|Description: A black and white photograph; image does not cover entire paper. Photograph of Kimiko Watanabe, during a Japanese Tea Ceremony held at the Civic Centre in Mississauga. Watanabe is kneeling on raised platform or table and is in the processing of mixing something in a little decorative bowl. She is wearing her hair in a bun and a kimono. "Kimiko Watanabe" is written in black ink below the image. Actual image size is 12.5 cm H X 18.5 cm W. |
Part of a Japanese Tea Ceremony at the Civic Centre.
In 1971 city council moved their offices from Cooksville to a six storey office building located at 1 City Centre Drive. As the region expanded, new offices were required to meet the growing staff, and plans for a new City Hall and Civic Centre to be built at a new downtown located at Burnhamthorpe west of Hurontario were created. In 1982, the city held a national competition among architects to find a new design for the structure, for which the honours went to Jones and Kirkland Architects. Mississauga's new Civic Centre opened in 1987.
The new Centre, which was built at a debt-free cost of $59.5 million, is used for government and community purposes. Highlights of the building include the Great Hall, and the Great Stair, which consists of 79 marble and granite steps and measures 17 metres high and 6 metres wide.