Where’s Hurontario Located?
The Neighbourhood of Hurontario
Hurontario, as you might have guessed, is defined by Hurontario Street between Britannia and the 403. This stretch sees Hurontario lined with older condominiums and tons of detached and semi-detached options to the east and west ending towards Mavis and the 403 (this is where the 403 goes from East/West to North/South). Its tied together by the retail plazas at Hurontario/Eglinton just north of the City Centre. So, for those looking to be close to the Square One, but would prefer to be just outside of it, Hurontario is a solid option.
Hurontario can be hectic at times as the street is the main artery that runs through Mississauga and is going through constant improvement. In fact, debate is still raging over whether a proposed LRT line will be introduced that would connect Mississauga and Brampton through Hurontario street. At the time of writing, the city council vote to decide on the future of the LRT was delayed for another few weeks.
However, beyond the main street you’ll find tons of pockets of quiet areas to call home. Add in the convenience of having the shopping and retail so close by along with easy highway access and you can understand why many choose Hurontario as a happy medium neighbourhood.
Hurontario real estate is a large mix of homes of varying shapes, sizes and ages. The oldest parts of Hurontario have large and affordable (relatively speaking) detached homes now approaching their 30s. Some newer townhomes have been built just off of Hurontario to complement the condos (both new and old).
Hurontario is also home to many of Mississauga’s small to mid-sized businesses, so it’s very possible many of you who are reading this work in the area. For those looking to move closer to work, but don’t want to sacrifice their children’s education, try the pocket in Huntington Ridge. Prices range from $500-$650K, but it gets you near the City Centre and 403.
Most of the new entrants into Hurontario are second-time buyers looking for the combination of convenience and affordability with maturing families. Others are newer immigrants or professionals occupying the condos that surround Hurontario street. Ethnicities are extremely mixed much like the rest of the central areas of the city.
Hurontario is a neighbourhood where, depending on the street you live on, you could be in either a high-ranked school or a bottom feeder. For instance, those south of Eglinton and west of Hurontario get slotted into the well-respected Huntington Ridge P.S., meanwhile east of Hurontario get slotted into #65 Nahani Way.
For middle school, those west of Hurontario get into the #5-ranked Fairwind Sr, meanwhile those east get put into #14 (out of 18) Bristol Road Middle. It’s extremely important to pick the right pocket in Hurontario. It can mean a huge difference in the quality of education!
Public Elementary Schools include:
*For information on Middle, Secondary or Catholics schools please contact me directly.
Commuting & Retail in Hurontario
Hurontario, despite its penchant for condos old and new, is still very car-reliant. Highways 401 and 403 are very nearby, so it’s actually very convenient for the commuter. Also, with Square One close by there is access to the GO bus and just before Hurontario and Dundas is the Cooksville GO station. However, none of these places are walkable. I would still recommend to have at least one car in the family.
In terms of retail, Hurontario is very close to Square One and East Credit. That means there is a plethora of retail and big box options within a short drive.
Is Hurontario Right For You?
Are you moving to Mississauga to be closer to work? Do you enjoy having retail nearby but being able to retreat to a more peaceful neighbourhood? Do you commute to Oakville, Brampton or Toronto for work?
If yes, Hurontario may be a good landing spot for you and your family. From here you have three options:
1) Contact me directly with any other questions about Hurontario.
2) If you aren’t completely sure if Hurontario is for you, then let me match you with the right neighbourhood that fits your budget and lifestyle criteria by filling in the GTAWestLiving Lifestyle Match Form.
3) Or if you’re ready to get started you can fill in the form to start receiving MLS Listings.