Turns out, you don’t need to trek all the way out to the boonies to see a field of golden sunflowers — you can find one right in the GTA! One million sunflowers are now in bloom just off of Lakeshore Rd. in Mississauga near the Waterfront Trail. Who knew Sauga City was hiding such a majestic sight?!
You can find The Lakeview Village Sunflowers at the corner of Lakeshore Rd. and Hydro Rd., and they’re completely free to visit. The flowers are now in their first bloom of the season, with a possible second bloom in early September if the weather holds out. There’s also local artwork to explore in the area.
This bird’s-eye-view drone video of the sunflower field shows the vast field dotted with yellow petals.
It’s worth noting that there’s no parking available on site. The best way to access them is by public transit, bike, or on foot. Bike parking is available at the Lakeview Village Sunflower Deck. Also, flower picking is prohibited to allow native species like butterflies and bees to exist peacefully.
This is the third summer in a row that the flowers have been planted at this site, to revitalize the area as it undergoes its transformation into Lakeview Village, a massive mixed-use community made up of residential, retail, cultural and employment spaces.
The community is set to be “Canada’s largest innovation district of its kind, creating over 9,000 jobs and nearly 2-million square feet of employment space all strategically located in a GTA innovation epicentre near downtown Mississauga, Pearson International Airport, and Toronto,” according to a press release.
If that’s not enough of an adventure for you, you can also hit up The Sunflower Farm in Beaverton, Ontario, which just opened the province’s only sunflower-shaped trail.
Where: 800 Hydro Road, Mississauga