Plaque Honouring Women Fleeing Violence Stolen from Gardens in Mississauga

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A plaque honouring women and children fleeing violence was recently stolen in Mississauga.

The plaque was stolen sometime in mid-April from the Brueckner Rhododendron Gardens on Lakeshore West, and the City of Mississauga reported the theft to Peel Regional Police on May 12, according to Const. Harinder Sohi.

Honouring women and children fleeing violence, the plaque was located at the original site of Interim Place, an emergency women’s shelter in Mississauga, now located at Front and Lakeshore.

The stolen plaque is inscribed, “1981-2002 original site of Interim Place; in recognition of the courageous women and their children who came through the doors to live violence free lives.”

There is currently no suspect information.

Anyone with information can call police at (905) 453-3311 or Peel Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1(800) 222-8477.

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