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2012 Levee
Celebrate 2012 with Mayor McCallion and Members of Council at the Mayorís New Yearís Day Levee

Dec 20, 2011

Celebrate the start of a new year at the annual Mayor’s New Year’s Day Levee at Mississauga Celebration Square.  Enjoy a free public skate on the Square’s new outdoor ice rink, local entertainment and a meet and greet with Mayor McCallion and Members of Council.   

What: 33rd Annual Mayor’s New Year’s Day Levee

When: Sunday, January 1, 2012, 2 – 4 p.m.                       

2 p.m.                          Opening Ceremony       

2:20 p.m.                      On-ice performances

2:30 – 3:30 p.m.           Meet and greet with Mayor McCallion and Members of Council

2:40 p.m.                      Free public skate (ice rink is open until 10 p.m.)

Where: Mississauga Celebration Square*

300 City Centre Drive (Burnhamthorpe Road West and Duke of York Boulevard)

*Meet and greet will take place inside the Civic Centre in the Great Hall

Who: Mayor Hazel McCallion and Members of Council

Enjoy a free public skate on Mississauga Celebration Square’s new outdoor ice rink, enjoy local entertainment and meet Mayor McCallion and Members of Council.  Refreshments will be available for purchase.  Skating and other event activities are weather permitting. 

To ensure resident safety, City Centre Drive will be closed on January 1 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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 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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