WELCOME TO MISSISSAUGA AND STREETSVILLE
Streetsville is a unique pocket nestled within the north west part of the city of Mississauga. It is referred to as "the village in the city" and occupies the west and east banks of the Credit River, with the majority located on the west bank. Streetsville is known for its wonderful schools, and its family friendly, safe neighbourhood environment.
As you take a leisurely stroll along Queen street, the main street in this Streetsville neighbourhood, its small town charm is quickly evident as you notice a number of historical buildings and streetscapes, blended with trendy shops, and the more modern suburban development surrounding it. The Ice Cream Parlour, is a popular spot on a hot sunny afternoon.
Streetsville offers a wide variety of home types from bungalows, semi-detached, condominiums, and tonwhomes. The majority of homes in Streetsville are detached. Property values in this quaint community range from $350,000 up to $1,200,000 +... making it a wonderfully affordable place for a variety of families to live.
Streetsville has a population of about 55,600. In 1974 a number of communities were amalgamated, and Mississauga became a city. The last Mayor of Streetsville, Hazel McCallion who served from 1970 to 1973, then became the third mayor of Mississauga. As of March, 2010, Mayor McCallion still occupies that office, and she lives in Streetsville.
Streetsville has a number of popular community events such as the The Bread and Honey Festival in June, and the poplular annual Santa Clause Parade on Queen Street.
Although the former village is surrounded by modern suburban development, it seeks to keep a “small town” charm by retaining a variety of historical buildings and streetscapes. As part of this attempt to maintain a separate identity from the larger city, the names of several main Mississauga roads, as they pass through Streetsville, revert to what they were called when Streetsville was an independent village. These include Mississauga Road and Bristol Road, which revert to Queen Street and Main Street respectively. Other main thoroughfares that cross Streetsville include Creditview Road, Eglinton Avenue and Britannia Road.
In 1858, Streetsville was incorporated as a village. Timothy Street's son, John, was the first reeve.
For the next century, Streetsville largely existed as a long narrow village with all of its shops, three churches, the cenotaph and the library located on Queen Street, which ran between the Credit River and the railway track.
In 1953, two of the first suburbs in Canada, Vista Heights and Riverview, were built to the southwest and northeast respectively. Vista Heights was notable because the town council of the time made the unprecedented decision to require the developer to build a K-6 (kindergarten to Grade 6) elementary school. These suburbs and Vista Heights Public School opened in 1955, presaging the future high growth of middle-class suburbs in the area.