Food trucks, art markets and activities planned for Celebration Square in Mississauga this summer
Celebration Square—which is turning 10 this year—won't be hosting any major festivals this summer due to lingering COVID-19 restrictions, but it won't be devoid of activity throughout the summer months either.
In fact, the square will be home to food trucks, art markets and more over the coming weeks. The centrally-located spot will also continue to operate its popular wading pool, which will be open from 10:00 am to 8:00 pm with some additional safety measures in place.
According to the City of Mississauga, Mississauga Celebration Square (MCS) will be hosting Mi Casa, You Casa, an art piece created by Mexican artists Esrawe + Cadena. This interactive experience is centered around 14 red houses that are framed but not covered. Visitors can use them to chat with friends and others while maintaining physical distancing.
Mi Casa, Your Casa will be available daily at the Square from July 30 through September 6.
Art admirers can also see new, digital screen-based works by local, national and international artists on the large screens located on either side of the Celebration Square main stage. The annual public art series will begin June 21 and continue on Monday evenings until August 30.
The city also said that local artist Bareket Kezwer has created an immersive mural entitled Loving Kindness.
As far as shopping goes, visitors will have the opportunity to browse and purchase original works from local artists all summer long. The pop-up and pop-in former shipping container will be home to a new Mississauga Resident Artist every weekend from July 9 through September 6.
If you like to shop for produce and other products, you can purchase local goods from the Lions Farmers Market. Market vendors have a variety of items for sale including homemade preserves, honey and baked goods. The market is open on the Square every Wednesday from June 2 through October 13 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
If you want to snack on the spot, food trucks will be open daily from 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. According to the city, the trucks are spaced a minimum of 12 feet apart and six-foot physical distancing markers are placed throughout the Square for visitor safety. This summer's food truck lineup includes Le Chateau Chicken, Dimkin’s Crepes, GOGI, BeaverTails, and The Cuban Thing.
As for Canada Day, the city said it will doing things a little differently by celebrating "Canada 10 Days on Celebration Square." Themed activities will take place daily from June 25 through July 4.
- We Can Dance, created by Daily tous les jours, is a "never-ending, social-distanced dance party."
- MCS Canada Day Playlist, available for streaming on July 1, the playlist features local talent and some of the country's biggest tracks.
- Virtual Fireworks. Since there won't be fireworks on the Square, residents can enjoy them virtually by downloading the free app on any mobile device.
- A Virtual Canada Day Finale.
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Cover photo taken prior to COVID-19 pandemic
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