We've put together a list of six fun things in each of Mississauga's 11 wards and are happy to present it to you in numerical order. They'll include some interesting, entertaining and appetizing things to check out and experience.
Feel free to add your own faves in the comment section.
This segment features Mississauga’s Ward 5.
Rick’s Good Eats
Rick’s Good Eats is homestyle Punjabi-Canadian multi-cuisine with a fusion twist. Their menu is crafted with handmade, fresh ingredients, bold flavours and made in small batches for the sake of quality. Check out these delectable dishes: gourmet meat or veggie samosas, punjabi cheeseburgers, mom’s biryani, or butter chicken mac n’ cheese (prices range from $5 to $10). Rick’s Good Eats also works with a small juicing company to produce their signature fresh pressed juice with no added sugars or preservatives (flavours change seasonally).
Situated along the Highway 410 Parkway Belt corridor between Highway 401 and Courtneypark Drive East, Danville Park is a year-round destination with recreational facilities that’s currently undergoing a facelift. Fully opening on August 29, this park will feature an impressive airplane viewing platform at its pinnacle, 25 metres above the surrounding area. Overlooking the busy Pearson Airport, It will be the perfect position to watch low flying planes jet across the open skies. It will also include a premiere cricket site and a toboggan hill with accessible pathways.
Paramount Fine Foods Centre
Opened in 1998, the Paramount Fine Foods Centre (formerly the Hershey Centre) is a proper sports and entertainment complex. It has played host to numerous events like high-profile hockey and figure skating championships, and has had many talented artists — Green Day, The Tragically Hip, and the White Stripes — grace its stage. This facility also includes indoor amenities such as a gymnasium and fitness centre as well as outdoor features like a skateboard park and basketball court. Some of the facility’s upcoming events include Rahat Fateh Ali Khan live in concert (Sept. 1) and Live Professional Boxing (Sept. 8). Tickets can be bought online.
This glorious Afghani restaurant offers an exclusive menu consisting of delicious meals from, you guessed it, Afghanistan. Their famous kabob dinners include Tandoori chicken kabob ($13. 49), tikka kabob ($12.49) and grilled salmon ($12.99) and are served with rice, salad and naan. The Bamiyan Kabob’s other delicacies are their fresh wraps — veggie, kofta or chicken breast are only a few of the tasty variations available, prices range from $4.99 to $6.99. See their full menu of signature chicken, lamb, beef, vegetable and rice dishes online.
Paul Coffey Park
Paul Coffey Park is a multi-faceted community park in Malton. Features include multiple basketball nets, bocce courts, soccer fields, tennis courts, playgrounds and a skateboard facility. The park is a picturesque destination for outdoor picnics, seating upwards of 600 people between two picnic areas, which offer barbecue and water availability. In addition, a gem of Canadian aeronautical history, the CF-100 Avro Arrow “Canuck” interceptor plane (pictured above) also sits, fully restored, along the perimeter of the park off of Derry Road East. This fantastic landmark is a tribute to Malton where the plane was manufactured.
Mi’hito Sushi Laboratory
This Japanese restaurant, on Courtneypark Drive, is an ideal destination for lunch, dinner and drinks. Whether you sit in or grab take out, Mi’hito’s reasonably priced and delicious sushi tacos, poké bowls, nachos or sushi will more than satisfy anyone’s taste buds. Prices range from $3.50 to $13.99. Definitely try one of their tasty sushi burritos, a trendy sushi treat full of perfectly balanced portions of rice, fish and veggies wrapped up like a fat burrito.