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Canada Day 2012
Celebrate Canada Day with Carly Rae Jepsen and Dragonette at Mississauga Celebration Square!

Jun 26, 2012

Celebrate Canada’s 145th birthday at Mississauga Celebration Square with a dynamic lineup of free live performances including family friendly Puss in Boots Live, pop sensation Carly Rae Jepsen, and Juno Award winning electro-pop band Dragonette.

“This will be another exciting Canada Day for the City of Mississauga,” said Mayor Hazel McCallion. “We are proud to host such a wonderful event at Mississauga Celebration Square. I look forward to celebrating both Mississauga’s community and our nation’s birthday. Let the festivities begin!”

Schedule of Events

1 p.m. Official Ceremony

Festivities get underway with Mayor Hazel McCallion, Members of Council and special guests at the official ceremony, hosted by Global Toronto’s Antony Robart.

1 – 10:30 p.m. Live Entertainment and Family Activities

Free family-friendly afternoon activities and performances include:

1:40 p.m.               Puss in Boots Live

1:30 – 4:30 p.m.     Extreme Soccer Shows

1:30 – 3:30 p.m.     Living Green Breakdancing Shows

4:30 – 7:30 p.m.     Global Dance Bout

8:50 p.m.               Skyscraping Cirque Show towering over City Centre

Main stage evening entertainment hosted by Global Toronto’s Jaclyn Whittal features:

8 p.m.                   Chart topping singer-songwriter Carly Rae Jepsen

9:20 p.m.             Electronic pop band Dragonette

10:15 p.m.           Fireworks extravaganza featuring DJ Audiowise and DJ Zedvantz

Road Closures, MiWay Special Offer and Events Across the City

Road closures will be in effect in and around the City Centre from June 30 – July 1.  Refer to the Canada Day website for full details.  Public parking in the area will be limited and residents are encouraged to take public transit.

MiWay is your way to Canada Day celebrations.  On July 1, MiWay has a special offer: pass holders (weekly, monthly annual, U-Pass) can bring a friend for free all day. Children (Grades 1-8) also ride free when accompanied by a fare-paying passenger. Extended service is also available on some routes. For details, visit

Port Credit and Streetsville are also hosting Canada Day celebrations on July 1.  For more information on these events, visit the event websites.

Residents are encouraged to come to one of the City’s Canada Day celebrations for the safest way to enjoy fireworks.

Canada Day at Mississauga Celebration Square is sponsored by Bell, Pepsi, Scotiabank, Enbridge, RBC, Enersource, Region of Peel - Walk and Roll, Pizza Nova, Tim Hortons, Mississauga Honda, SC Johnson Off! Clip-On and Edleun.  Special thanks to Canadian Heritage, media sponsor, Global Toronto, radio sponsor Virgin Radio and fireworks sponsor Metro. 

For full event details, schedule and maps for Canada Day at Mississauga Celebration Square, visit or call 3-1-1 (if outside City limits, call 905-615-4311).

Canada Day is part of Summer on the Square - the City’s summer lineup of free events at Mississauga Celebration Square. Located outside of Mississauga Civic Centre, Celebration Square is a vibrant, state-of-the-art, multi-media event destination. The Square is host to a dynamic lineup of year-round, free outdoor events and festivals that showcase arts, cultural diversity and entertainment.

As Canada's sixth largest city, Mississauga is home to 738,000 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 and maintaining infrastructure.

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