The village of Meadowvale was established in the 1820s by Irish immigrants from the state of New York. In the village's early years, the main industry was milling, with the mills drawing power from the Credit River. owned and operated many businesses in the village in the 1860s and 1870s, including a mill. In the late 1950s, Highway 401 began construction south of Meadowvale Village and was opened several months later.
In 1968, Meadowvale was incorporated into the new Town of Mississauga. In the 1970s, farmland west of the original Meadowvale Village was developed into a series of subdivisions that make up much of present-day Meadowvale. This area has continued to expand ever since, and now fills most of the northwest corner of Mississauga.
Meadowvale village is located adjacent to the largest business park area in Mississauga, with the second largest being located in between Meadowvale Village and Meadowvale along the Hwy 401 corridor, where numerous major corporations have recently located their offices, factories and research and development facilities, including
Wal-Mart Canada - Retailer
Chrysler Canada - Car
Siemens - Electronics
GlaxoSmithKline - Pharmaceuticals
Magna International - Auto Parts
Microsoft - Software
Tech Data - Computer parts distributor
Biovail - Bio-medical
DuPont - Chemicals
Fujitsu - Computer
Mitutoyo - Measuring Equipment
Sandvik - Materials and Metallurgy
FANUC Robotics - CNC controllers
Snap-on - Tools
Purolator Courier - Courier
Royal Bank of Canada - Bank
Maple Leaf Foods - Food Manufacturer
Tech Data - IT components distributor
Mary Kay - Cosmetics
D-Link - Computer/Networking Parts
In recognition of its many historical buildings, Meadowvale Village was recognized as Ontario’s first Heritage Conservation District in 1980. To reduce traffic through the village, the Derry Road by-pass was built in the mid-1990s. Located about one kilometre north of the Old Derry Road, the new Derry Road is a major east-west traffic artery running from Mississauga Road to Mavis Road
Meadowvale is accessed via Highway 401 via Winston Churchill Boulevard, Mississauga Road, or Mavis Road.
The Highway 407 bypasses Meadowvale, before continuing south to Oakville, and east along the Mississauga border to Toronto.
Mavis Road are major north-south roads that connect Meadowvale to the rest of Mississauga. Derry and Britannia Roads are major east-west roads.
Meadowvale Town Centre is Mississauga Transit's third largest terminal. The second largest in Mississauga, after the main terminal, Square One.
Mississauga Transit offers local transit, as well as service to Islington Subway Station and Square One.
Pearson Airport is serviced indirectly via either the 42 Derry Road bus, or Square One bus terminal.
Meadowvale also has a series of bike trails, offering access to, among other things, schools, the Meadowvale Town Centre and the Meadowvale Community Centre.