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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

The TownePlace Suites by Marriott Mississauga - Airport Corporate Centre is located minutes away from the Toronto Pearson International Airport with easy access to downtown Toronto.

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Mississauga-Brampton AccommodationsHampton Inn & Suites by Hilton Toronto Airport

5 minutes from Pearson Airport, free Airport Shuttle, local calls, hot breakfast or On the RunTM breakfast bags (Monday-Friday), high speed internet access, wireless internet in the lobby, coffee & tea in the lobby, weekday Globe & Mail.

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Mississauga-Brampton AccommodationsToronto Airport Marriott Hotel

. Our luxury accommodations are only located less than one mile from the Toronto Pearson Airport, with our complimentary airport shuttle facilitating easy arrivals and departures. Travellers appreciate modern and well-designed accommodations

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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 AccommodationsSandman Signature Mississauga Hotel

Located minutes from Toronto Pearson International Airport (YYZ) and close to Mississauga Hershey Centre, Living Arts Centre, and Square One Shopping Centre.

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Mississauga-Brampton Travel & AttractionsAvis Rent A Car

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Mississauga-Brampton Travel & AttractionsMayfield Golf Club

Mayfield Golf Club offers 3 full nine hole courses and was built in 1978 by the DeLaat family and has been family-operated ever since. The front nine is set on more open terrain for the most part and plays a bit easier than the back nine, w

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Mississauga-Brampton Travel & AttractionsNational Car and Truck Rental

National Car Rental operates in over 3,000 locations, and operates over 275,000 quality vehicles that serve over 15 million business & leisure travelers annually.

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Mississauga-Brampton Travel & AttractionsMississauga Golf & Country Club Limited

1906 Percy Barrett from Lambton Golf Club designed the first 9 holes and in 1909 George Cumming from the Toronto Golf Club design the second 9 holes. The course was lengthened by Stanley Thompson in preparation for the 1931 Canadian Open (t

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