Mississauga, with a population of 720,000 people has been settled for over 11,000 years. Located on the shores of Lake Ontario it borders the City ofToronto to the East and the Town of Oakville to the West. Indigenous people have lived in the area for thousands of years and Mississauga is situated on the traditional territory of the Huron-Wendat, Haudenosaunee and Anishinaabeg people, including the Mississaugas.
Today the City of Mississauga is made up of a mixture of suburb like neighbourhoods, communities with a small town feel, many parks, ravines, and trails but combined with world famous architectural buildings, with sophisticated shopping and dining opportunities.
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First settled in 1807, Clarkson has a long history, and was once proclaimed the "Strawberry capital of Ontario". There are still traces of the history which you can find at the Bradley House museum and at Benares, just off Clarkson Road N.
Today there are a variety of home types, ranging from the 1950's and 60's bungalows to newer infill homes. There are townhouses, apartment, and condo buildings.
The Clarkson GO train station is conveniently located with plenty of parking and the area is close to the QEW. Clarkson starts on Lake Ontario and goes as far as the QEW. There is a downtown area with shops and restaurants. The area is mature with tree lined streets, walking trails, and wildlife.
Lorne Park was originally started as a place for Torontoians to come for rest and relaxation. In what is now the Lorne Park Estates there was once a hotel, the Glen Leven Hotel, a general store and post office. Today the Lorne Park Estates is a private community. Lorne Park is home to luxury homes, many ravines, and popular parks on the lake. There is a mix of detached homes on tree lined streets with a few luxury townhouse complexes. The area is often featured in movies.
One of Mississauga's most exclusive areas, most of the homes in Mineola are detached and on large lots. It's just north of Port Credit with the lake, small town feel, shopping, and restaurants, yet it's quiet, with tree lined streets. Mineola is just north of the railway tracks, south of the QEW, and located on both sides of Hurontario (Highway 10).
Port Credit is the oldest area that was settled in Mississauga. In the past it was a home base for commercial fishermen. In the 1960's the harbour was a package freight terminal. These days the harbour is used for recreational boaters. Port Credit has a number of apartment buildings, condo building, as well as town houses, semi-detached houses, and detached homes. Downtown Port Credit is a vibrant hub filled with shops and restaurants.
Lakeview area has had a varied past including farming and orchards, later housing the production of small arms for WWII, and most recently, Ontario's largest electric generating station (closed in 2005 and soon to be re-developed into housing). Most of the homes we see today were built after WWII with small homes on a larger lot. Some of these are being renovated or the lots are used for infill housing. Lake Ontario is to the south, the QEW to the north. There's plenty of shopping at the nearby Dixie Outlet mall. The area also has good walking trails, especially down by the lake. There are two golf clubs on Dixie Road, the Lakeview and the Toronto Golf Clubs.
MISSISSAUGA NORTH OF QEW, SOUTH OF 403 HIGHWAY
Erin Mills was developed in the 1970's and 80's as a family friendly neighbourhood. There is a wide variety of home types ranging from townhouses to detached homes. Close to Sheridan Park and located north of the QEW, this area has shopping, some light industrial as well as parks and trails.
First settled in 1822, Erindale was originally a stopping point for people travelling between Hamilton and York (now known as Toronto). Erindale amalgamaed into the Town of Mississauga in 1968. Today the community has a mix of affordable semi and detached homes. Close to the Credit River there are more luxury homes. Credit Valley Golf Club, is located in this neighbourhood, overlooking the Credit River. There are lovely walks along the banks of the Credit river from Riverwood Conservancy, the 150-acre, urban nature preserve.
Sheridan has a mix of high rise apartments close to Sheridan Centre. The sub-divisions of Sherwood Forest and Sheridan Homelands was developed in the late 60's to mid 70's to provide an neighbourhood for people working in the Sheridan Park area. There are 2 storey detached, bungalows, and split level houses here on larger lots. There are also some townhouse complexes. Later the neighbourhood of Sherwood Forest was constructed (late 70's, early 80's.) These more expensive mostly detached 2 storey homes are on larger lots with many trees. Sheridan also encompasses the coveted neighbourhoods close to Mississauga Road, Mississauga's most expensive area. Sheridan is close the QEW.
Once the original city centre of Misssissauga with it's famous "5 & 10" reference (the corner of Highway 5 (Dundas) and Highway 10 (Hurontario), the town of Cooksville was first founded in 1820. It's also known as the first area in Canada to have a commercial winery. Cooksville today is the most densely populated area of Mississauga with apartment buildings, condo buildings, townhouses, semi-detached and detached homes. There are a few areas that are less densely populated - Huron Park and Gordon Woods neighbourhoods. Cooksville has a GO station. It's close to the 403 to the north and the QEW to the south. While there is a lot of local shopping, it's also close to Square One, Ontario's largest shopping mall.
This area of Mississauga is busy - there are many condo buildings, a contemporary downtown area, with Square One shopping mall in the centre. Mississauga's City Hall is located here. There are many newer condo buildings and many more being planned. Close to the 403, GO buses, Cooksville GO station, and the MiWay terminal.
This little pocket of mostly detached two storey homes on larger lots is tucked in just south of the 403 highway. With the City Centre neighbourhood to the east and the Credit River to the west.
Mississsauga Valley is very densely populated. One of the original suburban developments built in the 1970's, there are many high rise apartment and condo buildings, as well as townhouses and detached homes. The Cooksville GO station, Square One Shopping Centre are all close by.
Originally part of the original villages of Dixie and Burnhamthorpe built in the early 1800's, the Applewood we know today was developed as a suburban community in the 1960/70's. Lots are large, streets are lined with trees. There is now a lively mix of original bungalows and split level homes, as well as new infill homes. Applewood is close to the QEW/427 highways. There's plenty of shopping (Dixie Outlet Mall is close by) with nearby parks for walking and recreational use.
Rathwood is located east of City Centre, south of the 403, and bordered by Etobicoke Creek. Located close to Highway 427, Highway 403. It's an older neighbourhood with many high rise condo buildings, townhouses, semi-detached, and detached houses, built from the 1960's through the early 2000's.
Churchill Meadows was developed as a contemporary planned community. One of the newest suburbs of Mississauga, homes were built around 15 years ago. Density is quite high in the neighbourhood. There is a mix of detached, semi-detached, townhouses and stacked townhouses. Churchill Meadows is right on the boundary of Mississauga, close to the 407 toll highway. There's plenty of shopping and restaurants with Erin Mills Town Centre close by.
CENTRAL ERIN MILLS
Central Erin Mills is the most recently completed phase of the Erin Mills Master Planned Community. It's located north of the 403 between Winston Churchhill Boulevard and Erin Mills Parkway. There is a mix of housing options ranging from condo buildings to stacked townhouses, to townhouses as well as semi-detached and full detached. It's close to shopping, with Erin Mills Town Centre.
Lisgar is one of Mississauga's newest communities, developed in the late 1990's and early 2000's. It's affordable and has a range of housing options. Located in North Mississauga, close to the 401 with it's own GO station, Lisgar is a great option for families.
Meadowvale is a planned community developed in the 1970's. There is a wide mix of housing types ranging from high rise condo buildings, to townhouse complexes, semi-detached, and detached homes. There are 2 man-made lakes in the area, Lake Wabukayne and Lake Aquitaine. Both have walking trails around them. There is plenty of shopping, and because it's an older area there are many tree lined streets. Meadowvale is close to the 401 and has a GO train station.
Old Meadowvale Village, now just known as Meadowvale Village is a mix of very old and new. First founded in 1819 as a settlement for 29 families, the town was surveyed and laid out in 1856. By the 1860's it was a bustling town with a cheese factory, two sawmills, a chopping mill, and a large grist mill. It even had a newspaper, the Meadowvale Mirror. Today the original village layout exists bordered by a small community of luxury 2 storey detached homes.
Also known as Heartland, this East Credit neighbourhood is located east of Streetsville in North Mississauga. It was developed in the early 2000's. There is a mix of townhouses, semi-detached, and detached homes in the area. The mixed commercial plazas known as Heartland Outlet are located at Brittania and Mavis and provide a variety of shops and restaurants. Close to the 401 highway.
The area today known as Streetsville was first surveyed and later settled by Timothy Street in 1819. By 1853 it was a bustling community with grist and sawmills, a tannery, and several inns. Streetsville was incorporated as a village in 1850 ana a town in 1962. In 1974 it amalgamated with Port Credit and the town of Mississauga to become the City of Mississauga. Streetsville is located next to the Credit river. It still has a vibrant downtown area with shops and restaurants and hosts the annual Streetsville Bread and Honey Festival. There is a mix of townhouses, semi-detached and detached housing. It's also close to Erin Mills Town Centre. Streetsville still has a lot of small town charm, located in the heart of the city.
The neighbourhood of Hurontario is located just north of Mississauga City Centre, on the north side of the 403 highway. There is a wide mix of condo buildings, townhouses, semi-detached, and detached houses in the area as well as shops and restaurants. It's a busy central area, with the 401 highway to the north and the 403 highway to the east and south. Close to Square One shopping centre, the Mississauga bus system, (MiWay) hub, and GO buses.
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