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Public Spaces

  • Port Credit Memorial Arena
  • Port Credit Library
  • Port Credit Lighthouse
  • Lions Hall and Outdoor Pool
  • Hatchery Proposal for Heritage Pumping Station

 

Port Credit Library

  • Click here for the City's webpage about the Port Credit Branch Library.
  • RENOVATION: On June 5, 2009 it was announced that the Port Credit Branch Library will receive $2.5 million for renovations (1/3 federal, 1/3 provincial, 1/3 municipal).  Click for information on the Infrastructure Stimulus Fund (ISF) which made this project possible.
  • NOTE: On Nov. 18, 2009, General Committee of Council approved an extra $600K for the PC Library renovation to optimize the design concepts, per the recommendation of then-Councillor Carmen Corbasson and City Staff.
  • According to the City, this redevelopment project will build on the architectural character of the existing building and renovations will make it a more aesthetically appealing destination.  Improvements and upgrades will include window replacement and additional windows with views to the surrounding park, enhanced public space with improved seating options, accessibility improvements to the entrance and washrooms, addition of quiet and group study rooms and reconfiguration of the staff workplace, carpet, new roof and water/sewer piping upgrades.  These renovations will address the issues of age, mechanical lifecycle and functionality. 
  • This 7,600 square foot facility originally opened in 1962, with further renovations taking place in 1992.  Work will begin in February 2010 for a March 2011 completion.  The Library will be closed during this period.  Click to view project updates on the City's webpage.
  • The Port Credit Village Project (PCVP) has been actively promoting community involvement in the re-design of the Library in anticipation of the future renovation.  Click here for FLYER regarding their 'community soundings' held in May 2009. 
  • The PCVP 55-page Report: Port Credit Library Design Ideas: Sept. 2009 (click to view) was presented to City staff on September 15, 2009, and was also presented to the community at TOPCA's Public Meeting on November 4, 2009 Click here for PROGRAM including bios.
  • Mississauga News article (Nov. 4, 2009): "Residents call for new library".
  • The Booster article (Nov. 11, 2009): "Evolving the urban village: Community meeting at Clarke Hall".
  • A Community Meeting was hosted by PCVP on November 24, 2009.  The Architect hired by the City to design the renovation of the Library (starting June 2010) described the plans via an automated "walk-through" visual presentation.  Mayor Hazel McCallion, then-Ward 1 Councillor Carmen Corbasson and Commissioner of Community Services Paul Mitcham all attended and spoke to the residents.
  •  Click here to view the proposed Lakeshore Road elevation (on the FLYER).
  • Click here to view the proposed rear elevation from Memorial Park. 
  • Mississauga News article (Nov. 27, 2009): "Residents get a peek at new library".   Excerpt: "Both Paul Mitcham, the City’s commissioner of community services, and [then-Councillor Carmen] Corbasson say further improvements will be phased-in down the road once more funds become available."
  • The Booster cover piece (Dec. 2, 2009 - p1): "Library plan for next year".  Includes images of  "Today...Tomorrow..."
  • The Booster article (Dec. 2, 2009 - spread): "Port Credit Library set to become a 'Pavilion in the Park'".  Excerpt:  "The building was described as sound and solid with no concern over 'sinking' or any structural issues."
  • A Public Information Session was held on December 2, 2009 about the redevelopment of the Port Credit Library along with other local ISF projects in Ward 1.  Click here for FLYER.
  • Last day open:  Feb. 20, 2010.  Re-opens:  March 2011.
  • NOW CLOSED: The $3.1M renovation of the Port Credit Library is now underway.  The library is expected to re-open in time for March Break 2011.
  • NOTE: Lakeview Library and Lorne Park Library are also closed and will reopen first quarter 2011 -- mid-February and mid-March respectively.  Exact dates have not been confirmed or announced..  Bookdrops at all three branches are presently shut down.  Borrowed items can be returned to any other Mississauga Library System location.  The nearest alternate library locations for Port Credit are the Cooksville Library/a> and Clarkson Library
  • City Press Release (Feb. 2, 2010): South Mississauga Branch Libraries Close for ISF Renovations.  City website: Port Credit Branch Library half-way there.  Click to see photos of the (gutted) interior of the library.  
  • SUNDAY HOURS: When the Library re-opens, it will commence with new Sunday hours and be open 6 days a week.

Port Credit Memorial Arena

  • HERITAGE: The City has designated the Arena (the city’s first and oldest surviving public arena) and surrounding lands as a Heritage Site.  Click here for the NoticeClick here for the City's Announcement.
  • ANNIVERSARY: The Port Credit Arena had its 50th Anniversary in 2009.  Click here for the special website and information about the celebration event  held on October 4, 2009.  CLICK HERE FOR PHOTOS.
  • RENOVATION: A Public Meeting was held on April 1, 2009 (click for Notification) to present a proposal for renovating the Port Credit Memorial Arena in keeping with its heritage and landmark status.  Mississauga News article (April 2, 2009): 'Hockey shrine gets a new shine'. 
  • The City's direct webpage will provide updates on the status of the project, including the complete visual presentation of the plans. 
  • CLOSURE: The renovation began after March 15, 2010.  The arena will open with limited on-ice programming as of January 8, 2011.  There will be no public skates.  There will be full operations by February 2011 and an official re-opening ceremony (date TBA).
  • TIME CAPSULE: The new lobby of the Arena will house the PC175 Time Capsule in a special niche that was designed for this purpose.  Click for article and PHOTOS.

Port Credit Lighthouse

  • The Lighthouse underwent renovations during the summer of 2009, including re-surfacing, and a new roof.  It re-opened in September 2009.  Click for press release.