Mississauga Mini Guide
Where is Mississauga?
Mississauga is a city in Ontario, Canada. It is the largest district in Toronto and the 6th largest city in Canada.
How do I get There?
Toronto Pearson International Airport
has good connections worldwide, so getting there is easy and it’s a short taxi ride from the airport to the city. Within Canada, you can use the Canadian National Railway or the Canadian Pacific Railway to get there. Mi-way buses will get you around Mississauga.
What can I see in the City?
Port Credit is a historic village on the shore in Mississauga and there you can walk along the marina and stop off at one of the cafes and people watch. The Waterfront Festival and Jazz/blues Fest are also held there. The Art Gallery of Mississauga has displays of national and international contemporary art or for a taste of history visit the Bradley Museum or Benares House. For a quiet moment in the city, look out for the authentic Japanese Park in the city centre.
What Else can I do?
If you are feeling lucky, spend a day at the races at the Woodbine Track or go fishing for salmon on the Credit River. You can go wall climbing or go-karting at Playdium or if golfing is your thing, head out to Braeben Golf Course – they have 9 and 18 hole courses.
Is it Good for Shopping?
Square One is the largest mall in Ontario, so you can shop until you drop there. For home-wares and vintage clothing, Queen Street in Streetsville is the place to go.
What About the Food?
Visit the Old Credit Brewery for a taste of their own ale and pilsner or try some of the 100 beers on tap at West 50. Axia Restaurant and Bar is good for Asian cuisine and Nirvana has great Indian food. You can also head to the popular Apricot Tree Café for breakfast, lunch or dinner.
Where can I Stay?
The 3 star Novotel Toronto Mississauga Centre is right next to Square One Shopping Mall and in the centre of the city. Enjoy a brasserie style meal at Nicole’s Café and then work it off at the hotel’s indoor pool and fitness centre. All rooms have free Wi-Fi.
Are There any Special Events?
Mississauga has many festivals and most of them are held in the appropriately named Celebration Square, just two are the Mosaic (South Asian Festival) and Carassauga, which both celebrate the city’s diverse population. In the Streetsville district, you should watch out for the Bread and Honey Festival in June and the Santa Claus Parade in December.
Situated in south Ontario, Mississauga is one of the most accessible cities in Canada as it has five major freeways going through it. Because of that we recommend car hire in Mississauga as the best way of getting around, after all Canada is a massive country and it experiences very cold winters.
Today Mississauga is a hive of industry and is one of the largest cities in the entire Great Lakes area which borders south Canada with the USA
. An estimated 734,000 people live in Mississauga but renting a vehicle means you do not have to fight for public transport.