh Choyikandi, who serves as Saksham Entertainment’s head of programming and...

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Teacher-turned-comic-turned-fake teacher Gerry Dee coming to Brampton

School is in session, Brampton. Well, sort of. Stand-up comedian Gerry Dee, star of CBC’s Mr. D, will be taking the stage of the Rose Theatre this month, as part of his province-wide tour. For the Scarborough-born comic, stand-up is as authentic as it gets. Instead of playing a character as he does on his sitcom, now in its seventh season, the stories he shares on this tour are his own, Dee says in an interview with the Peel Region Review. “It’s not the same person,” he says. “On stage you get me—the real person. The (television) show is...

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