Greater Toronto Area Locations: Mississauga

Global Alliance Worldwide Chauffeured Services operates in the Greater Toronto Area of Southern Ontario, Canada. Although Global Alliance provides services around the world through our network of affiliates, the core of our services are performed in Toronto and its surrounding region. In this continuing feature, we will detail notable locations and communities in the Greater Toronto Area (or GTA) where we often provide limousine service. Today, we visit Toronto’s neighbouring municipality to the immediate west, Mississauga.

Stretching north from Lake Ontario, Mississauga is bordered to the north by Highway 407 and the city of Brampton, to the west by the 407 and 403 and the communities of Oakville, Milton, and Halton Hills, and to the east by Toronto, the separation line in that case being the 427. The main through-road that bisects the city into eastern and western halves is Hurontario St. With a population of over 700,000, Mississauga is the sixth-largest municipality in Canada.

Originally settled by Anglo-European settlers in the early 19th Century, Mississauga began life as Toronto Township on land purchased from the Mississaugas First Nation, after which the modern city is named. For much of the next century and a half, a series of communities grew up in what is now Mississauga, such as Meadowvale Village, Malton, Cooksville,  Streetsville, Erindale, Lorne Park, Clarkson, and Port Credit. The construction of Malton Airport, which later became Canada’s busiest airport Pearson International, and the Queen Elizabeth Way freeway in the 1930s quickened population growth, leading to the amalgamation of many of these separate municipalities, first into the Town of Mississauga in 1968 before the remaining communities joined the reincorporated City of Mississauga in Mississauga1974.

Many of these communities retain their character today, their shops, restaurants, parks, architecture, annual festivals , and street life giving the largest suburb in English North America a multi-flavoured diversity  of urban life. After incorporation, a new city centre area was built up roughly in the middle of Mississauga, including the Civic Centre (the seat of local government), the Central Library, the Living Arts Centre performing arts theatre, the Celebration Square public event space, and the Square One shopping mall. Mississauga is also home to numerous corporate head offices, including those of 60 Fortune 500 Companies.

Please feel free to contact Global Alliance Worldwide Chauffeured Services for all of your transportation needs in Mississauga, Ontario.

Leave a Reply