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Mississauga considering renaming trail to honour Indigenous chief – Mississauga

November 16, 2023

The City of Mississauga is considering the renaming of Off-Road Trail 11 in Ward 3 to Chechalk Trail.

The motion to consider the renaming recommendation for 30 days was voted on unanimously, 11-0 on Wednesday, Nov. 1. Staff will begin the consultation and report back in the new year if there are any significant concerns, and a final decision will be made at that time.

The 3.8 kilometre trail extends from Audubon Boulevard to Dundas Street East.

“As a chief of the Mississaugas, the forbearers to the present-day Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation, Chief Chechalk played a key role in our city’s history and is the only signatory of Treaty 14 that has not yet been recognized with an official naming in our city,” said Chris Fonseca, ward three councillor and acting mayor.

“With this naming, we have honoured all of the chiefs who signed the treaties which allowed for the settlement and creation of our present-day City of Mississauga.”

The Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation are also in favour of the renaming, said Darin Wybenga, traditional knowledge and land use co-ordinator with the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation.

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