News release

Explore Mississauga in a Brand New Way – Culture Days Doors Open on September 26 to 28

Entertainment and activities | September 18, 2014

From September 26 to 28, the City, in collaboration with arts, culture and heritage organizations from across Mississauga, will be hosting its annual Culture Days Doors Open event. With more than 60 sites across Mississauga participating, residents can catch a glimpse of some of the city’s most prominent and historic buildings all weekend long; there’s free tours, performances, shows and family activities for all to enjoy.

A Snapshot of Places to Visit During Culture Days Doors Open:

Small Arms Building – Experience what it was like to work during World War II as historic re-enactors, former munitions workers, artists, exhibits and guest speakers recreate life at the Small Arms Building, the only purpose-built weapons plant in Canada.

Meadowvale Theatre – Local artists from all genres participate in a youth talent contest featuring the old fashion rock n’ roll band The Dreamboats.

Benares Historic House – Go back in time to World War I at Benares Historic House as re-enactors share their stories and provide visitors with realistic hands-on experiences using wartime reproduction.
Don’t miss the flyover of replica WWI planes from the Great War Flying Museum at Benares Historic House.

SOFA – Source of Furniture + Accessories (International Centre) – Come and see where interior design pros source the latest in home trends. Experience our events by registering for our POP-IN POP-OUT design tours led by Certified Decorators. Meet & Greet with TV Design Personalities Glen Peloso & Jamie Alexander, Shai Deluca and Jane Lockhart.

Old Credit Brewing Company – Learn more about how beer is brewed. Enjoy beer tasting and guided tours of the facility with entertainment featuring members of the Big Band Jazz Ensemble.

Fire Station 104 – Built in 1956, Fire Station 104 originally served the Town of Port Credit. Enjoy a behind the scenes tour of the facility and a chance to explore a pumper truck.

5 & Dime | Dundas and Hurontario – Mississauga’s original downtown gets a second look with Art Gallery of Mississauga Artist-in-Residence, Camille Turner’s 5 & Dime Talking Tour. Discover local community hubs that continue to be influencers in the social and cultural fabric of the city.
For more locations and event times, visit With so much to see and do, plan ahead by downloading the Culture Days Doors Open Visitor’s Guide.

About Culture Days
Culture Days is a free, national event that raises awareness, accessibility, participation and engagement of Canadians in the arts and cultural life of their communities.

About Doors Open
From April to October each year, communities across Ontario open the doors to some of their most intriguing and charming sites. Admission is free. Doors Open Mississauga is presented by participating sites with the support of the City of Mississauga’s Culture Division in association with the province wide Doors Open program, part of the Ontario Heritage Trust.

Media Contact:
Karen Flores
Communications Advisor, Community Services
City of Mississauga
905-615-3200, ext. 5053 
TTY: 905-896-5151