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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 characteristics

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.


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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.


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Mississauga

A not-so-sleepy commuter community!

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. Situated on the scenic shores of Lake Ontario, Mississauga boasts an impressive collection of arts, leisure, and education facilities. Considered one of the safest cities in Ontario, Mississauga has become increasingly sought-after by growing Canadian families.

Mississauga’s economy is driven by the financial and business sectors. Its proximity to Toronto makes it a popular home for the headquarters of many Canadian and international corporations. In fact, 60 of the Fortune 500 companies base their Global or Canadian Headquarters in Mississauga. Thanks to its convenient transit options, Mississauga is highly accessible for the global business community. Located in Mississauga is the Toronto Pearson International Airport, Canada’s busiest airport. Served by over 75 airlines offering over 180 destinations, Pearson is a major hub for North American travellers.

Thanks to its many parks, protected green spaces, and world-class recreational facilities, Mississauga has become known as one of the best cities to live, work, and play. The city’s 489 parks, Waterfront Park and Trail, and over 400 kilometres of cycling pathways means that there is plenty of space for all ‘Mississaugans’ to enjoy the natural beauty of southern Ontario. Mississauga also boasts three museums, six public art galleries, and the largest freshwater marina in Canada. Its famed Square One Shopping Centre is one of Ontario’s finest shopping destinations, attracting shoppers from across Canada.

Mississauga is a highly diverse community, with over 130 different languages spoken by its residents. The city is home to a vibrantly multicultural culinary scene; over 100 different countries from around the world are represented at over 1200 restaurants within Mississauga.

WHAT TO EXPECT:

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

Situated on the scenic shores of Lake Ontario, Mississauga boasts an impressive collection of arts, leisure, and education facilities. Considered one of the safest cities in Ontario, Mississauga has become increasingly sought-after by growing Canadian families.

WHAT NOT TO EXPECT:

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

While Mississauga offers convenient transit options to nearby cities in the Greater Toronto Area, within the city itself public transportation can be difficult to rely upon. 

THE MARKET:

Mississauga is mainly composed of suburb-style single family homes, as well as some high rise apartments and condominiums.

While not as over-inflated as neighbouring Toronto, housing prices in Mississauga are more expensive than other cities in the Golden Horseshoe/Southern Ontario region.

UNEXPECTED APPEAL:

Waterfront Park is the perfect location to appreciate the picturesque beauty of Lake Ontario - as well as take a refreshing dip!

Thanks to its many parks, protected green spaces, and world-class recreational facilities, Mississauga has become known as one of the best cities to live, work, and play. The city’s 489 parks, Waterfront Park and Trail, and over 400 kilometres of cycling pathways means that there is plenty of space for all ‘Mississaugans’ to enjoy the natural beauty of southern Ontario.

THE LIFESTYLE:

With museums, art galleries, and a world-famous shopping mall, there’s something for the entire family to enjoy in Mississauga.

Mississauga also boasts three museums, six public art galleries, and the largest freshwater marina in Canada. Its famed Square One Shopping Centre is one of Ontario’s finest shopping destinations, attracting shoppers from across Canada.

YOU'LL FALL IN LOVE WITH:

With an international airport, major highways, and rapid transit options, Mississauga is highly accessible and a commuters dream.

Thanks to its convenient transit options, Mississauga is highly accessible for the global business community. Located in Mississauga is the Toronto Pearson International Airport, Canada’s busiest airport. Served by over 75 airlines offering over 180 destinations, Pearson is a major hub for North American travellers.

THE NEIGHBOURS:

This multicultural community is home to families from around the world.

Mississauga is a highly diverse community, with over 130 different languages spoken by its residents. The city is home to a vibrantly multicultural culinary scene; over 100 different countries from around the world are represented at over 1200 restaurants within Mississauga.

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Mississauga contains 0 districts and 29 neighbourhoods , each with their own unique character. Whether you prefer a trendy urban centre or a peaceful suburb, Homicity can help you find your dream home. Explore the various neighbourhoods in Mississauga to find the one that’s perfect for you.

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