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Torontoist’s Historicist Articles
Remembering the Mississaugas of the Credit River

June 15th 2015

Torontoist articles remember the Mississauga of the Credit River:
http://torontoist.com/2015/06/historicist-the-credit-village
&
http://torontoist.com/2015/05/historicist-the-murder-of-wabakinine

Torontoist‘s goal is to capture the tenor and texture of life in Toronto, to evoke the daily experience of the city in words and images. This includes, especially, the physical shape of the city as it grows and changes, the political and civic developments which provide it with direction, the culture which animates its public spaces, and the history which got it to this point. We try always to be faithful in our rendering of Toronto, and to be fearless in advocating for what we think might make it better.

Native Teachings: Walking in a Good Way Series at The Grange
Seven Gifts of the Seven Grandfathers - 2nd Session

June 11th 2015

Native Teachings: Walking in a Good Way Series at The Grange

2nd Session: “Seven Gifts of the Seven Grandfathers”
with Ernest Matton, Little Brown Bear


Join us on Thursday, June 11th, 7:30-9:30 pm to experience and learn of the Seven Gifts of the Seven Grandfathers with Ernest Matton,  Little Brown Bear

Hosted at The Grange, home of Heritage Mississauga

$25.00 at the Door or $20.00 in Advance

“The Grange” is located at:
1921 Dundas Street West, Mississauga, ON

Please call Diane 416-418-0962 or email: directionalvision@gmail.com

Bradley Museum gets a facelift
New Public Art initiative at the Museums of Mississauga

June 3rd 2015

Bradley House & Public Art

The Museums of Mississauga are currently in the midst of developing a new brand and undergoing a reanimation of it goals, vision and mission.

This exciting time in the history of the Museums is sparking a symbolic creative intervention. A series of temporary commissioned artwork will be exhibited on the exterior of Bradley House from June 1st to June 7th, 2015.

Artist Dan Bergeron has been tasked with making a visual connection between the museum’s important past and aligning it with its contemporary and innovative future. Following this week-long summer event, the artwork will be taken down and Bradley House will be given a fresh coat of yellow paint and restored back to its original splendour between June 8th and June 23rd, just in time for Pan-Am Games and a new exhibition platform at Benares and the Bradley site.

The Culture Division is interested in creating a conversation on new forms of heritage, museums and public art. The focus of this dialogue is to showcase the living history of one of Mississauga’s cultural gems.

Furthermore, the intent of this creative intervention is to draw-in current and prospective audiences as interpreters and stewards of the artwork.

The project is expected to provoke discussion on the value of living heritage as well as appreciation of history and the notion of layering that can tell a multi-pronged story.

This form of creative engagement and storytelling will help emphasize the vital role that historians, artists and other visionaries play in breathing life into our communities and shared histories and living heritage.

Auld’s Butcher Shop Closes
Historic Family-run business closes after 68 Years

June 2nd 2015

Auld’s Butchers Shop in Clarkson Closes

A familiar Clarkson institution, likely one of the oldest family-run businesses in Mississauga, quietly closed its doors at the end of May, after 68 years in business. Doug Auld & Son Butchers, located at 1109 Clarkson Road North, first opened its doors on September 9th, 1947. Auld’s butcher shop was first operated by Doug Auld, who retired in 1990, and then his son Bill. Bill’s retirement and the sale of the property marks the end of a remarkable run for the small, old-fashioned butcher’s shop, which has served generations of residents. The old butcher shop building is one of the last remnants of the old “Clarkson’s Corners” which centred around Clarkson Road North and the Great Western Railway. From 1913 until 1938 the building housed the Merchant Bank of Canada, which became part of the Bank of Montreal in 1916. The building itself is likely even older, possibly having been built by Henry Clarkson in the 1870s. The fate of the old building is not yet known within the context of the forthcoming development.

Please see the link below for an article from the Mississauga News:

www.mississauga.com/news-story/5642773-one-of-mississauga-s-oldest-stores-laid-to-rest/

 

Bill Auld in front of Auld

Bill Auld in front of Auld’s Butcher Shop, May 2015, courtesy of Steve Pecar

Merchant Bank of Canada, Clarkson, 1913

Mercant Bank of Canada, Clarkson, 1913

Canadian Flag Day Celebration
50th Anniversary of the Canada Flag

February 13th 2015

Join Mississauga-Streetsville MP Brad Butt in the Streetsville Village Square from 1:00pm to 2:30pm on Sunday, February 15th, 2015 for the Canadian Flag Day Celebration, commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the Canadian Flag.

For more information on this event, please visit: http://bradbuttmp.ca/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/Feb-15-Flag-Day.jpg

For more information on the story of the Canadian Flag, please visit: http://www.50yearsofourflag.ca/

For some local connections, please see the latest issue of the Heritage News: http://www.heritagemississauga.com/assets/Newsletter%20Winter%202015%20B%20lr.pdf

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