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News release: September 8, 2022

Region of Peel statement on the death of Queen Elizabeth II

Council and staff join with Peel residents in remembering the Queen and her influence on our lives

Brampton, ON. (Sept. 8, 2022) – Region of Peel Chair, Nando Iannicca, along with Regional Council and staff join together today to mourn and honour the life of Queen Elizabeth II who died at Balmoral Castle today at the age of 96. Queen Elizabeth II has been the official head of state in Canada since her coronation in June of 1953. Region of Peel council joins Canadians in mourning the beloved Queen Elizabeth who was cherished by people all over the world.

Queen Elizabeth was born on April 21, 1926 in Mayfield, London, as the first child of the Duke and Duchess of York. At age 25 she acceded to the throne after the death of her father George VI. She is the longest reigning monarch in British history. This year she celebrated 70 years on the throne with the Platinum Jubilee.

Queen Elizabeth has had a special relationship with Canada and the Region of Peel. She toured Canada as both Princess Elizabeth, Duchess of Edinburgh, and as Queen on numerous occasions. During her 1973 Royal tour, Elizabeth and Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh helped the Town of Brampton celebrate its centennial anniversary at Gage Park.

Communities in Peel also celebrated Coronation Day – the day Queen Elizabeth was crowned on June 2, 1953. The Township of Toronto (now Mississauga) opened its municipal building on Coronation Day, naming the space in front Coronation Square. Town of Port Credit and Town of Brampton both held parades in celebration of her coronation and Malton held an air show in hour of the event.

In 2012, the Government of Canada commissioned a new official portrait of Her Majesty, which is displayed at Rideau Hall. The extensive preparatory works for the painting were featured at the Peel Art Gallery, Museum and Archives in 2017.

Peel Region has a number of places named in honour of the Queen. The main event space in City of Brampton’s historic venue, Alderlea, is named The Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Pavilion. The Queen Elizabeth II Jubilee Garden is located at Mississauga City Hall, on the west side of the grounds.

The significance of the Queen’s life and her importance to many of our residents is immeasurable. Out of respect, all flags at Region of Peel locations have been lowered to half-mast.

Today is a sad day for all residents of Peel, Canada and the world. We join together in grief and in remembrance of the only monarch many of us have known. Today we pay respect to a monarch whose life was marked by an unwavering sense of duty, honour and dignity of service. Spanning seven decades, Queen Elizabeth II will be remembered for her dedication, resiliency, and wit.

Peel Regional Chair, Nando Iannicca

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Kathleen Dueck
Communication Specialist
Region of Peel

The Region of Peel works with residents and partners to create a healthy, safe and connected Community for Life for approximately 1.5 million people and over 175,000 businesses in the cities of Brampton and Mississauga and the Town of Caledon. Peel's services touch the lives of residents every day. For more information about the Region of Peel, explore peelregion.ca and follow us on Twitter @regionofpeel and Instagram @peelregion.ca.