Brampton, as we know it today, was once called Chinguacousy Township until 1834 when a local man named John Elliott decided to set up the area into sellable lots and referred to the area as Brampton. The new name was quickly adopted by new residents and has been called Brampton ever since. In 1853, local residents decided to hold its first town fair that offered farmers’ market produce, homemade as well as handmade items, and livestock for sale that aided in drawing in a new population to the area and this fair continues to this day and is known as The Brampton Fall Fair.
It wasn’t until 1873 that Brampton became an official town and only in 1974 did Brampton become a named city in the Peel Region when the smaller towns surrounding it (Toronto Gore, Townships of Chinguacousy, Huttonville, Bramalea, Springbrook, Coleraine, Victoria, Ebenezer, Claireville and Churchville) came together to be encompassed by the City of Brampton. It was in 1963 that Brampton established itself as the Flower Town of Canada by holding The Flower Festival of Brampton by the efforts of Edward Dale back in 1863 when he developed and grew flowers in his own nursery. The nursery began exporting advanced flower grading systems and countless types of species of flowers that grew in over 140 greenhouses. In 1980, there was a huge increase in residential new constructions and in 1995 Springdale, a massive suburban community was developed and in 1999 the developments had reached as far north as possible on the border with Caledon. Downtown Brampton offers condos as well as detached homes for sale in prime locations. Other parts of Brampton also offer real restate for sale that include semi0detached homes, townhouse complex’s and large detached family homes.
There are still many vacant lots for sale that pose as an excellent opportunity for investors and developers for custom built homes. Brampton is also easily accessible by road and highways such as Airport Road, Winston Churchill from the west, Highway 407, Highway 410 to name a few. Brampton also has it’s own public transit called Brampton Transit and also other public transit services such as Zum Rapid Transit, and GO transit that offer the inner-city form of transportation through train and bus services. Also, York Region, Toronto Transit, and MiWay Transit offer connecting links to Brampton Transit and Go Transit to allow easier access to the Greater Toronto Area. Brampton is also home to a large selection of schools with 85 elementary and secondary public schools and 44 elementary and secondary Catholic schools. Sheridan College also has a campus in Brampton as well as Algoma University. York University and the University of Toronto are not too far away and thanks to the public transit services, accessing theses Universities make it a lot easier for students.
Brampton also has it’s own hospitals called the Brampton Civic Hospital and the Peel Memorial Hospital that are located in the city for convenience. Brampton has a wealth of diversity and culture that have allowed for the arts communities and sports clubs to flourish. There are many parks and greenspace to take advantage off that offer bike paths, camps, wading pools, swimming pools, skating rinks, community centers, fitness facilities, and playgrounds to mention a few. Shopping is also made easy in Brampton with access to newly renovated Bramalea City Centre, Trinity Common Mall, Centennial Mall, Shoppers World, and Brampton Mall. You can also find the fresh farmers markets around the city located downtown at the Garden Square on Queen and Main street every Saturday and Mount Pleasant Village in the Village Square every Thursday.