Nominations are open for 2016 Star of Mississauga South. Help celebrate and highlight businesses in Mississauga South that make our community shine. Please review eligible boundaries

For more information please contact the office of Charles Sousa MPP Mississauga South – 905.274.8228 –

What is a Star of Mississauga South?

The Star of Mississauga South Award was created to recognize small businesses that are unique to Mississauga South and make our community a more vibrant place to live. Awards will be presented on Wednesday October 12, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. at Clarke Memorial Hall, 161 Lakeshore Rd West.

Who can recognize a Star?

Anyone in the general public can recognize their favourite Mississauga South small business.

How will the Star be selected?

The Star of Mississauga South award nominations will be reviewed by an expert panel of representatives from Ontario Business Improvement Area Association (OBIAA), City of Mississauga Economic Development and Mississauga Board of Trade (MBOT).

When is the deadline to submit your form?

Completed nominations will be accepted no later than Friday, September 2, 2016.

How can I submit a nomination?

Nominations can be submitted online at or Or nomination forms can be obtained by calling the office 905.274.8228

  • Go Green Excellence Award

    This award is given to a business that has shown a commitment to reducing their environmental impact.

  • Community Impact Excellence Award

    This award is given to a business who best demonstrates a positive impact in the community in which they operate and has taken positive action to invest in that community via community relations, volunteer involvement and / or financial support of community based activities or groups. The business displays extraordinary social responsibility and enthusiasm by its total benefit to the community, amount of time, effort and or any other form of leadership given in the community.

  • Service Excellence Award

    This award will be given to a business who consistently demonstrates a high level of commitment to customer service and satisfaction.  The business provides honest and approachable service to its customers, practices on-going employee training to deliver quality service and product expertise, is known for customer service and reliability through efficiency, engaging the customer and problem solving. This business attributes sales growth/employment results to its delivery of quality service. This company goes above and beyond what is expected.

  • Hospitality Excellence Award

    This award will be given to the restaurant that provides cuisine of a truly excellent standard, a well thought out menu, dedicated use of local vendors as well as demonstrating innovation and ambient surroundings, excellent service with a commitment to providing a quality customer experience and a high standard of management.

  • MBOT Networking Excellence Award

    This award will be given to a business professional who is highly visible as a networker at various business events, and who plays a key role as an organizer of professional networking events.  They demonstrate the ability to link individuals through networking to aid in creating opportunities, and foster awareness of the Mississauga business community through local involvement with networking organizations and professional groups.

  • Rising Star Award

    This award will be given to a business that has been operating less than 5 years. The business has demonstrated strong potential via growth, innovation, and leadership. The business has demonstrated a culture of risk-taking and trail blazing and has positioned itself to achieve similar successes in the future. Nominees cannot be an expansion of an existing business, name change or new location of an existing organization.

  • Home-Based Business Excellence Award

    This award is given to the Home-based business who best demonstrates
    good customer relations and commitment to providing a good quality product
    or service.  This business shows a high level of community involvement.  Demonstrates innovative marketing strategies and works toward growing the business.

Cultural Walking Tours

Cultural Walking Tours are back in Port Credit.

Travel back in time for free walking tours of Port Credit, on the last Saturday of every month from April to October. Hear stories of our historic village from our aboriginal past to today’s thriving vibrant lakeside community. All tours are two hours. All ages are welcome. Have fun, ask questions. Bring along your own stories of Port Credit to share with others.

The Port Credit Yarn Blitz

The Port Credit Yarn Blitz brings together enthusiastic volunteers who are now knitting, crocheting, and stitching to create and install artwork on the streets of Port Credit.

Working with re-purposed yarn materials, there are plans for a range of inventive Yarn Blitz projects to be installed throughout the village in the summer. The Credit River Pedestrian Bridge will be the location for our first installation called “Sail Pass,” celebrating our waterfront community.

Also, watch for Yarn Blitzers Painting the Town Red, at the Farmers Market, and Busker Fest.

Always seeking creative volunteers to participate in projects! Donations or yarn, knitted/ crochet squares and flowers, or gently used throws to be repurposed into fiber art. Drop off locations include; the Port Credit Library, Ladybug Harbor, and Linda’s Craftique.

For more check us out on Facebook, Port Credit Yarn Blitz. Or email project coordinator Susan Mentis at:

Introducing the Port Credit Art Tour

Introducing the Port Credit Art Tour on October 24th & 25th, 10:00am to 5:00pm

Port Credit, ON – In this, its sixth year, the Mississauga Artisan Studio Tour has grown organically into the Port Credit Art Tour and will now include the work of local fine artists to augment the incredible art-based craft that has always made this tour such an anticipated event.

More than 20 artists will be presenting their work for sale, and, this year visitors can spend a lovely fall day visiting all the artists in locations along east, central and west village on Lakeshore Road. The tour is completely free, visible, walkable, and accessible! Unique draw prizes donated by the artists will be awarded to visitors that complete their “Tour Passport.”

This is a wonderful opportunity to meet and support Port Credit’s local talent and view 100’s of original artworks – for gifts, or for yourself!


The Port Credit Art Tour is the vision of Marie Payne, a local gallery owner, whose passion is to support and encourage local artists and enable them to stay in the area. Described by Mississauga Life as, “a gale force in the movement for emerging artists in Port Credit,” Payne says, “The Port Credit Art Tour highlights and supports local artists living and working in the area, and provides an opportunity for the public to interact directly with the artists and to purchase some truly unique work. Do come down and join us”


Port Credit Art Tour Poster

We're moving!

Our new office at Clarke Memorial Hall is under construction and coming along nicely! While working in the lighthouse has been fun and novel, it’s time to move on to a bigger space. We visited recently and were amazed to see it taking shape. It’s all very exciting (and a tad stressful) but we’re still as focused as ever on all the incredible events coming up this summer.


The Port Credit BIA employs one dedicated soul, who many recognize as our “Green Team”, and relies on a volunteer “Trash Walking Mom” (look her up on Facebook) to keep our streets litter free. Both are constantly battling a war against cigarette butts, popular coffee cups and so much more.