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Clubs for Special Interests in Mississauga

2018-07-08T22:58:32+00:00 July 8th, 2018|

Are you new to Mississauga and looking to meet people of similar interests? If so, you’re in luck because the city has plenty of special interest clubs and programs available to join! Ontario Early Years Centres For parents with small children, the Ontario Early Years Centres offer free programming for children up to the age [...]

Summer Fun Planner at Celebration Square

2018-05-29T15:50:56+00:00 June 4th, 2018|

The arrival of summer brings with it fun-filled days spent enjoying the great outdoors. Luckily for us in Mississauga, Celebration Square offers a wonderful location to enjoy the nice weather. Many different free activities and events are offered throughout the summer at Celebration Square. Check out our list below to see what’s going on in [...]

The 6 Best Late Night Restaurants in Mississauga, Ontario

2018-05-29T15:25:13+00:00 May 29th, 2018|

When you’re hungry late at night, the last thing you want to do is wait in line for some mediocre food. Luckily for me, this never has to be a concern in Mississauga – where there are plenty of great restaurant choices! If you are staying (or living!) in Mississauga and looking to find a [...]

Experience the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Mississauga!

2018-06-08T14:30:18+00:00 May 29th, 2018|

As a diehard soccer fan, I've been eagerly anticipating the 2018 FIFA World Cup. If you have been, too, then there’s good news – the wait is almost over! Running from June 14 – July 15, this exciting championship will be held in Russia, following this schedule. If you’re looking for a great way to [...]

Carrasauga: Mississauga’s Festival of Cultures

2018-05-14T14:32:17+00:00 May 14th, 2018|

To me, springtime in Mississauga is unlike any other time of the year. After hibernating inside for most of the winter, I’m ready to get outdoors, meet new people and have new experiences. Lucky for me, one event that provides all that and more is Carassuaga, held May 25 – 27 at venue locations across [...]

4 Spots to Have Mother’s Day Brunch in Mississauga

2018-05-08T15:52:34+00:00 May 3rd, 2018|

What better way to celebrate your loving, hardworking mother than taking her out to brunch? With Mother’s Day just around the corner, the time is now to make a reservation at one of the following top brunch spots in Mississauga! Breakwater Restaurant Located within The Waterside Inn, Mississauga’s award-winning Breakwater Restaurant is the perfect place [...]

Life Hacks for Dealing with Temperature Differences in Your New Land

2018-04-18T16:51:08+00:00 April 30th, 2018|

Moving to a new country is one of the most exciting, yet stressful times of someone’s life. The uncertainty of living somewhere new, the finances required to make such a big move and the challenge of learning a new language all contribute to the stress of the experience. One thing that can be easily overlooked [...]

5 Breakfast Places to Start the Day Off Right in Mississauga

2018-04-09T21:41:18+00:00 March 16th, 2018|

What do you usually have for breakfast?  If you’re anything like me, I grab something quick on my way out the door: a banana, granola bar or protein shake. But funny enough, the opposite rings true when I actually go to a sit-down restaurant for breakfast – where I enjoy a full feast!  Take it from me: eating a proper breakfast [...]

Short Term Rental Apartments in Mississauga: Platinum Suites vs. Sharing Websites

2018-04-13T15:31:56+00:00 March 9th, 2018|

Vacation options are endless these days. With the emergence of sharing websites, such as Airbnb and FlipKey, where you choose to hang your hat has to be based on things that matter to you. These platforms give the illusion of offering more bang for your buck, but in reality, that isn’t always the case. There [...]

Furnished Rental Apartments: Platinum Suites vs. Hotel Suites

2018-04-13T15:33:00+00:00 March 7th, 2018|

When searching for extended stay accommodation, a hotel may be the first option that pops into your head. Hotels indeed have a lot of perks, but they aren’t well suited for extended stays. Rather, furnished apartments for rent can offer more conveniences and comforts over a greater period of time, as well as save you [...]

Staying Active this Winter in Mississauga

2018-02-12T16:51:28+00:00 February 11th, 2018|

I get it: winter seems long, cold and dreary, so the last thing you may want to do is get active this season. And although it’s easy to become a couch potato and watch Netflix until spring, it’s definitely not the best for your health! Below are some great ways to stay active this winter [...]

5 Perfect Ways to Spend Valentine’s Day in Mississauga

2018-02-11T15:01:21+00:00 February 8th, 2018|

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, do you have your plans in order?  If you’re like me in past years, you’re probably scrambling to think of the perfect way to celebrate this holiday with your partner. But there’s no need to stress anymore! Here in Mississauga, there are plenty of things to do on this special day. Below, I’ve compiled a [...]

OIAA Claims Conference – 2018

2018-02-05T16:20:34+00:00 February 5th, 2018|

This year’s OIAA Claims Conference certainly did not disappoint. It was such a pleasure connecting with all of you who dropped by the Platinum Suites’ booth. We had fun engaging in lively discussions and finding out what is important to you, working in the broad arena of insurance claims. Together, we learned about some of [...]

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 [...]