It may still be the middle of winter but things are heating up just west of Toronto. Cineplex’s massive entertainment and gaming complex, The Rec Room, is about to open up their newest location at Square One shopping centre in Mississauga.
The opening of the new location in March will be The Rec Room’s 6th location in Canada, and 2nd in the greater Toronto area. The first Toronto location opened up in the downtown core right across the street from the Rogers Centre in 2017.
Those unfamiliar with The Rec Room can think of it as a giant arcade, sports bar, and entertainment centre all rolled into one. It also holds regular events like board game nights, karaoke, and live music. It’ll also be home to many esports events in partnership with Cineplex’s WorldGaming brand.
The new location at Square One will share similarities to the Toronto location but it’ll also have a few features unique to that location. The two biggest unique features will be the addition of bowling and axe throwing.
The Rec Room Mississauga Square One By The Numbers
- 44,000 square feet of space over 2 floors
- 10,000 square foot attractions area called ‘The Yard’
- 6th The Rec Room location in Canada
- 90 amusement games
- 4 lanes of bowling
- 3 VR experiences in The VOID
- 2 great restaurants (The Shed & Three10)
- 32 draught beers offered, including local craft beer
- 95+ screens to entertain guests
- 1,400 guest capacity
The new location is currently scheduled to open in March and will create 250 new permanent jobs in Mississauga. They are currently hiring for many roles and holding a job fair to fill the open positions (see details below).
Date: February 15 & 16
Time: 11AM – 7PM
Address: The Rec Room – Square One Mall (100 City Centre Drive, Unit #1-705)
We’ll be visiting the new location when it opens to give you a detailed look inside.