More and More People Are Moving to Brampton

Looks like a lot of people moved to Brampton last year!

Each year, U-Haul International Inc. ranks cities according to the total number of arriving one-way U-Haul truck rentals.

The Do-It-Yourself (DIY) moving and self-storage company has released their annual migration report for 2016, and Brampton has ranked number 11 among the U-Haul Top 50 Canadian Destination Cities.

According to U-Haul, Brampton saw a 13.8 percent increase in year-over-year arrivals, jumping two spots from number 13 last year to number 11 this year, continuing to be one of the busiest Canadian markets for incoming U-Haul trucks.

The Top 50 Canadian Destination cities list reflects the volume and regularity of DIY movers coming into Brampton. That means the list doesn’t represent departing traffic or growth, but it does represent the wealth of people coming into a community.

If you're wondering what city took the top spot, you probably won't be surprised to hear that Toronto is top dog when it comes to destination cities.

According to U-Haul, Brampton’s neighbour was the top destination for U-Haul trucks from 2002-11 and again in 2013. Interestingly enough, it slipped to fourth in 2014 and was second to Calgary in 2015. In 2016, Toronto overtook Calgary thanks to a 13.4 percent rise in year-over-year arrivals.

What other cities topped the list?

U-Haul Top 50 Canadian Destination Cities for 2016

(2015 ranking in parentheses)

  1. TORONTO, ON (2)

  2. CALGARY, AB (1)

  3. MONTREAL, QC (4)

  4. EDMONTON, AB (3)

  5. OTTAWA, ON (5)

  6. LONDON, ON (6)

  7. VANCOUVER, BC (7)

  8. HAMILTON, ON (8)

  9. KITCHENER, ON (10)

  10. VICTORIA, BC (9)

  11. BRAMPTON, ON (13)

  12. MISSISSAUGA, ON (11)

  13. SURREY, BC (15)

  14. WINDSOR, ON (17)

  15. SCARBOROUGH, ON (12)

  16. KELOWNA, BC (24)

  17. BARRIE, ON (14)

  18. KINGSTON, ON (16)

  19. QUEBEC CITY, QC (18)

  20. ST. CATHARINES, ON (20)

  21. OSHAWA, ON (21)

  22. WINNIPEG, MB (19)

  23. SASKATOON, SK (26)

  24. BURLINGTON, ON (23)

  25. DARTMOUTH, NS (27)

  26. ETOBICOKE, ON (25)

  27. GUELPH, ON (30)

  28. KAMLOOPS, BC (35)

  29. PETERBOROUGH, ON (33)

  30. ABBOTSFORD, BC (29)

  31. NANAIMO, BC (31)

  32. MONCTON, NB (42)

  33. CHILLIWACK, BC (37)

  34. REGINA, SK (28)

  35. RED DEER, AB (22)

  36. BRANTFORD, ON (36)

  37. CAMBRIDGE, ON (34)

  38. NIAGARA FALLS, ON (38)

  39. GATINEAU, QC (40)

  40. LETHBRIDGE, AB (32)

  41. OAKVILLE, ON (39)

  42. SHERBROOKE, QC (43)

  43. VERNON, BC (NR)

  44. BELLEVILLE, ON (48)

  45. NEWMARKET, ON (44)

  46. MILTON, ON (49)

  47. FREDERICTON, NB (50)

  48. SARNIA, ON (47)

  49. PENTICTON, BC (NR)

  50. SUDBURY, ON (45)

Since Toronto appears to be popular for its economic opportunities and (well deserved, to be honest) reputation as the centre of Canada's universe, it makes sense that other GTA cities like Brampton made the list (interestingly enough, Brampton narrowly beat out Sauga, which came in at 12th place).

Offering close proximity to Toronto and upcoming projects (namely the the brand new university), Brampton is poised for growth, making it an attractive destination for both young professionals and families.

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