With a population of over 600,000 Brampton is the 9th largest city in Canada and the 3rd largest in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA). Brampton is the second fastest growing city in Canada among Canada's 25 largest cities, averaging growth of 4.2 per cent per year (or 14,000 new residents per year). Brampton residents represent more than 234 different cultures and speak more than 115 languages.
Adjacent to Canada's largest airport Toronto Pearson International, Brampton is home to the largest intermodal railway terminal in Canada and has immediate access to an extensive network of trans-continental highways. At the centre of Canada’s major transportation corridors and located near the U.S. border, Brampton is within a day’s drive of 158 million consumers.
Brampton has a successful, diversified economy and is home to more than 60,000 businesses. Seventy two per cent of Brampton’s economic base is comprised of service-producing companies and 28 per cent is comprised of goods-producing companies.