The Museums of Mississauga acquired a significant and unique collection of items belonging to former Mayor Hazel McCallion. Included in the donation are gifts, photographs and commemorative items. Some were given in appreciation for her service; others to mark various anniversaries, celebrations and openings related to community groups and businesses. This collection highlights moments of her 36 years of service to the City of Mississauga.
Hazel Journeaux McCallion was elected the 3rd Mayor of the Mississauga in 1978. She served as Mayor of the City of Mississauga for 36 years, retiring in 2014. In 2005, Hazel was named "runner up" for World Mayor, and was Canada's most popular mayor in 2011. Hazel McCallion was nicknamed 'Hurricane Hazel' for her unique political style and no nonsense attitude.