Living in Cooksville
The Cooksville community was referred to as “The 5 and 10 or the “Four Corners”. Both monikers make reference to the Hurontario and Dundas cross streets which are still the main geographical cross streets for this neighbourhood. Today Cooksville has grown into an urban community with apartment buildings, townhomes and shopping plazas. Cooksville is a vibrant and multicultural neighbourhood with a diverse built character ranging from residential houses to industrial and commercial buildings, and suburban style shopping plazas. There is also an abundance of parkland in this neighbourhood including Cooksville Park and the Cooksville Creek Trail.
History of Cooksville
Cooksville is named after its most revered early citizen a man by the name of James Cook, who settled here in 1819. Cook was an entrepreneurial sort who established a successful stagecoach business built on mail delivery. Cook also built a hotel that served as a popular stopover for tired travellers making the trek back and forth from Toronto to Niagara. Cook was industrious and the community followed his lead. It was only natural then that the village that sprung up around Cook’s home came to be known as Cooksville.
Cooksville was the site of the very successful Cooksville Brickyard. It was also the home of the Clair House Winery, Canada’s first commercial winery. In 1968 Cooksville amalgamated with other nearby villages to form the Town of Mississauga. Cooksville was so highly regarded, that it was selected as the site of Mississauga’s first municipal office.
Homes in Cooksville
Cooksville rivals Mississauga City Centre for the most high-rise rental and condo apartment buildings in Mississauga. Just about every type of house can be found here from townhomes and semi-detached houses to detached homes and and large infill custom homes. The housing stock dates back to the 1960s with various pockets of homes built up over the following decades.
Lifestyle in Cooksville
Cooksville is an ideal choice for commuters who want to be close to the City of Toronto and the Mississauga City Centre. Cooksville has an urban feel as the population destiny is higher here than in most Mississauga neighbourhoods. Cookeville is affordable by Mississauga standards and there are many rental apartment buildings making this neighbourhood popular with new immigrants to Canada. There are large commercial areas and greenspaces that abut this mixed use neighbourhood. A natural landmark is Cookeville Creek which is surrounded by homes and some parkland. This Creek flows south into Lake Ontario.
Recreation in Cooksville
Huron Park Community Centre situated at 830 Paisley Boulevard includes a full-size gymnasium, banquet facilities, splash pad, leisure trails, an outdoor volleyball court and an event plaza for community gatherings and special events. The Credit Valley Tennis Club is located adjacent to the community centre. This club features 8 har-tru tennis courts with lighting for night play.
Arts in Cooksville
The Living Arts Centre in Mississauga offers a myriad of arts programs for children and adults.
Transportation in Cooksville
Cookeville residents enjoy Go Transit rail and bus service as well as express city bus service to downtown Toronto’s Union Station. The Cookeville Go terminal also offers commuters MiWay bus service.