Mississauga is the third-most populous municipality in Ontario, located on the shores of Lake Ontario. Mississauga is not a traditional city, but an amalgamation of a series of former villages and hamlets, with a vibrant arts community.
The City of Mississauga is home to Canada’s longest-serving mayor ‘Hurricane Hazel’ McCallion with 12 consecutive terms.
Mississauga is one of Canada’s most culturally diverse cities with residents from every part of the world. The diverse energies help fuel a vibrancy and openness that makes Mississauga truly unique.
People from around the world are attracted to the city’s high-quality balanced lifestyle, excellent community programs, efficient services, leisure options, and welcoming atmosphere. Mississauga also boasts one of the largest shopping malls in Canada, Square One Shopping Centre, located in the City Centre. It has 350+ retail stores and services and attracts 24 million annual visits.
There are several post-secondary options in Mississauga with The University of Toronto’s Mississauga campus as well as Sheridan College and Humber College.
Mississauga is the only city in the GTA serviced by seven major highways with convenient access to major destinations in Canada and the US via Highway 403, 401, 409, 410, 427, 407, and Highway 10. The city is also home to Toronto Pearson International Airport, Canada’s largest airport.
For those without a vehicle, Mississauga’s public transit system, MiWay, is the third-largest municipal transit system in Ontario and includes fully accessible and hybrid electric buses. MiWay also connects with the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC), Brampton Transit, Oakville Transit, and GO Transit.
There are a wide range of housing options in Mississauga in terms of pricing, neighbourhood type, property type, and more. Employment options available are extensive, especially in the communications and technology industries in the area. Many individuals who live in Mississauga also work in the city or commute to Toronto.