We like to think of Erindale as Mississauga’s best kept secret. It’s one of the oldest communities in Mississauga with a long history as a mill village in the late 1800s. It’s grown into a mature, picturesque neighbourhood with a spectrum of property options from multi-million dollar, custom-built homes, reasonably-priced detached two-stories, bungalows for young families and affordable townhomes for first time buyers.
It’s proximity to University of Toronto’s Mississauga campus also makes it desirable property hunting ground for investors and students looking for Mississauga homes for rent.
One of the biggest draws for buyers is how pretty parts of Erindale are, featuring historic architecture, tree-lined streets and lots of green space. It earns its moniker as a village; Erindale Village feels like a smaller, distinct and scenic community within the big city.
Erindale often gets overshadowed by the more talked-about neighbourhoods of Meadowvale Village and Streetsville but it’s just as scenic and offers the same benefits to families considering a move up – detached homes on large lots, great schools, tons of green space and all the major conveniences of city living a short drive or stroll away, depending on which pocket of Erindale you buy in.
The main commercial district servicing residents of Erindale is Mavis-Erindale where you'll find all the essentials along with one of the best outlet malls in the GTA, the Heartland Town Centre.
Parks & Recreation:
Erindale Mississauga is known for its green space and that includes a number of parks, walking trails and children’s play areas. The most utilized space is Erindale Park, the largest park in Mississauga, where residents can make use of the hiking trails, playground and abundance of picnic areas.
There are also a number of smaller, local parks particularly in the east end of Erindale and not one but two private golf clubs – the Mississauga Golf and Country Club and the Credit Valley Golf and Country Club.
The Woodlands School (Erindale's most popular public school) may not make it into the top 10 Mississauga schools every year in official ranking studies but it is widely considered by residents to be one of the best schools in Mississauga.
Offering both an elementary school and a secondary school, it boasts a wide range of arts and sports programs, encouraging their students to partake in a wide range of activities, both academic and extracurricular. In particular, it blends art and sport seamlessly, promoting both areas of study as essential in raising well-rounded, inquisitive, social and healthy young adults.
Woodlands high school is also very good at preparing youth for college and university, along with life after school, with career symposiums and Specialist High School Majors including Arts & Culture and Health & Wellness, again, reflecting the school’s focus on arts and sports.
In addition, The Woodlands Schools excels at welcoming students from different backgrounds and cultures into an accessible and caring environment. Woodlands is known for its ESL programs, popular with families new to Canada who don’t speak English as a first language, and for its efforts in promoting responsibile citizenship, demonstrated through its student charity activities. They also have a popular Peer Assisted Learning Program where students who need a little more guidance can learn from other students.
Woodlands is also the Mississauga regional centre for teaching gifted students with approximately 360 secondary students enrolled in its enhanced learning program.