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AGM logo ART GALLERY OF MISSISSAUGA

Mississauga’s Public Art Gallery
300 City Centre Dive
Mississauga, Ontario
905 896-5088

Exciting exhibitions and programmes showcasing the best in regional, national and international contemporary art.

www.artgalleryofmississauga.com

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HISTORICAL BOVAIRD HOUSE

Built in 1852, Historic Bovaird House is the only heritage home open to the public within Brampton.  Over thirty very dedicated and un-paid volunteers staff the house and conduct guided tours every Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday from noon to 4:00pm, mid-February through mid-December.  There is no set charge for tours, but donations are MUCH appreciated as they enable us to purchase authentic furnishings and artifacts from the 19th century. 

Please visit: www.bovairdhouse.ca for further information,  photography and upcoming  events

EHS logo ETOBICOKE HISTORICAL SOCIETY

c/o Montgomery’s Inn,
 4709 Dundas St. W.,
Etobicoke ON  M9A 1A8

Championing the preservation of Etobicoke’s heritage for over 50 years. All are welcome to join us on 4th Thursdays at 7:30 pm at Montgomery’s Inn to hear fascinating speakers on a variety of historical topics. Free admission. Check our website for details. Join and receive our dynamic newsletter, The Aldernews.

www.etobicokehistorical.com

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FRIENDS OF THE SCHOOLHOUSE

Friends of The Schoolhouse is an independent and self-sustaining association of concerned citizens dedicated to preserving and supporting The Old Britannia Schoolhouse and its educational programme by acting as an advocacy and advisory body on behalf of the students of Peel. This association raises fund in order to provide financial support for The Schoolhouse and its programmes.

www.britanniaschoolhousefriends.org
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HALTON PEEL BRANCH OF THE ONTARIO GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY

was organized in 1974 to assist those interested in researching their family history. Our meetings are on the 4th. Sunday of the month starting at 2:00, we alternate between Brampton and Oakville libraries.

Please check out our website at www.halinet.on.ca/sigs/ogshp for further details on our branch services, or contact jwatt@ica.net

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MISSISSAUGA ARTS COUNCIL

established in 1981 by City Resolution, is anon-profit registered charity governed by a Board of Directors. Our mission is "to foster and develop, support and champion a vibrant, dynamic arts community in the city of Mississauga through services, to enrich the lives of its citizens." We are the most comprehensive resource for arts and entertainment information in the city of Mississauga. We support and promote the activities of over 215 arts organizations (representing more than 23,000 artists) and several hundred individual members.

Visit us at www.mississaugaartscouncil.com or call us at 905-615-4278. We are located at 300 City Centre Dr., Suite 1055.

NEW TORONTO HISTORICAL SOCIETY

The aim of the New Toronto Historical Society is to preserve and promote the history of the Town of New Toronto. We hold 3 to 4 meetings per year engaging speakers that discuss local historical topics.  We publish a newsletter twice per year that is distributed electronically and/or by paper mailing.  Our membership fees help to cover the cost of maintaining the website, and operating costs for our newsletter mailings and meetings.  We constantly update and add to our website through contributions by our members, and we pride ourselves on its content.

http://www.newtorontohistorical.com/

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For over four decades ONTARIO HERITAGE TRUST has been on the front lines of heritage conservation. As the province’s lead heritage agency, we have been entrusted with keeping Ontario’s heritage alive and meaningful. The Trust is the only legislated heritage organization responsible for the identification, protection, renewal and promotion of all types of Ontario’s heritage – built, cultural and natural. We are the Government of Ontario’s trustee for properties of provincial heritage interest.   

www.heritagetrust.on.ca

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The ASSOCIATION OF ONTARIO LAND SURVEYORS 

(AOLS) was established in  1892. It is a self-governing association, responsible for the licensing  and governance of professional land surveyors, in accordance with the  Surveyors Act. 

www.aols.org

Toronto branch UEL TORONTO BRANCH UELAC

Toronto branch membership is $55 for the calendar year. Membership forms are available on our website.

As the oldest UEL organization in Canada, Toronto Branch offers its members the following advantages:
-a focus on Loyalist genealogy, with monthly meetings featuring expert speakers on Loyalist topics
-meetings are on the third Wednesday of the month (Sept-May). Check our website for further details.
-an excellent library and archives open to the public for use (Thursdays 10:30-3:30 or by appointment)
-"Fidelity" our branch newsletter
-"Loyalist Gazette" which is published twice a year by the UELAC

Suite 300, 40 Scollard St., Toronto, ON M5R 3S1
President: Karen Windover UE  
e-mail: torontouel@bellnet.ca   
Tel: 416-489-1783
Fax: 416-489-3664

www.ueltoronto.ca

Streetsville The STREETSVILLE HISTORICAL SOCIETY began in 1970 and is a non profit group. We are dedicated to collecting, preserving and promoting interest in the history of our "Village in the City".  We hold our meetings in February, April, October and December. In May we have a bus tour to various historical sites in the province. We welcome new member and visitors.

For more information contact
Anne Byard mbyard@sympatico.ca
Jean Watt 905-826-1860
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HERITAGE ADVISORY COMMITTEE (Mississauga)

The City’s heritage team identifies and protects Mississauga’s cultural heritage property. Staff formally recognizes and monitors properties deemed to have cultural heritage value, as per the Ontario Heritage Act, to ensure that changes are sympathetic to the site’s heritage attributes. Such property includes built heritage, cultural landscapes and heritage conservation districts.

For more information on heritage conservation at the City, contact the Culture Division at 905-896-5314. For more information on the Heritage Advisory Committee, contact the Office of the City Clerk at 905-615-3200.

http://www.mississauga.ca/portal/residents/heritageplanning

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The mandate of the TOWN OF YORK HISTORICAL SOCIETY  is to research, interpret and promote the history of the Town of York and early Toronto, and to foster the preservation of the Town of York’s surviving built environment. The Society operates Toronto’s First Post Office, a museum, National Historic Site and Canada Post dealership.

Janet Walters Director/Curator
Toronto’s First Post Office
260 Adelaide Street EastToronto, Ontario  M5A
Phone: 416.865.1833
Facsimile: 416.865.9414
email: tfpo@total.net

www.townofyork.com

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TRAFALGAR TOWNSHIP HISTORICAL SOCIETY

The society, established in January 2006, was founded on the work of the Trafalgar 200 Committee that held a celebration for the 200th anniversary of the Township. The history of the older, agricultural communities of North Oakville that were settled as early as 1806 are not presently well documented or celebrated. All of the community now known as Oakville was once Trafalgar Township. Trafalgar Township ceased to exist with its amalgamation with Oakville in 1962. The Trafalgar Township Historical society focuses on the area bounded by Dundas, Lower Baseline, Burloak Drive and Winston Churchill.

The four main goals of the Historical Society are to: Educate-the community about our rich history and establish a schoolhouse  museum; Document-with photos and oral accounts, the history of the Township to  establish an archives; Preserve-historical buildings and landmarks; Celebrate- the lives of our early settlers.

www.tths.ca

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MUSEUMS OF MISSISSAUGA provide fun interactive educational experiences for the whole family through our special events and guided tours. Come and visit our newly restored log cabin at the Bradley Museum and the 1830’s early settler’s farm house. Benares Historic House is a Georgian style mansion restored to 1918, showcasing artifacts from three generations of the Harris family. School trips and badge programs also available.

Call 905-685-4860 for more information or visit

www.museumsofmississauga.com
 

MISSISSAUGA HISTORIC IMAGES GALLERY

A searchable database of historic images from Mississauga’s past.

www.mississauga.ca/portal/residents/historicimagesgallery

 

CANADIANA READING ROOM

The Canadiana Reading Room, located on the 3rd floor of Mississauga Central Library, offers in-depth research resources for the study of Mississauga history, as well as extensive material on early Ontario history and selected Canadian history.

The hours of the Canadiana Room are: Monday, Wednesday and Thursday, 1:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.; Tuesday, Friday and Saturday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

www.mississauga.ca/portal/residents/localhistory

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MISSISSAUGA SOUTH HISTORICAL SOCIETY

Established in 1963, the Mississauga South Historical Society holds five meetings a year on the third Tuesday of the months of January, March, May, September and November. It has become a tradition that the January meeting is a "Show and Tell" at which there is never a shortage of interesting items and stories. Our May meeting usually features a heritage-themed trip. Other meetings feature a guest speaker and start promptly at 7.30 pm. The society meets at several locations throughout southern Mississauga. Visitors are welcome.

www.clients.teksavvy.com/~chessie/

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CITY OF MISSISSAUGA

www.mississauga.ca
  The ALBION-BOLTON HISTORICAL SOCIETY was established in 1974 and is an affiliate of the Ontario Historical Society.  The objectives of the Society are to arouse interest in the story of the people and places of the district of Albion-Bolton; to collect, classify, edit and preserve information on the history of the area; and, to disseminate its knowledge and material to the general public by publishing information and holding public meetings.

Contact: Raymond Bottoms, President (905) 857-1369

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ANCESTRY.CA

Canada’s leading family history website, offers members access to 128 million searchable Canadian family history records.

Launched in 2006, Ancestry.ca’s historical record collection reflects Canada’s multicultural heritage and enables members to explore their family’s history using Canadian and international records including the Canadian censuses, passenger lists, English, Welsh and Scottish censuses, birth, marriage and death records as well as user-contributed family trees, and by connecting to millions of other members making their own discoveries.

www.ancestry.ca

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ARCHIVES OF ONTARIO (Ontario Archives)

The Archives’ collection dates from the 18th century and is comprised of a wide variety of materials and formats ranging from textual records, maps and architectural plans to photographs, documentary art and audiovisual media. Add to that over 3.5 million photographs, 32,000 maps plus all the other types of records mentioned above, and you will begin to get a sense of the scope of the collection.

www.archives.gov.on.ca

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LIBRARY AND ARCHIVES CANADA

In 2004, the National Archives of Canada and the National Library of Canada were drawn together by the Library and Archives of Canada Act to create a new knowledge institution for Canadians—Library and Archives Canada, a source of enduring knowledge and the continuing memory of the government of Canada and its institutions.

www.collectionscanada.gc.ca

Through advocacy and direct action the ARCHITECTURAL CONSERVANCY OF ONTARIO (ACO) has been involved in preserving Ontario’s architectural and environmental heritage since 1933.

The ACO is a charitable organization operating through a network of autonomous local branches in communities across Ontario, linked by a small co-ordinating office in Toronto, and governed by its Board of Directors and Provincial Council.

Brampton Chapter: 905-455-4395 or the ACO website: www.arconserv.ca

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The BELFOUNTAIN HERITAGE SOCIETY was formed in 1992 to protect and preserve the heritage of the hamlet of Belfountain and surrounding area. It became affiliated with the Ontario Historical Society in 1994, and is incorporated. The Society is made up of residents of Belfountain and nearby villages.

www.belfountainheritage.com

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The BRAMPTON HERITAGE BOARD is a Committee established through by-law by City Council under the authority of the Ontario Heritage Act.

It serves as Brampton’s "municipal heritage committee" within the context of the Ontario Heritage Act.

The mission of the Brampton Heritage Board is to advise City Council on the identification, conservation and promotion of resources that are identified as being of cultural heritage value or interest.

Contact: 905-874-3825
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BRAMPTON HISTORICAL SOCIETY

The Brampton Historical Society’s mandate is to Conserve, Celebrate and Promote Brampton’s History and through continuing programs educate, preserve and enjoy the Heritage of Brampton and its surroundings.

www.bramptonhistoricalsociety.com or 905-457-0058

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BRAMPTON PUBLIC LIBRARY
Chinguacousy Branch

http://www.bramlib.on.ca/ or 905-793-4636

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CITY OF BRAMPTON

www.brampton.ca
 

The objectives of the CALEDON EAST & DISTRICT HISTORICAL SOCIETY are: To promote and stimulate interest in the history of the people and places of Caledon East and District; To collect, classify, edit and preserve information relating to this district; To disseminate material so collected by publishing, by holding meetings for the presentation of papers and discussion, and by marking historic sites.

Primary Contact: George Judge, President; Phone: (Residence) 905-584-1341

 

CALEDON PUBLIC LIBRARY

The Caledon Public Library believes in striving for excellence by providing a welcoming environment that enlivens neighborhoods and links people to one another and their community. They believe all residents of Caledon deserve quality library service that is friendly, respectful, professional and efficient. They celebrate the power of reading by supporting learners of all ages with equal access to information in a wide variety of formats.

 www.caledon.library.on.ca

 

CALEDON VILLAGE HERITAGE COMMITTEE

Works to preserve and promote the heritage of Caledon Village. Projects include adding heritage plaques to historic buildings and developing a heritage walking tour of Caledon Village. Also compiling historical records and photographs of the Village which includes a PowerPoint presentation of village core images, past and present.

Margaret Foster, Chair; Phone: (Residence) 519-927-5278

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CANADIAN ASSOCIATION OF HERITAGE PROFESSIONALS

CAHP was founded in 1987 to represent the interests of professional practitioners in many related fields of heritage conservation. The organization maintains the following objectives: to represent and further the professional interests of heritage consultants active in both public and private sectors; to establish and maintain principles and standards of practice for heritage consultants; to enhance awareness and appreciation of heritage resources and the contribution of heritage consultants; and, to foster communication among private practitioners, public agencies, and the public at large in matters related to heritage conservation.

http://www.caphc.ca/

 

CANADA’S HISTORIC PLACES

Federal, Provincial and Territorial (F/P/T) governments recognize the contribution historic places make to our communities. Since 2001, these governments have worked together to jointly develop core heritage conservation tools. The Canadian Register of Historic Places (CRHP) lists all historic places recognized for their heritage value at the local, provincial, territorial and national levels throughout Canada, providing a single source of information about these important places.

http://www.historicplaces.ca/

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DUFFERIN COUNTY MUSEUM

The Dufferin County Museum and Archives strives to collect, preserve, and interpret the history of Dufferin County. Opened to the public in October, 1994, the DCMA is unique among Canadian community museums. Built in the style of an Ontario bank barn, the museum’s striking architecture reflects the agricultural heritage of this central Ontario region.

http://www.dufferinmuseum.com/
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ESQUESING HISTORICAL SOCIETY

The Esquesing Historical Society maintains an ever increasing collection of archival material and photographs, housed in the Georgetown Branch of Halton Hills Public Libraries. These are all indexed, filed, and preserved in archival acid free containers in an extremely professional manner. The collection is available to the public on a request basis, and information on the collection can be found at the library, in the reference department, or searched by subject on the society’s excellent website

http://www.esquesinghistoricalsociety.ca/
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HALTON INFORMATION NETWORK

HALINET is a resource sharing partnership of information providers in Halton region. HALINET supports the lifelong learning needs of Halton residents by improving access to information through the reduction of physical and geographical barriers, and the use of effective, innovative and mutually beneficial partnerships.

www.halinet.on.ca

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HALTON REGION MUSEUM

www.halton.ca/museum or 905-875-2200

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The CALEDON HERITAGE FOUNDATION

The Caledon Heritage Foundation is a volunteer, not-for-profit organization which supports heritage activities in the Town of Caledon.

http://www.caledonheritagefoundation.com/

 

HERITAGE OAKVILLE

Oakville has a rich history that is still visible today in its many historic buildings and landscapes. Many of these properties are designated or listed on the Town of Oakville Heritage Register, which contains approximately 900 properties.

The role of Heritage planning staff is to assist in the documentation and protection of these historical sites and help guide change to these properties through the heritage permit process. The Heritage Oakville Committee, an advisory committee to Council, also contributes to heritage conservation in Oakville by reviewing heritage permit and development applications related to heritage properties.

www.oakville.ca/heritage.htm

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KING TOWNSHIP HISTORICAL SOCIETY

Over the decades KTHS members have been actively engaged in preservation and restoration of built heritage such as the King Railway station, the King Christian Church, the Lloydtown Pioneer Cemetery, the Lloydtown cairn and the signage for the Carrying Place Trail. The King Township Museum was also a cherished project long before it came under the care of the municipality; the Society now cooperates in continuing the the township Museum’s role as a centre for the King’s heritage and cultural activities.

http://www.kingtownshiphistoricalsociety.com/index.html

 

LONG BRANCH HISTORICAL SOCIETY

Phone: 416-252-3672
Alt. Phone: 416-253-5071
Email:longbranchhistorical@gmail.com

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OAKVILLE CENTRAL LIBRARY

www.opl.on.ca or 905-815-2042

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OAKVILLE HISTORICAL SOCIETY

Oakville Historical Society - discovering, preserving, promoting and sharing Oakville Ontario’s historical heritage for over 55 years.

www.oakvillehistory.org or 905-844-2695

 

ONTARIO ARCHITECTURE

This is a non-profit educational website developed to help visitors appreciate architecture both in Ontario and the rest of the world.

www.ontarioarchitecture.com

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ONTARIO BLACK HISTORY SOCIETY

The Ontario Black History Society (OBHS) is a non-profit registered Canadian charity, dedicated to the study, preservation and promotion of Black History and heritage. The Society aims to foster public interest and encourage the interest of Black History through: Recognition, preservation and promotion of the contributions of Black peoples and their collective histories through education, research and cooperation; Sponsorship and support of educational conferences and exhibits in this field; Promoting the inclusion of material on Black History in school curricular.

www.blackhistorysociety.ca

 

ONTARIO HERITAGE CONNECTION

The mandate of the Ontario Heritage Connections is to provide a "first stop" for anyone seeking information on Ontario’s heritage; to serve as a tool for the exchange of Ontario’s heritage news; to build a network of links to Ontario’s heritage websites; to raise public interest and awareness in Ontario’s heritage; to promote Ontario’s heritage research and education; to encourage partnerships for the exchange of news and information.

www.ontarioheritageconnection.org

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ONTARIO HISTORICAL SOCIETY

The Ontario Historical Society, Established in 1888, is a non-profit corporation and registered charity; a non-government group bringing together people of all ages, all walks of life and all cultural backgrounds interested in preserving some aspect of Ontario’s history.

www.ontariohistoricalsociety.ca or 416-226-2740

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PEEL INFORMATION NETWORK

The Peel Information Network provides information about social, health, community and government services for the people in Peel Region as well as local history information and databases for Peel Region.

www.pinet.on.ca

 

REGION OF HALTON LAND REGISTRY OFFICE

Land Registry Office No. 20
2800 Highpoint Drive, 2nd Floor
Milton ON L9T 6P4

Tel: (905) 864-3500
Fax: (905) 864-3549

 

REGION OF PEEL LAND REGISTRY OFFICE

Land Registry Office No. 43
1 Gateway Boulevard
Brampton ON L6T 0G3

Tel: (905) 874-4008

Peel Art Gallery, Museum & Archives (PAMA)

Formerly known as the Peel Heritage Complex, PAMA serves the Region of Peel (Brampton, Caledon and Mississauga), a growing municipality with a population of over one million individuals from diverse backgrounds.

PAMA has a rich history from the origins of the Peel County Courthouse, Jail, Office Building and Registry Office, to its recent expansion. These historical milestones are a testament to the heritage of Peel Region and PAMA’s integral place within this history.

www.pama.peelregion.ca or 905-791-4055

 

 

 

THOMPSON ADAMSON BELL TOWER MUSEUM

Contact: 905-828-2095

 

TORONTO HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION

Founded in 1998, the Toronto Historical Association (THA) is an umbrella organization representing volunteer heritage organizations from across the City of Toronto, which actively participate in heritage preservation and public education programs about Toronto’s heritage.

Organized as a registered not-for-profit organization, THA is an affiliate of the Ontario Historical Society. The Association operates on a volunteer basis with a Board of Directors, drawn from among the Member organizations

http://www.torontohistoricalassociation.org/

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TOWN OF CALEDON

www.caledon.ca or 905-584-2272

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TOWN OF OAKVILLE

www.oakville.ca

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WEST TORONTO JUNCTION HISTORICAL SOCIETY

The West Toronto Junction Historical Society is a non-profit, charitable, volunteer organization. It was formed in 1980 by a group of local residents with the active support of the City of Toronto Planning and Development Department and Councillor David White. It was then incorporated in 1981 as an affiliate of the Ontario Historical Society.

www.wtjhs.ca or 416-763-3161

 

WESTON HISTORICAL SOCIETY

The Weston Heritage Conservation District promotes the preservation and protection of the built heritage of Weston through the policies and guidelines within the Weston Heritage Conservation District Plan. Through the knowledge and information gained in this process, it is hoped that the neighbourhood will maintain its historical atmosphere and integrity while encouraging an ever increasing sense of goodwill among residents.

www.welcometoweston.ca

 

THE HINDU HERITAGE CENTRE

Hindu Culture is several thousand years old and the oldest culture among 48 cultures of the world. The Hindu Heritage Centre was established to spread true Sanatan Culture with these specific objectives: To foster Hindu Solidarity among all sects; To educate and inspire people interested in Hinduism; To dispel misinformation and myths about Hinduism; To nurture on-going spiritual renaissance; To promote sacred Sanatan scriptures in masses.

http://www.hinduvision.com

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MISSISSAUGA LIFE / SPIRIT OF THE CITY

Don joins Mike Douglas, Publisher of MississaugaLife magazine, in pursuit of Mississauga’s awesome potential. MississaugaLife is their new monthly current affairs magazine and website which will provide a dynamic platform for the people of this city to investigate, share and celebrate what matters most in the new Mississauga.

http://mississaugalife.ca

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