Brampton is a suburban city in the Greater Toronto Area and the seat of Peel Region. It is located in Southern Ontario and has a population of more than 500,000. In 1853, Brampton was integrated as a village, with its name deriving from the rural town of Brampton, in Cumbria, England. At one time, the city was known as The Flower Town of Canada, thanks to its large greenhouse industry.
Presently, Brampton's major economic industries consist of advanced manufacturing, retail administration as well as logistics, information and communication technologies in addition to food and beverage, life sciences and business services.
Real estate in Brampton is home to one of Canada’s largest and rapidly growing towns. This city holds the honour of being the seat of government for the Region of Peel which also consists of the Town of Caledon and the City of Mississauga.
An undeniable fact about Brampton is that this city, mirroring the rest of the GTA is proud of its cultural diversity. The city-wide Carabram Festival displays the community pride every summer. To accommodate the spiritual community in Brampton, the Hindu Sabha Temple (9225 The Gore Road) is about 32,000 square feet and spectacular. The 120 foot peaks, known as Shikharas illuminate at night and can be spotted from afar.
For real estate purposes, Brampton splits its northeast edge with the City of Toronto and the Lester B. Pearson International Airport. This closeness to Toronto, and the airport, has lured in many large companies to Brampton such as Ambro, Bacardi, Brampton Brick, ItalPasta, Nortel Networks, Siemans, and Brampton’s largest employer: Daimler Chrysler.