MISSISSAUGA, ON., May 20, 2020 — Today, Mississauga City Council announced that they approved a Virtual Canada Day Celebration out of concerns for slowing the spread of COVID-19.
“Today we have started plans for a virtual Canada Day Celebration for the City of Mississauga, providing residents with an opportunity to celebrate our nations’ birthday during this difficult time,” said Mayor Bonnie Crombie. “The virtual event will foster a sense of community and national pride for residents.”
Council approved a Virtual Canada Day Celebration for Mississauga using approved funding from the Department of Canadian Heritage’s Celebrate Canada grant along with previously secured event sponsorships.
Mississauga’s proposed Virtual Canada Day celebration will be developed around the theme of “with glowing hearts, we see thee rise” using a pre-recorded video. Details for the event will be finalised and communicated to the city’s residents in the coming weeks.
Today, the City of Mississauga also reaffirmed its stance that the selling and use of fireworks is still prohibited.
Mississauga by-laws outlaw all fireworks use and sale
On May 6, 2020, Mississauga prohibited the sale and use of fireworks until further notice to reduce the potential for large crowds and to continue to promote resident safety.
Three by-laws were amended to prohibit the use and sale of fireworks in Mississauga:
Fireworks Residents By-law– Regulating the use of fireworks by the public including restrictions on dates, times and permit requirements.
Fireworks Vendors By-law– Regulating the licensing for the ownership and operation of portable firework display units within the City.
Business Licensing By-law– Regulating the licensing and sale of fireworks from inside a building (not portable).