Fading History Vol. 1 – stories of historical interest relating to Mississauga and environs. Each of the 15 chapters tells a different story. There are chapters on great football players, golfers, the once world-renowned 400-bed Workmen’s Compensation Hospital, a 2000-seat Broadway music theatre under a tent at Dixie Plaza, the history of AVRO and the Arrow, CF100 and C102, the AVROCAR (flying saucer), and the manufacturer of the Lancaster bomber.
About The Author
This is Dave Cook’s fourth book, his second in the Fading History series. Dave lives in Applewood Acres, Mississauga with his wife Sophie. His father, Norman, was born in what was then called Dixie and attended Dixie Public School. Dave’s early years were spent on Runnymede Road and St. Clair Avenue in Toronto. In the late 1940s, the family purchased property on the 6th line, Malton. Dave attended Elmbank Public School and Malton Public School. The family moved to Applewood in 1957 after their Malton property was expropriated due to airport expansion. Dave attended Applewood Public School and Gordon Graydon Secondary School. He is a former radio broadcaster, newspaper reporter, municipal councillor and, for many years, was actively involved in North American motor sport. He organized the first ever automobile race at Mosport Park in 1961. When the track expanded in 1989, he organized the first race on the new facility. He now spends his time writing local history and is proud to have been awarded the 2009 Mississauga Heritage Award for his work.