Tributes & Sights from Hazel McCallion's Gala

Hurricane Hazel was surrounded with over 1000 of her closest friends and supporters to celebrate her official retirement gala of her 36 years in office.

Top 5 Movies Filmed in Mississauga

Mississauga is a popular destination for movie crews from around the world. The quaint neighbourhoods and upbeat downtown core provide a backdrop that we can be proud of for any movie.

Mississauga’s Mayoral Election Rundown

Mississauga’s upcoming municipal election, which will take place on October 27, is the biggest in decades. As you know (or should know), Hazel is not running for re-election.

Mississauga’s UFC Fighter: Elias Theodorou

Mississauga is home to the latest UFC: The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) TV show winner Elias Theodorou. Elias might not look like a typical fighter — he’s been on six Harlequin romance covers — but don’t let his devilishly good looks fool you inside the octagon.

Hazel McCallion's Photos Through the Years

Over the past 36 years Mississauga has changed a lot but one thing that hasn’t changed is that it’s still Hazel Country. Take a look at photo’s of Mississauga’s Mayor Hazel McCallion through the past four decades.

All photo’s are courtesy of PAMA. (Peel Art Gallery Museum and Archives)

A Drone's View from 400 feet above Mississauga

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Check out this incredible video footage and photos taken by a Quad Copter drone 400 feet above Celebration Square in Mississauga.

A Look Back at Square One 40 Years Ago

Square One Shopping Centre in Mississauga is turning 40 years old and is expanding once again. Let’s look back though these incredible images of Square One when it was first built way back in 1973.

Top 5 Ethnic Grocery Stores in Mississauga

Ah, the Ethnic market! While the smell of fresh fish and marinating meats and cheeses may be off-putting for some, it’s a gold mine for foodies like me.

Top 5 Things Mississauga Wish It Had

Mississauga is an incredible city but we can always improve. Here are the top 5 things if we had would really take our city to next level: 

The Cherry Hill House and How It Was Saved

This is an illustration from the Historical Atlas of Peel County of the Cherry Hill homestead occupied by Joseph & Jane Silverthorn and their 12 children, 9 girls and 3 boys. The home was built at the north-west corner of what is now Dundas and Cawthra Rd. Note the old horse and carriage on what was then known as the Dundas Highway. Joseph Silverthorn was a militiaman during the war of 1812.

inTop5 Hot Yoga Studios in Mississauga

Since relocating to Mississauga about a year ago, I decided to go on a mission to try a number of Hot Yoga studios in the area, and over a 6 month time frame and I’ve created my inTop5 List of Hot Yoga Studios in Mississauga, keeping in mind that this will be an ever evolving list since there are so many Yoga studios springing up in Mississauga.

Top 5 Vegetarian Restaurants in Mississauga

Growing up in a meat-eating home (and, full disclosure, still eating meat on the regular), I was never aware of (or gave much thought to) the intricacies of vegetarian cuisine.

Top 5 Fried Chicken Joints in Mississauga

If you search hard enough, you’ll see that there’s more to Mississauga’s chicken scene than the universal fried chicken franchises we all know. Our top five looks at both traditional fried chicken joints and unique ethnic restaurants that are putting their own spin on one of the world’s most beloved dishes.

Top 5 Shawarma Joints in Mississauga

There are probably more shawarma joints per capita in Mississauga than any other city on earth. We went to dozens of different shawarma joints and some places put Tupperware-stored chicken in my pita while others used chicken from the spit and then grilled the shavings with seasoning — the way a good shawarma sandwich/wrap should be made! 

Blind Dinner Dates - Episode #1

insauga.com and VCMInteractive.com have created new web series called Blind Dinner Dates! In this new and exciting series, people seeking love and a good meal are set up on blind dinner dates at local restaurants.

The couple will get to know each other over a Blind Dinner Date menu that will be specially prepared by the restaurants executive chef.

insauga cameras will catch the chef prepping the meal for the blind daters and viewers will get to watch a first (and maybe last!) date go down.

Top 5 Food Courts/Centres in Mississauga

Mississauga has a wide range of food courts to choose from. You can go to a food court to get the typical Taco Bell or unique Colombian empanadas.

Top 5 Calzone / Panzerotti in Mississauga

You can find some good calzones in Mississauga if you search hard enough. There aren’t many standalone calzone joints, so consider ordering a calzone the next time you’re at a pizza place.

Top 5 All You Can Eat Sushi Joints in Mississauga

In Mississauga gone are the days of production line sushi, uninspired plating of sashimi and soya sauce stained paper menu check box items for all you can eat sushi.

Mississauga's Top 5 Pizza Places

Mississauga is becoming a great home for good pizza. I have searched high and low in the city to help you satisfy your pizza craving no matter what style of pizza you want and here is my list of the top five pizza places: 

 

music insauga: Junia-T

For our readers who have never heard your music, explain your sound in 140 characters:

My sound is what I’d like to call “Forever Music”. It’s a blend of the old and the new with the intention of being timeless music. I don’t make music based on what’s popular or trending. I create what feels right.

DJ Spotlight: DJ D-Smooth

Editor’s note: Big congrats to D-Smooth for winning the Red Bull Thre3style DJ competition this past weekend on July 12, 2014. Now he’s off to Vancouver for the National Finals!

music insauga: Wali Flo Shah

For our readers who have never heard your music, explain your sound in 140 characters:

I’m a hip hop artist, but not like the mainstream! I’m more social/political with my lyrics and like to talk about issues which are relevant and pressing.  Although sometimes I also like to be simple and catchy.