Mission Statement

To provide community awareness and promote an engaged Park Royal neighbourhood that is empowered to shape its future.

History

The Park Royal Community Association (PRCA) has been active since 1956. The Park Royal subdivision was built by United Lands Corporation. It was the first subdivision in Mississauga to hide hydro and phone lines underground and it was also the first with its own community centre.

This photo shows Reeve Mary Fix with Sir Dennis and Lady Truscott.
Official opening of the Park Royal subdivision by the Lord Mayor of London, Sir Dennis Truscott, with Lady Truscott and Reeve Mary Fix on August 9, 1958. Original photo from Mississauga Library Image Gallery.

The inspiration for the name “Park Royal” came from the Park Royal in Greater London, United Kingdom. Appropriately, an invitation was sent out to the Lord Mayor of London, Sir Denis Truscott and the Lady Mayoress. The two arrived in 1958 to cut the ribbon at the unfinished development.

Truscott Drive, one of the main roads through the neighbourhood was named after the Lord Mayor.

Boundaries

The Park Royal Community extends north to the QEW, south to the Canadian National Railway tracks, east to Southdown Road, and west to Winston Churchill Boulevard.

Park Royal boundaries

It is primarily a residential neighbourhood comprised mostly of single family homes and some apartment buildings.

Park Royal Plaza is the main commercial area situated in the middle of the neighbourhood at Truscott Drive and Bodmin Road. There are several public and separate schools in the area, as well as a retirement home, day cares and a community centre.

2020-2021 Board of Directors

  • Tom Piribauer (President)
  • David Field (Vice President)
  • Chris Ganowski (Treasurer/Secretary)
  • Derek Chaves (Director)
  • Trevor Isaac (Director)
  • Michele McDonald (Director)
  • Ashleigh Ryan (Director)
  • Dorothy Syer (Director)
  • Cynthia Todd-Diakiw (Director)