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City of Mississaugaís OíConnor Park Official Opening Ceremony

Sep 14, 2011

On September 24, O’Connor Park will officially open with a ceremony followed by park tours.

Residents are invited to this special event:

What:    O'Connor Park Official Opening Ceremony

When:    Saturday, September 24, 2011 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Where:   3570 Bala Drive, Mississauga

Program: Official ceremony at 10 a.m. with Mayor Hazel McCallion, Ward 10 Councillor Sue McFadden, Commissioner of Community Services Paul Mitcham, representatives from Ruth Thompson Middle School and Credit Valley Conservation (CVC).
Park tours, conducted by CVC, will take place following the ceremony highlighting features of the park.

O’Connor Park is approximately 6.97 hectares in size. Before the land was built into a park, it was remnant farm property surrounded by residential development. Building on the remaining heritage within the property, the park today contains three times the natural areas and supports 2.7 hectares of various habitats indigenous to Southern Ontario wetlands and meadows. The natural features include a variety of native trees, a wetland area, shrubs and wildflowers.

O’Connor Park’s recreational areas include two soccer fields, an open lawn with a shelter, universally accessible junior and senior playgrounds and a natural play zone created to balance the urban development with environmental conservation.

As Canada's sixth largest city, Mississauga is home to 734,000 residents and 55,000 businesses, including 63 Fortune 500 companies with Canadian head offices or major divisional head offices. A diverse, progressive and award-winning municipality located on the shores of Lake Ontario in the heart of the Greater Toronto Area, Mississauga is "Leading Today for Tomorrow" by focussing on delivering services, implementing its Strategic Plan, delivering value for money, maintaining infrastructure and continuing to be an employer of choice.

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Media Contact:
Baljit Seran
Public Affairs Consultant
City of Mississauga
905-615-3200 ext. 5050
TTY: 905-896-5151