8 Reasons Why Everyone's Moving To
Port Credit A Waterfront Community
Think you know exactly what a suburb looks and feels like? While you may have some preconceived notions, we bet you’ll be surprised by Port Credit and interested to know to why so many people are choosing to move there.
The vibrant community of Port Credit is located just west of Toronto, along the shores of Lake Ontario. With an easy 20-minute travel time to downtown Toronto, Port Credit commuters can enjoy the best of both worlds.
The Waterside Inn
Port Credit’s most stunning attribute is its waterfront: a bustling shopping, dining, and entertainment area. It also has 2 marinas and serves as an exciting community hub hosting farmer’s markets, festivals, and events throughout the year.
Port Credit Marina
It’s hard to think of a community with more year-round events and festivals than Port Credit. The Busker, Comedy, Blues and Jazz Festivals each draw thousands of visitors, as do the annual “Paint the Town Red” Canada Day Festival, the Boat shows, Movie Nights in the Park. Be sure to check out The Southside Shuffle, a hugely popular Jazz festival coming up this September 11 – 13. Bustling festivals aside, you can catch live music almost every night of the week in Port Credit all year long!
Canada Day - July 1st, 2015 Donna & Michael Brookes & Prime Minster Justin Trudeau
Golf lovers love the fact that Port Credit is home to 2 outstanding premier courses: The Mississauga Golf and Country Club and The Toronto Golf Club. Boaters are also well-served with 2 marinas, the Port Credit Yacht Club and annual boating festivals.
The Mississaugua Golf & Country Club
Known as a “walkable city,” the parks in Port Credit are always just a short stroll away. Port Credit Memorial Park, J.C. Saddington Park, St. Lawrence Park, and the Lakefront Promenade are the area’s most well-loved.
Port Credit is lucky to have over 225 km of scenic walkways and trails, including the Waterfront Trail that passes through 22 parks and the Rattray Marsh (one of the few remaining wetlands along Lake Ontario).
Young families want great sch ools in great neighbourhoods for their kids. A walkable community with family-friendly streets is also a huge plus. Port Credit has both primary and elementary schools that are consistently ranked amongst the highest rated in the country.
Often referred to as Mississauga's "Village on the Lake," the picturesque village of Port Credit enjoys a rich history and a magnificent harbor setting alongside Lake Ontario.
A haven for boating enthusiasts, Port Credit offers a wealth of watersports amenities for residents and visitors alike. The Credit Village Marina is a dynamic public waterfront facility with a first-class transient marina, waterfront cycling and pedestrian trails, and picturesque parks. Lively boating events are held throughout the summer and include the Lake Ontario 300 Race, the Lake Ontario Short Handed Racing Series, and the ever popular Susan Hood Trophy Race, which has been a tradition at the Port Credit Yacht Club since the 1950s.
For those who prefer to enjoy the lake on solid ground, Port Credit's numerous waterfront trails are a delight. Trails can be used for walking, cycling, jogging, roller blading, and even cross-country skiing during the winter months. Port Credit's other recreational offerings include world-class golf facilities atThe Mississauga Golf and Country Club and The Toronto Golf Club, the third oldest golf club in North America.
Music festivals, and other lively events further enhance this charming community. Port Credit Memorial Park is the home of the Mississauga Waterfront Festival, an arts and entertainment event attracting more than 65,000 people annually, as well as the Southside Shuffle, Port Credit's annual blues and jazz festival.
Port Credit has a wide array of shops, boutiques, restaurants, cafés, marina services, and fine food markets, all within walking distance of the downtown area. Residents enjoy a convenient location 15-minutes from the Toronto Pearson International Airport and a 20-minute drive to downtown Toronto.