Destination within Mississauga – Port Credit

The Village of Port Credit has grown in recent years and is now considered a ‘destination’ within Mississauga. It is an easy commute to downtown Toronto and convenient to the GO train and public transit.  Additionally, one can walk or bike there from the neighboring communities of Lorne Park, Clarkson, Mineola and Lakeview.

Take a stroll along Lakeshore Road and enjoy all that Port Credit has to offer.  From sun up to sun down, whether it is a bagel or fine dining you are craving, Port Credit offers an impressive selection of culinary options including Mexican, Irish, Indian, British, Greek, Italian, Japanese, Jamaican and of course, Canadian! Diners, pubs, coffee shops, bakeries and fast food eateries round out the choices. Summer patios are always busy along the main thoroughfare from May through October and many of them are dog friendly!

In the evening visit one of the many local bars or lounges where you can enjoy a cocktail, watch sporting events on multiple screens or listen to live music.  There is even an upscale pool hall!

There are numerous ways to stay fit in Port Credit too with both leisurely and hard core options available! On offer year around at various locations are boot camps, yoga, personal training, Taekwondo and dance lessons.  Enjoy a stroll over the bridge to the lighthouse or walk, jog or cycle along a portion of the Waterfront Trail system. Avid sailors will be delighted to learn there is a local marina. Obtain a fishing license, charter a boat and spend some time fishing on the Port Credit River or Lake Ontario and enjoy the scenic views of this historic Village from the water! There are a variety of parks, including a skateboard one! The classic Port Credit Arena, built in 1958, is a hub of activity in the winter months, used by hockey teams, figure skaters and recreational skaters.

Port Credit offers an abundance of festivals during the summer months. The Waterfront Festival, Southside Shuffle, In-Water Boat Show, Buskerfest,  the outdoor Art Show and Comedyfest are a few of the more popular ones. Canada Day is a Port Credit favorite with a full day of events capped by amazing evening fireworks.  Even when there aren’t festivals taking place there are still a lot of options for families including playgrounds, public pools, the library and lakeside parks that are perfect for picnics.

Spas and salons are a year around presence here and there are several to choose from!  There is even one spa that is dedicated to pampering pooches!  Enjoy shopping at the clothing and specialty boutiques along Lakeshore Road.

There are the traditional grocery stores to shop at in Port Credit but there is also a Farmer’s Market every Saturday morning from June through October.  Plus there is an Organic Grocery and other specialty food and drink shops.

We invite you to come and explore this family friendly, lakeside village which is also home to some top rated elementary and secondary schools.

Robert and Catherine Bourelle, our Mississauga specialists, are dedicating the month of July to Port Credit (#31reasonstoloveportcredit).  The Bourelles are realtors with Alex Irish & Associates in the Oakville office of Sotheby’s International Realty Canada and are looking forward to moving into the brand new Sotheby’s Mississauga office located at 31 Lakeshore Road East  which will be opening the first week of October.