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Ward One News

January 2020 - TOPCA received the annual Letter to local Ratepayer & Residents Associations from Ward 1 Councillor Stephen Dasko with the cover note:  "Happy New Year! Attached is my message to you and would ask that you share it with your members".

The TOPCA Executive is pleased to do so and will use this opportunity to thank Stephen for the collaborative support during 2019 for the many issues pertaining to Port Credit and the south Mississauga waterfront we share with the residents of Lakeview including the Lakeview Ratepayers Association.

Please note the following links to stay informed on Ward 1 issues:

Councillor Dasko's Email address.  Phone: 905-896-5100

Councillor Dasko's Ward One website where you can access Stephen's various social media accounts and sign up for the Ward One e-newsletter.




Jim Tovey - In Memoriam

RECOGNITION FOR LATE WARD 1 COUNCILLOR JIM TOVEY:

Wed. April 25, 2018 @ 9:00 am in the Council Chamber at Mississauga City Hall. Lakeview projects will be named for the late Jim Tovey.

► View the Livestream (later archived) of the Council meeting.

► View the Full Report for details (PDF: pp17-20 of the Council Agenda - Item 10.2).

► Click image (at left) for Summary of Recommendations.




JIM TOVEY - IN MEMORIAM:   January 16, 2018 - The Executive of the Town of Port Credit Association (TOPCA) is greatly saddened by the sudden passing of our Councillor, Jim Tovey. This loss and the impact of his departure from our civic life at this time cannot be overstated, and we are hearing from many residents about their heavy hearts and personal grief at losing the community champion of Ward “One-derful” as Jim liked to call it.

We wish to share some thoughts with our membership, and all who knew and loved him, including his dedicated wife Lee and their family.

Jim was a visionary, a policy guy, an activist, a tireless community advocate. He thought, then researched, then articulated, then worked, and WORKED, to achieve renewal for his beloved Lakeview, and also Port Credit, as part of an overarching vision for the Mississauga waterfront and its historic villages. Yes, he was Councillor for Ward 1, but his broad perspective was that of a city-builder.

Jim’s love and advocacy for preserving cultural and natural heritage is forever imprinted in the Lakeview Waterfront Connection project so dramatically taking form. We are gratified that on Sunday last, Jim was able to hear the accolades from so many environmental, government and political colleagues (including the Lieutenant Governor of Ontario) for his vision and accomplishments. The Morphology Exhibit in Lakeview is a fitting touchstone of this moment in the City’s waterfront evolution, but only one of many projects inspired and initiated by Jim to finally arrive at a restored and world-class shoreline along our part of Lake Ontario.

Jim was a paddler, a rocker, a cyclist, a carpenter, a leader. It is perfect that one with such lived and varied experience should find his destiny working with a community in need of a driving force to express and realize its ambitious Vision.

The future of the City of Mississauga is indelibly set on a new and exciting course, thanks to Jim’s inspiration, advocacy and passion, and history will bear this out as coming generations enjoy his legacy. The best collective tribute we can make is to stay this course and work together to achieve all that Jim knew our communities and our waterfront could be.

Jim often spoke of doing this work “not for ourselves but for our grandchildren” and we can take comfort in knowing he meant it and knew the legacy would outlive him.

RIP Jim, we won't forget you.

Mississauga News article: Visionary Mississauga Councillor Jim Tovey dead at 68

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OBITUARY including online GUESTBOOK.  "Following a private family service, a Celebration of Life will be announced at a later date. In lieu of flowers, please consider online donations to The Compass Food Bank" in Port Credit.

 




Carmen Corbasson - Remembered

On March 28, 2012, Council voted unanimously to re-name the Cawthra Community Centre in Lakeview District after Carmen Corbasson, who passed away on March 10, 2012. 

Photo below: Carmen was a great supporter of TOPCA's painted bike project, initiated in celebration of the 175th Anniversary of Port Credit in 2010.  Here Carmen speaks at the Farmers' Market in June 2010 beside one of our first bikes.  Carmen encouraged us to paint the bikes as brightly as possible, thinking that that blue and green paint given to us by the City wasn't wild enough for the nature of the project.  We will be re-painting the bikes this Spring!

Mississauga News article (March 10, 2012): Carmen Corbasson dies after surgery.  Excerpt: "Carmen Corbasson, who became synonymous with grassroots representation in her 27 years working in the Ward 1 council office at Mississauga city hall, died at 8:30 this morning of complications from surgery."