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Mississauga Milestones

Treaty Signing
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1796 Development of Dundas Street Dundas Street surveyed and constructed
1798 Government House “Government House” built for travellers at the mouth of the Credit River
1806 Land Treaty Land purchase treaty between the Mississauga Indians and the British government is finalized
1818 Mississauga Indians agree to sell the land Mississauga Indians agree to sell the land retained in the Treaty of 1806
1826 Credit Mission Credit Mission built for the training and education of the Mississauga Indians
1844 Woolen Mills Barber’s Woollen Mills are operating in Streetsville
1851 Population of Toronto Township Population of Toronto Township is 7,539
1879 Credit Valley Railroad Credit Valley Railroad begins service
1879 Lorne Park Amusement Park Opens Lorne Park Amusement Park opens
1880s Thomas Nightingale founds the Port Credit Brickyard Thomas Nightingale founds the Port Credit Brickyard
1889 St. Lawrence Starch Company begins operations in Port Credit St. Lawrence Starch Company begins operations in Port Credit
1920s Mazo and Bunty Mazo de la Roche begins to write her “Jalna” series of novels at Trail Cottage in Clarkson
1939 Malton Airport Malton Airport (now Pearson International Airport) opens
1958 Avro Arrow First flight of the Avro Arrow
1958 Mississauga Hospital opens Mississauga Hospital opens
1968 Amalgamation Amalgamation of Lakeview, Cooksville, Erindale, Sheridan, Dixie, Meadowvale Village and Malton to form the Town of Mississauga
1973 Square One shopping centre opens Square One shopping centre opens
1974 City of Mississauga is incorporated City of Mississauga is incorporated
1978 Hazel McCallion becomes Mayor Hazel McCallion becomes Mayor
1979 Mississauga train derailment Mississauga train derailment
1986 Credit Valley Hospital opens Credit Valley Hospital opens
1987 Civic Centre officially opens Civic Centre officially opens
1991 New Central Library opens New Central Library opens
2003 Mayor McCallion marks her 10th term Mayor McCallion marks her 10th term in office and celebrates 25 years as Mayor





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