Who are the people behind Mississauga’s street names?
Published June 4, 2015 at 2:59 am
Rarely do we stop to think about the names of Mississauga’s roads, streets, and highways, many of which carry the names of significant people or families who helped shape the city’s history.
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?
Here are some of Mississauga’s most known roadways and who exactly they were named after. 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
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