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O Canada! Celebrate Canada’s 155th Birthday in the Heart of the City

Entertainment and activities | June 29, 2022

Happy birthday, Canada!

Mississauga is back and ready to bring the community an amazing Canada Day celebration for its 155th birthday.

Wear your favourite splash of red and white, and make your way to Mississauga Celebration Square (MCS) to enjoy a wide range of activities, entertainment and food from a number of taste bud tickling food truck vendors.

The official ceremony will include greetings from Mayor Bonnie Crombie, Members of Council, and special guests. Event attendees are invited to re-confirm their Canadian Citizenship through a reaffirmation oath reading.

There will be no shortage of free family fun for people of all ages to enjoy. Splash away in the fountain, enjoy a retro arcade in the amphitheatre, or snap a selfie with roaming entertainers.

Catch an incredible concert lineup of Canadian artists, featuring Canada’s most inspiring breakout artist and 2022 JUNO award winner, JESSIA, co-headlining alongside multi-platinum performer, elijah woods. The celebration will be hosted by Mississauga’s own Scott WillatsMariah Amber and Selena Jasmine. The celebration would not be complete without a spectacular fireworks finale, taking place at 10 p.m. presented by Tim Hortons.

Event details

Date: 
Friday, July 1, 2022

Time: 
4 to 10:30 p.m.
Official ceremony: 4:15 p.m.
Headline performance and opening act: 8:15 p.m.
Fireworks: 10 p.m.

Entertainment line-up:

  • Qurat Dar, Mississauga’s Youth Poet Laureate
  • Junia-T, Mississauga hip hop DJ
  • TÖME, JUNO award-winning singer/songwriter
  • Zach Zoya, Canadian hip-hop sensation
  • elijah woods, Multi-platinum singer and producer
  • JESSIA, 2022’s JUNO award-winning Breakthrough Artist of the Year

Spectacular fireworks display presented by Tim Hortons.

Location: 
Mississauga Celebration Square
300 City Centre Dr.
Mississauga, ON
[Map]

Cost:  
Free

Additional information:
More details on the City’s official Canada Day ceremony and celebration can be found here.

IMPORTANT EVENT INFORMATION

Parking and transportation
With limited access to available parking downtown, attendees are encouraged to carpool, walk, bike or take MiWay. Use MiWay’s trip planner on any device for customized route and schedule information to get to Celebration Square on time. MiWay will also offer additional late evening service on some routes on Canada Day, while other routes will not operate on this holiday. Visit miway.ca for details. Limited accessible parking is available at the 201 City Centre Dr. parking lot after 3 p.m.

Road closures
Road closures will be in effect in the downtown core from 10 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. on July 1. Areas impacted by the closures are outlined below. The road closure map can be viewed here.

Closed: July 1 from 10 a.m. to 11:30 p.m.

  • Duke of York Boulevard from Burnhamthorpe Rd. W. to Prince of Wales Dr. (one northbound lane to remain open to filter traffic out of Square One at Princess Royal)
  • City Centre Dr. from Living Arts Dr. to Mercer St.
  • Closed at Mercer (west side of intersection). Additional cones to be placed at closure point.
  • Princess Royal Dr. from Living Arts Dr. to Duke of York Blvd.

Closed: July 1 from 7 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.

  • Living Arts Dr. from Burnhamthorpe Rd. W. to Prince of Wales Dr.
  • Burnhamthorpe Ro. W. from Confederation Pkwy to Hurontario St.
  • Kariya Gate from Burnhamthorpe Rd. W. to City Centre Dr. (north-bound lanes only)

Looking to celebrate Canada Day in your neighbourhood?

Check out these Canada Day celebrations taking place throughout Mississauga:

Accessibility

Accessible mobility device charging stations will be available at Celebration Square. One can be found directly in front of the amphitheatre and the other in Legends Row on the west side of the square. Additionally, there will be an accessible viewing area will be provided onsite.

Fireworks
If you plan to set off fireworks in your neighbourhood this Canada Day, visit the City’s website for more information on using fireworks safely in Mississauga.

Special thanks to Tim Hortons (fireworks sponsor), Alectra (fountain sponsor) and supporting sponsors, Bell and Coca-Cola Canada. The City also extends its thanks to Square One for styling the hosts, Scott WillatsMariah Amber and Selena Jasmine. The Canada Day event on Mississauga Celebration Square has been made possible in part by the Government of Canada through the Canadian Heritage grant.

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