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Misssissauga... Toronto's Next Door Neighbour

An April 2006 trip to Mississauga by whatelb

Quote: I have lived in this fine city almost my entire life, it is rich with history and culture... if you're ever in Toronto, stop by.

Misssissauga... Toronto's Next Door Neighbour

Overview

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Mississauga is a city in Canada, located in the Peel Regional Municipality, west of Toronto, Ontario.Mississauga is Canada's sixth largest city. Mississauga was purchased by the British in 1805 and incorporated as a city in 1974. Mississauga is a sister city of Kariya, Japan.Both Iroquoian and Algonquian speaking peoples once lived in the Credit River Valley area. One of the First Nations groups the traders found around the Credit River area was called the Mississaugas, a tribe originally from Lake Huron. By 1700 the Mississaugas had driven away the Iroquois.Quick Tips: Mississauga is a great city to live, but to visit one may wish t...Read More

Sport Venues

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If you are interested in watching amateur sports, check out the following teams. They offer low-cost entertainment, and it provides exposure to the players:

Mississauga IceDogs of the Ontario Hockey League—Great seats are easy to come by, and great games against rival teams are a sure thing.

Mississauga Demons of AFL Canada (Australian Football League, Rugby)—If you're into high-impact sports with little padding, check this sport out.


Member Rating 3 out of 5 on April 21, 2006

Shopping Centers

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There are numerous malls in Mississauga for your spending pleasure, many provide the same stores, such as Old Navy, H&M, GAP, and Smart Set. Here is a list of the most popular ones.Square One Shopping Centre, the largest mall in Ontario (This mall can get VERY busy, for a more leisurely shopper this mall is not recommended)Erin Mills Town Centre (This mall is smaller, has the basics, but since they took out the 18 hole mini golf, it lacks, the unique appeal it once had)Dixie Outlet Mall (You can find some great deals in this mall, but WATCH OUT for drivers, the lanes are marked horribly and accidents occur often).Heartland outlets (This shopping experience is more l...Read More

Member Rating 2 out of 5 on April 21, 2006

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These two places are great to take a stroll, they are quiet areas with history:


Port Credit: This lovely piece of Mississauga rests on the banks of Lake Ontario, there are parks and harbours to explore and there are many interesting and independently owned shops.

Streetsville: Rests in North Mississauga, has a great park with a nice stream running through it, the village offers a leisurely shopping experience.

Member Rating 2 out of 5 on April 21, 2006

Muddy Moose Tap Bar & Grill

Attraction | "The Muddy Moose"

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The Muddy Moose is a pub located in the area of Mississauga known as Streetsville.

The pub has pool tables, sports televisions, and NTN for entertainment. The pub also offers Karaoke and Dance Nights on Fridays and Saturdays. They often feature live bands. There is usually a mixed crowd in the bar, but on Friday and Saturday nights it is a noticeably younger crowd. Prices are reasonable for food, but the food is not great, it is the normal everyday bar food that can be found on any standard menu.

There is no charge at the door on any night. The patio is seasonal.

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on April 21, 2006

Muddy Moose Tap Bar & Grill
6531 Mississauga Rd. N
Streetsville, Ontario L5N 1A6
(905) 812-1616

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There are a few good night spots in Mississauga.1) My Apartment: This club mirrors it's counterpart in Toronto. Caters to a more mature crowd on certain nights, but is often VERY crowded to the point where movement is almost impossible. It plays top 40s and older 80s and 90s hits. Requests are taken for music, but unless they already plan on playing it don't expect to hear it. Depending on the night and season, it costs $10 to $15 at the door. 2) Crocodile Rock: This club mirror's the one in the Toronto Club District, has 911 nights on Wednesdays. Small space causes crowding, $10 at the door. 3) Dicks: More layed back atmosphere. Good music, good for dancing and having a ...Read More

Member Rating 1 out of 5 on April 21, 2006

Train Disaster

Story/Tip

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On November 10, 1979, a train carrying highly dangerous chemicals, derailed in Mississauga.

It resulted in the evacuation of Mississauga residents. It was the largest non-conflict evacuation in North American history at the time.

Mississauga was known for its train disaster for many years.
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Natalie Appleton, musician, member of All SaintsBilly Talent, rock band Johnny Bower, former goalie for the Toronto Maple Leafs, Hockey Hall of Fame memberMike Bullard, comedian Deanna Casaluce, television actress (Degrassi: The Next Generation)Don Cherry, former NHL coach, commentator on CBC's Hockey Night In Canada J.D. Fortune, current lead singer of INXSRick Green, comedian and writer (The Red Green Show, History Bites)Paul Henderson, NHL hockey player and scorer of the series-winning goal in the 1972 Hockey Summit Series Silken Laumann, former rower of the 1992 and 1996 Olympic Games Suzie McNeil, contestant on Rock S...Read More

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whatelb
Mississauga, Ontario

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