Today at General Committee, Mayor Bonnie Crombie and Members of Council paid tribute to the City’s remarkable former Mayor, Hazel McCallion, just days ahead of her 100th birthday on February 14. This centennial celebration of McCallion, and her legacy as Mississauga’s longest-serving Mayor, also included video greetings from Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and other notable public figures.
“The City of Mississauga owes a great deal of gratitude for the decades of public service that Hazel has proudly and tirelessly provided the residents of this great city,” said Mayor Bonnie Crombie. “She is a source of inspiration for all of us and is an exemplary role model to women in politics, myself included. I am thrilled that we are able to celebrate this significant milestone of her 100th birthday and am proud that we are renaming our Central Library to ‘Hazel McCallion Central Library’ in her honour. It’s a great day for Hazel and a great day for all Mississauga residents.”
The hospital’s Honorary Guardian, Hazel McCallion, will celebrate a remarkable milestone on February 14, 2021 when she turns 100 and it’s also Hazel McCallion Day! Hazel has always been a fierce advocate for health care in our community and, together with your support, we will be raising the funds needed to redevelop Mississauga Hospital to meet the needs of our growing community.