Today, Council put forward a motion to condemn Islamophobia along with approving the renaming of Mississauga’s Central Library in honour of former Mayor, Hazel McCallion.
“There is no tolerance for intolerance. Mississauga, as a multicultural and dynamic community, along with all communities in Canada, must be welcoming, inclusive and safe. Places where all people, can live, work and raise a family without experiencing any form of hatred and bigotry,” said Mayor Bonnie Crombie. “I’m also pleased that we’ll be renaming our soon-to-be renovated library in honour of former Mayor, Hazel McCallion, to mark her 100th birthday. Hazel served the Mississauga community for more than 50 years and presided over an incredible transformation that saw Mississauga grow into a vibrant, prosperous and thriving world-class City.”
Renaming of Central Library to the Hazel McCallion Central Library
In honour of former Mayor Hazel McCallion’s 100 birthday and her decades of service to Mississauga, the City of Mississauga will rename Central Library to the Hazel McCallion Central Library.
Hazel McCallion served the people of Mississauga for 53 years as Reeve and Mayor of Streetsville, and as Councillor and Mayor of the City of Mississauga, and held the title of Canada’s longest-serving Mayor. Hazel McCallion has received and conferred many awards, as a Member of the Order of Canada, the Order of Ontario, the Queen’s Golden and Diamond Jubilee Medals, an Honourary Doctor of Laws from the University of Toronto, the Key to the City of Mississauga, and many other national and international awards and distinctions.
The motion was raised by Ward 6 Councillor Ron Starr. Staff will bring back a report to Council for the renaming and the new name will be unveiled for Hazel McCallion’s birthday of 100 years on February 14, 2021.
Motion condemning Islamophobia and all forms of racism
In response to the October 10, 2020 threats and violence related to a Toronto Mosque, Mississauga Council condemns all forms of Islamophobia, hate speech or threats against Muslims or Mosques and condemns all forms of racism, hatred or bigotry.
Advocating For Support of Businesses
Today, Mayor Crombie sent a letter on behalf of the Mississauga business community to the Prime Minister and Premier advocating for support and assistance including financial relief and a review of Provincial regulations.
COVID-19 Safety Reminders
Help Stop the Spread
Practice these core four actions supported by Peel Public Health:
- Maintain physical distance from everyone outside your social circle
- Wash your hands with soap and water or use hand sanitizer
- Wear a face covering or face mask
- If you think you might have COVID-19 or have been exposed to it, you should get tested. While waiting for test results, stay home and self-isolate
You can also download the COVID Alert app that can let you know of a potential exposure.
At this time, the Province and Health Officials are recommending only gathering with those in your immediate household. If you need to gather with those beyond your immediate household, you must practice physical distancing by staying at least two metres (six feet) away from others and following the gathering limits:
- Maximum of 10 people for indoor event or gathering
- Maximum of 25 people for outdoor event or gathering
Learn more about the gathering limits from the Ontario government.
How to report social gatherings over the limit
You can report gatherings over the limits by calling 311 (905-615-4311 outside City limits).
For more information, read the City’s questions and answers.
- Learn about symptoms of COVID-19
- Find out where to get tested for COVID-19 in Mississauga
- Access information on how to self-isolate
If you have questions about your health, or you start to feel sick, contact your health care provider, Telehealth at 1-866-797-0000, or Peel Public Health at 905-799-7700.