Feel Good About Where You Live: Mississauga
November 29, 2017
Author: Park Property Management
Do you live in Mississauga or are you considering making the city your new home?
Park Property Management believes you should feel good about where you live.
We want to help you get to know the city of Mississauga, Ontario. Check out the links and information below to find out what the city has to offer you!
With a population of over 729,000, Mississauga is the 6th largest city in Canada and it's growing fast!
Mississauga is also a very safe city as it has been recognized as Canada's safest city for 8 years in a row! Residents here are from all cultures and speak English, Polish, Urdu, Arabic, Punjabi, Tagalog, and Portuguese.
Mississauga has 23 culture rich neighbourhoods. Check out the list below:
- Central Erin Mills
- Churchill Meadows
- Credit Valley
- Clarkson/Lorne Park
- East Credit
- Meadowvale Village
- Mississauga Valleys
- Port Credit
Mississauga may be an urban centre, but there is no shortage of greenspace to explore!
Best Natural Feature: The Credit River
This major river flows between the West/East sides of the city and feeds into Lake Ontario at the Port Credit Harbour. At 1500km long, the river is a protected area by the Credit Valley Conservation, and is home to more than 64 fish species and dozens of species of other animals who call the watershed home. Nature enthusiasts can enjoy travelling on this river by canoe or kayak.
Here's a list of some of the best parks in the city:
- Brueckner Rhododendron Gardens
- Churchill Meadows Community Common
- David J. Culham Trail
- Erindale Park
- Etobicoke Creek Trail
- Garnetwood Park
- Gen Erin Trail
- Jack Darling Park
- Kariya Park
- Lake Aquitaine Trail
- Lake Wabukanye Park
- Lakeside Park
- McKechnie Woods
- Meadowvale Conservation Area
- Mississauga Valley
- Paul Coffey Park
- Port Credit Memorial
- Riverwood Park
- Streetsvillle Memorial Park
- Tom Chater Memorial Park
- Waterfront Trail
Mississauga is known as a gateway with its convenient access to these transportation services.
MiWay Public Transit & TTC
There are several GO stations and three main train lines that run through Mississauga: Lakeshore West, Ktichener and Milton.
Highway 401, 403, 407 and the QEW offer quick connection to the GTA and Niagara/Hamilton regions.
The Lester B. Pearson Airport (YYZ) is an international gateway and the largest airport in Canada. In the Northeast part of the city, this is the main airport for Toronto, the GTA, Hamilton and Niagara regions.
Mississauga has a great sense of community!
- Burnhamthorpe Community Centre
- Carmen Corbasson Community Centre
- Clarkson Community Centre
- Erin Meadows Community Centre
- Frank McKechnie Community Centre
- Huron Park Community Centre
- Malton Community Centre
- Meadowvale Community Centre
- Mississauga Valley Community Centre
- River Grove Community Centre
- South Common Community Centre
- Mississauga SportZone
- Iceland Sports Complex
- Erin Mills Twin Arena
- Meadowvale Four Rinks
- Paul Coffey Arena
- Port Credit Memorial Arena
- Tomken Twin Arena
Do you need to see a doctor, STAT?!
Here's a comprehensive list of health service resources in Mississauga:
- Credit Valley Hospital: 2200 Eglinton Ave W; (905) 813-2200
- Mississauga Hospital: 100 Queensway W; (905) 848-7100
- Walk-In Medical Clinics
- Mississauga Physiotheraphy & Rehabilitation
- Mississauga Therapists
- Addiction Treatment
- Mississauga Dentists
- Mississauga Optometrists
- Mississauga Foot Clinics
Looking for a little retail therapy? Mississauga has so much to offer any type of shopper!
Square One Shopping Centre
With over 320 stores, restaurants and services, Square One is a destination mall for the surrounding community. The mall was recently renovated and added a high-end expansion that includes Holt Renfrew and several top designer stores.
Erin Mills Town Square
Erin Mills is the second largest mall in Mississauga and has also been recently renovated and features a great offering of mainstay stores and a multitude of services.
Heartland Town Centre
This shopping plaza follows the outdoor concept with a mix of standard stores, outlets, home decor, grocery and services. It's Mississauga's one-stop-shop!
Dixie Outlet Mall
Dixie Outlet Mall is a well-known stop just off the QEW in Mississauga. This indoor mall features over 125 outlet stores, fast food restaurants and the Fantastic Flea Market in the basement. If you're looking for a bargain, this is the place for you!
Q: What is there to do in Mississauga? A: Lots!
Visit an indoor Amusement Park!
Head to Canada's largest indoor amusement park Fantasy Fair! Families can enjoy 12 full size rides and attractions, midway games, an arcade, and a three-level indoor playground.
Enjoy the best of the best events in the community
Celebration Square, in downtown Mississauga, is host to many festivals, events, and community activities year-round. Residents enjoy ice skating in winter, movie nights and concerts in the summer, and the Lions Farmers Market from Spring to Fall.
Play your day away!
The Playdium in Mississauga is a 40,000 square foot indoor entertainment centre. Known as the best place to play, the Playdium features over 200 high-tech rides, an 11-acre outdoor entertainment park, and a baseball dome.
Do you know...
Who the sister city of Mississauga is?
Mississauga has a Japanese Park named Kariya Park. In the spring, this park is filled with the beautiful blooms of the cherry blossom trees. Kariya is a city in Japan which happens to have a park named Mississauga! These cities exchange cultural gifts with their 'sister-city' relationship.
What the city's connection to KFC (Kentucky Fried Chicken) is?
In 1965, Colonel Sanders of KFC actually lived in Mississauga! While he lived in the city he oversaw the Canadian KFC franchise. He lived in the Lakeview area and was often spotted at the KFC on Tomken Road!
Why over 200,000 residents were evacuated in 1979?
One of the largest evacuations in Canadian history happened in 1979 when a freight train carrying 106 cars derailed near Mavis Rd & Dundas St in Mississauga. Due to the chemicals & explosives being carried in those cars, some ruptured and many damaged, residents were evacuated. Thanks to the efficient efforts of the evacuation and containment efforts of the city, no one was seriously injured.