Two Mississauga neighbourhoods named best communities for foodies


Published February 28, 2023 at 3:02 pm

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Suppose you want to live in a neighbourhood full of restaurants. In that case, almost any neighbourhood in Mississauga will put you in proximity (although a car might be necessary) to great food–but some ‘hoods are better for foodies than others. 

Wahi, a digital real estate platform, identified two food-centric neighbourhoods in Mississauga that are ideal for people who like to eat out. As for how it came up with the rankings, Wahi says it crunched the numbers for 400 neighbourhoods in five GTA regions and ranked the top-three neighbourhoods in 11 categories

If you like to eat, Wahi says the best neighbourhoods are City Centre and Fairview, both centrally-located neighbourhoods with many restaurants. 

It’s not surprising that City Centre (Mississauga’s official downtown) is number one on the rankings, as the growing, condo-heavy community is anchored by Square One–the sprawling shopping centre that’s home to the relatively new Food District. 

The Food District, which opened pre-COVID, boasts both permanent and pop-up restaurants selling everything from specialty chocolates, seafood and tacos to fresh pasta and Japanese cheesecake. 

Those who call the neighbourhood home–and it’s actually one of the more affordable parts of the city, where the median selling price of a property sits at $588,800–are also close to a slew of high-end and lower-priced hotspots. 

The neighbourhood, which has experienced a significant condo boom in recent years, offers a range of cuisines, including Italian (Goodfellas), Indian (Tamarind Modern Indian Bistro), Japanese (Kinton Ramen, Sansotei Ramen, Gyu-Kaku), Mediterranean (Plancha), Mexican (La Carnita), gastro pub fare (The Wilcox) and more. 

The cluster of restos makes a lot of sense, as the neighbourhood–which, believe it or not, was largely rural until Square One was built in the early 1970s–is also home to Sheridan College’s Hazel McCallion Campus, the Living Arts Centre, City Hall and a number of office buildings. 

The second neighbourhood that’s ideal for foodies?


Wahi says the new residential neighbourhood, built post-1990, is good for foodies precisely because it’s close to City Centre and Square One. The central Mississauga community is also quite close to Cooksville–another neighbourhood dotted with a range of diverse restaurants. 

The relatively affordable neighbourhood–the median selling price is about $609,500–offers proximity to restaurants, cafes and grocery stores–including Whole Foods and T&T Supermarket. 

Fairview, which is predominately made up of detached homes and apartments, is also home to some food-focused events. 

According to Wahi, the neighbourhood is home to Mississauga’s Vegfest, a vegan festival that typically welcomes about 200 vendors specializing in plant-based cuisine. 

So if you want to be close to food and a yearly festival, the family-friendly neighbourhood is a good spot. 

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