We've put together a list of six fun things in each of Mississauga's 11 wards and are happy to present it to you in numerical order. They'll include some interesting, entertaining and appetizing things to check out and experience.
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This segment features Mississauga’s Ward 2.
Mickey’s Dragon Pizza
In the quaint Clarkson Village is where Mickey’s Dragon Pizza has set up shop, and its nigh impossible to miss with the iconic inflatable green dragon on top of the building, serving as a mascot. They serve traditional pizzas and famous specialty “Killer King Dragon” pies, their take on Chicago-style, deep-dish pizza. Mickey’s mouth-watering and deliciously cheesy dishes got them a showcase on the Food Network’s You Gotta Eat Here! Word of warning: they’re a small operation with limited amounts of daily dough. If they run out, they’re done for the day so get their early.
This all-day brunch joint is a one stop, mom and pop shop that pays tribute to Mississauga’s diverse ethnic community by supplying multi-cultural cuisine that satisfy anyone’s ‘kravingz.’ Jamaican, Filipino, Polish, Mexican, Canadian and American food cultures — all these diverse influences and more can be found infused into the Kravingz menu. Try the Polski benedict ($14.50), Mexican chilaquiles rancheros ($13.50) or the Manitoba chicken sandwich ($14). Kravingz is also located in Clarkson Village, on Lakeshore Road West, east of Clarkson Road North.
Jack Darling Park
Situated right on the waterfront, Jack Darling Park is a spacious and diverse outdoor area with wonderful beaches. On a hot summer’s day, it’s the perfect destination for families to gather in the picnic areas, explore the shoreline of Lake Ontario or frolic in the splash pads. Surrounded with beautiful scenery and amazing views, Jack Darling Park’s features include a leash-free zone for dogs, playgrounds, tennis courts and a toboggan hill. Additionally, visitors can stroll, hike or bike the trails on the grounds.
Rattray Marsh Conservation Area
Rattray Marsh is a tranquil natural area on Lake Ontario and an environmental gem within our city. Perfect for nature lovers, the marsh is home to a variety of diverse flora and fauna which makes it a great spot for bird watchers and photographers. The area was secured by the Credit Valley Conservation in 1972 and officially opened to the public in 1975. Since then it has been upgraded with numerous trails, elevated pathways and boardwalks for visitors to enjoy the marsh’s splendid wildlife without disturbing the sensitive natural areas.
The two-acre Bradley Museum complex consists of four buildings, three of which are designated Ontario Heritage sites: the Anchorage, an early nineteenth century cottage; the Bradley House, a two-story farmhouse from the 1830s; an 1800s restored Port Credit log cabin, and a barn from the turn of the last century. The Bradley House was restored by the Mississauga Heritage Foundation and opened to the public in 1967. The museum’s collections provide visitors with a glimpse into culture and daily life in early Peel Region history. Costumed interpretive tours, educational programs, exhibits and special events are available throughout the year.
Benares Historic House
Containing over 165 years of history, this picturesque Georgian-style estate is an exquisite example of early 20th century living and culture in the area. Filled with elegant artifacts original to the house, like letters and photographs, Benares House gives people a look into the World War One era. The site was fully restored and opened to the public in 1995. The site now houses an interpretive gallery and an exhibition gallery with rotating exhibitions and displays throughout the year.