The Opening Ceremonies will take place in Mississauga on August 10, 2018.
Location: Celebration Square
Pre Ceremony: 6:15 PM
- Will include Try it Sports and Buskers onsite
Official Ceremony: 7:00 PM
- Emcee: Jake Dheer
- Speakers include Paul Henderson and Hazel McCallion
- Entertainment: the Dreamboats
Middle Night Entertainment will occur on August 11, 2018.
Location: Port Credit Memorial Park
Time: 5:00 PM (for Games Participants and Volunteers only)
Getting to the Games
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.