Explore Mississauga, ON

Neighbourhood Guide

Welcome to Mississauga

While Mississauga is located on the outskirts of Toronto as a part of the Greater Toronto Area (GTA), do not mistake it for a sleepy bedroom community. This multicultural city is expanding rapidly and is now the sixth largest city in Canada by population.

Neighbourhood tags

Pet Friendly

Vibrant

Suburb

Unique Boutiques

Green Spaces

Upscale

Water Views

Nightlife

Downtown

Foodie's Favourite

Multicultural

Family Friendly

Transit Friendly

Early to Bed

Industry Hub

Tranquil

Beach Nearby

High Tech

Fun facts

  • Mississauga was the home of Canada’s first airport, the Long Branch Aerodrome, from 1915-1919. Today, it is home to Lester B. Pearson International Airport, the busiest airport in Canada with over 47 million travellers annually.

  • Famous residents of Mississauga (called ‘Mississaugans’) include Oscar Peterson, the Grammy award-winning jazz pianist, and Colonel Harland Sanders, the founder of Kentucky Fried Chicken.

  • Mississauga’s Square One Shopping Centre is one of the largest malls in Canada, attracting over 24 million visitors annually thanks to its selection of over 350 premium stores.

  • Did you know Mississauga’s former mayor is a world record holder? Mayor Hazel McCallion was the world’s oldest mayor, serving 36 years, before retiring in 2014 at the age of 93.


What to expect

A family-friendly global business hub located on the scenic shores of Lake Ontario.

What not to expect

Like many suburban communities, public transportation in Mississauga can be difficult to rely upon.