New 45,000 sq.ft. tourist attraction gives people a little taste of Mississauga
Posted on October 19, 2021 at 9:00 a.m.
Those who want to see a bit of downtown Mississauga can take a little trip to Toronto.
It will all make sense in a moment.
Toronto, Mississauga’s daring little neighbor to the east, has opened a major new tourist attraction called Little Canada which the creators describe as a “highly detailed and immersive miniature attraction” that offers “spectacular scenery, enveloping soundscapes, features lively and moving cars, trains and boats’ from selected locations across the country.
Mississauga, Canada’s sixth largest city, is represented in the exhibit by miniature reproductions of Marilyn Monroe’s iconic towers, officially known as Absolute World.
The award-winning twin condo towers, one 50 stories and the other 56 in the downtown core, have come to define much of the Mississauga skyline since their completion a decade ago. The taller of the two skyscrapers rotates 209 degrees from base to top, making it similar to Turning Torso in Malmö, Sweden.
In 2012, Mississauga Structures won the Emporis Skyscraper Award, the world’s most renowned award for high-rise architecture. It has been awarded annually internationally since 2000.
That same year, Absolute World was named one of the world’s best new skyscrapers by Chicago’s Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat, a nonprofit group of architects and engineers.
Now back to the newly opened tourist attraction, which offers visitors striking miniature landscapes and intricate landmarks, according to organizers of Little Canada.
Ten years of manufacturing, the 45,000 square feet. The attraction features exhibits that run on a 15-minute day cycle, including a sunset feature in which thousands of tiny lights illuminate the screen.
Little Canada, which sits on Dundas Street East, across from Yonge and Dundas Square, offers people an opportunity they haven’t enjoyed in nearly two years: the opportunity to travel, says the creator of attraction.
“We are delighted to finally be able to open our borders. People can’t wait to see the world and travel again, ”said Little Canada Founder and President Jean-Louis Brenninkmeijer, a resident of Oakville. “Little Canada offers an immersive cross-country adventure under one roof. We can’t wait for our visitors to experience the magic of Little Canada and the many great things this country has to offer, in miniature form.
Little Canada currently offers five destinations: Little Niagara, Little Toronto, Little Golden Horseshoe, Little Ottawa and Petit Quebec.
A sixth destination, Little North, is under construction and Brenninkmeijer says they plan to expand to include other Canadian destinations each year “until the experience covers all of Canada, from coast to coast to coast. ‘other “.
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