|Description: A colour photograph of Mayor McCallion at the immediate front and centre surrounded by a large crowd of people, presumably containing city workers. The title reads "Mississauga Share the Excitement" with the word "Mississauga" is written in large blue lettering. Many of the people in the crowd have their fists raised in the air in cheer. There is scotch tape at the centre of all four edges of the photo. |
This image is a publicity photo for the City of Mississauga.
In 1968, the townships of Lakeview, Cooksville, Lorne Park, Clarkson, Erindale, Dixie, Sheridan, Malton and Meadowvale amalgamated to form the Town of Mississauga. To increase their force within Peel Region, the decision was made to form a larger city, and the City of Mississauga came into being in 1974 with the additions of the towns of Streetsville and Port Credit. Mississauga's first Mayor was Dr. Martin Dobkin, who was in office from 1974-1976, followed by Ron Searle, from 1976-1978. Ultimately, the popular Hazel McCallion was elected to office in 1978 and has remained Mississauga's Mayor ever since. Under the leadership of 'Hurricane Hazel' as she is affectionately known, Mississauga has developed into one of the fastest growing cities in Canada, becoming the sixth largest city in the nation and also one of the most multi-cultural. Mississauga is the home to many business corporations but also maintains a strong cultural dimension, and these are certainly factors that attract the thousands of people who move and travel to Mississauga every year.
For more information, see: www.mississauga.ca and http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mississauga