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.
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.
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.
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).
Here are a featured SAMPLING of hotels, motels, long-term accommodation, vacation rentals, lodges and campgrounds. For a complete (and searchable listing) use the red SEARCH feature at right.
Here are some of the hotels, motels, campgrounds, and lodges/cottages to be found along the Trans Canada Highway:
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.
Every two-room suite features separate living and sleeping areas and fully-equipped kitchen. two TV's, DVD player in living room, on-demand movies, complimentary High-Speed Internet Access, alarm clock with MP3 jack.
First-class accommodations for both business and leisure travelers including suites, non-smoking floors, 24-hour in-room dining, in-room movies and business centre. High speed Internet access, comp M-F newspaper.
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.
In downtown Brampton, only 15 minutes from Pearson Airport, and 20 minutes from downtown Toronto. Closest hotel to the Brampton Arts Center, with 2 restaurants in building. Pets allowed
TransCanadaHighway.com has lots of hotels,mnotels, beds & breakfast, long-term accommoodtion, and comprgrounds to choose form in and around Mississauga-Brampton.
Here are some of the attractions, museums, historical sites, and sports activities to be found along the Trans Canada Highway:
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.
Defcon Paintball isToronto & Mississauga’s premiere paintball experience, perfect group and corporate events.Celebrate a special occasion with friends or to build team unity by earning a hard-fought victory in the game of paintball.
This 520 acre municipal golf course incorporates two difficult and demanding layouts set amongst steeply rolling terrain, wooded ravines and the picturesque Credit River. The Masters course is a Florida-type course with over 100 well placed
The private Toronto Golf Club was founded in 1876 it is the third oldest golf club in North America (only the 1873 Royal Montreal Golf Club, and the 1875 Royal Quebec Golf Club are older). No briefcases or cell phones are allowed in the Clu
Comfortable and smooth limo service provider “The Airport Limo” has been rendering limo service for last some years to the people of Toronto.
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