Month: February 2018

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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City of Brampton to enter nationwide Smart Cities Challenge

With a focus on boldness and innovation, the City of Brampton is set to enter the Government of Canada’s Smart Cities Challenge. Open to all Canadian municipalities, local or regional governments and Indigenous communities, the Smart Cities Challenge is a competition that encourages communities to adopt a smart cities approach to improve the lives of their residents through innovation, data and connected technology. Finalists will receive support to develop their Smart Cities proposals. Winning communities will be awarded prize money based on population size to help implement them. If selected the winner, Brampton could be eligible for up to...

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Meadowvale’s history

By Rochelle Burns, social historian Selling land for something bigger (and a profit), in Meadowvale, is not new. It’s been going on since its founding. Meadowvale’s story began in 1820 in New York City. Thirty Irish families were encouraged to leave New York for the new area of Meadowvale by the promise of land from the government of Upper Canada. The families drew lots for the location of their 200 acres of land. Within a decade the new landowners realized there was more money in selling their land than in farming it. All the lots were quickly re-sold. The...

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Mike Wilner optimistic about Blue Jays’ getting back into the playoffs

By Perry Lefko Take it from Mike Wilner, the longtime broadcaster of Toronto Blue Jays’ games, there is reason to be optimistic about the team this season. A Mississauga resident for almost 20 years, the 47-year-old is heading into his 17th season as part of the Jays radio team and thinks they have made enough moves in the off-season to shore up some areas of concern to improve on last season’s failure to qualify for the playoffs. “I think they’re going to be pretty good,” Wilner said. “They didn’t make any splashy or sexy moves in the off-season but...

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