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Old 01-11-2011, 12:00 PM
 
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We live in North York Leslie/Sheppard and own a town home. We are looking for a bigger place. We are contemplating between North York and Mississauga and confuse which one to go for. If we live in North York we have to compromise on space and if we move to Mississauga we will get bigger house but have to travel downtown everyday. Which neighborhoods are better in Mississauga? Specially considering schools in the area, as we have a 2.5 yr old and one on the way.
What are pro and cons Mississauga vs. Toronto? ... other then travel time.
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Old 01-11-2011, 01:59 PM
 
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I recently left North York for Mississauga and love it. It's hard to go wrong in picking a neighborhood in which to live in Mississauga. With the exception of Malton (a bit of a depressed area of Mississauga), you can't go wrong with any part of Toronto's westerly neighbor. My advice is to look for a home within very short drive of the 403. Being close to the 403 gives you so many options as far as getting around Mississauga and into Toronto. If you're budgest isn't too restrictive, consider older, more established neighborhoods like Streetsville, Applewood (near the 403), or Port Credit(close to QEW). I love those areas, especially Streetsville It's like a small town within a big city. The surroundings schools in all of those areas are excellent.

Keep in mind though, home prices in Mississauga's more desirable areas are going to rival those of Toronto's better neighbords with property taxes to match or exceed. There aren't many bargains to be found in Mississauga.

The only cons againt living in Mississauga: It can be a bit generic and the commute into Toronto can be hellish (I'd avoid living west of Mavis in order to make your commute into Toronto more reasonable).
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Old 01-11-2011, 02:06 PM
 
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I think Missisauge is probably North America's largest satellite city... it has a population of 700K, yet it is basically a suburb of Toronto.
If you look elsewhere, cities like Vancouver, Seattle, Boston, San Francisco, Austin, DC, Dever all have a similar or smaller population, yet they all become huge metropolitan areas, but Missisauge, Canada's 6th largest city, is a suburb. Outside GTA, probably nobody heard about it.
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Old 01-12-2011, 09:12 AM
 
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Thank you "eastwestman" for you advise really helps.
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Old 01-12-2011, 09:14 AM
 
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thank you "KKGG7"
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