Explore Brampton, ON

Neighbourhood Guide

Welcome to Brampton

With a rapidly growing population of almost 600,000, Brampton is the ninth most populous region in Canada. Located in Southern Ontario northwest of Toronto, Brampton is the third largest city in the Greater Toronto Area. Originally a small village of just 50 residents, Brampton has grown into a large suburban centre and industrial powerhouse, largely thanks to immigration and technological innovation.

Neighbourhood tags

Pet Friendly

Vibrant

Lively

Green Spaces

Nightlife

Downtown

Foodie's Favourite

Multicultural

Family Friendly

Transit Friendly

Early to Bed

Industry Hub

Bang For Your Buck

Tranquil

Student Friendly

High Tech

Fun facts

  • Brampton has the largest percentage of Sikhs of any Canadian city.

  • Brampton’s population has boomed from just 10,000 people in the 1950s to over a half a million residents today.

  • Named for a small town in Cumbria, England, Brampton was incorporated as a village in 1853.

  • Famous Bramptonians include Keshia Chanté, singer and actress, Rick Nash, NHL player, Cassie Campbell, Olympic Gold Medalist, and Russell Peters, actor and comedian.

What to expect

Green spaces, a thriving economy, and affordable real estate continually attracts growing families to Brampton.

What not to expect

This growing city doesn’t offer a large downtown or vibrant nightlife.