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Missisauga has a robust lakefront lifestyle, expecially at Port Credit

Why Visit Missassauga?

For starters, this municipality is right next to the Pearson Airport, so make it either your first or your last stop. The city is an amalgamation of several communities, with pretty lake shore harbours, vibrant shopping areas, beautiful parks, and diverse ethnic food & shopping. It has great highway access to other parts of the GTA and to getaway to other parts of your vacation.
Hurontario Street view North, in Brampton

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 AccommodationsCourtyard Toronto Mississauga/Meadowvale

The Courtyard by Marriott Mississauga/Meadowvale offers the perfect choice for business or pleasure travelers. Our guest rooms and suites offer luxury bedding, FREE Wi-Fi and mini-fridge.

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Mississauga-Brampton AccommodationsComfort Inn - Brampton

right off Hwy 410, just five minutes north of Hwy 407, and close to many local attractions including Bramalea City Centre, Shoppers World Brampton, the Rose Theatre Brampton and the Powerade Centre sports complex.

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Mississauga-Brampton AccommodationsComfort Inn Toronto Airport

Pet-friendly hotel adjacent to the Pearson International & closest hotel to the International Centre, with free airport shuttle, continental breakfast, wireless high-speed Internet access, weekday newspaper and local calls. Game room & gift shop.

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Mississauga-Brampton AccommodationsCourtyard By Marriott Airport

Around the corner from Pearson Airport, and highways 401 and 427. 168 guest rooms, featuring a large work desk & ergonomic chair, complimentary high speed internet, Weekday newspaper, and in-room coffee.

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Mississauga-Brampton AccommodationsBest Western Inn On The Hill

Newly renovated Inn with tasteful décor, complimentary continental breakfast and fitness facilities, your comfort is our business 24 hours a day. Georgetown, nestled among the gorgeous unspoiled escarpment of Halton Hills,

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Mississauga-Brampton Travel & AttractionsDevil's Pulpit Golf Assn.

Devil's Pulpit the Best New Canadian Course of 1991, Golf Digest lavished the course with praise for its scenery and spectacular setting on 315 acres on the Niagara Escarpment. The first hole is a 478-yard par 4, No. 1 starts with a stunnin

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Mississauga-Brampton Travel & AttractionsLimo Service Mississauga

Limo Service Mississauga offers exceptional high quality limousine services and rentals at competitive prices for the Mississauga region and surrounding area.

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Mississauga-Brampton Travel & AttractionsFlight Centre

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Mississauga-Brampton Travel & AttractionsDowntown Brampton Farmers' Market

Each week, downtown Brampton's outdoor festival marketplace draws over 3,000visitors. Purchase fresh, locally grown produce, preserves, baked goods and homemade crafts from more than 50 vendors. With weekly family-friendly entertainment.

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Mississauga-Brampton Travel & AttractionsYellow Car rental Brampton

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