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Westgate Real EstateChinguacousy Township (was the name of the area of what is now known as Brampton in the Peel Region) was void of any real businesses with the exception of the Martin Salisbury tavern and all town business was conducted there. Buffy’s Corners (Main Street and Queen Street) held another tavern from which the intersection was referred to, William Buffy’s tavern, which again, was the only real significant business in the area. It wasn’t until 1834 that a locally-living man named John Elliott set up the area into sellable lots and promptly called the area Brampton (the new name quickly caught on by new residents and it stuck). The onset of 1853 brought the local residents to holding its first town fair (and its official standing of a village), which was overflowing with farmer’s market produce, livestock, homemade and handmade items for sale and this drew a large, new population to live in the area. This fair continues on to this day…the Brampton Fall Fair. In 1873, Brampton was officially labelled a town and it wasn’t until 1974 that Brampton officially was named a city in the Peel Region. An overhaul of the Peel Region in 1974 brought Toronto Gore, Townships of Chinguacousy, Huttonville, Bramalea, Springbrook, Coleraine, Victoria, Ebenezer, Claireville and Churchville all together to be encompassed by the new City of Brampton.A hallmark of Brampton happened in 1963 when it established itself as The Flower Town of Canada through The Flower Festival of Brampton. This all came about through the efforts of one man (Edward Dale) back in 1863, when he developed and grew flowers in his nursery. The nursery grew substantially and not only became one of the largest employers in the area, Dale’s Nursery began to export the highly advanced flower grading system and numerous types of species of flowers growing in over 140 greenhouses. Many other notable businesses ‘sprouted up’ over the years and downtown Brampton provides A Walk Through Time self-guided walking tour that covers many of the historical and significant aspects of Brampton.With the turn into the 1980’s came a huge leap in residential new constructions and 1995 was the birth of Springdale (massive suburban community) and 1999 developments reached as far north as possible, the border with Caledon. Gorgeous and spacious, the downtown core of Brampton possesses condos for sale as well as prime located detached homes for sale. Real estate for sale in other communities around Brampton include (but are not limited to) semi-detached homes, large detached family homes and townhouse complex’s. Property and vacant lots for sale are an excellent opportunity for investors & developers with custom built homes in Brampton. Transportation into the city can be obtained by Highway 50 in the east, Winston Churchill Boulevard in the west, Mayfield Road in the north and the Hydro Corridor in the south (Highway 410 to Highway 401, Regional Road 107 and Highway 407 are easy alternates for driving). Brampton Transit, Zum Rapid Transit and GO Transit are the main inner-city forms of transportation through bus and train services, but York Region Transit, Toronto Transit and MiWay Transit all have connecting links to Brampton Transit and GO Transit. There is a large selection of schools in the area of Brampton, 85 elementary & secondary schools (public) and 44 elementary & secondary schools (Catholic). A Sheridan College campus and Algoma University are also present in Brampton, with York University & University of Toronto being in close proximity to Brampton. For Healthcare, the Brampton Civic Hospital and the Peel Memorial Hospital are conveniently located in the city.Things to see and do in Brampton is a very long list as this particular city has a wealth of diversity and cultures in its back pocket. Besides the many historical and heritage aspects of Brampton, the film & entertainment industries have made Brampton a focal point for up & coming comedic performers, actors and utilizing the varying landscapes for sets productions. The arts communities and sports clubs also have had many exports of artists and athletes in ranging disciplines from Brampton. There are numerous parks, bike paths, camps, spray pads, wading pools, swimming pools, skating rinks, fitness facilities, community centers, playgrounds and sports recreational tracks and fields for Brampton residents to enjoy. Seniors have many opportunities to explore outlets designed just for them in mind (groups 55+, activities, group trips, recreational/challenging sporting activities, trails and paths and classes through the community center). Shopping is easy around Brampton with access to the Bramalea City Centre, Trinity Common Mall, Centennial Mall, Brampton Mall and Shoppers World. Farm fresh Farmer’s Markets around the city are found Downtown (Garden Square, Queen Street and Main Street on Saturdays) and Mount Pleasant Village (Village Square on Thursdays). There are dozens and dozens of farms, orchard & nursery vendors and wineries that set up stalls at the Farmer’s Markets, so there is an incredible amount of variety with items for sale (and some for sampling!), what a great way to spend a day in Brampton!
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