Mississauga Travel Guide

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    Spring flowers in Rhododendron Gardens
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    Kariya Park
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Mississauga Things to Do

  • Enjoy a walk at Port Credit

    We have enjoyed every bit of Port Credit - hiking on Lakeshore Road window shopping, walking our dog, shopping at Farmers Market, dining in its restaurants, staying in Waterside Inn, sailing, visiting many of its festivals, so on and so forth.Located at the foot of Mississauga and on the doorstep of Canada's largest city of Toronto, Port Credit is...

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  • Appreciate the beauty of Butterflies

    Humber Nurseries Butterfly Conservatory was the First prize winner of the 1998 Landscape Ontario Awards of Excellence.We had heard about the nurseries and the butterfly conservatory, but we were actually interested in the conservatory at Niagara Falls. This one in eastern most part of under-development Brampton came as a major surprise.The gate...

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  • Carassauga Festival

    Every year we have a festival here where you can visit the different pavilions of different nations.Usually this takes place at the end of May.Come sample the foods, see the dancing and generally have a great time! This year the countries that will have pavlions are:Africa, Armenia, Canada, Caribbean, China, Croatia, Cyprus, Egypt, Greece, Hawaii,...

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  • Purina National Dog Show during March...

    As my son and daughter went to the breeders' booths a nice lady asked them whether they would be interested in getting photographed with her huge Leonbergers. The dogs looked intimidating, but were the most friendly souls out there. With Camera in my hand, I was taking pictures of my children and husband with different breeds.So if England has...

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  • Volunteer

    The local branch of the Red Cross, the Red Cross Peel Branch, has many rewarding volunteer roles right here in our community. Their offices are on Matheson Blvd.I know that we are all busy but just a small monthly commitment could make a big difference.Thanks.

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  • Attend the Festival of Cultures

    Many cities of the world have different kinds of festivals. Since Mississauga is very multi-ethnic, it has its very own Festival of Cultures that is held in the 3rd or 4th weekend of May every year. People from many countries showcase their cultural activities, handicrafts and food. The pavilions are located in different parts of the city and each...

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Mississauga Restaurants

  • Ice cream haven

    Funky place in the Mississauga suburbs, quirky interiors and get ice cream. Close to other restaurants and theaters, and a lively community.

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  • The finest Indian Hakka cuisine

    With a name like that you cannot expect it to be anything but spicy and tangy. Its definitely not something that the Chinese would relate to but a lot of South East Asians will. This was our first time here, but we will definitely come here again soon and try these items again, Chicken pakora and American Chopsuey

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  • Massive Sundaes

    Old school ice cream parlour, reminds me of Pop Tate's shop in the Archie Comics.. minus the indoor seating. Has red picnic benches in the front as well as the back of the shop. Guarnteed to have a line-up, especially if it's nice weather. Great selection and quality. Everything from ice cream to sundaes to funnel cakes.Massive portions. I have...

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  • Hands Down, The Best Sushi

    I have been to many sushi restaurants and consider myself to be some-what of a sushi addict. That said, Hinote is hands down one of the best sushi restaurants in Toronto.Food is spectacular, service is mediocre. I've been going to Hinote for years now, food has continued to be amazing, however the service has not improved. Regardless, it won't stop...

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  • Mississauga's best Mexican

    No matter what day of the week you go, there is always a lineup at Borrito Boyz..for good reason.Vegetables are fresh, meat is cooked on a grill right before you, and the burrito is made for order.Service is fast.Everyone gets a number once they pay, then wait, follow the procession down the crammed room until your number is called, pick your...

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  • breakfast here

    Diner decor; fast service; nothing fancy just good breakfast food.We had coffee and eggs and side order of toast; my wife added in a corn roll to finish off.The staff was courteous; the place was clean; we were hungry. We were satisfied when we left. The bill was reasonable.... something in the $10 U.S. range.

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Mississauga Nightlife

  • Dine and Dance

    TEN Restaurant has a very elegant and distinctive atmosphere.The decor is fab. There's a patio. And nightlife comes alive after TEN pm.Every Tuesday they have Jazz Nights.Every Thursday, Friday and Saturday they have a DJ playing top 40s, old skool dance etc.Been here a few times, on a Friday night, and it was ok. I prefer a more lively crowd, this...

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  • Still Laughing

    Yuk Yuks is a stand up comedy chain in Canada. I've been here a few times, although if I could I would be a regular. Hiliarious and worth every penny. Every comic I've seen perform at Yuk Yuks has been a hit.Show prices are between $10 - $17 . The shows are not censored, and are restricted to 16years old and over.Tip* if you are easily offended do...

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Mississauga Transportation

  • Going Places

    The quickest and most convenient way to get around Mississauga is by car. Parking is usually free or inexpensive and not difficult to find. The second is the bus system. Buses run all around Mississauga with online and tele-route planning available. The average fare for a bus ride is $2.50 including transfers to other buses. Express route buses run...

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  • Stop and Go... or rather ... crawl...

    Remember that Mississauga is located right next to Toronto and therefore a major artery for traffic. Rush hour here can be long and trying, the QEW (Queen Elizabeth Way) runs along the bottom portion of the city and takes you from Niagara Falls into Toronto, usually backs up near Trafalgar in Oakville going both east and west and backs up near the...

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  • The Mississauga "Chance" It

    Ok.. Well.. Mississauga is a strangly shaped city.. very long and narrow. So if you don't have a car the only thing left is the Mississauga Transit system which can be a little nerve racking since they don't have the best record of being on time.You can get to anywhere you need to go in Mississauga by bus, mainly because we don't have a...

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Mississauga Shopping

  • need to shop....

    This strip mall was all we had time for on the day we arrived. My wife has a need to shop almost everyday, whether she buys something or not.Woodchester Mall had a Flowers & More, Subway, a Korean Diner, a European Bakery, a gift shop (can't recall the name but my wife liked it), 123 Computer Store (which I actually liked), Mulligins Restaurant and...

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  • Ontario's Shopping and entertainment...

    After Edmonton Mall was recategorized as an Entertainment Centre, Square One has been declared Canada's biggest shopping centre. Wall Mart, Zellers, Sears and Bay are the 4 anchor stores. Located over two floors, there are many other stores of branded products, designer clothes, and services. Foodcourt with international cuisine is located on the...

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  • Ontario's outdoor shopping capital

    If Square One is Canada's biggest indoor shopping and entertainment centre then Heartland is its biggest outdoor shopping district. Many of the branded products stores of Square One have their outlets here, so do the large space requiring retailers and service providers like Rona, Canadian Tire, HomeDepot, Staples, Best Buy, Sportscheck, etc.Wall...

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Mississauga Local Customs

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    by freddie18 Updated Apr 6, 2009

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    Every year, Carassauga is held all over the City of Mississauga in the month of May. This festival allows the residents and tourist of the fast growing community the opportunity to see the diversity in music, history, art displays, crafts, food and cultural entertainment of 25 countries. The countries who participated are:
    AFRICA - ARMENIA - CANADA - CARIBBEAN - CHINA - CROATIA - CYPRUS - EGYPT - GREECE - HAWAII - INDIA - ITALY - JAMAICA - LEBANON - LITHUANIA - MACEDONIA - PAKISTAN - PHILIPPINES - POLAND - PORTUGAL - SCOTLAND - SERBIA - TURKEY - UKRAINE - UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

    Egyptian Belly Dance Philippine Folk Dance - Singkil Hawaiian Dance Italian Music Group Ukrainian Dance
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Mississauga Warnings and Dangers

  • Beware of weather

    Admittedly, Canada has the most beautiful seasons that we have ever found in a country. However, weather is a different story. Be adequately prepared for inclement weather in late spring, summer and early fall. You may notice that you may be sweating in the mid-day and yet freezing in the evening on a particular day. Keep a light jersey handy all...

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  • Respect religious and ethnic diversity

    Mississauga and Brampton are ethnically and religiously most diversified cities of the world. Many ethnic groups practicing many different religions have made this region their home. Although I am sure all of them are patriotic Canadians first, they still stick to the roots. You will find Buddhists from Vietnam and Thailand, Coptic Christians from...

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  • Protect yourself from infections

    Keep a sanitizer lotion / cream handy all the time. It pays to use it everytime you get back into your car after an adventure outside. The reason is that North American soil and environment is rich and supports allergy giving plants and other insects. Also, while outdoors, we and especially children use many public facilities like water taps,...

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Mississauga What to Pack

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    by Sibbella Updated Oct 16, 2006

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    Luggage and bags: Mississauga has the same type of weather as the majority of Ontario (Southern). Depending on where you are and when you visit will decide on what you need.

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Winters - are damp, we may not get a lot of snow one year and then dumped on the next. But it is a damp cold and you feel it. Bring gloves, hats, scarves, a warm thick jacket and boots. If the weather outside is -20C then it can feel more like -25C with the windchill.
    Spring- just prepare for either snow (depending on the month) or rain. A light jacket is needed or a heavy sweater.
    Summer-it's not the heat it's the humidity,shorts, t shirts what else can I say? It can get hot here and sticky. Temps range from +25C in early summer late spring to +35C feeling like +38-40C with the humidity in the middle of summer. Hats aren't a bad thing to have either and sunglasses.
    Fall - Again.. prepare for anything, rain, snow mixture, cold weather, hot weather, a light jacket is a good idea and at least one heavier sweater. Again this depends on the time of year you visit. Early fall is usually warm when the leaves are changing. Snow can fall anytime between Mid October and onward.

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Bug spray for the summers! It is a must. The skeeters here run in gangs!

    Miscellaneous: www.theweathernetwork.com is a great site to visit to find out how things are here on this side of the Lake.

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Mississauga Off The Beaten Path

  • I organised a fare here

    Yes this was at MEADOWVALE COMMUNITY HALL, built c. 1871 (6970 Second Line W.)Built on land donated by the Simpson family in 1871, the present Community Hall served as Meadowvale Village’s second school house. The first had been built in 1851 at the corner of Barberry Lane and Second Line. After the construction of this building, the first school...

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  • The oldest dwelling

    This would be BEATTY-SKALIN HOUSE built c. 1825 (1125 Willow Lane).This structure is possibly the oldest remaining house in Meadowvale Village, although somewhat altered from its original appearance. John Beatty may have built it, and it later belonged to James Crawford before Crawford sold his mill and holdings to Francis Silverthorn in the 1840s....

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  • They called it a Tea Room

    They called APPLE TREE INN establish c. 1858 (7053 Pond St.) a Tea Room because serving alcohol was illegal. Luther Cheyne, who served as the village’s first postmaster in 1854, built this residence in 1858. Throughout most of its existence, the structure has served as a private home. In 1920, however, Miss Yates and Miss Beardmore acquired the...

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Mississauga Sports & Outdoors

  • Enjoying golfing in easily accessible...

    Mississauga boasts two very beautiful golf courses and several driving ranges. However, if you are interested in learning the game first then I recommend Tip of the Tee Golf Club, located on Mississauga Road north of Derry in Brampton. You can have your training sessions even at the peak of winters in indoor halls.The two golf courses in...

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  • Fishing on the Credit River

    From its headwaters in Mono and East Garafraxa townships in the north, the Credit River flows south to Lake Ontario with a watershed covering 1,070 square kilometers. The Credit River supports lots of fish for fishing enthusiasts.The fishery can be divided into two sectors - the upper Credit River and the lower Credit River. The upper consist of...

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Visit a historical village
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Meadowvale Mill Ruins.
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A heritage home with links to South Carolina
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Visit a house that was shifted on its axis
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Hiking through the Flood Control Area
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Fall Multicultural Festival at old Derry Road
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The Credit River
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Visit Gooderham Estate
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Visualize the community of 1800s
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Borrow a book from Village library
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A Home with a model of the Village
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Observe how life was in the last 2 centuries
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Meadowvale Conservation Area West
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Meadowvale Conservation Area East
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Hike the attractive Second Line
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Historic Old Derry Road and Second Line
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Urban Wildlife and Birdwatching
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Revisiting our childhood at Playdium
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Visit parks and gardens of Mississauga
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Don't miss the best of Louisiana
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Enjoy continental food and cozy decor
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Stroll through Belfountain, a historic hamlet
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Fun drive to Belfountain Conservation Area
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Indulge in activities at Lakefront Promenade Park
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Enjoy excellent service and good seafood
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Explore Rattray Marsh Conservation Area
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Observe flora & Fauna at Terracotta Conserv. Area
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Northward bound along Credit River
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Through Churchville and along Credit River
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Visit a picturesque village - Terra Cotta
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Delicious Pakistani, Indian & Afghan cuisine
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OPA!!
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50's Diner in Square One
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Beware of mosquitoes in the summers
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Heart Lake Conservation Area - urban yet wild
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Delicious Kalbi beef
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Enjoy chicken delights
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Best bet for Fast food - Cajun spicy chicken
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Don't miss icecreams after the buffet
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