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(Port Credit)

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Mississauga, Ontario, Canada - Mission of St. Peter Ninth Line (north of Britannia Rd. E), Mississauga, ONTARIO Established 1823 Source: Google maps

Mississauga, Ont, incorporated as a city in 1974... The City of Mississauga is located west of TORONTO on Lake ONTARIO. Originally called Toronto Township, its present name is derived from the original inhabitants, the Mississauga, a band of the OJIBWA, who had migrated from the upper GREAT LAKES region by the early 18th century.

The Mississauga developed a partnership with unlicensed French fur traders at the mouth of a waterway known as Rivière du Crédit. The lower Credit River valley remained the domain of the Mississauga until British authorities purchased the surrounding land in 1805. In the following year, LOYALISTS as well as American and British immigrants began to settle along Dundas Street and along the lakeshore west of the Credit River. The steady influx of farmers into the area by 1818 prompted the colonial administration to purchase the remainder of the Mississauga Tract, which included the northern part of Toronto Township. By 1826 the Mississauga had been resettled on a reserve N of the mouth of the Credit where they remained until 1847 when the provincial government moved them to the Grand River Reserve.

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Mission of St. Peter
Ninth Line (north of Britannia Rd. E), Mississauga, ONTARIO
Established 1823
Mississauga, Ontario, Canada

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Mission of St. Peter
Ninth Line (north of Britannia Rd. E), Mississauga, ONTARIO
Established 1823
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Fort Mississauga ( Ontario ) (abt. 1870)
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Fort Mississauga ( Ontario ) (abt. 1870)
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1823 - Mission of St. Peter established at Mississauga

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1856 - Church of St. Patrick established at Mississauga

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1913 - Church of St. Mary Star of the Sea established at Mississauga

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1928 - Church of the Lithuanian Martyrs established at Mississauga

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1934 - Church of Sts. Cyril and Methodius established at Mississauga

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1979 - November 10 - Canadian Pacific train derails
Canadian Pacific freight #54 suffers a hot axle box and derails en route from Windsor, Ontario to Agincourt, Ontario; 19 of 24 CP Rail tanker cars contain dangerous propane, soda and chlorine, and after an explosion and fire the following day, they start leaking chlorine gas; Mississauga's mayor orders an official evacuation of the city; 240,000 residents leave, some for six days. The Grange Commission report on the accident is published in December, 1980.

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2023 - Let's explore some of the top attractions and activities in Mississauga:
Square One Shopping Centre: This is one of Canada's largest shopping malls, boasting over 2.2 million square feet of retail space. You can shop to your heart's content, enjoy delicious food at the diverse range of restaurants, or catch a movie at the Cineplex.

Port Credit: This charming lakeside village is a must-visit. You can stroll along the scenic waterfront, explore the marina, dine at waterfront restaurants, or visit the Port Credit lighthouse.

Mississauga Celebration Square: Located in the heart of the city, this square hosts various events and festivals throughout the year. Check the calendar to see if there's anything happening during your visit.

Kariya Park: If you're looking for a peaceful oasis, Kariya Park is a Japanese garden with stunning cherry blossoms in the spring, making it an ideal spot for a serene walk or a picnic.

Rattray Marsh Conservation Area: Nature enthusiasts will appreciate this tranquil marshland with boardwalk trails. It's a great place for ... Read MORE...

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