Craftadian Spring Market is coming to Port Credit

Craftadian presents 40 jury selected makers for this month’s Spring market at First United Church

This month, try something new. Craftadian Spring Market, a curated space with 40 local artisans, designers and food purveyors takes place in Port Credit on April 28, where participants can shop locally made goods, learn new skills and go home with something handmade.

Earlier this year, 40 out of 200 applicants were accepted into Craftadian, focusing on local area makers that represent modern design across diverse mediums including art, ceramics, textiles, clothing, stationery, skincare, food and jewellery. The jury, consists of, designers and crafters, of varying experience in order to stay current with trends in the art and craft event space. Each market is produced with an emphasis on keeping the environment fresh, connecting buyers with makers while elevating the shopping ‘small’ experience.

For many of these artisans and small business owners, it’s the only time they are able to interact with customers face to face.  It’s a great opportunity to shop small, and support the local community instead of shopping big box retailers or online. Everything from clothing, handbags, to home décor will be on offer, as well as:

  • Indoor food purveyors including Andrzejewski Perogies, Soup Girl, The Chocolate Lab, Peter Piper’s Pastry Shop, and Fantasy Cookies
  • Free swag bags filled with handmade goodies for the first 50 people in line at 10 a.m., plus gift giveaways at 2 p.m.

Below is a roundup of the new experiential DIY workshops. *Each workshop comes with a swag bag, valued at $25, filled with handmade goodies from Oakville based, Dove + Arrow Boutique: Continue reading Craftadian Spring Market is coming to Port Credit

City of Mississauga Flood Watch and Winter Weather

3:15 p.m. UPDATE

The weather forecast for Southern Ontario continues to call for freezing rain and heavy rainfall today, continuing until the beginning of next week.

City crews are responding to the changing conditions, plowing and salting as the snow and ice accumulates.

Cancellations and Closures:

  • The following libraries are closed: Meadowvale, Courtneypark, South Common, Frank McKechnie,  Streetsville and Lakeview
  • All City recreation and culture programs are cancelled for Sunday, April 15. Buildings remain open at this time as warming centres and for scheduled rentals. Permit holders may continue their scheduled events at their discretion.
  • Mississauga SportZone youth and adult leagues have also been cancelled.
  • All Mississauga Museums are closed.

The City of Mississauga encourages residents and businesses to take precautionary steps to protect their property and ensure their safety. Heavy ice and excessive rain can is expected to have significant effects on the City’s river systems and on the water levels of Lake Ontario.

For safety and to reduce potential damage, the following measures are recommended:

  • Avoid walking or driving in flooded areas
  • Stay away from creeks, rivers and streams
  • Keep children and pets away from all waterways
  • Clear debris from catch basins near your home or business, as long as it is safe to do so
  • Call 3-1-1 to report blocked catch basins or road flooding in your neighbourhood
  • Do not open any sewer manholes under any circumstances

To report flooding, please call 3-1-1. For emergency assistance, please call 9-1-1.

For more information as the Flood Watch continues, visit mississauga.ca or follow the City of Mississauga on Twitter at @citymississauga.

ERIN MILLS TOWN CENTRE RECYCLING EVENT

Mississauga residents can celebrate Earth Day and help reduce waste by joining Erin Mills Town Centre for its Recycling Event running from Friday, April 20th to Sunday, April 22nd. The event will take place at Erin Mills Town Centre and will feature e-waste and garment collection.

Individuals are invited to recycle any unwanted electronics from their homes by donating them through the shopping centre’s e-waste collection areas. Additionally, Erin Mills Town Centre will be partnering with H&M for garment collection, featuring an exciting promotion.

E-Waste Collection

Customers will receive a FREE* $10 Erin Mills Town Centre Gift Card with each donation (first 30 visitors daily.) Small appliances, TVs, cellphones and other electronics will be accepted. Collection located in the parking lot, near Entrance “A.”

H&M Garment Collection

Customers can expect $10 off their next purchase at H&M with the donation of unwanted garments and home textiles in all condition, to the H&M Garment Collecting Box in Centre Court.

Plus, families can enjoy a FREE green themed craft session from 10am-4pm on Saturday, April 21st.

For more public information, please call 905-569-1981 or visit erinmills.ca

Arts On The Credit Returns To Port Credit’s Waterside Inn

Local Artists gather at the Waterside Inn for Spectacular Show!

For the seventh 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. (April 13th – 15th)
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.

Launched in 2011, Arts on the Credit is an independent arts organization showcasing, promoting and mentoring local artists with annual high-end juried shows. Arts on the Credit is the umbrella organization, which features two annual events, Arts on the Credit: SHOW each April and Arts on the Credit: Tour each September.

WATERSHED CONDITIONS STATEMENT – Water Safety

The forecast for Southern Ontario calls for 15 to 30 mm of rain beginning this afternoon and continuing through into Wednesday.

While flooding is not expected, the forecasted rainfall amounts will result in higher than normal water levels and flows in our watercourses. The combination of slippery and unstable banks and cold water temperature will create hazardous conditions close to any river, stream or other water bodies. Children should be warned to stay away from all watercourses.

CVC will continue to closely monitor weather and water levels in the watershed. This Watershed Conditions Statement for Water Safety will be in effect through Thur-Apr-05-2018 or until further notice.

To view current watershed conditions, visit our real-time monitoring website: http://www.creditvalleyca.ca/watershed-science/watershed-monitoring/real-time-monitoring/

For more information on this Water Safety Statement, contact CVC during office hours at 905- 670-1615. To report a flood afterhours, please call 1-800-215-8505.