Mississauga is a bedroom community of Toronto that has developed into its own ‘mini city’. It stretches from just west of Pearson Airport to Highway 403, and south to the lakeshore. The best places to run in Mississauga are two routes along the lakeshore, Erindale Park, and the Culham linear path that passes through several parks.
Lakefront Promenade. An attractive waterfront run in Mississauga. A path runs along the water from Lakeview Park off Hydro Rd., through Douglas Kennedy Park and Lakefront Promenade Park, to the lighthouse. Another spur goes around the marina to RK McMillan Park. In all, ~8 km out and back. ROUTE MAP
Port Credit Waterfront. This is pleasant waterfront running along the lakeshore at the mouth of the Port Credit River. A route that starts Tall Oaks Park and head west to the Port Credit Marina, out to the spur, around JC Saddington Park, and then a loop around Port Credit Memorial Park is 9 km. ROUTE MAP
Mississauga Residential. Mississauga has some very pleasant residential neighborhoods for running, with leafy streets, attractive homes, and wide sidewalks. Our favorite area is Lorne Park, which sits west of Mississauga Rd. between Lakeshore Rd. W and Queen Elizabeth Way. The Birchwood and Clarkson neighborhoods just west of Lorne Park Rd.
Erindale Park and David J. Culham Trail. Erindale Park is Mississauga’s largest park, at 222 acres. There are some pleasant paths for running, and a couple of hills. There are some paths in the Mississauga campus of the University of Toronto just west of there. For a longer, off-road run, the David J. Culham Greenbelt Trail starts at Erindale Park and heads north for many km. It’s 3.5 km to Highway 403. and 5.7 km to Eglinton Ave. After a ~2 km on-road section, the path continues for 4 km from Streetsvile Park to Riverrun Park. ROUTE MAP