Mississauga is Canada’s sixth most populous municipality and is situated west of Toronto. It is in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) and has a population of just over 713,000. Mississauga covers 288.42 square kilometres with 13 kilometres of shoreline on Lake Ontario. Two major river valleys flow through Mississauga and feed into Lake Ontario. Summers can be quite hot and humid with daytime average highs reaching 26°C and heavy thunderstorms can occur at times as well. Winter months tend to bring the city lots of snow and very cold temperatures with the daytime high averaging -1°.
Diversity and innate beauty make Mississauga a tourist destination. Arts and culture are alive and well in this city with many theatres, living arts centres, museums and art galleries. Should you be interested more in the nightlife there is no shortage of this in Mississauga. Many restaurants, eateries, pubs, and nightclubs await you so you can enjoy a night out. There are plenty of recreational opportunities in this vibrant city including world-class golf courses, swimming, skating and more. The Hershey SportZone is a premiere entertainment and sports complex; take in a concert or watch some live sporting events. Being right on the lake means there are several marinas with eateries and waterfront trails to enjoy. You can also enjoy strolling through the more than 500 parks, 225 kilometres of trails and woodlands to discover as well.