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Mississauga’s Changing Skyline

Mississauga’s Changing Skyline

Mississauga’s landscape may be overwhelmingly suburban, but a lot has changed with the upsurge in condo development in City Centre. To see how the skyline has changed since 2007, check…

Mississauga Benefits from Improved Transit Services

Mississauga Benefits from Improved Transit Services

On February 13, city officials and representatives from Mississauga Transit and the Government of Canada gathered at the Central Parkway Transit Campus to celebrate the addition of new vehicles to…

A Statement from Mayor Bonnie Crombie

A Statement from Mayor Bonnie Crombie

Mayor Crombie with mayors from across Canada during the Big Cities Summit 2015. The following is a statement from Mississauga Mayor Bonnie Crombie, following her participation in the Big Cities Summit…

Mayor Crombie Meets with Premier Wynne

Mayor Crombie Meets with Premier Wynne

Mississauga Mayor Bonnie Crombie meets one-on-one with Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne at Premier Wynne’s office at the Ontario Legislature. Yesterday, Mississauga Mayor Bonnie Crombie met with Premier Kathleen Wynne at…

Pat Mullin Says Goodbye

Pat Mullin Says Goodbye

L-R: Julie Morris from Hillcrest; Lana Madani, Walden Circle; Sue Shanly of Meadowood-Rattray; Patricia Mullin; Roxanne MacKenzie, Clarkson BIA; unknown and unknown, Kerri Sharp and Sara Garrigan of Walden Circle;…

Small is Big for Prosperity

Small is Big for Prosperity

Remove the barriers to small business survival. Words by Don McVie In this issue of Spirit of the City, James Tonin’s feature on the state of the business sector could just as…

City Committees and New Members

City Committees and New Members

Standing Committees Audit Committee: Councillor Matt Mahoney, Councillor Karen Ras, Councillor Ron Starr, Councillor Jim Tovey The Audit Committee is a Standing Committee of Council which oversees the administrative systems regarding financial accounting, reporting,…

#IVoteBecause Contest Winners

#IVoteBecause Contest Winners

Today, Mississauga’s new City Council congratulated the winners of the #IVoteBecause contest. During the municipal election campaign, the City asked Mississauga youth why they were voting and they answered. Using…

Mayor Hazel McCallion’s Last Council

Mayor Hazel McCallion’s Last Council

The legendary Mayor of Mississauga steps away from office with customary humility. Words and photography by Mike Douglas It was history in the making, and many notable Mississauga residents appeared…

Mississauga Business Winners 2014

Mississauga Business Winners 2014

MBOT salutes outstanding success stories across categories of business size and endeavour. Words and photography by Mike Douglas The Mississauga Board of Trade hosted its 2014 Awards of Excellence ceremony…

City Announces New Director, Policy Development

City Announces New Director, Policy Development

Release by Laurel Schut, City of Mississauga On November 19, the City of Mississauga appointed Andrew Whittemore as Director, Policy Planning, Planning and Building Department, effective January 2, 2015. Reporting…

City Building Progress Report

City Building Progress Report

Keeping you informed on the development front. Words by Don McVie Over the past four years, Spirit of the City has provided readers with information, insights and backstories about various…

Getting Our Priorities Straight

Getting Our Priorities Straight

Will our new leaders seize the day? Words by Don McVie Citizens caught an important break with the outcome of the recent municipal elections. Not only does Mississauga elect a smart, young and…

The Mississauga Transitway Opens!

The Mississauga Transitway Opens!

Release from Kimberly Hicks, Mississauga Communications Photography Mike Douglas On November 10, the first four stations of the Mississauga Transitway were officially opened by all three levels of government at…

Renewing the Region

Renewing the Region

Peel is moving forward under new leadership. Words by James Tonin and Don McVie Photography by Steve Pecar and Mike Douglas With this year’s mayoral elections in the rear-view mirror and an…

Opening Night at the Art Gallery of Mississauga

Opening Night at the Art Gallery of Mississauga

Photography by Mike Douglas  “Palestinian-born Canadian artist Rehab Nazzal seeks to make visible the atrocities of war and the act of mourning a homeland that countless people around the world…

Mayor Elect Bonnie Crombie Announces Transition Team

Mayor Elect Bonnie Crombie Announces Transition Team

Mississauga’s Mayor Elect Bonnie Crombie has announced her Transition Team comprised of leaders in key sectors across Mississauga, including business, academia, health care, government and non-profit sectors. Crombie has divided…

Mayor McCallion Awarded Lifetime Achievement Award

Mayor McCallion Awarded Lifetime Achievement Award

Mayor Hazel McCallion was recently awarded the BrandLaureate Hall of Fame—Lifetime Achievement Award 2014 from the Asia Pacific Brands Foundation. “I am very pleased to receive this award from the…

In Conversation with New Brampton Mayor Linda Jeffrey

In Conversation with New Brampton Mayor Linda Jeffrey

Words by Mike Douglas Linda Jeffrey has been giving interviews for a long time, and she’s good at it. An Ontario cabinet minister for four years, most recently as Minister…

October 2014 Municipal Election Results

October 2014 Municipal Election Results

Mayor Candidate Votes Percent Bonnie Crombie 102,346 63.5% Steven Mahoney 46,224 28.7% Dil Muhammad 2,429 1.5% Stephen King 1,874 1.2% Masood Khan 1,254 0.8% Donald Barber 1,225 0.8% Derek Ramkissoon…

Bonnie Crombie Wins Big!

Bonnie Crombie Wins Big!

Words and photography by Mike Douglas “I am humbled and overwhelmed. Thank you, Mississauga!” Thus began Mississauga’s new Mayor-elect Bonnie Crombie, who, while emotionally overwhelmed and exhausted, could still speak,…

Steve Mahoney Loses to Bonnie Crombie

Steve Mahoney Loses to Bonnie Crombie

Words and photography by Mike Douglas The man many thought superbly prepared and capable of leading Mississauga lost the election for mayor in a landslide after leading the polls through…

Karen Ras a Surprise Winner in Ward 2!

Karen Ras a Surprise Winner in Ward 2!

Words and photo by Mike Douglas One of the most surprised election winners in Mississauga on Monday night was Karen Ras in the city’s southwest Ward 2. Ras won the…

The Crombie/McCallion Rally

The Crombie/McCallion Rally

Words and photography by Mike Douglas Two hundred happy well-wishers, most of them new Canadians, representing dozens of countries waved flags and cheered the name “Bonnie!” “Crombie!” Outside Crombie campaign…

Campaign Notes: Choosing a Mayor for Mississauga!

Campaign Notes: Choosing a Mayor for Mississauga!

Words and photography by Mike Douglas I’ve documented and reported on federal and municipal election campaigns, volunteered on provincial campaigns, fought the Clarkson power plants and have interviewed every elected…

October 2014 Municipal Election Mayoral Candidate: Andrew Seitz

October 2014 Municipal Election Mayoral Candidate: Andrew Seitz

Why did you decide to run for mayor? I was born and raised in Mississauga and I remember what it used to be; I see what it is today and…

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