It's not because our city blooms like a flower, it's not because we're fragrant, and it's not just a random title one of our mayors gave us.
Brampton is one of Canada's most culturally diverse cities, and we host a multitude of events. For that reason, it's only fitting that the first and only literary festival in Canada that focuses on diverse authors and stories is coming back to Brampton next month.
Brampton renters and those looking to buy a home, not just in this city but across Ontario, knew that the interventionalist provincial government led by Kathleen Wynne, who has not been shy about using the power of government to take measures in the economy, was looking to do something about the skyrocketing costs of living in this province. And those measures have arrived.
That crash/correction that some people say is right around the corner doesn't appear to be hitting the red hot GTA market anytime soon. According to a recent Royal LePage House Price Survey, overheated home price appreciation in the region showed double-digit growth in the prices of homes across the GTA.
Police are searching for a woman and three children who are all missing in Brampton. Oluseun Ogunfadebo, 34, visited the city from Calgary was last seen by relatives on April 21. She drives a white 2007 Nissan Armada with a Calgary license plate BLZ-2627. The vehicle’s destination is currently unknown.
Brampton residents should be aware of a recent food recall affecting consumers in Ontario and beyond. On Friday, April 21, Miss Vickie's Canada began recalling its brand of Jalapeno Kettle Cooked Potato Chips due to possible Salmonella contamination. The recall applies to all sizes of this product with expiry dates up to and including June 20, 2017.
Drivers may want to steer clear of the area of a collision this evening in Brampton. Around 9:30 p.m., police reported a vehicle collision in the area of Queen Street East and Dixie Road. There is currently no word on injuries or other damages. Delays are expected. Citizens should avoid the area for the time being.
Looking for something to do this weekend in Brampton?
Here are the 5 hottest restaurants in Brampton for the week of April 14-21, based on the amount of organic page views and searches these restaurants received on 5) Symposion
Who doesn't like a fresh, hot slice of pizza in Brampton? Pizza is yummy, usually pretty cheap and it covers all food groups, well kind of. For many, pizza is an easy go to for lunch and dinner and leftovers can make for a delicious breakfast! As pizza is such a staple in many Canadians' diets, I hit the streets of Brampton to find the top five pizza joints that will keep you coming back.
It’s playoffs season for the Raptors and the Leafs! I’m not the most avid sports fan, but I am a huge advocate for the spirit that comes with playoffs season. Fans gather to cheer on their teams, boo and distract their team's competitors, and be a part of something bigger than themselves.
Dinner and a movie is not only an overplayed date idea, it can get expensive. If you're spending about $15 on a weekend movie ticket at Cineplex, $20 on an entree at a chain, and $20 on drinks with dinner, that's over $100 on your date for the both of you.
Peel Region has closed down a restaurant after a failed health inspection, marking the second closure this week in Brampton. Caribbean restaurant Gem’s House of Jerk, located on Gillingham Drive, was inspected and closed on Thursday, April 6, 2017.
People looking to celebrate birthday parties, bridal and baby showers and just general afternoons out are about to enjoy a bigger and better high tea option in Brampton.
Try finding a birthday cake, treating yo’self to a lazy lunch, or booking a big family dinner on a Monday. It may very well be the definition of ‘exercise in futility,’ no?
Have you ever wanted to buy a restaurant?
If you're looking for a brand new lunch (or dinner) spot, you are in luck—a brand new Caribbean fusion restaurant recently opened its door in downtown Brampton.
Brampton has a thriving and growing food scene that's about to get a little more exciting.
As the old saying goes: when one door closes, another one opens.
Shoppers in the market for affordable designer pieces are in luck, as the much-anticipated Saks OFF 5TH is officially opening its doors in Brampton's Bramalea City Centre on Thursday, March 9.
Events are taking place across Brampton's downtown core for Ontario's Sikh Heritage Month from April 1-April 29.
The weather is finally warming up which means it is time to break out of winter hibernation and head outside to have fun, try new experiences, and pursue your passions. is the perfect place to look for a new activity to try out for the first time or to gather with others that share your passion. Want to learn how to knit?
Brampton-raised poet and artist, Rupi Kaur will be taking centre stage at the Rose Theatre on Saturday April 15 as part of Sikh Heritage Month.
Shoppers who love scoring incredible brand name clothes, shoes, and accessories for less (way less—up to 80 per cent off) are in luck—Styledemocracy’s annual Nordstrom Warehouse Sale is slated to take over Mississauga’s International Centre in April.
How they make the biggest and best Chicken & Waffles in Brampton!
If you thought the massive 40-car pileup on the 410 outside of Brampton was bad, be thankful you weren't traveling down the 401 in Bowmanville over the weekend.
A robbery in Brampton left a woman with minor injuries stemming from an attack with a long bread knife. 
Starting at 11 pm, the 'big pour at Ching Park' saw 3 million pounds of concrete poured continuously by 57 people using three pump trucks, nine power trowels and 58 truckloads of concrete.
While almost everyone has a smartphone now (there are a few flip-phone holdouts, but they’re few and far between), not everyone chooses the same one. Over the years, we’ve associated the BlackBerry user with strong business acumen and the iPhone fan with a millennial sensibility. Android users? People shirking the Apple craze.
For most people in Brampton, Pearson Airport is something we enjoy (for the most part, as airports do come with their share of inconveniences) but think of infrequently when we're not traveling.
With housing prices climbing and the general cost of living rising, few Bramptonians need the added stress of a layoff.
Keeping up with family, work, friends and life in general can be pretty overwhelming.  
This Place: This spacious 4,000 square foot home boasts an elegant interior and close proximity to the Lionhead Golf and Conference Centre Address: 14 Annual CircleNeighbourhood: Credit ValleyPrice: $1,700,000
If you're a Brampton or Mississauga resident who desperately needs to renovate your home to address accessibility needs—or if you want to rejuvenate a basement or secondary suite for additional income—the Region of Peel might fund your improvements to the tune of $25,000. 
Any tenant who has ever rented a unit from an unpleasant landlord knows the feelings of frustration and helplessness that naturally occur in those situations. That being said, tenants have several rights which are protected by law, and some of the most significant of those rights deal with eviction of tenants.
No, prices aren't cooling off. At least as far as TD Economics is concerned. According to the recent report, there's no relief in sight for prospective GTA buyers who were hoping to see the red-hot housing market cool off in 2017.
The Peel County Historic Courthouse sits on the land of the original Peel Fairgrounds. Designed by Toronto-based architect William Kauffmann, the courthouse served the county for over 100 years.
While most people know Brampton has a storied history—it houses a legendary jail, after all—not everyone knows it once had its very own radio station.
Shopper's World, Brampton's somewhat “historical” mall, has been getting a lot of press lately.
What's love got to do with it? With Valentine's Day fast approaching, you might be thinking about ideas of love and romance (positively or negatively), more than usual.
So you’ve gone out for dinner and packed up everything you couldn’t eat. The next day, you open a container and finish it off. Once you get to the bottom, then what? Is that cute Chinese-takeout-style brown paper box with wax lining recyclable? Not in Brampton! What about those hideous brass door knobs? Clothing? No dice.
Ever wish you could go back in time and and reminisce about what Brampton used to look like? Well, time travel still doesn't exist, but we have the next best thing: Technology. More specifically, Google Street View, which allows users to "rewind" back to previous years. Here are a few recent Brampton snapshots compared with ones taken within the last 10 years:
The proliferation of drone technology in the last few years has really taken off and drones have been adopted for numerous applications. We’ve all seen the use of drones to take stunning pictures of landscapes from incredible heights. In fact, Digital Dreams organizers use drones to take aerial pictures of the audience.
Like any sprawling semi-urban space, Brampton has a lot to offer in terms of food, restaurants and activities. It's home to the stunning Rose Theatre, a sophisticated shopping mall (as well as other popular retail centres) and a plethora of tasty and diverse dining options. All in all, it's a solid place to live, work and play.