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Attractions: More in the city
300 City Centre Drive
Located in the heart of downtown Mississauga, Celebration Square is a favourite place to gather with friends and family for events, festivals, movie nights, or to watch the big game on the outdoor screens. Busy year-round, the Square also features an ice skating rink from late November through spring.
Streetsville Village Square
1-, 9 Main St
Streetsville’s newest outdoor public space is the recently revitalized Streetsville Village Square. This vibrant town square is a natural gathering place to catch up with friends and enjoy free entertainment and events scheduled regularly through the year.
Gardens, Parks and Trails:
Visual Arts Mississauga and Riverwood Garden
4170 Riverwood Park Ln | 905-277-4313
Sign up for an art class or workshop from VAM’s wide selection of visual arts programming for youth and adults. The arts centre hosts exhibitions and events through the year including the Annual Juried Show (January), Members’ Show & Sale (March), Children’s Art Celebration (June), Art in the Park (September) and the Holiday Artisan Marketplace (November). See website for dates.
1695 Dundas Street West
A great destination for active outdoor activities yearround, from fishing for salmon or trout to flying down the fast toboggan hill in the winter. Walking trails offer spectacular views of the Credit River and ravines. Mississauga’s largest park is inviting to bird watchers, photographers and anyone who enjoys getting back to nature.
Jack Darling Memorial Park
1180 Lakeshore West
Right on the waterfront, this large and diverse park is to enjoy any time of the year. It’s a great place for families and individuals who want to spend time outdoors to explore. Take a dip in Lake Ontario or jump through the splash pad on a hot summer day. Then enjoy the park trails for an amazing scenic ambiance.
Kariya Park Japanese Gardens
3620 Kariya Dr
Like a tranquil lake of serenity in the heart of bustling Mississauga, Kariya Park lies calmly in the city core. You can easily get a glimpse of the iconic Civic Centre clock tower through the greenery. The rhododendrons, pines, gingko and sweetgum trees can all be found here. The beautiful lavender-hued Iris Iaevigata, or rabbit-ear Iris, is the official flower of the city of Kariya, Japan—Mississauga’s sister city after which the park is named.
300 City Centre Drive
The award-winning postmodern architecture of the Mississauga Civic Centre, opened in 1987, includes design elements that pay tribute to the area’s agricultural past: the main building represents a farmhouse, the Council Chamber represents a grain silo, and the clock tower a windmill.
Absolute World aka the “Marilyn Monroe Towers”
60 Absolute Avenue
Meet Marilyn: one of two Absolute World Condos soaring 56 and 50 storeys high; the tallest earned its nickname due to the design’s curvaceous hourglass figure. The buildings were completed in 2012 following an international design competition. The unique 209-degree twist from the base to the top provides residents with unobstructed views of the city and beyond.
Port Credit Lighthouse
105 Lakeshore Road East
See a panoramic view of the Credit River, harbour, and the village of Port Credit from the deck of this iconic red and white lighthouse. Home to the Port Credit Business Association, the structure is also a true beacon to sailors—visible from up to 15 miles on Lake Ontario.