Tickets Now on Sale for World Premiere of “The Dr. Seuss Experience”

North American Tour Kicks Off at Square One with Immersive Interactive Attraction

New Rooms Revealed Tied to Dr. Seuss Classics
“How The Grinch Stole Christmas!” and “The Sneetches”

With tickets officially on sale today at 12:00 p.m. EST at www.experienceseuss.com, Dr. Seuss fans from across Southwestern Ontario will have the chance to be the first in the world to visit “The Dr. Seuss Experience.” This imaginative and interactive immersion into the wondrous world of Dr. Seuss will premiere in a standalone space at Mississauga’s Square One on Saturday, October 26.

Tickets on sale now

The Dr. Seuss Experience” is brought to life by Kilburn Live, the Live Events division of Kilburn Media, a leading entertainment company focused on producing content with an emphasis on quality and originality, in conjunction with Dr. Seuss Enterprises, a global leader in educational entertainment. The 15,000-square-foot Seuss-tacular, sensory spectacle will feature multiple rooms with immersive installations themed after some of the iconic author’s timeless works.

One of the most multicultural and family-oriented regions in all of North America, the Greater Toronto Area was chosen for “The Dr. Seuss Experience” because it is an excellent representation of Dr. Seuss’s diverse, global fanbase. In fact, a limited number of pre-sale tickets released last week quickly sold out, signaling the excitement fans have for the beloved author.

“It’s a pleasure to pull back the curtain a little bit more and reveal exactly what guests can expect when they step into the world of Theodor Seuss Geisel in a way never before imagined,” says Mark Manuel, CEO of Kilburn Live. “I think our guests will truly enjoy the visually stunning way we’ve created fun-filled activities for the whole family that, at their core, celebrate the power of reading and the value of imagination.” 

The Dr. Seuss Experience” will feature interactive elements from Oh, The Places You’ll Go!The Lorax and Horton Hears a Who, as well as newly announced specialty rooms dedicated to The Sneetches and How the Grinch Stole Christmas!– all designed around key scenes and characters from each of these beloved books to stimulate the hearts, souls and imaginations of fans, both young and young at heart, from across the GTA, and beyond.

“Our goal from the beginning was always to create a space where visitors could step from one book into another, and this experience will make that dream a reality,” says Susan Brandt, president of Dr. Seuss Enterprises, L.P.  “This type of attraction wouldn’t be Seussian without these iconic books inspiring every aspect of the Experience, and we still have a few fun surprises left that guests will only be able to see in person.”

A sneak peek into the details of individual rooms includes:

OH, THE PLACES YOU’LL GO!

Acting as the central hub of the Experience, this fantastical maze constructed from thousands of colourful balloons will guide the way for visitors. Guests wander through the dizzying display as they venture to and from each room.

THE SNEETCHES

The Sneetches have left their Beaches and found themselves in this special room. Here, countless Sneetches, and mirrors on all sides, create a visually stunning, endless sea of Sneetches surrounding guests.

HORTON HEARS A WHO

“A person’s a person no matter how small”, as guests will discover in a room full of clovers creating a beautiful tableau. But guests must be extra quiet and listen very closely to find the special clover from which the Who’s are calling out for help!

HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS!

A very special seasonal room dedicated to Dr. Seuss’s favorite Christmas character will feature surprise activities designed to help guests embrace the holiday season. 

THE LORAX

Pay the Onceler, or not, guests will be guided into two completely different worlds based on the choices they make. Whether you enter a Truffula tree forest or a less vibrant place is solely up to you.

The Dr. Seuss Experience” invites fans of all ages on a sensational, nostalgic and awe-inspiring journey, while also offering educators a teaching experience that encourages children to explore the universally applicable, social messages that are at the heart of Dr. Seuss’s beloved work.

“At Oxford, we’re continually focused on the customer experience, so we’re incredibly proud to be hosting the world premiere of The Dr. Seuss Experience at Square One,” added Bradley Jones, head of retail at Oxford Properties. “It’s the perfect example of the innovative entertainment options we’re rolling out across our malls to create true memorable experiences for our customers that simply can’t be created online.”

The tour will travel to multiple, yet-to-be-announced cities across North America and as it expands, guests can expect new interactive additions, based on different books, to join the rotation. To purchase tickets or receive information on future tour dates, visit www.experienceseuss.com.

About Kilburn Live

Kilburn Live, a division of Kilburn Media, is one of the fastest growing live events companies in North America. As a global leader in experiential, touring, and static live event offerings, Kilburn Live brings the world’s biggest brands to life through groundbreaking and highly entertaining attractions, activations, and immersive entertainment.

About Dr. Seuss

Theodor Seuss Geisel is quite simply the most beloved children’s book author of all time. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize in 1984, three Academy Awards, two Emmy Awards, three Grammy Awards, and three Caldecott Honors, Geisel wrote and illustrated 45 books for children. Hundreds of millions of copies have found their way into homes and hearts around the world. While Theodor Geisel died on September 24, 1991, Dr. Seuss lives on, inspiring generations of children of all ages to explore the joys of reading. For more information about Dr. Seuss and his works, visit seussville.com and follow us on Instagram and Facebook.

About Dr. Seuss Enterprises

Dr. Seuss Enterprises is a leading children’s entertainment company focused on protecting Theodor Seuss Geisel’s (Dr. Seuss) legacy and thereby ensuring that each generation can experience the genius of Dr. Seuss.  The company was established in 1993 and is based in San Diego, CA.  Dr. Seuss Enterprises’ global endeavors complement Dr. Seuss’s iconic books and include films, TV shows, stage productions, exhibitions, digital media, licensed merchandise, and other strategic partnerships.  Ted Geisel once said he never wanted to license his characters to anyone who would “round out the edges” – a guiding principle at Dr. Seuss Enterprises. For more information about Dr. Seuss and his works, visit seussville.com and follow us on Instagram and Facebook.

About Square One

Proudly managed by Oxford Properties, Square One is distinctively positioned as Canada’s cosmopolitan destination for the fashion, entertainment and epicurean enthusiast, with over 320 merchants including Holt Renfrew, Tiffany, Reds, Babaton, Simons, Apple, COS, Whole Foods, Crate and Barrel, and Links of London. Square One is owned by Alberta Investment Management Corporation (AIMCo) on behalf of its clients and Oxford Properties Group. Recognized for its dedication to present innovative, fashion-forward experiences, unexpected campaigns and social media collaborations. Square One is one of Canada’s Top Ten most productive shopping centres, and in 2017, became only the second shopping centre in Canada to achieve $1 billion in annual retail sales. For more information, please visit shopSQUAREONE.com.

Unique Film Event Will Explore City Growth, Affordable Housing and the Taste of Culture

Access to affordable housing, the growth of cities and the power of cultural food experiences will be explored at the Our Future City: Urban Film Forum on Saturday, November 2 at the Noel Ryan Auditorium, Central Library. The City, in collaboration with Hot Docs, will present this special day of documentary films to generate thought-provoking discussions about issues related to city building. The film event marks the start of the public engagement phase of Mississauga’s Official Plan Review which officially began in June.

Our Future City: Urban Film Forum features:

  • Internationally-acclaimed documentary films
  • Opportunity to participate in post-show discussions with notable influencers
  • Announcement of the winners of Our Future City: Short Film Competition
  • Showcase of city-wide projects and the Downtown Strategy with opportunities to provide feedback
  • Food trucks on Mississauga Celebration Square
Aisha Jamal

Aisha Jamal, a Toronto-based film programmer, independent filmmaker and college professor is the event moderator. Her documentaries have screened at festivals and venues worldwide, and this fall on the Documentary channel. Ms. Jamal is a Canadian Film Programmer at Hot Docs Canadian Documentary Film Festival and Programming Associate of Canadian and Nordic Features at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF).  

The Films

The Human Scale – Directed by Andreas Dalsgaard | 83 minutes | 2012 | Denmark USA Bangladesh China | RATING: PG

[Official Trailer] – Official Selection, Hot Docs 2013

The Human Scale

Fifty per cent of the world’s population lives in urban areas. By 2050 this will increase to 80 per cent. Life in a mega city is both enchanting and problematic. Danish architect and professor Jan Gehl has studied human behavior in cities through 40 years. He has documented how modern cities repel human interaction, and argues that we can build cities in a way which takes human needs for inclusion and intimacy into account. The Human Scale questions our assumptions about modernity, exploring what happens when we put people into the centre of our planning.

Opening Ceremonies at 11 a.m. followed by screening. Post-show discussion 1–1:30 p.m.

Push – Directed by Fredrik Gertten | 92 min | 2019 | Canada, Sweden | RATING: G

[Official Trailer] – Official Selection, Hot Docs 2019

Push

Push is a new documentary from award-winning director Fredrik Gertten, investigating why we can’t afford to live in our own cities anymore. Housing is a fundamental human right, a precondition to a safe and healthy life. But in cities all around the world having a place to live is becoming more and more difficult. Who are the players and what are the factors that make housing one of today’s most pressing world issues? Showtime: 2 p.m. Post-show discussion 3:30 – 4 p.m.

John Lorinc

Post-show discussion features journalist, John Lorinc. Mr. Lorinc covers urban affairs, politics and business for The Globe and Mail, the Toronto StarWalrus Magazine, and Canadian Business. He also writes a politics column for Spacing, where he is senior editor.

City of Gold – Directed by Laura Gabbert | 96 min | 2015 | USA | RATING: G

[Official Trailer] – Nominee—Grand Jury Prize, Documentary, Sundance Film Festival 2015

City of Gold

Pulitzer Prize-winning food critic Jonathan Gold shows us a Los Angeles where cooking is a kaleidoscopic portal to the mysteries of an unwieldy city and the soul of America. Combing through colourful neighborhoods in his green pickup truck, Gold is sniffing out his next strip mall discovery. With eternal curiosity, razor-sharp intellect and existential longing, Gold is a culinary geographer taking us where no critic has gone before.  Showtime: 6 p.m. Post-show discussion 7:30 – 8 p.m.

Suresh Doss

Post-show discussion features Suresh Doss, a food, drink, travel writer based out of Toronto, Canada. His essays on food and drink can be found through a variety of radio, print and online channels for the last 15 years. Mr. Doss is the food guide for CBC Toronto with a weekly show on Metro Morning where he highlights various places to eat throughout the GTA and beyond. He has also regularly contributed to The Globe and Mail and Toronto Life

The event takes place at the Noel Ryan Auditorium at Mississauga Central Library on November 2nd from 11am to 8pm. Free tickets are available online or by calling 3-1-1.

Mississauga is evolving. Our Official Plan Review will help us ensure we have the policies that a modern, healthy city needs to build and grow. The Urban Film Forum starts the public conversation to help shape our future city. Learn more about the Official Plan Review.

LAST FEW DAYS LEFT TO ENTER THE NORTH MISSISSAUGA SOCCER CLUB COMPETITIVE TRIALS

Registrations are open for the last two sessions scheduled on Sept 28 and Oct 5 for U13-U18

Mississauga, 24th Sept 2019: The city’s not-for-profit community, North Mississauga Soccer Club (NMSC) that began its trials/try-outs at the competitive level on 14 September will soon draw close to its conclusion. It is accepting registrations from soccer enthusiasts U13-U18 (Boys & Girls) for its remaining slots on Sept 28 and Oct 5. The trials will be inclusive of competitive players for all-levels, including Ontario Player Development League (OPDL), Golden Horseshoe Soccer League (GHSL), and Peel Halton Development League (PHDL) teams.

The club, staying true to its value of providing an opportunity to all players to pursue soccer, is inviting participation from everyone that fulfills the criteria irrespective of their skills or experience. The trials conducted for the U8-U12 in the past week received an overwhelming response that brought in over 400 registrations at NMSC for both Rep and OPDL competitive programs combined. The North Mississauga Soccer Club is looking forward to fill more slots with the conclusion of the on-going identification sessions. With the onset of the fresh season and renewed teams, the club is also gearing up to announce some well-known names within the soccer community who are joining the coaching squad this 2019/2020 Indoor Season. These experts will form an integral part of NMSC’s mission of dedicating to the development of well-balanced, successful players at the competitive level.

Speaking about the positive response received so far for the trials, Joe Alves (NMSC President), said, “The North Mississauga Soccer Club has been elated to receive a huge response from the soccer community and locals alike. We have witnessed an increase in the number of players adding to the different teams at NMSC compared to the previous year. We realize that there is a lot of potential in the aspiring young candidates, and we are here to give them that platform to hone their skills and be ready to go out there and play at the level that is best suited for their development. We look forward to seeing more passionate players attending the remainder of the upcoming trials and become a part of our community.”

The competitive trials and identification sessions will be held on:

Saturday, September 28th, 2019 – Huron Park Turf (9am-5pm)

Saturday, October 5th, 2019 – Huron Park Turf (9am-5pm)

For detailed schedule, please visit: https://nmsc.net/fall-competitive-trials-grassroots-identification-sessions/

Interested candidates can register on the website at: https://nmsc.powerupsports.com/index.php?page=LOGIN

STEELHEADS ANNOUNCE 2019-20 LEADERSHIP GROUP

Liam Ham to become seventh captain to serve for the Mississauga Steelheads.

The Mississauga Steelheads proudly announced their leadership group for the 2019-20 season on Tuesday. Veteran defenceman Liam Ham will Captain the hockey club while Nicholas Canade and Keean Washkurak will serve as Assistant Captains.

General Manager and Head Coach James Richmond commented on his new leadership team. “We are pleased to announce our 2019-20 Captains. Liam Ham will wear the “C”, Nicholas Canade and Keean Washkurak will wear the “A’s”. We have a ton of character in our dressing room and quite honestly there are a number of players the coaches will be leaning on for leadership this season. Liam, Nicholas and Keean are all true leaders on and off the ice and they will all be tremendous reflections of what a Steelhead is. We would like to congratulate all three of these players on this accomplishment and we all look forward to a great season.”

Liam Ham played his minor hockey for the York Simcoe Express of the Eastern Minor Midget Hockey League and was one of the league’s top defencemen with 27 points in 32 games. Ham would go on to be selected by Niagara IceDog’s in the sixth round (113th overall) on the 2015 OHL Priority Selection. The Newmarket, Ontario native made the Niagara IceDogs roster the following year, where he would spend the next two and half seasons, before a trade ultimately landed him wearing the blue and white. After being acquired midway through the 2018-19 season, Ham put up strong numbers, recording 30 points (8 goals, 22 assists) in 41 games for the Steelheads. He was ranked in a tie for 2nd as the best defensive defenseman in the year-end OHL Coaches poll, a testament to his on-ice play in both ends of the ice.

Ham spoke about the honour of wearing the “C” and becoming the seventh captain of the franchise. “I am honoured to be selected by our coaching staff as captain to represent our team this year. We have a very tight knit group that works hard and loves to play together. Along with Keean and Nick who also will be representing our team as leaders we are very focused on having a long and successful year.” 

Nicholas Canade will be an Assistant Captain for the second year in a row. As an Assistant Captain of the 2018-19 Steelheads he showed his dedication and leadership both on and off the ice. Canade was recognized at the end of the season as the OHL’s Humanitarian of the Year, an award which recognizes a player that demonstrates himself as an outstanding role model in the community.

Keean Washkurak had a breakout season in 2018-19 where he put himself on the radar of NHL scouts, registering 47 points (16 goals, 31 assists) in 66 games. He was selected to play for Team Canada at the 2019 U18 World Junior Championship and was recognized as the OHL Western Conference’s Hardest Working Player in the annual Coaches Poll. The St. Louis Blues 5th round selection leads by example with his fast and physical style of play.

STEELHEADS ANNOUNCE OPENING FESTIVITIES

Steelheads to host tailgate event prior to Home Opener.

The Mississauga Steelheads open their 2019-20 campaign on home ice when they play host to the Niagara IceDogs on Friday September 20th at 7 pm. The team went (3-3-0-0) against the IceDogs last season including a (2-1-0-0) record at the Paramount Fine Foods Centre.

The Steelheads will be looking to build off their second half run that saw the team finish fifth in the Eastern Conference just a year ago. Players returning this season include three 2019 NHL draft picks; Thomas Harley, Cole Schwindt and Keean Washkurak and a veteran returning group including Liam Ham, Nick Isaacson and Nicholas Canade. The team will also feature some new faces in the line-up including 2019 first round picks Ethan Del Mastro (OHL Priority Selection) and Ole Bjorgvik-Holm (CHL Import Draft), off-season acquisitions Hayden Davis and Kai Edmonds, and rounding out the current roster are rookies Michael Stubbs, Max Dodig, Luca DelBelBelluz, Craig Spence, Chas Sharpe, and Justin Dilauro.

Fans will have more to look forward to than just on-ice action on September 20th as the hockey club looks to celebrate the start of the season with pre-game festivities outside the Paramount Fine Foods Centre. The Steelheads tailgating experience, set up just outside the main gates, will provide a multitude of entertainment and menu options for fans of all ages. Country singer Paige Rutledge will kick things off with live music starting at 5:30 PM; Sauga 960’s Mike Richards and Dave Bastille will preview the season ahead for the fish with a remote access broadcast, and Paramount Fine Foods will have the BBQ’s firing with a can’t resist $5 food menu and beer priced at just $6. For the kids, there will be a number of games and activities including an interactive shooting contest where they can test their skills shooting on Sauga and be entered for a chance to win a team signed jersey.

On top of all that, the Home Opener is a Winning Night meaning that if the Steelheads win, those in attendance can redeem their tickets at the Paramount Fine Foods Centre box office for a free ticket to the game on November 1st.More info on Winning Nights.

The Home Opener is also part of the Marquee Matchup Package, a new package that features four premium games for the price of three. More info on the Marquee Matchup Package.

To secure your seats for the most anticipated game of the season, visit TICKETMASTER or contact the Paramount Fine Foods Centre Box Office at (905) 502-9100.