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Designated Property Grant Program
City of Mississauga assists in upkeep of Designated Heritage Properties

March 4th 2014

Designated Property Grant Program
www.mississauga.ca/heritageplanning

The City of Mississauga is currently accepting applications for a grant program designed to conserve, repair and restore heritage properties.

The Designated Heritage Property Grant program offers matching grants from $500 to $5,000 for general conservation of heritage properties and $500 to $10,000 for the repair or restoration of structural elements.

To apply, or for more information, visit mississauga.ca/heritageplanning or call 905-615-3200 x5070.

Applications are due April 14.

New Job Opportunity at Heritage Mississauga
Outreach Coordinator

January 15th 2014

New Job Opportunity at Heritage Mississauga

Position: Outreach Coordinator


Heritage Mississauga is a not-for-profit charity whose mandate is to research, record and communicate Mississauga’s heritage.  It is the only city-wide organization devoted to heritage matters.  The organization is embarking on a special project: "Celebrating Mississauga’s Unique Cultural Heritage".  This project will develop a communication network within the city, to support the development of a number of tools for preservation, and celebration of our city’s cultural heritage. 

Over the next three years the project will produce a heritage film series that will include a series of vignettes, 30 minute features, informational booklets on aspects of our city’s heritage, and the production of a Cultural Heritage Guide. 

Heritage Mississauga is seeking a fulltime Outreach Coordinator who will be responsible for the coordination of administration, outreach, communication activities and the development and production of the components of the project.  This is a grant-funded position with a 36-month contract through the Ontario Trillium Foundation.  It is the organization’s intent to continue the position after the contract finishes, dependent on available funding.  Some evening and weekend work with be required. 
 
Reporting to the Executive Director and with the support of Heritage Mississauga Staff, the Outreach Coordinator will:

•    Create and implement an outreach plan to connect and network with the cultural community of Mississauga, developing a database of  contacts and resources.
•    Develop strong connections between Heritage Mississauga and the target communities to establish and maintain community partnerships that support the projects initiatives.
•    Create and implement a communications plan using Social Media and marketing tools to promote the project.
•    Coordinate the development and production of the Heritage Film Series. 
•    Coordinate the writing, printing and distribution of the Informational booklets.
•    Organize the Cultural Heritage Guide Steering Committee, attend meetings and support community partners in their preparation of materials for the guide.
•    Coordinate the writing, printing and distribution of the Cultural Heritage Guide.
•    Ensure project meets the established criteria and deadlines are met.
 
Candidates Must Have:
•    Relevant university degree and/or equivalent education and experience
•    Demonstrated experience in Social Media communications
•    Project management experience
•    Excellent written and oral communication skills
•    Demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Office programs, internet and database programs
•    Demonstrate self-confidence and professionalism
•    Detail oriented
•    Team player
•    Ability to multi-task
•    Ability to work independently and in stressful situations
•    Knowledge of the Mississauga community an asset.

To apply, please forward your resume to Jayme Gaspar Executive Director Heritage Mississauga:  jgaspar@heritagemississauga.org
Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Deadline for resumes: Friday, February 14th, 2014, 5:00 pm

40 Years - 40 Sagas
Celebrating the City of Mississauga’s 40th Anniversary

January 15th 2014

40 Years / 40 Sagas
Celebrating the 40th Anniversary of the City of Mississauga
From the Museums of Mississauga

http://40years40sagas.com/about/

“What the city will ultimately become only time will tell. With large areas of open farmland inside its borders, and with the Credit River winding peacefully through the western half of the city it can become a city of unparalleled natural beauty, a city where scenic parkland and extensive recreational facilities are intertwined among the commercial, residential and industrial areas. Mississauga will hopefully become a “people city”, a lovely environment in which to work and play.”
-Program, Ceremonial Inaugural Meeting of the Council of the City of Mississauga, January 16th, 1974

    Such was the vision of the first Council of the City of Mississauga in 1974. At the time, the City was the twelfth largest in Canada, with a population of 208,000 people. The City of Mississauga was created by the amalgamation of Streetsville, Port Credit and the Town of Mississauga. The Town had been established in 1968 when the historic communities of Clarkson, Cooksville, Dixie, Erindale, Lakeview, Lorne Park, Meadowvale Village, Malton, and Sheridan joined together.
    Even today, as the City of Mississauga celebrates its 40th anniversary, the identities and uniqueness of these original communities continues to thrive within the context of Canada’s sixth largest City, with a growing, culturally diverse population of 734,000 residents and over 55,000 businesses, including more than 63 Fortune 500 companies with Canadian head offices or major divisional head offices.
    This exhibit explores a few of the highlights of the past forty years of the growth, development and planning of the Corporation of the City of Mississauga with a focus on one story or “saga” per year. Taken together, these stories give a sense of the strength of leadership shown by City of Mississauga Mayors, Council and staff as they have worked together with the community to ensure that, as the 2009 Strategic Plan Our Future Mississauga states, Mississauga will be “A place where people choose to be.”
    The exhibit will be in the Great Hall at the Mississauga Civic Centre until February 18th, with more venues to follow. See the website for more information: http://40years40sagas.com/about/

Two legends at the Mississauga News retire
Distinguished careers for John Stewart and Fred Loek

January 6th 2014

John Stewart and Fred Loek of the Mississauga News head into retirement:

After covering Mississauga extensively for more than 40 years, chief photographer Fred Loek and news editor John Stewart are ready to enjoy retirement. They, and their collective eight decades of knowledge, experience and expertise, are retiring.

Mississauga News: http://www.mississauga.com/community-story/4295013-two-newsroom-legends-head-into-retirement/

Heritage Mississauga, on behalf of its members, offers our thanks to the passion, dedication and service that both have provided to the City of Mississauga over their many years of excellent work - literally as our city’s "eyes" and "ears" in the news!

Best wishes to both John and Fred in retirement, and thank you. Your fine work and inisght will be missed, and your work has left a remarkable documetary and news legacy of our city for future historians!

November 28th fire ravages part of historic Cooksville
Several old buildings in Cooksville damaged

November 29th 2013

In the early morning hours of November 28th, fire broke out in the Fatima Grocer’s building at 28 Dundas Street East in old Cooksville, now part of the City of Mississauga, just east of Hurontario Street. The fire also appears to have damaged older building on either side, including the 1869 former Schiller Hotel building (also formerly Irwin’s Hardware), which itself had suffered a major fire in February of 2004.

For more information, please visit: http://www.mississauga.com/news-story/4243314-update-cooksville-fire-causes-over-1m-in-damage

 

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