Mississauga is a Canadian city west of Toronto in the province of Ontario with about 713,443 inhabitants in an area of 288.42 km ². It is the sixth largest city in Canada according to the inhabitant.
The name of the city derives from the Mississauga Indians (a subgroup of the Anishinabe), who bought the land in the early 19th century.
It was settled in 1805 and received in 1974 the city law.
Most historic buildings in Mississauga are in Streetsville, known as the Village in the City. It is named after Timothy Street, who received this area in 1824 for his services from the British government.
On 10 November 1979 derailed in Mississauga at the junction Mavis Road / Dundas Street a freight train with 106 wagon loads of dangerous toxins of the Canadian Pacific Railway. 200,000 residents were then evacuated so that the city for nine days in places resembled a ghost town. This was the world’s largest peacetime evacuation after Hurricane Katrina 2005 in New Orleans (see Mississauga railway accident ).
Economy in Mississauga
In Mississauga, there are over18,000 companies including corporate headquarters and industrial branches to small stores that deal with resales. Due to international competition, political, economic influences and the rapid advancement of technology, companies need better skilled workers.
Mississauga has an ideal atmosphere for small businesses. The financial stability of Mississauga increases because of the existence of many small and medium businesses. Most of these entrepreneurs have less than fifty employees.
Houses for Sale in Mississauga
In average, the detached houses for sale in Mississauga are around $800,000 to $ 1,500,000. However, if you consider moving to this city, check out current mississauga homes for sale listings. Houses in Mississauga range from townhomes, semi-detached & fully detached dwellings.
With five of the largest expressways running through the city, it offers speedy and good access to the best destinations in Canada and USA. Mississauga has doubled its size in the last couple of decades. It had the largest population growth in Canada (with 89,500 inhabitants) in the censuses between 1986-1991. Another 80,994 were there between 1991. In 1996; it increased 17.5% in the fourth year.
- Highway 401 (joins Windsor-Detroit with Quebec),
- Highway 403 (to Hamilton),
- Highway 407 (toll road through the northern boundary of the city),
- Highway 410 (to Brampton),
- Queen Elizabeth Road (to Niagara Falls and Buffalo), and
- Highway 427, with access to Toronto Pearson International Airport.
Mississauga is the birthplace of the University of Toronto in Mississauga (UTM / Erindale College), one of three university campuses that have the university on the outskirts. In 2002, it was expected that there would be 9,000 students in the UTM.
The District School Board Peel (Peel District School Board) manages secular public schools of education in the English language. The Catholic Schools Board of Dufferin-Peel runs Catholic schools of education in the English language. The secular system of education in the French language is the Conseil scolaire Viamonde. The Catholic education system in the French language is the School Board of the Central-South Catholic District.