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Title: Mississauga Civic Centre Groundbreaking, Hon. John Black Aird
Identifier: M921
Date of Original Photo: 1984
Image Type: Slide
Subject: Ground breaking ceremonies - Ontario - Mississauga

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Description: The Hon. John Black Aird, Lieutenant-Governor of Ontario, making a speech at the groundbreaking ceremony, May 8, 1984. In 1982 the City of Mississauga invited Canadian architects to participate in a national architectural competition to select the architect and design for a new City Hall. 627 architects or groups of architects registered, from which 246 submissions were received. The winning design went to Jones and Kirkland and combined the administrative offices of City Hall with a civic square, great hall and public meeting rooms for citizens and civic functions. The groundbreaking ceremony for the new Civic Centre took place on May 8, 1984, and the building itself was officially opened by the Duke and Duchess of York on July 18, 1987.
Agency: Mississauga Library System