Mississauga is one of the most populated cities in Canada with the population of 740,000. The city is located in Southern Ontario, on the shores of Lake Ontario.
Mississauga's climate is considered to be moderate. The average temperature in summer is about 25 °C (77 °F), and in winter it is about −3 °C (26,6 °F).
English language is native for less than 50% of the population. 18% of the population is under 14 years old, and the percentage of elder citizens is about 8.5%. The median age in Mississauga is 35.0.
Christianity(59.9%) is the major religion of the city, Islam is represented by 11.9% of population, Hinduism - 7.0%, Sikhism - 3.4%, Buddhism - 2.2%, and Judaism - 0.3%. People who has no religious affiliation make 4.9% of the population.
There are about 60,000 registered businesses employing more than 430,000, more than 1,300 multinational firms, and among them, about 60 of the Fortune 500 companies, that base their Global or Canadian Head Offices in Mississauga. The most developed industries are pharmaceutical, financial, computer, aerospace and transportation parts and equipment.
The largest festivities which take place in Mississauga are Canada Day Celebration, Mississauga Rotary Ribfest, Tree Lighting Ceremony, and New Years' Eve Bash.
Mississauga has a well-developed transportation system — railway and buses. The largest and busiest airport in Canada — Lester B. Pearson International Airport (YYZ) is located in the northeastern part of the Mississauga.
The city's main health care facility is Trillium Health Partners.
The Mississauga Library System consists of 18 libraries. Mississauga is the home to the University of Toronto Mississauga and Sheridan Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning.
Mississauga is primarily served by media based in Toronto, with markets in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) that cover most of the news in the GTA.
Mississauga has a lot of interesting places to visit:
• Mississauga Celebration Square, where all the festivals take place.
• Art Gallery of Mississauga, a public, non-profit art gallery located in the Mississauga Civic Centre right on Celebration Square.
• Square One Shopping Centre, one of the largest shopping malls in Canada
• Hershey Centre, a sports and entertainment complex.
• Absolute World, a residential twin tower skyscraper complex.
Interesting facts about Mississauga:
• It is the largest suburb in Anglo-America by population.
• The Mississauga Civic Centre is based on a "futuristic farm" image.
• The city has more than 480 parks.
• TL Kennedy Secondary School built right after the World War 2 in 1953 has bomb shelter.
Mississauga can offer some good restaurants, for example:
Guru Lukshmi, Emerald Chinese Restaurant, Mickey's Pizza, Saucy Restaurant, Eddie's Wok 'N'