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Mississauga without a Car? It’s Possible, and Getting Better!

2017-12-18T19:07:17+00:00 November 15th, 2017|

Convenience can be a deciding factor when considering where to lodge. Having everything close by means you can maximize your short or long-term stay. Platinum Suites is located in Mississauga’s downtown core, and you really can’t be more central or accessible than we are right here. These fully furnished apartments for rent are perfect for those [...]

Settling in Ontario, Canada: A Newcomer’s Checklist

2017-12-18T19:35:46+00:00 September 13th, 2017|

By Lisa Marie Brennan Moving to a new country is a huge life change. The very thought of starting your life over, mastering a foreign language, adjusting to a new climate and being accepted overall, can be daunting. Here are five tips to help make the transition as smooth as possible. Make a To-Do List, Virtually [...]

Finding Healthy Food Opportunities in Mississauga

2017-12-18T19:23:51+00:00 June 20th, 2017|

By Lisa Marie Brennan When presented with unlimited dining options,  it can be hard to narrow down a place to choose from  in the large city of Mississauga.  And if you have special dietary needs, or just want to consume healthier foods in general, your options may be even more limited. Luckily, there are lots of [...]

A Walk Through Time With Mississauga’s Heritage Houses

2017-12-18T19:43:18+00:00 May 29th, 2017|

By Lisa Marie Brennan To truly appreciate what a city has to offer in the present, it’s important to delve into its past. Who lived here? What experiences did they go through as the city rose to its status of sixth-most populous municipality? Some of Mississauga’s rich history has been preserved through the city’s museums and [...]

Riverwood: Nature’s Hidden Paradise in the Heart of Mississauga

2017-12-18T19:46:44+00:00 May 2nd, 2017|

By Lisa Marie Brennan You can live in the same city for 50 years and still discover new and wonderful things at every turn if you just look. This is not always easy because stepping outside of our comfort zones can be difficult. We have our usual coffee stops, shopping, and parks we like to frequent. [...]

Airbnb WiFi Woes Disrupted my Business Trip

2017-12-18T19:56:41+00:00 March 31st, 2017|

I have never been a fan of hotel settings. They’re noisy, bustling, and if you’re unlucky enough to have a family with children in the room next to you, you’re in for a sleepless night. Given the nature of my work, I frequent hotels more than I’d like. I’m an entrepreneur and am back and forth [...]

Where Entrepreneurs Should Stay While Considering Mississauga

2017-12-18T19:58:43+00:00 March 25th, 2017|

As a small business owner, I had set my sights on Mississauga as the city to increase my chances of entrepreneurial success. This jewel of the Greater Toronto Area is a diverse hub of business opportunities and getting to know what the city had to offer before planting roots was essential. When planning a stay in [...]

Why First Impressions Matter for Business Travel

2017-12-19T15:09:54+00:00 March 22nd, 2017|

Accommodation Isn’t Always “Business Travel Ready”. As an entrepreneur, I take several business trips a year around Ontario. Recently, my travels brought me to Mississauga - the city just West of Toronto, and using Airbnb for my accommodations seemed to be a smart option. For those who aren’t familiar with it, Airbnb is an online community [...]

Why Quality Customer Service is Key for Insurance Adjudicators

2017-01-26T15:41:37+00:00 January 26th, 2017|

When disaster in the home strikes – whether it’s a manmade or natural catastrophe -- the first place to turn to should be your insurance adjudicator. Chances are, you’re devastated, and maybe even hysterical.  Rightly so. This is the time you need to be heard and guided in the right direction. You’re relying on your insurance [...]

Sorry Kids, Temporary Housing Doesn’t Have to Mean Junk Food

2017-12-19T15:26:01+00:00 January 15th, 2017|

A few days ago, your family’s lives changed forever when falling trees from a bad storm caused extensive damage to the interior and exterior of your Greater Toronto Area home. With massive renovations needed, you and your husband decided the best thing was to stay elsewhere while your home was repaired. It certainly was not a suitable living [...]

What Does a Recipe Tester do When She has Lost her Kitchen?

2017-12-19T15:28:02+00:00 January 8th, 2017|

Your entire career rides on the fact that you have access to a fully functional kitchen. After all, you’re a freelance recipe tester and your “office” is your kitchen. Last week, an electrical fire caused your entire Mississauga bungalow to be destroyed. You not only lost a lot of your precious belongings, but your beautiful workspace [...]

Life as a Freelancer when Disaster Forces You into a Hotel – With Kids

2017-01-18T04:24:10+00:00 January 1st, 2017|

You chew the end of your pen in frustration and look around you. The kids have cabin fever and are tearing the place apart in boredom. Your creativity as a writer has been completely stifled working in these cramped conditions. With deadlines looming over your head, all you need is a little bit of peace to [...]

House Fire? Tell Your Insurance You Prefer a Home Over a Hotel.

2017-12-19T15:31:05+00:00 December 26th, 2016|

Picture it – you arrive home in a panic to find your apartment building, or home, engulfed in flames. Most of your belongings – some of which you have spent years accumulating – are destroyed. These kinds of situations happen often, and, of course, without warning. Within hours, your peaceful way of life is turned [...]

Living with a Reno is Not Worth the Stress. Just Leave Home and Stay Here!

2017-12-19T15:33:16+00:00 December 19th, 2016|

Divorce. Death. Moving. These are all major stressors in one’s life. But there’s one missing: renovations. Yes, renovations are considered by some experts to be among the top 5 stressful events in life. Life during a reno is plain awful. Sure, you could tough it out and stay in your home while it’s been fixed up, [...]

Basement Floods Left Many Homeless. Here’s the Hotel Suite Alternative They Didn’t Tell Us About.

2017-12-19T15:39:44+00:00 December 12th, 2016|

It was a moment in time we won’t soon forget. The heavy rains falls in Toronto and Mississauga in June, 2013, flooded many people’s homes. The Greater Toronto Area received a record 126 mm of rain, setting an all-time one-day rainfall record. The inclement weather backed up sewers and left drivers stranded in their vehicles in [...]

Relocating When You Live Car-Free in the ‘Burbs

2017-12-19T16:36:07+00:00 December 5th, 2016|

For the first time in your life, not having your driver’s license is a real concern. Up to now, you’ve always managed to live in a convenient, accessible and walkable neighbourhood in Mississauga. You rarely have to ask family or friends for rides because grocery shopping and plazas are close by. If you ever needed to [...]

Emergency Housing: Where Will You Stay During A Home Disaster? Why A Hotel Won’t Cut It.

2017-12-19T16:46:42+00:00 November 30th, 2016|

2016 will be memorable for a lot of not-so-great reasons, but if you lived in Mississauga, Ontario, there was an event that locals will always remember: The day a whole city block shook to its foundations. One house exploded on Hickory Drive, a quiet suburban street, in a blast that sent debris flying high into the [...]