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Famous people from Mississauga ON

Mississauga, ON boasts of having prominent people who with ended up being famous nationally and worldwide. Some of these individuals motivated people while others entertained them. Some were their leaders and others just gained their title due to their good deeds in society. The pride of Town of Mississauga Ontario lies in their good work. They include:

Carolyn Parrish

She is one of the notable politicians from the city who was born in late 1946. In early 1990, she belonged to the House of Commons which continued up to 2006. She started as a liberal party member of parliament and then as an independent member of parliament until 2006 when she was dismissed from the party. She then became the city’s councillor on the same year before retiring from politics briefly. On her return to politics, she won the municipal’s election and became the councillor for the 5th ward. Before venturing into politics, she was a high school teacher immediately after her graduation. Carolyn Parrish is one of the local champions of change and development within the City and is highly regarded as such.

Allison Higson

Allison is a Canadian born professional swimmer who won gold and bronze medals in breaststroke and freestyle swimming during her active days. She was born in 1973 and currently resides within Mississauga.

Bianca Vanessa Andreescu

Bianca, born in the early part of this century, is a professional tennis player who represents Canada and who was recently ranked 23 on the WTA’s list. In 2016, she was ranked a 3rd on ITF’s list of best junior players. In 2017, Bianca won to major awards namely the Canadian tennis player of the year award as the coveted Fed Cup Heart Award. She was born and raised in Mississauga but currently resides in Thornhill, ON.

John William Bower

The recently deceased John William Bower, dubbed The China Wall during his goal tending days for the Toronto Maple Leafs, was one of the most a decorated NHL Players of all time. He was born in Saskatchewan in the early 1920s but lived in his Mississauga home for the largest part of his adult life.

J.D. Fortune

J.D., born in Mississauga during the early 1970s under the name Jason Bennison, is an internationally recognized rock singer. J.D. who doubles up as a songwriter won the Rock Star: INXS and went on to represent the INXS from 2005 to 2011 as the lead vocalist. Despite being born in Mississauga, J.D. did much of his growing up in the small village of Salt Springs.