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The Essentials of the Agreement of Purchase and Sale
A properly drafted and executed agreement is particularly important in real estate transactions. Without it, the entire basis for the transaction may be void. Ultimately, every lawsuit pertaining to the transfer of property between a purchaser and vendor involves the careful consideration of the Agreement of Purchase and Sale which gave rise to the particular rights between the parties. Very few provisions are deemed to be included in an Agreement of Purchase and Sale by statute. For solicitors, commenting upon or drafting this important
contract represents not only the opportunity to provide the highest value legal services to a client, it also represents the last and only real opportunity for a lawyer to avoid a “problem transaction.”Read more here

Nisreen’s art work is featured at Second Cup from now until April 6th.
Come take a look, they are available for purchase.
Second Cup, 4100 Livings Arts Dr., Mississauga, On., L5B 0C3

Sarah-Jean Villa will be performing in a free show with her Musical Theatre Class on March 31 at the Living Arts Centre,RBC Theatre.
Show starts at 8:00pm best to come at 7:30pm to get your seat.

Need a Music Manager?

If you want to be taken seriously as a musician have a listen to this


Tax info for artists read about it here.

Judith Gelber has been appointed Vice-Chair of the Ontario Arts Council (OAC), while  Martha Durdin, OAC’s longest serving Chair, recently completed her third three-year term in February. As Vice-Chair, Judith will helm OAC’s board of directors until a new Chair is named by an Order in Council through the Government of Ontario’s public appointments process.

Ontario’s Celebration Zone at Pan Parapan Am Games Looking to Showcase Ontario’s Creative Industries From July 10 – August 16, the Ontario government will be hosting a number of festivals and events to celebrate the Pan Parapan Am Games at the ‘Ontario Celebration Zone’ (OCZ) located at Harbourfront Centre on Toronto’s waterfront  and is actively seeking participants to provide the following: sponsored programming (celebrity appearance, musical performance, or other cultural presentation);  on-site activations (provide an immersive experience – e.g., interactive digital game); digital content (“Best of Ontario” footage to be featured on large screens throughout the OCZ as part of a video montage – including promotional videos, images and graphics to help showcase your business); prizes (unique product giveaways).If you are interested in showcasing your product or have an activation idea relating to your company, please fill out  Expression of Interest form and send to Cheryl Heyd, Senior Advisor, Pan Am Visitor Engagement at  – target date is March 31st

If you have video showing some of Ontario’s great content that you would like incorporated into the ‘showcasing Ontario’ video reels that will be running at the pavilion throughout the games, it should also be submitted to Cheryl Heyd by April 15th (please see Technical Specs and Permission form).

Ontario Media Development Corporation

The Ontario Arts Council (OAC) has established resources for Deaf artists and artists with disabilities.

OAC’s new strategic plan, Vital Arts and Public Value, identifies Deaf artists and artists with disabilities as a new priority group.
A number of initiatives have been established to support this group.
Support for costs to prepare applications
Support for accessibility costs for applicants
Deaf and Disability Arts Projects program
OAC has established a new program dedicated to Deaf artists and artists with disabilities.
Program guidelines and application forms will be available in Spring 2015.
The deadline for this program is July 3, 2015.
Contact:  Janice Lambrakos, Information Services Coordinator 416-969-7429,(toll-free at 1-800-387-0058, ext. 7429),
Bushra Junaid, Outreach and Development Manager, 416-969-7407, (toll-free at 1-800-387-0058, ext. 7407)

Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Grants

For detailed information to apply to The Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation for grant opportunities for artists please click here.

I Want To Showcase Launch

The Ontario Contact showcase application process has now begun!
Artists from all genres – theatre, young audience, dance, music – are invited to apply.
The platform allows you to use your application to apply
to several performing arts conferences across North America.
The deadline to apply is April 15, 2015.

Keep yourself updated. “Be Tech Savvy” with a little help from Century Audio Visual
Audio Visual Technology “News of Interest” #67 – March 1, 2015

An online language learning system with over 60 courses for English speakers and several ESL courses.
Mango languages is also available for mobile devices through the App Store and Google Play.

Changes to the Trade-marks Act!

If you own a trade-mark or use an unregistered trade-mark in your business, here are a few things you should know about the upcoming changes to the Trade-marks Act. – See more here:

Sunday Morning Soul

Sunday Morning Soul tries to give you, our wonderful listeners, the Best In Brand New Blues, Roots & Soul Music……Each & every Sunday morning, afternoon & evening you get to hear some brand new music….Remember brand new music? There is some great music being made now and we try to let as many people as possible have a listen…You can listen to Sunday Morning Soul on our syndicated partner stations: – Hunter’s Bay Radio 88.7 ( – 97.7 The Beach FM ( – CHLY 101.7FM ( DAWG 101.9FM ( – – – – –….Come on & have a listen, ‘This Is Where Good Music Lives!

Annette Seip showcased at Port 1 Cafe

Annette Seip has her spectacular photos of local scenes hanging at Port 1 Cafe, 1 Hurontario, Port Credit.
Drop in for a great cup of coffee and enjoy these images presenting Port Credit and the surrounding area throughout the seasons.
More information about Annette and her work can be found at


Which works from the Permanent Art Collection do you want to see in the Gallery this Spring? The decision is yours!
Stay tuned to the AGM Facebook and Twitter accounts in January for the launch of #CurateAGM, the Gallery’s first ever social media-based public curation initiative. Your votes will decide the 10 works from our Collection that will be displayed in the Gallery alongside some recent acquisitions, from February 26 – April 12, and artwork labels will acknowledge some of the comments from social media. Voting begins online and in-gallery mid-January. Information
More info:

A Primer on Reviewing Contracts

This article is about reading contracts carefully. Although many of the issues that arise are quite simple to spot, they are often missed. Here is my list of some of the common issues which should be considered when reviewing any contract:1. The Names of the Parties”Cojo Transportation Limited” is not the same as “Cojo Logistics Inc. or “Cojo Logistics”. When an incorrect corporate name is used, questions arise as to whether a contract has come into existence at all.Read more here

Global Radio Station streaming 24/7 from Port Credit, Mississauga

Blues and Roots Radio brings you the very best in Blues, Soul, Celtic, Folk, and Roots music streaming from Port Credit, Mississauga, across Canada and around the world playing the best music from independent local, regional and international artists streaming 24 /7  We encourage local artists to get in touch for music submissions and interviews.

Ongoing – The Kendall Hurley Collection:

(St. David’s Bench Room & Paul Bosc Tasting Room). Chateau Des Charmes Wines, 1025 York Road, Niagara-On-The-Lake. Open to the public Monday to Sunday from 10:00am – 5:00pm.