Arts on the Credit: April 8th and 9th at Port Credit’s Waterside Inn

What Incredible Talent Lives Here!

For the sixth year, Arts on the Credit, the annual juried fine art show created by Marie Payne and Elysia Prokopetz will highlight the curated work of over 40 remarkable artists at the prestigious Waterside Inn in Port Credit. (11am-5pm. April 8th and 9th, $5 admission.)

Says Marie Payne, “There is so much fabulous work, I had a difficult time choosing which images to send out. I really am proud of the work that will be showing this year. It just gets better & better. We have come a long way in 6 years and our unique show is now established as the place to be each year.”

Highly skilled fine artists will exhibit side by side with established local artists, giving art lovers a unique opportunity to not only view some of the best art in Ontario, but also to understand the creative processes of the artists that will be on hand to discuss their work. By combining art, community and conversation, Arts on the Credit attracts thousands of visitors each year from all over, to discover, re-connect and purchase work from the artists.

This year, Arts on the Credit has partnered with Sheridan College to sponsor a recent graduate from their Art & Design: Glass program, Courtney Downman  an award-winning artist, and currently artist-in-residence at the Living Arts Centre, Mississauga.  The door prize this year is an original painting by Dave Froude.

Mississauga to Launch Transportation Network Licensing Pilot Project

March 24, 2017 –  At this week’s General Committee meeting, The City of Mississauga Council passed a motion to approve the Transportation Network Company (TNC) Licensing Pilot Project. The 18 month Pilot Project will permit the operation of TNCs in Mississauga. The Pilot Project is scheduled to begin on July 1, 2017.

The motion will be on the March 29, 2017 Council agenda for final approval.

“The Transportation Network Company Licensing Pilot Project will provide a regulatory framework in the interest of public safety and consumer protection,” said Geoff Wright, Commissioner of Transportation and Works. “The Pilot Project will enable us to test and evaluate our framework. At the conclusion of the pilot program, we will be in a better position to recommend to Council permanent regulations for TNCs.”

“Our plan is an important opportunity to level the playing field by modernizing rules and regulations to ensure Mississauga is a city in step with the times, and with what the public wants,” Mayor Crombie said. “I want to acknowledge the ongoing efforts of Council, Mississauga’s professional staff, industry stakeholders, residents and all those who worked with the Public Vehicle Pilot Program Committee to bring forward a responsible, balanced and much needed made in Mississauga plan that ensures public safety, consumer protection and works for taxpayers.”

Elements of the Pilot Program include:

  • A By-law enacted for the rules and regulations of the Pilot Project
  • A By-law enacted to amend the Public Vehicle Licencing By-law 420-04 to allow taxi and limousine operators to compete with TNCs
  • Licenced TNCs must supply quarterly confirmation from an independent auditor to confirm the information provided to the City is accurate for the purposes of enforcement
  • Requirement that a TNC Brokerage licencing fee of $20,000 be paid to the City of Mississauga and a TNC Vehicle Operator licencing fee of 30 cents for each ride originating within Mississauga be collected and remitted by the TNC on the 15th of each month

Upon completion of the Pilot Project, staff will report back to General Committee with recommendations on existing and future regulations.

The regulatory framework for the Pilot Project can be found here: Proposed TNC Regulatory Framework.

Background:

Public Vehicle Pilot Program Committee

Council created a Public Vehicle Pilot Program Committee to hear from industry stakeholders, experts and the public and to develop a pilot program to allow Transport Network Companies (TNCs) to operate in Mississauga. The Public Vehicle Pilot Program Committee held five meetings and was dissolved on November 9, 2016.

Public Vehicle Licensing By-law

The City of Mississauga’s Public Vehicle Licensing By-law regulates transportation services provided by public vehicles (taxis and limousines). This bylaw ensures public and consumer safety, driver safety and consumer protection for public vehicle transportation services. TNCs currently operating in Mississauga are unlicensed.

Municipal Benchmarking

A comparison and analysis of municipalities who have approved TNC licensing (Appendix 2 – Proposed TNC Regulatory Framework) helped staff develop an appropriate framework for Mississauga’s Pilot Project. The implementation of the Pilot Project provides an appropriate regulatory framework in the interest of public safety and consumer protection.

THE LIVING ARTS CENTRE presents André-Philippe Gagnon

Saturday, April 1, 2017 @ 8 PM

Tickets $30 and up | Hammerson Hall

“…Great talent. Fun, modern and entertaining!” – CBC

Famed impressionist André-Philippe Gagnon triumphs as “Entertainer of the year” at the 15th Star Awards gala in Toronto! Known as the man of “400 voices” Canada’s famed comedian/impressionist borrows the famous voices of vocalists from around the world. Gagnon brings together artists who have never appeared before on the same stage – from Elvis, Barry White, Guns N’ Roses, Maroon 5 and even Susan Boyle – experience a night of music, comedy and creativity you simply have to hear to believe!

André-Philippe Gagnon’s talent is unique; unlike other impersonators who reproduce only the speaking voices of their subjects, Gagnon can perform note-perfect singing voices of many of the world’s most celebrated singers

Purchase Tickets by:

Telephone: (905) 306-6000

In Person: Monday – Saturday, 11:00 am – 6:00 pm

Online: www.livingartscentre.ca

Celebrity Chef Launches First Canadian Restaurant

Chef Ranveer Brar, Executive Chef and Judge on Master Chef India, Opens his First Canadian

Five-Star Restaurant in Brampton

Already India’s youngest executive chef, Brar has opened more than 20 restaurants throughout the world, including the famous Banq Restaurant in Boston. Having worked in some of the most exclusive international restaurant kitchens, Chef Brar is bringing his unique approach to Indian fine dining to Brampton, Ontario with the opening of Mayura by Chef Ranveer Brar, which officially began its soft-launch on March 4, 2017.

“I am excited about bringing the taste of authentic Indian fine dining to Brampton,” says Chef Ranveer Brar. “With each of my restaurants, I try to take into consideration the culture and surroundings of the location. So, in preparation for opening Mayura, we’ve been creating and testing unique recipes that will build a menu full of variety that excites the taste buds of our diners.”

In addition to his wide-ranging restaurant experience, Chef Brar is also the host of multiple television shows in India, including: Breakfast Xpress, Snack Attack, Homemade, The Great Indian Rasoi, Health Bhi Taste Bhi, Ranveer’s Cafe, Food Tripping and Thank God It’s Fryday. Brar is also a judge on Master Chef India.

Mayura by Chef Ranveer Brar will continue creating and testing unique recipes from March 3-7, 2017. Members of the Brampton and GTA communities who are interested in participating and providing feedback to Mayura can help finalize the restaurant’s menu, which will be officially launched at the end of March. To register for this opportunity please contact John Malek, General Manager, at 905 451 6161 or at john.malek@mayura.ca.

“Our focus is on providing our guests with the best experience possible,” says Bhupinder Sidhu, one of the Canadian partners in Mayura by Chef Ranveer Brar. “At our premium location, we have five-star ambiance and a menu that includes both traditional Indian and fusion fare. Further defining the dining experience for our customers, we’ll adapt the menu to feature specially created recipes to celebrate traditional Indian festivals.”

Located in Brampton at 200 County Court Boulevard, near highway 10 and the 407, Mayura by Chef Ranveer Brar will celebrate the Holi Festival, the festival of colours, with a special menu on Sunday, March 12.

“Holi is a festival that celebrates the victory of good over evil and the arrival of spring,” says Sidhu. “It’s all about partying and enjoyment. So really, it’s the perfect festival to celebrate during the opening week of a new restaurant.”

Mayura by Chef Ranveer Brar will be open for dinner only during the first week of operation (March 8 – March 10) and will be open for both lunch and dinner from March 11 onward. Reservations are not required, but calling ahead or booking onlineis recommended.