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In 2017, Canada marks its 150th anniversary of Confederation. Join the celebration of everything that is truly Canadian in our community – our rich cultural diversity and heritage; our exceptional parks, trails and waterfront spaces; and Mississauga's commitment to excellence that makes great things happen.

From main stage events in Mississauga Celebration Square to neighbourhood block parties and public art installations, there are countless ways to celebrate Canada in Mississauga.


Mayor's Message

Canada 150 is a tremendous opportunity to celebrate our country and our city. Together, we will mark this important milestone of Confederation and the founding of our respected, peaceful and leading nation. As we reflect on our country's history, and look toward the future, Mississauga encompasses the very best of Canada. Mississauga has grown from farm fields and fruit trees into a vibrant, prosperous and thriving place so many Canadians continue to choose for a better, more promising life. With lasting legacy projects underway and meaningful ways for everyone to join in local celebrations, Canada 150 will be memorable in Mississauga.


What's Happening

Mississauga Celebration Square plays host to our Canada 150 main stage events. Don't miss the chance to celebrate in style with local music, great food and fun for the whole family.



New Year's Eve

December 31, 2016
Mississauga Celebration Square
8:00 pm - midnight
Countdown to 2017 at Celebration Square. Ring in the New Year with high energy performances by Coleman Hell, DiRTY RADiO and Sickick. Grab a bit to eat from one of the many delicious food trucks, and enjoy a fireworks show at midnight. For more info


Canada Day

July 1, 2017
Mississauga Celebration Square
2:00 pm - 10:30 pm

Celebrate Canada 150 in the heart of the city. Enjoy live performances and a concert with internationally-renowned Canadian recording artists and local musicians. Enjoy over 25 food trucks, Canadiana-inspired kids programming, and an unforgettable fireworks finale. For more info

Find Canada Day celebrations taking place in communities across the City - Port Credit, Malton, Churchill Meadows, and Streetsville.



Light up the Square

November 25, 2017
Mississauga Celebration Square
5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Lace up your skates and bring on the holiday cheer. Light Up the Square is the official start of the holiday season at Celebration Square. Join Mayor Crombie for winter treats and holiday entertainment. For more info

Here's a preview of the City of Mississauga’s Canada 150 events and programs. For a full list of community-organized events taking place in Mississauga or to submit your own event, visit the Community Calendar. To learn more about festivals and events taking place across the City, visit the Discover Mississauga website.
 
Erika Defreitas: Bringing Water Back to Bradley

Contact Photography Festival | Featured Exhibition
May 3 – August 20

Anchorage at the Bradley Museum site.

This art exhibit examines how heritage house museums are experienced using Lake Ontario as poetic inspiration.

 
One Book, One Mississauga

July 1, 2017 – November 2017
Local library branches

An exciting new program for 2017, One Book, One Mississauga encourages everyone to read the same book. Think of it as one big book club. For more info

 
Official Opening - CIP 150 Projects

Saturday, September 16, 2017 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Riverwood

The official opening ceremonies for all 25 of the Canada 150 Infrastructure Intake 1 Projects in Mississauga.

 
Earth Market

Saturday, September 23, 2017
Mississauga Celebration Square
1:00 – 9:00 pm

An Earth Market is a one-stop shop market like experience for all things green, featuring environmental exhibitors and vendors, music, local and sustainable food and more!

 
Streetsville Library 50th Anniversary

Saturday, September 23, 2017 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Fun filled events for all ages to celebrate this 1967 centennial library.

 
Indigenous Communities: Mississauga Museums Projects

Fall 2017

Take part in projects created by the Museums of Mississauga and the Peel Aboriginal Network highlighting Indigenous heritage and traditions.

 


Past events

Hurontario Tree Wraps
CAN Colours 150:

November 2016 – April 2017
Hurontario Street (Downtown Mississauga)

Check out the tree wraps on Hurontario Street created by artists Amy Mailloux and Tony Di Nardo. For more info

 

Mayor's Levee

January 15, 2017
Civic Centre, 300 City Centre Drive
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Meet and greet Mayor Bonnie Crombie and Members of Council at this annual event.

 

Do Your Homework: Hazel McCallion

April 12 – 26th
Glass Pavilion and Great Hall Civic Centre

This exhibition will present the most captivating moments of Hazel McCallion's political career. For more info

 
Lorne Park Library 50th Anniversary

Saturday, April 8, 2017
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Music, displays and historical exhibits related to the history of the library. For more info

 
Earth Day Tree Planting: One Million Trees

April 22, 2017

Participate in Earth Day Tree planting as we plant 150 trees in every ward across Mississauga. For more info

 
National Access Awareness Week

Monday, June 5, 2017
Great Hall, Civic Centre
11:00 am – 3:00 pm

This event will showcase the advances made in accessibility at the City.
For more info

 

Fresh Air Fitness featuring ParticipACTION 150 Play list

June 14, 2017
Mississauga Celebration Square
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Four, 20-minute outdoor fitness activations including latin, yoga, socacize and zumba featuring ParticipACTION 150 Play list. All ages and ability-levels are invited to join in the fitness and fun. For more info

 
Bradley Museum 50th Anniversary

June 24, 2017
Bradley Museum
10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Celebrate the 50th anniversary of this lovely historic house. For more info

 
Lakeview Library 50th Anniversary

July 4, 2017 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Music, fun and family events to celebrate the 50th anniversary and the library's annual block party.

 


Legacy

Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Projects

The City of Mississauga was awarded approximately $5.6 million in Government of Canada
funding for 54 infrastructure rehabilitation projects through Intake 1 and 2 of the Canada 150
Community Infrastructure Program (CIP 150)
. The CIP 150 approved City projects include the
rehabilitation of 19 trails, 26 playgrounds and specific renovation projects at Lake Aquitaine Park,
Riverwood, South Common Community Centre and the Small Arms Inspection Building.

The federal program celebrates Canada's 150th anniversary, under the theme Giving Back
to Canada. The objective of the program is to strengthen public infrastructure and provide
economic benefits in communities across Canada.

Funded by / Financé par:

 

Also part of the Canada 150th Anniversary program, the City was awarded $199,000 for a national call to artists to commission a permanent public artwork at Mississauga Celebration Square. The piece will focus on the themes of diversity, inclusion and Reconciliation with Indigenous communities. The public art project will be unveiled in the fall of 2017 as part of the City's year-long celebration to engageCanadians and newcomers on issues of identity, culture and the place of Indigenous peoples in contemporary society.

Funded by the Government of Canada. Financé par le gouvernement du Canada.



canada.ca/150

 

 


Get Involved

Canada 150 Community Conversations

As part of the Canada 150 celebrations, the City of Mississauga is concentrating on building strong and respectful partnerships with the Indigenous community. The Culture Division and Museums of Mississauga are working with community facilitators to lead conversations across the city in 2017 to discuss reconciliation from an Indigenous perspective.

Sign up for a free community conversation across the city. Spaces are limited.

Understanding Community Responsibilities in Reconciliation
May 31, 2017, 6 p.m.
Studio.89, 104-1065 Canadian Pl, Mississauga
Register

Memorialization and Erasure: Highlighting Historical and Current Realities of Reconciliation
June 28, 2017, 6 p.m.
Burnhamthorpe Library Program Room, 101-3650 Dixie Rd, Mississauga
Register

Finding (Your) Place: Reconciliation, Diversity and Community-Building
July 26, 2017, 6 p.m.
Civic Centre, Committee Room A, 300 City Centre Dr, Mississauga
Register

This project has been possible in part by the Government of Canada. Ce project a été rendu possible partie grâce au gouvernment du Canada.


Canada 150 for 150 Volunteer Challenge

Celebrate Canada’s 150th Anniversary by giving back to your community and your country and making a difference in the lives of Canadians. The Canada 150 for 150 Volunteer Challenge is a nation-wide movement led by Volunteer Ottawa in partnership with Volunteer Canada and Volunteer Centres across the country. The goal is to have Canadians give 150 hours of volunteer time in 2017 in celebration of Canada’s 150th anniversary. For more information on the challenge, visit the website at volunteer150for150.ca

For ways you can volunteer in Mississauga, visit our City of Mississauga Volunteer Page.


Mississauga's Biggest Birthday Card

Thanks to everyone who signed the City's Big Birthday Card!

After travelling through Mississauga over the last four months to libraries, community centres, the City Centre Transit Terminal and special events, it is estimated that thousands of residents and visitors contributed to the card panels. Because the card proved to be so popular, the City will be making an official Guinness World Record attempt for the world's longest greeting card.

On Tuesday, June 27 the signed card panels will be joined together on Mississauga Celebration Square. The combined panels will create a birthday card that is more than 150 feet long! What better way to wish Canada a Happy 150th Birthday than with 150 feet of heartfelt best wishes.

Watch for more details and photographs of this world record attempt.

These were the Birthday Card signing locations:

March 10 - 21

March 10 - 19

Mar 22 – Apr 3

Mar 23 – June 23

Apr 4 – 17

Apr 18 – May 1

May 2 – 15

May 27 – 28

June 1 (10 am - noon)

June 14 (7 - 9 pm)

June 16 - 20

June 20 (11 am - 6 pm)

  • City Centre Transit Terminal, 200 Rathburn Road West

June 25 (noon - 2 pm)

  • Councillor Fonseca Ward 3 Family BBQ and Fun Swim
  • Applewood Heights Park and Outdoor Pool, 3119 Constitution Blvd
    (weather permitting)

Neighbourhood Celebration Kits

Sauga Celebrates Canada 150!

Due to popular demand, we have distributed all Canada 150 Neighbourhood Celebration Kits. To find out more about how to host your own outdoor celebration in Mississauga, visit our special events page or email saugacelebrates@mississauga.ca.