Category Archives: Shopping

Square One Opening Signals Change on Horizon for Canada’s Premier Personalized Gift Store

Take your gift giving to the next level! Things Engraved, Canada’s largest gifting company, is set to open a new location at Square One Shopping Centre in Mississauga on October 12, 2018. The official Grand Opening party with a theme of Cocktail Culture will be held from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Saturday, October 13. As the country’s premier personalized gift store chain, the revamped store design marks a turning point for the Kitchener-based retailer.

“We’re a great Canadian success story, and it’s important that we support our local communities, so sourcing in Canada and contributing to the success of our neighbours is very important to us; it’s part of our DNA. Though we operate in every province across the country, each of our stores should feel like a local shop, complete with locally-made products.” – Shawn Brock, CEO, Things Engraved

CEO Shawn Brock anticipates a change in strategy will lead the company into a more personal, more unique future. “We’ve been in business since 1982, but that doesn’t mean we can’t keep pace with today’s consumer. Our new store design is all about a better shopping experience for our customers, one that makes it very easy to find – and personalize – the perfect gift.”

As one of Canada’s top-ranked shopping centres, Square One provides an ideal environment for a bold reintroduction. The new store will feature distinctive branding elements that reinforce the benefits of gift giving, as well as the emotional experience of each step in the process, from first thought to afterthought. Festivities at the Grand Opening party will include music, balloons, giveaways and mocktails for people of all ages. On Sunday, shoppers have the chance to meet and greet a featured local artisan as part of the company’s new Locally Made Pop-Up Shop program.

In keeping with its community values, selected Things Engraved locations will feature a local craft artisan’s gift products alongside the company’s normal gift offerings. “The main goal of the program is to create a bridge between local Canadian makers and the broader national community that Things Engraved reaches,”elaborates Brock. In addition to Square One, Things Engraved looks forward to opening its second new store later this year, slated for McAllister Place in Saint John, New Brunswick.

Erin Mills Town Centre – Mind Your Own Business Contest


Erin Mills Town Centre is hosting the “Mind Your Own Business” contest. Local entrepreneurs, small business owners and start-ups in the area are invited to apply for their chance to win one of three grand prizes. The deadline for all considerable applications is Monday September 10th, 2018 at 9pm. All entries are to be submitted to Erin Mills Town Centre Guest Services Kiosk located on the lower level near centre court. Continue reading Erin Mills Town Centre – Mind Your Own Business Contest


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

Industry Professionals Share Ideas on the Future of Mississauga’s Shopping Mall Areas

On March 6, industry professionals shared their ideas on the future of five of the City of Mississauga’s shopping mall areas at the Reimagining the Mall Forum hosted by the City and the Region of Peel.

“Suburban areas supported by shopping malls are changing,” said Ed Sajecki, Commissioner, Planning and Building. “That’s why we are proactively engaging with industry and residents on how we can guide the future redevelopment of these communities in a way that promotes health and well-being.”

Participants discussed creating healthy, complete communities and addressing issues and opportunities for reimagining malls in Mississauga as well as the Greater Toronto Area.

Keynote Speaker, Dr. Lawrence Loh, Associate Medical Officer of Health, Region of Peel spoke about the impact that malls and community planning can have on the health of Peel residents.

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ERIN MILLS TOWN CENTRE INVITES FAMILIES TO JOIN THEM AT THE SPRING INTO ACTION SPORTS AND CAMPS SHOW

Erin Mills Town Centre is pleased to participate in the 25th Annual Sports Week Celebrations in Mississauga. Community residents are invited to discover a variety of sporting and healthy lifestyle activities at Erin Mills Town Centre at its ‘Spring into Action’ Sports and Camp Show. Engaging displays and activities will take place on Saturday, February 24th, 2018, from 10am to 5pm, located on the lower level of the shopping centre.

“The Sports & Camps Show is all part of Erin Mills Town Centre’s ongoing commitment to encourage the community to get active, enjoy life and live healthier,” states Francesca Bourré, Erin Mills Town Centre’s Marketing Director. “We’re really looking forward to meeting people from the community and helping them find ways to participate in all the great programs available to them in Mississauga.”

A healthy lifestyle begins with regular physical activity, and Erin Mills Town Centre looks forward to bringing both children and adults from the area together to discover the array of health-focused (and fun!) local community programming.

Visitors will have the opportunity to ask questions from knowledgeable experts and sign up for sports programs, while enjoying exciting displays, demonstrations, fun interactive activities, a photo booth and a chance to win great prizes.

In addition to discovering Mississauga’s range of sports programs and activities, guests can also look forward to meeting with local Olympians and Mississauga Sports Hall of Famers who will be on site.