25th Anniversary Celebrations

This fall marks the 25th anniversary of sports and entertainment in the heart of Mississauga, at the Paramount Fine Foods Centre!

On November 12, 2023, at the Raptors 905 home opener, the City of Mississauga celebrated with fans at Paramount Fine Foods Centre. Anniversary celebrations included ticket giveaways to upcoming events, Paramount Fine Foods restaurant gift cards, anniversary rally towels, and a half-time performance by Mississauga’s own Junia-T and J.O. Mairs.

Watch a special birthday message courtesy of acting Mayor Chris Fonseca and members of the 2023-2024 Raptors 905 roster.

We also unveiled a video titled “Dream” featuring the City of Mississauga Youth Poet Laureate, Lisa Shen with special thanks to Tahira Rajwani.

Photo gallery highlights from the November 12, 2023, Raptors 905 home opener and Paramount Fine Foods Centre 25th Anniversary celebration event.

Celebrations will continue through to December 31, 2023. Stay tuned to @saugaLIVE on Facebook and Instagram to hear about more exciting things happening at Paramount Fine Foods Centre and about other live events in Mississauga. Also, stay up-to-date by signing up for our email newsletter for exclusive access to special offers, event news, and more!

25th anniversary logo for Paramount Fine Foods Centre


Opened in October 1998, the Paramount Fine Foods Centre (formerly known as the Hershey Centre) has become the premier sports and entertainment facility in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA). To date the facility has hosted over 3000 event days and welcomed more than 4 million guests. The facility has welcomed artists such as Green Day, Russell Peters, Chris Brown, The Tragically Hip, B.B. King, the White Stripes, Kadim Al Sahir, Atif Aslam, and Hedley.

The centre is home to host many community events vital to the residents of Mississauga, including the annual Carassauga Festival, which draws 100,000 visitors to the Paramount Fine Foods Centre site alone.

The Paramount Fine Foods Centre is proud to be home to the Mississauga Steelheads of the Ontario Hockey League and the Raptors 905 basketball team, part of the NBA G League (the official minor league of the NBA).

In May 2024, the Main Arena at Paramount Fine Foods Centre will close to undergo a major rehabilitation, and prepare to re-open in September 2024 for the much anticipated 26th season! Learn more about the Paramount Fine Foods Centre Rehabilitation Project.


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