ⓘ List of roads in Mississauga. Most major roads in Mississauga are concession roads laid out in the early 19th Century, when much of the city was known as Toront ..

                                     

ⓘ List of roads in Mississauga

Most major roads in Mississauga are concession roads laid out in the early 19th Century, when much of the city was known as Toronto Township. East-west roads were historically called concessions, while north-south roads were called lines with two and parts of a third still bearing that designation. East-west roads were surveyed from Dundas Street and with the exception of Lakeshore Road divided by Hurontario Street as East or West e.g. Dundas Street East and Dundas Street West, while north-south roads were surveyed from Hurontario Street, although these streets are not divided into North or South sections.

Mississauga is unusual in that there were two different surveys used; with Lower Base Line present Eglinton Avenue, being the dividing line between them. For the north-south roads, the southern survey used a spacing of about 1¼ mile 2.0 km, while those in the northern survey were spaced at 0.85 mile 1.4 km. This meant that the roads in the two surveys did not line up, except at 2½ mile 4.0 km intervals on either side of Hurontario although due to the relatively short distance across the city and the presence of the deep Credit River valley in the south, only present Winston Churchill Boulevard and Dixie Road actually fit this pattern. Another result of the two surveys was that there were an unequal number of lines across the township. To rectify this, short roads or extensions from the north were added to the older southern survey e.g. present Tomken Road to match up the number of roads. For example, this adjustment allowed the precursor to Dixie Road to be numbered Third Line East for its full length.

                                     

1. East–west roads

Bloor Street

Bloor Street continues from Toronto and ends at Central Parkway. Formerly had a short, separate western stub running west of Hurontario St, which is part of Central Parkway today.

Courtneypark Drive

Courtneypark Drive is a modern, mid-concession road and runs east from Mavis Road and joins with Britannia Rd. in the western infield area of Pearson Airport.

Derry Road

Derry Road is designated as Peel Regional Road 5 with a bypassed section in Meadowvale Village renamed as Old Derry Road; continues as Rexdale Boulevard in Toronto east of Highway 427

                                     

1.1. East–west roads Royal Windsor Drive

Royal Windsor Drive is the westerly concession road continuation of Lakeshore Roads main eastern section. It was the concession road between Concession II SDS South of Dundas Street and Concession III SDS, which is the present western section of Lakeshore after it jogs south along Southdown Road.

                                     

1.2. East–west roads Queensway

Queensway, often referred to The Queensway after its official name in Toronto which in turn gets its name from the citys Queen Street, of which it is a westerly continuation of, is designated as Peel Regional Road 20 east of Mavis Road. Once referred to as the Upper Middle Road between Dundas Street and the Middle Road now part of the present-day Queen Elizabeth Way.

                                     

1.3. East–west roads Dundas Street

Dundas Street is a section of the former Highway 5, and was an important historical route running from Toronto to London. Dundas is traditionally considered Mississaugas main east-west street.

NORTH

                                     

1.4. East–west roads Bloor Street

Bloor Street continues from Toronto and ends at Central Parkway. Formerly had a short, separate western stub running west of Hurontario St, which is part of Central Parkway today.

                                     

1.5. East–west roads Central Parkway

Central Parkway is a road with an unusual course; running south from Burnhamthorpe Road as a continuation of Creditview Road, then turns east along the baseline of Bloor St. west of its terminus, where it turns back north to Eglinton Avenue and becomes Kennedy Road. It was the only completed section of what was intended to be a series of ring roads around the City Centre.



                                     

1.6. East–west roads Burnhamthorpe Road

Burnhamthorpe Road runs across the city and continues into both Toronto and Oakville, passing through the Mississauga City Centre en route. An unusual aspect of Burnhamthorpe is that, unlike other thoroughfares originating in Toronto, the road is relatively short in that city and its primary section runs through Mississauga. The road is named after the former hamlet at the intersection of Dixie Road, which was in turn named by settler John Abelson after his hometown of Burnham Thorpe, England.

                                     

1.7. East–west roads Rathburn Road

Rathburn Road runs from Creditview Road to east of Fieldgate Drive. Originally intended to be an extension of a separate, older section in Toronto. However, the proposed bridge over the Etobicoke Creek to connect the two sections was never constructed due to opposition by residents.

                                     

1.8. East–west roads Centre View Drive

Centre View Drive was constructed in the early 1990s to provide direct access between Highway 403 and the City Centre. It splits off the eastbound Mavis Road offramp and passes under it westbound traffic uses Mavis itself to access the 403 then ducks beneath Confederation Parkway and runs parallel to the freeway until just west of Hurontario Street, where it turns south, crosses Rathburn Rd., and continues as City Centre Drive.

                                     

1.9. East–west roads Eastgate Parkway

Eastgate Parkway was also constructed in the early 1990s, as an arterial extension of the east-west leg of Highway 403 where the freeway sharply turns north to meet Highway 401 near the northern terminus of Cawthra Road. It runs east to Fieldgate Drive, where it curves north to end at Eglinton Avenue. A portion of the Mississauga Transitway runs parallel to the road for its entire length.

                                     

1.10. East–west roads Eglinton Avenue

Eglinton Avenue continues west from Toronto and continues still further west into Milton as Lower Baseline. From Renforth Drive west to the Etobicoke Creek, it forms part of the Mississauga-Toronto city boundary. The Mississauga Transitway runs along the north side of the street along this stretch.

Formerly called Lower Baseline, which was so named due its role as the divider between two separate concession road surveys, which resulted in it being the original termini of several north-south roads on both sides of it.

                                     

1.11. East–west roads Matheson Boulevard

Matheson Boulevard is a mid-concession road built in modern times and follows a gradual diagonal course. It originally had a separate section through the Airport Corporate Centre it was bridged over the Etobicoke Creek. It ends at Renforth Drive in the east and has a brief 350 metre 0.2 mile extension into Toronto via an overpass to meet Eglinton Ave. It began a minor road which turned south at Dixie Road, and after being extended, the short north-south section was bypassed, though it was not renamed, and was itself extended south to meet Eglinton. However, this is technically not a name duplication, as the main section of the street has "East" and "West" designations, while the bypassed portion does not.



                                     

1.12. East–west roads Britannia Road

Britannia Road continues east from Milton, and is designated as Peel Regional Road 3 as far as Hurontario St. It then continues to Kennedy Road, where it breaks due to the presence of the Highways 401, 403, and 410 stack interchange. It resumes west of Tomken Road and ends in the cargo terminal area inside Toronto Pearson International Airport. Originally extended to Indian Line the precursor to modern day Ontario Highway 427 but that section was cut off by the airport, though the easternmost portion still exists and is named Elmbank Drive, after the hamlet the airport displaced.

                                     

1.13. East–west roads Courtneypark Drive

Courtneypark Drive is a modern, mid-concession road and runs east from Mavis Road and joins with Britannia Rd. in the western infield area of Pearson Airport.

                                     

1.14. East–west roads Derry Road

Derry Road is designated as Peel Regional Road 5 with a bypassed section in Meadowvale Village renamed as Old Derry Road; continues as Rexdale Boulevard in Toronto east of Highway 427

                                     

2. North–south roads

Mississaugas north-south roads were lines, running perpendicular to the concession roads, with Hurontario St. as the dividing line. Due to the separate survey grids on either side of Eglinton Ave., few roads run the full north-south distance through the city, except where the two grids line up.

WEST of Hurontario

                                     

2.1. North–south roads Ninth Line

Ninth Line originally Ninth Line East was originally in Halton Region, and its designation follows the numbering sequence of roads therein: Bronte Street in Milton being First; Highway 25 Second; and so forth.

When Mississauga was incorporated as a city, land was transferred from Halton to Peel. At that time, Ninth Line marked much of the western boundary between Mississauga and Halton Region. Due to an additional annexation west to Highway 407 in 2010, the central section is now entirely within the city, but the road was never redesignated to reflect this. However, the stretch between Dundas St. and the vicinity of the Highways 403 and 407 interchange still serves as the west city limits, and Ninth Line also continues entirely within Halton on both the north and south.

                                     

2.2. North–south roads Glen Erin Drive

Glen Erin Drive is a winding road that was constructed in phases to serve the planned communities of Erin Mills and Meadowvale, with the central connecting portion being completed in 1993.

                                     

2.3. North–south roads Southdown Road

Southdown Road begins where Lakeshore Rd. jogs by continuing it northwards at a 90-degree curve, functioning as the link between Lakeshores two sections. It has two lanes until just south of the intersection of Royal Windsor Dr. and the eastern leg of Lakeshore, and widens to four lanes until it reaches the Queen Elizabeth Way, where it continues as Erin Mills Parkway.

                                     

2.4. North–south roads Erin Mills Parkway

Erin Mills Parkway is designated Regional Road 1, and is a very busy six-lane arterial which begins at the Queen Elizabeth Way as a continuation of Southdown Rd. It was named after the Erin Mills community through which it predominantly runs and was built as a realignment of Fifth Line West which still exists in two sections; the first which still runs for approximately 1 km. 0.6 mi. on each side of Dundas St., and the second as a part of Turney Drive, which also incorporates a former section of Thomas Street) and runs north to the intersection of Mississauga and Turner Valley Roads. Mississauga Road turns in from the east and continues Erin Mills course northwards.

                                     

2.5. North–south roads Mississauga Road

Mississauga Road begins at J.C. Saddington Park by as a north-south road, then angles northwest from near the QEW to south of Dundas St. where it resumes its north-south course. It serves as the main drag of Streetsville where it is called Queen Street and uses Britannia Rd. as an anomalous local north-south divider. Despite its length, its predominantly a low-capacity two-lane road until Britannia Road, where it widens to four lanes, and expands to a major six-lane artery after it merges with Erin Mills Pkwy see above and assumes the Regional Road 1 designation just south of Highway 401. It continues into Brampton and ends in Caledon.

From Eglinton northwards, it was formerly Fourth Line West.

                                     

2.6. North–south roads Creditview Road

Creditview Road gets its name due to it running very near or within the Credit River valley, although it only runs through the valley itself within Brampton today. The southern portion between Burnhamthorpe Rd. and Eglinton Ave. was realigned to link with the western leg of Central Parkway. The old portion was renamed, on each side of Highway 403, as Perivale and Rathkeale Roads, with their former status as Creditview being evident by the utility poles which still line them. To the north, the street was also realigned near Derry and Old Derry Roads to bring it outside the Credit River valley and interline it with Meadowvale Boulevard, leaving two bypassed sections: Old Creditview Road and Bellshire Gate. Consequently, the Brampton section of Creditview is now entirely discontinuous from its Mississauga counterpart.

                                     

2.7. North–south roads Mavis Road

Mavis Road is a continuation and formerly part of Stavebank Road. It originally ended at Eglinton, but was extended to its present length in two phases during the 1990s, bypassing Second Line West, and then merging with it just north of the city limits in Brampton.

                                     

2.8. North–south roads Confederation Parkway

Confederation Parkway begins as a two-lane road at Queensway, widens to four lanes at Dundas St., and curves northwesterly towards Eglinton Ave. The section through the City Centre is rapidly developing into a condominium tower highrise node.

                                     

2.9. North–south roads McLaughlin Road

McLaughlin Road is a continuation of Confederation Parkway. When it was reconstructed from a rural to a suburban road in 1989, it was built with only two lanes between Bristol Road and Matheson Boulevard to preserve a maple sugar bush on the western boundary of the historic Britannia Farm property.

                                     

2.10. North–south roads Hurontario Street

Hurontario Street is Mississaugas main street. Runs north from Lakeshore Road Lake Ontario and continues all the way to Collingwood on Georgian Bay Lake Huron, hence the streets name. Formerly part of Highway 10 and still often colloquially labelled as such. The Hurontario LRT, a Light Rail Transit line planned to run along the street, has been approved, with construction expected to begin in 2018.

Hurontario was the centre of the land survey, and marks the division between East and West.

EAST of Hurontario



                                     

2.11. North–south roads Kennedy Road

Kennedy Road runs north from Eglinton Ave. and continues south of it as Central Parkway. It is named after Thomas Laird Kennedy, a former local MPP and the 15th Premier of Ontario.

                                     

2.12. North–south roads Cawthra Road

Cawthra Road is designated as Peel Regional Road 17 and runs from Lakeshore Rd. to Eastgate Pkwy. and then interchanges with Highway 403. Named after the Cawthra family, whose estate, today owned by the City of Mississauga, is still located on the road.

                                     

2.13. North–south roads Tomken Road

Tomken Road, like Kennedy Road, is named for Thomas Laird Kennedy, with "Tomken" being a portmanteau: T h om as Ken nedy. The portion north of Eglinton Ave. was once called Heart Lake Road parts of which still exist in Brampton, but was absorbed into Tomken, as a result of both a jog elimination at Eglinton, and of being severed from the Brampton section due to Highway 410 subsuming most of its route in that city.

It was formerly Second Line East, and is one of the few concessions roads extended pre-20th Century to pass through both survey grids.

                                     

2.14. North–south roads Dixie Road

Dixie Road is designated as Peel Regional Road 4 and is one of citys busiest roads, with very heavy truck traffic in the industrial areas in the vicinity of Highway 401. Dixie forms the western boundary of Pearson Airport for a short distance south of Derry Road, and is the easternmost arterial in the southern half of Mississauga, due to the citys eastern boundary tapering towards the lake.

It is named after a former hamlet, which itself was named for Dr. Beaumont Dixie, who lived in Erindale.

Dixie is the only north-south road apart from the baseline, Hurontario St. that was entirely within the historic Toronto Township that was surveyed to run the full distance through the township, and was designated Third Line East.

                                     

2.15. North–south roads Bramalea Road

Bramalea Road is named after the Bramalea area of Brampton.

                                     

2.16. North–south roads Torbram Road

Torbram Roads name is a portmanteau of Tor onto and Bram pton. "Toronto" likely refers to Toronto Township, the precursor municipality to Mississauga, rather than to the city. It was formerly Fifth Line East, which once continued south to present-day Eglinton Avenue, with the southern section being removed with the expansion of Pearson Airport.

                                     

2.17. North–south roads Airport Road

Airport Road is designated as Peel Regional Road 7 and, as the name suggests, passes by Pearson Airport. Its original southern terminus was at Lower Baseline present-day Eglinton Ave. but today swings east to link with Dixon Road in Toronto at Highway 427. Northwards, it runs through the Malton neighbourhood, and continues all the way to the Dufferin/Simcoe County line south of Stayner where it officially loses its name.

                                     

2.18. North–south roads Goreway Drive

Goreway Drive is named after the former Toronto Gore Township. It begins south of Derry Rd. at Highway 427 but has no interchange, and passes under the freeway into Toronto as Disco Road. The elevated tracks of the Union Pearson Express UP run alongside the street near its southern end.

                                     

2.19. North–south roads Finch Avenue

Finch Avenue is designated Peel Regional Road 2, and runs for only 1 km. 0.6 mi. through the extreme northeast corner of the city before continuing into Brampton where it ends at Steeles Avenue after a similarly short distance, making it the shortest regional road in Peel Region. However, to the south, it curves eastwards to cross Highway 427 into Toronto, where it continues as one of that citys major east-west streets and eventually reaches Pickering. The Indian Line Campground, situated in the Claireville Conservation Area, is located on the street.

                                     

3.1. Collector roads Argentia Road

Argentia Road is located in Meadowvale, running east and southeast from Ninth Line and ending at Creditview Road, crossing Derry Rd. just west of where Derry passes under Highway 401. The section between Ninth and Tenth Lines is an extension opened in 2016. Most of the street has four lanes, except for the westernmost section, which has two lanes plus bike lanes.

                                     

3.2. Collector roads Bristol Road

Bristol Road begins at the Credit River as a continuation of Main Street in Streetsville and continues east to Kennedy Rd. The westernmost section was an historic minor route running east from the former village. The rest of the street was built, beginning in the vicinity of Hurontario St. in the late 1980s, and reached its full length by the late 1990s.

                                     

3.3. Collector roads The Collegeway

The Collegeway begins in the campus grounds of Erindale College a satellite campus of the University of Toronto, hence its name, and wends its way west through Erin Mills to Laird Road ending just before Highway 403. It runs between Dundas St. and Burnhamthorpe Rd. and intersects with major arterial roads such as Mississauga Rd, Erin Mills Pkwy, and Winston Churchill Blvd. The road traverses mainly residential area, but does pass notable non-residential zones like Erindale College, the South Common Centre shopping mall and industrial area west of Ridgeway Drive towards Laird Rd.

                                     

3.4. Collector roads Meadowvale Boulevard

Not to be confused with Meadowvale Road in Toronto.

Meadowvale Boulevard begins at Derry Rd. and is a continuation of Creditview Rd. It runs northwest and crosses Mississauga Rd., where it dips to the southwest to parallel Hwy. 401. It then turns sharply to the north to follow the former Fifth Line alignment also followed by Erin Mills Pkwy. further south, into Brampton as Heritage Road. The road originally ran only to Mississauga Rd., but was extended to connect with Creditview Rd. when the latter was realigned concurrent with the construction of the new Derry Rd.

                                     

3.5. Collector roads Ridgeway Drive

Ridgeway Drive runs north off Dundas St. west of Winston Churchill Blvd. and ends at Eglinton Ave. The road originally ended at Unity Drive/Sladeview Crescent, but was later bridged over Highway 403 to reach Eglinton Ave. Ridgeway was proposed to be the western terminus of the Mississauga Transitway, but the busway was only constructed as far west as Winston Churchill Blvd.

                                     

3.6. Collector roads Tenth Line West

Tenth Line West runs north from Eglinton Ave. through Churchill Meadows and Meadowvale and ends at a dead end at Highway 401. Like Ninth Line, it was once entirely in Halton Region and was thus originally Tenth Line East, but has been wholly within Mississauga after the 1974 annexation of lands west of Winston Churchill Blvd. It thus bears a "West" designation, though it is actually the seventh concession road west of Hurontario St. following Mississaugas survey grid. An unusual planning aspect along the street is the presence of a series of unnamed cul-de-sacs, each contained six homes, running off the west side of the street north of Britannia Road, in the Trelawny neighbourhood.

                                     

3.7. Collector roads Terry Fox Way

Terry Fox Way along with Silken Laumann Way was formerly the part of Second Line West from Eglinton Ave. to north of Britannia Rd., after Second Line was broken up into segments after the construction of the northern section of Mavis Rd. Two other sections of Second Line south of Highway 401 are incorporated into portions of minor side streets. Second Line still exists in name north of the 401, and until 2016, crossed the freeway until the overpass was demolished for a highway widening project. A pedestrian bridge is currently under construction to replace the original structure. The street is named after the late Terry Fox, the amputee who with a prosthetic leg attempted to run across Canada to raise money for cancer research, but was forced to abandon the run halfway through after his cancer returned.

Second Line was originally proposed to be named "Gandhi Way" after the Indian human rights activist Mahatma Gandhi, but that name was rejected due to public opposition.



                                     

4. Provincially maintained highways

There are five provincially maintained highways that interchange with roads in Mississauga:

  • Highway 401
  • Queen Elizabeth Way
  • Highway 410
  • Highway 403
  • Highway 427 - only section north of Airport Road to Finch Avenue are within Peel

There are two other 400-series roads not fully maintained by the province for the portions within Mississauga:

  • Highway 407 is the only privately owned highway in Mississauga and not maintained by the MTO.
  • Highway 409 is partially located in Mississauga namely west of Highway 427 and is maintained by the Greater Toronto Airport Authority since 2000. Sections east of Highway 427 are in Toronto and still maintained by the MTO.
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