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Home in the Valley

Home in the Valley

Making the mixture work. Words by Steve Pecar It’s a valley by definition, but perhaps not the kind you imagine. Indeed, it’s a geographically low area of the city, defined…

Strong Leadership, Strong Minds

Strong Leadership, Strong Minds

“Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower.”- Steve Jobs It’s been said that successful and intelligent entrepreneurs never set out to reinvent the wheel. Rather, they craft a way…

Buying into Bitcoin

Buying into Bitcoin

Currency goes digital. Words by Kent Fenwick  There’s a lot of buzz—and a lot of confusion—about Bitcoin these days: what it is, how it works, where it’s used, and so…

Getting High

Getting High

John’s misadventures in kite-flying. Words by John Fraser Many years ago, I was tasked with making a toy or game that was both entertaining and functional. It was one of the more useful…

The Future of Aging

The Future of Aging

Not just sci-fi: regenerative medicine works. Words by James Tonin In 1992, the renowned futurist and healthcare administration expert Dr. Leland Kaiser coined a term that was widely viewed as…

Insider Insights

Insider Insights

Build your own Mississauga stock portfolio. Words by Robert Tattersall If you invest in the stock market, you probably know that Mississauga hosts the head offices of over 60 Fortune 500…

Urban Design and Transit

Urban Design and Transit

A lesson in approach and avoidance. Words by Michael Spaziani I have often wondered why we had to study Psychology 101 in university when pursuing an architecture degree. After three and…

The Big Question(s)

The Big Question(s)

The post-proposal interrogation begins. Words by Carly Heffernan We get asked a lot of questions in life. How was your weekend? Do you want fries with that? Why did you wear a Speedo…

Call of the Ocean

Call of the Ocean

Cape Cod evokes the magic of chilhood memories. Words and photography by Gay Peppin I remember the taste of salt and the feel of sea spray as the small sailboat skipped over the waves…

Reach Out and Touch

Reach Out and Touch

The Incubate Institute lends a hand to community start-ups. Words by Jordan Villanueva Imagine if everyone in Mississauga volunteered just one hour out of their day to assist others in being successful.…

Artists in the House: Matthew Agostinis and Kelly Lowe

Artists in the House: Matthew Agostinis and Kelly Lowe

The resident artists of the Living Arts Centre. Words by Trish Dugan Matthew Agostinis, Wood Just a few years ago, if you searched online for “modern rustic furniture,” a style that…

The Walking Dead

The Walking Dead

Netflix is making zombies of us all. Words by Richard Waterhouse Every morning across this plagued city of ours, they stumble aimlessly out from the doorways of their suburban dwellings. Sorrowful…

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…

Decked Out

Decked Out

How marina residents got blazing-fast Internet. Words by Leo Graziani There are 37 slips on the F dock at the Port Credit Harbour Marina, and for a long time these…

Retirement Brings New Beginnings

Retirement Brings New Beginnings

“After 27 years, I have my black belt in retirement,” John Fraser begins, “and I can tell you that retirement is not the end of the road by any means.” No sir, retirement…

Birth of the Bionic Man

Birth of the Bionic Man

How bionics are changing the face of limb replacement technology. Words by James Tonin It sounds like something straight out of a Hollywood blockbuster: doctors graft futuristic implants to the body…

Calculating Success

Calculating Success

“The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.”- William Arthur Ward The Spirit of Math® Schools after-school program has some of the most inspiring and influential teachers…

The Shores Of Port Credit’s Adult Lifestyle Campus

The Shores Of Port Credit’s Adult Lifestyle Campus

If approved, Mississauga’s first fully integrated adult lifestyle campus will soon transform a tired segment of Lakeshore Road West between Credit Landing and Benson Avenue in Port Credit. This exciting redevelopment project will provide distinctive transitional…

Lessons in Lurve

Lessons in Lurve

Some time-tested Valentine’s Day advice. Words by Richard Waterhouse There are those who dismiss Valentine’s Day as an empty exercise in ritual sentimentality and an avaricious marketing ploy cooked up by…

Business Re-Creation

Business Re-Creation

This architectural firm succeeded through market diversification. Words by Michael Spaziani Photography by Michael Spaziani, except where noted Architects are uniquely positioned to witness the negative effects of economic downturns, interest rate…

The Tamarack Club at Holiday Valley

The Tamarack Club at Holiday Valley

Nestled in the snowy hills of Ellicottville, New York, Holiday Valley Resort offers big-time outdoor thrills coupled with genuine hospitality just three hours south of Toronto. Holiday Valley has been a family favourite for generations…

Postcards from Afar: The Mediterranean

Postcards from Afar: The Mediterranean

Discover a world of travel opportunity! The Mediterranean is a body of water once viewed by the Old World as being completely surrounded by land. The name comes from the Latin mediterraneus…

Artists in the House: Ishrat Raza Suhrwardy and Vik Moudgill

Artists in the House: Ishrat Raza Suhrwardy and Vik Moudgill

The resident artists of the Living Arts Centre. Words by Trish Dugan Ishrat Raza Suhrwardy, Ceramics “I never knew a time that I wouldn’t be an artist,” says Ishrat Raza Suhrwardy.…

Hyundai: Above the Bar

Hyundai: Above the Bar

The 2015 Sonata harmonizes elegance, power, technology and fun. Words by Jay Kana I’ll always remember the first car I bought, back in 2002: a Hyundai Elantra GT, fully loaded in black. It…

Embrace the Cold!

Embrace the Cold!

Out with complaints; in with Old Man Winter. Words by Carly Heffernan Three things are inevitable in Canada: high taxes, an almost lustful love of hockey, and winter. So here’s my…

Out with the Old

Out with the Old

Create a home that’s uniquely yours in 2015. Words by Kristy Elik As the blank slate of a new year awaits, even those of us who are done with renovations and ready to…

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