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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 AccommodationsBest Western Brampton

136 rooms on two floors and meeting rooms for up to 50 guests. Quiet suburban location 11 minutes from Pearson Airport, close to Highway 410, 407, 401, and 403, 10 minutes from Wild Water Kingdom and 30 minutes from Canada's Wonderland.

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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 AccommodationsFairfield Inn And Suites Toronto

170 stylishly furnished guest rooms incl. 2-room king suites and Jacuzzi suites. All rooms & suites with mini fridge and microwave, comp. continental breakfast, local calls, indoor heated pool and spa & fitness room, banquet/meeting space

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Mississauga-Brampton AccommodationsHampton Inn & Suites by Hilton Toronto Airport

5 minutes from Pearson Airport, free Airport Shuttle, local calls, hot breakfast or On the RunTM breakfast bags (Monday-Friday), high speed internet access, wireless internet in the lobby, coffee & tea in the lobby, weekday Globe & Mail.

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Mississauga-Brampton AccommodationsAdmiral Inn

Our brand new Admiral Inn Mississauga location proudly offers a wide variety of clean, comfortable and affordable hotel suites to choose from and very modern amenities for business or pleasure.

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Mississauga-Brampton Travel & AttractionsSears

Sears Canada, in business since 1953, is Canada's largest single full-line retailer of general merchandise and home-related services.

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Mississauga-Brampton Travel & AttractionsThrifty Car Rental - Mississauga Rd & Erin Mills Pkwy

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Mississauga-Brampton Travel & AttractionsMississauga Golf & Country Club Limited

1906 Percy Barrett from Lambton Golf Club designed the first 9 holes and in 1909 George Cumming from the Toronto Golf Club design the second 9 holes. The course was lengthened by Stanley Thompson in preparation for the 1931 Canadian Open (t

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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 & AttractionsSears Canada Inc

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