5 Spring Activities in Mississauga

Published April 4, 2019 at 9:05 pm

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While the weather outside is still a little frightful, it is officially spring–and that means that you can finally indulge in a few more outdoor activites without freezing.

With the cherry blossoms coming, now is as good a time as ever to explore the city and see the nooks and crannies that you might sometimes ignore.

Here’s a look at some activities that the city is hoping residents take advantage of this spring:


1) Earth Days

Earth Days 2019 is taking place from April 15 to 27. The citys says it offers residents a chance to take action for the environment and help make Mississauga more sustainable and climate change resilient. There are a number of activities happening throughout the week that you can participate in, such as tree planting or litter awareness sessions or a 20-minute makeover litter cleanup. If you’re interested, you can register for an event.  

If you’re planning to do a little spring cleaning before then, you’ll be able to drop off clothes for donation or recycle electronics at no charge throughout the week. Participating locations are Civic Centre, Central Library or any of the City’s community centres.


2) Cherry Blossoms at Kariya Park

You don’t have to go all the way to High Park to take some gorgeous spring selfies. Kariya Park is truly a hidden gem right in the heart of Mississauga with meandering walkways, a quiet pond and hill garden and approximately 59 Cherry Blossom trees. It’s a nice place to walk around with your friends or family to enjoy the beautiful blossoms this spring.

If the trees aren’t in bloom, you can also visit one of the City’s other parks, trails and woodlands too.


3) Catch a Performance at the Meadowvale Theatre

If you’re interested in the theatre or dance, you can catch a performance this spring. At the Meadowvale Theatre, you can see Curtains or the In The Garden & Alice dance pieces. Those who are more artistically inclined can also visit the Art Gallery of Mississauga (located inside City Hall) to check out niigaanikwewag, an exhibit that’s on until June 16 that brings together notable works by senior, mid-career, and emerging female Indigenous artists to celebrate past, present, and future generations of kwes as integral to sustaining the creative spirit of Indigenous communities. 


4) Check Out Different Villages

On a nice sunny day, it’s worthwhile to take a stroll through Mississauga’s villages with your friends or family. Visit Streetsville if you’re looking for something quaint that’s home to a number of historic buildings. Port Credit is Mississauga’s entertainment hub for shopping, events, music and dining on the waterfront. Clarkson is Mississauga’s oldest community and would interest history buffs with its historic aspects. Whatever village you decide, you will find a variety of shops, restaurants, cafes and services.


5) Visit Benares Historic House or the Bradley Museum

Have you ever wondered what it was like to live in the 1800s? Mississauga has a few historic sites where you can take a tour of the Bradley Museum, Benares Historic House or the Leslie Log House. You can take a walk through the two-acre Bradley Museum Complex and experience Long Division, a contemporary art installation by LeuWebb Projects. You can also treat your mother to a fabulous High Tea at Benares Historic House featuring That’s Cool! Fashions that Ruled 1965-1975 this Mother’s Day (it will be here before you know it). This presentation is curated by Norma Shephard, founder and director of the Mobile Millinery Museum. Reservations are required, so book early by calling 905-615-4860 Ext 2110.

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