Seniors’ centre to be renamed in Mississauga

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Published September 13, 2023 at 2:30 pm

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A Mississauga seniors’ centre will get a new name.

The City of Mississauga’s Heritage Advisory Committee voted to change the name of the Streetsville Kinsmen Senior Citizens Centre to Streetsville Heritage Hall yesterday (Sept. 12).

With support from this committee, the renaming will now be brought forward to General Committee with an opportunity for public comment prior to the decision being ratified by council, the City of Mississauga said.

A seniors’ group, now the Streetsville Seniors Club, has been in the building, at 327 Queen St. S., since 1980.

Previously the Streetsville Grammar School, the building was renovated in the late 1970s under the direction of a board comprised of seniors and Kinsmen, according to the Streetsville Seniors Club.

The building is designated as a heritage property as it was built in 1851 and was the first high school in Peel County.

In 1966, it became Streetsville Town Hall and then a police station from 1974. There was a heritage plaque that needs to be replaced outside the building, said Matthew Wilkinson, committee member and historian with Heritage Mississauga.

The Streetsville Kinsmen Senior Citizens Centre was operated by the Streetsville Kinsmen Senior Citizen Centre Inc. group until February 2018, according to a Heritage Advisory Committee report. The Kinsmen opted not to renew the agreement with the city and they have had no connection to the building since that time.

The multi-functional space is now home to the Streetsville Seniors Club, but it is also used for many family events, parties and meetings.

“It’s not just for seniors, seniors do meet there, but there are other activities going on and there are hall rentals,” said Ward 11 Councillor Brad Butt at the committee meeting.

So, the city decided to rename the hall to be more in line with other city-run halls such as Meadowvale Village Hall and Malton Victory Hall.

The committee voted to rename the building Streetsville Heritage Hall.

“I think we just wanted to make sure it still reflected Streetsville, it still reflected heritage in the village,” said Butt, who came up with the new name in consultation with city staff.

Editors note: This story was updated on Sept. 14 with a correction. The City of Mississauga Council will have the final vote.

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