According to the 2019 Citizen Satisfaction Survey, 89% of Mississauga residents rate Quality of Life as Excellent or Good. Below are a few key findings from the survey:

  • 92 per cent of citizens are satisfied with the job the City is doing to protect the environment
  • 90 per cent of citizens feel Mississauga is an open and welcoming community
  • 88 per cent of citizens say they are proud to say they are from Mississauga
  • 82 per cent of citizens indicated they felt Mississauga’s diversity is one of its strengths

The Survey was performed by Forum Research Inc. on behalf of the City. It was conducted between June 3 and 22, 2019 with over 1,100 randomly selected Mississauga residents that were 18 years of age or older. 

Health & Safety

The City of Mississauga is committed to making our city the healthiest and safest community in Canada. We’re serviced by Trillium Health Partners – one of the largest community-based academically affiliated acute care facilities in Canada, serving the growing and diverse populations of Mississauga, West Toronto and surrounding communities. We’re also protected by Peel Regional Police, the 2nd largest municipal police service in Ontario and the 3rd largest in Canada.

3

Major Hospitals

Low

Crime Rate

Trillium Health Partners

Healthcare:
Mississauga within the Province of Ontario has significantly lower healthcare costs than the United States. Employer health costs per year for a typical firm in Ontario are one-third the cost of the U.S. average ($360,000 vs $997,000) thanks to the province’s universal healthcare system offering free healthcare to all Canadians.¹

Credit Valley Hospital is a regional leader in specialized programs for clinical genetics, renal, maternal-child care and oncology, as well as core clinical programs in general medicine, surgery, emergency, mental health, rehabilitation, obstetrics and gynaecology, paediatrics and cardiac services. Credit Valley is known for its innovative, can-do approach to providing quality patient care to the residents of Mississauga and the surrounding region.

With over 120,000 visits annually, the 24-hour Emergency Department at Mississauga Hospital is one of the busiest in the country, and frequently the front door to many of Trillium Health Partners’ regional programs, including stroke, neurosurgery, cardiac and sexual assault & domestic violence. Mississauga Hospital also houses the largest concentration of critical care services in Canada with modern facilities offering bright and roomy patient rooms for intensive care, cardiac surgery intensive care and coronary care.

Queensway Health Centre is a model ambulatory care centre, offering community residents access to one of the most convenient and comprehensive outpatient services in the country. Queensway Health Centre features a 14-hour urgent care centre, the largest day surgery centre in North America (Surgicentre), a widely recognized cardiac wellness & rehabilitation centre, the first comprehensive spine centre of its kind in Canada (Kingsway Financial Spine Centre), and The Betty Wallace Women’s Health Centre, with a focus on early intervention and screening of osteoporosis and breast disease.

Peel Regional Police

Safety & Emergency Response:
Mississauga remains a safe place to live and work and compares favourably against other Canadian metropolitan centres. In 2018, Mississauga’s crime rate declined by 6.6%, compared to a 9.1% increase for the Toronto CMA, where Mississauga is located.² 

Mississauga is protected by the Peel Regional Police. It is the 2nd largest municipal police service in Ontario and the 3rd largest in Canada. Peel Regional Police is acknowledged as one of Canada’s most progressive police services.³

Mississauga is serviced by Mississauga Fire aimed at protecting the life, property and environment in Mississauga from all perils, through education, prevention, investigation, training, rescue, fire suppression, dangerous goods containment and life support services.

Mississauga is serviced by Peel Regional Paramedic Services. They dedicate their lives to providing expert, reliable pre-hospital care while ensuring the emergency needs of our community are efficiently met.

 

¹ MMK Consulting, 2016  ² Safe City Mississauga – Safest City Report 2018  ³ Peel Region Police, 2019
All remaining information pulled from City of Mississauga Data

Schools & Education

utm

Ontario’s publicly-funded colleges and universities are among the best and most innovative in the world. Boasting 32 colleges and universities within just a one-hour drive, the Toronto Region offers an exceptional list of highly-ranked post-secondary institutions. More than 400,000 students are enrolled across these institutions, accounting for 75% of Ontario’s overall post-secondary enrollment.¹

Located in Mississauga

253

Public Elementary
& High Schools

150

Catholic Elementary
& High Schools

30

Private Elementary
& High Schools

University of Toronto-Mississauga (UTM)

The University of Toronto Mississauga (UTM) is part of Canada’s largest university which is also one of the most highly respected research institutions in North America.

Sheridan College

Sheridan Institute of Technology & Advanced Learning Hazel McCallion Campus opened in 2011. It houses state-of-the art classrooms, studios, labs and production spaces, and a Centre for Creative Thinking.

Within a 1 Hour Drive

15

Universities

  • Algoma University
  • Brock University
  • Laurentian University
  • McMaster University
  • Nipissing University
  • Ontario College of Art & Design
  • Ryerson University
  • Trent University
  • University of Guelph
  • University of Ontario Institute of Technology
  • University of Ottawa
  • University of Toronto
  • University of Waterloo
  • Wilfrid Laurier University
  • York University

17

Colleges

  • Cambrian College
  • Canadore College
  • Centennial College
  • Collège Boréal
  • Conestoga College
  • Durham College
  • Fanshawe College
  • George Brown College
  • Georgian College
  • Humber College
  • La Cité Collégiale
  • Michener Institute
  • Mohawk College
  • Niagara College
  • Sheridan College
  • Seneca College
  • St. Clair College

¹ Toronto Global, 2018
All remaining informaiton pulled from City of Mississauga Data

Diversity & Inclusion

145

Languages spoken
in Mississauga

55%

of Mississauga residents are
born outside of Canada

Photo Credit: Sanjin Avdicevic

diversity

Mississauga welcomes people of all cultures and backgrounds. We are open to newcomers and able to produce, attract and retain first-rate local and international talent across all sectors – something we’re extremely proud of. Believing that immigration is essential to our prosperity, Mississauga’s diversity and multiculturalism is considered to be one of our core strengths.




Statistics Canada, 2016 Census Profile, Mississauga

Home to Canada’s

2nd

Largest Shopping Mall

Photo Credit: Tara Noelle

thefooddistrict

Mississauga is home to an abundance of entertainment options. Taste international cuisine at over 1,200 restaurants showcasing over 100 countries. Shop at Square One Shopping Centre or find deals at the outlets of Heartland Town Centre. Then go-local and shop our quant villages of Port Credit and Streetsville for one-of-a-kind finds.

Walk along the waterfront, then take in some of the city’s fabulous theatre, entertainment and nightlife at the Living Arts Centre. Experience an outdoor festival at Celebration Square or get out on the stunning waterfront or picturesque Credit River. Find entertainment at top attractions like The Rec Room and SkyZone Indoor Trampoline Park.

Mississauga Tourism (Discover Mississauga), 2018 Data

Parks & Trails

489

Parks

262

Playgrounds

367

Sports Fields

454 km

Cycling Network

250 km

Trails

Mississauga has achieved an admirable open space system comprised of more than 3,100 hectares (12 miles) of parkland and other open space. Mississauga’s parks, public spaces and open space areas support a diverse range of recreation, leisure and cultural activities. Their many attributes include vibrant urban spaces, leading edge sports facilities, beautiful gardens, multi-use trail and pathway systems, significant natural areas and heritage sites.

City of Mississauga, 2017 Data

Waterfront & Beaches

3

Beaches

1,600 km

Waterfront Trail

2

Marinas

Mississauga’s waterfront spans 22 kilometres (13.6 miles) along the shores of Lake Ontario, from Etobicoke Creek (Toronto border) in the east to Joshua Creek (the Oakville border) in the west. The City’s waterfront is connected by the Waterfront Trail, connecting over 1,600 kilometres (994 miles) of trails along the Canadian shores of the St. Lawrence River, Lake Ontario and Lake Erie.

The City currently has two Master-planned communities aimed at redefining the waterfront by creating vibrant, sustainable mixed-use communities on the water. For both lakefront projects, the City has created plans blending the needs and interests of the community, the landowners and the City. There are unique opportunities at these waterfront sites to create vibrant, inspiring places where people will choose to be.

City of Mississauga, 2017 Data

Climate & Weather

SPRING

Spring:
[Mar – May] The spring months can bring mild temperatures with an average of 7.8 degrees Celsius (46 degrees Fahrenheit) accompanied by an average rainfall of 58.9 millimetres (2.31 inches).

Mar Apr May
Daily High (°C)
4.7
11.5
18.4
Daily Average (°C)
1.4
7.9
14.1
Daily Low (°C)
-1.9
4.1
9.9
Rainfall (mm)
33.6
61.1
82
Snowfall (cm)
19.8
5.0
0
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Fall:
[Sept – Nov] The fall months can bring mild to hot temperatures with an average of 11 degrees Celsius (52 degrees Fahrenheit) accompanied by an average rainfall of 74.8 millimetres (2.94 inches). 

Sept Oct Nov
Daily High (°C)
21
14
7.5
Daily Average (°C)
17.2
10.7
4.9
Daily Low (°C)
13.4
7.4
2.3
Rainfall (mm)
84.7
64.3
75.4
Snowfall (cm)
0
0.1
8.3
SUMMER

Summer:
[Jun – Aug] The summer months can bring hot temperatures with an average of 21 degrees Celsius (70 degrees Fahrenheit) accompanied by an average rainfall of 72.3 millimetres (2.84 inches).

Jun Jul Aug
Daily High (°C)
23.8
26.6
25.5
Daily Average (°C)
19.4
22.3
21.5
Daily Low (°C)
14.9
18
17.4
Rainfall (mm)
70.9
64.9
81.1
Snowfall (cm)
0
0
0
WINTER

Winter:
[Dec – Feb] The winter months can bring cold temperatures with an average of -2.25 degrees Celsius (27 degrees Fahrenheit) accompanied by an average rainfall of 32.3 millimetres (1.27 inches).

Dec Jan Feb
Daily High (°C)
2.1
-0.7
0.4
Daily Average (°C)
-0.5
-3.7
-2.6
Daily Low (°C)
-3.1
-6.7
-5.6
Rainfall (mm)
38.2
29.1
29.7
Snowfall (cm)
24.1
37.2
27

Government of Canada, Toronto 1981-2010 Data

Transportation

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Mississauga’s transportation system provides people with the freedom to move. 

Quality of life in the city depends on people having reliable access to the people, places, and things they need and enjoy, whether part of a routine or a special occasion. That access must be available to all people, regardless of their reason for travelling, time of travel, destination, journey length, or personal circumstances. It must be also available at all times of day throughout the year, and for all places people need to go. It requires that goods and freight are also able to move around the city to and from businesses, retailers, and residents’ mailboxes. It must be safe for the diversity of trips that are taken in a shared system of roads and rights-of-way. It must be efficient, making best use of a finite amount of roadspace. It must also be easy, so that people enjoy convenient, comfortable, and barrier-free trips with viable options for getting around.

The freedom to move is the heart of the Transportation Master Plan Vision Statement:  In Mississauga, everyone and everything will have the freedom to move safely, easily, and efficiently to anywhere at any time.

Mississauga Transportation Masterplan, 2019 Data

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Mohamad Fakih

Mohamad is the CEO of the Middle Eastern restaurant chain, Paramount Fine Foods. As an immigrant from Lebanon, Mohamad shares his first experiences of Mississauga and how the diversity and inclusion of this city helped him become the business man he is today.