The People Behind the Street Names in Mississauga


Many of roads, streets, and highways carry names of significant people or families, some of whom helped to shape life and times in historic Mississauga, and others whose influence was felt abroad.

Road names offer us a chance to ponder our collective history - when were they named, and why in that particular moment were these names chosen? To learn more about the individuals depicted here, or other honoured names from our remarkable past, please contact Heritage Mississauga.

Adamson Street, Erindale - General Sir Peter Adamson

Cawthra Road - Grace and Harry Cawthra-Elliot

Cotton Drive, Port Credit - Robert Cotton

Dixie Road - Dr Beaumont Wilson Bowen Dixie

Dundas Street - Lord Henry Dundas, Viscount Melville, British Secretary of War

Peter Street, Port Credit - Reverend Peter Jones, Kahkewaquonaby

QEW - Queen Elizabeth - the Queen Mother

Rutledge Road, Streetsville - John Rutledge

Tomken Road - Colonel Thomas Laird Kennedy

Truscott Drive, Park Royal - Lord Mayor of London, England, Sir Dennis Truscott

All images are courtesy of Heritage Mississauga.

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