Port Credit MississaugaPort Credit is a community neighbourhood in the City Of Mississauga and has a rich history. Port Credit was a town until 1974 when it became part of Mississauga. Port Credit is located on the north shore of Lake Ontario and the banks of the Credit River where it meets the lake.
Port Credit was first settled by the Mississauga Ojibwe First Nations band who had a trading post to trade furs with Europe.
A harbour was established there after the way of 1812, a lighthouse was built and the area was a centre for industry and fishing. The St Lawrence Starch Company was one of the largest industrial companies in the area.
More information on the history of Mississauga is available here.
Real EstatePort Credit has wide variety of residences from rental apartments with a million dollar view of the lake, to homes with costing multi million dollars backing on to Lake Ontario. South of Lakeshore there is a historical part of Port Credit with homes that fall in to heritage category. As Port Credit is one of the older parts of the city many of the homes that were built before and after the war have either had major renovations or are being torn down and infilled with new custom homes. Many Luxury homes exist along the shore of Lake Ontario, some with riparian rights which allows them to have docks and boats to enjoy the water.
Some of homes in Port Credit also back onto the Credit River, with a very tranquil setting and spectacular sunsets.
After the St Lawrence Starch Company was demolished a wonderful community of luxury executive town homes was built on the site.
There are a few condo apartment buildings in the area with the newest one being 1 Hurontario which has phenomenal views of the Lake from the upper floors.
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LifestyleLiving close to the lake the residents of Port Credit are steps away from a variety of activities, two marinas, the Port Credit Yacht Club, and many shops are restaurants.
Port Credit is a short commute to Toronto via the QEW and also has a Go Train Station. Hurontario or Highway 10 as its known is the road leading north to the City Centre, City Hall and Square One Shopping Centre.
SchoolsPort Credit is renowned for having schools that are constantly ranked among some of the best schools in Mississauga. Cawthra Secondary Schools is Mississauga schools for the arts. Many of the best young artistic students attend Cawthra.
Mentor Collage is a private school located in Port Credit for those that are looking for an alternative to public education for their children.
Port Credit Secondary School
Cawthra Park Secondary School
RecreationThe Port Credit Arena is one of the oldest rinks in the City and is a wonderful hub for hockey. Port Credit is host to many music and arts festivals throughout the summer.
The waterfront trail runs through Port Credit and you can ride, jog or walk all the way to Toronto along the path network. Salmon fishing is big in the summer and many of the charter boats are docked in the harbour across from the Credit Village Marina. More information on marinas is located here.