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Title: Civic Centre Area Model, Showing Mississauga Central Library
Identifier: N698
Date of Original Photo: 1988
Image Type: Slide
Subject: Public libraries - Ontario - Mississauga

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Description: The model shows the Mississauga Civic Centre, with the proposed new Central Library and the area surrounding it, in September 1988. Mississauga's first City Hall at 1 City Centre Drive was built in 1969 and the municipal offices in Cooksville moved there in 1971. As the municipality grew in size staff outgrew these offices and plans were made to build a new City Hall and Civic Square at the proposed new downtown core, located at Burnhamthorpe west of Hurontario Street. 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