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City of Brampton recognized as #13 on Maclean’s list for Best Communities in Canada 2021

BRAMPTON, ON (April 9, 2021) – The City of Brampton has been recognized by Maclean’s Magazine as one of Canada’s Best Communities 2021, a ranking of the best places to live in the country.

Last year, Brampton placed 199th on the list. This year, Brampton climbed to 13 of 415 cities. The ranking highlights each community’s top features, where Brampton’s Community Involvement, Amenities and Internet Connectivity distinguished the city as one of the top places to live and work remotely in Canada.

Maclean’s exclusive new ranking of the best places to live in the country takes into account the COVID-19 pandemic and that more people are working and studying from home. Using data provided by Environics Analytics and the Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA), as well as publicly available figures from a variety of sources, they weighted a range of categories based on how important they believe each would be to the average person and ranked each municipality accordingly.

The Maclean’s ranking considered housing affordability, population growth, taxes, crime, weather, access to health care, amenities and community engagement. It also included a new category rating broadband performance based on data from CIRA.

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“Brampton is a safe, sustainable and successful City and I am incredibly proud to be recognized by Maclean’s as not only one of Canada’s Best Communities, but to climb to spot #13 up from #199 in a single year. We are continuing to build a thriving city for our residents that is connected, sustainable, inclusive and positioned for further economic growth and job creation.”
- Patrick Brown, Mayor, City of Brampton

“To be recognized by Maclean’s as one of Canada’s Best Communities is a reflection of the work our team is doing to provide meaningful outcomes for our residents. We are dedicated to delivering results for our community, and by advancing Term of Council Priorities, we will continue to make Brampton a location of choice to live, work and play.”
- David Barrick, Chief Administrative Officer, City of Brampton
As one of the fastest-growing cities in Canada, Brampton is home to 650,000 people and 70,000 businesses. People are at the heart of everything we do. We are energized by our diverse communities, we attract investment, and we are embarking on a journey to lead technological and environmental innovation. We partner for progress to build a healthy city that is safe, sustainable and successful. Connect with us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. Learn more at

Megan Ball
Senior Advisor, Media Relations,
City of Brampton
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