Is this your first time to hear about Lakeview? Or maybe you are interested in visiting or moving into this neighbourhood? In this blog, I will give you a tour around one of Mississauga’s popular neighbourhood, Lakeview!
Lakeview is one of the waterfront communities in Mississauga, located east of Port Credit and along the northern shores of Lake Ontario. Formerly an industrial area, this neighbourhood was known for its four smokestacks called as “4 sisters” of the Lakeview Generating Station. The “4 sisters’ were the tallest structures in the area until it was demolished in 2006, and the generating plant the following year. Additionally, Lakeview is also home to Lakeview Water Treatment Plant and G. E. Booth Wastewater Treatment Plant.
With its location, you can have easy access to the waterfront which is extensively developed with trails and parks. Did you know that KFC’S Colonel Sanders used to live in the area while supervising franchises in Canada? Lakeview is a commuter-friendly location with Toronto just a few minutes away, Port Credit and Long Branch GO Stations for public transport and highway access through QEW. Let us take a closer look now at what this neighbourhood has to offer!
First, Golf Courses and Parks
Popular attractions in Lakeview mostly promotes an active outdoor lifestyle. To start with, we have Lakeview Golf Course and Toronto Golf Club on Dixie Road which feature challenging layouts as well as scenic views of sloping green landscape. These golf courses hosted the Canadian Open many times which tells us of the championship standard of these courses.
There are many lakefront and neighbourhood parks in Lakeview which makes it a perfect place for families with young children. Some of the best parks are Cawthra Park which has towering mature trees and calm trails that are always beautiful no matter what season it is and The Village Green Park - a well-maintained place with modern park playground and new paved path.
Near to the lakefront is the Lakeview Park which features a soccer field, baseball diamond, gazebos and a waterfront trail that connects to the Lakefront Promenade Park, a park with boardwalks, splash pad, picnic areas and marina.
Next, Schools and Library
Some of the schools in Lakeview include Lakeside Montessori School located on Lakeshore Road for toddlers and preschool programs along with French, music, and drama. The TFS - Canada's International School on Meredith Ave. for Pre-K to Grade 7 focuses on arts, science and humanities programs. For public schools, you have the Allan A Martin Middle School in Ogden Ave. and Cawthra Park Secondary School on Cawthra Rd. Next to that is the St. Paul Secondary School, a Catholic high school.
The Lakeview Library in Atwater Ave. has children’s multimedia workstation and lots of learning and social activities programs that run through the entire year. Adding to that, the place has a very quiet and nice atmosphere and also next to the Serson Park where you can walk around or take your kids to the playground after visiting the library.
Another popular and convenient place in this neighbourhood is the Dixie Outlet Mall along QEW, a go-to destination for shoppers looking for great deals! It is Canada's largest enclosed outlet mall, with over 135 outlet shops of well-known clothing and houseware brands.
Lakeshore Rd is lined up with many shops including barber shops like The Infamous Scars and Strops, Namiks Barber Shop and K-Kutz Hair Studio and hair and nail salons such as Maggie's Hair And Nails, Fantastic nails and Nails For You. There are also plenty of food marts and convenience stores. You can get a huge selection of fresh fruits and vegetables at A.J. Lanzarotta Wholesale Fruit and Vegetables or CA Fruit Products. For pet supplies and grooming, there is PetSmart in corner of Enola Ave and Lakeshore Rd
There are also many top-rated restaurants and bakery in Lakeview. On Ogden Ave., Fair Grounds Organic Café & Roastery is a spacious bakery and coffee shop that exclusively offers organic coffees from Latin America, Indonesia and Africa.
On Lakeshore Rd, restaurants are conveniently close to each other. You should totally try going to The Lunch Box, a Hungarian restaurant that serves home-style Hungarian food at affordable prices. Their mouth-watering Goulash dish is a must-try! While in Sushi Maki House, the popular dishes here are Bento Boxes and sushi rolls. This restaurant also has many vegetarian options.
Another bakery you might like is Antojitos. They sell Colombian snacks like guava jelly and chocoramo. Their menu also includes crispy, cheese-filled bunuelos, cinnamon-sprinkled donut filled with Guava custard called as Guava pasteles and traditional Colombian meals.
The typical homes in Lakeview are renovated or refurbished detached and semi-detached homes. There are also a few custom-built homes near the lake. Other housing types include bungalows and cottage homes. With the city’s plan for the revitalization of its waterfront, it can be expected that the property values will continue to increase.
There is also a new development of urban townhomes in the intersection of Atwater Ave & Cawthra Rd, called as the Dellwood Park by Sierra Building Group. Its location is only few minutes away from shops, restaurants and the waterfront.
Lakeview is another an ideal neighbourhood with shops, restaurants and recreational spaces so easily accessible and well-maintained. Many who relocate to this neighbourhood are young professionals and those with growing families who hope to make this place their permanent home. With Lakeview being part of the city’s masterplan to revitalize its waterfronts, there will be more condos and retail coming to this area.
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