Visiting Mississauga

Mississauga by the Numbers

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About Mississauga

Mississauga is Canada’s sixth 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.

Lodging Getting Around

Hampton Inn by Hilton Toronto – Mississauga West

2085 N Sheridan Way, Mississauga, ON L5K 1S6
905-823-8600

Holiday Inn Toronto – Mississauga

2125 N Sheridan Way, Mississauga, ON L5K 1A3
905-855-2000

University of Toronto Mississauga

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

MiWay

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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Live Traffic Updates

Traffic updates, road conditions, travel delays, MTO traffic cameras, GO transit information, TTC transit information, and more!

Entertainment Shopping & Dining

Events in Mississauga

insauga.com 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.

Playdium

Playdium is the ultimate interactive, virtual and physical Family Entertainment Centre. Take part in activities such as video games, bumper cars, and mini-golf.

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

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. 

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.

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.

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.

Streetsville

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.

Mississauga Skyline

5 Fun Facts About Mississauga

TelescopeWe have a minor planet! Asteroid 223950, discovered in 2004, was renamed for Mississauga in 2011 by the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada.

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

Luggage TrolleyBusiest travel hub. Don’t let the name fool you: Toronto Pearson International Airport - Canada’s largest and busiest with over 41 million annual passengers - is actually located in Mississauga.

SakuraThere 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!

AirplaneA 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. It closed in 1919.

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