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Region considers community development hub in Malton

With Malton home to some of the poorest residents and high-risk youth, the Region of Peel will consider converting the now-dormant Lincoln M. Alexander Secondary School pool into a community development hub. “We need something serious out there,” said Mississauga Ward 5 Coun. Carolyn Parrish, who brought the idea to regional council last Thursday, April … Continue Reading

Food Trucks Coming To An Area Near You

Mississauga is launching a one-year pilot program that would see food trucks serving residents in nine parks throughout the city! The pilot begins May 1, 2018 and continue through to April 30, 2019. Food trucks will be permitted onsite during regular park hours 7am-11pm. The nine participating parks are: Jack Darling Memorial Park (1180 Lakeshore … Continue Reading

Another Huge Holiday Celebration is Headed to Mississauga

While you probably already know about the grand-scale tree lighting at Celebration Square and the Christmas market set to hit Streetsville, you might not have known that another huge holiday celebration is taking place in another cozy corner of the city. Residents who live in or near Malton might want to know that on Sunday, … Continue Reading

PHOTOS: First glimpses of proposed new park in Mississauga

Even though the weather is getting colder, there’s never a bad time to talk about parks. Mississauga, after all, is always thirsty for more and better greenspaces. Insauga recently reported that the park next to the Paul Coffey Arena in Malton was getting a bit of a makeover, and residents were invited to provide their input and … Continue Reading

When you sell your heritage, you sell your soul

If halls could talk, what a story Erindale Village’s would tell. The stretch of Dundas Street east of Mississauga Road, originally called Springfield-on-the-Credit was once home to the Royal Exchange Hotel, a post office, general store and the parish hall of St. Peter’s Anglican. On May 5, 1919, a customer walked into Barker’s General Store … Continue Reading

City of Mississauga Asking Residents to Weigh in on Future of Massive Park

If there’s one thing that’s always been clear about Mississauga residents, it’s that they cherish their parks and greenspaces and for good reason—in a rapidly urbanizing city dotted with high-rise condos, parks are precious. For that reason, residents might want to attend an upcoming information session on the future of Paul Coffey Park in the … Continue Reading

Mississauga eager to firm up deal with Pearson Airport operators

With the federal government exploring the privatization of Canadian airports, Mississauga council wants to ensure the city has a say in the fate of Toronto Pearson International Airport. “Our government needs to be there as the conversation is happening, not being told once a decision is made on the airports,” said Ward 3 Coun. Chris … Continue Reading

Mississauga councillor questions city’s proposed sale of heritage site to developer

Councillor Carolyn Parrish is questioning the motives behind a proposed deal that could see the Erindale Community Hall sold to a developer. Located in the picturesque Erindale Village neighbourhood, the hall has served the community since 1928, hosting weddings, showers, public meetings, retirement parties and other local events. Previously owned by the Erindale Community Hall … Continue Reading

Mississauga councillor fumes over potential closure of Malton police station

Coun. Carolyn Parrish is irate over the proposed closure of the Malton police station. Located inside Westwood Square, the station serves the Ward 5 community, an area that has historically been plagued with high crime rates. It is part of Peel police 21 Division and serves as a local hub within the mall where residents … Continue Reading

Should All Mississauga Councillors Get Online in 2017?

These days, politicians from every level of government have some kind of online presence in the public sphere. Federal MPs, provincial legislators and city councillors constantly post pictures of themselves at various functions and events on social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. They also use these various platforms to promote events, public meetings, … Continue Reading