The City of Mississauga is taking additional precautionary measures in response to the COVID-19 pandemic by cancelling all events and spring programs (registered and drop-in) up to July 3. This includes City-led events and events organized by external groups that require a City permit – whether at Mississauga Celebration Square, parks or other City facilities, which remain closed. At this time, no new permits will be issued.
“While our festivals and events showcase the best of Mississauga and are usually the highlight of my summer, tackling the spread of COVID-19 and keeping our City healthy is our primary focus right now,” said Mayor Bonnie Crombie. “I look forward to showcasing Mississauga’s vibrant and diverse cultural heritage with the world once it’s safe again for large crowds to gather. In the meantime, we will continue to find ways to celebrate everything that makes Mississauga shine.”
Additionally, community and cultural groups receiving approved grant funding will continue to receive them, as this will assist with business continuity and to move forward post COVID-19. However, organizations will be required to confirm the impact that COVID-19 is having on their organization and actions that will be taken. The City will also work with event organizers to mitigate the impact of event and program cancellations and determine future event dates, if possible.
Approximately 368 events and gatherings taking place in City facilities and parks are impacted including six Canada Day events, sports tournaments, Mississauga Marathon, Carassauga, Mississauga Waterfront Festival and more.
The City will continue to reassess the situation and determine if cancellations will go beyond the July 3 date, based on consultations with Peel Public Health and the Province’s ban of social gatherings.
For health information, visit Peel Public Health at peelregion.ca/coronavirus.