ISHRAT CHOWDHURY ❏ Kariya Park. It is the heart of Mississauga. It is situated at the south of Square One shopping Mall. The park features Japanese style gardens, pavilion, magnolia, cherry trees, rhododendrons, hydrangea, daffodils, tulips and several sculptures gifted to us By Kariya City in 2001. The Japanese garden “delights the senses and challenges the soul” as well as creates a sense of balance and aesthetics. It was officially opened in 1992 on the eleventh anniversary of our twin relationship with Kariya City. It was started after World War 2 in 1960. The idea was to connect cities over the World to reduce the conflicts and coldness among them. It was to create awareness among the citizens.