Tale of A Town Comes to Mississauga

This summer, The Tale of a Town is coming to Dundas Street in Mississauga. The Tale of a Town is an innovative, story-telling project that captures the collective community memory of Canada’s main streets, one story at a time, while preserving local heritage and promoting neighbourhood culture.

Working along with the City of Mississauga’s Policy Planning and Culture divisions, local artists will mine stories from the community about Dundas Street for the Dundas Connects project. Dundas Connects is a City initiative to develop a long-term, future-oriented Master Plan for the Dundas Corridor. The plan will shape the future look and feel of Dundas, focusing on transit, land use and public space.

The Tale of a Town storymobile will be set up at several locations along Dundas Street between July 13 and July 31, 2016.  Residents are encouraged to visit the storymobile and share their vision for the future of Dundas Street and memories of it from the past. Continue reading Tale of A Town Comes to Mississauga

Mississauga Arena and Park Renamed to Honour Canadian Hockey Legend

Malton, located in Mississauga’s north-east corner, is honouring a famous, home-grown hero, Paul Coffey by renaming its arena and a popular community park in his honour. Approved by City Council, Malton Arena and Wildwood Park will be officially renamed Paul Coffey Arena and Park this September.

“We are so proud of Paul and everything he has accomplished,” said Ward 5 Councillor Carolyn Parrish. “As an iconic figure within the community, we’re honoured to name two prominent locations in Malton after him.”

Coffey grew up in Malton where he played for the Mississauga Hockey League and was active in lacrosse, soccer and baseball. He played 21 seasons in the National Hockey League (NHL), where he won four Stanley Cups, played in 14 NHL All-Star Games and is a member of the Hockey Hall of Fame.

Parrish added, “We have been working with Malton residents to develop a vision that shapes the future of this growing community. Through the MyMalton Vision, Paul Coffey Arena and Park was seen as a transformational location with a lot of community interest. Naming the arena and park after a legendary, Canadian icon demonstrates that Malton is a place where you can pursue your passions.”

On Friday, September 23, a special community celebration has been planned to honour Coffey and unveil the improved look and community feel to the arena and park. Residents are invited to attend this celebrated occasion in achieving a new vision for the Malton community. Continue reading Mississauga Arena and Park Renamed to Honour Canadian Hockey Legend

Independent Movie Night at Celebration Square

Mississauga filmmakers now have the chance to show their creations at Mississauga’s biggest outdoor screens during Independent Movie Night – part of Art on the Screen at Mississauga Celebration Square.

Who:  Fresca Films in partnership with Mississauga Celebration Square

What:  Calling for submissions from Mississauga-area filmmakers for a short program movie night.  All genres of film from comedy to horror are welcome.  Films to be one to 40 minutesin length and must be rated PG or be appropriate for a general audience.

Deadline for Submissions:      Sunday, July 31, 2016 at 12 midnight Continue reading Independent Movie Night at Celebration Square

Mayor Crombie Welcomes New LAC CEO Natalie Lue

Mississauga – On behalf of Members of Council I would like to congratulate Natalie Lue on being selected as the new Chief Executive Officer of the Living Arts Centre (LAC), Mayor Bonnie Crombie said today during the official announcement.

“This recruitment process for a new CEO was an exhaustive process but the hard work has paid off,” Mayor Crombie said. “Needless to say, we have a new star among us.”

Natalie Lue’s extensive resume and professional experience includes her most recent tenure as Vice President Production and Visitor Experience at the Toronto International Film Festival Group – the world renowned TIFF. Continue reading Mayor Crombie Welcomes New LAC CEO Natalie Lue

Thrilling cultural fusion acts make exclusive premiere at Bollywood Monster Finale Aishwarya Nigam performs Bollywood hits on a Canadian stage for the first time

Bollywood Monster Mashup (BMM), the largest South Asian festival in Canada, is known for bringing never before seen cultural fusion acts to the GTA. The festival takes over not one, but two stages at Mississauga Celebration Square on Saturday July 23rd for free, family-friendly fun. Bollywood Monster Mashup is proud to announce Culture Shock Toronto and Bollywood Monster Orchestra: Symphony Nights, which will perform exclusive acts created specifically for the festival.

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