City Councillors in Mississauga have voted to rename a park in the Erin Mills area of the city following concerns raised by residents.
The Park located in the Eglinton Avenue West and Ninth Line area is currently known as Marco Muzzo Memorial Woods and Park, named after Marco Muzzo Senior, a man who is credited with building much of the surrounding community.
Muzzo Senior passed away in 2005 and the park was dedicated to him two years later by then Mayor Hazel McCallion.
However, concerns have been raised after his grandson, who bears the same name was sentenced to ten years in prison for his involvement in a drunk driving crash in Vaughan last fall, which claimed the lives of the three Neville-Lake children and their grandfather Gary Neville.
The motion, which was put forward by Ward 10 councilor Sue McFadden, was passed on Wednesday and will see the park be renamed as “Marco Muzzo Senior Memorial Woods and Park.”
The name change will come into effect immediately as Council also voted to waive the customary 30-day waiting period and community notification process.