The home and Mississauga museum on Clarkson Road North was the inspiration for the quietly imaginative Mazo de la Roche, who spun a tale of love, betrayal and money across 16 books that turned her into one of Canada’s first and most-successful international literary stars.

The Tommy Hunter Show gave country music a national profile in Canada. The show was so popular it was also broadcast in the U.S. on The Nashville Network, which raised Tommy’s profile and also shone a bigger spotlight on Canadian talent.

It’s my turn to be your guide into the back rooms, shop floors, executive suites and spotlit stages to meet some of the incredible, infamous and interesting people who have helped shape Mississauga.