Concerts, shows, sports and more are back in Mississauga


By Declan Finucane

Published on March 8, 2022 at 5:04 p.m.

Fans will once again be able to attend Mississauga Steelheads games at the Paramount Fine Foods Centre. (Photo: City of Mississauga)

After multiple closures and several variants of the COVID-19 virus that have taken their toll on residents, Mississauga is once again open for business and play.

Mississauga city officials announce they are opening the doors to various venues so residents can once again enjoy live events, including OHL hockey, Raptors development league basketball and a variety of concerts and shows at the Paramount Fine Foods Center and the Living Arts Center (LAC).

“We are ready to come together with energy and enthusiasm and enjoy professional artists, sports, music and performances in our live event community,” city officials say on their website.

While most pandemic-related restrictions have been eased or dropped altogether, Mississauga officials are reminding people that they should always wear masks when attending performances at venues across the city.

The following events and shows are open to the public:

Live Action Sports

  • the Raptors 905 basketball team is back to in-person games at full capacity at the Paramount Fine Foods Center
  • The OHL’s Mississauga Steelheads are in the hunt for a playoff berth as they wrap up their season, also at the Paramount Center. Full capacity is also in effect for their games

Creative performances

  • celebrate the Year of the Tiger at the Mississauga Lunar New Year Gala, scheduled for this Saturday (March 12) at BAC. The community is welcome to a spectacular show featuring traditional Chinese performances and other ethnic performances

The Mississauga Symphony Youth Orchestra will be back on stage. (Photo: City of Mississauga)

Music to your ears

  • Symphony at the Movies: March 13 at the BAC with a performance by the Mississauga Symphony Youth Orchestra
  • Kadim Al Sahir: March 30 at the Paramount Fine Foods Centre. Immerse yourself in a full spectrum of music from the Middle Eastern superstar
  • Shen Yun Performing Arts: March 25-29 at LAC. Delight in world-class dancing, music, state-of-the-art sets and gorgeous costumes
  • Comforting Classics on Demand: April 2 at LAC with the Mississauga Symphony Orchestra. It will be an evening of symphonic masterpieces selected by the public
  • The Stampeders: April 3 at BAC. Celebrate 50 years of their legendary music
  • The Dreamboats: April 29 at the LAC. The Mississauga crooners return with their old-school Rock ‘n Roll

Education Series

  • A Conversation with Trevor Noah: March 19 at the Paramount Fine Foods Centre. Prepare for Ramadan by creating insightful connections and conversations, hosted by Islamic Relief Canada

City officials say their top priority, in addition to providing residents with high-caliber entertainment, is to keep visitors, performers, staff and the community safe.

As such, they ask people to keep in mind the following:

  • site capacity is currently running at 100%
  • masks must be worn in accordance with the Municipal Mandatory Mask Bylaw
  • On-site catering services are available, but must be consumed at your place. Masks should only be lowered when actively consuming food and drink
  • In accordance with Ontario government guidelines, proof of vaccination is not required for most events at Paramount Fine Foods Center and LAC. Capacity limits and active filtering are also removed

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