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Brampton, Ontario

Brampton is a city in the Greater Toronto Area[?] of Ontario.

The population for Brampton in 2002 is 351,646, and it is estimated that by the year 2021, the city population will almost have doubled to 600,000 people. It will celebrate its sesquicentennial anniversary (150th) since its incorporation as a village in 2003.

John Haggert, Brampton's first mayor.

Industries include Para Paints[?], a Coca-Cola Bottling Plant, Nestlé, Frito Lay Canada[?] and Data Business Forms[?]. Brampton used to be known as The Flowertown of Canada[?], a title earned by the large greenhouse industry, which included Dale's Flowers[?], which won many international rose awards for nearly half a century. A new convention center, Pearson Convention Centre[?] will be built and ready in 2003.

Schools include Turner Fenton Secondary School, Canada's only campus based high school, and Heart Lake Secondary School.

The city is host to the Brampton Battalion, an Ontario Hockey League (OHL) league team. The Brampton Excelsiors are a highly successful lacrosse team, seven-time winners of the Mann Cup. Their most recent Mann Cup victory was in 2002. The junior Excelsiors won the Minto Cup in 1952.

Cultural entities in the city are controlled by the Brampton Arts Council. They include Visual Arts Brampton and the Heritage Theatre[?]. Also in the city is the Peel Heritage Complex[?], which is run by the municipality.

The City of Brampton's official website is located at [[1] (http://www.city.brampton.on.ca)].

See also: Gordon Graydon and City of Brampton Arts Person of the Year, List of communities in Ontario

NOT RELATED: Brampton Lake, Ontario

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