Hold up: Did Mississauga just become the food capital of the GTA?

Mar 18 2019, 4:57 pm

Mouth-watering baked on-premise pies, authentic hand-made Italian pasta, charcuterie boards, fresh fish, gourmet chips, sweet-whiskey pork ribs. All of this (with a dash of healthy options, if that’s your vibe) can be found in the heart of one of the GTA’s biggest cities, Mississauga.

The Food District

While Toronto has always had the most diverse food scene in Canada (don’t @ us, Vancouver), there’s no guarantee that it will stay that way forever. Eventually, someone’s gonna come for that crown. Someone with a 905 area code.

The Food District

Now open to the public, The Food District at Square One is gearing up to be the newest foodie hot spot for tourists and locals alike. In response to the growing interest in today’s food culture, The Food District will focus on offering local, handmade, and high-quality foods, branding itself as the newest elevated food concept, right in the heart of Mississauga.

If you’re a serious food connoisseur, you can sign up for cooking classes at The Food District to learn how to create your own signature dishes in the comfort of your home, too. You’ll be the most popular host of all time, we swear.

The Food District

Stretching over 40,000 sq. ft., it will offer an outstanding array of specialty products as well as a space to meet, explore, and most importantly, share the love of food through tastings, cooking classes, dinner parties, book signings, and other special events at The District Kitchen. Honestly, we can’t think of anywhere else we’d rather be.

The Food District

The Food District

Square One is the latest major shopping centre to take its food services to the next level, with nearly two dozen premium providers set to open, including Blackjack BBQ, Bake Three Fifty (where you can build the cupcake, ice-cream sandwich, or milkshake of your dreams), La Carnita, Pier 87 Fish Market & Grill, among others.

The launch of The Food District will be held on April 4 at 10 am — it’s bound to be the talk of the town among foodies, so you won’t want to miss this. Life’s too short to be hangry, and that’s what The Food District is here for!

A whole new world of flavour is waiting for you at The Food District at Square One Shopping Centre. Plus, you’ll already be at a top-tier shopping centre, so you may as well make a day of it. Or risk some serious FOMO.

The Food District at Square One Shopping Centre

Address: 100 City Centre Drive, Mississauga


  • Monday — Friday: 10 am — 9 pm
  • Saturday: 9:30 am — 9 pm
  • Sunday: 11 am — 7 pm

Individual vendor hours may vary. Visit shopFOODDISTRICT.com for details.