Meadowvale - Mississauga-Brampton, Ontario neighbourhoods and nearby communities
Meadowvale is the area nestled between Britannia Rd, north of Streetsville, and the 407 to the west and north. The community has significant industrial lands alongside the rail lines that bisect the neighbourhood., as well as other industrial lands to the east, alongside the north-south #403. The neighbourhood of Meadowvale Meadows lies along the Credit River between these two industrial areas. The community is also served by Credit Valley Hospital, and by the Meadowvale GO Station.
The community of Meadowvale was established around 1820 by Irish settlers from New York. Meadowvale evolved to became a popular gathering place for artists during the late 19th and early 20th century, attracted by its small-town charm. To preserve the flavor of its 19th-century village, in 1980 Meadowvale became the first heritage conservation district in Ontario.
There are 25 elementary schools, 3 secondary schools, 2 private/religious schools in this community, as well as 2 libraries. It is a short commute from the University of Toronto in Mississauga to the south, and Sheridan College in Brampton to the northeast.
The community is just north of the vibrant Streetsville shopping district along Queen Street (Mississauga Rd). Meadowvale Town Centre is the neighbourhood's big mall, with a number or smaller ones scattered around, and there is a big box complex along Winston Churchill just south of the 401.
The community is bisected by the Credit River, with significant parkland, and many sections having recreation pathways as well. There is also Lake Acquitane Park, featuring a lake, recreational pathways and an indoor pool. To the east is the Hershey Centre, home to hockey, trade shows, and rock concerts, and to the northeast is the Brampton Sports Park and the Brampton Centre Arena. There are two golf courses in this neighbourhood, as well.