Welcome to our 46th installment of “Ask a Historian”.

Join Historian Matthew Wilkinson for our next episode of “Ask A Historian” today on our YouTube channel.

This week Matthew welcomes guest Denis Frias, Senior Librarian, Local History & Genealogy at the Mississauga Library System as they explore the history of the Mississauga Central Library, the staff that helped support the development of the incredible collections and resources, and the innovative future of the Hazel McCallion Central Library.

Denis Frias was born in Toronto, grew up in Brampton, currently living in Mississauga. He graduated from the University of Ottawa with a MA in Philosophy, from the University of Toronto with an MA in Library & Information Studies.

Denis has worked as a Librarian at the University of Toronto Mississauga Campus, the Vaughn Public Library, and the Oakville Public Library, before coming to work at the Mississauga Library in 2005.

In 2017 Denis began working in Local History at the Mississauga Central Library, becoming the Senior Librarian for Local History and Genealogy in 2019.

#ApartTogether​ we eagerly await the opening of the Hazel McCallion Central Library!

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]