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Mississauga, ON

Mississauga, incorporated in 1968, is a city in Southern Ontario located in the Regional Municipality of Peel, and in the western part of the Greater Toronto Area. With a population of 668,549, it is Canada's sixth-most populous municipality,and has almost doubled in population in each of the last two decades. Mississauga's growth reached a peak between the census years of 1986-1991, with the largest population growth in Canada (89,500). Sustained population growth has continued since, but at a somewhat slower pace. Mississauga is now the fourth most populous city on the Great Lakes, surpassing both the cities proper of Milwaukee and Cleveland over the last decade.

Politics

Mississauga has had only three mayors in its history. Dr. Martin Dobkin was the city's first mayor in 1974. He was then followed by Ron A. Searle. Searle was defeated by then-city councillor and former mayor of Streetsville, Hazel McCallion. McCallion is regarded as a force in provincial politics and often referred to as Hurricane Hazel, comparing her political force to the devastating 1954 storm that struck the Toronto area. McCallion has won or been acclaimed in every mayoral election since 1978, and in recent years has not even campaigned. In October 2010, McCallion won her twelfth term in office with over 76% of the votes. McCallion is the nation's longest serving mayor and was runner-up in World Mayor 2005.

Geography

Mississauga is bounded by Oakville and Milton to the west/southwest, Brampton to the north, Toronto to the east, and Lake Ontario to the south/south-east. Halton Hills borders Mississauga's north-west corner. With the exception of the southeast border with Toronto (Etobicoke Creek), Mississauga shares a land border with all previous mentioned municipalities.

Attractions

In 2006, with the help of Project for Public Spaces,the city started hosting "My Mississauga" summer festivities at its civic square. Mississauga planned over 60 free events to bring more people to the city square. The square was transformed and included a movable stage, a snack bar, extra seating, and sports and gaming facilities (basketball nets, hockey arena, chess and checker boards) including a skate park. Some of the events included Senior's day on Tuesday, Family day on Wednesday, Vintage car Thursdays, with the main events being the Canada Day celebration, Rotary Ribfest, and Beachfest. The civic square is currently being reconstructed using federal stimulus money and will feature a permanent stage, a larger ice rink, media screens, and a permanent restaurant. Mississauga also boasts one of the largest shopping malls in Canada called Square One Shopping Centre, which is surrounded by manybars and restaurants, as well as City Hall, the Central Library, and Playdium. Mississauga also hosts a cultural festival named Carassauga each year to celebrate the diverse population.

Local Attractions

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Newmarket Community Centres Newmarket, voted in the top 10 best places to live. This community is home to various recreational facilities; of these facilities in Newmarket there are more than 70 parks and recreational facilities.   The Magna Centre 800 Mulock Dr, Newmarket, ON L3Y 9C1 (905) 953-5300 Magna Centre opened its doors in 2007 as the largest community centre in Newmarket. ... Read More...
Posted by Pamela Prescott on 2014-09-25
Century 21® Heritage Group Ltd. is excited to welcome neighbours, families and friends to take your photo with Santa at their office located at 49 Holland Street West in Bradford. December 13, 2013 4PM -7PM Century 21® is asking families to please bring a non-perishable food donation for The Helping Hand food bank in Bradford.  Read More...
Posted by Pamela Prescott on 2013-12-06

Construction and Expansion

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Toronto continues to have one of the most active condo markets in North America with literally hundreds of cranes dotting the skyline city wide. With so much in development it is often difficult to keep up on the progress of in- construction buildings, buildings in sales and completed projects.  There are a few sites I find useful for keeping track of this info. www.urbantoronto.ca is a public ... Read More...
Posted by Jay Kowal on 2014-07-15
VIVA Transit Installs Bicycle Racks on all VIVA Transit Buses and Routes Commencing Monday, May 26, 2014 you will be able to bring your bicycle with you on VIVA transit routes. Bike racks in the past have been installed on YRT transit system buses since 2008. Now all VIVA buses will have bike racks too! VIVA and YRT buses bike rack feature is part of their Bike ‘n’ Bus Metrolinx ... Read More...
Posted by Pamela Prescott on 2014-05-23

Community Events

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... a good and blessed year! The head of the year is upon us, the first of the days of awe in the New Year according to the Gregorian calendar.  Welcome Rosh Hashanah!  For two days the anniversary of mans creation (Adam and Eve) will be in celebration.  It’s a time to become aware of humanity’s role in the world. When the Shofar is blown and heard, which is a hollowed ... Read More...
Posted by Pamela Prescott on 2014-09-30
 Emily's Day: Bradford Children's Charity Fund 2014 Golf Tournament Cheque Presentation A cheque presentation was held at Century 21 from The Bradford Children’s Charity Fund Annual Golf Tournament, to support a local child in need from the area of Bradford West Gwillimbury. The Tournament on June 20th of this year supported a local child in Bradford West Gwillimbury named Emily ... Read More...
Posted by Pamela Prescott on 2014-09-21

Family & Kids

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The Power of Fruits Did you know that? APPLES contain a lot of pectin which helps to remove toxins in the body, and also helps with digestion. PINEAPPLE contains the enzyme bromelin which helps to destroy bad bacteria in the gut. It also supports tissue repair. GRAPES help to provide you with instant energy as they are high in fructose.  However, eating grapes helps to prevent ... Read More...
Posted by Pamela Prescott on 2014-09-21
You ever notice how so many people seem to be happier in the summer?   There is the obvious reason -- the sun, vitamin D, etc. --  but if you dig deeper, it feels like people are enjoying life more, trying to accomplish more and spending time with friends and family. Don't get me wrong; I love winter, I love hockey, I am a winter person.  But this ... Read More...
Posted by Dan Wasserman on 2014-06-24

Parks & Recreation

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The Humber Valley Heritage Trail stretches 15 Km from the headwaters of the Humber River near Palgrave through the Humber Valley South to Bolton. The Humber Valley Heritage Trail offers a diverse experience with both natural and cultural features along the way. On the northern part of the trail, users can walk through the Albion Hills Conservation Area, a destination for outdoor enthusiasts. ... Read More...
Posted by Joanne Giustini on 2014-04-16
Fairy Lake Newmarket also known as the Wesley Brooks Memorial Conservation Area is a year round open park facility maintained by the York Region Conservation Authority. Fairy Lake Park is a man-made lake maintained by a dam on the East Holland River. It has added to the beauty of Newmarket since it has been established. It offers a large green space by the water with picnic pavilions, playground park ... Read More...
Posted by Pamela Prescott on 2013-07-22

Market Reports and Conditions

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Toronto home sale price up 8.5% Toronto Real Estate Board President Paul Etherington announced that Greater Toronto REALTORS® reported 3,297 sales through the Toronto MLS system during the first 14 days of September 2014. This result represented an 8.3 per cent increase compared to the same period in 2013. Year-to-date sales through September 14, at 68,731, were up by 6.6 per cent compared to ... Read More...
Posted by Pamela Prescott on 2014-09-21
Jason Mercer - Director, Market Analysis, discusses the Market Watch Report for August 2014   Read More...
Posted by Alla Marchenko on 2014-09-08

Restaurants / Bars / Coffee Houses

Lunch At Akita Sushi Bradford   Akita Sushi is a popular authentic Japanese sushi venue in Bradford, with over 100 fresh menu options to choose from. With so many healthy food items it is not difficult to find something on their menu to suit your tastes. My favourite part of Akita Sushi is the all you can eat option, but they also offer an a la carte menu or lunch specials; personally when ... Read More...
Posted by Pamela Prescott on 2013-07-16
American Express® presents Summerlicious 2013 in Toronto! Summerlicious this year is taking place from July 5-21. This year in 2013, 196 of the city of Toronto's top restaurants are participating. These participating restaurants are offering three course meals (lunch or dinner) at a very reasonably priced menu-allowing you to try a variety of their food without braking the bank. If you are interested ... Read More...
Posted by Pamela Prescott on 2013-06-12

Schools & Universities

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  Use on any device: Mobile phone, tablet, or PC Social, interactive Newsfeed Fresh design that's intuitive to use To access OnlineOffice REV2 Beta today, visit your usual login page (onlineoffice.century21.ca) and click on the banner link for the new OnlineOffice REV2 Beta. Attend these webinars for a LIVE introduction and tutorial on the new features you've been waiting for! Thursday, ... Read More...
Posted by Pamela Prescott on 2013-11-20
November 19 - 20, 2013 Toronto, ON Uncover the marketing strategies that agents earning over $150,000 per year are using Industry expert Brian Buffini and top producer Joe Niego coach this all new, 2-day Turning Point event. Discover how to work by referral and take your business to the next level! The secret to generating more listings in today's market 7 financial lessons designed ... Read More...
Posted by Pamela Prescott on 2013-11-18

Shopping

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Make your rooms come alive with acid-green glassware here, electric pink candles there and decor in a whole host of other hot colours. From mirrors to mugs, from a green lamp to glasses, or something as simple as a framed mirror, candles or painting the legs of your coffee table. Spice it up a little.  Formally educated as an Architect, Jagdeep ... Read More...
Posted by Jagdeep Singh on 2014-07-25
Good Afternoon, This week's topic is about the ENERGY STAR® and how this symbol helps Canadians identify high efficiency products in the marketplace. Here are some great reasons why you should consider buying ENERGY STAR® qualified products: -ENERGY STAR qualified products use 20 to 30 percent less energy -Save money by using less -Save the environment -All products are certified and ... Read More...
Posted by Irina Shuldiner on 2014-06-15

Sports & Activities

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Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day this year on Monday, March 17, 2014 with a free card from Jib Jab.   Jib Jab is a fun way to superimpose your face on funny characters and brighten up the day of friends, family, coworkers and clients.   When you’re ready click here to choose a card, then follow the prompts to get started on sending out your e-card.   ... Read More...
Posted by Pamela Prescott on 2014-03-11
Winterizing Windows and Doors As temperatures are beginning to drop, heating bills may be on the rise as this chilly season approaches. Here are some tips on winterizing the windows and doors of your home to lower your heating bills, promote regular maintenance and awareness on getting your home ready for winter. Checking windows and doors is a good first step to ensuring that your home is receiving ... Read More...
Posted by Pamela Prescott on 2013-11-20
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