A live music series has come to one of Mississauga’s best selfie spots


Published August 12, 2021 at 7:58 pm


If you love live music, sunflowers and a great opportunity for some memorable summer selfies, you might be happy to hear that the sunflowers are about to reach full bloom at the Lakeview Village site in Mississauga’s east-end. 

And not only are the sunflowers set to bloom the week of Aug. 16, a live music series has also kicked off at the site and will run every Wednesday evening for the next five weeks. 

Lakeview Community Partners Ltd. (LCPL) recently announced the launch of Sunsets, Sunflowers & Sound–a free live music series featuring some of Mississauga’s best-known musicians. 

According to LCP, the artist lineup includes Tom Barlow & Friends, Suzie McNeil & The Chain Reaction, Brian Melo, Marshall Dane, and more. People who attend the series can also enjoy food and drinks provided by local businesses on site. 

The sunflowers, which can be accessed from the Sunflower Deck at 800 Hydro Road, will be blooming for the third year in a row. A second sunflower bloom for this year is being prepared for September, weather permitting.

The 1 million sunflowers, planted by the developers behind the Lakeview Village project, first began attracting people from all over the GTA (because who doesn’t want a gorgeous photo in a field of tall flowers?) in 2019.

LCPL says that asides from being beautiful, the sunflowers play a key function in the company’s efforts to build a community with strong connections to nature. The field of sunflowers, LCPL says, encourages the rehabilitation of native species to the region, such as butterflies, bugs and bees, all while optimizing soil and supporting other forms of local wildlife.  

The music series, which kicked off on Aug. 11, will run every Wednesday from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm until Sept. 15. 

The musical lineup includes:

• August 18 – Suzie McNeil & The Chain Reaction with Special Guest Brian Melo 

• August 25 – Marshall Dane 

• September 1 – Kirt Godwin & Gracie Ella 

• September 8 – Chuck Jackson & Tyler Yarema Trio 

• September 15 – Spoons Duo 

Organizers say the site is accessible by bike, foot, public transit and car. Bike parking is available at the Sunflower Deck and at Lakeshore and Hydro Rd., near the future Discovery Centre. 

COVID-19 rules are in effect and attendees are asked to practice social distancing, bring masks and provide information for contact tracing. 

LCPL says that once completed, Lakeview Village will be Canada’s most transformative mixed-use waterfront community.

The 177-acre project will feature transit-connected housing, office space, retail, restaurants, trails, parks, green space and cultural and recreational amenities. The community will also be connected to the nearby 64-acre Jim Tovey Lakeview Conservation Area, named for the late city councillor who worked to bring the project to fruition.

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