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 AccommodationsCarlingview Airport Inn

Fully renovated with 112 spacious guest rooms with sitting area & work desk. Executive Suites with sauna. 24 hour dedicated airport shuttle. Free light breakfast in lobby 3am-7am. The popular Mr. Greek Restaurant, located adjacent to the hotel.

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Mississauga-Brampton AccommodationsQuality Inn & Suites

excellent location at Highway 401 and Dixie Road, just minutes from the Toronto Pearson International Airport. However, its great location and is very popular with business and leisure travellers

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Mississauga-Brampton AccommodationsFour Points By Sheraton Toronto Airport

Convention & leisure hotel, closest hotel to the International Centre. 16 meeting rooms with over 12,000 square feet of meeting space for up to 500 with high speed Internet access.

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Mississauga-Brampton AccommodationsAlbion Hills Campground, Toronto and Region Conservation

Toronto's only camping spot, the Glen Rouge Campground, is easy to reach from highways and is on the banks of the Rouge River. A safe and comfortable camping experience. Stargazing in the countryside

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Mississauga-Brampton AccommodationsHoliday Inn Mississauga

151 well appointed rooms with coffee makers, data ports, free morning newspaper,. Executive Club floor has king beds, including fridges, microwaves, bathrobes, free local calls, & continental breakfast served in the Executive Club Lounge.

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Mississauga-Brampton Travel & AttractionsLions Farmers Market - Shipp Drive

The Mississauga Central Lions Club operates Farmers Markets as a fundraiser near Square One since 1976. Now 2 locations. Open Sundays, from early June through early November. This site is on Shipp Dr. south of Rathburn Rd. E. (free parking for 500+)

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Mississauga-Brampton Travel & AttractionsAvis Rent A Car

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Mississauga-Brampton Travel & AttractionsHappy Time Limo

Happy Time Limo provides limo services to our clients all over Toronto and the GTA Area. We offers all type of Limousine Services such as limo for Weddings, Proms, Airport pick and drop, Birthdays and any custom Limousine Services you wish!

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Mississauga-Brampton Travel & AttractionsToronto Airport Taxi Service

The Toronto Airport taxi service you use will help you when you must go to and from this busy airport at any time of year. Airport Transportation for reliable Taxi Service to & From Toronto Airport .

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Mississauga-Brampton Travel & AttractionsToronto Airport Limousine

Toronto airport limousine transportation provider serving all of south central Ontario. Affordable airport (taxi) pick-up and event transportation by Lincoln Towncar sedans or stretch limousines.

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