Mississauga is part of the Greater Toronto Area (GTA), but is a city in its own right. Indeed, it is the sixth-largest municipality in Canada with a population of 713,443. This makes it more populated than Vancouver, Winnipeg, and Quebec City. Because of its high population, Mississauga has some of the busiest roads in Canada, and unfortunately some of the highest auto insurance rates.
Bordered by Toronto to the east, Brampton to the north, Oakville to the west, and Lake Ontario to the South, Mississauga is bang in the middle of high-insurance premium territory.
As a part of the Greater Toronto Area, Mississauga is steeped in Ontarian history and has consistently grown over the decades to become the largest suburb in Anglo-America by population.
Mississauga is actually a relatively new city. Early development started in the 1920s when Toronto residents began building leisure cottages on the shores of Lake Ontario. Small towns started to operate around this tourist location, a collection of villages that would one day form Mississauga. The town was created officially in 1968 when the townships of Lakeview, Cooksville, Lorne Park, Clarkson, Erindale, Sheridan, Dixie, Meadowvale Village, and Malton were amalgamated.
It was a controversial decision that is still a bone of contention today, but Mississauga had been created. The town continued to grow in terms of stature and population over the proceeding decades until Mississauga was granted full city status in 1974.