Month: December 2017

Sherman funeral puts spotlight on the magnitude of the International Centre

By Perry Lefko I have been to the International Centre in Mississauga for numerous events, some for work, others just for pleasure. But it’s one thing to go to the multi-functional facility for trade shows and conferences; it’s quite another to be there for a funeral. On Dec. 21, the International Centre, which has been a fixture in Mississauga since 1972, became the venue for the funeral of Barry and Honey Sherman, whose deaths four days before gripped Toronto and, to a larger extent, the world. Barry Sherman was the head of pharmaceutical giant, Apotex, and one of Canada’s...

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Three former Brampton Thunder players named to 2018 Canadian Olympic women’s hockey team

By Perry Lefko The Brampton Thunder may be defunct, but three of its former players have been selected to be part of the 2018 national team that will represent Canada in the Winter Games, Feb. 9-25 in Pyeongchang, South Korea. Forward Laura Stacey along with defencemen Laura Fortino and Jocelyne Larocque were chosen to be on the 23-player roster, announced by Hockey Canada on Dec. 22. The Thunder played out of Brampton when the Canadian Women’s Hockey League (CWHL) began in 2007. The team relocated to Markham this year. Stacey is the great-granddaughter of Hockey Hall of Famer King Clancy,...

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Brampton, Mississauga host New Year celebrations

Both Mississauga and Brampton will be ushering in the New Year with downtown public celebrations. In Mississauga, activities take place in Celebration Square beginning at 8 p.m. when “New Year’s Eve Junior” starts with a bunch of fun activities, culminating with an early countdown for the youngsters at 9 p.m. After that, musical acts with take the stage with headliners, Shaun Frank and Delaney Jane, appearing at 11 p.m. Midnight will be celebrated with a fireworks display. In Brampton, from 5:30 p.m. to midnight, there will be free skating, marshmallow roasting and music at Gage Park. At city hall,...

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Functional art comes to city centre

Mississauga has turned a winter tree maintenance program into a colourful art display in the city centre. Along a north and south stretch of Hurontario St. at Burnhamthorpe Rd., the trees are part of an installation called “Sun-SET,” featuring 45 oak trees covered in bright printed fabric. Created by artists, Michaela MacLeod and Nicholas Croft of architectural design firm, Polymetis, the display represents a sunset that signals a new dawn for the city in terms of building projects, as well as addressing a theme of environmental stewardship and our appreciation of it. The temporary display is part of ongoing...

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New Renforth Station part of grand transit plan

The final Mississauga Transitway station officially opened on Dec. 18. It’s a large component in a grand plan to get local commuters moving more efficiently in east-west directions. The new Renforth Station promises to improve passenger links to the TTC and Pearson Airport. It’s located in the east side of the city, near the Eglinton Ave./Renforth Dr. area, close to the border of Mississauga and Etobicoke. The most westerly station is located at Winston Churchill Blvd. Now complete, the Transitway provides an 18-kilometre stretch of road for buses to travel along the northern edge of Mississauga by shadowing Highway...

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  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
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    November 25, 2017 - November 25, 2018

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    March 2 - December 31