City of Mississauga

City of Mississauga

December 26, 2007 12:15 ET

City Mourns Loss of Jazz Icon

MISSISSAUGA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Dec. 26, 2007) - The City of Mississauga marks the passing of one of its legendary citizens, jazz pianist Oscar Peterson, who had been a Mississauga resident for 36 years. Mr. Peterson died at his home on Sunday. He was presented with the Mississauga Civic Award of Merit in 2003, the City's highest form of recognition as well as having a public school and street named after him.

"I have lost a great friend," said Mayor McCallion. "He was simply world class, a musical icon and someone who never forgot his roots. He will leave a void not only here in our city but around the world. My condolences go out to his family on behalf of all Council and the citizens of Mississauga."

Mississauga is Canada's sixth largest city with a population of more than 700,000. With well-established infrastructure and state-of-the-art facilities, the City delivers quality municipal programs and services to its citizens. Mississauga is recognized as Canada's safest city.

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