- City Guide - Brampton
Welcome to Canada’s Flower City – Brampton, Ontario. Brampton is the third-largest city in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) of Ontario, Canada. As of the 2011 census Brampton's population was 523,911, making it the ninth largest city in Canada – and has a large concentration of South Asian residents, who make up 31.7% of the population.
Brampton was incorporated in 1853, and took its name from the town of Brampton, in Cumbria, England. Today, the city's major economic sectors include manufacturing, retail administration and logistics, information and communication technologies, food and beverage, life sciences and business services.
Brampton can be described as a cultural mosaic, with its diverse multicultural population that represents over 175 different nationalities. Brampton has a very well-developed economy, which includes more than 8,000 businesses, 153,000 workers and with a median age of 33.7 Brampton is considered the youngest community in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA).
Local transit is provided by Brampton Transit, with connects to other systems including; Mississauga Transit, York Region Transit, Go Transit, and Toronto Transit Commission (TTC). Brampton also has a new Bus Rapid Transit system, Züm - which charges a standard $3.25 for single adult transfer , valid for 2 hours.
If you are visiting to Brampton you can look forward to natural heritage, recreational play, many cultural experiences and countless community festivals. Whether you are moving here, taking a vacation, or visiting family – Brampton is has something for people of all ages to enjoy.