Mississauga Cancels New Year Events As Covid-19 Cases Continue to Surge

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The City of Mississauga has cancelled all of its organized events for New Year’s Eve because of the unprecedented fourth wave of the COVID-19 pandemic.

In response to a surge in COVID-19 cases and the more transmissible Omicron variant, the city said it will cancel the organized events for New Year’s Eve on Celebration Square, including the fireworks display.

“This was a really tough decision to make but absolutely necessary to keep our residents safe. When we made the decision to host New Year’s Eve, the situation with COVID-19 was much more stable,” said Jodi Robillos, Commissioner, Community Services in a news release.

The skating rink at Celebration Square will still be open until 11 p.m. on New Year’s Eve, and food trucks will be operating on-site.

The City of Toronto had previously announced plans for a “10-minute, high-altitude fireworks display” that would be launched from several locations along the city’s waterfront.

The hope was that making the fireworks display viewable from anywhere near Lake Ontario, would eliminate the need for large crowds to gather at Nathan Phillips Square.

 

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