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September 23, 2017

Admission is free for all visitors at all sites from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The 15th annual Doors Open Mississauga shines a spotlight on 16 locations in the Cooksville and Dundas neighbourhoods. Rich in history, Cooksville was home to Canada's first commercial winery, the centre of politics in Toronto Township and the nation’s biggest brick and tile business in the 1940s. Now, it is a cosmopolitan global neighbourhood with dozens of restaurants, bars and shops representing countries from around the world.

Formed in 1974, Mississauga is now recognized as Canada's 6th largest and fastest-growing major city with a population of 729,000, representing cultures from around the world.

Recognized as the safest city in Canada for eight years in a row, Mississauga offers family-oriented sports, leisure and arts facilities (with 11 community centres) and a vibrant downtown city centre with major retail, office, entertainment and condo living. There are more than 480 parks and 23 major trail systems in Mississauga – including part of a 780-km (485-mile) waterfront trail running from Niagara-on-the-Lake to the Quebec border.

For volunteer information, contact stephanie.myhal@mississauga.ca.

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Cooksville Community Street Party

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Along Cook Street from Dundas Street West to Agnes Street
Mississauga, Ontario
Telephone: 905-615-4855
Saturday: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Cooksville’s having a party and you’re invited! Free activities for the whole family: storytelling, face painting and puppet shows. Cooksville's Got Talent starts at 1 p.m. Share your story about Cooksville through the “Story of M” project. Watch a live painting class taught by artist Khaula Mazhar. Sponsored by TD and the Mississauga Art Council. (Rain location: T.L. Kennedy School.)

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Cooksville Library

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3024 Hurontario Street, Suite 212
Mississauga, Ontario
Telephone: 905-615-4855
Building type: Library
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

It’s all happening at the Cooksville Library! Learn about “English Conversation Circles” and explore the Older Adult Social Club at this open house. Discover the interesting programs that the library has to offer. Explore the cozy, welcoming, family-friendly space where you can explore the display of books and the photo gallery documenting the neighbourhood’s vibrant history.

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Cooksville United Church

CONTACT INFO ARCHITECTURE DATES/HOURS OPEN
2500 Mimosa Row
Mississauga, Ontario
Telephone: 905-277-2338
Year built: 1960
Building type: Place of worship
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; tours at 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.

Experience the welcoming atmosphere of Cooksville United! This building contains the original 1887 foundation stone as well as a stone from Canada’s first Methodist church. Enjoy a guided tour of the property and learn about the building’s history, as well as its long-standing connection to the Cooksville community. Carla Cassanova and band performs at 11 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.

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CSI House Forensic Demonstrations at the University of Toronto Mississauga

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3359 Mississauga Road (enter Outer Circle Road at Harkiss Road and look for signs on the left; free parking in Lot 9 only)
Mississauga, Ontario
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Forensic science demonstrations will take place in the CSI house – including fingerprint and footprint identification, application of alternate light sources and blood splatter analysis. Participants will have the opportunity to observe and participate in each of the demonstrations (lasting 5-7 minutes for a total tour time of 30 minutes). Individuals will also be shown the CSI house and surrounding grounds.

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Dixie Presbyterian Church

CONTACT INFO ARCHITECTURE DATES/HOURS OPEN
3065 Cawthra Road
Mississauga, Ontario
Telephone: 905-277-1620
Year built: 1910
Architect: Herbert G. Paul (architect); Edward C.T. Doole (contractor)
Building type: Place of worship
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The Dixie Presbyterian Church was built in 1910 of Milton red pressed brick. Explore the 107-year-old sanctuary, view the beautiful stained-glass windows and visit the bell tower to hear the ringing of the original bell. Learn how the church has become part of the history of Mississauga as a faith community for over 139 years.

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Site is protected by the Ontario Heritage Trust

Dixie Union Chapel

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707 Dundas Street East
Mississauga, Ontario
Year built: 1837
Building type: Cemetery, Place of worship, Historic landmark
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The Dixie Union Chapel is a rare surviving example of a “union” chapel from Upper Canada’s settlement period. It was built through the efforts of early settlers of Toronto Township to provide a place of worship for multiple denominations. Members of the Friends of the Dixie Union Chapel will talk about the history of the chapel and early settlers.

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Dundas and Hurontario Foodie Walking Tour

CONTACT INFO ARCHITECTURE DATES/HOURS OPEN
Meet at 3024 Hurontario Street (in the lobby)
Mississauga, Ontario
Telephone: 905-615-3200, ext. 5355
Building type: Food and drink
Saturday: 45-minute walking tours at 11 a.m., 12:30 p.m. and 1:30 p.m.

What's cookin' in Cooksville?! Discover this up-and-coming foodie haven with a personal culinary guide. Cooksville is home to food from around the world – from Japanese to Jamaican and everything in between. This fascinating walking tour is an experience that will make you reconsider what you know about Cooksville. Can you say, “Yum?”

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Erindale Community Hall and Erindale Village Walking Tour

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1620 Dundas Street West
Mississauga, Ontario
Telephone: 905-615-3200, ext. 5355
Year built: 1928
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; 90-minute walking tours at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.

Travel back in time with museum guide Richard Collins on a walking tour that brings to life the historical village of Erindale – home to Mississauga’s first doctor and minister. Erindale Community Hall was opened after the previous hall was destroyed by fire in 1919. This open house will highlight creative classes by the City of Mississauga and visual storytelling.

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Fire Headquarters, Fire Station 101

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15 Fairview Road
Mississauga, Ontario
Year built: 1974
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Take a sneak peek into the life of a firefighter at Fire Station 101. Tour a fire truck and learn how crews use specialized equipment to save residents from fires, car crashes, water emergencies and more. But Mississauga firefighters handle more than just fires. Is a career in the fire service for you? Learn more during Doors Open Mississauga.

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Site is protected by the Ontario Heritage Trust

Heritage Mississauga-Robinson-Adamson House (The Grange)

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1921 Dundas Street West
Mississauga, Ontario
Telephone: 905-828-8411, ext. 29
Year built: c. 1830
Architect: Sir John Beverley Robinson
Landscape type: Garden
Style: Regency
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

“The Dundas” has an amazing story to tell. First surveyed in the 1790s as a military road, Dundas Street became an important artery for Mississauga’s first settlers. Visit The Grange along this historical route and learn more about local history through its collections. Tour the 1828 building, discover the Resource Centre and engage with Heritage Mississauga staff and volunteers.

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Mississauga Muslim Community Centre

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2505 Dixie Road
Mississauga, Ontario
Telephone: 647-889-7347
Building type: Place of worship
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Explore and learn about the mosque with activities for the whole family. Interactive tours every 15 minutes. View an Islamic presentation about the history and traditions of Islam and Muslims in Canada, see an Islamic movie and an inspiring Islamic poster exhibition, enjoy tasty refreshments and take home a free gift.

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Ontario Centre for Classical Sport

CONTACT INFO ARCHITECTURE DATES/HOURS OPEN
3750B Laird Road, Units 13-14 (in section B at the back of the parking lot)
Mississauga, Ontario
Telephone: 905-820-5151
Building type: Attraction
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Youth fencing programs from 10 a.m. to Noon and 12:30 to 2:30 p.m.; Adult fencing programs from 2:30 to 4 p.m.

This site offers quality fencing and archery programming for all ages. The indoor archery range is the largest dedicated indoor archery range in the Greater Toronto Area. The sprung hardwood sports floor was specifically designed for fencing, making this facility one of the best in Ontario. During Doors Open, fencing programs for youth and adults will be available.

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St. Hilary's Anglican Church

CONTACT INFO ARCHITECTURE DATES/HOURS OPEN
2055 Hurontario Street (Cooksville)
Mississauga , Ontario
Telephone: 905-279-2304
Year built: 1957
Architect: Bruce Brown and Brisley Architects
Building type: Place of worship
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

St Hilary’s offers impressive stained-glass windows designed by Canadian sculptor Bill McElcheran, award-winning flower gardens and community vegetable gardens, and a veterans’ memorial dedicated to Charles Martin (a non-commissioned Second World War officer and past Misssissauga resident). Baked goods, blankets and knitted crafts will be available for sale. Jungleman Sam Morton performs at 11 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.

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St. Peter's Anglican Church, Erindale

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1745 Dundas Street West
Mississauga, Ontario
Telephone: 905-277-0485
Year built: 1886; additions until 1966
Building type: Place of worship
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Volunteers will guide visitors through this Gothic revival church, which dates back to 1887. Kids will love ringing the church bell and exploring the Casavant organs. Cemetery tours will be available from noon to 1:30 p.m. Note: There will be no tours from noon to 1:30 p.m. while a wedding takes place. Visitors are welcome to watch the ceremony quietly.

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Sampradaya Dance Centre

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3250 Ridgeway Drive, Units 4 and 5
Mississauga, Ontario
Telephone: 905-607-8434
Year built: 2006
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Sampradaya Dance Centre is home to Sampradaya Dance Academy and Sanpradaya Dance Creations, sister companies rooted in the Bharatanatyam tradition, an Indian classical dance form. Take a guided tour of this multi-purpose theatre space and peek in on classes. From 2 to 4 p.m., members of the Mississauga Writers Group will share excerpts from their latest anthology Canada, Our Home.

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T.L. Kennedy Secondary School

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3100 Hurontario Street
Mississauga, Ontario
Telephone: 905-279-6540
Year built: 1953
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

T. L. Kennedy Secondary School was erected in honour of former Ontario premier Thomas Laird Kennedy. Kennedy had been a long-time resident of Streetsville, where he was also Master of the River Park Masonic Lodge. This school opened its doors to approximately 450 students in September 1953. Learn about the history of the school and participate in fun family activities.