City Centre, Port Credit and Mississauga Valley’s in the 1970s

Published November 19, 2022 at 1:05 pm


Mississauga has grown substantially since these photos have been taken in the early 1970s.

Back in 1971, even before Mississauga was a city, the population was 172,352. Fast forward more then a half century later and Mississauga’s population has jumped up to upwards of 800,000.

Check out these incredible aerial shots of the Port Credit, Mississauga Valleys and City Centre from the early 1970s:

Port Credit Harbour Project. Note the old Bee Hive Golden Corn Syrup plant in the foreground in 1972.

Port Credit Harbour Marina. Note the old Imperial Oil refinery to the left. (1971)

Aerial view of Mississauga Valleys and City Centre looking North-West in 1973. If you check out the locations of the old city hall today they have actually left the old concrete stairs leading up to the building.

Aerial view looking north west of Mississauga City Centre with yet to be developed Mississauga Valleys in lower right in 1973.

The most popular townhouse complex in Canada at that time was “The Aspen” complex. The complex development under construction in the Mississauga Valleys. This development sold out in one weekend and was seen as one of the most unique developments in Canada at that time. You can also see The Valleys, Canadian Martyrs Schools and Square One on the top left. (1974)

Construction was well underway for the homes in the Mississauga Valleys. Here a family checks out the sign for builder locations and there was no internet back then.

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(Photography courtesy of Ron Duquette)


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