This week on Ask A Historian, Matthew answers questions from the community about some fascinating people from Mississauga’s past and their contributions to the history and landscape of our city.

Matthew explores the stories of a Captain with the Royal Canadian Dragoons, the man who started the Cold War, and a teacher who left an indelible mark on the development of a town called Claireville.

We encourage you to send in your questions about the people, places, events, and landmarks that are a part of the history of Mississauga to [email protected].


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]