The Clarkson Village logo is a man riding a horse and buggy back when Clarkson was a busy commercial corridor. Today, the main arterial road through the village is Lakeshore Road West and cars are the preferred mode of transportation. The community hub is situated at Lakeshore Road West and Clarkson Road. The Clarkson Village Business Improvement Area has done a nice job creating a main street small village vibe along Lakeshore Road. Clarkson Village is located in the southwestern section of Mississauga.
The shoreline of Lake Ontario forms the southern boundary of this neighbourhood. This is where the Rattray Marsh is situated. Rattray a popular nature reserve is a well known birding site. A boardwalk trail twists and winds through this preserve. Commuters enjoy convenient access to public transit including the Clarkson Go Station and MiWay bus service on Lakeshore Road West. These transportation options have made Clarkson a favourite spot for commuters working in Toronto to the east and Hamilton to the west. The QEW highway that forms Clarkson’s north boundary provides motorists with numerous commuting options.
There is a strong sense of community in Clarkson Village centred around Lakeshore Road West and Clarkson Road which serves as a main street with a small town village feel. The Clarkson Village business improvement association sponsors events such as Halloween in the Village and Christmas in the Village bringing the community together.
Rattray Park Estates south of Lakeshore Road is one of the most exclusive real estate pockets in Mississauga. The winding streetscape includes large houses on premium sized lots with lots of mature trees. This enclave of homes abuts lake Ontario and the Rattray Marsh Conservation Area. North of Lakeshore Road you can find pretty much any type of home from new and older townhomes to ranch-style bungalows, Colonial revivals, and custom new homes.
The Clarkson Community Centre located at 2475 Truscott Drive features an ice arena, a large gymnasium, a public library, multi-purpose community meeting room, and an outdoor children’s water play area. Rattray Marsh Conservation area and the Lake Ontario waterfront provide a myriad of recreational opportunities including hiking and birding. Jack Darling Memorial Park also on Lake Ontario has a children’s playground with splash pad, a dog park and picnic areas.
The Mississauga Living Arts Centre has a gallery and resident arts program, a live performance theatre, winter and March break and summer camps and a myriad of year-round programs and events for children and adults. There is also a restaurant and facility rental options.