The riding of Mississauga-Streetsville is a diverse a vast riding with its western boundaries going over to Ninth Line, its southern boundaries going to Eglinton Ave., its northern boundary going up to Steeles Ave., and its eastern boundary going over as far as Mavis Road. The population of the riding in 2006 was 130,033. The riding itself was created in 2003 from parts of Brampton West, Mississauga, and Mississauga West ridings. In the 2011 election there were 85,008 ballots cast, an indication that our riding is still growing. Our riding is a mosaic of many diverse cultures that bring their skills and expertise to enhance our communities.
In our riding name Mississauga-Streetsville, you find a hidden gem, Streetsville. Streetsville is situated on the Credit River predominately on the west side of the river but also settlement on the east side. Prior to 1800 the area of Streetsville was populated by native Iroquois and was later replaced by the Ojibwa. The Ojibwa eventually sold 640,000 acres to the British. In the early 1800ès a young man by the name of Timothy Street moved from New York State to the Niagara region and later was granted a parcel of land along with his partner Richard Bristol, a qualified surveyor, which in time became Streetsville. In 1819 the village of Streetsville was born and its first citizen was James Glendinnig. The main industries for the growing village were Grist Mills, Saw Mills and Tanneries.
Streetsville became a town in 1962 when its population hit 5,000 and the town’s first mayor was Frank Dowling. In 1974 Streetsville amalgamated with the towns of Mississauga, and Port Credit to become The City of Mississauga. The Town of Streetsville had a mayor by the name of Hazel McCallion who later went on to become one of the longest serving mayors in North America for the City of Mississauga.
There are many other communities and components to our great riding of Mississauga-Streetsville we encourage you to explore and find out more of what our riding has to offer. We would also like your input on how we can improve our riding and our province.