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Brampton, Ontario is about 28 kilometres southeast of Toronto. In terms of population, Brampton is ninth largest in Canada and third largest in the Greater Toronto Area. The city has the additional distinction of having the nation's lowest median age. Furthermore, Brampton has the highest concentration of South Asians in the nation at about 33 percent of the local population.
To serve the needs of a culturally diverse populace, Brampton schools are served by different school boards. Eighty-five elementary and middle schools are managed by the Peel District School Board and the Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board for Anglophone schools. The Conseil scolaire Viamonde and the Conseil scolaire de district catholique Centre-Sud runs the Francophone schools. There are 22 Anglophone high schools and a number of Francophone secondary schools serving the needs of residents. The demand for Brampton real estate is boosted by the widespread appeal of the city's multicultural educational policies.
The major roadways serving Brampton are Highways 401, 410, 407 and 7 along with Steeles Avenue. Brampton Transit operates the buses that connect to the bus transport systems of neighboring Mississauga, York and Toronto. Brampton is also accessible by commuter rail and national railway services of Canadian National and Canadian Pacific.
Dubbed as Canada’s Flower City, Brampton was once the largest greenhouse grower in Canada. The city has carefully nurtured this reputation by maintaining beautiful parks and public places. Gage Park has an outdoor ice skating path while Chinguacousy Park includes facilities for skiing, curling and tennis.
Art and culture are alive year round in Brampton’s Rose Theatre and at the Peel Heritage Complex while the city’s rich history is showcased in the Downtown Heritage Walking Tour. In the summer, spray pads, wading pools and public pools are open to the public.
Housing options vary, but the strongest market for Brampton homes is in the low-rise, single-family category. These homes are either semi-detached, single detached or townhouse developments. Brampton’s construction industry remains strong with sustained demand for residential and commercial structures.
The core of Brampton’s commercial sector consists of manufacturing, retail and wholesale. Canada’s top food retailer, Loblaw’s, is headquartered in Brampton. Other big businesses with operations in Brampton are Canadian Tire, Frito-Lay Canada and Coca Cola Bottling Company.
Brampton is a great place to live, work and play. In Brampton, residents can (and do) have it all.
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