An extended-closed public college in southeast Mississauga that additionally served as shelter for evacuees throughout lethal Hurricane Hazel in 1954 can be named a heritage web site simply in time for its a hundredth anniversary subsequent yr.
Lakeview Park College, located on the north aspect of Lakeshore Rd. E. simply west of Dixie Rd. since its opening in 1923, has been given the inexperienced gentle for designation below the Ontario Heritage Act (OHA).
The Metropolis of Mississauga’s Heritage Advisory Committee gave its stamp of approval earlier at present (Sept. 6), noting the two-storey, purple brick college at 1239 Lakeshore Rd. E. have to be acknowledged and preserved for its “design, bodily and contextual worth” inside each Mississauga and the province.
Designed by architect Charles M. Hare, Lakeview Park College is a “landmark in the neighborhood” that gives important historic worth, Metropolis officers say.
“The heritage attributes of the property are associated to the unique 1923 constructing, though there are later additions that had been added in the midst of the twentieth century,” Mississauga’s commissioner of neighborhood providers Jodi Robillos wrote in a report back to the committee. “It deserves designation below the Ontario Heritage Act on account of its bodily, design and contextual worth.”
Additions to the college got here in 1954, within the wake of the historic Hurricane Hazel storm, and once more in 1962.
Lakeview Park stopped serving elementary college college students in 2001, however continued to serve in its place highschool till closing for good in 2015.
Lakeview Park College was initially constructed “in a combined architectural type of Georgian Revival blended with Edwardian and is in line with a rural-style schoolhouse promoted by the Province of Ontario within the early twentieth century,” the report reads.
“As such, the college serves as a reminder to the pre-urban historical past of Lakeview.”
The college has remained intact all through the many years and has “grow to be a landmark within the Lakeview neighbourhood, and serves as an anchor for a lot of residents who’re former college students of the college,” Robillos continued, within the report.
The property was first acknowledged as a precedence for designation by the Heritage Advisory Committee in 2008 and once more in 2019 when the committee acquired a deputation from the Lakeview Ratepayers Affiliation requesting such a designation.
The report continues, noting that Metropolis workers “have reviewed the property, buildings and documentation offered by the residents and have decided that the property meets two out of the three standards for designation–bodily and design worth, and contextual worth. The property has design worth as a result of it’s a uncommon surviving instance of Georgian Revival blended with Edwardians-style rural schoolhouse.”
A brass plaque located above the doorway to the college accommodates each the college title and its pedigree as a part of the previous College Part No. 7. The unique constructing date, 1923, seems on the bottom-right nook of the plaque.