12 Awesome Fun Facts About Brampton!Posted by robin / January 16th, 2013 / No responses
Brampton — The Wilding Team are Bramptonians at heart. Alison was born and raised, and Debbie has been living in the city for well over 30 years, and been selling Brampton homes for sale for almost as long (she has over 20 years with RE/MAX Realty Services Inc. alone!).
From skating the round-the-park rink in Gage Park and buying fresh fruits and veggies in B-Town’s Farmers Markets in the summer to watching Shakespeare in the park and attending Brampton’s phenomenal new year’s eve events—we live and breathe the city.
If you live and breathe B-Town too then you’ll love these 12 fun facts about B-Town:
- A little over a hundred years ago Brampton’s population was just 3,412 people—a hundred years later in 2011 it was over half a million. In the decade between 1971 and 1981 the population jumped from 41,211 people to 149,030!
- Brampton has SIX libraries!–including a few rather large ones.
- Brampton is the third-largest city in the GTA and the NINTH largest city in the COUNTRY!!
- Not only are we the third-largest city in the GTA, we’re also the YOUNGEST with a median age of 33.7 years.
- Brampton was named after the town of Brampton in Cumbria, England. It was also originally known as The Flower Town of Canada thanks to its massive greenhouse industry.
- B-Town’s downtown area is dominated by ‘The Four Corners’, originally named that for the four banks, one on each corner. Few people know that before that though the four corners were called “Buffy’s Corners” as the downtown circled around William Buffy’s tavern.
- We speak more than 70 languages in our city!
- We have over 4,000 acres of parkland! Which includes over 90kms of trails and pathways and FOUR HUNDRED parks.
- The recreation doesn’t end there though—we’ve also got over 120 rec centres, corporate-owned spaces and other specialized facilities designed for physical activity (fitness areas, tennis courts, soccer centres, curling rinks, etc.)
- Our recent—and extremely-effective—downtown revitalization plan cost over $55 MILLION dollars in investments but has successfully spurred economic stimulus in the downtown core.
- In 2007 we were the first city in the Greater Toronto Area (and in the top ten first cities in North America) to earn the International Safe Community designation by the World Health Organization.
- Over 80% of our business are small- and medium-sized business (50 employees or less)!