Author: Steve Pecar

Brampton meetings tackle aging community centres

Brampton residents will have a chance to discuss strategies for upgrading older community centres at three upcoming public meetings. The focus will be on plans to revitalize or build a new facility at Howden Community Centre, expanding and renovating Balmoral Community Centre, and expanding Chris Gibson Recreation Centre to include adding a hockey rink. The initiatives are part of the Brampton Parks and Recreation Master Plan, developed last year, that outlines a long-term strategy for the city. The plan was developed through consultation with residents, community groups and businesses. “Brampton’s neighbourhood recreation centres play an important role in the...

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Bolton core gets heritage designation

The Village of Bolton heritage conservation district (HCD) has received a designation under the Ontario Heritage Act. Granted by the Ontario Municipal Board, the designation means guidelines established by the Town of Caledon can now manage and oversee the district. In particular, the town will be able to guide changes to properties and landscape including alterations, new construction or demolition, all with an eye to preserving the cultural heritage of the area. The HCD encompasses the core of Bolton, which is based on a 19th century subdivision plan. The area includes more than 180 properties encompassing the commercial core,...

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Student trustee election campaign begins

Election campaigns for student trustees who will sit on the Peel District School Board are now underway. Two trustees will be chosen by students throughout Peel’s public school system to represent electoral districts above and below Highway 401. Fourteen candidates in each district are in the running for the 2018-2019 school year term, which begins this fall. The role of a trustee is to serve as a student voice at the board table as well as keeping classmates informed about the decisions that affect them. Student trustees have full and active roles during board and committee meetings but their vote...

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Ottawa and Queen’s Park boost transit funding

Mississauga and Brampton will be able to start seriously implementing transit plans now that both the federal and provincial government have agreed to send more funds into the region. The cash flow comes as a result of a new bilateral agreement between the upper tier governments that combined, amounts to $31 billion in infrastructure funding for Ontario during the next 10 years. While funds are earmarked for a variety of infrastructure programs and projects, it’s the money dedicated to public transit that has local government excited. For Peel Region, combined with local contributions, this means $1 billion in new...

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Harlem Globetrotters head to the Hershey Centre

When the Harlem Globetrotters play Mississauga’s Hershey Centre in April, not only will they bring their classic brand of basketball skill and magic, they will carry with them an almost 90-year tradition of performing before Canadian audiences. Formed in the south side Chicago in the 1920s– nowhere near the Harlem neighbourhood of Manhattan – the Globetrotters  barnstormed their way around the U.S. in the early years as a legitimate team, and with Illinois as their base, the Canadian border wasn’t too far off and on any west coast swing Vancouver was always a stop. Newspaper accounts reveal they criss-crossed...

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Calendar of Events

  1. What’s for Dinner?

    November 25, 2017 - November 25, 2018

    March 2 - June 3
  3. Alton Mill Heritage Exhibit

    March 2 - December 31
  4. Voices from the Engraver

    March 2 - May 24

    March 7 - June 3