Like most of the major towns and cities that make up Ontario, Mississauga was once inhabited by Native tribes that can be traced back centuries. In the early 1600’s there were tribes of Native Peoples that lived around the north shore of Lake Huron and by the early 1700’s these tribes had migrated south and settled into the land around Etobicoke Creek, Burlington Bay and the Credit River.
Over time much of the land was sold to the Crown and settlements started popping up that developed into hamlets, then into villages and finally into towns and later on, cities. Back in the 1800’s the villages of Clarkson, Meadowvale Village, Port Credit, Streetsville, Erindale, Malton and Dixie were all part of what we now know of as Mississauga.
Mississauga was incorporated into a town in 1968 and it wasn’t until 1974 that it became a city. This happened with the amalgamation of the Town of Mississauga, the village of Port Credit, Streetsville and parts of the townships of Toronto Gore and Trafalgar. Today, Mississauga is the sixth largest city in all of Canada and a large part of what makes up the Greater Toronto Area.
Mississauga sits to the west of Toronto and is bound by Oakville and Milton to the west/southwest, Brampton to the north and Lake Ontario to the south/southeast. It the home of Canada’s biggest and busiest airport the Lester B. Pearson International Airport and has been named Canada’s safest city on eight different occasions.
From what began as tribal lands has blossomed into a huge metropolis that boasts many diverse and vibrant communities, high ranking schools both in the elementary and secondary grades, almost 500 different parks and 23 major trail systems, one along the beautiful waterfront, that are perfect for jogging, hiking, roller blading or biking.
If you own a home in Mississauga you know that the city sees hot and humid summers and cold, snowy winters. Residents are lucky enough to see the four distinct seasons play out each year, along with the precipitation, wind and temperature changes that accompany them. But with moisture and wind comes roofing issues such as lost shingles, bare patches and/or leaks. There is nothing we can do about the weather but if you have a roofing issue that you need addressed, there is one company to call—Advanced Roofing and Home Improvement. They are local so they know all about the weather and they are professional which means they know just how to help you with your weather related roofing problem.