28 Facts About Brampton


Brampton is a city in the Canadian province of Ontario.

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Brampton is a city in the Greater Toronto Area and is a lower-tier municipality within Peel Region.

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Brampton chimney was a town landmark, until Brampton Town Council allowed it to be torn down in 1977.

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Group of regional farmers in Brampton had trouble getting insurance from city-based companies.

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In 1963, the town established The Flower Festival of Brampton, based on the Rose Festival of Portland, Oregon, in the United States.

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Self-guided historical walking tour of downtown Brampton called "A Walk Through Time" is available at Brampton City Hall and online at no cost.

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Brampton sold the land to Brampton Leasing and built one of Bramalea's first houses on Dixie Road.

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Brampton retained its role as the administrative centre of Peel Region, which it already had as county seat.

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Brampton has grown to become one of the most diverse cities in Canada.

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Proportionally, Brampton has one of the largest Sikh and Hindu populations among all Canadian cities.

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Companies with headquarters in Brampton include MDA Space Missions, which will be building the CanadaArm 3.

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Additional companies in Brampton include Canon, Canadian Tire which has three distribution facilities, Canadian Blood Services, Boston Scientific, Air Canada, Sleep Country Canada head office, Rogers Communications, Magna International.

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The closest universities to Brampton include York University in north Toronto and University of Toronto Mississauga.

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Brampton has six library locations to serve its half-million residents.

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Brampton was one of the first areas where Rogers Cable offered its service.

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Brampton Guardian is the community's only newspaper, starting as the Bramalea Guardian in 1964.

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Brampton is the official city of license for two radio stations, CIAO and CFNY.

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Brampton has been home minor professional sports franchises at the CAA Centre, formerly the Powerade Centre.

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From 2013 to 2015, the Brampton A's played in the National Basketball League of Canada, but relocated to Orangeville, Ontario, to decrease costs of operations of switching the arena floor from ice hockey to basketball.

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From 2013 to 2020, the Brampton Beast played in the Central Hockey League and ECHL, but ceased operations during the COVID-19 pandemic in February 2021 after having not been able to play since March 2020.

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Since 1967, the Brampton Canadettes have hosted the annual Brampton Canadettes Easter Tournament in hockey.

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For general aviation, the city is served by the privately owned Brampton Airport, located to the north of the city in neighbouring Caledon.

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Brampton is served by several major transportation routes: Highway 401 from Toronto is a short distance south in Mississauga, and can be reached by Highway 410, which runs north–south through the middle of the city.

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Four people from Brampton have received the Order of Canada: Robert William Bradford, former Director of the National Aviation Museum; Michael F Clarke, director at Evergreen, the Yonge Street Mission for street youth in Toronto; Howard Pawley, professor and former Premier of Manitoba; and William G Davis, former Premier of Ontario.

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Jagmeet Singh began his political career in Brampton running in two elections in 2011, defeated in the federal election in May but elected Member of Provincial Parliament for Bramalea—Gore—Malton in October.

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Authors born in or living in Brampton include Rohinton Mistry, Jesse Thistle, Edo Van Belkom and Rupi Kaur .

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Visual arts notables from Brampton include etcher Caroline Helena Armington, Ronald Bloore, Member of the Order of Canada; Organiser and member of the "Regina Five", watercolourist Jack Reid, and William Ronald, who was raised in town.

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Brampton has two sister cities as well as active economic, historic, and cultural relationships with others.

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