Streetsville has long been recognized as Mississauga’s ‘Village in the City’ due to its quaint, yet scenic appeal. That appeal comes from having the largest concentration of historical buildings in Mississauga, creating a vintage charm that allows one to appreciate generations of Canadian living. It sits on the banks of the Credit River in northern Mississauga and is filled with a lot of spots you’ll want to see. Spend some time in Streetsville, with hundreds of specialty shops, cafés, restaurants, pubs, and much more.
Streetsville events happen year-round, allowing you to discover aspects of local culture and history at every turn. These exciting events should be marked on your calendar if you’re planning to visit Streetsville in the not-so-distant future.
If you’re looking to make connections in your profession or just trying to pick the minds of established business professionals, Streetsville Business Connects: Networking Breakfast is ideal for your ambitions.
It's open to everyone, and for only $5 per person, you can meet like-minded entrepreneurs and understand the mindset it takes for you to become a successful businessperson. On the first Tuesday of each month, head over to Cuchulainn's Irish Pub on Queen St. South and have a couple of drinks while buzzing about business ventures.
The next edition of the networking breakfast takes place on May 7, featuring Darrell Keezer, founder of Candybox Marketing, for a discussion on digital marketing strategies. You can learn how digital marketing has revolutionized the business world, improved communications with customers and clients, and destroyed the status quo. You can gradually upgrade your small business and learn how to make it more visible across the internet while also learning how marketing has changed with technological advancements.
Not only will you get food for thought regarding how digital marketing creates leads and builds relationships, but you also get fed too! The event comes with a light breakfast, offering professional advice with a personal touch.
Bread & Honey Festival
From May 31 until June 2, you can get free bread and honey, plus fun for the whole family at The Streetsville Founders Bread & Honey Festival at Memorial Park.
Located on Church St., the festival has been one of the must-visit Mississauga events around since its inception in 1973. This three-day festival features a talented line-up of adult and child performers as well as carnival rides, games, and educational demonstrations for people of all ages. On Friday, it’s $3 per person, while Saturday and Sunday’s events require a $5 entry fee.
Each day is worth the price of admission and then some given the variety of events. Friday night is Country Music Theme Night, with performances from Canadian country acts, Gunpowder and Grace, Alessia Cohle, and David Boyle Janes. Meanwhile, if you’re a Mississauga teen who has some talent, Sauga Teens Got Talent is your time to shine and get noticed. Send in your video audition and, if you’re selected to perform, you can win prizes, including cash and a recording session at Metalworks.
Also, on Saturday, you can partake in the Bread & Honey Parade, one of the highest-profile Streetsville events heading into the summer. The parade will commence at Queen St. South and Ontario St. before proceeding to Old Station Road and then Reid St. You’ll have to get out early to see the Bread & Honey Parade, which goes from 10 a.m. until midday.
On Saturday and Sunday, your children can head over to Busy Bee Island where they can play with other kids and also take pictures with the bumblebee mascot. There’s also a kid's stage where the children can be entertained and engaged. Throughout the weekend, there’ll be music and performances of all genres to keep you intrigued as well, from blues to funk to garage music. And you can enjoy a pancake breakfast on Sunday morning, hosted by the Rotary club.
The Bread & Honey festival theme originates from local commerce as the first flour mill was founded in the area, with honey as a natural complement. Now, the festival is a community staple that allows you to immerse in Streetsville culture, bringing together people from all walks of life. You can also volunteer or be an active participant in the parade.
The Streetsville Mile
Before filling up the stomach on bread and honey at the festival, the Streetsville Mile on June 1 will allow you to burn some calories and make room for all that goodness.
This one-mile race involves 500 competitors trying to complete the race in under 12 minutes. Why 12 minutes? Because the Bread & Honey Festival parade kicks off just 15 minutes after the race commences (at 10 a.m.). If you are unable to finish in less than 12 minutes, you get a polite request to move to the sidewalk. So, bring your best running shoes!
The Streetsville Mile starts at Main St., from Brittania Rd. and goes to Queen St. as well as Church St. It is fast, flat, and unrelenting, with thousands in attendance watching your every step on the sidelines. There are no walkers, pets, or strollers allowed, so you’ll have to do it on your own or with family and friends running alongside you.
Athletics Canada certifies this race, and if you finish the mile under the required 12 minutes, you will be presented with a medal. If you happen to win or finish in the top five, you will receive cash prizes too. There will be hydration tables with water and Gatorade provided as well. You can register online and test your endurance in this annual, pre-festival run.
Streetsville Hyundai encourages you to participate in these Mississauga popular events across Streetsville. They promise to be memorable experiences for you and your loved ones.