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 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 AccommodationsSheraton Gateway Hotel Toronto International Airport

Only hotel within the airport. special Stopover rate. Stay in 474 virtually soundproof guest rooms and suites. 24-hour business centre services, as well as an executive club floor.

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Mississauga-Brampton AccommodationsResidence Inn Toronto Mississauga

Near Loblaws, GE, Microsoft, GSK & Wal-Mart Canada; the Toronto Premium Outlets, Hershey Centre. Our Indoor Pool, Whirlpool, Fitness Centre or outdoor Sport Court.

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Mississauga-Brampton AccommodationsHoliday Inn Hotel & Suites Mississauga West - Meadowvale

in the heart of the Mississauga-Meadowvale Business District & just minutes off Hwy 401. Convenient for business guests, as we are close to Dupont, Microsoft, Walmart, GE, Maple Leaf, NCR and Loblaws. n 4,000 sq. ft. of meeting space, for over 170

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Mississauga-Brampton AccommodationsTownePlace Suites Mississauga - Airport Corporate Centre

The TownePlace Suites by Marriott Mississauga - Airport Corporate Centre is located minutes away from the Toronto Pearson International Airport with easy access to downtown Toronto.

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Mississauga-Brampton Travel & AttractionsToronto Airport Limo Flat Rate

An incomparable limousine services for Toronto Canada. Serving from the several years in Toronto, we believe in the customer satisfaction & happiness.

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Mississauga-Brampton Travel & AttractionsEnterprise Rent-A-Car - Metro West - Erin Mills

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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Mississauga-Brampton Travel & AttractionsWild Water Kingdom

Family fun at our waterpark.

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Mississauga-Brampton Travel & AttractionsPeel Village Golf Course

Municipal golf course

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Mississauga-Brampton Travel & AttractionsBudget Car And Truck Rental

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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