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A Memorial to A.R. Clarke, and to Port Credit’s Charm

29 November 2022

For one hundred years the fate of the village of Port Credit has been decided under the 25-foot tall ceiling of Clarke Hall. From 1941 to 1973, Port Credit’s own elected government worked from this Lakeshore Road landmark; keeping an eye on the community’s progress and prosperity. So who is this “Clarke” guy that the hall is named after?

Remembering Lieutenant Colonel Alexander Thomas Thomson

11 November 2022

What would you have done? It’s 1917, and it’s the darkest days of war in Europe. Canadians have just pushed through a German stronghold at Vimy Ridge and are riding a patriotic wave. But on the downward slope of Vimy, facing the enemy, the victorious soldiers of Canada’s four divisions know that the worst is ahead. The Allied advance after Vimy will also be a German retreat, and the Kaiser will make the Allies pay dearly for every mile they march toward the German border.

Treaties Recognition Week

07 November 2022

The City of Mississauga is connected to five treaties signed between The Crown and the Indigenous Mississaugas between 1805 and 1820: Provisional Agreement 13-A, Treaty 14, Treaty 19, Treaty 22 and Treaty 23. Today, we explore these treaties and their connection to Port Credit.

Remembering the Stonehookers of Port Credit

22 October 2022

I am a genuine Port Credit resident. I’ve only lived in the village for about 2o years – not as long as most of my friends and neighbours – but I do know what a “stonehooker” is, and whether you live in this town or just enjoy visiting, you can’t really understand Port Credit until you know what the locals know about hooking stone. So here’s what you need to know to feel at home here.