By: ALEX GREGORY
One year on, the legacy of Ignat Kaneff continues. Family members of the late developer, along with provincial and municipal dignitaries, joined together Wednesday morning to announce a “significant investment” for Trillium Health Partners’ Mississauga (Queensway) Hospital — one that pledges to shape the future of the health complex for many years to come.
Announced on the same date as his birthday (Oct. 6), the investment will be put towards future expansion and redevelopment of the site. While financial details regarding the investment weren’t revealed, as of press time, Kaneff’s family said that the gift, building off the late developer’s first contribution to Members of the Kaneff family, Mississauga Mayor Bonnie Crombie, Premier Doug Ford, former Mississauga Mayor Hazel McCallion and provincial representatives celebrate the announcement of a “significant investment” for the Mississauga (Queensway) Hospital during an event on Oct. 6, 2021.
(Office of Rudy Cuzzetto MPP) Mississauga’s first hospital in 1955 — his first philanthropic donation — would be an effective way to honour his memory. “Our father embodied the spirit of giving throughout his life,” said Kristina Kaneff. “Throughout his life, he shaped the skylines of both Mississauga and Brampton and supported numerous causes to ensure the success and wellbeing of others.
This gift is being made by our family to continue honouring his life and legacy by combining his passion for city building with his support of Mississauga Hospital.” Representatives at Wednesday’s announcement, including Premier Doug Ford, former Mississauga Mayor Hazel McCallion and Trillium representatives, said the gift will help support the city’s long-term health and the importance of community development. “
Dr. Kaneff would be proud of his family for their generosity in support of the redevelopment and expansion of (the hospital),” said Trillium Health Partners Foundation president Caroline Riseboro.