Top 5 Unique WiFi Spots in Mississauga
Published January 12, 2015 at 5:20 am
So you’re working on your screenplay or studying for mid-terms in Mississauga. Where do you go? There’s always Bucks and Cups if you need some coffee, atmosphere and Wi-Fi, but there also some alternative Wi-Fi hotspots you might not know about for a change of scenery.
Here are the top 5 unique Wi-Fi spots around Mississauga:
5 – Cagney’s
WiFi with style
Cagney’s, located in the heart of Streetsville, underwent a $1.2 million reno and introduced a new menu last year. The place is unrecognizable, but welcomed by the locals and a new wave of diners. The facelift didn’t only give the resto a new look and style, it made it a totally modern work-friendly hotspot. Not only do they have Wi-Fi, they also offer USB chargers and power outlets throughout the bar area. You might even bump into former mayor Hazel McCallion while you’re working, as I have.
4 – C Café
Wifi at the City Hall
Another City Centre hotspot (actually, right in City Hall) is C Cafe. This place has been open for about a year and a half and is a really cool place to work with free Wi-Fi. It is ultra-modern with high ceilings, cool green light fixtures and a patio overlooking the skyline. You never have to worry about seats, as this place is huge and is open year round. If you get hungry or need coffee, you can visit the actual café and they serve some great grub. You’ll get to see a lot of city councillors while working, so you can rub shoulders with them. In the summer there is a patio overlooking Celebration Square.
3 – Whole Foods
Best smelling WiFi
I’m surprised I didn’t know about this place before. Whole Foods provides about 100 seats for you to sit, eat, chat and use their WiFi. There is even an outdoor patio for you to work, but if it gets too hot you can always go inside to enjoy the AC and the soothing smell of fresh food. They have tons of electrical outlets throughout the seating area, so you can plug in all your devices. The only downfall is that there is a two-hour free WiFi limit. I guarantee you will hit up the salad buffet before you leave.
2 – Studio 89
WiFi for a cause
Studio 89 is considered a community hub. You might think of it as a café, but it’s a cafe with a mission and purpose. This is a non-profit organization and the money you spend at Studio 89 goes towards the functioning of our community hub. If you purchase something, they simply say thanks for the donation.
Here is how they define Studio 89:
See we’re what is technically called a social enterprise. This is how it works. Our youth led non-profit organization YTGA has been empowering and mobilizing young people for social justice through campaigns, workshops and the arts since 2006. Through the cafe business we are able to run much more programming for many more young people! That’s right, you spend money on good ethical and healthy stuff and it goes towards more good community stuff!
If you want to use their free Wi-Fi, enjoy a coffee or have one of the most delicious organic sandwiches I’ve tried, come here for a change from the regular multinational coffee shops.
1 – Celebration Square
WiFi at Mississauga backyard
In the summer months this is by far the best place to work outside. You can work on your tan as well as your screenplay. It’s absolutely free of walls and the city provides free Wi-Fi. Find yourself a patio table and chair and you are set for the day. There is a crepe guy there for lunch over the summer months and if you need a coffee, you can run into the C Cafe. They have power outlets throughout the square just in case you are doing some major editing. If it starts raining just go into the glass atrium at the library. This was my office for the entire summer of 2014!
- Celebration Square
- Studio 89
- Whole Foods Market Square One
- C Cafe at Mississauga Celebration Square
- Cagneys Restaurant and Winebar