The City of Brampton, Ontario, Canada
Brampton is a city in the GTA ( Greater Toronto Area ) of Ontario, Canada and the seat of Peel Region. It is Located immediately north of the Lester B. Pearson International Airport . The city has a population of 593,638 as of the Canada 2016 Census. It is one of Canada’s fastest growing municipalities.It celebrated its sesquicentennial anniversary in 2003, marking 150 years since its incorporation as a village in 1853, taking its name from the rural town of Brampton, Cumbria, England.
Brampton was once known as The Flowertown of Canada, a title it earned due to the city’s large greenhouse industry, which included Dale’s Flowers, a company that won many international rose awards for nearly half a century.
It has a total land area of 265 square kilometres. This city is bordered by Highway 50 ( Vaughan ) to the East, Winston Churchill Boulevard ( Halton Hills ) to the West, Mayfield Road ( Caledon ) to the North (except for a small neighbourhood, Snelgrove, which is part of of the city despite extending somewhat north of Mayfield Road) and the Hydro Corridor ( Mississauga ) to the South.
ETHNICITY OF BRAMPTON, CANADA
The city has long been considered one of Canada’s fastest growing communities. The city’s recent exponential growth in population is due primarily to immigration. The city has a fast growing South Asian presence. Between 1996 and 2001, the South Asian population grew from 34,000 to 63,000. Visible minorities comprise 40.16% of its population.
ECONOMY OF BRAMPTON, CANADA
Major companies in this city include Brafasco, Ford, Rogers Communications, Nortel, Para Paints, Coca-Cola Bottling, Nestlé, DaimlerChrysler Canada Ltd., Maple Lodge Farms, Hudson Bay Companies, Loblaw Companies Ltd., Frito Lay Canada, MD Robotics, Parkinson Coach Line, Canadian Tire and Hbc ( Hudson’s Bay Company ).
An automobile manufacturing facility was opened by American Motors ( AMC ) in 1960 as the Brampton Assembly Plant. In 1986, AMC developed a new, state-of-the-art operation at another location and called it “Bramalea Assembly”. After AMC was acquired by Chrysler in 1987, AMC’s Canadian division and its plants in the area ( Brampton and Bramalea ) were absorbed with the oldest facility closing in 1992. The newest factory was renamed Brampton Assembly and it became one of Brampton’s largest employers with over 4,200 workers when running at capacity.
LIVING IN BRAMPTON ONTARIO CANADA
In addition to a well-developed economic base, residents enjoy a high quality lifestyle. With more than 35 recreation facilities and more parkland than any other city in the province, the city provides access to a complete range of health and fitness programs. The City also enjoys a vast inventory of libraries, hospital services, educational facilities, shopping centres and churches of every denomination. The City offers affordable housing and a mix of well-planned residential communities.
Brampton has positioned itself as a global economic contender and combines big city conveniences with a traditional quality of life.