Celebration Events

Opening Ceremony

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

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.

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;,

Budget (1-800-268- 8900;,

Discount Car and Truck Rentals (1-888- 820-7378;,

and Hertz (1-800-263-0600;

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


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  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

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

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 or download the app from your app store.


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.

Getting Around in Mississauga

Frequently Asked Questions

Please contact your District Coordinator for more information.
All participants will travel from their hotel to their competitions on Games transportation. Please refer to your District Coordinator 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.
Contact your local district with OSGA 55+ Fill out the Participant Registration Form.
Sport Schedules will be posted on the website once regisration is complete.
Meals will be provided by the Games starting Friday, August 10 prior to Opening Ceremonies. Breakfast, lunch and dinner will be provided on Saturday August 11 and breakfast and lunch will be provided on Sunday August 12. 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.
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
During the Games there will merchandise available for purchase. Please stay tuned for locations.
Please consult your District Coordinator