February 1, 2023 marks the beginning of Black History Month which provides an opportunity for Canadians to acknowledge and celebrate the achievements, culture, and heritage of Black and Afro-descendant communities. Port Credit has a rich and diverse history which has many connections to early black settlement in historic Mississauga.
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For one hundred years the fate of the village of Port Credit has been decided under the 25-foot tall ceiling of Clarke Hall. From 1941 to 1973, Port Credit’s own elected government worked from this Lakeshore Road landmark; keeping an eye on the community’s progress and prosperity. So who is this “Clarke” guy that the hall is named after?
What would you have done? It’s 1917, and it’s the darkest days of war in Europe. Canadians have just pushed through a German stronghold at Vimy Ridge and are riding a patriotic wave. But on the downward slope of Vimy, facing the enemy, the victorious soldiers of Canada’s four divisions know that the worst is ahead. The Allied advance after Vimy will also be a German retreat, and the Kaiser will make the Allies pay dearly for every mile they march toward the German border.
The City of Mississauga is connected to five treaties signed between The Crown and the Indigenous Mississaugas between 1805 and 1820: Provisional Agreement 13-A, Treaty 14, Treaty 19, Treaty 22 and Treaty 23. Today, we explore these treaties and their connection to Port Credit.
I am a genuine Port Credit resident. I’ve only lived in the village for about 2o years – not as long as most of my friends and neighbours – but I do know what a “stonehooker” is, and whether you live in this town or just enjoy visiting, you can’t really understand Port Credit until you know what the locals know about hooking stone. So here’s what you need to know to feel at home here.