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Visiting Alan Bradley Park, Mississauga, Ontario, and its herbaceous setting: peace in a leafy City

Updated on November 9, 2012
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Provincial flag of Ontario | Source
Alan Bradley Park sign, Mississauga
Alan Bradley Park sign, Mississauga | Source
Alan Bradley Park, Mississauga
Alan Bradley Park, Mississauga | Source
Alan Bradley Park, Mississauga
Alan Bradley Park, Mississauga | Source
The Queensway's wide, green border close to Alan Bradley Park, Mississauga
The Queensway's wide, green border close to Alan Bradley Park, Mississauga | Source
Woodland between the Queensway and Melton Drive, in proximity to Alan Bradley Park, Mississauga
Woodland between the Queensway and Melton Drive, in proximity to Alan Bradley Park, Mississauga | Source
Map location of Mississauga, Ontario
Map location of Mississauga, Ontario | Source

Maturing greenery in an ever more sedate, urban environment

Mississauga, in Ontario's Peel region, is well endowed with parks. One of these is Alan Bradley Park, with a broader herbaceous setting near the intersection of the Queensway and Cawthra Road.

The Park itself is named for a Winnipeg-born, former Chairman and longserving board member of Mississauga Hydro, and prominent participant in other, local public bodies (1).

This small Park is bordered by Melton Road and Melton Drive, the latter being a crescent which joins the former at two junctions. The Park's trees are a combination of deciduous and conifer. The Park already existed as a green area for some decades but in the late 1990s seating was added, and the current name adopted.

The immediate vicinity of Alan Bradley Park is residential, but the nearby Queensway is among Mississauga's — indeed, neighbouring Toronto's — major road arteries. The Queensway's wide, grassy border and adjacent woodland near the road's intersection with Cawthra Road thus form a substantial and mature natural environment, close to Alan Bradley Park. These woodlands include trails (albeit informal ones, which have not been made into recognized trails as at the Sawmill Trail, Erindale, for example).

These local surroundings, together with Mississauga's many other parks, combine to add to the City of Mississauga's reputation for peaceful and leafy suburbs, having thus avoided some of the less successful innovations associated with the built environment in parts of the Greater Toronto Area.

Alan Bradley Park is located at 749 Melton Drive, Mississauga.

November 9, 2012


(1) A local, Hydro substation is also named for Alan E. Bradley. (NB: Bradley House, at 1620 Orr Road, Mississauga, named for a 19th century United Empire Loyalist Couple and now a museum, is not directly connected.)

Also worth seeing

In Mississauga itself, among the many visitor attractions, a few of these include: St Peter's Anglican church, Erindale, dating from 1825, and its former Rectory; the the Sawmill Valley Trail, and many others.

The Custom House , Oakville (distance: 20.4 kilometres), now a local museum, forms part of the Erchless Estate.


How to get there: Air Canada flies to Toronto Pearson Airport, with wide North American and other connections, from where car rental is available. (Distance from Toronto Pearson Airport to 749 Melton Drive, Mississauga : 16.33 kilometres). Local bus routes include No. 8 & 101. Please check with the airline, your travel agent, or transportation company for relevant up to date information. Please refer to appropriate consular sources for any special border crossing arrangements which may apply to citizens of certain nationalities.

MJFenn is an independent travel writer based in Ontario, Canada.

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