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This web page is an attempt to preserve information about the remarkable Hazel McCallion, née Journeaux, CM (born February 14, 1921), nicknamed "Hurricane Hazel", Mayor of the City of Mississauga for 36 years, from 1978 to retirement in 2014.
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Hazel McCallion from Canadian Encyclopedia:
"Hazel McCallion, businesswoman, athlete, politician, mayor of Mississauga from 1978-2014 (born 14 February 1921 in Port Daniel, QC). One of Canada's longest-serving mayors, McCallion led her city for 12 consecutive terms, only retiring at age 93. Nicknamed "Hurricane Hazel" for her brash political style, she oversaw the development of Mississauga from a semi-rural bedroom community into the sixth-largest city in Canada. McCallion is considered a trailblazer for women in politics ... she was at one time the highest-paid mayor in Canada. At the time of her retirement in 2014, she was the country's sixth-highest-paid mayor ...
McCallion did not run for re-election in 2014. Since her departure from politics, she has been appointed chancellor of Sheridan College and special advisor to the principal of the University of Toronto Mississauga. She has also become an outspoken advocate for seniors, and against discrimination towards the elderly."
Hazel McCallion from Wikipedia:
"Hazel McCallion, née Journeaux, CM (born February 14, 1921, Port Daniel, Quebec) is a Canadian politician and businesswoman who served as the mayor of Mississauga, Ontario from 1978 until 2014. McCallion was first elected in November 1978, and is the longest serving mayor in the city's history. Early in her career, a psychic predicted that she would only last for one term of office. Instead, she was a successful candidate in 12 municipal elections, having been acclaimed twice and re-elected 10 other times. Her supporters gave her the nickname 'Hurricane Hazel' because of her outspoken political style ... She ranked second in the 2005 international World Mayor poll ...
Political party: Independent
Spouse: Sam McCallion (m. 1951; died 1997)
Alma mater: University of Toronto Mississauga (Hon.)
Profession: Professional hockey player, Businesswoman, Politician
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Hazel McCallion - Politician from Famous Birthdays. Birthday: February 14, 1921. Birthplace: Canada. Age: 97 years old. Birth Sign: Aquarius. Before Fame: She worked for Kellogg cereal company before starting her political career in the late 1960s. Trivia: She was elected to her 12th term as Mayor in October 2010.
Current Mayor's Office. Current Mayor and Council.
About Mayor Hazel McCallion, information from former www.mississauga.ca/portal/cityhall/mayor:
"Hazel McCallion was first elected Mayor of Mississauga in November, 1978, and is the longest serving Mayor in the City's history. She was acclaimed in 1980, re-elected in 1982 and 1985, acclaimed again in 1988 and re-elected in 1991, 1994, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2006 and 2010.
Mayor McCallion was born in Port Daniel on the Gaspe Coast of Quebec and educated in Quebec City and Montreal. She then began her career in Montreal with Canadian Kellogg, an engineering and contracting firm, and was transferred to Toronto in 1942 to help set up the local office. Mayor McCallion was involved in many projects including the Lakeview Generating Station, the British American refinery in Clarkson, the first synthetic rubber plant in Sarnia and the pilot project for the tar sands in Fort McMurray, Alberta. Mayor McCallion remained with the company for 19 years. In 1967 she decided to leave the corporate world and devote her career to politics.
Mayor McCallion was named as a new member of the Streetsville Planning Board in 1964 and served as Chair of the Board in 1966 and again in 1968. Later that same year, she became Deputy Reeve of Streetsville. Mayor McCallion was appointed Reeve, and then elected as Mayor of Streetsville in 1970, serving until December, 1973. When the Region of Peel was established in 1974, Mayor McCallion was elected to the Mississauga and Peel Regional Councils. She served two terms as a Councillor prior to her mayoral campaign in 1978. By the time she was elected Mayor, she had sat on virtually every committee at the Region of Peel and the City of Mississauga. She has also served on the executive of many federal and provincial committees and associations, including President of the Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO) from 1978 - 79. She is now in her twelfth term as Mayor.
In 1991, Mayor McCallion became the first Mayor of a major municipality to submit the annual operating budget to residents for their input and scrutiny. She is also among the first mayors of major municipalities to be openly committed to a pay-as-you-go philosophy. The City has not had to borrow money since 1978 and is currently debt-free. Mayor McCallion also established the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) Mayors' Committee in 1992. She brought together the 30 GTA Mayors, later adding the Chair of Metro Toronto and the four Regional Chairs to work co-operatively for the economic promotion of the GTA. From 1992 to January 2000, the Committee, chaired by Mayor McCallion, was a strong voice on key issues affecting the future of the GTA. As part of that effort, she is a founder and Honorary Co-chair of the Greater Toronto Marketing Alliance. In 1996, Mayor McCallion was appointed to the "Who Does What" Panel established by the Province to review the delivery and funding of government services. She was also appointed to two sub-panels: Assessment and Property Taxation Reform, and Emergency Services.
In addition, the Mayor represented the Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO) on the Electricity Transition Committee for the Ministry of Electricity, Science and Technology. In February 2002, Mayor McCallion was appointed Chair of the Central Ontario Smart Growth Panel by the Hon. Chris Hodgson, Minister of Municipal Affairs. The panel, made up of 22 local government officials and business leaders, advised the provincial government on how to plan for growth for the central region in both the short and long term. In addition to the pressing issue of growth, the panel looked at other issues including gridlock and waste disposal. The panel, the largest in the province, includes the cities of Brantford and Kawartha Lakes, the Counties of Dufferin, Simcoe and Peterborough, the Regions of Niagara, Waterloo, Halton, Peel, York and Durham, as well as the City of Toronto.
Mayor McCallion has played a leading role for women in politics. She is the first woman to hold such significant positions as President of the Streetsville and District Chamber of Commerce; President of the Anglican Young Peoples' Association of Canada; Mayor of Streetsville and Mayor of Mississauga. She was chosen one of the "American Women of the Year" in Who's Who of American Women (which refers to North American women). Mayor McCallion also holds Germany's highest individual honour, the Cross of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany, for her role in bringing German companies to Canada. In addition, Her Worship has been awarded the Paul Harris Fellowship by Rotary International in 1985 and 1992, awarded the Lions International President's Award, awarded the Helen Keller Fellowship from the Mississauga Lions Clubs and named a Melvin Jones Fellow for dedicated humanitarian services by Lions Clubs International.
In 2001, Mayor McCallion was inducted into the Mississauga Sports Hall of Fame and presented with a special Award of Excellence in celebration of the Mississauga Board of Trade's 25th Anniversary. In January 2003, Mayor McCallion received the Canadian Family Values Award from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. In September 2003, Mayor McCallion received one of the top leadership awards from the International Economic Development Council (IEDC) for her leadership and dedication to addressing economic development issues in Mississauga. In 2004, Mayor McCallion became a finalist for the title World Mayor 2004, joining some 50 mayors from Africa, the Americas, Asia and Europe. The competition intends to raise the profile of mayors worldwide, as well as honour those who have served their communities well and who have contributed to the well-being of cities, nationally and internationally.
In 2005, Mayor McCallion was invested as Dame in the Sovereign Order of Saint John of Jerusalem, Knights of Malta, the Hereditary Order. In May, she was honoured with an award from the Province of Ontario in recognition of her more than 30 years of service as a municipal elected official.
The Mayor's accolades continued in 2005, as Mayor McCallion was appointed Member of the Order of Canada and received her Insignia of Member of the Order of Canada at a ceremony held at Rideau Hall on November 18, 2005. Then on December 5, 2005 it was announced that Mayor McCallion was the runner up to Mayor Dora Bakoyannis of Athens, Greece for World Mayor 2005.
In early 2006, Mayor McCallion was recognized as the CNW Communicator of the Year by the Toronto Chapter of the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC). Mayor McCallion has also been recognized by Reader's Digest as the Best City Mayor in their June 2006 issue featuring "Canada's 30 Best". In September, Mayor McCallion was named a Professional Land Economist by the Association of Ontario Land Economists. Mayor McCallion was also honoured by the Yee Hong Community Wellness Foundation with their 2006 Golden Achievement Award. 2006 wrapped up in award winning style, as the City of Mississauga and the Healthy City Stewardship Centre were awarded the 2006 World Leadership Award for the Stewardship Centre Initiative and the Healthy Mississauga 2010 Plan.
In March of 2007, Mayor McCallion was named a member of the Metrolinx Board of Directors. In April, Mayor McCallion was presented with the inaugural President's Award by the Professional Engineers of Ontario during their annual Order of Honour Awards Gala Ceremony. In May, Mayor McCallion was recognized by Hockey Canada at their Annual General Meeting with their Female Breakthrough Award. June saw Mayor McCallion receive the EVE Award, for her contribution of more than 30 years of service to public life by the Board of Directors of Equal Voice and the Canadian Club. In September, Mayor McCallion was one of eight finalists for the JoAnna Townsend Award, which honours a woman who helps women entrepreneurs achieve success in international business. In November, Mayor McCallion was named 2007 Canada's Most Powerful Women: Top 100 by the Women's Executive Network and was awarded with a Trailblazers and Trendsetters award.
In January of 2008, the Mississauga Chapter of Scouts Canada awarded Mayor McCallion with the Centennial Medal in honour of her support to scouting. At the annual Federation of Canadian Municipalities Conference in May, Mayor McCallion was honoured with an award for outstanding service in municipal politics. October saw Mayor McCallion honoured by the Ontario Municipal Administrators' Association with the Robert Baldwin Award. This award recognizes a career of achievement and service in the field of municipal administration, significant and lasting contributions to municipal and local government in Ontario, and service to the community, Ontario and Canada by those who work in municipal government. Mayor McCallion is the first elected official to receive this award. On October 16, Mayor McCallion was honoured by Enersource with the naming of a Municipal Substation after her.
On February 24, 2009, Mayor McCallion was honoured by The Biotechnology Initiative with the Community Service Award for her support of the Life Sciences sector in Mississauga. On June 5, Mayor McCallion was honoured by the Canadian Urban Institute with the 2009 Urban Leadership Award in the City Prosperity Category. In August, Mayor McCallion was commissioned as a Kentucky Colonel by the Commonwealth of Kentucky for the Mayor's contribution to society and an ambassador of good will and fellowship around the world.
In April, 2010 Mayor McCallion was honoured by the Mississauga Board of Trade with a Lifetime Achievement Award for her contributions to the community, province and country. On June 7, Mayor McCallion was conferred with the degree of Doctor of Laws, honoris causa by the University of Toronto during their convocation ceremony for graduates of the University of Toronto Mississauga. Mayor McCallion was honoured with the honorary Doctor of Laws in recognition of her remarkable contributions to public life. In October Mayor McCallion was elected to her 12th consecutive as Mayor of Mississauga.
In March, 2011 Mayor McCallion was honoured by the Ottawa Chapter of the Famous 5 as a "Nation Builder". The Famous 5 Ottawa's aim is to raise awareness of the Persons Case, where in 1929, thanks to the efforts of the Famous Five, Canadian women were legally declared persons.
In May 2012, Mayor McCallion was honoured by the Learning Partnership with a Lifetime Achievement Award for dedication and commitment to enhancing our public education system. In June, Mayor McCallion received a Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal presented by the Lieutenant Governor of Ontario. This medal was presented to all recipients of the Order of Canada and the Order of Ontario for their significant achievement and remarkable service.
In April 2013, Mayor McCallion was honoured by the University of Toronto Mississauga Alumni Association with their Paul A. Fox Award for her outstanding volunteer service to the Mississauga Campus.
In February 2014, Mayor McCallion was awarded the Community Leadership Award from the Economic Development Council of Ontario. The award was presented to honour Mayor McCallion's ongoing support for economic development and her longstanding record as Mayor of the City of Mississauga. In April, Mayor McCallion received the Community Builder Award from the United Way of Peel Region. The award recognizes an individual that has led the United Way to new levels of innovation and impact through its Give, Volunteer and Act efforts.
In June 2014, Mayor McCallion received the Order of the Rising Sun awarded by His Majesty the Emperor of Japan for her contributions to Japan-Canada relations through her welcoming support of Japanese businesses in Mississauga. It also recognizes her invaluable participation in the sister-city initiative between Mississauga and Kariya, Japan, which were twinned in July 1981. Kariya Park: "The park was officially opened in July 1992, honouring the eleventh anniversary of our twin-city relationship with Kariya, Japan."
'Twin' cities celebrate bond. Mississauga News, July 1, 2011. "The Mississauga Friendship Association and the Museums of Mississauga launched the 30th anniversary celebrations of the twinning by presenting a Japanese delegation with a joint donation of $500 to help with relief efforts as a result of the tsunami that devastated the northeast coast of Japan in mid-March."
Kariya, Mississauga celebrate twinning by Jan Dean, Mississauga News, Sep 28, 2011. "Tuesday's celebration of Mississauga's 30th anniversary of the twinning with the city of Kariya, Japan moved to Kariya Park for festivities in the afternoon. After cutting the cake, Mayor McCallion, throws a ribbon from the cake into the crowd. On Mayor McCallions right are Kariya's Mayor Yoshinori Takenaka and Kenji Kato, chair of Kariya City Council." Photo by Rob Beintema.
Mayor Crombie Marks 35th Anniversary of Mississauga-Kariya Sister City Relationship. July 5, 2016. "Mississauga - We gather to formally welcome Kariya Mayor Yoshinori Takenaka to City Hall to formally recognize and celebrate the 35th anniversary of the Mississauga-Kariya sister city relationship, Mayor Crombie said ..."
Since 1981, Mississauga and the community of Kariya have enjoyed a sister-city relationship, exchanging friendship and cultural delegations. In 1992, former mayor Hazel McCallion, officially opened Kariya Park to honour this twinning relationship. The Mississauga Friendship Association was established in 1993 to promote, foster and maintain this sister-city relationship."
40th Anniversary of the Sister City Relationship between the City of Mississauga and Kariya City. YouTube video, 48:38 min. Published by City Of Mississauga, Jul 7, 2021. See also: Sister City. Mississauga has proudly called Kariya, Japan its sister city since 1981.
During the summer of 2014, Mayor McCallion received the Zafrulla Khan Award from Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama'at Canada for her years of distinguished service to the community. She also received the Honourary Life Member Award from the Association of Municipalities Ontario to acknowledge her passionate advocacy of municipal government. As well, the Dufferin Peel Catholic District School Board honoured Mayor McCallion by presenting her with the Catholic Award of Merit.
Some other interesting credits:
● Past Chairman, Mississauga Taxicab Authority
● Past Chairman, Mississauga Planning Committee
● Past Chairman, Mississauga Sign Committee
● Past Chair, World Health Organization Symposiums on Healthy Cities
● Past Vice-Chairman, Advisory Committee on Local Government Management
● Past President, the Association of Municipalities of Ontario
● Past Vice-President, World Conference of Mayors
● Past member, Municipal Liaison Committee
● Past Board of Directors, Regional Director - Canada, American Public Transportation Association
● Governor, Canada Jaycees
● Chair, Large Urban Mayors' Caucus of Ontario (LUMCO)
● Board of Directors, Enersource Hydro Mississauga Corporation
● Member, Advisory Committee of the World Health Organization (WHO) Centre for Health Development
● Past Member, Greater Toronto Transit Authority Board (GO Transit)
● Member, Greater Toronto Airports Authority (GTAA), Nomination Ad Hoc Committee
● Member, Region of Peel, Local Governance Ad Hoc Committee
● Member, Canadian Federation of Municipalities
● Member, Advisory Council for University Scholarships of Canada
● Member, Advisory Council on the Transportation of Dangerous Goods
● Member, Transit Integration Steering Committee
● Honorary Chair, ecoSource Mississauga
● Honorary Chair, Women's World Hockey Tournament, 1987, 1997 and 2000
● Honorary Chair, Mississauga Technology Association
● Honorary Chair, 2003 Purple Ribbon Campaign for Peel Children's Aid Foundation
● Honorary Director, Mississauga Chinese Business Association
● Honorary international member, Beta Sigma Phi
● Honorary life member, Polish Alliance of Canada
● Honorary life member, Mississauga Real Estate Board
● Honourable member, Board of Regents, Ontario Women's Hockey Association
● Honorary member Mississauga Kinsmen
● Honorary member Mississauga Central Lions Club
● Honorary member Mississauga Rotary Club
● Honorary member, Alpha Delta Kappa
● Honorary member, National Council of the Boy Scouts of Canada
● Honorary member, Mississauga Italian-Canadian Business and Professional Association
● Honorary member, Probus Club of Streetsville
● Honorary Chair of Carassauga
● Journeyman's Certificate from the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America
● Honorary Chair, Mississauga Construction Association
● Named a Professional Land Economist by the Association of Ontario Land Economists
● Metrolinx Board Member
● Hazel McCallion Senior Public School (opened in 1991)
● Hazel McCallion Academic Learning Centre, University of Toronto Mississauga (opened 2007)
In addition, Mayor McCallion has established many citizens' committees:
● Mayor's Task Force on Building Deficiencies
● Mayor's Energy Task Force
● Mayor's Youth Advisory Committee
● Mayor's Youth Opportunities Committee
● Mississauga Clean City Campaign (ecoSource Mississauga)
● Mississauga Sports Council
● Mississauga Arts Council
● Mississauga Friendship Association (Kariya, Japan - Mississauga Twin Cities)
● Economic Development Advisory Committee
● Citizens' Task Force on the Future of Mississauga
● Mississauga Arts Review Taskforce
● Mayor's Task Force on Sports
Mayor McCallion was married to Sam McCallion who passed away in 1997. She has three children: Peter, Linda and Paul, and one granddaughter, Erika. Mayor McCallion enjoys gardening as well as many sports, including ice hockey and fishing.
Updated: May 2013
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Info below was saved from Mayor Hazel McCallion's Office in 2014:
A Message from the Mayor:
2014 will mark a special milestone for me for after 36 years as Mayor of the City of Mississauga, I will be retiring from political life.
As I reflect on the last 36 years, the memories, accolades and defining moments are too numerable to count but one thing stands out and which has always meant the most to me - the people.
I have had the unique opportunity to meet people of every age, ethnic background and view point. Some have charmed me, some have inspired me and some have challenged me but I shall forever be grateful for the encounters. The friendship, advice and wisdom of all those who have crossed my path are a blessing and I am a better person for the experience.
Public service is one of the most noble pursuits we can undertake as citizens and every man, woman and child has the ability to serve their community in some way. As Ralph Waldo Emerson once said, "The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others".
Leaving a legacy is far more important than leaving an inheritance in my view, for a legacy is something left behind to inspire those that come after us and for others to learn from. I hope that those that follow me will be inspired to be great leaders and always put Mississauga first.
I want to express my sincere and heartfelt appreciation to the citizens of Mississauga for the support and kindness you have shown to me for the last 36 years and it has been a great honour and privilege to have served as your Mayor. I hope that the future will be filled with good health, happiness and an abundance of blessings for you all.
Hazel McCallion, C.M., LL.D.
Celebrate Health Care Workers with Trillium Health Partners! The Hazel McCallion Walk for Health is a brand new 2 km and 5 km fundraising event hosted by Trillium Health Partners Foundation taking place on Sunday, June 5, 2022 at Port Credit Memorial Park. This event is to fundraise to help build Canada's largest hospital, the future home of The Peter Gilgan Mississauga Hospital.
101 year old Hazel McCallion signs 3-year contract to keep working. YouTube video, 2:27 min. Published by Breakfast Television, Apr 8, 2022. "Dina and Frank react to Hazel McCallion getting reappointed to GTAA board of directors at 101-years-old."
101-year-old Hazel McCallion accepts three-year contract extension working for Toronto Pearson by Sean Davidson, CTVNewsToronto.ca, Apr 8, 2022.
Hazel McCallion, 101, reappointed to GTAA board of directors by Ryan Rocca, Global News, Apr 6, 2022, Updated Apr 12, 2022. Former Mississauga Mayor Hazel McCallion has been reappointed to the Greater Toronto Airports Authority board of directors. ... She was first appointed to the board in 2017. She has now been reappointed as the director, federal representative, for a three-year term. ... [She] is also a special adviser to the University of Toronto and is the chancellor of Sheridan College.
At 101, and After 36 Years as Mayor, 'Hurricane Hazel' Is Still a Force in Canada by Vjosa Isai, The Saturday Profile, New York Times, Mar 11, 2022. After playing pro hockey in the 1940s, Hazel McCallion entered politics at a time when few women held high office, leading a major Canadian city through epic growth. Her endorsements still matter.
Happy 101st Birthday to our Honourary Guardian: Hazel McCallion. YouTube video, 1:10 min. Published by Trillium Health Partners, Feb 14, 2022. "Happy Birthday, Hazel. Thank you for all you do in support of Trillium Health Partners and the community we serve."
Hazel McCallion Turns 101: A Brief Video Tour of the Long Life and Times of Madam Mayor by Peter Muggeridge. Published by EverythingZoomer, Feb 14, 2022. "Neither age, nor retirement, nor a pandemic can stop Hazel McCallion - the legendary Mississauga, Ont., mayor turns 101 today on Valentine's Day. Born in Port Daniel, Que., in 1921, before moving to Toronto in the '50s, Madame Mayor, as she still likes to be called, literally put Mississauga on the map. During her epic run, from 1978 to 2014, Her Worship's enthusiasm for development and frugal government transformed the city from a sleepy suburb to Canada's 7th largest city. A retail politician unlike any other before or since, 'Hurricane Hazel' had an astounding political run of 36 consecutive years ..." Article includes links to 8 selective videos of Hazel McCallion from the past.
Celebrating Hazel McCallion's 101st birthday: Hurricane Hazel Turning 101. YouTube video, 1:36 min. Published by CityNews, Feb 12, 2022. "Firefighters, police officers, friends and fellow politicians are among those visiting the former Mississauga Mayor ahead of her 101st birthday on Tuesday."
Mississauga legend and centurion, Hazel McCallion, will be showcased in a historical exhibit through art and displays. It will present Hazel's remarkable life and great achievements.
Join C.A.R.P. at Erin Mills Town Centre - Lower level - Outside The Bay, 5100 Erin Mills Parkway, Mississauga ON L5M 4Z5. View Map.
Complimentary refreshments will be served.
On behalf of C.A.R.P. Mississauga, you are invited to enjoy a complimentary lunch at your leisure after touring Hazel's remarkable exhibition. Quantities are limited, please sign up now.
Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org by Wednesday, December 22, 2021 to reserve your spot and lunch.
Or, contact Judi Lloyd at 905-608-8801.
HAZEL: 100 YEARS OF MEMORIES. Images from Exhibit held at Erin Mills Town Centre, Oct. 26, 2021 - Feb. 28, 2022. "Mississauga's legend and centurion, Hazel, will be showcased in a historical exhibit through art and displays.
You will be surrounded by a plethora of everything Hazel showcasing 100 years of memories and her life's journey. It is truly a wonderful platform for everyone to engage and tour as we have created a way for everyone to celebrate and participate interactively until February 2022.
We encourage you to visit and interact with this memorable showcase that will present Hazel's remarkable life and great achievements with tours under the sphere in Erin Mills Town Centre.
For our younger generation, this educational experience will share breaking barriers throughout many parts of her life, as a daughter, wife, mother, athlete, businesswoman, politician, humanitarian and mentor.
Hazel has given so much to our city and continues to contribute and consult with renowned leaders.
This project is bringing together community groups and business to work collaboratively to create one of the greatest stories ever told by sharing her work and love in an inclusive diverse way through art and exhibit."
'She's still one of us': New exhibit pays tribute to Mississauga's longest-serving mayor by Scott Lightfoot, CTV News Toronto Videojournalist, Published Oct 26, 2021. Video, 1:56 min.
Learn about Mississauga's Hazel: 100 Years of Memories exhibit. Modern Mississauga, Oct. 25, 2021. "Mississauga's Hazel McCallion will be showcased in a historical exhibit through art and displays in a 10,000+ square foot gallery. Hazel: 100 Years of Memories, starting Tuesday, October 26, 2021 until February 28, 2022 at Erin Mills Town Centre.
Location: 5100 Erin Mills Pkwy, Mississauga, ON L5M 4Z5. View Map.
Hazel: 100 Years of Memories is an opportunity to remember, participate and celebrate interactively and immerse yourself in everything Hazel.
Her stories told through art and displays are an educational experience opportunity for all generations, as it takes you through the life journey of a remarkable woman who has broken barriers through her life."
HAZEL 100 Years of Memories Exhibit: Oct. 22, 2021 - Feb. 28, 2022. Located at Erin Mills Town Centre, lower level next to Hudson's Bay. View Centre Map.
"Mississauga's legend and centurion, Hazel McCallion will be showcased in a historical exhibit through art and displays. Visitors will be surrounded by a plethora of everything Hazel showcasing 100 years of memories and her life's journey. Discover a truly wonderful platform for everyone to engage in, tour and celebrate. We encourage you to visit and interact with this memorable showcase that will present Hazel's remarkable life and great achievements."
HAZEL: 100 Years of Memories - Exhibit Photos from AGM October 26, 2021. Google Photo Album.
100 years of Hazel McCallion: Art Gallery of Mississauga celebrates former mayor with photo exhibit by Alexandra Heck, Mississauga News, Sunday, October 24, 2021. "Exhibit showcases memories and moments captured telling the story of a long-standing politician and her city. The Art Gallery of Mississauga is honouring former mayor Hazel McCallion with a photo exhibit that tells the story of her life over 100 years. The local centenarian is one of Mississauga's most notable figures, blazing a trail for women in politics, sport and more. 'HAZEL: 100 Years of Memories' will be held until Feb. 28, 2022 with an official opening and ribbon-cutting at 11 a.m. on Oct. 26. The exhibit will be available virtually as well as in person in a 1,000-square-foot gallery at Erin Mills Town Centre."
Mississauga Arts Council presents the 26th Annual Mississauga Arts Awards. YouTube video, 1 hr. 10:56 min. Published by Mississauga Arts Council, Jul 9, 2021. See also: Mississauga Arts Awards | MARTYS 2021. Mississauga Arts Council (MAC) Celebrated the Incredible Talent and Achievements in the Arts in Mississauga with a Virtual Celebration on Tuesday, June 29, 2021.
Former Mayor Hazel McCallion
Image source: Mississauga Arts Council
Image source: Mississauga Arts Council
Image source: Mississauga Arts Council
Image source: Mississauga Arts Council
Nobody Does It Better. YouTube video, 2:20 min. Published by Heather Christine. 100 years of strength! Heather Christine teams up with Matt Zaddy and Arlene to perform "Nobody Does It Better" in honour of Hazel McCallion's 100th Birthday Celebration, 14 Feb. 2021.
Trillium Health Partners Foundation. "Summer FUNraiser - Support our frontline staff in the fight against COVID-19. Our community has entered the third and most severe wave of the pandemic and while more and more vaccines are being administered each day, we still have a long way to go before we beat this. Donor support is absolutely critical, ensuring Trillium Health Partners can provide our medical teams access to the tools and equipment needed to combat the virus and treat patients with COVID-19 ...
For a minimum donation of $25, you will receive an item that you can proudly display as your show of support:
Donate $100.00 and receive a lawn sign to proudly display on your lawn.
Donate $75.00 and receive a tree ribbon to proudly tie around a tree on your front lawn.
Donate $50.00 and receive a car magnet to proudly display on your vehicle.
Donate $25.00 and receive a re-usable window decal to proudly display in a window in your car or home."
Former Mississauga mayor Hazel McCallion receives second COVID-19 vaccine dose by Steve Cornwell, Reporter, Toronto Star, June 4, 2021. "One of Mississauga's oldest and most famous residents has received her second COVID-19 vaccine dose. Hazel McCallion, who was the mayor of Mississauga from 1978 to 2014, received her second shot June 3, Trillium Health Partners announced. The former mayor turned 100 this year and said in a video statement shared by Trillium that she was 'very happy to be fully vaccinated' and encouraged others to get the jab. 'I feel I'm protecting myself, my family, my friends and making a contribution to protecting the community,' she said."
'I feel so much better': Former Mississauga mayor Hazel McCallion urges residents to take COVID-19 vaccine by Steve Cornwell, Reporter, Toronto Star, Mar. 17, 2021. "McCallion said at the news conference that getting a vaccine, when it's your turn, is about protecting yourself, family and friends."
At 100 years of age, Trillium Health Partners' Honorary Guardian Hazel McCallion received dose one of the COVID-19 vaccine. YouTube video, 1:05 min. Published by Trillium Health Partners, Mar. 17, 2021.
Former Mississauga Mayor Hazel McCallion gets first dose of COVID-19 vaccine by Bryann Aguilar, Web Content Writer, CP24, Mar. 5, 2021. Tweet from Trillium Health Partners - "@THP_hospital #FridayFeels: At 100 years of age, #Mississauga's greatest champion and THP Honorary Guardian Hazel McCallion rolled up her sleeves to receive dose one of the #COVID19vaccine today."
'Hope is on the horizon': Hazel McCallion receives first dose of COVID-19 vaccine by Alexandra Heck, Mississauga News, Mar. 6, 2021. In print: Hazel McCallion Receives First Dose of COVID-19 Vaccine by Alexandra Heck, email@example.com, Mississauga News, 11 Mar. 2021, p. 22.
theZoomer Celebrates Hazel McCallion's 100th Birthday. YouTube video, 43:59 min. Published by theZoomer TV, Feb. 16, 2021. "Libby Znaimer sits down for a special one-on-one interview with 'Hurricane' Hazel McCallion as she celebrates her 100th Birthday and looks back at her historic career in politics."
Hazel McCallion's 100th birthday bash to showcase arts council's virtual transition during pandemic by Sarah O'Leary, Capital Current, the flagship online publication of Carleton University's journalism program, covering Ottawa communities, Feb. 14, 2021.
Hazel McCallion Honoured by City of Mississauga with 100th Birthday Celebration and Library Renaming from City of Mississauga, Feb. 10, 2021.
Hazel McCallion | Virtual Exhibit. YouTube video, 4:57 min. Published by City of Mississauga, Feb. 10, 2021. "A tribute to Hazel McCallion in partnership with Mississauga Library and the Museums of Mississauga." On February 14, Central Library was renamed Hazel McCallion Central Library in honour of the former Mayor's 100th birthday. "Hazel McCallion Central Library is the largest library in Mississauga and offers a number of programs and services, including 3D printing, Wi-Fi meeting rooms for rent, assistance for newcomers and our community outreach Open Window Hub."
Hazel McCallion's 100th Birthday Greeting by Charles Sousa at Rattray Marsh Conservation Area. YouTube video, 1:11 min. Provided by Charles Sousa to the Mississauga Heritage Foundation, Feb. 8, 2021. Charles Sousa was the Liberal member of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario for Mississauga South from 2007 until 2018. His tribute to Hazel McCallion: "In only 10 decades, you've accomplished so much more than most, not just as Mayor but as a nation builder, building relationships with people all over the world. You've made a tremendous and positive impact on the lives of so many, which will forever be remembered for generations to come. It is so like you, HURRICANE HAZEL, to be celebrating your milestone in the midst of a global pandemic. Your impact is felt worldwide. Thank you for your guidance, wisdom, and genuine concern for the people of Mississauga and Canada ... You're an inspiration. WE LOVE YOU!"
Hazel McCallion Speeches Compilation - 1982, 1988, 1991, 1994, 1997 Region of Peel inaugurals. YouTube video, 35:06 min. Published by Peel Art Gallery, Museum + Archives, Feb. 1, 2021. "Mayor's inaugural speeches are like a mission statement for the next term of council. What was on Hazel's mind, going into 1982, 1988, 1991, 1994, and 1997? All footage courtesy of Rogers TV broadcasts. The full broadcasts are part of the Region of Peel fonds, at the Region of Peel Archives at PAMA."
Hazel A Celebration: 100 Years in the Making. YouTube video, 1 hr. 41:46 min. Published by Mississauga Arts Council, Feb 14, 2021. Hosted by Mayor Bonnie Crombie, Mississauga's music community comes together in a colourful, diverse celebration, featuring over 160 performers to celebrate former Mississauga Mayor, Hazel McCallion. "Join us Sunday, February 14 at 7:30 PM on MAC's Facebook and YouTube channels. Performers featured include:
Mississauga Symphony & Patti Jannetta-Baker
Chuck Jackson & the Blues All Stars
Port Credit Ensemble
Denise Leslie Quartet
Stephanie Braganze & Alessia Cohle
Heather Christine, Arlene Paculan & Matt Zaddy: Nobody Does it Better
Shannon Butcher & Nicholas Cunha
Produced by: Ron Duquette on behalf of Mississauga Arts Council.
100 years young: Former Mississauga mayor Hazel McCallion celebrates centennial birthday. YouTube video, 2:45 min. Published by CTV, Feb. 10, 2021. "Hazel MCallion was the longest-serving mayor of major municipality in Canada before she retired in 2014."
HAZEL TURNS 100: Former Mississauga mayor celebrates birthday. YouTube video, 2:05 min. Published by Toronto Sun, Feb. 14, 2021.
Hazel McCallion turns 100. YouTube video, 2:39 min. Published by CityTV, Feb. 14, 2021. Includes photos of Hazel since she was a child.
Hazel McCallion - 100th Birthday on the Johnny Lombardi Show. YouTube video, 2:12 min. Published by Grenville Pinto, Feb. 14, 2021.
Ford visits Hazel McCallion on 100th birthday | CP24.com. YouTube video, 5:03 min. Published by CP24, Feb. 14, 2021.
Happy 100th Birthday, Hazel! YouTube video, 2:37 min. Published by Trillium Health Partners, Feb 12, 2021. "While COVID-19 prevents us from getting together in person, it wasn't going to stop us from celebrating THP's Honorary Guardian Hazel McCallion on her 100th birthday. Watch as staff from across the organization send best wishes for Hazel's centenarian milestone."
Former Mississauga mayor celebrates 100th birthday. YouTube video, 3:41 min. Published by CTVNews Toronto, Feb. 15, 2021. "A GTA legend turns 100. Former Mississauga Mayor Hazel McCallion offers up some sage advice on her big day."
'Hurricane' Hazel McCallion Turns 100 This Sunday! YouTube video, 3:01 min. Published Breakfast Television Toronto, Feb. 12, 2021. "Nicole (also born on Feb. 14) chatted with former Mississauga Mayor Hazel McCallion to talk about her turning 100 years old this Sunday, and gives advice on living such a happy life and meaningful life."
Happy 100th Birthday Hazel. YouTube video, 2:34 min. Published by MCS Chorus, Feb. 12, 2021. "Congratulations to an inspirational lady. Mississauga became a great city under her watch. Happy Birthday Hazel from the MCS Chorus / Mississauga."
Hazel McCallion's 100th birthday. YouTube video, 1:00 min. Published by Revera Inc. Feb. 11, 2021. "Hazel McCallion, Revera's Chief Elder Officer, turns 100-years-old. This video showcases some of the many events that Hazel attended. The events shared in this video were filmed prior to the pandemic. Revera owns and operates retirement residences and long term care homes in Canada."
'It has been an exciting day in my life,' former Mississauga, Ont. mayor Hazel McCallion celebrates 100th birthday by Kerrisa Wilson, @kerrisawilson, Web Content Writer, CP24, Toronto: CTV News, Feb 14, 2021.
Hazel McCallion turns 100 from CityNews, MSN, Feb. 14, 2021. A GTA legend turns 100. Former Mississauga Mayor Hazel McCallion offers up some sage advice on her big day.
WARMINGTON: Birthday wishes roll in as Hazel McCallion turns 100 by Joe Warmington, Toronto Sun, Feb 14, 2021.
As Hazel McCallion turns 100, the boundary-smashing politician reflects on her legacy - and her love of Mississauga by Jillian Vieira, The Kit, Toronto Star, Feb. 14, 2021. "The legendary former mayor of Mississauga is responsible for a lot of firsts in Canadian politics. Hazel McCallion's secret? Confidence. 'You have to feel like you can do anything a man can do,' she says."
'Hurricane' Hazel McCallion Turns 100. Article submitted by MGHL - Mississauga Girls Hockey League (Canada), Feb. 14, 2021. "At the 1987 World Women's Hockey Tournament, the championship trophy was named the Hazel McCallion World Cup. At one time, McCallion was a board member of the Ontario Women's Hockey League, and was instrumental in the construction of the Hershey Centre (renamed Paramount Fine Foods Centre in 2018) in Mississauga. McCallion provided assistance to bring an Ontario Hockey League franchise to the city in 1998, and was instrumental in bringing the International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) Women's World Hockey Championships to the city in 2000."
CAUGHT ON VIDEO: Celebration for former Mississauga mayor Hazel McCallion's 100th birthday by Jonah Shinuda, insauga, Feb 13, 2021. "Earlier today, first responders - namely Peel police, paramedics, and Mississauga Fire - drove by Hazel McCallion's residence in Streetsville with lights flashing and sirens blaring to celebrate McCallion turning 100 years old on Sunday, February 14.
Mayor Bonnie Crombie also attended, and a massive ice sculpture was created by Mohamad Fakih of Paramount Fine Foods to commemorate the occasion.
[Zenon Skira is responsible for the 100 pink flamingos appearing on Hazel's lawn. "Zenon did it for her 75th birthday, too," said longtime Toronto radio star and Toronto Sun columnist Ted Woloshyn. Both Zenon and Ted came to wish their friend Hazel happy 100th birthday.]
'Happy 100th Birthday Hazel,' Crombie said. 'On behalf of the members of Council and the residents of Mississauga, we wish you many more years of good health and happiness.'
Hazel McCallion reflects as she prepares to celebrate 100th birthday by Ryan Rocca, Global News, Feb 12, 2021. Incldes Hazel McCallion to turn 100 years old on Sunday. Global News video, 3:01 min.
Mississauga celebrates "Hurricane" Hazel McCallion ahead of 100th birthday by News Staff, Toronto CityNews, Feb. 10, 2021. The video conference celebration was hosted by current mayor Bonnie Crombie and Mississauga city councillors. It also included greetings from Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Premier Doug Ford, and Toronto mayor John Tory.
"Hurricane Warning! The Life & Times of Hazel McCallion" (2001). A Film by Ron Duquette, presented by the Kaneff Group of Companies. YouTube video, 1 hr. 12:57 min. Published by Peel Art Gallery, Museum + Archives (PAMA), Feb. 7, 2021. "A look at Hazel McCallion's first 80 years, produced and directed by Ron Duquette. The film takes us through Hazel's life, from her childhood as Hazel Journeaux, through to her incredible life in politics."
Order of Ontario
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Hazel McCallion Speaks at Trillium Health Partners
in Mississauga, 19 August 2020
Photo source: Metroland
Province Honouring the Exceptional Achievements of 47 Ontarians from News.Ontario.ca, 1 Jan. 2021. "TORONTO - Today, the Honourable Elizabeth Dowdeswell, Lieutenant Governor of Ontario and Chancellor of the Order of Ontario, announced 47 new appointments to the Order of Ontario, the province's highest honour, for 2019 and 2020. The Order of Ontario honours individuals whose exceptional achievements have left a lasting legacy in the province, in Canada, and beyond." Hazel McCallion is one of the 2020 Appointees to the Order of Ontario.
Former Mississauga mayor Hazel McCallion named to Order of Ontario by Steve Cornwell, Mississauga News, 5 Jan. 2021. Print version published in Mississauga News, 14 Jan. 2021, p. 7. "Mississauga's longest-serving mayor has been given the province's highest honour.
Hazel McCallion was one of 47 appointees named to the Order of Ontario Jan. 1, 2021 by Elizabeth Dowdeswell, lieutenant-governor of Ontario.
The recognition is given to those deemed to have played an important role in shaping Ontario ...
She also has played a large role in building Trilium Health Partner's Credit Valley Hospital site."
Hazel McCallion Appointed to the Order of Ontario by Rudy Cuzzetto, MPP for Mississauga-Lakeshore. "She is a fearless trailblazer and ceiling-breaker for women in hockey, women in politics, political leaders, and seniors. Known lovingly as 'Hurricane Hazel,' she is now the first Chancellor of Sheridan College."
Book reflecting on the life of Hazel McCallion as she turns 100 is raising money for Trillium hospitals by Marta Marychuk, Mississauga News, Nov. 23, 2020. (Same article in print, published in Mississauga News, Dec. 3, 2020, p. 4). "The life and times of Hazel McCallion, the former and venerable mayor of Mississauga and one of Canada's longest-serving political leaders, is being chronicled in a special 100th-birthday photo book fundraiser for Trillium Health Partners Foundation (THPF).
[To order Hazel McCallion's 100th Birthday Photo Book and/or to donate, visit hazel100.ca
For only $100, you will receive a legacy 11" x 11" hard-cover photo book which is a celebration of Hazel McCallion's remarkable life, her friendships and achievements over her lifetime. You can add a donation of $25 or more before December 15, 2020 and your name will be featured in the book. Order placed by Dec. 15, 2020 will be delivered by Feb. 14, 2021.]
McCallion, who served as mayor from 1978 to 2014, will turn 100 on Feb. 14, 2021.
'I don't feel I'm 99,' said McCallion, when asked about what it will feel like to celebrate a milestone birthday.
'I've been very fortunate,' said McCallion, who has kept busy during the COVID-19 pandemic by serving on the boards of four organizations, recording videos for charitable organizations from the backyard of her home, plus gardening."
Photo book on Hazel McCallion to raise money for Mississauga hospital by Cieditor-Sabrina, CanIndia News, Nov. 24, 2020. "Former Mississauga mayor Hazel McCallion will celebrate her 100th birthday, on February 14, 2021, with a new book that will raise money for a Mississauga hospital.
The 99-year-old announced that she is partnering with Trillium Health Partners Foundation (THPF) to release a commemorative photo book chronicling her life and achievements as Mississauga's fifth and longest-serving mayor ... The proceeds from the sale of her 100th Birthday Book will be dedicated to the redevelopment of THP's Mississauga Hospital site.
Council Outcomes October 28, 2020: Renaming of Central Library & Motion Condemning Islamophobia. City of Mississauga News Release, October 28, 2020. "Today, Council put forward a motion to condemn Islamophobia along with approving the renaming of Mississauga's Central Library in honour of former Mayor, Hazel McCallion ... Mayor Bonnie Crombie: 'I'm also pleased that we'll be renaming our soon-to-be renovated library in honour of former Mayor, Hazel McCallion, to mark her 100th birthday. Hazel served the Mississauga community for more than 50 years and presided over an incredible transformation that saw Mississauga grow into a vibrant, prosperous and thriving world-class City ...
Hazel McCallion served the people of Mississauga for 53 years as Reeve and Mayor of Streetsville, and as Councillor and Mayor of the City of Mississauga, and held the title of Canada's longest-serving Mayor. Hazel McCallion has received and conferred many awards, as a Member of the Order of Canada, the Order of Ontario, the Queen's Golden and Diamond Jubilee Medals, an Honourary Doctor of Law from the University of Toronto, the Key to the City of Mississauga, and many other national and international awards and distinctions.
The motion was raised by Ward 6 Councillor Ron Starr. Staff will bring back a report to Council for the renaming and the new name will be unveiled for Hazel McCallion's birthday of 100 years on February 14, 2021."
Mississauga's Trillium Health Partners receives historic gift from the Muslim community by Marta Marychuk, Mississauga News, 3 Sep 2020, p. 11. "McCallion said the Muslim community in Mississauga has stepped up and is helping to build a 'beautiful new hospital' for the city. The Trillium Queensway site has served Mississauga well, said McCallion, but an upgrade is now needed. 'That was our first hospital,' she said. 'It's old. We need a new one.'"
From Trillium Health Partners Foundation News Release, 19 Aug. 2020: "In a record-breaking pledge, the Muslim community has announced $5 million to redevelop and expand Mississauga Hospital, one of three sites that make up Trillium Health Partners (THP).
This gift, led and organized by THP Foundation board member Abdul Qayyum Mufti and his closest friends and business associates, Nadeem Chaudhry and Atta Qureshi, shows the Muslim community's commitment to its faith and the long-term health of the city and the region.
'I want to thank Abdul Qayyum Mufti and the Muslim community for showing the true Ontario spirit in making this generous contribution to support our frontline heroes at Trillium Health Partners,' said the Honourable Doug Ford, Premier of Ontario. 'Our strength as a province and as a people comes from our diversity and shared values, and it's needed now more than ever.'
'I want to thank Mississauga's Muslim community for once again stepping up to show how much they care about our city. Their generosity never wavers, and this is yet another example of the true spirit of Mississauga,' remarked Mayor Bonnie Crombie."
SCRAWLER: Hurricane Hazel applauds politicians' handling of COVID crisis by Joe Warmington, Toronto SUN, 27 March 2020. "McCallion has been staying in her home or backyard during this time to avoid any contact with COVID-19. But she's keeping busy. 'I have been doing meetings on video conferencing,' she said. 'Mostly I worry about everybody else.' She's also been watching the leaders. 'I have been impressed with all of them,' she said. 'They have all risen to the challenge.'"
Among the individuals Hazel McCallion praised for their efforts to help people during the Coronavirus pandemic were: Mississauga Mayor Bonnie Crombie, Toronto Mayor John Tory, Brampton Mayor Patrick Brown, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Ontario Premier Doug Ford, Rabbi Audrey Kaufman at Barrie's Am Shalom Congregation Synagogue, and Galen Weston of Loblaws.
Celebrating Hazel McCallion Day and Hazel McCallion's 99th Birthday, 14 Feb. 2020 at Vic Johnston Community Centre. Public event. Hosted by Leslie Zurek-Silvestri.
'I don't want to get old': Hazel McCallion celebrates 99th birthday in style by Katherine DeClerq, Multi-Platform Writer, CTV News Toronto. February 14, 2020
'Hurricane Hazel' celebrates 99th birthday. Former Mayor of Mississauga Hazel McCallion will turn 99 years old on Friday and celebrated with dozens who came out to honour McCallion, affectionately known as "Hurricane Hazel." ~ Video from CityNews, Toronto, 2.11 min. 13 Feb. 2020.
Former Mississauga mayor Hazel McCallion defends Don Cherry, says 'he's not a racist' by Gabby Rodrigues, Global News, Nov. 13, 2019. "Former Mississauga mayor Hazel McCallion ... saying ... that he 'could have used some better words' after the hockey commentator was fired from his position as co-host of Coach's Corner over controversial comments he made on-air. 'He should have said all Canadians are not paying attention to Armistice Day or wearing the poppy. That's what he should have said,' McCallion told Global News Radio 640 Toronto ... 'He's not racist; he's a great Canadian. He's a great supporter of our soldiers, he's a great supporter of veterans,' McCallion said."
Hon. Hazel McCallion. Hazel McCallion Lifetime Achievement Award Winner from Vigor Unsung Heroes Awards (VUHA) International. "VUHA is a non-profit organization dedicated to spreading light on the world's greatest people. The award winners are people of various types, backgrounds and ethnicity. People of all kinds who have one thing in common: soulful kindness and selflessness, apparent through hard work and dedication to others. This award is for the modern day hero, people who shed light in the darkness and ask nothing in return."
"During McCallion's terms in office, Mississauga grew from a small collection of towns and villages to one of Canada's largest cities, much of which occurred after the 1976 election of government sparked an exodus of and corporations from Montreal to the Greater Toronto Area. With the shifting geography of corporate power in Canada, McCallion was easily elected throughout her career as mayor, with no serious challengers coming close to unseating her. She never campaigned during elections and refused to accept political donations, instead, she asked her supporters to donate the money to charity ...
In a first-person account for Canadian magazine Confidence Bound, McCallion credited her faith with giving her energy, and said she still does her own household chores. 'Housework and gardening are great forms of exercise and keep one humble.' On her 90th birthday in 2011, McCallion was assessed by Dr. Barbara Clive, a geriatrician, who stated that 'at 90, her gait was perfect, her speech was totally sharp and she had the drive to still run this city. She was the poster child for seniors'."
Hazel McCallion - Good Governance. YouTube video, 23:05 min. Published by ideacity, Jun. 21, 2019. "Canadian politician, hockey player, businesswoman, Hazel McCallion, aka hurricane hazel, speaks at ideacity 20th anniversary conference about Good Governance in a session called 'Democracy & Freedom of Speech vs. Disinformation in the age of Surveillance'. She shares her stories, successes, insights, and perspective from her long and successful political career.
Born in 1921 on the Gaspe Coast, Hazel McCallion has committed more than 40 years of service to the residents of Mississauga. Mrs. McCallion was the Mayor of Mississauga from 1978 until 2014. Mrs. McCallion has participated in and led many initiatives locally, provincially, nationally and internationally. She is the first and current Chancellor of Sheridan College."
Hazel McCallion wears a new crown: the ultimate 'Ultimate Zoomer' by John Stewart, OPINION, Mississauga News, Apr 25, 2019, p. 23. "Miss Immortality 1921 never too old to be a cover girl ... At a press event at 'Zoomerplex' in Liberty Village, Suzanne Boyd [editor of Zoomer magazine] introduces the woman 'who was a boss lady before boss ladies were a thing.'
... Part of McCallion's success is that she never looks back, only forward ... 'She's the ultimate Ultimate Zoomer ... She's sharp as a tack, wholly energetic and lives the philosophy she espouses,' says Moses Znaimer [co-founder and former head of Citytv ... current head of ZoomerMedia ~ Wikipedia]. 'We all secretly want to be like her.'"
At age 98, Hazel McCallion is ready for her fashion shoot. But make it quick, she's busy by Shinan Govani, Star Columnist, Toronto Star, April 12, 2019. "'Fun Fact: The second runner-up for the oldest ever on our cover was the Queen at 90," and like Elizabeth, 'McCallion is active and still working,' said Suzanne Boyd, Editor-in-Chief of Zoomer."
on Zoomer Magazine Cover
May 2019 Issue
Photo credits: Chris Chapman
Image source: Everything Zoomer
Hazel McCallion signs
Zoomer Magazine Cover
May 2019 issue
Photo credits: George Pimentel
Image source: Everything Zoomer
Hazel McCallion Talks Zoomer Photoshoot and Longevity at Cover Unveiling in Toronto by Andrew Wright, 10 Apr 2019. "Helping introduce McCallion was Zoomer founder Moses Znaimer, who is credited with suggesting the former mayor as a cover subject ... Joined by Znaimer, McCallion personally unveiled the cover, spoke to the audience about the photoshoot and even provided some insight into how she remains so healthy and active ... 'You have to encourage people to be active, to have a purpose in life. If you have a purpose in life, then you know where you want to go, you know what you want to try to accomplish,' McCallion explained. 'You can't always be successful but you have to make the effort and I encourage seniors in the retirement homes to live life to the fullest. To make everyday count, because it could be your last day, so that day is very very important.'"
Community Living honours Joseph Mancinelli at Mississauga tribute dinner by Riziero Vertolli, Mississauga News, COMMUNITY Apr 2, 2019.
Ex-Ontario Mayor Hazel McCallion Casually Climbs a Rock Wall Days Shy of 98th Birthday by Liz Haq, Associate News Editor, HuffPost Canada, Feb 10, 2019. Includes photos. "The multi-hyphenate icon did it in leather booties, too."
"We can honestly say she is the first 97 year old on our walls," climbing gym staff wrote on Facebook Saturday [9 Feb 2019]. "Past Mayor of Mississauga, Hazel McCallion, is an absolute legend!"
Hub Climbing bills itself as the largest and tallest rock climbing gym in the Greater Toronto Area with its 30,500 sq.-ft facility. Featuring climbs for beginners and aspiring Olympians alike, its tallest wall stands at a towering 15 metres (48 feet).
PHOTOS: Check Out What Hazel McCallion Did Just Days Before She Turns 98 by Jonah Shinuda, insauga.com, February 9, 2019. "It's no secret that Hazel McCallion is still leading a surprisingly active lifestyle well into her 90's, and her most recent experience only solidifies that fact.
Earlier today (Saturday, February 9), the former mayor attended the newly-opened Hub Climbing in Mississauga to participate in some rock climbing.
'Former Mississauga Mayor Hazel McCallion proved that climbing is for all ages at the opening, taking on the climbing walls just a week before her 98th birthday,' the facility said in a recent statement."
Former Mississauga Mayor Hazel McCallion Just Turned 98 And She's Still A Total Badass by Lilly Paltsev, Narcity Media, 14 Feb 2019. "Hazel McCallion celebrates her 98th birthday with rock climbing. Today's a special day ... McCallion just celebrated her birthday and at 98 years old, she decided that the best way to celebrate the occasion was to go rock climbing ... McCallion rounded up her squad, including current Mississauga mayor Bonnie Crombie, and headed over to Hub Climbing, Canada's largest indoor climbing gym, which just opened in Mississauga. Here are photos shared by Hub Climbing of her birthday adventure:a queen.
Hazel McCallion turns down Ontario government's job offer from CBC News, Jan 30, 2019. "'Unfortunately, due to my extensive commitments, I am unable to accommodate the extensive time required for such an appointment at this point in time,' McCallion, the former mayor of Mississauga, Ont., said in the statement. 'As a result, I will not be accepting the formal appointment and the per diem that goes along with it.'"
Hazel McCallion turns down Doug Ford's job offer. Posted by u/MethoxyEthane, People's Front of Judea, Reddit, Jan 30, 2019. Comment from the_monkey_Radical Centrist, Jan 30, 2019: "As would I! Politics aside, at 98 years old there is no way I would give enough of a d--- to solve Ontario's many problems. On to the next generation. What an inspiring woman!"
Hazel McCallion turns down appointment as special adviser to Doug Ford by Laura Stone, The Globe and Mail, Jan 30 2019. "Ms. McCallion said she remains committed to contributing 'as available,' and Mr. Ford and Mr. Clark 'know that I am a phone call away should they ever require any advice or counsel.'
Her comments came hours after Mr. Ford told reporters in Toronto that he met with Ms. McCallion over the weekend and she had offered to help in any way she could, but would not be accepting a salary. In a statement released later on Wednesday [30 Jan. 2019], Mr. Ford lauded the former longtime mayor, who has 44 years of experience in municipal politics.
'It is a sign of her true character that she didn't feel comfortable accepting this appointment given the time and energy it would have required,' Mr. Ford said in the statement.
'I am truly grateful for her friendship and guidance, and I am happy to know that she will always be a phone call away and available to provide informal advice should our government ever require her guidance and assistance.'"
Doug Ford Gives Former Mississauga Mayor Hazel McCallion a New Job by Jonah Shinuda, insauga.com, January 18, 2019. "'McCallion brings many decades of public service, public advocacy and, most importantly, public representation that will enable her to provide advice to the Premier and the Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing on a range of municipal issues,' reads a statement from the provincial government.
Mayor Bonnie Crombie congratulated McCallion on her new position, citing the former mayor's municipal government experience as a major qualification."
Doug Ford hires Hazel McCallion for $150,000 a year as 'special adviser' by Robert Benzie, Toronto Star, Jan 18, 2019. "The former Mississauga mayor will offer advice to the Ontario government on a range of municipal issues. Ford, whose government is examining the province's growth plan and looking at regional government in 82 municipalities across Ontario, said Friday that McCallion, a proponent of Mississauga breaking from Peel Region, will also advise Municipal Affairs Minister Steve Clark 'on a range of municipal issues.'
'Housing is one of our government's top priorities and I'm looking forward to having Hazel McCallion support our work on the housing supply action plan,' said Clark. 'This advice ... will help ensure that the people of Ontario have access to the right kind of housing in the right place." Brampton Mayor Patrick Brown ... praised Clark for the choice of McCallion: 'She is brilliant. She has been a source of great advice and mentoring during my first few months as mayor of Brampton. I hope the province genuinely listens to her,' Brown said on Twitter.
Ford Government hires Hazel McCallion as advisor for municipal affairs by Chris Herhalt, CP24.com, Friday, January 18, 2019. "The Ford Government has appointed longtime former Mississauga mayor Hazel McCallion as a paid special advisor to Premier Doug Ford and Municipal Affairs Minister Steve Clark. McCallion, who served as Mississauga's mayor from 1978 to 2014, will join the PC government days after it announced a sweeping review of regional municipal governments in the province.
Former mayor Hazel McCallion, 97, to become special adviser to Ford government from CBC News, Jan 18, 2019. "McCallion served three decades as mayor, during which she was affectionately dubbed 'Hurricane Hazel' by supporters and some much more 'uncomplimentary' things as well, in her words, including 'The Queen of Sprawl.' During her term, Mississauga grew to become the sixth largest muncipality in the country, says the announcement."
'Hurricane Hazel' McCallion appointed adviser to Premier Doug Ford from Globe and Mail Toronto, The Canadian Press, January 18, 2019. "In a release, the provincial government says McCallion will advise Ford and Municipal Affairs Minister Steve Clark on a range of municipal issues and will receive up to $150,000 per year. The former mayor, known as 'Hurricane Hazel,' is less than a month away from her 98th birthday. The former Liberal government made Feb. 14 Hazel McCallion Day in honour of her birthday.
The Hurricane's back: Former Mississauga mayor Hazel McCallion appointed special advisor to Ford government by Graeme Frisque, Mississauga News, Jan 18, 2019. "Former Mississauga mayor Hazel McCallion is officially back in the political spotlight at the tender age of 97 ...
'Ms. McCallion brings many decades of public service, public advocacy and, most importantly, public representation that will enable her to provide advice to the Premier and the Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing on a range of municipal issues,' added the government's release."
News Release: Ontario Supporting Municipalities - Hazel McCallion Appointed Special Advisor to the Premier and Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing January 18, 2019, Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing. "TORONTO - Premier Doug Ford and Steve Clark, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing, are pleased to announce the appointment of Hazel McCallion, former mayor of Mississauga, as special advisor to the Premier and Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing.
McCallion brings many decades of public service, public advocacy and, most importantly, public representation that will enable her to provide advice to the Premier and the Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing on a range of municipal issues."
Statement by Mayor Crombie on the Appointment of Hazel McCallion as Special Advisor to the Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing. "I would like to extend my congratulations to Hazel on this new post. She is an excellent choice to be an advisor to the Premier and Minister of Municipal Affairs as there are few, if any, with more municipal government experience in Canada. I know Hazel understands Mississauga's issues and positions and will be a strong advocate for our City and the municipal sector. I look forward to working closely with her in this new role to advance the priorities of Mississauga and municipalities across Ontario." ~ Bonnie Crombie, Mayor of Mississauga, January 18, 2019. For more information, please visit: https://news.ontario.ca/mma/en/2019/01/ontario-supporting-municipalities.html
Trillium Health Partners launch annual lecture. Posted by News Review Media, Oct 2, 2018, Sports & Health.
"On Oct. 2, Trillium Health Partners (THP) hosted a first-of-its-kind annual lecture in Mississauga, led by the hospital's research institute, the Institute for Better Health (IBH). Launched at the Medical Psychiatry Alliance (MPA) annual conference, the event was attended by patients, families, health care providers and educators from the community, as well as The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, Hospital for Sick Children, University of Toronto and THP.
To honour the ongoing legacy of former Mississauga mayor Hazel McCallion, whose vision, tenacity and fortitude made THP a reality, the annual lecture has been named the Hazel McCallion Endowed Lecture in Shaping Healthier Communities. McCallion has dedicated almost all of her life making communities stronger and healthier and constantly reminds people and organizations to challenge the limits of what is possible and to work together to improve health outcomes
McCallion offered her reflections as a community builder and highlighted the responsibility everyone holds to support one another and look after each other. She spoke about the importance of partnerships and how Mississauga and, in particular, THP would not have been possible without working together.
'The Hazel McCallion Endowed Lecture in Shaping Healthier Communities will create a forum for collaboration and learning among clinicians, academics, researchers and the broader community,' said Dr. Robert Reid, Trillium Health Partners, Institute for Better Health chief scientist and senior vice-president. 'This lecture is an important step in advancing our goal of improving community health through research and innovation.'"
Hazel McCallion Speaks at Opening of 2018 Ontario 55+ Summer Games. YouTube video, 6:00 min. Published on Nov 27, 2018 by sq1oac2. 96-year old Hazel McCallion: "I don't know what retirement is all about. I haven't figured it out yet. Somebody said, 'Why are you so busy, Hazel?' 'I don't want to get old!' You don't want to get old, you gotta stay active."
Opening of 2018 Ontario 55+ Summer Games in Mississauga. YouTube video, 1:19 min. Published on Nov 27, 2018 by sq1oac2. "Mississauga Mayor Bonnie Crombie, Former Mississauga Mayor Hazel McCallion, and Other Dignitaries at the Opening Ceremony of 55+ Ontario Summer Games at Mississauga Celebration Square. Info from OSG Mississauga, osgmississauga.ca: "The 2018 Ontario 55+ Summer Games held in Mississauga take place August 10-12, 2018. The Ontario 55+ Games is a celebration of active living hosted every year (alternating between Winter and Summer) for individuals in Ontario who are 55 years of age or older."
CANADA DAY PHOTOS: Mississaugans flock to many of the city's celebrations. Mississauga celebrates Canada Day in style, COMMUNITY, Mississauga News, Jul 2, 2018. "A staple in the Mississauga community each summer, Paint the Town Red was highlighted by the Hazel McCallion Parade in the morning, followed by the cake cutting at La Villa Bakery and many musical performances throughout the day."
Ford surprises guests at local fundraising dinner by Alex Gregory, Peel Weekly News, 27 June 2018. Premier-elect Doug Ford made a surprise appearance during the annual Starr's on the Credit fundraiser held by Mississauga Ward 6 Councillor Ron Starr, who donated this evening's proceeds of $150,000 to ErinoakKids Centre.
Doug Ford shook hands with many guests who supported the Starr's on the Credit event. In addition, he thanked Hazel McCallion for her endorsement: "Here's the reason why we swept Mississauga and why we swept Ontario - because Mississauga did take sides ... Hazel took our side, and I appreciate it. I'll be forever grateful, because without you, we wouldn't have swept the city."
Doug Ford congratulated ErinoakKids Centre and said: "I look forward to giving you the provincial support that you need ... and we'll be there for you." The ErinoakKids Centre for Treatment and Development is Ontario's largest Children's Treatment Centre which serves more than 16,000 children with disabilities each year.
Hazel McCallion Endorses Doug Ford to Become 'The People's Premier' in Ontario PC Ad by Ryan Maloney, Huffington Post, 24 May 2018. "McCallion called Ford the right leader to 'fix' the finances in Canada's largest province, improve health care and get hydro bills under control."
Hazel McCallion poses with
photographer Maggie Habieda
at MARTYs 10 May 2018
Photo courtesy of: Fotografia Boutique
Hazel McCallion with Lifetime Achievement Award
and Other Award Winners
Waterfront Awards 27 April 2018
Photo courtesy of: Fotografia Boutique
The Waterfront Awards 2018. Blog by Enza Tiberi-Checchia, April 30, 2018. "Lifetime achievement was presented by Honourable Mayor of Mississauga Bonnie Crombie to her mentor and past mayor of Mississauga, the legendary Hazel McCallion for her 40 years of public service as Mississauga's Distinguished Mayor. Congrats to Hurricane Hazel. I am a proud & grateful Mississauga citizen that is inspired by your fierce and tireless dedication to the city of Mississauga."
Event Review: Waterfront Gala Friday April 27th, 2018. Blog by Jim Pagiamtzis. "The Globe and Mail Building. It was a night of celebration at the 1st Annual Waterfront awards. Celebration oustanding women in various fields. Hazel McCallion received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the current mayor of Mississauga Bonnie Crombie."
Movement afoot to get Hazel McCallion inducted into Hockey Hall of Fame: Twitter account trying to drum up support by Iain Colpitts, Mississauga News, SPORTS, Apr 13, 2018. "Late last year, Daniel Harbridge was looking into the history of women's hockey and saw just how big of an influence former Mississauga mayor Hazel McCallion was in the movement.
It inspired Harbridge to push for McCallion's induction into the Hockey Hall of Fame as the hall's first ever female builder." A Twitter account has been set up pushing for Hazel McCallion's induction into the Hockey Hall of Fame as its first women's builder. Article published in SPORTS, Mississauga News, April 19, 2018, p. 5.
Hazel McCallion: Hockey Hall of Fame 2018 on Twitter
@HazelHallofFame, 3 April 2018. Campaign to get Hazel McCallion inducted into the @HockeyHallofFame in 2018 as the #HHoF's first female builder. Tweet us your hockey experiences with Hazel: HazelHallofFame.
See: Hazel McCallion: 2018 Hockey Hall of Fame Nomination Letter by Daniel Harbridge, New Media Specialist, Posted on LinkedIn, April 12, 2018.
Grand Reopening of Revera King Gardens from The Record, 2018. You are invited to "join Hazel McCallion, Revera's Chief Elder Officer, for the grand reopening of Revera's King Gardens Retirement Residence in downtown Mississauga. Celebrate the refresh of this beautiful residence with Hazel McCallion, who will be sharing her insights about how to live life to the fullest."
Grand Re-Opening of King Gardens Retirement Residence. King Gardens has upgraded its look. On Thursday, April 5, 2018, from 1:00 to 3:00 pm, King Gardens Retirement Reswidence will be celebrating with live music, hors d'oeuvres and a special guest, Hazel McCallion, Revera's Chief Elder Officer.
Hazel McCallion celebrates 97th birthday | CP24.com. Video, 0:36 min. 14 Feb 2018. Former Mississauga mayor Hazel McCallion is celebrating her 97th birthday today.
Tweet from Mississauga Mayor Bonnie Crombie: https://twitter.com/BonnieCrombie 14 Feb 2018: "Happy Birthday, Hazel and Happy #HazelMcCallionDay to all! Today we celebrate the 'Hurricane,' an indomitable woman with a passion for life and a tireless commitment to others. She has inspired millions, including me, to reach higher."
Statement by Mayor Crombie Marking Hazel McCallion Day 2018. "... As only the City's fourth Mayor I, along with my Council colleagues and City staff, have the privilege of building upon the foundations Hazel McCallion laid for Mississauga. We find ourselves in a position of strength because of the over 40 years of hard work, dedication, and public service she gave to the residents of this City ... Looking around the City, Hazel's fingerprints are on everything. From our burgeoning downtown core, to the Living Arts Centre, to Sheridan College, to our Central Library, to our many community centres and arenas, to our commitment to economic development and prosperity, Hazel is everywhere in Mississauga. Hazel McCallion is a city-builder and city-building is nation-building. Through her decades of work, Hazel helped to shape the social and economic fabric of Canada for the better ..."
MBOT Celebrates Hazel McCallion Day by Casey, Community Captured, 21 Feb. 2018. (MBOT = Mississauga Board of Trade). "Over 150 people came out to celebrate Hazel's 97th birthday at Sheridan College, at the Hazel McCallion Campus, on February 14th." Article includes photos of VIPs who attended the birthday party as well as photos of Hazel blowing out candles on her birthday cake
Celebrate Hazel McCallion Day at Good Morning Mississauga (GMM) Mississauga, ON, Canada, from LinkedEvents. "Event Special: Celebrate #HazelMcCallionDay - Join us for 97th Birthday of Former Mayor Hon. Hazel McCallion & sign the greeting card!
Wednesday, February 14, 2018, 7:30 - 9:30 am EST. Venue: Sheridan College - Hazel McCallion Campus, 4180 Duke of York Blvd, Mississauga ON L5B 0G5 Canada.
See photos from snapd North Mississauga.
Happy 97th Birthday Hazel - Hazel McCallion's Photos Through the Years by Khaled Iwamura, insauga.com, February 14, 2018.
Grand Opening of the Active Adult Centre of Mississauga, 15 January 2018 by Casey, Community Captured, published 23 Jan. 2018. Article includes numerous photos from this special opening event. Besides Former Mayor Hazel McCallion, also in attendance are Mississauga Mayor Bonnie Crombie, MP Peter Fonseca (Mississauga East-Cooksville), MPP Damerla Dipika (Mississauga East-Cooksville), Councillor Chris Fonseca (Ward 3), and Councillor John Kovac (Ward 4).
COLD CASE: Who robbed the legendary Hazel McCallion? The brazen bandit has yet to be caught By Louie Rosella, Mississauga News, Dec. 3, 2017 online. Published in Mississauga News in print, Dec. 28, 2017, p. 15. "... break-in at the home of then Mississauga Mayor Hazel McCallion on Jan. 16, 2008 ... Police confirmed ... break-in at the Streetsville home, that McCallion, 87 at the time, wasn't home when the incident occurred ... Former Mississauga Councillor Katie Mahoney said the items taken were mostly 'personal belongings that have some sentimental value to her [McCallion] ... Anyone with information on the break-in is asked to contact 905-453-2121, ext. 1133."
At age 96, Hazel McCallion remains a hurricane by David Rider, City Hall Bureau Chief, Toronto Star, Dec. 23, 2017. "McCallion, who retired from politics in 2014 after 36 years as mayor, still wears many hats.
She is chancellor of Sheridan College, sits on the boards of three companies, was named to the board of the Greater Toronto Airports Authority and has advised Premier Kathleen Wynne on urban issues. Two or three times a week she visits her office at the Ontario Women's Hockey Association, an organization long championed by the onetime pro who in the 1940s earned $5 a game playing on a Montreal women's team.
She is sought for appearances and speeches, including an 'Ageing Well Revolution' conference last month that required a 21-hour trip to Adelaide, Australia ... Last year she was in China."
Hazel McCallion visits Second World War vets. YouTube video, 2:59 min. Published on Nov 10, 2017 by CTV News. "Former Mississauga mayor Hazel McCallion visited veterans of the Second World War ahead of Remembrance Day. Sean Leathong reports."
Legend Hazel McCallion (Class of 2017)
Photo credits: Rob Beintema,
Metroland, 4 Nov 2017
Legend Hazel McCallion
Photo by I Lee,
4 Nov 2017
This year's inductees are:
● Hazel McCallion, longest serving mayor in Mississauga who ushered unprecedented growth and prosperity to the city;
● Hazel McCallion Acceptance Speech, Mississauga Legends Row 2017. YouTube video, 14:37 min. Published on Nov 11, 2017 by sq1oac2.
● George Stroumboulopoulos, respected television and radio broadcast veteran;
● George Stroumboulopoulos acceptance speech, Mississauga Legends Row 2017. YouTube video, 5:35 min. Published on Nov 4, 2017 by Nicholas Moreau.
● Visionary Willson McTavish who spearheaded the creation of the Living Arts Centre and Mississauga Arts Council;
● Three-time Olympian John Wood (1950-2013) (posthumously);
● Community leader Dr. Ruth Hussey (1915-1984) (posthumously);
● Prolific Canadian science fiction author, Robert J. Sawyer; and
● Community leader Gary Clipperton.
Legends Row Mississauga's Walk of Fame inductees will have a descriptive plaque of their accomplishments on a six foot high, four-sided vertical unit called a "Totem", located in Celebration Square in the heart of Mississauga's downtown.
CLICK HERE to view Google Photos & Videos, Legends Row Mississauga's Walk of Fame, Opening Ceremonies at Celebration Square, June 3, 2017, 157 items.
● Legends Row Mississauga's Walk of Fame Opening Ceremonies at Celebration Square. YouTube video, 5:28 min. Published on Jun 10, 2017 by sq1oac2.
7 new noteworthy names added to Mississauga's Legends Row by Chris Clay, Mississauga News, 29 Oct 2017.
Hazel McCallion | 50th Anniversary - University of Toronto Mississauga. 1967-2017. 50 Faces. As part of this significant milestone anniversary, 50 individuals have been selected from U of T Mississauga's (UTM) past and present community. This project was created to celebrate those who have influenced or been influenced by UTM over the past 50 years ... 50 Faces showcases the types of outstanding individuals who have contributed to the legacy of our campus.
Hazel McCallion. Affiliation: Special Advisor at UTM. Former Mayor of Mississauga. Place of Birth: Port Daniel, Quebec. Department / Division: Community.
"It is wonderful to have post-secondary educational opportunities in Mississauga. They build our communities, develop talent and culture and ensure our city thrives. Mississauga is attracting and retaining talented people from around the world and in the community and we cannot do this without our education partners." ~ Hazel McCallion.
A brief biography of Hazel McCallion: "Hazel McCallion, also known as Hurricane Hazel, was Mississauga's longest serving mayor. She started her political career in 1964 as a member, and eventually chair, of the Streetsville Planning Board before becoming that municipality's mayor in 1970. In 1974, she was elected Mississauga's mayor and, during her extensive career, sat on nearly every committee at the Region of Peel and the City of Mississauga. Her 36-year-reign as mayor came to an end with her retirement in November 2014. However, McCallion has not let this slow her down. She has since been appointed special advisor to the principal of UTM and chancellor of Sheridan College.
Outside the political arena, McCallion is also a hockey fan and player. In 1940, McCallion joined the Women's Professional Hockey League where she was known as a ?fast skater and hard shot,? according to the Montreal Star, and she lost two teeth during a game. She was inducted into the Mississauga Sports Hall of Fame in 2001 and received Hockey Canada's Female Breakthrough Award in 2007.
Over the years, McCallion has received numerous honours and awards for her commitment to U of T, UTM and Mississauga including an honorary Doctor of Laws degree, the Paul W. Fox Award for dedicated voluntary service and membership in the Order of Canada. In 2006, Mississauga's Healthy City Stewardship Centre won the World Leadership Award. In 2007, UTM named its new library the Hazel McCallion Academic Learning Centre in her honour. And in her final year as mayor, UTM paid tribute to McCallion through a musical based on her life called She Shoots! She Scores!
In 2016, Feb. 14 was renamed Hazel McCallion Day across the province of Ontario in honour of McCallion's birthday.
Mayor Hazel McCallion at Canada Day Parade. YouTube video, 0:24 min. Published on Jul 5, 2017 by rookie. "She is as famous as she is old... Keep going Hurricane Hazel!!"
On Saturday, July 1, 2017, the "Paint the Town Red" event kicks off with an annual "Hazel McCallion Canada Day Parade", headed by Hazel McCallion, the Parade Grand Marshall, at 11:00 am. The Parade will begin in the East Village then cross into the West Village (Parade Route: Lakeshore Rd from Stavebank to Seneca) with fantastic floats and convertable cars.
See Paint the Town Red for more details.
Jake Dheer was the recipient of the Hazel McCallion Volunteer of the Year Award at the 2017 MARTY Awards at the Mississauga Convention Centre on Thursday, May 18, 2017. With him is his wife Geeta. Photo credits: Bryon Johnson/Metroland. Photo from article: MARTY award nominations now open by Marta Marychuk, Mississauga News, Jan 27, 2018.
Former Mississauga Mayor, Hazel McCallion, joins GreenSaver Board from CSRWire.ca, April 25, 2017. Media Release. (Note: CSRWire.ca is a national distribution service for environmental and corporate social responsibility (CSR) news that is relevant for Canadians.) "Hazel McCallion, the long serving former Mayor of Mississauga continues to make her mark. Her most recent effort is to advocate for energy conservation and related programs for families and small business owners in Ontario. Her long-term interest in the topic, has resulted in her becoming the newest addition to the Board of Directors of GreenSaver, Ontario?s leading not-for-profit energy efficiency organization.
Ms. McCallion observed, 'I have known about GreenSaver's good work for years and admired how they ran a lean and effective organization that provided real benefits to people. In Mississauga and Peel Region, I recognized Greensaver for their competency and commitment to helping people make their homes more energy efficient and livable, while lowering high hydro bills.'
She went on to say, 'When I realized that GreenSaver was not only a local success story from the GTA, but active in about 85% of Ontario municipalities, with over 100 conservation programs lowering energy bills for homeowners, renters and businesses, I wanted to know how I could help.'
Hazel McCallion joins GreenSaver Board of Directors by Rachael Williams, Mississauga News, Apr 25, 2017. "'We are delighted to welcome Hurricane Hazel said GreenSaver president and CEO Vladan Veljovic. 'With (former) mayor McCallion's knowledge of the municipal landscape, a fresh and important dimension has been added.'
McCallion, 96, has kept busy since her 2014 retirement. She serves as chancellor of Sheridan College, special adviser to the University of Toronto Mississauga, ex-officio adviser to Premier Kathleen Wynne on GTHA matters, member of the Board of Advisors for Kaneff Group of Companies, advocate for Ontario Women's Hockey Association, business ambassador for Speigel Nichols Fox LLP and chief elder officer for Revera Retirement Living."
Celebrating Hazel - new exhibit honours her pioneering career and legacy - Do Your Homework on display until April 26, 2017 by Chris Clay, Mississauga News, Apr 13, 2017. Hazel McCallion's hockey helmet and skates are currently on display in the Great Hall at the Civic Centre ... At age 96, she's still skating. Simply amazing.
... the mayor shared a story about her famed Super Mayor cape that she would often wear on special occasions. She was driving home a number of years ago when she saw a young girl standing at a bus stop as it was starting to get dark. Something about the girl made her pause and stop to ask if she needed a ride, which is something she very seldom does. McCallion said the young lady recognized her right away and let the mayor know she was the daughter of the woman who made her the cape. Talk about a small world."
Do Your Homework: In Conversation with Hazel McCallion 12 Apr 2017. YouTube video, 3:30 min. Published on Apr 13, 2017 by sq1oac2. Mississauga Mayor Bonnie Crombie interviews former mayor Hazel McCallion "In Conversation with Hazel McCallion" held in Council Chambers, Mississauga Civic Centre from 7 to 8:30 pm.
"In Conversation with Hazel McCallion" takes place after the Opening Reception for "Do Your Homework: A Tribute to Hazel McCallion Exhibition" which explores the Life and Legacy of Hazel McCallion. The Exhibit is located in the Great Hall at Mississauga Civic Centre and is open to the Public from April 12 to 26, 2017.
"Hazel's Life and Legacy Captured Through Art: Hurricane Hazel Gets the Artistic Treatment in Exhibit" by Chris Clay, Mississauga News, 7 Apr. 2017. Print version. Photo on p. 1, article on p. 5.
Mississauga News online version: Hazel McCallion to give talk at art exhibit honouring her life and career by Chris Clay, Mississauga News, Apr 5, 2017. "The name of the exhibition references McCallion's love of the saying 'Do your homework.' Throughout the course of her storied political career, McCallion must have uttered the phrase hundreds, if not thousands, of times."
Explore the Life and Legacy of Hazel McCallion with this New Exhibit. YouTube video, 8:52 min. Published on Apr 4, 2017 by RogersTV. Being interviewed in this video by "Night Time with Arlene Paculan" about Do Your Homework: A Tribute to Hazel McCallion Exhibition (April 12 - 26, 2017) are Sonja Banic, Manager, Culture Operations and Stuart Keeler, Manager and Chief Curator, Culture Division, Mississauga Culture.
"The Do Your Homework exhibit will present the most successful/captivating moments of Hazel McCallion's political career in an engaging, highly graphic and respectfully informative tone. The exhibit aims to bring awareness to the City's Collection as well as focus on the stories and themes of Hazel McCallion's era. The community will be invited to share their memories and tributes to Hazel McCallion through online responses and a call for artwork. Themes highlighted in the exhibition will include: Leadership Lessons, Legacy Maker, Before & After, Compassionate Leader, Inspiring Women, A Global Force, Canadian Icon and Sports Enthusiast."
The Museums of Mississauga will be highlighting the life and times of Hazel McCallion in an exhibition held April 12 - 26, 2017 at the Mississauga Civic Centre (City Hall), 300 City Centre Drive, Mississauga ON L5B 3C1 Canada. View Map.
Two sites comprise the exhibit: 45 artworks inspired by Hazel in Glass Pavillion and 102 artifacts and videos in the Great Hall, Mississauga Civic Centre.
Hazel McCallion Day Celebration from SNAPD North Mississauga, March 2017. Photos by Duaine Menezes and Irfan Malik. Website code:
Women of Diversity Celebrating Canada 150. YouTube video: 4:59 min. Event organized and produced by Rosanna Penilla-Bharucha (We Host Students Network Regional Director - Asia, Dubai, Australia). Video credits: Producer Raul Dudnic of OMNI Television and Rogers Community Channel. Published on Apr 5, 2017 by Raja Mishal, PhD, Emcee for the March 31, 2017 event held at Vic Johnston Community Centre, Mississauga ON Canada.
Ethnic communities from 25 countries were represented at this celebration. Mr. Mugurel Stanescu (Consul General of Romania in Toronto) and former Mississauga Mayor Hazel McCallion were among over 350 attendees. Hear Madame Hazel's speech and watch performances from Romania, Jamaica, China, Iraq, Palestine, Egypt and other countries.
Hazel McCallion Book Signing and Photo Opportunity! at Medical Mart Home Health Care Centre in Mississauga on Saturday, March 25, 2017, 2:00 - 4:00 pm. Meet Hazel McCallion in a book signing as she presents her memoire: Hurricane Hazel: A Life With Purpose. 100% of donations will be accepted in support of Seniors' Health at Trillium Health Partners. This event is to also support happy, healthy, fun living for boomers, zoomers and seniors. Please note that a percentage of Medical Mart store sales on this day will also be donated to Seniors' Health at Trillium Health Partners.
Happy 96th Birthday Hazel - Hazel McCallion's Photos Through the Years by Khaled Iwamura on February 15, 2017, in News History, insauga.com.
Hazel McCallion Day Community Reception at Mississauga Civic Centre on Tuesday, February 14, 2017, from 1:00 - 3:00 pm. To mark this important milestone, Mayor Bonnie Crombie and Mississauga-Brampton South MPP Amrit Mangat will host a community reception ceremony with former Mayor Hazel McCallion, Council, dignitaries and members of the community. During the reception, McCallion will be formally presented with a copy of Bill 16. MPP Mangat's legislation, Bill 16, received support from all parties and became law on December 8, 2016 when the Ontario Legislature proclaimed February 14 of each year as Hazel McCallion Day. The entire community is invited to come together to celebrate the life and accomplishments of "Hurricane Hazel" - a larger than life public servant who shaped Mississauga's future and always put our community first. Hazel McCallion day by Chantel Grillo, CHCH, Feb. 14, 2017.
Celebrating Hazel McCallion's 96th Birthday on Hazel McCallion Day 2017 . YouTube video, 13:53 min. Published on Mar 5, 2017 by sq1oac2. Hazel McCallion Day Community Reception is held at Mississauga Civic Centre on Tuesday, February 14, 2017, from 1:00 - 3:00 pm. To mark this important milestone, Mississauga Mayor Bonnie Crombie and Mississauga-Brampton South MPP Amrit Mangat host a community reception ceremony attended by former mayor Hazel McCallion, Council, dignitaries and members of the community.
Hazel McCallion Day Celebration. The celebration of the first Hazel McCallion Day in Ontario takes place in the Hazel McCallion Hall at the Vic Johnston Community Centre, 335 Church St, Mississauga ON L5M 2C2 on Tuesday, February 14, 2017 from 4:00 - 8:00 pm. You are cordially invited to celebrate the first Hazel McCallion Day in the Province of Ontario with special guest Hazel McCallion. Come share this momentous and historic occasion. FREE Admission for All Ages. FREE public drop in with light refreshments, snacks and a cash bar.
Hazel McCallion Day Celebration at Vic Johnston CC 14 Feb 2017. YouTube video, 4:31 min. Published on Feb 22, 2017 by sq1oac2. February 14, 2017 marks the very first Hazel McCallion Day (Hazel McCallion Day Act, 2016 - Bill 16) in the Province of Ontario. Hazel thanks the Lord for her good health as she turns 96 on this day.
Thank You Speech by Hazel McCallion on Hazel McCallion Day 2017 . YouTube video, 7:34 min. Published on Feb 27, 2017 by sq1oac2. An energetic 96-year-old former mayor Hazel McCallion expresses her gratitude for all the people who came together on this first Hazel McCallion Day to remember, acknowledge and appreciate her 36 years of hard work as Mayor of the City of Mississauga. "Aren't we proud to be members of this great city!"
Portrait of Hazel McCallion in Pink
by Maggie Habieda,
On Display 14 Feb 2017
Portrait of Hazel McCallion in Blue
by Maggie Habieda,
On Display 14 Feb 2017
Mayor Bonnie Crombie pays tribute to former mayor Hazel McCallion. YouTube video, 8:11 min. Published on Feb 26, 2017 by sq1oac2. Mississauga Mayor Bonnie Crombie has high praises for former mayor Hazel McCallion at the first Hazel McCallion Day Celebration held in Streetsville, at Hazel McCallion Hall, Vic Johnston Community Centre on Hazel's 96th birthday, 14 February 2017.
Accolades for Hazel McCallion on Hazel McCallion Day 14 Feb 2017. YouTube video, 13:50 min. Published on Mar 14, 2017 by sq1oac2. "Thank you, Hazel" - Appreciation and praises for former City of Mississauga mayor Hazel McCallion on the first Hazel McCallion Day Celebration held at Vic Johnston Community Centre, on McCallion's 96th Birthday, February 14, 2017 from 4 to 8 pm.
Genuine accolades were bestowed upon Hazel McCallion from: Peel Region Police Chief: Jennifer Evans; Past Chairman of Carassauga Festival: Jack A. Prazeres; City of Mississauga Ward 6 Councillor: Ron Starr; CEO, President and Owner of Paramount Find Foods: Mohamad Fakih; Senior Station Manager of Rogers TV: Jake Dheer; Bread & Honey Coordinator: Sandy Pitts; One of the Founders of Ontario Women's Hockey Association: Fran Rider; Board Chair of Trillium Health Partners Foundation: Dr. Colin Saldanha; Representative from Riverwood Conservancy, and Master of Ceremony: Randy.
Standing with Hazel behind the birthday cake while the crowd sings "Happy Birthday to Hazel" are: Erika McCallion (Hazel's grand-daughter), MPP Amrit Mangat, Hazel McCallion, and Mayor Bonnie Crombie.
"You have inspired us all" MPP Amrit Mangat to Hazel McCallion 14 Feb 2017. YouTube video, 3:41 min. Published on Mar 13, 2017 by sq1oac2. "You have inspired us all" says Mississauga-Brampton South MPP Amrit Mangat in her Thank-You speech to former Mississauga mayor Hazel McCallion for all that she has done for the City of Mississauga at the Hazel McCallion Day Celebration held at Vic Johnston Community Centre in the evening of February 14, 2017.
Hazel McCallion Day. YouTube video, 1:05 min. Published on Feb 15, 2017 by Oakville Sun & Entrepreneurial Journalism. "Interviewed the inspirational Hazel McCallion - the Mississauga Mayor who served for 36 years - for first ever Hazel McCallion Day Celebrations."
Hazel McCallion speaks at MCBA Chinese New Year Reception 2017. YouTube video, 1:53 min. Published on Feb 11, 2017 by sq1oac2.
95-year-old Hazel McCallion shares her tips on living a happy, healthy life. YouTube video, 4:37 min. Published on Nov 7, 2016 by Breakfast Television. "The inspiring former Mayor of Mississauga, Hazel McCallion shares her secrets to remaining fit at age 95!"