Monday, June 28, 2010

Mississauga Canada Day Fireworks Events 2010

Update May 2012 : Fireworks in Port Credit are reserved for Canada Day; there are no fireworks displays at any other time.
 Fireworks Video posted at bottom this page.
Related: Parade pictures posted on  Canada Day Parade Port Credit July 1 2010

Mississauga is likely the only city in Canada to hold three separate Canada Day celebrations on July 1! The villages of Port Credit and Streetsville each hold a ceremony and fireworks, and other events, and the City of Mississauga is hosting its own fireworks and events near the Living Arts Centre / Civic Centre.

The Port Credit Canada Day Fireworks, Parade etc. at Memorial Park are called Paint the Town Red on Lakeshore Road near the bridge and lighthouse. See Waterfront Festival post for parking information, etc. as it applies to most Port Credit events. (According to the Paint the Town Red folks, for this event, Port Credit has an estimated 40 thousand visitors!)

Mississauga Living Arts Centre - Canada Day Event
The usual venue for City of Mississauga events is the large civic square but this year, due to renovations on the square, the Canada Day events are being held closer to the Living Arts Centre.

Canada Day Mississauga Event Times
Details for Canada Day City Centre times, and events such as a charity barbecue, Mississauga library book sale, sports zone and food courts can be found here. Some events are being hosted by Square One Shopping Centre and others by the City, and many other corporate sponsors.

Location Map Mississauga City Hall ~ Civic Centre
Details of various locations are found on the link above for city hall. See City Hall googlemap.

Civic Centre LAC (Livng Arts Centre) Kids Zone Canada Day
Magic, mini cars, face painting - should be a blast!

Road Closures around Civic Centre Mississauga Canada Day
Some City Centre streets will also close in the evening before for set up. Free transit is the way to GO!

Streetsville Canada Day Events Firewworks
Fireworks at Memorial Park in Streetsville. Note Port Credit has a Memorial Park too. Streetsville is Vic Johnson Memorial Park (googlemap).

Childrens activities in Streetsville (Mississauga) Canada Day
Thanks to a presentation by Streetsville BIA at Clarke Hall for passing on the information about their events. See BIA site for details.
Main Stage Events Canada Day Streetsville ON
Events on Main Stage for Streetsville.

Fireworks Canada Day 10 p.m. Streetsville
Vic Johnson Memorial Park Streetsville -not to be confused, but could be, with Memorial Park in Port Credit.

Don't forget there are Port Credit fireworks, and a  parade and events. This is where I'll be from morning to night! With free transit, and three celebrations in Mississauga this Thursday, you should be able to celebrate Canada Day somewhere in Mississauga!!

And if you know of any other cities holding more than two Canada Day Events, do let us know :-) !

Update July 2 2010 Mississauga Fireworks: Two Pictures Port Credit to Civic Centre

Here are two pictures of the fireworks last night in Mississauga: I took these shots from the 20th floor of a Port Credit apartment, without a tripod (don't have one yet :-) but promise to get one.

I include them here to show the Port Credit Memorial Park location and the view from here to the fireworks display at Civic Centre.

Fireworks Port Credit Mississauga Ontario Canada Day 2010
The large burst is Port Credit; the bright red flash on the Mississauga skyline is the fireworks show from city centre. New condos in that area blocked the full show from here in Port Credit. However, we had wonderful views of all the area fireworks - Streetsville, Clarkson, Oakville and private fireworks across Mississauga.

Port Credit Fireworks Canada Day 2010
I also took video, which is more reliable than hand-held stills. I was also trying out the 'fireworks' setting on my Canon (see details The shutter speed, as to be expected, is quite slow and a tripod is necessary, especially on an upper floor of a high-rise.

If you have friends who are on upper floors of Square One area condos, get them to invite you up for Canada Day next year. I think that no matter which direction they face, they can see fireworks somewhere in Mississauga or Toronto.