Mississauga is a very diverse and multicultural city comprised of a number of smaller neighbourhoods, each with their own distinct identity. Its close proximity to the airport and Toronto has resulted in many corporations choosing to establish their head office here. The job market has dramatically helped to increase Mississauga’s population base.
Mississauga features a revitalized waterfront on the shores of Lake Ontario and holds the distinction of being rated as Canada’s safest city for 8 years in a row. This family friendly city has 11 community centers, highly-ranked schools, and over 480 parks, plus 23 major trail systems including a beautiful waterfront trail.
Mississauga has many different neighbourhoods that offer home buyers a myriad of options and lifestyles. Port Credit Village recently underwent a major revitalization, with many new townhouse and luxury condominium buildings along the waterfront.
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Port Credit, Lorne Park, Clarkson, and Cooksville offer upscale neighbourhoods with spacious lots, and mature tree-lined streets. Erin Mills, just north of the downtown core holds the distinction of being the largest master-planned community ever built in the Greater Toronto Area.
At the north-end of Mississauga you will come upon the historic communities of Streetsville and Meadowvale Village. Old Meadowvale Village was honoured in 1980, as Ontario’s first heritage conservation district. The new home subdivisions in these historic communities have incorporated a heritage theme into their architecture.
Mississauga Transit operates over 90 bus routes within this city. They also offer a shuttle bus service to the Mississauga City Centre, the Cooksville Go Station, and the Meadowvale Go Station.
Mississauga is well connected to all points in the Greater Toronto area by a vast network of 400 series highways that criss-cross through this city. In particular Mississauga residents are well served by the Queen Elizabeth Way on-ramps at the south-end of the city, and Highway 401 on-ramps at the north-end of the city.