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Mississauga is located in southwestern Ontario in the Regional Municipality of Peel. It was incorporated in 1974 and a has a population of just over 700,000 and is Canada’s sixth most populous municipality. It has almost doubled in population in the last two decades.
Mississauga covers 288.42 square kilometres of land, fronting 13 kilometres (8 mi) of shoreline on Lake Ontario. On January 1, 2010 Mississauga bought land from the Town of Milton and expanded its border by 400 acres to Highway 407.
Mississauga is bounded by Oakville and Milton to the west/southwest, Brampton to the north, Toronto to the east, and Lake Ontario to the south/south-east. Halton Hills borders Mississauga’s north-west corner. With the exception of the southeast border with Toronto (Etobicoke Creek), Mississauga shares a land border with all previous mentioned municipalities.
Two major river valleys feed into the lake. The Credit River is by far the longest with the heaviest flow, it divides the western side of Mississauga from the central/eastern portions and enters the lake at the Port Credit harbour. The indented, mostly forested valley was inhabited by first nation peoples long before European exploration of the area. The valley is protected and maintained by the Credit Valley Conservation Authority (CVCA).
Mississauga has had only three mayors in its history. Dr. Martin Dobkin was the city’s first mayor in 1974. He was then followed by Ron A. Searle Searle who was defeated by then-city councillor and former mayor of Streetsville, Hazel McCallion. McCallion is regarded as a force in provincial politics and often referred to as Hurricane Hazel, comparing her political force to the devastating 1954 storm that struck the Toronto area. McCallion has won or been acclaimed in every mayoral election since 1978, and in recent years has not even campaigned. Now aged 90, she was easily re-elected in October 2010 for her 12th consecutive term, holding a 76% majority of the votes, and has often been reelected without even needing to conduct an actual campaign. McCallion is the nation’s longest serving mayor and was runner-up in World Mayor 2005.
Two of the more popular areas people choose to live within Mississauga are Streetsville, and Port Credit.
Streetsville is a unique pocket nestled within the north west part of the city of Mississauga. It is referred to as “the village in the city” and occupies the west and east banks of the Credit River, with the majority located on the west bank. Streetsville is known for its wonderful schools, and its family friendly, safe neighbourhood environment. Streetsville offers a wide variety of home types from bungalows, semi-detached, condominiums, and townhomes. The majority of homes in Streetsville are detached. Property values in this quaint community range from $350,000 up to $1,200,000 +… making it a wonderfully affordable place for a variety of families to live.
Port Credit, nestled along the shore of Lake Ontario, is a vibrant, friendly community notable for its beautiful tree lined streets, large lots with beautiful homes that have retained their character and charm, making it one of the most desired areas to live in Mississauga. The blend of character homes with the new, trendy condominiums and townhomes, offers a variety of living styles to choose from. Homes in Port Credit range in price from $400,000 up to in excess of $1,000,000 ++.
Port Credit has a lot to offer, whether you’re out for a leisurely stroll to window shop on a warm summer day, enjoying a candlelight dinner, taking in the sights along the waterfront or marina, and enjoying a beautiful sunset over the lake,
With five major highways passing through the city, Mississauga offers quick access to major markets in Canada, Toronto Pearson International Airport Canada’s busiest, is located in the city. Mississauga has one of the largest corporate/financial districts in Canada with major international companies having their Canadian headquarters located in the region including Hewlett-Packard, Microsoft, Pepsico, General Electric, Heidelberger Druckmaschinen, Fujitsu, Wal-Mart, and Iintuit Canadaamong many other Fortune 500 companies.
Mississauga is a great community to live and raise a family. Its close proximity to Toronto makes for an easy commute into the city for work, or pleasure. Streetsville and Port Credit the two most sought after areas in Mississauga offer a wide range of homes in affordable price ranges for everyone.
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