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Official Opening
Outdoor Council Meeting Showcases Mississauga's New Public Square

Jun 16, 2011

A unique outdoor Council Meeting will feature Mississauga Celebration Square, the City's new state-of-the-art event destination.  Deputations and presentations will showcase the versatile venue, which opens for business on June 22.

What:              Council on the Square

Date:               Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Time:
9 a.m.:  Council Meeting
Following Council: Media Q&A with City Spokespersons
11:30 a.m.:  Media Tours
Noon: Lunch-time Entertainment

Location:
Mississauga Celebration Square, adjacent to the Civic Centre
300 City Centre Drive

Program:
Opening: Mississauga Festival Youth Choir
Native Blessing: Mississaugas of the First Credit Nation
Deputations: Overview of the City's Infrastructure Stimulus Fund (ISF) and RInC/Ontario REC projects; development and design of the Square; video of the Square's construction; overview of the Square's features; event programming highlights; Canada Day highlights; recognition of ISF/RInC teams.

Ceremony:
Water Ceremony featuring Mississaugans Barbara Underhill, World Champion figure skater, and Lisa Alexander, Olympic Medallist in synchronized swimming.
Plaque unveiling with Mayor McCallion and members of Council.

Media Tours:
Guided tours of Mississauga Celebration Square. Media, please register in advance:  905-615-3200 ext. 4073.

Celebration:
Concert by Mississaugans, the Tom Barlow Band in the Amphitheatre. Activities, performances and lunch on the Upper Square until 1:30 p.m.

For photos, renderings and backgrounder, please contact Communications at 905-615-3200 ext. 5934. For information, please visit www.mississauga.ca/buildingourfuture.

The official public opening of Mississauga Celebration Square will take place at the Canada Day ceremony scheduled at 1 p.m. from the main stage on Friday, July 1.

As Canada's sixth largest city, Mississauga is home to 734,000 residents and 55,000 businesses, including 63 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, maintaining infrastructure and continuing to be an employer of choice.

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Media Contact:
Sandra Desrochers
Public Affairs Specialist
Phone: 905-615-3200x5934
TTY:    905-896-5151
Email:   sandra.desrochers@mississauga.ca


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