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LIVING IN LISGAR

 

Lisgar is located at the extreme northwest section of Mississauga. The St. Lawrence & Hudson Railway line skirts the north-end of the neighbourhood and highway 407 serves as a west boundary separating Lisgar from the Town of Milton. The Town of Halton Hills is just north of Lisgar.

 

Lisgar has an active residents association that has championed many worthy neighbourhood causes in particular dealing with local environment initiatives. An exciting new development for this neighbourhood is the announcement of a new community centre and park to be built on 55 acres of land that abuts the 9th Line.

 

HISTORY OF LISGAR

 

Lisgar began as a pioneer settlement known as Switzer’s Corners. The name was officially changed to Lisgar in 1871. This name was chosen in honour of Lord Lisgar, who served as Canada’s second Governor General from 1869-1872.  In the late 1800s Lisgar flourished with a school, church, post office, and general store. Like many small villages the population base was not sustained and by the mid 1900s Lisgar was relegated to the archives of history. The Kindree Cemetery located at 3790 Derry Road West, on the South side of Derry Road West, is a lonely reminder of the pioneer settlement called Lisgar and the families that put this pocket of Mississauga on the map.

 

HOMES IN LISGAR

 

Lisgar houses were built largely in the 1990s and 2000s. Lisper is a collection of subdivisions with family size homes situated on modest lots. Lisper real estate is affordable compared to many other Mississauga neighbourhoods.

 

LIFESTYLE IN LISGAR

 

Lisgar looks and feels like a quaint suburban community. You definitely need a car to get around here to go to the shopping plazas and recreational centres however public transit is pretty good with the MiWay bus service. There is a surprising amount of nature within and around Lisgar to be explored and enjoyed. The Lisgar and Meadowvale business parks as well as the shopping plazas, provide plenty of local employment options for Lisgar residents.

 

The soon to be built Churchill Meadows Community Centre and Park will be situated on 55 acres of parkland off 9th line and include 65,000 square feet of recreational amenities highlighted by two soccer fields, a large indoor pool, a skate park, splash pad and playground, and basketball court.

 

RECREATION IN LISGAR

 

Lisgar Meadowbrook Trail is a paved 4.9 kilometre trail that extends from Brittania Road to north of Derry Road with a detour around Osprey Marsh. This multi-use trail is enjoyed year round. There are park benches along the route if you want to stop and enjoy the nature. Osprey Marsh is the byproduct of environmental stewardship on the part of the community and City officials. This marsh doubles as the Ninth Line Stormwater Management Pond. Osprey Marsh has several interpretive panels that describe how this habitat was created by the community for the community. It is the perfect place to discover nature, bird watch, picnic, walk the dog or just go for a stroll.

 

The nearby Meadowbrook Community Centre and Library offer a myriad of recreational programs for children and adults.