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

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