Mississauga at a Glance
This city on Lake Ontario may not have the name recognition of neighboring Toronto, but with a bustling waterfront, multi-use park trails, shopping, multicultural festivals, a skating rink and spectacular “Marilyn Monroe” twin towers, Mississauga might just be Canada’s best-kept secret.
- Home to Canada’s busiest airport, Toronto Pearson International – where 32 million passengers pass through every day traveling to 180 destinations on more than 70 airlines.
- Established as a city in 1974 and named for the Aboriginal nation who occupied the region and still live here.
- Recognized as the safest city in Canada eight years and counting.
- The Absolute World “Marilyn Monroe” twin towers punctuate the skyline with their lofty curves.
- Port Credit lakefront village has shops, cafes, bars, a working lighthouse and a marina with a grounded freighter.
- Home to Square One mall and Celebration Square which boast restaurants, a movie theater, a winter skating rink, Playdium Park, a go-cart track – and year-round entertainment and festivals.
- A lovely hiking trail leads to Wahoosh Falls, a serene urban oasis.
- A surprising number of popular TV shows and movies were filmed here including: Suits, Saving Hope, Black Mirror, Hannibal, Lost Girl, Orphan Black and Nikita.