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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 AccommodationsComfort Inn Airport West

FREE Airport Shuttle Service (6 am - midnight) to Pearson International Airport. Close to all major attractions: Paramount Canada's Wonderland, Playdium, Mississauga Hershey Centre and the Living Art Centre. Golden Griddle family restaurant on site.

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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 AccommodationsHoliday Inn Toronto Airport East

191 Guest Rooms adn suites on 5 floors, close to airport, with free shuttle. Executive Floors

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Mississauga-Brampton AccommodationsMonte Carlo Inn - Toronto West Suites

„X Relax in our luxurious Queen, Double Queen, and Jacuzzi Suites, Complimentary wired & wireless highspeed internet, free breakfast. Corporate Rates. Weekly and Monthly Rates available. 24 Hour Cancellation Policy.

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Mississauga-Brampton AccommodationsHoward Johnson Express Inn And Suites Toronto Brampton

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

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Mississauga-Brampton Travel & AttractionsBudget Rent A Car System, Inc.

Budget has great deals on Compacts, Mid-sizes, Minivans, and Standard SUVs, even trucks for your move. With "Fastbreak" you have no lines, no paperwork, no signatures...and one-click online booking!

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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 & 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 & AttractionsCredit Valley Golf & Country Club Ltd

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Mississauga-Brampton Travel & AttractionsThe Backyard Farm & Market at Erin Mills

Locally grown & produced food sold directly from our farmers & producers. Free from antibiotics, preservatives, hormones, GMO's & big ecological food prints.

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