The Town of Mimico began as a Police Village in 1905 when it requested, and was granted powers that enabled it to gain some independence from the more rural Township of Etobicoke. Under the terms of the bylaw passed by York County Council on January 27, 1905, Mimico was able to elect three trustees who were empowered to set local taxes in support of local services. By 1910 Mimico had a population of almost 800 and the citizens petitioned York County Council requesting that Mimico become a fully independent Village. The request was granted and Mimico became an independent Village on January 1, 1911. It was now completely independent and able to elect its own political representatives and manage its own affairs. The community continued to grow and in May 1917 the province of Ontario made Mimico a Town. It would remain an independent municipality until 1967 when it was forced to amalgamate with Borough of Etobicoke. In 1997 it became part of the City of Toronto.
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