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Mississauga & Brampton, are in Peel Region, which is strategically located in the centre of Canada's major consumer and industrial market, the "Golden Horseshoe" of Ontario. It sits on the western edge of the Greater Toronto Area (GTA). Formed in 1974, Mississauga is now recognized as Canada's 6th largest and fastest growing major city with a population of 695,000 residents representing cultures from around the world.

Buddhist Temple in Meadowvale area of Mississauga

Archaeological evidence shows that native peoples had hunting camps and small villages along the Credit and Humber river valleys since 8000 B.C. The first European to visit the area was the French explorer and fur trader Cavelier de la Salle and Louis Joliet, who arrived at nearby Burlington Bay in 1669 via the Grand River from Lake Erie on their return from Lake Superior.

In the 1720s, the French established trading posts around Lake Ontario, including one near the mouth of the Credit River, named for the custom of trading with the Mississaugas on credit. By the 1860s, Brampton became known as the "Flowertown of Canada," Clarkson was known as the "Strawberry Capital of Canada", and there were apple orchards around Cooksville and Dixie.

Port Credit Village Marina In the late 1940s and 1950s the automobile facilitated rapid urban growth around Toronto, and new subdivisions converted rich southern Ontario farmland into acres of suburban homes. In the late 1950s, Bramalea was a planned community of 50,000, built as "Canada's first satellite city" complete with shopping centres, parks, commercial business and industry.

Today Brampton has a population of 433,000 (2006), and has grown by about 100,000 over the previous decade. The community is rapidly becoming urbanized and is a showcase for multicultural harmony.

Terminal3 LINKStation with train at Perason International Mississauga & Brampton are key suburbs in the Greater Toronto Area (the "GTA") with one of Canada's largest concentrations of head offices, as well as major manufacturing, warehousing and logistics.

It is also home to Toronto's Pearson International Airport, Canada's busiest. Large-scale and leading edge industries located in Brampton, and head offices began to flock to Mississauga, both benefiting from their abundance of development land and their proximity to Pearson International Airport. In the nearby rural areas are communities like Bolton, Caledon that are part of Peel Region (and adjacent Orangeville).

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Mississauga-Brampton AccommodationsTownePlace Suites Mississauga-Airport Corporate Centre

Suburban hotel wrapped around a garden courtyard & overlooking a park and golf course. 15 minutes from airport. The Hotel lobby has fireplace & cozy furnishings. Popular with families, teams, and visitors to neighboring high-tech industrial park.

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Mississauga-Brampton AccommodationsNorth American Private Accommodations

We offer Fully Furnished apartments and residences in Mississauga. Fully Furnished Suites located in Downtown Mississauga right across from Square One. N.A.P.A provides fully furnished private suites and residences at affordable rates

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Mississauga-Brampton AccommodationsFour Points By Sheraton Toronto Airport

Convention & leisure hotel, closest hotel to the International Centre. 16 meeting rooms with over 12,000 square feet of meeting space for up to 500 with high speed Internet access.

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Mississauga-Brampton AccommodationsThe Westin Bristol Place Toronto Airport

AAA 3 diamonds, mobil 4 stars. Located 1km from the Pearson Airport with free 24hour airport shuttle. 287 rooms and 18000 square feet of conference facilities.

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Mississauga-Brampton AccommodationsHoliday Inn Hotel & Suites Mississauga West - Meadowvale

in the heart of the Mississauga-Meadowvale Business District & just minutes off Hwy 401. Convenient for business guests, as we are close to Dupont, Microsoft, Walmart, GE, Maple Leaf, NCR and Loblaws. n 4,000 sq. ft. of meeting space, for over 170

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Mississauga-Brampton Travel & AttractionsKZ Car Rentals

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Mississauga-Brampton Travel & AttractionsNational Car and Truck Rental

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Mississauga-Brampton Travel & AttractionsEnterprise Rent-A-Car - Metro West - Erin Mills

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