Category Archives: Clarkson

Clarkson is located in the southwest corner of Mississauga with the business district located in the area of Lakeshore Rd. W. and Clarkson Rd.

One of the earliest settled areas in Mississauga it is home to both Benares Historic House on Clarkson Rd. N. and the Bradley Museum on Orr Rd.

A number of restaurants on Lakeshore Road offer a variety of options.

GO Transit’s Clarkson Station is located on Southdown Road north of Lakeshore Rd. W. with twice hourly service to Toronto’s Union Station as well as Hamilton to the west.

For more information as well as news and events please visit our clarkson.ca site.

Dogs welcome at Rattray Marsh: keep them on-leash

Credit Valley Conservation (CVC) is reminding area residents and visitors of Rattray Marsh Conservation Area to keep all pets on a leash when visiting the park. While pets are allowed in the conservation area, they must always be kept on a leash six feet or less.

“We’re reminding visitors that our conservation areas are beautiful, natural spaces shared with wildlife. There are areas that you don’t want your dog to get into,” said Terri LeRoux, Senior Manager for CVC. “We ask that visitors always keep their pet’s on-leash for their own safety and for the safety of wildlife. It’s also important to give personal space for other park visitors who may be afraid of wandering dogs.”

Dogs on-leash is a long-standing rule at all CVC properties. It’s important that visitors follow park rules to protect their pets. Dogs off-leash are exposed to several hazards because of the unpredictable nature of shared natural public spaces. When a dog roams off-leash it can be exposed to:

  • Poisonous plants (such as poison ivy)
  • Wildlife (coyotes, skunks and porcupines)
  • Ticks (Lyme Disease)
  • Other dogs that aren’t dog-friendly

Rattray Marsh is home to a variety of wildlife, including species-at-risk. These species can be in danger when dogs are loose. This time of year, young animals are also growing and a very vulnerable stage of life. Please keep dogs away for their safety.

CVC asks everyone to be a good neighbour and follow park rules. Not all park visitors can or wish to be exposed to dogs due to allergies, fears or beliefs. Visitors who disregard the on-leash policy may be putting themselves and their dog at risk of liability. CVC is working with City of Mississauga By-law officers at Rattray Marsh Conservation Area to enforce by-laws at the park.

The City of Mississauga has eight leash-free zones around the city for residents who want to give their dogs an off-leash experience.

For more information about Rattray Marsh Conservation Area, please contact 1-800-367-0890 or recreation@cvc.ca.

Credit Valley Conservation (CVC) is a local conservation authority established by the Ontario government in 1954 to protect, restore and enhance the natural environment of the Credit River Watershed. That watershed is the area of land defined by where all rainfall, snowmelt and runoff drains into lands and waters flowing into the Credit River. CVC creates connections between people and nature, knowledge and action. It inspires a deep appreciation for the role of nature in keeping people connected, healthy and happy. CVC is a member of Conservation Ontario.

PopUp Shorts Film Exhibit

Film is breaking out of theatres and coming to a public space near you. On May 4 – 5, PopUp Shorts will exhibit a curated selection of short films by award-winning filmmakers from Mississauga and Oakville. Enjoy free continuous animation, music videos, dramas, and documentaries in the spacious lobby of the Clarkson Community Centre, 2475 Truscott Dr, Mississauga. A special screening with popcorn and some of the filmmakers in attendance for a Q&A will take place Saturday, May 5, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

PopUp Shorts is co-hosted by the Oakville Festivals of Film and Art (OFFA) who organize the Willson Oakville Film Festival, and FILMHIVE – Mississauga’s creative hub for filmmakers and media artists.

“PopUp Shorts was inspired by the idea to present film as public art,” explains filmmaker and FILMHIVE founder, Cathleen MacDonald. “Mississauga and the region are home to many film and television professionals whose work wins accolades in Canada and abroad. PopUp Shorts showcases local talent to a hometown audience.”

Adds Wendy Donnan, Executive Director of OFFA, “We are proud to be working with FILMHIVE, and to have the support of a Mississauga Cultural Projects Grant and Oakville Cultural Grants to bring PopUp Shorts to Mississauga. Filmmakers in our communities are so talented and eager to show and talk about their work. We plan to grow this programme to give local filmmakers the opportunity to increase awareness of the power and incredible diversity of short films.”

“Mississauga is where it all began,” says participating filmmaker Sid Sawant. “A chance at a better life and a chance to explore the arts. My hopes are to inspire the next generation of film makers.”

The curated selection of 14 short films will screen continuously at the Clarkson Community Centre lobby Saturday May 4, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday, May 5, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Learn more at filmhive.org/events

Open Call For Artists

Submissions for the 20th Annual Lakeshore Art Trail are now being accepted from artists within the Mississauga Area.  The deadline for submissions is April 1, 2019.  For more information on the jurying process, contact Lead Juror Gabby Tutak atgtutak@rogers.com.

The annual Lakeshore Art Trail is an artistic-community based art show tour. The show will run from October 19 – 20, 2019, the weekend following Thanksgiving.  The tour features local, visual artists exhibiting and selling their artwork out of various venues – artists’ studios, local businesses and libraries – located throughout the scenic Mississauga villages of Clarkson and Port Credit.

Exciting New Development: AOTC launches On-line Gallery in September

Arts on the Credit is delighted to announce that in September, art lovers will be able to purchase art from selected artists that have participated in the AOTC shows – all year round – another chance to purchase from our outstanding artists! https://www.artsonthecredit.ca/art-shop

“Arts on the Credit is an art tour like no other”, says founder and organizer, Marie Payne, “The entire Port Credit business community gets involved and local artists are hosted by generous shop owners along Lakeshore Road. Our tour is walkable and accessible, with fantastic restaurants all along the route, making it a complete experience of original art, fabulous food and refreshments, and live music at some locations.”

The Arts on the Credit art tour includes fine art, paintings and photography, and 3-dimensional work such as blown and fused glass, textiles, jewellery, ceramics, and wood carving. Arts on the Credit carefully juries and selects quality work, attracting participation from both local and GTA artists who will be available to chat and explain the stories behind their creations, there is always a story to be told!

The tour takes place along Lakeshore Road in the east, central and west village of Port Credit. As always, the tour is FREE, and is walkable and accessible with thousands of quality art-related gifts available just in time for the coming holiday season. For those visitors who complete the tour & submit their “tour passport” there are also fabulous draw prizes. A map is available at  http://artsonthecredit.ca/arts-on-the-credit-tour/ with detailed information about this year’s participating artists.

Upcoming Mississauga Jane’s Walks

You walk anyway so why not build a community while you’re at it?

We’ve been hearing a lot lately about the power of walking. It’s been said to help fight the impacts of mental illness and heart disease but did you know that it can also help you connect to your neighbours and neighbourhoods through exploration and storytelling?

That’s the simple idea behind Jane’s Walk.  Jane’s Walk is a movement of free, citizen-led walking tours inspired by Jane Jacobs. The walks get people to tell stories about their communities, explore their cities and connect with neighbours.

If you’re truly ready to explore your city and become more connected to it, the below Jane’s Walks are for you.

Further information on all the below walks can be found here.

Bringing Water Back to Bradley: Walk with artist Erika De Freitas 
Date and Time: May 6th, 2 to 4 p.m.
Location: Bradley Museum (see location)
About: Artist Erika DeFreitas conjures up the insights, thoughts and contemplations of connecting Lake Ontario and the 187 year old Bradley House with a temporary site specific installation.

Cemetery Lantern Walk
Date and Time:  May 6th, 5 p.m.
Location: Springcreek Cemetery, meet at the Gate. (see location)
About: Come for a walk-and-talk to learn about the lives, deaths and loves of past Clarkson residents and how they were laid to rest. Learn the meaning and nuance of rites and ornamentation of various periods.

YIMBY (Yes, in my Backyard)
Date and Time: May 7th, 2 – 4 p.m.
Location: Meet in the small parkette at south-east corner of Dundas and Hurontario. (see location)
A speculative walk through the Mississauga that was, the Mississauga that is, and the Mississauga that will be.

Remembering Meadowvale and Listening to the Lake
Date and Time: May 14th, 10 a.m. – noon
Location: Meadowvale Community Centre (see location)
A poetic recalling of the past and living heritage of Meadowvale. Share and learn the views and vistas in, around and upon beautiful Lake Aquitane.

Exploring Culture and the Living Cemetery in Mississauga
Date and Time: May 27th, 10 a.m. – noon
Location: The Streetsville Public Cemetery (see location)
Urban cemeteries are spaces of memorialization and cultural value. Explore the cultural expressions of memorialization in the silent city, to understand how death takes up space and place in our communities.