3 Ways to Support Local Mississauga Businesses in 2022

by Chandra Robinson

In the new year, many people are thinking about their upcoming priorities. Despite its hardships and challenges, one of the highlights from 2021 was seeing communities come together to support one another – something that will continue to be important in 2022. If supporting local is on your resolutions list, here are three ways you can enjoy the spectacular #MississaugaMade amenities and small businesses right in your own backyard.

1. Join in on #TakeoutTuesday

Mississauga has one of the most diverse culinary communities in the country, with hundreds of top-notch restaurants, serving up more than 150 cuisines. If your resolution is to try something new in 2022, why not take advantage of Mississauga’s varied foodie offerings to try a new cuisine?

In the new year, you can help support some of Mississauga’s talented and passionate restauranteurs by participating in Takeout Tuesday. Not only do you save yourself the hassle of cooking during the week while getting to enjoy a delicious meal, you’re also helping out a local restaurant on a day they may typically see fewer orders.

Need some meal inspo? Check out some of Mississauga’s popular restaurants and eateries, including C & Dubbs Hamburgers, which is among the oldest restaurants in the city. New restaurants, such as Agha Turkish Restaurant & Café, which opened its doors in 2021, are sure to appreciate the support as well.

2. Explore Local Outdoor Attractions

There are many outdoor attractions in Mississauga that you can safely enjoy this year. While you are out and about, why not pick up lunch to-go or grab a hot cup of coffee to take along for your adventure.

  • Riverwood Conservancy is home to a wealth of native flora and fauna and is the perfect spot to learn about the area’s natural heritage, enjoy a birding tour, or simply reconnect with nature.
  • Legends Row” – Mississauga’s own Walk of Fame, is another fun spot for an outdoor walk. Learn about some of the city’s most eminent residents, including broadcaster George Stroumboulopoulos and famed Maple Leafs goaltender Johnny Bower, among many others. You can find even more famous Mississaugans, such as punk band Billy Talent, at the Music Walk of Fame.
  • Take a hike or hit the hills for a toboggan ride at one of Mississauga’s parks. There are more than 500 to choose from, with a variety of features and amenities, from small playgrounds to natural ice rinks and waterfront trails.
  • Mississauga’s many neighbourhoods are rich in both history and culture. Bundle up and head out for a walking tour of public art or heritage buildings

There are many local outdoor gems to be found throughout Mississauga. Get your free Local Gems Pass and start adventuring for your chance to win gift cards to use while you explore.

3. Shop Mississauga Small Businesses and Artisans

No matter what you’re shopping for, you’re sure to find it in one of Mississauga’s many locally-owned shops. By shopping local, you’re helping to support businesses that reinvest in their own communities. Here are just a few of the unique local shopping options.

  • SoSoapy.ca offers handcrafted, plastic packaging-free soaps, including custom options.
  • N&S Woodworks creates custom live edge and epoxy products
  • Carrick Creations specializes in hand-carved, bespoke beaded jewellery, including rock beads handmade from erratic pebbles gathered right here in Mississauga.
  • Tea and More offers a large variety of loose leaf teas, accessories and pottery.
  • The Littlest Gift Boutique features adorable Japanese imported plushies and collectables.
  • Voxel Prints creates a wide range of unique 3D-printed gifts.

For more ways to support #MississaugaMade this year, follow Visit Mississauga on Instagram and Facebook, search the hashtag #MississaugaMade on social or use the online MississaugaMade.ca directory to find more local businesses near you.