Located along the lake between Mississauga road and Hurontario, Port credit is on the cusp of a redevelopment similar to the what is happening in Square One. In the coming years there are two major projects that will reshape it it into the place to be west of Toronto. Port Credit is already a neat community that spans across lakeshore road with unique little shops and cafes that only a few communities that compare to it. It has the personality of a small little community within a large city. The plan is to keep the style while expanding with a new modern flare with the two upcoming projects. Bright water and Lakeview will add bout eight thousand new condos and townhouse unites.
Port Credit is home to many different festivals throughout the year none bigger than the Mississauga Waterfront Festival. Mid June every year the water front in Port Credit explodes with people looking to enjoy the food trucks, live performances and most importantly the weather. The festival has been a staple of the community for years and is important not only to the locals but to the businesses in the area. The festival has been ranked among the best 100 festivals in Canada for ten year in a row. Some of the previous acts have been Jann Arden, Sam Roberts Band and Tom Cochrane. Some of the most popular acts to take the stage over the years include Max & Ruby, the Backyardigans and Dora the Explorer. Some of the other acts include interactive water events and fire breathers. The event is entered around Port Credit Memorial Park and its main events stage.
Later in the year in August Port Credit is home to Canada’s largest in water boat show accurately named Port Credit In-Water Boat Show. Its hosted at the port Credit Marina which is home to boats as big at forty five feet. There are many more events in Port Credit throughout the year but these two stand as the biggest.
If you’re one to enjoy the out doors there is over two hundred twenty kilometres of scenic walking routes to explore. You can walk from one end of Mississauga to the other via the water front trail or walk through the community and see all the shops and cafes. Some of the more notable are El Jefe (a great Mexican restaurant), The Port House Social Bar & Kitchen (great social atmosphere), Papa Giuseppe’s (one of Mississauga’s best pizza joint), Raw Aura Organic Cuisine, Wingporium and Snug Harbour. The latter is an amazing restaurant with food that rivals the beautiful view of the lake.