DID YOU KNOW: There is a Hit Song About the 1979 Mississauga Train Derailment

 

A rock duo from Toronto called Death From Above 1979 released a track called “Trainwreck 1979” in 2014 that got massive radio play and the cool thing is it directly refers to the Mississauga train derailment of 1979.

Listen to the lyrics of the third verse and watch the video as you will see pins of Hazel McCallion and the City of Mississauga.


The 1979 Mississauga Train Derailment


The corner of Mavis and Dundas Streets, halfway between Erindale and Cooksville, was rocked the evening of Sunday, November 10, 1979. Read more


For more information on Canada's biggest evacuation in history, read Chemical Threat in Mississauga Causes Canada’s Biggest Evacuation in History, courtesy of Peel Art Gallery Museum + Archives (PAMA)

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