This summer, The Tale of a Town is coming to Dundas Street in Mississauga. The Tale of a Town is an innovative, story-telling project that captures the collective community memory of Canada’s main streets, one story at a time, while preserving local heritage and promoting neighbourhood culture.
Working along with the City of Mississauga’s Policy Planning and Culture divisions, local artists will mine stories from the community about Dundas Street for the Dundas Connects project. Dundas Connects is a City initiative to develop a long-term, future-oriented Master Plan for the Dundas Corridor. The plan will shape the future look and feel of Dundas, focusing on transit, land use and public space.
The Tale of a Town storymobile will be set up at several locations along Dundas Street between July 13 and July 31, 2016. Residents are encouraged to visit the storymobile and share their vision for the future of Dundas Street and memories of it from the past. Continue reading Tale of A Town Comes to Mississauga
Malton, located in Mississauga’s north-east corner, is honouring a famous, home-grown hero, Paul Coffey by renaming its arena and a popular community park in his honour. Approved by City Council, Malton Arena and Wildwood Park will be officially renamed Paul Coffey Arena and Park this September.
“We are so proud of Paul and everything he has accomplished,” said Ward 5 Councillor Carolyn Parrish. “As an iconic figure within the community, we’re honoured to name two prominent locations in Malton after him.”
Coffey grew up in Malton where he played for the Mississauga Hockey League and was active in lacrosse, soccer and baseball. He played 21 seasons in the National Hockey League (NHL), where he won four Stanley Cups, played in 14 NHL All-Star Games and is a member of the Hockey Hall of Fame.
Parrish added, “We have been working with Malton residents to develop a vision that shapes the future of this growing community. Through the MyMalton Vision, Paul Coffey Arena and Park was seen as a transformational location with a lot of community interest. Naming the arena and park after a legendary, Canadian icon demonstrates that Malton is a place where you can pursue your passions.”
On Friday, September 23, a special community celebration has been planned to honour Coffey and unveil the improved look and community feel to the arena and park. Residents are invited to attend this celebrated occasion in achieving a new vision for the Malton community. Continue reading Mississauga Arena and Park Renamed to Honour Canadian Hockey Legend