As Canada's sixth largest city,(Pop. 680,000) Mississauga (named after a band of the Ojibwa First Nation) is still growing rapidly. Many new businesses are being attracted by competitive tax rates with exceptional services, infrastructure and transportation links. The lowest crime rate across all the major Canadian cities also makes it a prime location for families to settle.
Well situated on the shores of Lake Ontario adjacent to Toronto, Mississauga is a business powerhouse. Many of Canada's top companies are based here including Bell Mobility, Air Canada, Pratt & Whitney, GlaxoSmithKline, RBC and TD Financial Groups. Over 20,000 businesses in total are in the city employing over 400,000 people.
The transportation links include the Pearson International airport, 7 Major highways, 2 Railways for passengers and freight. The city
is the third largest network in Ontario and connects to Brampton Transit, Oakville Transit, GO Transit and the Toronto Transit Commission making commuting simple.
The city has historical buildings with old style architecture and several well preserved "Heritage" villages. The lakefront has parks and marina's which add to the many
in the city and is described as "bustling" by many tourism guides.
The city has several leisure centres that offer full year-round programs for most tastes and persuasions and there are spa's for relaxation with the impressive
being home to the Ontario Hockey League's (OHL)
Mississauga Ice Dogs.
and also has fantastic facilities available for residents and visitors alike.
Top class golf courses are available and there are over 400 parks with 18 major trail systems for exploring. The largest retail shopping centre in Ontario is here too - the
Square One Shopping Centre
- for the shopping enthusiast.
For education there are many schools of all different denominations which are administered by the various
Peel Region School Boards
and include two of the countries top post secondary establishments - The
University of Toronto
(at mississauga) and the
Business School. Also within reasonable commuting distance of the city are another 10 Universities and 11 Technical Colleges which provide a rich array of educational possibilities.