Neighbourhood Expert Series: Mississauga

Once considered just a suburb of Toronto, Mississauga is now a dynamic, cosmopolitan city in its own right. With around 800,000 people, it’s the sixth-largest city in Canada. And it’s a city beloved by its residents – slower-paced and less densely populated than Toronto. This diverse, family-friendly city still offers a great urban lifestyle. 

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“Mississauga is a vibrant and multicultural city, that exemplifies the concept of a cultural mosaic like no other city. With its thriving economy and warm, welcoming community, it provides its residents with boundless opportunities to flourish and succeed. This well-designed city has rapidly emerged as one of the most coveted real estate destinations, where you can find a harmonious blend of culture, opportunity, and a promising future.” Liant Torres and Imran Zaidi, Branch Managers, Right at Home Realty Mississauga

Great for all ages

Mississauga has something for every age group regarding entertainment, social groups, food options, and safe, friendly neighbourhoods. Families love the large homes, quiet neighbourhoods, green spaces and excellent schools. Young professionals love the urban vibe, especially around the Square One area, as well as easy access to highways, quick commutes, and fabulous shopping, dining and entertainment options. 

Families love living in Mississauga 

“I call Mississauga home because I love being part of an ever-changing city. I can remember when the land our office sits on was still a farm – seeing how the area has transformed over the years has been exciting. I’ve watched the city change from a quiet suburb to a bustling metropolis that attracts people from all over the world.” – Alex Piasecka, Sales Representative, Right At Home Realty Mississauga

Wonderfully diverse

Mississauga is an incredibly multicultural city: more than 50% of its residents identify as a visible minority, over half speak a language other than English, and many are newcomers to Canada. 

Fantastic shopping

The jewel in Mississauga’s crown is Square One Shopping Centre – the largest mall in Ontario and the second largest in Canada (second only to the West Edmonton Mall). It has over 2.2M square feet of retail space, with over 360 stores and services. There’s a Holt Renfrew, Hudson’s Bay, Simons, Walmart, and everything from Abercrombie to Zara. 

Fun fact: It’s called Square One because the original 1973 layout was an actual square. Renovations and expansions over the years have erased the original shape, but the name lives on. 

Square One Shopping Centre is Ontario’s largest and Canada’s second-largest mall.

You can also shop at Erin Mills Town Centre, recently renovated with a sunny centre court and a  new restaurant area. And then there’s Dixie Outlet Mall, which is undergoing a huge redevelopment that will include hundreds of residential units, parks, public spaces and transit and mixed-use buildings

Delicious dining 

Check out Capra’s Kitchen on Lakeshore, run by Chef Massimo Capra, a fixture on the Food Network. Or try beloved Italian eatery Piatto, an Erindale Village fixture since 1985 – their risotto with shrimp and peas is to die for. You can also sample incredible cuisines from all over the world: thanks to the city’s diverse makeup, there’s a huge selection of authentic ethnic restaurants. We love Premium Sweets for Bangladeshi treats, Joummar for their traditional Iraqi masgouf fish, and Hey Noodles for the best “spicy noods” around. 

Green spaces galore 

With over 500 parks, Mississauga is one of the greenest cities in Ontario! Enjoy tons of parks and trails, access to Lake Ontario, incredible natural spaces like Rattray Marsh (one of the few remaining wetlands along Lake Ontario), and the Mississauga section of the Great Lakes Waterfront Trail.  

Mississaugas Rattray Marsh is one of the few wetlands left along Lake Ontario

Mississauga’s Rattray Marsh is one of the few wetlands left along Lake Ontario

The scenic Credit River also runs through Mississauga, offering plenty of kayaking, canoeing, fishing, tubing, and swimming opportunities. You’ll find parks and green spaces along the river, including Erindale Park and Meadowvale Conservation Area.

Getting around is easy

Mississauga offers easy highway access (QEW, 401, 427, 403, 407) with good transit options, including MiWay transit and GO trains and buses. Pearson International Airport is just north of Mississauga, so catching a flight is easy, too. 

Cool culture 

Check out the Living Arts Centre, a 225,000 sq ft facility with theatres, a gallery, art studios and meeting facilities. Get your art fix at the Art Gallery of Mississauga, which hosts regular exhibitions in addition to its permanent collections. Take in some Tchaikovsky with the Mississauga Symphony Orchestra, an accomplished ensemble that has been around for over 50 years. 

“My clients love the city and have no regrets about settling here. Even though many consider living in other locations where real estate is cheaper, they buy homes in Mississauga because it’s simply the best place to live. They don’t mind buying a smaller property to enter the market.” 

– Anita Ohri, Sales Representative, Right At Home Realty Mississauga

Mississauga’s most popular neighbourhoods

  • Port Credit

  • Lorne Park

  • Erindale

  • Streetsville

Port Credit

Mississauga’s Port Credit: a village by the lake in the heart of the city

Affectionately as the “Village by the Lake,” Port Credit is charming and lively with a cozy small-town vibe. There’s an inviting main street with restaurants and boutiques, cute coffee shops and wonderful ice cream spots. The area is anchored by a picturesque marina and a replica lighthouse that nods to the area’s past as a busy port. 

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Port Credit is particularly great in the summer, with a variety of fun festivals and community events, including Busker Fest and the Southside Shuffle Blues and Jazz Fest. You can take advantage of everything lakeside living has to offer: an easily accessible waterfront, boating, kayaking, paddle boarding and dragon boating – plus miles and miles of scenic trails and paths. 

Examples of homes for sale in Port Credit

Port Credit real estate has something for everyone, from cozy 1950s bungalows to luxury custom homes to high-rise condos overlooking the lake. Port Credit GO station is a quick ride to Union Station, getting you to downtown Toronto in less than half an hour. The QEW, 403 and 427 are also close by.

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Lorne Park

Quiet, family-friendly, with some of the best schools in Mississauga, lovely Lorne Park is a neighbourhood that has it all. It’s surrounded by peaceful ravines, leafy forests and plenty of parkland and trails, so it’s no surprise that Lorne Park real estate is very much in demand. Homes fall on the pricier end of the spectrum – this is one of the city’s most prestigious areas. Residents tend to be affluent, and the properties reflect that. Pride of ownership is very evident here. 

Real estate in the prestigious Lorne Park Estates enclave 

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You’ll find the most exclusive homes south of Lakeshore Road in Lorne Park Estates, an envy-inducing collection of large, gracious homes on stately lots. Charm and character abound in this enclave, where an active residents’ association manages roads, forests, trails and a private beach. 

North of Lakeshore, you’ll find large detached suburban homes on winding streets with lots of trees and wide, inviting sidewalks. There are also older, cottage-style homes, historic houses, and custom builds – everything from century-old to brand new. There are a few slightly more affordable pockets of semis and townhouses in Lorne Park, situated on the outer edges of the neighbourhood. 

The vibe is very suburban and residential (and the residents like it that way), but if you’re looking for great restaurants and shopping, the bustling Port Credit Village is just down the road. 

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Nestled along the picturesque Credit River, the Erindale neighbourhood is in west central Mississauga, north of the QEW. The area offers a variety of home styles, from multi-million dollar properties to 1960s bungalows and split-levels, entry-level two-storeys to showstopper luxury homes. 

Examples of Erindale Mississauga real estate 

The neighbourhood is well-located and commuter-friendly, with easy access to the QEW and the 403 and a quick GO train ride from Erindale Station to downtown. You won’t find many shops and restaurants in this suburban, residential area, but it’s a short drive to stellar shopping, dining and entertainment at Square One.

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Erindale is an established, family-friendly neighbourhood with tree-lined streets, excellent recreational facilities, extensive green spaces, and trails. Erindale Park is the city’s largest park and a fantastic destination for peaceful walks, river views, bird watching, fishing and tobogganing. 

Lots of great recreation options in Erindale

Huron Park Recreation Centre is one of the largest and best-equipped in Mississauga, with a pool, fitness centre, skating arena, sports fields and tennis courts. Erindale is also where you’ll find the prestigious Credit Valley Golf and Country Club, a members-only facility with a highly-ranked golf course. 

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Streetsville was a thriving town long before it became part of the City of Mississauga. With a vibrant, historic “downtown” and close-knit, active community, it earns its “Village in the City” nickname. 

Streetsville: small-town charm in the big city

Cute, quaint and sporting plenty of small-town charm, Streetsville is home to the largest number of historic buildings in Mississauga. 

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You won’t find much in the way of big box stores or franchises in Streetsville – which is all part of the charm. However, there are plenty of boutique shops and independently-owned businesses, with most of the historic homes along Queen Street converted into commercial real estate. 

The neighbourhood has a great dining scene, with a good selection of buddy restaurants, pubs, cafes, patios and bars. And there are lots of fun events to attend, too. Like the Bread and Honey Festival, a three-day June event with live music, a market, a pancake breakfast and a popular parade. You can also attend Canada Day events, a local Santa Claus parade, and the wonderful Christmas in the Village market. 

Streetsville real estate tends to fetch higher-end prices, though there are still some more affordable pockets with homes needing an update. Those areas still have some smaller houses on big lots, built in the 1950s and 1960s, but they are disappearing fast as buyers tear down and build large custom homes.

Streetsville saw a lot of development in the 1970s and 1980s. Those subdivisions mainly comprise large two-storey homes, but some older townhouses are more accessible to buyers with lower budgets. 

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