OF MISS FICIAL ISS VISIT AUGA O GUID R 2016/ E 2017
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Minutes away…worlds apart. Discover why salmon and trout enthusiasts travel here from afar. The Credit River offers incredible angling escapes. Erindale Park, situated in the middle of Mississauga, is open to salmon and trout fishing all year. And after your rewarding day on the water, experience Mississauga’s vast dining selection, lively entertainment options and unparalleled shopping. Plan a memorable fishing trip in Mississauga and book your hotel today—the salmon are here, you should be too.
Photo: Fly fishing in Erindale Park, Mississauga, ON. Photo courtesy of canadasflyfishingoutfitter.com
Welcome to Mississauga
We’ve been expecting you!
On behalf of Members of Council, and our engaging residents, let me personally welcome you to explore, experience and enjoy Mississauga – Canada’s sixth largest city!
On behalf of the many people who provide hospitality services in Mississauga and the Pearson International Airport Area, we are pleased to bring you the 2016–2017 Mississauga Visitor Guide. Tourism Toronto is proud to partner with Mississauga to promote this wonderful city.
As you will see for yourself, there is so much to see and do during your stay. Book a tee time at one of our championship golf courses. Take in the views at our beautiful waterfront or walk around our dynamic downtown, home to the popular Mississauga Celebration Square. Take in a show, cheer on a sporting team, stroll through our charming villages and picturesque parks or hike one of our tranquil trails. Mississauga is truly an amazing place to explore. Mississauga is official host of the 2016 Ontario Summer Games, August 11–14. For the first time Mississauga will #bringithome and host an Ontario Games welcoming over 3,500 athletes, 500 coaches and managers, and 700 officials plus sports fans from across the province. This is the largest multi-sport event in the province with 34 different sport events that prepare athletes for national and international competition. Whether you are visiting us during the Ontario Summer Games, spending time here while on business, planning a romantic getaway or a fun day for the family, Mississauga has something for everyone. On behalf of my colleagues on Council and the citizens of Mississauga, I hope you enjoy your stay. I also encourage you to share your experience with us through Twitter (@citymississauga) and Facebook (facebook.com/citymississauga) using #discovermississauga
This will be a very exciting year for Mississauga as it plays host to athletes, families and spectators attending the 2016 Ontario Summer Games, August 11–14, who will be here to experience the city’s world-class sports facilities and amenities. During your stay, please take time to explore some of Mississauga’s unique attractions, such as the picturesque neighbourhoods of Port Credit, Clarkson and Streetsville. Shop at one of Mississauga’s over 2,800 shops, boutiques and malls. Attend one of the many fabulous festivals held throughout the city or in the heart of downtown at Mississauga Celebration Square. Enjoy Mississauga’s spectacular waterfront on Lake Ontario. Cast a reel in the Credit River or charter a boat for the day. Hike or cycle along one of Mississauga’s many trails or visit one of the city’s many magnificent parks and gardens. Spend an exciting afternoon at the races at Woodbine Racetrack just northeast of the city. Take in some of the city’s fabulous dining, theatre, entertainment and nightlife. Whatever your passion is, Mississauga has it all! We look forward to seeing you here.
Bonnie Crombie Mayor
Johanne R. Bélanger President and CEO, Tourism Toronto discovermississauga.ca
CONTENTS VISITOR INQUIRIES: Tel: (905) 766-2579 • Toll Free: 1-866-327-4093 MEETINGS & CONVENTIONS INQUIRIES: Director of Sales, Meetings Conventions & Sport Robert Kawamoto 416-203-3810 [email protected]
SPORT TOURISM INQUIRIES: Account Director, Sport Shelley Crawford, CSEE 905-476-2833 [email protected]
LEISURE TRADE INQUIRIES: 416-203-2600 x870 MEMBERSHIP INQUIRIES: Special Projects & Business Development Christopher Barry 647-202-3042 [email protected]
SPORT DEVELOPMENT AND TOURISM, CITY OF MISSISSAUGA 201 City Centre Drive, Suite 900 Mississauga, ON L5B2T4 discovermississauga.ca sportmississauga.ca MISSISSAUGA TORONTO WEST TOURISM OFFICE A partnership with Tourism Toronto 2560 Matheson Boulevard East, Suite 220, Mississauga, ON L4W 4Y9 TOURISM TORONTO: President and CEO, Johanne R. Bélanger Executive Vice President & Chief Marketing Officer, Andrew Weir Vice President of Business Events Sales and Service, Tara Gordon MISSISSAUGA VISITOR GUIDE PRODUCTION: Art Director Creative Services, Tourism Toronto Audree Atendido Content Development and Editorial Services Julie Charles Communications
6 WHAT'S ON 12 DINING 18 SHOPPING 21 NEIGHBOURHOODS 29 ARTS + CULTURE 37 HERITAGE 41 SPORTS + RECREATION 50 FISHING 52 ACTIVE ENTERTAINMENT 54 TRAILS + PARKS 59 ON CAMPUS 60 DAY TRIPS 62 ITINERARY IDEAS 67 MEMBER LISTINGS* * Tourism Toronto member companies •HOTELS •ATTRACTIONS •RESTAURANTS & NIGHTLIFE •SHOPPING •TRANSPORTATION •VISITOR RESOURCES •MEETINGS AND CONVENTION SERVICES
76 TORONTO PEARSON INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT 78 TRAVEL ESSENTIALS
Contributing Photographer Khristel Stecher ON THE COVER: Trail Blazing. The perfect venue for high performance athletes of all ages. Photo: Garry Porter, Garry Porter Photography
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Welcome to Beautiful Mississauga
e invite you to discover the urban and natural attractions that make Mississauga a diverse and welcoming place to all. Canada’s sixth largest city, Mississauga is a centre of arts, culture, heritage, entertainment, education, architecture, sports, recreation, shopping and business—a dynamic, vibrant and modern lakefront destination. This is a special year for us to celebrate sport in Mississauga as preparations are underway for the 2016 Ontario Summer Games, the largest multi-sport event ever to be hosted in the city and in the Games history. From August 11–14 more than more than 3,500 athletes, 500 coaches and managers, and 700 officials from across the province will arrive to compete in 34 individual and team events. Elite youth athletes from 13 to 17 years of age will go for gold in basketball, volleyball, wrestling, weightlifting, boxing, karate,
triathlon, cycling and more! It all kicks off with a grand Opening Ceremonies celebration on Thursday, August 11 at the Hershey Centre. The Games will be showcased at premier facilities across Mississauga, including Mississauga SportZone. The excitement and energy of the Games will transcend across the whole city as Mississauga celebrates its passion for sport with a variety of celebrations and concerts. See page 43 of this guide and visit osgmississauga.ca for a listing of exciting events. Mississauga’s 2016 Ontario Summer Games … #BringItHome! Mississauga combines a wonderful blend of commercial and business districts, charming neighbourhoods and historic districts, as well as a spectacular setting for boating, fishing and watersports, including one of Canada’s largest freshwater marinas. You’ll also find championship golf courses, lakeside and woodland trails, arts, theatre and entertainment, an incredible selection of dining and nightlife options, plus great shopping venues—so many choices of things to see and do. Stay and play—welcome to beautiful Mississauga!
OUR GAMES! Visit osgmississauga.ca for up to date event details on Mississauga’s 2016 Ontario Summer Games, August 11–14. #BringItHome
ississauga’s welcoming culture has roots across a mosaic of communities. Drawn from every part of the globe, Mississauga’s energy and talent fuels a thriving, international hub that’s open to the world, culturally diverse and a great place to live, work and play.
Where People and Businesses Thrive
Our knowledge economy depends on people and successful companies in a human race to compete for the brightest minds in business, science, technology and industries of all kinds. Mississauga is a place where businesses can excel through the skilled, educated and inquisitive people that make our city’s greatest advantage–an abundant talent pool.
Natural attractions enrich life across every part of the city, where treasured green spaces include more than 520 parks and woodlands. From our beautiful Lake Ontario waterfront to the shores of the Credit River, our waterways are enjoyed every day by boaters, fishers and nature lovers. Residents and visitors join together in celebrations of heritage, arts and culture in the heart of one of North America’s most vibrant and prosperous regions. Growth in our economy is driven by people and businesses eager to embrace emerging technologies and innovations.
Over 757,000 residents, 54,000 businesses, 62 leading Fortune 500 companies, two leading community hospitals and two post-secondary institutions call Mississauga home. Over 1,400 multinationals turn on the lights here every morning. Leading industry clusters include 380 life sciences companies, 1,350 technology companies plus a growing network of entrepreneurial go-getters. Behind the success of these organizations are the people who are creating a wonderful future here for themselves, their families and the next generation of our new economy.
This shared passion and vision for our city, “can do” spirit, and commitment to excellence combine to create the one-of-a-kind place Mississauga locals call home—a place where people want to be.
Mississauga is a natural choice for business leaders who know that a talented workforce and access to markets is critical to their future. Lifestyle, economy, and smart local government with a plan—it adds up to a premium location that gives a distinct advantage to any organization.
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AT CELEBRATION SQUARE 2016 EVENTS
hen you’re looking for something to do, start right in the heart of festival central at Mississauga Celebration Square, our premier gathering place next to Mississauga Civic Centre. Celebration Square presents a dynamic line-up of free outdoor activities from large main stage events and community festivals to intimate gatherings that showcase local arts, culture, food and independently produced events. The fun lasts all year–even in winter when Celebration Square becomes the site of Mississauga’s largest outdoor skating rink and hosts the second largest New Years Eve party in the country! Bring family and friends and come celebrate with us!
MISSISSAUGA CELEBRATION SQUARE 300 City Centre Drive culture.mississauga.ca/celebration-square
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WEEKLY EVENTS Fresh Air Fitness Wednesday evenings at 7 p.m., May 25 – August 31 Movie Nights Thursday evenings at 8 p.m., May 26 – September 1 Lions Club Farmers Market Every Wednesday from 9 a.m.–5 p.m., June 1–October 26 May 21 MACArts Festival A medley of food vendors, visual art exhibits, readings, lectures, craftwork, interactive and live performing arts showcase emerging, established and multicultural talent. The Mississauga Arts Council (MAC) taps into a vast reservoir of creators from diverse disciplines, cultures, and abilities from across Mississauga and the Greater Toronto Area. mississaugaartscouncil.com ¬ May 23 Pep Rally – Kick off to Summer Noon–4 p.m. Summer is back in a big way! Help us kick off the summer season on Victoria Day at Mississauga Celebration Square's Pep Rally. We’re bringing the cottage to the city with sun, sand and a whole lot of splash. Bring your appetite–there will be a line-up of delicious gourmet food trucks selling curbside fare. Get ready to cheer on the return of summer! discovermississauga.ca
WHAT'S ON: CELEBRATION SQUARE
May 28 Vesak–Buddha’s Birthday Celebration Vesak is the annual celebration of Buddha's birth, enlightenment and death more than 2,600 years ago. This family friendly day of art, food and entertainment from many parts of South East Asia and Canada is hosted by three Buddhist temples. Come enjoy the devotional art, talk to a monastic or visit our Buddhism 101 tent to learn how Buddhism is a vibrant part of the Canadian mosaic. vesakcelebration.com ¬ June 4 Mississauga Halal Food Fest Mississauga Halal Food Fest brings together a variety of Halal food from a wide range of suppliers who provide information, education and awareness of the benefits of Halal products. There will be inflatable rides for the children to enjoy, local and international performers and a mixture of traditional and current entertainment catering to older and younger generations alike. mississaugahalalfoodfest.com ¬ June 10 Sauga Block Party 8 p.m. The school year may be winding down but summer on the Square it's just getting started. Grab some food truck eats and get ready to dance! Past performers have included Anjulie, Danny Fernandes, Shad and Glen Morrison. Expect this year’s concert to be better than ever! discovermississauga.ca June 18 Mississauga Ukrainian Festival Celebrate the culture, cuisine and crafts of Canadians who are of Ukrainian heritage. The Festival offers a family experience for the very young to the young at heart. Local entertainers will amaze audiences with acrobatic and rhythmic dance, demonstrating the Ukrainian soul and history. ukrainianfestival.com ¬ June 25 Mississauga Polish Day Mississauga Polish Day celebrates PolishCanadian heritage with a focus on sharing its vibrant culture. The festival will showcase performances on two stages, exhibits, visual art, interactive activities, innovative children's programming, traditional cuisine, a beer garden with a BBQ and many other attractions. mississaugapolishday.ca ¬ July 1 Canada Day Celebration 2 p.m.–10:30 p.m. Celebrate Canada’s 149th birthday in style! With
an afternoon of family activities, spectacular cirque shows and a concert featuring local and chart-topping artists, Canada Day at Mississauga Celebration Square promises to be a huge celebration. Bring your appetite so you can enjoy some gourmet food truck treats and stay to cap the night off with an explosive fireworks finale. discovermississauga.ca July 3 Classics on the Square Marvel at hundreds of classic cars as they invade the Square! Car lovers will unite to see the rolling automotive history from hot rods, to muscle cars, to fantastic classic cars. Visitors will enjoy live entertainment, a special guest for the kids and check out the car-related vendors while supporting a local charity. This event will be sure to please all car enthusiasts! mississaugaclassiccarclub.com ¬ July 9 TD Irie Mississauga Celebrate the best in reggae, Soca and world music at Mississauga Celebration Square. The 2016 TD Irie Mississauga Festival celebrates its fifth exciting year. Along with musical performances, the festival features dance and spoken word artists from Mississauga and the Region of Peel and international headliners. The TD Irie Music Festival attracts an estimated 100,000 visitors annually to Mississauga. Join together to celebrate music, arts and delicious tropical food and drinks in a family-friendly environment. iriemusicfestival.com ¬ July 10 Japan Festival Mississauga Experience genuine Japanese food and culture with the local Japanese community in Mississauga! Japanese food “Washoku” has been registered as UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage and is now widely recognized as one of the healthiest foods in the world with its unique tradition, preparation and history. ¬ July 14–17 Amacon Mississauga Rotary Ribfest Ribfest hosts vendors selling BBQ ribs and chicken, as well as other diverse food and goods. Enjoy live music and entertainment on the main stage with local talent including the exciting finalists in the Singfest amateur singing talent competition. mississaugaribfest.com ¬ July 22–23 Bollywood Monster Mashup Bollywood Monster Mashup (BMM) includes special events leading up to a monstrous FREE discovermississauga.ca
WHAT'S ON: CELEBRATION SQUARE
Bollywood show at the Square. BMM includes a KidsZone, singers and musicians, dancers, Dandiya and Bollywood dance lessons. Enjoy the tastiest foods in town and unique shopping at the Bollywood Monster Marketplace. Join #BollywoodMonster Nation. bollywoodmonstermashup.com ¬ July 30–31 Fiesta ng Kalayaan This family-oriented cultural event celebrates the Philippines with performances by well-known local and international performers, dance troupes, bands, comedians and other artists. Filipino food, pastries and desserts will be on hand and the trellises of Celebration Square will be adorned with arts and crafts from the Philippines. fiestangkalayaan.ca ¬ August 6–7 Mississauga Latin Festival Come celebrate and enjoy Latin American arts, colours, flavours and rhythms. You can learn how to dance Salsa, Bachata, Zumba, Cumbia, practice your Spanish and enjoy delicious Latin American food at this fun-filled fiesta for the entire family! colombiaenmississauga.com ¬ August 12–13 Mosaic South Asian Heritage Festival of Mississauga Mosaic South Asian Heritage Festival of Mississauga brings you the best in South Asian classical and contemporary South Asian art, culture and cuisine. Mosaic is the pioneer festival in Celebration Square attracting thousands from across the Greater Toronto Area and beyond. mosaicfest.com ¬ August 20 Mississauga ITALFEST™ – Ferragosto in the City Share and celebrate Italian culture, art, history, landscape, food, music and traditions with all cultures in the City of Mississauga and the surrounding community. mississaugaitalfest.com ¬ August 27–28 MuslimFest Celebrates the best in arts, culture and entertainment featuring local and international artists at Muslim Fest. Concerts featuring popular Muslim artists, comedy shows, a multicultural bazaar, and a kids' carnival are just some of the fun family friendly activities. muslimfest.com ¬
September 3 SoundBites 5 p.m.–11 p.m. Come hungry, friends! We’re World beats: Celebration Square events bring all cultures to wrapping up the Mississauga. summer season with a massive food truck rally and an unforgettable concert! Join us for the third annual SoundBites event where we celebrate music and food, right here in Mississauga! discovermississauga.ca September 4 Viet Summer Fest Viet Summer Fest showcases the Vietnamese culture through art, music and cuisines. This event preserves and promotes Vietnamese culture while highlighting Mississauga’s cultural diversity. minhchauproduction.com ¬ October 14–16 Diwali RazzMatazz Join us for a three-day celebration to kick off Diwali with fun and food for all ages. Initiated by Indo-Canada Arts, the festival features Bollywood performances, delicious food vendors, festive booths and a Kids Zone that will bring the beauty of the festival of lights to the community! diwalirazzmatazz.com ¬ October 29 Halloween Monster Mash Noon–4 p.m. The Square will transform into a Halloweenthemed party! Dressed in their costumes kids can dance the afternoon away with a DJ, face painting, trick or treating and more. discovermississauga.ca November 19 Light Up the Square 5 p.m.–9 p.m. Lace up your skates and bring on the holiday cheer! Light Up the Square is official start of the holiday season at Celebration Square. Join Santa and Mayor Crombie for winter treats and holiday entertainment. Light up the Square is sure to warm your spirits as the temperature drops. discovermississauga.ca December 31 New Year’s Eve Celebration 8 p.m.–Midnight Countdown to 2017 at Celebration Square! Ring in the New Year with high energy performances by international recording artists, grab a bite to eat from one of the many delicious food trucks, and enjoy an explosive fireworks show at midnight.
WHAT'S ON: 2016 EVENTS CALENDAR
WHAT’S ON MISSISSAUGA EVENTS CALENDAR 2016
25–April 10 Change Makers: The Next 500 Years featuring the works of Indigenous artists Carl Beam, Rita Letendra, Charlie Ugyuk and Michael Cook, Art Gallery of Mississauga, artgalleryofmississauga.com
For the most current events listings, please visit discovermississauga.ca (Dates are subject to change. Please consult websites.)
JANUARY 2 Family Fest FROZEN Sing-Along, Meadowvale Theatre, meadowvaletheatre.ca 16 Mega Magic, Meadowvale Theatre, meadowvaletheatre.ca 30–31 Little House in the Burbs, Bradley Museum, museumsofmississauga.com 30–April 8 Being Canadian: Stories Told Through Films, Benares Visitor Centre,
museumsofmississauga.com 30–April 16 The Journals Of Susanna Moodie: Charles Pachter & Margaret Atwood in collaboration with the McMichael Art Gallery, Bradley Museum,
FEBRUARY 7 Africville Stories, Meadowvale Theatre,
meadowvaletheatre.ca 8 Africville Stories–Young People’s Edition, Meadowvale Theatre, meadowvaletheatre.ca 15 Family Day–Snow Day at Benares Historic House,
28 Maple Family Sundays, Bradley Museum,
MARCH 5 ABBAMANIA, Meadowvale Theatre,
meadowvaletheatre.ca 6, 13, 20, 27 Maple Family Sundays, Bradley Museum, museumsofmississauga.com
13–17 Little Native Hockey League, 45th Annual Tournament, Hershey Centre, lnhl.ca 14–20 Maple Magic, Bradley Museum, museumsofmississauga.com 23 Robin Hood, Meadowvale Theatre, meadowvaletheatre.ca
APRIL 1 DADA L’Aubergine–French Presentation, Meadowvale Theatre, meadowvaletheatre.ca 1 DADA L’Aubergine–English Presentation, Meadowvale Theatre, meadowvaletheatre.ca 2 In My Shoes, Walking Your Neighbourhood mississaugaculture.ca/museums 2 The Harlem Globetrotters, Hershey Centre, hersheycentre.com 3 Maple Family Sundays, Bradley Museum, museumsofmississauga.com
You'll always find a party in Celebration Square.
WHAT'S ON: 2016 EVENTS CALENDAR
6-8 Janes Walk, janeswalk.org 15–June 26 Time Traveller , A Machinima by Skawennati, Benares Historic House,
28–29 Credit Village Marina In-Water Boat Show, Credit Village Marina, portcreditspringboatshow.com
mississaugaculture.ca/museums 30–May 1 Mississauga Marathon, mississaugamarathon.com
MAY 1–7 REBEL16, Various locations,
27–29 Art Fest Port Credit, Port Credit Memorial Park, artfestontario.com
JUNE 1 Rock Around The Clock (sponsored by Nurse Next Door), Meadowvale Theatre, meadowvaletheatre.ca
3–5 Streetsville Founders’ Bread & Honey Festival, Streetsville, breadandhoney.ca
2–7 National Aboriginal Hockey Championships, Iceland, aswco.ca
4–5 Annual Regatta and Mississauga Dragon Boat Festival, Port Credit, mississaugacanoeclub.com
9–10 Mother's Day Tea at the Museums of Mississauga, mississaugaculture.ca/museums
5 Scotiabank Bed Race, Mississauga Celebration Square, celebrationsquare.ca
8 Punjabi Day, Sri Guru Singh Sabha Gurdwara,
17–19 Mississauga Waterfront Festival, Port Credit Memorial Park, themwf.com
maltonbia.com 27 The All-New The Best of The Second City, Meadowvale Theatre, meadowvaletheatre.ca
18–19 Arts Spread, Clarke Memorial Hall,
27–29 Carassauga Festival, Hershey Centre and various locations in Mississauga, carassauga.com
19 Muscle, Mustaches and Motors, Benares Historic House, museumsofmississauga.com
20–23 Umbro Showcase presented by Dixie Soccer Club, Mississauga SportZone, dixiesoccerclub.com
29 Front Lawn Film Series, Benares Historic House,
28–29 Field Hockey Ontario May Meltdown, Mississauga SportZone, fieldhockeyontario.com
29 Zumiez Best Foot Forward, Mississauga SportZone, zumiezbestfootforward.com
JULY 1 Canada Day Celebrations, various locations,
discovermississauga.ca 1 Malton Celebrates Canada Day, Westwood Square, 7205 Goreway Drive, Mississauga, maltonbia.com 2–August 20 The Great Ontario Salmon Derby 2016, greatontariosalmonderby.ca 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 Sunset Concert Series, Port Credit Memorial Park. July & August, Sunday evenings 6:30 p.m., portcredit.com 6 Zumiez–Best Foot Forward Skateboard Challenge, Iceland SportZone, zumiezbestfootforward.com 8–10 Canadian Field Hockey & Cultural Club, Mississauga SportZone, cfhcc.ca 14–Sept. 11 A Union with the Divine exhibition with works by Canadian-Indian artist Youngo Varma, Art Gallery of Mississauga, artgalleryofmississauga.com
Port Credit Buskerfest
17, 24 Lake Aquitaine Summer Concert, Lake Aquitaine Park, meadowvaletheatre.ca 26–31 Punta Cup North presented by Clarkson Soccer Club, various locations, puntacupnorth.com
9–11 Tim Horton’s Southside Shuffle Blues & Jazz Festival, Port Credit Memorial Park,
southsideshuffle.com 18 Tour de Mississauga, Mississauga Celebration Square, mississaugacycling.ca/tour
27 Front Lawn Film Series, Benares Historic House,
22–Jan. 1 New solo exhibition by renowned Canadian artist Ed Pien, Art Gallery of Mississauga,
7, 14, 28 Sunset Concert Series, Port Credit Memorial Park. July & August, Sunday evenings 6:30 p.m., portcredit.com
7, 14 Lake Aquitaine Summer Concert, Lake Aquitaine Park, meadowvaletheatre.ca
1 Doors Open Mississauga, Various Locations,
discovermississauga.ca 27–30 2016 Skate Canada International, Hershey Centre, hersheycentre.com
11–14 Ontario Summer Games, various locations, osgmississauga.ca
29 Halloween Monster Mash! Celebration Square,
To August 20 The Great Ontario Salmon Derby 2016, greatontariosalmonderby.ca
19–21 Port Credit’s Busker Fest, Port Credit Memorial Park, portcreditbuskerfest.com
19 Light up the Square, Celebration Square,
31 Front Lawn Film Series, Benares Historic House,
27 Mississauga Santa Claus Parade, Streetsville,
3 SoundBites, Celebration Square,
14 Jane Austen Regency Ball, Clarke Memorial Hall,
8–11 J/24 North American Sailing Championships, Port Credit, pcyc.net
31 Mississauga New Year’s Eve Celebration, Celebration Square, discovermississauga.ca
east your appetite with mouth-watering dishes and the converging cuisines of more than 100 countries–all within our city limits. Mississauga’s dining scene features international flavours and aromas deliciously fused with Canadian flair, innovation and ingredients. From neighbourhood cafés to luxurious dining rooms; waterside eateries to modern brew pubs; trendy burger joints to traditional comfort foods— Mississauga offers a wide choice of dining and nightlife options.
LOCAL KNOWLEDGE Mississauga Restaurant Hotlists To help navigate Mississauga’s over 1,200 restaurants, we teamed up with the wildly popular local website insauga.com—an insider’s food and entertainment guide and blog to all that is fun and flavourful in the city. The insauga.com team surveys viewers online to narrow a selection of favourite restaurants and things to do in Mississauga based on innovation, tradition, value, quality and atmosphere. "The diversity of dining options in Mississauga is so widespread across so many different areas, from Port Credit to Square One and Streetsville, our crew is constantly seeking out what’s new and what’s worth trying," said Khaled Iwamura, chief editor and co-founder of insauga.com, which has a reach of more than one million views a month.
3/ Streetsville When it comes to food, Streetsville, with over 30 restaurants, has everything from grilled cheese to cupcakes to burgers to shawarma. Streetsville is also a nice place to go on a date—whether your taste and budget is for falafel, prime rib or authentic Italian. 4/ City Centre Big box restaurants/bars and fast food chains at Mississauga City Centre feature all the well-known names like Jack Astor’s, bier Markt, Moxie’s, Boston Pizza and some cool indie gems too. 5/ Malton Check out this area for some great ethnic restaurants and old-school diners or visit Toronto Pearson International Airport with its gastronomic selection of fabulous chef-inspired restaurants.
«POPULAR NEW RESTAURANTS
Mississauga has seen a plethora of new restaurants come on to the scene recently. Here are five popular ones people sought out on insauga.com:
Based on their online research, insauga.com food writers go undercover to try out places and narrow down their Top Five. Here are a few of their picks in some popular categories:
« THE TOP 5 NEIGHBOURHOODS FOR FOOD
With over 1,200 restaurants, some of the best dining in Mississauga can be found in these top five neighbourhoods for food according to insauga.com viewers: 1/ Port Credit Located in south-central Mississauga, this happening lakeside village has something for everyone. Featuring over 56 restaurants, Port Credit offers everything from gourmet pizzas to burritos, wings to raw food and recent additions like Burger’s Priest and Smoke’s Poutinerie. 2/ Dundas And Hurontario Dundas and Hurontario/Cooksville (also known as 5/10) is known for its great variety of quickservice ethnic restaurants. You’ll find everything from Colombian empanadas to shawarma to West Indian cuisine to Caribbean food. According to insauga.com’s audience, this is “the most flavourful area in Mississauga.”
1/ Door FiftyFive Ever since opening day, this bar has been busting at the seams with people–and with good reason. Every aspect of this place has been designed with the utmost thought to detail. Although the food menu is only about five per cent of entire menu (there are only 13 items), you will find interesting takes on southern classics and meats smoked with SmokinLicious’ cherry wood and sugar maple wood chips. 2/Border MX Chef Viri Rico fulfilled a dream to bring authentic Mexican cuisine to Mississauga, opening the Border MX Mexican Grill & Cantina in 2015. Traditional Mexican dishes include fajitas, tamales, flautas and pork carnitas. Friday and Saturday nights are reserved for Chef Rico’s regional Mexican specials such as tongue tacos and pozole–a soup made of pork or chicken broth with hominy and garnishes. 3/17 Steakhouse and Bar Set in a majestic, 32,000 square foot space, decor is dominated by a gorgeous aquarium filled with a colourful array of fish. On the menu: prime cuts of beef from the U.S., Ontario and Alberta including tenderloin, T-bone and tomahawk. It also serves Japanese A5 wagyu and American flat iron wagyu. Other options include ahi tuna, duck confit, bison tenderloin and other surf and turf classics.
4/ RD’s Southern BBQ This restaurant specializes in Louisiana-style BBQ fused with Haitian recipes that date back to the 1800s. Executive Chef Jean Rimple and Petra Dean are a husband and wife team who opened this location in Mississauga to serve their growing customer base. Known for dishes like the baby back ribs, meat is smoked up to 14 hours on-site, with everything made in-house, from dry rubs to sauces and corn bread. 5/ The Wilcox Set in the historic Wilcox House–one of Mississauga’s oldest heritage homes–this restaurant serves everything from pork sliders to poutine, Scotch egg, ceviche, cassava frites, braised short ribs, bone-in rib eye steak and confit of duck. A favourite signature dish is The Wilcox Burger, made with fresh ground beef and an inhouse baked brioche bun. Now that's dedication!
«TOP 5 SHARE PLATTERS
Variety is the spice of life and when it comes to food, there is nothing better than sharing a huge and varied dish that offers a little something for everyone. Perfect for groups of people looking for casual, fancy, classic or unique finger foods, here are the top 5 share platters in Mississauga: 1/ Door Fifty Five – BBQ sampler platter This beast of a platter comes with close to a dozen items and requires two servers to carry it to the table. The Boss Platter BBQ sampler includes two types of fries, fried chicken, pulled pork chili, ribs, beef brisket, smoked chicken wings, nachos and pickled veggies. 2/ Topiary’s Seafood Platter Topiary’s Steak and Seafood restaurant is an upscale resto geared to fancy date nights and parties. When we tried the seafood platter it came with eight giant scallops, two giant shrimp, two lobster tails, two filet mignons and two king crabs. While pricey, portions are extremely generous, and this two-person platter could just as easily feed four. 3/ Port 229 Artisan Bistro’s Charcuterie Board Prepared with fresh seasonal ingredients, Port 229 Artisan Bistro’s Charcuterie Board includes handcrafted cured meats from the Niagara region, house-made paté, Elmwood sausage (from a local Port Credit meat market), grilled seasonal vegetables and shaved Parmesan. This small restaurant is in big demand, so reservations are recommended.
4/ Goodfellas’ Cheese Platter Walking in feels like stepping into a rustic Italian home: Goodfellas in Streetsville is Mississauga’s very first restaurant serving authentic Neapolitan wood oven pizza. You will be in cheese heaven with their share platter of exquisite, premium cheeses. A thoughtfully curated selection includes fresh burrata, ricotta di bufala, drunken goats milk, and Parmigiano-Reggiano with jams, almonds, olives, dry figs and grilled crostini bread. 5/ Failte’s Traveller’s Platter This share platter comes with chicken strips, fried pickles, battered banger skewers and mango chili, honey mustard and bistro sauce. While not as big as some of the other platters on the list, the food was absolutely delicious.
«TOP 5 FAMILY RESTAURANTS
The million-dollar question is where to eat that will make everyone in the family happy, including the little ones. After searching high and low (with his son in tow), insauga.com’s chief editor Khaled Iwamura compiled this pick of top five family restaurants: 1/ Muddy Duck Located at the eastern edge of Mississauga, on Dundas Street, this classic gem has been serving homemade comfort food since 1978. Old-school decor is the perfect backdrop for a casual
YES, CHEF! CELEBRITY NAMES OPEN LOCAL EATERIES
Look out Mississauga! Two new celebrity dining establishments are setting their tables here in 2016. Capra’s Kitchen 1834 Lakeshore Rd. West Chef Massimo Capra recently unveiled his plans for Capra’s Kitchen in Mississauga’s Clarkson neighbourhood. Chef Capra is an accomplished chef, author of cookbooks like One Pot Italian, and has appeared on numerous TV shows including Food Network’s Restaurant Makeover and Chopped Canada. family meal or low-key business lunch. There’s a breakfast buffet on the weekends, plus an Italian buffet every Friday. Portions are huge and hearty. 2/ Union Social A great alternative to chain restaurants, this independent eatery makes everything in-house, including their signature sauces, smoked wings and hand-cut Yukon Gold fries. The Mini-Me Menu includes: Shells and Cheese, Mini Pogos, Cheezy Flatbread, Chicken Fingers, Kids UFO Burger, Chicken Garlic Caesar. 3/ Paramount From delicious sweets to shawarma to massive barbeque meat platters, this busy place is great for a family dinner out. Cooked on a charcoal grill, the meat is so moist it melts in your mouth. There are three locations in Mississauga, and the Erin Mills location even has a playground for the kids so you can eat in peace while the kids go crazy. 4/ Peter’s On Eglinton Located on the corner of Eglinton Avenue and Tomken, this restaurant has a look reminiscent of a high-end hotel dining room from the 70s. A quick scan of the crowd reveals an older audience, and lots of families. 5/ Bobby’s Hideaway This Streetsville establishment serves up hearty breakfast dishes like the Weekender and Steak & Eggs. Through the day, choose from everything including veal parmesan, ribs, souvlaki, steak, seafood, pasta, smoked meat or all-day breakfast. Kids will enjoy their picks from the Little Bob's Kids Menu, including Sponge Bob’s Fingers and Fries, Penne with Meat Sauce and Mechanic Bob’s Mac and Cheese.
Jamie’s Italian Square One Shopping Centre (Opening in the new southwest wing) 100 City Centre Drive Celebrity chef Jamie Oliver, known for a long list of popular cooking television shows and as an advocate for better food education, brings his name to his second Canadian restaurant, Jamie’s Italian, opening at Square One Shopping Centre in 2016. Jamie's Italian features fresh, authentic dishes using seasonal ingredients in Chef Oliver’s signature rustic style. Menu items will include artisan breads,
«TOP 5 FISH AND CHIPS
If you want to see the history of Mississauga, look no further than these local fish and chips joints. These five fish and chips places have been in business for a combined 150 years: 1/ Mississauga Marketplace Fish & Chips This shop located at Eglinton and Highway 10 is bright, friendly and inviting. The halibut was perfectly cooked with a crunchy golden skin and fries were cooked to perfection. This is the only place on our list that actually makes tartar sauce from scratch.
2/ Country Fish and Chips After more than 40 years in business this Port Credit restaurant might look familiar, as it was recently featured on Restaurant Makeover. It's so cute inside: if there were a “look” for a fish and chip shop you would think this is it. This place has been around for 41 years and we can tell you that they will be around for another 50 if they keep serving the fish and chips they do. Delicious!
3/ Homestyle Fish & Chips Located in a plaza at Creditview and Eglinton, this place has been around for 20 years, and is still packing in a lunch-hour crowd. Fish is delivered each morning and prepared from scratch to enjoy, battered and fried. 4/ Applewood Fish and Chips In a plaza at Tomken and Burnhamthorpe this place has been owned by the same family for 30 years. The 1980s-era decor is old school, from the tables and chairs to the art work on the wall– absolutely classic. Cash only. 5/ Cooksville Fish and Chips If you blink, you might miss it: while the address says Dundas, this spot is actually off a side street. They’ve been serving up fish and chips since the plaza opened 50 years ago–since before Mississauga became a city.
LET’S EAT! 5 NOTABLE BURGERS
Here are the top five places to get a burger in Mississauga, as selected by foodies at insauga.com: Zet’s Express Premium Burgers The Classic Burger with peameal bacon: Five-ounce burger grilled to order. The Wilcox Gastropub The Wilcox Burger: Pepper-crusted Wilcox chuck, crispy onions, roasted red pepper aioli, goat cheese, arugula and an egg, sunny side up. C & Dubbs Hamburgers The Super Sumo Burger: 1.5 pounds of beef in three patties. On the Bun Burgers Cheeseburger with apple butter, plus an Off the Bun fry menu that includes masala fries and apple butter fries. The Burger’s Priest The Pope: Double cheeseburger with a deep fried, panko crusted portabella mushroom injected with cheese.
«TOP 5 CHINESE RESTAURANTS
If you’re looking for the kind of restaurant you can enjoy with family and close friends, here’s a selection of top five Chinese restaurants that may be suitable when there’s a special occasion to celebrate: 1/ Blue Lagoon Seafood Master Walking into this restaurant, in the Chinese Centre on Dundas Street, you are greeted by a wall of living sea creatures–from huge Alaskan king crabs to lobsters to eel and fresh fish swimming in blue tanks. A set dinner for two comes with braised blue lagoon soup, freshly skinned eel, deep-fried lobster Hong Kong-style, oysters, lobster soup, fish soup and dessert. In addition to seafood and dim sum, you’ll also find other traditional dishes like Peking duck and sweet and sour pork. 2/ Emerald Chinese Restaurant Usually packed on weekends, Emerald is just steps away from Square One Shopping Centre in Downtown Mississauga. The classic interior is complete with colourful dragons and hanging lanterns. Carts come out constantly serving a wide selection of steamed, pan-fried, deep-fried and congee dishes. The lotus leaf-wrapped sticky rice is exceptional with massive, flavourful chunks of sausage. 3/ Summit Garden This popular spot in a plaza at Dundas and Winston Churchill is known for its stunning interior, a popular site of banquets and parties. Diners can expect a traditional dim sum experience, with carts circling well-spaced tables. The selection is good and the quality top-notch. Try the egg paste bun for a decadent pleasure.
Lanzarotta, and other ingredients from Truscott Bakery and Sheridan Meats. Popular signature dishes include The Flip Side: house-made longanisa Filipino sausage served with crunchy garlic rice and a fried egg.
You'll find distinct flavours of Asian cuisine in Mississauga.
4/ Bliss Chinese Cuisine This modern fine-dining restaurant in Streetsville specializes in Chinese seafood, dim sum and barbeque. Signature dishes include king lobster, Vancouver crab, Alaska king crab, live green bass, suckling pig and Peking duck. The bright, open space includes a fresh water tank for the seafood and a BBQ display case showing off the cuts of meat that are barbequed in-house. 5/ Golden Fountain Chinese Restaurant This spacious, traditionally decorated restaurant is a popular dim sum destination that draws a loyal crowd. Offerings are standard but reliably delicious: har gow, radish cakes, seafood, steamed noodles, pork and chicken buns, fried shrimp and more. Here, the service stands apart: as the servers steer their carts they take the time to stop by every table to explain the dishes–great for non-Cantonese speaking diners or anyone new to dim sum.
«TOP 5 BRUNCH SPOTS
Brunch is all about the experience: a meal to savour, enjoy with others and something to look forward to on the weekends. Here are insauga.com’s top 5 picks for great brunch in Mississauga:
3/ Breakwater Restaurant Located in Port Credit, this airy and expansive dining room is a gorgeous space with high ceilings and majestic decor that takes Sunday brunch to the next level of traditional fine dining. Buffet stations include chef-carved prime cuts of meat, an omelet and waffle station, a hot lunch table, an antipasto bar and a dessert and pastry table. 4/ Glenerin Inn On Sunday mornings, you can feast in one of the Inn’s five private rooms that overlook amazing views of the estate grounds and a ravine: The Sun Room, Grand Sun Room, Oak Room, Credit Valley Room and Evan Room. The elaborate brunch buffet features a chef-manned carving station as well as homemade soups, roasted vegetables, a feature entree and breakfast staples that range from Belgian waffles to smoked fish, seafood and desserts. 5/ Union Social Eatery This casual restaurant is located in a business park area along Derry Road, catering to local businesses as well as locals who have spotted this gem while driving by. A fun, creative menu includes the Breakfast Burger: scrambled egg on top of pancetta, garnished with cheese, lettuce, tomatoes, sweet onions, pepper relish and served with crispy smashed potatoes. This Mississaugaborn restaurant has also expanded with a second location in Toronto.
1/ Port 229 Artisan Bistro This cozy restaurant on Lakeshore Road takes pride in creating a seasonal menu using local ingredients. The brunch menu offers a variety of sweet and savory dishes, including Eggs Benedialo and Chef Dialo’s Crepes, named after executive chef Dialo Kinghorn. Go big by ordering the Big Breakfast that includes eggs, peameal bacon, applewood smoked bacon, country sausage, hash browns, two buttermilk pancakes, fresh fruit and toast. 2/ Kravingz Started by a husband and wife team who are steadfast supporters of their Clarkson community, this restaurant’s made-from scratch menu favours local suppliers. It includes Manila Bakery’s Filipino bread roll known as pandesal, produce from A.J.
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TIPS FOR THE SAVVY SHOPPER BRING ALONG AN EXTRA SUITCASE
OR TWO FOR ALL YOUR GREAT FINDS!
hatever you have on your wish list—designer fashions, accessories, housewares, electronics, local specialties or handcrafted originals—Mississauga is a fabulous shopping destination where you can count on finding it all.
Already the largest shopping centre in Ontario, Square One Shopping Centre takes it up a notch with completion of a major expansion, including the opening of a two-story flagship La Maison Simons in Spring 2016. Soon after, a southwest expansion unveils a glamourous new Whether you prefer to 120,000-sq.-ft. Holt Renfrew anchor store, stroll through village flanked by a trove of celebrated specialty streets to explore unique retailers including Alex and Ani, kate spade shops in neighbourhoods new york, Stuart Weitzman and Wolford. In like Port Credit, all, you’ll find more than 320 retailers Streetsville or Clarkson, including coveted brands like Apple, Crate shop a farmers’ market, or and Barrel, Harry Rosen, Zara and Whole opt to head straight to the Foods Market. Leave time to stop and chow mall or outlet, more than at buzz-worthy restaurants like the new 2,800 retail shops and Jaime’s Kitchen by Chef Jamie Oliver, or services throughout the outposts of popular hot spots such as Earl’s city are ready to serve you. Kitchen + Bar, Canyon Creek Chophouse or Boston Pizza. Or speed it up with fast fare in the innovative Food Central food court. shopsquareone.com
HEARTLAND TOWN CENTRE
This is one of Canada’s largest Power Centres where you’ll find over 163 stores and services for the ultimate shopping experience located at the intersection of Mavis and Britannia Roads. This outdoor complex covers two million square feet of space in every category of retail, from housewares to hardware and fashion. It houses the most popular big box names from Canadian Tire to Walmart, and factory outlets for brands like Banana Republic and Gap. Recent additions include Canada’s first new concept Ashley HomeStore. heartlandtown.com
ERIN MILLS TOWN CENTRE
A $100 million redevelopment project has transformed Erin Mills Town Centre into an architectural landmark in Mississauga, redefined by an elegant new main entrance
DIXIE OUTLET MALL
Looking for a deal? Bargain hunters can save on discounted brand name merchandise at one of the 130+ factory and outlet stores located in one of the largest enclosed outlet malls in Canada. Watch for fresh deals and other developments in 2016 at this landmark Mississauga destination that has been in operation since 1956. dixieoutletmall.com
This stylish shopping destination recently opened more than 50 new shops in a major expansion that introduced Saks Fifth Avenue, a new Sporting Life store, H&M, Roots, an expanded Harry Rosen and specialty brands like Canada Goose and Under Armor. A new Gourmet Fare food court can seat more than 1,000. The last phase of this $550 million dollar project will unveil a Nordstrom in 2017. Located just beyond the eastern edge of Mississauga, near the intersection of Highway 427 and Queen Elizabeth Way, there’s also more parking than ever, with new spaces added and valet parking. sherwaygardens.ca
and a Centre Court hub topped by a spectacular 283-foot glass sphere that floods the mall with natural light. A new food court overlooks spectacular views of the City Centre skyline. Also new in 2016, a Walmart Supercentre store takes up residence as a major anchor. erinmills.ca
You’ll find authentic Chinese restaurants, bakeries, healthcare services, apparel, giftware, boutiques, imported foods, traditional medicine and a variety of other services catering to Mississauga’s diverse Asian communities in specialty malls. The soaring, traditional wooden gateway into the Mississauga Chinese Centre is a landmark in itself, providing a glimpse of the architectural history and traditions of ancient China. Located on Dundas Street East, just west of Tomken Road, the Centre is adorned with replicas of the Nine Dragon Wall and the fortress at the Great Wall. Golden Square Centre, a community strip at the intersection of Creditview Road and Burnhamthorpe Road, is anchored by Btrust Supermarket plus 40 specialty shops and restaurants. mississaugachinesecentre.com goldensquare.croftonmoore.com
SHOP THE VILLAGES
Stroll through the shops in our charming villages, including Streetsville.
Plan a leisurely day to explore hometown boutiques and independent shops in Mississauga’s charming villages. The Lakeshore Road villages of Port Credit (near Hurontario Street) and Clarkson (further west) feature a diverse array of charming specialty shops, fashionable clothing boutiques, intimate restaurants, spas, cafés, craft stores, jewelers, antique shops, sporting goods and small retailers specializing in imported foods. Then there’s Streetsville, on Mississauga Road north of Eglinton Avenue, offering an enchanting collection of unique and well-preserved historical buildings interspersed with contemporary style and a tempting selection of shops, fashion boutiques, restaurants and cafés. portcredit.com clarksonbia.com villageofstreetsville.com
TORONTO PREMIUM OUTLETS
This retail destination is located just northwest of Mississauga, in Halton Hills, and features more than 80 stores and luxury brands including Burberry, Tory Burch, Ted Baker, Kate Spade, Hugo Boss and more. Featured outlets include a Coach Outlet, Cole Haan Outlet, J. Crew Factory, Polo Ralph Lauren Factory Store and Restoration Hardware. premiumoutlets.com/outlet/toronto
FARMERS’ MARKET FAVOURITES From spring through fall, you’ll find farmers markets popping up all across Mississauga, offering a variety of delicious, fresh, locally grown produce as well as locally made treats and crafts. Since 1975, the Mississauga Central Lions Club has operated its Lions Club Farmers Markets to raise money for community organizations and programs like children’s camps. These bustling markets feature a wide variety of seasonal fruits, vegetables, poultry, specialty meats, preserves, honey and more. These markets have raised more than $5 million to help support children’s camps and other community causes in Mississauga. lionsfarmersmkt.com
Wednesdays June 1–Oct. 26 9 a.m.– 5 p.m. Location: Celebration Square, in front of Mississauga City Hall Sundays June 5–Oct. 30 8 a.m.–4 p.m. Location: The parking lot of 3 Robert Speck Parkway, just east of Square One Shopping Centre (alternate access from Rathburn Road East on Shipp Drive).
DOWNTOWN Mississauga’s City Centre
uzzing with things to see and do, live entertainment and seasonal festivals, downtown Mississauga is always a vibrant gathering place. An urban mix of public squares and parks, office towers, retail shops and stylish residential condominiums creates a thriving city centre, loved by residents and visitors alike. Whatever your passion—from shopping to entertainment to a walk in the park, downtown Mississauga has it all. Here in the core of the city, look for City Hall (Civic Centre), the award-winning outdoor Mississauga Celebration Square, the Central Library, the Art Gallery of Mississauga and the Living Arts Centre–the premier hub for arts, culture and performance in Mississauga. Explore shops and restaurants located in and around Ontario’s largest shopping mall, Square One Shopping Centre.
A highlight of Mississauga's downtown Civic Centre, the 30-metre diametre domed ceiling in the rotunda of the Council Chamber pays tribute to Mississauga’s historic villages and First Nations’ tradition. The illustration was designed by Sharon McCann.
DOWNTOWN: WHAT TO DO
Plan a visit around any of the cultural festivals, events and performances scheduled through the year that highlight the city’s diversity. Join in the fun at Mississauga Celebration Square, a lively public square and event destination adjacent to City Hall, for main stage events and community festivals–see our calendar of events in Celebration Square on page 6. Enjoy a self-guided tour of the Civic Centre to see unique architectural details such as the domed ceiling of the Council Chamber rotunda, which depicts constellations and traditional First Nations legends. Take time to stroll through the public Art Gallery of Mississauga to see inspiring works by local and national artists. Admission is free.
Explore Mississauga’s unique village communities built around lively main streets, where you’ll find lots to see and do. PORT CREDIT portcredit.com
Mississauga’s “Village on the Lake,” picturesque Port Credit is one of the city’s top cultural, entertainment and culinary destinations and home to several signature festivals and events. Centred on one of Canada’s most successful main streets with more than 400 shops, services, and entertainment venues, you can always count on finding a new restaurant to try, local boutiques to explore or lively nightlife in pubs and lounges.
PORT CREDIT LANDMARKS AND ATTRACTIONS Lake Ontario and the Credit River Port Credit Harbour is a lively part of life in Port Credit welcoming boaters, sailors, paddlers and nature lovers to enjoy the beautiful waterfront trail, parks and pathways along the shores of Lake Ontario and the Credit River.
The Port Credit Lighthouse Step out onto the deck of this iconic red and white lighthouse to see a panoramic view of the Credit River, harbour and the village of Port Credit. Home to the Port Credit Business Association, the structure was built in 1991 to replace an original lighthouse destroyed by fire in 1936. It’s a true working lighthouse and beacon to sailors—visible from up to 15 miles on Lake Ontario. The Mississauga Canoe Club and the Don Rowing Club These two clubs on the western shore of the Credit River regularly welcome visitors to regattas and dragon boat racing events. An annual highlight is the Mississauga Dragon Boat Festival hosted by the Mississauga Canoe Club, taking place June 5. For more information, please see page 44. Marinas and Yacht Clubs Port Credit is a top destination for recreational boaters from all around the Great Lakes who appreciate the beautiful discovermississauga.ca
waterfront and great selection of marine services. Credit Village Marina is in the heart of the village, alongside waterfront trails and picturesque parks. Port Credit Harbour Marina is Canada’s largest freshwater marina in Canada. Its entrance is notable for a unique breakwater: the hull of the lake freighter Ridgetown. The expansive Lakefront Promenade Park is home to several boating centres including Lakefront Promenade Marina. It’s also where you’ll find Port Credit Yacht Club (PCYC), home to prestigious sailing races including the Lake Ontario 300 Challenge, the Susan Hood Trophy Race and the Lake Ontario Short-Handed Racing Series. Mississauga Waterfront Trail There are nine waterfront parks in Port Credit linking together Mississauga’s portion of the waterfront trail for walking, cycling and rollerblading in the city. The Port Credit Farmers Market This popular market runs Saturday mornings from June to October, 8 a.m.–1 p.m., in the parking lot at the corner of Lakeshore Road East and Elmwood Avenue (two blocks east of Hurontario Street). Buy fresh local produce straight from the grower, as well as locally produced honey, pastries, bread, sauces and more. There’s live music, activities for kids and a new group of artisans each week. Old Credit Brewing Company This award-winning micro brewery has been producing small-batch ales and pilsners for more than 15 years using a rare sub-zero brewing process: the beer is “ice-aged” for eight weeks at 3.5 degrees Celsius below zero. A second floor space can be used to host a private event, party, or meeting. Free tours are available by appointment.
ALWAYS ON! ALWAYS ELECTRIC
Events in Port Credit
portcredit.com There’s always something fun to do in Port Credit–home to festivals, large and small. Events include family fairs, music festivals, art shows, boat shows, a farmers market, concert series, a comedy fest and much more. Popular events include the Mississauga Marathon in May, the Mississauga Waterfront Festival in June, Canada Day celebrations, concerts and an art show during the summer, Buskerfest in August and the Southside Shuffle Blues and Jazz Festival in September. See our Calendar of events on page 9 for dates and details. The village hosts a bustling live music scene in local pubs, concerts presented by the Mississauga Blues and Roots Association as well as shows and performances held in Clarke Memorial Hall.
Historic sites Old Port Credit Village is designated as a Heritage Conservation District and retains much of its original architectural character, as well as its early street names. Buildings of historic interest here include village landmarks and modest vernacular dwellings from the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.
clarksonbia.com Located on the south-western edge of Mississauga along Lakeshore Road is Clarkson Village, founded in 1808. Named after early settler Warren Clarkson, this is the oldest of Mississauga’s village communities. History buffs will be interested in historic treasures including the Bradley Museum (built in 1830) and the Benares Historic House (opened in 1857) – see page 39 for more information.
Benares House Museum
Clarkson Village’s main street features a variety of retail shops, restaurants and services, with many businesses familyowned and operated. You’ll find a nice blend of unique, one-of-a-kind, privately owned boutiques, as well as larger stores for home décor and all your shopping needs. You will also discover a wide array of services with many businesses recipients of service excellence awards and environmental awards. Clarkson Village is renowned for events such as The Taste of Clarkson, hosted twice a year, offering a chance to indulge in delicious fine dining at popular Village establishments at a fixed price. The Clarkson Village Business Improvement Area (BIA) also hosts two community events per year. In October, join in the Halloween Fun Fest where visitors are encouraged to dress in costume as they stroll through the Village to collect treats from participating businesses. The last
Thursday in November is dedicated to the annual Christmas in Clarkson tree-lighting event. The entire community comes out to celebrate as local residents, seniors’ groups, young adults and churches fill the village with the sounds of the season. There are children’s activities and the highlight of the evening is the lighting of Clarkson’s 56-foot living tree. Just beyond the village is the Rattray Marsh Conservation Area. From its Meadow Wood entrance, visitors can hike east through mature forest ecosystems, floodplains and a green ash swamp. View white trilliums in the spring and see evidence of the deer and owl population.
HISTORIC STREETSVILLE villageofstreetsville.com Known as “The Village in the City,” Streetsville is a quaint, scenic community located in northern Mississauga along the banks of the Credit River. A walk down Streetville’s historic Queen Street reveals the grace of another era. Many historic homes and buildings on this main thoroughfare have been tastefully converted into modern offices, restaurants, spas, salons and cafés.
DOWNTOWN’S GREEN RETREATS
Pause to enjoy downtown’s parks, public spaces and pedestrian walkways, where you can opt to take a break and relax in the bustling city centre. •Re-energize yourself at the serene Kariya Park Japanese Gardens, a tranquil haven planted with rhododendrons, pine, gingko and sweetgum trees. •Visit Scholar’s Green, a three-acre public park around the grounds of Sheridan College’s Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning Mississauga campus. Its new campus addition, named in honour of former Mayor Hazel McCallion, teems with activity.
•Experience the inviting neighbourhood vibe of Community Common Park, an urban green space that includes a multi-use playing field, off-leash dog area, and lots of places to sit and admire the city skyline.
JOIN THE PARTY! STREETVILLE’S SIGNATURE EVENTS
Streetsville festivals include the ever-popular Bread and Honey Festival held annually on the first weekend in June. Streetsville also hosts its own Canada Day Celebrations with fireworks, as well as the annual Taste of Streetsville dining event in the fall. Each November Streetsville is home to the Mississauga Santa Claus Parade. See page 9 of this guide for dates.s.
Streetsville Village Square bustles with events and activities.
Browse through small, independent shops that carry goods ranging from home and garden accessories, to fine clothing to one-of-a-kind specialty items.
in the City. The 18-hole championship course and a nine-hole Academy course suit golfers of all abilities. Or try something completely different with FootGolf–an emerging sport that combines soccer and golf.
Sample local cuisine and treats from area restaurants, bakeries and cafés that offer an assortment of dining options from a formal high tea service to casual fish and chips and family fare.
OLD MEADOWVALE VILLAGE
See what’s happening in Streetsville’s newest outdoor public space, the recently revitalized Streetsville Village Square. This vibrant town square is a natural gathering place to catch up with friends and enjoy free entertainment and events scheduled regularly through the year. Hit the links or simply take in a panoramic view at Mississauga’s nearby BraeBen Golf Course, situated at the highest land point
Tucked away next to a busy commercial business park in north-western Mississauga is the heritage village of Meadowvale, first settled by Irish immigrants in 1820. This tiny hamlet near the junction of Derry Road West and Second Line once centred on the activity of saw mills and a foundry built in the area between 1831 and 1844. By the 1850s, Meadowvale had two hotels, a wagon shop and a school. Old Meadowvale Village later became popular as a haven for artists who came to hang out and paint the landscapes of the Credit River valley. Many original homes still stand, offering a glimpse back to the mid-19th century and a pioneer past. Retaining its distinctiveness
within the modern city that has grown around it, Old Meadowvale Village was designated as Ontario’s first Heritage Conservation District in 1980. Local fishing enthusiasts know Lake Aquitaine and Lake Wabukayne in the Meadowvale neighbourhood for its excellent fishing for bass, trout, perch, sunfish and catfish.
VILLAGE OF MALTON maltonbia.com Just to the north of Toronto Pearson International Airport is the historic Village of Malton, originally a farming community established in 1819. The area transformed into an aviation community by the early 1940s after the construction of Malton Airport–predecessor to today’s airport. Home to Canada’s historic Avro Arrow built in the late 1940s, Malton continues to be a hot spot for aviation enthusiasts. Malton’s connection with the airport has cultivated a community rich in international flare, bringing the world into Mississauga. Enjoy international cuisine in one of the many restaurants along Derry Road. Shop the extensive variety of international gold and fine fabrics offered by retailers along Airport Road. Visit Canada’s largest indoor South Asian mall, The Shops at Westwood Square, on Goreway Road south of Morning Star Drive. For those who enjoy the outdoors, the 2.2-kilometre Malton Greenway Trail and 8-kilometre Malton Loop bike path offer multi-use trails suitable for the entire family. Parking is available at the Malton Community Centre on Morning Star Drive, an ideal spot from which to begin a journey into these green spaces. Wildwood Park, on the south-east corner of Derry and Goreway Roads, is another outdoor space to explore. The expansive park hosts many tennis, soccer, basketball and kabaddi tournaments, as well as many community festivals and events.
The Malton Community Garden
GO FISH! Priding itself as the “Salmon Capital of Ontario,” Port Credit is home to the province’s largest salmon derby, the Ontario Salmon Derby (see details on page 50). While the banks of the Credit River are full of popular fishing spots much of the year–especially when the salmon run in the fall–you can also easily get offshore into Lake Ontario thanks to a sizeable fleet of fishing charters. Here are a few: Salmon Express Specializing in corporate and family outings. salmonexpress.com UnReel charters Largest sportfish yachts on Lake Ontario. unreelcharters.ca Andrew’s Charter Longest continuously run charter operation in the area, since 1978. andrewscharter.ca
AIRPORT AREA Serving the needs of travellers who fly in and out of Toronto, as well as a growing population of people who live or work nearby, the district around Toronto Pearson International Airport offers a wide range of services and attractions from hotels and restaurants to shopping centres, familyoriented activities and unique attractions. Inside the airport itself, you’ll find an amazing variety of shopping and dining options, including outposts from celebrated local chefs including Susur Lee (LEE Kitchen), Lynn Crawford (The Hearth) and Zane Caplansky (Caplansky’s Deli), just to name a few. Two of Canada’s largest conference and trade show facilities are located just minutes from the airport — the International Centre (internationalcentre.com) and the Toronto Congress Centre (torontocongresscentre.com). One of the biggest entertainment attractions near the airport is Woodbine Entertainment Group (woodbineentertainment.com) and its internationally renowned Woodbine Racetrack, home to the Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame and some of North America’s best horse racing including the $1-million Queen’s Plate.
Woodbine Racetrack - Queen's Plate
GETTING AROUND An ever-expanding network of bike paths and public transit helps keep people moving in and around Mississauga. This includes the Mississauga Transitway corridor along Highway 403, connecting east and west destinations in the City through downtown. Plans are underway to expand the public transit system with Light Rail Transit (LRT) along Hurontario Street connecting Mississauga’s downtown with Port Credit to the south and Brampton to the north. Visit mississauga.ca/trails for trail maps or eparks.ca for an interactive online map of Mississauga parks.
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mississauga: culture at a glance
Living Arts Centre University of Toronto Mississauga (x2) Meadowvale Sampradaya Noel Ryan Maja Prentice
CITYWIDE CULTURAL EVENTS REBEL WEEK May 1–7, 2016 This annual event celebrates National Youth Arts Week, National Youth Week and Music Monday. For seven days, the youth of Mississauga are empowered to create events and activities “for youth by youth,” in community centres and libraries across the city. Free workshops introduce youth to professionals in the arts community. discovermississauga.ca Culture Days/Doors Open September 30, October 1–2, 2016 Celebrate your city! Explore historic homes, galleries, cultural centres and gardens as part of the city’s celebration of arts, culture and heritage. Culture Days is a national movement to raise awareness of the impact of culture on everyday lives. Doors Open is a provincial campaign to provide access to unusual places and spaces. Together, these free events offer endless possibilities for a cultural adventure! discovermississauga.ca
PUBLIC ART GALLERIES IN MISSISSAUGA Art Gallery of Mississauga 300 City Centre Drive 905-896-5088 artgalleryofmississauga.com The Blackwood Gallery University of Toronto at Mississauga 3359 Mississauga Road North 905-828-3789 blackwoodgallery.ca Laidlaw Hall and Galleria, Living Arts Centre 4141 Living Arts Drive, 2nd Floor 905-306-6100 livingartscentre.ca Meadowvale Theatre Lobby Gallery 6315 Montevideo Road 905-615-4720 MTix.ca Visual Arts Mississauga 4170 Riverwood Park Lane (Located in Riverwood Park off Burnhamthorpe Road at The Credit River) 905-277-4313 visualartsmississauga.com Gallery for Emerging Young Artists Mississauga Arts Council 300 City Centre Drive, Suite 1055 905-615-4278 mississaugaartscouncil.com
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A PASSION FOR PERFORMANCE mississauga.ca/culture
upporting a diverse, innovative and highly creative population, Mississauga is emerging as a major hub of innovation, arts and human expression. A city fiercely passionate about arts, culture and heritage, Mississauga is home to a thriving community of artists and cultural organizations. The City’s Culture Master Plan has a strong vision for community driven and neighbourhood focused cultural infrastructure to promote continued growth in arts, culture and heritage. From visual arts to concerts, theater and live performances, visitors can enjoy the talents of local and international artists, writers, musicians and creators at events and festivals in more than 1,000 cultural facilities and sites, parks, schools and community centres throughout the city. Urban design is a priority in all developments within the city. Architectural boldness contributes a dramatic visual impact to the skyline, from the curved, voluptuous twin towers of the Absolute condos near Mississauga’s downtown core, to the iconic new entryway into Creativity Commons at Sheridan College’s expanded Hazel McCallion Campus. Mississauga recognizes innovative urban design achievement and excellence through an annual urban Design Award competition. Mississauga’s cultural landscape has endless options for all to enjoy!
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THE ART GALLERY OF MISSISSAUGA Bringing Art to the Community & the Community to Art
artgalleryofmississauga.com 300 City Centre Drive (Located in the Mississauga Civic Centre on Celebration Square, across from Square One) Engage. Think. Inspire. Those words start the dialogue at the Art Gallery of Mississauga (AGM). This public, not-forprofit art gallery presents important works from a range of periods and movements in Canadian art. Expressing multiple ideas and concepts, this visual art translates into meaningful cultural and social experiences for all visitors. Admission is free. How can art reflect themes of change and transition? In 2016, the AGM presents an exciting series of exhibitions that feature iconic and contemporary Canadian artists, and explores the thematic of transformation through the experiences of migration and identity.
2016 AGM EXHIBITION HIGHLIGHTS Feb 25–April 10 Change Makers: The Next 500 Years. Featuring works of Indigenous artists Carl Beam, Rita Letendra, Charlie Ugyuk and Michael Cook. July 14–Sept 11 A Union with the Divine. Works by the grandfather of Indian Modernist Painting, Canadian-Indian artist Youngo Varma. Sept 22–Jan 1, 2017 Ed Pien. A new solo exhibition by renowned Canadian artist Ed Pien.
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MISSISSAUGA ARTS COUNCIL— Creativity & Community
mississaugaartscouncil.com Mississauga is home to a vibrant, creative community where arts and culture thrive. The Mississauga Arts Council (MAC) engages, connects and champions artists to create and showcase their works. MAC is a 33-year-old not-for-profit organization that fosters collaborations of 217 arts organizations and 38,000 individual artists under one common umbrella. New in 2016, the organization is thrilled to host its inaugural MAC Arts Festival, May 21, presented by TD Canada. The free event will highlight the arts, culture, ingenuity, creators and institutions that collaborate to create Mississauga’s thriving artistic scene. From the MARTYS, to open mics, art exhibitions and youth showcases, MAC is always creating new exciting programming to benefit the local arts community and facilitate networking in the arts scene across diverse cultures.
VISUAL ARTS MISSISSAUGA AT RIVERWOOD Where Art Meets Nature
visualartsmississauga.com 4170 Riverwood Park Lane Visual Arts Mississauga (VAM) at Riverwood is a leading provider of visual arts programming for youth and people of all ages. VAM’s instructors offer over 200 classes, workshops, and camps. Courses and workshops cover all levels and most mediums–acrylic, oil, watercolour, drawing, clay, wire sculpture and mixed media.
VAM also hosts special workshops and exhibitions by member artists through the year. Major events include Art in the Park (September), the Holiday Artisan Marketplace (November), the Annual Juried Show hosted by the Art Gallery of Mississauga (January), the Members’ Show & Sale (March), and the Children’s Art Celebration (June). The VAM Gallery hosts member exhibitions (September–June) and a popular Summer Kid’s Art Camp. Located in a City of Mississauga-owned facility, built exclusively for VAM in 2005, the one-story Art Centre features Frank Lloyd Wright-inspired design, clad with slate, cedar and floor-to-ceiling windows. The centre is surrounded by majestic Riverwood—150 acres of urban wilderness located off Burnhamthorpe Road West at the Credit River. The Centre houses administrative offices, classrooms, studios, exhibition spaces, print-making facilities and the VAM gallery in the neighbouring MacEwan House. VAM is also known for its innovative ArtReach which brings specialized art workshops to thousands in the community including children, youth, corporate groups and older adults.
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THEATRE & PERFORMING ARTS From grassroots community theatre to major international stars, Mississauga features a wide variety of theatre and performance events and first-class entertainment options for you to enjoy.
THE LIVING ARTS CENTRE 4141 Living Arts Drive 905-306-6100 livingartscentre.ca In the mood for some live entertainment? From international headlining acts to drama, dance, music, variety, and comedy to opera, symphony, jazz, blues, ballet and big band, the Living Arts Centre (LAC), features every kind of performance imaginable. The pinnacle for performing arts in downtown Mississauga, LAC is home to the Mississauga Symphony Orchestra. It also features arts, crafts and visual arts studios and the LIVE Restaurant, as well as a gift shop full of uniquely designed and crafted items.
MEADOWVALE THEATRE 6315 Montevideo Road 905-615-4720 MTix.ca Meadowvale Theatre is Mississauga's original community performing arts facility—a welcoming arts space that inspires and cultivates art making. Since 1989, Meadowvale Theatre has provided Mississauga with the highest standard of excellence in theatrical performance. Its 395-seat, state-of-the-art auditorium is an intimate and vibrant creative space that’s home to award-winning performances and numerous events. The Meadowvale Theatre’s season features exciting music, dance,
comedy, theatre and family shows. On select Sundays between July and August, the Meadowvale Theatre also hosts exciting live performances at Lake Aquitaine Park and Port Credit Memorial Park. Download the Meadowvale Theatre App or visit MTix.ca for full details.
YUK YUK’S 5165 Dixie Road 416-967-6425 yukyuks.com Roll down the aisles laughing! Spend an evening at Yuk Yuk’s, Canada’s renowned national stand-up comedy club.
MISSISSAUGA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Living Arts Centre, 2nd floor 4141 Living Arts Drive 905-615-4405 mississaugasymphony.ca The Mississauga Syphony Orchestra (MSO) was founded in 1972 as the Mississauga Symphonic Association, an amateur community ensemble. Comprised of a combination of amateur musicians and professional section leaders, the MSO has earned the reputation as the best hybrid orchestra in Canada. Based out of Hammerson Hall, a world-class theatre in Mississauga’s Living Arts Centre, the MSO offers entertaining and increasingly sophisticated programs from the classic and popular repertoires of symphonic music, all performed to the highest artistic standards. The MSO enters its third season under the direction of Maestro Denis Mastromonaco, who brings over 20 years of experience in conducting and teaching both symphonic and operatic groups. He has worked with orchestras nationally and internationally including New York’s Orchard Park Orchestra, Czech Republic’s West Bohemian National Orchestra, and the National Academy Orchestra of Canada.
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The Lifeline Project by Michael Simon, Marisa Gallemit and Taline Jirian
Contemplating Child by Ferruccio Sardella
Art of Sport: Fitness Follies
MISSISSAUGA’S ARTFUL PUBLIC REALM As you explore Mississauga keep an eye out for the many inspiring works of art you’ll find in public spaces, from neighbourhood parks to roadsides and transit stations. Since 2010, the City’s public art collection has grown to nearly 20 permanent works, as well as an ongoing temporary art program. These artworks contribute to a unique sense of place and a thought-provoking and energetic vibe that enhances the quality of life for residents and visitors. RECENT ADDITION: Contemplating Child by artist Ferruccio Sardella is a 3,500-pound steel sculpture installed at Community Common Park. Using a primitive, childlike approach, the sculpture presents a gesture of a seated child in repose. Pictured above.
Learn more about Mississauga’s artful public realm at mississauga.ca/publicart
ONE-TIME ATTRACTIONS: An exciting example of the temporary art installations regularly commissioned by the City of Mississauga was the transformation of Mississauga’s Waterfront Trail during the TORONTO 2015 Pan Am/Parapan Am Games. A whimsical piece called Art of Sport: Fitness Follies was part of the Parapan Am Games Torch Relay community celebration and was also exhibited at Lakeside Park until late October. Pictured above. ONGOING SHOWCASE: As you pass the busy intersection of Hurontario Street and Burnhamthorpe Road West, look for annually changing art installations that bring public awareness to artists’ works. One winter, the oak trees on the median were wrapped in burlap and intertwined with rainbow coloured paracord in a piece called The Lifeline Project, by artists Michael Simon, Marisa Gallemit and Taline Jirian–a tribute to the city’s diversity, resilience and community. Pictured above. discovermississauga.ca
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ÜSILVER SCREEN SWEETHEART
mississauga.ca/filmoffice Mississauga has become a popular destination for numerous feature films and has been home studio to many popular television series including Saving Hope, Hemlock Grove and Hannibal. Fans of critically acclaimed science fiction television series Orphan Black may recognize the shops and stores of Streetsville. Its stretch of stores and coffee shops are often used in the series. The Hershey Centre stood in for an airport in Ricky Gervais new dramatic feature Special Correspondents. Recent series shot in Mississauga and airing in 2016 include 11.22.63 starring James Franco, Chris Cooper and Josh Duhamel, and Wonderful Wayneys starring Jason Priestly and Molly Ringwald. Mississauga Film and Television staff work with local film scouts to find suitable locations for producers, filmmakers and location managers.
Thompson's Company at Bradley Museum
A LINK TO HISTORY
Celebrating a Vibrant Heritage
n important part of Mississauga’s cultural landscape is a shared natural heritage and the appreciation of our historic roots. Though museums and historical sites we celebrate a storied past and paths taken to become today’s exciting and dynamic city. People have lived along the shores of Lake Ontario, in what is now the City of Mississauga, for over 10,000 years. Our “city of villages” boasts nine unique historic areas, three museums, many places of interest, and an abundance of natural attractions such as a trail system, parks, and waterways. From the glistening waters of Port Credit in the south, to the bustling hub of Toronto Pearson International Airport at our northern reaches, you’ll find many sites to explore in a city that has many stories to tell.
MUSEUMS OF MISSISSAUGA 2016 EXHIBITIONS & SPECIAL EVENTS EXHIBITIONS THE JOURNALS OF SUSANNA MOODIE Charles Pachter & Margaret Atwood in collaboration with the McMichael Art Gallery Jan 30–April 16, 2016, Bradley Museum BEING CANADIAN Stories told through Films Jan 30–April 8, 2016, Benares Visitor Centre TIME TRAVELLERTM |A MACHINIMA BY SKAWENNATI April 15-June 26, 2016, Visitor Centre at Benares Historic House MORRIS LUM WITHIN May 1-August 30, 2016, The Anchorage at Bradley Museum
EVENTS MAPLE FAMILY SUNDAYS AT BRADLEY MUSEUM Feb. 28, March 6, 13, 20, 27 and April 3, 2016 Canadiana rules supreme on Sunday afternoons this spring as we celebrate the maple harvest. Featuring unique entertainment each week, a variety of crafts and fun activities—all focused on experiencing our great nation. Enjoy pancakes with maple syrup in the Sugar Shack.then go for a walk in the winter woods. Pop into the Maple Souvenir Magasin for a nostalgic memento to take home. MAPLE MAGIC AT BRADLEY MUSEUM March 14–20, 2016 Mississauga’s favourite maple tradition returns to the Bradley Museum for March Break. Learn the magic of maple. Tap a tree and follow the sap lines to the Bradley House kitchen where maple treats await. Each day will feature a unique craft for children to create. Stop by the Sugar Shack for a helping of delicious pancakes with maple syrup and a winter walk in the woods. Enjoy an afternoon of truly Canadiana-themed fun. TEAS & LIBATIONS AT BENARES HISTORIC HOUSE Year-round Indulge in a spot of afternoon tea and enjoy one of our eclectic tea experiences with that special someone—a significant other, your mom or grandma, or maybe a best friend you haven’t seen for a while. Choose from Traditional Afternoon Tea, a themed Downton Abbey Tea or a special Mother’s Day Tea. New to Benares this year is the Grand Tour: Teas of the World series. Explore teas
from Scotland, Japan, Russia and India and celebrate how tradition differs around the world. IN MY SHOES | WALKING YOUR NEIGHBOURHOOD April 2, 2016, 11 am, Clarkson Village Led by Shawn Micallef and the Museums of Mississauga Join us on Saturday April 2nd at 11 am for a walk through the Clarkson neighbourhood in Mississauga. Learn how to map your own neighbourhood and lead your own walking excursion for a Jane’s Walk. Meet at the Kiss & Ride Drop Off at the Clarkson GO train station. The walk will be approximately 2 hours. The walk will end will end at the Bradley Museum. MUSCLE, MUSTACHES AND MOTORS AT BENARES HISTORIC HOUSE June 19, 2016 Treat Dad this Father’s Day to an afternoon of barbershop-related activities and vintage cars. Fifty vintage cars from the 1800s–1980s will be on display while dads learn the ins and outs of beards and mustaches. Enjoy entertainment by a barbershop quartet, learn about cigars and take in the Hairy History exhibit. FRONT LAWN FILM SERIES AT BENARES HISTORIC HOUSE June 29, July 27, August 31, 2016 Gather your friends and family and take in a free screening of a popular movie classic under the stars. Come early and enjoy a tour of the museums before the film. Lawn opens at 6 p.m. Lawn chairs and blankets are welcome. For a complete list of films visit museumsofmississauga.com
THE MUSEUMS OF MISSISSAUGA museumsofmississauga.com The Museums of Mississauga are a collection of heritage buildings restored to visually narrate the early settler experience and life in the nineteenth century through to the modern era. With an exciting new series of programs and events, the Museums connect with all communities across the city. Inspired by our residents, past, present and future, we bring people together to share common experiences and connections to Mississauga. BENARES HISTORIC HOUSE 1507 Clarkson Road North With more than 165 years of history, this exquisite Georgian-style estate located in Clarkson Village was home to four generations of the Harris and Sayers families. Noted for its quiet presence in a picturesque, park-like setting, Benares is filled top to bottom with original family possessions spanning four generations. BRADLEY MUSEUM COMPLEX 1620 Orr Road The two-acre Bradley Museum Complex is located on the edge of Lake Ontario nestled in a maple grove. The site has accessible nature trails and connects to the waterfront bike trail within walking distance of the Rattray Marsh. All four buildings on the property have designated Ontario Heritage sites: •The Anchorage–an Ontario Regency style cottage from the early nineteenth century; •The Bradley House–a restored, two-story saltbox-style farmhouse from 1830; •A restored log cabin from the early 1800s; and •A vernacular barn from the turn of the last century. The Bradley Museum hosts events year round including Maple Magic over March Break, campfires and movie nights in the summer, Downton Abbey Teas in the summer kitchen and a complete range of educational school programs. LESLIE LOG HOUSE 4415 Mississauga Road The Leslie Log House, located in Streetsville, has been conserved as an example of early nineteenth century architecture and the lifestyle led by Mississauga’s pioneer settlers. It was built by Robert Leslie in 1826 and originally located on Mississauga Road north of Derry Road.
Visit museumsofmississauga.com for public hours, exhibitions, special events and educational programs available at all three sites.
HERITAGE MISSISSAUGA — JOURNEY TO THE CITY’S PAST
Heritage Mississauga invites you to explore Mississauga and share in the many unique cultural heritage experiences our city has to offer. Begin your journey today and take a tour, enjoy our picturesque trails, and visit our many villages, festivals and community events. Discover today what makes this city a destination like no other. FREE APPS AND WALKING TOURS For the adventurous there are a number of self-guided tours to enjoy. Walking tours are available of the historic villages in print copy or online. You can also visit Mississauga via your GPS with Mississauga GPS Adventures downloadable tours. Or download our iPhone and iPad app for a tour of the War of 1812–this tour acknowledges contributions and sacrifices made, and provides tours of sites and cemeteries where our veterans are honoured. Visit heritagemississauga.com to download your self-guided tour. VISIT OUR LOST VILLAGES Another adventure is Heritage Mississauga’s Lost Villages experience. As settlement came in the early 1800s, small hamlets and villages sprang up at major crossroads all over what is today the City of Mississauga—places such as Pucky Huddle, Frogmore, Mount Charles, and
Summerville, to name but a few. To help you on your tour Journey to the Past: The Lost Villages of Mississauga can be purchased to give you the full story. A new stop has been added to the tour this year: located on Mississauga Road just north of the exit from the QEW, a Sacred Garden (Chi-twaa Tigaanes) has been installed with indigenous plants and historical interpretive signage. This pays tribute to the Mississaugas from the Credit Mission–one of the “lost villages”. For other interpretive signage locations in the city please visit heritagemississauga.com. A TROVE OF RESOURCES AT THE GRANGE Do you have a question about Mississauga’s heritage that has been left unanswered? Then the Heritage Resource Centre at The Grange, the home of Heritage Mississauga, is the next stop on your heritage tour. Visit today and take a tour of this unique heritage property in the City of Mississauga. The coffee’s always on and the conversation lively. The Robinson-Adamson House, more commonly known as The Grange, was built around 1828 for Sir John Beverley Robinson and remained a private family home until 1973. The Grange is a fine example of Ontario regency cottage architecture. The Heritage Resource Centre provides access to extensive local history resources, oral history interviews and thousands of images. Meet with staff and enjoy a step back in time as you dig through the pages of the past. While you’re there visit the Debbie Hatch Discovery Centre and the Lower Hall Gallery to see a variety of ever-changing local art and heritage-themed exhibits. While at The Grange, visit the Canoe Garden on the grounds to learn more about indigenous plants used historically by the Ojibwa for medicines and in foods. EVENTS AT THE GRANGE A number of other interesting events are held throughout the year at The Grange including the annual Heritage Day celebration on February 16, the March Equinox Sunrise Ceremony where our Métis Elder welcomes spring in a traditional ceremony on March 20, and various workshops on genealogy research and
Aboriginal teachings. Doors Open Mississauga, held on September 24 during Culture Days focus on Aboriginal Traditions, including drumming, dancing, ceremonies and others. On December 6 don’t miss the annual celebration of the season with our Holiday Open House including caroling round the fire. Share hot chocolate, sweets and enjoy a visit with friends. Heritage Mississauga is also ready to bring spirits of Mississauga’s past to life as they host the fifteenth annual Haunted Mississauga Spirit Tour on October 14. Each year Heritage Mississauga celebrates the fall season with a lively and adventurous tour through a cemetery or an old village, meeting with people and events from the past. In November, the annual heritage awards The Credits—giving credit where credit is due— will be recognizing the heritage heroes in our community. This is only a small sample of the heritage experiences that you can enjoy while you visit Mississauga. There may be a bus tour, new exhibit, or event just waiting for you to join. Visit heritagemississauga.com to connect with heritage contacts and community networks, or follow them online: Heritage Mississauga @heritagemississauga
OUR STORY Be sure to pick up a copy of Mississauga’s Heritage Guide, available at The Grange and electronically online. This free comprehensive guide covers over 10,000 years of Mississauga’s unique heritage. heritagemississauga.com
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GET IN THE GAME If you love action and adventure, you’ve come to the right place: Mississauga’s exceptional range of sports and recreational facilities and events cover every active angle, from windsurfing or sailing, field sports to fitness programs, marathons and more. Run, cycle, walk, skate or spectate: Get in on the action on the fields, rinks, roads, trails and waterways in Mississauga. Cheer on the Raptors 905, our new NBA Development League team, or see the Mississauga Steelheads of the Ontario Hockey League. Check out the great new venues of the 2016 Ontario Summer Games (August 11–14), from beach volleyball to table tennis. Read on for more things to do and visit discovermississauga.ca for more activity ideas.
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2016 Ontario Summer Games in Mississauga Mississauga hosts the 2016 Ontario Summer Games this year; the largest ever in the history of the Games! From August 11–14, Ontario’s elite youth athletes will compete in 34 events across Mississauga and surrounding communities. The Games provide athletes with development and competitive opportunities preparing them for future national and international level of achievements. Mississauga will welcome more than 3,500 of these competitors along with 700 coaches and managers, and 500 officials. From field hockey to wrestling, from basketball to cycling; Mississauga will showcase its best indoor and outdoor venues starting with a grand Opening Ceremonies at the Hershey Centre on August 11! Visit osgmississauga.ca for up to date information on schedule and special event information and volunteer and sponsorship opportunities. To all athletes who will go for gold we wish you a fair and fun competition! Your hometown hopes you #BringItHome. See you at the Games!
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Sports & Venues Air Pistol/Air Rifle Toronto International Trap & Skeet Club (INNISFIL)
Archery Erindale Park Badminton Mississauga Valleys (GYM)
Baseball Meadowvale North Baseball Mississauga Valleys Basketball University of Toronto Mississauga
Field Hockey Iceland Fields Field Lacrosse University of Toronto Mississauga Golf BraeBen Golf Course Karate Frank McKechnie Community Centre Kickboxing/Boxing Hershey Centre Mountain Bike Kelso Park Conservation Area (MILTON)
Beach Volleyball Lakefront Promenade Park & Chinguacousy Park (BRAMPTON)
Road Cycling Lakeside Park
Box Lacrosse Hershey Centre Community Rinks
Canoe Kayak Sprint Welland Flatwater Centre (WELLAND) Diving Etobicoke Olympium (TORONTO)
Fencing Hershey Centre Community Rinks
Rugby Mississauga Valleys Sailing Port Credit Yacht Club Skeet Shooting Toronto International Trap & Skeet Club (INNISFIL)
Sledge Hockey Iceland Arena
Soccer Iceland & Mississauga SportZone Fields Softball Dunton Athletic Fields Sporting Rifle Toronto International Trap & Skeet Club (INNISFIL)
Table Tennis My Table Tennis Club Taekwondo Erin Meadows Community Centre Triathlon Jack Darling Park Volleyball Carmen Corbasson Arena Weightlifting Mississauga SportZone Sports Complex Women’s Hockey Iceland Arena Wrestling Mississauga SportZone Sports Complex
This information is available in French upon request.
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MISSISSAUGA’S SIGNATURE SPORTS EVENTS
Join the crowd to make some noise and cheer on athletes–or make this the year you’ve been training for. Take part in one of Mississauga’s signature sports events and let the games begin. MISSISSAUGA MARATHON – GREATER TORONTO SPRING MARATHON mississaugamarathon.com April 29–May 1 The 2016 Mississauga Marathon events include Half Marathon, MNP 10KM, 10KM Student Relay, Novo Nordisk “Hazel” 5KM, a 2KM Fun Run/Walk and A Run for Everyone. Enjoy the Runner’s Expo that is open to the general public at Port Credit Memorial Arena on April 29–30. THE 2016 TOUR DE MISSISSAUGA mississaugacycling.ca/tour September 18 What better way to explore Mississauga than on a bike. Join nearly 4,000 riders for the ninth annual Tour De Mississauga. This event is designed for every riding level from beginners to experienced cyclists, on any kind of bike including legal e-bikes. Now the largest free cycling tour in Canada, the event welcomes all cyclists, including out of town riders. MISSISSAUGA 2016 DRAGONBOAT FESTIVAL mississaugacanoeclub.ca June 5 Dragon boat racing is among the fastest growing activities in the world! Come out and see the action first hand at the Mississauga Dragon Boat Festival in Port Credit. Hosted by the Mississauga Canoe Club, this festival is Mississauga’s flagship dragon boat event.
The thirteenth annual Mississauga Dragon Boat Festival is officially sanctioned by Dragon Boat Canada, allowing paddlers to qualify for the Canadian National Championships. With over 1,000 participants expected in both sprint and dragon boat canoe races over the weekend, the event is a fun way to enjoy dragon boating and spend the day by the water in beautiful Port Credit.
SIGNATURE VENUES & FACILITIES MISSISSAUGA SPORTZONE hershey-sportzone.com If you’re looking for some excitement, check out the Mississauga SportZone, one of Mississauga’s premier sports and entertainment facilities. On this 395-acre site at the northeast end of the city you will find the Hershey Centre—a 5,500-seat spectator arena—as well as the Mississauga Sports Complex, Mississauga’s flagship sports and recreation facility, and Iceland Mississauga—a state-of-the-art, four-pad ice complex. The Mississauga Sports Complex features a full-sized FIFA-regulation indoor soccer field; triple gymnasium with spectator seating for over 350 people, gymnastics centre, fitness centre and fitness studios, lounge and two outdoor turf fields that are domed from October to April.
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TORONTO 2015 Pan Am / Para Pan American Games
The facility and its experienced staff have staged high-profile events including regional, provincial, national and world hockey and figure skating championships—2016 marks the fourth return of Skate Canada International. It has hosted international headliners, including Green Day, Russell Peters, Chris Brown, The Tragically Hip, B.B. King, the White Stripes and Hedley. Iceland Mississauga has many amenities including an Olympic-sized ice surface with seating capacity for 1,200, plus three additional ice rinks with heated seating. There’s also a pro shop, meeting rooms, banquet facilities and high-performance training among other attractions. Food services include a snack bar, full-service licensed pub and catering. On the surrounding parkland, there’s a skateboard park, two artificial sports fields, walking trails, a cricket pitch, picnic areas and a leash-free zone for pets. HERSHEY CENTRE hersheycentre.com Since it opened in 1998, the Hershey Centre has become one of the premier sports and entertainment facilities in the Greater Toronto Area and the province. It has hosted over 3,000 days of events and welcomed more than four million guests.
Since last year, Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment has partnered with Mississauga to bring the new Raptors 905 team home to Hershey Centre. This is the first Canadian and nineteenth National Basketball Association (NBA) Development League team and will further develop community pride in the sport. On the world-class sports stage, the Hershey Centre (known during the Games as the Mississauga Sports Centre [MIS]) played host to combative sports for the TORONTO 2015 Pan American Games, as well as three sports for the TORONTO 2015 Parapan American Games. It was the only venue that hosted competitions each day of the Games and the first time Mississauga hosted so many international-level competitions as part of a multi-sport event.
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Raptors 905 is the new National Basketball Association (NBA) Development League affiliate of the Toronto Raptors. The team plays out of Mississauga's Hershey Centre.
The Hershey Centre is proud to be home to the Mississauga Steelheads of the Ontario Hockey League, who bring fast-paced, high-calibre hockey action at an affordable family price. The Hershey Centre has established itself as the premier 5,000-seat facility in the area, averaging over 140 event nights per year. It has showcased the centre’s versatile design to be set up for a number of competitions simultaneously. The centre can be divided into multiple areas with separate access for ticket holders. Mississauga is a destination to consider for future multi-sport events. RAPTORS 905 raptors905.com Raptors 905 is the new National Basketball Association (NBA) Development League affiliate of the Toronto Raptors and is new to Hershey Centre for the 2015–2016 season. In 2015, the NBA Development League (D-League) and Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment announced the Toronto Raptors had acquired the right to own and operate an NBA D-League team. Raptors 905 is one of 19 single-affiliate NBA D-League teams and is the first based outside the United States.
The “905” moniker is a tribute to the rapidly-developing basketball movement in the Greater Toronto Area. Several current NBA players grew up in the GTA's 905 area code, including NBA D-League alumni Tyler Ennis (Milwaukee) and Cory Joseph (Toronto), along with Anthony Bennett (Toronto), Andrew Nicholson (Orlando), Nik Stauskas (Philadelphia), Tristan Thompson (Cleveland) and Andrew Wiggins (Minnesota). The Toronto Raptors’ 2015-2016 openingnight roster featured six players with NBA D-League experience, including Bruno Caboclo, Lucas Nogueira, DeMarre Carroll, James Johnson, Cory Joseph and Patrick Patterson. Come watch future Toronto Raptors today! The regular season schedule runs from November to April. Visit raptors905.com for tickets, schedule, team news and more information. The road to the 'six' starts here! THE MISSISSAUGA STEELHEADS Hardworking Hockey mississaugasteelheads.com The Mississauga Steelheads are a junior hockey team in the Ontario Hockey League (OHL), playing out of the Hershey Centre.
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With some of the best young players in the world, the OHL gives fans a chance to check out the young hockey superstars of today and the National Hockey League (NHL) icons of tomorrow. Many NHL players began their careers in Mississauga including Jason Spezza, Alex Pietrangelo and Casey Czikas. Coached by James Boyd, the Steelheads roster includes four projected 2016 NHL first round draft choices, including local superstar Michael McLeod, Sean Day, Alex Nylander and Nathan Bastian. With such a young roster of talent playing at a high level, the Steelheads are set to succeed this season and for years to come. The Hershey Centre is an ideal place to watch hockey and enjoy one of the best game experiences in the league. You have a great chance to take home a prize or meet the Steelheads mascot Sauga. Come out to the Hershey Centre to cheer on the Mississauga Steelheads and GET HOOKED! For more information and a complete schedule, visit mississaugasteelheads.com
BRING YOUR TEAM! We’re ready to host your team or league in Mississauga Bring your best game! From soccer, football and cricket fields, baseball diamonds, tennis courts, to ice rinks and more. We have just the right venue for your next championship or tournament. Mississauga’s world class sports facilities include the Hershey Centre, a site of the TORONTO 2015 Pan American / Parapan American Games, as well as the multi-sport venues of the 2016 Ontario Summer Games. After the game your team can enjoy any of Mississauga’s over 1,200 restaurants, burn off their delicious meal at a fun team activity (see page 52) and rest up in one of Mississauga’s hotels for a home-away-from-home experience. For more information on services available, please visit sportmississauga.ca/host-it-here.
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GOLFING IN MISSISSAUGA
discovermississauga.ca Mississauga features a wide range of golf courses to suit every level and style of play. Whether you play for fun or to swing to win, there’s a green oasis awaiting you here. BraeBen Golf Course 5700 Terry Fox Way 905-615-GOLF (4653) braeben.ca Located on the highest point of land in Mississauga, BraeBen offers must-see vistas of the impressive city landscape. With an 18-hole championship course, a 9-hole Academy course and full banquet facilities, this course has something for everyone– even non-golfers. The Championship course is open to the public and provides a dramatic journey of varied terrain, fescue, thick vegetation and immaculate fairways accented by sodwalled bunkers—features that call to mind the early days of golf. The Academy at BraeBen borders the south end of our Championship course and offers a variety of options for the avid or new golfer. Play a round of nine holes, take a golf lesson, try out our newest sport of FootGolf, and finish up with a drink on our patio. BraeBen’s outstanding amenities include a double-ended driving range, a pro shop and a 200-seat dining room with 180-degree views over the landscape. Lakeview Golf Course 1190 Dixie Road 905-615-GOLF (4653) lakeview.ca Since 1907, Lakeview has been a community favourite. This course is as stimulating as it is challenging, characterized by deceptively tricky fairways, large yet nuanced greens, and memorable individual holes, including the 591-yard fifth and 466-yard sixteenth, both voted as favourites by Toronto golfers. Professional Golfers Association (PGA) Golf Professionals include Lakeview Golf Course among their rankings of the Top 50 Ontario Golf Clubs.
Described as one of southern Ontario’s “hidden gems”, Lakeview Golf Course is a two-time host to the Canadian Open and designated as an Ontario Heritage site. One of the most mature and picturLakeview Golf esque golf courses in the Greater Toronto Area, Lakeview is located south of the QEW. Mississaugua Golf and Country Club 1725 Mississauga Road 905-278-5281 mississauguagolf.com Mississaugua Golf and Country Club is one of the oldest and most prestigious golf clubs in Canada. Six-time host of the Canadian Open and numerous other professional events, the club graces 240 acres and includes a curling rink and four fully lit tennis courts for its members to enjoy year-round. In addition to the 20-hole golf course, the club features an 18-hole putting green, a new bunker and pitching area, an extensive driving range, a fully equipped pro shop and a beautiful banquet hall, perfect for hosting events up to 200 people. That’s no spelling mistake…! When the Club was incorporated in 1906, its name was spelled “Mississauga” to reflect the First Nations heritage associated with the property. In 1913, the name was legally changed to “Mississaugua,” inserting a “u,” but the original spelling continued. In the late 1940’s the Board resolved the conflict by directing that the 1913 spelling was correct.
Grand Highland Golf Club 376 Barondale Drive 905-712-1183 golfcaledon.com A perfect complement to the championship length courses, Grand Highland Golf Club opened in 1994 and has been winning kudos ever since. Conveniently located in the heart of the city, the par-three, nine-hole executive course offers charming views of the cityscape and an ideal opportunity for anyone wanting to practice their short game or get in a quick morning or afternoon round.
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he Credit River and Lake Ontario are impressive natural features that define Mississauga. Each year, thousands of sport fishing enthusiasts ply Lake Ontario’s waters in search of Chinook and Coho Salmon. This area includes well-established populations of rainbow trout, brown trout and lake trout, and efforts are underway to reintroduce native Atlantic salmon. Port Credit is home to a large fleet of salmon fishing boats and charter operations, as well as one of the locations of the Great Ontario Salmon Derby, the largest inland water sport fishing competition in North America. CHARTER A RIDE Charters can supply all the equipment and licensing you need to go fishing as well as provide a great way to see our city by the lake. Head out for a day on the water with outfitters such as Salmon Express (salmonexpress.com), UnReel Charters (unreelcharters.ca) or Andrew’s Charter (andrewscharter.ca). CAST OUT FROM SHORE Several parks and conservation areas along the banks of the Credit River offer angling opportunities during the open season for trout and salmon: • Erindale Park (1695 Dundas Street West), situated in the middle of Mississauga, is open to salmon and trout fishing all year. It is not
uncommon to see 250 anglers at this part of the river when a big run is on, but there is plenty of room for all. • J.C. Saddington Park (53 Lake Street), at the mouth of the Credit River, is a popular spot for avid fishermen. GREAT ONTARIO SALMON DERBY 2016 Port Credit takes part in North America’s largest fresh-water fishing derby that’s held across Lake Ontario each year, with one of the contest’s eight official weigh stations at Credit Village Marina. Competitors cast out their lures to vie for 10 weekly prizes including cash, rods and reels, even automobiles for the heaviest salmon caught. greatontariosalmonderby.ca * Please note that a valid fishing license is required for the purposes of responsible wildlife management and stewardship. Please check with one of the charter fishing companies listed in this guide or the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources mnr.gov.on.ca.
CALLING ALL ANGLERS To get the inside scoop on fishing in the Credit River, and learn about the dedicated conservation work being done to protect this natural resource and our heritage species, visit the Credit River Anglers Association (CRAA) at craa.on.ca
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TRY A NEW THRILL
Afloat at iFLY Toronto.
go it alone, fly as a team or take the ultimate challenge and experience head-to-head air combat.
ake your best shot with an arrow. Try skydiving indoors. Bounce off trampoline-clad walls. It’s easy to plan a fun day out with your family or friends anytime of the year at one these thrilling attractions in Mississauga. ARCHERY DISTRICT Canada's original archery-tag experience! 3636 Hawksstone Road 905-615-9071 archerydistrict.com Canada’s first and most popular original archery tag facility, Archery District infuses elements of dodge ball and paintball. Experience the thrill of chasing friends, family, and co-workers with a bow and arrow that’s tipped with foam—for pain-free fun!
The Air Combat Zone experience redefines entertainment to bring you the thrill of a lifetime: it feels just like the real thing when you climb aboard an Air Combat Zone simulator’s ejection seat. The controls, live instrumentation, working Heads-Up Display, replica HOTAS throttle and stick, and view of the world outside your cockpit combine to convince you this is no video game—you’re flying a CF-18 Hornet for real. Take it to the edge and back again!
FANTASY FAIR Family fun for everyone 500 Rexdale Boulevard (Inside Woodbine Shopping Centre) 416-674-5437 fantasyfair.ca Located near Toronto Pearson International Airport, Fantasy Fair is Ontario’s largest The facility aims to revolutionize archery tag indoor amusement park with 12 exciting as a sport and promote a healthy, family rides and attractions, active lifestyle. Archery tag is including a 1911 Antique suitable for players ages six Carousel, 50-foot Crystal and up. Kaleidoscope Ferris Wheel, and Fantasy Flight–a AIR COMBAT ZONE 32-foot balloon tower Jet fighter excitement ride. Kids can spend 5170 Dixie Road their day exploring a 905-602-4775 three-level “Dreamers’ aircombatzone.com Play Village,” midway Get set to pilot one of games, arcade and free the worlds’ premier entertainment like puppet Family amusement at Fantasy Fair. high-performance jet shows and magicians. fighters and feel what it’s Fantasy Fair has served over like at the helm of an F/A-18. eight million guests since first Air Combat Zone offers four opening in 1985. networked cockpit simulators so you can
iFLY TORONTO Defy the laws of gravity 2007 Winston Park Dr. (located in Oakville, on the border of Mississauga) 289-795-4000 iflytoronto.com Experience the sensation of free-falling. Imagine a 14-foot cylindrical diameter vertical tube that is 45 feet tall in which the airstream is passing at a speed of 175 kilometres per hour. Once inside the wind tunnel you’ll have a real sense of what skydivers experience during the free-fall portion of their jump (which is generally done from 13,500–3,500 feet of altitude at a speed of 200 kilometres per hour). All of that in an environment that is so secure that it is even accessible to children aged four years and older. Come defy the law of gravity at iFLY Toronto. Enjoy free-falling in a safe environment; solo, with a group or with your family and friends. LASER QUEST High tech hide and seek 1224 Dundas Street East, Unit 9 905-272-8000 laserquest.com Laser Quest is a family entertainment venue combining the classic games of hide-andseek and tag with a high-tech twist. Donning the most sophisticated laser tag gear, the game is played in large, multi-level arenas featuring specialty lighting, swirling fog and energetic music to add to the excitement for up to 30 or more players in each game. Play individually or on teams. PLAYDIUM The ultimate place to play! 99 Rathburn Road West 905-273-9000 playdium.com Winner of Mississauga News Readers Choice Awards’ Best Interactive Entertainment and Best Children's Entertainment. Playdium is a 40,000-square-foot indoor family entertainment centre featuring more than 200 high-tech attractions, video games, rides and simulators, along with dozens of NEW games including Star Wars Battle Pod, Mario Kart GP DX, Dark Escape 4D, Batman, Transformers, Candy Crush, Sink-It and
more. Playdium also has an 11-acre outdoor park featuring one of Canada’s longest Go-Kart tracks, mini golf, bungee trampoline and Water Wars–where you can catapult water balloons to soak your opponents. Playdium’s Baseball Dome features nine variable-speed batting cages and is open year-round. Spend the day playing on all the exciting games and attractions. Check out the Redemption Zone games and collect tickets that can be redeemed for Hit all the right buttons plush toys, at Playdium. electronics and handheld games. SKY ZONE INDOOR TRAMPOLINE PARK Experience unmatched high-flying FUN! 3636 Hawkestone Road 905-306-9898 skyzone.com Picture a 360-degree view of trampolines, connected to form one massive surface that allows you to literally bounce off the walls! Take your workout to the next level with this new way to move, compete and get fit. Beyond their unique courts, Sky Zone is an ultimate 3-D play experience and it’s not just for kids! Sky Zone is enjoyed by people of just about any age, shape or physical ability on a regular basis. From open jump and 3-D Dodgeball to SkyRobics, there is something for everyone!
Hop to it at Sky Zone.
PARKS PLAY TIME + TRAILS
GET A fresh air perspective from Mississauga's Lake Ontario waterfront.
ississauga offers visitors 478 parks and 23 major trail systems to discover. Parklands, picnic areas, natural woodlands blanketed with ferns and Trilliums (Ontario’s official flower), waterfront parks, trails, garden parks and natural spaces located throughout Mississauga provide serene, tranquil settings to enjoy and explore.
VISIT mississauga.ca/cycling for the online Bikeways and Trails map. Visit eparks.ca for the online Parks map.
A nature lover’s and hiker’s paradise, Mississauga features an extensive parks and trail system that offers many opportunities to get active. Trails can be used for a variety of activities including walking, cycling, jogging, inline skating and even crosscountry skiing (during the winter months). To start exploring today, here are some highlights of Mississauga’s extensive trail systems:
BURNHAMTHORPE TRAIL Enjoy an urban excursion on this multi-use trail that varies between Mississauga’s expansive natural and urban settings. From on-road cycling trails that parallel Burmanthorpe Road, to off-road sections that wind through scenic parks and natural spaces, it also links to several other trails in Mississauga’s expansive trail network. (12.5 kilometres/7.75 miles) COOKSVILLE CREEK TRAIL This trail provides a quiet escape right in downtown Mississauga. From Shipp Drive south of Rathburn Road you will find the trail head behind the first office building. Cooksville Creek Trail is a combination of paved and gravel trails, and road connections leading south to Lakeshore Road and the Waterfront Trail. (3.4 kilometres/2 miles) DAVID J. CULHAM TRAIL & RIVERWOOD This multi-use trail includes natural and urban settings through its two sections: Dundas Street to Mississauga Road (Streetsville) and Church Street to Velebit Court with links to University of Toronto Mississauga, Erindale Park, Streetsville Memorial Park and Riverwood Community Centre. It leads to Riverwood, a 150-acre natural area with a rich history; see page 56. (11.2 kilometres/7 miles)
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ETOBICOKE CREEK TRAIL Designated as a portion of the regional multi-use recreational trail that, when completed, will travel 50 kilometres from the Waterfront Trail along Lake Ontario, through the cities of Mississauga, Toronto and Brampton up into the Town of Caledon. Currently the Etobicoke Creek Trail in Mississauga has two sections: Willowcreek Park, north of Dundas Street East, to Rathburn Road East with a link to Centennial Park in Toronto and Matheson Boulevard East, through the western boundary of the Greater Toronto Airports Authority lands, to Mount Charles Park. (11.2 kilometres/7 miles) LAKE AQUITAINE TRAIL This multi-use trail runs south from Derry Road through the scenic Lake Aquitaine Park, an active recreational area that was developed around a storm water management lake. Pedestrian walkways fan from the trail through the neighbourhoods, connecting schools and recreational facilities. (3.4 kilometres/2 miles) LAKE WABUKAYNE TRAIL This multi-use trail connects with the Lake Aquitaine Trail at Battleford Rd. This pleasant trail meanders through natural areas, usually within sight of developed Meadowvale neighbourhoods. At its other end, west of Lake Wabukayne, it joins Winston Churchill Boulevard. (4.2 kilometres/2.5 miles) MALTON GREENWAY TRAILS This multi-use trail travels through Malton Village from Goreway Drive to Monica Drive. The Malton Greenway Trail (2.2 kilometres) and the Malton Loop (8 kilometres) bike paths offer multi-use trails suitable for the entire family. Malton Community Centre on Morning Star Drive offers a place to park and begin your journey to observe the plants and animals that make this area their home. PINCHIN FARM Formerly an apple orchard, Pinchin Farm features 45 acres located on the east side of Mississauga Road, north of Highway 403 and south of Eglinton Avenue. Currently undeveloped park land, Pinchin Farm is a great place to take a stroll through a peaceful, natural environment.
RATTRAY MARSH The Waterfront Trail passes through Mississauga’s picturesque waterfront public park system and conservation areas and traverses the 94-acre Rattray Marsh, a protected natural conservation area. Home to a wide variety of wildlife and plants, Rattray Marsh is an environmental gem with a pristine natural setting, one of the last natural “shingle-bar” marshes along Lake Ontario and the last remaining lakefront marsh on western Lake Ontario. This environmentally sensitive wetland offers a unique outdoor experience and is an absolute must-see for avid bird watchers, photographers and nature lovers. WATERFRONT TRAIL The Waterfront Trail spans a total of 1,400 kilometres (870 miles), from Windsor to the Quebec border. The Mississauga portion of the Waterfront Trail runs parallel to Lake Ontario from Winston Churchill Boulevard to Marie Curtis Park, providing links to Oakville, Port Credit Village, Adamson Estate and Toronto (13 kilometres/8 miles). For more details, see the Feature Trail brochure at walkandrollpeel.ca. For more information about the Waterfront Trail, please refer to waterfronttrail.org or see map on inside back cover foldout.
Mississauga features several beautiful garden parks. KARIYA PARK 3620 Kariya Drive Like a tranquil lake of serenity in the heart of bustling Mississauga, Kariya Park lies calmly in the city core, with the iconic Civic Centre clock-tower easily glimpsed through the greenery of rhododendrons, pine, gingko, sweetgum trees and the beautiful lavenderhued Iris laevigata or rabbit-ear Iris, official flower of the city Kariya, Japan— Mississauga’s sister city—after which the park is named. BRUECKNER RHODODENDRON GARDEN 660 Lakeshore Road West Experience one of Canada’s largest and publicly owned collections of rhododendrons. Situated on the north shore of Lake Ontario, the unique microclimate and massive white pines of the Garden discovermississauga.ca
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nourish and shelter the rhododendrons that were generously donated by the late Dr. Joseph Brueckner.
MacEwan Barn, with its original 1850s hand-hewn beams. The MacEwan Terrace Garden is a two-acre perennial garden opened at Riverwood in 2012. This accessible site overlooks beckoning gardens, native plantings that flank the wetland and plants that attract birds and butterflies. Grasses, white pine and the graceful skirts of Norway spruce accent heritage gardens around the MacEwan Barn.
GET OUTSIDE Dr. Brueckner was an acknowledged expert on rhododendrons and a recognized hybridizer. His hybrids are still in propagation and are valued plants in North America and several European countries as well as England’s famous Exbury Gardens. When Dr. Brueckner donated over 800 azaleas and rhododendrons from his private collection, he included the species and cultivars that form a rare collection in the Garden. The woodland garden setting has been designed to highlight the beauty of the rhododendron/azalea display, and to integrate companion perennials and shrubs in order to provide a four-season garden presence. You can visit the garden at any time of the year particularly from early May to the end of June to experience the spectacular floral display. RIVERWOOD (Entrance at the intersection of Burnhamthorpe Road West and The Credit Woodlands/ Riverwood Park Lane) A hidden gem in central Mississauga is Riverwood, a 150-acre park and urban oasis featuring quiet glades, meadows, old-growth forest, ravines, creeks, wetlands, accessible trails, splendid wildlife and glorious views. A unique all-season destination, Riverwood is an ideal site to observe and enjoy the best of what Mother Nature has to offer. Riverwood is also home to Visual Arts Mississauga and the Riverwood Conservancy. The Credit River flows through Riverwood’s western border, one of the watershed’s most diverse ecosystems of wildflowers and wildlife–over 160 bird species have been identified here. Heritage structures include the 1919 Chappell House, home of The Riverwood Conservancy, MacEwan Field Station and
The natural and cultural history of Riverwood is rich with fossils from ancient seas dating back 415 million years. Human history includes use by First Nations for elk-hunting and salmon-fishing
camps, British logging of white pine for ship masts, and settlement for farming and housing. NATURALIZATION PROGRAM In addition to Mississauga’s many parks, trails and gardens, the City has also been naturalizing many areas along its rivers and creeks for several years. Mississauga’s naturalization program encompasses approximately 2,000 acres of greenbelt, water courses, woodlots, steep banks and meadows. Trees, wildflowers, native fruit and flower-bearing shrubs in these naturalization areas encourage birds and animals to live in the urban environment.
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RIVERWOOD CONSERVANCY 4300 Riverwood Park Lane The Riverwood Conservancy hosts a wide range of events that draw thousands of people to Riverwood Park each year. This year-round adult and family interpretive education program fosters public understanding and appreciation of natural heritage areas. Educational events include heart-healthy nature walks, gardening and container workshops, astronomy, ecology and nature interpretation and presentations about stewardship, wildlife, forests and fish. For a current calendar of Riverwood events visit riverwoodconservancy.org/events for more information.
University of Toronto Mississauga campus
ON CAMPUS SHERIDAN COLLEGE
Located in the heart of downtown Mississauga’s city centre, the Hazel McCallion campus (HMC) of Sheridan College opened in the fall of 2011 and quickly filled to capacity with 2,700 students enrolled in a variety of business degree, diploma and postgraduate programs. In fall 2016, an expansion project will complete a new facility on the same site for an additional 3,200 students. The new building contains state-of-the-art classrooms, computer labs, a Centre for Creative Thinking, and a gallery space to showcase students’ creativity and innovation. The campus has been a welcome and vibrant addition to the city centre, injecting youth and vitality while providing expanded post-secondary options for Mississauga residents. The college also attracts students from around the world, drawn by its stellar reputation in the arts, business, technology and social sciences.
U OF T MISSISSAUGA
Established in 1967, the University of Toronto (U of T) Mississauga campus is situated on 225 acres of protected greenbelt along the Credit River. It’s the second-largest division of U of T (Canada’s largest university), numbering some 12,500 undergrad students, 575 graduate students, 2,000 employees and over 49,000 alumni. U of T Mississauga has 15 academic departments, 147 programs and 90 areas of study, and include the Institute for Management & Innovation and the Centre for South Asian Civilizations. Along with traditional undergraduate, master’s and doctoral programs, the campus offers several highly sought-after degree options, such as a Bachelor of Business Administration, a Master of Biomedical Communications, a Master of Biotechnology, a Master of Science in Sustainability Management and a Diploma in Investigative and Forensic Accounting. Famous U of T Mississauga alumni include astronaut Dr. Roberta Bondar, filmmaker Richie Mehta, actor Zaib Shaikh and writer/ poet Dionne Brand.
OPEN DATA IDEA JAM Mississauga partnered with Sheridan and UTM to invite the best and the brightest–students and seasoned professionals–to participate in our inaugural Code and the City Mississauga event. Over 100 developers, designers, mappers and information analysts shared, discussed, networked and collaborated on ideas through the use of City open data sets for software and website development. codeandthecity.ca
Walk among the fish at Ripley's Aquarium of Canada, nearby in Toronto.
WHAT’S NEARBY Plan to stay a while and make the most of your visit. From Mississauga, you’re only a short distance away from sights like the spectacular Niagara Falls, Ontario’s wine country, Toronto’s urban hub, as well as the small towns and picturesque Canadian landscapes that surround our region. Here’s a quick list of possibilities.
TORONTO SeeTorontoNow.com Mississauga is located within the Greater Toronto Area, in proximity to Canada’s largest city, just to the east. Toronto is a dynamic city that brims with exciting attractions such as the EdgeWalk atop the CN Tower, the recently opened Aga Khan Museum and Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada. Visit the Royal Ontario Museum. Play an escape game in the castle turrets of historic Casa Loma. There are so many fun ways to explore the streets, neighbourhoods and attractions of Toronto in a short period of time.
NIAGARA WINE REGION winecountryontario.ca Within half an hour west of Mississauga, you start to catch a glimpse of the lush vineyards and world-class wineries located along the Niagara Escarpment. Take your pick of 120 charming wineries to visit throughout the scenic Wine Route to Niagara on the Lake. Sample a growing culinary scene, and boutique wineries that are both laid-back and approachable. Known for producing Canada’s signature ice wines, this region also produces world-class Riesling and chardonnay, varietals and many other vintages.
NIAGARA FALLS niagarafallstourism.com Niagara Falls, Canada provides a vast array of year-round activities for the entire family and seeing the spectacular beauty of the falls is worth a day trip any time of year, less than a 90-minute drive from Mississauga. Zip up to the top of the Skylon Tower for the best view around. Get up close for a wet and wild view of the 13-story falls from below, on a Hornblower Niagara Cruise. Visit Clifton Hill, the “Street of Fun,” packed with exciting attractions, themed restaurants and affordable things to do with the kids.
Head to Niagara falls for lunch or a tour. Photo: Hornblower Niagara Cruises
NIAGARA-ON-THE-LAKE niagaraonthelake.com Niagara-on-the-Lake has a long and distinguished history that spans more than two hundred years–it was the site of the first capital of the newly created British colony of Upper Canada. Today, majestic old homes grace tree-lined streets in a heritage district filled with local shops, spas and restaurants featuring regional cuisine. Attractions include historic sites such as Fort George, theatre at the Shaw Festival and a picturesque marina. Take a horse-drawn carriage ride through the Old Town, or zoom up the Niagara River on a jet boat. Sample high tea at the Prince of Wales Hotel, or book time to relax in a spa.
ST. JACOBS COUNTRY StJacobs.com Located west of Mississauga, in Waterloo Region, this area is home to Canada’s largest year-round Farmers’ Market and the charming village of St. Jacobs, one of Ontario’s most popular rural destinations. Shop, eat, and play in a friendly community where horse and buggies are a common sight. Find the latest fashions in boutiques and outlets. Meet artists in village studios, galleries, shops and theatres. Learn something new at historic and cultural
exhibits such as the Mennonite Story — a multi-media interpretive centre featuring an extensive exhibit that describes the history, culture and religion of the Mennonites in St. Jacobs and around the world.
COTTAGE COUNTRY explorersedge.ca • algonquinpark.on.ca Experience a taste of the great Canadian wilderness and visit the resort communities of cottage country in an expansive region defined by over 4,000 lakes, five major rivers and the rugged landscape of the Canadian Shield. Explore Algonquin Park, the coastal areas of Georgian Bay or the lakes of Muskoka–Ontario’s iconic cottage country. Paddle a canoe. Try dogsledding. Spend a day on the ski hills. Take home a unique treasure found at a country market or antique shop.
TRIP THROUGH TIME: EXPLORE OUR HERITAGE Step into Mississauga’s vivid history Experience community events and local attractions on historic main streets of the many villages that formed the essential building blocks to our city, such as Clarkson, Port Credit and Streetsville. clarksonbia.com, portcredit.com, villageofstreetsville.com
Tour historic homes that recreate what life was like in days gone by at Mississauga’s three museums: Benares Historic House (Clarkson), Bradley Museum (Clarkson) and Leslie Log House (Streetsville)–one of the province’s oldest and best preserved log homes. museumsofmississauga.com
See what’s on in Discovery Centre Gallery at The Grange, the historic Robinson-Adamson House (1921 Dundas Street West), home to Heritage Mississauga and a treasure trove of archives in its Heritage Resource Centre. heritagemississauga.com
Plan ahead to host a special event or family gathering in one of several designated heritage buildings available to rent for meetings, weddings and social events. Mississauga has unique heritage spaces including Cawthra Estate, Clarke Memorial Hall and Holcim Waterfront estate, perfect for your next meeting or special occasion. mississauga.ca/rentals
FEED A CREATIVE SPIRIT: CULTURAL ATTRACTIONS
See the latest exhibits and performing arts èSTART YOUR DAY in the heart of downtown Mississauga at the Art Gallery of Mississauga (AGM) located in the Mississauga Civic Centre to be inspired by important works from a range of periods and movements in Canadian art. artgalleryofmississauga.com èHAVE A BITE at CCafé, on the ground floor of the civic centre with a view to all the action in Mississauga’s urban core. Enjoy a culinary experience made with delicious, seasonal and locally sourced ingredients. Enjoy the patio and fountain in the warmer months. mississauga.ca/cuisine èSEE WHAT’S ON at Mississauga Celebration Square, a major cultural venue that hosts free festivals and events throughout the year. See page 6 for dates, and visit discovermississauga.ca for a complete line-up. èPICK UP TICKETS TO A SHOW at the Living Arts Centre, selecting from a great roster of programming suitable for audiences of all ages. From comedy to drama, classics to contemporary, theatre to music, the centre’s two main performing arts venues– Hammerson Hall and The RBC Theatre–will set the stage for a wonderful night out. livingartscentre.ca
A Nature Lover’s Day Breathe in the fresh air of Mississauga’s great outdoor attractions
Observe nature at its best from well-maintained trails and raised boardwalks of the Rattray Marsh conservation area, a favourite destination for bird watchers and nature lovers. This preserved wetland habitat on Lake Ontario is home to an abundance of wildlife and natural beauty. See trails and parks, page 54. See all the pretty flowers as you stroll around Mississauga's beautiful garden parks. View rare and lovely specimens at Brueckner Rhododendron Garden. Relax in the tranquil Kariya Park amid the spring Iris blooms. Find perennial inspiration in the MacEwan Terrace Garden at Riverwood. See details on page 55. Treat yourself or your team to a round of golf at one of Mississauga's celebrated courses. From the panoramic views from the greens of BraeBen Golf Course, to the prestigious history of the Mississaugua Golf and Country Club, choose one or play them all. See page 48. Stand by the peaceful shoreline of the Credit River or get out onto the vast Lake Ontario to cast out a line or try sports fishing. Several parks and conservation areas offer angling opportunities, and you have a choice of charter companies to take you boating. See page 50 for more.
Fun with the Family
Spend a day together and create memories to last a lifetime Experience one of Canada’s favourite winter thrills, and go ice skating. Mississauga Celebration Square’s outdoor ice rink is one of the largest around, open seasonally from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. at 300 City Centre Drive, with skate rentals available. Or try one of dozens of natural ice rinks at local parks. discovermississauga.ca Spin your wheels together. Mississauga's cycling network includes more than 400 kilometres of bike lanes, boulevard multi-use trails, off-road trails as well as bike friendly roadways, so you can pick your best ride for all-ages fun. For bigger thrills, the kids will love the action in the city's multiuse ramp parks! See trails and parks, page 54.
Take it indoors. Enjoy a good time in any season at one of the many entertainment and
amusement centres dedicated to family fun. Bounce your way around the trampoline park at Sky Zone. Ride the Go-Karts or play video games and ride simulators at Playdium. Board a classic merry-go-round carousel ride at Fantasy Fair. See page 52 for more ideas.
Join thousands to celebrate culture, food, music and more at one of the many festivals and events at downtown’s Celebration Square. Every week of the year there’s something for the whole family to enjoy, from crowd-pleasing artists to activities for kids of all ages. See our events calendar on page 6.
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Stay and play, to enjoy Mississauga’s sporty side
Indulge in hoop dreams courtside at a Raptors 905 home game at Hershey Centre. Part of the National Basketball Association (NBA) Development League, the club is the D-League affiliate team of the NBA’s Toronto Raptors. raptors905.dleague.nba.com
Take your cue from the athletes of the 2016 Ontario Summer Games in Mississauga and go for gold, whether you’re here during the games, August 11–17, or want to check out the city’s amazing sports venues and facilities on your own time. osgmississauga.ca
Try a different angle on play: take a leap at an indoor skydiving facility, bounce off the walls of a trampoline park or step into the ejector seat of a simulated jet fighter–just a few local attractions that will keep your mind and body fit. See page 52 for listings.
Being on vacation doesn’t mean you can’t stay active. Check out these options for the sporty and sports-minded. Drop in for a swim, skate or fitness class at one of Mississauga’s community centres or arenas. activemississauga.ca
Hit the trails and run, bike or hike through Mississauga’s amazing park system. The city’s cycling network includes more than 400 kilometres (250 miles) of on-road bike lanes, boulevard multi-use trails, off-road trails as well as bike-friendly roadways that have posted bike route signs. Find trail maps at mississauga.ca/trails
Spot our next generation of hockey stars on ice at a home game of the Mississauga Steelheads September to March, for exciting OHL (Ontario Hockey League) hockey at the Hershey Centre. mississaugasteelheads.com
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Courtyard by Marriott Toronto Airport 231 Carlingview Drive, Toronto 416-675-0411; 1-800-791-9442 courtyard.com/yyzap Close to Toronto Pearson International Airport and downtown, this hotel is fully renovated and offers free wi-fi Internet, free airport shuttle, indoor pool, exercise facility and combined 2,700 square feet of meeting space. The Bistro Restaurant features Starbucks coffee and healthy breakfast and dinner options.
Hilton Mississauga/Meadowvale 6750 Mississauga Road 905-821-1981; 1-800-422-8238 hiltonmeadowvale.com Only 18 kilometres from Toronto Pearson International Airport, 40 km from downtown Toronto and 10 kilometres away from Toronto Premium Outlets! Enjoy Quest’s appetizing menus. Work it off at Club Meadowvale, our 40,000 square foot fitness facility. Enjoy our 165 foot Big Blue waterslide, outdoor/indoor saltwater pools, squash and tennis courts.
Hilton Toronto Airport Hotel & Suites, 5875 Airport Road 905-677-9900; 1-800-HILTONS toronto-apt.hilton.com Full-service hotel located across from Toronto Pearson International Airport, away from flight paths. Features 419 guest rooms and suites, complimentary wireless Internet in public areas and business centre, complimentary airport shuttle and fitness facilities. Brand new indoor pool.
Holiday Inn Toronto Airport East 600 Dixon Road, Toronto 416-240-7511; 1-800-491-4656 hitorontoairport.ca Warm and friendly staff await you at Holiday Inn Toronto Airport East. This 191-room hotel is well known for its outstanding service and attention to detail. Minutes away from Toronto Pearson International Airport. Complimentary Wi-Fi, airport shuttle, solarium pool, fitness facility and business centre.
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Holiday Inn Toronto International Airport 970 Dixon Road, Toronto 416-675-7611; 1-877-660-8550 holidayinn.com/yyz-intlapt Warm, inviting, comfortable. Minutes from Toronto Pearson International Airport, away from flight path. Enjoy free wireless Internet, oversized heated indoor pool, 24 hour airport shuttle every 30 minutes, $2 surcharge each way.
Hotel Carlingview Toronto Airport 221 Carlingview Drive, Toronto 416-675-3303; 1-877-675-3303 carlingview.ca Conveniently located near Toronto’s airport and highways 401/427, the beautifully renovated property offers complimentary breakfast pastries and coffee, airport shuttle and high-speed Wi-Fi Internet. A whole new Hotel Carlingview Toronto Airport awaits!
International Plaza Hotel + Conference Centre Toronto Airport /Changing to Delta Toronto Airport in 2017 655 Dixon Road, Toronto 416-244-1711; 1-800-668-3656 internationalplazahotel.com Minutes from Toronto Pearson International Airport, with complimentary 24-hr. shuttle service, 20 minutes to downtown Toronto. With 433 guest rooms and suites, five restaurants, including full-service Starbucks, indoor pool with 2 giant waterslides, shops, fitness centre, Zen Spa. Business centre, and free wi-fi throughout.
Novotel Toronto Mississauga Centre 3670 Hurontario Street 905-896-1000; 1-800-NOVOTEL novotelmississauga.com Novotel creates environments designed for travelling people to feel naturally good....your home away from home. Experience new guest rooms offering contemporary colours and style, warm atmosphere, wireless internet and ergonomic furniture to ensure superb comfort.
Quality Suites Toronto Airport 262 Carlingview Drive, Toronto 416-674-8442; 1-877-755-4900 choicehotels.ca/cn309 Closest all-suite, full-service hotel to Toronto Pearson International Airport. Spacious suites feature large living/dining area and separate king-size bedroom. Complimentary high-speed Internet. Home to Graffiti’s Italian Eatery & Saloon, an area favourite.
Radisson Suite Hotel Toronto Airport 640 Dixon Road, Toronto 416-242-7400; 1-800-333-3333 radisson.com/torontoca_airport Located right beside public transit and close to Toronto Pearson International Airport, this hotel features one-bedroom suites, each with a separate living room and bedroom area. This pet-friendly hotel features complimentary high-speed Internet and airport shuttle service.
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Residence Inn by Marriott Toronto Airport 17 Reading Court, Toronto 416-798-2900; 1-888-798-2977 residenceinntorontoairport.com Perfect for extended stays, the hotel offers 137 one- and two-bedroom suites featuring fully equipped kitchens, dining and living areas with a work desk, complimentary high-speed Internet and voice mail. Indoor pool, exercise room and whirlpool.
Sheraton Gateway Hotel In Toronto International Airport Terminal 3, Toronto AMF 905-672-7000; 1-800-325-3535 sheraton.com/torontoairport The only hotel with indoor direct access to both airport Terminals and the new UP Express. 474 spacious soundproof rooms offering the latest in modern amenities. Perfect for the business traveler or people travelling on a family vacation.
Sheraton Toronto Airport Hotel and Conference Centre, 801 Dixon Road, Toronto 416-675-6100; 1-800-668-1444 sheratontorontoairport.com Featuring 249 newly renovated guestrooms, suites and club level. Convenient location near Toronto Pearson International Airport, overlooking a golf course. Now offering complimentary wi-fi. Enjoy free Airport shuttle, indoor sky-lit domed pool, 24-hour fitness centre and delicious dining in Olio: A Mediterranean Grill.
The Westin Bristol Place Hotel 950 Dixon Road, Toronto 416-675-9444; 1-800-937-8461 westintorontoairport.com Convenient location near Toronto Pearson International Airport, featuring 287 elegant rooms. Comfortable atmosphere, attentive staff and top-rated dining at Zachary’s Bar & Restaurant. Services include complimentary shuttle service, business centre, indoor pool, fitness centre and Internet access.
Toronto Airport Marriott 901 Dixon Road, Toronto 416-674-9400; 1-800-905-2811 torontoairportmarriott.com Experience warm and hospitable service at Toronto Airport Hotel by Marriott; premier airport hotel offering impeccable guest rooms, spacious meeting rooms, and indoor pool within a sunlit solarium environment. Enjoy breakfast, lunch or dinner in Bistro West by East.
Travelodge Hotel Toronto Airport 925 Dixon Road, Toronto 416-674-2222; 1-888-483-6887 travelodgedixon.com This award-winning hotel features 283 well-appointed guest rooms, including business class and executive guest rooms. Minutes from Toronto Pearson International Airport. Featuring complimentary 24-hour airport shuttle, executive lounge, business centre, indoor heated pool and sauna, oversize fitness centre and wi-fi.
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of charge, serve communities, and provide positive visual art experiences for all visitors.
Etobicoke Civic Centre Art Gallery
Ontario by Bike Explore Ontario by Bike 416-827-2774; 1-866-701-2774 ontariobybike.ca Explore Toronto and Ontario by bike! Visit bicyclefriendly businesses along the way. Access trail and route information, Toronto’s cycling map, self-guided routes and guided tour info. Arrive by train and bring your bike or rent one en route. Express bus service to parks and outdoor destinations across Ontario available with Parkbus.
UnReel Charters.ca Port Credit Harbour Marina,1 Port Street East Port Credit 905-965-3825 unreelcharters.ca UnReel Charters. World Class Salmon Fishing. Largest Sportfish Yachts on Lake Ontario. 61' Ocean "UnReel". 50' Bertram “Reel Deal”. 6 HR charters: 8-20 people. Free entry-The Great Ontario Salmon Derby.
AMUSEMENT/THEME PARKS Fantasy Fair inside Woodbine Centre 500 Rexdale Boulevard (at Hwy 27) Woodbine Shopping Centre 416-674-5437 fantasyfair.ca Fantasy Fair is Ontario’s largest indoor amusement park. Fantasy Fair offers family fun for ages 3 to 15, with Rock’N’Climb climbing wall, Drop & Hop Tower, bumper cars, a roller coaster, Ferris wheel and a train. Open year-round. Parking is free.
399 The West Mall, Etobicoke 416-394-8628 toronto.ca/culture Dedicated to the promotion of art and artists in the community, the gallery displays works from local, national and international sources. It primarily features artworks of annual juried shows of art organizations and also hosts monthly exhibits.
BREWERIES / WINERIES Old Credit Brewing Company Ltd. 6 Queen Street West 905-271-9888 oldcreditbrewing.com Located in the heart of Port Credit, Old Credit Brewing Co. crafts a quality Amber Ale, Pale Pilsner and Holiday Honey. Visit the facility to experience a new taste of an old tradition, and inquire about the newly renovated upstairs facility for your next event.
CITY TOURS Mississauga Heritage Foundation 1921 Dundas Street West 905-828-8411 heritagemississauga.com The Mississauga Heritage Foundation provides self-guided or guided walking tours, heritagethemed exhibits, local historical research, books and information. Visitors are welcome to explore the historic Robinson-Adamson Grange. See website for more details.
99 Rathburn Road West 905-273-9000 playdium.com The ultimate high-tech family entertainment centre features interactive and physical games, rides and sports simulators, go-karts, mini-golf, nine variablespeed batting cages and Water Wars. Bonus: the new Spin Zone Bumper Cars and MaxFlight Roller Coaster Simulator.
5600 Rose Cherry Place 905-502-9100 hersheycentre.com Hershey Centre is a 5,000-seat arena with a total of four rink pads, the Sports Complex with an indoor sports field, gymnasium, gymnastics centre and two outdoor sports fields, and the Iceland arena with four rink pads and a skateboard park.
ART & SPECIAL EXHIBIT GALLERIES
555 Rexdale Boulevard 416-675-1101 olgslotsandcasinos.ca/olg-slots/woodbineracetrack/ Excitement always wins at OLG Slots at Woodbine Racetrack with 3,000 slot machines and electronic table games, live monthly concert series, dining, horse racing and more. Only 20 minutes from downtown Toronto. Rexdale Blvd and Hwy 427. Open 24 hours, seven days a week.
Art Gallery of Mississauga 300 City Centre Drive 905-896-5088 artgalleryofmississauga.com Engage. Think. Inspire. The Art Gallery of Mississauga (AGM) is a public, not-for-profit art gallery located in the Mississauga Civic Centre, across from Square One Mall. The AGM is proud to admit people free
OLG Slots at Woodbine Racetrack
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Paintball Nation–Mississauga 6200 Ordan Drive 905-795-8866 paintballnation.ca The perfect indoor location for your event or walk in play with friends. Plenty of free parking and just 20 minutes from downtown Toronto. We can accommodate groups as large as 130. See our website for more details or contact us for large group rates. Open 7 days per week and available 24 hours.
Mosaic–South Asian Heritage Festival of Mississauga 300 City Centre Drive, Mississauga Celebration Square 416-388-9596 mosaicfest.com August 12–13, 2016. The annual Mosaic South Asian Heritage Festival of Mississauga features traditional and contemporary art, culture and cuisine from South Asia at Mississauga’s city centre. Free admission and parking.
99 Rathburn Road West 905-273-9000 playdium.com Playdium features over 200 interactive and physical games, rides and sports simulators. The 11-acre outdoors includes go-karts, mini-golf, nine variablespeed batting cages, and Water Wars. New rides include the MaxFlight roller coaster simulator.
The Great Ontario Salmon Derby
Sky Zone Indoor Trampoline Park– Mississauga
Tim Hortons Southside Shuffle Blues & Jazz Festival
3636 Hawkestone Road 905-306-9898 skyzone.com/mississauga Sky Zone Trampoline Park boasts 15,000 square feet of all-trampoline-walled playing courts. Play 3-D dodgeball, defy gravity in open jump, or leap into our massive foam pit! We host groups, parties and events. This unique combination of fun and fitness is perfect for all ages!
FESTIVALS & EVENTS Carassauga Festival Inc. Hershey Centre, 5600 Rose Cherry Place and various pavilions across Mississauga 905-615-3010 carassauga.com Taking place May 27 to 29, 2016, Carassauga is the largest multicultural festival in Ontario, celebrating 30 years and showcasing more than 70 countries at different pavilions throughout Mississauga. Taste exotic foods, see breathtaking performances and experience cultural diversity.
Mississauga Waterfront Festival Memorial Park, 20 Lakeshore Road East Port Credit 905-891-0002 themwf.com June 17– 19, 2016. Held every Father’s Day weekend at Memorial Park in Port Credit, the Mississauga Waterfront Festival offers headline concerts, a kids’ stage, Family Fun Village, Heritage Stage, vendours, crafters, petting zoo, buskers, sports zone, carnival, water-ski shows and more.
Canadian Waters of Lake Ontario 905-361-5246; 1-888-695-2677 greatontariosalmonderby.ca July 2–August 20, 2016. This annual derby is North America’s largest freshwater fishing derby and takes place in the Canadian waters of Lake Ontario. Visit the website for full details and to purchase tickets.
Port Credit 905-271-9449 southsideshuffle.com September 9–11, 2016. The 18th annual Tim Hortons Southside Shuffle, Port Credit’s blues and jazz festival, is Mississauga’s musical Mardi Gras, featuring Canadian and international musicians throughout the village.
MUSEUMS/HISTORIC HOUSES/ EDUCATION BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir & Heritage Museum 61 Claireville Drive 416-798-2277 bit.ly/1UUF0qL This unique-to-Canada architectural monument is hand-carved with 24,000 pieces of marble and stone. Discover the more than 10,000-year-old heritage of India. Admission is free to the Mandir (Hindu place of worship).
Benares Historic House–Museums of Mississauga 1507 Clarkson Road North 905-615-4860 Bradley Museum–Museums of Mississauga 1620 Orr Road 905-615-4860 museumsofmississauga.com Step into the past and capture a taste of life in the early 19th and 20th centuries. Shed light on the past with the Museums of Mississauga.
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NEIGHBOURHOODS/ BUSINESS IMPROVEMENT AREAS Port Credit BIA 105 Lakeshore Road West 905-278-7742 portcredit.com Welcome to Port Credit! Mississauga’s entertainment hub for shopping, events, music and dining on the waterfront. This beautiful community offers something for everyone, with a wide array of restaurants, retail stores, services and cafés, all within easy walking distance from each other.
Streetsville BIA 280 Queen Street South 905-858-5974 villageofstreetsville.com Known as the Village in the City. Parking is free. Relax in a restaurant or pub, and plan a shopping spree in Streetsville.
PERFORMING ARTS The Living Arts Centre in Mississauga 4141 Living Arts Drive 905-306-6000; 1-888-805-8888 livingartscentre.ca A multi-use facility, the Living Arts Centre houses performance theatres, an exhibition gallery, eight professional art studios, and sophisticated meeting facilities, offering performances, courses, birthday parties, camps, artist residency and more. Parking free, evenings after 6 p.m. and on weekends.
Mississauga Symphony Orchestra 4141 Living Arts Drive, 2nd Floor 905-615-4405 mississaugasymphony.ca The Mississauga Symphony Orchestra presents numerous entertaining concerts each season in the comfort and wonderful acoustics of the Living Arts Centre. With over 80 enthusiastic and talented musicians on stage for each concert, you’re sure to enjoy the experience!
SPECTATOR SPORTS Woodbine Racetrack 555 Rexdale Boulevard 416-675-RACE; 1-888-675-RACE woodbinentertainment.com At the Woodbine Racetrack, wager on live world-class horse racing or play at the OLG slots. Experience the elegant dining and meeting facilities. Open year-round, offering afternoon or evening programs. Admission and parking are free.
RESTAURANTS & NIGHT LIFE CANADIAN/AMERICAN Caffe Demetre Mississauga Centrum - 90 Courtneypark Drive East, 905-564-7977 Mississauga City Centre - 285 Enfield Place, 905-281-2400 caffedemetre.com A dessert experience like none other. Artisanal small batch ice creams with French crepes, Belgian waffles, cakes, smoothies, lattes, teas, and more in a fun yet chic table service environment.
Fox Bistro 640 Dixon Road Radisson Suite Hotel Toronto Airport 416-243-7912 radisson.com/hotels/ontorair/dinings Savour all-day dining in the casual elegance of the Fox Bistro, or unwind by the fireplace and enjoy some of the fine menu options offered.
Kate’s Town Talk Bakery 206C Queen Street South 905-821-1166 katestowntalk.ca At Kate’s Town Talk Bakery they bake from scratch, on site daily in small batches. Cookies, squares, cakes, pies, sandwiches, and homemade soups! Stop in for the famous butter tarts–they will rival the BEST you have ever tasted!
Pump House Grille Co. 40 Lakeshore Road East 905-891-7867 pumphousegrilleco.com Nestled in the heart of bustling Port Credit, the motto at The Pump House Grille Co. is “Drink, Eat Well, Be Happy,” seven days a week.
Snug Harbour Seafood Bar & Grill 14 Stavebank Road South 905-274-5000 snugharbourrestaurant.com The wraparound, heated patio overlooks Lake Ontario and the Credit Village Marina. The varied menu includes seafood, steak, pasta, pizza and oyster bar. Open year-round.
The Bistro 231 Carlingview Drive Courtyard by Marriott Toronto Airport 416-675-0411 marriottcourtyardtorontoairport.com Start your morning at The Bistro with a hot cup of Starbucks coffee, and enjoy a variety of fresh and healthy choices at reasonable prices. At day’s end, relax, eat, drink and connect at The Bistro.
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The Q 1633 The Queensway 416-251-3129 theqbbq.ca The Q is celebrating 34 years in business. Featuring full grill menu, specializing in rotisserie chicken & falloff-the-bone ribs. Extensive beverage service. Your destination for food and hospitality. Free parking. Etobicoke.
CHINESE CUISINE Mandarin Restaurant Erin Mills - 3105 Dundas Street West, 905-569-7000 Mississauga - 87 Matheson Boulevard East, 905-502-8000 mandarinrestaurant.com Mandarin’s award-winning all-you-can-eat, ChineseCanadian buffet has something for everyone! Choose from over 150 freshly prepared items daily, including a variety of salads, soups, sushi, grilled items, mouthwatering entrées and delectable desserts!
INTERNATIONAL CUISINE Quest Restaurant & Bar 6750 Mississauga Road Hilton Mississauga/Meadowvale 905-542-6741; 1-800-422-8238 hiltonmeadowvale.com Quest Restaurant & Bar at the Hilton Mississauga/ Meadowvale hotel is the dining destination in Mississauga. The executive chef prepares menu items with a global cuisine focus. Great flavours and warm, attentive service await your dining experience.
Zachary’s Bar & Restaurant 950 Dixon Road The Westin Bristol Place Hotel 416-675-9444 westintorontoairport.com/toronto-airportrestaurants Relax in Zachary’s Bar & Restaurant, offering casual sophistication and continental cuisine. Open 11 a.m to 1 a.m., Zachary’s private dining room, offering formal dining, is available by reservation only. Groups of 9 to 90 people.
Enzo’s Two Guys From Italy 128 Queen Street South 905-826-5100 enzostwoguysfromitaly.com Casual, family owned and operated restaurant and bar for over 25 years, situated in the heart of Streetsville. Offering a wide selection of fresh Italian food, including homemade pizza.
LOUNGES & BARS Plaza Premium Lounge Ontario Ltd. Toronto Pearson International Airport 416-776-2650 plaza-network.com Plaza Premium Lounge offers travellers the utmost convenience and comfort in a quiet oasis away from the airport crowds at Toronto Pearson International Airport.
PUBS Coopers Pub 780 Burnhamthorpe Road West 905-275-3245 cooperspub.ca Coopers Pub is a traditional Irish pub with modern flare. We pride ourselves on having great food, great service and a great atmosphere. Coopers Pub also makes sure to make any game day memorable with
Cuchulainn’s Irish Pub 158 Queen Street South, Streetsville 905-821-3790 cuchulainns.ca Offering great food, rare Irish and Scottish whiskie and a selection of draughts and wine, Cuchulainn’s is a great place. Live music every Thurs. to Sat. night. Make your day an Irish one.
SPORTS & BILLIARDS The Crooked Cue
75 Lakeshore Road East 905-271-7665 crookedcue.ca More than 10,000 square feet of casual dining, billiards and special-event facilities. Featured on CBC and TSN, it has been voted “Mississauga’s Best Pool Hall” for 13 years running.
360 Revus Avenue 905-891-5500 amadiospizza.com Award-winning Amadio’s Pizza is rated one of the top pizzerias in the Greater Toronto Area, celebrating 25 years in the independently family run takeout and delivery business. The pizzas are stone baked, hand made, using the finest ingredients available. Order line: 905-891-5500 or online at amadiospizza.com.
Orchid Café and Wine Bar 655 Dixon Road International Plaza Hotel + Conference Centre Toronto Airport 416-244-1711 internationalplazahotel.com/dining/onsite Set in a light-filled atrium with garden accents, the Orchid Café and Wine Bar is a comfortable place to enjoy breakfast, lunch or an evening drink. All complemented by a comprehensive wine list. discovermississauga.ca
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COBS Bread specializes in individually handcrafted breads in a variety of flavours and textures. All the breads are freshly baked and sold each day, in each bakery using scratch baking techniques.
Twice is Nice
233 Lakeshore Road East 905-274-5569 twiceisniceresale.ca Twice is Nice is a ladies’ consignment store selling nearly new, brand-name clothing, jewelry, shoes, purses and accessories. Stock is added daily; 50% to 75% off sales year-round.
SHOPPING CENTRES Square One Shopping Centre 100 City Centre Drive 905-279-7467 shopsquareone.com With 360 stores, Square One is one of the top retail destinations in the Greater Toronto Area. Premier fashion brands such as Zara, Michael Kors and Harry Rosen. Spring 2016 welcomes Simons and a flagship Holt Renfrew. Truly a first-class shopping experience!
SHOPPING CENTRE/ OUTLETS Dixie Outlet Mall 1250 South Service Road 905-278-3494 dixieoutletmall.com Dixie Outlet Mall features over 135 stores, and brand-name merchandise up to 70% off. Shop stores like Tommy Hilfiger Outlet, GUESS? Outlet, La Vie en Rose, Mexx Outlet, Aeropostale, Melanie Lyne Outlet, Winners, Nine West Shoe Studio and Laura Outlet.
Tanger Outlets Cookstown RR#1, 3311 Simcoe Road 89, Cookstown 705-458-1371 tangeroutlet.com/cookstown Coach, Tommy Hilfiger, Fossil, Puma, Reebok, Danier, Aldo, Royal Doulton and Nine West are just some of the brand-name outlets you’ll discover at Tanger Outlets Cookstown.
Toronto Premium Outlets 13850 Steeles Avenue West, Halton Hills 647-497-8270 torontopremiumoutlets.ca Exceptional brands at extraordinary savings of 25 to 65% off every day. Shop over 80 stores including Burberry, Kate Spade, Ted Baker, Tory Burch and more. Shopping that's always worth the trip.
SPECIALTY SHOPS COBS Bread–Highway 10 & Eglinton 5035 Hurontario Street 905-507-9502 cobsbread.com
10 Thomas Street 905-821-9370 ruti.ca Mississauga’s largest quilting, knitting and crocheting store offers a huge selection of yarn, fabric and supplies. They provide classes to suit your schedule for quilting, knitting, crocheting and sewing.
Streetsville Treasures Inc. 8 Thomas Street 905-285-9989 streetsvilletreasures.com Offering a variety of gifts, including vintage-inspired memorabilia such as Elvis, Marilyn Monroe, The Beatles, Wizard of Oz, I Love Lucy and Betty Boop. Also carries women’s fashion clothing and jewelry.
TRANSPORTATION AIRLINES & AIRPORT Air Canada Toronto Pearson International Airport 1-888-247-2262 aircanada.com Air Canada is a founding member of Star Alliance, the world’s most comprehensive air transportation network, and offers travel to 1,356 destinations in 193 countries.
AIRPORT TRANSFERS & TOURS Niagara Airbus 905-374-8111; 800-268-8111 niagaraairbus.com Niagara Airbus offers scheduled and charter transportation between Toronto and Buffalo airports, and Toronto and Niagara regions, as well as sightseeing tours of Toronto, Niagara-on-the-Lake and Niagara Falls wineries and casino.
Union Pearson Express (UP Express) 1.844.GET.ON.UP 1-844-438-6687 upexpress.com UP Express is the dedicated air rail link connecting Toronto Pearson International Airport to Union Station in the heart of downtown Toronto in just 25 minutes. UP Express trains depart every 15 minutes, 19 ½ hours a day between 5:30 a.m. and 1 a.m.
VISITOR RESOURCES / MEETING & CONVENTION SERVICES
LIMOUSINES Bennington Worldwide Chauffeured Transportation 905-670-5466; 1-800-313-7262 benningtonlimo.com With more than 40 years’ experience, Bennington is a full-service transportation company offering transportation services to the corporate and VIP market in and around the Greater Toronto Area.
Rosedale Livery Limited 905-677-9444; 1-800-268-4967 rosedalelivery.com Rosedale Livery has been the area’s premier transportation supplier for business and vacation travellers for over 30 years, booking chauffeured transportation throughout the world. Rosedale’s fleet includes premium sedans, SUVs, vans and stretches. Fully licensed and insured.
RAIL SERVICES VIA Rail Canada 1-888-VIA RAIL (842-7245) viarail.ca VIA offers daily downtown service to major cities throughout the Windsor-Quebec City corridor. Various fare plans available for economy and business. Additional savings on child, senior and youth fares.
MEETING & CONVENTION SERVICES CONVENTION VENUES Mississauga Convention Centre 75 Derry Road West 905-564-1920; 1-877-766-4613 mississaugaconvention.com The Mississauga Convention Centre caters to events both in the corporate and social markets. They have hosted events such as meetings, conferences, trade shows, gala & annual dinners.
The International Centre 6900 Airport Road 905-677-6131; (800) 567-1199 internationalcentre.com For over forty years The International Centre has been home to many of Canada's largest and most popular events. Offering an upscale atmosphere, an exceptional culinary experience and a team of dedicated and knowledgeable professionals to ensure the success of your next event. The centre is surrounded by over 10,000 hotel rooms and a wide assortment of great restaurants and attractions. Located 5 minutes from Toronto’s Pearson International Airport, The International Centre has free parking for over 5,000 cars. “There’s Something Happening Here.”
Toronto Congress Centre
VISITOR RESOURCES Roam Mobile 1-844-338-8880 roammobile.com Roam Mobile rents mobile hotspot to business and leisure travelers visiting Canada. Allowing travelers to share and connect with family, friends, and colleagues back home and SAVE on roaming charges.
Travelbug Baby 647-348-7123; 1-855-348-7123 travelbugbaby.com Focus on the adventure, not the packing. We go the distance so your family can explore the Greater Toronto Area in comfort and style with our rental equipment. Renting top brands such as Clek, Bloom, and offering an extensive inventory, including strollers, car seats, cribs, even bottle sterilizers. Have rental baby gear delivered and waiting for you when you arrive.
Travellers Assistance Services Toronto Pearson International Airport - Terminal 1 647-808-0098 Non Profit organization providing free tourist and referral information and assistance to Tourists visiting Toronto. Booths manned by volunteers at Pearson International Airport. For information call (905) 676-2868.
650 Dixon Road 416-245-5000 torontocongresscentre.com Toronto Congress Centre is one of Canada's leading trade and convention facilities and is host to some of the largest and most prestigious events in the nation. Offers 1,000,000 sq. ft. of exceptional facilities with a multitude of state-of-the-art meeting & breakout rooms. Gourmet food and banquet facilities to accommodate groups of 25 to 12,000 people and parking for over 6,000 cars. Centrally located, 3 minutes from Toronto's Pearson International Airport and adjacent to more than a dozen hotels offering over 10,000 guest rooms.
VENUE FACILITIES Mississauga Customer Service Centre City of Mississauga 301 Burnhamthorpe Road West Central Library Building 905-615-4100 mississauga.ca/rentals The City of Mississauga offers a variety of venues, please visit our website for further listings and details.
TORONTO PEARSON INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
HAPPY LANDINGS! Toronto Pearson International Airport
ississauga welcomes air travellers via Toronto Pearson International Airport, Canada’s largest airport and our front door to world–serving more than 40 million passengers a year.
Located in Mississauga, the airport is a destination in and of itself: with world-class shops, great restaurants and handy services to explore, there’s no doubt you’ll find something memorable and entertaining.
You’ll find well-known names from the Toronto food scene including restaurant outlets by celebrated chefs like Zane Caplansky, Roger Mooking, Lynn Crawford, Susur Lee and Massimo Capra. You’re sure to get a taste of something local from brick-oven pizza to steamy noodle bowls or fresh-made sushi.
There’s lots to see and do at either end of your journey, thanks to an airport experience that makes travel relaxing, comfortable and enjoyable.
Celebrity chefs and fresh new restaurants bring convenient and dazzling dining experiences to Toronto Pearson to suit every taste and budget.
Marathi at Toronto Pearson's Terminal 1
Sip a brew at the Distillery District Brew Pub in Terminal 3. Explore kid-friendly fare to please picky eaters. Grab something good to go, with convenient take-away options.
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Toronto Pearson’s stores and services offer great gifts, relaxing indulgences and last-minute essentials to make your travel experience part of the fun. Shop international luxury brands in Duty Free. Find the latest gadgets and electronics for work or play. Polish up with a quick manicure, or ease into your travels with a relaxing spa treatment. Squeeze in an invigorating workout in full-service gym facilities available in Terminal 1. Find a full directory of shops, services and airport amenities at torontopearson.com
ALL ABOARD! Launched in 2015, The Union
Pearson Express offers a speedy 25-minute direct rail link to and from the airport and Toronto’s Union Station, with trains departing every 15 minutes.
United States Residents If you are a US citizen, ensure to carry proof of citizenship such as a passport, birth certificate or certificate of citizenship or naturalization, along with photo ID. If you are a US permanent resident, ensure to carry proof of your status. A passport may be required by your airline.
MONEY Our currency is the Canadian dollar, which uses coins for denominations under five dollars. These are often referred to as the ‘Loonie’ (one dollar coin) and ‘Toonie’ (two dollar coin).
All visitors arriving from, or transiting through, the US are encouraged to visit the US Customs and Border Protection website for information concerning requirements of the U.S. Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative. cbp.gov
TAXES A harmonized sales tax (HST) of 13 per cent is levied on all goods and services.
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TELEPHONES Area codes in Mississauga include 905, 289 and 365. Toronto is covered by 416, 647 and 437. Long-distance charges do not apply to calls made within Mississauga or to Toronto, but charges may apply to calls made to other parts of the Greater Toronto Area (GTA).
TOBACCO AND ALCOHOL The legal drinking age in Ontario is 19; a driver’s license is considered a valid form of identification. You must be at least 19 years of age to purchase cigarettes. Smoking is banned in public spaces and workspaces in Ontario, including restaurants, bars and private clubs. The ban extends to outdoor public areas such as playgrounds, sport fields and spectator areas. mhp.gov.on.ca
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CLIMATE The climate in Mississauga is moderate. The average temperature ranges from -6°C (21°F) in January to 20°C (69°F) in July and 3°C in November. For current weather conditions and forecasts, visit theweathernetwork.com and search for “Mississauga”.
VISITORS TO CANADA Before coming to Canada from any other country, please visit cic.gc.ca/english for up to date information, as travel documents or visa requirements may vary depending on the country you are travelling from.
International Visitors The Government of Canada requires that all international travellers carry a valid passport. As of March 15, 2016, visa-exempt foreign nationals who fly to or transit through Canada also need an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA). (Exceptions include US citizens and travellers with a valid visa.) Read more about these requirements at cbsa-asfc.gc.ca
Highway 407 is the Greater Toronto Area’s east-west toll highway. It runs 108 kilometres (approximately 67 miles) between Burlington and Pickering, north of Highway 401. There are no toll booths, but your license plate will be electronically recorded and you’ll be billed according to the distance you have travelled and the time of day of your trip.
TRANSPORTATION— GETTING AROUND
Located between Toronto and Niagara Falls, close to many of Canada’s largest tourist attractions, and less than 90 minutes from the U.S. border, Mississauga is easily accessible by air, land and water making it an ideal destination for visitors. Travelling within the city by day or night is safe— Mississauga is recognized as one of Canada’s safest communities. Mississauga offers access to seven major highways, two principal railways and is 20 minutes from downtown Toronto. Mississauga is home to Canada’s largest Airport—Toronto Pearson International Airport. Mississauga is also easily accessible by water from one of the city’s many marinas or public docking areas.
HELPFUL INFORMATION Transportation: The speed limit on Mississauga streets is 50 kilometres/hour (about 30 miles/hour) and 100 kilometres/ hour (about 60 miles/hour) on highways (freeways) unless otherwise posted. Wearing seatbelts is mandatory for all adults. Children travelling in vehicles require safety restraints or booster seats. Car rental counters are located at the airport or at locations across the city. Some suggested retailers include: Avis (1-800-331-1212; avis.com), Budget (1-800-268- 8900; budget.com), Discount Car and Truck Rentals (1-888-8207378; discountcar.com), and Hertz (1-800-263-0600; hertz.com).
The Queen Elizabeth Way (QEW) is a highway that hugs the lake between Toronto’s west end and Niagara Falls. The Gardiner Expressway picks up from the QEW, continuing east through the southern tip of downtown Toronto, and connecting with the Don Valley Parkway and Lake Shore Boulevard.
PUBLIC TRANSIT MiWay is Mississauga’s public transit system. Customers can choose from two types of MiWay service: MiExpress for express travel on blue buses and MiLocal for local travel on orange buses. Plan your customized route and find schedule information with MiWay’s online trip planner miway.ca/tripplanner 905-615-INFO (4636) To view scheduled departure times when you’re on the move, visit m.miway.ca. Tweet your questions or feedback to @MiWayHelps (Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.) For inter-city and inter-regional public transportation, GO Transit is the rail and bus system connecting Mississauga to Toronto and the Greater Toronto Area. For GO schedules, call 1-888-GET ON GO (438-6646) or visit gotransit.com. The Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) is the public transit system in Toronto. Call 416-393-INFO (4636) or visit ttc.ca. Planning a trip in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area? Triplinx is the official trip planner and one-stop transportation information resource for the region. Triplinx will help you get where you need to go— simply enter where you’re starting from and where you want to go. Find schedule, fare, service and other information to help make travelling around the region.
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