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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 AccommodationsComfort Inn Meadowvale

Providing access to local attractions including the Meadowvale Theatre, the University of Toronto, Lake Ontario, Living Arts Centre, the Mississauga Convention Centre, the Hershey Centre arena and Pearson International Airport (YYZ).

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Mississauga-Brampton AccommodationsHilton Toronto Airport

5 minutes from Pearson Airport with 22-hour complimentary airport shuttle. All guestrooms/suites & meeting rooms have High-Speed Internet access. Multi-media Health Club, squash court, two saunas and an outdoor heated swimming pool.

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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

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Mississauga-Brampton AccommodationsNorth American Private Accommodations

We offer Fully Furnished apartments and residences in Mississauga. Fully Furnished Suites located in Downtown Mississauga right across from Square One. N.A.P.A provides fully furnished private suites and residences at affordable rates

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Mississauga-Brampton AccommodationsPearson Hotel & Conference Centre Toronto Airport

.Glorious sunshine basks through lobby and guest room windows in the morning, in this quiet hotel. A mostly non-smoking rooms includes standard, business or honeymoon suites, and free morning newspapers.

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Mississauga-Brampton Travel & AttractionsToronto Airport Rental Cars

Pick up your rental direct at Toronto Pearson Airport (YYZ). Book a wide range of vehicles including economy cars, vans & mini vans, trucks, sedans, suv's, and hybrid cars.

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Mississauga-Brampton Travel & AttractionsCentennial Park Golf Centre

Designed by Dr. Michael Hurdzan, this challenging executive length 27 hole course is part of the Centennial Park Golf Centre, a comprehensive, family oriented golf complex which also offers a driving range, a mini-golf course and complete g

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Mississauga-Brampton Travel & AttractionsToureto -The Tour Professionals

Toureto is a Canada-based retail tour company. It is the most reliable tour operator in the USA & Canada. It offers private tours, group tours, vacation packages, hotel bookings, air tickets and much more! We offer tours to India Asia.

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Mississauga-Brampton Travel & AttractionsThe Airport Limo

Comfortable and smooth limo service provider “The Airport Limo” has been rendering limo service for last some years to the people of Toronto.

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Mississauga-Brampton Travel & AttractionsBrampton Golf Club

The Brampton Golf Club was founded as a 9-hole course in 1921, and was moved to its present 193-acre site in 1963. Designed by noted golf architect C.E. "Robbie" Robinson, Brampton Golf Club combines a beautiful and scenic golf setting with

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