Dec 19, 2012
Celebrate the start of a new year at the annual Mayor's New Year's Day Levee at Mississauga
Civic Centre. Meet and greet Mayor Hazel McCallion and Members of Council, enjoy a free public
skate on Mississauga Celebration Square's outdoor ice rink and local entertainment.
What: 34th Annual Mayor's New Year's Day Levee
When: Tuesday, January 1, 2013, 2 Â– 4 p.m.
2 Â– 2:15 p.m. Opening
2:15 Â– 3 p.m. Meet and greet with
Mayor McCallion and Members of Council
2 - 4 p.m. Free public skate*
Where: Mississauga Civic Centre
300 City Centre
West and Duke of York Boulevard)
Meet and greet will
take place inside the Council Chamber
Who: Mayor Hazel McCallion and Members of Council
Complimentary pizza will be available courtesy of Pizza Pizza.* Refreshments will be available
for purchase at C Cafe.
*Skating is weather permitting. Pizza and refreshments are available while quantities
For more information on the Mayor's New Year's Day Levee, visit www.mississauga.ca.
Levee Historical Background
The tradition of the Mayor's Levee began in the 18th Century during the reign of King Louis
XIV. To show the sovereign belonged to the people, the King would invite only gentlemen to
enter his bedroom on New Year's Day and watch him awake to begin serving the public in the new
year. The Royal Governor of New France later brought this custom to Canada.
As Canada's sixth largest city, Mississauga is home to 741,000 residents and more than 54,000
businesses, including more than 60 Fortune 500 companies with Canadian head offices or major
divisional head offices. A diverse, progressive and award-winning municipality located on the
shores of Lake Ontario in the heart of the Greater Toronto Area, Mississauga is "Leading
Today for Tomorrow" by focussing on delivering services, implementing its Strategic Plan,
delivering value for money and maintaining infrastructure.
Public Affairs Consultant
City of Mississauga
905-615-3200 ext. 5053