Mississauga is an incredible city with a well-planned City Centre. The downtown core contains stunning civic offices, cultural facilities, beautiful public spaces and shopping while the outlying regions offer well-planned suburbs and a mix of new construction with historical sites. The area is vibrant and uncongested and includes numerous valleys, ravines and lots of greenspace.
Mississauga's east side borders Toronto, Highway 427 and Etobicoke Creek are the border. To the west, Mississauga borders Oakville at Winston Churchill and Milton at Highway 407. To the north, it borders Halton Hills and Brampton along Highway 407 and Mississauga runs south to Lake Ontario.
In less than 40 years since its establishment in 1974, Mississauga has grown to become Canada's 6th largest and fastest growing city. Its population of over 700,000 is ethnically diverse, with residents representing cultures from around the world. It's also recognized as one of the safest cities in Canada.
For these reasons, and many more, Mississauga is a choice destination for planting roots - and an amazing place to call home. Where once Mississauga was viewed as a suburb to Toronto, a great location from which to commute, people soon realized that the city was actually a viable alternative to downtown Toronto as infrastructure grew rapidly. With a strong commercial and financial sector, it's become a destination of choice, with many corporate headquarters electing to call Mississauga City Centre their home base. With numerous major employers, it gives residents the opportunity to work close to home.
Central Parkway, Confederation Parkway and Mississauga Valley Boulevard are principal streets, though many highways, including 401, 403, 407, 410 and 427 and throughways make Mississauga easy to navigate. Strategically located, Pearson International Airport is in the east end. Mississauga is linked to Toronto and other neighbouring cities via bus, subway and commuter trains.
Mississauga boasts an impressive array of cultural and recreational institutions and facilities that enhance the quality of life of its residents. The Living Arts Centre is a multi-purpose facility featuring studio spaces and exhibition display areas for local artists and performance venues for many groups.
There are many restaurants within Mississauga's city centre, including every option from upscale dining to a light bite on the go. From chains to independent specialties, the community boasts a flavour to satisfy every palette.
Community centres are located throughout the city, offering drop-in and instructional programs in fitness, swimming, dance, skating, hockey and other sports for every age and interest.
In addition, Mississauga has over 480 parks and woodlands, including more than 20 waterfront parks that vary in size, use and features. Some parks provide a serene and tranquil setting where you can enjoy passive recreational pursuits like walking and biking, while others have sports fields and other facilities.
Square One Mall, at the heart of Mississauga, is among Canada's largest malls. There are well over 300 stores, including big box and major department stores. It hosts a Farmers Market from June to October in the parking lot. The area also boasts a host of businesses and services from groceries to banking.
Much talent has come from Mississauga, from Canadian TV royalty Mike Bullard, John Roberts to NHL notables sports commentator Don Cherry and hall-of-famer Johnny Bower. Rockers Billy Talent and INXS reality show winner JD Fortune. Jazz great Oscar Peterson also called Mississauga home.
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