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 AccommodationsThe Westin Bristol Place Toronto Airport

AAA 3 diamonds, mobil 4 stars. Located 1km from the Pearson Airport with free 24hour airport shuttle. 287 rooms and 18000 square feet of conference facilities.

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Mississauga-Brampton AccommodationsMonte Carlo Inn - Toronto West Suites

„X Relax in our luxurious Queen, Double Queen, and Jacuzzi Suites, Complimentary wired & wireless highspeed internet, free breakfast. Corporate Rates. Weekly and Monthly Rates available. 24 Hour Cancellation Policy.

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Mississauga-Brampton AccommodationsMonte Carlo Inn Brampton Suites

In the heart of the Brampton¡¦s Commercial District, minutes from Pearson Airport, are 107 well appointed suites, including King Size Executive Suites and Whirlpool Theme Suites. Conferences of 200 or a meeting of 4. Complimentary highspeed internet

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Mississauga-Brampton AccommodationsIndian Line Campground, Toronto and Region Conservation

The closest campground to downtown Toronto, Indian Line offers visitors to the city a unique brand of outdoor urban adventure. close to Black Creek Pioneer Village.

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Mississauga-Brampton AccommodationsBest Western Toronto Airport West

Spacious hotel rooms with either one king-sized or two queen-sized beds. Free high-speed wireless internet, a pool, awhirlpool and a sauna. AAA 3 diamonds.

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Mississauga-Brampton Travel & AttractionsHudson's Bay Company

Canada's oldest department store, with a great selection of fashions, furnishings, houseware, toys, and cosmetics at great prices.

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Mississauga-Brampton Travel & AttractionsRoyal Woodbine Golf Club

Designed by Dr. Michael J. Hurdzan this 6,446 yards course winds its way up and down both sides of the Mimico Creek. Afterwards, return to the clubhouse for a relaxing sauna, steam or massage, or visit the lounge or relax on the patio over-

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Mississauga-Brampton Travel & AttractionsMaxx Car Rental

Summary: We providing Best rates in town. 8, 10 and 12 passenger van rental. we provide service in GTA, Toronto, Mississauga, Brampton, Oakvile and Markham area. Full size van rental

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Mississauga-Brampton Travel & AttractionsLimo To Air

Limousine company, specialized in airport limo services for Oakville, Burlington, Hamilton, and Milton in Ontario.

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Mississauga-Brampton Travel & AttractionsThrifty Car Rental

Join our Blue Chip Rewards program & get a free rental after every 16 rental days. Plus, enjoy perks like express lines & expedited counter service.

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