“An Urban Melting Pot of Diversity and Multiculturalism”
Mississauga is the 2 nd largest municipality in the GTA, the 3 rd largest city in Ontario, and the 6 th largest city in Canada.
What Makes This Area Appealing? The city of Mississauga prides itself on the diversity of their neighborhoods and cultural communities. Over half the population was born outside Canada resulting in over 130 different languages spoken amongst the population.
Mississauga was originally 16 neighbouring communities who united into one city; these communities now make up the neighbourhoods of Mississauga. These living communities vary in environments: from the urban settings of City Centre, to the water fronts of Port Credit, to the green belts surrounding the Credit River.
Founding mayor, Hazel M c Callion, holds the world record for the longest serving mayor at 36 years before retiring at age 93. She was Mississauga’s first and only mayor, passing the torch in 2014 to current mayor Bonnie Crombie.
Mississauga boasts over 7, 720 acres of parks and greenspace, including 500 parks, more than 20 long trails and 400km of cycling networks.
Many proud immigrants, second or third generation families frequent the cultural celebrations and festivals year round and are happy to call Mississauga home.