Author: Jeff Jones

A summer worth of memories to be had at Celebration Square

Cities are made of buildings and roads, but community is built from connection. Community needs a place to come together and be in order to flourish. That’s precisely why Celebration Square, at the heart of Mississauga, was set aside in 2006; for community. Since then, the square has welcomed more than a million visitors; all connecting and building community. “Celebration Square is the heartbeat of downtown Mississauga,” says Mayor Bonnie Crombie. “It’s a place where residents meet to enjoy all that our city has to offer.” This summer is no different and offers much to the city’s diverse interests....

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Avati’s generational comedy comes back to Canada

Born Italian in Australia might seem like an improbable place to begin a path to 20 years of international comedy success but comedian Joe Avati swears it makes sense. “The part of me that is Italian is my style, the food and family,” he explains. “But the couldn’t care less attitude and the ability to get things done is very Australian. We don’t have time for arrogance in Australia.” In just two decades, Avati has managed to get quite a bit done. He is easily one of Australia’s top comedy exports and is the world’s number one selling bilingual...

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First Brampton and then the world, for local performer.

Starting your performance career in a Brampton middle-school production of You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown may not, at first glance, seem like a certain path to touring the world as a theatrical actor, director and creator but Rebecca Perry is proof that humble beginnings are good beginnings. “I felt I really had the best of both worlds,” explains Perry. “Growing up in Brampton was lovely. Being just outside of a major centre for the arts there was still plenty of opportunity to learn about becoming an actor and a singer while not feeling lost among the hugeness of...

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Kick off the summer at TD IRIE

Nothing says summer quite like community, music and culture. Whether it’s honouring our own background or celebrating our neighbour’s, soaking up the sun at a weekend festival is as Canadian as it gets. At Celebration Square in Mississauga, the summer starts off with the TD IRIE Music Festival on June 22 and 23.  The festival features music, dance and arts featuring Canadian, Caribbean and African-Canadian performers. The square will also be filled with arts and crafts, delicious food from a variety of Caribbean and international vendors and more surprises. The real highlight, however, are the live music performances. Various...

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Elvis enters the building

In the past half century or so, popular culture has been littered with rock stars. Those larger-than-life personalities with the musical prowess of a god and the irresistible charms of a kind-hearted Medusa have become ingrained into our culture. It’s easy to forget it wasn’t too long ago when there was only one rock star. The king of rock ‘n’ roll himself, Elvis Presley, was the very first. His music was beloved and his stardom seemed infinite. His performances though, were the stuff of legend. Those who saw him live told the story for decades after Elvis left the...

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Calendar of Events

  1. What’s for Dinner?

    November 25, 2017 - November 25, 2018
  2. Alton Mill Heritage Exhibit

    March 2 - December 31
  3. Rupy C. Tut: A Journey Back Home

    April 7 - July 2
  4. Lost Heritage: A Sikh Legacy in Pakistan by Amardeep Singh

    April 7 - July 2
  5. PAMA Museum Collects: Spotlight on Stories

    April 26, 2018 - January 20, 2019