Dive in! Become a Mississauga lifeguard

By Parks, Ward 1, Youth

Mississauga is fortunate to have many City pools to help keep residents active and cool throughout the year. To ensure swimming remains fun and safe for all, the City is now recruiting qualified aquatic instructor lifeguards. Starting July 4, anyone 15 years of age and older is encouraged to apply. Applications are being accepted until July 30 for positions that will start in the fall.

City lifeguards provide the safe supervision of swimmers, educate and promote drowning prevention, teach swimming lessons, and enforce pool rules at the City’s 12 indoor pools and seven outdoor pools.

“We’re excited to share that, in accordance with the Government of Ontario’s announcement of reducing the lifeguard qualifying age to 15, we can increase the number of qualified applicants,” said Lisa Boyce-Gonsalves, Manager, Aquatics, Therapeutic and Fitness. “Becoming a lifeguard is really rewarding! It can be a great part-time job or it could develop into a lifelong career. Many of our lifeguards become teachers, paramedics, firefighters, recreation supervisors and more. Becoming a City lifeguard is a great place to kick-start your career.”

There are many benefits for City of Mississauga lifeguards, including:

  • Discounts on recertifications
  • Opportunity to gain and develop leadership skills
  • Benefits and Health Spending account*
  • Paid vacation and sick time
  • OMERS pension enrollment*
  • Career advancement opportunities

*Minimum number of hours required for qualification

Apply to become a City lifeguard

Lifeguard jobs will be open online from July 4 to 30. Applicants must have the following qualifications at the time of applying:

  • National Lifeguard – Pool
  • Lifesaving Society – Swim Instructors
  • Lifesaving Society – Lifesaving Instructors
  • Lifesaving Society – Emergency First Aid Instructors
  • Standard First Aid/CPR C with AED
  • High Five – Principles of Healthy Childhood Development

Missing qualifications and interested in building your skills? Look into Mississauga’s leadership programs.

Not 15 yet? Become a volunteer.

To learn more about swimming at the City, visit

For career opportunities at the City, visit


Summer Concert Series 2023 – Port Credit Memorial Park

By Events, Music, Parks, Ward 1

The City of Mississauga presents free outdoor concerts at Port Credit Memorial Park on Sundays evenings from 6:30 – 8 pm this Summer.

Events are weather permitting and subject to change. Events may be delayed or cancelled due to extreme weather.

Concert Schedule:

  • July 9 – Mississauga Symphony Orchestra
  • July 23 – Junior Santos
  • July 30 – Jeff Scott & SHOUT! The British Invasion
  • August 6 – Melissa Lauren
  • August 13 – Tall Order
  • August 27 – Heather Christine Quintet with special guest Matt Zaddy
  • September 3 – Jay Boehmer Trio & Friends


Recreation and Parks Month Shines the Spotlight on Mississauga’s Fun Recreational Activities

By Announcement, Parks

Recreation and Parks Month (JRPM) is well underway in Mississauga and the City has many activities for you and your family to enjoy throughout the course of the summer! Head outside or to your favourite Mississauga community centre to learn something new. You don’t need to be a fitness enthusiast, pro-athlete or the best hiker in town to have fun!

Celebrate Recreation and Parks Month in Mississauga by signing up for summer programs or visit a nearby park. The choice is yours, but if you’re looking for activities to try now, you can also look at our Recreation and Parks Month calendar.

Upcoming activities in Mississauga include:

Summer camps
Due to popular demand, additional camps have been added this summer and begin on July 3 for children age four to 12. These aren’t your average camps either; learn about museums, sports, outer space, science, digital art, creative writing and more. Don’t wait too long, register soon!

Making waves at outdoor pools

The warm weather is here and it’s the best time to make a splash in one of our seven outdoor pools. A swim membership is the easiest way to have unlimited access to swimming all summer! Take the time to review our swim schedule and learn more about swimming in the city!

  • Pre-season starts Saturday, June 17 to Friday, June 30 (with select swims)
  • Regular season starts Saturday, July 1 to Sunday, September 3

Let’s Play in the Park
Let’s Play in the Park is a free, half-day, fully supervised, outdoor drop-in program beginning on Monday, July 3, for children ages six to 12 years old. A mix of games, sports, crafts, theme days and special events will be organized to ensure a fun time! Participation is based on first come, first served basis, including registered and drop-in participants.

Looking for some hidden recreational gems across Mississauga? Here are some suggestions you may not have considered or known about:

Outdoor fitness
Enjoy an outdoor workout at one of our many parks near you! If you’re in the mood to spend lots of time outside, consider visiting one of our newest outdoor fitness amenities at Churchill Meadows Community Centre and Mattamy Sports Park. There are two lit artificial soccer fields (one with a seasonal dome), a playground, a skate park, a multi-purpose court and a spray pad. You can also head inside and take a dip in the 25-metre, six-lane pool or therapeutic pool.

Outdoor games galore
Do you enjoy some friendly competition? Visit Meadowvale Community Centre and Lake Aquitaine to test your game skills. There are outdoor backgammon, snakes and ladders and chess game tables available for you to enjoy.

Trails at River Grove
Walk along the trails close to River Grove Community Centre and finish your day with a visit to the steam room or a soak in the whirlpool with great views of nature, the trail, and if you’re lucky, maybe even some of the wildlife in the area.

Beach volleyball
Summer is an excellent time for some beach volleyball and volleyball enthusiasts to play at two City locations. Lakefront Promenade and Huron Park Recreation Centre offer beach volleyball courts to enjoy the sport and some sunshine!

There are countless ways to stay active and healthy. Recreation and Park Month is a movement that promotes the benefits of recreation and parks for physical, social, and environmental health. The City is proud to participate in Recreation and Park Month to promote local programs and events, parks and facilities that are available for all citizens to enjoy.

Summer Concert Series 2023 – Port Credit Memorial Park

By Announcement, Music, Parks, Ward 1

The City of Mississauga presents free outdoor concerts at Port Credit Memorial Park on Sunday evenings this Summer.

Sunday’s from 6:30-8 pm starting July 9 and running until September 3.

Events are weather permitting and subject to change. Events may be delayed or cancelled due to extreme weather.

Concert Schedule:

  • July 9 – Mississauga Symphony Orchestra
  • July 23 – Junior Santos
  • July 30 – Jeff Scott & SHOUT! The British Invasion
  • August 6 – Melissa Lauren
  • August 13 – Tall Order
  • August 27 – Heather Christine Quintet with special guest Matt Zaddy
  • September 3 – Jay Boehmer Trio & Friends

For more information click here.

More Excitement and Fun Coming to Mississauga Parks

By Parks

This summer, the City of Mississauga is creating exciting and fun spaces in City parks and everyday public spaces. In an effort to encourage residents to be more active, enjoy and get outdoors and use the many spaces available, several actions are underway. These include greater opportunities for booking smaller picnic areas, more live music, busking and concerts, and additional community-led events at parks and Celebration Square.

“Mississauga is known for our beautiful parks and green spaces – they’re gems in our city,” said Jodi Robillos, Commissioner, Community Services. “We’ve seen an increase in park use over the last few years and we want to encourage residents and visitors to continue using these spaces in meaningful ways to foster community, gather together and create a sense of belonging.”

New programmed activities and pop-up events will transform and enliven city parks and public spaces these include:

Picnics in parks
New small-capacity bookable picnic areas are being added to Community Common ParkLake Aquitaine Park and J.C. Saddington Park to provide opportunities for residents to enjoy a backyard-type experience with smaller groups (25 people or less). These locations offer the option of booking up to three brightly coloured picnic tables. Each table can comfortably seat six to eight people. These locations were selected based on proximity to densely populated neighbourhoods, washroom facilities and the ease of access for maintenance services.

Community-led events
There are a number of celebrations and events happening in City parks this summer and everyone is encouraged to come out, explore the parks and enjoy the festivities. A listing of events and details can be found by visiting

Live music and performances
The City’s Music Strategy: 2022-2026 identifies 32 key actions to support the growth and development of Mississauga’s music industry.

As part of these actions, the City is working to encourage more outdoor music performances through live music grants to artists for small pop-up performances and working with organizers to bring larger licensed ticketed outdoor concerts to select City parks which include, Lakeside Park, Totoredaca Park and Erindale Park.

In addition, residents can enjoy 20 outdoor summer concerts from Mississauga-based artists this year at Cooksville Four CornersPort Credit Memorial Park and Streetsville Village Square. There will also be 50 performers, as part of the Sauga Busks program, who will perform at various approved locations around the city.

Events at Mississauga Celebration Square
Celebration Square is an outdoor public space and event venue located in the heart of Mississauga’s downtown. This outdoor space acts as a backyard for residents living in surrounding condos with limited outdoor space and looking for a space to gather and socialize. Currently, 38 City and community events are scheduled this year.

In addition to these events, staff continue to explore opportunities for the amphitheatre and other amenities on the Square, such as the patio adjacent to City Hall, in partnership with the community.

“Whether you’re picnicking in one of our parks, enjoying a live music concert series or attending a community-led event, we’re working to transform parks and public spaces into places where people want to be,” said Nadia Paladino, Director Parks, Forestry and Environment. “We want to provide a positive experience and encourage residents to use these spaces to get active and connect with their community, while enjoying the unique features and amenities offered.”

Residents can help shape the services that they would like to see in parks to see in parks by participating in Future Directions.

For more information, visit

Project Update: Adamson Estate Boardwalk Replacement

By Announcement, Parks, Ward 1

Please be advised that the work to replace a pedestrian boardwalk (map below) in Adamson Estate Park (P-169) will begin later this week, as part of City’s annual bridge program.

The work includes the replacement of the existing boardwalk, footings and site restoration.

The unpaved trail and boardwalk is closed this week, and Parks aims to reopen the trail section in July.

As this boardwalk is situated parallel and in close proximity to the main multi-use trail, there will be very limited impact to pedestrian circulation in the area.

We have posted Service Disruption Signs with alternative routes along the trail.