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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 Toronto Airport

Pet-friendly hotel adjacent to the Pearson International & closest hotel to the International Centre, with free airport shuttle, continental breakfast, wireless high-speed Internet access, weekday newspaper and local calls. Game room & gift shop.

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Mississauga-Brampton AccommodationsHampton Inn by Hilton Toronto-Mississauga

Hampton Inn by Hilton Toronto-Mississauga is located 15 miles from downtown Toronto and the theater district and only minutes away from shopping malls and major amusement parks. Just steps away from four major convention centers.

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Mississauga-Brampton AccommodationsBest Western Toronto Airport Hotel

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Mississauga-Brampton AccommodationsComfort Inn Airport West

FREE Airport Shuttle Service (6 am - midnight) to Pearson International Airport. Close to all major attractions: Paramount Canada's Wonderland, Playdium, Mississauga Hershey Centre and the Living Art Centre. Golden Griddle family restaurant on site.

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Mississauga-Brampton AccommodationsSandman Signature Mississauga Hotel

Located minutes from Toronto Pearson International Airport (YYZ) and close to Mississauga Hershey Centre, Living Arts Centre, and Square One Shopping Centre.

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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 & AttractionsDefcon Paintball Field

Defcon Paintball isToronto & Mississauga’s premiere paintball experience, perfect group and corporate events.Celebrate a special occasion with friends or to build team unity by earning a hard-fought victory in the game of paintball.

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Mississauga-Brampton Travel & AttractionsJP BARRETTE & Associates

Business Consultant : Business Development, Website Design, Tour Design, e-Marketing, Marketing, Business Consulting. Serving the Travel, Tourism, Hospitality industry since 1967

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Mississauga-Brampton Travel & AttractionsFoothills Golfing Centre

check out our great golf course, wit its many challenging holes

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Mississauga-Brampton Travel & AttractionsLions Farmers Market - Shipp Drive

The Mississauga Central Lions Club operates Farmers Markets as a fundraiser near Square One since 1976. Now 2 locations. Open Sundays, from early June through early November. This site is on Shipp Dr. south of Rathburn Rd. E. (free parking for 500+)

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