Organizers of Mississauga ITALFEST™ – Ferragosto in the City – are excited to announce details of the 4th annual festival including a headline performance by renowned Italian pop group I Cugini di Campagna.  Presented by Solmar Development Corp, the festival will take over Mississauga’s Celebration Square on Saturday, August 20, 2016 from 12:00pm to 11:00pm offering attendees a taste of Italian arts, culture and heritage.

“We are thrilled to bring I Cugini di Campagna – one of Italy’s most glamorous bands from the 70s – to Mississauga ITALFEST™,” said the Co-Chairs of the event, Tina Cole and Patti Jannetta. “Every year, we strive to provide our audience – young and old – with an exceptional entertainment lineup. Thanks to our headline entertainment sponsor CHIN Radio, we are able to do that and have the privilege this year to present a band direct from Italy in their first Canadian performance in several years.”

Along with I Cugini di Campagna, this year’s line-up includes a variety of family-oriented entertainment including: international stand-up comedians Frank Spadone and Pino Pirillo as well as local favourite Riccardo Backyardo; vocalists Antonella Vizzini and Enzo Gusman; violinist Daniele Monticelli; dance band Frankie Cole and The Four Wanderers; Las Vegas style performer Al Ross; singer songwriter Mary Panacci; organetto player Enzo DiPalma; father daughter duo Alessandro and Roberta Battaglia; the Children’s Folk Choir; classical crossover soprano Alessandra Paonessa; and IT Dance Factory, spanning all areas of music, comedy, and dance. Tickets to access a limited quantity of reserved seating in front of the stage and in the VIP lounge will be made available for purchase in the coming weeks through the festival website at Continue reading ITALIAN SENSATIONS I CUGINI DI CAMPAGNA TO HEADLINE MISSISSAUGA ITALFEST™ 2016

City of Mississauga Reaches Tentative Settlement with Library Union CUPE Local 1989

MISSISSAUGA, ON, July 21, 2016 – The City of Mississauga and Library Union CUPE Local 1989 have reached a tentative memorandum of settlement.

The tentative settlement will be presented to the members of CUPE Local 1989 for ratification. It will then be presented to the Mississauga Library Board and Mississauga City Council for ratification.

Details of the settlement will be shared after ratification.

Make a wish – Grant a Wish at Erin Mills Town Centre

For the next year the new infinity fountain at Erin Mills Town Centre is taking wishes – for Eden Food for Change.

Lots of people, especially children, like to toss coins into a fountain and make a wish. It’s a fun thing for people to do. Now those wishes will actually have a multiplying effect as Eden Food for Change (EFFC) has been selected as the designated charity for all the coins tossed into the fountain for the next year.

With people throwing coins of varying donations, they do add up to have a greater impact. Since June, EFFC has already received $259. This is impactful because when the organization receives financial donations they can buy the food that is needed such as healthy fresh food like eggs, milk and fruits and vegetables. Also, when they have to purchase non-perishable items they can stretch that dollar.

Currently EFFC can distribute $50 of food for every $10 the receive in financial donations. Continue reading Make a wish – Grant a Wish at Erin Mills Town Centre

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