Global Alliance Worldwide Chauffeured Services operates in the Greater Toronto Area of Southern Ontario, Canada. Although Global Alliance provides services around the world through our network of affiliates, the core of our services are performed in Toronto and its surrounding region. In this continuing feature, we will detail notable locations and communities in the Greater Toronto Area (or GTA) where we often provide limousine service. Today, we’ll talk about the growing suburb of Brampton.
North of Mississauga, west of Vaughan across Highway 50, and bordered by the smaller communities of Caledon and Halton Hills, the City of Brampton counted over 523,000 inhabitants in the 2011 census, making it Canada’s ninth most-populous municipality. Growing from a single tavern and meeting place at the corner of Main and Queen Streets in the 18th Century to an agricultural town in the 19th Century, Brampton continued to expand through the 20th Century. English immigrant Edward Dale established a flower nursery in the Victorian era which soon became Brampton’s largest employer, with 140 greenhouses and one of North America’s largest flower operations. On the centenary of Dale’s company’s founding in 1963, Brampton established the annual Flower Festival of Brampton and commenced marketing itself as the Flower City of Canada.
The modern Brampton includes not only the traditional community but also the amalgamated “new town” of Bramalea, as part of the Region of Peel. The large 85-acre shopping mall of Bramalea City Centre is the core of this major neighbourhood within the larger city. Other landmarks include Brampton City Hall, the Rose Theatre and its surrounding arts complex, the summer waterpark Wild Water Kingdom, and many parks and conservation areas. Brampton has a proud sporting history, is home to numerous minor-league and junior teams, and boasts a 5,000-seat seat multi-use arena, the Powerade Centre.
Brampton is a multicultural community, with a particularly major and fast-growing South Asian population, its largest ethnic demographic. With this notable cultural community, Brampton’s South Asian shops, markets, grocery stores, and restaurants are among the most numerous, active, and excellent in the GTA. Brampton is adjacent to north Mississauga, and therefore closer to Pearson International Airport than any other GTA suburb (besides the one that the airport is actually in, of course). Brampton is home to many corporate headquarters and regional offices, most prominently grocery giant Loblaws.
Please feel free to contact Global Alliance Worldwide Chauffeured Services for all of your transportation needs in Brampton, Ontario.