Mississauga is a city in the Canadian province of Ontario. It is situated on the shores of Lake Ontario in the Regional Municipality of Peel, bordering Toronto to the east. Mississauga is the sixth-most populous municipality in Canada, third-most in Ontario, and second-most in the Greater Toronto Area. Indigenous people have lived in the area for thousands of years and Mississauga is situated on the traditional territory of the Huron-Wendat, Haudenosaunee and Anishinaabeg people, including the Mississauga.
The growth of Mississauga is attributed to its proximity to Toronto. During the latter half of the 20th century, the city attracted a multicultural population and built up a thriving central business district. Malton, a neighbourhood of the city located in its north-east end, is home to Toronto Pearson International Airport, Canada's busiest airport, as well as the headquarters of many Canadian and multinational corporations. Mississauga is not a traditional city, but is instead an amalgamation of a series of former villages and hamlets that were significant population centres, with none being clearly dominant, prior to the city's incorporation that later coalesced into a single urban area.
There are 24 neighbourhoods in Mississauga Applewood • Central Erin Mills • Churchill Meadows • Clarkson • Cooksville • Creditview • East Credit • Erin Mills • Erindale • Fairview • Hurontario • Lakeview • Lisgar • Lorne Park • Malton • Meadowvale • Meadowvale Village • Mineola • Mississauga Valleys • Port Credit • Rathwood • Rockwood Village • Sheridan • Streetsville.
Over 60 of the Fortune 500 companies base their global or Canadian head offices in Mississauga. Some of the strongest industries are pharmaceuticals, banking and finance, electronics and computers, aerospace, transportation parts and equipment industries.
TD Bank also has Corporate IT development centres in the city along with Royal Bank of Canada. Laura Secord Chocolates is headquartered in the city, and Hewlett Packard's main Canada offices are also in Mississauga. Regional airline Jazz operates a regional office in Mississauga and Kam Air has its North American office in Mississauga. Mississauga is also an aircraft development hub with Canadian headquarters of Aerospace companies such as Magellan Aerospace and Honeywell Aerospace. In addition Walmart Canada, Kellogg's Canada and Panasonic Canada have their national head offices in the city.
Mississauga has a population of over 761,300 people. Mississauga also forms part of the Greater Toronto metropolitan area which has a population of over 6,417,516 people.