The day Mississauga City Hall opened in 1987

Published August 21, 2022 at 8:46 am

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The Mississauga City Hall opened in 1987 and was designed by Jones and Kirkland.

The design was influenced by farmsteads which once occupied much of Mississauga as well as historical features of city centres.

It was chosen as the winner of a design competition that included 246 submissions.

While some Mississauga residents were not happy with the design, the city hall is one of the most iconic and recognizable buildings in Mississauga.

Here are some photos of Hazel McCallions at the official opening of the Mississauga City Hall in 1987 with today disgraced former Duke of York Prince Andrew. This is the reason why Duke of York Blvd around the City Centre area was named.

Hazel McCallion the mayor at the time of the opening had some more interesting guests that showed up.


The Duke and Duchess of York, photographed after finishing their tour of the Art Gallery of Mississauga. Duke of York Boulevard, running between Square One and Mississauga’s Civic Centre.


Mississauga Symphony Orchestra performs at the opening weekend.


New Wave group Images in Vogue (“In the House”) meet with Hazel McCallion.


Officials from Kariya, Japan visit with Hazel, to present gift in celebration of the new municipal offices. The two cities have been “sistered” since 1981.


Hazel performs with a cappella group The Nylons.


A peace walk passed through the city centre during the weekend, each member of the group presenting a rose to Hazel.


All photo’s are courtesy of PAMA. (Peel Art Gallery Museum and Archives)

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