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ATTRACTIONS & EVENTS

Attractions

Gage Park
Bovaird House
Chinguacousy Park-Greenhouse and gardens
Claireville Conservation Area
Formula Kartways
Great War Flying Museum
Heart Lake Conservation Area
Humber Nurseries Butterfly Conservatory
Korea Veterans' National Wall of Remembrance
Ontario Field of Honour
Peel Heritage Complex
South Fletchers Sportsplex
Wild Water Kingdom

Major Shopping Centres

Bramalea City Centre

Shoppers World

Trinity Common Mall

Downtown area

Centennial Mall

Brampton Mall

The Apple Factory

Orion Gate Power Centre

Brampton Corners

Entertainment & Culture

Artway Gallery
Flower City Theatre Festival
Heritage Theatre
Powerade Centre
Rose Theatre

Annual Events

FEBURARY

Downtown Brampton Film Festival

MARCH

Taste of Downtown Brampton

MAY

Rotary Rib 'n' Roll

JUNE

Investors Group Thursday Night Concert Series - Downtown Brampton's Gage Park Free concert 7-9pm

Inspirational Music in the Park

Flower City Parade

Downtown Farmers Market (Jun-Oct.)

GardenTour

JULY

Carabram- multicultural festival of events, food, music and more.

Carnival Day

AUGUST

Hot Like Pepper Caribbean Festival

Savannah Festival of Rhythms

Family Fun Beach Party Day - Professor’s Lake Beach Party

Olympic Day

West Fete: Mas in Brampton - Heart Lake Conservation Area showcasing the West Indian culture, including rhythmic music,
succulent food, exotic costumes and live performances

SEPTEMBER

Brampton Fall Fair - Brampton Fair Grounds demolition derby, rides, games, animal shows, exhibits and more.

Brampton Day - Gage Park

OCTOBER

Studios of Brampton Tour - self-guided tour through studios in Brampton

Desserts by Lamplight - Historic Bovaird House, seasonal desserts and gourmet teas

NOVEMBER

The Great Pumpkin Party - Garden Square at Rose Theatre

Brampton Santa Claus Parade

Annual Christmas Tree Lighting - Ken Whillans Square, City Hall

 

TRANSPORTATION

BUSES

Local transit is provided by Brampton Transit connecting to Mississauga Transit, York Region Transit, Go Transit, and Toronto Transit Commission

 

"Züm" (pronounced Zoom), a new Bus Rapid Transit system along Main/Hurontario and Queen Streets, which would form the backbone to its bus network. Züm received funding from the provincial government in 2006 to begin implementation of this system. The fare is $3.00 for single adult transfer which is valid for 2 hours.

 

The GO Transit system has buses and Train service with 3 major train stations along the Georgetown-Union Station (Toronto) Go train line: Bramalea, Brampton and Mount Pleasant.

 

RAIL

Both Canadian National Railways and the Orangeville-Brampton Railway run through the city.

 

AIRPORT

Toronto Pearson International Airport (YYZ), is located near Brampton in Mississauga. Brampton Airport is located north of the city in Caledon region.

 

ROADS

East/West: Highway 401 through Toronto & Mississauga. Highway 407 (Toll road) runs along the boundary of the city in the South. Steeles Avenue, just north of the 407. Highway 7 (incorporating the West half of Bovaird Dr & East part Queen St)

North/South: Highway 410, through the middle of the city joining to Highway 403 in Mississauga.

 

 

Brampton Heritage

 

1780’s

Settlers arriving from Europe to a largely untouched wilderness.

1820

Intersection of Queen and Main Streets (“four corners") was the heart of the city.

John Elliott and William Lawson (both from Brampton, Cumberland, England) settled, established a strong Methodist presence and named the settlement Brampton

1846

Population of 150 with two stores, a tavern, tannery, cabinetmaker, two blacksmiths and two tailors

1853

Brampton officially incorporated as a village

1856

The Grand Trunk Railway constructed a rail line and a station

1867

Brampton selected as the Peel County seat. The County Courthouse, Jail and other public buildings were constructed

1873

Brampton incorporated as a town and John Haggert was elected the first Mayor

1860

Edward Dale established a flower nursery and thereby became known as the “Flowertown of Canada”

1900's

Many Greenhouses built to grow orchids, hybrid roses and other quality flowers

1910

population of 4000

1948

devastating flood of Etobicoke Creek

1950

Bramalea created and touted as "Canada's first satellite city” of Toronto

1952

opened concrete diversion channel to straighten and reroute the Etobicoke Creek

1974

Region of Peel created and Brampton became a city

1980's

 Large-scale industries arriving and large subdivisions developing

Today

 population over 450,000 and among the largest urban centres in Canada

 

 

Local Links

Financial Information

Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation
Genworth Financial
Central Bank of Canada
BMO - Bank of Montreal
Scotiabank
TD Canada Trust
Royal Bank Canada

Local Information

Ontario Government
Toronto Parks and Recreation
Municipal Property Assessment Corporation

School Information

Ontario College Information
Ontario Ministry of Education
Peel District Schools
Toronto District School Boards

Services

Bell Canada
Canada Post
GO Transit
Highway 407 Express Toll Route
Rogers Cable
Toronto Hydro
Toronto Transit Commission (TTC)
Ministry of Transportation

Utilities

Direct Energy
Enbridge Gas

 

 

Regional Governments

Durham Region

Halton Region

Peel Region

York Region

Government Web Site Addresses

Government of Canada

Government of Ontario

Municipal Governments

Ajax

Aurora

Brampton

Brock

Burlington

Caledon

Clarington

East Gwillimbury

Georgina

Halton Hills

King

Markham

Milton

Mississauga

Newmarket

Oakville

Oshawa

Pickering

Richmond Hill

Scugog

Toronto

Uxbridge

Vaughan

Whitby

Whitchurch-Stouffville

Local Boards of Trades

Ajax-Pickering Board of Trade
Brampton Board of Trade
Burlington Chamber of Commerce

Caledon Chamber of Commerce

Clarington Board of Trade

East Gwillimbury Chamber of Commerce

Georgina Chamber of Commerce

Halton Hills Chamber of Commerce

King Township Chamber of Commerce

Markham Board of Trade

Milton Chamber of Commerce

Mississauga Board of Trade

Newmarket Chamber of Commerce

Oakville Chamber of Commerce

Oshawa Chamber of Commerce

Richmond Hill Chamber of Commerce

Scugog Chamber of Commerce

Toronto Board of Trade

Uxbridge Chamber of Commerce

Vaughan Chamber of Commerce

Whitby Chamber of Commerce

Whitchurch-Stouffville Chamber of Commerce

Credit History

TransUnion

Equifax

 

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