Set in the Greater Toronto Area, Brampton is a marriage of historic features and modern elements in an area known as "Flower City." Formerly called the "Flower Town of Canada," Brampton once had a large greenhouse industry. Today, the economy is based around advanced manufacturing, retail, information and communications technology, and life sciences, but the city continues to celebrate its heritage by participating annually in Canada's Communities in Bloom competition. With a diverse population of about 525,000, representing more than 175 distinct ethnic backgrounds and speaking more than 70 languages, Brampton offers something for everyone. Heritage homes on quiet residential streets surround a busy urban core where commerce, culture, entertainment, recreation and dining can all be found.
As Brampton has one of the younger populations in Canada, there's an active agenda too. With concerts in the park, films in Garden Square, shows at Rose Theatre, shopping at the farmer's market, the Brampton's Jazz and Music Festival and plenty of golf courses, beaches, lakes, and conversation areas, it's all here.