Rare Toronto Star picture of the Week they closed Mississauga
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Its been 38 years since one of the largest evacuations in North American History forced over 200,000 people from their homes in Mississauga, Ontario.
There were 106 cars carrying explosive and toxic chemicals the day and the fireball it created could be seen for over 100 kilometers away. Own a piece of that history. For any home or store owner who lived in the area or for anyone who loves to collect hometown history, this is a great piece to own.
Framed, is the front cover of the special section from the Toronto Star, dated November 18th, 1979.
Remarkably there were no deaths and because the evacuation process went so well other countries such as the USA and major Canadian cities have modelled their evacuation process after this.
It's something for those that were a part of the evacuation to sit back and remember.
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