Hannah Alper creates initiate a pledge aimed to help individuals and families to renew their commitment to the environment. "It's like New Year's resolutions for the Environment," she says.
TORONTO, March 13 - 10-year-old Toronto-based Hannah Alper ( CallMeHannah.ca ), one of the most popular kid bloggers, today launched her STOP, START AND CONTINUE campaign for Earth Hour 2013, happening Saturday March 23th from 8:30pm-9:30pmET. The page can be found at: http://bit.ly/ZjUQNs
Hannah said children and kids are passionate about supporting causes that promote help and change for the environment. "Earth Hour should be a time to connect with your family and friends to talk about and renew your commitment to the environment. This Pledge and certificate encourages individuals and families to consider what they can do - STOP, START and CONTINUE in the year ahead for the well-being of the environment. Earth Hour encourages all of us to unplug and shut off. I want people to really think about why they are shutting down for the hour and think about what they can do to help. We can all do something."
MISSISSAUGA, March 8, 2013 – This week, City Council passed a bylaw establishing a Community Improvement Project Area in Downtown Mississauga's 'Main Street' district. The area is identified as a key focus for development in the Downtown21 Master Plan, the City's vision for a more vibrant, walkable, urban downtown.
The centrepiece of the district will be a new Main Street to link Square One Shopping Centre in the north with the established residential area south of Burnhamthorpe Road West. The district is bounded in the west by Duke of York Boulevard and in the east by Kariya Drive.
"Every City needs a Main Street – a public place where anyone can go and feel at home," said Janice Baker, City Manager and CAO. "Now is the time to build on all the planning we've done and partnerships we've built. This is our chance to make the Strategic Plan's vision for our downtown come to life."
The new bylaw allows the city to start work on a community improvement plan (CIP) for the identified area to spur Main Street-appropriate development. CIPs, as noted in a report to City Council, can include a range of programs and financial tools. The plan to be proposed for the Main Street district will aim to encourage development that contributes to a vibrant, people-friendly area, as well as the infrastructure necessary to support it. The City's policies on CIPs are a part of Mississauga's Official Plan.
The new bylaw accompanied legislation required to implement the new planning framework for Downtown Mississauga. At the February 20, 2013 City Council meeting, staff was directed to bring the legislation to Council. Amendments to the Official Plan, a new Downtown Core Local Area Plan, a zoning amendment bylaw and new built form standards were approved by Council at their meeting on March 6, 2013.
As Canada's sixth largest city, Mississauga is home to 741,000 residents and 55,000 businesses, including 63 Fortune 500 companies with Canadian head offices or major divisional head offices. A diverse, progressive and award-winning municipality located on the shores of Lake Ontario in the heart of the Greater Toronto Area, Mississauga is "Leading Today for Tomorrow" by focussing on delivering services, implementing its Strategic Plan, delivering value for money and maintaining infrastructure.
Related Link: Downtown Community Improvement Project Area bylaw
Starting your own business can be risky and difficult, but for Annelies Fujarczuk, it was the right decision.
She is the President of Descriptor Communications Inc., a communications company located in Mississauga. She primarily works as a speech coach and helps people to overcome their fear of public speaking.
“There are people who are afraid to open their mouth in a board meeting, make a sales call or just afraid to speak to others. In my business everyone has a right to be heard properly,” Fujarczuk says.
Before launching her own business she worked in television. The first show she worked on was great. She spent only six months on her second show, however, before realizing that something was wrong. The crew just didn’t respect her.
“It got to the point where I couldn’t open my mouth anymore. I had a low moment. I left the company and decided that I didn’t want to be someone who’s scared to be proud,” she says.
“A lot of people see quitting as failure. I did my best and there was nothing else I could do but leave.”
She didn’t want to worry about where her next paycheck was going to come from, so Descriptor was born.
Once again, MiWay is providing a safe way to get to and from your destination on New Year's Eve. MiWay invites residents to take the bus for free.
TORONTO, July 18, 2012 -- Greater Toronto REALTORS® reported 3,679 sales through the first 14 days of July 2012, representing a 5.6 per cent increase compared to the 3,484 sales reported for the same period in 2011. New listings were up by 14.4 per cent over the same time frame.
Heritage Mississauga presents the annual Mayoral Heritage Luncheon on Tuesday June 26th at the historic Glen Erin Inn, featuring keynote speaker John Tory, radio presenter & Chair of CivicAction concerned with the redevelopment of Ontario Place. Join us as John reflects on his thoughts concerning heritage, lessons learned and why heritage and the fight to preserve it, is so important.
City of Mississauga and Local Teacher Honoured with Cycling Awards
MISSISSAUGA - Mississauga's vision of incorporating cycling into the fabric of the City was recognized today in City Council with the presentation of two cycling related awards:
The Bicycle Friendly Community Award - Bronze Designation was awarded to the City of Mississauga; and Community member George Douzenis was presented with the 2011 Phil Green Recognition Award.
MISSISSAUGA, May 17, 2012- Streetscape Mississauga, in partnership with the City of Mississauga and four local horticultural societies, launches its annual citywide garden contest by introducing a new residential class for alternative gardens and a contest for small businesses.
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