Mississauga’s Streetsville Neighbourhood a Village in the City

##Mississauga’s Streetsville Neighbourhood a Village in the City

Located on the banks of the Credit River between Creditview Road and Erin Mills Parkway, and between Derry Road and Eglinton Avenue, Mississauga’s Streetsville neighbourhood is a village in the city. Founded in 1820, the historic area has retained much of its charm through two centuries of urban development. In fact, the family home of the Street family, for whom the town is named, still stands on the banks of the River; as does the towns first general store built in 1821, the Montreal House.

Streetsville’s downtown core is a vibrant area with plenty of community and activities, including the annual Bread and Honey Festival which is held in Streetsville Memorial Park over the course of a weekend to celebrate the town’s history, and features live music, and a market of over 100 vendors.

Canada Day celebrations are also held in the Streetsville Memorial Park, which is a natural ampitheatre with 30 acres of land on the Credit River. Many residents gather to enjoy musical performances, activities and a fireworks display on July 1.

The City of Mississauga’s annual Santa Claus Parade fittingly takes place in picturesque Streetsville. The Parade travels from Queen Street South at Britannia Road south through the village finishing just past the Church Street junction.

Streetsville Memorial Park is a beautiful outdoor public space located along the banks of the Credit River just south of Bristol Road. It is home to the Vic Johnston Arena and Community Centre and also offers residents and guests a soccer field, a softball diamond, fishing, walking and nature trails, playground and picnic areas with barbecues, an outdoor pool.

Streetsville has a small shopping centre at 124 Queen Street, with a Tim Hortons, Shoppers Drug Mart, and other retailers. Vista Heights Public School, Streetsville Secondary School, St. Joseph Catholic School are all located in Streetsvile.