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Media Advisory - Building A Safer Tomorrow Together: Grand Opening of the Garry W. Morden Centre

May 04, 2012

The City of Mississauga, in partnership with The Department of National Defence and Peel Regional Police, announces the grand opening of the Garry W. Morden Centre - Dedicated to Fire and Life Safety. This centre will serve as the training ground for fire and emergency services, information technology, police and military. It will feature programs that specialize in fire suppression, hazardous materials, auto extrication, a driver training circuit and highway training props.

What:
Grand Opening of the Garry W. Morden Centre – Dedicated to Fire and Life Safety:
The City of Mississauga will host a grand opening ceremony of the Garry W. Morden Centre, Dedicated to Fire and Life Safety, followed by a site tour featuring demonstrations by firefighters, police and military in action.

Who:
Emil Kolb, Chair of the Region of Peel
Pat Saito, Councillor, Ward 9
Janice Baker, Mississauga City Manager
Fire Chief John McDougall, Mississauga Fire and Emergency Services
Acting Chief of Police Paul Tetzlaff, Peel Regional Police
Colonel James B. Claggett CD, Commander 32 Canadian Brigade Group
Denise Morden

When:
Tuesday, May 8, 2012
10 a.m. - Ceremony followed by a site tour

Where:
7535 Ninth Line (Ninth Line and Highway 401)
Mississauga, Ontario

The Facility:
The Garry W. Morden Centre is a partnership with The Department of National Defence and Peel Regional Police. It will house fire and emergency response programs, staff and equipment, a Peel Regional Police driver circuit and the Toronto Scottish Regiment from The Department of National Defence.

As Canada's sixth largest city, Mississauga is home to 738,000 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 and maintaining infrastructure.


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Media Contact:
Ella Basic
Public Affairs Consultant
Phone: 905-615-3200x5818
TTY:    905-896-5151
Email:   ella.basic@mississauga.ca


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