Did you know that Mississauga is one of the cities whose name comes from an Aboriginal source. According to the Indian and Northern Affairs Canada, Mississauga is named after the Mississauga people who live in the area and describes the mouth of the river. Michi or Missi means "Many" and Saki, "Outlet" a river having several outlets. Heritage Mississauga translates the meaning of "Mississauga" as "River of the North With Many Mouths".
Mississauga was created from the amalgamation of many small towns and villages including: Clarkson, Cooksville, Dixie, Erindale, Malton,Meadowvale, Port Credit and Streetsville. However, it was only in 1974 when Port Credit (Village on The Lake) and Streetsville (Village in The City) joined Mississauga that Mississauga was incorporated as a City.
The following is some useful data from the City of Mississauga that contains urban planning related reports and data. The Information Planning Research Unit manages statistical data, including: population, demographics, growth forecasts, housing, employment, census, land use, environment etc.
- Population: 766,000 persons
- Housing: 245,400
- Businesses: 62,300 Businesses
- Growth Forecast:878,000 population and 551,000 jobs by 2041
(Source: Growth Forecast 2011-2041 Please click Growth Forecast Mississauga 2011-2041 for more information)
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NEIGHBOURHOODS IN MISSISSAUGA
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