Kariya Park

Kariya Park is a Japanese-themed park in the City Centre of Mississauga, Ontario, Canada. It is a peaceful Japanese garden with a pond and wooden bridges, that pays tribute to Kariya City in Japan, the twinned sister city to Mississauga. Kariya Garden is located near Square One Shopping Centre, the biggest shopping mall in Ontario.

Kariya Park officially opened in July 1992, celebrating the 11th year anniversary of the twin-city relationship between Mississauga and Kariya. Its design was a collaboration between Canadian and Japanese planners.

One of the focal points of the park is the Pavilion, a Japanese-style building with two sections – one representing Mississauga, and one representing Kariya, with the Friendship Bell located in the middle.

An inscription on the bell reads: “By welcoming the new century this bell is produced as a symbol of everlasting friendship between the City of Mississauga and the City of Kariya”.

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