Malton Community Building Project
“We would like to begin by acknowledging the land on which we gather, and which the Region of Peel operates, is part of the Treaty Lands and Territory of the Mississaugas of the Credit. For thousands of years, Indigenous peoples inhabited and cared for this land, and continue to do so today. In particular we acknowledge the territory of the Anishinabek, Huron-Wendat, Haudenosaunee and Ojibway/Chippewa peoples; the land that is home to the Metis; and most recently, the territory of the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation who are direct descendants of the Mississaugas of the Credit. We are grateful to have the opportunity to work on this land, and by doing so, give our respect to its first inhabitants.”
About The Village Malton
Malton is located in the northeast corner of Mississauga abutting the City of Toronto to the east and the City of Brampton to the north. Malton is situated adjacent to the Toronto Pearson International Airport. Malton is separated geographically from other Mississauga neighbourhoods. This has created a strong sense of community. Much of this community pride emanates from Malton Neighbourhood Services an organization that operates out of the Malton Community Centre, situated at 3540 Morning Star Drive. This organization provides support for newcomers, as well as adults, youth and seniors. Additional Malton landmarks include Westwood Plaza, Paul Coffey Arean and Park, Mimico Creek, Malton Creek, Malton Victory Hall, and Victory Park.
The post-war period saw waves of Italian and Polish immigrants settle in Malton, while the 1970s and 80s saw this shift to the South Asian and Caribbean population, who continue to make up the predominant demographic in Malton today. Malton’s proximity to Pearson International Airport, originally Malton Airport, is often cited as part of the reason it has become a popular initial place of settlement for immigrants, contributing to the tremendous population growth that has occurred from the 1950s onward