Researching the Woodland World

Researching the Woodland World

Historic Vegetation in Mississauga

With guidance from Peel Public Health, the City of Mississauga has made the difficult decision to close all facilities until further notice. As a result, this event is cancelled.

Did you know that the original woodlands of Mississauga were made up of many different trees like birch, ash, tamarack, elm, beech, hemlock, pine and oak? Or that maples were once the most plentiful trees to be found growing here? In this talk, archivist Kyle Neill will share his research into PAMA's fascinating archival records that shed light on Mississauga's natural history. Presenting archival records dating from the early 1800s up to the 2010s, Kyle will trace the changes in Peel Region's historic woodlands and other flora as recorded in early survey notes and plans, maps, draft manuscripts, and more.

Speaker Biography:
Kyle Neill is the Senior Archivist at the Region of Peel Archives (part of PAMA, the Peel Art Gallery, Museum, and Archives). He holds a Master of Information Studies, a Bachelor of Education, and an Honours Bachelor of Arts. During his nearly 10 year career as a government archivist he has worked for Library and Archives Canada, the City of Toronto, and the Region of Peel. When not chasing down elusive bylaws and government reports, he enjoys keeping an eye out for archival records that shed light on the history of area roads, bridges, and forests.

Image courtesy:
Peel Art Gallery, Museum and Archives, Region of Peel Archives. Wm. Perkins Bull fonds.

Wednesday, April 1, 2020 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
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