Brampton City Hall, Photo from Brampton City Website
Brampton is home to over 593,600 people of varying ethnicities. In fact, representatives of more than 175 distinct ethnic backgrounds (who speak over 70 different languages!) have helped to make Brampton the first city in the GTA and one of 10 cities in North America to be designated as an International Safe Community by the World Health Organization. It's also known as the Flower Town of Canada thanks to the large greenhouse industry that operates in Brampton.
Living in the Greater Toronto Area has its advantages: among the many benefits are all the fabulous shops! Starting with Brampton's downtown boutiques, you can spend the early part of your day at Bramalea Centre before heading on over to Shoppers World. And the city is great for families: Brampton's Anglophone and Francophone students are fortunate to have such a wealth of top-quality public and Catholic schools so close to home. Brampton is serviced by the Peel District School Board and the Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board. Post-secondary options include the Sheridan Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning and Algoma University's Brampton Campus.
Bramptonians love their year-round events and festivals! The Summer Festival is a huge favourite, but the four-day Indie Arts Festival is also a huge draw. And for those who like to get out and stay active, Brampton's 850 parks and 217 kilometres of City-owned trails are perfect for running, cycling... you name it! The playgrounds and picnic areas are well maintained; as are the tennis courts, athletic fields, and skateboard parks. And with three main trail systems that cover the City of Brampton, there's something here for everyone who loves the great outdoors.
Above all else, Brampton takes great pride in maintaining a high quality of community life. By providing its residents with essential services that work overtime to meet the standards set by Brampton's local government, you can see why Brampton has achieved global recognition.
Get better acquainted with the city of Brampton: learn more about our emergency services, transit, economy, city council, and access informative guides for new residents.
From elementary through to post secondary, Brampton provides residents with a wealth of education options.
Brampton has over 850 parks and over 200 kilometres of multi-use trails enjoyed by residents and visitors. Brampton also has local conservation areas, preserved woodland, and the Audubon Bird Sanctuary.
Brampton values its rich, diverse heritage and culture, on display in our theatres, museums, and art galleries.
There's lots to keep you busy and active in and around the city of Brampton. These are just a few of the recreational opportunities in the area: there are lots more where these come from!