The City of Mississauga is Canada’s 6th largest city and occupies the southern-most area in the Region of Peel. Originally developed as a suburb of The City of Toronto, Mississauga has had a staggering consistent growth, and currently has a population of over 725,000 that is mainly attributed to its proximity to Toronto. Diversity and natural beauty coupled with 13 kilometres of Lake Ontario shoreline frontage and two major river valleys make Mississauga a destination fit for everyone.
Incorporated in 1968, the name Mississauga derives from the Mississaugas, a subtribe of First Nations people who settled in Southern Ontario. When translated, the name Mississauga means “[Those at the] Great River-mouth”. The Mississaugas sold a large quantity of land to the officials of York (present-day Toronto) in 1805, and Toronto Township was formed consisting of mostly what is currently Mississauga. The original villages & towns settled, and this included Clarkson, Cooksville, Dixie, Erindale (named Springfield until 1890), Lakeview, Lorne Park, Meadowvale, Port Credit, Sheridan, Streetsville, and Summerville. All villages amalgamated with the exception of Port Credit & Streetsville until 1974 when Mississauga was reincorporated as a city.
Visit, experience, and explore everything that Mississauga has to offer. From its quaint historic villages to its bustling waterfront community, the city is vibrant and cosmopolitan. Enjoy world-class art and theatre, stunning architecture, notable museums, parks, gardens, trails, Ontario’s largest shopping mall, and a range of ethnic neighbourhoods. Mississauga has been effectively creating a distinct image over the last few years, and it truly is a city rich with arts, culture, and a proud heritage.