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Our Story

Located on the shores of Lake Ontario and the mouth of the Credit River, The Waterside Inn celebrated it’s 25th anniversary in 2023.   The only boutique hotel in Mississauga back then, The Waterside Inn forged ahead to become known as the hot spot in the “quaint village on the lake” Port Credit, in Mississauga.

Known for its elegant and chic design, The Waterside Inn still features the incredible body of work of the Group of Seven (all certified copies) throughout the hotel.  The group of seven, a renowned group of Canadian artists in the 1920s, originally consisting of Franklin Carmichael, Lawren Harris, A.Y. Jackson, Franz Johnston, Arthur Lismer, J.E.H. MacDonald, and Frederick Varley, is most famous for its paintings of the Canadian Landscape. 

And to this day, some of the rooms boast their own unique Persian carpet.  Not one is alike and have been collected by the hotel’s owners over the years. 

The Waterside Inn against Toronto Skyline
Sweeping views of Port Credit or Lake Ontario greet you.

Our Persian Carpets

Authentic Persian Carpets are crafted from luxurious materials such as cotton, wool, or silk, and are dyed using natural ingredients derived from flowers and plants. The intricate designs on these carpets are often inspired by the surrounding nature, showcasing images of vibrant flowers, majestic trees, and graceful birds. Some carpets even weave captivating tales, depicting crowning ceremonies or romantic love stories.

Returning guests will delight in the discovery of distinct carpets in various suites, as these treasured pieces have been carefully collected by the hotel’s owners over many decades.

To create these masterpieces, a top-quality silk Persian Carpet can contain an astounding 10 to 15 thousand knots per square inch, and utilizes a multitude of colors to weave together a truly unique narrative. Immerse yourself in the mesmerizing beauty and rich history of these carpets during your stay at The Waterside Inn.

The Group of Seven on display…

Guests at the waterside Inn will notice certified copy prints throughout the hotel of original Group of Seven artists.

The Group of Seven working together informally during the early part of the 20th century but were split up during World War I. Tom Thomson was central to this earlier association but died tragically in 1917. They reunited after the war and frequently traveled throughout Ontario, especially the Muskoka and Algoma regions, sketching the landscape and developing techniques to represent it in art. In 1919 they began to call themselves the Group of Seven, and by 1920 they were ready for their first exhibition.

Prior to this, many artists believed the Canadian landscape was either unpaintable or not worthy of being painted, but as the decade progressed the Group came to be recognized as pioneers of a new, Canadian, school of art.

Throughout your stay at the Waterside Inn, keep an eye out for some of the many glorious prints on display…