Welcome to Brampton….
One of Canada’s Largest and Fastest Growing Cities

  


Brampton Quick Facts

The City of Brampton is bordered by Highway 50 to the East, Winston Churchill Boulevard to the West, Mayfield Road to the north and Mississauga to the south. Brampton is the third largest city in the Greater Toronto Area and the 9th largest city in Canada. With its extensive parklands, great amenities and close proximity to the City of Toronto, Brampton is the ideal suburban community.   

Buying a Home in Brampton

Brampton real estate offers something for everyone at all price levels with a wide array of styles to choose from.  From condos and townhouses to beautifully constructed bungalows and two story detached homes to million dollar homes, Brampton has it all!  

Living in Brampton


 
Brampton is a young, vibrant, multicultural community. Brampton residents enjoy a high quality of life. Home to over 850 parks and 217 kilometres of trails, living in Brampton means being surrounded by nature. The city enjoys a strong infrastructure with great libraries, quality hospitals, great educational facilities and fantastic shopping with a strong focus on recreational play, arts and culture and community festivals, making it a great family-oriented neighbourhood with a strong sense of community. Residents of Brampton truly have the best of both worlds – the ideal suburban lifestyle minutes away from the world-class amenities of the City of Toronto.  

Schools and Education in Brampton



Brampton is home to over 150 elementary and high schools to service the educational needs of the community. Public elementary schools in Brampton are administered by the Peel District School Board and Catholic Schools are administered by the Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board.   
Brampton is also home to several private schools, including Tall Pines School, Rowntree Montessori School, Maranatha Christian Academy and the Royal Meridian Private School.  
Brampton also hosts a Sheridan College campus, known internationally for its classical and computer animation programs, Sheridan College is a leading centre for emerging technologies, science and business education.

Getting Around in Brampton

Brampton Transit provides bus service to over 35 routes. Its award-winning eRide trip planner system allows you to easily create customized travel plans. Two GO Transit stations connect Brampton to Toronto while Zum, Brampton’s Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) connects residents within Brampton and throughout the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) with direct links to York Region,
Brampton’s Rich History
 
Brampton was incorporated as a village in 1853, taking its name from the market town of Brampton, in Cumbria, England. The city was once known as The Flower Town of Canada, a title based on its large greenhouse industry. In 1963, the town established The Flower Festival of Brampton, based on the Rose Festival of Portland, Oregon in the United States and it began to market itself as the Flower Town of Canada. 
In a revival of this theme, on 24 June 2002, the City Council established the "Flower City Strategy" to promote a connection to its flower-growing heritage. The intention was to inspire design projects and community landscaping to beautify the city, adopt a sustainable environmental approach, and to protect its natural and cultural heritage. The Rose Theatre was named in keeping with this vision. In addition, the city participates in the national Communities in Bloom competition as part of that strategy.
Today, Brampton holds true to this heritage with a strong, focused “Grow Green” sustainability program.  
  
Shopping and Amenities in Brampton 



In addition to its commercial downtown core, major shopping centres in Brampton include The Bramalea City Centre, Shoppers World, and Trinity Common Mall
Brampton also has six library locations to serve its half-million residents.

Entertainment and Attractions in Brampton

For the Arts and Culture enthusiast, there is a lot to see and see in the city of Brampton! Be sure to take in The Peel Art Gallery, Museum +Archives and The Rose Theatre.  

For the sport enthusiast, Brampton has over thirty community sports organizations, operating out of a number of different soccer fields, ice rinks, ball parks, and gymnasiums across the city. The Powerade Centre hosts lacrosse, cricket, and ice hockey games throughout the year.

Brampton is also home to two professional sports franchises, the Brampton A's of the National Basketball League of Canada and the Brampton Beast of the ECHL, both of which play at the Powerade Centre. 
Sporting venues and activities in Brampton include the outdoor ice path for skating through Gage Park. Chinguacousy Park offers a ski lift, a curling club, and tennis centre for multi-season activities. In the summer, amateur softball leagues abound.

For fun with the family, check out Wild Water Kingdom, "Canada's Largest Water Park" and night-time drive-in movie theatre. 

For the hiking and biking enthusiast, Brampton’s 850 parks and 217 kilometres of trails are just waiting to be explored!  

For more information on the city of Brampton, please visit the following websites:

· City of Brampton: http://www.brampton.ca     
· Brampton Transit: http://www.brampton.ca/en/residents/transit/Pages/Home.aspx 
· Brampton Peel District School Board:  http://www.peelschools.org/schools/bymunicipality/brampton/Pages/default.aspx 
· Peel District School Board: http://www.peelschools.org/Pages/default.aspx
· Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board: http://www.dpcdsb.org/cec    
· Brampton Business Directory: http://www.brampton.ca/EN/Business/edo/Pages/BusinessDirectory.aspx 
· Brampton Civic Hospital: http://www.williamoslerhs.ca/about-osler/osler%27s-facilities/brampton-civic-hospital 
· Brampton Shopping: http://www.bramptondowntown.com/
· Brampton Library: http://www.bramlib.on.ca/ 
· Brampton Guardian: http://www.bramptonguardian.com/brampton-on/ 
· Brampton Latest News and Local Updates: http://www.bramptonupdate.ca/ 
· Brampton Weather: https://www.google.ca/webhp?sourceid=chrome-instant&ion=1&espv=2&ie=UTF-8#q=brampton+weather

The information contained herein is accurate at time of printing and is copyright Bruce Witchel 2015.
For further information on real estate matters, please contact Bruce at 416-WITCHEL 416-948-2435 or by email at Bruce @ BruceWitchel.com.


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