Brampton is a city in the Canadian province of Ontario. Located in southern Ontario, it is a suburban city in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) and home to the Peel Region. The city has a population of 593,638 in the 2016 Canada Census. Brampton is the ninth most populous municipality in Canada, the seventy-seventh largest city in North America and the third most populous city in the Greater Golden Horseshoe Region, behind Toronto and Mississauga.
It was incorporated as a village in 1853 with 50 residents, taking its name from the commercial city of Brampton, in Cumbria, England. In 1873, with 2,000 residents, Brampton was incorporated as a city. The city was once known as "The Flower Town of Canada", a title based on its large greenhouse industry. Currently, Brampton's main economic sectors include advanced manufacturing, retail management and logistics, information and communication technologies, food and beverage, life sciences and commercial services.
Brampton-based companies include Loblaw Companies Ltd., among the top employers. Other of the largest include Rogers Communications Inc., Chrysler Canada Brampton Assembly Plant, Maple Lodge Farms, Canadian Tire Corp, and formerly Zellers (offices and distribution), Coca-Cola Bottling Company Ltd., Gamma-Dynacare Medical Laboratories, and Olymel LPblog comments powered by Disqus