Applications Now Being Accepted for MiWay Affordable Transportation Pilot Program 

Starting May 11, 2016, low income residents in Mississauga can apply for discounted public transit through the MiWay Affordable Transportation Pilot Program, available from June 1, 2016 to Feb. 28, 2017.

The MiWay Affordable Transportation Pilot is a partnership between the City of Mississauga and the Region of Peel. Continue reading Applications Now Being Accepted for MiWay Affordable Transportation Pilot Program 

MAC Hands out MARTY Awards

The Mississauga Arts Council is pleased to announce the winners of the 2016 MARTY Awards. The awards were presented on Thursday May 19, at the Mississauga Convention Centre.

“Each year when we celebrate the MARTY Awards we recognize winning performances from all the major arts disciplines in Mississauga. This year we had 84 nominees in 19 categories, the ballrooms at Mississauga Convention Centre were sold out with their supporters and their lasting contributions will add to the cultural identity of our city,” said Mike Douglas, Interim Executive Director of the Mississauga Arts Council. “Congratulations to you and thank you for lifting our spirits with your winning efforts.”

This year’s award winners are:

Emerging Literary Arts – Peter Whelan
Established Literary Arts – Jasmine Sawant
Emerging Media Arts – Mathew Murray
Established Media Arts – Maggie Habieda
Emerging Music Arts – Anna Wojick
Established Music Arts – David O’Hearn
Emerging Theatre Arts – Sid Sawant
Established Theatre Arts – Sawitri Theatre
Emerging Visual Arts – Fatima Fasih
Established Visual Arts – Noelle Hamlyn
Emerging Dance Arts – Joann Wanda Rossitter
Established Dance Arts – Ashmina Suri
Culinary Arts – Massimo Capra
Fashion and Beauty – Tabi-G
Creative Community Award – Randy Persaud
Hazel McCallion Volunteer of the Year – Fatima Fasih
Laurie Pallet Patron of the Arts and Lifetime Achievement in the Arts – Ron Lenyk
People’s Choice Award – Harbir Singh

Kick Off Summer with the MAC Arts Festival

Kick off the summer at Celebration Square on Victoria Day Weekend with the MACArts Festival on Saturday May 21.

Celebration Square’s first festival of the season has never been so full of talent. This year MAC is bringing 20 acts to the mainstage from across the city, including three headline worthy-acts; local legend Tom Barlow, sensational songstress Stephanie Braganza and international hit-maker Raghav is coming from India for the event.

“Mississauga is loaded with talent. May 21 we put it together in a fast paced exhilarating showcase that says something special about who we are and how entertaining we can be.” said Mike Douglas, Executive Director of MAC.

The MARTY Winning All Masters Lion Dance takes the stage with acrobats and Chinese lion dancers who will share great luck with the crowd.

After a decade entertaining children across the GTA, Sonshine and Broccoli are bringing their hit single “It’s a Beautiful Day” to the Celebration Square Stage.

Talented musicians of Meadowvale Secondary School take the stage with their award winning 20 piece jazz band. Previous shows sold out, so get there early!

The festival also features fashion highlights from Mississauga Fashion Week, previewing what’s to come for the 2017 runway.

Offstage MAC creates a village ambience with some of the city’s most talented artists and craftspeople. Paintings, crafts, toys and food – delicious food! from international cuisines and handy trucks.

The MACArts Festival takes place in Mississauga’s Celebration Square on May 21, from 1 – 11p.m.



Hot off the heels of launching the first-ever Jamie’s Italian in North America, Jamie Oliver and The King Street Food Company are pleased to announce that a second restaurant location is set open at Mississauga’s Square One Shopping Centre in June 2016. Following the hugely successful debut of Jamie’s Italian in Toronto’s Yorkdale Mall, the restaurant will offer freshly made Italian-inspired dishes, with a Jamie twist, using only high-quality, sustainable ingredients. Open daily from 11am for lunch, dinner and drinks, Jamie’s Italian Mississauga will be located in Square One’s brand new south expansion and will overlook Mississauga’s Celebration Square making it a great destination for a business lunch, to take a break from shopping or spend time with family.

Jamie’s Italian has become a worldwide success since its first restaurant opening in 2008 in Oxford, England. With over 60 restaurants around the world, Jamie’s Italian employs thousands of people. Canadians can join the Jamie’s Italian family by attending the Employee Job Fair from Wednesday, May 4 to Saturday, May 7 between the hours of 10am and 7pm at Square One on the second level near the new south expansion or by visiting

“We’re over the moon to be opening our second restaurant in Canada,” said Jamie Oliver. “We’re incredibly grateful to be welcomed so warmly – the people of Mississauga have been just brilliant. I’m incredibly proud of the success our Toronto restaurant has had, and I can’t wait to bring the same super-tasty, fantastic-quality offering to this buzzing community. It’s going to be epic.”

Located in the GTA’s premier shopping centre, Square One, the restaurant can be accessed from inside the brand new south expansion, or directly from the south parking lot at Entrance 3, which backs on to Celebration Square. Similar to the Yorkdale location, this venue will have an inviting and relaxed atmosphere. The 6,400 sq. ft. space will have an open kitchen, leather banquettes, statement chandeliers and accents of reclaimed wood. With an indoor seating capacity for 200, a welcoming bar and a patio for outdoor dining, the restaurant is a great place for a casual lunch, dinner, after-work drinks or family celebrations.

“We are very excited to bring Jamie’s Italian to Mississauga,” said Gus Giazitzidis, Managing Director and Partner, The King Street Food Company and Jamie’s Italian Canada. “Mississauga is a great city and we look forward to becoming a part of the community.”

The new restaurant will share the same tasty menu as the Yorkdale location, which includes beloved dishes such as made-to-order pizzas, prawn linguine, turkey Milanese and Jamie’s Italian trademark antipasti bar. To guarantee that everyone can find something to their liking, Jamie’s Italian offers an award-winning kids’ menu, as well as gluten-free, vegetarian and vegan options.

Jamie and The King Street Food Company team are united in their commitment to source the best possible ingredients to bring the menu to life. Sourcing for Jamie’s Italian is about finding more than suppliers; it’s about premium people and premium ingredients, with a focus on local artisans who can develop the perfect products. The Jamie’s Italian Canada team has forged relationships locally and internationally to bring the best and freshest ingredients – from locally grown produce and sustainably sourced seafood, to cured meats, cheeses and even flour from Italy.

Jamie’s Italian is located in Square One, Mississauga’s premier shopping centre and Canada’s second largest shopping centre. Jamie’s Italian Mississauga will be open for both reservations and walk-ins, from 11am, seven days a week.

Malton Black Development Association’s 3rd Annual Multi Media Youth Gallery Exhibit premiers

Friday, May 6, 2016 at The Malton Community Centre @ 6:30pm – Featuring the work and talents of local youth at the Malton Community Centre in the heart of Malton

This May, Malton Youth will take part in a celebration of creative expression and will showcase simultaneous artistic talents during a Multi Media Gallery exhibit.

All works and talents exhibited at the event are executed by youth aged 13-25, celebrating a broad range of disciplines, from the traditional (like dancing, theatre and painting) to the inventive (like cooking, gardening and beatboxing). Organized by the Malton Black Development Association (MBDA), this one night event will provide opportunities for young people to express and exchange ideas, celebrate talents, get excited about the arts and get engaged with their community. This evening of culture will bring the art community together to offer both the uninitiated and devoted art lovers an accessible and exciting night of contemporary art. This is an opportunity to celebrate and showcase Malton’s growing art community and our team’s commitment to arts and culture. Drop in and experience a multitude of art forms at your leisure.

Malton Black Development Association was created over 30 years ago as a result of newcomer parents being concerned about the challenges their children were experiencing adapting to the Canadian educational system. Thirty years later our mission remains the same; reaching out to children of all backgrounds and ensuring that they have the tools to succeed in life. The demand for supporting children and youth is even more pressing today.

For information, please contact:

Contact: Clovalyn Wilson | MBDA
Celia Wilson | Secretary | MBDA