Many people from other cities in Ontario think of Mississauga as just another extension of the massive city of Toronto; however, though it is considered a part of the Greater Toronto Area, Mississauga is a city in its own right, home to over 700,000 people and with customs and features all its own. Take a minute to explore your potential new city by browsing through this website. We've got everything you need to know on housing, prices, recreation, jobs, schools, and much more!
Mississauga is a relatively new city. It wasn't incorporated until 1974, which means that while you won't find many Mississauga homes with a lot of historic charm, Mississauga also doesn't suffer from a lot of the problems older cities are grappling with: namely large debts that have been worked up from replacing or repairing older buildings. In fact, the city of Mississauga is completely debt free and has not taken out a loan since 1978. What this means is that when you pay your city taxes you can be sure they're going into programs that will immediately benefit the city rather than being used to pay off the interest from huge loans.
Mississauga owes much of its growth to its proximity to Toronto, but over the years it has developed into a major economic power in its own right. The lowered cost of living and price of land in Mississauga means that residential real estate is more affordable than Toronto, which entices many people away every year. The same is true for businesses, which are always looking for ways to improve their bottom line. One of the ways they can do this is by locating their headquarters offices in Mississauga rather than Toronto. In fact, there are dozens of major multinational companies with headquarters offices here, giving the city a strong job base of its own.
Some of the more popular forms of real estate in the city are family homes, many of which are just as luxurious and have even better views of Lake Ontario than their downtown Toronto counterparts but at a fraction of the price. In fact, there are now so many high rises in Mississauga that its skyline rivals Toronto. It is now home to a distinctive landmark condo tower known as Absolute World, a stacked structure resembling relief lines that the city believes will be as successful and popular as the CN Tower in Toronto.
There are also plenty of things for residents to do in his or her off time. There's plenty of wild land left for hiking, biking, and boating. Mississauga also has minor league professional sports teams in everything from ice hockey to Australian rules football.
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