Classified as part of the “GTA”, (the Toronto Greater Area), Brampton is a city onto itself with a large population – one of the largest in Canada. It has a lot to offer, and there is a lot to do. Explore the facts below about Brampton to learn more.
- Brampton is one of the largest cities in Canada (9th), with a population of over 600,000.
- John Haggert was the city of Brampton’s first mayor.
- Brampton is the flower capital of Canada, and has a huge greenhouse sector. So if you are a nature type of person and love flowers and the greenhouse, and want to work in that industry, then consider moving to Brampton.
- Over 20% of the adult population have a post-secondary education.
- The city’s economy is powered by small to medium businesses which have 50 or less employees. Over 70% of the companies in Brampton are small businesses.
- It officially gained city status in 1974 when it was incorporated.
- Brampton’s downtown core is also known as “The Four Corners”, nicknamed after 4 banks that resided on each corner of the city’s core.
- Brampton is a very diverse city, with over 70 spoken languages from all over the world. Immigrants make up at least 50% of the population.
- Brampton is the 3rd largest city in the GTA (Greater Toronto Area).
- Brampton is Ontario’s 4th largest city.
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