Things to do in Mississauga
Mississauga is located just west of the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) and is known for
its vibrant community, parks, shopping areas, and cultural activities.
Students will find many different things to do in the Mississauga
region. Here is a list of a few things to explore and get involved in.
Arts and Culture
Mississauga's Celebration Square
is the centre of the city’s activities. Not only are large scale events
and festivals held on the Square throughout the year such as the Canada Day Celebration,
but it is also the perfect place to stop by any day of the year. At the
Square you and your friends can find a place to watch entertainment, go
shopping, eat at a restaurant, join a fitness class, play in the water, or go ice skating.
Visit three different historic museums,
which celebrate Mississauga’s 200-year history. The Bradley Museum
showcases daily life in the 1830s, the Benares Historic House captures the early twentieth century, and the Leslie Log House features changing exhibits throughout the year.
Sports and Entertainment
The Hershey Centre is
Mississauga’s most popular sports and entertainment facility. You can
catch a wide range of concerts, shows and special events as well as
watch sports games such as indoor soccer and ice hockey.
Home to several of the GTA’s best shopping areas, Mississauga is the place to go for all of your shopping needs. Head over to Square One Shopping Centre for over 250 stores including large department stores, a busy food court, and movie theatre. Erin Mills Town Centre
has over 145 stores with men’s and women’s fashions, children’s
apparel, home furnishings, and personal services. The Dixie Outlet Mall
is a one-stop discount destination with brand-name outlet shops for
your shopping pleasure.
Don’t forget to visit Mississauga’s Port Credit Village,
which has numerous unique shops, cafes and restaurants, and spa
services near Lakeshore Road and Hurontario Street. Every Friday from
June to October, stop by the Mississauga Farmers’ Market located in the Square One parking lot for fresh produce, handmade crafts, and more.
Places to Volunteer in Mississauga
Learning can come from a number of
different avenues, including volunteering in your campus community. CDI
College’s Mississauga campus is close by many non-profit organizations
that look for students to help out. Contact the following organizations
to find out more information about how you can get involved.
- The Riverwood Conservancy
- Forum Italia Seniors’ Residence
- Skills for Employment Life and Family
- St. John Ambulance
- Catholic Cross-Cultural Services, Peel Regional Offices
- Mississauga YMCA
- Volunteering Peel
- The Open Door Habitat for Humanity
- Newcomer Centre of Peel
- Renewed Computer Technology