Toronto Pearson International Airport (IATA: YYZ) is located immediately to the south-east of Brampton. From the airport a Limo cost $45, and takes about 30 minutes, all depending on traffic.
The city has a population of 593,638 as of the Canada 2016 Census. Brampton is Canada's ninth-most populous municipality, the seventy-seventh largest city in North America and the third most populous city in the Greater Golden Horseshoe Region, behind Toronto and Mississauga. Brampton was incorporated as a village in 1853 with 50 residents, taking its name from the market town of Brampton, in Cumbria, England. In 1873, with 2,000 residents, Brampton was incorporated as a town. The city was once known as "The Flower Town of Canada", a title based on its large greenhouse industry. Today, Brampton's major economic sectors include advanced manufacturing, retail administration, logistics, information, and communication technologies, food and beverage, life sciences, and business services. Mass immigration has greatly increased Brampton's population from 10,000 in the 1950s to over 600,000 today. Prior to the 1800s, all real business in Chinguacousy Township took place at Martin Salisbury's tavern.