Well known as the home of Mississauga’s campus of the University of Toronto, and for its acres of beautiful park area, Erindale is a popular residential community in the southern end of the city. Adorned with natural beauty and remarkable architecture, this neighborhood is a treat to visit, and a privilege to live in.
The area which is now known as Erindale first came into being in 1822. A land speculator, by the name of Thomas Racey, bought the land to build a mill and establish a village. When Racey was unable to meet his payments, the land was auctioned off to eager settlers. By 1827, the first signs of the village had come to life. There was a saw and flour mill in operation, a post office, a church, and a residential community taking shape. Throughout history, Erindale has had many names. At first it was called Toronto, but soon named Credit once the post office was established. In the mid 1830’s the area was known as Springfield, and then later as Springfield-on-the-Credit. Finally, in 1890, named after the estate of an early influential settler, Reverend James Magrath, Erindale came into being. He had named his estate “Erindale” in reference to his homeland – Ireland.
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This area is the academic hub of Mississauga. With the campus of University of Toronto located here, along with several great schools – including a school for gifted children, Erindale is well reputed for its great learning institutions. Another highlight of the area is Erindale Park – the largest in Mississauga, covering an area of 225 hectares. Besides offering visitors a place for picnics, barbeques, bird-watching and a playground, it also boasts the David Culham Trail with spectacular views of the Credit River – perfect for hiking and biking. To add to Erindale’s beautiful landscape, there is the Credit Valley Golf and Country Club and the Mississauga Golf and Country Club – perfect to enjoy a round of Golf in the summer! Already equipped with necessary amenities and supermarkets, the residents of this area can also rest at ease, because Erin Mills Town Centre is just north of the neighborhood and only a few minutes away. For those who want a more wholesome shopping experience, they can head to Square One – a short drive away from home. Geared more towards students and families, this area has numerous neighborhoods that offer comfortable living with close access to amenities.
If you are living in any of the homes or Erindale condos, travelling in and out of the area has been made simpler, with the Erindale Go Station and Mississauga transit facilities linking you to the rest of the city. There is also easy access to the 403 and QEW, keeping the area tucked away from traffic, but still accessible.
There is an exclusive selection of Erindale condos, which aren’t easy to get hold of, to pick from. Being close to a University, and central in the city of Mississauga, this area is often more sought after. Living here will ensure that you are a part of an environment rich with academic culture and community.