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Watt a surprise! Get ready for an electrifying drive into electric vehicles

By Announcement, Events, Resources

Attend a community event, learn more about electric vehicles and even test drive one.

June 6, 2024

Prepare to be charged with excitement as the City is hosting two electric vehicle (EV) events this month – Community EV Day and Plug’n Drive test drives! Now is a great time to dive into the world of EVs, test drive different vehicles and discover which model suits you best!

Community EV Day

Stop by the Community EV Day event on Saturday, June 22 at Burnhamthorpe Community Centre to learn more about EVs. You’ll have the chance to learn more about electric vehicles, and test drive an electric vehicle on a drop-in basis. You’ll hear from the Mississauga EV Society about what it’s like to own an EV, check out some of the City’s electric fleet vehicles, participate in micromobility demonstrations and learn ways to take action to make Mississauga more sustainable and climate change resilient. The City’s Forestry team will also be on site with a tree giveaway.

Where

Burnhamthorpe Community Centre

1500 Gulleden Drive, Mississauga

When

Saturday, June 22

10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Community Electric Vehicle Day

Test drive an electric vehicle

From June 6 to 30, the City is also partnering with Plug’n Drive so residents can get behind the wheel of an EV for a test drive.

In partnership with Plug’n Drive, the City is hosting electric vehicle test drives. Bookings are available every Thursday to Sunday beginning on June 6 until June 30, 2024. You will have the opportunity to learn about the environmental and economic benefits of EVs, ask questions and test drive one of the latest models.

Sign up for a 45-minute appointment, where you’ll get the chance take an EV for a spin and learn more about owning one.

Where

Burnhamthorpe Community Centre

1500 Gulleden Drive, Mississauga

When

June 6 to 30, 2024

Thursday to Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The last appointment each day is at 4 p.m.

People looking inside the engine of an electric vehicle.

EV chargers in Mississauga

The City is increasing charging infrastructure through commitments made in Mississauga’s Climate Change Action Plan. To date, the City has installed 30 public charging ports, adding to more than 400 charging ports already available across the city.

Making the switch to EVs and climate impact

As part of the Climate Change Action Plan, the City is committed to reducing greenhouse gas emissions, and is working to provide educational resources for residents to reduce their carbon footprint. One action residents can take is to switch to electric vehicles.

An electric vehicle can be fully or partially (hybrid) electric and is known to be efficient and durable, requires less maintenance and can have a longer lifetime than traditional gas-powered vehicles. With the rising cost of gas, switching to electric vehicles can help you save money on fuel, and can also reduce your carbon emissions by up to 90 per cent. Adopting electric vehicles can lead to a greener, more sustainable future for transportation.

Electric vehicle being charged at station.

Learn more about climate change and the City’s progress: mississauga.ca/projects-and-strategies/city-projects/climate-change-action-plan/

Celebrate Pride Month in Mississauga

By Announcement, Events

A time to celebrate our 2SLGBTQI+ community as we all work toward a more open, accepting and courageous world.

May 31, 2024

June is Pride Month – a time to celebrate our 2SLGBTQI+ community as we all work toward a more open, accepting and courageous world.

The City of Mississauga is offering a variety of Pride activities all month long. Residents are encouraged to join in celebrating Pride’s history and fostering an open, inclusive and equitable environment in Mississauga. Programming includes:

  • Attending the Progress Pride flag raising event
  • Checking out the library’s 2SLGBTQI+ reading list
  • Attending a book club
  • Visiting the Pride park benches at Port Credit Memorial Park and Scholars’ Green
  • Viewing the painted Pride crosswalk at Clarkson Village Shopping Centre
  • Participating in free drop-in Swim and Shine classes
  • Catching Mississauga Fire and Emergency Service’s Pride Fire Truck touring the city
  • Viewing the Civic Centre Clock Tower lighting

This year marks the City’s 50th anniversary, just another reason to celebrate the diversity in our city all month long!

For more information, visit the City’s Pride Month webpage.

Honour Mississauga’s heritage during National Indigenous History Month

By Announcement, Events, Food for thought

A time dedicated to honouring the strength, diversity and heritage of First Nations, Inuit and Métis Peoples.

May 31, 2024

This June, the City of Mississauga joins the rest of Canada in solidarity to commemorate National Indigenous History Month – a time dedicated to honouring the strength, diversity and heritage of First Nations, Inuit and Métis Peoples.

Throughout the month, the City is offering programming that highlights and celebrates the contributions and traditions of Indigenous Peoples both past and present. The activities showcase the artistry, storytelling and historical narratives of Indigenous Peoples to help foster a deeper understanding of the integral role they have on our city, province and country.

Programming includes:

Additional information and resources:

Mississauga is located on lands which were occupied by numerous Indigenous nations since time immemorial. Settlement and the eventual growth of the City was made possible with the signing of Treaties over 200 years ago. As Mississauga celebrates its 50th anniversary, we acknowledge, celebrate and respect the Indigenous Peoples during National Indigenous History Month, and all year long.

For more information about programming and Mississauga’s offerings, visit the webpage.

Dust off your cowboy boots and hats – Sauga Sunday is headed to Celebration Square

By Announcement, Events

Mississauga’s first outdoor country concert featuring an all-women artist line-up on the Celebration Square main stage on Sunday, June 2.

May 29, 2024

Calling all country music fans! In celebration of the City of Mississauga’s 50th anniversary, the City is pleased to announce that it will be hosting Sauga Sunday – Mississauga’s first outdoor country concert featuring an all-women artist line-up on the Celebration Square main stage this Sunday, June 2.

Featuring Mississauga’s very own top country talent and Country Music Association of Ontario award recipients, this free, family-friendly concert runs from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and will showcase why Mississauga was named Canadian Music City of the Year.

What:

Sauga Sunday – Mississauga’s first outdoor country concert

When:

Sunday, June 2, 2024
11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Where:

Mississauga Celebration Square
300 City Centre Dr. [Map]

Who:

Six of Mississauga’s top country artists

Performance schedule:

  • 11:10 a.m. – Jade Hilton: talented singer/songwriter who tells stories through her music.
  • 11:50 a.m. – Kendra Gabrielle: country/pop artist known for making her audience feel like her best friends.
  • 12:30 p.m. – Alessia Cohle: award-winning country artist that brings catchy melodies and a dynamic performance to the stage.
  • 1:10 p.m. – Bree Taylor: rising star in the country music scene known for her distinctive blend of country and rock.
  • 1:50 p.m. – Nicole Rayy: five-time CMAOntario nominee, named Best Country Songs of 2021, including Amazon Music’s Breakthrough Country and Fresh Country Artist.
  • 2:30 p.m. – Elyse Saunders: 2023 CMAOntario award-winning artist, vocal powerhouse and songwriter.

Cost:

Free

This event was made possible by the City’s Music Office in partnership with the Country Music Association of Ontario, with support from Visit Mississauga. For more information, visit the event webpage.

MiWay Ambassador Program celebrates student achievements and promotes transit benefits

By Events, Resources

The MiWay Student Ambassador Program, celebrated for its comprehensive strategy in teaching students the benefits of using public transportation, is excited to announce this year’s competition winners.

May 22, 2024

The MiWay Student Ambassador Program, renowned for its inclusive approach to educating students about the advantages of taking public transit, proudly announces the winners of this year’s competition. The program not only highlights the benefits of using MiWay as a sustainable transportation option at any age but also fosters essential skills in leadership, communication, and teamwork among its participants.

Throughout the program, student ambassadors have the opportunity to earn volunteer hours and rewards while learning about MiWay routes, accessing transit information, and providing valuable feedback directly to MiWay. This initiative reflects MiWay’s commitment to engaging with the youth of Mississauga and encouraging a new generation of public transit users.

“Embracing public transit as a young adult isn’t just about getting from point A to point B; it’s about taking a step towards independence, sustainability, and connectedness. Whether it’s the ride to school, a community centre, or to see friends and family, each ride is an opportunity to reduce your carbon footprint, engage with your community, and inspire your peers to do the same,” said Eve Wiggins, Director of Transit.

MiWay Student Ambassador Program Winners

This year’s competition saw enthusiastic participation from students across Mississauga, with notable achievements:

  • First Place: Amirthan & Anannthan from Glenforest Secondary School take home the grand prize of one year of free transit on MiWay and Apple AirPods Pro.
  • Second Place: Muhammad & Karan from Stephen Lewis Secondary School have earned themselves Apple AirPods and a $100 PRESTO card.
  • Third Place: Abdullah & Sarthak from Erindale Secondary School will receive  a $100 Amazon gift card and a $100 PRESTO card.

MiWay Ambassador Program 2024-2025

The MiWay Ambassador Program will kick off this September and continue engaging students during the 2024-2025 school year. More than 70 applications from 29 high schools have already been received, and the deadline for applications is Friday, May 31. MiWay extends its sincere congratulations to all winners and participants for their dedication and creativity in promoting public transit within their communities.

Please visit the MiWay Student Ambassador website for more information on the MiWay Ambassador Program and how to apply.

Join the Invasive Species Awareness Fair: Learn how the City keeps natural spaces healthy and balanced

By Announcement, Events, Parks

Come out to the Invasive Species Awareness Fair at Erindale Park on May 25.

May 17, 2024

On Saturday, May 25, the City of Mississauga is hosting an Invasive Species Awareness Fair at Erindale Park from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The fair aims to raise awareness about how invasive species affect our natural environment and ways residents can take action. Invasive species are plants, animals or micro-organisms that are not native to Mississauga. In large numbers, invasive species can negatively affect natural environments, habitats, ecosystems and the City’s urban forest.

During the event, residents will learn more about non-native invasive plants and emerging invasive pests. Residents will also have the opportunity to learn how to detect invasive species while exploring Erindale Park on a guided walk, join a garlic mustard pulling competition and participate in other family-friendly activities.

At the fair, there will also be goats to showcase a new and unique approach to managing invasive plant species – goat grazing. The initiative to use goat grazing as an invasive plant control method is new and unique to the area. There will also be baby goats for residents to meet.

Yellow graphic of "Invasive Species Awareness Fair"

Event details

What

The City is hosting the Invasive Species Awareness Fair to share information about invasive species.

Who

Mississauga residents interested in learning more about invasive species in the city.

Registration is not required. If joining the guided nature walk and/or garlic mustard removal, participants must sign a waiver once they arrive (if under 18 years old, a parent or guardian will need to sign the waiver).

When

Saturday, May 25, from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Where

Erindale Park
1695 Dundas St W.
Mississauga, ON

The Invasive Species Awareness Fair will be on the west side of the park, across the pedestrian bridge.

Get involved as a Mississauga Nature Steward

Become a Mississauga Nature Steward and help City staff remove invasive plants in parks and natural areas. As a Nature Steward, you will be provided with training and supplies to work independently or have the opportunity to participate in staff-led events to work alongside City staff and other members of the public.

The City is hosting five stewardship events to learn what garlic mustard is and how to properly remove and dispose of the invasive plant while working alongside City staff.

The events include:

Creditview Wetlands

Saturday, June 1 from 10 a.m. to noon | Register

Adamson Estate

Saturday, June 15 from 10 a.m. to noon | Register

Tecumseh Park

Saturday, June 22 from 10 a.m. to noon | Register

Cawthra Woods

Saturday, June 26 from 10 a.m. to noon | Register

Sawmill Valley Trail

Saturday, July 6 from 10 a.m. to noon | Register

Report invasive species

The City’s Invasive Species Management Plan and Implementation Strategy guides the management of priority invasive species in priority natural areas across Mississauga.

If you spot an invasive plant species on City property like a park, trail or boulevard, you can report it using the invasive species reporting form. If you spot spongy moth in Mississauga, you can report it using the online reporting form.

Learn more about the Invasive Species Awareness Fair.

Escape the couch! Free summer events are back at Mississauga Celebration Square

By Announcement, Events, Resources

From diverse festivals and outdoor fitness sessions to captivating movies and lively concerts, there’s something for everyone.

Summer is almost here! So dust off the BBQ and get ready to head over to Mississauga Celebration Square (MCS) with the family for some fun, free activities and events. There’s so much to enjoy now until the end of October.

From diverse festivals and outdoor fitness sessions to captivating movies and lively concerts, there’s something for everyone—including Mississauga’s new Sauga Savings Pass, which offers discounts at some of the city’s most popular spots.

What’s on tap this season:

  • The Fountain: cool off at the City’s biggest wading pool. Enjoy a day of fun in the sun steps away from the big screens, food trucks and exciting live events. View hours of operation 
  • Festivals: check out a variety of festivals happening every weekend and immerse yourself in the rich tapestry of Mississauga’s cultural offerings. View event calendar
  • Fresh Air Fitness: get your sweat on and take part in outdoor fitness classes every Wednesday – including Zumba®, Bollywood, yoga, strength and stretch, led by highly-qualified City fitness instructors. View schedule
  • Lions Farmers Market: support local every Wednesday and pick-up produce, sweet treats and artisan goods from local businesses. Learn more
  • Open Air Storytime: enter a world of imagination and adventure through interactive live readings of children’s books at the Amphitheatre on Wednesday mornings as you watch stories come to life. View story line-up
  • Movie Nights: grab a blanket and head over to the City’s largest outdoor movie theatre to enjoy an incredible movie line-up under the stars, featuring everything from animated hits to live action blockbusters. View movie schedule
  • Amphitheatre Unplugged: it’s time for open mic night! Enjoy local talent close to home. From live music to comedy acts, it’s the perfect way to support Mississauga’s up-and-coming artists. Learn more
  • Sporting events on the big screen: calling all sports fans, check out a variety of games on the MCS screens all summer long. Select screenings of international soccer tournaments and summer games will be shown. Screening schedule will be posted soon – stay tuned on celebrationsquare.ca for more details.

Are you a youth or know someone between the ages of 12 and 16? Take advantage of the Sauga Summer Pass and enjoy free MiWay rides to all these activities from June 28 to September 2, 2024.

For more information about upcoming activities and events, including National Indigenous Peoples Day and Canada Day, visit the webpage.

THE RETURN OF THE LAKEVIEW FARMERS AND ARTISAN MARKET

By Events, Ward 1

The eagerly awaited return of the Lakeview Farmers and Artisan Market is set to return for its fifth season at Mississauga’s Small Arms Inspection Building on May 26th, 2024, from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm. Held weekly on Sundays from May 26th to October 27th, the Market features local, sustainable, organic, and artisanal products, which provide an important source of income for local farmers, growers, producers, and artisans.

Throughout its 26-week run, the Market will feature more than 30 local farmers and food vendors, as well as a bi-weekly artisan market with an additional 60 rotating vendors. Whether visitors are seeking farm-fresh produce, artisanal crafts, gourmet treats, or unique handmade goods, there will be something for everyone at the Market.

The Market operates hybridly indoors and outdoors, with local buskers, entertainment, a cafe, and much more. Throughout the season, the Market will also be home to exciting activities such as a Garlic Festival, Vintage Clothing Market, Multicultural Festival, and many more, where additional vendors, games, and workshops will be available for attendees to enjoy.

“We’re thrilled to welcome back the Lakeview Farmers and Artisan Market, a cherished gathering place for our community,” said Meredith Wood, Executive Director. “This season, we’re excited to introduce new vendors alongside our returning favorites, highlighting the diverse talents and flavors of Mississauga.”

The Market’s success is made possible by the unwavering support of various partners.

“We extend our heartfelt gratitude to the City of Mississauga, McKenna Logistics, InSauga, Modern Mississauga Media, Curbex Media, and all our partners for their invaluable support,” added Meredith Wood. “Together, we’re creating a platform that celebrates the rich tapestry of our community while providing a supportive environment for local farmers and artisans to thrive.”

The Lakeview Farmers’ and Artisan Market is operated by CreativeHub 1352, a non-profit, charitable, community-driven organization which exists for the advancement of community cultural development through the arts, heritage, and environmental sciences. One of the many groups vital to the reuse of the Small Arms Inspection Building, all proceeds from the market will be reinvested into the market to support local farmers, producers, artisans and education.

For more information, including a schedule of upcoming themes and activations, visit https://www.creativehub1352.ca/lakeviewfarmersmarket

Invasive Species Stewardship Event

By Events, Parks, Resources, Ward 1

Please be aware of  two upcoming invasive species stewardship events in Ward 1 this Spring.

 

Event Location: Adamson Estate Park

Event Date and Time: Saturday, June 15, 2024 from 10:00am to 12:00pm

Activity: Removing invasive Garlic Mustard

Participants can register here: Event link

 

Event Location: Cawthra Woods

Event Date and Time: Wednesday June 26, 2024 from 6:30pm to 8:30pm

Activity: Removing invasive groundcover plants

Participants can register here: Event link

 

These events support the City’s Invasive Species Management Plan and Implementation Strategy, which aims to reduce the abundance of Invasive Species in Mississauga’s natural areas and collaborate with Mississauga residents to increase the success of invasive species projects.