From a settlement in the early 1800s, to an officially designated city in 1974, Brampton has grown into a dynamic and vibrant city with a proud past and bright future.
Brampton is Canada’s 9th largest city, moving from a small population of 500 in 1853 to 656,480 in 2021. It is the fastest-growing of Canada’s largest 25 cities, and Brampton’s growth represents 90.2% of the net population growth within the Region of Peel (between 2016 and 2021). We are a diverse community with 250 cultures speaking 171 languages.
Brampton is located northwest of Toronto, within close proximity to Toronto Pearson International Airport. Home to more than 90,000 businesses, the city’s major business clusters include manufacturing, retail and wholesale trade.
In addition to a well-developed economic base, Brampton residents enjoy a high quality lifestyle. It is the first city in the GTA, and one of only 10 in North America, to be designated an International Safe Community by the World Health Organization in 2007. Brampton also received the Platinum Youth Friendly Community designation from Play Works, for a third time, highlighting our outstanding commitment to growth and development opportunities for youth.
Offering more than 9,000 acres of parkland, Brampton is a green city providing access to more than 850 parks, many recreational amenities, open spaces, and trails.
Maclean’s magazine recognized Brampton as one of Canada’s Best Communities 2021, and Forbes recognized us as one of Canada’s Best Employers for the fifth year in a row
. In addition, S&P Global affirmed the City of Brampton’s Triple ‘A’ rating for 2021, the highest credit rating a municipality can receive, with a stable outlook.
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.