Getting in and out of Downtown Mississauga is fast and easy. The City’s core is in the heart of a major transit network connected within the Greater Toronto Area. The Downtown is home to the second busiest GO transit bus terminal in the region, and will be further served by the Hurontario Light Rail Transit Line (Fall 2024) and a new multi-service transit terminal on Square One Lands.
The area is also highly walkable with great parks and public open spaces for people to take a stroll or slowdown and take a break. Cycling is also another great way to get around with a number of cycling routes and paths.
Talent & People
Downtown Mississauga is home Sheridan College, Hazel McCallion Campus. Sheridan College students are gaining crucial 21st-century skills through practical, hands-on learning in the heart of Mississauga and its bustling economy. The Hazel McCallion Campus (HMC), a fixture in the City of Mississauga’s downtown, has continued to expand since its opening in 2011. It’s home to 34 programs, including diplomas, degrees and graduate certificates offered by the Pilon School of Business (PSB).
There are many facets to the city’s economy, including a huge small business sector, alongside global leaders in advanced manufacturing, finance, supply chain, and health and medical, says Anne-Liisa Longmore, Dean of the PSB and Campus Principal of HMC.
A second wing opened at HMC in 2017, increasing enrolment capacity to more than 5,500 students and adding state-of-the-art classrooms, studios, labs and production spaces.
HMC is now growing again, adding a 70,000-square-foot student and athletics building that will offer dynamic student focused spaces.
Office space will play an important role in turning Square One District into a true, large-scale mixed-use project. Oxford’s 19-storey, 42,075m2 gross floor area office tower, will be the first of many office commercial developments in the Downtown that will be the spark that ignites Mississauga’s Downtown to become a major business centre that attracts investment and creates employment opportunities in a diversity of sectors.
Creating a vibrant and expanding employment base is a critical component of a thriving and sustainable downtown. To further attract office development in the downtown, the City of Mississauga created a Downtown Community Improvement Plan (CIP) that allows the City to consider granting incentives that include: Tax Increment Equivalent Grant (TIEG), Development Processing Fees Rebate, Municipally Funded Parking Program, and Municipal Property Acquisition and Disposition.
As Mississauga’s Downtown continues to develop, there is still room to grow. With a healthy mix of employment and residential land uses, the Downtown is an ideal location for office development and tenants. Located in the heart of the Greater Toronto Area, the Downtown offers an abundance of amenities and an active nightlife that attracts talent, direct routes to Pearson International Airport and transit connections to anywhere across the region. Mississauga’s Downtown is the place to be.
Strategies and Plans – The City of Mississauga is currently undergoing the development of a new Downtown Strategy that will build on the original Downtown21 Master Plan (2010) – a plan that first outlined a vision to transform the Downtown from suburban to urban and laid the foundation for the current Downtown Core. This Strategy will build on the success of the Downtown21 Master Plan and provide direction for the future. It will reflect what people want to see – a vibrant place to live, work, learn, be entertained, raise a family and most of all, choose to be.
To learn more about the new Downtown Strategy, please visit yoursay.mississauga.ca/downtown
Downtown is home to an abundance of amenities.
Dining & Shopping – Square One is Canada’s second largest shopping mall with over 2.2 million square feet of space and attracting 25 million annual shoppers. With 9,500 employees and 360+ stores, 100 bars, restaurants and eateries, Square One is guaranteed to have what you’re looking for. If you love to shop, Downtown is the place for you with a large and expanding variety of shops and restaurants to choose from:
- Square One Shopping Centre
- Abundance of cafes and restaurants
- Grocery stores including seasonal farmer’s market
- Variety of retail and service providers
Arts & Culture – Downtown Mississauga is a great location to host your next meeting, be inspired by the various creative areas and public art pieces. Come work in a primary location where we celebrate our rich diversity and cultures:
Relax & Energize – Whether it’s the serene Japanese Gardens of Kariya Park, Community Commons Park or the intersecting paths that wind through Scholar’s Green, there is a perfect place for you to sit down and take it all in.