Mississauga Community Guide

April 3rd, 2020

The sixth-most populous city in Canada, Mississauga is home to 28 exciting neighborhoods. It lies west of Toronto, a location that has led to its surge in population. This proximity has also brought with it a massive economic growth.  Mississauga is perhaps best known as the city housing Canada’s busiest airport – the Toronto Pearson International Airport. It also serves as the corporate headquarters for many of Canada’s biggest businesses. Like Toronto, it enjoys a diverse immigrant population to the tune of about 57.1%.

The Mississauga Lifestyle

The city of Mississauga is home to over 700,000 people. Although it once enjoyed a rapid growth rate, its growth rate slowed to a moderate 1.1% between 2011 and 2016. Still, the city remains attractive due to the high quality of life enjoyed by residents, a booming business sector, and a highly multi-cultural society. Despite the slower growth rate at the moment, developers continue to invest in the thriving city to make room for even more growth.

Landmarks and Recreation in Mississauga

Mississauga is home to as many as 500 parks and greenspaces – making it conducive for families looking to take root. The presence of multiple parks serves as a prelude to a thriving outdoor life within the community. From skating to cycling, there’s something in the outdoors for you regardless of the season.

Welcoming all newcomers and old timers into Mississauga is the catchy red and white of the Port Credit Lighthouse – arguably Mississauga’s most notable landmark. Other notable landmarks within the city are the Toronto Pearson International Airport , Mississauga Civic Center, and the magnificent Absolute Towers.

Mississauaga Parks
Port Credit Lighthouse

Retail and Shopping in Mississauga

Mississauga has more than enough major shopping centers to ensure residents can access virtually all of their needs within the city. Amongst the major outlets are Square One Shopping Center with its diverse mix of outlets (from the high end to the affordable) and the Dixie Outlet Mall.

Mississauga Infrastructure and Amenities

Seven major highways service the city of Mississauga. The busiest of these seven are the Highway 401 and the Queen Elizabeth Way. For residents looking to commute within and outside the city by public transport, the major transit system is MiWay. Alternate intra-city transport systems include Uber and Mississauga Taxi. Playing host to Toronto Pearson International Airport, Canada’s busiest airport, commute to the airport is barely a hassle. For health concerns, the city is serviced by a triad of hospitals under the Trillium Health Partners network. These hospitals are the Queensway Health Center , Credit Valley Hospital, and Mississauga Hospital.

Toronto Airport

Schools in Mississauga

Mississauga schools are governed by the Peel District School Board, the Conseil scolaire Viamonde, the Conseil scolaire de district catholique Centre-Sud, and the Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board. These boards oversee the activities of the 36 secondary schools and over 190 elementary schools within the city.

Mississauga Real Estate

Although the population growth rate has slowed a little in Mississauga, it remains a hugely attractive residential and business community. There are currently about 980 real estate listings across Mississauga, with an average price of $1,230,260 per property.

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