Home to the largest and busiest airport in Canada, 1,800 restaurants serving authentic cuisines from more than 150 different countries, 500 parks, and Ontario’s largest shopping mall is Mississauga – the province’s not-so-hidden gem.
The city itself is full of surprises – from hiking trails to shopping malls to sightseeing to award-winning cuisine, there’s something for everyone.
It’s the easiest destination you could ever select for your delegates (as they can fly into and out of Mississauga with ease thanks to Pearson International Airport) and also one of the most rewarding as the city is full of places to discover and explore.
Keep reading to learn why Mississauga is the perfect destination for your next event – whatever it may be.
Port Credit Adventure Rentals – For your adventurous guests, pay a visit to Port Credit’s Adventure Rentals where you can select from its wide range of equipment (jet skis, kayaks, paddleboards, tandem bikes, and more) and enjoy them on or off the water. Try a kayak ride on the lake, or bike ride on the city’s scenic waterfront.
K1 Speed Mississauga – If you’re looking for a fun night out for your delegates and guests, or if you want to impress your team with an out-of-the-box corporate event, take them to K1 Speed Mississauga where you can ride and race high-performance electric go karts in a safe, controlled environment.
GYGO Active Play Zone – Who says playing is just for kids? Take your guests to GYGO (Get Your Game On), a giant play centre for all ages, where they can explore their inner child. Or book your corporate meeting there during the day, and have fun after work hours. There’s plenty to do, like laser tag, mini golf, and more.
The International Centre – Host everything from a multi-day conference to a private dinner at The International Centre in Mississauga. Its award-winning team of professionals will help you organize your event from start to finish with hospitality and service at its forefront. Bonus: There’s 48,000 sq. ft. of conference rooms and 500,000 sq. ft. of exhibit space to play with.
Paramount Fine Foods Centre – Looking for that wow-factor when booking your next event? Try the arena event rental at Paramount Fine Foods Centre. The facility can host a gathering for 500-5,000 people and is ideally suited for concerts, trade exhibitions, conferences, and more. It’s easily accessible from major highways nearby, has free on-site parking, and boasts 4 NHL regulation sized rinks. What more could you need?
Mississauga Celebration Square – For the true Mississauga experience, host your next event at Mississauga Celebration Square, a unique outdoor space that’s home to hundreds of free festivals and events. Located in the heart of the city, the event space has a variety of amenities to wow your guests, like a 40′ permanent, covered main stage with impressive sound and lighting systems, a 300-seat amphitheatre, free Wi-Fi for guests, and more.
Carlo’s Bakery Port Credit – Fans of TLC’s Cake Boss will love this iconic spot in Mississauga – the only Carlo’s Bakery in Canada, where you can enjoy the classic sweet treats as shown on TV. Those missing a sweet tooth will also enjoy this spot as it also serves up pizza and sandwiches.
Posta Italbar – Want to treat your guests to Italian fare? Don’t sleep on Posta Italbar where you can enjoy classic dishes like arancini, margherita pizza, and osso buco inside their airy establishment, or outside on their jaw-dropping waterfront patio. Guests won’t forget this spot for the food and the view.
The Food District – Try a food experience like no other when you visit The Food District. It’s one-of-a-kind set up mixes fresh food offerings with a merchant-style city market. Get bread from the bakery, shrimp and lobster from the seafood market, green juice from the juicery, and a variety of eats from restaurants here. There’s more than 25 merchants and eateries to try and enjoy.
Stonehooker Brewing Company – Beer lovers unite at the famous Stonehooker Brewing Company, known in the city for its rotating beer menu with inventive flavours you haven’t tried before (like their Cherry Lemonade Milkshake Sour). It’s the perfect place to invite guests and clients after a long conference, or to unwind with your team.
Cagney’s Steakhouse & Winebar – If wine is your drink of choice, don’t miss Cagney’s Steakhouse & Winebar that boasts more than 600 bottles in its wine cellar. Uncork your favourite vino in this upscale steakhouse, where you can enjoy fabulous service in an elegant space. You can even book a private, intimate dinner here if you have a small team to host, or clients to impress.
The Wilcox Gastropub – For speciality cocktails, try The Wilcox Gastropub. It won’t disappoint with crazy-good drinks, like their Watermelon Sugar cocktail that contains white rum, Triple Sec, and watermelon, lime, and coconut syrup. Yum! It’s the best way to unwind once your event wraps up.
For more information on everything Mississauga has to offer, please go to VisitMississauga.ca.
This article was written in cooperation with Tourism Mississauga.
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