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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 (now O’Neill’s Vacuums) discarded a match in a garbage bucket which contained coal oil, igniting a fire that wiped out most of the village,

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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 Malton neighbourhood.

Right now, the city is completing a draft master plan for Paul Coffey Park (formerly Wildwood Park) and is looking for feedback from people in the area.

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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 Fonseca, who documented her concerns in a motion passed at a recent general committee meeting.

The Greater Toronto Airports Authority (GTAA) is the private body that runs Pearson Airport,

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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 Association, the property was transferred to the city in 2012 for $45,000, which covered the association’s accumulated debt.

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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 can report crimes, neighbourhood concerns and explore crime prevention initiatives.

However, due to financial considerations, the Peel Police Services Board is recommending its closure.

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City of Mississauga to review heat requirements in apartment buildings

Mississauga council will review its heating bylaw to ensure apartment landlords do not blast the heat when outdoor temperatures are well-above seasonal.

Councillors voted unanimously at the Sept. 27 council meeting to direct staff to review the wording and provisions in a city bylaw that dictates when landlords are required to provide adequate heating to apartment units.

Complaints have been trickling in to councillors’ offices and property management companies regarding the temperature of apartment units during September’s unprecedented heat wave,

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Is it time to change heat requirement bylaws?

Fall in the GTA has felt more like the dog days of summer so far, and that has had some hi-rise tenants feeling the heat.

City bylaws in Mississauga and Toronto require residential buildings to provide heating as of Sept. 15. Despite the extreme heat alerts over the past week, some landlords refused to turn the air conditioning back on, for fear of facing stiff fines.

One Mississauga city councillor is hoping to change that,

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Mississauga councillor combats scorching temperatures in apartments

Coun. Carolyn Parrish plans to bring forward a motion during Wednesday’s council meeting to address landlords turning on the heat in Mississauga apartment buildings.

The move comes in the wake of apartment tenants across the Greater Toronto Area facing scorching temperatures in their units. Citing municipal bylaw requirements, landlords turned on the heat in spite of temperatures reaching as high as 31 C during September’s unprecedented heat wave.

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Malton Adventure Playground the newest addition to area’s ‘urban renewal’

Tucked away behind Paul Coffey Arena, on the southwest corner of Derry Road and Goreway Drive, is a “truly spectacular” children’s playground.

The Malton Adventure Playground brings the iconic imagery of classic children’s tales to life. Inspired by the wooden castles playground in Toronto’s High Park, built by television personality and home improvement contractor Mike Holmes, Malton’s playground features one-of-a-kind park equipment and unique, handcrafted carvings.

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Much Anticipated Castle Park About to Open in Mississauga

Even though summer is drawing to a close, there’s never a bad time to enjoy a park and playground—especially since fall can be both mild and visually stunning.

Fortunately for people who enjoy outdoor spaces all year-round, a highly-anticipated High Park-style castle park is about to be officially unveiled in Mississauga.

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InSauga, Ashley Newport, August 31, 2017

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City of Mississauga restores iconic warplane

Crews are wrapping up restoration of Malton’s historic CF-100 interceptor plane.

Perched on a pedestal on Derry Road in Paul Coffey Park, the plane represents one of the nation’s greatest aviation feats.

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Mississauga News, Rachael Williams, August 4, 2017

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Families on affordable housing wait list get chance at swanky address

Mississauga’s affordable housing crisis has become an obsession for Councillor Carolyn Parrish. She’s trying to atone for past mistakes, she says, in this case her vote as a local MP more than two decades ago that helped download social housing from Ottawa to the provinces, and in Ontario almost immediately to municipalities.

Parrish talked to the Star about a game-changing deal she just helped broker with a developer building a glitzy downtown condo project on City Centre Dr.

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Top 5 Events for Hershey Pad after Cavalia Leaves Mississauga

Insauga previously discussed Mississauga City Council voting to bring a world renowned theatrical performance involving acrobats and horses called Odysseo by Cavalia to the city. The show has received good reviews and the marketing campaign has been quite extensive; advertisements for the show via billboards have been seen as far as Eglinton and Bathurst. The last show is scheduled to take place on July 30.

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Peel council members voice support for changes to expense policy

Peel Region council members are expressing a desire to see more public accountability and transparency around the use of taxpayer-funded spending allowances for travel and other expenses related to their duties.

As a special committee prepares to conduct a comprehensive review of the rules governing council expense accounts and reimbursement for job-related spending, several council members offered vocal support for the process during a recent meeting.

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Affordable housing units coming to Mississauga city centre

Mississauga council will provide a $2.7 million grant to Peel Region to offset development charges for a massive affordable housing project in the city centre.

Proposed by the Daniels Corporation, a Toronto-based development firm, the $66-million development will contain 174 rental units to help reduce the number of people on the region’s social housing wait list.

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Mississauga News, Rachael Williams, July 5,

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Peel committee begins detailed review of council expense account policy

A committee plans to go through guidelines line by line to conduct a comprehensive review of the policy controlling how Peel Region council members use taxpayer-funded expense accounts.

Peel Region’s Council Expense Policy Review Committee met for the first time June 29 to discuss terms of reference and agree on how the review would be conducted.

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Brampton Guardian, Roger Belgrave, June 30,

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Will Mississauga Save an Iconic Historical Monument?

For the past few months, history buffs and Malton residents have been fretting about the future of an iconic but degrading CF 100 aircraft monument that sits in the spacious and vast Paul Coffey (formerly Wildwood) Park in Mississauga’s north end.

Now, it appears there might be hope for the aircraft and the community that loves it, thanks to efforts by the Malton BIA (more on that later). Read more>>

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One of Mississauga’s Largest Parks Could Undergo a Huge Makeover

While Mississauga’s Paul Coffey Park—formerly known as Wildwood Park—has been getting a lot of positive press these past few months, you might not realize that you have a say in the future of one of the city’s biggest parks.

The park, which was recently renamed to honor Malton native and former NHL star Paul Coffey, has been in the spotlight ever since Ward 5 Councillor Carolyn Parrish announced that she was working on bringing a gorgeous High Park-style castle to the soon-to-be rejuvenated space.

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Cavalia Raises White Big Top for Mississauga Run

The largest touring tent in the world was raised last week next to Hershey Centre in Mississauga in preparation for Odysseo’s opening night on Wednesday, June 21.

For the special occasion, Mississauga Mayor Bonnie Crombie and Mississauga Ward 5 Councillor Carolyn Parrish joined Cavalia Founder and Artistic Director Normand Latourelle for brief remarks about the significant economic impacts Odysseo will have on Mississauga. Mayor Crombie, Councillor Parrish and Mr. Latourelle cut the symbolic ribbon on Thursday,

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Peel set to host 905 summit on increasing provincial government funding

Peel’s municipal politicians and school boards are set to host a political summit to discuss getting more funding dollars from Queen’s Park.

The Summit 4 Fair Funding is currently planned for Nov. 13 at the Mississauga Living Arts Centre.

Municipal politicians from Durham, Halton, Hamilton and York are being invited to the event.

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The Mississauga News, Roger Belgrave, May 10,

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