National magazine lists Brampton as one of top places to live in Canada

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As a place to live, Brampton is getting better according to a national magazine.

Maclean's has Brampton listed as the 13th best community to live in Canada based on several factors including community involvement, amenities and internet connectivity. The same ranking system last year had Brampton at 199th on the list.

The ranking also takes into account the COVID-19 pandemic and that more people are working and studying from home. Using data provided by Environics Analytics and the Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA), as well as publicly available figures from a variety of sources, they weighted a range of categories based on how important they believe each would be to the average person and ranked each municipality accordingly.

“To be recognized by Maclean's as one of Canada's Best Communities is a reflection of the work our team is doing to provide meaningful outcomes for our residents," David Barrick, Chief Administrative Officer, City of Brampton. "We are dedicated to delivering results for our community, and by advancing Term of Council Priorities, we will continue to make Brampton a location of choice to live, work and play."

The Maclean's ranking considered housing affordability, population growth, taxes, crime, weather, access to health care, amenities and community engagement.  It also included a new category rating broadband performance based on data from CIRA.

 

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