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Mississauga is a city in Southern Ontario, Canada. It lies on the shores of Lake Ontario, located in the Regional Municipality of Peel, in the western part of the Greater Toronto Area which is in the west of Toronto. The city has a population of 713,443 as of the Canada 2011 Census, and is Canada’s sixth-most populous municipality.  Initially developed as a suburb of Toronto, Mississauga’s growth is attributed to its proximity to that city. It is the largest suburb in Anglo-America by population.] In recent decades, having attracted a multicultural population, the city has initiated the development of a full-fledged downtown core and shaping its new identity as a distinct city from Toronto.  Residents of the city are called Mississaugans and Saugans.

At the time of the arrival of the Europeans in the 1600s, both Iroquoian and Algonquian-speaking peoples already lived in the Credit River Valley area. The name “Mississauga” comes from the Anishinaabe word Misi-zaagiing, meaning “[Those at the] Great River-mouth.” the Crown gave much of it in the form of land grants to United Empire Loyalists who emigrated from the Thirteen Colonies during and after the American Revolution, as well as loyalists from New Brunswick. A group of settlers from New York City arrived in the 1830s.

Mississauga’s largest festivities such as Canada Day Celebration, Mississauga Rotary Ribfest, Tree Lighting Ceremony, and New Years’ Eve Bash generally occur in Celebration Square. One of the most anticipated events in the city is Carassauga. This is a festival of cultures that occurs annually during mid-May, it is the second largest cultural festival in Canada. The Art Gallery of Mississauga (AGM) is a public, not-for-profit art gallery located in the Mississauga Civic Centre right on Celebration Square across from the Living Arts Centre and Square One Shopping Centre which Mississauga boasts as one of the largest shopping malls in Canada and is located at the City Centre. It has 350 retail stores and services and attracts 24 million annual visits.

Mississauga’s Hershey Centre has been the home of the Mississauga Steelheads of the Ontario Hockey League since 2012.  Mississauga also has teams for box lacrosse (Mississauga Tomahawks of the OLA Junior A Lacrosse League), cricket (Mississauga Ramblers of the Toronto and District Cricket League, Mississauga Titans of the Etobicoke District Cricket League), and Canadian football. The Mississauga Football League (MFL) is a youth football program that is for players aged 7–17, founded in 1971. Recreational clubs include the Mississauga Figure Skating Club, Mississauga Synchronized Swimming Association, North Mississauga Soccer Club, Mississauga Falcons Soccer Club, Mississauga Canoe Club, Mississauga Scrabble Club, Don Rowing Club at Port Credit, International Soccer Club Mississauga, and the Mississauga Aquatic Club.

Community Links


Peel District School Board www.peelschools.org

Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board www.dpcdsb.org

Mentor College www.mentorcollege.edu

Sherwood Heights School http://www.sherwoodheights.com/

Lynn-Rose Heights http://www.lynnroseheights.com/

Star Academy www.staracademy.ca

Northstar Montessori Private School http://www.northstarmontessori.com/

Rotherglen Montessori School www.rotherglen.com

Mississauga Children Montessori & Elementary Private School http://www.tmcms.ca/

Bronte College www.brontecollege.ca


Colleges & Universities

University of Toronto Mississauga http://www.utm.utoronto.ca/

Sheridan College https://www.sheridancollege.ca/

Academy of Learning Mississauga Campus http://www.aolmississauga.com/home.html


Health Care Connect
Phone: 1-800-445-1822
Web: www.ontario.ca/healthcareconnect
Health Care Connect helps assist Ontarians in finding a family doctor.  People who are without a family doctor are referred to medical professionals such as nurse practitioners who are accepting new patients within the community.  Register by phone at 1-800-445-1822


Telehealth Ontario 
Phone: 1-866-797-0000
Web: http://www.health.gov.on.ca/en/public/programs/telehealth/


Ontario Health Insurance Plan (OHIP)

http://www.health.gov.on.ca/en/public/programs/ohip/ or call their info line at 1-866-532-3161


Peel Public Health Unit http://www.peelregion.ca/health/


Hospitals & Medical Clinics

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

Trillium Health Centre http://trilliumhealthpartners.ca

Multi-Specialty Walk In Clinic http://www.walkinwalkin.com/

Natura Wellness Clinic http://www.naturawellnessclinic.com/

Mississauga Wellness http://www.mississaugawellness.com/


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