Mississauga

Situated on Lake Ontario, Mississauga is one of the largest cities in the Greater Toronto Area. From shopping malls and performing arts centers to art galleries and nightclubs, this vibrant community offers urban amenities for residents and visitors of all ages. Home to the region's busiest airport, the city is ready to accommodate domestic and foreign passengers daily. It's also easy to get between this community and Toronto via public transportation.

Attractions and Activities

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Specializing in contemporary art, the Art Gallery of Mississauga hosts permanent and rotating exhibits throughout the year. This gallery operates workshops and other programs that benefit the rich arts scene in the community. You can also browse contemporary artwork at the Blackwood Gallery, which changes exhibits on a seasonal schedule. If you're interested in the city's history, visit the Bradley Museum, Benares Historic House and Heritage Resource Centre. Additionally, the Sikh Heritage Museum highlights the diverse demographics of Mississauga. The community offers plenty of family-friendly attractions, such as the Kids Playtown, Laser Quest and Fantasy Fair. Open to adults, the Casino Woodbine is one of Canada's premier destinations for gaming. More than 3,000 slot machines are available at this popular casino that's situated at the historic Woodbine Racetrack. Some of the city's top nightlife hubs include the Central Nightclub, Sugar Daddy's Nightclub and Company Resto Bar. Patrons can dance to live music and sip cocktails at these trendy establishments that are open past midnight. Click to book your Toronto tours.

Shopping and Entertainment

Centrally located in Mississauga, Square One is one of the largest indoor shopping centers in Ontario. This two-level mall boasts more than 2.2 million sq feet of retail space. From fashionable apparel and designer jewelry to electronics and souvenirs, you'll find premium products for sale at over 350 stores. You'll also have access to more than 20 quick dining options at Food Central. Square One is neighbored by some of the city's top cultural attractions, such as the Living Arts Centre. This performing arts venue includes the elegant Hammerson Hall, which has seating for about 1,350 spectators. Other facilities at the complex include the RBC Theatre and Rogers Theatre. The Living Arts Centre is a major hub for emerging artists in various specialties ranging from painting and photography to sculpting and ceramics. If you're in the mood for watching the latest film releases, head to the Cineplex Cinemas at Square One. Some signature amenities that are available at this movie complex include IMAX, Real 3D and ATMOS. Having approximately 400 seats, the Meadowvale Theatre is another premier entertainment venue in the city. This facility hosts performances by local theatrical groups and other entertainment enterprises. The venue is located near the Meadowvale Town Centre, one of the largest local shopping plazas.

Visiting Mississauga (transportation options)

Toronto Pearson International Airport occupies a significant portion of Mississauga's northeastern corner. Offering flights to more than 100 destinations, this airport is the busiest in Canada in terms of annual passenger traffic. The Union Pearson Express Line connects the airport with Union Station in Downtown Toronto. A typical ride between the two venues takes approximately 30 minutes. Some of Ontario's busiest highways also run through Mississauga. For example, the Ontario 401 Express leads directly to the airport. Queen Elizabeth Way links the city with Toronto's waterfront district. Go Transit also operates commuter rail service in Mississauga and other communities surrounding Toronto. Featuring two-level trains, the Lakeshore West Line connects the city with Union Station during rush hour and off-peak times. Click here to visit Mississauga website.
Published On: 2019-05-09
Updated On: 2019-05-09

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