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City of Mississauga

Mississauga is made up of lots of historic communities, like Cooksville, Lorne Park, Malton, Port Credit, and Streetsville. They came together as one City in 1974, but one house in the community of Streetsville was built in 1825.

City of Mississauga (old)

Mississauga became world famous when a train hauling toxic chemicals derailed here in 1979, and officials evacuated a large part of the city.

If you are looking for local history, a book is a great place to start. You will find books on local history at the Archives at PAMA. The same books are available at the Mississauga Library.


Still have questions?

You may need to visit the archives. Archival records can help, such as:

  • maps
  • aerial photographs
  • fire insurance plans
  • major photo collections
  • records of local government

You can read two of Mississauga's newspapers:

  • Streetsville Review: 1851 - 1859 and 1890 -1942
  • Port Credit News / Port Credit Weekly / South Peel Weekly: 1927 - 1970

Both these newspapers are on microfilm, so you can print copies or make scans. You may also read Malton and Cooksville newspapers.


Looking for photographs?

The Archives have thousands of photographs. If you are looking for images of Mississauga, visit the archives and ask for these collections:

  • Art Luker
  • Streetsville Historical Society
  • City of Mississauga