Author: Jennifer Mclaughlin

Living Arts Centre welcomes the Jim Cuddy Band in October

Jim Cuddy has received almost every Canadian award that can be bestowed upon a musician. A recipient of the Order of Canada, numerous Junos, a star on Canada’s Walk of Fame and an induction to the Canadian Music Hall of Fame, the honours are testament to his 35-year career of extraordinary songwriting. As one of the founding members of Blue Rodeo, Cuddy’s creative energy prompted a solo career in 1998. Now, with the release of his fourth solo album, Constellation, Cuddy and his band are sharing the album with audiences on stages across the country. Constellation, recorded during the...

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Angel network Brampton launch supports new businesses

Brampton investors, leaders and mentors gathered recently to launch a new angel investor group for the city. The group, CBA Catalysts of Brampton, aims to energize both community and economic development. The program combines individuals with varied professional backgrounds to create an amalgamation of skill sets that can effectively assess local businesses and start-ups for possible mentorship and/or investments. CBA Catalysts is supported by an international angel network, Cross Border Angels and Experts (CBA). The Brampton group will have access to the global network, online portal and events. Partnerships with local business leaders and Brampton’s Economic Development and Culture...

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Amazon fulfilment centre to bring 800 jobs to Caledon

Amazon will be bringing 800 new jobs to the Town of Caledon, with the opening of a new fulfilment centre scheduled for late 2019. The one million square foot facility will be be used to pick, pack and ship books, electronics and toys. The local centre marks Amazon’s sixth facility in Ontario and ninth in Canada. “We are thrilled to have Amazon join Caledon’s corporate family,” said Mayor Allan Thompson. “A priority this term of council was to help secure companies that will provide good paying, long term, stable jobs and contribute to the well-being of our community as...

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Algoma University opens new business and economics school in downtown Brampton

The City of Brampton has announced yet another highlight for its Downtown Reimagined initiative, now underway. Algoma University will add a new School of Business and Economics to its Brampton campus that will begin enrolment this month. The new programming will give students the choice of two new four-year bachelor degrees: business or finance and economics. Algoma’s home campus is located in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario. Established in 1965 as an affiliate of Laurentian University, it became an independent degree-granting institution in 2008. Besides Brampton, the university also has a satellite location in Timmins. The university’s presence in the...

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Brampton sets sustainability standards for new development

Brampton city council has approved a recommendation for all new development applications. They must achieve, at minimum, a bronze threshold sustainability score as outlined in the city’s sustainable community development guidelines. Along with the City of Vaughan and the Town of Richmond Hill, Brampton developed the sustainability assessment tool to evaluate the environmental sustainability performance of new development applications. Qualitative measures can then be used to guide developers in the planning and development of new communities and buildings. In turn, review and evaluation of various development plans can be carried out objectively using these same qualitative measures. The tool...

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