Visiting Mississauga

About Mississauga

Mississauga is Canada’s seventh largest city, conveniently located just a 30-minute drive from downtown Toronto and within easy reach for day trips to Niagara Falls.

There are endless ways to enjoy our city: whether it’s walking along a nature trail on the waterfront, going to an outdoor festival, sampling great international cuisine, or a fantastic day of shopping, Mississauga offers much to explore and discover.

Mississauga’s welcoming culture has roots across a mosaic of communities. Just over half of residents who live here today were born in another country. From a rich history to cultural diversity, Mississauga is a great place to visit, live, work, and play.


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Whether you're new to Mississauga or were born-and-raised, we've put together a little Instagram Guide. We’ve compiled a few posts from our favourite content creators that will help you get a good sense of how diverse and vibrant our city is!

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30 kilometres to downtown Toronto; 60 minutes by transit


Hampton Inn by Hilton Toronto – Mississauga West
2085 N Sheridan Way, Mississauga, ON L5K 1S6

Holiday Inn Toronto – Mississauga
2125 N Sheridan Way, Mississauga, ON L5K 1A3

University of Toronto Mississauga
During the summer months (May - August), accommodations are available on campus. Click here to learn about acommodations on campus.

Ground Transportation

Getting Around

MiWay provides customers with two types of public transit service: MiExpress for express travel on blue buses servicing limited-stop routes, and MiLocal for local travel on orange buses along regular and school routes.

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Events in Mississauga is the largest online media company in Mississauga and has a helpful Events Calendar on their website.

Mississauga Living Arts Centre
The Mississauga Living Arts Centre is where to go to watch live theatre performances, eat at a unique restaurant, and browse a local art gallery.

Celebration Square
The Celebration Square website outlines all of the different events happening around Mississauga. View the calendar to find out what events, shows, and activities are taking place on each day that you are here.

Meadowvale Theatre
This theatre offers all aspects of the performing arts including music, drama, comedy, dance, and music theatre. At times, there are also visual arts shows. Check out the website for show times and upcoming events.

The Rec Room
Located at Square One in Mississauga, The Rec Room redefines the meaning of fun with 44,000 sq. feet of great games, mouth-watering eats and amazing entertainment, all packed under 1 roof.

Cineplex (Movie Theatre)
There are a few Cineplex movie theatre locations in the Mississauga area. On their website, you will find theatre locations, show times, trailers, and information about upcoming events.  

Skyzone is an indoor trampoline park. It offers many types of trampoline experiences such as open jump, fitness classes, and even dodgeball.

De Code Adventures
Sign up for one of the six different escape room challenges or spend time in the café playing board games. The De Code activities are great for pairs all the way up to large groups.

Food & Wine

Shopping & Dining

Square One
Square One is the largest shopping centre in Ontario. Choose from an assortment of retailers, dining options, and attractions. There are also many entertainment options in close proximity to the shopping centre such as Playdium and Celebration Square.

Located in northern Mississauga, Streetsville, Mississauga’s ‘Village in the City,’ sits on the banks of the Credit River—a quaint scenic community with specialty shops, spas, cafés, restaurants, pubs and the largest concentration of historical buildings in Mississauga.

Port Credit
Port Credit is a quaint neighbourhood located at the mouth of the Credit River and Lake Ontario and is only a ten-minute drive from the University. Port Credit is home to a number of restaurant and shops and is a fun community which hosts a number of festivals and events throughout the year. Spend some time taking a walk, biking or strolling through the community and enjoy exploring what Port Credit has to offer.

Erin Mills Town Centre
Erin Mills Town Centre is the second-largest shopping centre in Mississauga. Guests can explore over 200 retail stores. The mall also offers a variety of dining and restaurants options for guests to visit during their visit.

Mississauga Skyline

5 Fun Facts About Mississauga


We have a minor planet!

Asteroid 223950, discovered in 2004, was renamed for Mississauga in 2011 by the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada.


There is a Mississauga Park in Japan

Since 1981, Mississauga and Kariya, Japan have exchanged friendship and culture as sister cities. Check out Kariya Park here!

Gold Medal

World record holder

Before retiring in 2014, Mississauga’s mayor Hazel McCallion was the world’s oldest mayor, serving 36 years, at age 93.


A first in aviation history

Commemorated by Aviation Road east of Port Credit, Canada’s first airport, Long Branch Aerodrome, opened near the lakeshore in 1915 and closed in 1919.

Luggage Trolley

Busiest travel hub

Did you know: Toronto Pearson International Airport – Canada’s largest and busiest with over 41m annual passengers – is actually located in Mississauga.

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