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Doors Open 20182018-08-13T15:31:10+00:00

About Doors Open

This year, Doors Open Mississauga turns the spotlight on the Malton Community. The intersection of Derry Road and Airport Road, known as “Four Corners” was once the centre of a thriving village consisting of a general store, a cobbler shop, a small hotel and a blacksmith. The area grew rapidly with the Grand Trunk Railroad, turning it into a major grain handling and export centre. In 1937, Malton was chosen as the site for the new international airport. This decision set the stage for a new era of technological breakthroughs in aviation including the development of the CF-105, a supersonic, all-weather jet interceptor, also known as the AVRO Arrow.

Malton is now a bustling community of close to 40,000 people with a good mix of both residences and commercial businesses. You are invited to explore many of the buildings and facilities that tell the story of this unique and fascinating pocket of the city.

Doors Open Ontario

About Doors Open

This year, Doors Open Mississauga turns the spotlight on the Malton Community. The intersection of Derry Road and Airport Road, known as “Four Corners” was once the centre of a thriving village consisting of a general store, a cobbler shop, a small hotel and a blacksmith. The area grew rapidly with the Grand Trunk Railroad, turning it into a major grain handling and export centre. In 1937, Malton was chosen as the site for the new international airport. This decision set the stage for a new era of technological breakthroughs in aviation including the development of the CF-105, a supersonic, all-weather jet interceptor, also known as the AVRO Arrow.

Malton is now a bustling community of close to 40,000 people with a good mix of both residences and commercial businesses. You are invited to explore many of the buildings and facilities that tell the story of this unique and fascinating pocket of the city.

Locations from A to M

Cooksville Community Street Party

Danville Park

Address: 6525 Danville Road
Features: Wheelchair Accessible/Parking

Danville Park includes a premiere cricket site and a toboggan hill with accessible pathways to the top of the hill. The Greater Toronto Airports Authority (GTAA) has partnered with the City of Mississauga to create an Airplane Viewing Platform at the park’s pinnacle. Soaring 25 metres above the surrounding area, the Platform offers tremendous views of nearby Pearson International Airport.

Cooksville Library

Fire Station 105

Address: 7101 Goreway Road
Features: Guided Tours Available/Wheelchair Accessible/Parking

The doors of our fire stations are always open. Watch equipment demonstrations used during emergency situations; learn how to keep your family safe by understanding the proper use and placement of alarms; hear about the types of emergencies that happen most often in Mississauga. Did you know that most fires are caused by unattended cooking? Stop by and find out more.

Cooksville United Church

Malton Baptist Church

Address: 2500 Mimosa Row
Phone: 3415 Etude Drive
Features: Guided Tours Available/Wheelchair Accessible/Parking

The Malton Baptist Church is home to three different congregations serving the West Indian, East Indian and Philippine communities. The facility has an east wing that is part of the original building and a west wing, that houses the main sanctuary and lower social hall. The sanctuary has a vaulted ceiling with oak pews. Several photo panels depict the serenity of the natural environment. The church also boasts a lovely garden with many varieties of plant life. Learn more about the Maple Baptist Church through guided yours and special presentation, while enjoying light refreshments.

CSI House at U of T Mississauga

Malton Community Centre

Address: 3540 Morning Star Drive
Features: 
Guided Tours Available/Wheelchair Accessible/Parking

Integral to the Malton community, the centre was officially opened in 1977. In 2004, architecture firm Diamond + Schmitt added a gym and community space to the original library structure. A new pool was added in 2011 and was designed by MJMA Architects. The structure is clad in striking zinc panels, beautiful glass and two-tone brick. For Doors Open Mississauga, Malton Community Centre will showcase a “Chill Zone” and provide tours of the facility including the community gardens.

Dixie Presbyterian Church

Malton Library (at Malton Community Centre)

Address: 3540 Morning Star Drive

The Malton Library first opened in 1962 as a branch of the Toronto Township Library at 2885 Derry Rd East. By 1967, Toronto Township Council committed to building three new branches as a Centennial project, including one on Morningstar Drive. The branch outgrew its’ original building and in 1977, the new combined Malton Community Centre and Library opened at 3540 Morning Star Drive. Many activities are planned for Doors Open Mississauga including an Island Flavour table dedicated to Caribbean History.

Dixie Union Chapel

Malton Neighbourhood Services (at Malton Community Centre)

Address: 3540 Morning Star Drive

Malton Neighbourhood Services (MNS) is a non-profit, charitable organization that has provided settlement and community support services. Services are available in many languages including: Somali, Twi, Hindi, Punjabi, Urdu, Tamil, Arabic, Tagalog, Spanish and Italian. We also serve clients from the Caribbean and Africa.

Dundas and Hurontario Foodie Walking Tour

Malton Hall (formerly Victory Hall)

Address: 3091 Victory Crescent
Features: Guided Tours Available/Wheelchair Accessible/Parking

By the early 1940’s, Malton had become a bustling community. The necessity of workers living near their employment grew to the point that a whole subdivision of wartime housing was constructed and named “Victory Village.” Victory Hall was used as a gathering place and was a popular centre for social events as well as an overflow classroom for students of Malton Public School. Malton Hall was recently renovated in 2011 and is now home to the Malton BIA. Explore Malton’s aeronautic history with displays and presentations from Heritage Mississauga.

MHI Canada Aerospace, Inc.

MHI Canada Aerospace, Inc.

Address: 6390 Northwest Drive
Features: Guided Tours Available/Wheelchair Accessible/Parking

Learn about the making of the Bombardier Challenger and Global business jets on a guided tour of this state-of-the-art manufacturing and assembly facility. Based in Mississauga, MHI Canada Aerospace, Inc. (MHICA) is part of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI), headquartered in Tokyo, Japan. MHICA is a Tier 1 Wing and Fuselage manufacturer of heavy aerospace structures and assemblies. MHICA performs complete sub-assembly, major assembly, systems (fuel, hydraulic, electric) installation and functional tests on wings and fuselages.

No longer available

Locations from A to M

Cooksville Community Street Party

Danville Park

Address: 6525 Danville Road
Features: Wheelchair Accessible/Parking

Danville Park includes a premiere cricket site and a toboggan hill with accessible pathways to the top of the hill. The Greater Toronto Airports Authority (GTAA) has partnered with the City of Mississauga to create an Airplane Viewing Platform at the park’s pinnacle. Soaring 25 metres above the surrounding area, the Platform offers tremendous views of nearby Pearson International Airport.

Cooksville Library

Fire Station 105

Address: 7101 Goreway Road
Features: Guided Tours Available/Wheelchair Accessible/Parking

The doors of our fire stations are always open. Watch equipment demonstrations used during emergency situations; learn how to keep your family safe by understanding the proper use and placement of alarms; hear about the types of emergencies that happen most often in Mississauga. Did you know that most fires are caused by unattended cooking? Stop by and find out more.

Cooksville United Church

Malton Baptist Church

Address: 2500 Mimosa Row
Phone: 3415 Etude Drive
Features: Guided Tours Available/Wheelchair Accessible/Parking

The Malton Baptist Church is home to three different congregations serving the West Indian, East Indian and Philippine communities. The facility has an east wing that is part of the original building and a west wing, that houses the main sanctuary and lower social hall. The sanctuary has a vaulted ceiling with oak pews. Several photo panels depict the serenity of the natural environment. The church also boasts a lovely garden with many varieties of plant life. Learn more about the Maple Baptist Church through guided yours and special presentation, while enjoying light refreshments.

CSI House at U of T Mississauga

Malton Community Centre

Address: 3540 Morning Star Drive
Features: 
Guided Tours Available/Wheelchair Accessible/Parking

Integral to the Malton community, the centre was officially opened in 1977. In 2004, architecture firm Diamond + Schmitt added a gym and community space to the original library structure. A new pool was added in 2011 and was designed by MJMA Architects. The structure is clad in striking zinc panels, beautiful glass and two-tone brick. For Doors Open Mississauga, Malton Community Centre will showcase a “Chill Zone” and provide tours of the facility including the community gardens.

Dixie Presbyterian Church

Malton Library (at Malton Community Centre)

Address: 3540 Morning Star Drive

The Malton Library first opened in 1962 as a branch of the Toronto Township Library at 2885 Derry Rd East. By 1967, Toronto Township Council committed to building three new branches as a Centennial project, including one on Morningstar Drive. The branch outgrew its’ original building and in 1977, the new combined Malton Community Centre and Library opened at 3540 Morning Star Drive. Many activities are planned for Doors Open Mississauga including an Island Flavour table dedicated to Caribbean History.

Dixie Union Chapel

Malton Neighbourhood Services (at Malton Community Centre)

Address: 3540 Morning Star Drive

Malton Neighbourhood Services (MNS) is a non-profit, charitable organization that has provided settlement and community support services. Services are available in many languages including: Somali, Twi, Hindi, Punjabi, Urdu, Tamil, Arabic, Tagalog, Spanish and Italian. We also serve clients from the Caribbean and Africa.

Dundas and Hurontario Foodie Walking Tour

Malton Hall (formerly Victory Hall)

Address: 3091 Victory Crescent
Features: Guided Tours Available/Wheelchair Accessible/Parking

By the early 1940’s, Malton had become a bustling community. The necessity of workers living near their employment grew to the point that a whole subdivision of wartime housing was constructed and named “Victory Village.” Victory Hall was used as a gathering place and was a popular centre for social events as well as an overflow classroom for students of Malton Public School. Malton Hall was recently renovated in 2011 and is now home to the Malton BIA. Explore Malton’s aeronautic history with displays and presentations from Heritage Mississauga.

MHI Canada Aerospace, Inc.

MHI Canada Aerospace, Inc.

Address: 6390 Northwest Drive
Features: Guided Tours Available/Wheelchair Accessible/Parking

Learn about the making of the Bombardier Challenger and Global business jets on a guided tour of this state-of-the-art manufacturing and assembly facility. Based in Mississauga, MHI Canada Aerospace, Inc. (MHICA) is part of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI), headquartered in Tokyo, Japan. MHICA is a Tier 1 Wing and Fuselage manufacturer of heavy aerospace structures and assemblies. MHICA performs complete sub-assembly, major assembly, systems (fuel, hydraulic, electric) installation and functional tests on wings and fuselages.

No longer available

Locations from N to Z

Nanda and Associate Lawyers

Nanda and Associate Lawyers

Address: 2980 Drew Road, Unit #228
Phone: 905-405-0199
Features: 
Guided Tours Available/Wheelchair Accessible/Parking

ZAS Architects + Interiors designed the Nanda Associate & Lawyers space to reflect a modern and diverse working environment. ZAS Architects + Interiors provided full interior design services including customized furniture design and original artwork created by Ania Biczysko. Construction materials and finishes were considered for their low environmental impact. With daring colour schemes, abstract and colorful graphics, original paintings and sculpture – this will not be a typical visit to the lawyers office.

Newton’s Grove School

Newton’s Grove School

Address: 6850 Goreway Drive, L4V 1V7
Phone: 416-745-1328
Features: 
Guided Tours Available/Wheelchair Accessible/Parking

On our fortieth anniversary, we moved into our new permanent home at 6850 Goreway Drive. Our school is designed to engage students, welcoming them into a bright, modern, inspiring space. The central atrium has living trees and student gardens, ones they can plant, care for, and even harvest. Every classroom has robust fibre-optic connections, available wi-fi, and the infrastructure to support innovative teaching. Our fully equipped science labs, computer labs, and learning commons encourage our students’ exploration of STEM. The visual arts room, the drama room and stage, the music room which houses our signature instrumental music program, all showcase our outstanding programming in arts. This is a place where students can grow.

Paul Coffey Park wraps around our campus, giving us access to green space unrivalled in the GTA. Our students enjoy over 100 acres of fields, playgrounds, and trails, with softball stadiums, soccer pitches, tennis courts and even a cricket pitch right in our backyard. Students are supervised as they relax and play in the park throughout the seasons. Field studies, nature hikes, fitness runs, and a wide range of athletic activities are all part of our outdoor programming, with the capacity to do even more. This natural, healthy environment is what Newton’s Grove students experience every day.

Paul Coffey Park

Paul Coffey Arena

Address: 3430 Derry Road East, L4T 1A9
Phone: 905-615-4640
Features: Guided Tours Available (11am – 1pm)/Wheelchair Accessible/Parking

In 1966, the Malton Memorial Recreation Association Incorporated was formed to build Malton a new arena. In 1968, Malton Arena was officially opened by Chic Murray, the first Reeve of the newly created Town of Mississauga. Today, it is known as Paul Coffey Arena, named after the legendary NHL superstar who grew up in Malton. The Arena has recently been renovated and now includes a 64’ mural created by local artists that showcases the beauty and rich history of Malton. The arena is located right next to Paul Coffey Park. Malton Arena offers a wide range of skating programs, drop in skate times and ice and room rentals.

Paul Coffey Park

Paul Coffey Park (next to Arena, Avro Canada Memento)

Address: 3430 Derry Road East, L4T 1A9
Phone: 905-615-4640
Speaker: Scott Maclagan – former CF-100 navigator and radar operator
Time: 11 am

The Avro Canada CF-100 “Canuck” aircraft located at Paul Coffey Park is a gem of Canadian aeronautical history. The plane symbolizes Malton’s rich industrial history, current community vibrancy and aspiration to look to the future. Paul Coffey Park was restored in great detail last year with financial support from local companies.  

Scott Maclagan , a former CF-100 navigator and radar operator will talk about the importance of the plane, its’ historical context and his flying experiences.

Paul Coffey Park Playground (next to Arena)

Address: 3372-3378 Derry Road East

Don’t forget to visit the new inclusive, barrier-free, accessible playground that creates a multi-sensory play environment. Designed to provide alternatives to traditional play sites focusing on physical development, this adventure playground presents unique challenges to promote problem solving. Park staff will be on hand to answer questions about this City-pilot project in adventure playgrounds.

Sikh Heritage Museum

Sikh Heritage Museum

Address:2980 Drew Road, Unit 125, L4T 0A7
Phone: 416-587-5498
Features: Guided Tours Available/Wheelchair Accessible/Parking

The Sikh Heritage Museum was established to advance and promote knowledge and understanding of the cultural and religious life of Sikh people. Visitors will explore three exhibitions that feature original historic artifacts including:

  • a historical timeline of Sikhs and Canada dating back to 1890
  • a featured exhibit on Sikh Suffragette Princess Sophia Duleep Singh
  • Sikh flying ace Hardit Singh Malik who flew with Lester B. Pearson and was commanded by William Barker.

Trinity United Church

Address: 7113 Airport Road, L4T 2G7
Phone: 905-677-4602
Features: 
Guided Tours Available/Wheelchair Accessible/Parking

The original Malton Methodist Church from 1857 was a wooden framed building which was later bricked over. It served as a Methodist Church until the formation of the United Church in 1925, when it became the Malton United Church. In 1953, the congregation moved to a new Church at 7113 Airport Rd where it stands today.

Westwood Square Mall

Westwood Square Mall

Address: 7205 Goreway Drive, L4T 2T9
Phone: 905-677-5441
Features: 
Guided Tours Available/Wheelchair Accessible/Parking

Built in the early 1970’s, Westwood Mall has evolved into the retail hub of Malton. Its proximity to a major transit hub makes the centre accessible to thousands of visitors each day. To the residents of Malton, the mall is a community meeting area and a place to find professional services, groceries, banking, fitness, telecommunication and transit. Rebranded as Westwood Square in 2014, the centre continues to evolve to meet the growing population of the surrounding area.

Locations from N to Z

Nanda and Associate Lawyers

Nanda and Associate Lawyers

Address: 2980 Drew Road, Unit #228
Phone: 905-405-0199
Features: 
Guided Tours Available/Wheelchair Accessible/Parking

ZAS Architects + Interiors designed the Nanda Associate & Lawyers space to reflect a modern and diverse working environment. ZAS Architects + Interiors provided full interior design services including customized furniture design and original artwork created by Ania Biczysko. Construction materials and finishes were considered for their low environmental impact. With daring colour schemes, abstract and colorful graphics, original paintings and sculpture – this will not be a typical visit to the lawyers office.

Newton’s Grove School

Newton’s Grove School

Address: 6850 Goreway Drive, L4V 1V7
Phone: 416-745-1328
Features: 
Guided Tours Available/Wheelchair Accessible/Parking

On our fortieth anniversary, we moved into our new permanent home at 6850 Goreway Drive. Our school is designed to engage students, welcoming them into a bright, modern, inspiring space. The central atrium has living trees and student gardens, ones they can plant, care for, and even harvest. Every classroom has robust fibre-optic connections, available wi-fi, and the infrastructure to support innovative teaching. Our fully equipped science labs, computer labs, and learning commons encourage our students’ exploration of STEM. The visual arts room, the drama room and stage, the music room which houses our signature instrumental music program, all showcase our outstanding programming in arts. This is a place where students can grow.

Paul Coffey Park wraps around our campus, giving us access to green space unrivalled in the GTA. Our students enjoy over 100 acres of fields, playgrounds, and trails, with softball stadiums, soccer pitches, tennis courts and even a cricket pitch right in our backyard. Students are supervised as they relax and play in the park throughout the seasons. Field studies, nature hikes, fitness runs, and a wide range of athletic activities are all part of our outdoor programming, with the capacity to do even more. This natural, healthy environment is what Newton’s Grove students experience every day.

Paul Coffey Park

Paul Coffey Arena

Address: 3430 Derry Road East, L4T 1A9
Phone: 905-615-4640
Features: Guided Tours Available (11am – 1pm)/Wheelchair Accessible/Parking

In 1966, the Malton Memorial Recreation Association Incorporated was formed to build Malton a new arena. In 1968, Malton Arena was officially opened by Chic Murray, the first Reeve of the newly created Town of Mississauga. Today, it is known as Paul Coffey Arena, named after the legendary NHL superstar who grew up in Malton. The Arena has recently been renovated and now includes a 64’ mural created by local artists that showcases the beauty and rich history of Malton. The arena is located right next to Paul Coffey Park. Malton Arena offers a wide range of skating programs, drop in skate times and ice and room rentals.

Paul Coffey Park

Paul Coffey Park (next to Arena, Avro Canada Memento)

Address: 3430 Derry Road East, L4T 1A9
Phone: 905-615-4640
Speaker: Scott Maclagan – former CF-100 navigator and radar operator
Time: 11 am

The Avro Canada CF-100 “Canuck” aircraft located at Paul Coffey Park is a gem of Canadian aeronautical history. The plane symbolizes Malton’s rich industrial history, current community vibrancy and aspiration to look to the future. Paul Coffey Park was restored in great detail last year with financial support from local companies.  

Scott Maclagan , a former CF-100 navigator and radar operator will talk about the importance of the plane, its’ historical context and his flying experiences.

Paul Coffey Park Playground (next to Arena)

Address: 3372-3378 Derry Road East

Don’t forget to visit the new inclusive, barrier-free, accessible playground that creates a multi-sensory play environment. Designed to provide alternatives to traditional play sites focusing on physical development, this adventure playground presents unique challenges to promote problem solving. Park staff will be on hand to answer questions about this City-pilot project in adventure playgrounds.

Sikh Heritage Museum

Sikh Heritage Museum

Address:2980 Drew Road, Unit 125, L4T 0A7
Phone: 416-587-5498
Features: Guided Tours Available/Wheelchair Accessible/Parking

The Sikh Heritage Museum was established to advance and promote knowledge and understanding of the cultural and religious life of Sikh people. Visitors will explore three exhibitions that feature original historic artifacts including:

  • a historical timeline of Sikhs and Canada dating back to 1890
  • a featured exhibit on Sikh Suffragette Princess Sophia Duleep Singh
  • Sikh flying ace Hardit Singh Malik who flew with Lester B. Pearson and was commanded by William Barker.

Trinity United Church

Address: 7113 Airport Road, L4T 2G7
Phone: 905-677-4602
Features: 
Guided Tours Available/Wheelchair Accessible/Parking

The original Malton Methodist Church from 1857 was a wooden framed building which was later bricked over. It served as a Methodist Church until the formation of the United Church in 1925, when it became the Malton United Church. In 1953, the congregation moved to a new Church at 7113 Airport Rd where it stands today.

Westwood Square Mall

Westwood Square Mall

Address: 7205 Goreway Drive, L4T 2T9
Phone: 905-677-5441
Features: 
Guided Tours Available/Wheelchair Accessible/Parking

Built in the early 1970’s, Westwood Mall has evolved into the retail hub of Malton. Its proximity to a major transit hub makes the centre accessible to thousands of visitors each day. To the residents of Malton, the mall is a community meeting area and a place to find professional services, groceries, banking, fitness, telecommunication and transit. Rebranded as Westwood Square in 2014, the centre continues to evolve to meet the growing population of the surrounding area.

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