Here’s Everything You Need to Know About Mississauga’s Massive Canada Day Celebration
The weather is taking a while to truly warm up, but school is almost out for everyone and Canada Day is fast approaching—and that means that the biggest party of the summer is coming to Mississauga.
On July 1, residents are invited to celebrate Canada's 152nd birthday at Celebration Square with approximately 100,000 other people.
As far as entertainment goes, guests can check out platinum-selling, award-winning recording artists Marianas Trench, who will be headlining the mega event on the main stage.
Attendees can also enjoy music by Logan Staats, Leaving Thomas and Sickick.
As for the patriotic portion of the day, Mayor Bonnie Crombie and members of council will lead a reaffirmation oath encouraging attendees to re-confirm their Canadian Citizenship during the event.
If you want to cool off during the day, you can head over to the fountain to get a little wet (so don't forget to bring your towel).
The day's festivities will be capped off by fireworks at 10:05 p.m.
Afternoon hosts, Global News’ Anthony Farnell and Farah Nasser and evening hosts, Antony Robart and ET Canada's Sangita Patel will guide attendees through the event.
The event will run from 2:00 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
Canada Day Main Stage Line-up:
- Paul Edward Costa, Mississauga's Poet Laureate
- Pujita Verma, Mississauga's Youth Poet Laureate
- Logan Staats, Season 1 Winner of CTV's The Launch
- Canadian Pop Country Duo, Leaving Thomas
- Masked Hip-Hop and Mash-up DJ, Sickick
- Juno and Much Music Video Award-Winning Artists, Marianas Trench
- Epic fireworks display presented by Tim Hortons
The event is free to attend.
As far as parking goes, event-goers are encouraged to carpool, walk, bike or take MiWay because on-site parking is limited. MiWay will also offer additional trips from the City Centre Transit Terminal following the fireworks on the following routes: 3, 10, 19, 23, 26, 34 and 61.
Limited accessible parking is available at the 201 City Centre Dr. parking lot after 3 p.m. and in the Living Arts Centre underground parking lot.
There will be road closures in the downtown core from 10 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. on July 1.
Closed: July 1 from 10 a.m. to 11:30 p.m.
* Duke of York Boulevard from Burnhamthorpe Road W. to Prince of Wales Drive
* City Centre Drive from Living Arts Drive to Mercer Street
* Princess Royal Drive from Living Arts Drive to Duke of York Boulevard
Closed: July 1 from 7 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.
* Living Arts Drive from Burnhamthorpe Road W. to Prince of Wales Drive
* Burnhamthorpe Road W. from Confederation Parkway to Hurontario Street
* Kariya Gate from Burnhamthorpe Road W. to City Centre Drive (north-bound lanes only)
Looking to celebrate Canada Day in your neighbourhood? Check out these Canada Day celebrations taking place throughout Mississauga:
- Malton Canada Day Celebration
- Port Credit Paint the Town Red
- Streetsville Canada Day Celebration
- Churchill Meadows Canada Day Together Festival
- Living Arts Centre Canada Day Celebrations
If you're worried about keeping your electric wheelchair charged, note that the city has installed two accessible mobility device charging stations on Celebration Square. One can be found directly in front of the amphitheatre and the other in Legends Row on the west side of the square.
Editor’s Note: A previous version of the article stated that phones could be charged at the electric wheelchair charging station. The charging station cannot be used for this purpose. We regret the error.