Oldest Village with History over 300 Years
Excellent Public Access to Waterfront Areas
Popular for Boating, Canoeing & Dragon Boats
From its humble beginnings as a trading post over 300 years ago to its status as the west GTA’s premier waterfront community, Port Credit continues to be one of the most well known and desirable communities to live in Mississauga. Port Credit consists of 3 sections, Port Credit Village (Tall Oaks, Hiawatha Park & Memorial Park), Olde Port Credit Village (West of the Credit River) and Cranberry Cove (along the lakeshore next to the Rhododendron Gardens).
Over the past 15 years, Port Credit Real Estate has been undergoing a major revitalization that is continuing today. Boutique shops and restaurants are opening up to serve the growing population flocking to newly constructed luxury high rise buildings and luxury town homes. Older smaller homes are being renovated into luxury homes that offer an urban-family lifestyle that can’t be beat, and many buyers want to to live here. Per square foot, this is the most expensive village in Mississauga, regardless of whether you are looking for a condo apartment or detached home.
Port Credit is attracting the high-end lifestyle buyer who wants a village feel with easy access to Downtown Toronto (in as little as 20 minutes via the Port Credit GO station). Residents in Port Credit like to take advantage of the excellent community amenities including the many festivals and excellent waterfront parks and trails. However, Port Credit’s past still remains, with a significant number of rentals from before the re-development began. There are still many renters on the lower end of the economic scale.
Homes in Port Credit are a mix of historic century homes, pre war homes, and post war suburban style houses, condominiums and town homes. There is truly a mix of options in this village. Though you will see some modern custom builds, most homes are the original design. Port Credit was once a very modest town, with small lot and homes. Because of this, full demolitions and 4000 square foot reno’s are not possible on most lots. Most homes have kept their original footprint and upgraded with new finishes.
Along the water is where you will find development of condos and townhomes. The last large scale redevelopment has been approved in Port Credit on the old Imperial Oil lands, called Port Credit West Village. It will be a mix of low/mid/high density residential, light commercial and open greenspace with paths to the waterfront for all. Click on the link above for a visual rendering and more information about the project, it’s projected to be an immense success and will compliment the existing fabric of the Village.
Port Credit also has 2 home owners associations, which advocated to city council on issues affecting the village. They often build stronger community spirit and relationship and is a great way to get to know your neighbours.
Port Credit has many layers of culture, history and amenities that makes it what it is today. It’s a historic village full of charming streets with a variety of historic homes, statues and monuments, mixed with modern new structures, woven seamlessly together. It’s close to Toronto, and offers a community vibe found in Toronto but on a smaller scale. There are tons of independent shoppes, bistro’s, restaurants and cafe’s. Port Credit hosts several festivals throughout the year, from arts, culture and more. It’s a waterfront village with many unique parks, and miles of trails so there’s always something to do. You can be part of all the action, and also find a quiet place to reflect. Port Credit is the number one community in Mississauga for lifestyle quality, no other village offers everything that Port Credit does.
Are you Vegan? Gluten Free? Craving Mexican? Indian? Cupcakes? Home Made Gelato? Organic? No problem, we got it covered…….and much more. Check out the Port Credit BIA to see how local business is supported to grow and prosper, and see a full list of local businesses.
No urban centre is complete without local festival and events that bring the community together. There is immense pride in being a resident of villages such as Port Credit (much like Streetsville and Clarkson) and this is due in large part to the sense of community and culture. Events include:
Part of being a vibrant city in demand is how you plan growth in all respects: more transportation, commerce, tourism and residents. Port Credit gets top marks for it’s part in ensuring smart design and future prosperity. The most dynamic projects that will forever change the face of Port Credit are the Hurontario Light Rail Connection, the new Port Credit West Village Development, and 1 Port Street East Pier Project. Click Below to learn more about each project. A focus on sustainability, staggered growth, accessibility and nature is woven throughout.