Living in Creditview
Creditview looks like the definition of ‘Suburbia” with row upon row of subdivision homes interrupted only by arterial roadways and the occasional neighbourhood greenspace. But do not let appearances fool you as Creditview is “Centre Court” when it comes to amenities. Residents enjoy fast and easy access to the Mississauga City Centre which is located just a few minutes north of this neighbourhood.
The main commercial corridor is located along Burnhamthorpe Road. The 403 highway forms the north boundary for the neighbourhood and the railway forms the southern boundary. The Mavis Erindale employment district is situated just to the south of Creditview.
History of Creditview
From the early 1800s onward Creditview was a simple farming community. A half dozen or so families operated farms in the area. One of the most prominent of these farmers was the Crozier family. The Crozier Farmhouse built in 1846 is still standing located at the end of 4265 Perivale Road, on the north side of Beacon Lane. This home is designated as a heritage home and is a privately owned residence. It remained in the Crozier family until 2002.
This area was designated for residential development by the City of Mississauga in the 1970s. The area south of what is now Highway 403 was built in the late 1970s and early 80s and the area north of the highway was developed in the late 1980s.
Homes in Creditview
The homes in Creditview for the most part are uniform in size and style with brick clad exteriors and a single or double car garage out front. There is a mix of townhomes, semi-detached homes and detached homes. There are a few apartment buildings near the Erindale Go Station. New condominium development is currently taking place along Burnhamthorpe Road.
The homes south of the 403 highway in the Perivale district were built in the late 1970s and early 80s and north of the 403 in the Rathkeale Rd., area were built in the late 1980s. There is very little difference between these homes in terms of size and style.
Lifestyle in Creditview
This location is centre court when it comes to amenities. Creditview residents enjoy fast and easy access to the Mississauga City Centre shops and restaurants as well as theatre and arts facilities. The Square One Shopping Centre is one of largest shopping centres in Ontario at 2.2 million square feet and one of Canada’s top ten malls, with a combined over 320 shops, services and restaurants.
Recreation in Creditview
Hershey Centre located at 550 Rose Cherry Place is home to the OHL’s Mississauga Steelheads and the NBA – G league’s Raptors 905. Wrestling, boxing and live concerts also perform here. Playdium located at Mississauga City Centre features 40,000 square feet of fun including: a variety of arcade games, batting cages, outdoor mini-golf, and a go-kart track.
Arts in Creditview
The Living Arts Centre located at 4141 Living Arts Drive in the heart of the burgeoning Mississauga City Centre is a stunning landmark atrium, with three presentation-ready theatres, seven professional craft studios, and an attractive in-house restaurant. The Living Arts Centre Centre hosts hundreds of performing arts, educational, community, and corporate events and activities each year, continuing its mission to promote Arts for Life.
Transportation in Creditview
The Erindale GO Station and MiWay are easily accessible.