Brampton

Overview

Welcome to the Peel Region! The City of Brampton is known as the Flower Town of Canada as it was one of the first region to start the greenhouse industry. Today Brampton is so much more! Located near the Toronto Pearson International Airport and easy access to highways 407, 401, 410 and Peel Region Bus Services and Go, its easy to get around and travel! Residents pride themselves on being able to be near the countryside as well as, having an easy commute into the core of Toronto. Brampton has everything you need to start your family or transition into any stage of life. One of the biggest draws for new residents is the cultural diversity. Brampton welcomes all with places of worship, and cuisine to provide an authentic experience. Local schools belonging to the Peel District School Board and the Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board provides top educational learning for growing minds. Coming soon to Brampton is Ryerson University’s new partnership with Sheridan College to provide easily accessible college and university experiences to residents. Residents can also attend the University of Toronto Mississauga campus which is near by or York University! Georgetown and District Memorial Hospital, William Osler Health Centre and Peel Memorial Hospital will provide the best care as well as, the growing number of family physicians. Brampton has everything you need and so much more!

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Rose Theatre Brampton

Located in downtown Brampton, the Rose Theatre Brampton offers world-class acts and entertainment. Opened in 2006, the theatre was built as a cultural and tourist destination. The theatre includes a main hall and a smaller multi-purpose hall to host a variety of performing arts, concerts and productions.

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Gage Park

One of Brampton's most picturesque landmarks, Gage Park is Brampton's oldest park dating back to 1903. Recognizable with its iconic central gazebo, the park features several floral gardens , walking and roller-blading paths. In the summer the park offers a wading pool and in the winter its paths become skating paths.

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Recreation

Being in the original Flower Town of Canada you must see the flowers! The City of Brampton has beautiful and stunning gardens which residents can visit and take the perfect pictures for every event like Gage Park, Charles F. Watson Family Gardens or the Historic Bovaird House. Thinking of what to do for fun? Brampton has escape rooms, aerosports trampoline parks, treetop trekking, battle archery, a virtual reality room and the list of fun goes on! Needing to explore the natural resources? Well Brampton has stunning views of lakes, rivers and stunning trails. Explore the Professor’s Lake where you will travel the sandy beaches, park and trails with over 65 aches of open water to sail, paddle and coast on. Kayak or canoe along the Credit River! In the fall watch the trees give a spectacular show of all its colours! In the winter you can snow shoe along the trails, skate outdoors and toboggan down the many hills. There are too many possibilities of things to do in Brampton so come out and explore it yourself!

Heart Lake Conservation Area

This beautiful conservation area is made up of 418 acres, featuring numerous running, hiking , and biking trails. A treetop zip line gives an exciting aerial view of the conservation area. The lake itself features a swimming area, as well as boating, and fishing.

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Chinguacousy Park

Chinguacousy Park features a wide variety of activities and facilities year-round. In the summer there is a petting zoo, mini-put, paddle-boats, skate-park, and beautiful greenhouse and gardens. In the winter season you can ski, snowboard and tube down the Chinguacousy hill, featuring it's own ski chalet. There's also winterized tennis courts and curling facility.

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Powerade Centre

The Powerade Centre is Brampton's largest multi-purpose arena, boasting four full sized rinks, five softball diamonds, three cricket pitches, rugby fields and more.

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History

People have been living in this area since 8000 B.C.E. European settlers arrived in the early 1780s. Since then, Brampton has been transformed into “Canada’s first satellite city” making up the Greater Toronto Area (GTA). Brampton has endured devastating floods in the 1940’s and recovered strengthening and preserving the Etobicoke Creek. Today Brampton is one of the largest urban centers in Canada. This diverse city provides a wealth of information for residents to learn about its indigenous peoples and other cultures that make Brampton unique.

Peel Art Gallery, Museum and Archives

The Peel Art Gallery, Museum and Archives features a diverse collection showing the development of Brampton and Peel Region throughout its history through art collections and archives covering the area's history.

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Great War Flying Museum

Immerse yourself in the past at Canada's only Great War flying aircraft museum located at the Brampton Airport. The museum maintains replicas of World War I aircraft's kept in airworthy condition. Travel back to time of the Great World War through vintage planes, memorabilia and more.

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