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A Game of Survival

A Game of Survival

How small businesses can weather the storm of growth. Words by James Tonin In our last issue, we looked at some of the problems micro and small business owners face as…

Growing Pains

Growing Pains

Challenges and solutions for local SMEs. Words by James Tonin Small and medium-sized enterprises, which are categorically grouped under the acronym “SMEs,” play a crucial role in the Canadian economy.…

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…

Mayorality Platform Highlights

Mayorality Platform Highlights

Below are some highlights from the platforms of the two leading candidates for mayor of Mississauga, Steve Mahoney and Bonnie Crombie. Steve Mahoney Hold the Line on Taxes There’s only…

Your Next Mayor

Your Next Mayor

Bonnie Crombie and Steve Mahoney, the two leading candidates for Mayor of Mississauga, met with MississaugaLife Editor Mike Douglas earlier in the campaign to answer 10 questions about some of…

[UPDATED] In Search of the Happy City

[UPDATED] In Search of the Happy City

If you look at the current set of hot topics in urban redevelopment, you’ll find that issues such as mass transit, walkability, sustainability and mixed-use spaces are front-and-centre. While such…

Video: Gil Penalosa on 8–80 Cities (TedX Carlton)

Video: Gil Penalosa on 8–80 Cities (TedX Carlton)

Gil Penalosa is the executive director of 8–80 Cities. The organization is, according to its website, “dedicated to [transforming] cities into places where people can walk, bike, access public transit…

Placing Creativity

Placing Creativity

A new refresh for our city.  Words by Kat Runnalls  “The city is striving to create a sense of place—a strong, positive identity for each area and the city as a whole. Neighbourhoods need…

Citizen Urbanism

Citizen Urbanism

Defining and pursuing a courageous future. Words by Don McVie “ …[Societies] that allow [people] to thrive and prosper…[are] more inclusive…[Citizens are] concerned about the quality of their [lives]: their jobs and working conditions,…

The Prosperity Agenda

The Prosperity Agenda

Making the City’s Vision a reality. Words and photography by Mike Douglas The City of Mississauga’s evolving Vision Statement is inspiring: “Mississauga will inspire the world as a dynamic and beautiful mobile…

City at a Crossroads

City at a Crossroads

Completing a world-class city will take innovative leadership. Words by James Tonin “In the beginning, my ambition was to transform what was essentially a bedroom community of Toronto into a city with…

Building a Better You?

Building a Better You?

What good is a liberal arts education?  Words by Chris Carriere Soon, high school students in Mississauga and across Ontario will begin applying for post-secondary school. They might read the yearly Maclean’s…

Native Creative

Native Creative

We need to find a home for our homegrown artistic talent. Words by Chris Carriere “Mississauga has yet to emerge as a cultural force; creative people don’t see a reason…

Flash Flood!

Flash Flood!

Cleaning up after the flood will cost homeowners and insurers tens of millions; solving the problem could cost much more. Words by Steven Pecar Photography by Al Haines Robert Fukakusa…

The Key to Unlocking Gridlock

The Key to Unlocking Gridlock

Re-imagining the suburban urban city depends on collaborative leadership. Words by Steven Pecar, photography by Mike Scholz The rocky road between politics and problem solving has never been paved with…

The Great Calgary Flood: A Diary

The Great Calgary Flood: A Diary

Bradley Mechanical Services / Pipe Shield has had a pipe lining crew working in Calgary at The Wedgewoods of Discovery Ridge. The Wedgewoods, an eight year old residential condominium complex,…

Taking Flight

Taking Flight

Twin Fish proprietor Henry Duong shares the inspiring, emotional story of his journey to Mississauga. Words by Chris Carriere  In August 1988, Mississauga restaurateur Henry Duong and 120 other Vietnamese passengers…

Human Writes

Human Writes

Mississauga’s Eric Walters has made a living penning compelling young adult fiction, but his most important accomplishments lie off the printed page. Words by Chris Carriere How do you become…

Guerilla Suits

Guerilla Suits

Guerilla tactics attract an angel investor and shoot teambuy.ca sales into the heavens. ^ The creatives and the coders. Words by Chris Carriere Photography by Mike Douglas What had you…

Risky Business

Risky Business

Entrepreneurship is not for the faint of heart. Words by Chris Carriere Entrepreneur is a loan word from French, first defined by Richard Cantillon in 1755 as the non-fixed income…

Networks = Net Worth

Networks = Net Worth

Mississauga is becoming a more integrated, collaborative community for entrepreneurs—but is the help helping? Words by Chris Carriere You’re in your early 20s and you’ve just graduated university with a…

Leadership 2.0

Leadership 2.0

The future of leadership lies in finding the leadership within individuals. Words by Chris Carriere The Mississauga of 2012 faces a transitional period that will determine whether or not it…

Why Do We Give?

Why Do We Give?

To delve deeper into the reasons for giving, we spoke to three people who are doing fantastic work in Peel Region. Words by Chris Carriere And by give, I don’t…

The Lost Boys

The Lost Boys

Do boys underachieve because we haven’t found the right way to teach them? Words by Chris Carriere The first day of junior kindergarten is hard for every kid. For Kieran,…

The Diversity Debate

The Diversity Debate

Is multiculturalism an end, or a beginning? Words by Chris Carriere From May 25 to the 27, Carassauga will celebrate the vibrant cultural mosaic of our city. We know that…

The Power of Faith

The Power of Faith

The writer visits with three representatives of populous religious communities —Hinduism, Sikhism and Catholicism—to learn how faith makes a difference in our city. Words by Chris Carriere No one article…