At the corner of Hurontario Street and Lakeshore stands today a building that was built by workers from the St. Lawrence starch factory in the 1930’s. The building, currently used by a local developer, repurposed a single a maple tree into a work of art that will speak of the history of the area of Port Credit.
The concept was created by Indigenous carver, Sawmill Sid(Gendron) who worked closely with the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation, City Councillor, Stephen Dasko, the City of Mississauga and lead by carver, Richard Posa. A beautiful sculpture has been brought to life on Sept. 24, 2021. Sawmill feels this art will “tug at the heartstrings of the community as it shares Indigenous history”.
The completion of this project will be the start of a series of Indigenous art installations to form a trail along Port Credit’s four-kilometer stretch of Lake Ontario waterfront.