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Abandon Your Building: Downtown Mississauga Workers Step Out of Cubicles and onto the Stage!

Jul 23, 2012

This Thursday from noon to 2 p.m., Mississauga’s downtown office workers will drop their pens and papers for guitars and drumsticks in an epic battle of the office bands at Mississauga Celebration Square.

“We want office workers in the city’s downtown to showcase their musical talents live on the Square,” said Melissa Agius, Mississauga Celebration Square Events Manager.  “Office bands from several downtown businesses have entered the competition and will battle it out for the title of Mississauga’s Top Office Band!”

Food trucks are back by popular demand! Spend your lunch hour sampling curbside cuisine from Smoke's Poutinerie, The Portobello Burger and Cupcake Diner.

What:              Abandon Your Building: Battle of Mississauga’s Downtown Office Bands

When:             Thursday, July 26, 2012, Noon – 2 p.m


Noon - Event kick off

12:05 p.m. - HMV

12:15 p.m. - City of Mississauga, A/V

12:25 p.m. - Aversan

12:35 p.m. - City of Mississauga, Communications - Customer Service

12:45 p.m. - Deloitte and Touche

12:55 p.m. - Bridgemark/ Glenn Davis Group

1:05 p.m. - City of Mississauga, Business Planning

1:20 p.m. - Voting begins

1:35 p.m. - Winner announced!

Where:            Mississauga Celebration Square, 300 City Centre Drive, Mississauga, Ontario L5B 3C1

Cost:               Free

Top band wins $400 in Jack’s Cash, courtesy of Jack Astor’s Square One.  Fans can text their votes live at the event to choose the winner. 

Abandon Your Building is part of the Summer on the Square Series - the City’s summer line-up of free events on the Square.  Located outside of Mississauga Civic Centre in the downtown core, Mississauga Celebration Square is a vibrant state-of-the-art multi-media event destination. The Square is host to a dynamic line-up of year-round, free outdoor events and festivals that showcase arts, cultural diversity and entertainment.

For a full listing of Summer on the Square happenings, visit  For the latest news and updates, follow Mississauga Celebration Square on Twitter and like it on Facebook

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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