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Missisauga has a robust lakefront lifestyle, expecially at Port Credit
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 AccommodationsQuality Toronto Airport Hotel

5 kilometres W of Pearson Airport, close to areas' major highways. Facilities include an indoor pool and whirlpool, restaurant. Guest rooms have complimentary tea and coffee-making, M-F newspaper

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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 AccommodationsHilton Garden Inn Toronto Mississauga

154 rooms, each with work desk, two phones, dataport, microwave, refrigerator and coffee maker. 24 hr Business Center, indoor pool with whirlpool. Hotel walking distance or short drive from restaurants & shopping. Square One Shopping Mall 4 km away.

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Mississauga-Brampton AccommodationsBest Western Brampton

136 rooms on two floors and meeting rooms for up to 50 guests. Quiet suburban location 11 minutes from Pearson Airport, close to Highway 410, 407, 401, and 403, 10 minutes from Wild Water Kingdom and 30 minutes from Canada's Wonderland.

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Mississauga-Brampton AccommodationsBest Western Toronto Airport West

Spacious hotel rooms with either one king-sized or two queen-sized beds. Free high-speed wireless internet, a pool, awhirlpool and a sauna. AAA 3 diamonds.

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Mississauga-Brampton Travel & AttractionsPaintball Nation

Welcome to Paintball Nation! We're one of the best indoor paintball fields in the Greater Toronto area. Players from all over Ontario come to play indoor paintball at Paintball Nation!

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Mississauga-Brampton Travel & AttractionsHockley Valley Brewing

The Hockley mindset is about doing things as you wish they were done, pushing stubbornly through setbacks to maintain a culture worthy of the audience loyal to the beer and the philosophy that drives the brand.

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Mississauga-Brampton Travel & AttractionsEnterprise Rent-a-Car

Unlike other rental car companies, Enterprise focuses on neighborhood markets. We specialize in renting to people who need a temporary replacement car or a vehicle for a special occasion.

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Mississauga-Brampton Travel & AttractionsSears

Sears Canada, in business since 1953, is Canada's largest single full-line retailer of general merchandise and home-related services.

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Mississauga-Brampton Travel & AttractionsCarassauga Festival Inc.

Carassauga is an incorporated non-profit volunteer community organization, celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2010. It operated for the first time in 1985 with 10 pavilions and has now grown to over 40 countries.

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