This week, Historian Matthew Wilkinson explores the evolution of Malton dating back to settlements in the early 1820’s through the fascinating incorporation of Malton to a police village with dreams of independence.

Matthew delves into the airport and icons that put Malton, and Mississauga, on the map but could not save the village from eventual amalgamation.

References and recommended reading:
“A Study of Malton” by Donald Paterson, University of Toronto Quarterly, Volume 26, Issue 2, January 1957

“Malton Memories: Pioneers to Airport” by Angus Scully et al, 1981

“Malton: Farms to Flying” by Kathleen A. Hicks, 2006

“Ridgeway: The American Fenian Invasion and the 1866 Battle that made Canada” by Peter Vronsky, 2012

You are invited to email us questions you have about Mississauga and we encourage you to send a short (less than 1 minute) MP4 video of your question, which we may feature in one of our “Ask a Historian” videos.

Any questions not featured in our videos will receive a written response from Matthew.

We would also love to feature questions from young Mississauga residents who are curious about their city and will feature a dedicated video to these inquisitive kids.

Send your questions to us at: [email protected]

Photo credit:
Image of Corporal Ballard’s headstone created by Isabelle Perrot and Guillaume van der Wende