Living in Lakeview
Lakeview is located in the southeast section of Mississauga and shares its eastern border with the City of Toronto. Along Lakeshore Road there are some street signs welcoming you to Lakeview and to Mississauga but no real fanfare that will signal that you have exited one city and entered another. Part of the understated lay of the land can be attributed to Lakeviews past which was dominated by a power generating plant along the waterfront. This plant was decommissioned in 2005. Ever since this time local residents and City of Mississauga officials have been engaged in consultation and planning efforts to reimagine and revitalize Lakeview and to realize its vast potential as a neighbourhood. Situated along the Lake Ontario shoreline the possibilities are endless.
The Dixie Outlet Mall is situated at the northeast section of the neighbourhood. Immediately south of the mall is Lakeview Golf Course. Along the waters edge is the Lakeview Water Treatment Plant. Lakefront Promenade runs off Lakesshore Road. This scenic and winding roadway provides access to Lakefront Waterfront Park and Lakefront Promenade Marina which comprise the prime waterfront in this neighbourhood.
History of Lakeview
Lakeview was originally occupied by the Mississaugas. They were followed by French fur traders and European settlers. By the 1840s large teact of land had been cleared and Lakeview consisted mostly of farms. During the second world war a training airport and a munitions factory were operating in Lakeview as part of the war effort. Residential development began in the 1950s. The part of Lakeview south of Lakeshore was once the home of an Ontario Power Generating plant that was decommissioned in 2005. This prime real estate is now being transformed into a new urban mixed use area that is receiving many accolades and is once again bringing Lakeview back into a position of prominence.
Homes in Lakeview
Lakeview has a varied housing stock consisting of bungalows, split-levels and detched 2–storey subdivision homes. Lot sizes in general are generous with plenty of parking and nice size backyards. Streetscape is tidy and orderly with trees shading sidewalks.
Lifestyle in Lakeview
Dixie Value Outlet Mall is located on the border of this neighbourhood and offers many brand names at discount prices.
Recreation in Lakeview
Lakeview Golf Course is a public golf course owned and operated by the City of Mississauga. It has been described as a challenging 18 hole course but suitable for all handicaps with tightly woven greens and some interesting fairways.
The Carmen Corbasson Community Centre off Cawthra Road features an indoor skating and hockey arena with two ice pads. There is also an indoor gym and community meeting room. Adjacent to the community centre is the Mississauga Seniors Centre. Both these facilities are adjacent to Cawthra Park. a densely wooded park with a wood chip walking trail.
Lakefront Promenade runs adjacent to Douglas Kennedy Park that features a baseball diamond. Further south on Lakefront Promenade Park there is a children’s playgrounds, beach volleyball courts and splash pad in addition to a boardwalk with scenic views of Lake Ontario. There are also picnic areas and a marina.
Arts in Lakeview
Cawthra Park is home to Peel’s Regional Arts Program (RAP), for which students audition to study music (instrumental [concert band, guitar, and piano] or vocal), dance, dramatic arts or visual arts. Approximately two thirds of Cawthra’s students are in the RAP program, with the remaining students coming from the local area. Cawthra offers a Specialist High-Skills Major (SHSM) in Arts & Culture, allowing students to complete additional certifications and trainings to prepare for their career path.
Transportation in Lakeview
Lakeshore Road and the QEW both connect motorist to the City of Toronto which is just a few minutes east of the Lakeview neighbourhood.