In the present day, Tourism Mississauga, the Metropolis of Mississauga’s Vacation spot Advertising and marketing Group, introduced monetary help for tourism companies and organizations from Regional Tourism Group 5 – Better Toronto Space (RTO5) to assist them place themselves for a powerful and resilient financial future.

RTO5 acquired $12 million by the Authorities of Canada’s Tourism Aid Fund, delivered by the Federal Financial Growth Company for Southern Ontario (FedDev Ontario), to assist native tourism organizations and companies safely welcome again guests, get better from the impacts of the pandemic, create jobs and put together for future progress.

Tourism Mississauga, a member of bigger RTO5 group together with Vacation spot Toronto and Expertise Brampton, acquired almost $922,000 to offer 15 native tourism stakeholders with the help wanted to get better from the COVID-19 pandemic, welcoming future guests, and planning and getting ready for future tourism exercise.

The Mississauga initiatives receiving this tourism aid funding, embody:

  • Hub Climbing Mississauga – receiving $100,000 to broaden climbing choices to incorporate spiderwebs, floating partitions, floating steps and slides throughout the facility. The upgrades will improve climbing match choices and broaden the sports activities tourism sector throughout the metropolis.
  • Carassauga Pageant Inc – receiving $20,000 to boost manufacturing of the three-day Carassauga Pageant. The in-person occasion may have indoor and out of doors actions that includes 23 pavilions representing varied nations. Outside occasions function family-friendly enjoyable together with a parade, fireworks and performances from native musical artists.
  • Clarkson Village BIA – receiving $48,518 to boost the beautification and streetscaping of the Clarkson Enterprise district. Upgrades will embody new street-art installations and vacation decorations.
  • CreativeHub 1352 – receiving $99,800 to help execution of the Mississauga Pageant of Bushes, which can embody 10 household actions and workshops, two culinary markets and three days of reside leisure from native artists.
  • Luxe Conference Centre – receiving $30,000 to help and enhance sustainability initiatives of the Conference Centre. This contains total enhancements to occasion areas and set up of extra recycling and compost stations.
  • World of Barbie – receiving $100,000 to help ‘World of Barbie’ set up, which attracted over 200,000 guests in 2022.
  • GYGO – receiving $100,000 to assist revitalize the Playdium area on the Sq. One Mall, together with renovations to the Go-Kart monitor and mini golf programs.
  • Mississauga Italfest – receiving $84,500 to help the execution and enlargement of high quality leisure reveals of Mississauga Italfest, which befell in August, 2022 in Mississauga Celebration Sq..
  • Mississauga Music – receiving $24,000 to help the launch of Mississauga Music Week and add a brand new Mississauga Music Awards.
  • Visible Arts Mississauga at Riverwood – receiving $20,000 to replace the web site revitalization by including digitization options to raised serve newcomers.
  • monstrARTity Inventive Neighborhood – receiving $25,160 to ship the #BollywoodMonster Mashup competition, with an anticipated 60,000 attendees.
  • The Egyptian Museum in Mississauga – receiving $100,000 to develop a multi-media, self-directed tour of the museum for patrons and assist the museum safe new and uncommon artifacts.
  • MuslimFest – receiving $50,000 to broaden MuslimFest from Mississauga to a number of cities throughout southwestern Ontario.
  • Metalworks Institute – receiving $100,000 to help a improvement program designed to expedite coaching for technicians within the music and leisure trade.
  • Gymnastics Mississauga – receiving $20,000 to ship a Enjoyable Honest to advertise the Metropolis of Mississauga as a preeminent vacation spot for world-class gymnastics and bolster future demand for Provincial, Canada-wide and worldwide competitions.

Mississauga is Canada’s seventh largest metropolis, positioned in southern Ontario on the attractive waterfront of Lake Ontario. As one of the vital numerous cities in Ontario, Mississauga affords a variety of facilities, points of interest and leisure choices for all. With a whole lot of must-see experiences, loads of beautiful surroundings, world-class eats and occasions, Mississauga has one thing for everybody.

Please see the backgrounder for data on all initiatives in Toronto, Mississauga and Brampton which might be receiving help.


“Gymnastics studios, climbing services, multi-cultural festivals, and all these wonderful initiatives deliver the folks of Mississauga collectively and supply alternatives to get out and check out one thing new. These organizations are contributing to their native financial system, creating jobs, and making certain that Mississauga can proceed to thrive.”

The Honourable Filomena Tassi, Minister answerable for the Federal Financial Growth Company for Southern Ontario

“As we transfer previous the acute section of the pandemic, Canada’s tourism sector is displaying sturdy indicators of progress. The Authorities of Canada’s investments in tourism during the last two years centered on the survival of our customer financial system. As we transfer to revival and progress, we proceed to offer focused help to companies and communities to allow them to ship unforgettable experiences in addition to make vital investments in resilient public infrastructure. A sturdy tourism sector and vibrant group areas are key to our authorities’s ongoing work in constructing an financial system that works for all Canadians.”

The Honourable Randy Boissonnault, Minister of Tourism and Affiliate Minister of  Finance

  “Our tourism trade has been among the many most affected sectors by the COVID-19 pandemic. It’s nice to see the impression that this $12-million funding by FedDev Ontario’s Tourism Aid Fund, has had on our native tourism companies and communities who’re working to adapt their operations and safely welcome guests.”

  • The Honourable Omar Alghabra, Minister of Transport and Member of Parliament for Mississauga Centre

 “A thriving tourism trade is an integral contributor to our long-term financial success and prosperity, as its success has ripple results all through our whole financial system. I wish to thank the federal authorities for these focused investments by the Tourism Aid Fund, which can assist our trade tackle the lingering impacts of the pandemic and broaden their choices to draw future guests to our nice metropolis.”

  • Her Worship Bonnie Crombie, Mayor of Mississauga

 “Pre-COVID-19, tourism was a number one financial driver in Mississauga. Tourism was the primary trade hit by the pandemic. It was the toughest hit and isn’t anticipated to completely get better till 2025. Now we have been working to help our tourism companions and companies and speed up restoration as a lot as doable, and packages just like the Tourism Aid Fund are crucial helps for the companies in our metropolis. The trade is ramping up, and we’re prepared and excited to welcome new guests to Mississauga. This funding will assist a few of our companies elevate their choices, engaging extra new guests to return and see for themselves the entire thrilling issues occurring in Mississauga.”

  • Victoria Clarke, CEO, Tourism Mississauga

 “We’re excited to supply extra causes for vacationers to go to Mississauga in 2023 as we will likely be increasing our household climbing providing with the help of Tourism Aid Fund and Tourism Mississauga.”

  • Steven Brown, Proprietor/Operator of Hub climbing

 “The GTA has at all times had a powerful popularity for reside music and is a crucial cease for any band on a nationwide or worldwide tour.  Even earlier than the pandemic, manufacturing corporations struggled to recruit the expertise they should help this culturally and economically necessary sector.  With the help of FedDev Ontario, Vacation spot Toronto, and Tourism Mississauga, we have now been capable of create a scholarship fund that may assist draw consideration to this sector whereas giving college students the chance to be taught the technical and inventive expertise required to thrive within the reside occasions trade.”

  • Craig McDonald, Government Director, Metalworks Studios

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Edward Hutchinson
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Workplace of the Minister answerable for the Federal Financial Growth Company for Southern Ontario

About Tourism Mississauga

Tourism Mississauga was established in June 2020 and is one in all Canada’s latest Vacation spot Advertising and marketing Organizations (DMO). With enter from necessary stakeholders, Tourism Mississauga oversees the advertising and marketing and promotion of Mississauga. Since its inception, Tourism Mississauga has been working to place Mississauga as a vacation spot for sport, enterprise and leisure, whereas supporting town’s tourism trade by the unprecedented challenges that got here with navigating the pandemic.

About FedDev Ontario

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