Village on the Lake
Port Credit is a former township now located within the city of Mississauga, Ontario. It is situated at the mouth of the Credit River on the north shore of Lake Ontario.
The neighborhood has changed uncounted times over the last two centuries, with specific areas of growth carved out on both sides of the Credit River.
The downtown of the village stretches along Lakeshore Road, largely on the East bank of the River, while the historic residential district of Old Port Credit Village is found on the West side. Much of Old Port Credit village has maintained its architectural character and heritage, as well as its early street names.
Port Credit is frequently referred to as Mississauga's "Village on the Lake" along Lake Ontario. The neighborhood also includes J.C. Saddington Park, which is mostly a man-made park and is named after the former Port Credit Mayor. In 2005, Old Port Credit Village was designated as a Heritage Conservation District.
The present lighthouse was built in 1991 and, while not an historic structure, is an admonition of Port Credit’s marine heritage. Today the historic harbor is home to recreational activities.