Where’s Square One Located?
Square One is located in the heart of central Mississauga east of Creditview, west of Rathwood, south of Hurontario and north of Cooksville.
The Neighbourhood of Square One
Square One is actually the name of Mississauga’s largest mall that defines the neighbourhood. Everything is tied into it. Business, residential and commercial all live and play in this neighbourhood. The area is also known as the City Centre.
Young and working in downtown Mississauga? Square One. Want easy access to Toronto and all of Mississauga without having to rely on a car? Square One. The area is undergoing a huge facelift with massive retailers joining in and rivaling the likes or Yorkdale and Eaton Centre. Celebration Square is a fantastic space that hosts all kinds of events all summer long. It’s really the best place to be in the summer for young families.
Don’t like condos? If not, Square One isn’t for you. Square One almost exclusively consists of large condo buildings with a very small smattering of condo townhouses. With that said there are some great buildings with phenomenal amenities, finishes, and spaces for quite a bit less than downtown Toronto.
Don’t need the amenities? Aim for the older, more spacious units. Want the modern kitchen and gyms? Aim for the new builds for the luxury. Whatever your taste, Square One real estate has a building for you. It’s a great option for those that can’t afford a freehold home or are looking for an investment property.
So who lives in the Square One area? Well it’s no different than the makeup of most large cities. You have a huge mix of young professionals, young families, retirees, and new immigrants fill the condos that define the Mississauga skyline.
Square One Schools
Unfortunately, one of the major issues with Square One is its poor schools. At all levels, these are schools I just cannot recommend. However, for the new immigrant potentially reading this, I do advise that Square One offers so many benefits and affordable living options, that it’s often wise to spend at least a year here getting acclimated with the city before you decide to purchase that first home in another part of Mississauga. There are a couple of schools that have improved, but overall it’s Mississauga’s weakest school zone.
Commuting & Retail in Square One
This is of course the bread and butter of Square One. Everything is walkable, all amenities are nearby including a library, YMCA, City Hall, and the Living Arts Centre. There are tons of bars, restaurants, and of course there’s the gigantic mall that’s undergoing a massive redevelopment and stands to rival Toronto’s Yorkdale as the go-to place for shopaholics.
For family entertainment, the City of Mississauga does an incredible job running Celebration Square. They consistently have concerts, festivals and shows which are most of the time either free or extremely affordable for everyone.
Public transportation is aplenty with MiWay’s (Mississauga’s bus system) hub located in Square One. Surprisingly, only the GO Bus is accessible from here as the Milton GO Train line actually runs out of Cooksville just a few minutes away. Hwy 403 connects you all over the city and to the 401. For downtown Toronto, the Lakeshore is about 10-15 minute ride south on Hurontario.
Is Square One Right For You?
Do you want the most convenient lifestyle possible? Do you want tons of food, nightlife or family-friendly entertainment at your doorstep? Are you looking for easy access to all of Mississauga and Toronto?
If yes, Square One 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 Square One.
2) If you aren’t completely sure if Square One 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.