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 Confederation Parkway.
Confederation Parkway in the Cooksville area of Mississauga originally only extended south of Dundas Street and was first known as Hook Avenue, named after Edward James Hook who had owned and subdivided the property. The street was extended northwards from Dundas Street in 1966 and renamed in 1967. Confederation Parkway takes its name from Confederation Square, a parkette which was once located in front of the former Township Hall, now demolished, that was near the southwest corner of Confederation Parkway and Dundas Street West. The parkette was dedicated in 1967 on the 100th Anniversary of Canadian Confederation. The parkette included an Ontario Heritage Trust plaque that honoured Sir William Pearce Howland (1811-1907), a Father of Confederation, who once lived in Cooksville.