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City of Mississauga

Welcome to the “City of Mississauga”

 

Geography

Mississauga covers 288.42 square kilometres (111.4 sq mi) of land, fronting 13 kilometres (8 mi) of shoreline on Lake Ontario.

Mississauga is bounded by Oakville and Milton to the west/southwest, Brampton to the north, Toronto to the east, and Lake Ontario to the south/south-east. Halton Hills borders Mississauga’s north-west corner. With the exception of the southeast border with Toronto (Etobicoke Creek), Mississauga shares a land border with all previous mentioned municipalities.

Two major river valleys feed into the lake. The Credit River is by far the longest with the heaviest flow, it divides the western side of Mississauga from the central/eastern portions and enters the lake at the Port Credit harbour. The indented, mostly forested valley was inhabited by first nation peoples long before European exploration of the area. The valley is protected and maintained by the Credit Valley Conservation Authority (CVCA). Etobicoke Creek forms part of the eastern border of Mississauga with the city of Toronto. .

 

Attractions

In 2006, with the help of Project for Public Spaces, the city made a slogan “My Mississauga; Celebrate summer at city centre” for the summer festivities planned. Mississauga planned over 60 free events to bring more people to the city square. The square was transformed and now includes a movable stage, a snack bar, extra seating, and sports and gaming facilities (basketball nets, hockey arena, chess and checker boards) including a skate park. Some of the events included Senior’s day on Tuesday, Family day on Wednesday, Vintage car Thursdays, with the main events being the Canada Day celebration, Rotary Ribfest, and Beachfest. Mississauga also boasts one of the largest shopping malls in Canada called Square One Shopping Centre, which is surrounded by many bars and restaurants, as well as City Hall, the Central Library, and Playdium.

 

Historical Attractions

  • Adamson Estate
  • Benares Historic House
  • Bradley Museum
  • Cawthra Estate
  • Old Meadowvale Village

 

Economy

Over 60 of the Fortune 500 base their Global or Canadian Head Offices in Mississauga. Some of the strongest industries are pharmaceuticals, electronics and computers, transportation parts and equipment industries, Menu Foods, a cat and dog food manufacturer, is headquartered in the Streetsville area of Mississauga. Hewlett Packard’s main Canada offices are in Mississauga. Air Georgian, a regional airline, is headquartered in Mississauga. Air Canada Jazz operates a regional office in Mississauga. Kam Air has its North American office in Mississauga.

 

Mississauga’s Demographics

Mississauga is a quickly growing and multicultural city. Statistics Canada estimates that Mississauga now has 729,000 people, an increase of 150,000 from the previous decade and the population has roughly doubled in past twenty years. The city has one of the largest cluster of ethnic groups in Ontario and Canada. According to the 2006 census, the racial makeup of the city is seen below –  Further development continues to this day.

 

Group

Population

Percentage

White

337,230

49.8

South Asian

136,750

21.6

Chinese

46,120

6.9

Black 41,365

6.2

Filipino

30,705

4.6

Arab

16,785

2.5

Southeast Asian

14,160

2.1

Latin American

12,410

1.9

Multiple Visible Minority

9,100

1.4

Korean

6,865

1.0

West Asian

6,015

0.9

Other Visible Minority

5,715

0.9

Aboriginal

2,475

0.4

Japanese

2,425

0.4

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Education

Mississauga is the home to the University of Toronto Mississauga (UTM/Erindale College), one of three intercity campuses of the University of Toronto. UTM has an enrollment of approximately 10,000 students. It is growing at a rate of about 1,000 students per year since 2002, following a major expansion.

Sheridan College has announced the construction of a new $46 million dollar facility that will open in Mississauga in 2011. The school will have two main concentrations: business education and programs to accelerate the movement of new Canadians into the workforce. The 150,000 sq.ft. campus will be located on an 8.5 acre parcel of land in City Centre just north of the Living Arts Centre. The campus is expected to accommodate 1,700 students upon completion of phase one of construction in Fall 2011. Phase two of construction after 2011 is expected to increase capacity by 3,740 students to a combined total of 5,000; it will also include construction of a 10-level municipal parking garage.

Mississauga is served by the Peel District School Board and the Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board. Together there are more than 150 schools in this city to fulfill the needs of its large youth population.

 

Health

The city’s two main hospitals are Credit Valley Hospital and Trillium Health Centre (formerly Mississauga Hospital). The health system and the administration for students in Mississauga was the property of the Peel District School Board Health Centreand the health support for citizens in Mississauga was the property of Peel Health Centre. The eastern part of Mississauga was the propert

Credit Valley Hospital serves Peel Region in Ontario, Canada, and is located in Mississauga. It was officially opened on November 5, 1985. The hospital provides services and covers areas of medicine including:

  • Cardiac services
  • Continuing care/rehabilitation
  • Emergency
  • General medicine
  • Genetics
  • Mental health
  • Obstetrics and gynecology
  • Oncology
  • Paediatrics
  • Renal dialysis
  • Surgery

The hospital is currently in the process of expanding to include a new cancer treatment centre (The Carlo Fidani Peel Regional Cancer Centre) and also a regional maternal child care program.

Mississauga City Hall     Absolute-Towers-in-Mississauga-Canada

For more information on the City of Mississauga, please visit the following websites:

City of Mississauga: http://www.mississauga.ca/

Peel Region: http://www.peelregion.ca/

Dufferin Peel School Board: http://www.dpcdsb.org/cec

Peel District School Board: http://www.peel.edu.on.ca/

Credit Valley Hospital: http://www.cvh.on.ca/

Trillium Hospital: http://www.trilliumhealthcentre.org/

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