Athletes

Celebration Events

Opening Ceremonies

The Opening Ceremonies will take place in Mississauga on August 10, 2018.

Details to come at a later date

Middle Night

Middle Night Entertainment will occur on August 11, 2018.

Details to come at a later date

Getting to the Games

From hotel to venue

Most participants will travel to the Games on Games transportation. This will be charter buses for most and charter aircraft for those further away. Participants have the option of making their own way to the Games, at their own expense, if this is permitted by their Provincial Sport Organization - refer to the technical package or contact the Zone Representative or Provincial Advisor for confirmation of the sport's travel rules. Participants living close to the Games community will be required to make their own way to the Games. Travel options will be selected by the Zone Representatives during the registration process.

Getting Around Mississauga

Located between Toronto and Niagara Falls, close to many of Canada’s largest tourist attractions, and less than 90 minutes from the U.S. border, Mississauga is easily accessible by air, land and water making it an ideal destination for visitors. Travelling within the city by day or night is safe—Mississauga is recognized as one of Canada’s safest communities.

Mississauga offers access to seven major highways, two principal railways and is 20 minutes from downtown Toronto. Mississauga is home to Canada’s largest Airport—Toronto Pearson International Airport. Mississauga is also easily accessible by water from one of the city’s many marinas or public docking areas.

Helpful Information

Transportation: The speed limit on Mississauga streets is 50 kilometres/hour (about 30 miles/hour) and 100 kilometres/hour (about 60 miles/hour) on highways (freeways) unless otherwise posted. Wearing seatbelts is mandatory for all adults. Children travelling in vehicles require car or booster seats.

Car rental counters are located at the airport or at locations across the city. Some suggested retailers include:

Avis (1-800-331-1212; avis.com),

Budget (1-800-268- 8900; budget.com),

Discount Car and Truck Rentals (1-888- 820-7378; discountcar.com),

and Hertz (1-800-263-0600; hertz.com).

Highway 407 is the Greater Toronto Area’s east-west toll highway. It runs 108 kilometres (approximately 67 miles) between Burlington and Pickering, north of Highway 401. There are no toll booths, but your license plate will be electronically recorded and you’ll be billed according to the distance you have travelled and the time of day of your trip.

The Queen Elizabeth Way (QEW) is a highway that hugs the lake between Toronto’s west end and Niagara Falls. The Gardiner Expressway picks up from the QEW, continuing east through the southern tip of downtown Toronto, and connecting with the Don Valley Parkway and Lake Shore Boulevard.

Public Transit

Mississauga

MiWay is Mississauga’s public transit system. Customers can choose from two types of MiWay service: MiExpress for express travel on blue buses and MiLocal for local travel on orange buses.

Plan your customized route and find schedule information with MiWay’s online trip planner

905-615-INFO (4636)

To view scheduled departure times when you’re on the move, visit m.miway.ca.  Tweet your questions or feedback to @MiWayHelps (Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.)

Outside of Mississauga

For inter-city and inter-regional public transportation, GO Transit is the rail and bus system connecting Mississauga to Toronto and the Greater Toronto Area. For GO schedules, call 1-888-GET ON GO (438-6646) or visit gotransit.com.

The Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) is the public transit system in Toronto. Call 416-393-INFO (4636) or visit ttc.ca.

Planning a trip in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area? Triplinx is the official trip planner and one-stop transportation information resource for the region. Triplinx will help you get where you need to go—simply enter where you’re starting from and where you want to go. Find schedule, fare, service and other information to help make travelling around the region easier. Visit triplinx.ca or download the app from your app store.

ALL ABOARD! THE UP EXPRESS

Launched in 2015, The Union Pearson Express now offers a speedy 25-minute direct rail link to and from the airport and Toronto’s Union Station, with trains departing every 15 minutes.

upexpress.com

Getting Around in Mississauga

Join the Conversation

The games are coming! All events are free admission – August 11 to 14. Follow @OSGMississauga #bringithome

Follow the excitement

Things to do

There is a lot to see and do here or if you are looking for a place to stay or eat, come Discover Mississauga and make your visit truly memorable.

Tips On Staying Cool On Hot Days

If you are attending outdoor events, remember to protect your health during the heat.

  • Drink lots of plain cool water before you feel thirsty.
  • Wear a wide brimmed hat, UV protective sunglasses, and loose-fitting long shirts and pants.
  • Stay in the shade whenever possible
  • For more information, visit the city’s Stay Cool website or Peel Public Health.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

Your Coach or Provincial Sport Organization will give you information of a schedule of when you should arrive at the Games. Athletes flying into the Games will already have their flights confirmed.
All participants will travel from their hotel to their competitions on Games transportation. Please refer to your Provincial Sport Organization for more information.
Please ensure that you filled out the Participant Registration Form for the Games correctly. In the form there is a section on medical and allergy information.
Fill out the Participant Registration Form. Help us tell the story of the Games. Talk to your Coach about contacting the local media outlets to tell them you have been selected to compete at the Ontario Summer Games. Join us on Facebook and Twitter
All participants will travel from their hotel to their competitions on Games transportation.
Please ensure that you filled out the Participant Registration Form for the Games correctly. In the form there is a section on medical and allergy information.
Sport Schedules are posted on the OSG website.
Meals will be provided by the Games starting Thursday, August 11 prior to Opening Ceremonies. Breakfast, lunches and dinners will be provided on each full day of competition. On the last day of competition for your sport, breakfast will be provided and lunch is provided as requested by the PSO. Be sure to bring some snacks to keep you nourished in between meals. You may also wish to bring money to purchase food during the Games. Please consult your District Coordinator for a full meal schedule being provided by the Games.
All participants are given accommodation by the Games. Participants will be rooming with other participants of the same gender. No participants are permitted to stay in a hotel with their parents. If athletes choose to opt out of these accommodations, you will also not be provided any transportation to and from venue in. Furthermore, participants will not receive breakfast or dinner. Please talk to your Provincial Sport Organization.
Sport venues are staffed by security volunteers during all scheduled practice and competition times at all Games events. Games accommodation sites are security-controlled 24-hours per day for the protection of Games participants. Only Games participants with proper accreditation are permitted in the accommodation sites and Competition Areas. While security and other volunteers will be available to assist participants, each individual is responsible for all of their belongings at sport venues and in Games accommodation – they should only bring what is needed and plan to keep valuables with them.
During the Games volunteer photographers will be taking competition photos, medal presentation photos, and general Games photos. Please look on Facebook, Twitter and our website at osgmississauga.ca
During the Games there will merchandise available for purchase. Please stay tuned for locations.
Please consult your coach or PSO for details. Some sport competitions will begin prior to Opening Ceremonies. For the majority of participants the first day will involve: Early afternoon - check In at Accommodations location Mid-afternoon – Games shuttle transport participants from accommodations to Hershey Centre. Participants will receive their accreditation at registration and proceed to dinner. After dinner, participants will go to a holding area to be organized for the Athlete Parade At 7:00 p.m. the Opening Ceremonies will begin. At 8:30 p.m. the Opening Ceremonies will end. After Opening Ceremonies, participants will get a designated Games shuttle back to Accommodations.