Mississauga, Ontario on TransCanadaHighway.com



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 AccommodationsIndian Line Campground, Toronto and Region Conservation

The closest campground to downtown Toronto, Indian Line offers visitors to the city a unique brand of outdoor urban adventure. close to Black Creek Pioneer Village.

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Mississauga-Brampton AccommodationsPearson Hotel & Conference Centre Toronto Airport

.Glorious sunshine basks through lobby and guest room windows in the morning, in this quiet hotel. A mostly non-smoking rooms includes standard, business or honeymoon suites, and free morning newspapers.

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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 AccommodationsQuality Inn Airport West - Mississauga

GOLD AWARD WINNING HOTEL offers FREE high-speed wireless Internet access, and FREE parking for up to three weeks, free airport shuttle, On-site amenities include a restaurant, fitness centre, a sauna and two meeting rooms.

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Mississauga-Brampton AccommodationsDoubletree International Plaza Hotel Toronto Airport

433 luxuriously appointed guest rooms including 14 suites and 8 Jacuzzi suites, with more than $10 million in renovations since 1999. Indoor waterpark with two waterslides

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Mississauga-Brampton Travel & AttractionsGreater Toronto Notary Public (Mississauga)

Greater Toronto Notary Public continues to be the Peel Region's default option for notarial services. This is a position we have worked hard to achieve, and it is one we are proud of. Visit us today to discover the Greater Toronto difference.

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Mississauga-Brampton Travel & AttractionsHudson's Bay Company

Canada's oldest department store, with a great selection of fashions, furnishings, houseware, toys, and cosmetics at great prices.

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Mississauga-Brampton Travel & AttractionsToronto Airport Limo

Whether you require Toronto Airport Limo service for a business function, seminar, airport transportation, wedding, or a special event, we offer a wide range of vehicles to get you where ever you are going in style and comfort.

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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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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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