Home of the Streetsville Tigers, this village is nestled in the northwestern part of Mississauga, it was settled in 1819 by Timothy Street. His original home still exists in its original place right beside the Credit River. The village boasts its unique historical boutiques , residential homes, and churches. The home of the Bread and Honey festival is held annually on the first weekend of June, it brings in large crowds with its annual parade and carnival in the Streetsville memorial park, also known as Vic Johnston arena. The arena, baseball diamond, and park is very picturesque as the Credit River runs through it, and it draws anglers to come mainly in the fall to catch Salmon or Steelhead fish. The Mississauga Santa Claus parade is also hosted in Streetsville every year.
5 Things to do in Streetsville:
The "Village in the City" – and it is just that. A really nice, quaint little village that has a very European feel to it. Just take a walk in spring/summer and you'll see what I mean. For the downtown travelers, Streetsville has its own GO station with both bus and train access. From great restaurants to yoga studios, the stretch of shops has anything and everything. The neighbourhood has a cool mix of homes – townhomes, traditional 2-storeys, old and custom built bungalows and even low-rise condos. There's also a stretch of homes that back onto the Credit River and the neighbourhood is surrounded by mature trees. Streetsville is home to the famous 'Vista Heights P.S.' – one of the top Elementary Schools in Mississauga. Another fantastic neighbourhood.
Schools in Streetsville:
Streetsville Secondary Family of Schools: Britannia Public School, Dolphin Sr. Public School, Hazel McCallion Sr. Public School, Plowman’s Park Public School, Ray Underhill Public School, Vista Heights Public School and Willow Way Public School.
1. Salsa Dancing:
The best kept secret in Streetsville, and I have a feeling it won’t be for long. Soul2Sole operates in Wilson Martial Arts studio (205 Queen Street South), just across from Murphy’s Ice cream Parlour.
2. Bar hopping:
Everybody has their favourite bar in Streetsville. With four venues under within one KM of each other, it’s a great place to to get a selection of different types of venues.
The Franklin House is cool because it has old pictures of people in Streetsville hunting animals. It also has two levels of decor, and pretty good live music. Go up early and get upstairs, otherwise you’ll be stuck downstairs the whole night. The hot girls, live music, and the better patio are all upstairs.
The Cock and Pheasant has the most potential for a fun party. It’s all one room, so when it’s packed it gets racous and wild. Plus they have a popcorn machine and the bouncers make sure you don’t wait too long.
Cuchulainn’s Irish pub has arguably the best patio in all of Streetsville. A popular venue on Friday and Saturday nights, they also offer live music every Thursday night. One of the best kept secrets is their inexpensive breakfast, with $3 bacon and eggs. And if you order a beer with it, you’re excused–it’s a bar after all!
3. Hang out at Streetsville Memorial Park:
The Credit River is the main attraction here. A lot of people walk along the bike trail, some take their fishing rod and catch crayfish, and an even braver few whip out the canoe for a ride. It’s beautiful, scenic, and offers a great place to escape.
In the summer months, this park doubles as a place to host a barbecue and as a soccer pitch.
4. Get your haircut!
There are two really good barber shops in Streetsville: Aldo’s classical barbershop (210 Queen Street S) and The Barber Studio (247 Queen St S). I’ve been to both, and can say that each have distinct qualities that make them really good. The good thing about Aldo’s is that there is actually a guy named Aldo who is terrific. You know this because there’s usually two lines: one is for Aldo, and one is for the other two guys. The line for Aldo is bigger.
The Barber Studio is the place to go if you want a fresh fade. Cool, urban shop full of young guys who know what they’re doing. I’ve never been charged more than $20, plus you get to play fifa on a big scree while you wait.
5. Grab a coffee!
While there are a few places to grab coffee, Starbucks is the best. Situated on the corner of Thomas and Queen st., the old-style brick building gives the place an added charm. When you walk in, you feel cozy, like you’re going into an old friend’s house.