Fall in love with Mississauga by visiting some unique spaces and places.
Council Chamber – Mississauga Civic Centre
Visit the Council Chamber for a stellar feature located on the second floor of the Civic Centre. View the spectacular 30 metre diameter domed ceiling designed by Canadian artist Sharon McCann. The artwork took six weeks to be completed in 1986 and depicts the constellations combined with images of the Ojibway legend of the Great Bear and the Seven Hunters.
Light Up the Square 2019
Head to Celebration Square on November 23 for the City’s official tree lighting ceremony and the official opening of the rink. Take in live music from The Big Sound, a 25+ piece band creating an unforgettable Motown experience, with a holiday twist. Check out the Atraktiv illuminated musical bikes, LED Glow Swings, stop by the Glow Lounge or Cozy Geodomes, and grab a bite to eat from gourmet food trucks.
Mississauga Library System
On a dark and stormy night… try a virtual Library visit. Use your Mississauga library card and PIN to download free apps to access books, ebooks and audiobooks. If you would prefer to cozy up in the library, you can view hundreds of local archival materials: newspaper clippings, brochures, pamphlets and photographs – pertaining to local history, events, buildings, and people. This material is available for consultation in the Canadiana Reading Room, located on the 3rd floor of Central Library. The Local History Room offers in-depth resources for the study of Mississauga’s past, including Indigenous history, European settlement, post-Confederation growth, 20th century suburbanization, and the formation and development. You can visit the library’s Mississauga History page for more information. The Local History Room is open:
- Monday, Wednesday and Thursday: 1 p.m. to 9 p.m.
- Tuesday, Friday and Saturday: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Art Gallery of Mississauga
Drop-in to the Art Gallery of Mississauga (AGM) a public, not-for-profit, art gallery located in the Mississauga Civic Centre. The AGM is supported by the City of Mississauga, the Ontario Arts Council, and the Canada Council for the Arts. The AGM presents a changing calendar of engaging contemporary art exhibitions, featuring regional, national and international artists. As a public gallery with a strong community connections, the AGM is interested in assisting visitors as they learn about art. Projects that engage the community and reflect awareness of contemporary and relevant cultural topics and issues are of particular interest. The gallery offers a wide range of tours, talks, and workshops for adult learners, as well as innovative youth programs for schools, universities and community groups.
Public Art Walking Tour
For warmer days and an excuse to enjoy a pumpkin flavoured latte consider a self-guided public art tour. Since 2010, the City’s Public Art Collection has grown and includes ongoing temporary art. Public art helps to develop a unique sense of place, create a beautiful, thought provoking and energetic vibe that ultimately enhances the quality of life for residents and visitors. Public art is accessible to the public and free for all to enjoy. Take a walk and see different shapes, forms and scales.