2001 population: 612,925
(Source: Statistics Canada)
Mississauga is a city in the province of Ontario. It is on Lake Ontario.
The city was named for the tribe.
Former and merged community names include:
· Port Credit
In 1974, the town of Mississauga incorporated as a city, encompassing Port Credit and Streetsville.
Received national attention for a July 1980 nursing home fire, which killed 25 residents.
Filming location for 2005 movie, "Four Brothers"
Well-known residents have included:
· Donovan Bailey, Olympic gold medal winner
· Cheryl Pounder, 2006 Olympics gold medal winner (ice hockey)
Local festivals include:
· Carassauga Festival - May 25-27, 2007
· Waterfront Festival - June 15-17, 2007
Dates often change. Check Mississauga web sites and events links in the sections below.
Historic sites and museums: Lithuanian Museum-Archives, Benares Historic House, HVACR Heritage Centre Canada, Bradley Museum
Transit: Mississauga Transit