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October 2014 Municipal Election: Ward 7 Candidates

Louroz Mercader Why did you decide to run for councillor? I’ve always wanted to give back locally, especially in the ward I live in and specifically the neighbourhood of Cooksville. I grew up in this area after I immigrated to… Continue Reading →

Pat Mullin in Transition

After 29 years on Mississauga City Council, Pat Mullin, the popular Councillor for Ward 2, has decided to step aside. “I never anticipated I would be a councillor for 29 years,” she says, looking surprised to say it. “It’s been my life and making the decision… Continue Reading →

UPDATED October 2: The Mississauga Urban Design Awards

The 33rd annual Mississauga Urban Design Awards (MUDA) took place at the Art Gallery of Mississauga on October 2. The city’s latest and greatest architectural gems were honoured with a focus on designing healthy environments that create unique and memorable urban experiences…. Continue Reading →

The Public Realm

Words by Michael Spaziani What is the public realm? Let’s break this down (with a little help from the Oxford English Dictionary): City-building can be characterized as a battle between these two opposing domains of activity or interest: public versus private. In one… Continue Reading →

Mayor McCallion Awarded Lifetime Achievement Award

“I am very pleased to receive this award from the Asia Pacific Brands Foundation,” said Mayor McCallion. “It is an honour to be recognized with a lifetime achievement award for my public service to the residents of our great city.”… Continue Reading →

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 her Transition Team into two parts: the Transition Team and… Continue Reading →

City Building Progress Report

Words by Don McVie Over the past four years, Spirit of the City has provided readers with information, insights and backstories about various development and redevelopment projects in and around Mississauga. Sometimes we have shared sponsored content, and other times… Continue Reading →

Heart of Darkness Redux

Words by Michael Spaziani (with apologies to Joseph Conrad) “Going up that river was like travelling back to the earliest beginnings of the world, when vegetation rioted on the earth and the big trees were kings. An empty stream, a… Continue Reading →

The Flood: One Year Later

Words and inset photo by Mike Douglas Flood photo by Al Haines Imagine being gripped with fear every time it rains because last year you saw five feet of water rushing across your street and it cost you your home. Connie McClure has nightmares… Continue Reading →

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