THE City of Mississauga has been chosen as the host community for the 2022 Ontario Summer Games, the province’s largest multi-sport event.
Lisa MacLeod, Minister of Heritage, Sport, Tourism and Culture Industries, on Tuiesday was joined by Mississauga MPPs and Bonnie Crombie, Mayor of Mississauga, at the Braeben Golf Course to make the announcement.
The Games provide an opportunity for Ontario’s best young athletes to develop their skills and prepare to advance to national and international competitions. They also encourage volunteerism, contribute to local tourism and economic activity, and help communities build their experience and resources to host large-scale events.
“The 2022 Ontario Summer Games exemplifies that our province is open for business, open for jobs and open for athletes,” said MacLeod. “As a diverse, welcoming and energetic city that embodies Ontario as the world in one province, I want to congratulate Mississauga on their successful bid to host athletes from across the province.”
The 2022 Games are expected to attract more than 6,000 visitors to the city and deliver an estimated economic impact of $5 million.
“Mississauga is thrilled to once again be selected to host the Ontario Summer Games,” said Crombie. “As Canada’s sixth-largest city, we pride ourselves on our ability to host large-scale sporting events like these. I want to thank the province for choosing Mississauga. We can’t wait to welcome Ontario’s top athletes, their coaches, families and fans to our great city in 2022.”
The Ontario Summer Games were first delivered in 1973 by the City of Oshawa. Since then, the Games have grown to host 3,500 participants competing in 19 sports. The Mississauga 2022 Ontario Summer Games will be the 27th edition.
Ontario is investing a total of $1 million to support the 2022 Ontario Summer Games.
“I am very excited to see the 2022 Ontario Summer Games coming to the City of Mississauga. This event will add $5 million dollars of local economic activity. That’s more jobs, more tourism, and more revenue. Thank you to our government for choosing the best city to host this big event,” said Sheref Sabawy, Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Heritage, Sport, Tourism and Culture Industries and MPP Mississauga—Erin Mills.
“What a privilege for Mississauga to be hosting the 2022 Ontario Summer Games. Hosting Ontario’s largest multi-sport event will obviously boost the city’s economy and infrastructure, but it will also leave a lasting legacy and the opportunity for our young athletes to pursue excellence in sport,”
said Deepak Anand, MPP Mississauga—Malton.
“With world-class athletes, it’s fitting Mississauga has been chosen as host city for the 2022 Ontario Summer Games, and I’m confident that our organizers, volunteers, and athletes will work together to make this an outstanding event,” said Nina Tangri, MPP Mississauga—Streetsville.
“This is fantastic news. This bid will help our city prosper and bring the community together,” said Kaleed Rashid, MPP Mississauga—Cooksville.
“With world-class athletes like Katie Vincent and Bianca Andreescu, Mississauga is a sports city; it’s fitting we have been chosen as host city for the 2022 Ontario Summer Games, and I’m confident that our organizers, volunteers, and athletes will work together to make this an outstanding event,” said Rudy Cuzzetto, MPP Mississauga—Lakeshore.