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Hancock Woodlands Set to Officially Open

Hancock Woodlands Official Opening

Business and innovation | June 4, 2018

On Sunday, June 10, the City of Mississauga will officially open Hancock Woodlands. This historic property and former commercial nursery was originally owned by Leslie and Dorothy Hancock. The Hancock family were pioneers of Canada’s horticultural industry, receiving international acclaim for their contributions to landscape architecture and urban planning.

The property was acquired by the City of Mississauga in 2010. Since that time, new amenities have been added including a natural playground, unique tree garden, urban orchard, walking paths, perennial and ornamental grass displays. It is also the location of the Ecosource Hancock Community Garden.

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What:
Official Opening of Hancock Woodlands

Who:       
Mayor Bonnie Crombie and Members of Council
Members of the Hancock Family
Friends of Hancock Woodlands
Special guests

When: 
Sunday, June 10, 2018
11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Information booths and family-friendly activities
11:30 a.m. – noon Official Ceremony, followed by a community barbecue

Where:         
Hancock Woodlands
2151 Camilla Road
Mississauga, Ontario L5A 2K1
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Extended event parking will be permitted on June 10 on the streets bordering the park including Camilla Road, Pathfinder Drive, Corsair Road and Cherry Post Drive. The existing three-hour parking limitation has been waived for this event from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Media contact:

Audrey Holt, APR
Communications Advisor
City of Mississauga
905-615-3200, ext. 3389
Audrey.Holt@mississauga.ca
TTY: 905-896-515