Brampton is the ninth largest city in Canada. The city of Brampton is also one of the fastest growing cities and based on the current rate of growth it should easily become top five largest cities in Canada by 2030. The growth of Brampton has largely been by the surge of new immigrants and investors. The city is ideally located between Mississauga, Caledon and Vaughan and is well connected to major highways including 401, 410, 427 and 407. Brampton is also well connected to downtown Toronto via Go transit trains and buses. A number of new businesses have established their manufacturing units and warehouses in Brampton making it a popular commercial destination. Amazon, the world’s largest online retailer has recently opened to you warehouses in West Brampton. Other major businesses including Best Buy, Canadian tire, Canon, GAP and many more have set up their offices and warehouses in Brampton.
Education in Brampton:
Education wise, Brampton is a good number of schools both primary and secondary. The city is the missing a University which is under consideration. The city of Brampton will get its new university with the next 3 to 5 years. A number of new colleges are being opened to cater to the new wave of students coming to get higher education from all over the world. This has created several commercial growth opportunities for Brampton even impacting the housing market. Here are major Education boards and institutions serving Brampton:
Peel District School Board
The Peel District School Board has 220 dynamic and innovative schools serving over 140,000 students in the region of Peel for the communities of Mississauga, Brampton, and Caledon.
Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board
The Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board is one of the largest school boards in Ontario with approximately 88,000 students enrolled at 139 school facilities (116 elementary schools, 23 secondary schools) throughout the municipalities of Mississauga, Brampton, Caledon, and Orangeville.
Algoma University Brampton Campus
One of the most popular colleges in the Peel region. Davis Campus as it is known in Brampton is Sheridan’s largest campus, home to more than 12,000 students. This bustling, innovative, and multicultural campus is home to our applied health, community services, engineering, and technology programs.
Brampton as Multicultural Hub
The city is home to over 7 00000 people who have made Brampton their home from all over the world. Although people from South East Asia form the majority, the city is well diverse and home to people including Philipines, African Continent, Latin America, Mainland China, Korea, Japan and West Asia. The city has a low crime rate as compared to other large cities.
Shopping and Dining:
Brampton is also home to bustling shopping centres, fine dining restaurants including a number of popular Indian and Chinese restaurants. The major shopping centres include the Bramlea city centre, Trinity common Mall, Shoppers world shopping centre, Kennedy Square Mall and more. There is also a proposal to develop Canada’s largest shopping mall known as Osmington shopping Centre in the Mississauga Road and Bovaird Drive West area. The plan calls for a mixed-use development consisting of approximately 111,485 square metres (that’s 1.2 million square feet) of retail/commercial floor space (the aforementioned regional shopping center), approximately 13,007 square metres (140,000 square feet) of additional retail/commercial floor space, a movie theatre, a hotel, apartments, natural heritage system areas and stormwater management ponds.
The State of Real Estate
Brampton has attracted residents and businesses due to its proximity to the Pearson International Airport and road infrastructure, population growth, cost of land, and more favorable corporate tax structure. The state of real estate is also in good shape. Brampton offers affordable homes as compared to other major cities in the GTA making it an ideal place to buy homes in Brampton. A number of new homes are being built all over Brampton. Despite these new homes, there is a huge shortage of single homes across Brampton. With the introduction of new policies and rule both by provincial and federal governments, there has been a little correction in the Brampton real estate market but that lull seems to be fading in the Brampton real estate market is to its normal.Brampton is also home to some of the most lavish and beautiful homes. The areas including Credit Valley, Downtown Brampton, Vales Of Castlemore offer exquisite and lavish homes. The city also offers a good mix of all types of homes including Detached, Semi-detached, Townhomes, Condos and more making it an ideal place to live for diverse income earners.
Apart from medical clinics all over the city, Brampton has two major hospitals. Brampton Civic Hospital and Peel Memorial Hospital.
The Brampton Civic Hospital is a 608-bed hospital and currently serves approximately 500,000 residents in Brampton and the surrounding areas. The facility can accommodate 80,000 emergency patient visits and 201,000 ambulatory care visits annually. The hospital staff consists of 4,100 members.
The Peel Memorial Hospital is a $451 million health campus — funded by Queen’s Park as well as Brampton taxpayers. The hospital was renovated and opened back in Feb 2017 and is now fully functional and have taken a load off busy Brampton Civic Hospital.
Brampton is also well connected to downtown Toronto via Go transit trains and buses. The city is an important transit point for trains and buses going to Kitchener or other western parts of Canada.
Brampton is soon going to get its own LRT (light rail transit) project. By year 2022, an LRT project Connecting Mississauga and Brampton from Port Credit to Brampton Gateway Terminal on the HWY 10 ie. Hurontario will offer 20 kilometers of frequent rapid, reliable, safe and convenient service. This will ensure congestion-free effective public transportation system connecting Mississauga further enhancing growth opportunities for Brampton. Besides Metrolinx, Brampton Transit is also providing excellent transportation services. Brampton Transit is one of the fastest growing transit providers in Canada moving more than 23 million passengers in 2016, connecting riders to major attractions and destinations in Brampton, as well as public transit systems in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA). In 2010, the City launched Züm – its bus rapid transit service – to address the need for improved transportation options. The services have been a great success on major road corridors and are being expanded to other routes. Article courtesy of Immigration Services Brampton.
Make Brampton your homes, this is a vibrant and colorful city full of life.