Brampton [ bɹæmtən ] is a city northwest of Toronto in the Province of Ontario in Canada.


In 1818 the British government bought the Mississauga Indians from 2622 km ² of land for 550 pounds and 10 shillings. In 1819, the country is measured before shortly afterwards settle first settlers. 1853 built on a portion of this land, the municipality Brampton. The name goes back to the settler John Elliott, who had emigrated from the area of Brampton ( Carlisle) in England to Canada. The first railway line reached Brampton on June 16, 1856. 1873 receives the municipality the municipal law. 1881, the first telephone exchange was opened. 1883, there are already 23 phones in the city. JO Hutton 1885 builds a hydropower plant on the Credit River and in the same year, the city receives an electric street lights. However, until 1911 Brampton is connected to the electricity grid of the Ontario Hydro-Electric Power Corporation. 1952, the creation of a public transport operation is rejected by a narrow majority in a referendum. Only in 1980, the city begins with the construction of a bus network.

Demographics and religion

The following membership figures are from the 2001 Census.


In the city, several major companies have their headquarters. These include the retailer Loblaw Companies, Maple Lodge Farms, Gamma - Dynacare Medical Laboratories, Zellers, Maritime - Ontario Freight Lines. In addition, the Linux Professional Institute is located in Brampton and is responsible among other things for the issue of certificates.

The main industries are Bramptons the automotive industry (Ford, Chrysler ) and the production of telecommunications equipment ( Nortel, the company had its headquarters in Brampton ). Also noteworthy are the company MD Robotics (formerly Spar Aerospace), which was known by the manipulator Canadarm for the Space Shuttle and its successor Canadarm2 for the International Space Station.



The highways Ontario Highway 401, Ontario's most important highway, and 407 routes close to the southern border Bramptons, while the 410 and 427 highways leading directly to the city area. Due to the underdeveloped public transport are traffic jams on the motorways and main roads to the daily rush hours the rule.

Rail transport

The railway line from Toronto via Stratford (Ontario ) to London (Ontario ) and from Mississauga after Orangeville (Ontario) passing through Brampton. With 6 long-distance trains a day ( 2003) of the total passenger plays only a minor role as in Canada. There are direct connections to London, Windsor (Ontario) and Sarnia. On weekdays, at 18 suburban trains daily to Toronto and Georgetown ( Ontario).


The largest airport of Greater Toronto, the Toronto- Pearson, is located on the southwest border Bramptons in Mississauga.

Sons and daughters of the town

  • Michael Cera, Canadian actor
  • Tyson Heung, German Shorttracker
  • Kris Lemche, Canadian film and serial actor
  • Rick Nash, Canadian ice hockey player
  • Allison Pottinger, American curler
  • Jamie Storr, Canadian ice hockey player
  • Russell Peters, Comedian
  • Bill Davis, the 18th Premier of Ontario
  • Jill Hetherington, Canadian tennis player
  • Thomas Leonard Walker, Canadian Mineralogist
  • Tyler Seguin, Canadian ice hockey player
  • Tyler Labine, Canadian actor
  • David Hoilett, Canadian football player
  • Paulo Costanzo, Canadian actor
  • Todd Elik, Canadian ice hockey player

Pictures of Brampton