Fred Hussey

Once upon a time, Mississauga was simply “cottage country” for the well-to-do citizens of downtown Toronto. It seems difficult to imagine now, but prior to WWII a portion of Lorne Park was operated as a vacation resort which Torontonians could travel to by steamer. As the suburbs expanded and the QEW was constructed, the village grew into an area for permanent residences, but managed to retain its cottage-like feel with natural lots and a variety of architectural styles. One of the most prosperous neighbourhoods in the city, Lorne Park offers excellent public schools at all levels. It also shares the expansive Jack Darling Memorial Park with neighbouring Clarkson, featuring a substantial waterfront area, and one of the largest off-leash dog parks in Ontario.