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).

Trans-Canada Highway History

Mississauga Brampton Neighbourhoods Mississauga.FoundLocally.com






Mississauga-Brampton Neighbourhoods & Communities Map

Mississauga Attractions Map

Mississauga & Brampton Accommodation & Attractions

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.

*

Accommodations Directory Listings

Here are some of the hotels, motels, campgrounds, and lodges/cottages to be found along the Trans Canada Highway:

Directory Search

Mississauga-Brampton AccommodationsToronto Airport Marriott Hotel

. Our luxury accommodations are only located less than one mile from the Toronto Pearson Airport, with our complimentary airport shuttle facilitating easy arrivals and departures. Travellers appreciate modern and well-designed accommodations

More Info

Mississauga-Brampton AccommodationsToronto Airport West Hotel

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.

More Info

Mississauga-Brampton AccommodationsGenerin Inn

The Glenerin Inn, a Mississauga (Toronto West) full service hotel, is located in the beautiful setting of the Sawmill Valley Creek (Dundas and Mississauga Road) – the best of country beauty combined with urban sophistication.

More Info

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

More Info

Mississauga-Brampton AccommodationsFour Points by Sheraton Mississauga Meadowvale

Four Points by Sheraton Mississauga Meadowvale is located just 20minutes from Lester B. Pearson International Airport and30 minutes from downtown Toronto. Convenient to corporate headquarters, shopping and attractions.

More Info

More Nights... More places to stay in Mississauga-Brampton

TransCanadaHighway.com has lots of hotels,mnotels, beds & breakfast, long-term accommoodtion, and comprgrounds to choose form in and around Mississauga-Brampton.

More Info

Attractions Directory Listings

Here are some of the attractions, museums, historical sites, and sports activities to be found along the Trans Canada Highway:

Directory Search

Mississauga-Brampton Travel & AttractionsThrifty Car Rental

Join our Blue Chip Rewards program & get a free rental after every 16 rental days. Plus, enjoy perks like express lines & expedited counter service.

More Info

Mississauga-Brampton Travel & AttractionsMK Taxi in Brampton

The best way to travel in and around Brampton is to use the taxi services of MK Taxi in Brampton. It is ideal for around the city trips, to Mississauga, or its just 25 minutes to Pearson International Airport.

More Info

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!

More Info

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 .

More Info

Mississauga-Brampton Travel & AttractionsXceed Car Rental Inc. - Rent A Car In Canada

Rent a car in Brampton, Toronto, Mississauga and other cities in Canada from Xceed car rental company. Make on-line reservation today for discount and cheap car rentals deals. Get daily, weekly, monthly and 24 hour emergency car rental service.

More Info

More Attractions... Things to see & do in Mississauga-Brampton

TransCanadaHighway.com has lots of attractions, festivals, tours, and things to see & do in and around Mississauga-Brampton.

More Info

Featured Listings Add Your Free Listing, if you're not listed

If your local area business is not already here or in the FoundLocally.com directory (try the SEARCH box at the top), and you would like to be featured (randomly), add yourself to the Free Listings!

Be found on FoundLocally.com AND TransCanadaHighway

Add Free Listing

Site Features  
Translate:
Mississauga-Brampton Search  Click to expand this menu

Local: Mississauga- Info  Click to expand this menu