A Guide to Mississauga’s Neighbourhoods


Did you know that Mississauga is the sixth-largest city in Canada? It is! Which makes you realize you probably haven’t seen the city in its full glory yet. Not to fear. We’ve compiled an easy reference guide of the best Mississauga neighbourhoods, so you know where to visit next time you’re in town.

 

Streetsville

Filled with spas, restaurants, and shops, Streetsville balances a sense of home with a taste of city life. It’s the kind of place you can stop in for a festival and stay for the sense of community. It’s also home to the most heritage buildings in the city, so you can enjoy walking tours (with Streetsville BIA) while admiring the old-school architecture and historical sites.

Things to do:

  • Streetsville is known for its festivals. Specifically, you’ll want to find yourself around these parts during the Bread and Honey Festival (which takes place each June) and Christmas in the Village (in November), which is always a hit with the kids.
  • Streetsville Village Square is an open-air space that hosts a myriad of events, like yoga, Latin dance lessons, and live music.

 

Port Credit

It’s one of the most popular neighbourhoods in the city and for good reason. This lakefront spot is home to a ton of pubs, boutiques, and pretty views of the bobbing boats at sunset. It’s an ideal place that balances easy harbour living with outdoor activities, like boating and kayaking.

Things to do:

  • Mississauga Waterfront Festival is one of the top things to do in Mississauga. Over 65,000 people attend each year for a variety of events, like painting, pottery, and international dances representing countries like Serbia, Ireland, and China. The best part is that admission is free.
  • Fancy a cocktail and some live music? You’ll want to swing by popular spots like Door FiftyFive and the Brogue Irish Pub.

 

City Centre

What’s not to love about downtown? Sparkling high-rises and easy walkability to a ton of attractions make it a top neighbourhood for both locals and visitors. In particular, you can count on the area’s strong art scene taking root here, from literature to sculpture.

Things to do:

  • Let your imagination go wild after a visit to the Art Gallery of Mississauga. Filled with futuristic concepts and colourful pieces, it’s a must-do in the city.
  • The Living Arts Centre courts some of the biggest names in the business for concerts, plays, and other live shows. If you’re in town, this is the place to be.

 

Meadowvale

If you need somewhere to meditate, get yourself to the Meadowvale neighbourhood. Surrounded by parks and trails, this is where you’ll find unique yoga and mindfulness opportunities during your stay.

Things to do:

  • Meadowvale Conservation Area is one of the top places to visit in Mississauga. Bring your camera, as it’s one of the most popular spots for photography in the city. And while you’re at it, bring your pooch as well. Dogs are welcomed as long as they’re on a leash.
  • Kariya Park is another top choice. Designed in a traditional Japanese style, the park is laid out to inspire ideal balance and tranquility.

 

Erin Mills

Known as a family neighbourhood, Erin Mills puts you within easy reach of a number of attractions, while staying serene enough for a good night’s sleep. There are also quite a few walking trails in the area, when you want to stretch your legs in the morning before a cup of locally brewed coffee.

Things to do:

  • Enjoy the sweet taste of freedom when you’re jumping through the air at AirRiderz. This trampoline park is open for travellers of all ages, and is popular amongst locals as well.
  • On a trip with the family? Enjoy a little bonding action when you team up at Ultimate Laser Tag. Trust us, it’s a good workout.

From renowned parks to lively pubs, there’s a world to explore next time you’re in Mississauga. Aren’t you ready to see it for yourself?

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Jennifer Cuellar

Jennifer Cuellar is a writer, an avid explorer, and fan of all things Games of Thrones-related. When she’s not sipping tea in a café by the beach, she’s off writing about wondrous cities you simply have to visit. From mountain peaks to downtown streets, there’s a world of adventure waiting to be explored. She spotlights top cities to tour, which attractions you’ve got to see, and off-the-beaten path activities to try during your next vacation. Let’s go travel!

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