Canada's 6th largest city is located beside Toronto on the shores of Lake Ontario, and is home to Pearson International Airport, Toronto's main airport. Known for its wealth of commerce and industry, it is the innate beauty of Mississauga that surprises visitors. Wide river valleys thick with trees and other 'green belts' dot the city, all popular with residents. Bike paths and bike lanes, numerous parks and arenas and the beautiful Waterfront Trail encourage recreation and good health.
Tour its renowned architecture, take in a round of golf, or relax with a treatment at one of its many spas. Explore its quaint historic villages, visit the bustling waterfront, or inspire yourself with Mississauga's world-class art and theatre at the Living Arts Centre. Visit the Rhododendron Gardens, watch the salmon migration in the Credit River, or shop at Square One - Ontario's largest shopping mall. From stunning architecture and museums to lakefront parks and vibrant ethnic neighbourhoods, Mississauga offers a range of experiences that keep visitors - and runners - coming back again and again.
- Watch future NHL stars at an OHL Mississauga Steelheads game which offers a fun, family oriented and affordable experience.
- Stop by the Mississauga Celebration Square, a premier location for free outdoor
events, connecting residents and community groups through arts, culture,
There's so much to see and do when you visit Mississauga, the
bottom line is, when you come to run the Mississauga Marathon, give
yourself a couple of extra days to visit the city's attractions and
others close by.
Toronto, population 2.6 million, sits immediately adjacent to and east of Mississauga, also on the shore of Lake Ontario. Downtown Toronto is 15 km (9 miles) from central Mississauga. It is considered a cosmopolitan city with a wealth of ethnic backgrounds and cultural centers. Other features:
- Home of the Toronto Blue Jays and Toronto Argonauts (at Rogers Centre), Toronto Maple Leafs and Toronto Raptors (both at the Air Canada Centre).
- Sites to visit: CN Tower, Casa Loma (castle), Toronto Islands, Queen's Quay waterfront, the Beaches
- Arts & Science: Ontario Science Centre, Royal Ontario Museum, numerous live theatres and the latest technology at movie theatres
- Entertainment: Hockey Hall of Fame, Toronto Zoo, Bata Shoe Museum
- Shopping: huge malls in the Eaton Centre, Yorkdale and Sherway Gardens; unique shopping districts at Yorkville, Queen St. West, the Beaches, the Danforth, Yonge & Eglinton, Bloor West Village
- Nature: High Park, Sunnybrook Park & Edwards Gardens
- Niagara Falls (1 hour drive from Mississauga)
- Niagara-on-the-Lake (1 hour drive from Mississauga)
- Just north of Toronto, Canada's Wonderland, Vaughn Mills Outlet Mall
- Algonquin Provincial Park (3 hour drive from Mississauga)