Why you'd want to live in Brampton
Brampton is a city in the Canadian province of Ontario. Situated in Southern Ontario, it is a suburban city in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) and the seat of Peel Region. The city has a population of 593,638 as of the Canada 2016 Census. Brampton is Canada's ninth-most populous municipality and the third most populous city in the Greater Golden Horseshoe Region, behind Toronto and Mississauga. Brampton was incorporated as a village in 1853 with 50 residents, taking its name from the market town of Brampton, in Cumbria, England. In 1873, with 2,000 residents, Brampton was incorporated as a town. The city was once known as "The Flower Town of Canada", a title based on its large greenhouse industry. Today, Brampton's major economic sectors include advanced manufacturing, retail administration and logistics, information and communication technologies, food and beverage, life sciences and business services. Mass immigration has greatly increased Brampton's population from 10,000 in the 1950s to 50,000 in the 1970s, when it was incorporated as a city, to 250,000 in the early 1990s to over 600,000 today. Today "visible minorities" make up the vast majority (73.3%) of Brampton's population, which is 45% South Asian and 20% Sikh, while only being 26% white. 0.7% of Brampton's' population are descendants of Canada's native peoples.