Erin Mills Town Centre Launches GetintheLoop Retail App to Enhance Customer Experience

Shoppers who sign up for the app will receive exclusive offers from retailers at the shopping centre. 

Erin Mills Town Centre of Cushman & Wakefield Asset Services has announced a new partnership with Canadian retail platform, GetintheLoop, to support its retailers to connect with customers. The app service is scheduled to launch September 2, 2020

“When our guests install the GetintheLoop app on their devices, they will essentially have Erin Mills Town Centre in their pocket. Retail operations and consumer habits are rapidly evolving, and we want to support our retailer partners in this evolution, extending beyond the physical space of our centres. Partnering with GetintheLoop allows us to enhance the guest experience, giving them a direct line on new arrivals, local promotions and sales, and much more.”

Molly Westbrook, Cushman & Wakefield’s Executive Managing Director for Canada

GetintheLoop will act as a convenient source for information and offers from a variety of local Mississauga retailers including those at Erin Mills Town Centre. Promotions will be delivered via the app, as well as through email, the mall’s website and mobile push notifications and will include gift card programs, delivery or curbside pick-up options, incentives and offers to support retail businesses now, when they need it most. National and local retailers will be featured on the app providing exclusive offers and news for members. 

Consumers can download GetintheLoop for free in the App Store and Google Play store and opt-in to receive curated, local offers.

“We’re thrilled to partner with an innovative, community-minded organization like Erin Mills Town Centre. We want our technology to help Mississauga and the Erin Mills community to stay connected and support local retail during this critical time.”

GetintheLoop’s Founder and CEO, Matt Crowell

2020 Tim Hortons Southside Shuffle Blues & Jazz Festival Goes Virtual

“If our fans can’t come to us this September, then we’ll go to them. Our team was determined that a hiatus for our 22nd anniversary was not an option and a virtual festival was the best alternative to keep our dedicated fans “Shuffling-On” in 2020.”

Kris Kane, Chair of the Tim Hortons Southside Shuffle Blues & Jazz Festival

The free event will take place over 4 days in September, (10th-13th) streaming on You Tube, Facebook and other social media platforms featuring a 90-minute production each day. Performances were filmed at Mississauga’s Metalworks Studios using professional camera and editing crews to ensure the quality and continuity of each performance and social distancing was strictly observed throughout the paid recording sessions.

Chuck Jackson, Artistic Director for the Southside Shuffle announced an outstanding line-up for the event which includes the Legendary Downchild Blues Band, Juno nominees- Durham County Poets, Lance Anderson’s “Everyday People” The Music of Sly and the Family Stone and the Mark LaForme Band. Ladies Sing The Blues will feature Finnish Blues sensation, Erja Lyytinen also, A Tribute to Etta James, Miss Emily, and “Tapestry” The Carole King Songbook plus interviews and a segment on the history of the Shuffle & Port Credit.

The Sunday show will feature the Induction ceremony of the newest member of Mississauga’s Music Walk of Fame and a retrospective on previous inductees including Oscar Peterson. The line-up is as follows and will be available on demand on the Shuffle YouTube channel for those not able to watch each segment live.

Thursday, September 10th – 8pm
  • Erja Lyytennin – Finnish Blues Sensation
  • The Art of Stan Street – Official Festival Artist
  • Visit Port Credit – Mississauga’s Waterfront Musical Destination
  • Durham County Poets
Friday, September 11th – 8pm
  • A Tribute to Etta James
  • Ladies Sing the Blues
  • Miss Emily
Saturday, September 12th – 8pm
  • Tapestry – The Carole King Songbook
  • Rabba Fine Foods Street Shuffle Highlights
  • Everyday People – The Music of Sly and the Family Stone
Sunday, September 13th – 8pm
  • Mark LaForme Band
  • Mississauga Music Walk of Fame 2020 Induction Ceremony
  • The Legendary Downchild Blues Band
Pat Carey of Downchild Blues Band

As a not-for-profit, we are very grateful to our sponsors and granting bodies for their support of our virtual event; Tim Hortons of Mississauga, the City of Mississauga, Port Credit Community Foundation, Brightwater Properties, Metalworks, Zoomer Radio, Lamar Transit Advertising, The Conspiracy to Promote Artists, The Waterside Inn, Heritage Canada, Ontario Creates, Celebrate Ontario and Socan.

We would also like to thank all our sponsors who were not able to participate this year but will be returning in 2021: Rabba Fine Foods, Port Credit BIA, Hampton Capital Group, Edenshaw Developments, Humberview Buick, Moosehead, Centre City Capital, Santa Carolina Wines, the bars & restaurants in Port Credit and our Friends of the Festival.

Please keep watching our website www.southsideshuffle.ca  and Facebook page for updates.  For further information, please contact: info@southsideshuffle.com Shuffle On, Shuffle Safe!

Get Ready to Roll into Fall – It’s Bike Month!

September is Bike Month! If you haven’t done so already, now is a great time to bust out your bike, give it a tune up and get peddling.

Whether you’re new to biking or you’re an advanced cyclist who knows Mississauga’s cycling network like the back of your hand, biking is an activity that can be enjoyed by those of all skill levels.

Not sure how to celebrate Bike Month? Check out our list of cycling activities.

Learn something new with a safe cycling webinar

Join hundreds of other bike-loving residents across the GTHA by checking out a free, safe cycling webinar presented by Peel Region. Register for the webinar that interests you most, or check out them all!

All webinars take place from noon to 1 p.m., following the schedule below. Visit bikemonth.ca/mississauga for more information and to register.

  • Family Biking – September 12
    Learn tips and tricks for teaching kids how to bike as well as biking while pregnant and with babies and toddlers.
  • Safe Cycling 101 – September 16
    Safe Cycling for School-Aged Children – September 19
    Bike with confidence. Learn about the rules, responsibilities, etiquette and more.  A version of this workshop is also available for school-aged children.
  • Road Rules – September 26
    This interactive, quiz-style workshop will cover a range of topics, including laws and fines that apply to cyclists and drivers, how to navigate shared space with other roads users and common misconceptions about road rules.
  • Biking in All Weather Conditions – September 30
    This interactive, quiz-style workshop will cover a range of topics, including laws and fines that apply to cyclists and drivers, how to navigate shared space with other roads users and common misconceptions about road rules.

Give your bike a check-up
Just like us, your bike might not be in tip-top shape if you haven’t been out for a ride in a while. Before you head out, give your bike a safety check – especially if you and your bike are a little rusty. Do the ABCD Quick Check to make sure your bike is safe to ride.

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Brush up on your trail etiquette
Biking is a great activity that allows you to get outdoor exercise while practising physical distancing. Due to the pandemic, more cyclists and pedestrians have been hitting Mississauga’s trails and shared pathways, creating an increase in congestion. To ensure everyone is able to safely enjoy their trail time, be courteous and follow trail etiquette – it involves more than just ringing your bell! Brush up on your trail etiquette before you head out.

Bike to work or to school
Swap out four wheels for two wheels, and gas-fuelled for pedal-powered by choosing your bike instead of your car the next time you travel to work or to school. Not only does it get you active, it also helps reduce traffic congestion, especially around school zones, and is something easy you can do to reduce your carbon footprint.

Explore somewhere new
Whether you’re looking for a quieter forested trail away from the bustle of the city, or a route that takes you through downtown or by the lake, there’s so much to see and explore in Mississauga – especially by bike. Use the Mississauga cycling map to plan your route, or check out one of these hidden gems.

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Temporary active transportation lane on Glen Erin Dr. in Ward 9

If you live in Wards 4, 7 or 9, take advantage of the temporary active transportation lanes that continue to be available for local use and are part of the City’s Active Transportation COVID-19 Recovery Framework. Whether you’re hopping on your bike to get some exercise, making a local trip in your neighbourhood, or running errands, these lanes make physical distancing safer and easier for cyclists and pedestrians. Go online to see where the temporary active transportation lanes are located in your ward.

To learn more about the City’s vision for cycling in Mississauga, check out the 2018 Cycling Master Plan.

City of Mississauga Launches 2021 Culture and Community Grant Programs

The City of Mississauga’s 2021 Culture and Community Grant Programs are now accepting applications. The grants program supports the community through various streams of funding for arts and culture activities, heritage preservation, festivals and community groups.

Organizations are able to review the 2021 guidelines for the four grant programs currently accepting applications: Arts and Culture Grant Program; Culture Festivals and Celebrations Grant Program; Culture Projects Grant Program; and Community Grant Program.

All applications must be submitted online at mississauga.ca/grantsportal by Friday, October 16, 2020at 4:30 p.m.

2021 Culture and Community Grants

Arts and Culture Grant Program

Grant funding for this program supports emerging and established not-for-profit professional and community-based arts, culture and heritage organizations in Mississauga. The grant supports the development of exemplary arts and culture programs and services that improve participation, knowledge, understanding and an appreciation of arts, culture and heritage for the residents of Mississauga.

Click here for more information on the Arts and Culture Grant Program.

Culture Festivals and Celebrations Grant Program

Cultural traditions and celebrations are important for Mississauga residents and visitors. Grant funding in this area supports cultural programming and helps event attendees enjoy clean and safe venues.

Click here for more information on the Culture Festivals and Celebrations Grant Program.

Culture Projects Grant Program

The City of Mississauga is focusing this grant program on placemaking initiatives. The City encourages arts organizations and collectives to animate different areas of the city and provide safe environments for people to experience art.

Click here for more information on the Culture Projects Grant Program.

Community Grant Program

This program assists local, not-for-profit community groups by providing multi-year, annual operating and project grants. The program aligns with the strategic priorities of the Recreation, Parks, Forestry and Environment divisions.

Click here for more information on the Community Grant Program.

Virtual Information Sessions

In light of COVID-19, all grant program information sessions are being offered online in a webinar format. Organizations interested in applying for funding are required to attend an information session, unless the organization received funding from the City within the last two years.

To register for grant program webinars, please send an email to grantsinfo@mississauga.ca with the date and time you wish to attend. A confirmation email will be sent with further instructions.

Arts and Culture Grant Program

Wednesday, September 2, 2020, 6 to 8 p.m.

Community Grant Program
Tuesday, September 1, 2020, 2 to 3 p.m.

Cultural Festivals and Celebrations Grant

Thursday, August 27, 2020, 9 to 11 a.m.

Thursday, September 3, 2020, 6 to 8 p.m.

ENTREPRENEURS, SMALL BUSINESS OWNERS AND EVEN STUDENTS ARE INVITED TO APPLY FOR A CHANCE TO WIN FREE KIOSK SPACE THROUGH THE ‘MIND YOUR OWN BUSINESS’ CONTEST

Erin Mills Town Centre is hosting the “Mind Your Own Business ” contest for local entrepreneurs, small business owners, start-ups and student business initiatives in the Mississauga region. Businesses and students are invited to apply for their chance to win one of three grand prizes. The deadline for applications is Monday September 7th at 7pm. All entries are to be sent to ​emtcguest@cushwake.com​ ​or ​submitted to Erin Mills Town Centre Guest Services Kiosk located on the lower level near centre court.

Developing great exposure for a new business or product is difficult without the proper connections. Erin Mills Town Centre is providing three lucky winners the opportunity to set up a free kiosk to showcase their product, service or business ideas during the busy holiday season, this November and December.

The winners will be ranked based on their business proposal submissions. The second and third place winners will be given the chance to set up a free kiosk for two weeks during the month November to display their business model.

The grand prize winner of the Mind Your Own Business contest will have the opportunity to feature their product for the entire month of December, a $25,000 prize value. With millions of consumers walking through the Erin Mills Town Centre during the busy month of December, it’s a fantastic way to build some momentum for sales and more importantly get the brand into the retail market.

*Note: Proper COVID-19 protocols are in effect. For further information, please click the link below. 
https://www.erinmills.ca/pages/erinmills-cvoid-19

More information and the Mind Your Own Business applications can be found on www.erinmills.ca