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For other places with the same name, see Brampton (disambiguation).

Brampton is a city within the Greater Toronto Area of Ontario. It is one of Canada's fastest growing cities and has a population of more than 500,000.

Gage park

Get in

By plane

Toronto Pearson International Airport (YYZ IATA) in Mississauga is located immediately to the south-east of Brampton. From the airport a limo costs $45, and takes about 30 minutes, all depending on traffic. GO Transit operates a Route 34 – Brampton/Pearson Airport/North York GO Bus; Brampton Transit runs Airport Express (route 115) buses from Pearson Airport to Bramalea City Centre.

By public transportation

Brampton is on the Georgetown GO Transit commuter rail line. There are three commuter stations in Brampton: Bramalea, which serves the eastern end of Brampton; Brampton station, which serves central Brampton; and Mount Pleasant, which serves the western end of Brampton. Mount Pleasant and Brampton stations are only served by trains during weekday rush hours, while Bramalea is served by trains all day on weekdays. The trip by train from Toronto Union Station takes 35 minutes and costs $6.

When the trains are not running, they are replaced by coaches following the same route, however these coaches generally run to and from Yorkdale and York Mills subway stations to the north of downtown Toronto instead of Union Station. Trains and buses run about every 20 minutes during rush hour and about every hour outside of rush hour.

Brampton station is also served by Via Rail intercity trains on the line from Toronto to Sarnia. Via runs 3 trains a day in each direction. These trains also serve Georgetown, Guelph, Kitchener and London among other places.

Get around

Replica at Flying museum

See

  • 1 Art Gallery of Peel, 9 Wellington St E, +1 905 791-4055. A municipally run art museum, part of the Peel Heritage Complex.
  • 2 Great War Flying Museum, 13691 McLaughlin Rd (at Brampton Airport). Late May-late Oct: Sa-Su and holidays 11AM-5PM. A small museum and a workshop with volunteers that make replicas of WW1 planes from scratch.
  • 3 World Art Gallery, Hwy 10 and Steeles Ave in Shoppers World. Featuring postcard-sized art from around the world, run by Visual Arts Brampton.
  • 4 Saint Elias Church, 10193 Heritage Rd (just north of Bovaird Dr), +1 905 459-8888, . A beautiful Ukrainian, catholic wooden church. Sadly burned in April 2014, expected to be rebuilt.
Museum
St. Elias
  • 5 Artway Gallery (Artway Exhibit Space), 499 Main St S (Corner of Hwy 10 and Steeles Ave), +1 905-453-9142. Mall hours, daily. Artway Gallery is the primary exhibit space for Visual Arts Brampton members. Every month, our exhibits at the space features the creativity of VAB members and other area artists. First created in April 1998, Artway opened in Shoppers World Brampton in June 2004. Free.
  • 6 Bovaird House, 563 Bovaird Dr E (at Kennedy Rd, southeast corner), +1 905 874-2804, . Historic house from ca 1852, now a museum Free (donations appreciated).

Do

Buy

  • 1 Bramalea City Centre, 25 Peel Centre Dr, +1 905-793-9417. M-F 10AM-9PM, Sa 9:30AM-9PM, Su 11AM-7PM.
  • 2 Trinity Common Mall, 130 Great Lakes Dr, +1 905-789-9734.
  • 3 Shoppers World Brampton, 499 Main St S (Bus 2 from downtown Brampton or bus 11 from Bramalea GO train station), +1 905 459-1337. M-F 10AM-9PM, Sa 9:30AM-6PM, Su 11AM-5PM. This large mall was once Canada's top selling mall. It is a large regional mall serving the Brampton area. It is easily accessible by transit with its own bus terminal. It is served by Brampton Transit, GO buses and Mississauga Transit.

Eat

You can find fast-food restaurants almost everywhere. Most of the better restaurants seem to be geared towards Italian food.

Splurge

  • 7 Terrace on The Green, 8672 Mississauga Rd, +1 905-459-4447. M-F noon-3PM and 5PM-10PM. One of the few fine dining restaurants in Brampton. Great food, friendly service and a nice view $35 entrees.

Drink

Sleep

Budget

Mid-range

Cope

Fitness

If you want to work out, Goodlife Fitness and LA Fitness offer day passes for $15. If it is your first visit it might also be possible to sign up for a cheap or free trial on their websites.

A cheap and easy option is the community centres where you can just show up and pay the entry fee in cash.

Stay safe

Brampton is a safe city, however be on your guard at night like in any other city. Muggings and assaults may happen.

Go next

Brampton is a short drive away from Toronto, Ontario; a mecca for fashion, entertainment, etc.

Routes through Brampton
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ENDCaledon  N Ontario 410.svg S  MississaugaHamilton via Ontario 403.svg
KitchenerGeorgetown Template:Lfarrow becomes Ontario 7.svg  W Ellipse sign 107.svg E  → becomes York Regional Road 7.svg Template:Rtarrow VaughanMarkham
KitchenerGeorgetown  W GO Transit Kitchener icon.png E  MississaugaToronto


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