10 Fun Facts about Mississauga

Seen as one of Canada’s fastest growing cities- Mississauga forms part of the Greater Toronto Area (GTA). If you want to migrate to Canada or simply just explore the wonderful country, find out why Mississauga is the city for you. Here are 10 Fun Facts that’ll make you fall in love with the city!

Highway in downtown mississauga

Seen as one of Canada’s fastest growing cities- Mississauga forms part of the Greater Toronto Area (GTA). If you want to migrate to Canada or simply just explore the wonderful country, find out why Mississauga is the city for you. Here are 10 Fun Facts that’ll make you fall in love with the city!

Fact #1

Man watching a plane take off at Toronto Pearson International airport.

Do you travel often? Good news! Mississauga is home to Canada’s largest and busiest airport- Toronto Pearson International. More than 32 million passengers on more than 70 airlines to 180 destinations travel to and fro the airport everyday.

Fact #2

What’s behind the name? Mississauga pronounced: miss-sis-sau-ga, was established as a city in 1974. The name is derived from the Aboriginal nation- Mississaugas who occupied the region and still live in the great city.

Fact #3

KFC takeaways on a table

The founder of the popular fast food franchise, Colonel Sanders (KFC), lived in Mississauga from 1965 to 1980. He would often visit the KFC at the bottom of Tomken.

Fact #4

Japan and Mississauga have had a sister-city relationship since 1981. There is a Japanese park in Mississauga and a Mississauga park in Kariya, Japan.

Fact #5

Mississauga has been recognized as the safest city in Canada 8 years in a row.

Fact #6

Wahoosh Falls in Mississauga

A lovely hiking trail in Mississauga will lead you to a serene waterfall, namely Wahoosh Falls. The waterfall may not be too big, but it promises a beautiful sight that’s surrounded by numerous plants and trees.

Fact #7

The City of Mississauga was run by the oldest mayor in the world. Mayor Hazel McCallion retired at the age of 93 in 2014.

Fact #8

Absolute Towers in Mississauga

A pair of voluptuous Mississauga towers, are a pivotal point in the city. The Absolute Towers were nicknamed “Marilyn Monroe” due to their sky-high curves and many admirers.

Fact #9

Mississauga created the world’s longest greeting card on Canada’s 150th birthday. The card was 47.2 metres in length and featured 100, 000 resident signatures.

Fact #10

Popular television programs and movies, like Hannibal, Lost Girl, Nikita, Saving Hope, and Black Mirror, was filmed in Mississauga.