News release

Happy Birthday Canada – Celebrate Canada’s 148th on Mississauga Celebration Square

Entertainment and activities | June 22, 2015

On July 1, join Mayor Bonnie Crombie and Members of Council at Mississauga Celebration Square for the City’s free Canada Day celebration.

The City of Mississauga is celebrating Canada’s 148th birthday in style. Host of Global News’ The Morning Show Liza Fromer and Global News Anchors Antony Robart and Farah Nasser host the show along with ET Canada’s Entertainment Reporter Sangita Patel.

The city’s first Poet Laureate, Anna Yin will perform during the official ceremony starting at 4 p.m.

Camp Canuck for Kids starts the celebration off with a roar at 2 p.m. on the Main Stage with Alex from Madagascar. Family fun continues throughout the afternoon with Viva Pan Am Acrobats, MaracaTALL Stilt Drumming Troupe and Extreme Trampoline Shows. For timing and locations, see the full schedule below.

Canada Day 2015 Schedule of Events

Main Stage

4 p.m. – Official Ceremony
6:20 p.m. – Mississauga’s own Peter Katz
7 p.m. – Electric violinist Kytami
8:15 p.m. – Pop sensation Scott Helman
9:15 p.m. – International recording hip hop artist Kardinal Offishall
10:20 p.m. – Stunning fireworks finale sponsored by Tim Hortons
99.9 Virgin Radio’s DJ Starting From Scratch spins live all day long

City Centre Drive

Extreme Trampoline Shows
2:45 to 3 p.m.
3:30 to 3:45 p.m.
5:45 to 6 p.m.
6:45 to 7 p.m.

Aerial Cirque Shows
3 p.m.
7:30 p.m.

MaracaTALL Stilt Drumming Troupe
4:30 PM

Amphitheatre – Pan Am Pavilion

2 to 6 p.m. – Viva Pan Am Acrobats

Great Hall

2 to 7 p.m. – Face Painting

Food Trucks

Hungry? More than 24 food trucks will be on site – from sweet to savoury you are sure to find something to satisfy your craving. Food vendors include; Beavertails Pastry, CORNehCOPIA, Fidel Gastro, Fit to Grill, I Love Churros, Localista, Per Se Mobile, Randy’s Roti, The Mighty Cob, Urban Smoke, cotton candy and hot dog concessions, corn roasters, a tiki drink stand and ice cream trucks.

Date:   Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Time:   2 to 10:30 p.m.

Mississauga Celebration Square
300 City Centre Dr.
Mississauga, ON

Cost:   Free

Important Event Information:

Parking and Transportation – With limited access to available parking downtown, event goers are encouraged to carpool, walk, bike or take public transit. All MiWay buses will operate on a Sunday/holiday schedule. Residents and visitors to the event can use MiWay’s trip planner to get to the Square on time. Limited accessible parking is available at the 201 City Centre Dr. parking lot after 3 p.m. and in the Living Arts Centre underground parking lot.

Road Closures – There will be some road closures in the City’s downtown core from 10 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. on July 1:

Closed from 10 a.m. to 11:30 p.m.
• Duke of York Blvd from Burnhamthorpe Rd W. to Prince of Wales Dr.
• Princess Royal Dr. from Living Arts Dr. to Duke of York Blvd

Closed from 7 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. (Note: Police will use the south-bound lanes to flow traffic from Square One).
• Living Arts Dr. from Burnhamthorpe Rd W. to Prince of Wales Dr.
• Burnhamthorpe Rd. W. from Confederation Pkwy to Hurontario St. (One east bound lane will remain open for emergency vehicles and access to Webb Dr.)
• Kariya Gate from Burnhamthorpe Rd W. to City Centre Dr. (north-bound lanes only)

Other Canada Day Celebrations in Mississauga:


Did you know that fireworks can only be set off on two statutory holidays (Victoria Day and Canada Day) or on a day for which a permit has been issued by the Fire Chief and only on the property listed within the permit? Visit the City’s website for more information on using fireworks safely on Canada Day. Join us at Mississauga Celebration Square for a majestic fireworks display sponsored by Tim Hortons.

Free events like Canada Day at Mississauga Celebration Square are possible through the generous support from our fireworks sponsor Tim Hortons. Special thanks to our volunteer sponsor Bell and our media sponsors Global News Toronto and 99.9 Virgin Radio.

The Canada Day celebration at Mississauga Celebration Square is possible in part due to a Canadian Heritage grant provided to help support cultural shows and performers.

Media Resources:

Media resources including as pictures, video, schedule of events and editorial and social media content are available on our Canada Day Online Media Kit.

Social Media:

Use the hashtag #MCSCanadaDay when tweeting about the event, tagging your Canada Day photos on Instagram or posting on Facebook.

For a full listing of events at Mississauga Celebration Square, visit ‘Like’ Mississauga Celebration Square on Facebook and follow @mcsevents on Twitter and @celebrationsquare on Instagram.

Media contact

City of Mississauga Media Relations
905-615-3200, ext. 5232
TTY: 905-896-5151