Tourism Mississauga and the City of Mississauga are recognizing Tourism Week. The City is joining the Tourism Industry Association of Canada (TIAC) in recognizing the importance of tourism to our nation’s economic growth by encouraging Mississauga residents and visitors to support local tourism businesses across the city.
“After more than two very difficult years, the rebuilding of Mississauga’s tourism industry is underway, and we can all help our local businesses as they continue to recover,” said Mayor Bonnie Crombie. “Tourism is vital to our city and our country – not only for its capacity to generate huge economic activity, but also for showcasing Canada’s values as a nation: resilience, peace, tolerance, and inclusivity. With over 1,800 restaurants representing food from more than 150 countries, as well as many charming local shops and businesses and wonderful welcoming people, Mississauga truly has something for everyone. I encourage residents and visitors to explore everything Mississauga has to offer as we help our local businesses thrive again.”
The City will light the Civic Centre Clock Tower green on April 25 to mark Tourism Week. Community partners including the Greater Toronto Airports Authority, Malton Business Improvement Association (BIA), the Port Credit BIA and the Port Credit Lighthouse will also show their support for Tourism Week by Lighting Up Green.
“This year’s theme for Tourism Week, CANADA: Powered by Tourism, was chosen to recognize the fundamental economic and sociocultural importance of the tourism sector in Canadian communities from coast to coast to coast,” said Victoria Clarke, Chief Executive Officer, Tourism Mississauga. “Prior to COVID-19, tourism was responsible for nearly 1 in 10 jobs and $105 billion in annual spending in Canada, and was a leading economic driver in Mississauga. We’re excited to be fully open to welcome residents and visitors back to enjoy all of the great things our city has to offer. We hope you’ll join us in rediscovering Mississauga!”