The Opening Ceremonies will take place in Mississauga on August 10, 2018.
Details to come at a later date
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.
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.
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
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.
Join the Conversation
The games are coming! All events are free admission – August 11 to 14. Follow @OSGMississauga #bringithome
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.