Modern Mississauga presents Way Back Wednesdays - The history of Hurontario street

Modern Mississauga and Heritage Mississauga have come together to present an ongoing series called “Way Back Wednesdays."
We’ll share information about the history of Mississauga here and answer your questions.
Today’s topic is the history of Hurontario street.

 Hurontario Street, looking north from Dundas Street, Cooksville, c1910

Hurontario Street, looking north from Dundas Street, Cooksville, c1910

Hurontario Street, originally called “Street Road” by surveyor Richard Bristol (after whom Bristol Road was named) – the “Street” in honour of Timothy Street, namesake of Streetsville, who financed the New Survey of Toronto Township in 1819. The name was rejected, and alternatively the route came to be called “Huron Street” and “Centre Road”, but received its formal name from geography – that is locations at either end of the route – Collingwood and Port Credit – or namely Lake Huron and Lake Ontario.

 Cooksville - Hurontario Street South - McClelland Store, c1900

Cooksville - Hurontario Street South - McClelland Store, c1900

If you’ve got a question about the history of our city, we want to hear from you.
Please send your questions to info@modernmississauga.com with “Way Back Wednesday” in the subject line.