Located on the shores of Lake Ontario in Peel Region, Mississauga, Ontario is the sixth most populous city in Canada. Just West of Toronto, Mississauga is home to the largest international airport in Canada, making the city a hub for businesses. The city is one of the biggest suburban areas in Canada, with expanding and growing ethnic communities from Europe, Asia, the Middle East and South Asian countries.
Mississauga is also home to many local and multinational businesses with their head offices or headquarters situated in commercial districts. Most industries include pharmaceuticals, banking & finance, electronics & computers, Aerospace, transportation parts & equipment. Some of the world’s Fortune 500 companies are located in Mississauga, including; Loblaws Inc., Laura Secord Chocolates, Hewlett Packard, Walmart Canada, and Kellogg’s Canada.
The city has a thriving art and culture scene with many festive celebrations. Mississauga hosts an annual festival of cultures, Carassauga, which is the second largest cultural festival in Canada with more than 300,000 visitors in attendance. The festival attempts to display different cultures from each country around the world with large cultural performances and homemade native foods readily available for consumption. Other annual festivals include Ribfest, the Blues & Jazz Festival and Canada Day.
Mississauga boasts one of the biggest shopping centres, Square One Shopping Centre with 350 retail stores and services that attracts 24 million visits annually. Visitors and tourists alike, come to Mississauga for its vast amenities of growing luxury retailers and brands, and its large sporting facility, the Hershey Centre for sporting events from the local teams: Mississauga Steelheads and Raptors 905.