Port Credit is one, if not the, most recognizable places in all of Mississauga, and that’s because of two things: the main street of stores and restaurants, and the iconic lighthouse.

Well the lighthouse in Port Credit that cradles the harbour is about to get a small but costly makeover. LED lighting will be installed on the iconic structure, in order to make it shine bright on special occasions and holidays. Much like the CN Tower, the lights will correspond to each event in a different way.

“Port Credit is recognized as a tourist destination and the lighthouse is the Port Credit icon. It’s a visual centrepiece, and with the upcoming waterfront renewal process, it’s something unique to Port Credit and it needs attention.”

– Project lead Karen Priest, President at Diamond Marketing and Communications Inc.

Work is expected to begin on the lighthouse this month and finish sometime in December, before Christmas, so that we can get our first look at the makeover for the holiday.

The installation will cost around $41,000, a fee that has been raised collectively by donations from the Port Credit Business Improvement Area, Port Credit Community Foundation, West Village Partners and Birnie Electric. as well as $6,000 coming straight from city hall tax dollars.

The first lighthouse in Port Credit was built in 1862 and served as a beacon to the lake until a fire desemated it in 1932. It wasn’t until 1991 that the lighthouse was replaced by the one we know and love today.

Let us know what you think of the proposed lighthouse makeover!