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Congratulations to our elected representatives
Looking forward ... and looking back

October 28th 2014

On behalf of Heritage Mississauga’s Board of Directors, Staff and Members, congratulations to all of the candidates and to those who have been elected to represent and guide Mississauga. We look forward with excitement to the next four years in our City!

In the mindset of looking forward, we thought we should also look back and remember those who have given of their time and talents to lead Mississauga (both old and new) through many decades of change and growth.

 

Political Leaders of Toronto Township and Mississauga

Toronto Township (historic Mississauga) began electing their own Reeves and Councillors beginning in late 1850. Peel County officially separated from York County in early 1851. The Town of Mississauga emerged through amalgamation in 1968, and in turn amlagamated with Port Credit and Streetsville in 1974 to form the City of Mississauga.

Reeves were elected heads of Council of Rural Municipalities, whereas Mayors were elected heads of Council of incorporated urban municipalities.

Reeves of Toronto Township: 1850-1973
Mayors of Mississauga: 1968-2014
Reeves of Streetsville: 1858-1961
Mayors of Streetsville: 1962-1973
Reeves of Port Credit: 1914-1960
Mayors of Port Credit: 1961-1973

Reeves of Toronto Township

Joseph Wright
1850; 1852-1856; 1860

William Thompson
1851

John Church Hyde
1857-1859, 1861

Sir Melville Parker
1862; 1864; 1866; 1892-1896

George Blain
1863

Colonel Samuel Price
1865; 1867-1870

William Elliott
1871

Robert Cotton
1872-1879

James Hamilton
1880-1881

Miles Washington Cook
1882-1883

George Savage
1884


W. Reid Wright
1885; 1888-1890

Joseph Featherstone
1886-1887

James Jackson
1891

Henry Shook
1897-1898

John McCauley
1899-1900

James W. Curry
1901-1902

Joseph Burton
1903-1904

James Jameson Stewart
1905

Thomas William Goldthorpe
1906-1907

Francis (Frank) Joseph Jackson
1908-1909

Thomas Laird (T.L.) Kennedy
1910-1911

Reuben Howson Lush
1912-1913

William Rutledge
1914-1915

David Henry McCaugherty
1916-1919

Edward A. Orr
1920-1922

Leslie Howard Pallett
1923-1925; 1931-1933

John J. Jamieson
1926-1929

James Herbert Pinchin
1930-1931

William George Thomas Denison
1934-1936

Edward Diamond Maguire
1937-1943

David J. Lammy
1944-1945

J. W. Davis
1946

Douglas Stewart Dunton
1947-1950

Robert Sidney Smith
1951-1952

Anthony Patrick Cawthra Adamson
1953-1954

Mary Fix
1955; 1957-1959

Thomas Jackson
1956

Robert (Bob) William Speck
1960-1967

Charles Myron (Chic) Murray (under Mayor Speck)
1968-1972

Louis H. Parsons (under Mayor Murray)
1973


Mayors of the Town of Mississauga

Robert (Bob) William Speck
1967-1972

Charles Myron (Chic) Murray
1973

Mayors of the City of Mississauga

Dr. Martin Lyon Dobkin
1974-1976

Ronald (Ron) Alfred Searle
1976-1978

Hazel McCallion
1978-2014

Bonnie Crombie
2014-


Reeves of Streetsville

John Street
1858-1859

John Barnhart
1861-1862

Solomon Barnhart
1862

Charles Dinwell
1862

William Cunningham
1863

John Embleton
1864

Dr. John Barnhart
1865-1868

James Gooderham
1869-1876

John Graydon
1877-1881; 1887; 1898

J.G. Owen
1882-1885

William Andrew
1886; 1888-1890

T.W. Robinson
1897

William Taylor
1899-1903

R.H. Greig
1904-1905

Dr. Thomas Innes Bowie
1906-1908; 1916-1917

Frank Morgan
1909-1912

Thomas  H. Goodison
1912-1913

Orange R. Church
1914; 1918-1924; 1929-1930

Charles H. Falconer
1915; 1925-1928; 1937-1940

H.W. Hope
1931-1932

S.H. Foster
1933-1937

C.E. Cantelon
1941-1944; 1946-47

Harlev Goddard
1945

Dr. Gabriel A. Montemurro
1948-1952

William C. Arch
1953-1957

Frank Dowling
1958

J. Marshall Adamson
1959

Unknown


Mayors of Streetsville

Frank Dowling
1962

J. Marshall Adamson
1963

John Fulton
1964

John (Jack) J. Graham
1965-1966; 1968-1969

William (Bill) Tolton
1966-1967

Hazel McCallion
1970-1973


Reeves of Port Credit

Charles Elliott
1914-1916

Risdon M. Parkinson
1917-1923

Unknown

H. C. Thompson
1926-30

Unknown

G.F. Skinner
1935-38; 1945-1946; 1950-1952

Unknown

Dr. M.M. Fletcher
1943-1944

J. C. Saddington
1953-1958

Unknown


Mayors of Port Credit

J.C. Saddington
1961-1965

T. E. McCollum
1966-1967

Unknown

J.C. Saddington
?-1973

Slain soldiers honoured at the Streetsville Cenotaph
Local remembrance to those killed in Quebec and Ottawa

October 27th 2014

Dozens of people stood quietly at the Streetsville cenotaph as local MPs Brad Butt and Bob Dechert along with Senator Victor Oh and Ward 11 City Councillor George Carlson laid a wreath at its base.

See the article from the Mississauga News: http://www.mississauga.com/living-story/4943003-slain-soldiers-remembered-in-streetsville/

Remembering Hurricane Hazel
60 Years Ago Storm Made Landfall

October 16th 2014

Hurricane Hazel was the deadliest and costliest hurricane of the 1954 Atlantic hurricane season. The storm killed as many as 1,000 people in Haiti before striking the United States near the border between North and South Carolina, as a Category 4 hurricane. After causing 95 fatalities in the US, Hazel struck Canada as an extratropical storm, raising the death toll by 81 people, mostly in Toronto. As a result of the high death toll and the damage caused by Hazel, its name was retired from use for North Atlantic hurricanes.

While most of the casualties and destruction caused by Hurricane Hazel in Canada were focused o Toronto and Holland Marsh, Toronto Township (now Mississauga) saw its share of flooding and destuction, with roads, bridges and dams washed out.

Hurricane Hazel, Credit River in flood, south of Streetsville, October 16th, 1954

Celebrating Mississauga’s Cultural Heritage Video Launch
Exciting New Video from Heritage Mississauga!

September 29th 2014

As part of our three-year Ontario Trillium Foundation grant, we are thrilled to launch our first “Celebrating Mississauga’s Culture Heritage” vignette! This video highlights some of the many community festivals and events that celebrate the city’s multicultural heritage.

Produced by Gabriella Bank, Sanborg Productions

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jcoSUfhA-Wk

Explore the First World War in Mississauga during Doors Open 2014
Doors Open 2014 - Saturday, September 27th, 2014

September 26th 2014

Explore the Centennial of the First World War in Mississauga during Doors Open 2014

Small Arms Plant
1352 Lakeshore Road East

The Small Arms Society and Heritage Mississauga offer an exciting open house in the former Second World War munitions factory. The event will include First World War exhibits, War of 1812 re-enactors, the launch of the newest "The Grange" Comic Book, the Lorne Scots and Lorne Scots Regimental Museum, music performances, artists, authors, and much, much more!

Benares Historic House
1507 Clarkson Road North

Go back in time to World War I at Benares Historic House as re-enactors share their stories and provide visitors with realistic hands-on experiences using wartime reproduction. Don’t miss the flyover of replica WWI planes from the Great War Flying Museum at Benares Historic House.

Dixie Presbyterian Church
3065 Cawthra Road

Explore the 104-year-old sanctuary, view stained-glass windows, and visit the bell tower. Learn how the community was impacted by the First World War through a special display honouring church members who served. Elevator access to the sanctuary.

Dixie Presbyterian Church Flyer

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