What You Need to know about Mississauga
Living in the suburbs without missing out on urban conveniences is a privilege that few places provide. Mississauga is one of them. Mississauga ranks as Canada’s 6th largest city with a population of over 730,000. What’s more, Mississauga is growing faster than ever, committed to lead as the city of the 21st century.
Mississauga - A City to call home!
Even as investment is pouring in to build more condos, residential and commercial complexes while increasing transportation to facilitate easy connection to the GTA, the beauty of living in Mississauga remains intact. Preservation of parks, public spaces and woods through innovative government and community partnerships are mandatory. That’s just the beginning. Here are some QUICK FACTS for not just living in Mississauga, but also considering moving to Mississauga and investing in the city.
10 reasons why you should be living in Mississauga
- Mississauga is home to Canada’s largest and most famous airport in the GTA - Pearson International Airport that also connects you to seven major highways.
- Mississauga is Toronto's closest suburb, a sought after destination of affluent immigrants from all over the world.
- Mississauga offers job and business opportunities in several key sectors: Biomedical/ Pharmaceutical, FIRE, Consumer Products, Information Technology, Automotive, Aerospace, Finance & Telecommunication.
- The city hosts one of Canada’s most prestigious higher learning institutions - The University of Toronto Mississauga. Sheridan College has also been established in the heart of Mississauga City Centre making the city a prime educational centre.
- Over 55,000 businesses, 400,000+ employees, 1,300+ multinational firms and 61 of Fortune 500 Canadian head offices are in Mississauga.
- Mississauga is the 3rd largest FIRE (Finance, Insurance, Real Estate) cluster in North America and amongst largest in the world.
- Mississauga declared No.1 mid-sized American City of the future 2013/2014, by Foreign Direct Investment (fDi) Magazine, beating 79 other cities.
- City of Mississauga has earned 'AAA' credit rating consistently since 2003 by Standard & Poor's Ratings Services, based on the exceptional liquidity levels, debt-free position and bustling economy.
- Mississauga has more than 480 parks and woodlands for you to discover. You can enjoy a variety of recreational activities in serene surroundings such as the Credit River. Trails allow activities for all age groups from walking, cycling, jogging, skating to cross country skiing during the winter months.
- Mississauga is also one of the safest cities to live in Ontario with the lowest crime rates.
About Mississauga City Centre – The place for celebrations!Here are a few more reasons for you to consider moving to Mississauga. Mississauga's Downtown 21 Official Plan stresses on growth policies to benefit the urban forum, support a strong public transportation system and address the long term sustainability of the city. The Celebration Square in Downtown Mississauga has transformed the area around the City Hall into a huge venue for year-round activities and major events are celebrated.
Sheridan Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning is also located in Downtown Mississauga, minutes away from University of Toronto (Mississauga campus). You will find a good mix of office buildings, retail, residential condominiums including Amit's local real estate RE/MAX Real Estate Centre office right at the heart of Mississauga.
About Mississauga WaterfrontMississauga waterfront is yet another unique and valuable asset that is being strategically planned, developed and maintained. Mississauga's 22 waterfront parks vary in size, use and features. To ensure a sustainable waterfront parks system, the City of Mississauga's "Waterfront Parks Strategy" gives clear direction on how to improve existing links, amenities, features and uses of Mississauga waterfront parks.
About Mississauga Real EstateMississauga is now fully built and there are no large scale new builder housing projects available. Churchill Meadows neighbourhood was the last new builder housing development that was completed in 2012. The only exception is new builder condominiums in Mississauga Square One.
Mississauga has limited supply of land and this is one of the major reasons why our real estate prices continue to grow year after year. The City estimates that the population of Mississauga will increase to 274,000 households by 2031. One-third of the population will be 55 years old by then. As of now, 1 in 10 Mississauga residents are new immigrants.
Mississauga offers some of the finest schools for your children to learn and prosper. You can always choose to live in an area based on Top Mississauga Schools.
To keep up with the housing demand, City of Mississauga is focusing on high density housing (like high, medium and low rise condominiums in Mississauga), affordable rental housing (rental apartment buildings), emergency shelters and supportive housing. In 2013, City of Mississauga approved a plan to permit second units /basement apartments within detached, semi-detached and townhouse dwellings, as per official plan polices, zoning regulations, and licensing requirements. Aren't these enough reasons for you to consider moving to Mississauga?
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