Community and Cultural Supports

The name Mississauga comes from the Anishinaabe word Misi-zaagiing, meaning "Those at the Great River-mouth". The city's residents are also called Saugans or Mississaugans.

Mississauga has been named one of the safest cities in Canada for the 15th consecutive year. Learn more about the City of Mississauga.

Student Life in Mississauga


For more information on the various housing options available for you please refer to our Mississauga Campus Experience page.


The Registrar's Office One Mall boasts of a food court which satisfies every pallet; offering several food outlets serving a variety of cuisines for dining and take out.

The Greater Toronto Area’s (GTA’s) latest food hall is now open at Mississauga’s Square One Shopping Centre. The province’s largest mall has dedicated over 34,000-square feet of space to The Food District, a collection of local purveyors selling quality goods, most of which are edible. Here’s a look at all the vendors, and what to get at each one.

A few other links to restaurants and interesting dining options in Mississauga:


Grocery Stores

  • Walmart
  • Real Canadian Wholesale Club
  • No Frills
  • Mr. India Grocers
  • Sabzi Mandi – Vegetable and Fresh Food Market
  • Oceans Fresh Food market
  • Fresh Co
  • Bulk Barn
  • Food Basics
  • Metro


Pharmacies and Health Services

Shoppers Drug Mart (located inside Square One Mall)

For a full list of health services you can also refer to the Mississauga Halton Health Line.


Retail and Malls

  • Square One Mall
  • Erin Mills Town Centre
  • Central Parkway Mall
  • Dixie Outlet Mall
  • Heartland Town Centre
  • Mississauga Chinese Centre
  • South Common Centre
  • Toronto Premium Outlet - Halton Hills Outlet Mall


Mississauga offers a wide range of various entertainment and social activities throughout the year to keep you busy having fun!

Indoor and outdoor sports, movie theatres, music concerts, food festivals, picturesque parks and lakefronts, celebrations like the Carassauga Festival of Cultures, Mississauga Veg Fest, Blues and Jazz Festival, Chinese New Year, Diwali, Eid, Santa Claus Parade to name a few.

Check out the links below for more information:

Getting Around in Mississauga

Mississauga Transit

  • Mississauga City Centre Transit Terminal
  • PRESTO Card (easiest way to travel cost effectively)
    • Purchase locations: Any Shoppers Drug Mart (one located in Square One Shopping Centre), Fare Vending Machine, Presto Online or the Transit Centre Square One:
      • Address: 100 City Centre Dr #1-745, Mississauga, ON L5B 2C9
      • Phone: 905-566-7003
      • Hours: Mon – Sun 11:00am – 7:00pm
    • Steps: Buy a card. Load it. Set your fare type and you are ready to go!



There are several taxi companies in Mississauga.

It is recommended to call a taxi service at least 15 minutes prior to the time you want to leave to ensure you arrive on time.

*Taxis are much more expensive than Mississauga transit.

Blue and White Taxi

Visit the Blue and White Taxi website
Call: +1 905-274-4444

All Star Taxi

Visit the All Star Taxi website
Call: +1 905-602-0000

Mississauga Taxi Black Cab

Visit the Mississauga Taxi Black Cab website
Call: +1 905-277-7777

Mississauga Airport Taxi/GTA Cab

Visit the Mississauga Airport Taxi/GTA Cab website
Call: +1 416-879-7971
Call: +1 416-482-0000

Ride Share

Ride sharing is a great option to use for getting around the city.

Uber or Lyft are common options.

Download the app on Google Play or the App Store.

Community Supports

Food Banks

Food banks are welcoming, friendly non-profit organizations established in each city in Canada to help those living in the community who may need temporary assistance with food.

Food banks operate through the goodwill of several volunteers who sort, store and distribute food.

The mission of every foodbank is to alleviate hunger and provide nutritious food to their clients.

Their services are free.

The Mississauga Food Bank

Visit The Mississauga Food Bank website
Email: info [at] (info[at]themississaugafoodbank[dot]org)
Address: 3121 Universal Dr, Mississauga, ON L4X 2E2
Phone: 905-270-5589

Hours of Operation:

  • Monday: 9:00am – 5:00pm
  • Tuesday: 9:00am – 5:00pm
  • Wednesday: 9:00am – 8:00pm
  • Thursday: 9:00am – 5:00pm
  • Friday: 9:00am – 1:00pm
  • Weekend: Closed


The Open Door

Visit The Open Door's website
Email: theopendoor [at] (theopendoor[at]hotmail[dot]com)
Address: 100 City Centre Dr Mississauga, ON L5B 2C9 (located in the basement of Square One near Hudson's Bay and Goodlife Fitness)
Phone: 905-276-9136

Hours of Operation:

  • Monday to Thursday: 10am- 4:30pm
  • Friday: 12pm- 4:30pm
  • Saturday: 10am- 2:00pm
    • Lunch served: 12pm to 1:30pm


Muslim Welfare Centre (Food Bank and Musalla)

Visit the Muslim Welfare Centre Website
Email: muslim [at] (muslim[at]mwcanada[dot]org)
Address: 3490 Mavis Rd, Mississauga, ON L5C 1T8
Phone: 905-281-9730

Hours of Operation:

  • Monday – Sunday: 9:00am – 5:30pm


Paramedics and Ambulance

For 24/7 ambulance service in Mississauga

Call: 911