Port Credit, Ontario

What is Port Credit, Ontario known for?


independent record

DATE OF BIRTH November 12, 1910 PLACE OF BIRTH Port Credit (Port Credit, Ontario), ON (Ontario), CAN (Canada) DATE OF DEATH July 19, 1992 planning and dreaming. Out of that meeting came such results as the formation of a Canadian Executive Board to manage distinctly Canadian matters, the launching of the ''Canadian Free Methodist Herald'', and the establishment of Lorne Park College near Port Credit, Ontario. The passing of a Federal Act of Incorporation in 1927 was also largely traceable to the All Canada Conference in Sarnia. In 1940, Aldersgate College was founded in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, another result of the vision generated at the All Canada Conference. The '''Adamson Estate''', which forms the eastern boundary of Port Credit, Ontario, was purchased from the family of Agar Adamson by the City of Mississauga, Ontarioin 1974 upon the urging of the local ratepayers group known as Project H21 after a proposed real estate development which would have changed the character of the neighbourhood. It is now a public park on the Waterfront Trail . The '''Lakeview Generating Station''' was an Ontario Power Generation coal-burning station located in Lakeview (Lakeview, Mississauga), a community just east of Port Credit (Port Credit, Ontario), in Mississauga (Mississauga, Ontario), Ontario, Canada. The former station was located just east of Lakeshore Road and Cawthra Road. The four stacks of the station were known as the Four Sisters, because the generating plant actually had eight boilers and two boilers were 'sistered' to a common stack. The station was a landmark for years and was shut down in April, 2005. The four stacks, which could be seen from as far away as Burlington (Burlington, Ontario) to the west and downtown Toronto to the east, were demolished on June 12, 2006. The rest of the building was demolished on June 28, 2007. Barber was born and grew up in Port Credit (Port Credit, Ontario), which is part of Mississauga, Ontario, just west of Toronto, attending Lorne Park Secondary School before moving to Kingston, Ontario to attend Queen's University, where he volunteered at campus radio station CFRC-FM and performed at campus pubs. Matthew Barber: Rawly Melancholic Songwriter Experiences a Major Growth Spurt, ''NOW (NOW (magazine))'' cover story by Sarah Liss, July 17, 2003 While at Queen's, he released his debut album ''A Thousand Smiles An Hour...'' independently (independent record label) in 1999. DATE OF BIRTH January 10, 1977 PLACE OF BIRTH Port Credit (Port Credit, Ontario), Ontario, Canada DATE OF DEATH ! 39 The 39th session of Ontario Youth Parliament was canceled. 2007 Port Credit (Port Credit, Ontario) First United Church Addiction Laura Gideon Brantford Trevor Walker London (London, Ontario) -


annual event'

several festivals and events, notably: *''Waterfront Festival'' which occurs at the end of June http: www.themwf.com *The ''Port Credit In-Water Boat Show''. An annual event, to be held in August, at the Port Credit Harbour Marina. Ontario's largest in-water boat show Shuffle'', an annual three day Blues and Jazz festival in September, founded in 1999 by Chuck Jackson (Chuck Jackson (Canadian musician)) See Southside Shuffle website; www.southsideshuffle.com. It includes the Mississauga Music Walk of Fame. *"Port Credit's Busker Fest" held in August http: www.portcreditbuskerfest.com *The Marina is located in the center of Port Credit and provides docking for ships up to 45’ in length Just a short walk away from the Marina you are at the heart of the Village where the town’s old fashioned atmosphere allows you to indulge in an experience unique to Mississauga. *Lakefront Promenade Marina is located in one of the largest and most beautiful park developments on Lake Ontario. Built in 1991, the marina has first class docking and boating facilities and a licensed outdoor eatery. *Built in 1991, Lakefront Promenade is by far one of the most beautiful parks developed on Lake Ontario. It has amenities including top of the line docking and boating facilities as well as an outdoor eatery for convenience. *Alongside the protected harbour are 40 hectares of public land including a playground, splash pads, board walks, barbecues, and many more conveniently located amenities. *Port Credit and the War of 1812 - Port Credit now has scenic tours that include hearing the role of Historic Mississauga during the war of 1812 told by a Veteran of the 2nd Regiment of the York Militia *The Farmers Market – have the opportunity to purchase some of the finest produce that Port credit has to offer at the farmers market that takes place on Saturdays from June 15 to October 24. *The MWF is seen as Mississauga’s signature family oriented event. It started off with only 7,000 visitors since its inception in 1998 and quickly jumped to an average of over 50,000 visitors per year in 2013. The festival attracts visitors across the GTA (Greater Toronto Area), Ontario, and border cities in the U.S.A. It has also received recognition as a top 100 festival in Ontario for ten years to date. *With over 600 performers annually, the event never fails to attract a wide array of audiences and visitors that are more than enthusiastic about seeing their favorite performers at the festival. Some of the performers include Sam Roberts, Jann Arden, Tom Cochrane, Chantal Kreviazuk, and many more. In 2012 the festival added the original Monster rock Orchestra Show with a set that had water fall back drops and a laser light show that was synchronized with the orchestra. *The event does not fail to attract children's favourites Max n Ruby (Max and Ruby), Backyardigans, Barney (Barney the Dinosaur), Dora the Explorer, Babar the Elephant, and Shrek *Aside from entertainment performances, the event includes educational programs focused on the topics of endangered species, health and wellness, and conservation (Conservation (ethic)). *Port Credit has attractions ranging in areas of interest for adults and for children. All in all it is a destination that attracts hundreds of thousands of tourists each year due to its beauty and uniqueness of being a small town in a large city. The tourist attractions might be small, but they have the potential to boom real estate, as well as increase investment in the area. *Port Credit has over 225 kilometers of scenic walkways and trails that accentuate the beauty of the city. Transportation Port Credit started as a shipping centre in 1834 with harbour improvements paid for by the government. In 1855 a branch of the Great Western Railway was added. Lakeshore Road, formerly Highway 2 (Highway 2 (Ontario)), runs along the lake and Hurontario Street, formerly Highway 10 (Highway 10 (Ontario)), runs northwest to downtown Mississauga and Brampton. Port Credit had access to the nearby Queen Elizabeth Way from the upgrading of the old Middle Road from Highway 27 to Highway 10 to a divided highway in 1931. Over the years the railway has expanded to three tracks; its prime importance to Port Credit is the GO Train service carrying residents to and from Toronto. The majority of the residences are within walking distance of the Port Credit GO Station just north of the intersection of Lakeshore and Hurontario Street. This is a transportation hub of Southern Mississauga, linking both the city's bus system (Mississauga Transit) and GO Transit. Notable people Port Credit was the birthplace or home of: *Anthony Adamson, architect, educator, descendant of the Adamson family (Adamson Estate) *Jill Barber, musician *Matthew Barber, musician *Don Biederman, former NASCAR Grand National (Sprint Cup Series) race car driver *Greg Gilbert, professional ice hockey player *Dave Hilton, Jr., professional boxer (boxing) *Karla Homolka serial killer *Bob Kelly (Bob Kelly (ice hockey, born 1950)), professional ice hockey player *Winnie Leuszler, first Canadian to swim the English Channel *Larry Patey professional ice hockey player *Christian Potenza, actor *Kyle Schmid, actor *Matt Stajan, professional ice hockey player *Michael Young (Michael Young (bobsleigh)), Olympic (Olympic Games) bobsled (Bobsleigh)der References ;Bibliography * DATE OF BIRTH November 12, 1910 PLACE OF BIRTH Port Credit (Port Credit, Ontario), ON (Ontario), CAN (Canada) DATE OF DEATH July 19, 1992 planning and dreaming. Out of that meeting came such results as the formation of a Canadian Executive Board to manage distinctly Canadian matters, the launching of the ''Canadian Free Methodist Herald'', and the establishment of Lorne Park College near Port Credit, Ontario. The passing of a Federal Act of Incorporation in 1927 was also largely traceable to the All Canada Conference in Sarnia. In 1940, Aldersgate College was founded in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, another result of the vision generated at the All Canada Conference. The '''Adamson Estate''', which forms the eastern boundary of Port Credit, Ontario, was purchased from the family of Agar Adamson by the City of Mississauga, Ontarioin 1974 upon the urging of the local ratepayers group known as Project H21 after a proposed real estate development which would have changed the character of the neighbourhood. It is now a public park on the Waterfront Trail . The '''Lakeview Generating Station''' was an Ontario Power Generation coal-burning station located in Lakeview (Lakeview, Mississauga), a community just east of Port Credit (Port Credit, Ontario), in Mississauga (Mississauga, Ontario), Ontario, Canada. The former station was located just east of Lakeshore Road and Cawthra Road. The four stacks of the station were known as the Four Sisters, because the generating plant actually had eight boilers and two boilers were 'sistered' to a common stack. The station was a landmark for years and was shut down in April, 2005. The four stacks, which could be seen from as far away as Burlington (Burlington, Ontario) to the west and downtown Toronto to the east, were demolished on June 12, 2006. The rest of the building was demolished on June 28, 2007. Barber was born and grew up in Port Credit (Port Credit, Ontario), which is part of Mississauga, Ontario, just west of Toronto, attending Lorne Park Secondary School before moving to Kingston, Ontario to attend Queen's University, where he volunteered at campus radio station CFRC-FM and performed at campus pubs. Matthew Barber: Rawly Melancholic Songwriter Experiences a Major Growth Spurt, ''NOW (NOW (magazine))'' cover story by Sarah Liss, July 17, 2003 While at Queen's, he released his debut album ''A Thousand Smiles An Hour...'' independently (independent record label) in 1999. DATE OF BIRTH January 10, 1977 PLACE OF BIRTH Port Credit (Port Credit, Ontario), Ontario, Canada DATE OF DEATH ! 39 The 39th session of Ontario Youth Parliament was canceled. 2007 Port Credit (Port Credit, Ontario) First United Church Addiction Laura Gideon Brantford Trevor Walker London (London, Ontario) -


time service

, Ontario Port Credit , Cooksville (Cooksville, Ontario), Lakeview (Lakeview, Mississauga), Malton (Malton, Ontario), Meadowvale (Meadowvale, Ontario)) that existed prior to the creation of Mississauga, Ontario. MFES was mainly made up of the Toronto Township Volunteer Fire Department, itself created from volunteer units in 1870s. By 1975, Mississauga's fire service was a full time service. Early life Born in the early fall of 1824 at the Credit River, now called Port Credit


starting early

; DATE OF BIRTH November 12, 1910 PLACE OF BIRTH Port Credit (Port Credit, Ontario), ON (Ontario), CAN (Canada) DATE OF DEATH July 19, 1992 planning and dreaming. Out of that meeting came such results as the formation of a Canadian Executive Board to manage distinctly Canadian matters, the launching of the ''Canadian Free Methodist Herald'', and the establishment of Lorne Park College near Port Credit, Ontario. The passing of a Federal Act of Incorporation in 1927 was also largely traceable to the All Canada Conference in Sarnia. In 1940, Aldersgate College was founded in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, another result of the vision generated at the All Canada Conference. The '''Adamson Estate''', which forms the eastern boundary of Port Credit, Ontario, was purchased from the family of Agar Adamson by the City of Mississauga, Ontarioin 1974 upon the urging of the local ratepayers group known as Project H21 after a proposed real estate development which would have changed the character of the neighbourhood. It is now a public park on the Waterfront Trail . The '''Lakeview Generating Station''' was an Ontario Power Generation coal-burning station located in Lakeview (Lakeview, Mississauga), a community just east of Port Credit (Port Credit, Ontario), in Mississauga (Mississauga, Ontario), Ontario, Canada. The former station was located just east of Lakeshore Road and Cawthra Road. The four stacks of the station were known as the Four Sisters, because the generating plant actually had eight boilers and two boilers were 'sistered' to a common stack. The station was a landmark for years and was shut down in April, 2005. The four stacks, which could be seen from as far away as Burlington (Burlington, Ontario) to the west and downtown Toronto to the east, were demolished on June 12, 2006. The rest of the building was demolished on June 28, 2007. Barber was born and grew up in Port Credit (Port Credit, Ontario), which is part of Mississauga, Ontario, just west of Toronto, attending Lorne Park Secondary School before moving to Kingston, Ontario to attend Queen's University, where he volunteered at campus radio station CFRC-FM and performed at campus pubs. Matthew Barber: Rawly Melancholic Songwriter Experiences a Major Growth Spurt, ''NOW (NOW (magazine))'' cover story by Sarah Liss, July 17, 2003 While at Queen's, he released his debut album ''A Thousand Smiles An Hour...'' independently (independent record label) in 1999. DATE OF BIRTH January 10, 1977 PLACE OF BIRTH Port Credit (Port Credit, Ontario), Ontario, Canada DATE OF DEATH ! 39 The 39th session of Ontario Youth Parliament was canceled. 2007 Port Credit (Port Credit, Ontario) First United Church Addiction Laura Gideon Brantford Trevor Walker London (London, Ontario) -


working fishing

Credit was a thriving harbour community used by the natives and settlers jointly. Village lots were sold to settlers by the natives and the Port Credit Harbour Company, which developed the harbour, was jointly owned. The harbour was a working fishing port and a regional trading centre for grain and other agricultural products. A lighthouse was in use from 1882 to 1918 and remained standing until destroyed by fire in 1936. On the reserve a sawmill was set up and timber shipped by schooner to locations around the lake. DATE OF BIRTH November 12, 1910 PLACE OF BIRTH Port Credit (Port Credit, Ontario), ON (Ontario), CAN (Canada) DATE OF DEATH July 19, 1992 planning and dreaming. Out of that meeting came such results as the formation of a Canadian Executive Board to manage distinctly Canadian matters, the launching of the ''Canadian Free Methodist Herald'', and the establishment of Lorne Park College near Port Credit, Ontario. The passing of a Federal Act of Incorporation in 1927 was also largely traceable to the All Canada Conference in Sarnia. In 1940, Aldersgate College was founded in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, another result of the vision generated at the All Canada Conference. The '''Adamson Estate''', which forms the eastern boundary of Port Credit, Ontario, was purchased from the family of Agar Adamson by the City of Mississauga, Ontarioin 1974 upon the urging of the local ratepayers group known as Project H21 after a proposed real estate development which would have changed the character of the neighbourhood. It is now a public park on the Waterfront Trail . The '''Lakeview Generating Station''' was an Ontario Power Generation coal-burning station located in Lakeview (Lakeview, Mississauga), a community just east of Port Credit (Port Credit, Ontario), in Mississauga (Mississauga, Ontario), Ontario, Canada. The former station was located just east of Lakeshore Road and Cawthra Road. The four stacks of the station were known as the Four Sisters, because the generating plant actually had eight boilers and two boilers were 'sistered' to a common stack. The station was a landmark for years and was shut down in April, 2005. The four stacks, which could be seen from as far away as Burlington (Burlington, Ontario) to the west and downtown Toronto to the east, were demolished on June 12, 2006. The rest of the building was demolished on June 28, 2007. Barber was born and grew up in Port Credit (Port Credit, Ontario), which is part of Mississauga, Ontario, just west of Toronto, attending Lorne Park Secondary School before moving to Kingston, Ontario to attend Queen's University, where he volunteered at campus radio station CFRC-FM and performed at campus pubs. Matthew Barber: Rawly Melancholic Songwriter Experiences a Major Growth Spurt, ''NOW (NOW (magazine))'' cover story by Sarah Liss, July 17, 2003 While at Queen's, he released his debut album ''A Thousand Smiles An Hour...'' independently (independent record label) in 1999. DATE OF BIRTH January 10, 1977 PLACE OF BIRTH Port Credit (Port Credit, Ontario), Ontario, Canada DATE OF DEATH ! 39 The 39th session of Ontario Youth Parliament was canceled. 2007 Port Credit (Port Credit, Ontario) First United Church Addiction Laura Gideon Brantford Trevor Walker London (London, Ontario) -


location title

in the Mississauga Heritage Collection *History of Canadian Ports on Lake Ontario - History of Toronto area ports *Government House Plaque in Memorial Park - Number 33


signature family

the opportunity to purchase some of the finest produce that Port credit has to offer at the farmers market that takes place on Saturdays from June 15 to October 24. *The MWF is seen as Mississauga’s signature family oriented event. It started off with only 7,000 visitors since its inception in 1998 and quickly jumped to an average of over 50,000 visitors per year in 2013. The festival attracts visitors across the GTA (Greater Toronto Area), Ontario, and border cities in the U.S.A


professional

people Port Credit was the birthplace or home of: *Anthony Adamson, architect, educator, descendant of the Adamson family (Adamson Estate) *Jill Barber, musician *Matthew Barber, musician *Don Biederman, former NASCAR Grand National (Sprint Cup Series) race car driver *Greg Gilbert, professional ice hockey player *Dave Hilton, Jr., professional boxer (boxing) *Karla Homolka serial killer *Bob Kelly (Bob Kelly (ice hockey, born 1950)), professional ice

hockey player *Winnie Leuszler, first Canadian to swim the English Channel *Larry Patey professional ice hockey player *Christian Potenza, actor *Kyle Schmid, actor *Matt Stajan, professional ice hockey player *Michael Young (Michael Young (bobsleigh)), Olympic (Olympic Games) bobsled (Bobsleigh)der References ;Bibliography *


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Port Credit, Ontario

'''Port Credit''' is a former municipality in the city of Mississauga, Ontario, Canada. It is located at the mouth of the Credit River on the north shore of Lake Ontario. Port Credit's boundaries are the Queen Elizabeth Way to the north, Seneca Avenue and the western edge of the Adamson Estate to the east and Godfrey's Lane and the townhouse complex located on the west side of Shawnmarr Road to the west. It had a population of 10,260 at the 2001 census.

Port Credit was originally a settlement of the Mississauga Ojibwe (Anishinaabe) first nations band and a trading post established in 1720 for the exchange of goods from the Europeans for furs trapped by the Mississaugas. After the War of 1812, a harbour was established by the Mississaugas together with European settlers. In 1847, the Mississaugas left the village to relocate on the Six Nations Reserve to be with other band members and first nations. Industry was established on the village periphery including an oil refinery, but the village is no longer a substantial industrial district. The village survived into the 20th century, becoming an independent municipality in 1909, until it was merged with the City of Mississauga in 1974.

Today, the original core village is now a heritage conservation district. The harbour is mostly used for recreational boating.

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