Category Archives: City Centre

Renovations Set To Begin On Mississauga City Centre Transit Terminal at Square One

Work Scheduled for Completion by Fall, 2021; Elevator to be Out of Service from April to July, 2020

In February, the City Centre Transit Terminal (CCTT) will undergo a complete interior renovation to transform the City’s busiest facility into a modernized space with improved accessibility and services for MiWay customers. The project is expected to be completed by fall 2021.

“Exciting things are underway this year. The CCTT was built in 1996 and is a 23-year-old facility. It is located in downtown Mississauga with more than 45,000 commuters accessing it every day. The building requires upgrades to meet the growing needs of our community,” said Geoff Marinoff, Director, Transit. “This facility is an important part of the customer experience for many MiWay riders. Every effort will be made to ensure disruption is minimal and that fare and customer information services will continue to be provided onsite.”

During the renovations, the CCTT will remain accessible to the community with some areas temporarily out of service. It is anticipated that the elevator will be temporarily out of service from April until July 2020. Customers are encouraged to look for directional signage indicating access points. Customer service for the information booth and fare booths will be relocated, but will remain onsite throughout construction to serve commuters.

For more information about the CCTT renovation, visit miway.ca/cctt

“The Dr. Seuss Experience” Extends Run Through to March 2020

Record-setting attendance prompts organizers to extend stay with new content and an educational opportunity for underserved youth 

Due to an overwhelming demand for tickets, Kilburn Live has announced that The Dr. Seuss Experience will be extending its stay in the GTA until March 22, 2020.  The Dr. Seuss Experience, an imaginative and interactive experience into the wondrous world of Dr. Seuss, has garnered record-setting attendance since its world premiere at Mississauga’s Square One in late October. 

The Dr. Seuss Experience will close temporarily on January 6th and will reopen with surprise enhancements and a new Dr. Seuss character on January 16th.  Kilburn Live also announced that there would be no further extension to the run beyond this date.

To celebrate the sensory spectacle’s continued success and to show gratitude for the warm reception it received, Kilburn Live is providing up to 1,000 free tickets to select GTA public schools during the extended run. 

“We are thrilled to be extending this highly popular engagement and look forward to providing opportunities for more guests to enjoy The Dr. Seuss Experience. We think as many children as possible should have the opportunity to enter the innovative and immersive world of Dr. Seuss that celebrates literacy, imagination, and many of the other important messages of the Dr. Seuss books. As such, we are working with select public schools to invite children who might not have otherwise had the opportunity to visit this Experience.”                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

Mark Manuel, CEO of Kilburn Live

A first-ever experience based on the storied Dr. Seuss franchise, The Dr. Seuss Experience takes each guest on an awe-inspiring journey through nine different Dr. Seuss books, allowing each visitor a chance to magically step into the pages of each of the books. The Dr. Seuss Experience features interactive elements from “Oh, The Places You’ll Go!”, “The Lorax” and “Horton Hears a Who!,” as well as specialty rooms dedicated to “How the Grinch Stole Christmas!” and “If I Ran the Circus.” All the rooms are 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.

“When we launched The Dr. Seuss Experience, we imagined it would be well-received but had no idea it would have this kind of an impact, and the fact that even more children will get to open their eyes to the world of Dr. Seuss in such an interactive way is incredible,” said Susan Brandt, president of Dr. Seuss Enterprises, L.P. “We can’t wait to see all the places the Experience will go from here!”

The engagementalso offers educators a teaching experience that encourages children to explore the life lessons in Dr. Seuss’s books, helping to foster a love of reading, self-confidence and the wonderful possibilities within their imagination.

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, 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, 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 The Food District. 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.

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.

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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).  

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Mississauga to Assume Full Operation of Living Arts Centre

Today, Mississauga City Council passed a motion to end its relationship agreement with The Living Arts Centre in Mississauga (LAC) on December 31, 2019 and assume responsibility for all operations and management of the facility.

“In order to grow our music industry, drive tourism and establish Mississauga as a ‘Music City,’ we need to unlock the true potential of the Living Arts Centre,” said Mayor Bonnie Crombie. “Today, Council took the first step by voting in support of a motion that will help realize that vision. In addition to their cultural significance, creative industries are an important driver of economic growth and employment. It’s important the City of Mississauga has the ability to strategically leverage City assets, including the Living Arts Centre, so that we can take our creative industries to the next level and grow it in a way that drives investment, creates jobs and ultimately puts Mississauga on the map as a ‘Music City’. On behalf of Council, I do want to thank the exceptional volunteer board members who have dedicated countless hours to the Living Arts Centre over the past 20 years; and I look forward to working with the current board during this transition.”  

Over the next six months, City staff will work with the current LAC Board to transition operations and management of the facility.  

“Today, the City owns, operates and manages several major entertainment and cultural facilities such as the Paramount Fine Foods Centre, Celebration Square and the Meadowvale Theatre. Council has tasked staff with finding opportunities across all these municipal assets to better integrate programming, drive tourism and establish Mississauga as a creative music city,” said Janice Baker, City Manager and Chief Administrative Officer. “It is business as usual for employees, customers and rental clients at the LAC as we transition into this new management model.” 

Baker added that the City’s Culture Division will play a key role in leading the transition along with other City staff.