The city that diversity calls home
Dubbed “Canada’s Flower City”, Brampton is one of the fastest-growing cities in Canada. It is famous for its diversity, with residents representing more than 170 cultures and more than 70 languages being spoken in the area. Why are so many people from so many different cultures drawn here? The quality of life and career opportunities! Brampton is now considered a business centre and has been named one of 10 North American International Safe Communities by the World Health Organization. Plus it is close enough to allow residents to commute to Toronto.
There is a little bit of everything on offer in Brampton. You can get anything from a part of a house to a full house to an apartment. Before, there were deals a plenty, but now the city is more expensive – and prices are still on the rise. There are still deals to be had, but you have to scout them out. Don’t give up, though – they are out there and the average price of housing in the area remains below average!
Typical housing type:
A blend of detached homes, townhouses, apartment buildings, and condos.
Avg. rent by housing size:
Avg. rent compared to other Canadian cities:
Brampton is 6% lower than the Canadian average
If you’re apartment searching in Brampton, your best bet is to look at listings on rental websites. Cheap housing under $1,000 is likely to be geared to students. If that is your price range, take a look at basement apartments being listed by private homeowners close to post-secondary campuses. If you have more money to play with, check out a house, apartment, or condo. Houses range from simple 2-bedrooms to 3-bedroom+ mini-mansions. Downtown, you can also find apartments and condos, with some being all inclusive while others are tricked out with amenities like pools, balconies, dishwashers and laundry.
Brampton often gets dismissed as a bedroom community for Toronto, but don’t believe everything you hear. It is actually a hub in its own right. Not convinced about that? Go check the city out. It will win you over!
Brampton is a highly diverse community. There are large South Asian and black populations, as well as strong immigrant communities. Religious communities are a key part of many residents’ lives, with Christianity, Sikhism, Hinduism and Islam all being practiced widely. As for work, locals tend to be office dwellers in corporate environments. In fact, a number of large Canadian businesses, including Loblaws, have their headquarters in Brampton.
Perfect for: Families and business professionals looking for a vibrant, diverse community.
Not-so-perfect for: Anyone who owns a MAGA hat – or wishes there were a Canadian equivalent.
Life & Style
Brampton is one of those cities that actually lives up to its hype. It is promoted as a vibrant community – and that is exactly what it is. Residents often work hard to climb up the corporate ladder, but know when to call it quits for the day. Because everyone is stressing about their careers during the week, weekends become about rest and relaxation. Folks recharge by enjoying the many sights, sounds and tastes Brampton has to offer from spending a day at the art gallery to catching a show at the Rose Theatre to cooling off at Wet’n’Wild water park!
Transportation is no problem in Brampton. In addition to having a GO station and being on the Greyhound line, Brampton is cut by the 407, 410 and 107 highways. There are plenty of green spaces, including many golf clubs in the south end of the city. Brampton offers public, private and post-secondary schools. For shopping, head over to Bramalea City Centre mall or Trinity Common. Just north of there is a large hospital. The west side of the area plays host to the Cassie Campbell Community Centre, while to the east – and just south of the city – is Pearson Airport. For box stores and government buildings, pop to Hurontario Street and Highway 107. Entertainment can be found at SilverCity Brampton or the Brampton Sports Center.
Brampton City Hall
St. Paul’s United Church
Sri Katpaga Vinayagar Temple
Donald M. Gordon Chinguacousy Park