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Lakeview Village: Wouldn’t it Be Nice to Live Together with Matthew Marsili

Heritage Mississauga invites you to join us for our third webinar in our 2022 Placemaking Webinar Series: "Lakeview Village: Wouldn't It Be Nice to Live Together" with Matthew Marsili.

Coming to the shores of Mississauga! Lakeview Village is a revival of our waterfront on 177 acres and is a mode for a 15-minute city. It has over 45 acres of green space with access to over 450 acres of parkland, a 64-acre conservation authority, and the project has already won numerous awards.

Matthew is a Development Manager with Argo Development Corporation, one of the five development partners working on the Lakeview Village project. His experience across Ontario on variety of development projects help shape the work being completed on the Lakeview Village project with sustainability, connectivity, and healthy community development as key goals. Matthew attended planning school at Queen’s university and has worked on the Lakeview Village Project since 2018. 

Heritage Mississauga would like to thank The Ontario Trillium Foundation’s Resilient Communities Fund for their financial support to help us bring a sense of place to a wider audience with this webinar series.

Port Credit; Back to Life with Frank Giannone

Heritage Mississauga invites you to join us for our second webinar in our 2022 Placemaking Webinar Series: "Port Credit; Back to Life" with Frank Giannone.

Until the 1980's Port Credit was a bustling complete community; but in the 1990's its vibrant downtown was virtually shutdown. By the late 1990's a reawakening was triggered, and in the 2000's new developments built on that reawakening bringing us to where we are now. In the next few years, significant changes will add to create one of the most vibrant complete urban villages in Ontario. This is welcomed by many, but there are also many concerned about the changing lifestyle around them. The community is on edge due to the constant work around them.

Frank Giannone is the President of FRAM Building Group, a family company founded in 1981. A fourth-generation builder, he has spent his lifetime in the construction industry.

FRAM is involved in residential and mixed-use building projects in Toronto and Calgary in Canada, and Texas and Michigan in the U.S. FRAM is recognized as a developer of urban villages emphasizing pedestrian friendly walkable communities; Port Credit Village in Mississauga, The Shipyards in Collingwood, the redevelopment of the Don Mills Centre in Toronto, East Village in Calgary, and North Shore in Irving, Texas are examples of their work in this area. Family holdings include Verve Retirement Living which houses over 5000 seniors in Ontario, Saskatchewan, Alberta and British Columbia, where Frank serves as a founding director since 2004.

From an industry association perspective, Frank had served nine years as a Tarion Warranty Corporation member of its Board of Directors. Frank is also a Past President of the Ontario Home Builders’ Association and a Past President of the Toronto Home Builders’ Association (1989). 

Frank is active in his community; he is a founding director of the Port Credit Community Foundation. He acts in an advisory capacity in selection user groups activating Mississauga’s Celebration Square. He is proud to recently have joined the Board of Heritage Mississauga.

Frank and his family live, work, and play in Mississauga.   

 

Heritage Mississauga would like to thank The Ontario Trillium Foundation’s Resilient Communities Fund for their financial support to help us bring a sense of place to a wider audience with this webinar series.

Birth of a City: Is There a ”There” There in Mississauga with Michael Spaziani

Heritage Mississauga is very excited to announce our 2022 Placemaking Webinar Series!

In our first webinar of the series, we invite you to join Michael Spaziani for his webinar "The Birth of a City: Putting the “There” There in Mississauga" 

In 1935 Gertrude Stein returned from Paris to her childhood home, Oakland California, 45 years after she had left, only to find that the joyful place she experienced as a child was gone. The city had become dreary and uninspiring place prompting her quip, “there is no there there”. There were certainly no Parisian boulevards and finely wrought urban places there.

Mississauga is a young city going through its own growing pains. 45 years ago it was little more than a collection of historic villages connected by agricultural fields, concession roads, and sprawling single detached homes, a kind of early Oakland. A bedroom community with little urban life or character.

Today it has emerged as a successful city financially, but not yet known for its sense of place, its soul. I will trace the growth of the city with a focus on placemaking and city-building as the way to make the city memorable as a complete community with a focus on livability, walkability, and beautiful memorable places.

Michael Spaziani, B.E.S. (Environmental Studies), B. Arch., OAA, FRAIC, is the principal of MSAi, an architectural firm specializing in urban design and architecture. Founded in 1986, the firm is celebrating its 36th year of practice, headquartered in a restored heritage building in Port Credit, Ontario.

Mr. Spaziani commenced his architectural career winning the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada Medal for academic excellence upon graduation from Carleton University in Ottawa in 1977. In 2010, Mr. Spaziani was inducted into the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada College of Fellows, an honour reserved for only a few Canadian architects each year, recognizing their contributions to the Canadian architectural community. 

A Dean’s Honour Roll member at the University of Waterloo, he has been the recipient of many urban design awards in Ontario for building projects in Oakville, Kitchener, Mississauga, Pickering, and Brampton. He has advised the municipal councils of Markham, Mississauga, Toronto, Guelph, Whitby, Ajax, Caledon, East York, Oakville, and Vaughan on architectural and urban design matters over the past three decades. He has on two occasions acted as a juror for the Vaughan Urban Design Awards program and was a professional juror for the 2004 Oakville Urban Design Awards. 

In 2006 he was selected as a juror for the Absolute Condominium international competition in Mississauga. The winning selection, the "Marilyn Monroe" building has emerged as a remarkably powerful orientation symbol for Mississauga. In the same year he was honoured to be chosen as a juror for Mississauga’s 25th anniversary Urban Design Awards program. 

Don't forget to register for the entire series!

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Garden of Remembrance at the Grange

Spring has arrived and the Garden of Remembrance at the Grange is now flourishing. 

Join us today on Heritage Bytes as a loving grandmother shares the history and significance of the Remembrance Garden at the Grange with her grandson and highlights the importance of remembering all of those who have served and fallen in service to Canada.

The Garden of Remembrance at the Grange was created by Heritage Mississauga and the City of Mississauga’s Parks Department. It is a place where residents are invited to pay their respects to those who answered the call to action throughout our history. Some came home, some did not, but we and the plants and flowers here in Mississauga remember them. Always.

Heritage Mississauga choose a Garden of Remembrance to honour those who have served and those who have fallen because plants have always been the silent witnesses to our history. We give them meaning as they give us meaning. They connect us to our feelings whether of loss, honour, reverence, or remembrance, they connect us together.

Each flower in the garden commemorates the memory of those who were lost with their familiar fragrances, symbolism of hope, strength, perseverance, and peace, and as representations of our allies and citizens around the world who were, and continue to be, impacted by conflict.

We invite you to watch The Garden of Remembrance at the Grange and to take a moment to sit in the Garden to ponder the sacrifices that were made for the freedoms that we enjoy today.

#WeRemember #HeritageRemembers

Thank you to the Community Foundation of Mississauga and the City of Mississauga for their support to help us create a place of Remembrance and to commemorate all of those who have served.

Case 11 Part Two - The Public Enemy: Mickey’s Adventures in Gangland

When we last met, dear listener, gangster Mickey McDonald had just been fingered for one of the most notorious murders in Toronto’s history, by none other than his longtime pal and partner-in-crime, John R. Shea. But if there’s one rule to live by in the criminal underworld, it’s never be a snitch. The clock is ticking on these two former friends, as the entire province bands together to take down Mickey McDonald once and for all. In the end, it might just be the events of a small-time bank robbery in Port Credit that seals his fate.

In today’s conclusion, the Mad Dog of Jarvis Street is re-dubbed Canada’s Most Wanted Criminal.

From the case files of Heritage Mississauga, this is… Mississauga Confidential.

The Season 2 Finale: Episode 12. The Public Enemy, Part Two: Mickey’s Adventures in Gangland

As always, dear listeners, thank you for listening and for your support. 

Stay tuned for Season Three of Mississauga Confidential. Coming to Heritage Bytes in OCTOBER 2022.

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“Mississauga Confidential, A True Crime Podcast” is a Heritage Bytes podcast produced by Heritage Mississauga.
Written by Bryan Ho and Nicole Mair.
Research by Bryan Ho, Nicole Mair and Matthew Wilkinson.
An adaptation of this story by Sue Bretell first appeared in the Heritage News.
Video Production Team: Bryan Ho, Nicole Mair and Ryan Parks.

Mississauga Confidential is a Heritage Mississauga production.  Heritage Mississauga is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to researching, recording and celebrating the history of the city of Mississauga, Ontario, Canada. Your support helps create programming just like this.

For more information about Heritage Mississauga, and to become a member, please visit heritagemississauga.com and follow us on youtube, instagram and twitter.

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Music Credits:
“Fast Talkin” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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“Bass Walker” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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Case 11 - The Public Enemy, Part One: The Port Credit Hold-Up

Welcome, dear listeners, to another tale of murder, scandal and crime from Mississauga’s darker side.

 

In today’s case, we investigate two separate crimes, in two different places, under seemingly unrelated circumstances.

 

What does a small town bank robbery in Port Credit and a big city Gangland murder in the heart of Toronto have in common?  The lowest common denominator: a lone figure, poised to ascend the ladder to the top of Toronto’s criminal underworld. Let us introduce you, dear listener, to Mickey McDonald, the mad dog of Jarvis Street.

 

From the case files of Heritage Mississauga, this is Mississauga Confidential.

 

“Mississauga Confidential, A True Crime Podcast” is a Heritage Bytes podcast produced by Heritage Mississauga.

Written by Bryan Ho and Nicole Mair.

Research by Bryan Ho, Nicole Mair and Matthew Wilkinson.

An adaptation of this story by James Walker first appeared in the Heritage News.

Video Production Team: Bryan Ho, Nicole Mair and Ryan Parks.

 

Mississauga Confidential is a Heritage Mississauga production.  Heritage Mississauga is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to researching, recording and celebrating the history of the city of Mississauga, Ontario, Canada. Your support helps create programming just like this.

 

For more information about Heritage Mississauga, and to become a member, please visit heritagemississauga.com and follow us on youtube, instagram and twitter.

 

 

Music Credits:

“Fast Talkin” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)

Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License

http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

 

“Bass Walker” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)

Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License

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Case 10 - Sudden Fear: Service Station Stick-Up

Welcome, dear listeners, to another tale of murder, scandal and crime from Mississauga’s darker side.

In today’s case, we meet a family new to Mississauga. The Lammerse family moved to Canada from Holland, by way of Detroit, in search of a better life. But what they really found was a land struck by the growing pains of its youth. Big city crime was creeping out to the once pastoral landscapes beyond Toronto’s densely built borders. The everyday turmoil of the depression pushed people to their limits, and left another hopeful immigrant family in the crossfire. Even in the quiet village of Britannia, at the heart of Toronto Township, there is no reprieve from the cruelties of crime.

So, what happens when a masked gunman brutally tears apart a family? Tragedy and question marks.

From the case files of Heritage Mississauga, this is Mississauga Confidential. 

“Mississauga Confidential, A True Crime Podcast” is a Heritage Bytes podcast produced by Heritage Mississauga.
Written by Bryan Ho and Nicole Mair.
Research by Bryan Ho, Nicole Mair and Matthew Wilkinson.
An adaptation of this story by James Walker first appeared in the Heritage News.
Video Production Team: Bryan Ho, Nicole Mair and Ryan Parks.

Mississauga Confidential is a Heritage Mississauga production.  Heritage Mississauga is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to researching, recording and celebrating the history of the city of Mississauga, Ontario, Canada. Your support helps create programming just like this.

For more information about Heritage Mississauga, and to become a member, please visit heritagemississauga.com and follow us on youtube, instagram and twitter.

Audio clip from the “Gang Busters” radio drama from archive.org. While Gerritt and Tuena Lammerse were listening to “Gang Busters” on the night of the crime described in this video, the episode that aired on April 6, 1938, is currently not available. A clip from a different episode was substituted and can be heard in this episode.

Music Credits:
“Fast Talkin” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

“Bass Walker” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License

Indigenous Conversations: Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women and Girls with Diane Smoke-Thomas

Please join us for our final webinar in the series as Diane Smoke-Thomas delivers this important presentation to our communities to educate, advocate, and to raise awareness for Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women and Girls.

In September of 2016, the Canadian Government launched the National Public Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls. Over 2300 people participated in some way in the inquiry, that identified the lost of over 1000 Women and Girls over a 30 year period. 

At Six Nations an art installation was organized titled “Walking With Our Sisters” which brought attention to the issue. Over 1800 Moccasin vamps were created to recognize those lost. The installation opened at the Gathering Place by the Grand in Ohsweken and is now travelling across Canada. Diane participated in this exhibition and tells her personal journey through the emotional experience.

Diane Smoke Thomas is Anishinabe of the Bear Clan from the Mississauga Nation. She was raised on the teachings of the ancestors and has practiced the traditional way of life in both her professional career and personal life. She is a strong advocate for cultural based teachings and is commissioned to create traditional regalia and items for special occasions using her own artistic designs.

 Diane serves as Director and Chair of the Dibaajimowin Cultural Centre and makes her home near the Mississaugas of New Credit First Nation.

We encourage you to engage in the conversation and to feel free to ask questions during the Q&A session after the presentation.

Heritage Mississauga would like to thank the Ontario Trillium Foundation’s Resilient Communities Fund for their financial support to help us bring Indigenous Conversations to a wider community through this webinar series.

For more information on Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women and Girls please visit:
https://www.mmiwg-ffada.ca/

For support:

Please visit the Government of Canada Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls Page for information on aftercare, community gatherings or if you are a Party With Standing. 
Contact number: 613-957-5153

An independent, national, toll-free support call line is available to provide support for anyone who requires assistance. This line is available free of charge, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Support Line 1-844-413-6649

Family Information Liaison Units (FILU)
If you have questions about your missing and murdered loved ones, FILU members work directly with families to gather information from government services and agencies, such as child protection, polices services and coroner’s offices, to address outstanding questions about the loss of their loved ones. For more information about the services they offer or to find a contact near you, visit the FILU webpage on the Department of Justice website.
https://www.justice.gc.ca/eng/fund-fi...

#MMIWG #IndigenousHeritage #Indigenous

Indigenous Conversations: Exploring Ancestral Harvesting Practices with Kim Wheatley

Join Kim Wheatley, Anishinaabe Cultural Consultant, in honoring the process of ancestral harvesting practices through images, stories and traditional teachings based on Anishinaabe Ways of Knowing. She will share experiences based on the 1 year immersion project she has created and is currently immersed within while expanding on relationships to the lands and waters she calls home!

Traditional Anishinaabe Grandmother Kim Wheatley is Turtle and Bear Clan from Shawanaga First Nation Reserve who carries the Spirit Name Shkoden Neegaan Waawaaskonen (Head or Leader of the Fireflower). She is a multi award winning speaker and published author who has presented locally, nationally and internationally, while also having appeared on television, radio, in books and in many news articles. 

Kim currently provides Indigenous consultations, continues to organize events, writes for a local newspaper and is working on a new book.

We acknowledge that the land on which we meet today is part of the Treaty Lands and Territory of the Mississaugas of the Credit.

We recognize the importance of this land and pay our respects to the Anishinaabe and other First Nations, Métis and Inuit past, present and future.

Heritage Mississauga would like to thank The Ontario Trillium Foundation’s Resilient Communities Fund for their financial support to help us bring Indigenous Conversations to a wider community through this webinar series. 

Indigenous Conversations: The Sacred Medicines with Kim Muskratt

Join us for our second webinar in Heritage Mississauga's Indigenous Conversations webinar series, Indigenous Conversations: The Sacred Medicines with Kim Muskratt.

Kim’s knowledge is passed on through traditional teachings from her grandparents and elders as well as other knowledge keepers who also share a passion for traditional plants and medicines and their uses. She often sits in the woods and asks the Creator to show her which medicines will help her people. 

Through ceremonies she was told she was born to be a helper and a medicine woman like her Great Grandmother who assisted as a midwife to preparing community members for their spirit trip to the other side as well as bringing many children into the world in her community and other surrounding communities. As a child Kim helped her Nokomis harvest and gather medicines for her people, she was told as a young girl that this is what she is here for to carry on these traditions and knowledge. Kim’s Mishsomis was an Hereditary chief for Hiawatha for many years.

Kim Muskratt is a member of Hiawatha First Nation, Mississauga’s of Rice Lake. She sits with the Turtle Clan and is a life giver, water walker, medicine Kwe, Pipe Carrier, Knowledge Keeper, Story Teller and Grandmother. As a knowledge keeper she has dedicated her life to learning and passing her teachings and experiences on to the youth. Her traditional name is Waaseya Kwe which translated means Bright Light Woman which she is proud of the strength that is carried with this name. Waaseya Kwe travels along the red road living Mino Bimaadiziwin (the good life) and she continues to learn more about our Sacred Medicines and healing powers they bring while following in the same path as her ningichi-ookomis lived.

We acknowledge that the land on which we meet today is part of the Treaty Lands and Territory of the Mississaugas of the Credit.

We recognize the importance of this land and pay our respects to the Anishinaabe and other First Nations, Métis and Inuit past, present and future.

Heritage Mississauga would like to thank The Ontario Trillium Foundation’s Resilient Communities Fund for their financial support to help us bring Indigenous Conversations to a wider community through this webinar series. 

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Note:
This episode discusses the scared medicines but does not replace the advice or treatments from your medical professionals. Please consult your doctor to ensure these scared medicines are safe for you.

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